Jay Greeson's comment history

jgreeson said...

MT —

We normally have an SEC-centric tone, especially when the topics are as juicy as Gurley, UT-Bama, the Mississippi schools being 1-3 nationally, et al.

The Mocs have been what we thought — they have struggled in close games and thumped weaker foes.

But Saturday figures to be a Chamber of Commerce type day.

So what say you: Mocs are leading the conference. It will be 68-72 and sunny and a noon kickoff with UGA off and UT playing at 7:30.

What's the over/under at Finley on Saturday?

Jomo —

Mercer has improved and as UTC football ace Stephen Hargis pointed out, the local duo that headed to Macon from Calhoun has some skills.

We'll get some expert input on your question and answer it accordingly.

October 23, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.
jgreeson said...

OG —

Nice Luther list.

FE to the C —

Yes, OJ would have been squeezed down under.

Stewwie —

Can see your point, but there's a broken system in place. Duncan should not feel pressured to take way less than market value. Yes it's his decision, and there's no way we feel sorry for a system where these dudes are making a lifetime of wages for pitching sneakers.

Spy —

Well played. And what did Marilyn Manson ever do to you?

October 21, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

I did not see that video. We'll look into it.

And speaking of what goes around comes around, image all those Florida fans Muschamp hated sending home disappointed.

OG —

Pistol was amazing, but never made the tournament, which is funny since this discussion started with Peyton, and we all know his postseason ups and downs.

Plus, like Ruth's amazing 1929 season, Jabbar leading the UCLA freshmen over the varsity — and it being the varsity's only loss — is one of those Paul Bunyon-type legendary tales.

Dawg —

Thanks for the kind words, and man, how great a job has Mark Richt done? It could have been really, Really, REALLY easy to lose this bunch considering all the distractions, but UGA is one of six teams in the country that completely controls its own destiny if it wins out.

October 20, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Yeah, meant to comment on this earlier.

She was 21 in 1985 — which was was 29 years ago.

Spy, we're not a big hockey guy, but everything about Lord Stanley's Cup is awesome. If we had a hand on the Cup, we would so take it to Doc's.

October 16, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.
jgreeson said...

GD —

I was holding that question for the mailbag and we are going to have to work hard to top that answer.

Golf clap.

October 16, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

In every way.

And in two years, which would be more jaw-dropping — UK in a New Year's Day bowl or Auburn in the Elite Eight?

Jomo —

Great calls on the GF 2 quotes.

The whole "Fredo you broke my heart" scene is gold.

We think Kramer was the greedy engine more than Slive, and the SEC did not hire him to be Robin Hood.

In truth, he laid ground work for the college football playoff, and the proper way to do a TV Network.

The SEC was the most successful but that doesn't mean he was defined by greed.

OG —

Take the gun; leave the canoli. Today I handle all family business.

Too many to count.

BiB and MT —

These playoffs have been fun. Would be even more fun if we could make it to the end of four-plus hour games.

October 15, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Sportsfan —

We worked for Otis, and he was way better to me than most of the other newspaper people we know, and yes that statement makes tons of sense on a ton of levels.

But...

We encourage the discourse and the exchange of ideas. And most of all we encourage the ability for people to agree to disagree and then move on to the next discussion, because a big part of the frustration, the lockdown, the disinterest, the mistrust and the hate that is fostered on each side of the political, rivalry, et al., arguments of today have their genesis in a place where people can't talk-listen-talk and then evaluate.

We sadly are locked in a world of "Hear my view...." and then "HEAR my view..." then (everyone together) "HEAR MY VIEW..." and "Well, that side is biased (or crooked or cheating or elitist or whatever)..." and no one hears anyone else's ideas.

The biggest tragedy in today's divided line culture is that no one listens to ideas — regardless of the merit — unless they are fostered from the correct camp or the proper side of the aisle.

So endeth the lesson.

October 14, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Thanks for explaining the newspaper business to me. I get it. And who mentioned freedom of the press.

Still, in addition to legal action, he called the writer's publisher trying to have him fired and tried to ban him from the press box.

Bush league, and defend him and Donald Sterling to your blue in the fingertips, but both those guys are goofs.

I think the name should be changed in this instance because that was the insult used back in the day. Braves, Chiefs, Warriors, those are positions of acknowledgement. But either way, I can assure I'm not going to lose sleep on it.

That said, who's pushing an agenda here? You picked at this scab because of "karma" in a throwaway line in a 3,000-word column. You just want to get into a debate — which we're all for — and use "liberal media" and "p.c. police" and any of the other buzz words. We've written our opinion here and occasionally when asked about it before, but we have a fairly large-sized platform to beat a drum and when was the last time we wrote, spoke or published about the issue?

It's the 5-at-10.; we're good with that.

We like the word gubernatorial. And the word concussed.

So there's that.

October 14, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Stewwie —

The big one that Snyder had issue was a column — an opinion piece mind you — that made fun of him and Lil' Lord Flutterbug got his panties in a bunch.

You and I disagree, but that's part of the great debate that is the 5-at-10. (And we're far from liberal even if we are in the media.)

I'm certainly not offended by it, and it's not my spot — or yours — to decide what offends people, but there certainly seems to be ample evidence of Native Americans being offended. And just because the media reports on something you don't like does not make it some sort of conspiracy or agenda, but feel free to cloak yourself in that approach.

As for Silver, well, dude likely over stepped, but he acted swiftly and decisively and stuck to his guns when he needed to make a statement in a monster issue for his league. The exact opposite of Goodell in most cases, by the way. While we don't agree that he should have forced him to sell for that one offense, and even though he did not say it was a lifetime achievement award, Sterling had been an eye sore on the league for decades.

Does the end justify the means? Guess it depends on your point of view, I guess.

As for buffoon owners, well, Irsay has a title with the Colts. Jeffrey Lauria got a couple with the Marlins if memory serves, and Steinbrenner was the poster child of childishness and buffoonery. Art Modell got a title, too. And that's just off the top of the melon. Heck Cuban acts buffoonish — but dude is a brilliant.

October 14, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Headed to the radio station for another Press Row True or False Tuesday.

FE to the C

To complete the excellent commentary:

JUMBO: Uh, bring one of the balls without your signature on it, OK?

About the earlier question, we're guessing a verbal contract is still a contract like MT suggests and deferred payments seem sketchy, but it could be the next loophole that Jameis wiggles through.

Stewwie —

Our first problem with Snyder is that he threatened to sue newspaper columnists for writing negative stuff about his blundering management style. That's karma strike one for us — you have a billion bucks and own an NFL team, toughen up butter cup.

Our second problem does deal with the name. And we know what you're going to say already, but we disagree.

As for the reap-and-sow, part, well, that has little to do with things. Look at some of the buffoon owners who have bumbled their ways to titles?

October 14, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.
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