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7.20.2009

Phillips says he's headed to Auburn

That was quick.

Mississippi OL Aubrey Phillips, who spurned Auburn for Florida State on signing day, has reversed course and expects to play for the Tigers this fall. We know this because our friends at AuburnSports.com, AuburnUndercover.com and ITAT tell us it is so.

Phillips' 2009 availability is in question. Though he has been released from his Letter of Intent with FSU, Phillips will need a waiver from the NCAA to compete this season. I'm not sure that'll matter. It's rare that a freshman can playing a meaningful role along any offensive line -- much less in the Southeastern Conference.

Of note is what Phillips said about his reasons for leaving FSU.

Here's what he told AuburnSports.com:
  • Phillips said he arrived at FSU weighing 340 pounds.

  • He participated in summer workouts and claims to have lost 15 pounds.

  • He said his position coach, former Auburn assistant Rick Trickett, initially was supportive of Phillips' work. At some point, though, Trickett's opinion changed and he became dissatisfied with Phillips' work.

  • ``(Trickett) told me I couldn't sit by the linemen at lunch. He told me I couldn't talk to them or be around them. He told me I wasn't a lineman anymore and the only reason I was part of the team was because of the Letter of Intent."

  • Phillips believes FSU's recent troubles with the NCAA, which resulted in the program drawing probation, will help him earn an eligibility waiver.

    ``If I had known about that probation earlier, I would have never signed with Florida State," Phillips told AuburnSports.com. "I wish I could go back to Signing Day and sign with Auburn the way it should have been."

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Blogger Dear Leader said...

GREAT SUBSTANCE

3:13 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

impressive DL.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

Missed the last few... damn job..

3:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

He won't start and likely will be redshirted, but it is nice to have another backup available. We should be okay on the OL if we don't have an inordinate number of injuries, but I like having another option.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

It's all good.

3:17 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

And Jay, take not. We are attempting to turn this in to HRBOTN, the hottest raslin blog on the net.

3:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Wooohooo! Strike my previous work ethic doubt from the record please, sir. This man is gold! War Eagle!

3:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

IT'S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMNIT!

3:19 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

some people prefer laminate flooring to wood. some prefer whole milk to skim. fake or real. it's all good.

3:20 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

did anybody see where Anthony Dixon, RB @ MSU was arrested for a DUI? if it was mentioned already i missed it.

3:24 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I just read where Phillips is a straight A student. Welcome to Auburn, Mr. Phillips.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Scottie.. milk? flooring? no mention of silicone?

3:25 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Dan Mullen is "disappointed with AD"

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I mentioned earlier, fake is good, real are waaay better.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is not are - I am not talking plural in whatever I am talking about.

3:26 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

that twitter from Mullen is pretty funny JG.

i never mentioned silicone. nope.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

In regard to silicone, a wise man once told me ... "if you can touch 'em - they're real."

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phred - New philosophy to live by. Thank you for that!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Mullen should get used to disappointment at Mississippi State.

Just saying...

3:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

What up Hotties? I'm back in my home timezone for a few days. It's nice to see some new blood coming to the fold.

Keep Hate Alive.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Michael on the argument from the previous page. I'm not totally convinced that Mucho-Macho was a Bammer and there's no need to slam him until you know.

I do know that if you had arrogantly told Hoopie to go back to Tidesports....his response would have been much stronger than MM's.

Phred...that's good wisdom for single guys. I've been married for 26 years and hopefully will never need to employ such.

3:49 PM  
Blogger boknowsbo said...

Straight A student. I'm happy AUBrey has decided to leave F$Who for the Plains. Although, he may have just lost out on some free kicks.

4:00 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Michael Dyer....
Just heard interview. He stated "Petrino" hasn't talked to me, until he does Arkansas not really up there. He called "Coach Malzahn" a really good coach and likes talking with him.
So he is calling out the HC of the Razorbacks.

4:11 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I expect Mullen to have limited success at MSU, very similar to what Sherrill did.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

For the record, I didn't think Macho Grande was being bammy or anything.

He says (approximately) the same things as depressedAUfan. Y'all don't crawl all over depressed.

I hope Macho comes back.

