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9.24.2009

First Post: Thursday of Week Four

Hey everyone. Looks like more rain is on its way to central Alabama, which means the Tigers could be looking at another wet weekend. So it goes.

I was just watching a replay of the Ball State @ Army game from last week. The winless Cardinals didn't look all that bad to me, but I suppose you have to consider the level of competition. Maybe my 95-7 prediction for this weekend's game is a bit off.

Just joshin'. My real pick is Auburn 63, Ball State 10.

Here's the Auburn situation at this moment:

TODAY'S STORIES

PREVIOUS STORIES

THE VIDEO VAULT

TODAY'S SCHEDULE
Could be a fun night. I'll be LIVE BLOGGIN' for your NOGGIN tonight during coach Gene Chizik's appearance on Tiger Talk. Maybe we could start awarding a special award for the most inane question asked of Chizik each week.

We'll also be chattin' it up during the Ole Miss @ South Carolina game. Sounds like fun to me. I hope you feel the same way.

Here's what the next few days look like. All times are CDT:

Thu., Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m. (Tiger Talk at 7 p.m.)
Fri., Sept. 25, OFF
Sat., Sept. 26, vs. Ball State, 6 p.m. (Fox Sports South)
Sun., Sept. 27, 5 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 28, OFF
Tue., Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. (Chizik presser at 11:30 a.m.; Players available at 11:50 a.m.)

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326 Comments:

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Blogger Dear Leader said...

Substance

8:13 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Nice DL. Enjoyed meeting you last Saturday.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The Protagonist from Pyongyang strikes again.

8:14 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Adam herring has a big neck

8:14 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I like this Thursday night routine Jay G. Keep it up. Makes for good fun during the games.

8:16 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

where did you find a Ball State-Army game to watch? really?

8:17 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

It was good to put names and faces.... its a shame the Auburn Cops made me put my clothes on...

8:20 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Well, it may have been more exciting for some the other way, but I like the AU cops enforcing the law :)!

8:21 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I am sliding down the ladder on Pick 'em and The HABOTN.

I am just not having a good season so far.

8:24 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Maybe I need to get back to the original pic.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mornin' JayGT & Hotties

8:25 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

there's a 60% chance of rain/thunderstorms in knoxville on saturday. glad i got my grass cut on tuesday.

however, it looks like it's clearing out after that and next week's forecast looks fantastic for those traveling up (or down) here.

8:25 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

mornin' THT.

8:26 AM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Scottie B that would be me!!

8:27 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

nice AU1. i can't wait. i missed the 2004 game here (i was still living in KY at the time).

8:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay G: it had been awhile since you last pulled out the question mark post title. I have missed 'em!

In my honest opinion, Gabe was a pretty darn good tight end. I have trouble believing he has no place in this offense.

8:32 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Georgia has agreed to continue playing Florida in Jacksonville every year through 2016. The contract was to expire after 2010.

I may just be remembering the AU experience in Birmingham, but why would UGA continue to play what is essentially a home game for UF every year? I remember the argument(from the Bammers)that the AU/UA game would lose its luster if it was moved to a home and home. Anyone feel that way today?

8:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ball State-Army was televised on CBS College Sports.

Yes, too many games are televised these days.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

NEVER TOO MANY GAMES... just not enough space on TIVO...

8:45 AM  
Blogger michael said...

AUfan - one argument Auburn had was that Alabama sometimes played other regular season games at Legion Field. To my knowledge, the game in Jacksonville is the only one either Florida or Georgia plays there each year.

8:48 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i didn't know CBS had their own college thing. hmmm. i need to see if i get that.

8:52 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Michael,

At one time, Auburn played other games at Legion Field. In fact there have been several doubleheaders at Legion Field involving AU and UA. I went to a couple of them. Coach Jordan just believed that AU should play all home games on campus. He did not live to see the UA play in Auburn.

8:54 AM  
Blogger IV said...

