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2.08.2009

Auburn def. Alabama, 81-54

Hey everyone. Welcome to Coleman Coliseum. We (were) live blogging the game.

HABOTN Player of the Game®

PG Whitney Boddie: 12 points (6-of-8), 12 assists, 0 turnovers in 27 minutes

  • FINAL (media timeout)
    Auburn 81, Alabama 54

  • FOURTH TO @ 3:36, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 78-47. Same ol' stuff. This hasn't been a competitive game since the 15:00 mark of the first half. Auburn's reserves have played better than I expected. (I'm reaching, I know.)

  • THIRD TO @ 7:17, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 70-39. Not close. Auburn has pulled all five starters.

  • SECOND TO @ 11:42, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 60-32. Fortner is just playing around with her lineups now. Parrisha Simmons is in with Smalley at the point. How did Alabama get so bad? I mean, Rick Moody used to win a lot.

  • FIRST TO @ 15:07, 2nd half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 55-32. Same old stuff. Alabama is playing better by virtue of hitting a few shots, but they're still confused in general. Auburn is not.

  • HALFTIME:
    Auburn leads, 47-21. This is ugly. Auburn has twice as many rebounds, four times as many steals and one-quarter as many turnovers. One item of interest for Auburn: Smalley didn't play much during the first half because of foul problems. Had she been available, perhaps the Tigers could have built a more comfortable lead ...

  • FOURTH TO @ 3:45, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 39-21. Nell Fortner, in an unusual move, has subbed in several reserves. They're still finding their way. I'm talking about Reneisha Hobbs, Morgan Jennings and Chantel Hilliard.

  • THIRD TO @ 7:56, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 32-16. Yep, that's a 10-0 run for the visitors. Alabama is not a good team. Weird passes, slow-to-react defense, no sense of purpose on the offensive end. Auburn is eating them up.

  • SECOND TO @ 11:24, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 22-16. Just to give you an idea of how confused (confusing?) Alabama is ... they just let Bonner miss a three, get her own rebound and drive in for an uncontested layup. As you can imagine, that took a while. Nobody was paying attention.

  • FIRST TO @ 15:28, 1st half (media timeout)
    Auburn leads, 11-9. Alabama doesn't have an offensive plan that I can detect. They made a few nice defensive plays so far. Auburn is working hard -- just not hitting a lot of shots left.

  • Your Auburn Starters
    PG -- Whitney Boddie
    SG -- Alli Smalley
    SF -- Sherell Hobbs
    F -- DeWanna Bonner
    F/C -- Trevesha Jackson

170 Comments:

Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Uno

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Lady Tigers!

2:07 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

It's a good day to beat Bama. But then, any win in any sport over Bama is good

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict Nell and the Ladies bring the funk to the Bammerettes this afternoon!

2:13 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Go TIGERS!!!

I hope Gov. Jet doesn't notice the orange unis.

2:17 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

This on TV somewhere?

2:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't think it's on TV.

2:23 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

the SCar / Ole Miss women's game seems to be much more important (cough, cough)

2:27 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Jay GT- I'm ok with UA-T's confusing plan of attack... or non-attack defense

2:29 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

In hoops, it's not such a big deal because we've changed uniforms 80 times in the past 12 years.

Which I hate.

Orange jerseys in football are an abomination before the Lord.

2:30 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Jay GT - it looks like the UA-T women's team, which has lost a bazillion of their last bazillion +1 conference games, can still draw crowds equivalent to AU men's team.

Or are those mostly AU fans in the seats?

2:32 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The orange unis in bball may not be an abomination, but they are hideous.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jet.

Can we please get past this orange junk?

I want a blue-out next season.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the estimated attendance, Jay G.?

2:35 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I can see why this isn't on TV. Sure, some people like watching train wrecks, but there has to be some more competitive games going on. This one is basically the fly and the fly swatter.

2:35 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Jay GT - binge eating is a good thing for AU women to be doing today.

2:37 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

So, orange unis don't work? How about Tiger stripes? Orange and blue tiger stripes would definitely get some attention. A sort of Cinncinatti bengals them would prove very interesting. Oh sure, they would be ugly, but you got to admit, we would get some chatter on ESPN.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Attendance: 1,000 or so.

