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2.26.2009

Best of the teleconferences, 2/26

THURSDAY MID-DAY
Post No. 1,076

Hey everyone. Nell Fortner and Jeff Lebo just held their teleconferences. I scribbled down a few highlights you may enjoy.

JEFF LEBO
  • Team is 18-10 overall and 7-6 in the SEC
  • Tied with Mississippi State for 2nd in the West
  • Auburn plays at Mississippi State on Saturday night
  • Auburn beat Mississippi State by 15 points last week
  • Saturday's game will be televised on FSN

  • On the team surging of late: "It's nice to be able to play meaningful games at this time of year. They have put themselves in position to do that. I've talked to them about not looking three, four, five games down the road. The only thing you can control is what's up next. You're almost into March. It's exciting for our kids who haven't been in this position before."

  • On rebounding problems: "When the ball goes up, I can't make their arms longer. I can't make them wider. We have to be junkyard dogs."

  • On MSU: "We see ourselves. We can matchup with them better than the other teams that are a little bigger. We're mirror images. The difference is that they shoot the ball more from 3. They're averaging 31 or 32 (three-point attempts) over the last five games. Almost half of their shots come from the three point line. They've committed to playing small. When they put them all in there together, that makes it a hard thing to defend."

  • On why Auburn has been better since the 2-5 league start: ``We've been down in a lot of games. Our kids come back and continue to battle. That's probably maturity. The big key for us is that Tay Waller, at least since the Ole Miss game there, has been offensively a difference-maker out there."


NELL FORTNER
  • Team is 26-2 overall and 11-2 in the SEC
  • Team already has clinched a share of the SEC title
  • A home win against Arkansas on Sunday (2 p.m.) wins the title outright
  • Auburn won by nine points at Arkansas in January

  • On F DeWanna Bonner coming out of high school: "She was already talented. She just needed to add more to the game. She was a layup shooter. She added that mid-range jumper. She added a three-point shot. She added so much to her game. That's what happens in college. She takes a lot of pride in her game."

  • On recruiting PG Whitney Boddie in 2004: "It was lucky for us. She wasn't playing summer ball. She was under the radar. We hit the ground running as soon as we got here. We were just fortunate that it was that kind of year in the Alabama high schools."

  • On F Chantel Hilliard, who was injured last weekend: "She should be ready to play."

  • On Auburn dropping to No. 7 in the AP poll after losing at Vanderbilt last weekend: "Auburn is the new kid on the block. We're not going to get as much respect or benefit of the doubt. We're building that. You keep building your reputation. I understand it. I don't have a problem with it. We just have to keep winning ballgames."


Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

603 Comments:

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Blogger Eddie said...

1

11:54 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Lurking pays off!

11:55 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

tres

11:57 AM  
Blogger michael said...

sdds jkfg g df

12:04 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

so Nell didn't have much to say?

12:05 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

looks like is just let her record do the talking.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

She has more to say now.

12:07 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Well, JGT does title the post "Best of...". I can only conclude that the rest of her comments were outside of the PG-13 realm and therefore completely inappropriate for us.

12:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Nell cusses like a sailor.

12:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

just bustin you there Jay. I figured it was still going on or you hadn't been able to post anything under her photo

12:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

HTML is a cruel maiden at times.

12:11 PM  
Blogger centretiger said...

Jay, does the men's team have a prayer at the NCAA tourney?

12:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Yeah I thought the pollsters were tough on them for losing ybt three on the road against the #19 team.
OK lost to TX AM this week. I will be curious to see where they fall to.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think the men have a prayer, yes.

They have to win at MSU on Saturday. That's a key game.

12:15 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Hey, completely unrelated, what happened to "leftover crack"? Is he going by another name, or has he just disappeared?

12:16 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

IMO they have a chance at the NIT. but short of winning the SEC tourney, no chance of going to the big dance.
RPI is too low, most all wins are at home, SEC is way down this year.
I could be wrong but I think an NIT bid, not gonna play in AU though, would be a nice victory for this team.

12:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

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12:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Leftover Crack was a meteor I think. Better to burn out than to fade away

12:23 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Interesting... Nell writes a letter to the students asking for support from the student section at the game on Sunday. I wonder if Lebo would ever do something like that?
If the conference calls weren't mandated, do you think he'd even do them?

12:27 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Has Monica been around lately. She got the GPS for the car and think now she is lost.

12:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My friends in Auburn say Nell has the girls go to the local schools and give out shirts, etc. after school and mingle with parents as they come to pick the kids up.
A big part of coaching is marketing. Ask the guy in west AL.

12:31 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

No doubt wtc....

A big part of coaching is marketing.

Saban gets it. Your women's BB coach gets it....

12:34 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Bruce Pearl gets it...man I hate that.

12:36 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I think Nell does a very good job of selling the program, and getting the community invested in the program by involving her team in the community.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtc, Monica is at a conference or something in Alexandria this week. She's been posting at night this week.

12:37 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Exactly Wes...

Your example is the best one yet.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

wtc, usually once a week Auburn has athletes from various sports helping with the morning car pools at the kindergarten and elementary schools here. They usually invite the kids and parents to whatever event is going on for them that week. The girl's basketball team passed out tickets a few weeks ago.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nell is doing a fantastic job. I hope she sticks around for a long, long time.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Griff said...

Absolutely on the marketing thing. When I was at AU, Tommy Joe Eagles (may he R.I.P.) went door to door at apartments, dorms, etc., seeking support.

Lebo, and his crazy laser-shooting eyes, irks me.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Oh and no I have never seen the men's basketball team out there helping the kids out of their cars. The football team helped year before last but didn't this past year. I blame Franklin. ;-)

12:45 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Yes...Franklin...

He's such a dumbass.

12:47 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

is it just me or does that pic of Lebo have a 'Saturday Night Fever' flair to it?

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll say it again, Nell is doing a fantastic job.

12:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Time to go market myself.

12:52 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

So...I talked to Mrs. FSJ about my plans for the monster grill last night....She rolled her eyes and said whatever.....

I am taking that as a yes...

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm...are you sure, FSJ?

12:56 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

you better have something picked out for her or you will have that thing brought up in another conversation later

Not that it has ever happened to me.

12:57 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

sounds like a 'yes' to me.

12:59 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

FSJ - you go on and buy that grill. You should also buy Mrs. FSJ a nice tray to place the drinks on to serve you more easily.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of tone did she use when she said, "whatever"? LOL

1:00 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Luv:

She used the same tone she uses when I ask her if the guys and I can go to New Orleans for the weekend....

1:02 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

A "whatever" is a yes in my house...go for it!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, there you have it!

1:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

In my house, "whatever" is "Yes, but you better not do it or else."

1:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

gatiger...

That is a great suggestion...

While I am at it I will also get her a new vacuum cleaner for her birthday...

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FSJ, do you normally go to N.O. when she uses that tone?

1:05 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Luv:

Only if I want to live in silence for the next week.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'm gonna go with a big fat "No" luv. ;-)

1:06 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

JGT, every time I think you have given us more information than we could possibly hope for — i.e. the football coaches yesterday — you top it.

You have single-handedly brought me into Lady Tiger basketball. I have even paid a bit of attention to the men's basketball.

The Auburn Athletic Department should bow when you come into the building.

1:06 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

FSJ, the drink tray (if it's pretty will work). The vacuum has an electric plug so even if you brought home diamonds, they would cancel out.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AUMom, agreed. I pay much more attention to Auburn athletics because of Jay G and this blog.

1:09 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

should have read

(if it's pretty) will work

1:09 PM  
Blogger Michael (Eddie's brother) said...

Thanks for the b-ball update Jay. Don't get me wrong, I get that football always will and should get the most pub on this blog, but given that both b-ball teams are actually relevant this season, let's start giving them even more love, especially with March around the corner.