These night games would have driven Coach Jordan nuts also. He felt that all home games should be played in the afternoon so the grads had plenty of time to travel to and from the games. Of course, this was before the Interstate Highway System was completed and there wasn't that many games being televised.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

AUFan- Money Bulldogs in Savanah and South Georgia Love the Cocktail party. That is why the game continues there.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

The worlds largest outdoor coctail party is fun. It's really cool seeing a stadium split 50/50. I'm a fan of that concept. I'd love to get to TX/OK to check that out, too.

I'm not sure it's a home game. Florida travels 2 hours. UGA travels 5.5. Is that equal? No. Is it the Iron Bowl in Bammerham? Not even close.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

You want to see if Sensi picked against the Tigers for a second week in a row???? Go check out the picks:

SEC Predictions Week 4

9:01 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

michael, I guess that does make some difference, but I think a home and home UGA/UF would be much more exciting. I know there was also some talk about rotating between Jacksonville and the Georgia Dome. Didn't Richt come out during the summer for moving the game to campus?

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

USA Today today writes that the SEC West is the toughest division in football with three top 5 games. We are mentioned only as a potential trap for Ole Miss.

They're dissin' us!

WE WILL NOT BE MOCKED!

Nutt? DEAD MAN!

Les the Hat? DEAD!

SABAN? DEAD!

Who's with me? Let's dooooo itttttt!

9:03 AM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Jay Jacobs on First Take, "How has Houston Nutt turned the Ole Miss program around so quickly?" Not so fast my friend it's gonna be a long year.

9:05 AM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Sorry, Jay Crawford knew that didn't sound right.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Big EZ- That makes more sense. You had me confused on that one.

9:16 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Glad it wasn't just me!

9:21 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

Put me in the camp that says this game will be much, much closer than most are predicting.

Coming off an emotional win against a pretty fair WVU, looking towards our first road game in front of the largest crowd most of our team will EVER see in their lives (much less play in), facing a team that finished 12-0 regular season last year, and with us still having considerable depth issues - I just don't see us running over them no matter how badly they've looked thus far in '09.

It's my hope that we are able to get a comfortable lead in the first half, then rest the starters for most of the second. That won't translate into a 50+ point victory (might not even cover the spread).

Unlike JGT I haven't seen the Ballers play this year. Still, they've got a lot of guys who know what winning feels like, which always concerns me. Right now I'm guessing 48-20, with them picking up some late points on our 2nd team D. But if we make some bad mistakes early it could actually be a ballgame.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Freep- They lost a majority of that team for last season. Any team that loses to New Hampshire has serious issues. IF you look closer at Ball State, they should struggle big time. I really don't see this a ballgame in any way and if they score 20, I would be shocked. I'm not saying that it can't happen, but if it does, then Auburn has some issues.

9:30 AM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

What can I say - 40+ years of following AU football has made me a cockeyed pessimist.

I think we DO have some issues beyond our 1st string on defense, and I think Parrish is good enough a coach to find ways to exploit them. Of course by the time we have the backups in I hope we have a huge lead, but if MSU can hang 17 points and 300 yards on our first unit, I think these guys will have a shot at putting up similar numbers in the latter stages when (hopefully) our best guys are resting up for UTee.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

You may be right about that Freep, putting up points against the backups. As for Mississippi State, I think they too are much improved from last year. They probably won't win as many games, but their offense is much better than what it was. Beating Vandy last week was a big win since Vandy returned 19 starters to this year's squad that went to a bowl game last season.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

SIAP, Eddie, I just read your picks from last week, congrats on nailing the point spread on AU/WVU.

9:47 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Rain chance is down to 30% for Auburn on Saturday. Scattered thunderstorms, hope they scatter somewhere else.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Freep ...

I concur. I think Ball State is pathetic, but I have to believe we'll be worrying more about building depth than scoring 50 and giving up less than 20.

10:02 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Ball State is a good team.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jet- Time for a new name and avatar.

Sean- Thanks, as my brother said, that was exactly how I thought that would happen. Never a doubt :).

10:05 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Now I know Michael is joking. Good one.

10:06 AM  
Blogger michael said...

So you knew I was joking without Kristeenuh around? Hmmm... makes me wonder if I am wasting my money...