That includes Wifey and Daughter.

2:50 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Ugly?!?
Jay GT - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

2:55 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I just hope the AU team can play better in the 2nd half. We don't want them to let up for a nanosecond.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Jay I think Smalley picked up a couple of fouls and with the way the game is going Nell wanted to give some playing time to the youngsters.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Brandon -- right on.

Matt Crouch, the team's fine publicist, says Smalley is ready to go in the second half.

3:01 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Werkin em'. I smell a number 1 seed

3:06 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Sensi ... saw you last night in the vastly overrated "Assassins" with Antonio Banderas and that red-headed chick.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question for you all.

Do you consider a person who did not attend a particular institution a "side walk fan"?

If so, do/should sidewalk fans received the same amount of respect as, for lack of a better term, "alum fans"?

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet, the only redeeming parts of Assassins are Julianne Moore and a couple of the shoot out scenes. At some point, even Stallone had to ask the director, what's the point of all of this?

3:09 PM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Sidewalk fans are fine, but I hate the sidewalk fans that insult alumni or another institution while claiming one they did not attend. That's where I draw the line.

I.E. a former supervisor is an Alabama fan because he grew up one. Attended the Naval academy yet claims Bama like he's an alum and goes after us Auburn alum and our school. Not acceptable.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Gnome ... I had a rare moment of clarity on that subject a few months ago, but I can't find it in the archives.

The Jet Notes version ...

UAT Wal-Mart alumni -- knuckle-draggin', illerate, delusional, boil on the butt of humanity, tax consumers

Auburn "sidewalk" alumni -- salt of the earth, God-fearin', passionate, patriotic, pillars of their communities, taxpayers

3:25 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Gov. Jet - I really like it when you're humorous and truthful at the same time.

3:33 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Let's hope the bench can pick up where the starters left off. GO TIGERS!!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

*illiterate

But thank you, Tar Heel, PhD., in HABOTNy

3:35 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Come on, TIGERS!!!

We've got to beat FSJ's 30 point spread ;-)

3:47 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Bama could at least make beating them fun. This is just pitiful.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's a wrap from Coleman:

Auburn 81, Alabama 54.

3:50 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Did we press at the end?

3:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

At least one team got 7!

3:52 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Great win AU TIGERS!!!

And FSJ can be content that UA-T covered his 30 point spread.

3:53 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Nell should ahve them run stadium stairs for letting back into the game.

3:56 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

She should do it in Coleman Col. right after the tens of fans leave.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I guess Nell had minus-26 and over-134.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Slow day and a drama-free AU Women's win. That's an offseason Sunday for ya.

4:09 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Good to see that the Lady Tigers managed to eek out a win today.


I'm not used to this heat... playing golf today took a lot out of me... I'm pooped!

4:20 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Screw offseason!

4:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

"Philip Lutzenkirchen is 9.5.09."

nice status

4:46 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

cold and rainy out here (cold = 60 degrees for a high). no golf for me. snow in the mountains, so i know a lot of folks will be calling in sick and go skiing.

5:01 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I don't have any issue with so called sidewalk fans. I have a bigger issue with fans that seem to feel they won the games. I watch Auburn football because I like to watch the games. I love Auburn because of the Auburn Creed and the sportsmanship that Auburn represents. I have never played in an Auburn football game.

5:02 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

By the way, it doesn't matter if you attended the university or not. If you didn't play on the team, your a sidewalk alum.

5:03 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

WOOWHEEE! Go Lady Tigers! Should we start buying our tickets to the tournament?!
It was supposed to be on the radio in the gump but I could not find it...had to look for updates on the ESPN crawl
It's a good day when Bama loses twice! Waar EAgle!

5:08 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Steve, not all of us can be as objective as you

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Alright, peeps. I am headed home.

A very nice performance from Nell Fortner and the Fightin' Fortners.

Rebound margin was 51-29.

Thanks for reading on this slow Sunday.

5:17 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

peace out, jgt. be safe.

5:23 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Afternoon everybody. Gov. Jet, your response to the Gnome is classic even in the Jet Notes version. I'd love to see the full text.

Personally, gatiger never attended a class at AU main, though I attended more than my fair share of classes at AUM as I did not subscribe to the 4 year plan before I got my degree. So there's my painful admission before you all.

