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4.24.2009

A look-ahead to recruiting

FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Post No. 1,198

Hey everyone. Thanks for being patient with me today. It's my daughter's birthday and I was in charge of present procurement. Some recent revisions rendered my (hard-fought) Wii Fit moot. Other merchandise was considered more coveted and useful.

That's where I come in.

Anyway, we'll probably spend plenty of time this summer talking about recruiting. A lot of that talk will surround Auburn's needs and how closely the team's top targets dovetail with those needs.

So let's take a look at where Auburn's current scholarship allocation chart, which (theoretically) will give us some clarity when it comes to identifying the Tigers needs.

Here is where Auburn is right now. New signees aren't yet included.

RED is for players who won't play next season.
PURPLE is for players whose status is in doubt for whatever reason.

QUARTERBACK (4; 4 in '09)
QB Kodi Burns
QB Chris Todd
QB Neil Caudle
QB Barrett Trotter

RUNNING BACK (7; 6 in '09)
RB Tristan Davis
RB Brad Lester
RB Ben Tate
RB Mario Fannin
RB Eric Smith
RB John Douglas
RB Onterio McCalebb

RECEIVERS (16; 10 in '09)
WR Rod Smith
WR Chris Slaughter
WR Robert Dunn
WR James Swinton
TE Brent Slusher
TE Gabe McKenzie
WR Montez Billings
WR Tim Hawthorne
WR Derek Winter
WR Darvin Adams
WR Quindarius Carr
WR Terrell Zachery
WR Phillip Pierre-Louis
WR Harry Adams
TE Tommy Trott
TE Bailey Woods

OFFENSIVE LINE (14; 10 in '09)
OL Tyronne Green
OL Jason Bosley
OL Kyle Coulahan
OL Chaz Ramsey
OL Lee Ziemba
OL Ryan Pugh
OL Bart Eddins
OL Andrew McCain
OL Mike Berry
OL Byron (Lee) Isom
OL Jared Cooper
OL Darrell Roseman
OL A.J. Greene
OL Vance Smith

DEFENSIVE LINE (13; 9 or 10 in '09)
DL Sen'Derrick Marks
DL Raven Gray
DL Tez Doolittle
DL Andre Wadley
DL Antonio Coleman
DL Antoine Carter
DL Michael Goggans
DL Mike Blanc
DL Zach Clayton
DL Jake Ricks
DL Jomarcus Savage
DL Derrick Lykes
DL Cam Henderson

LINEBACKER (10; 6 in '09)
LB Tray Blackmon
LB Courtney Harden
LB Merrill Johnson
LB Chris Evans
LB Craig Stevens
LB Josh Bynes
LB Spencer Pybus
LB Adam Herring
LB Da'Shaun Barnes
LB Eltoro Freeman

DEFENSIVE BACK (14; 11 in '09)
DB Jerraud Powers
DB Ryan Williams
DB Jonathan Vickers
DB Zac Etheridge
DB Mike McNeil
DB Walt McFadden
DB Neiko Thorpe
DB Mike Slade
DB D'Antoine Hood
DB Drew Cole
DB T'Sharvan Bell
DB Christian Thompson
DB Marcus Jemison
DB Aairon Savage

SPECIALTY (3; 3 in '09)
K Wes Byrum
P Ryan Shoemaker
DS Dax Dellenbach

OFFENSE: 41
DEFENSE: 37
SPECIALTY: 3

OVERALL TOTAL: 81
2009 RENTURNING: 59 or 60, depending on Andre Wadley.
2009 SIGNEES: 26, including Nick Fairley.
THE MAXIMUM REAL NUMBER: 85 or 86.

334 Comments:

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Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Are you the police?
No, ma'am. We're musicians.

2:29 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Nice work JGT, that's a lot to digest.

2:30 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

work stomping me, no time for substance.

2:31 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Please offer your daughter a big happy birthday from the gang here!

