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7.09.2009

Video report: Inside the new basketball arena

Enjoy.

NOTE: I removed auto-play at 10 p.m.

You now may watch the video by clicking this link. Thanks!

ALSO: I (again) will be on WMSP's afternoon show tomorrow. Seriously. If you're interested, you know where to find it.

619 Comments:

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Blogger ehyou said...

What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

What am I? A clown?

3:31 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

In it's current condition, the arena is already nicer than BEMC.

I'm glad it's not massive. Looks like something we can fill up once in a while.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Byars said the new arena easily could fit inside Beard-Eaves ... without coming close to touching the top of BEMC.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Love it. Can't wait to attend some games there. Should be nice and LOUD.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Macho Grande said...

What will become of BEMC?

3:37 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I know we don't fill up Beard EAves unless we are really good, but am I alone in thinking this arena may be a little too small?

3:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I believe BEMC will be demo'd for parking.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Byars said there has been a change in the thinking about BEMC. It was assumed (from the beginning) that demolition was at hand.

Now people are looking at that facility as a useful "transitional" space. Other departments that get displaced during various construction projects can be relocated there temporarily.

In short, I don't think BEMC is coming down anytime soon.

3:48 PM  
Blogger AU1292 said...

I think BEMC is getting demolished in the next 5 years after the new arena is done and all of the other athletic offices are moved out of it.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think you're wrong, AU1292.

Also, I again avoided a layoff today. The Advertiser cut another 12 employees today -- our fourth wave of layoffs.

Not sure how long I'll make it here, gang, but I'm here today.

3:55 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It sounds as though it may have a functional purpose, it's just rather unsightly on an otherwise beautiful campus.

3:57 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

JGT...
I think anyone currently employed is just "hanging in there".

3:57 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Is the HABOTN property of JGT or the Advertiser?

3:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Michael- it will have 900 fewer seats, but the selling point for smaller/more intimate/cozier, etc. is that every seat is a good seat and it's louder. At least that's what I read some place along the way.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The HABOTN is property of JGT.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's correct, MonD.

It looks to me like every seat is a good seat.

4:00 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

82 Million for 9,600 seats? If my calculations are right, that is over $8500 per butt.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Ehyou, cool Allman Bros connection on your project. I didn't know that about "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". I clicked on another link in that story that said "Little Martha" was also written as a result of hanging out in that cemetery.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

That is an awesome looking facility.

I don't know about $82 Mil though. Does anyone have any comparative figures?

4:02 PM  
Blogger AU1292 said...

I stand corrected. They need to make the parking lot of BEMC and BEMC a green area where people can tailgate and what-not.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, BEMC will come down in the not to distant future. Good riddance. I can't wait to see the new arena.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

..completed

4:03 PM  
Blogger David in Opelika said...

Nice work, Jay.

I know Byars. He's good folk.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Pork Chop Express said...

JGT- The word is that Tim Hawthorne is injured again. Any truth to this?

4:05 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

JJ mentioned the fate of BEMC in his interview a few days back in ledger-inquirer or something.

It involved demolition at some point in not-so-distant future, because the operating costs. I don't recall his exact words, and he is very verbose.. so I'm not going to read that interview again.

4:05 PM  
Blogger AU1292 said...

South Carolina built a new arena about 5 years ago and it was in the $60-70 million dollar range. However, it holds twice as many spectators as the new Auburn arena

4:05 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I hope that kid is the last person we see sleeping in the new arena.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd say the Hawthorne news is probably true. That's all I can say. My attempts to get an on-the-record confirmation have not been fruitful to this point.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Demolishing BEMC is not JJ's decision.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

SteveFC: The facility also includes legitimate practice facilities for both hoops programs, a weight room and the athletic department's Hall of Fame.

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

Okay, so that will cut down the buck per butt ration a bit.

4:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Undercover is reporting Hawthorne out for 6-8 weeks.

4:15 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ChocoScott...
If you're interested, here's a very moving article on Duane's
memorial service.

4:16 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That HOF section looks like it's going to have a killer view of the stadium.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Turn up the volume and click here for AU info on the arena.

4:18 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

Sweet! JAY G

4:20 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

Mon,
Check your email!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

The Arena:

Hot. HABOTNly hot.

