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5.04.2009

Furlough, Pt. II: Day Two (Monday)

Hey everyone. As you know by now, I am on unpaid furlough this week as my parent company, Gannett, slugs its way through these difficult economic times.

As such, I am not able to blog. It's forbidden.

I have pre-loaded daily threads to pop up at 9 a.m. CDT so the conversations that make the HABOTN so delicious resume. Please don't be scared, angered or turned off my my parent company's difficulties. I'm very spendthrift.

Peace and love.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

229 Comments:

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Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

permanent furloughs for Mr Dubow, Mr Dickey, Ms Martore, Mr Lougee, and Mr Saridakis would be a better idea.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

This deserves a yo!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Dang it, THT killed me.

9:01 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

just back in town and wanted to wish Jay a great week with the family!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

sorry, Sean, it was the 2nd DC that had me juiced, even though it was caffeine-free

9:06 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Morning Hotties..I am now posting from Massachusetts..Made the 15 hour drive yesterday..NY is a mad house but i can't wait to check it out..

9:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Wartiger, glad you made it there safely; did you find a place to pahk the kah?

Just don't come back talkin like no yankee

9:09 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Suck Squared

9:13 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Wah Tigah,

And don't be goin' for wicked cool weekend at Bah Hahbah for beeah and lobstah

9:15 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

I hate it when everyone leaves me all alone in an old thread.

9:17 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

What's worse is being left all alone on the new thread.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Ehyou, for this week a new thread will come up at 9 CDT.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I thought about remaining on the old thread just to stick to my principles.

Then I remembered ... I have no principles. Except for hating UAT.

9:32 AM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Morning leaderless Hotties! I hope you all had a great weekend. A little cruitin' news:

ESPN has recognized AU's recruiting momentum:

By the Numbers

9:41 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet is clearly utilizing the K.I.S.S. method. Gatiger approves.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I forgot, which hottie(s) have no use for clowns?

Perhaps they would like "Something Bad Happened to a Clown" by Warren Zevon, playing right now in my iTunes.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BigCat - thanks for the links last night and this morniing. helps keep us focused on AU Football. WAR EAGLE!!!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

wow. that's some nice pub for the AU recruiting train.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bloghog is going to spend the rest of the day working/playing with his other hobby, at least until we have puck drop. Y'all have a great day!

GO PENS!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Urban Meyer Whining

9:54 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

THT,
I saw Warren Zevon in Gadsden many years ago. He played at the Gadsden Civic Center. We showed up and there were like 100 chairs set up in the atrium of this building with a small stage.
Wifey and I sat about 20 feet from him.
incredible!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

If we've got Urban whining, it's like beating him again. Three in a row!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I concur Jet, this guy is a sore loser. I can't wait to beat him again, and that's my former team.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Plus, I don't know why he's whining ... he's offering free circumcisions by his star QB.

Maybe they can do prospects' circumcisions in the back of a Hummer limo like they did in the back of that car like in that old Saturday Night Live skit -- probably before you were born.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Tebow couldn't do a circumcision on Urban. He has a mangina.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Does anyone know what rule and/or violation is urban mentioning?

When kiffin tossed allegations, they made his AD apologize. Shouldn't we do the same? or is anyone entertained by his whines?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

Luckily we are not having anarchy due to our Leader, JG Tate being on furlough.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Denny Crum said...

I say we owe it to Jet. He lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Well, that's a first.

"Dignity" and "Jet" in the same sentence that wasn't offering a contrast.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJT is anti-clown.

I only post this so that there is not a monopoly of pequins.

LET'S GO CAPS!!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pequins = Penguins

11:01 AM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

pequins were small french people, right?

11:13 AM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Great game yesterday - Ducks vs Red Wings.
Gerry Tracy had an evil plot to try and make me miss the game by staging a tornado watch marathon during the game.
Fortunately, the Ducks and Wings took it to triple overtime and outlasted Gerry.
My hatred for spuat prevents me for pulling for any team that wears red and white. Go Ducks.

11:16 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Jet I just warmed up in the bullpen
and found I still got it. All my picthes look like changeups.
Slow, Slower and slowest.

Oscar Myer the wienie from Fla has decided to hit the trail with his whinemobile, it has a large pic of Tebow crying on the doors.

11:18 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Urban Meyer is a score runner upping whiny heisman stat padding prickwhore.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Michael ...

