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10.27.2008

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Another fun day of comments from the well-informed and always level-headed HOTTIES.

We're discussing Brother Oliver, Mike Leach, Crisco cooking oil, how the Tigers did or didn't quit at West Virginia and, of course, Jan Terri.

83 Comments:

Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Geezy, I liked the "opinion" flavor of your blog today. I am not opposed to more of that.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I talked with Quentin Groves tonight for a while. I took a few notes and I'll pass that information along tomorrow.

The NFL: Not as fun as you might think.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

In general, us beat hacks are taught to keep opinions to ourselves.

In this new era, though, I think the rules are changing.

Thanks for your steadfast support, Phred.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solid stuff from the leader and the Hotties today in my opinion.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I bet he is glad, glad, glad that he is gone though. Can't be any less fun than what his old crew is going through. Or can it?

9:35 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

hate to hear that phred to read that almost as if Jay typed it himself. Doesn't make it fact but it is likely the most realastic view I will get...damn..

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ring of Fire guys Phred, Hoopie, Scott from Tucson, just to name a few bringing the heat.

9:37 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Phred, it was worth logging in tonite to read your 'mania'. those Dr. Seuss books messing wit yo head yo? i dig it.

i'm not ready to quit on 2008 either but i'm in to self-inflicted misery i guess.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

I think the line between commentary and reporting is blurring to some degree. You are correct in that the new media almost demands that this happen. I can see a day in which very few people receive a hard copy of the newspaper. I'm a perfect example. I read the WSJ, NY Times, etc online. I will check out al.com, several message boards, and this blog for my sports fix. We still receive the local paper because my wife mainly. I can't tell you when I last read the paper that was delivered to our house.

Absolutely anyone can start a blog, website, or some other form of communication and can gain a following. The trick is to filter out those that don't know what the heck that they are talking about and pay attention to those that do.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

dang, my message to awk will now be lost at the bottom of the overflowed thread. maybe he'll see it anyway...


...now, more rock bottom.

9:42 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

phred I hate to read this. I mean for me there are a few AU fans and writers that I really think I get a realistic view from. I am going to repost what you typed just to get my point across. This is my AU news source and Jay tends to know what he's talking about. Your post are top notch and I respect your view and this is what you think huh??

all whit aside ... that is where I stand. That's my point. We are all as lost as a ball in high weeds. The variable are endless. What could have been and what will be. It's anybodys guess from here. Truly, I said what is actually on my mind.

BUT, if I were going to bet money on it?

We beat UT Martin and that is it. Ole Miss beats us convincingly. UGA and BAMA both beat us about 100 to nothing. The powers that be fire CTT because he really left them no choice. Nobody walks away happy because nobody wanted it to end that way. But that's the way it goes and we are back at square one.

I hope that I am completely wrong, but I have the terrible feeling that I am not.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I personally think that Dr. Suess was a genius. If you get the chance, read "Oh The Places You Will Go." Every graduating senior should be given that as a gift. Really. I'm serious. Go get a copy.

As far as not being ready to quit. I am. I think they are too. We'll see.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to be into that in some way to be an Auburn fan, Scottie B.

It's part of it. You get used to no respect. Goofy losses. Great players that underachieve. Good players that overachieve.

And smack talk from the other side of the state.

Auburn Traditions Vol. 1 by Mr. Sensible - available soon!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Mr. Groves not liking everything the great city of Jacksonville has to offer?

9:44 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

just worries me man..I just hope it is because we are losing right now and not a tale of things to come...good post though and thanks for your honesty.

9:44 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

i'll take a copy sensible..i did give you a vote for the RoF after all..think I could get a free one?

9:46 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Oh my dear Lord, I just read your post wartiger. Trust me, I have absolutely no earthly idea what I am talking about. I'm just speaking from "fan" experience just like everyone else.

Geez Louise, I feel kind of strange now. Somebody help me out here.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

wartiger, I'm fearful of what's to come. 2010 could be ugly if things don't get turned around and start spiraling out of control. I think I think I died a little just thinking about it.ugggh. I hope houston nutt finds some way to screw up his squad before this weekend.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Go Rays.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WarTiger, no doubt you get one. Everyone here will.

Thanks for the RoF nod, but I totally don't deserve it.

Long way to go for me.

9:50 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

sorry to over hype you phred just something I have taken from time on this blog..I don't take what you say for fact...i just respect it.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

well ... thanks. But just so you know - I'm not a partial idiot. I am a complete one.