Awesomely awesome.

Can't wait.

4:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Congrats on avoiding the layoff, Jay G. Keep the dream alive, brotha.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Alleged Tubs defender Paul Spina to leave AU Board of Trustees due to expiration of term.

Applications are being accepted for the District 6 slot. Must be a resident of Bibb, Chilton, Greene, Hale, Perry, Shelby, Sumter or Tuscaloosa counties.

Preference given to HOTTIES.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd like to see a HOTTIE get on the BOT.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Thanks for the link, ehyou.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jay G ...

I'd volunteer for that gig.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Trustee Jet said...

Trust me, I know what's best for Auburn.

4:43 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

Jay G or Hotties have you seen the Much Celebrated Auburn Billboard in Mobile? Email me if you would like a copy of the pic.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mobile! Thanks so much for the pic!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

How do you become a member of the BOT?

4:45 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

All HOTTIES should be an Automatic MEMBERS!

4:47 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

You welcome Mon!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Photo credit: AUnMobilz

Auburn Billboard in Mobile

4:51 PM  
Blogger Trustee Jet said...

Monica ...

You apply to the Trustee Nomination Committee -- the gov, 2 trustees, 2 alumni reps. They forward a nomination to the Senate for confirmation.

It used to be that you stayed on the BOT until your successor was confirmed. This was when the governor was the sole selector of nominees.

Under the new law, you can serve for one year past the expiration date, and then your seat is vacated until someone is confirmed.

4:52 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

Thanks Mon! I don't understand the big deal with the Billboard.....

Bammers are just jealous they didn't think of it first!!!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I nominate Jet as the Hottie representative to apply for BOT membership.

4:57 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

I Second that Nomination and move that we close the nominations for BOT Hottie Nominee!!! can i get a second?

4:59 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

If Hawthorne hurt his foot, I'll say it becomes very difficult for him to work his way back into the rotation. The new players are going to be itching at the chance to take his spot.

Caudle threw an awful interceptions(or interceptions) in most every open practice/scrimmage that I have attended. I've not been able to see him like Jay or the reporters have, maybe I caught him on a bad day(days). Frankin seemed to ruin any confidence Kodi or Neil may have had. I just wonder about a QB who hadn't seen any real game action in years. I would love to see him get a chance, he stood in there when many people were saying he was leaving the football team.

5:00 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (Big BANG Weekend!) said...

im Outtie % to the House Hotties. I will check back when i get to the Hizzay

5:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Jet doesn't live in the designated counties.

5:18 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Jet would move for that gig.

5:21 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Don't you have to be a wealthy friend of the governor to get on the BOT?

5:42 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet's got to change that avatar....at least pretend not to be a lackey.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

What are the designated counties?

Who says Jet isn't a wealthy friend of the Guvnah?

5:44 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Bold prediction on Caudle there JG.

I don't care which one makes it as long as they come at it with passion and a good work ethic.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Not to start the whole QB argument again, but notice the photos that JGT has randomly attached to the Kodi and Caudle Bios. Kodi is throwing of his back foot, off balance with his hips and shoulders open. Caudle, admittedly is not on a roll out, but is not doing any of those things that Kodi was doing wrong.

5:52 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Caudle may need to go on the instant experience plan. We need to bring back the Ethiopian offensive line for one game. There you have it. One full game of lookout blocks and he will be well seasoned.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

"Phantom", I will erase your posts every single time I see one here. This will not change.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Non-negotiable.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I've not seen any of Phantom's posts. Thanks to JGT's quick banhammer...I may never..and am probably better off for such.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - thanks for the great video. Dare I say I can't wait for Auburn basketball in 2010? Let's start the countdown!

ok, maybe just yet.

7:27 PM  
Blogger snowhare said...

I have to say, even though I rarely have a comment, the HABOTN is like my favorite warm blanket without which I would not feel quite right. Jay...may you always have something to say on this blog.

7:30 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

hey, Ralph Jordan Jr. lives within 20 miles of me. do i get some kind of 'designated county' waiver for BOT application? i mean, come on???!!!

it has been a while on a video JG. it was worth the wait. very nice.