The fans of any school that really seem to bother me are those that not only never attended said college but I strongly suspect they probably didn't graduate from their local high school. You just can't reason with some people and those are a perfect example in my experience. On the times of late when I've submitted to the torture that is the PF show; those oxygen thief Bama fans who call in claiming to be fans since birth because daddy was I also suspect that not only did they never attend a college course anywhere but that these type of fan have never set foot on the campus even for a game. You know who they are, you just know it with every fiber of your being.

It's a dirty little secret that AU has a share of this type of fan too but I truly believe that the share is quite small by comparison. In my 4 years living in the state of Georgia, I've decided that I detest UGA fans just a hair less than I detest UAT fans.

Just some random thoughts by gatiger on the question above from Gnome. So that's it. Carry on. Nothing left to see here. Show's over folks.

5:35 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

People should really reconsider having open bars at Professional conferences...
I just got a call from my drunk wife...

5:36 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

nice work. at least we can beat the tide in roundball this season.

i'm hoping to see the ladies to well in the tournaments. bring us home a trophy or two. :)

5:53 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

what happens at conferences, stays at conferences. (until it doesn't)

5:55 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Not sure I get the whole problem with being a "sidewalk" fan. Maybe it's because like gatiger I "only" went to AUM.

Why do you care why a person supports a particular school or not? Do we not have the same purpose in seeing our school be the best it can be?

6:12 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Oh and the above comment was not directed to anyone in particular....

Guess I should have said "I don't get why anyone cares why someone supports a particular school or not."

6:18 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I, like a few of you, did not attend AU... not even AUM. I am just as big of an Auburn fan as the rest of you, though. I do like the Auburn Creed, and it is part of why I am a fan of the University and what it stands for.
Neither of my parents attended AU either. My uncle is the only person in our family to have attended/graduated from AU. (My wife is currently in her 2nd semester of a 1 year program at AU, but will not earn a degree.) I have, however, spent my entire life supporting and cheering for Auburn. I have attended games and such for years. I do at least know where the campus is.

My only problem with sidewalk fans/alums/whatever you want to call 'em... are the ones who are obnoxious, condescending fans who have never even been to a game or set foot on campus. They spew forth reasons of why they are a fan that haven't been relevant since before they were born.

6:29 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

My thoughts on the sidewalk fan thing..

I'm fortunate enough to have attended Alabama. However, someone that didn't attend Alabama (or Auburn) pays the same taxes that I do. These taxes support both institutions. In my opinion, these fine folks can love or hate whoever they want...whenever they want.

6:33 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I guess you could say I was a sidewalk fan until I finished high school and went to Auburn. I haven't noticed any difference since. I love AU and hate UA-T with the same passion as before.

6:35 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

Well, seeing as we are doing the personal admissions thing, I thought I might reveal some of my history. Yes, I have something in my past that is much more embarrassing than any of this. Was I in jail? No. Did I beat my wife? No. It is something much more embarrassing than that. I got my degree from the Univeristy of Alabama in Huntsville. If that isn't bad enough, it gets worse. I use to work for the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

I am glad to have finally gotten that off my chest. Maybe I should have just beat my kids or something. It would have been much less embarrasssing.

6:54 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

FSJ - in case you weren't aware, not all of your posts have to make such perfect sense.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only recently heard the term "sidewalk alum". I think of "bandwagon fan", when I hear the term. Folks that go to a lot of effort, like doing internet research to know the team or buy tickets are not bandwagon/sidewalk fans.

Folks that "root" for a team b/c it is the popular thing to do and don't really follow or support the team otherwise seem to deserve those monikers.

My wife tells the story of when she moved to Alabama from Australia during her 9th grade. She was immediately asked "who do you go for?" She was informed that you MUST root for one team or the other. I guess that atttude automatically causes sidewalk fans.

7:08 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Hope this evening finds all well. I grew up a Miss St fan, my dad's an alum. I was living in AL so it made sense to go to school there. I visited both AU and UA with no feelings one way or the other prior. The UA visit was fine. The AU visit was supernatural. The easiest and best decision of my life.

War Friggin' Eagle!!!!