4:37 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Jay, I have seen comments from Macho before, always negative or hyping a Bama player. His behaviour has been questionable. By the way, I do bash depressed for his nick:)

4:41 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

So, on to more optimistic thinking. Who thinks Todd can beat out Tebow for the Heisman? Come on!!! Everyone don't speak up at once. Who's with me?

4:43 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

I saw that Mullen also tweeted about "Going to read to kids at starkville library."

Nice try, but who's he kidding? There are no books in the entire state.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Comm'r is back!

Must be football season.

4:48 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Steve, I am torn between your man, Todd, and Eddies' choice, Rollison. I may have to flip a coin:)

4:50 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Rollison is going to be interesting. This is Todd's last go round. My guess is that Rollison will be groomed to be the starter next season, but don't forget Mosley. I hope to see Rollison get some playing time this season.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Oh great.

I'd not mind grande coming back, as long as he doesn't post links to pics of trent richardson with comments like 'woo he looks so ripped and stud and juicy..' etc.

It wasn't just bammerific, if I shared preferences with him I'd have sued him for false advertising.

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

Flesh Wounds is/are great!

5:04 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Beautiful friday down here on the gulf coast today, hotties. Good to see a few commitments come in, a couple more could trickle in soon. I'm thinkin the weather is so nice the grill has to be fired up. Anyone else heard that new Levon Helm album "electric dirt"?

5:15 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

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5:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

just a scratch

i've had worse

5:15 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Steve, I don't know if Todd will beat out Tebow for the Heisman but he has a good a shot at winning the AU qb job.

5:19 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Yea, I am not really expecting Todd to be an all american, but more like an average SEC QB. I am hoping Tate becomes the go to guy on offense. I think he can be one of the top 2 or 3 rushers in the SEC and Eric Smith will be solid as a backup. Tate should earn a cool new nickname this season and will likely be a second or third round NFL draft pick. I am gonna have to work on the nick.

Ben "devas" Tate
Ben "dover" Tate
Ben "late to be great" Tate
Ben "I am fast, really" Tate
Ben "not JG" Tate

5:27 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

PMarsh made some comments about Terry Bowden recently that I agree with. The biggest problem I have with the guy is that he abandoned his team during a season. Real men don't do that, even if they know they are history at the end of the season.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I disagree, Steve, but that's OK.

Bowden took a stand in his own way against the b.s. that had consumed the program at that point. I honestly believe that implosion, along with Jetgate, forever changed the way some important things happen at Auburn.

5:33 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

How bout
Ben "kaopec" Tate administered orally to runny defenses.

5:37 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The biggest problem I have with Terry Bowden is...

The elimination of the running game.

Sabatoging Stephen Davis' last year.

Losing 51-10 to Florida.

Recruiting skill position players who were his height.

Not knowing players names on his own team.

No disclipline or leadership.

The 8-4 1995 & 1996 seasons as we moved our offense into FSU North.

The 3-8 1998 season where we had the worst offense this side of 2008 Auburn.

Cutting ties with players from the past.

The orange shadow on the numbers.

That's just off the top of my head.

That's the biggest problem I had.

5:39 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Jay, what Bowden did, in effect, punished the players. It is the same reason I dislike Coach Fran who convinced players to come to Alabama while they were about to be placed on probation and then jumped ship in a move that was, at best, lateral. Sure he flushed his career doing it, but there are proper ways to handle things. I certainly don't have the first hand knowledge that you do with Bowden, but I think he should have toughed out the remainder of the season.

5:41 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

BinOBA,
When you get a chance can you take a look at the email I sent you? Thanks!

5:42 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Yes, Bowden did a poor job or recruiting, wasted talented tailbacks, and made out uniforms look bad, but those things I can excuse. I can't excuse abandoning players.

5:43 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Who was our 170# or so running back then? I can remember that making me seriously ill, along with squandering SD's last year on the plains.

5:43 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We had more than one 170 pound RB, but here is a list of a few duds we had.

Markeith Cooper
Cencade Pennington
Demontray Carter
Rusty Williams

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we didn't have Carter very long. He transferred to Troy so he could run for a zillion yards.

5:51 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Oh, yes, demontray was who i meant but i'd forgotten "the lizard".

Cincy, the info you requested has been sent.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I liked #3. I wonder what he's up to these days.

5:52 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We had two seasons under Bowden and the 1st under Tub where we averaged less than 100 yards rushing per game.