I don't think you were clear enough with your feelings on the matter. Could you think about it for a moment, and then tell us again?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I retired from throwing after the 1998 family Thanksgiving football game where I quarterbacked for both teams. After about 200 throws, my arm has never been the same. I've never been to a doctor for it, but I can't throw anymore.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

Ok, so we're moved. I'm no longer a Montgomery resident. (Still work the though)

I'm soliciting name suggestions for our new puppy from all the Hotties.
He is a 9 wk old Border Collie. A picture of him is in my avatar.
Whatcha got?

11:33 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

"Trooper"

11:34 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

I had actally thought about that. I'll put Trooper (or 'Troop') on the list.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

my vote is for 'Tucker Frederickson Miller'.

call him TUCK.

(this is from a guy whose dogs are named Sullivan and Beasley. go figure, eh?)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Other potentials:

Eltoro, Gus, Wario and Michael

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Scottie B ...

I had a "Beasley" -- 1972-1987.

A great dog.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brother Jet,

I need your help. The last three weeks, I have noticed a marked change in my attitude. I am really starting to "Hate Bammer", something I did not think I could do. I try not to hate, but rather appreciate the rivalry and the virtues of the University in spite of my choice of fandom. However, I feel this burning need to "Hate Bammer" with all I have.

What do you suggest as a course of action?

11:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jordan

Zofko

Rocker

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D - As long as you space and a fenced in yard you should be good. Here is some additional info.

Border Collies

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have kids maybe it will herd them for you for dinner.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

I wanted to name him Beasley. But, our realtor's last name was Beasley and my wife nixed that name.

I've thought about Campbell (Cam). Thoughts?

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Campbell?


Only if you plan to change location of the food bowl or to talk about getting other dogs around him all the time.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

How about Todd? When you play fetch with him underthrow it by 10 yards.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet,

See my post at 11:41 am.

A question for you.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Mr. S ...

I've seen your inquiry, and I want to give it some thought. I don't to respond rashly to the situation in which you've found yourself.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I've got it ...

Name the dog "Jay Jacobs," and you can yell it all the time because whatever he does -- right, wrong or indifferent -- will never be good enough.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jet.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Dog's name:

1. Fyffe
2. Drops (then you can always say "No Drops" when he messes up)
3. Shug
4. Brodie (only if he flops into the fetal pos when bigger, badder dogs run toward him)

12:11 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

i remember you mentioning your 'Beasley' before Jet. good stuff.

if my wife would let me get another one i'd name him 'Tucker' but our house is pretty full right now with 2 dogs & a cat.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Mr. S. ...

I've been thinkin' and prayin' over your tormented soul. And I've searched the Good Book.

Turn with me to the seventh Proverb, startin' with verse 16 and finishin' with 19.

"There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."

That sounds like UAT to me, and if the Lord can hate those things, well, then it's good enough for me.

I can't make any decisions for you, but I'm here for you to support you.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Brother Jet. I mustn't go against the WORD.

Therefore, let me say it loud and proud:

I HATE BAMMER

12:21 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

Sensi has seen the light!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My new signature on message boards reads:

Bammers amaze me. If it doesn't go through or come out of Tuscaloosa, then it must not be worth anything. Riiiight.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I gotta say I like Will's idea about naming the puppy "Drops."

12:46 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Yes, I laughed when I read "Drops".
I like it. But the wife said no.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

She got you on a short leash, D.

Yeah, who wears the pants in the family?

12:53 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Urban "Oscar" Meyer's new 'croot mobile
---->

12:56 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Urban's just mad because we've circumsized him twice.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Brother Jet - you know good and well who wears the pants in that family. The same person who wears the pants in my family, yours, and anyone else who is being honest. Now; I suppose that some of our friends here sans children may still be allowed to wear said pants from time to time but those of us with blessed with tax deductions such as those (for as long as they may last) do not wear the pants.

Don't you go 'round lyin' and say you do either, that wouldn't be right.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

D. Miller,
Suggestions:
Waldo Pepper (home of the 3 for 1) call it waldo or pepper.
Puppy Goldberg
Samford - sammy
Weegle
Markeith - you would need to get it grillz.
and last...
Michael - and call it Jan Terri

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

My wife has two other husbands besides the brother husbands at Juniper/Deer Creek?

1:01 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I wear the pants one day a year ...... on July 1 and I damn well better have them outside cutting the grass and cleaning up for the 4th of July, getting ready for the family cookout.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Jay G. is away, it's probably safe to share this picture of the Mighty Banhammer.

Beware! Few have looked upon this weapon and lived to talk about it.

