Interesting point about real talent.
Would Carol Burnett or Don Knotts get a shot in today's appearance-first world? Hard to know considering the attractive folks who now are comedy gurus, too.
Think of it this way: Burnett was the aces of her time. Fall down funny on so many levels with talent everywhere. Here counterpart today is Tina Fey, who love her or loathe her, is really funny, and much better looking than Burnett.
Or Beyonce and Gladys Knight maybe?
UT could be in for a tight one (we think 17 is a really good number, though), and so could your Cats.
It's here. Much thanks.
We're working on your mailbag response.
We appreciate your passion in each regard but how are you going to say UTC was a huge underdog going to Central Michigan and then UT will start lining up all these excuses about Oklahoma?
You are following the same path you criticize Johnny Vols Fans for.
That said, Oklahoma is one of the frontrunners for the Football Four, so of course they will be a three-TD favorite.
American tennis is sad.
We certainly are split between Brees and Rodgers and wrestled back in forth and left Brees there because we think he'll throw for 5,000-plus but Rodgers' team will have better year and more times than not, better season = MVP, better stats = offensive player of the year. So it goes. And Shady McCoy is a fine pick too.
And we concur and are counting it as a loss, because of the same logic, if it had switched the other way, it works in reverse. So it goes.
Dude, even Whitney lip-synced. And when you are talking about someone who moves as much — and as well — as Beyonce, well, we get it.
That said, we think JT is likely far left. And while she is a supremely talented song writer, Taylor Swift is a C-singer at best. No doubt she moves records, but so did the New Kids on The Block (as you well remember, OG).
And as much as we love King George (and we do), he was brutal in Pure Country as an actor; Beyonce was money in the Austin Powers movie.
Man you guys are killing it.
We are the radio as we speak — and love the spunk.
Love the idea of the loss of draft picks.
Jomo, UTC gets a mulligan in SoCon play; this is the lone chance to make an at-large statement. And it's the lone chance to make a season-opening impressive in a big year for Russ. In fact, we can make an argument that this is as big a game as UTC has had in a while.
And yes, JMC, there is going to be a ton of Sam I Am coverage in the DMN tomorrow.
As for specific questions, well, hello mailbag.
War 5-at-10 readers.
UK did have a nice debut and the talent is noticeably improved.
But the gap between UT-Martin and Utah State is wide.
Great call. The SEC Network did have a great debut all things considered, but Tebow — and some of the other newbies — struggled. That said, Greg McIlroy is going to be really good at this TV thing.
Fair point about the YpC.
But that was still an impressive showing.
We believe that counts as two roles.
UTC is getting a check for the trip. We'd expected the bus ride to Knoxville brings about $500K. This would be closer to $100K.
Keep believin' dude.
We don't feel the ill will against the Mocs, but that's from our seat.
Winds can blow differently across the landscape.
We think tonight's game will be closer than the number but we don't see the Mocs with an upset. That said, you asked ow an upset will happen, and here's our answer in three parts:
No. 1 Davis Tull goes up there and does Davis Tull things. Couple or three plays that lead to turnovers and leads a defensive line that keeps a better than expected CMU relatively in check.
No. 2 Big play from an unlikely source (Hi, Richardre Bagley, maybe) be it in the kicking game or a swing pass or somewhere.
No. 3 Finish the drill
Pre-Huesman UTC was arguably the worst D-I team in college football. Now they are the pick to win the SoCon.
In regard to talent on the roster, that qualifies for miracle to us.
Have they stumbled in some big moments? You bet. And is this a year they have to find the postseason. Absolutely.
That said, we have not heard of any Mocs player who will miss time with a sprained 'joint.' We'll see thought, right?
Dude you bagged "aluminum foil" on 90210 and then trotted out a black-and-white show and a Western.
And while Fife was amazing, there are a lot of folks who know Knotts as Mr. Furley and Archie Bunker as the cop on Heat of the Night.
Kramer is on there. We can see your support for Marshall Dillon.
We'd lean toward Arthur Fonzarelli more than those.
You are in.
Ah, it's football season.
The gang starts to reconvene.
The topics get a little more heated.
Jomo somehow works in the most passive-aggressive Vols shot possible.
It's football time in Tennessee.
Pee Wee football is a great call. (We call them "lil Bobbleheads" by the way.)
We also could add Pee Wee from Porky's too.
Tenn Flyer —
100 percent in. We'll draft worst to first and have that for Friday. God bless those that embrace tradition — even after 1,002 5-at-10s.
Your Blue Storm looked overwhelming at the BoP Kickoff Classic.
That's the biggest difference in Tiger's game and the reason he has become mortal.
More than injuries, more than the 'intimidation' over the field, more than the personal life farce — dude was the best money putter of all-time and now he's pedestrian.
A decade ago, if Tiger missed anything inside 6 feet it lead SportsCenter. Now, he's putting just like any other guy with his name on his bag.
FE to the C —
Sure it's Welker's decision. Doubt if the league has veto power over a unionized player who still can contribute who has not done anything against the rules of law, league or CBA.
Here's hoping Welker makes an informed decision.
And yes, size matters. No matter they say.
Tanneyhill gets monster bonus points for having a mullet even before we knew it was a mullet.