Stewwie - a wise man once said to me (about Otis Brumby, publisher of the MDJ), "never get in an argument with a man who buys ink by the barrel."
Jay-For the record, I did inquire if a vacated win affected the GA-TN pick em contest results. Was I the only contestant to pick Tn? Not that I pay close attention, but I kind of figured something like the Gurley situation would develop before the season ended.
Jay - out of town and checking the 5-10. It appears from recent comments that Chas has a burr under his saddle about the Vols. must be a dog fan. Spent 20 years with em. Still stuck in 1980. Who won the weekend? NDHS. Nobody picked em to win. I was surprised by coach price's inability to adjust the game plan. Kept running up the middle even though defense stuffed the runner every time. Hope the kid that got hurt recovers. Hope SM doesn't kick him to the curb.
Jay- just got back from the ND - Signal game. Signal appears to have an excellent field goal unit...
Jay-Rushmore of best sports months and why. January- although the BCS bowl alliance altered the vibe nothing used to beat watching New Years Day bowl games on multiple televisions all day long while eating junk food and drinking cocolas. God bless Mrs Sportsfan for putting up with me and my buds each year. February-not a big NASCAR fan but starting a sport season with the equivalent of the Superbowl is awesome in its awesomeness. April - nothing comes close to the reverence and excitement whether in person or on television than the Masters. August-the beginning of high school and college football brings hope, joy, excitement, and the knowledge that for the next 4 months all is right with the world. Feel free to offer your thoughts in the mailbag if you need to fill a spot.
Jay-looks like the dogs are the clear favorite. I'll take the Vols 28-27. Point of order. If the dogs have to vacate the win in a couple of years will I still be eligible for the prize pack?
Jay - Mrs Sportsfan just told me about the Copper Hill youth football league. Wow. The NFL issues, Lance, Jamies, Pete Rose, Penn State, MLB PED's. I think I need you to talk me off the ledge. For the mailbag...how about a Rushmore of what's good and pure about sports?
Jay - mailbag follow up. I'm sick, just sick about this. The Ray Rice situation didn't just happen. This has been a pattern of behavior in society (not just professional sports) for a long time. Whether Ray Lewis committed two murders or not (for the record the legal system said there wasn't enough evidence to convict), the issue is the league (and not just the NFL) didn't take a strong stand. Society didn't take a strong stand. Ray Lewis is a hero in Bawlmer. If there was a video of me striking Mrs Sportsfan, I'd be fired from my firm, my retired Marine brother in law would kick my hiney, and my Dad would take a chunk out of whatever was left over. The NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, and high school sports associations have to set the example. Even if it means letting a premiere athlete go. The NFL's delayed moral indignation is just sickening.
Jay - For the mailbag. Ray Rice got what he deserved. Karma happens. Now that the NFL and the Ravens have each grown a set, will they go back to 2000 and deal with the incident in the ATL after the Super Bowl that involved another member of the NFL and the Ravens? It's troubling that he's considered a hero when two men died that night. Just wondering...
Jay - Let's change it up a bit for the mailbag. Let's call it a mailbag challenge. No. Not an ice bucket challenge. I recall your have a degree in English from AU. Can you publish a football haiku in the Friday mailbag? Bonus points for a Rushmore of haiku. Have a great week.