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11.20.2008

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Hey everyone. Thanks the the hard-core hoops HOTTIES for following along last night. I think that coverage plan works ... updates every four game minutes or so. If the team falls off the cliff, though, you'll lose interest and I'll stop doing in-game updates.

My guess is this team ends up decent. So those of you who like basketball will have at least some peripheral interest.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TODAY: Tuberville and these pre-selected players are (allegedly) available today:
QB Kodi Burns
LB Josh Bynes
DT Zach Clayton
DB Zac Etheridge
DT Sen’Derricks Marks
TE Gabe McKenzie
WR Rod Smith

We got 5-of-8 on Tuesday, so I expect only a few of these players to show. My goal is to write something about Gabe McKenzie for Friday's editions.

I'll do a video around 2:30 and I'll be posting anything newsworthy as we progress.

62 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Sensible said...

Sounds good, Jay G. As long as you don't interview the latest Bear Bryant biographer like the whole world at WMSP is doing today, I'll be right here. Otherwise, I'm going back to hiding in the AUB cave.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

The next book from West Vance Press, "Greatest Day Ever: When a Tubucular, Hacking, Wheezing Bear Bryant Hocked One Up On Me in Line at the Citgo" by Joe Bob McKenzie

9:16 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

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9:18 AM  
Anonymous klaus_flouride said...

Not another Bear Bryant book! I liken these biographies like the endless number of "slasher" movies at the movie rental places. If you make a slasher movie (or Bryant biography) you know you will make X amount of dollars--so they keep on churning them out.

I'm working on my own Bryant book: Bear Bryant: Man of Fashion--A Retrospective Of Sideline Wardrobe Worn By The Legendary Coach

9:24 AM  
Blogger Michael4AU said...

What's the word on Mercer? Are they any good or is that a game we should have won last night? Hopefully they rebound against GW.

9:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

My personal favorite is "Bear Bryant: The Cocaine Years." Sheds a new light on some stuff.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Didn't he have a sling with Jan Terri around that time?

9:47 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

sling = fling

9:47 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

I personally like this Bear Bryant Book, "The Hundred Dollar Handshake: How to Influence and Win Recruits" by Bear Bryant.

9:48 AM  
Blogger eddie4au said...

Michael4au- Mercer beat Alabama and have a good player in Florence. Even as much as we were out rebounded last night, we still had the shot to win. Mercer is a decent team.

9:49 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I think he was the main architect of Jan Terri's famous hairdo. She had more of a punk style, and cuddly old Bear turned it into a poof style. Things ended badly though, and she wrote the song "Losing You," and as they say, the rest is history.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I can't listen to Longshore anymore...all he talks about is golf and gambling with the occasional cheap shot at AU

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I do realize that comment had nothing to do with the previous comments

10:05 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I don't know Basketball very well and won't comment. Nice reporting JG. Kudos to the Hotties that know it and are interested.

We have a new arena on the way, hopefully we can win and get folks fired up.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Awaiting this year's Iron Bowl stinks. For years now I didn't even get excited about the Iron Bowl because I felt certain we would win. Now I am not excited for the opposite reason. I guess there are some people you just can't satisfy.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Seeker,

As you spoke the truth, your statement has value. Thus, it is always appropriate to post no matter what the original post is.

There is reason why there are always several people publishing Bear Bryant stories. The reason is that there is a never ending supply of mouth breathing morons that have the intelligence barely equaling that of a mollusk, but they apparently have cash to spend.

10:18 AM  
Blogger tigersrule! said...

Will the new arena help us rebound better or shoot freethrows?

10:20 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I do wish Lebo would do more to promote the program. He needs to be shameless about having promotions. That was what was so good about Sonny. If you have a product, you need to really push it.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tigersrule ... great idea.

10:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wow!

Someone named "Hoopie" isn't big into basketball. Whoda thunk it?

10:26 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Jay G.

I know that Dick Fick is no longer among the living. But maybe if Jeff Lebo started behaving like the late coach from Morehead, he could get a cult following going that come just for the show.

10:30 AM  
Blogger coosa said...

DC - Caught your comment last night about Lebo never recruiting players with sound fundamentals, like you would see at Butler. I remember watching a Butler game last year and asking my uncle, who played BB at Ga Tech, how many of those players would have gone to AU if given a chance. His answer - all of them. Probably not true, but I'm sure some of them would.

Why does Lebo continue to recruit nothing but athletic players who seemingly know nothing about the fundamentals of BB? Why can't he teach them to shoot free throws? There is no reason that anyone with halfway decent hand-eye coordination should shoot under 80% if taught proper fundamentals.

I guess what I'm asking, is why doesn't Lebo recruit any players who play the game the way he did himself? He was as sound fundamentally as any guard you would see, yet none of his players are like that at all.

I'm very frustrated at seeing him put the same type team on the court each year and know they have little chance of accomplishing anything.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

When you are not in shape - you can't hit free throws at the end of the game.

When you are afraid to bump - you can't get rebounds.

Those are both easily fixed.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

RK...it's a nickname earned while at AU for an escapade involving hoop cheese that shouldn't be discussed in mixed company.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I am hearing the line will be in the 13-14 point variety come Monday. What do you think?

10:53 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

anyone attending the game in Tuscaloosa?

10:54 AM  
Blogger Steve from Columbia said...

Ah, Sonny Smith, one of my favorite Auburn coaches. Why? Because of something he said just before he left. It was something like this. When Pat Dye got to Auburn they bought him a huge house. When I got to Auburn they bought me a mobile home and told me not to bother taking the wheels off.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Hoopie ...

