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11.12.2008

Blackmon update

Hey everyone. Just spoke with Tuberville about this alleged situation involving Tray Blackmon.

The coach said he hasn't spoken with Blackmon in a few days, but wasn't aware of any major career-changing decisions involving the injured linebacker. Blackmon is out for the season after undergoing wrist surgery last month.

Rumors began to swirl when Blackmon, who has one year of eligibilty remaining, wasn't spotted on the Auburn sideline last weekend.

"It's up to him," Tuberville said. "As far as I know, he's going to be here."

ALSO OF NOTE: Blackmon has family commitments that could prompt him to consider some form of professional football or other employment options. If that happens, Tuberville might not be the first guy on Blackmon's call list. I'm working to talk directly with Blackmon ...

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Blogger eddie4au said...

I wouldn't be surprised either way. This is almost the same statement that was made regardig Chaz Ramsey.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come every "rumor" that comes about Auburn tuberville knows nothing about? Ramsey, Blackmon, etc.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JMO, but who cares. He has never lived up to his potential as a football player. Joshua Bynes is a stud. Let Tray go where he may. War Eagle.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Both of those situations involve players who had future-related choices to make. I mean, I don't have involved conversations with my boss when other newspapers offer me jobs.

I tell him I'm talking with the other newspaper and I'll get back with him. Then I make a decision. We don't have briefings.

So, to me, Tuberville's lack of knowledge isn't surprising at all.

12:27 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It is weird how Tub never seems to know about any of these types of rumors.

If he goes it should have been a huge loss, but he's just never been healthy/in school/out of the doghouse enough to make too much of an impact.

If he's gone, I wish him the best in his family situation.

12:28 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

Let the rumors start "JGT is leaving the Advertiser".....here we go....

12:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Let's get that one started around the time of my annual review next time!

(It's Aug 10.)

12:30 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

I think Josh Bynes is doing a fantastic job. If Blackmon is gone, good luck to him.

12:33 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I posted this on the last thread:

I have heard something that made a little sense to me. It was that all of our injuries is due to a lack of conditioning for the player on the strength coaches part..I am sure this has come up already but I would be interested to get the HOTTIES thoughts on the subject. Who is AU's strength coach?

12:41 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So can we start surveying the Hotties for Gut Feelings on Blackmon returning?

12:45 PM  
Blogger FrontRim said...

I am putting that date on my calendar for next year!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I wonder if the Little Dime Bag of Hate shouldn't have been converted to a strong safety.

Just too fragile for LB ... particularly in the middle.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

Maybe Tray Blackmon was cut after the satellite radio merger. He got let go with Dana Dane along with Old School Rap. No, seriously I have noticed we havent heard a peep out of him since his injury. If Tray wants to go pro he needs to look up last years FSU LB, cant recall his name. Same size, build, and pros and cons. He got drafted not sure where or what he is doing. But he was the spitting image of Tray.

12:46 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I can understand needing money for family, but the dollar value would surely be significantly higher if he could prove that he could play outside linebacker and show some pass coverage skills.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Funny on the Roundtable here in the "ham", they are auctioning off some stuff for Todd Jones' auction (I think to help Pell City schools) and the Tuberville autographed AU helmet brought $500, I think. The Saban autographed Bama helmet is at $1500 with 10 minutes left. Amazing...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I have no problem with Tuberville not knowing about this. Blackmon (and Ramsey applied here too) is not a factor in this season anymore and CTT has enough to worry about without chasing down injured players to see if they will be returning next season.

He probably operates under the assumption that they will be back and he will address the situation when they have made an actual decision as opposed to running down rumors.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Roundtable bumper music getting better and better.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

J-W-A ...

all I've got to say is ... what a bunch of cheap Bammers.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Kristina, Tubs may not care - he may not be back himself. :)

12:52 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Players come and go. I just hate to see the ones that have unrealistic expectations of where they will be drafted. It was common place while I was at Auburn to see players after their senior year get nice expensive cars provided to them by agents and their head is filled with all these expectations, then after draft day, they don't get drafted and their rides and hopes get taken away.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Just win, that is why I said he had enough to worry about ;-)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Geno Hayes was the guys name, he is playing special teams in the NFL for the Bucs, he went 6th round. So thats where Tray would go in my opinion. Hard hitter against the run, smaller frame, weak against the pass.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

HOTTIE shout-out on roundtable
Monica get ready

1:01 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

All right Douga- Nice of you to acknowledge us.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

I may have just experienced the most interesting lunch ever today! Y'all should be jealous. Beats the heck out of throwing folks under the bus on the roundtable.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Fake Steve Jobs said...