7:38 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

long live the banhammer! erase phantom today!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Hi guys, gals. Been lurking for a while. Everyone doing well?

Note on recruiting, understand that
Corey Grant, RB from Opelika, he and father are concerned about the other RB's AU seems to be in on. We may not get him.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Sponge & Snow- it's really great to hear from y'all.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sponge - I think he would have very good reason for such concern, IF things go according to plan. Is it safe to assume he's not interested in a job at H-back or receiver?

7:46 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

When JGT takes you out, there is no "comment deleted" left behind.

And like that....he's gone.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Howdy Tar. Glad to be back. Has everyone been as busy this summer as I have?

Jay, hope we get to keep you. Your an ass et, er asset to AU. LOL Love your work. Any more news on new recruits qualifying? We need more than 19.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

If I can't be on the BOT, I might as well run for Gov!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Does anyone know what the designated counties are?

Hey Spongeworthy! How ya doing?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Tar, if we get Seastrunk and Dyer both, I think we will be fine. I would hate to lose a homegrown product though. Based on all those recruits that have left or never made it over the last two years, 25 that qualify would be nice.

Notice all the guys at UA that have either come up w/ medical issues or just quit lately. Nothing like making room for the new recruits. I even saw where Nicky said some that haven't recovered sufficiently from their "injuries" may take a grayshirt year. Any bets on who pays for that???? Free textbooks help a lot.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Mon. doing great. looking forward to the season. I'm hopeful, but watching the attrition lately has me quite worried.

7:53 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Note to self: Never piss off Jay G. Tate.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Jet - Don't tease.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Jet, you think you could take ol Yeller Feller?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sponge,

I'd 2 x 4 his pressure treated butt all the way back to Abbeville.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Monica...

check my 4:28 post for your answer.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

On a side note. Anyone see where the democrates are considering taxing the rich to pay for healthcare? Read on, and find out they consider the rich as singles earning 200K adjusted and couples earning 250K adjusted. All from our congressmen that earn way more than that, but don't have to pay taxes. WOW WOW

8:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thank you, Jet. Apparently they were right. You will go blind.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Jet, better pick up a 6x6. don't think a 2x4 will get the job done.

8:02 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Will someone please explain to me the difference between "taxing the rich" to pay for things and stealing? The line is pretty fuzzy to me.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Steve. I just saw an interesting piece of info. During the Carter administration, the Department of Energy was created. For what purpose? One purpose was to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I forget the details, but currenly, they have a budget of some 18 billion (if I remember correctly) and some huge number of government employees/contract employees. And you know the results of our energy consumption, dependency. Now we want to tax the rich (ha ha) and let our government run healthcare. Gotta be a better answer.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Jet for President.

8:10 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Yea, sometimes I wonder how politicians breath with their heads stuck so far up their ....

8:13 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Sponge, I have a hard time seeing Grant being a full-time RB for whichever school he chooses. He seems more like McCalebb than an every-down back. I would love to seem him come to Auburn, but Opelika is full of Bama fans, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up there. He would be a great return man, that guy can flat-out fly and he can make people miss, as well.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Yeah, depressed. At this point, we need all the skill we can get. Maybe we need to create the Orange Tiger Club, to compete with the REC.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Night all. I've got six kids at the house. getting kinda busy.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

New Orleans newspaper reports that the Corndogs are adding "LSU" to the front of their football uniforms this year.

8:22 PM  
Blogger wartiger said...

sup Hotties..I'll third Jets nomination for a BOT position..I also love the sound of the banhammer getting laid down as I scroll through the comments for today..anyway just chillin on a Thursday night..here's one for the weekend folks...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

hey Wartiger/PartyDawg

8:39 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I have not been back to a basketball game since I got out (10+ years). I will be doing so after the new arena opens.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Ehyou,

Will you be sitting with Kobiyashi, or will you be singing the national anthem with the barbershop quartet?

8:43 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I haven't been since 84 or 85! I'll be going after we move fer sher.

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

Jet, you won't walk out on a solid floor, yet you'll put your life in peril on a death-dealing white water river? Now that is something I'm waayyyyy to chicken to do.

8:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Yeah, after picking Guatamalan coffee beans, my quartet from Skokie, IL will sing the national anthem. After that, my guess is you'll never hear from us again.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

THIS COMMENT IS ONLY FOR STEVEFC re: 8:03:

Why Walter Williams couldn't have been the first African-American president instead of the thief we have is beyond me, other than the fact he didn't run. I did vote for Alan Keyes in 2 or 3 elections back in the Clinton era. Anyhoo, Walter Williams is about a billion times smarter than me and I love the guy.

8:56 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

THT-I just got my pictures from the Upper Pigeon river last week. Bug grins on all of faces. White water rafting is a blast.

8:56 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Bug=big

8:57 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

NoVa ...

The Upper Pigeon is the river in my avatar. We went last week.

8:57 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

THT, I am not particularly against Obama, because I think Bush made similar mistakes with the economy and McCain wasn't that different from Obama. I consider this time a learning period for America.

8:59 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The Upper Pigeon is a great river. Fast paced, not too wild but lots of fun. Not much slack water either.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Can't you folks email each other if you want to talk politics? Or find a political forum? Why, exactly, are you so desperate to talk politics here? I'm just curious.

9:06 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Mr. Williams seems like a smart man.

9:06 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Personally, I prefer to not get into a political discussion. I find it depressing to see how people are taken advantage of by the political process.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Steve is there some evil woman standing there with a gun to your head forcing you to participate in these political discussions?

9:10 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

How did you know?

9:11 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

To please Monica ... a subject change.

Have I told you how much I hate UAT?

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

As I say, I consider this a learning experience for America. I don't want to discuss who is right or wrong. It is easier just to let the results speak for themselves.

And I honestly do hope Obama is successful.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

As much as I hate big-gubmint' liberals.

Just kidding.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Email me your address, Steve! I'm calling the cops for you.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Macho Grande said...

Here's a question:

Would any of the 7 QBs on the squad start at any other SEC school?

9:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

This is why I prefer to discuss football. I consider it much more interesting and I love seeing these kids develop into men.

9:15 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Macho, definitely. Quite a few of them are 4 stars, three of them if I am not mistaken. Do you not follow football closely?

9:16 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT has gone silent suddenly!

9:17 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

If I recall correctly, Todd was a 3 star, but he was in an intense battle with Harrell at Texas Tech for the starting job, so the answer is obviously yes.

9:18 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Maybe he fears the MonHammer?

9:18 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I've been down the upper & lower Ocoee. Those are pretty wild rides.

Just as much fun was tubing the Little River from Wears Valley Rd back down to Townsend. A cooler-dedicated innertube was involved.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mon - I've been quietly reading Walter Williams's columns.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

If SEC means Southeastern Connecticut, like Yale or the Coast Guard Academy, absolutely.

If SEC means Southeastern Conference, uh, no.

9:21 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I have no doubt that several of our QBs could start at other SEC schools. Heck, UT seems to be begging for QBs these days.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

There are 2 guys in my office from the bayou, one from N'awlins, the other I don't recall, maybe Shreveport, and neither one of them cares diddly squat about college football. I just think that's wrong. I'm sure some state law is being violated there.

I don't mean to imply they are a "couple." They are each happily married family men who both happen to be from the land of Cajuns. And neither cares one iota about college football. I'm telling you, it's wrong.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

THT - If only you had started that way.

The New River in West Virginia - gotta check it out for the class IV and V rapids.

9:25 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I have wondered if football was followed as closely in Louisiana as it is in Alabama. Not many states have the intensity for it that Alabama does.

9:25 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

There's a pretty famous bridge that spans the New River Gorge.

9:26 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

White water rafting violates one of my primary rules, which is namely, don't die doing something stupid.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Ocoee definitely on the agenda for me and ElTurbo.

9:28 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

The only white water I get close to is in a jacuzzi.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet- don't forget Connecticut College, I'm sure one of the 7 could play a backup role there.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Bridge Day is AWESOME! It's in October and a bazillion people show up. The BASE jumpers are ever so cool to watch. I met that really hawt guy that used to do sports on MTV whose name I can't remember...Anyway, I met him there one year.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I have a manual jacuzzi. Usually works best on Mexican night at The Hangar.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

THT ...

