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11.13.2008

All we have are the embers

Thanks for another wildly successful campfire.

We discussed many issues important to the HABOTN nation like Carnell Williams' knee ligaments, the real stars at Ole Miss, morning tailgates, Tony Franklin's feelings about fingernail hygiene and other stuff.

It's always a gas.

Talk with you all tomorrow.

94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are campfires wildly successful? Is having a conversation about everything in a nightclub that's way too loud and crowded successful? Same principle.

10:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Tim, you are becoming a modern day Confucius.

10:14 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Sorry, I missed it! Family problems took me away....

10:15 PM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

It helps my multi tasking skills

10:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yeah, I can never do much for the night versions of the campfire. Chasing kids and cleaning and taking things out to the shed and poisoning bugs and other activities generally occupy my attention. And the campfire certainly requires the utmost attention

10:20 PM  
Blogger tigerfan44 said...

My first campfire tonight was a blurr. I know what to look for next time though.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

Nice catch Randy moss.

Overtime.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for your support, anonymous.

By all means, please attend the next free element of HABOTN coverage and complain about it.

Kisses.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

This is why I hate the NFL. Two of the top teams in the league playing in overtime and I'm sitting here looking at text updates via the internet to find out who wins. Pathetic.

10:36 PM  
Blogger IM4AU said...

Me too Barkley. Isn't it ridiculous?

10:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My cable company doesn't play well with the NFL Network, either.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

At least I got the result I wanted.

Favre-34 Pats-31

10:45 PM  
Blogger shesaid said...

If anyone cares, I missed the campfire because I had a very important kickball game to play. No, I am not kidding. It's the most fun I've had since Auburn beat Alabama last season. I am bringing my mojo with me this weekend for the game. I will be staying in Montgomery Friday night so if you hear a slight mur-mur or buzz, it's me in Montgomery suiting up! Let's do this guys! WaaaaaaaaaRRRRRRRR......

10:47 PM  
Anonymous dn_anatolia? said...

missed it - I guess that's what I get for sleeping at the normally-scheduled local time here

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't take it personal, Jay. That's not good for your health. It's just noisy, bro.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Sorry I missed the campfire, but I have a good suggestion. We need a beat Georgia pep rally. It would have to be held tomorrow night and everyone attending should be required to predict Auburn winning. People knock a distorted view of reality. I prefer to embrace it.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New front page quote should be:

"By all means, please attend the next free element of HABOTN coverage and complain about it."

That's wonderful stuff.

11:47 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

Campfires are too hot for me; I'm too old and slow to keep up.

But to change the subject, AU needs to somehow get the law changed for our last 2 games. We've been under Murphy's Law the whole season - anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Here's our new one: Yhprum's Law

>>>Yhprum's Law is the opposite of Murphy's Law (Yhprum = Murphy backwards).

The simple formula of Yhprum's Law is: "Everything, that can work, will work."

Due to Richard Zeckhauser, a professor for political economy at Harvard University: "Sometimes systems that should not work, work nevertheless."<<<

I love that quote! So from now on, our fumbles will bounce back into our hands, the interceptions we throw will be dropped by the other team, busted plays will result in first downs, and foolish gambles will pay off.

Just a possibility to brighten your morning. :)


hey Eddie - you still think I can find tickets tomorrow?

6:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I hate that I missed it, but I actually get the NFL network so I got to watch Bill Bellicheck whipe his nose on his sleeve about 15 times.

6:30 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Coosa- Trust me. Easy Tickets. It was all I could do to get my wife to go with me. If she hadn't, I would have had an extra ticket. It is a below face value ticket right now. I think $40-$50 per ticket at most will be about the going price for decent lower level seats.

Tim- No one forces you to join the campfire madness or post on here. WE really enjoy what Jay does and he gets nothing in the way of financial backing to spend the amount of time he does here. You may have not meant for your comments to read like they do, but please, we are all here to have a good time and talk Auburn sports to whats on TV.

6:59 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Tomorrow could be the dream of a lot of people who were posting two months ago. The starting backfield could be Burns and Wario.

