Jay - I realize it's last minute but if you have time for the mailbag...if you had an unlimited budget and Mrs Fiver had no veto power, what's your Rushmore of cars you'd like to park in your driveway? Put me down for Magnum's Ferrari, a Mini Cooper, a 1956 Vette (ragtop), and the Batmobile (just for fun).
Jay - I got promoted. Don't have the time I formerly had. Check 5 at 10 nightly now. 80's tunes for me include U2 Bad at LiveAid in 85. Watched it on 15" B&W tv in my apartment while in school at UTK and was blown away. Love the 5 at 10.
Jay - it would take a wheelbarrow load of Benjamins to get me and my tropy wife to move from south Florida to Minnesota. I'd hold out for warmer climes...
Jay - didn't see a lot of bball this weekend due to other commitments. What I did see led me to the same conclusion as you regarding officiating. The third big thing I see, and I see it a lot, is nobody gets called for travelling any more. NBA influence?
Did I say Bucknell? I meant Butler. I'm still in...right?
Jay - Busy week, but I'll take a moment to say...give me Kansas/Bucknell in the contest...Go Belmont (now that the Blue Raiders are out), and definitely Father Guido Sarducci (I'm older than I look) for underated SNL character. A close second would be the original weekend update crew (Dan Akroyd and Jane "You ignorant slut" Curtain).
Jay - Popular songs/movie connections - The End by The Doors at the end of Apocolypse Now, Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds at the end of The Breakfast Club, and I Melt With You by Modern English at the end of Valley Girl. As I've said before, I'm older than I look.
Jay - Sportsfan Jr is home for Spring Break (rather than at the beach which makes Mrs. Sportsfan happy). We watched the MTSU game last night and it sure looked like the Blue Raiders were going to have a tough time overcoming FIU and the refs (I'm not complaining, I'm just saying). I was more than disappointed in the officiating last night. I can't tell you what Jr was saying. How come refs don't call traveling any more? Can MTSU make the dance?
Jay - a somewhat off the wall question for the Friday mailbag and SportTalk's Racing Hour next Wednesday with Ken from the Moparosa...after the crash during the Nationwide race at Daytona, I've been wondering if the "blame" (if that's the right word) could be placed on NASCAR? Seems to me that NASCAR requiring restrictor plates at places like Daytona and Dega, creates pack racing which in turn causes the big crashes, which impacted race fans dramatically two weeks ago. Driver's assume the risk when they get in the car and get on the track. Fans shouldn't be at risk. Would eliminating restrictor plates make it safer for the fans by spreading out the field on the track (reducing the potential for the "big one")? With the HANS device and the safety barriers on the track, the drivers are more protected now. Just wondering...
Jay - Great to see the newbies today. With all due respect to the 5 at 10, the trophy for funny literature goes to Dan Jenkins. I belly laughed through many of his books, but the classic was Dead Solid Perfect. I re-read it from time to time just because it's so funny. After Mrs. Sportsfan, you can put me down for Marianne.