10:09 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Pay Kristina 15 cents

10:10 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Since it is a slow morning, I have a question. What do you think about fans standing at the game? Not talking about the student section. I usually stand for the entire game and have never had anyone say anything, but I sit one row from the top in Section 15. Do y'all stand? Do the fans around you complain?

10:12 AM  
Blogger michael said...

What are you, Kristeenuasah's business manager cincy? I'll pay her when she does her darn job!!!

(and it is down to 14 cents/hr, by the way)

10:13 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Oh yeah, I forgot. I'm trying to work a cut so I can buy my new condo on Magnolia :)

10:13 AM  
Blogger michael said...

cincy - I would prefer to stand the whole game, but I have only been to one game since being a student, and I too was on the back row. Doesn't seem like that is kosher in most spots.

cincy, tell Krustaina that I am reevaluating her contract since it has been brought to my attention that some people know I am joking without her help.

10:19 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i'm in section 12 near the bottom and most of my peeps do both. it depends on the game situation. i would prefer to stand but after 7 years in the same spot i'm cool either way.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I start off sitting, but if AU is stinking it up, I stand (a la the WV game...I didn't sit after it got to 21-10). There's no one behind me so it doesn't bother anybody.

10:34 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Another question - Tylerson just called me from Urgent Care in Auburn. Thinks he broke his finger playing flag football last night. Anyone know a good orthopedist in Auburn? I have a great one in Bham, but hate for him to come all the way here.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Freep - that pick is as whack as Heavy D.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

C'mon Cincy, Birmingham is not a bad drive from Auburn. I know this because I waved to it and then had another 3 hours roughly until I got home.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Who in here is for the Iron Bowl moving back to Birmingham with teh 50/50 split once the new dome is complete?

10:46 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I know, but with work and school it would be alot easier if he didn't have to add 4 hours of driving to the time he will wait in the dr's office. Maybe it won't be broken - that would be much better.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

How many different ways can I say "No"?

10:46 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Since that won't be in our lifetime, I will refrain from voting.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

HELL NO on Bham. Won't ever happen again. Only a bamer would want that.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

What about at the Hoover Met or back at Legion?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - (it's still early in California). Sadly, I'll be missing the live-blogging/chatting tonight for the most part since I'll be travelling home.

Since I said late yesterday that I hoped to ratchet up my goofing off percentage today to 99.999%, if I do something which is "personally" productive but absolutely non-work related, does that count? I need a ruling before I venture down that path. Really, I'm just here filling a chair today at this customer site, I have no intentions of doing anything work related and I believe it's expected.

So, your opinions on the goof off question are appreciated.

Keep Hate Alive!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Eduardo ... I'm on my crackberry ... Headed toward Capitol Hill for congressional meetings ... I will update upon my return to the Gump.

11:01 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

Norm, i expect you to hate, and to hate with all your heart.

that is all.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jet- Wow, going for a federal recognition of HABOTN. Awesome.

11:03 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

EFFF birmingham and their silly dome. I want the iron bowl fair, like it is now. How long did it take to get the game in Auburn?? Nothing against those that live there, but b'ham is just not where i wanna be, especially for an iron bowl.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Norm- It all depends on what you consider "personally productive" :)!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

And BinOBA says take that Birmingham!!!!!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

We'll play in Birmingham when the SEC Championship Game is played again Bham, which is never. Otherwise, we'll go back to Bham to recruit or to dance on the ashes of that hellhole on the west side of town after its implosion.

11:07 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Don't fear mr freep, look at our sideline, the constipated look is gone from our sideline, this is not last year, thank gawd or whoever.....

11:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Cincy - good orthopedist in Auburn? Try Win Lyle.

11:11 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

When you look at the problems b'ham has i think it's ridiculous to build that dome, but hey, they'll have a dome. Nice place for the police to beat somebody i suppose.....

11:12 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

good call THT. isn't Dr. Lyle at the Houghston Clinic?