1:09 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

FSJ - AUMom overruled my next suggestion (it seems there's a hangup with plugin items) which was going to be a blender for Mrs. FSJ to mix and make your beverages before she brings them to you.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

The men are lurking in the suburbs of Relevant, but not there yet.

According to www.nitology.com, we are projected as a No. 6 seed.

I don't know what his more disturbing: that there is a web site called NITology, or that I was looking at it.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

FSJ ...

Candlesticks make a nice gift. Plus, she can use one of them to bash in your skull when she figures out you dropped $5k on a Tuscaloosa sleeping bag.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Now I would only want a vacuum cleaner for a gift if a maid came attached to it...if that's the case then screw diamonds.

1:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i asked for a vacuum cleaner for my last birthday. is that weird?

1:29 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Scottie...


YES

1:30 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

It's also weird that you admitted it here. You're some kind of freak or something.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

I will not sit here and listen to you bad mouth Scottie B, the T-Shirt King of the HOTTIES!

Gentlemen!

1:35 PM  
Blogger wes said...

SB-did a hot french maid come with it?

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

no freak. i was just trying to be frugal. personally, i thought the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser was a fantastic gift! :)

1:37 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Obviously some mid-major AD made the brackets for the WGC-Accenture Match Play ... Tiger, Phil and Vijay are in the same half of the bracket, it appears.

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

thanks Jet. and no, the wifey didn't think highly of the french maid idea. bummer.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Scottie B,

They never do.

1:41 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Yeah, the French Maid idea didn't go over well in the gatiger household either. It seems each of us assumed that the other would be wearing it. Oh the hilarity! It's nothing but comedy hijinx up in here.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

I made a similar suggestion to Mrs. Jet. She suggested I could be the Central American gardener, and she would deport me.

1:56 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Jet,
Are you watching the Match Play?
I can't even follow the scoring online here at work (and it's a pain on the blackberry).

I think I may finally have to test out the world of twitter. Any suggestions folks? Is it worth trying to learn something new? What's a good twitter app for my blackberry?

1:59 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Now there's no sense in that Jet. You and your kind are just taking the jobs that no one else wants to do. As such, you should be entitled to full citizenship rights.

Ha ha! I make myself laugh sometimes even when I'm typing. Sometimes I just think the craziest things.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

I am able to track it ...

Notables:

Phil is up 4 thru 13 over Zach Johnson.

Tiger up 1 thru 3 over Tim Clark

Vijay up 1 thru 7 over Luke Donald.

Camilo Villegas up 3 thru 9 over Miguel Angel Jiminez.

Stricker all squares with Els thru 7

2:02 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

go Braves

2:13 PM  
Blogger AUjunkie said...

hey FSJ what kinda grill you doing??

I built a full outdoor kitchen next to our pool.. I think the wife was drunk when I asked her if I could do it.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

My idea for increasing the attendance at AU basketball games.
---->
dress like the football team.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Exactly, Aubie.

Don't wear orange.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jim in Scranton said...

When the ball goes up, I can't make their arms longer. I can't make them wider. I can't recruit guys with longer arms and wider bodies.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Did somebody say something about a french maid? I'm interested.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for your support, AUMom and Luv and ... everyone!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I asked the french maid to dress like my wife, and my latin american gardner to dress like me.
Half the fun with none of the risk!

2:47 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

I messed up once and gave my wife a waffle maker for v-day once when we were dating I thought it would be nice if I made breakfast with it but it still did not go over well

2:50 PM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

The best gifts we've given for V-Day were this year. I was allowed to go to Auburn for a boy's weekend out. She went to Birmingham with the girls for a weekend of shopping. Marital Bliss.

2:52 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

as far as a vacuum cleaner goes I am safe there bc she works for hoover so she gets herself that

2:52 PM  
Blogger §teve said...