1:11 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i'm not usually one to wish harm upon a player, but i'd love to see tebow get and ankle sprain or separated shoulder in the 4th quarter of one of UF's first two games against charleston southern or troy. you know meyer is going to try to score 100 points in those two and i expect he is arrogant and stupid enough to keep tebow in the game. he should have learned his lesson in the beatdown he took from mike shula when prothro should have been on the bench and got hurt.

1:14 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i hate bammer too!!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

is there a stronger term than "hate" we can start using? i feel there is a need.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Chip, take your pick:

abhor, abominate, allergic to, anathematize, be disgusted with, be hostile to, be loath, be reluctant, be repelled by, be sick of, be sorry, bear a grudge against, can't stand, contemn, curse, deprecate, deride, despise, detest, disapprove, disdain, disfavor, disparage, down on, execrate, feel malice to, have an aversion to, have enough of, have no use for, loathe, look down on, nauseate*, not care for, object to, recoil from, scorn, shudder at, shun, spit upon, spurn

1:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sean - defecate is missing I think.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Man if you're defecating Crimson Tide, you might want to go see the GI folks.

1:24 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

It's almost as if a word needs to be created to convey the deep, continuous,intense hatred for bama. If only I were a wordsmith.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Chris in Inverness said...

A guy here where I work won 20,000 on a $36 bet saturday.

Then had a diabetes induced mini-stroke.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hatin' Bammers......For an ex- Bammer like me it went from dislike to HATE around the time they fired Mike Price and hired Shula. This is when the Bama spin machine started the "GOT 12" and "Tradishun" mantra.

I really hate it when they brag about how much Bama "merchandise" is sold and consider that an accomplishment. Never mind that most of the purchasers are toothless and couldn't find Tuscaloosa on a map.

1:47 PM  
Blogger soldmysoultosaban said...

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1:54 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I just joined an "I HATE BAMA" group on FB.
It's nice to know that so many share my disdain for that program and everything associated with it.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Someone said Roll Tide to me at the mall yesterday as I was wearing a Braves hat. I proceded to verbally abuse them to the point where I doubt they will say Roll Tide to anyone in public again.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

If I were self-absorbed, narcissistic, and arrogant, I would say that the word that describes the state of hating UAT with every fiber of one's being is "Jeticulation."

But I am not self-absorbed, narcissistic, and arrogant.

2:10 PM  
Blogger jaywall14 said...

very well done Sean

2:16 PM  
Blogger Scott M. Brannan said...

ditto. nice work Sean.

i had a bammer try to start a fight with me after the 2006 IB in Tuscaloosa. he said 'RT' in my ear as he hit me on the shoulder and ran off. after i chased him down inside the local mall he begged out of it. he bout got a beat-down. it was hilarious.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Been lurking forever, but finally inspired to comment on the dog naming. May I suggest "Charles Barkey"? My neighbor has a Border Collie and it barks constantly at a volume of 11. At night it was so loud, the wife and I used to think it was in our bedroom. Fortunately, my neighbor and I have now agreed that he will put the dog in at night. They are sweet, extremely smart dogs. Make sure you have a big yard and plenty of doggy entertainment, though.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

We already have 2 Scotts with Scott from Tuscon, and Scottie B, the official clothier of the HABOTN, but if you got chocolate, well, then welcome, Scott.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - please don't use that newly coined word. At a quick glance/read it looks too much like something else.

Scott Chocolate - welcome to the fray.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Changed my name just to be clear

2:40 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Border collies are not supposed to be barkers. Might I suggest a shock collar for your neighbor to remedy the situation.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Thanks, Jet. I thought about "scottie d who used to live in Tennessee" for a HABOTN id, but figured that was a little much. I'll have to think on that some more.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Will - good idea. It's always best to avoid confusion wherever possible. Confusion leads to trouble. I don't want no stinkin' trouble.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I know when Mrs. Jet put the shock collar on me, I didn't bark near as much.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

GaTiger ...

I'm not even going to offer what the online version of said word would be.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Gatiger - "Scott Chocolate" is excellent, though possibly misleading for a short, white guy. I'm gonna go with it anyway!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick Fairley cleared.

Just a football update.

I like Samford, then have him have a puppy and call him Samford & Son.

Yes I know it was Sanford.