5:52 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks BinOBA! Can't wait for the BEACH!!!

5:54 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Demontray Carter had about 1600 yards total in 2 years at Troy, or roughly what Rudi Johnson had in 2000 alone, our 1st year without Carter.

5:57 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

no problem, lemme know if you want reccomendations on anything else.

5:59 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I'm goin to grill. Catch yall later.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve..yes TB did abandon hs players. He also was dealing with a disinformation campaign from our PTB. This was a pre-jetgate, full-strength dis-information campaign with hardly a worry for being clandestine. Blame the PTB for bringing this on the players also.


Post-jetate/SACS the PTB has less power, but is much more clandestine and still effective. I guess the good news is that everyone is on the same page for now.

6:16 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

so jhag leaves for Las Vegas in the morning

6:21 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I always found it telling that Bowden has not sniffed of a major BCS job since leaving Auburn. The announcers who always talk about how wrong Auburn did him, and what a good record he had never seem to discuss why another major conference school didn't hire him. He practically begged for the West Virginia job a few years back.

6:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

It says a lot about Bowden that in the first 10 years after leaving here he didn't get a sniff at a major job as a HC or even an assistant.

That being said, had Ed Scissum not fumbled the ball to set up the Jaret Holmes FG in the 1997 Iron Bowl, Bowden would have been fired after that game.

The PTB wanted Bowden out as early as the end of the 1995 season when our D couldn't stop anyone.

6:29 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

There is a difference between wanting a coach gone and what I feel about Bowden. Personally, I liked Doug Barfield. He was a good Auburn man, but wasn't a coach that was going to get us past being a middle of the road SEC team. I still like him, but was glad he was replaced. With Bowden, he left in shame. There is blame to go around and the PTB can be blamed for the wonderful performance of our football team the last couple of years, but I don't feel the anger towards any other past coaches that I feel towards Bowden. As for Shug, we could have lost every game and I would have wanted him back.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bowden's troubles w/the PTB started when he wouldn't give schollys to 2 fat boys from Montgomery private schools that certain people felt should have such.

7:18 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

What did them being fat have to do with that? Were they linemen or something?

7:33 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Like it or not, the ptb knew bowden was over his head. he was driving the program in the ground. his private behavior was a problem. not a big fan of our big boosters, but they are well aware when its time for a coach to go. that goes for dye after we got on probation, bowden, and tubby. you can talk about them undermining the coach, but if the coach quits recruiting, as bowden did, and tubby in the last two years, its a sure sign the program will soon be on the way down as well.

7:58 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

RK...

I agree 100%. Bowden was toast until Bruce Arians called the infamous screen..I've never understood why he called that play. Shaun Alexander was gutting Auburn's defense in that fourth quarter. Give him the ball and at worst punt Auburn deep with less than a minute left...(the previous punt went out of bounds inside the 10). Ironically Arians has two Superbowl rings now from his stint with the Steelers.

7:59 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Steve,

The problem with today's game is that a good coach and good man like Shug would never have lasted as long as he did in today's game. His record against Bryant would have gotten him run pretty quick.

It's a shame really.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

hey fsj. you still feeling good about our bet? for the record, i still think bowden was one heck of an on the field coach. he let recruiting go, players were out of control, no relationship w/ hs coaches, etc. he was there one year too many.

8:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Sponge...feel very good.

I agree about Bowden's coaching ability. Very good on the field coach. Unfortunately, there are other parts to the job...Recruiting, off the field behavior and so on.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

fsj. you are right about shug. however, under todays scholly limits, that would have helped shug tremendously against the bear. I think the record would have improved dramatically. just sayin

8:07 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

fsj. the only thing thats going to save you on our bet is the time limit. LOL

8:08 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

steve. do you remember takeo spikes leaving one year early. he said on an interview that it was obvious to him that the talent level was dropping fast and that was one of the reasons he left. very telling on bowden.

8:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Thats the thing I don't understand. People say that Bryant could sign 150 players.....as if nobody else could.

Shug could sign just as many.....Coach Jordan would have still been facing the same issues for top notch talent.

I think the record would have been about the same.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

fsj. not taking away from bears coaching. the in state school almost always has the advantage. au needed just a few more difference makers. the scholly limits would have given them just that. bama recruited better, even though au had basically that same opportunity. scholly limits would have evened that up.