Breaking News: Boston College head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski is still fired. In other news, Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos is still dead.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

My wife is awesome.
For V-Day she arranged a romantic weekend for me, her, and a friend of hers. The friend had told her husband that she was in Birmingham shopping with the girls, while he was on a boys weekend in Auburn.
poor sap.

3:18 PM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Ouch. Well played sir!

3:20 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Jet,
Is Lefty choking again on the back 9?

3:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

AUjunkie....

This is the one that my brother-in-law and I have decided on..

Smoker


Now whether Mrs. FSJ really lets me get this is another story...

3:24 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

DMiller ... Phil holds on for a 1-up win

Tiger in a dogfight.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Jay G ...

Careful on the French Maid talk ... I seem to remember a discussion of a red card, a broken ankle and a smile.

Easy, son.

We need you well for the postseason and spring practice.

3:31 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

What is this world coming to?....

I just heard that a company with Auburn ties will be building the new upper deck at Bryant-Denny..

Brasfield and Gorrie

I'd rather have Jet & Hoopie build the thing...

3:36 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

FSJ,
if you want a "REAL" Smoker and Grille check this out:

"Big Green Egg"

3:46 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Mobilz....I thought about that too..

but.....I need something that will feed a crowd.

Hear those are great thoug.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Thanks for the basketball coverage, Jay!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T. Dub is 3 down through 13. We may be headed for an upset and I have to leave now to go to the gym!

4:04 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Is anyone able to see the match? Tiger looked like he stiffened up a little on the back 9 yesterday... I wonder if his knee has stiffened up again?

4:07 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

thing is FSJ, it cooks real fast and uses less coal. my father in law has two and i can cook ribs faster on this than anything i have ever had.... plus it does not burn just uses radiant heat to do the job cause they are porcelean encased.

4:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

I probably will get one of those at some point too....I have heard great things about them and some of the folks on the egghead message board cook up some stuff that makes you want to drool.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Will said...

"cooking ribs" and "fast" should never be put in the same sentence

4:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I ran fast to escape the smothering fire caused by a mistake I made while cooking ribs. cooking fast ribs. ribs cooking fast.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

AUmom, well put (about Jay G single handedly generating interest in non-football athletic programs.



D Miller,
personally, I don't have a need for a twitter app. Using my sms/text messaging and the internet work fine for my purposes. Granted, I don't follow a ton of people, so I don't need the organization that an app presents. If you plan on following hundreds of people, or the people you follow update every 30 seconds, you might need an app.

I just asked a couple of blackberry users I know, and got TwitterBerry, which is a native application, so you don't have to worry about SMS limits (if you don't have unlimited).

That's pretty much the only blackberry app I was able to get a review on. TweetDeck is super popular (based on me looking back through my tweats and seeing what people used), but I'm pretty sure that's an iPhone specific app.

4:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Oh crap, I just read Will's post. Sorry Will, I had no idea. I will try to keep my sentences clear of that combo from now on.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Big fan of the cashmere sweater under the suit look that Wilbon is sporting today.

4:31 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Curious choice by Kornheiser to go shirtless.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

my friends say he's a mensch, I think he's a putz. After the shirtless stunt, I'm not sure which he really is. Could go either way.

4:51 PM  
Blogger michael said...

He reminds me of a rodent.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Puppet hour has declined post-furlough.

4:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I have been busy with work the last few Puppet Hours, and Harrison has been a bit of a no show. It'll get rockin again.

4:55 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Thanks PF...
I probably won't follow a ton of people... I don't know who uses twitter, if anybody that I know...

What I keep seeing are links to twitter from sites the live blog events (like today's WGC match play tourney)... I can't keep up with golf tourney's while at work. Would this be a good use for twitter?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sorry I haven't been very high profile here today ... I've been doing Alabama State stuff (Bag is on furlough) and now I'm headed back to Montgomery to take call-ins tonight.

I will be around after 8.

ps: I chatted briefly with Hot Carter earlier. He's gained another 10 pounds of muscle and looks more menacing from a physical standpoint. Same friendly attitude, though.

5:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AUbie-just read your post from @3:20. That was great. Surely the post of the day.

5:41 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Good to hear about Hot Boy!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Aubie - You're my hero. You crack me up.

WTC - I'm in a hotel. Heading home tomorrow.

Luv - Thanks very much. You're a sweetheart! :-)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Jay G ...

Hopefully STJ futbol will have something worth calling in ... A goal would be nice.

6:49 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

Georgia Lady Bulldogs 30
Kentucky Lady Wildcats 20

Halftime

Carol's Top 4 Seeds
Auburn 1
Vanderbilt 2
Florida 3
LSU/TN Tossup

6:53 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

It was a pleasure meeting you last night Monica.

Gentlemen, this is a delightful lady and you should meet her if you get the chance.

7:08 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

It is truly awesome to have JGT articles again.

7:13 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I don't actually know anyone that has been able to afford a Big Green Egg. I do smoke a lot of pork on my grill and really wish I had one - have heard nothing but good things.

7:17 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere here but...who clocked our OL coach in the eye? Please tell me someone asked him about that.

7:26 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

BigCat - the story goes that the eye is a result of a collision with the solid skull of his large dog, I can't remember the breed of dog.

7:30 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

10 minutes left
UGA 43
KY 36

Women's basketball

UGA has done nothing this half.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

BigCat, he was taking his 130+ mastiff to the vet. Unfortunately he had to have him put to sleep. Very sad.

7:44 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

any word on the AU-FSU baseball games? PF?

7:53 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Thanks GA & Kathy! That's very unfortunate about the dog. My friend had to put their dog down on Tuesday and it's been extremely hard on her all week.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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8:02 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Tied up 7-7 in the bottom of the 8th

8:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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8:05 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

7-7 top of the 9th

8:05 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

'preciate the updates hag...

8:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

nevermind, jhag's got it covered.

8:08 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Bottom of 9th

8:11 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

no probs, my brotha is at the game

8:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Auburn's hit two more dingers tonight, to bring their SEC leading total to 12.

8:13 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Ok did anyone else see this from the Auburner?

Auburn Coach Doppelgangers

I literally fell out I was laughing so hard! Gus Malzahn and Radar O'Reilly from MASH!!Tommy Thigpen and Xzibit!! I had no clue that coach Lolley was so scary looking. LOL

8:13 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

thanks jhag.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

FSU has runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Auburn needs a miracle to get take this game into extra innings.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

runners move over. one out. men on 2 and 3.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

intentional walk. bases loaded. one out. bottom 9.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Big Cat, I was looking at those yesterday. Funny stuff. The valentine's cards cracked me up too. Especially the Jay Jacobs one that said "I love you so much that if you left me, I would give you $5 million."

8:20 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Kristina those guys over there should do that full time. They are so creative and funny.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Walk off single. FSU scores, wins 8-7

8:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Good things:

Auburn went toe to toe with FSU, one of the best teams in the land, for 8 and a third innings.

Auburn continues to hit the long ball.

The scored runs.

Bad things:

Pitching continues to be an issue. Starter Ty Kelly (sophomore...1st career start, I think) only lasted 4 innings, and gave up 3 earned runs. Auburn used a total of 4 pitchers today. This bullpen is not deep. If the starters can't go longer than four innings, there are going to be more serious problems down the line.

3 errors



This series continues tomorrow in Talahassee, and Saturday and Sunday in Auburn. Hopefully, the Tigers will find some way to split the series. I doubt it, but we'll see.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Big Cat,

Very funny.

8:28 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

bummer. thanks PF.

8:28 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I love it. Trooper = Mr T

8:30 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

I pity the fool who ticks him off

8:42 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for the updates, Frankenbummer.

8:48 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Ok, I'm looking for some information:

What is Nell Fortner's college coaching record? (Can't seem to find a good source)

Also, she used to coach at Stephen F Austin. Was she there when Chizik was there? She was there from 86-90.Did she have input on the hiring?