7:13 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

By the way, I'm a Mercer alum...

7:21 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

Well, I am a dedicated fan. If you listened to Jim Fyffe on the radio while watching a completely different game on TV, you are officially an Auburn fan.

7:39 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

On the lighter side, I think I must be turning gay. Big Love comes on in 20 minutes and I am excited about watching it.

7:41 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

I guess I would be considered a "sidewalk fan" as well. I attended AUM, but I was born and raised wearing orange and blue, however, this was also my choice to stay loyal to AU whether I went there or not. I was accepted to AU, but due to certain circumstances I stayed here at AUM.

I do agree that some of the worst fans, regardless of favored team, are the ones that have never even been to a game or are just a fan because it's the "cool" thing to do. I will say that in my experience, these type of people usually favor the state university.

7:47 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Congrats to the Lady Tigers for the can they opened on the bammers.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

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7:57 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Seems like confession hour, so here goes. High-school graduate only, some courses at community college, never graduated. I will always regret not attending AU, I still wonder what it must be like. And I have to say, honestly, I have felt like less of an AU fan than someone who graduated there. Don't know if I should or not, but sometimes it just hits you that you never experienced going to school for the team you cheer for. Thanks for listening, sorry to ramble on..

8:15 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I started at Auburn ... then transferred to AUM to readjust my attitude.

As it turned out, I got a full-time job and never returned to Auburn. My degree says Auburn ... and that's where my heart is and will forever be.

Auburn is big enough for all of us.

UAT is like Calcutta. It's nasty and overcrowded.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Head coach Mark Richt has added the title of “running game coordinator” to offensive line coach Stacy Searels.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Since we are confessing on this Sunday night, I also graduated from UAH. I was born in Montgomery and have been an AU fan all of my life, which is a long time! I have been a season ticket holder for years, and I've put A LOT of miles on my truck to support my Tigers.

8:32 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Evening, Hotties!

As the weekend winds down, conversations seem to follow. As for the sidewalk fan... I'm going with FSJ on this one with the exception that I graduated from Auburn.

I was mouthing off one day in a store about Bama when a lovely woman said, "Aren't we fortunate to have two wonderful schools in our state?" I was taught manners by someone who had not been to either school.

8:34 PM  
Blogger mrdude said...

Has anyone heard of any progress towards filling the last two coaching spots? If there's no credible information, would someone be willing to start a rumor? Now that recruiting season is over, I need something to keep me busy until the A-day game.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Anyone read the scarbinski article today about tony franklin?

Found it interesting that tony said willis was an outsider on tubs staff and wouldve been on genes too. Wonder what that means?

8:49 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Alan ...

I take it to mean that Willis was not a BBQ Bunch guy, so he was an outsider to the Tubs crew, and to Chizik, Willis was the holdover Chiz felt like he ultimately needed to retain.

That's how you become a double outsider -- even as an alum. It's the tough side of coaching.

9:10 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Alan,
I would assume that if Willis was considered an outsider on Tubs staff it owuld be because he was not part of the original crew that came from Ole Miss w/Tubs. Willis was hired in 03 (I think). As for being and outsider on Chizik's staff... might be because he would have been the only holdover from the previous coach's staff...

9:12 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

crap, now I sound like I was just copying Jet... maybe I shouldn't take so long typing next time....
dang sneezing fit got in the way...

9:12 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

D Miller = Plagiarist

9:14 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

That article on Tony Franklin was very interesting. Thanks for pointing it out. He doesn't seem as bitter as he once did. It is also really surprising to see that we were 5-2 with Franklin. It was after Franklin left that the season really turned into a disaster.

If the rumors I hear are ture, Tuberville was justified in getting rid of Franklin, but I still wonder how the season would have turned out if Franklin would have remained.

I know many believe Franklin isn't a good coach. I am not of that opinion. Just like there is team chemistry, there is staff chemistry. In this case, the chemistry caused an explosion. It doesn't necessarily mean there was a specific ingredient to blame. It just means that it was a bad combination.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

It was combination of a gas leak and a hand grenade with the pin pulled.

9:16 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

I really think a lot of what went on was because of Tuberville's lack of offensive knowledge. He knew he needed a change, but I am not so sure he understood the magnitude of the change he was signing up for. The is likely his and Franklin's fault.