2:49 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm wondering if Chocolate Scotty grew up in Prattville?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - I've known you awhile & I know you're smarter than the average doofus. I feel relatively sure that if you go back and look at said word, you'll see my concern.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Scott Chocolate - you feel free to run with it and make it your own.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Per goldberg nick fairley cleared!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

JZ - dunno about him or anyone else, but I spent many of my formative years living there. Back when Cobbs Ford was nothing more than a 2 lane bisection of Oldacre cotton fields.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Yes, I am a native Prattvegan. No, that doesn't mean a vegan from Prattville. I'm pretty sure there's no such thing.

2:57 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I'm also pretty sure you used to have a Def Leppard muscle shirt and drive a Galaxy 500....

2:59 PM  
Blogger Deano "aka" Jimmy Joe Meeker "aka" Fat Elvis said...

Did anyone hear about Tracy Rocker ghost riding the whip today at a truck stop!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

(Said in my Die Hard's Hans Gruber voice)

GaTiger ...

I am not a common doofus. I am an EXTRAORDINARY doofus.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well, he may have had that muscle shirt but I wonder if he went to the midget rasslin'.

3:01 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

For the record, I did not attend midget rasslin'. But my vet did.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

You could be describing a hundred people on here with the Def Leopard comment, j-z.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

So much for the anonymity of the internet! The Galaxie 500 (1973 model, by the way) is long gone, but my son recently wore the Def Leppard shirt to his elementary school '80's Day.

3:04 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Scott....the initials used to be JC years ago...I also remember the RX7.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Do you 2 need some privacy?

Kidding... Welcome aboard Choco-Scotty!

3:08 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

You could just name your pup "The Lizard", DMiller.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

jz & choco-scott to chatroll stat.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - you are indeed EXTRAORDINARY.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

Not good news.

Boston Globe to be shut down

3:22 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

Jay G said he'd blog until the bitter end. At this rate, the end may come soon!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

FIGHT THE POWER!!!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

How was I supposed to know that someone from Prattville changed his name, became a hip-hop mogul, and ended up hanging out on an AU blog? Could be worth reconnecting if I get to meet Beyonce at an AU game this fall, though. (Actually, she's a bit over-rated, j-z).

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Afternoon, Hotties. And welcome ScottCG!

Re: hating UA-T, loathe is one of my preferred terms. And I'm with you Aubie, I don't pull for teams in red unis. GO DUCKS!!!
(unless it's the Hurricanes...GO CANES!!!)

Penguins vs Caps at 7 pm tonight. I may be too nervous to watch.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

CT- I have confidence in JGT. The guy is too talented to be out of work or out of blogging.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Who is the man that would risk his neck For his brother man?
Jay G. Tate!
Can you dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about?
Jay G. Tate!
Right On!

They say this cat Jay G. Tate is a bad mother
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Jay G. Tate.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Chocolates for Jet

3:39 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I used to love chocolate.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Chocolate used to love me.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

THT ...

PULL THAT CRAP ONE MORE TIME, AND I'LL BURN EVERY OLD MAP I CAN GET MY HANDS ON, YOU HEAR ME?

3:47 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I know I didn't miss some hate Bama talk today, did I? Meetings suck.

The good thing is, its never too late. I hate Bama. Man that feels good.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

I guess the limo stunt worked out. Look at all this publicity Auburn is getting ... and most of it is very good.

Amazing.

4:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The Globe - that's just crazy. I guess our grandkids will be reading about the "Great Newsprint Destruction" in their history books.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Think about it Mr. Criminal, the garden variety sports writer/talk show host/blogger is dying for something to talk about.

Anything that draws attention to itself generates publicity in this dead period is almost no lose.

They knew the kids would eat it up, and they did.

Now comes the icing ... Saban bumbled his way through a response and Corch Urban Meyers didn't gladuate Corch Chiz and his staff.

As Ross Perot would say, "sheer brilliance."

4:08 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Our grandkids will probably wonder what a newspaper is...

4:08 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

... Or was.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

THT, is that like hazing the new guy? I followed your link and got to the part of my website that I hate to even admit exists. I am operating in Bammerham, so have to offer UAT stuff, too. Not sure how to create a link, but here's the address for the AU section:

http://www.chocolategraphicsal.com/Auburn.htm

4:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

gatiger...
Please notice I pay tribute to the one and only Richard Roundtree. Classics are almost always better left un-remade.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Go Tracy....my friend says she has the cell phone footage of the Ghost ride......WDE

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

If you have sin in ya life, you need to confess. If you need to get right, now's the time.

I feel there might be one among us, who's strugglin', Oh Lord, he's strugglin'.