7:18 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Steve- To Honor Your request, here is my matchup rankings:

QB- Advantage Auburn- Nobody likes a protypical QB like Stafford who all he does is lead his team to victories and leads one of the most successful offenses in the SEC where as Kodi Burns is the X factor. You can't count Kodi for anything but pure should shruggin joy. Advantage has to be Auburn.

RB- Advantage Auburn- Knowshon who? Surely he is all hype where as Ben Tate / Fanin / Davis is the real deal. Stats prove themselves.

WR- Advantage Auburn- AJ Greene and Massaqoui could not hold Slaughter's and Smith's jock strap.

TE- Advantage Auburn- Trott much better than any person named Figgins.

OL- Push- Both sucky.

DL- Advanatage Auburn- Carter/Doolittle/Marks/Goggans beats the smallish front of all the no named Georgians.

LB- Advantage Auburn- Bynes/Stevens and a clubed Merril Johnson is much better than anything the bulldogs could drudge up on their campus. Nobody stays home and plays gap assignments like our LB's.

DB- Advantage Auburn- Powers is all-american, even if he is on one leg and crutches. I feel that the tigers will cover the slants and drags this week. After being exposed for 5 weeks in a row, they are ready.

PK- Huge Advantage Auburn- Byrum has ice veins, he is good from 80+, but lets just keep him backed up instead of these simple 30 yarders.

KR- Advantage Auburn- Davis is the man.

With all this being said, it won't even be a game. Auburn wins 56-(-14).

Steve, I hope this answers your request.

7:22 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

coosa, i'm not sure what you put in your coffee this morning but pour me a shot!

i'm headed down from east tennessee this afternoon. just now starting to feel 'amen corner'. beat those dawgs!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Good work Eddie.

I needed that on a foggy Friday morning.

8:01 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

different thread, i know, but wanted to chime in that i'ld like a shirt...wde

8:09 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

Thanks Eddie - Looks like you have already bought in to Yhprum's Law. :)

"Sometimes systems that should not work, work nevertheless."

I love that quote; might email to CTT. :)

8:21 AM  
Anonymous mr. sensible's blackberry said...

I wonder who are the coaches in the stack of resumes on Tubs' desk for OC application.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Enjoyed the campfire last night. Really enjoyed it when everybody left except for a select few. Bottom line, it was party time!

8:36 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Yepp, Coosa, Signed, sealed & delivered.

Mr. S- I believe the OC stack of resumes is from every position coach who wants to be an OC. I doubt there is any real OC's sending their resumes, but who knows, that might be how he got Borges. I will say this, everytime we hire someone I'm disappointed with, it works out well, ala Petrino and Borges (at least for 2 years).

8:37 AM  
Anonymous mr sensible's blackberry said...

I agree Eddie. I think Tubs will have to bring in an unknown (with maybe another asst.) in the next entry into the saga of Auburn offense.

8:40 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Mr. S- I don't want a David Clowsen(sp)

8:42 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Clawson at UT never got a chance. This might sound familiar, but they didn't have the people to run his offense and Fulmer always has the final say in everything.

The reason UT's offense never looks any different for the past decade is because for the most part Fulmer makes all the play calls. He never handed the offense over.

8:45 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

RK- how did cutcliff last so long with Fulmer?

8:48 AM  
Blogger michael said...

UT's offense didn't work because it was too complicated. Fulmer didn't meddle in it, he is hands off like Tubs. The O coordinator was used to working with Ivy League style players. In the amount of time he had to work with these SEC players, he hasn't been able to get them to understand it all.

8:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

also, the players don't fear or respect clausen. They feared and respected Cutcliffe. Once again, the coach is probably not used to dealing with these kinds of players.

8:56 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Who is Lee-Scott's OC? Maybe he has impressed Tubs with his offensive know-how. And the coaches could go visit on the cheap in the off-season for pointers.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous mr. sensible's blackberry said...

Maybe we could get Dave Clawson. He's coached in the SEC and with a veteren coach. Just saying...