There were indications early in the season that they weren't on the same page. Tuberville kept saying we would still be a running team. Franklin would say we were going to pass to set up the run.

I do think Malzahn presents an offense that is similar to Franklin's, but hopefully we will have the chemistry on the offensive coaching staff. I also hope they will continue to let Ziemba eat donuts.

9:21 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

How many of you go to the gym for early morning (before work) workouts?
Is it that difficult to get started? How long before it becomes easy to get up that early?

9:23 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

I am very glad we aren't opening the season with West Virginia. We don't need to open the season with a roaring thud. Hopefully Louisiana Tech will be a good tune up.

9:24 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

Miller, like you I am trying to get back into going to the gym. I am not really an early morning person, but I know at one time I loved going to the gym early and often. If you can make it a couple of weeks it really gets easier.

My philosophy is always to set my goals low. I try to do 30 minutes on the treadmill every day, no matter what. I don't care how fast I go on the treadmill. It really doesn't matter. The more you do it, the faster you will go. You inevitably want to get more in.

9:27 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

My only problem with treadmills... I have shin splints and I can't do treadmills... I have to do the bike things instead...
But, it serves the same purpose (i think) in the 30 minutes of cardio...

9:28 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

DMiller ... From Jan 08 until mid June 08 I was a 5-day, 5 a.m. guy ... until I got a staph infection ... I go 2-3 days a week at 5 now ... need to get back to 5 ...

My advice ... find a partner ... it works better that way. My wife went with me, but she hurt her hip and hasn't returned. I'll be there in the morning ... or Tuesday.

9:29 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

I wonder if were gonna get a large crowd to A-day...

9:31 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

what gym you use jet?

9:31 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

I did it without a partner, but I found reading while on the treadmill worked well for me. I am not what you would call an athlete. I do what I can do and not one bit more. If I find myself thinking of stopping early, I just slow down a little. If I get bored, I speed it up a bit. Typically I also try to speed it up as much as I can during the last five minutes, but it depends on how I feel.

Getting sick is what got me out of going to the gym regularly and I am trying to convince myself to go back. I went Saturday, but not today. At one point I would go in as many as 5 times in a day and it felt great.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Anytime Fitness .. Bruno's shopping center on Chantilly ... good gym ... low key.

9:33 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

With the way that everything has worked out in terms of coaches and recruiting, do any of you think that Chizik is a temporary solution until a major candidate becomes available or is he the solution if things go well?

9:33 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

Speaking of crowds, I think we could have doubled the crowd at the womens game today if all of the hotties had just showed up. 1000 is pretty darn bad when one of the top 10 teams in the nation is playing. I wish I could have been there to see the beating.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't run on treadmills either.

It's a hip thing for me.

I run up and down the court to get my running in. Dribble, shoot, dribble, shoot. Over and over. Just as good as running; perhaps better.

9:35 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Bryce Brown is visiting Tennessee Febuary 13th =/

9:37 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Jet,
Tried that Thai place near anytime fitness and thought it was great. You ever been there?

I'm a Y's Up Somerset guy myself.

9:37 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

Prowler, that is an excellent question. My guess is that Chizik will only be a long time solution if he is able to stablize his staff, namely Malzahn. If the OC, Luper, and Troop stick with him, he could be around for a while. I think this staff has potential, but there is a very good chance Malzahn will come up looking like a genius and be off to a head coaching position.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I'm not a Thai guy ... but I hear it is very good for those who like Thai.

I enjoy the treadmill and the elliptical.

Ready for the warmer weather to get back on the road and build back up.

Jay G's workout plan of dribbling and shooting wouldn't work for me ... I shoot the ball like an AU player at the free throw line with the game on the line.

9:40 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Hey if any of yall are down around orange beach our Creole menu starts tomorrow at Cosmos. We worked hard on it and the Turtle and Veal soup i made today is off the damn hook. Creole menu runs for two weeks and is worth a lil drive, promise ya. Sorry for the shameless plug but everyone should know it's there for enjoying. WAR EAGLE!

9:40 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

I think that the key to going to the gym is just picking something that works for you.