I may have just experienced the most interesting lunch ever today! Y'all should be jealous. Beats the heck out of throwing folks under the bus on the roundtable.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Ever notice how you've never seen Jay and Tray together at the same time?

Maybe they're one and the same ... he has so much time on his hands to blog and kibbitz with the HOTTIES because he's not playing football.

Talks like an insider on Tray and TT.

Hmmm.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

FSJ, do you care to elaborate?

1:03 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

Crap.. Double post. Dang iPhone

1:04 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Bumper music is much better, I agree Mon.

1:06 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I would like to know FSJ.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

Kevin Yoxall is the S&C coach at AU and by all accounts is one of the best in the SEC if not the country.

Sometimes the injury bug just bites. It's all about luck, IMO. No amount of conditioning will stop a lineman from rolling your ankle, or breaking a hand.

Blackmon has NFL level talent, IMO, and has been our best LB against the run when he's been healthy. I hope he stays around, but I imagine his plan was to have a big junior year and go to the NFL anyways. Now that we're sucking and he's hurt, the situation has changed, but I'm sure his goal remains the same. Good luck to him, I wished he'd stayed healthy and out of trouble in his 3 years here, but he'll wind up mauling people in the NFL on special teams next year and if he stays healthy he'll probably be a decent LB.

1:07 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Jet - I have a hard time thinking Tray kibbitz. Now plotzing and having an gnosh maybe, but I don't think he's a kibbitzer

1:08 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

What are these "other blogs and websites" I keep hearing Doug/Josh and other mention? There are no others. I'm confused.

No doubt, Kristina. I'm loving the music.

Faker - You're holding out on us. Don't tease us like that.

Wartiger - There was a big ole discussion about conditioning a week or so ago. So, if you don't get a lot of response it may be because nobody wants to risk getting me started again! lol I promise not to. Carry on. :-)

1:10 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Kib-BLITZER, maybe?

1:11 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Jet, I think that Saban autographed helmet brought $1550. INSANE!!!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

LOL!!!! It was a lunch and learn session on Cost Transformation Metrics.... Stimulating stuff to be sure.. :-(

Bet you are jealous now! I wanted to scream.

1:12 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Kib Blitzer ... very nice!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Good LOWERED I am so dang tired of people saying Texas Tech can't score on an SEC defense. My appreciation for and defense of the SEC has grown HUGE since I moved out of the south, but for Pete's Sake don't suffer from SEC Homeritis, Chronic, Sever.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I would thought a 10 percent tithe of all year income would have been the required minimum buy-in for the helmet that Saban touched.

Of course, maybe it was.

1:14 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

no big deal mon..was just wondering if conditioning is a problem for AU? thanks for responding though..

1:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

(I would say yes and I would be in the minority. The end.)

:-)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Faker - You should have screamed. I know I would have.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous tigerfan44 said...

Is it just human nature to trash players when they don't pan out.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Whenever Doug starts talking like that I hear the Mission Impossible theme music in my head.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Jay, on the rumor that you are leaving the Advertiser, all I can say is "What rumor". That it was a fact.

Seriously though, your analogy to your job and a 21 year old football player is not accurate. These guys are the ultimate responsibility of the head coach. That is not say he has cutting edge info like the HABOTN does; but, he ought to at least be asking us for 411.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous FSJ said...

I was so flustered, I took the name of Nick Saban in vain....

1:20 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Jet, someone probably just gave away their entire savings for that signed helmet.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

J-W-A ...

Don't worry the gubbment will bail 'em out!

1:21 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

JWA- Not their life savings, just their kids junior college fund.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Good one Eddie...

