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2.06.2009

The HABOTN Signee Bios® (Episode II)

FRIDAY MORNING
Post No. 1,041

Hey everyone. Let's take a peek at the next group of 2009 Auburn signees.

I divided the list into three groups so it wouldn't be spammy. Episode I was yesterday. Check below for that information.

LB/DE Donald "Dee" Ford
6-2, 190, St. Clair County HS (Odenville)
Ford played mostly in anonymity in high school, which eliminated the opportunity for hype. He played outside linebacker at St. Clair County, but Ford believes the Tigers want to use him as a speed-rush guy at end. Either way, he'll need a year of intensive weight training. He looks like a wideout right now.

LB Harris Gaston
6-4, 225, Bessemer Academy (Bessemer)
Gaston is an intriguing prospect. He was a dominating outside linebacker in high school who scared opponents with his ferocity. The problem is that he played in a private-school league. The competition wasn't notable. Is Gaston good enough to thrive against top public-school products? He showed refined aptitude for run-stopping and pass-coverage responsibilities in high school.

WR Anthony Gulley
5-11, 185, Brantley HS (Brantley)
Gulley is another small-school product, though Brantley High is a consistent contender for the Class 1A championships. Gulley was the Bulldogs' do-everything guy last season and emerged as a lower-tier prospect. He's very quick. The knock is that Gulley isn't a big guy and his narrow frame suggests he won't be getting much bigger. Auburn thinks he'll emerge as an ideal option at slot receiver, where he can catch quick throws and use quickness to break free.

OL Andre Harris
6-4, 325, Lovejoy HS (Hampton, Ga.)
Harris committed to Auburn last summer and never seriously considered another scholarship offer. He had plenty -- from Tennessee, Rutgers and several Atlantic Coast Conference schools. He tipped the scales at 330 as a junior, but he arrived at his official visit in early January at 305. He projects as a guard in college.

DT Josh Jackson
6-2, 260, Gainesville HS (Gainesville, Ga.)
Jackson is a virtual unknown in the recruiting community. Auburn assistant Tracy Rocker, during his days at Ole Miss, monitored Jackson closely and offered a scholarship earlier this week. The north Georgia prospect looks like a long-term project.

RB Brandon Jacobs
6-1, 230, Parkview HS (Lilburn, Ga.)
Jacobs is a bulky back who brings power to the field. He's a long strider much like Carl Stewart, who played at Auburn earlier this decade. Jacobs received some January attention from Tennessee. Jacobs has the build and talent to play several different positions on both sides of the ball. His college role is unclear.

WR LaVoyd James
5-10, 175, Williamson HS (Mobile)
James is another of the short receivers Auburn targeted for Tony Franklin's spread offense. Williamson used James an slot receiver and he thrived in that role, showing no fear with crossing routes. He's has good lateral acceleration and has a refined approach to eluding defenders. James is a small player and doesn't have elite top-line speed.

CB Izauea Lanier
6-1, 185, Gordo HS (Carrollton)
Lanier is was a two-way player at Gordo. Auburn's new coaching staff viewed film of Lanier's work at cornerback and soon made an offer to play defense. He's more raw on that side of the ball, which signals a longer learning curve. Lanier said recently that his grades have improved significantly since his junior year and he expects to qualify.

159 Comments:

Blogger Dear Leader said...

go

9:15 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

okay

9:17 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sweet apron, Dear Leader.

I'll be posting a picture of that later today. Thanks.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I like our rec. groups but I really hope some of the vets step up and that Fast Freddie makes it to the second play.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

It broke my heart you do not like to BBQ? I should a gone for the mug!!!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

glad u like

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I rike it.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Good Summary Jay.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for your support, Eddie.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Great work, as we've come to expect from the best AU beat writer in the land.

9:29 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Any news on the coaching front

9:30 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

jgt - what are the chances you can put out an opinion piece on which recruits stand a decent chance of competing in '09?

9:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Anybody want to talk the BC coaching situation?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Any news on the coaching front?

The assistants are taking some time off and Gene Chizik isn't.

Hope that helps.

9:32 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Thanks Jay,
Just didnt know if you had heard any rumors swirling around about the vacancies still out there.

9:34 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Michael - BC coaching situation? What's this? Please expand as well as expound on this topic. I may very well like to discuss it in extreme detail.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Credible information hasn't been available yet.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I had a good time with Bammer Math last night.

Underrated tangent in my opinion.

9:39 AM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Yea...
The bammers have 16 Linebackers...Petey smith made a real good move for some quick playing time.

9:41 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Eddie, my UT peeps up here think it's great that Kiffin has "stood up to Florida and showed they weren't going to be intimidated by the Gators anymore." whatever. they do recognize that the rest of the nation thinks Kiffin is an idiot but they don't seem to care.

9:44 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Bammer math? What's that? Jed + Obadiah = hunting accident? car + cinderblocks = makeshift front porch since the front porch is now a makeshift closet/garage/tool shed?

9:44 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

off topic (i think), but any updates on coach quick?

9:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Scottie. He looks like a complete Moron right now.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Coach Quick is not doing all that well.

9:48 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Michael - you forgot the front porch as a repository for indoor appliances (tv's, refigerators, washer/dryer).

9:48 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Michael - you forgot the front porch as a repository for indoor appliances (tv's, refigerators, washer/dryer).

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay G, good stuff, once again! Before I discovered the HABOTN, I had no idea who was even on the team until I saw them on the field! Thanks!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm the only one who thinks the Kiffin thing has been blown WAY out of proportion, right? Thought so.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thats not good news Jay. Is he is still in Arizona receiving treatment?

9:50 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Jay in your opinion, do you believe the coaching staff did the right thing going after project guys while also getting hold of some JUCO talent that will play right away? In my mind that seems like a good strategy to get some immediate help while also sticking to the philosophy of finding athletes and turning them into future players. Thoughts?

9:51 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Monica, I think Kiffin was trying his best to thump his chest and came out looking like a buffoon. If that's blowing something out of proportion than count me in that group.

9:52 AM  
Blogger mateo4au said...

What is the probability that Lebo with be at AU next year?

9:53 AM  
Blogger The SeanZ said...

Mateo, it all depends on how he finishes...if it's a strong finish 50-50. If it's par for Jeff Lebo I don't think there's anyway the guy is here with the new facilities. New coach + new facilities= momentum. Hot Coach+New facilities= momentum.
Bad finish+New facilities= Sucks.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Nah, I don't think that's blowing it out of proportion. Some of the other stuff I've heard and read seems to be a bit of an overreaction. I guess I just don't have enough testosterone to really get it.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Lebo Returning next season after receiving Jacobs vote of confidence- 25%

9:55 AM  
Blogger mateo4au said...

True dat!

9:56 AM  
Blogger mateo4au said...

Anyone planning on going to the AU/UA baseball game at Riverwalk?

10:01 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

that's bad news.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mon...I'm with you on the Kiffen thing. He was just yapping to a bunch of alumni and UF is a bunch of arrogant whiners.

If my comments above aren't enough of an indicator, I hate all things UF almost as much as I hate Bammers, so I may have a little prejudice going on.

I'm now 53, so maybe the ol' testeosterone level may be waning also......hmmmmm...note to self.....call for an appointment

10:06 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Sorry you don't get it, Omnica.
For those of us that do, can't wait for Spurrier to make his mark! And, I don't think Meyer is done with Kiffin.....

10:07 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Dr. HABOTN, Hoopie nees an appt.

10:08 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

He needs an appt.