As for the elliptical, it can be rough. The stair stepper kills me. If you want to convince yourself you are a big wuss, try it.

9:44 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

that's my type of excercise Jay G.... I'd much rather get a pick up game than jog in place on a treadmill...

I ran across some old photos of me in college yesterday... ok, old... <10 years ago... it's embarassing, I was so little then it looked like I was on drugs.... or something like that

9:45 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Love Cosmos. Lived in orange beach for 5 years until coming back to the gump and absolutely loved eating there. Cosmos always had good looking hostesses and waitresses circa 2005 to 2007. Liked the sushi there also.

9:47 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Prowler,
IF things go well, why would you change?
If things don't go well, then he'll be a temp.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

I says chizik's fate, like all coaches, is in his own hands.

9:49 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I do not exercise at all, except for the spoon curls getting the ice cream from the carton to the bowl (passed on ice cream tonight for homemade apple pie and homemade chocolate cake-both from scratch, of course, the former by Mrs THT and the latter by Miss THT). I just find exercise way to boring. What I need is a laptop that can only be powered by pedaling.

As for Thai, we don't go anywhere without trying to locate a Thai restaurant. YUM!

9:51 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

If there was a convenient roller hockey rink/league for old farts, I'd be "exercising" every day. Except I'd call it playing.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

BIN ... since I've been eating badly lately ...

I'll have the turtle soup, a caesar, the redfish, and beignets.

9:53 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Steve, I agree with you. I know that things don't always work out like you think they will, but I really think Malzahn will be great as well as Trooper and Luper.

As JG has said many times before, alot of these guys are right on the cusp of being sought for head coaching jobs and other high positions. If everything goes well they will be in high demand and it could be difficult to find comparable replacements. Not exactly a horrible situation to be in, but possible nonetheless.

9:54 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

D.Miller, if things go well I wouldn't change, but we've all seen stranger things happen. I just know quite a few people that were under the impression that this was going to be a temporary thing regardless. I just hope that the powers that be don't screw a good thing up...if it turns out being good, that is.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

I could see gus tearing it up and taking off with trooper being the next oc. Getting way ahead of myself there, but that's how I hope it plays out.

9:59 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

It's all on the menu. Blackened redfish over dirty rice (the dirty rice will make you whoop somebody). Shrimp Creole over smoked gouda grits, too. Turtle soup will be my breakfast in the morning. Topped with a boiled egg and some cream sherry. Wish i could blawg it at work, maybe i'll take some pics or something.

10:00 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Jet- How are the crowds at Anytime Fitness. I've thought about joining Planet Fitness, but everytime I drive by it looks like everyone and their grandma is there...kinda understandable for $10/month.

10:06 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I'm gonna have to see me a lil "tearin up" before i worry bout any coaches leaving. Can't wait to see what he puts on the field, though. I believe in CGM and have set the bar high for my expectations.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Prowler ... I think it's perfect at 5am ... a small crowd ... not huge ... not empty ... 1 or 2 Auburn fans in the mix.

10:11 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Bin- menu sounds great. That and today's weather makes me wish I was down there to give it a try!

10:14 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Prowler... I have been a member of Planet Fitness... it does get crowded at peak times... I don't know what it is like at pre-work times...


what's the prices over at Anytime, Jet?

10:15 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I pay for 2 of us ... and it's 50 a month, I think. I'm not sure for one ... it's a 24/7 place, which is good.

I'm a fan.

10:17 PM  
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10:18 PM  
Blogger shesaid said...

I was fortunate enough to be at the women's game today and let me just say that there were more AU fans there than UAT. Those ladies put a hurtin on the Tide that I thoroughly enjoyed. And Jay, I met your wife! I saw her before tipoff. She had a HABOTN shirt on so I naturally had to say hi. Keep doing what you're doing on here. It's appreciated. War Eagle!

10:20 PM  
Blogger TheProwler said...

Anytime we put a whoopin' on UAT it's enjoyable...i like it alot.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Bin - wish I could make it down for the debut of your Creole menu. Have fun!

Steve - How did you like Big Love tonight?

10:28 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Monica ...

Mrs. Jet was raving about it in the next room.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I agree with Mrs. Jet. It was quite delicious.