9:53 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

ok ok well let me tame my praise on you HOTTIES..the fact is I am the man..I rule and that is it..

9:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Mark Schlabach mentions Auburn a whopping 3 times in this weeks "on the mark" column. Something must be terribly wrong if writers like him are recognizing that Auburn exists.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Chris03 said...

DELAYED...the world series, that is...

nooooo

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The NFL is hard work, apparently.

ALSO: We'll have an RoF induction later this week. I'm make a formal announcement no later than Wednesday.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Phred walks on water. Greg said I spoke his name in my sleep last night.

Just sayin

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm still vetting candidates and listening to the masses.

Reminds me of "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

Is you or is you not my constitchency?

9:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

RoF induction? Doesn't someone have to die to make room for new members?

Oh, wait, that's Augusta National I'm thinking about. Carryon.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For you Mobile, Alabama residents...

Next time you catch a Davidson HS game, check out how much Fred Riley looks like Jeff Fisher from the Titans.

It's uncanny.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Should be ...

Is you or is you ain't my constitchency?

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob Bironas is the truth as a kicker.

Why did he leave AU for Georgia State (or whereever)?

9:58 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I sure get the love these days. Don't know what happened. I used to get slammed all the time. Jay G even had to scold me a few times. He told me I could only post five times a day. That is making me laugh out loud.

9:59 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I'm out HOTTIES...WAR EAGLE and ya'll made me feel better today...appreciate it

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you our problem this year--we moved away from recruiting guys with dreads. Seems like transitioned to the "winters and trotter" style. Hasn't worked for us. Go back to what worked in the past. Recruit guys with dreads, and we win. Simple as that.

9:59 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

BTW...PHRED FOR PRESIDENT...nawww just thought I'd blow his head up a little more...

10:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I hear Dreadlocks hold mystical powers in some cultures. I wasn't aware that Auburn Football was one of those cultures.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim, that's funny.

Jay G., can we get that on the front page?


It's too good not to share...

10:02 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

We are now recruiting the fro. And so far it seems to be working for Derek Winter. He can actually run a route, get open, and catch the ball.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Ok ok

A guvanuh Pappy O'Daniel quote -whom I also LOVE as Tommy's Dad in "Rescue Me" -Flippin wicked.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Recruit guys with dreads, and we win. Simple as that." - anonymous Tim

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Brodie. He'll tell you about the mythical powers of Stanley McGlover and Quentin Groves, who, by definition, is Auburn Football.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim, classic from you tonight.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phred,
I like the fro, but it has to poke out of the earholes of the helmet to truly be effective. Winter, 'fro sure, can catch.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Chris_In_Inverness said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Let me point out a few observations about tonight's MNF:

Peyton Manning is great at the line of scrimmage.

Peyton Manning's play action fakes are Hall of Fame material in themselves.

Albert Haynesworth is the best football player to come out of UT that's alive not named Peyton Manning - and its really close.

And in closing, being able to run the ball make Mr. Mannings GREAT PLAY ACTION FAKES even better.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mr. Sensible!
Tim, the "other" anonymous Hottie.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Rivals needs a category for dreads/fro/frat-boy flop.

Jay G., can you get that to BMatt and JLee?

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might need to add "normal" to the hair styles as well.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hairstyle alone should add (or delete) a star from a recruit.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

what about crazy white boy mohawk. those have been increasingly en vogue lately.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

...and that, Tim, is why stars are BS. You are absolutely right about your comment, though.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I want more Groves/what its like to be on a losing NFL team talk...

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That'd make me read that.

Can you imagine Tubs saying, "We don't recruit by hairstyles. If the people awarding those marks for hairstyles knew anything about it, they'd be barbers."

10:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

awesome.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell you what Florida should do to Georgia after that "black jersey" dance affair in the end zone last year...the offensive linemen should show up dressed in traditional Sumo garb. How do you counter that?

10:30 PM  
Blogger manoman said...

come on Tubs can pull this thing together just needs time.

10:31 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i think Tubs should grow a fro or dreds. can't hurt. just throwin' that out there.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Finally someone with a real idea.

Nice Scottie.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote of the night: "i think Tubs should grow a fro or dreds. can't hurt. just throwin' that out there."

10:41 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Quentin Groves, who, by definition, is Auburn Football."

So Auburn football is a player so focused on an individual record that he doesn't even know the play that is called & then he runs past a running back with the ball on a 3rd and 15 with 6 mins to go in a 14-13 game and that back picks up 16 yards?