1:23 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Earnhardt T-shirt fund

1:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mark - I think it speaks to how dispensable these kids are. I know lots of people go on and on about how the players are pampered, but a serious injury and they are dropped like a hot potato. I’ve watched it happen at more than one school.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Faker - Invoking Saban's name is not a good idea. That's enough to ruin a...well you get the picture.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

oops, sorry about that figure on the helmet Jet and Eddie, it is up to $1800, it has not ended yet.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ummm Kristina - what was that last music?

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Great Caesar's Ghost said...

Hot Rumors! Get 'Em Here!

Jay G. Tate is going to work for ESPN-The Magazine and the Assistant Lifestyles Editor.

Phillip Marshall will be hired by Auburn to do...what he's always done - prop them up when they look stupid.

Tray Blackmon is going to make the jump to the Arena Football League as a reserve fullback.

Obviously, this is a joke. We all need a laugh from time to time.

War Eagle!

1:33 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

That Bama helmet will look great mounted next to a deer.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Yeah not sure about that one, Mon

1:35 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

and the '92 championship banner which is just over the genuine replica houndstooth hat

1:38 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

The progression of a player:

HS Stud- All fans geeked to try and find out where the kid is going.

HS Stud Commits- Euphoria among the masses at the school he chooses. Heisman trophies and all american awards are handed out.

Freshman- Better make the field or he maybe overrated.

Sophmore- Junior- If he starts, then why not All-American, or should be considered. If he doesn't start, he is a bust.If he goes pro after Junior and it doesn't seem logical in the fan base minds- Blast him and say that he is not needed and will be replaced.

Senior- Kid loves the school and is a great person. Hope he gets drafted.

That seems to be the progression I see among fans.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous mr. sensilble's blackberry said...

Add this to Eddie's progression.

If starts as Frosh or Soph - fan base says team has no depth or senior leadership. It's the HC's fault because he can't recruit - run the HC!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I've got some good news and bad news, son. The bad news is that I've sold the rights to your plasma. The good news is that we've got Saban's signature on the helmet. It's like touchin' the hem of the garment, boy.

1:45 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Could I just touch the helmet daddy?!?

1:46 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

All day long on Rivals they are saying that the team is comming unwravelled from within. Bryan Mathews is even acknowledging that the team has issues with Leadership and that all the bad things are now taken their tole and seaping thru to the outsiders.

If this is the case, then we have problems. That is exactly what it was like on the 98 team and if it is the case, then I do not believe that we will play very well these next two games.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Rivals = Toxic

1:49 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

If he goes, he goes. He hasn't done anything since he's been at AU, what makes you think that would change in 09?

He should've stayed at 200 and played SS. I don't think his body is built for the punishment he wants to dish out. wde

1:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I don't think my email is working. Will somebody email me at monica_wareagle@yahoo.com ?

Thanks

1:50 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

If the kids lucky he may get it in the will.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

Eddie, I have a feeling these next two games are going to be UGLY! I do not drink but I think I may have to be intoxicated on Saturday to get through it.

1:52 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

YOu have mail monica.

The only reason I brought it up is that Bryan Mathews actually took the time to respond. He usually doesn't respond.

Apparently people have some football players on facebook and they are posting some very telling things on their facebook page.

Jay, are you getting the same sense.

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Why would they play him at safety when he has zero skills at pass coverage

1:55 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I got it Monica.

1:56 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I guess I'm just going to put my orange and blue glasses on and go to the game. I don't care what they say, I believe it will be a close game even if all logic says otherwise.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thanks very much, Eddie and Tom.

That doesn't sound good, Eddie. Not shocking, but doesn't sound good.

1:57 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

eddie-
At least it's not to the point of wearing a bag on your head

1:58 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Paper bag chaffes my neck. Not trying that one again.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

LMAO @ The ending of Roundtable!

2:01 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

My internet connection cut out Monica, what did they say.

2:02 PM  
Blogger KJtiger said...

eddie could you post some of that info. You could protect the names. But something has got to be wrong on this team.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

They just lost all their callers at the same time. It was time to end anyway tho so I'm not sure how they would have gotten to another caller.

2:04 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i'm really getting sick of this thing called WORK getting in the way of my HABOTN time. grrrr...

if this team really is unraveling at the seams it may not be pretty the next 2 games. sure hope not.