10:08 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I may be missing something, but I only count 10-11 scholarship seniors for the '09 season. The 2010 season will be very a senior heavy team (Currently 29 scholly juniors).
There will have to be a good bit of attrition after next season to be able to bring in a full recruiting class.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

oFF TOPIC - still haven't bought a tv; was about to get samsung lcd and saw Panasonic THX 58" plasma that looked and sounded awesome.

anyone out there had one of those? is screen burn in still an issue?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

SeanZ: I thought Auburn did a commendable job. I'm bumping the letter grade from C to B because of what Chizik et al. accomplished.

Made some big noise at WR. Fell flat at OL, though I think Andre Harris has a chance to be really good. I'm not very high on John Sullen.

10:13 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Hoopie, As self appointed PA for Dr.HABOTN, I prescribe one case of Pabst Blue Ribbon longnecks to be ingested over a 3 hour period. Instant testosterone boost. And the ladies will love you. That's what I tell myself anyway.

D Miller, thanks for the depth chart. I was kidding when I suggested it, but that was some fine work there.

I HATE BAMA!

10:13 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I think Kiffin, like all coaches, will be at the mercy of his W-L record. If he wins some big games, the UT fans will love the way he talks big and backs it up. If he falls on his face, they will ask what was this idiot thinking running his mouth off. Considering what he said about Meyer was at a booster rally, I thought it was blown way out of proportion. I also think it adds some juice to the UT-UF rivalry which had grown stale under Fulmer. Shouldn't rival coaches not like each other?

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jet D. Habotn-Bear said...

Dr. HABOTN ... thank the Lord you are not a medical doctor ... I would die in the ER with you trying to make a diagnosis the way you've agonized over this TV.

Just do it, man.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

If a plasma TV falls flat (ie parallel to the groud) it's over. Like: Won't ever work again.

I went with LCDs.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I do like those Panasonic plasmas, though. Great TV for the price.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

j-z - thanks, i needed a little help in the HABOTN medical clinic. more than one patient/day is too stressful because it doesn't leave enough time to keep up with the posts

10:17 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I didn't realize the Kiffin thing was considered a big deal. I think it's rude to call a recruit when he's visiting another school, so Kiffin should apologize and UF should make their coaches read Ms. Manners every Sunday.

Oku rumors (since things are a little slow). Kiffin said at a lunch yesterday he expected a surprise announcement by day's end. They have two kids they're still after, but people speculated he was talking about Oku. Didn't happen with either recruit.

10:18 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Doc - veering slightly from yours; I bought the Sony XBR 46" LCD this past November and love it. I suspect that like me, you're not spending any time with video games on it, so burn in should not be an issue based on all of my research (applies to lcd as well as plasma). I went with LCD over Plasma strictly because of the location. If you're going to have it where external light can come from the windows (or a hole in the ceiling/wall/whatever) and hit the screen then the LCD does not typically have the reflective issues of a Plasma. You'd also want to pay attention to that across the manufacturers as some screens seemed to handle it differently from what I saw.

Just my $0.06 worth which in West Vance, AL would be worth $0.12.

10:20 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I agree wholeheartedly, Jay. I've waxed eloquent before on the clarity and beauty of my Panasonic Viera.

10:20 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I am loving on Kiffin. Who would have ever thought we would have a coach in the SEC that Petrino could look at and go, hey, that guy's a jerk?

10:20 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Dr. HABOTN, were you behind the push in D.C. to delay the digital TV signal? It all makes sense now......

10:23 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I like Kiffen.... he has huevos...

However to get grande huevos he should have answered the kids phone when Urban called and called him a cheater to his face instead of talking about it later..

Then the SEC would not have a leg to stand on as it is a direct conversation between coaches.


And Panasonic has been in the top 3 (esp 42") on consumer reports almost since day 1.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Gentlemen, we have to save our phony baloney jobs!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

statguy, Janzen Jackson signed with TN yesterday. I think that was one they were waiting on.

10:23 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I have a 42" panasonic plasma that I bought in fall of '06. At that time the sports action was much smoother on plasma than LCD. I think they have improved that aspect of LCD. Glare is sometimes an issue on my plasma, I think the new Panasonic plasmas come with some sort of glare reflector. Not sure how well they work. I love my plasma but they seem to be losing ground to LCD.