I guess what's why we are 4-4.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

**ouch**

10:52 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Folks, don't get too down on this team. We could very well win the Nation Haltime Championship.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

By the way, JCCW has a play by play breakdown of the West Virginia game. For those of you that enjoy the sound of nails on a chalkboard, you may want to check it out.

10:54 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm sure the National Halftime trophy isn't quite as stunning as the crystal football.

Maybe it's a paper football? Not on notebook paper, but on some industrial type colored paper.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soft as our practices have been earlier this year, it's entirely possible to lose a few players to injury during halftime.

10:55 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Maybe the Halftime National Championship trophy is the nerf football that Brandon Cox had to throw before his 1st start because his arm was so sore from all the reps in practice. They took that ball and had it bronzed and will present it to us when we lead Alabama this year at the half before giving up (fill in the blank) unanswered points in the 2nd half.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

If you look at how the season has gone, we could have easily been 7-1 or 2-6 at this point. So many of the games have been close (except West Virginia) that a little better coaching and game planning would have made the difference. I don't feel any team we played (except West Virginia) was decidely better than us. I try to be an optomist, so we are not a 4-4 football team. We are an almost 7-1 football team who are offensively challenged.

After hearing about the intense practive the other day, it could really make a difference. After all, what is the most obvious thing to do when you have more injuries than you have had all year? Beat the crap out of each other in practice is the obvious choice.

So, the strategy has change. Those close games (except West Virginia) will now start being wins. Unfortunately the only close game we have remaining on the schedule is likely Ole Miss.

11:02 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The schedule this year was a set up for a good run for us, especially since we got LSU at home and they seem to be down this year.

If we had played average...just average on offense this year we would be 7-1 and probably in or around the top 5.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

If somebody will please make a photoshop of CTT in dreads or a fro, I will be happy to use it as my profile pic.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll start a new rumor: CNS and CTT have agreed to limit this year's Iron Bowl to one half.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Well, even if we grade on a curve, this offense isn't within sight of average.

11:05 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If we play average on offense we beat LSU, blow out Vandy & Arkansas and keep WVU off the field as much as they were...not that the WVU game would matter much since we couldn't tackle.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Remember, it could get worse. The only reason fans went to my sons highschool football games was to listen to the band at halftime.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Auburn vs. West Virginia Review –

Lets be honest who didn’t think in the back of there mind this game was where we were going to turn the corner. This was the game where we beat West Virginia on national television and everyone forgets about the losses, the spread and terrible season. Then the game started. Here is a quick review of the events in the past week.

1. Fans – Watching the game I noticed that the only West Virginia fans they seemed to show were the ones that had their summer teeth, which was some were teeth and some were not. It looked as if many of their fans had cleaned out the cold medicine and cleaning products from the local pharmacies or as we call it meth 101. How many coon skin caps did you see, good lord. If that’s the ladies fashion of West Virginia then I assume women shop for evening wear at the local taxidermist. There were quite a few Coal Miners Daughters in the stands, none of them even close to Sissy Spacek. Also it was strange I saw West Virginias marching band, but I didn’t see one single banjo player. Ok enough bashing the other team. The beat us but it feels good to get it out. Lets get to the real problems.

2. Tubbs – I have heard it all this week from rage to hopelessness towards Coach Tubbs. 1st I thought it was funny that so many people commented on the color of Tubbs jacket during the game. Many of you said it was the wrong orange. I am sure Queer Eye from the straight guy dressed him. He has no clue as to the difference between a burnt orange or a pumpkin orange and neither do I thank god. If he wears pink and wins I don’t care. Say what you will Tubbs cares; he laid all of his emotions out on the field. He couldn’t play the game for his team. Many of the fans have called for him to resign. We have all asked, who are we going to hire? Who will take the job? How will we come up with the money? These are all questions so far no one can agree on what to do. I say he stays because him leaving would kill our program and our pocketbooks. Football rules at Auburn. They don’t build all of those new education buildings with chess team receipts. It’s a fact when the football team is on the up more people purchase items and donate. Tubbs has done a lot for the program and I think he needs another chance. He gambled on the spread and it didn’t work and it has sunk the entire year. My prediction is he gets a reprieve from the warden (Lowder) but he has to make some personnel changes on his staff. I don’t think Tubbs will fire his coaches he will probably create a position for them elsewhere.