8:15 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Please let this happen....

Notre Dame/Bama

8:17 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Jay G. just a comment about the b.s. from our money guys. i agree, but that usually shows up when the coach starts to screw up . maybe a little early in tubbys case with jet gate. that one i am clearly on tubbys side, but with bowden, it was all on him.

i,m gone. gotta pick up my boys.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

Steve, as for Ben. T nicknames, I think you forgot "You can call me anything you'd like, just don't call me TATE for dinner."

8:22 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

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8:25 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Jhag, have fun in Vegas...

8:26 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

When I initially commented to this thread, all of the bullets in the blog weren't there. Man, I am glad Trickett is no longer at Auburn. I wonder what could prompt a coach to behave that way.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Flesh Wounds said...

It's good to be back. I took my older boys to the Atlanta Auburn Club kickoff party last Thursday and it got me ALL FIRRRRD UP for football. Got some pics with Aubie and the birds, squandered some cash in the silent auction (tax deductible dart boards anyone?), and heard Coachh T.Rock .... What's not to love?? I'm ready to STRAP IT UP ... and pull a hammy.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

YES! Commander with the triple post!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

FSJ, who is this Bryant fella? Is he the same Bryant on y'alls stadium?

8:31 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sean,
Love the new name

8:32 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

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8:33 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

It's interesting to hear about the beef between Trickett (Chevrolet Dealer?) and Phillips. I'm sure there's another side but it seems all too familiar.

8:37 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Shug got hurt by a scandal in the early 70s. He threw two black players off the team because they didn't meet his dress code, which I think was clean shaven and short hair. The media portrayed it as Shug being racist. Ironically, Auburn was the first major college in Bama to have a black player on the roster. Shug just had his rules and any player that didn't follow them was gone.

As for the scholarship limit and various other things, Bryant was very good at using the rules. Tear away jersey's was one example. Another was the number of SEC games. Bryant would have Bama play one more e SEC game than the other SEC teams so that if he lost one game and another team lost one, by the rules, Bama was the SEC champ. I am by no means criticizing Bryant for this. He didn't break the rules. He just took advantage of them.

8:38 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

By the way. I noticed that South Carolina has commitments from a crap load of offensive linemen. We need to see something similar at Auburn.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Steve, I don't think it's because we're not trying...I think you'll see at least 4 more in this class.

8:53 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

A little more Bear trivia. What is the most points scored against a Bryant coached team and what team scored them?

8:57 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Steve, some of the stories I've heard about Trickett while coaching at Auburn were amazing. I hope Eddie will be willing to share some with us when he returns.

9:03 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

After the Chaz Ramsey thing, I am not that happy with Hugh Nall either. By the way, we should never sign a player named Ramsey again. It just doesn't work out well.

9:12 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

sean, I can't hear idiot without thinking of the best Pink Floyd song ever...

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd...smiling
Merciless the magistrate turned 'round...frowning

Fearless

For you soccer fans, the chanting is from a field recording from Liverpool FC's kop (stadium terraces) singing "You'll Never Walk Alone", the team's anthem. Be sure to listen 'till the end.

JGT, Chip and all other soccer fans may also appreciate this.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Me gusta el futbol.

9:20 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Not sure what you just said, but as long as it wasn't insulting me or my university, we're cool.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

I basically said I like soccer.

9:31 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I figured as much sean, just giving you a hard time.

9:34 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

ehyou,

Fearless may be among the most mellow sounding songs ever.

"I'll climb the hill in my own way..."

9:34 PM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Good night, Hotties. Here's looking forward to good news tomorrow.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Hey All. I see my old coach has made some headlines at Auburn again. Go figure :)!!!!!!!! I'm working in WV and apparently Monica's house is the only play with high speed interent in the state! Just kidding. As far as Trickett stories, i've got tons of them. Am I surprised about him getting on Phillips weight, nope, he did the same thing to Marcus Autry. Making the lineman not sit with him...where have I heard something like this before???? Oh, Nall. I never saw Trickett do anything like that while I was here, but who knows, maybe he gets tougher with age. The one thing about Trickett that you must understand is that he has a lot of players that would take a bullet for him and some that absolutely hate him. He is an old school coach in a place where old school coaching values are just about dead. Today's players love to be caudled and told how great they are. Hell, recruiting services have only magnified their egos. I'm glad that Phillips came to Auburn and I hope that he does well, lets face it, we need him to. I like Trickett, but I do believe he needs different motivational strategies. Anyways, glad to be back online for a few minutes

9:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

rk, i guess I'm a mellow guy 'cause it's very near the top of my favorite songs...ever.