2:06 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

You wanted it, here you go. PUT PLEASE DO NOT START THE NEGATIVE TALKING. Sorry, that was my General Surgeon's warning.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"here are some "status updates" for some au football players on facebook. i am blanking out their names though. anyways, their words ring truer than any of ours..."

_________ is thinkings that if the situation is right...IM OUT!!!

_________ gonna put me before yall, some might call it self-centered, i calll it being smart!!

_________ is its hard to get the puzzle when you working with have a jigsaw.

_________ is ???

_________ feels like hes in the twilight zone or something.

_________ is like...Well....i guess its back to the drawing board....humm.

_________ is felling very textual..lol Tristan is now open for questions that don't concern AU Football.

_________ says don't ask me nothing about AU football.. I will not answer.

_________ is trying to escape, but bs is everywhere

2:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I passed along my information on Blackmon to Bag via voicemail. Did he discuss that on the air? Or maybe discuss the blog entry?

Tray can't play safety in the NFL. Remember why he can't play weak-side linebacker in college? He doesn't handle pass coverage very well. Even he admits that.

Can't play safety like that.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Mark, I disagree. Tuberville shouldn't get involved in Blackmon's personal decisions. If he comes to Tuberville and wants his thoughts, fine, but I wouldn't want the coach putting pressure on him and I certainly don't think it should become a media topic.

2:08 PM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

By the way, names were later mentioned and I am not putting them on here.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I agree that it shouldn't become a media topic, per se, but I just want to get hot information on the HABOTN ... even if it's periperhal or tertiary in the grand scheme of things.

How's that for a run-on sentence?

2:10 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

tertiary...good word Jay

2:13 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

I hope the notes are more the exception than the rule about how the players feel right now. But I almost can't blame them, it seems like they haven't been on the same page since they started playing. Now it seems to be taking it's toll on the Defense too

2:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay, Yes they talked about your Blackmon on Roundtable.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I hope other people are hearing Shane hang himself on Finebaum.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

RE: Facebook status - wow...
:-(

2:18 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Finebaum is the Jerry Springer of the sports talk universe.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Blackmon has had some good games while at Auburn. The Florida game last year was great. But there haven't been many of them. I really can't see him trying to go pro.

I do think Marks is a likely candidate to go pro.

Coleman might also consider it, but he hasn't had the outstanding season that would make it likely.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also ... thanks for registering jet g. ate.

Welcome to the HABOTN family.

2:19 PM  
Blogger the biscuitator said...

Wow if Blackmon decides to go pro it will be very premature and cost him Millions of dollars potentially. I am not sure what his "Family Commitments" are but I would hope for HIS sake that he is patient enough to reach his full potential which will require him staying at AU his last eligible year. I do wish him the best however in what ever he decides

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Isn't Coleman leading the SEC in sacks

2:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Finebaum has excellent sources for good info sprinkled among the entertainment.

2:20 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Hey Monica, got your email back. All is well.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Joshua said...

Tubs appears to have lost the pulse of this team. Tubs, in the past at least, appeared in control of this program. I fear that this may be the first telling sign of the end of Tub's era. May be just a few upset kids, but some of the comments are a little concerning.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thanks for the help, Mr. Tommy!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I've felt like I was at home all along.

Ready for the next chapter.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Good story out of Lexington today about Mike Leach. He used to coach at Kentucky.

John Clay taught me in college.

2:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I am friends with a player who graduated in '05, and he thinks Tubs should be gone. I don't exactly agree with him and his reasoning, but it is troubling. You haven't exactly seen a group of ex-players take out an ad in the newspaper Fulmer style defending Tubs. Of course, that didn't exactly help fulmer a whole lot in the end, but still.

2:41 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Seriously ...Leach at UT?!? Like I've said about all the other guys that have been thrown out for all the openings. Why would these guys (Davis, Leach, etc) leave their successful programs to a spot they'd have to retrain and rebuild to their systems. Pretty cool story though. does this also mean he was at UK after Franklin?

2:42 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

Michael-
What was his reasoning?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Eddie, these facebook comments posted on rivals by people who are friends with au football players?

Other than the ones that specifically mention AU, how do we know they aren't talking about girlfriends or classes or something else?

I'm not in denial about the state of AU football. It's a mess.