Like Coach Dye said, he's been rasslin' with them angels. Maybe he's been dealin' with the wrong kind of folk. He may mean well. But, oh, it leads to the wrong way.

If you have needs to confess, come forward as we stand and sing "Just As I Am."

4:17 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I hate bama!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Wtf is a ghost ride?

4:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Scott Chocolate - would it be accurate to say that the bama chocolates you sell would have tasted much better if they had been eaten 30 years ago?

4:24 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Michael, that's probably correct. Also, the Ex Lax that we put in them these days is almost undetectable (until it's too late). We thought about rat poison, but didn't think the chocolate smell would mask it enough.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet - considering the horrific nature of your threat, I can assure you there will be no more tricks of that particular nature.

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot

Let me confess my sin against my Brother Jet, and hereby proclaim:
I HATE bama with a LOATHING PASSION worthy only of such an ANATHEMA.

(I don't really know big words, so I'm not sure that's proper fancy speak)

4:36 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Chocolate Scotty, I think some I hate Bama chocolates would be a big seller with this crowd. What the heck am I saying?

We need Kicker on a Stick chocolates ASAP.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael - I was wondering if you were familiar with the Zevon song "Something Bad Happened to a Clown"?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

or more importantly, Michael, were you responsible?

4:45 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

D. Miller said...

Wtf is a ghost ride?


While I really don't know in this particular context, however as far as I know ghost riding is:

1. Put the vehicle in D.
2. Exit the vehicle and walk (or dance) beside the vehicle while the vehicle crawls forward (engine running / idling)
3. Get back in and stop the vehicle.

Whilst it does not make any sense, it's supposed to be some kind of 'in' thing.

If that is what it is, you'd hear the bammers whine about it as an illegal recruiting tactic.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Bretren,

Our good brother THT has confessed his sin of linking UAT porn on this site.

But his sins, as the hymnist so aptly wrote, are the crimson tide that have been washed as white as snow.

Can I get an amen?

4:50 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Bham News reports UAT wide receiver and professional Escalade driver Hoolio Jones underwent sports hernia surgery on April 21.

He's expected to make a full recovery.

(I wonder: if he wasn't going to make a full recovery, would they put him down like a horse, and collect the insurance? Just a thought.)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

So I'm going through some older Facebook friend request today. Some of them ... I have never heard the name, they're not from my town, we don't share a school, etc.

I figure they're HOTTIES.

So I send one of these peeps the standard Are you a HABOTN poster?Dude comes back with some terse response basically saying I'm crazy for throwing acronyms at him like I'm somebody.

Oops. Buh-bye, friend.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

put him down like a horse? He's not deserving of such humane treatment. He's a UA-T criminal for crying out loud.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

CT- it was a bammer

5:04 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Criminal Type ...

Sadly, there are those out there that are Jack@$$ Types.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

I have no idea who he is, was or will be.

I know one thing: He go bye-bye with a quickness.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

THT,
Michael hates puppets.
I hate clowns.
I would venture a guess that we both hate clown puppets.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

... and don't stand too close to the gorillas at the L.A. zoo.
They'll snatch the glasses right off your face, steal the keys to your BMW, and leave you there to take his place.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

those gorillas are desperate

5:20 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

Just wanted to share..Today has been the most unbelievable day..this small town country boy is now in Massachusetts..I am getting to know my real Mom!..it's just..crazy...they aren't into football..I saw that Nick Failey was cleared and tried to tell them about it..blank stares..oh well guess I can't have it all..

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wartiger - I'm really happy for you! That sounds really wonderful. It's always interesting to learn about different cultures, and how wrong they are compared to our own ;-)

5:42 PM  
Blogger Criminal Type said...

I guess I don't get into who "clears" with the NCAA because I've seen too many Greg Smiths, Ryan Williamses, Chris Slaughters.

Get on the field, do something, then I'll pay attention.

5:46 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

wartiger...
Sincere congratulations. It's nice to hear a good story once in a while.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

wartiger,
Congrats on the safe trip and the new adventure. It is your mission, should you accept it, to spread the love of Auburn to the yankees.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Oh CT.

And here I was arranging the parade. Since 2007 I have been waiting for him to enroll.

Forecast: rain.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am STUNNED about the Boston Globe!! The end must be near.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also need to begin posting a bit more due to the fact that there is a very important game on in 3 minutes.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I can't have THT, who is a fine person, put to many darn Penguins on this thread.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So....

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LET'S GO CAPS!!!

5:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

As an objective 3rd party, I will be pulling for the Pens tonight to promote a balanced and watchable series.

6:06 PM  
Blogger scott,will not,from tucson said...

i am also a reformed prattvegan. welcome to you chocolate scott. did you also own a vintage, yet hopped up, 6 cylinder chevy?

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ehyou - I respect your request.....don't agree with it...but respect it none the less. The last game was good with great saves.

6:09 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I admit it bothers me that the local teams tend to use the red and white part more than the blue, but I'll still pull for them. I know they're not Bama.

6:12 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The DC area is somehow still supporting 2 newspapers. There's even free commuter tabloid versions that are ad supported and designed to read while on the Metro.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NoVA - But it's a bright red....not crimson....the Deadskins though, a bit closer.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is going to be a rumble in the phone booth tonight!!

6:18 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The Skins are maroon. I see it every day.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know...I just hate the skins.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burgandy I guess is the actual color right?

6:21 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Not to speak ill of the Caps, but there were some game bound fans on the Metro and their jerseys were very close to crimson and white.

6:22 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Yeah, burgundy and gold

6:22 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

AU1N04,
Number 1 on the list of "things that sound dirty, but aren't" -

That goalie got beat in the 5 hole.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aubie - yes he was and soundly.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whew!

6:30 PM  
Blogger AUMom said...

My husband was in the Old City of Jerusalem and this guy comes up and asks him if he is American (I think the baseball cap was the giveaway).

So they walk to the guy's booth.... Heart of Dixie, so far, so good, until my husband sees the BAMMER merchandise. Of all the things, you would think you could get away from them in Israel but no.

Auburn merchandise is in the mail for the poor misguided soul.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up a Prattvegan and sported a '61 Falcon (nicknamed the Black Rat)and later a '68 Galaxy 500.

After HS, I only lived there for 4 months (with the parents) while Co-oping in the Gump.

Back in those days Prattville had a lot of Air Force families. Those outside influences were a good thing for that typical small Alabama town.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hoopie - agreed on the Air Force families' influence on Prattville.
Scott from Tucson - no hopped-up vintage Chevy. It sounds nice, though. How about a '76 Mustang II that could barely make it to 55 mph while going downhill? I did have one of those.

7:07 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

scott chocolate,

i have a strange and awkward question.

are you filled with peanut butter?
if not, can you be?

peanut butter + chocolate is probably one of my favorite obsessions besides AU football.

7:17 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

mmmmm... Peanut Butter!

7:36 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

bama disgustipates me!!!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I'm not a Vegan, nor a Prattvegan.

I am a Gumpian, and a UAT Hater.

In case there was a question, or sumpin'.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Aubie said...

Scott Chololate,

Have you ever been in a cockpit?
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

8:09 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

That should be the game. Ovie gets it done.

8:28 PM  
Blogger ADP said...

Comments by Jeremy Richardson, who now claims AU as his favorite ... per Rivals via Jeffery Lee

"It felt real good to have all seven of them there," he said. "It's not everyday that seven coaches come up in a stretch limousine to the school to check on you. It was great. It was nice. It felt good to see them all here."


Focus on the "it's not everyday" part. I'd say that's an understatement ... wouldn't you?

8:39 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The limo got their attention and pissed off Meyer. Mission accomplished,

8:45 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

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8:46 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

personally, i'm disappointed the seven horsemen of the aubpocolypse are not on the road in GA, FL or MS this week.

i bet you could find a truly pimped out limo in south FL. hire one with a hot tub on the back and grab some south beach bikini girls to ride around in the back sipping orange and blue kool-aid. they would just have to tell the wives it is business related.

9:08 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

I appreciate the support Hotties..

THT- are you on FB?

9:13 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

what i heard from a bammer acquaintance that closely follows recruiting, he was sick that bama did not go after nick fairley that much. he watched fairley play against his son's HS team and said he was a beast on OL and DL. he said he reminded him of sen'derrick marks. me hopes so!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'Oh Lord it's hard to be humble' when your name is Urban Meyer"

That is the article headline from Phillip Marshall @ AUC. PM is normally quite reserved when discussing coaches, etc.....not here!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Hoopie ...

PMarsh is usually reserved ... except when it comes to Meyer, who in his view hasn't shown the proper reverence to the league and its existence prior to his apparent virgin birth in Gainesville.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Nick Fairley might just end up on the OL before it's all said and done. Either way, this kid should be an immediate contributor.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

200. Good Night All!

10:00 PM  
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