A cool thing to do:
Start Echoes (last song on Meddle album) at exactly the same time as "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" (from 2001:A Space Odyssey). The two will sync uncannily.

9:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

eddie...
Sorry for the tough work assignment. Thanks for the insight.

9:47 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Good stuff, Eddie. Would love to hear some of those stories when possible. Trickett had quite the reputation back in those days. And still does, I assume.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Two Items I wanted to share with you:

Here is the latest blog post with my brother breakdown the SEC West.

SEC West Breakdown

and due to me attending the AC Milan vs Club America Match on Tuesday, we will be hosting the podcast live tomorrow night at 8pm CST and replaying it again at the normal time slot of Wednesday at 8 CST. I'm sure there will be some Trickett talk tomorrow on the show. I'll post a link tomorrow with the call-in number and link to listen. We are still having our bugs with Itunes, but hope to get that worked out soon. Also, thanks for all the positive feedback and I hope that you will continue to listen.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

It should read that i'm attending the futbol match on Wednesday, not Tuesday. I'm looking forward to seeing some real futbol for the first time ever.

9:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

we'll be listening eddie. Keep up the good work.

Have fun watching soccer.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Goodnight everyone. I can't take this dialup speed. Brings me back to the old days of AOL Dial up!

10:03 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Roger Waters must've thought the Liverpool song was pretty cool because he is a staunch Arsenal supporter.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think we can all agree that Arsenal plays some beautiful football.

Liverpool? No thanks.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow, JayGT brought the thread to a complete halt with talk of round football :-)

4:55 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good morning Hotties

T-minus 46 days til kickoff!

HAPPY MARK DORMINEY DAY!!!

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, Hotties!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Luv,

I know you're already at work. That's where I'm headed now. Have a great Tuesday.

Come see us Michael Dyer!!!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew there was a reason not to like Mondays

6:28 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Waiting for good news from the plains today.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Jay with the Arsenal shout out!! I concur, Jay, I love me some Arsenal. Now if they'd only win something...

7:38 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Anyone else catch the Braves last night, that Hanson kid is the real deal.

7:57 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sean,
I watched them. I was so afraid Gonzalez was going to mess it up when he came in and walked the first guy. I think it was the first anyway. But, he ended up doing okay. I love watching Hanson pitch. At least he got some run support this time. Church did a pretty good job also.

8:02 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

first off, happy MARK DORMINEY day. he was great paired along with Bob Harris. WDE!

yup, Hanson was great after he settled down. 11 STRIKEOUTS!!!! most impressive for the Rookie. what, the Braves have won 4 of their last 5 games????!!!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If Tommy Hanson can keep from walking too many, he's going to be a really good player. His problem right now is that he gives up too many walks.

The way the Braves starters have been pitching, who comes out of the rotation when Hudson comes back in a couple of weeks?

8:07 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The Braves have won 8 of their last 11 and are 4-1 since the All Star break.

The good sign is their bats seem to be working now that Francoeur is out of town and Kelly Johnson is out of the lineup.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Hmmm it has to be Kawakami...he's been good lately, but the other guys are just better.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Either that or they trade Vazquez.

8:12 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i'd say Kawakami gets the boot too.

8:23 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I just wish the Phillies would start losing again.

8:25 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

it's nice to still be interested in baseball again after the All-Star break. it feels like it has been a while.

8:27 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If they are wanting to compete for a playoff spot, I wouldn't trade any of the starters just in case Hudson's arm isn't ready.

Without the two easy strikeouts in the line up, the bats are coming around, but I do think they need a big run producer batting behind Chipper.

8:27 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The Phillies are more than likely going to win that division, especially if they trade for Roy Halliday.

However, the wildcard isn't out of reach.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

RK, what do you think of Esco batting Clean Up and moving McCann and Anderson down a spot, respectively?

