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Thanks to everyone who attended our little Campfire on Wednesday night. We had 195 total participants during the two-hour enterprise.

Topics included: Barrett Trotter, Dontae Aycock, jhag's alleged homework, my skanky ex-girlfriends, Nodoro, chicken nachos at Corky's in Memphis, the NIT, the NCAAs, Starland Vocal Band, everyone's age, Nick Saban, short people, people who wear straw hats, cult of personality vs. delusions of grandeur.

Notable participants were: wifey, MonD, The Front Rims, DMiller, jhag, Kristina, Zimas4Ziemba, FSJ, DennyCrum, WDEwg.

Clarification: Z4Z will not be elected into the next RoF class.

The Banhammered: vizslawinston (being annoying), Sparkles (annoying), IsaacVasquez (needs attention)


Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

#1 Campfire Alert!!! All Hotties will be there!

4:13 PM  
Blogger AUant said...

#2 Campfire Alert!!!!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

call ins on friday, right? I'll be bored in the car on the way to ATL. you think you can slip a fake box score in? I'll call in the South Palisades vs B. Arnold High field hockey score.

4:41 PM  
Blogger michael said...


4:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ahhhh, yourself.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ahhhh, yourself.

5:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I was startled by the alert. No need to make fun of me.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Nooj4AU(qualify tyrick!) said...

jeez jay g, arent we the snob today with your secret chat spot and all....I dont wanna come anyway...j/k

5:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm stuck on Calle Ocho. I feel very American.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Be there or be rectangular.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

if I were a shape, I'd be a rectangle

5:18 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

I know why you are having a camp fire. Lost isn't on tonight and you have no clue how to deal with this large hole on you heart/tv schedule.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

If I were a shape I'd be a throwing star

5:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

oooh, that's a good one.I want to add spikes to my rectangle to make it more dangerous.

5:27 PM  
Blogger riskman108 said...

#15 Campfire Alert!!!!!

6:29 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...


not sure if i can access that here at the gym/work. i'll be there if possible.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Inverness Chris said...

Hey, if you google "jay g tate" this is the second link:

Sweeet....nice call on the Muschamp thingymajig.

6:39 PM  
Blogger InvernessChris' Braided Back-Hair said...

I mean that in the best of ways

6:44 PM  
Blogger FSJ-BBQ Guru said...

Campfire....Did somebody say Campfire?????

6:45 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I'm rectangular. Too late for me.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I would be a trapezoid ... or maybe serpintine.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. ~Odell Shepherd

7:07 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks for your steadfast support, Chris.

You're now off my Facebook friends list.

Just kidding.

7:24 PM  
Blogger InvernessChris' Braided Back-Hair said...

i've been detained recently -- just had a baby girl.

I'll facebook-you some pics.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

I am a parallelogram.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You're just obtuse enough, Jetarsky.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I also want to throw out a huge WTF for the SEC.

Little Rock and Tampa in the same season. Congratulations, Mike Slive, you just failed in your attempt to maintain financial relevance. Enjoy those empty arenas.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

Obtuse? Obtuse!

Thirty days in the hole!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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8:04 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

9:00 CT. Dang, that's like 2 AM for me from my remote Atlantic island.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I wish chatroll had a mobile edition

9:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Auburn Baseball scored 11 runs in the first two innings in their 11-7 victory over Western Kentucky tonight.

3 more homers.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ding dongs!

11:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

MJT is leading the nation in home runs of love.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You're the only thing that matters.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

the other team also had a couple of dang dongs.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Just a couple late night thoughts before calling it a night.

Look at how few and far between the posts were last winter in the link posted, the blog has come a LONG way in a year.

Jay, at least Tampa is a place people like to come for vacation. If your a hoops fan it could be somewhere you want to come see some games played and make it a vacation as well. Little Rock? Really? What was the thought process behind that?

11:38 PM  
Blogger wes said...

Sorry I missed the chat. I've got a dissertation defense tomorrow morning. Wish me luck...

11:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Remember Wes: the best defense is a good offense. Be sure to challenge the board's intellect at every opportunity.

11:43 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Baseball team record anyone? 9 in a row?