11:13 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks, THT.. Tylerson just called and it is broken, but the dr says it is in place and doesn't need setting. He splinted it. I hope it is okay because I hate to think of him having trouble with it the rest of his life. But I guess broken fingers aren't a big deal, or so my son tells me.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Eduardo ... I'm also meeting with the administration about having Jay G appointed the sports blog czar. But that's hush-hush. So keep it down home, Cuz.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Thanks for the opinions boys. Don't you worry, never ye fear, my Hate will always be here whether I'm slammed with busy work for the man or just sitting staring idly into space (if that ever happens). Yesterday, when the alarm clock went off, it interrupted a dream I was having about a new recruiting scandal which I had uncovered involving UAT. So you see, even in my sleep I HATE.

As for the goofing off, I'll go with my "personally" productive plan since it involves putting something together for my daughter. The rest of my time will be spent engaged in completely idle pursuits.

Keep Hate Alive!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I broke my finger freshman year at Auburn and took my AU Infirmary x-ray to Kenny Howard (head trainer). He told me the same thing. I had a splint on it for 2 weeks. I've gotten real old and the finger is as good as new.

11:17 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

So any of you guys gamers?? I know jay g is all into it,i just got my summer bonus and bought an Xbox. Got a few games and they are cool, anyone got any faves to reccomend? I picked up dirt 2,COD world at war, and left for dead. Any suggestions are appreciated, TIA.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm way too old for that stuff, BinOBA

11:29 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

dream hate. i am so proud Norm.

11:31 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I will have to admit the world at war game is very impressive especially with the historical context thrown in, dirt 2 is amazing and exciting and the left for dead game scares the **** out of me from time to time. I am 35 and never wanted an Xbox til i played the left for dead in co op mode, can't wait to play the world at war game online. I'm 35 so i grew up in the golden age of video games and enjoy them for a bit of a "release" after work.

11:34 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Do what we do ....on Saturday

I love it keep the pedal to the metal with young folks so they can get ready to sit on G waiting on O

11:35 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

BinOBA,

I play all the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, but not much beyond that.

11:37 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Norm I'm impressed hate 24/7

11:39 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i'm trying to watch the UGA-ARKY game at work here. very impressed by this ARKY offense. first time i've seen Mallett. wow. these skill guys look good too (after 1 quarter anyways).

11:42 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I think I still owe the Houghston Clinic money from when I was at Auburn and broke my hand. Last I heard, they were still squabbling with the insurance company. That place is nice and the docs are good. It still took too long.

11:42 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

i think i'll go be a russian sniper for a lil bit, catch yall in a little while.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

letting Mallet go = RichRod's biggest folley so far...kid's a beast

11:45 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

biggest folley? he's had a handful to pick from hasn't he?

Forcier looks good as a frosh up there in Ann Arbor.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

11:49 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

The BIG Nutt isn't too bright, he didn't like Malzahn either.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

Leaves starting to turn in our nation's Capitol.

Lots of impressive scenery.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

well, maybe not biggest, but it's pretty big. he got lucky with forcier, otherwise he'd be having Mallet dreams every night.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

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11:53 AM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Ole Miss vs South Carolina could be a trap game. Depends on how much time the old coach spends on the golf course.

11:56 AM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

SEN'DERRICK MARKS

12:00 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I like your pick, Jay. It is about what I am expecting. Yes, I expect to see a ton of players play. That is why I think Ball State will score at some point, but this one should turn into a snoozer. Watching the young pups out there is what I am looking forward to.

12:06 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The Ole Nutt vs. Cocks game is going to be exciting and a big game in terms of the SEC West. The west race is going to be very close. If a West team loses to an East team, they are going to be the odd man out. This is what I believe will get LSU and possibly Ole Nutt tonight.

12:08 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If I've learned one thing this week, it's that Steve just likes saying "Ole Nutt" and "Cocks."

12:09 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Breaking a finger must be a tradition at AU freshman year. I did the same, playing football.

12:16 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Sensi,

Just got through doing some catching up. I did not think that ever in my lifetime would I hear or see what you posted concerning the Iron Bowl being moved back to B'ham under any circumstances, dome or otherwise. Count two more HELL NO votes, one from me and another from Coach Jordan in absentia.

12:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

No, never and hell no in response to the thought of moving the Iron Bowl back to B-ham.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Glad to see you gaming, b.