But I don't wanna give any credit to people who take advantage of their "friends" status on facebook and post it on a message board so they can get some attention there has having an inside track.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

Mike Leach seems like a really cool dude, I could see why kids would want to play for him.

I'm with the writer though, I don't think he will be in Lubbock after this year. Crabtree and Harrell both gone as well.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay - Great Leach story. Greg has told me that Waffle House story and one about Aliens. Leach is a trip. A wicked smart, trip.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Do we now call the Texas Tech offense the ... Scattered, Smothered and Covered

2:50 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet, Jet, Jet.

You're just a treasure.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Mmmmmmmm...hash browns

2:50 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

None of this football stuff will matter anymore once left for dead comes out. I have played the demo and have decided it is the GREATEST GAME EVER! I couldn't get over how much it really scared the crap out of me. Any gamers on here need to check it out.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous jrmax said...

Blackmon's not going anywhere. He is busy working on his degree.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That's good news. JRMAX.

2:52 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Jet, i think that description describes our offense, particularly the receivers, more than it does Texas Techs.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Double cheeseburger and double hash browns -- the 3 a.m. goal line stand from years gone by.

Have mercy.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Do you all remember how my LG flat-screen TV quit on me back in September?

LG approved the repair ... but now the repair shop says LG isn't honoring the warranty.

So I'm on the horn with LG -- angry about the BackSpin situation -- and lettin' them have it. Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham News is a legend for taking aggressive action in similar situations.

I'm ready to BALL IT UP.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

(I'm applying lessons Goldberg taught me.)

2:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't know, I am scared he will read this and get mad at me because it is pretty specific arguments. Basically, he felt Tuberville wasn't interested in being a national power, thus he never would be one. Only emphasized winning the SEC, said non-conference games didn't matter. My argument is win the SEC and the rest will take care of itself. I am more of the cliche "One game at a time," guy, some are more, "Let's set the goal of winning the national championship." I don't know that it makes a difference one way or the other on how you approach it, tomato-tomah-to. But that was the gist of it. I think the guy also somewhat resented the CEO approach and how he wasn't really involved in the gameplanning at all. But to me, workers are always gonna resent the CEO, because in everyone's mind, they are going to think they are the only ones around doing real work. Tubs does other important stuff, I am sure.

Man, I am giving away Scoop. Put in Slusher!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous barkley for govenor said...

They're making a joke of Brad Lester's comments on College Football Live.

2:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

that last post was a response to seeker earlier by the way

2:55 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Go get 'em Jay. GRRRRRRRRR

2:55 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

No, ours is the Retch, Hurl and Barf.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jay! This is a primo video opportunity! Don't deny us.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tired of waiting on the phone, I'm now arguing via a live chat.

This is more fun.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Mr. Tate, we want you to know that you are a valued LG customer. Your satisfaction means a great deal to us ...

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

What does he do while others are game planning and actually coaching? Golden Flake commercials?

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

... that's why it pains me to let you know that while you paid for your product with your hard-earned money, we will not honor our guarantee to you do to legal concerns.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

... however, because you are a valued customer, I have been given authority to give you this 5 percent off coupon on your next purchase from LG. Have a great day.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Live Chat customer service is one of the very best inventions ever.

3:02 PM  
Blogger the biscuitator said...

Jay that really sucks. I have an LG in the Bedroom and what you are saying makes me quite nervous

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

TT does suduko puzzles during staff meetings ... he's stepped into the intermediate zone this fall!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We're not finished, but I already can tell this will be a non-issue in less than 5 minutes ...

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Once I told her I was a newspaper reporter and I have every name, number and date associated with this endeavor, she became quite helpful.

3:05 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Jay, that tv really doesn't mean anything unless your are playing left for dead on it. Just some perspective for ya.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My homies at the newspaper want me to dive into Left 4 Dead next week. I may. Don't tell Wifey.

3:06 PM  
Blogger michael said...

ha - did you threaten to put an anti-LG blurb in the next Auburn piece you do? "Auburn's offense has been about as inept as LG's customer service."

3:07 PM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

Haven't read the whole thread, but I am really HAPPY with the Sirius/XM merger. I got an email today telling me that I finally get Margaritaville Radio on XM.