10:24 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Why do I always get the wharped one?

10:25 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Trivia on the Tallassee Tigers (Demond Washington and my father's HS team). They held the record for number of consecutive wins by a high school team (57) for a long time. They did it under Coach Hot O'Brian, for whom their stadium is named. The string ending loss was to Sidney Lanier.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

RE: Kiffin
Maybe I'm blinded by my bama hate. For this, I do not apologize. The enemy of my enemy is my friend sort of thing...

10:27 AM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Thanks, Kathy. That closes the loop.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

yep, astat, I had my hand on the trigger for the samsung 850 when I got blown away by the
Panasonic Viera TH-58PZ800U 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV.

I've always bashed plasmas for the glare, but that really shouldn't be a problem in the "woman cave". Ok, that didn't sound right, but Mrs THT watches a lot more tv in the basement tv room than I do.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Doc - I thought you settled on the Sony Bravia LCD. Get on with it, man!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Kiffin = Dipstick

But if Dipstick wants to occupy the time and anger of Nicky, Urby and the rest of the Hitler Youth, that's fine.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

exactly, guhvnuh

10:29 AM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

Interesting Headline on PM's site .


BENTON: 'THEY TREATED ME LIKE FAMILY'

Wide receiver DeAngelo Benton said Friday he knew even before signing day on Wednesday that he would be an Auburn Tiger.
__________________________________


I think he should now be referred to as D-Lo!

10:30 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I also discovered last night that Mr. Footmouth, Lane Kiffin, also took some shots at the mighty Tide. He also had Lance, don't want no Bama, Thompson get in on the act. Kiffin didn't just make an idiot of himself in terms of Florida. He had stupidity to spread around.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Jet - trust me, the tv indecision doesn't translate to the real job, or the HABOTN medical clinic. I think it's more of the "I'm perfectly content with the tv we have now, why can't the rest of the family let me save up this money for old maps" mindset.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Ahhh. Stalling disguised as indecision. Sneaky.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i have the 42" panasonic plasma and I likes it a lot. Except charter and the government screws up the potential the tv has

10:33 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

Mon - BINGO!!!

10:34 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Dr. HABOTN, take credit card, make HDTV purchase, watch TV.
(Wifey had same "content with current TV" mindset, bought HDTV, now it's the only TV she watches...)

10:37 AM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

Mornin Hotties,

i am just curious, before bama's big class last year, had anyone ever heard the term "recruiting national championship" ? i had never heard that till last year (from bama fans) and since wednesday thats all i have heard them say. just wondering.

10:39 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

wazzzz happenin?

10:42 AM  
Blogger Coop said...

Am I the only person left in America without HDTV?

10:42 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Yes Coop, you are...

Oops.

10:44 AM  
Blogger hehateme said...

Coop, you and the Doctah of HABOTN.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

nope Coop. for some reason my dad won't get HD. Probably the same reason he was the last to get a dvd player and a cell phone

10:47 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Dang... 1 phone call and I get behind on here.

J-z, no prob on the depth chart... I usually do it anyway (just not this early). If you want a copy shoot me an email.

Doc,
Buy the TV already... LCD man.

10:48 AM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

as much as i don't want to admit it, have an hdtv is a must for sports. it is just an amazing difference. it really hit me when watching the last World Cup. watching some games from my old tv then going to watch games at bars with hd flat screens. night and day difference.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

what's the world cup?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Dr. HABOTN (JaySr) said...

ok, heading out for sushi lunch and then by end of day I'll have a tv either bought or ordered. It's the least I can do in return for Hotties having to put up with this TV saga.

Plasma owners- y'all haven't had burn in of the ESNP ticker?

Coop - tomorrow it's your turn.

10:51 AM  
Blogger AUNugget said...