8:29 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Peter Gammons went out and said yesterday he didn't think the Blue Jays would end up trading Halladay. FWIW.

8:30 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

When I think of #46, I think of Jerald Watson. The RB who had about 5 carries in 2004 then transfered. I thought he was going to be a good RB for us.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

They're in contention, why would they trade him? Besides the Phils are winning without him, I doubt you'll see them overpay for Halliday.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cincy, beautiful dogs! They look like they're posing for the camera!

8:33 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sean,

First off, you're an idiot.

Thirdly, my only problem with Escobar is that he doesn't hustle all the time. He's not Manny Ramirez, but he does take plays and at bats off. So until he gets out of that phase, he'll probably stay in the lower half of the order.

If he becomes a more focused player, maybe, but he's still not your stereotypical cleanup guy either. I don't think they really have a guy who fits in between Chipper and McCann in the line up.

8:33 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That being said, other than McLouth, I don't think there is a guy in the everyday lineup batting less than .285.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - we're one day closer to the weekend, and more importantly we're one day closer to football (not soccer, I don't give a rip about soccer personally).

Keep Hate Alive.

8:38 AM  
Blogger patdyeswildturkey said...

Wow,

I am glad we got PHillips only because we are soooo thing on the OL. But he does seem like a baby.

He looks like that big fat kid on Police Academy(fill in the number) the one who was in the back of the police van, when Tackleberry bust out of the body bag with a chainsaw and Bubba Smith was dressed as a Jamaican, BTW, David Spade was a skate boarder in the that one. Just saying...

8:47 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't care if Sean is an idiot, or an imbecile, or just a moron...as long as he keeps the Diet Coke factory running.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I always have an "all's right with the world" feeling with a thread that has DL at the top.

8:51 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

'Scuse me THT, but all is right with the world when there is a women at the top, too. Of the blog that is.

9:00 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Luv,
They were posing. These are my granddogs, Nick and Zeke. I cut my kids out of the picture!

9:02 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

And that should be woman, not women :)

9:02 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

who has a problem with a woman posing? not me.

9:04 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I suppose it is too late to ask, but are there any HABOTN t-shirts to be had?

9:05 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

oops, i read that wrong. ha. sorry Sean, I AM THE IDIOT.

9:06 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Cincy, i do believe there are a few Large tees available but that's it. i've got 'em.

9:07 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Great Scottie B,
How do I go about getting one? Do you do paypal? I can hopefully shrink it a little.

9:08 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Cincy, i just sent you an email.

9:12 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hanson, Baseball, Soccer? What has the world coming to. Next thing you know we will all be setting around singing umbop.

9:15 AM  
Blogger boknowsbo said...

Hanson is dirty. I pronounce it dee-UR-tay; it's pretty cool.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

RK, you had a firstly, then a thirdly but not a secondly...

It doesn't really matter where Esco bats, he gets RBIs. They really could use a true 4 hitter and definitely a RHB.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

And THT, you'll be happy to know the trucks are still bringing the DC to your local retailer. :)

9:26 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sean,
Are you responsible for Diet Coke with Lime? I love lime!

9:27 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Guess no one else likes DCL

9:35 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

i don't like the Diet Coke aftertaste. sorry. i can handle Diet Pepsi, though. i know, i know....

9:36 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

That's why I love the lime. That is the only diet drink I can handle. But, Diet Pepsi, c'mon.

My daughter went to the 2006 Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa. She said she knew it was an evil place when she found out they served Pepsi products!

9:40 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

DMD is the way to go.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It appears that DJ Howard earned a status boost from ITAT/Scout.com yesterday.

At the time of commitment, he was a one-star prospect. At some point during the day Monday, he became a three-star prospect.

I have added that update to Howard's page.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

A few things...

DMD and DP are inferior products.

BDS, as of 2008, is a Coke-only venue.

The vending at UA is now under contract with Pepsi.

Auburn is a 100% Coke account. (Woot!)

Diet Coke Lime is better, but Coke Zero is the best Diet Coke we make.

9:43 AM  
Blogger boknowsbo said...

what is currently the greater detriment to rural America: crack or mountain dew?

9:43 AM  
Blogger boknowsbo said...

check that. meth or mountain dew?