8:50 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

What time is the baseball game on Sunday? Would there be any way to go to the baseball game & the chicks bball game??

8:57 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I got a new word...sugly

Quoting Shaq, "...dam I'm sugly, dats sexy and ugly mixed in one"

9:08 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I think the baseball game is at 1pm and the women play at 2pm.

9:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So Nova Tiger and Monica made a HABOTN connection in the real world? Crazy. Hey Frankenbummer, you want to meet at McDonald's in Andalusia for lunch tomorrow?

9:37 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Major SEC football withdrawls tonight.

10:33 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Everyone still alive?

11:14 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

apparently not

11:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Can't imagine you all are still around, but ...

On FS Central right now, they're airing a replay of David Oku's Carl Albert HS Titans playing in the Oklahoma 5A state championship game.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

Coach Boone: What are you?
Titans: Agile! Mobile! Hostile!

Coach Boone: What is pain?
Titans: French bread!

Coach Boone: What is fatigue?
Titans: Army clothes!

Coach Boone: Will you ever quit?
Titans: No! We want some mo! We want some mo!

NOW, OFF TO THE GYM. HATE UAT. THANK YOU.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties! We made it! It's finally FRIDAY!!!!

Monica said...
Luv - Thanks very much. You're a sweetheart! :-)


What are you talking about?

5:22 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Morning Hotties - it's finally here, the dreaded weekend. It's dreaded here because Mrs. Gatiger is going on a retreat of some kind for the weekend leaving me with tigercub alone. Don't get me wrong, I'm more than willing and more than capable, but it's supposed to storm, rain, and I even heard some weather flunkie mention snow for Sunday. This translates into little to no time outside for us. How much Mickey's Clubhouse is one man expected to take? Oh the horror.

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gatiger, you'll get in some great father/cub bonding time!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristina said...
Especially the Jay Jacobs one that said "I love you so much that if you left me, I would give you $5 million."


I literally LOL'ed at this!

6:24 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Wazzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaaap?

6:42 AM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

A wonderful Friday to all out there in HABOTNland.

6:44 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Ole Miss RB Dexter Mcluster, has a deal with the strength coach if he doessnt gain 10 pounds he has to cut his dreads that he's worn since 9th grade....
He did looked extremely thin

7:06 AM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

GaTiger ...

Now you'll know why tigers eat their young.

7:11 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Jet - that'd be a shame because I kinda like the kid. I bet I'd also get in some trouble when Mrs. Gatiger got home.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

GaTiger ...

Just assert your husbandly authority, and I'm sure everything will work out fine.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Spring Athletics is in full swing this weekend:

Women's Gymnastics: BEAT BAMA tonight. You think UA-T recruits 14 year olds? I do.

Baseball at 3pm again in Tallahassee today.

SEC indoor track continues today...anyone see that freshman UGA sprinter? Holy crap, kid is fast. World records galore. I hope Richt doesn't discover him.

Softball in Cali for a tourney. Two games today, two tomorrow, one Sunday.

Men's Tennis took down South Florida Yesterday.

Women's Tennis faces two teams tomorrow.

Basketball Saturday (men @MS) and Sunday (women vs AR).

War Eagle

7:30 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I look forward to hearing how the Michael & Peter Frankenschmidt lunch at McDonald's in Andalusia goes today.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm probably going to order an 8 pack of chicken nuggets.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to Supersize it, PF? ;-)

7:48 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

PF - I'm betting you're a Sweet & Sour kind of guy. Get the Hot Fudge Sundae too, go all out it's a special event.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I thought McDonald's did away with the SuperSize after that movie. I don't eat there much, so I have no idea.

7:53 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

sounds like Senator Jet is ready to take on the day. :)

morning hotties. what a heartbreaker in Tallahassee last nite for the baseball tigers. my sister promises me she'll even up the series tonite. we'll see.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rarely eat there, so I don't know, PF, hence the ;-)

7:56 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

yum. mcdonald's sounds yummy. i have it maybe 3-4 times a year.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Did she wear her HABOTN shirt last night?

