My sports thankfuls - I am thankful that the Mocs got a well deserving seed in the FCS playoffs... i am thankful for Coach Huesman and his staff.. . I am thankful I have a remote control and can change channels when Kirk Herbstriet is on TV. . .i am thankful for the outfits the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders wear . .I am thankful the Braves got rid of Dan Uggla. . .I am thankful that a Vol fan bet me the Vols would win 8 games this season . . .I am thankful I got to go see the Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony this summer. . .I am thankful I got to go to Yankee Stadium this summer ( with field BP passes ) . .I am thankful so many Bama fans keep me amused with their tattoos and car stickers . . I am thankful that at age 56 i still play softball . . I am thankful i got to share many sports moments playing or watching sports with my late father..
Thoughts and prayers to Eric Berry. . .Looks like the throwing under the bus of assistants has begun at UTK basketball. Donnie aka Chaz Bono and Dave Hart will blame the assistants. Shameful. . Butchy says at press conference that recruiting rankings are a measuring stick of the success of his program ? Seriously dude ? do they give rings or trophys for recruiting rankings for finishing 5th in recruiting ? . . . .and please someone in the media have the guts to call out Butchy when he says his team plays 33 freshman, he ( Butch Jones ) claims the most in the country when Vandy plays 41 freshman . . . . he is starting to sound and with his haircut, look like that little dude in North Korea with this propaganda.
Easy name for UK basketball team : "Best Team Money Can Buy". . . . you know Cal is cheating his you know what off
Winners- Chattanooga Mocs football, 8th seed, home game, convincing win over Furman and no injuries. . . .Russ Huesman three years 6 wins, 8 wins, 9 wins ( so far ) 2 Conference Championships, 8th place national ranking and 16 consecutive weeks in the top 25. . . . UTK Vol FANS, Butch Jones losing in a game as a favorite and questionable clock and timeout management will hurt his resume for the Michigan job . . . .Odell Beckham one hand catch, WOW
Losers- the biggest loser of maybe the year Kirk Herbstreet, what an idiot, says that “BIGGEST problem in college football is teams playing games against FCS schools” , hello Kirk, do you not read the papers or watch your own network ? Don’t you think multiple domestic assaults by college players and rape are a bigger problem ? how about life-long problems of concussions ? or academic scandals ? or Mega-conferences making millions and giving none to players ? maybe some of that hair gel is leaking into your brain Kirk. But playing FCS schools is the “biggest” problem. Herbstreet should be embarrassed but it might be hard to tell if your face turned red with all that #5 pancake make-up you wear, you silver spoon , pretty boy. What a joke. . .
and a question for Jay- is Vandy so bad that UTK can "mail it in" and win ? and if you are a UTK player do you really want to win this game and practice for 3 more weeks, just so you can make a trip to Shreveport or Memphis ? as you know practice ain't fun. are they motivated, just so UTK FANS can wear a sweatshirt that says Weedeater-First National-Ronco Cordless- Bowl champ ?
And yes, i did see the ESPN blog that listed Butchy Jones as the #4 target for Michigan and considering #1 and #2 are the Harbaugh brothers, who will NOT leave the NFL. . . . lookout Vol fans . .Maybe Vol fans need to root for Missouri Saturday if they want to keep Jones from leaving to go to his "dream job" and home state of Michigan
Question for mailbag - Listening to commentary about Auburn-Ga from Auburn perspective....Huge rivalry game with a lot at stake, but did Auburn team (and some fans) adopt the "playoff or nothing" mentality or "national championship or nothing" mentality? The idea is that after losing for second time in A&M game, they did not play with maximum effort and emotion. So does what is currently talked about (playoff) loom larger than rivalry and tradition for the modern college athlete? Maybe so. But not a good thing for college football or the coaches if the playoff or bust mentality takes hold. Your thoughts ?
AJ Johnson rumored to be one of the two . .
Look for Signal Mountain's Bill Price to end up at Ridgeland High School . . . . Also look for the Name Doc Holliday from Marshall to be a dark horse candidate at Florida along with the usual suspects of Mullen, Rich Rod and Stoops. Although I think Art Briles could be the guy. As you know it is never the first or even the 2nd guy targeted that gets these jobs. . .Be interesting to see where the Mocs will be in this weeks rankings coming out later today. . . .Wisconsin BBall is better than Kentucky, right now. Ky may be better by end of year, but KY wont win the Final Four. . . .and I cant be complete without saying a win over Missouri will make Butchy an even more attractive candidate at Michigan. The Michigan message boards are already posting more about Butchy than ever before . . . No surprise on Peyton Manning, as a long time Colts fan we know that his interceptions always go up as Nov, December and January come around . . .
just for "you-know-whats" and giggles. . .Of the top 10 FCS teams in this weeks coach's poll, the UTC Mocs would rank #3 in average home attendence . . .
Stewwie, most of us Moc fans are color blind. I know I am. Dont care if they are White, Black, Blue or Gold . . just as long as they can play