9:43 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

And I, unfortunately, did not invent Diet Coke with Lime.

9:43 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm not much of an alcohol drinker, but I do love me some Diet Coke with Lime. Have to use it as a special treat or I will become an abuser.

9:46 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

Cincy, i worked at a Pepsi bottling plant in Lexington, KY during grad school. that's where that comes from. i would rather drink Pibb Xtra anyways if we're talking sodas.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

No caffeine for me, thank you.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Pibb Xtra is good stuff also.

9:48 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

my daily pot of coffee is almost as important as breathing. yes, i am scottie b and i am a coffee-aholic.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

I'm right there with ya Scottie.

9:49 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
When do we get the article on Coach Chizik and Jonna?

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

I'm also an idiot.

9:49 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

JG, is anyone writing an article about Ed Dyas this week? he is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Cincy, I think that runs in mid August. It's part of a magazine we're producing.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Scottie: Unlikely.

9:50 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Dr Pepper with a shot of vanilla (at classy establishments such as waffle house) is an absolute delight. You must all try this and get back to me, I have been doing it for years and look where I am now!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I gotta pick and choose. I'm going with Media Days.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Dr. Pepper is good...I like anything with the real syrup in it. Manufactured flavors just don't taste right. I think there was a cherry vanilla DP that tasted like garbage.

9:52 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Guess I have put off doing work long enough - off the edge the estate and weed flower beds.

9:54 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

no biggie. i was just wondering. Dyas was a stud in his day. i am sure THT will enlighten us on Dr. Dyas's great accomplishments in a couple weeks.

9:54 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

the = to

9:54 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"RK, you had a firstly, then a thirdly but not a secondly..."

I know. That's how I roll.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Sean, The Idiot said...

Word, RK.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I had a good experience at Ed Dyas Nissan in 1998, too.

Still have the car.

9:56 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

RK,
That reminds me of my hubby. He always says there are 2 things, one and B.

9:56 AM  
Blogger boknowsbo said...

I give Mtn Dew a slight lean as it effects more of the population and especially the youth. Thanks for playing.

10:03 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Jay, will you have some more player profiles after Media Days are finished? Not trying to complain, those are probably my favorite feature you have done. Thanks.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Second that.

10:07 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

my wife is a social worker and a couple weeks back in a training session they had to watch a video on folks who give their babies/kids Mountain Dew. parents are putting MD in bottles for their babies and all the sugar is rotting out the kids' teeth. she was in tears is was so sad. so by the time these kids are in the 3rd or 4th grade they don't have teeth. it's insane.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giving Mt.Dew to a baby is just pure d IGNORANT.

10:14 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I know I'm supposed to be doing yard work...

This is probably old news to everyone, but have you read where kids think they can't get pregnant or get someone pregnant if they drink MD? I guess this is a stupid question, but how can they think a soft drink is birth control?

10:14 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I think kids drinking too many soft drinks is a big part of the obesity problem with the kids these days. I know it was for my younger brother in law.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Coffee, Diet Dr Pepper are the drinks of choice.

I shall not enter the Bowden-Tuberville discussion.

I am the Idiot. Just ask Mrs. jet.

They're playing baseball this year?

Hate UAT. It's What's for Dinner.

10:15 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Redneck babies all jacked up on Mountain Dew.


Sounds like an alternative band name.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Do you folks know that Mtn. Dew makes the meth go down easier?

I endorse Benedryl in a Bottle. It shuts the little nippers up.

10:17 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Cincy,

If the kids drink enough of it to be obese, it might indirectly work as birth control.

10:17 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

yeah, these are extremely uneducated people doing this MD stuff. the thing my wife watched focused on people up here in the backwoods of TN and KY. i was thinking it would be in Tuscaloosa, but it was not the case.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Alright folks, I have to take a field trip over to another office...play nice!

10:18 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jet,
I never gave my kids Benadryl in a bottle (tempted, but never did) but I understand that much more than hyping them up on MD. I always wanted mine to be calm, not jazzed on sugar.

10:19 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

RK,
That could work :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sean,

Do you stop being an idiot when you go across to the other office?

10:21 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Anyone that doesn't like DMD is just stupid. Give me the caffeine!!!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sniff, sniff?

10:24 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm goin' for it.

10:24 AM  
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