10:44 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Not to hijack a question, but Big Love is consistently awesome. I say before it is over, Nikki takes Roman down. Love the future number 4. Sorry for the intrusion Monica and Steve. Jet, keep mrs. jet company and enjoy the best show on TV.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Mrs. Jet won't let the Brother Husbands watch it. We have our chores.

10:46 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

So that explains the multiple jet listings. And all this time I assumed you had split personalities.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You're absolutely right, depressed and hijacking is always welcome. It really is the best writing in television. A very close second is Mad Men on AMC.

I LOVE the 4th wife candidate. I thought Niki and the DA were going to engage in some flirting. Was I just imagining the tension between them?

10:54 PM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

No, they're all me. The other guys don't talk at all. In fact, they've gone to bed ... And I'm heading that way.

Good night, Hottites.

10:55 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Does Nosa Eguae have speed to be an LB because he is 6 foot 3 235 lbs...sounds like a big ol' LB to me...

10:56 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica, with Nikki involved I can't tell if it was flirting or simply how far she would go to help Roman. What about the relationship between Sarah and Ben? That one has me a little worried. Is it just close brother-sister love or something ...else?

11:03 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Let's hire us some coaches...

11:53 PM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

Big Love was fantastic. I am beginning to really like Nikki and the look on Roman's face after he took the tumble was priceless.

For a while there I thought Nikki might decide to testify against Roman, but I was wanting Roman out of jail anyway. Somehow Roman needs to get Albert sent to jail for some serious man lovin.

2:55 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Good Morning all. I get my first chance to serve Jury Duty today. Should be a boring day.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Good luck, Eddie.

I was on a jury six years ago, and it was a pain, but Mrs. Jet had it worse. She was sequestered for about 10 days on murder trial.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Jet. I'm hoping that it's only a one day thing, but with my luck it will be longer. I need to head to Monica country later this week and would hate for my civic duty to get in the way :)!

6:28 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Why am I hearing Dick Vitale comment on A-Rod? Why am I hearing him comment on anything other than basketball?

6:31 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

jhag,
Good question...
Maybe short term, for this season to provide depth at SLB... but I doubt he would be there long term.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

I am convinced Pam Ward and Dick Vitale will provide the wall to wall television coverage for eternity in hell.

6:57 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Jet, where does F-Bomb fit into your equation...? Just curious.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Oh, he's definitely got a radio show ... on WHEL-AM.

7:00 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

On the gym question, I found that keeping a rigid schedule is important at least at first until you're in the habit. I'm on an commuter train so my schedule is pretty much set and I don't vary it. I ride in in my sweats and the gym is at work. I get in 30-40 minutes and shower there. It's a great way to get the day started.

I like the elliptical for aerobics. There's almost no impact and you get some upper body movement. I've also recently started with a rowing machine. I do 2 days a week with weights (1 upper, 1 lower). Vary your routine in gym, not the time you go.

I would think it would be harder to get started doing 3 days a week than going everyday. It would be easier to put off if it's not an everyday thing.

7:06 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

For anyone that's serious about getting into shape and wants to start strength training:

stronglifts.com

Go hear and download this guy's e-book. Very simple and very effective way to get into strength training and start real weight loss.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

NoVa's comments regarding the elliptical, the routine of going, the varying of exercises couldn't be more dead on correct.

Unless he had Saban's head on a stick next to him while he went through his exercise program.

7:17 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Thanks for the link Sean. My weight routine is getting kinda stale so I'll see what he has to say.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Whoops, realized I pulled a Bammer and put "hear" when I meant "here." How embarassing.

NoVa, you're welcome.

7:37 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

On the gym question, gatiger has been setting the clock for either 4:30 or 5:00 for quite some time now for the sole purpose of getting up and doing the morning run. As much as I hate it, the early morning is really the only time of day that works with my schedule considering a 2 year old in the house. I've also learned that if you're going to run many, many miles on a treadmill that you should spend more then $1,000 for it and apparently $650 is not quite sufficient. So, on the really cold days I do come to the office gym and get my running done here and shower afterwards. On nice days, I'll run at home then ride the bicycle into the office and shower. After all this time of running, I still don't like it. I don't like it when I'm about to start it and I don't like it while I'm doing it. But, when I'm finished I'm always glad I did it.