Harrison,

its a big soccer tourniment. i know not AU or even college sports related, but that was the first time i really saw the differnce of hd. sorry for the confusion.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. HABOTN, if you want another woman's opinion...we have a plasma and really like it. I went to my parents' house for Christmas and they recently bought a Samsung LCD (one of the best ones they have - don't ask me the model#). The picture on it was PHENOMENAL! Our next tv will be an LCD.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

nope miller. burn in was a problem eith early plasmas. i have had mine almost 4 years, there is no burn in. I recommend tha panasonic

10:53 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

if i played soccer i'd lead the league in handballs, redcards, and riot starting

10:55 AM  
Blogger michael said...

We still got a 22 inch low def TV in our living room. HD is coveted but not prioritized in the michaeljanterri household.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

Dear Leader...you think Kiffin needs bigger eggs? Es tremendo fricando

10:57 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed AUNugget. The World Cup looked great in HD, especially when I'm only use to watching futbol in standard definition unless it is champions league play.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Harrison- The Italian league will accept you today.

10:58 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

No burn-in issues on my plasma. HD to regular cable is like color to black-and-white. Of course with Charter, I sometimes wish for rabbit-ears but that would be another discussion.

10:58 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

I have a plasma and no burn in even though my teen left the TV on by mistake for over 12 hrs. It was on ESPN. The TV is in a dark room and the picture looks great.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

depressedAUfan, Charter=SUCKS

11:01 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

charter worse than sucks, they have to improve just to suck. I want to switch to dish, but I don't want the hassle

11:02 AM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Harrison,

What would be the hassle of switching to the dish? I switched from comcast to Direct and have zero complaints.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

DISH in MTG = no local channels

11:08 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

yes, no local channels and the hassle of actually switching. waiting at home on my off day for 12 hours and all that

11:09 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

AHSAA rules pass the school fines for ejections to the parents of ejectees ... potential problem for Turbo Prop in soocer. Don't have a line item for red cards in Jet family budget.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Paladin said...

Why no locals in Montgomery? Came Sunday afternoon and hooked me up within my 4 hour window.

11:13 AM  
Blogger michael said...

DirectTV has local channels. I like it.

Also, if you want Charter for cheaper, you can do like I did when I lived in Auburn. I would always get a 3 or 6 month deal, and right before it expired, I would call and say I was canceling charter and switching to satellite. They always came back with a great deal. It is more hassle for them to cancel your Charter than just give you 20 bucks off a month. So I recommend all of you to do this.

(this trick also worked with aol back in the day, and I am sure it works elsewhere. Now that I actually have a job, I don't go through such extremes to get deals, but maybe I should. I have been paying full price on DirecTV way too long.)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Knology in the Gump works fine at Gov. Jet's Mansion.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

... charter would have to improve just to suck.
amen

11:14 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Jet - Prov. 22:6 does not apply to soccer? I ask so I'll know for my own future plans involving gatigercub, I anticipate him being a brute.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Aubie ...

You are correct. Charter is in that rarified place known as the "Sub-Suckage Zone."

11:15 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I suggest you buy a splitter and a ladder.

Free cable for everyone! Everyone except my neighbor, that is.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

GaTiger ... when I taught him to play like thug ... I mean, aggressively, I didn't realize we'd be on the hook for any cash.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

May I also suggest a 200 foot orange cord to hook into your neighbor's utility room and a power strip to plug in major appliances to save on your electric bill.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

DirecTV = delicious
local channels and local channels in HD with a very inexpensive, non intrusive HD antenna. DirecTV has more and will soon have WAY more HD channels than those dish people.

11:24 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I'd also suggest making a duplicate of your neighbors house key so that when they're gone, your supply of beer is increased.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

make a duplicate key - smarter and less labor intensive than befriending them. Silly Greg.

11:26 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

with the right computer/router, you can leech off of your neighbor's high speed internet connection, as well.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Who wants friends? When you can have HOTTIES!

11:27 AM  
Blogger AUjunkie said...