If you get serious about playing, friend me on xbox live. I'm paseana.

That offer is open to anyone ... Until I hit 100 friends. That's the max.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

In case you're writing a check to clear an old bill, it's Hughston Clinic.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I'm not for moving it; I'm just asking the question. Here's the response I got for a Bama fan about it.

AU insecurity destroyed something very special. It always was a power struggle to show that AU was "equal" to Alabama -- by forcing Alabama to come to Auburn that showed AU was not "little brother" anymore. The 80's showed that the Iron Bowl (named by Shug Jordan) was a neutral site game. The argument that it was unfair because Alabama continued to play a few games there (AU could have done the same) or that it was somewhat closer to Tuscaloosa (did the game have to be played in Clanton?) don't really hold water. It was about AU flexing its muscles. In my book, that is insecurity and that insecurity destroyed something very special.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

May have told this one before, but when I was living in Nashville, I worked with Steve Spurrier's nephew. He was always talking about how he played QB in HS and for one year at the Citadel. It was hard for me to think of him as any type of athlete, as he was the slow-moving, pot-bellied type. One day he asked me if I wanted to throw the football out on the loading dock. He was probably 35 -40 yards away from me and was throwing spirals to me on a rope that were still whistling when they hit my hands (which they did every time). I guess there is something in the Spurrier genes. 10 years later, I still remember how much my hands were hurting. Did I mention it was winter?

12:22 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I love that the Iron Bowl is playing in Auburn. Should Bama want to move their home game to Birmingham, that would be up to them.

There was something attractive about the 50/50 ticket split, but Birmingham always felt like an Alabama home game. They use to play more than one game at Legion Field and we didn't, not to mention that Legion Field was artificial turf, while Jordan Hare is grass.

Nope, we need to kick them in the grass.

12:23 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sensi, first you pick against Auburn and now you are talking about moving the Iron Bowl back to Birmingham. Could this be some subconscious suicide attempt.

Okay, who's bringing the rope?

12:24 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I doubt many Bammers would want to move the Iron Bowl back now, especailly since their stadium now seats well more than any dome might seat. Legion Field now seats less than it did when the last Iron Bowl was played there. They had to remove the upper deck on the east side due to deterioration.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Again, I didn't say we should move it, I just asked what you all thought.

12:25 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Crap, now what am I going to do with this bucket of tar?

12:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

No, it was Bama trying to flex its muscle to try to keep the game in Birmingham and call it neutral ground.

Even when the tickets were split 50/50 as they say, it never seemed to be that way.

They are still bitter 20 years later that they lost their "neutral site" game. Too bad.

Ask Georgia fans how they like not having the UF/UGA game on campus.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Sensi, that Bammer's argument has so many holes in it that most AU fans could post a rebuttal to every sentence.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

If anybody wants to take a beatdown on NCAA PS3, let me know :)

12:30 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve- Legion field switched back to grass, but I was on the field for the last game and it was painted dirt, seriously.

12:32 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Eddie lets play

12:34 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

"Neutral" site games for MAJOR are the worst idea every. College football teams have home stadiums for a reason.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

JD- Will do it, i'll send my user name when I verify it at home. It's been so long since I played online, but I believe its eddie4au, could be wrong.

12:36 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

ok I am JDfromMontgomery. When do you want to do it?

12:37 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

I got mad FIFA09 (soon will in FIFA10) skills. I'm like the 1974 Dutch World Cup team without the final loss to West Germany; like Arsenal without the lack of results and the sanctimony of Wenger. Bring it (just kidding, I hardly play any FIFA online). Xbox Live gamertag Cincinnatus.

I fear I've said too much.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

You around tomorrow night JD? I got Habotn plans for the night :).

12:39 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Who wants to come over to my house after school and play some Atari?

12:40 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Eddie how long has your brother been a commie?

J/K, I've never understood why people say "Soccer" fans are commies. Anyone know?

12:40 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I no longer play any FIFA games or Halo against my Bro, no fun, just play as a teammate and enjoy. He is good.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scott C- Do you have Burger Time? IF so, I'm game :)

12:41 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

I'm down! The first ever HABOTN Bowl. I vote that we let the members of the HABOTN pick our teams. What say you?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

That's fine JD.