Unfortunately, none of the new stations are showing up on MY XM radio. Is anybody else picking up the new stations, like Margaritaville (XM 55) on their XM radio?

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

JGT

Mutually Assured Destruction: you use your bomb, I use mine. You talk to my wifey, I talk to yours.

OR detente'.

We don't talk to each other's wifey.

OK?

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm surprised, Tenn Tiger, because all I've heard today is "We want to welcome our friends from XM ..."

3:10 PM  
Blogger tennessee tiger said...

Also -- I read alot but don't post much. I am heading to the Vet School at UT-Knoxville for a late meeting with oncology.

They think my golden retreiver, Molly, has osteosarcoma (bone cancer), but couldn't find it when they pulled cells out with a needle today. I guess they will recommend a bone biopsy next.

Anyway, I've been really depressed since all this started in the last week. I hope you will pray for Molly. Not all Dawgs are bad.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I choose -- don't talk to each other's wifey.

Unless your wifey is a pre-existing homie. That would be the exception.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sorry to hear that about your doggie.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Tenn Tiger ... those Dawgs are the best. Chin up. And prayers sent.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

She's no homie.

She thinks foozeball is the debil.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

If I were wifey, I would get a detailed listing of all of your texts from Blogspot once a week.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

awww TennTiger - My doggies are my babies. You're in my thoughts.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Nothing to see ... just AU football rants ... and the other family I have in Ohio.

Just kidding. About Auburn, I mean Ohio.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

OK. We're good to go with LG.

****

Valerie: I spoke with Jack and got their claim number. Apparently the claim was rejected because there was some incorrect information entered.

Valerie: I contacted my warranty department and got the correct information.

Valerie: I gave that to Jack who will submit another claim.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

JGT, Yeah, right.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I haven't had time to read everybody's comments, but I will say that I hope things work out well for Blackmon. He has to do what's best for him. He's a good guy with a lot on the line. Family first.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Dude at the shop said alls good.

I have the chat transcript. Homegirl acknowledged that the warranty is in tact and this isn't my problem.

I mean, "Jack's" chances of getting money from me in the first place was less than 1%.

3:22 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

JG, did you really pull the 'reporter' card on her? if so, that's pretty ausome.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous jrmax said...

Jay can there be a new coach without major assistance from CNB? If not, I think the chance of CTT being a goner went down dramatically today.

3:25 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

tennessee tiger,

prayers from here sent. my dogs are my babies too. that's horrible. let us know what happens.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Cobra_Commander said...

Fake Steve,

I want your honest opinion on Shane from Finebaum.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I wasn't trying to pull a card ... just letting her know that I track everything.

What happened with CNB?

3:28 PM  
Anonymous jrmax said...

Closed at $1.76

3:28 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Down to 1.75 per share.

I think the coaches' buyout is banked in Tigers Unlimited ... the issue is the going forward, and I think there's a plan for that.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I mean, really, the difference between 1.76 and 2.25 ... miniscule.

And Lowder probably doesn't have THAT big of a personal interest in CNB. Right?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Card-pullin' media elite!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous jrmax said...

7.5 million shares. But I'm thinking he has more important things to do than coach search.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Surely.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

He also has 51 percent ownership of Auburn University Football, LLC.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Oil down below $60/barrel now.

It was $140/barrel in July.

Wholesale gas now $1.40.

Sorry about your luck, oil companies.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

JGT ... the difference in 1.76 and 2.25 to BL is about $3.75 million.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Actually, wholesale gas has dropped this week. Now trading at $1.24/gallon. Crude down to $55.65/barrel.

jet: That's half of Tuberville's buyout!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Again, I think the buyout has been banked ... as for going forward, I don't know.

But to me, that makes Boom more likely ... he'll come cheaper than Butch, etc.

And he fits their profile.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

lmao @ "card pullin media elite"

3:54 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Jay - not sure if you saw this but maybe it will make you feel better.

Three electronics manufacturers—LG Display, Sharp and Chunghwa Picture Tubes—have agreed to plead guilty and pay a combined $585 million in criminal fines for conspiring to fix the prices of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

LG will pay $400 million of the fines, which is the second-highest fine ever imposed by the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, the DOJ said.

3:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What's Lorenzo Diamond up to nowadays? I'll bet he would make a good coach. Let's get him.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Aub52 said...

For the Shame, I mean Shane on Feinbaum questions, Shane continues to spew the stupidity that increases the price of the Saban signed helmet because of the fact that "THE BEAR IS BACK". I guess that not only Hindus believe in reincarnation.

3:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

wow... not sure if I agree with those hefty fines. Why not do away with fines for companies until the economy is uncollapsed?

3:56 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

They are foreign companies. Might help us. We need the money.

3:58 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Got to put it to the auto industry now.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Fines are mean. That was clearly just a misunderstanding.

3:58 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

And Jay's warranty.

3:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

foreign shmoriegn. We are a one world economy nowadays. Our gov't doesn't need more money.

3:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think we should fire Tuberville and then fine him 6 million for losing so many games this year.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

we are the world
we are the children
we are the ones who make a brighter day

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Michael, our government certainly needs more money!

How else will it buy off/bail out every industry/company/interest group known to man?

4:00 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Seeker, which one of our safety's have pass coverage skills?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Michael I'm sick of telling you how funny you are.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Michael:

That's BRILLIANT!!!!!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

How about fire Tuberville, make him work at Waffle House (since he does have a food service background) and serve never-ending hash browns to all of us until we barf?

Really, can't you see him wearing that folding paper hat and wearing a name tag that says "Tubs?"

4:05 PM  
Blogger michael said...

He would be an incredibly popular waffle house worker with the customers. I can see some of his employees being annoyed that he always delegates hash brown duties, though. "That's what we hired Betty for. That's her area of expertise," he would say.

And in an ironic twist, Waffle House loving new Auburn coach Mike Leach may be his most regular customer.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

But maybe he would go back to his roots and when someone ordered scrambled eggs, he'd go Riverboat Gambler on them and give them sunny side up.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

Jay G,

Have you had a chance to look at the email I sent that had Joe Scarborough dropping th f bomb?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Personally, I think Jay should offer a new HABOTN service. Have Jay call customer support for you. For $39.95 he will play the reporter card and solve all your problems.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Can we assign the money to the buyout/fund to hire new coach?

4:10 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Now, that ain't bad. After the first $39.95 we will only need another $5,999,960.05.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Aub52 said...

I hate to be the only one of the "Aubs", thanks to Longshore for the title, with a modicum of belief in the fact that Tubs has yet to have his "big win" this year and the only one that can truly be big is the unseating of the Bamers from their perch. Could AU really send Tubs packing if he climed to 7 in a row? If Tubs truly wants to "stay in Auburn", then this is his only focus for now. Maybe my love of the program, and hatred of the bama nation is my only glimmer of hope, but I will take that win in a heartbeat.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Somebody's goin' to haf to go back and get a @#$% load of $39.95s!

4:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...

the riverboat gambler serving sunny side up would be akin to doing that fake field goal LSU copied last year and got all the credit for. Pretty similar, just a different way to do eggs.

But sometimes being a gambler can bite ya. Like someone would ask for grits, and instead Tommy pours coke all over the customer's head. That would be like the time we had damon duvall try to run for a first down on a fake punt from out own 10 yard line on 4th and 25.

Either way, it would be good to see the ole gambler back!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Aub52, I don't think we have lost all hope. It just seems like a long shot at the moment.

As for Tuberville leaving, I wish I had his problem. I can see it now "Oh no, I am fired, pay me beotch". I am quite sure he won't suffer.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Aub52 said...

I cannot help but believe that the buyout was negotiated about the time that Franklin was asked to "not come back"

4:18 PM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

I really don't think Tuberville will be gone. If next season is like this season, he is a goner, but I don't think it will happen this year.

Also, the next time we give a coach such a larger buyout, could we add something like as long as he has a winning season or something like that?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

TT probably has no reason to "negotiate" unless there are other things in play that have not been revealed.

Mr. 52 ... Optimism left me when we played putridly vs. Arkansas, then folded up vs. WVU.

The bottom line we are playing perhaps the two best teams on our schedule, and our signature win was over ... anyone. No one.

I have no hope. There, I said it.

4:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I will be shocked if we don't win these next two games by a good amount of points.

4:23 PM  
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