8:02 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

McDonald's newish southern style chicken bicuit is acceptable when a chick-fil-a is not around. Definitely not a substitute, but it'll do in a bing.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

bind*

8:05 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Morning Hotties and TGIF. GaTiger, this is when you introduce the tigercub to some legos or tinker toys so you can escape the run of mickey mouse club. Re: McD's not so much a fan myself, but if pressed the Big Man sans middle bread is my poison. Wendy's and Chick-Fil-A have my market cornered on the nuggets. The new ChickFilA Sauce is the bomb diggity.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Sen. Jetarsky said...

While I enjoy the occasional CFA CFA biscuit ... the true biscuit breakfast is the Hardee's Steak Biscuit, with the Sausage as a runnerup.

8:08 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Anyone ever hit up the Flying Biscuit and get the Biscuits and Gravy with eggs on top? That's my ideal breakfast right there.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm with you, Jet. Hardees steak biscuit is numer uno. No Hardees within a hundred miles of my house, though. :-(

8:13 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

I think I have only been to Hardee's twice...ever. Not many around here. Next time I see one around breakfast hours I will most def hit up the steak biscuit.

8:14 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

she didn't PF. she went straight from work. wore purple. ??? it's funny but she met FSU Head Coach Mike Martin yesterday at lunch. he spoke at the FSU BCM. she did give him a little grief that AU would beat them. guess the hoodoo didn't work. she tried. she said he was a witty guy and spoke with a John Wayne-esque drawl.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because I'm not southern, but I prefer a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. I do like the chicken minis. I love me some Sister Schuberts!

8:18 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Yummm Chikin Minis!!!

8:18 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Too bad there isn't a decent coffee shop in my building, the coffee we have tastes like motor oil.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SeanZ, ours is worse than that. I can't drink it. Well, until yesterday, but I had to have something.

8:23 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i brew 5-6 cups every morning and bring it in two mugs with me. i'm addicted.

8:25 AM  
Blogger §teve said...

That Nell Fortner photo really needs a caption. I am thinking "I could have had a V8".

8:26 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

SeanZ - we have all that stuff, my cub's not wanting for toys. This will be an exhausting weekend I predict. The fine HD LCD will be wasted on Mickey's Clubhouse a good bit of time, I'll be on the floor alot playing with trucks, trains and what not. All that's good, I just wish we'd be able to go outside but it doesn't look like that'll be in the cards.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve, I'm thinking more like, "Are you f***ing kidding me, ref???!!!"

8:30 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Anyone else wonder why Hardees doesn't serve breakfast 24 hours a day? Place is wrapped up during breakfast and dead for the rest of the day. And I love the pork chop biscuit when avaliable.

8:32 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Morning HOTTIES!

Well it's the weekend baby!!!!!!

8:34 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

I had one of those 6 dollar burgers one time from Hardees and it was not that good, so I agree, the breakfast all day thing would be very beneficial to their sales.

8:39 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

SeanZ - ditto, I seem to recall thinking I was overcharged by about $5.

8:44 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

One more Hardees question and I'll move on. Is it Hardees corporate policy to let the older people take over the seating and treat everyone else as intruders or is that just a small-town thing?

8:54 AM  
Blogger SeanZ said...

Depressed, I think that it could be a little of both.

8:58 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

depressed - I'm willing to bet that 9 out of 10 of those seniors buy nothing more than a cup of coffee and occupy that seat for almost 2 hours.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Mike Martin is a real character. Awesome guy to interview.

I'll go ahead and break some disappointing news for Frankenbummer and a few others: I won't be covering the FSU @ AU baseball games this weekend. We have this new "area of emphasis" at the MA where we're supposed to take one full day off per week.

I chose Saturday. You know I'll be here chattin' it up, but I'm not going to be "working" ...

8:59 AM  
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