Why couldn't you just be a basketball fan instead?

10:56 AM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

I love Sonny!

We wouldn't get outrebounded if Sonny were coaching.

Of course, half the team might be in rehab or jail.

Hmmm.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

Can you ask the defense guys what wrestling move they would plan on Bama DL Cody if he was in at Fullback as planned? I would think something off the top rope would minimoze his size.
(its a valid question)

11:00 AM  
Blogger Just Win AU said...

I'll be there Mark! Will you?

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We actually got Bynes, Rod Smith, Zac Etheridge and Kodi Burns.

Four out of seven. Not terrible.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous jdinmacon said...

Jay

After observing the bball game last night, what kind of impact do you think the JUCO guys and Sullivan will have on the team this year. It didn't sound like Sullivan had too good of a night shooting.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous nelsodt said...

Jay, I thought it was about time to finally post, I have been an avid reader of HABOTN for the last 4 months. Probably should even study more at Tulane and less reading of HABOTN and the Hotties, but down here in the land of LSU, its nice to have a beacon of light from time to time. I am glad to see that the coverage will be continuing on both the men's and women's basketball teams. They both have been undergoing a lot of rebuilding in the past couple of seasons, and it's good to see that they are finally coming around.

12:56 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

how does media relations snag 4 out of 7 players? do the media request certain guys and Meredith Jenkins (Media Relations) see what she can do? i didn't know if the guys were required to or they could just blow it off if they don't really 'feel' like it.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Not sure that the men are coming around, but it's an interesting idea overall.

1:18 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

nice of you to join us nelsodt.

'war eagle' from knoxville to new orleans!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

now THAT's some good bumper music

1:27 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Josh Moon if you see this please turn up the volume of your callers. Thank you. :-)

1:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Meredith is long gone. She's a highly paid administrator now.

I really have no idea why our success rate with players has dropped. I was at 99% for eight years, dropped to 95% last year and now we're down in the 70s.

I guess it's just getting tight around here.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Scottie ...

Could you help ol' Jet out and go to Ye Olde for me and have a filet and shrimp with the woodshed taters?

I'll take the BP climb and cholesterol for you.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet...poof!!!....I'm a basketball fan now!!!

2:04 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Wow, Jet is pretty powerful. Quick, for your next feat, turn the Auburn Tigers into a good football team!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Supersonic Jet is workin' on it.

2:12 PM  
Blogger nelsodt said...

Jet, we don't even have to be a good football team, yet, how about just a win over Bama this year?

2:19 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

the 'ye olde' steakhouse...... good times. i mean, if it's good enough for Todds' 'Taste of the Town' then it's good enough for me. cholesterol be damned!

2:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

the place Todd went to this year, the Seafood and Creole Shack, that place is awesome. Has anyone gone there recently? I haven't been in a couple of years. Back when I went, no one would be there and it smelled like poop if it rained and there were stray cats everywhere. It looked nicer on ESPN, though.

But man, it is some awesome food.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks to Monica and her suggestion to use sendspace.com for our t-shirt order needs ... we're locked and loaded.

I'm waiting on Scottie B. to give us the go-ahead and The Orders Will Begin.

Fo real.

Seriously.

The dream is now.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also, video is slightly delayed.

I'm building it now. Should be up by 3:15 or so.

2:29 PM  
Blogger nolaman123 said...

Your slacking at work is making my slacking at work hard to accomplish. For the love of not being productive, COME ON.










(Please note obvious overtones of sarcasm if they did no BANHAMMER you in the face)

2:34 PM  
Blogger CovingtonTigerFan said...

Scottie, what is this "cholesterol" that you speak of? :)

2:36 PM  
Blogger nelsodt said...

I agree, the Creole Shack was the best kept secret in Auburn. You could go and no one was ever around. I went last year and actually had to wait for a table. It's still the same with the floor sloping away from the kitchen and the stray cats hanging out outside.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Ate said...

Any place where they put a steak on a grill, take it off, drop it in frying oil, then put it back on the grill is fine by Jet.

I've Ye Olde'd it about 10 times or so, and it's absolutely awesome.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Michael Hogan said...

C'mon Scottie. T-shirts.....T-shirts......T-shirts!

2:50 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

JG has the OK for the t-shirt flood to begin! they have officially been ordered. i just need payment and shipping info and Jay will provide a nice little form that can be faxed or mailed to me here at work. yippee! if anyone has any questions feel free to holla.

Jet G. Ate was the one who was worried about my cholesterol Mr. Covington. i'm a pretty good eater. i'll survive. thanks for caring.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

What do you think the turn out of Auburn fans will be at the Iron Bowl? I think it will like last years Bama fans at our place. Last year the bama fans were scarce and not very enthusiastic, they came in with "0" expectations and many of them expected to lose so they werent that upset when the left. I think thats a good comparison.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous patdyeswildturkey said...

Jay,

To hell with basketball, I doubt many fans can name more than one player on the team. Whats up with baseball? I hope we turn things around, The USA team player from Grissom, will hopefully have a great year for us, plus we need major pitching help. Does Greg Olsen or Tim Hudson have eligibility left?

3:02 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I'll promise to diligently follow AU men's and women's basketball the entire season if we beat Bama.

I won't however, bash the team or coach...of course that's no surprise to anyone.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Rutt-row. Sounds like the t-shirt situation is ON.

3:07 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

oh, it is SO on!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Video is UP.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I will not make the game next week. Unfortunately, I will be in Montgomery.
I look forward to the contest, though as I said, I thought our chances for a win were much greater against UGA.

3:50 PM  

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