11:46 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

11-4, jhag.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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12:04 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Dang! I forgot about the campfire. Crap. You know, a twitter alert would be cool, O Fearless Leader.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I have to say, reading though the campfire archive, that there were some disturbing things being talked about early...I'm sure if I keep reading, I'll find that it continued throughout.

12:05 AM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Morning Hotties - working for the man and his expectations have kept me from the fray here a bit this week and most of next week too. Just plain exhausted kept me from the campfire. Dang. I suck.

Wes - good luck, I'm not really sure you should take Michael's approach in this particular case. In virtually everything else though I'd agree with Michael.

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties! We made over the Hump!

Where the heck has TarHeel/Dr. Habotn been? I know last week he was looking for an apartment for his daughter, but what about this week?

6:19 AM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

A good morning to you all!!!

It's too bad I was not able to have my heart cockles warmed at the campfire last night. It sure sounded like fun.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Good morning Hotties only 24 hours from the weekend. I was able to stop by for the pre-party but the 10 P.M. start is just too late for my and my eastern time self. Where has the morning crew gone?

7:08 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

I made a brief appearance ... had a S'more ... then left ... they were well warmed by the heat of the fire, I would say.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seanzie, I'm here!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't do campfires (I esp. couldn't do it last night 'cause I'm in bed at 9:00) because there's too many people all trying to talk at once. It's too confusing! Sounds like they ran the gamut of topics, though!

7:42 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

sorry i missed it. i just couldn't stay up last nite when i got home. sad times man. sad times.

on another note, how about our baseball Tigers? they've won what, 10, 11 games in a row now? not too bad. the weather up here in Knoxville is NOT looking good to host baseball this weekend. highs in the low 50's & 70% chance of rain. hopefully they can get them in.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I went to bed with a headche, and woke up without one. It's a miracle!

7:50 AM  
Blogger AUjunkie said...

I always miss the fun!!! Son had 2 baseball practices last night..

8:02 AM  
Blogger Hornet said...

Good morning Hot ones - not only is the weekend only a day and a half away - SPRING BREAK is only a day and a half away.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Dang it, I missed another one! Sorry hotties! Much love tho!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Will said...

JG, I want to second your WTF on the location of the two tourneys. Who made this call and what was behind it? I am 102% sure it was financially driven. The closest school to Tampa is UF and it is still a good 2 hrs away. No other school is anywhere near.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Hornet said...

Here's a few mileages from SEC schools to Tampa:
Arkansas - 1,152
Kentucky - 837
Ole Miss - 784
LSU - 710
Tennessee - 667
Auburn -

8:35 AM  
Blogger Hornet said...

Auburn - 450

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It's just silly.

I'm sure the SEC made these decisions based on cash money, the guaranteed-money deals local groups forge with the league, but this is the year it falls apart.

Attendance in Little Rock was horrible. I anticipate weak numbers in Tampa and the SEC has to look in the mirror for answers.

8:42 AM  
Blogger michael said...

So how bad does attendance have to be at a women's basketball tournament to be considered "horrible"? Was it just family members and media there, and maybe a elementary school class that got free tickets?

9:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Well, women's tournaments in Nashville generally draw pretty well. Vanderbilt and Tennessee generally play well there and, in turn, their fans show love.

You go to Little Rock, Arkansas sucks, Arkansas loses in the first round ... and it devolves from there.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

What if they held the tournament at the A-Rack on Adams Avenue/Mt. Meigs Road and Hall Street by Houston Hill Junior High?

Make the coaches stay away.

9:19 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (GAME ON!) said...

Morning HOTTIES!!!

Long Time no Chat, I've been busy trying to get "Stimulated"!!!!!
But I'm back in the Saddle now moving forward on 3 new projects!!!

Yeah for Economic Growth!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...

Jay G.,
Perhaps I'm just stupid, but why not try some more centrally located places in the SEC, N.O., Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, Nashville, even Freakn dumpy Bammerham!!!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It's nice to see you again, Mobilz.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...
Freakn dumpy Bammerham!!!

