Jay Greeson's comment history

jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Now that's a big story. Cannonball.

You could do the Shaq: "A little shake. A little tingle. A little shake. A little tingle."

MT —

Those are good.

OG — Those also are good, although we'll have to agree to disagree on Namath.

Here's a starting point on our most iconic numbers (and jersey and color and stature and being the only one that has it helps in all facets):

Petty's 43 — paint scheme and the rest make it awesome

Jim Brown's 32

Jordan's 23 with the Bulls

We'd lean toward the 3, but who has the more famous 3 — Dale or Ruth?

We're still looking for one. Thoughts?

July 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
jgreeson said...

OG —

Solid list of cartoon characters. We'd go Homer for sure. Hard to keep Bugs and Mickey off there. Love Fred. Scooby too. Tough Rushmore.

As for Toms, while we love the Tom (of Jerry fame) and Poston, we'll start with Tom Hanks, Tom Brady, Tom Selleck's mustache and one more.

MT —

Dude has had some gigs for sure.

Foghorn is money. And we love Droopy Dog too.

And we had to get that kickball story out there before we were scooped by Obscure Sports Quarterly or it was picked up by The Ocho.

Stewwie —

Thanks for the tip. TKJ's info has been updated and credit has been bestowed.

July 3, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Have some fun. Enjoy the Co-Colas — Co-Colas taste so much better at the beach.

BiB —

Downtown has been on extended vacation — and he got hitched and honeymooned. So there's that.

And yes, Buffett's wise lyrics do apply. And even if it's not Come this Monday but certainly Come (next) Monday.

FE to the C —

Yes, we believe the Braves have tried everything — even cutting the head off a live rooster.

And Johnny Goofball is digging a pretty deep hole pretty quickly.

July 2, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.
jgreeson said...

FE to the C —

Aaron, yes, far left in fact. Manny and Cabrera are right there with some of the greats you mentioned. We may go Rogers Hornsby and Jimmie Foxx too.

Jomo —

Great list. We'd sub out Denzel for Coach Dale bringing in the preacher before the title game and his quick — "And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen."

July 1, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

Very well-played indeed.

And since it was a direct quote, we'll let the Saban moment slide — but barely.

July 1, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Great stuff there. Front to back.

Our baseball almost all-timer is Ken Griffey Jr. If not for an injury or three, dude could have been the guy.

UK's ascent — especially in the women's sports — has been impressive.

Not a lot of initial QBs to phone about other Y.A. JT O'Sullivan and J.P. Losman come to mind but not in a good way. Those sound like craft breweries more than quarterbacks.

BiB —

Ortiz does get bonus points for money postseason performances. But are we ready to vote in a guy that we're not sure owns a glove?

June 30, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.
jgreeson said...

BWIll —

Paschall is aces for sure, and no one — NO ONE — knows more college football stats and figures. Period.

That said, he does not love UGA — he covers them. And the rest of the SEC.

Hold on to your visor, but like the blockheaded TFP sports editor, Paschall went to Auburn.

(SHHHHHH. Don't tell anyone.)

BiB —

It's always 5 o'clock somewhere.

Cheer along: I Believe We Will Drink. (Co-Colas of course).

June 26, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
jgreeson said...

MT —

We never cared for Moonpies — but our miscue there was about getting the Uptons confused. So it goes. Thanks as always for keeping us in the middle.

9er —

Where you been?

And yes, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (brother of Gannis, son of Krull) would need a nickname stat. We'll start with Lightning (as in Go Grease/Greece Lightning, burning up the quarter mile).

And none of those manly movies were selected, but man that was some fun radio yesterday.

BWill8 —

We'll wait a while, but Paschall's breakdown of the Irish-UGA matchup will start with looking at the freshmen — one by one — on each team. Part I of a few hundred starts sometime next year. Maybe.

Jomo —

That's great news. And if the US wins, in honor of the soccer victory, will you start using your head?

Thank you, thank you.

June 26, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

No one is questioning your expertise good sir. We just want to see your draft guesses.

Kickball, huh? Well, you're ready for the whole World Cup enchilada.

There were 167 people who cashed in on Betsson.com at 175-to-1 odds that Suarez would bite some one. Now the gambling website has it 99-to-1 that FIFA will ban him for life.

June 25, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stewwie —

Concur that opting out is the smart decision. Fair point about the casual fan having a rooting interest either for or against Super Teams, and that's good in some ways, especially for national TV audiences.

San Antonio is the outlier and it's because of draft luck when they landed Duncan — not unlike Indy getting Peyton and then Luck — and finding a Hall of Fame coach. If Durant opts out, OKC will be the new Cleveland.

We think the trend this year started to turn. The Hawks talked openly about how finishing seventh or eighth and making the playoffs was a bad thing for them. Making the playoffs is now a bad thing — think about that.

And that cycle of doom is never ending. You're right that football teams can bag midway through, but the nature of the NFL is the next year, almost everyone has a chance the following year.

Here are the 30 NBA franchises:

Boston, Brookjlyn, New York, Philly, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Washington

Denver, Minnesota, OKC, Portland, Utah, Golden State, LAC, LAL, Phoenix, Sacramento, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, San Anontio

How many have a shot to win the whole thing?

And maybe you can say that about other sports, but other sports are determined by who has a legit QB and which baseball team is willing to spend the most (more times than not), rather than which players decide to buddy up?

Maybe it seems worse than it is, but it seems like a system that promotes alliances rather than improvement.

June 24, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.

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