Hey guys new here.. been a fan for a good while though...

hey Jay how some good info on our new Baseball coach and how the season is going to look this year... thanks

11:28 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I'm not really sure how baseball relates to making good use of your neighbor's property but welcome anyway AUJunkie.

11:30 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Auburn seems to be in a dead-zone for local channels on satellite. I was told by both Direct and Dish that I could not have locals in my area. I have heard rumors of people giving false addresses to gain access to certain local channels, but that seems like too much trouble if you have technical problems. So I am stuck in Charter Hell. Saban says hello by the way.

11:31 AM  
Blogger AdamsHouseCat said...

Plasma vs LCD

Plasma fans will point out that their picture's whites and blacks are better, and that they display fast movement better, their overall specs are better, and that the sets are a little less expensive than LCD.

LCD fans will point out that their sets don't have the room glare issue (strangely, Samsung chooses to have a glassy panel on their LCD's), and that their pictures are much brighter than that of LCD's.

I personally find the glare issue and the greater brightness of LCD to be the "winning" points in my decision to go with LCD.


If you take notice, the electronics stores tend not to display LCD and Palsma TV's next to each other. (I suspect for this reason) If you do see them side by side take note of the difference.

To heck with contrast ratio - the brighter picture - to me- looks much better.

11:36 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

I deleted Bryce Brown as a FB friend today. I refuse to be a part of his madness...unless he goes to Auburn, and then I'll add him back.

11:37 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I notice one of my neighbor's behind my house always takes her dogs to the backyard of my next door neighbor and poops there (the dogs, not the neighbor). I have no idea if my next door neighbor is aware of this activity, but it is funny. Old ladies will do anything, man.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

depressed - even with an antenna?

11:39 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I have a 32" HDTV I bought last summer. I got it used for $175? Sound like a good deal? Well, kind of, but not as good as you may think. Yes, it is supposedly HDTV, but it has a CRT. It must way about 200# and is the only TV I have ever owned that I cannot pick up by myself. Yes, I am heavily into the HDTV world. If the TV was any older, it would be gas powered.

11:39 AM  
Blogger AdamsHouseCat said...

Plasma vs LCD

Plasma fans will point out that their picture's whites and blacks are better, and that they display fast movement better, their overall specs are better, and that the sets are a little less expensive than LCD.

LCD fans will point out that their sets don't have the room glare issue (strangely, Samsung chooses to have a glassy panel on their LCD's), and that their pictures are much brighter than that of Plasma'sd

I personally find the glare issue and the greater brightness of LCD to be the "winning" points in my decision to go with LCD. My LCD is 120 mhz, and honestly, my little brain is unable to detect any difference with motion smoothness.


If you take notice, the electronics stores tend not to display LCD and Palsma TV's next to each other. (I suspect for this reason) If you do see them side by side take note of the difference. It is very noticable.

To heck with contrast ratio - the brighter picture - to me- looks much better.

11:39 AM  
Blogger AUjunkie said...

Just got a Sony 52" LCD there is absolutely no glare.. Man it unbelievable how crisp and clear the screen is especially playing bluray

11:39 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome to the HABOTN, Junkie.

11:39 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I own a tv that is neither plasma or LCD. It is actually made up of millions of ants who have been painted various colors. They receive the signal and sprint to the correct spot on the screen on demand. It is a pretty blurry picture, but it is a great conversation piece when people visit.

11:40 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Speaking of dogs Michael, if anyone is interested in an Akita free to a good home, then please come to my house where I'll then point you across my fence to my neighbor's yard and their Akita.

11:41 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I saw the dog whisperer totally own a RED ZONE akita in one episode. It was awesome.

11:42 AM  
Blogger AdamsHouseCat said...

The ants thing reminds me of a book (fiction) about pro football - "Semi Tough" I believe?

Author made reference to a pregame show where red, white, and blue painted / trained doves overflew the stadium in the formation of an American flag.