9:08 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Howdy boys and girls. Almost done with the move.

Radio? Groovy. Can I have a guest spot for the "Zen Moment"?

JustwinAU - email me. I'm a paying customer.

Denny - what does it mean if you are Scotch/Irish/English/German/Norman/Native American? That's what I am. Maybe now you understand me better.

Scottie B - be safe.

Crudup - I miss you.

JAY G TATE - keep stickin' it to the man. FIGHT THE POWER!!

9:14 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Phreddie, let me know if you're going down tomorrow. maybe we can grab a bite.

9:25 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Cutcliff and Fulmer were on the same page offensively. Cut was never overly dynamic except when he had Manning.

UT has pretty much ran the same offense for 20 years. Conservative, running the ball/short passing game to set up the occasional deep ball. UT just always had better coached WR's who could make the deep ball work and stretch the short pass into longer ones.

9:40 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

As any one at UT if Fulmer was hands off with the offense, even when Cut was there.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am heading to Auburn tonight to watch the basketball game. Can anyone tell me where to park with the football game going on tomorrow?

9:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Print out a handicap hanging tag on your color printer and park in a handicapped spot.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

eddie, thanks, now it appears someone gets it. We will obviously win this game.

As for Tennessee's offense, it is historically similar to us in the conservative sense. I expect us to finally open up the playbook against Georgia and give them some things to think about. We shall no longer just hand off to the tailback from the I-formation. We will occasionally hand off to the fullback. There is no way Georgia could anticipate this coming.

10:00 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Their offense wasn't very conservative against us. They were doing crazy things like throwing the ball into the stands on 3rd and 1. God bless that UT offense.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Anonymous,
You won't be able to park in the coliseum parking lot but should be able to park in the lots across the street.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

For your Friday listening enjoyment.

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10:06 AM  
Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Kristina,

How early do the shuttles from KMart start running?

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to everyone who responded about the BBall parking.

10:10 AM  
Blogger michael said...

That's why we're here, Tim. Your parking needs.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Shuttles usually start 4 hours before gametime.

10:15 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Where is the tailgate?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Ignore Michael, anonymous, we are here to discuss all Auburn questions. Including, which coach has the best facial hair...

10:16 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

We are in front of the old foy. My husband said people were already out at 6:30 this morning marking spots. Hope we get our usual spot or I'm gonna be teed. Can't go up there until lunch time tho. Nothing fancy tho so if you stop by don't expect much ;-)

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone else pumped about BBall season? I think we could be decent this year and make a run to get to the tournament.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I am going to reserve my basketball judgement until after I see them tonight as I'm praying everyone stays healthy this year. I didn't get to the exhibition game, but it sounds like there may deifinitely be some bright spots.

10:26 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

EDDIE, IF WE'RE UP LATE IN THE GAME I WANT TO SEE YOU ON THE HD BOARD DOING THE DANCE. CRANK THAT!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I do think we need to come up with a unique game plan for the last two games. I have come up with two unique plans that could shake things up.

For the UGA game, we could have more people signaling in the plays. I am thinking we could possibly use the student section for this. With that many people signaling in plays, there is no way UGA could figure out who was giving the correct signal.

As for Bama, I have a more devious scheme. At the end of the second quarter, we play Rammer Jammer and hope that in hearing that, the Bama players assume the game is over and don't show up for the second half.

You see, there is plenty that can be done to give us a shot to win. The coaches just need to think outside the box.

10:26 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Scottie- I'll be dancing like Verne Lunquist if we are up late.

10:27 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Steve-

Georgia Plan- Play Crank Dat the whole game and wear Black Jerseys.

Alabama- Play the elephant evertime we get a first down.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

If we are up late, I'm going to be trying not to puke.

10:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

kristin, i can't believe you told Tim not to listen to me. That hurt. Now I'm going to throw you under the bus the next time I am talking to myself in the car. That will show you.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think handing off to the tail back on the same play 15-20 times in a row is our best bet tomorrow. There is no way UGA would anticipate this. We would catch them off guard.