I pick Western Kentucky for JD :)

12:42 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Scott, I got ya on some centipede.

12:43 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

Soccer fans are considered commies because it's a proletariat sport everywhere else but the US. That's half-joking and half-truth. Playing soccer is a middle-class game in the US and a lower-class game in the rest of the world.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Don't have that one, Eddie, but my mom says I can get it if I pay for half of it with my allowance and Kool-Aid stand money. By the way, if we're playing Missile Command and you get blown up, don't scream. My mom will make you go home.

12:45 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Wow, the Western Kentucky vs. North Texas game may be brutal...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

When things to go right at my house growing up with the video games I always assumed it was the controllers fault and destroyed it. Bro and I have been thru several controllers.

12:48 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

BTW, anybody picked up the new Halo 3: ODST? Haven't yet, but it looks as though it may renew an old, torrid love affair for me.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Yeah, if I get a crappy team, i'm moving the fastest guy to QB. Works everytime.

12:49 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

I'M ON A BOAT!

12:50 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

Eddie's thrown more and he crossed the line a couple of years ago when he threw down one of MY controllers after I destroyed him in FIFA, a game I had been playing for months on end and one he had played for the first time that night. Real mature bro.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

The above comment meant to say "when things don't go right"

12:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Like I said earlier Bro, it's better now to play with you than against you since you do not own nor will play football games.

12:51 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Don't mess with WKU, the Hilltoppers have one of the coolest mascots out there in Big Red.

12:52 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

Yes, of course it did. My mistake.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Yeah, I've worried about our Wii controllers several times with my son. I have to go make him cool down on a pretty regular basis when he's playing Wii. My daughter is not nearly as bad about getting bent out of shape, but she will coldly kick your @$$ at several Wii games. She's particularly good at the shooting games for some reason. I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

12:54 PM  
Blogger E's Bro said...

Yeah, I almost thought about purchasing the new NCAA earlier this year, but I just don't like spending 45 minutes playing one game. I can play 3-4 games of FIFA in that time. Plus, I got tired of playing everyone and the score always end up being 66-63 or something. Everybody went for it on fourth down and it literally came down to who had the ball last. Defense was impossible on that game in multi-player mode.

12:54 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

Big Red isn't that cool RK. i was almost called into emergency action at WKU a few years back b/c the student who portrays Big Red was absent for a basketball game (i can't remember why). i really didn't want to do it at the time but looking back it would've been cool to do once. a student with previous Big Red experience came in to save the day.

seriously, they almost threw me out there in that red mess.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Dang, Scottie B. How many different schools have you attended?

12:57 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

uh......3. but i didn't go to WKU. i did work there for 10 glorious months.

ok, not glorious. it sucked actually.

12:58 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

if you paid tuition for just one class, that counts right?

12:59 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm out to a jobsite. See ya latter on a different thread.

1:00 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

well, crap. if you use that rationale you can count Southern Union. that would be 4 schools. took 2 classes there.

1:00 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Scottie, I would have had to put the costume on and been the big red blob and ate all the sports equipment just once.

1:02 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I went to three schools if you count that.

Joint enrollment classes in HS through Chattanooga State.

Undergrad at Auburn

Grad school at UTC.

1:03 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Aight everyone I've got to head back to work. Holla Holla Balla.

1:04 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

my office at WKU was next to the fundraising office and Big Red basically just had a closet in there with a couple desks.

i lost all respect for Big Red the day they entertained the idea of putting me in that suit. could you imagine a random dude inside the Aubie costume???? BLASPHEMY! oh, wait, Aubie's real. nevermind.

1:05 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I've always found Big Red entertaining.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Big Red done killed tha thread!

1:22 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

WKU did provide the Tennessee Vols with its signature win of the 2009 season.

T-O-P-S, TOPS, TOPS, TOPS!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Scottie, enough with bein on a boat, you probably just killed my productivity for the rest of the day.

Wii can be hazardous to your health and your television.