11:46 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Monica- I have been told different things by different people regarding reception in my area by antenna. The catch is to find out the antenna has to be installed and they guarantee nothing. I thought about doing it myself, but with some trees around me, I feel like I would need a tall pole to mount an antenna. Plus, living in a subdivision I sort of hate to put an antenna up. I know it is allowed by law, but there are no other ones around that I have seen. Do you have any suggestions?

11:46 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

The antenna I'm talking about is installed inside and it's really small. There are some good websites I have bookmarked at home. Greg also got great advice from our local Radio Shack guys.

11:47 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

What a wonderful quote by Charles Goldberg, and it provides a challenge to all you Habotn members. Summarize the Tony Franklin Experience in 11 words or less.

"Then there's Franklin. Remember him? He was hired as Middle Tennessee's offensive coordinator Thursday. We wanted to read about it, so we went to the Middle Tennessee athletic web site. Their PR department wrote an 852-word story about Franklin. Eleven of the 852 words were devoted to his days at Auburn.

That seems about right."

11:48 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

J-Z ...

Bryce remains my friend until he signs elsewhere ... then he's done like dinner.

11:48 AM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

my neighbor has cats. they sleep on the roof of my car (it's a ragtop, so they leave fur) and treat my front yard like their litter box.

11:49 AM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

Jet, from what I have read, Bryce Brown has the potential to become the next Maurice Claurette.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

The missing 11 words ... my guess ...

A collision of dumbassitude and ego, Franklin spontaneously combusted at Auburn.

I await your guesses.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Michael, that's funny about the old lady and her dog pooping in the neighbors yard.
When my son was little, I taught him how to pee off the back deck at night... until my wife hit the flood lights in mid stream.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Gov. Jet said...

Steve, as I recall, Maurice won a national championship before he left.

11:55 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Is Maurice in jail yet?

11:59 AM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Wow...that didn't make me feel overly good about these croots.

BUZZ KILL!!!

12:03 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

time for some HABOTN radio???!!! sweet.

12:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

Jet, I think Bryce is looking to skip the Maurice college experience and head straight to the pro ranks. I read an article where he may want $5 million over 3 years from a CFL team. This is hilarious, because the CFL teams have salary limits of $4.2 million per team per year, so Bryce (I don't do college) Brown is basically asking for more than the salary of the entire team for a year after every 3 years. I also understand he is a candidate for a roll in the next sequel to Dumb & Dumber.

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

We're having some technical difficulties that may or may not permit the broadcast to occur today.

I'll keep you updated.

12:07 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

OH NOOOOOO!!!!!

12:08 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Get the Plasma! Best bang for you buck. The new technology has basically eliminated burn in issues and glare.

12:13 PM  
Blogger §teveFC (Live² pÙnt) said...

I wonder what Coach Kiffin will have to say if David Oku signs with Auburn? Is he a man? Can he take it?

12:14 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i've got a 37" LCD and been pretty pleased for the past year.

12:15 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

comeon jay g fix it!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Definitely a bummer.

12:17 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

What did bags do now?

12:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

FOR GOODNESS SAKES, PLUG HIM IN!!!!!!!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Paladin said...

for the 58 inch Panasonic Plasma, Amazon has a great price right now with free shipping. Also receives great reviews.

link
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Viera-TH-58PZ800U-58-Inch-Plasma/dp/B001DSYNB0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=audio-video&qid=1233944775&sr=1-5

I bought my 42" Panasonic from Amazon and when the price went down 2 weeks later they credited my card for the difference.

12:30 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

STOP THE MADNESS!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

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12:56 PM  
Blogger Sullivan013 said...

Tony Franklin at Auburn in eleven words:

"He came. He saw. He lost; his cool, respect, games, job."

Any questions?

Sullivan013

2:47 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sully pops in once per month and unloads stuff like that.

RoF, I say.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Muburn23 said...

Andre Harris is a beast! I played against him in high school, he's a freak!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

LAST

3:02 PM  

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