Mine youngest turned 3 on the 12th.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Yea. It's kinda tough to ingest because many members of Auburn's 2009 signing class will qualify and snag scholarship slots.

I just can't speculate how many.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Mrs. Murphy: We got two honkies out there, dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Say what?
Mrs. Murphy: They look like they're from the CIA, or somethin'.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: What they want to eat?
Mrs. Murphy: The tall one wants white toast, dry, with nothin' on it.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Elwood.
Mrs. Murphy: And the short one wants four whole fried chickens, and a Coke.
Matt "Guitar" Murphy: And Jake. Shit, the Blues Brothers!

2:33 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Don't you blaspheme in here!!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

the penguin....

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

South Park was very funny last night ... Cartman as a Somali pirate.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Cartman on the high seas

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Answering questions from the other thread:

* I don't wear hats, so a HABOTN hat isn't something that excites me.

* Jet, do you still want me to submit a list of facts re: HABOTN?

* I don't watch MMA or UFC. I read about Kyle Maynard, but it wasn't something that excited me.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll be at Talladega this weekend. I may post some pics here ... even though the races have nothing to do with Auburn.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

MMA/UFC is a stupid fad that hopefully dies sooner than later. They are going to get that Maynard kid killed

2:56 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

#14, in honor of previous thread hero Ben Leard. :)

2:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Wow Jay G. this post so excites the wonk in me! Thanks!

Harrison this post made me lose control sitting right here in my office: Harrison said...
We tried to start a Fiero gang in high school. Like a motorcycle gang but way nerdier. it never amounted to much

2:57 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

scottie b
did you see my post on previous thread about shirt size?

2:58 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

sad thing is Mon is we actually had discussions about it.

2:59 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

yo ho ho and a package of gum!

3:00 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Rainbow City is already looking a a giant bee hive.
And it will only get worse as Sunday approaches

3:01 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

As much as gum rocks, bring on the rum!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Jay G ...

I did my own research, so we're good.

3:02 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

JGT - Don't let this happen to you at Talladega:

0.9% Financing

3:03 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

yes sir Digger, i'd say you're a Medium too. i'm 5,11", 205 and a Large works for me. unless you wear your stuff really big.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Jay - Happy Birthday to the little one JGT.

For what it is worth, my son's Birthday is today too!

Hope your party goes well!

Thanks for the great coverage.

3:05 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

gatiger, that's a creepy obit, imo...

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

... just waiting on Rep. Love's call to see if he'll sponsor a House version.

Just kiddin'

3:07 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

We're so glad to see so many of you lovely people here tonight. And we would especially like to welcome all the representatives of Illinois's law enforcement community who have chosen to join us here in the Palace Hotel Ballroom at this time. We do sincerely hope you all enjoy the show, and please remember people that no matter who you are and what size HABOTN hat you wear to thrive and survive there are still some things that make us all the same. You, me, them (Bama), everybody, everybody!

3:08 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Tuscon - Bring out yer dead!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

12 year old Little Miss Aubie asked The Bull to "show me your guns"
Here is the pic >

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Dear Leader ...

"I've always loved you."

3:09 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Struttinduck..

he is lookin good.... ready for football!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Will asked him the same thing and then he gently squeezed his arms. It was weird.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

I ran outta gas! I had a flat tire! I didn't have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn't come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from outta town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts!! It wasn't my fault I swear to God!!!

3:09 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

which ol is the scholly longsnapper?

3:10 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Hut hut, hut hut, hut hut,...

3:11 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

I'm Tucker McElroy. Lead singer and driver of the Winnebago.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

After I took the pic he asked my girl, "why is your dad wearing a red arse monkey suit with an orange Auburn - HABOTN prototype jersey?"
THAT was weird.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Whatchu gonna do about it ... Stein?

3:12 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Use of unnecessary force in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers HAS been approved.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

He is ready for football, but first we have to get through the birthday party, which includes a real live fire truck visit and a Dalmation blow up jump and bounce.