HEY! You happen to talking about the city in which I reside (well, I'm in the 'burbs) and it's not that bad!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to *be* talking about

damn typos

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

Tray Blackmon is a Law and Order fan?

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Just talked with Luke Hargrove from Tampa. Explained to him than I'm not down there because I'm broke, the newspaper's broke.

He cut me off.

"Don't worry about that. I'm not hatin' on you. You've got me on the phone now, so it's all the same."

I thank him at the end.

"No problemo. Stash that cash."

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sen and Tray allegedly watched a lot of L & O back in the day.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

Lucas Hargrove = Tomorrow's Jim Cramer

9:44 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...

Didn't mean the entire bammerham, just the BJCC....

I guess i should have clarified that huh?

9:44 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

The SEC needs to make a statement with their tourney locations, and the statement should be that it "feels our pain" and is "down" with the little guy and the times. Enough of this regional burgeois bias!

Next year, the choices should be Detroit and Stockton, the two most miserable cities in the US (according to Forbes). Come on Slive & Co., show us you got a pair!

"Detroit in the top spot, with its sister city Flint ranked third, is probably not a great shock. "If Detroit were a baseball team, we'd say they are mired in a slump," says Sperling....

Crime and unemployment are closely linked, according to Sperling. Our three most miserable places bear that out (Stockton, Calif., ranks second). All three are among the eight worst cities in terms of both unemployment and violent crime."

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mobilz! :-)

9:46 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...

I never... ever want to disappoint you Luv, as you are one of my favorite HOTTIES that post here!!!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know if the Women's Tourney had been closer, I'd have been there for the whole thing. But, I've driven to Arkansas for a football game and it's a very, very long drive.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, though, Mobilz - the BJCC is a dump.

One of your favorites? Really? Thanks!! :-)

9:50 AM  
Blogger Hornet said...

It's not the BJCC that's so bad -- it's the parking (lack of), surrounding neighborhood, lack of restaurants/hotels around it....once you're in the building its a nice facility (for basketball at least)

9:57 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

The women's tournament ought to be played in Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga every year until it proves it can sustain itself elsewhere. There are two programs that significantly support women's hoops, and they are in Tennessee.

As for the men, I am glad it's not in the Dome every year, but I understand the transportation/logistical convenience of the Dome.

Tampa, which paid for this, is clearly too far away. It's 150 miles from the southern most school in the league. In terms of access and logstics, the rotation of Nashville, ATL, New Orleans makes sense. Nowhere else does.

10:00 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...

There's a reason the Big East Tournament is held in MSG every year!!!

Location.... location....location!!!!

10:10 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Good morning hotties enjoyed my first campfire chat. I don't know which is worse too slow typing or too slow thinking. Both get you in trouble in a chat room or campfire side. It was fun reading most of it. The SEC gets started todnight and I hope Fla. wins. Don't pull for the gatorhaters often.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hornet said...
It's not the BJCC that's so bad -- it's the parking (lack of), surrounding neighborhood, lack of restaurants/hotels around it....once you're in the building its a nice facility (for basketball at least)

And how does ol' Langford think the city is going to be able to support a dome???

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

digger, why FL? Wouldn't Auburn have a better chance against Arkansas?

10:14 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I don't understand New Orleans, honestly, in the "make it central". Its not quite as inconvenient as Tampa, but it's not exactly central. A long drive from the entire east division, and not a short drive from most of the west.

If the argument is, "We just love New Orleans", that's different.

...and yes, I realize that, compared to Tampa and Little Rock, it's a shorter trip, but that doesn't make it close to everything.

I think Tampa could be a good destination. Big SEC fanbase in Florida in general. It's a good time of year to travel there. Lots to do away from the arena. Good beaches. It just needs to be marketed. I don't see a lot of marketing in SEC events, though, they are just expected to sell themselves.

10:19 AM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (JUST WIN BABY!) said...

that guy has the mind of a Micheal Steele.... he is allover the place.... "If you Build it they will come"

10:20 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Auburn needs quality wins, Luv.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, I see...thanks, Cap'n!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The SEC tourney should be held in Rupp every year. That's the only place that consistently sells out games in the SEC.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Luv, a win over Fl looks much better on our tourney resume then a win over Arkansas.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Purely selfish, I hope AR beats UF.

