From SEC football ace David Paschall's
Biggest Heisman snub -- 1974 Southern Cal tailback Anthony Davis
Davis finished second in the balloting to Ohio State's Archie Griffin, but the ballots were due before the USC-Notre Dame game in which the Trojans mutilated the defending national champs 55-24. Davis had two rushing scores, a receiving touchdown and opened the second half with a 102-yard kickoff return.
As a result, the due date of Heisman ballots was moved back until the end of the regular season.
Dude knows his stuff.
Good call about Clifford. He is in our prayers.
McNair finished third for the Heisman as a senior, placing behind Rashaan Salaam and KJ Carter.
And the gang columns should generate more discussion -- they are more pressing matters. That said, as Todd stated, we strive for civilized discussion, debate and some laughs, maybe not in that order.
The name calling , and the posturing on serious issues have be one as big a hurdle as the issues themselves in most cases. Sadly.
Faulk was on the short list. Moss, Fitzgerald and Crabtree were three wide outs that were right there too.
We forgot about Hearst, but he was awesome.
We know some of those same people who still do not like Woodson And blame ESPN for the whole thing.
How good was Smokin' Joe Hamilton? Polis, not so much.
Another ACC guy that was awesome and never got the pub, Clemson QB Woodrow Dantzler (no relation to Watts).
"My God a freshman."
Cam is on the short list with Herschel and Freddie Lynn for best first season. (Yes, he had JuCo and others, but still his first/only season at AU was incredible.)
GnR was only the second-best opening act we have seen. Best opening we ever saw -- Public Enemy opened for U2 at the Georgia Dome.
Yeah, Boyyyyyzzzzzzzz. Tell 'em about it Chuck D.
We were referring to the writing debut, but we could have been more clear.
You are having a big May, huh. Well played indeed.
Great GnR call. It was tough to leave off for sure.
Saw Axl and Co. In the Omni many moons ago as an opening act. Good times.
Paschall said something similar. Good times.
Quick Henry story: Among his many catch phrases was "Maybe you are, maybe you're not."
He consistently called the TFP sports department for scores or to chat or what have you. Henry calls in here about 10:30 on a Friday night when things were starting to get hopping.
Deputy Sports Editor and Swiss Army knife Ron Bush answers the phone with about 75 things to do in the next 60 minutes and says, "Henry what do you need, we're on deadline."
Henry: "Deadline... Maybe you are, maybe you're not."
Good times indeed.
Foster is more than a home run hire.
He's a Joe Carter Game 6 walk-off-and-win-the-series hire.
That it happened on Lane Kiffin's 38th birthday is complete coincidence.
As for how, JMC, well, we know Foster loves our fair city.
And dude was without a gig and probably has a pretty nice nest egg set up. So he coaches the Lady Mocs into the twilight of his professional life and all is well.
We talked on here the other day about how would they fill Wes Moore's shoes. Well, hiring a soon-to-be Hall of Famer is a nice place to start.
You guys are bringing the money today.
Side note: UTC has hired Jim Foster as the women's coach.
Yes, that Jim Foster, who has more than 700 career wins and will be inducted into the women's basketball Hall of Fame next month.
HOME RUN hire for David Blackburn.
As much as we love Bo — and yes we watched the Bo 30-in-30 for the 12th time last night — Herschel has the ultimate trump card: He never lost an SEC game. And he won a national title with Buck Belue at QB for crying out loud.
We would love to say the 80s belonged to Bo — and you could make an argument that they belong to Bo in all sports, but 80s college football was Herschel's.
No, fragmated is a word. It's when two Fraggles pro-create.
Concur with you NBA breakdown — and yes, that's our first Hunger Games comparison around these parts in recent memory.
5-at-10 out (copyrighted by HTH)
FE to the C —
Petty, like Earnhardt, can be on both lists.
Lee to Richard is a good one; Richard to Kyle is bad.
Concur with your NBA breakdown.
And if a scorer like Steph Curry falls on to your roster, you fit your system to his skills. There are how many guys that consistently score 25-plus a night? You make the most of those guys.
The Mannings is a great call.
Nice call — Neagle is Maholm; Finkle is Einhorn.
And any time we get a Jimmy Walker shout out, it's good times.
Like the Fielders better than the Boones, but the third generation stuff is a big deal.