Not as fun as Dega, yet I am going to have a few beers and try to land a couple of flips in order to release the inner child...

3:12 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

"Anyone know 'Minnie the Moocher?'"


"I once knew a hooker named Minnie Mizola."

3:14 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline.

3:14 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Struttin - here's my future **** first encounter with a firetruck.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Guys gotta run out to the DMZ... talk to ya whan I get back to Pyongyang,, but until then You contemptible pig! I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother.

3:16 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Harrison - I had no doubt that you actually had those conversations. THAT is what makes it so sad...I mean funny.

3:17 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

your women. i want to buy your women. the little girl, your daughters. sell them to me. i want to buy your children!

change girl and daughters to boy and sons in that BB quote and i think you have $aban's recruiting pitch.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

My friend Chad still swears if he ever gets rich he will still buy us all fieros. I think he's running out of time to find Fieros that still work

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

How much for the little girl? The women?

3:20 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Four fried chickens and a Coke.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Where's my cheese whiz, boy?

3:20 PM  
Blogger Struttinduck said...

Sweet Ga!

I bet the litte one loved it!

There is something about little kids and big trucks - they love it. Same as big kids and big trucks, and fast cars, and the Blues Brothers....

3:21 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I hate Illinois Nazis!

3:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't know what a Fiero is, but I will gladly join any gang. I need the companionship and approval that comes with being in a gang. Most of you wouldn't understand.

3:23 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Struttin - it was pretty cool & impromptu. We were all out for ice cream & the local firehouse crew & their 3 trucks were all at a restaurant next door. We were just milling around the trucks when they came out, opened them up & let him explore. He still doesn't understand why he couldn't turn on the sirens & honk the horn.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Michael- you are in the fiero gang, although you may have to buy your own. Or make friends with my friend chad. He lives in Birmingham, give him a ring.

3:26 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Chad?!? From Birmingham? THAT Chad?

Never heard of him. I think you're making him up.

3:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I just called Chad, and he said he didn't know you. He even had the nerve to say his name isn't Chad.

Harrison, are you full of it? Do Fieros even exist?

3:28 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Is it true that Fieros were made out of recycled aluminum cans and that when you finished with one, you just crushed it under-foot?

3:29 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the blues brothers has been approved.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Will said...

I bet Chad Maynard could beat Harrison up. I like MMA, I like UFC, in general, I enjoy watching people get hit in the face, as long as I am not one of those people.

Cris Carter on ESPN just gave Andre "Juggs" Smith one piece of advice....don't take your shirt off.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

you must have called my other Birmingham friend, Jeremy.

Michael i would link you a picture of a fiero but i aint real good wit' the porno box

3:30 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

One Timex digital watch, broken. One unused prophylactic.

3:30 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

There's porn. And stock quotes!

3:31 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

fiero!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Will- how could you say that? you see me lift over 100 pounds at the gym all the time. That Maynard kid can't weigh more than that

3:31 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Watching bare-knuckle fighting gives me the willies. Very uncomfortable and unpleasant.

3:31 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Disco pants and haircuts...
Yeah, lots of space in this mall.

3:32 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

No, sir, Mayor Daley no longer dines here, sir. He's dead, sir.

3:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Chad Maynard is a great man, and a gentle lover

3:32 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

The new Oldsmobiles are out.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

boys driving fieros gives me the willies

3:33 PM  
Blogger Will said...

gat, you bought the one that comes with stock quotes? Lucky!

Harrsion, I would always have your back if you needed it, but I have to be honest, if a guy w/ no arms and no legs started beating you up, I would watch it until the bitter end....same thing if a girl beat you up.

3:35 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Well, the Sister was right. You boys could use a little churching up. Slide on down to the Triple Rock, and catch Rev. Cleophus. You boys listen to what he's got to say.