So, I guess my point is that you just have to force yourself to make the committment and stick with it. You'll be glad you did. Eventually.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

GA, I've tried to do the treadmill thing and as a former track guy I have no aversion to running in general, but man the treadmill is the devil. I admire your perseverance.

7:48 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

Wow, I'm surrounded by exercise fanatics. I sure wish I was one, but alas, I have no self-discipline in that regard. If I hate it, I'm just not going to do it. And I do not like exercise done just for that purpose.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

THT, I enjoy playing two sports, Tennis and basketball. So I justify weightlifting by telling myself if I reach my goalsm I will be better at both sports. Therefore I'm encouraged by my uber competitive nature to be in the gym. I love it when I trick myself.

8:04 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Seanz - I dislike running period, and I really dislike it on the treadmill. But, there are some days (such as last week) where the weather is just too uncooperative in my opinion so treadmill is my fallback. This week will be nice, so I'll get 100% of the running done outside. I didn't mind the treadmill too much during football season since it was located in my cave with a clear line to the big screen. This week should be a good one to allow me to run outside and bike into work at least 3 days with the long run on Saturday on the local Greenway.

8:06 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

You're my hero GaTiger. I wouldn't dare get on a bike in the Metro Atlanta area. Not even for money.

8:08 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I enjoy football, roller hockey, and skiing. Unfortunately, those are not the typical sports played in this area. When I lived near Atlanta there was a roller hockey rink near us for about a year and that was a blast. That was also 14 years ago :-(
I'm sure I'd enjoy the occasional ski trip or summer vacation hike more if I'd get in shape first, but so far I've survived... knock on wood.

8:10 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

I saw a bumper sticker on a minvan...
"I'll share the road when you pedal 45 mph"

8:11 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Hammer, meet Nail

8:13 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The DC area is great for biking. Time and weather are the killers here. I'd love to get more of my exercise on the bike but it would be too irregular if I tried to use it for my primary activity.

THT, it really is worth it. I have so much more energy since I started working out regularly. You'll feel much better and once you start you'll find it hard to stop.

8:14 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

So what, I guess we're officially on coach watch between AU basketball games?

8:22 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Seanz - I'll be your hero but I will not be your huckleberry. My ride to and from work really isn't that bad. It's less than 6 miles for one thing. For another, I typically leave so early in the morning (5:30 or so) that I have very little traffic to bother me. I'm only on a stretch of about 1.5 miles in the afternoon that has any traffic to speak of so if it's really bad then I'll be a scofflaw and ride on the sidewalk since that stretch does not have a bike lane.

Now, if I weren't living in a norteastern suburb of ATL, I probably wouldn't consider riding the bike. Even though it did make a tremendous difference last summer. Instead of paying $4+ per gallon to fill up a Tahoe a few times a month, I reduced that to maybe 1 fillup every 5 weeks.

8:23 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

yes I remember the $4 gas very well, I also remember when there wasn't any gas...I made a conscious decision to move within a mile of my place of employment when I moved to Atlanta and I was breathing easy that whole time.

8:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Is it football season yet?

9:18 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Tyrik Rollison's fb status....

"Tyrik Rollison is going to qualify...no doubt"

9:27 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

What a coincidence ...

Turbo Prop has on his FB status: " Tyrik Rollison is going to qualify ... no doubt"

9:46 AM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

My drive to work is nearly a mile, but to avoid the commute I usually work from home. Some day I hope to move closer to work and lesson the strain.

9:47 AM  
Blogger §teve L²P said...

Just read where Neil Caudle is a Junior, not a Senior. For some reason I had it in my head he was a senior. He should get some looks at QB.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Just remember Steve, it's been 5 years since he's played any significant time on the football field -- as a junior at Spain Park.

9:55 AM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger (JaySr) said...

SteveFC- that's too funny. less than a mile = strain...LOL

Jet, Re: Turbo Prop's FB status. Does that imply he has faith in Tyrik, or that he has been appointed Tyrik's "body double" for qualifying tests?

9:58 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread up.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Tar Heel (aka Dr. HABOTN) ... Turbo is a "standardized test consultant." The body double part will be difficult as he is 5-5, 130.

10:07 AM  

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