3. Franklin – Well the rat spoke as the ship was sinking last week. I knew last week we wondered how long it would be till the rat came a calling. Well two weeks didn’t seem like such a long time but not when you are a rat. Most coaches have a code like the mafia you don’t speak about the unspoken. Not Franklin, he had only been out of the door two weeks before he started blabbing like a little girl like he was on the Montel Williams Show. The fact that he went on the Finebaum show to express himself is even worse. He knew Finebaum is a muckraker and that Tubberville despises the man. So much for journalism credibility. It’s kind of like breaking a story on genocide in Darfur at the National Enquirer. I couldn’t believe he actually tried to feed us that bull that his neighbors and friends in Auburn still are nice to him. I can tell you if I was his neighbor I would steal his newspaper, salt his lawn and then probably ask for a loan since he has no job and $600,000.00.

4. Players – There weren’t many highlights last week from any of our players. Defensively that was the worst game I have seen us play this year, which is saying a lot. Really I watched the game and cant say one nice thing. I would say player of the game should have gone to the team pilot who flew the team out of town after that embarrassing loss. Can you name one? We didn’t have a running back rush for more than one hundred yards, Our quarterback passed for an inch over one hundred yards and our defense even let the opposing teams mascot score. Really I am blank. Don’t say Tommy Trott because he caught the ball. That’s his job, which is like rewarding a fire fighter for putting out fires.

5. Next week – Here we sit with Ole Miss, both at 4-4 battling it out for third or fourth place in the western division. However, we are two very different teams. Ole Miss has a big win over Florida and near win over Alabama. Auburn has a 3-2 over Mississippi State. So yes this year we cant even count on Ole Miss as a guaranteed win. The Tigers travel to Oxford hoping that the ghost of William Faulkner won’t write the final chapter in their season and possibly their coach’s career. I know it seems every week we as Auburn fans say this is the week. Well I do believe if we don’t win this one then 5-7 is a reality. If we beat Ole Miss 6-6 becomes a reality as sad as that is. Yes, save your money for Christmas money because at 6-6 the Tigers could be headed to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana. Bama has been there a lot recently so maybe their fans can tell us what bingo parlors and Ruby Tuesdays we can visit while there. I know its embarrassing to be 6-6 and go to a bowl. Its almost like a prize served with humility. Pretty much how the Griswold’s felt when they won Pig in a Poke, dressed a pigs on European Vacation. I will take it. Why do you ask? It gives us three weeks of extra practice and more time to find a coordinator not named Franklin or Borges. My Predictions for this weekend is that being its a Raycom game I will adjust my television set several times assuming the cable is unplugged. Thirty minutes later I will remember that the game is on Raycom and that their broadcasting budget consists of a doublewide trailer, chicken wire, a coat hanger and three guys named Dave. I predict we will see many Ole Miss students named after civil war generals in the stands wearing bow ties getting drunk yelling Hotty Totty next to their date who swears she is going to be the next Faith Hill. Next to that I predict that I will be either relived or depressed before 2:30. In the end I say the Tigers hang on as Tubby coaches for his job the place where it all began ten years ago.

Auburn 21- Ole Miss 20

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace out, Hotties

11:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Phred - I have a present for you.

Tommy Rasta

12:36 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

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12:48 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

You're welcome


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIE0xpwMWeo

12:51 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

binoba, just to put the opinions of the person in your link into perspective, here is one of his more enlightening editorials. People, this one is for adults only.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LAiOzZrKdA

1:41 AM  
Blogger EDDIE4AU said...

My eyes hurt from all the reading. Just when I thought it was dead in here, I go to bed and 90 posts later I am caught up.

I tell you what is hard. Arguing with a Georgia fan and bringing up facts. He swears up and down his defense is and has been better than Florida's. He brings up his strength of schedule and I ask who have you really beaten that is worth anything? He also wants another shot at Alabama and declares that they won the second half and that they scored 31 points. I just mentioned that I believe that was how many bama had in the first half.

Also in my arguing with this fanatic Georgia Fan, I brought up the point that I believe the SEC is down this year. I believe at the end of the year we will probably only have 4 teams ranked, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and probably LSU. Am I wrong to believe that the SEC is down this year?

7:15 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Very nice work, pdwt.

I liked the rasta comments and considered a few for the Main Quote.

Instead, pdwt gets it.

7:18 AM  
Blogger EDDIE4AU said...

There were so many good quotes in the PDWT diatribe. Good writing PDWT. Most will probably be with you around 2:30 and feeling the same way.

7:34 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

nice work with Rasta Tommy there Monica.

8:07 AM  

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