3:35 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

my fiero was red. it had a luggage rack....that's about it.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

What do you call a candidate in Florida with no arms nor legs?

Chad.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

his name Kyle Maynard guys.

along with the fiero comes a mandatory moustache

3:37 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs involved in Ultimate Fighting?

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Works better with Chad ... kinda like the mustache with the Fiero.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

did you have a luggage rack cause the trunk was stuffed with dead hookers?

3:38 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Were there any fieros that weren't red?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

good question ehyou. I can't recall any. Maybe our Fiero gang could paint ours to stand out more

3:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That reminds me of a joke:

Q. How many dead hookers can you stuff under a mattress?
A. Four

3:39 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

ehyou - former highschool buddy had a black Fiero. But I can't remember seeing anything other than those colors.

3:40 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

the luggage rack came in handy when hauling dead bear carcasses.

3:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

If Fieros were real, I would get a pink one with blue polka dots.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

I know a guy who had a white one.

Fiero, that is. Not dead hooker. Although, I can't say that definitively.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

E-Bay has 21 Fieros for sale, in many different colors all for 8,000 dollars or less.

3:43 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

the trunk had enough space to hold a cell phone. of course, cell phones were much bigger back then.

3:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

So what you are saying is Fiero drivers only killed anorexic or dwarf hookers?

3:45 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

actually only imaginary hookers shaped like hand puppets.

3:46 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

3:46 PM  
Blogger michael said...

scott... thanks a lot. Now I will be having nightmares about those for the next few nights.

3:47 PM  
Blogger michael said...

My wikipedia page has a section titled, "Puppet Genocide Accusations"

3:47 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

This one works

Pontiac Fiero


There's still a section called "Engine Fire Reputation"

3:48 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

My Wikipedia page has ...

OK, nothing. I don't have a Wikipedia page. I am ashamed.

3:48 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I sensed you would post that, ehyou.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Brad Lester?? He is gone too buddy.

3:49 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Kill enough puppets, become Queen of HABOTN, and become King of Eurasia, and you too might one day have a wikipedia page, Jet.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Michael,

You give meaning to my life. You're the inspiration.

3:53 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

There aren't any ladies joining in the Fiero conversation.

Is there something wrong with us?

3:54 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

the ladies never got too excited about my fiero, if i recall correctly. or maybe it was just me. nah, had to be the car.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

ehyou ...

They're just lying in wait, trying to find out who's got the Fieros, and then they'll pounce on you.

You'll be covered in women, who are powerless to resist the lure of the pride of the Pontiac line.

3:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Oh, but you have to wait for to to die on those last two goals, Jet. Either that or can can kill me yourself and try to gain my crowns. I don't suggest that, though.

Just be patient, your day will come Jet.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Why does Huey Lewis keep asking me if I believe in love?

3:57 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Huey is an information gatherer. He is curious by nature.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

One of my homies had an 88 Fiero GT and it looked lovely.

What an awful interior, though.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Another reminder: If you friend me in Facebook and don't identify yourself as a HOTTIE, I'm going to decline you.

This remains a problem.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

I understand that Huey Lewis and the News has quit singing on Mondays and Tuesdays, and may go online only on a permanent basis.

4:01 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

Please pray for me. My wife is in FL and I'm about to pick up a tornado from school and a hurricane from daycare for a weekend of daddy-daughter fun.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

How old is your child.

F1, F2, F3, F4, F5?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Oh, sorry ... Now I see that she's an F3 tornado.

4:03 PM  
Blogger ehyoutiger said...

But that doesn't relieve you of your responsibility for this material. Now I'm waiting for reports from some of you... Listen, I'm not joking. This is my job!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Mrs. Milton thought he was a little bit of bore, too.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

see gacebook only causes problems. I'm sure it helped bring down the housing market

4:04 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Harrison hates gacebook and Ywitter.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Puppet hour is upon us

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

But he's always in My Space.