Chinese water torture them.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I think we should even tell them first, just to rub it in.

10:51 AM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

Maybe we can simplify our offense even more and run the notre dame box or the wing t. That will show them. I can guarantee they will never expect that. We could also make like a UGA home game for them and play crank dat every time we get 3 yrds kind of like UT with rocky top.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I'm looking for furniture and I have money. Who's got something for me?

At this point, I can't invite all the Hotties over because we will all have to sit in the same chair.

11:06 AM  
Blogger michael said...

A good host would allow hotties to sit in his prized chair while he sat on the floor. Just saying.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Sorry, Michael. No offense intended, of course. I ALWAYS listen to you so shouldn't that count for something?

11:18 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

OK. So I just got back from getting provisions (including the Official HOTTIE beverage of choice) at the Dean Road Kroger who had the AU Marching band cd going like they do every home game weekend.

It occurred to me that I am going to be excited and have fun no matter what happens with the game. I enjoy Game Day in Auburn so much that I am just going to savor the last one of the year cause it's gonna be a looooong time til next fall. And I would rather have a losing football team than no football team at all.

WAR EAGLE EVERYONE!!!!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Good point Michael, and there is PLENTY of room on the floor. I guess the Hotties could take turns sitting in my chair.

11:25 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Kristina- Good post. I agree completely. Long time till next September.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Good post Kristina...

Hope your team gets their last win of the regular season tomorrow.... :-)

11:37 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

fsj- How you been. We want to see a picture of you with your habotn shirt on when you get it.

11:39 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I am SIKED about the game..it will be the only game I got to go to this year so maybe something special will happen with wartigers prescence at Jordan Hare..ya think?

11:53 AM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Eddie:

Been fine...Once I get my HABOTN shirt I'm going to post a pic of the gun show for the ladies..... eheheheh

11:54 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

War Tiger- If we win, we will sponsor the bama trip as will FSJ.

FSJ- Lets see bb gun show.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Best post of the day, Kristina!

War Eagle!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm not sure whose voice that is, but I don't like it.

12:22 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

kristina....that's exactly how I feel and I will be having a good time tomorrow no matter what happens......

12:23 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Monica ... you can hear voices on this thing? All this time, I thought it was just me.

12:29 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

thanks eddie..heard it was gonna be cold and windy. what kinda crowd is expected??

12:32 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Well, the rain seems to be getting here more slowly than they thought. So there may be some showers still lingering in the morning. Should be gone by game time tho with only a 10% chance at kickoff.

The temperature will drop after the rain moves through leaving mostly cloudy skies and a high of about 55 degrees with the wind from the west northwest at 15 mph.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Is it too late to throw my name in for a t-shirt?

12:45 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

fsj, i can make you a baby tee or a tank top if you REALLY want to show off those guns. :)

12:48 PM  
Blogger coosa said...

Lots of good ideas posted since I was here earlier. Some of them a bit wild; I like to stay grounded in reality myself when making suggestions and predictions on AU football.

Looked at the weather forecast and it looks great for tomorrow - cold with a 25mph NW wind. That wind will wreck havoc on Stafford's accurate passes. And since we can't throw any accurate passes, it will have no effect on us. Actually, it might help us. If the pass is thrown so that it wouldn't get to the receiver, as most of our passes are, then there is the chance that the wind blows it to the receiver. So we will have a chance to complete deep passes while GA has no chance at all. Of course, in order to complete a deep pass that means one of our receivers would have to catch it; might be harder to figure out how that can happen.

12:52 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Solid Coosa.

Wartiger- I expect a decent crowd for Auburn, but I expect it to be the least attended Auburn/Georgia game that I have ever seen.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Phred - You're never alone.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

That's what I mean ... I always have the voices to keep me company. :-)

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Blogging now. Should have something up soon.

1:31 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I tingle with anticipation

1:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have that effect on a lot of people.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Did you find tickets, Phred?

1:38 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

not yet

1:46 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Headin' over to watch Auburn Highschool play tonight.

1:46 PM  

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