Interesting analysis. And the possibility of unfinished buildings in the nine-figure arms race that is big-boy football is a nice touch.
FE to the C —
Man, if you could blend the other parts of Snake and Jeff George (Snake's confidence and game-time 'juevos' and George's natural ability)... Wow.
No doubt in the grand scheme of things the one-gun shoutout is not a "My God, he's got a STEEL chair" type of moment.
But, it's like guys that show up unprepared for the combine in that, you knew this was the big moment to make a statement, and THAT'S the statement you make.
And yes, MNF is always welcomed back, even if Jon Gruden endorsed every candidate this side of Brian Sipe in the Browns QB race.
Gang, great stuff.
BiB — nice analysis. We concur.
Jomo — The Sheriff can play. And Mr. Hargis has also commented on the speed of the next group of contributors.
Spy — Well said. But we're somewhat intrigued by the Johnny Football discussion. Good times.
Busch — Absolutely and pace of play is the biggest overall problem facing the sport. And yes, the Ryder Bloodbath does not look promising.
FE to the C — There were several fun names to follow on Sunday, and Bernt Weisenhimer was not one of them. Forget Haney. Tiger needs to reconnect with Butch, who is working magic on Rickie's racket right now.
Tenn Flyer —
Well, used D. Day line.
And we are forced to concur.
OK (although we would have had School Ties in there) let's adjust the Rushmore to films about high school. Deal? Deal. Go.
Great call on Petty and Pistol. The team records of dynasties of old are untouchable too.
That said, 56 is fluky. Rose got more than 3/4 of the way there in '78. Heck, Uggla got 60 percent there three years ago.
No one will get close to 75 percent of the way to Young's 511.
Could certainly see Struggla in the books. Would be eye-popping some of the names that 'could' be in that log.
Great post. We thought about Malone, but went with Chuck.
Concur that Sanders' year was a monster, but Cam took a team full of 8-win talent and won the whole thing. Extra points for the Natty Title in our book.
We may be overly harsh on Kaepernick, and we likely would take him over Stafford — not a fan, although Stafford's high school teammate on Clayton Kershaw made an OK name for himself too — but we take the others over him on your list.
Do you think the 49ers would trade Kaep straight up for Rivers, Ryan or Romo? We say yes.
FE to the C —
And to think about all he did for the game, Mr. Al was most right about Lane Kiffin. Who knew?
With $18 million still owed to him, here's saying Danny Struggla is not going to need donations for a while.
Easy 9er. Remember the F-O-I-B standards.
Yes, horse injuries are a different standard.
And we think Kevin Ware has moved into consideration, if for no other reason than the reaction his teammates presented.
We believe the Mocs will beat Central Michigan.
Yes some baseball ones have been nasty and Buster Posey was blocking the plate. Some of the others were bases and such. Kendall's was awful.
Excellent call on Prothro. Had forgotten that one.
The USA Today's college football coaches' poll was released Thursday morning, and defending national champion Florida State was voted No. 1.
Alabama was pegged No. 2 and in-state and SEC West rival Auburn was NO. 5 in the annual voting by selected college football coaches from around the country. It is believed to be the first time Auburn and Alabama have started the same season ranked in the top five of coaches poll.
Half of the 14 teams in the SEC cracked the top 25 with South Carolina (No. 9), Georgia (12), LSU (13), Ole Miss (19) and Texas A&M (21) making the poll.
The only three SEC teams not named on any of the ballots were Vandy, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Here's the complete poll (first-place votes in parenthesis):
1) FSU (56)
3) Oklahoma (3)
4) Oregon (1)
6) Ohio State (1)
8) Michigan State
9) South Carolina (1)
17) Notre Dame
18) Arizona State
19) Ole Miss
20) Texas A&M
21) Kansas State
That's excellent stuff. J.R. Ewing is far left for crying out loud and it's going to be tough to keep BA (stands for Bad Attitude) Baracus from the list.
If you add J.R. Richards, the former Astros fire-balling righty from the 1970s, that's a pretty salty Rushmore of J.R.s
No doubt about the time flying. Feels like we just stopped playing baseball for crying out loud and now football is here.
B.B. King is an inspired call. And O.J. too.
Hadn't thought about BJ and the Bear in a while. Combine those with Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit, man we romanticized the trucking industry back in the day didn't we?
Famous Jameis was squirrel hunting before he was leg lifting so yet again, it's the man trying to keep a fella down, you know?
Bonus points for the E.T. reference. Dude was U-G-L-Y with no alibi. He and Artis Gilmore may be the two ugliest sports stars of all-time. Well, and Dennis Johnson, too.
Great start gang.
Man, that is bad.
Me fail English... Unpossible.