They don't have laws in Louisiana. True story: insurance commissioner there is an elected position. The previous commissioner is under indictment. The three prior to him (including the dad of CNN's Campbell Brown) have been convicted. The current commissioner's platform ... "I won't get arrested."

9:33 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My wife hates the manual jacuzzi. Almost as much as the previously mentioned "Dutch Oven".

9:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ehyou are gross - your poor wife!

hawt guy was Dan Cortese!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet...I like the avatar....looks like the JETsons enjoyed the river. Any river requiring helmets is worthy.

Wait!...Lady...get that gun away from my head lady.... OK ... ok......I hate all politicians. Will you go now?

9:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

hmmm, how do I want to die this week, rapids or non-functioning parachute.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet, try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsybQ_DOIEY&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMFsv01L18&NR=1

9:44 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I've lived in Al,Ga,Fl,SC,Oh and Az. No state can match AL for college football intensity. In fact, the intensity borders neurosis and is why I hang out on sites based in Al.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Interesting story from al.com ... the Hoover school superintendent recommended eliminating some coaching supplements -- including three each of the football staffs at Spain Park and Hoover.

That would reduce the coaching staffs in the varsity, JV, and freshman programs at the two schools to 22 each.

How will they survive?

9:48 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

The only state I have lived in that comes close is Tennessee primarily because of the nutty UT fans.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

THT....the skydiving deathrate is much higher.

Soooo basically do you want to fall toward earth for 2 minutes knowing the outcome...or... drown for 5 minutes in a hydraulic hoping that's not the outcome.

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

I'll just eat another giant bowl of ice cream and hope I have an MI in my sleep.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I choose option 3:

A fine meal, with refreshing drink and dessert, making passionate love with Mrs. Jet, the day before my 100th birthday.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

ESPN reports Erin Andrews hit on chin by foul ball at Dodgers' game.

Tests negative ... probable for Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

Whew. That was close.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet, our city in NW Ga has one 3A HS(1100 students). We have that many coaches also. There's like 20 of them on the sidelines.

The QB club is well-heeled.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

For all my bombast and bluster regarding Tiger Prowl and the like, I truly hate the way youth sports (including HS) have become overblown.

I don't like HS games on TV. I hate Little League baseball on TV. There should be no games nationally broadcast games of 11 year old kids playing baseball. Wanna put games on local cable? Fine.

But ESPN chasing the next LeBron or Reggie Bush? Don't like it. Even if means I don't get to see some five star.

9:57 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

We head out to Blue Ridge, GA Friday morning. Gonna ride the middel Ocoee on Saturday.

I did do the New River in WV. It was fantastic but very cold water. We went under the bridge you guys are talking about. I recall GM did a commercial there. They allowed a Blazer to bungee jump off the bridge. The guide said they did air the commercial in WV. I do recall seeing that here in AL.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I am jealous, WTC.

Very jealous.

10:03 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Last hoorah with daughter before we send her off to AU.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

WTC ...

Yup ... that's what we did last week with ElTurbo ... spent this week getting utilities set up ... Move in day is 5 weeks from today.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Someone asked if any of Auburn's seven QBs could start at another SEC school.

Don't ask Eddie. You know he thinks The Chosen One could start at Southern Cal ...

10:09 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

We are a baseball factory. There are around 30 kids from each age group playing travel ball in the East Cobb league. They all take private lessons. The kids that can't make the HS team move to the county (or even another county)in order to get on the field with one of those teams. Our town has less than 20,000 residents.

Our neighbor was devastated when his kid burned out on baseball and quit the HS team and rejected a D1 scholly. The $$$ spent on baseball would have paid 2 years of college. The kid now installs carpet for his dad's company.

The game is not fun for those kids. You can see it in their faces when playing.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

That's it!

Tyrik is hereby decreed, by Jay G, as THE CHOSEN ONE.

10:12 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jet, we move in on the 27th for rush. Buying all that furniture for the apartment is killing me. I hope Southern Homes & Garden is stopping by for a photo shoot. She has nicer things than I have.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

TR!
TR!
TR!
TR!

......Just helping out Eddie.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

WTC ...

We're going used ... using the fam discount at Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall!

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

You gotta give Eddie credit: He's consistent.