A) I hate UF.

B) It'll bring black market ticket prices for session 4 down to about 20 bucks.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Zimas4Ziemba said...

ROF Nominee all up in this bitch. Respect, yo.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Yes we definitely need Florida to win to have a shot at making the tournament, on the flip side, if Arky wins the road to the title and an automatic bid are that much closer. Just win.

10:38 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Luv, I had to leave for a while but you got the answer from several others. We need to play and win against the better rated team.

10:53 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Hate i missed the fire but a new sushi place was calling mine and the wifeys name. It was awesome, though, had a war eagle roll, tuna cream cheese and grilled jalapenos, i tried it, it was tasty.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

War Eagle Roll sounds awesome.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Joaquin Pheonix continues his strangeness. Dude jumped into crowd to tangle with a heckler.

This is going to make a great movie.

11:24 AM  
Blogger AUMom said...

The SEC women's tournament was held here in Greenville a couple of years ago. I didn't understand then or now. The folks from USC and Columbia don't seem to do much in basketball.

Knoxville is only 4 hours away but still... the rest of the schools had significant driving to do.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides Marks, who has a legit chance of being drafted? I see a bunch of free agents on the list.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ehyou said cockles

hee hee

Tampa Awarded SEC Tourney in 2004

12:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Is it safe to assume the St. Pete Times is NOT a Gannett paper considering they can still afford sponsorship of the St Pete Times Forum?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The only ending to J. Phoenix's life is untimely death. This will happen.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tampa Trib is not going to make it past 2010. St. Pete will win that two-newspaper battle.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

More reasons the tourney is in Tampa

12:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Wifey at Campfire = much fun

Hope she joins more often.

12:28 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

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12:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That crowd looks sparse ... and this is Kentucky.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What network is covering it, Jay G?

1:37 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Speakingof Sparse Crowds. (ACC in Atlanta)

1:38 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I believe it's Raycom Peter F.

War Eagle
I hate Bama

1:41 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

You can go to SEC Sports to get audio. I tried to link it, but they're site is always a little screwy and it won't let me.

1:42 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

I meant "their", poor grammar.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Big East, Big 10, CUSA, ACC, SEC all being televised right now...crazy!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ehyou, I found it. Raycom via SunSports in Florida.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Rip it up Jay G, Rip it up.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

May just be camera angles, but it looks like there's a TON more people in Tampa than Atlanta.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


How would one get in touch with you?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

This is a test of the HATE BAMA Warning System. This is only a test.

Had this been an actual warning, it would have followed with vitriol, invective, and other rhetoric aimed at UAT.

This has been a test of the HATE BAMA Warning System. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

vitriol and invective are smokin' hot words!

nice, Jet

2:28 PM  
Blogger michael said...

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2:38 PM  
Blogger Hornet said...

ACC attendance will definitely pick up when its not VT and Miami playing
SEC will NOT pickup when Kentucky isn't playing tonight

2:39 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Monica, you have mail.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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2:45 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Captain - "stallion"? Really?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Scottie - You have my response.

3:05 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Jet is bombastic and boisterous. Though I do like his UAT hate.

Mon - how're those vocabulary words?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bama is dumb and icky. I don't need fancy words to convey that.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

GAT - bombastic is pretty hot though it does have some baggage..

Mr. Bombastic

3:13 PM  
Blogger michael said...


Insight Into My Soul

3:13 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Monica, your link made me laugh. I'll have to play that for my 6 yr old tonight, she's a big fan.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

My voracious verbosity tends to instigate and propigate castigation.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

awesome, ehyou!

Jet - Go on wittcha grandiloquent self! Monica loves it.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet -

Thesaurus in one hand

Hate for Bama in the other.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates Bama said...

Saban is not only oliagenous, and but also unguent.

GaTiger, I'm just Wordly Wise.

3:37 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Jet, i can't understand a word that you're saying, but i know exactly what you mean........ HATE BAMA!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I posted a new thread ... looking back on Brad Lester's performance at Pro Day.

3:55 PM  

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