4:09 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

I knew dweeb in HS that had a red one and he had a big UAT sticker put on the hood....very classy.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

crap! told ya i ain't good with these typin machines

4:09 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

My wifey and family are in FL for the weekend too.
Tivo has been saving
"100 top One Hit Wonders of the '80s" for me. Wild weekend!

4:11 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I se a whole lot of UATalized prose in here. Remember pore crimson koolaid on your keybaord to fix the problem.

4:12 PM  
Blogger tigercowboy said...

"Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".....but it beats the alternative sometimes.

4:12 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

I've had the house to myself (and the Golden Retriever) for a week and will still be this way until early next week. The first two days are pretty cool, but after that I'm ready for the chaos to return.

4:13 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Oh you did that (pore crimson koolaide on your keybaoard and it did WHAT?

You're kidding.

4:13 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Thanks for the overview Jay. The most glaring things are definitely the offensive line and the linebackers. We are in trouble in both areas.

What is probably surprising to some is the number of skill position players. This staff did great getting some skill position players, but the guys in the trench are in trouble. This may be due to the order in which the position coaches were hired.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

I've got next Thursday-Sunday empty house coming up.

4:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yeah, it sucks when the family leaves. After you catch up on all the DVR stuff your wife hates, then what?

4:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I'll tell you what happens. That's when you start seeing puppets our of the corner of your eye, and then all of a sudden you lock yourself in the bathroom with a knife and mutter nonsense to yourself all night.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Wifey left Wednesday morning. I have eaten Oatmeal Raisin Crisp for every meal since then. I'm running low on milk.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Also as an FYI: I'll be on FURLOUGH No. 2 from May 3-10.

I won't be around the HABOTN to shoo away that pesky Criminal Type guy again if he causes trouble. So it goes.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

That reminds me Michael... I watched "1408" last night. I'm pretty sure that was the plot.

4:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

effin furloughs

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

I was hoping new Mayor Todd Strange would prevent the Criminal Type from permeating our fair city.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Prowler said...

Is Scottie B here now?

4:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

What is 1408? Did someone videotape me last summer when my wife and kids were down in Florida with my mother in law? Because...uhh... well, I didn't give them permission, and anything you might have seen about goat fighting was surely creative latitude taken by the director.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i like criminal type. reminds me of my uncle that's been in and out of jail a bunch

4:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hey Jay, as someone mentioned earlier, Brad Lester is no longer an active tiger and should thus become red.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I need to add Lester. Thanks!

4:25 PM  
Blogger gatiger said...

Michael - DVR has been cleared, I've explored some shows I've never watched before but have heard about, I've done alot of work for the man during what would usually be family time, and now what? I'm going to watch some Lacrosse tourny near here which has AU playing as #1 seed. I know absolutely nothing about Lacrosse but I have nothing better to do so it could be fun.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

Michael ...

I know not to ask you about your business.

4:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My brother had an 88 (I think it was an 88) Fiero in 1990. He bought it used. The thing was a piece of junk, but apparently there was a bonus when he bought the car, the former owner had hidden a bag of weed behind the dash. We were putting a stereo in the car and found it there.

I don't know if it helped with the resale value of the car or not, but I assume the value of the weed was far more than the actual value of the car.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Cotton said...

I think I'm a little late here, but I very much enjoy Mixed Martial Arts. It gets a bad reputation (much of which is brought on by stereotypical fans and the UFC), but it's just as much a sport as football or baseball. It takes tons of skiil and athleticism, and is much more than two guys punching each other.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

which one smoked more? the car or the weed

4:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm a MMA fan as well, it's amazing the number of people who have the wrong idea about it...also, it's not bare knuckle fighting.

However the guy promoting the show in Auburn with Kyle Maynard is probably one of the promoters that give the sport a bad name, just going for cheap publicity.

4:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I don't recall whatever became of the weed.

I was 14 and very sheltered at the time, so I wouldn't have had a clue what to do with it.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jet Abramoff said...