10:14 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I was over ruled. Most things are used but NICE used. I tried to get her to use the wicker furniture on the patio but that got me in trouble.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

WTC...we found a brand new furnished apartment 3 years ago when our daughter started at Ga So and she hasn't moved. She had no desire to live in the sorority house. So far we're convinced that was a more economical and much less hassle.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

consistent? naw....try relentless.

10:21 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Apartment is nice and she likes it. I just forgot how much it costs to furnish one. A princess can be expensive when she has the queens taste.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Female student + nice furniture = acceptable risk

Male student....Jet's got it right going to the flea market.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

ElTurbo has his MacBook and his HD ... the rest is just details.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I think I'll give my Macbook a breather. Sweet dreams Hotties!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Y'all need to quit making fun of Eddie mane. He's a soothsayer and he's going to be right on this one.

Eddie ... I'm with you bro. Here us now, believe us later.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Eddie ... Sayer of sooth ... The Sage of Signalcallers.

THE CHOSEN ONE plays in 2009.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

OUtta here.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

I've said it too.

Hear us now, believe us in 12 weeks. Cuz we are here to pump ... (clap, clap) ... YOU UP!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Going back to a comment in the Caudle thread about transferring. The one who probably should of transferred but has now missed the chance is Kodi. He won't play. I'm just not feelin' it.

11:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Here is an interesting article on the QB race by Luke Brietzke of the Anniston Star.

11:17 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

SCUBA is much riskier than than white water. The rafting was during the "quiet" part of the vacation.

Live a little! There's still a big world out there to enjoy!

Anyone who would step out of a perfectly good airplane (or jump off a cliff) is just plain nuts though!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

TGIF to jay and all the HOTTIES

6:05 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning Sean and all the rest of the Hotties!

When we bought our AU condo for son and daughter back in 2005, it looked like a spread from a decorator magazine. Then daughter got married and took it all! WTC, she is also a princess with a queen's taste.

Now with son it is wall to wall electronics - 50" TV, surround sound, Wii, MacBook Pro, three other computers, you get the picture. But at least he bought all of that himself. And thankfully it was all insured when struck by lightning last week. Over $5000 worth of ruined stuff.

One more year and he is off of my payroll!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

That's right Jay G. Southern Cal missed out on a gem of a QB and we are very fortunate to have TR!

Space is filling up quickly on the Rollison '09 express. Be sure to get your ticket before the scalpers do!!!!

6:42 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties and TGIF!!!

The Auburn Creed etched in stone is a very nice touch.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

TGIF Seanzie, Cincy and Eddie!

You've already got me grinnin' this morning, Eddie.

6:47 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jay G, I just read your 3:55pm post from yesterday. Must be scary times for you and your family. I wish you only the best for you and your family. What do you think you'd like to do if you have to leave the Advertiser?

6:50 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Hey, Monica, what am I? Chopped liver? ;-)

6:57 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

TGIF Luv! Sorry, your post wasn't up when I typed mine! Good morning to you, Sunshine!

7:01 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

LOL at "Sunshine." Good morning. Did you get the email I sent yesterday (I think)? I was interested in your thoughts on the matter.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie- I'll be needing one of those #17 Blue jersey's customized for Rollison, size XL please.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

75% FOS

7:09 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

In very big sporting news:
Brewton Allstars are State Champs! Can I getta WOOP WOOP

7:12 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Woop. Woop.

Cincy ... Actually, I misspoke.

ElTurbo -- MacBook, 2 PCs, X-box, Playstation 3, Wii, HD, Drum set, marimba.

My contribution was the MacBook, and the HD (which was on sale at Costco).

7:17 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Only 75%? LOL

7:19 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's Friday and I'm feeling generous.
:-)

7:24 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I had the same 13" TV all (cough) 7 years I was in college. I don't think I paid more than $20 for any piece of furniture I ever had. Being male has it's advantages.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

there's the understatement of the year

7:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi sports fans. Since I didn't have to go to work I slept in. Big mistake. I've got a terrible hangover. Is there anything so tiring as sleep?

btw Happy Birthday to Nikola Tesla!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If not a new thread, our honoree today at least deserves the top of a new page

7:40 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Tesla was one smart dude.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - happy Friday.

7:42 AM  
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