RK ...

All you remember was being very, very hungry, then taking a long nap.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Have you ever noticed that Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape Premium Malt Beverage tastes like scuppernongs?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I would not normally drink such a non manly drink, but as I mentioned, my wife is out of town and there is no beer in the garage fridge. Very poor planning on my part.
Dang, if I only knew where that damn grocery store was...

4:44 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Uhhh my wife might have noticed, if she knew what a scuppernong was

4:45 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Aubie you can't let the fridge ever run out of beer. you just can't

4:46 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Ouch Harrison. that hurt. Excuse me while I go change my Stay Free maxipad.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Jet Wants A Chest Bump said...

My wife put a sign over our bedroom door that says ...

"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."

What am I to make of this?

Oh, well. Time to leave. See you later, HOTTATARIANS.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Imagine my disappointment when I opened the fridge!!! Empty, except for very effeminate fruity malt beverages (known in some parts as wine coolers).
What if I actually start to like them??!! How will I tailgate?? I can't drink these in public! Will I have to move to Iowa or Cali?

4:51 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I do like MMA. I would like to see an MMA match between Gene Chizik and Nick Saban at the halftime of the Iron Bowl. Can you imagine the PPV subscribers to that one?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I do enjoy your honesty about it though. i will answer your questions.
1.yes, you will kind of like them
2. you cannot drink them at tailgates or inpublic
3. acceptable only if you are completely out of any other alcohol and have no hope of getting to a store

4:56 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

aubie- my wife will not drink beer. So we always have some crap like that int he fridge and i have to try all of them and sometimes end up drinking one or two myself

4:57 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Harrison, your story is my story.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

She likes Michelob Ultra Raspberry Pomegranate. you ever had that? it is awful

5:03 PM  
Blogger Will said...

WERK, I think the guy who is putting on the Maynard fight is an AU grad who lives in the ATL. I read that on yahoo sports I think. By default he is a good guy

5:04 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My wife doesn't drink beer either, but she will enjoy a margarita or two, which I can deal with.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Scuppernongs=Muscadines. The fruit tastes great, the wine tastes like barefeet...not to be confused with bear feet, which taste great.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

that bear foot will come alive in your colon and scratch you to death from the inside out..stupid

5:07 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Orange Whip?...
Orange Whip?..

3 orange whips please...

5:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'll keep the criminal company.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

JET - that bedroom door made Greg and me cackle!!!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

My grandmother had a scuppernong vine behind her house in the country. The grandkids used to pick them for her. We'd eat one for every one we picked. We'd squeeze the meat juice out into our mouths and then suck the juice out of the skin.
Good stuff... until the stomach ache hit

5:37 PM  
Blogger DoWhat? said...

FWIW guys, 2010 Commit Jake Hollands Dad posted on another site that Auburn has picked up a big time commit today. Here were his words.

1. Definitely a "WOW"
2. It is a prospect commitment
3. It's an offensive player
4. It's a big one, real high target for AU
5. It's fixing to starting rolling on the Plains! Well, it actually already is but just stay tuned for next few weeks!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Way to go Mackenzie Brown -- 12-year-old girls pitches perfect game against boys in New Jersey

5:49 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

i have a 2 year old 4 pack of wine cooler stuff in my fridge. wife wanted it and now won't drink it. what to do?

5:56 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

what's the story re brad lester/ injured, wasn't he?

5:58 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Scott,
Is is Smirnoff Twisted V Wild Grape Premium Malt Beverage?
Cause if it is, it tastes like scuppernongs.

5:59 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

sadly, it's bartels and james. it's red in color. i thought they had died or gone out of business.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

why don't you just toss 'em?

6:13 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

have to ask, aubie. are you a fan of dexies midnight runners? i always liked 'em.

6:13 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

wouldn't tossing them be a sin against some kind of religion or something? "waste not that which can lay you to waste". book of jan terri, i believe.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

scott- in that case it's ok to drink them, just don't enjoy them and you're cool.

6:16 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

now THAT'S excellent and well reasoned advice.

6:17 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

How is a car club nerdy?

Now chess clubs are nerdy.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Bartles is dead. He passed away from overinjestion of scuppernongs.

Jaymes is semi retired. He lives on a goat farm in Idaho with his life partner Chuck.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

... and yes I am a fan of Kevin Rowland and Dexy's Midnight Runners. Holder of the numero uno spot in VH1's most awesome one hit wonders of the '80's.
I named my daughter Eileen just so when we went to the mall I could holler, "come on, Eileen".
She is only allowed to wear overalls.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Come on Eileen...one of my favorite songs that I know less than 10 lyrics to.

6:31 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I would like to thank the radio station in Birmingham that played Rick Springfield on the radio during lunch today...

Now I can't get "Jesse's Girl" out of my mind..

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

mine is "who let the dogs out" Will

6:33 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

fsj... don't get me started on Rick. Took my high school girlfriend to see him at Boutwell in '82. Bought her a bootleg t-shirt in the parking deck and almost got arrested.
Saw him at City Stages many years later with wifey and kids. He was actually awesome... hand me another scuppernong wine cooler.

6:35 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

from southernfood.about.com

The scuppernong is a greenish, or bronze, variety of muscadine. At first it was simply called the Big White Grape. During the 17th and 18th centuries cuttings of the mother vine were placed into production around Scuppernong, a small town in North Carolina. The name Scuppernong originally comes from an Algonquin Indian name, Ascopo for the sweet bay tree. Ascupernung, meaning place of the Ascopo, appears on early maps of North Carolina as the name of a river in Washington County that runs into the Albemarle Sound. By 1800 the spelling of the river had become Scuppernong. Soon the name of the town and river came to be applied to the grapes grown in the area. In this roundabout fashion, ascopo, the Algonquin word for sweet bay tree became scuppernong, the word for a variety of wild grape.
Tell me you didn't really care!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Jet Wants A Chest Bump said...

Rolled down the windows a little bit ago ... cranked up "Jenny-867-5309)" and sang at the top of my lungs.

It was 1982 all over again.

7:01 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Jet - the bedroom sign means no chest bump tonight

7:03 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

i got rick rolled on youtube while trying to view a TI video- that's just wrong

Nova (Sheldon) I don't think you're in a position to judge nerdiness. Just sayin...

7:05 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

always liked dexy's tunes "old" and "jackie wilson said" (old van morrison tune). their follow up album was pretty good, too. just never got airplay. they filed for bankruptcy after. rowland is now a stock broker, i believe.

7:08 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I have a good friend that picked a bunch of muscadines and ask me to make wine with them. I was in to wine making at the time. I made 14 quart jars of wine. To me it was not very good but he loved it, so I gave all of it to him. I guess different strokes for different folks.

7:10 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

am not a big Bettles fan but this is good music
GetBack384kcp.wmv (7276KB)

7:13 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Scuppernongs start good but have a nasty aftertaste.

Mon, it takes one to know one.

7:16 PM  
Blogger scott from tucson said...

used to pick muscedimes from my grandmother's vines. very good stuff. off to play a little poker--wish me cards.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm posting from the daughters new iPod touch. It's faster than my iPhone!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Jet Wants A Chest Bump said...

Ghiardelli brownies, Blue Bell, Hershey's syrup.

How ya like that, THT?

7:43 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Jet - downright cruel. I'm stuck at work :-(

Caps fans - congrats. Sure wish I could have watched tonight.

8:43 PM  
Blogger TarHeelTiger said...

Jay GT - for Christmas get daughter the alarm clock that you dock ipod in and wake up to your tunes. That's what wifey game me last Christmas. Love it!!!

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THT - 4-0 Caps are still alive for our match!

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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