I was almost a Hilltopper myself and I don't really mind Big Red. I am actually good friends with a former Big Red. I think their towel is cool.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

But Scottie, should I ever win three tickets for a free boat ride. I'm taking you....annnnnd....TPain.

1:31 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

thanks Sean. i'd be all about that boat ride. I'M A DOLPHIN DOIN' FLIPS....

i just didn't like my job. thus, my distaste for WKU. it happens.

1:36 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

On the Iron bowl in B'ham.
1. In the 50's amd ear;y 60's we played Ga Tech, Tenn, Miss State & Ala in B'ham. So it wasn't Ala only playing games there.
2. The myth that the stadium was split 50/50 is just that a myth. Ala and Auburn allotted tickets were split 50/50 AFTER the B'ham merchants got there large alotment.
Guess who had more Merchants fans in B'ham If you guessed the University of Alabama. Here's you're Gold Star.

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i'm ON a dolphin....well, you know.

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i never got to witness the so-called 50/50 split first hand. i went to the '96 and '98 games in B'ham.

1:39 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

dude, i killed this thread worse than FSU killed BYU saturday nite. sorry.

2:07 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I just read where we have scored in every quarter this season. That is pretty impressive.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Tell the bammer that we don't like Legion Field. Simple. We don't have to convince anyone with reasoning, specially a bammer.

He should convince his AD to alternate it between JHS and Legion instead of JHS and JHSWest. No problemo.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I just read this from an AU student: "I'm eating lunch minding my own business, and I hear this loud voice down the hall. I turn the corner to see what all the fuss is about, and Trooper and Luper are in the main lunch area giving a speech to all of the students. Basically Trooper thanked all of the students for staying through the rain last Saturday and encouraged everyone to get loud. He emphasized family and said he's been to many universities but they were nothing like Auburn. They gave out DWWD wristbands to all of the students..."

Don't know if this is true or not, but thought I would pass it on. Sounds like something they would do though. They are GREAT for AU!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

So how can a guy who hasn't practiced in spring / fall just drop into the new system and get to work?

Wouldn't he be seriously lagging behind, specially in terms of pace and stamina? Would such a guy cause more harm than good to the system?

Those questions and more will be answered, when PPL plays his first snap.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

mewants dwwd wristband.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Me too, Aero.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

someone commented on the Gulley article and I agree. He seems to be not wearing knee guards.

And there's a little line at the end of Sept 23, 2009 AU notebook:
"A lifetime spent watching and participating in games at Brantley High left the Gulley* native naive about the world of big-time college football."

* Brantley native.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Here's a SI article that I'm not sure has been linked yet:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1160508/index.htm

2:39 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

This beats the crap out of the WDWD wrist bands from last season. I don't know who came up with the "What Do We Do" sloggan, but I like "Do What We Do" much better.

2:45 PM  
Blogger wes said...

whew...just got done reading and catching up. I hate when I get behind like that. So...

-a big hell no the going to B'ham
-also broke my finger at AU playing flag football. Set it myself before going to the ER for a splint. never had any trouble with it.
-4 universities using SB system of measurement
-always sit with momentary standing when outside the student section. i can feel the glares from behind me.

did i miss anything???

2:46 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

thanks for the link Kathy.

SFC, that's just funny. can you believe CTF took over MTSU's O and beat Maryland? insane.

2:46 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I vote we drop the Iron Bowl to B'ham discussion.

2:48 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Yea, although admittedly dumb, he isn't a bad OC in the right situation, but Auburn definitely wasn't the right situation. I think it very similar to the Malzahn situation at Arkansas. Nutt is similar to Tuberville in a lot of ways and I don't think either could get comfortable with these new fangled offenses.

2:49 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Steve,

Tony Franklin is history. End of discussion.

2:51 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I saw a video from ESPN a while back asserting that now we have been in the spread for two years, it is starting to click. That was one of the more bizarre thoughts I have seen.

2:55 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Franklin is doing just fine, IV. MTSU is 2-1 and in for an interesting season.

2:56 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Steve,

You just can't leave Tony Franklin off of an Auburn blog. Maybe you should go to an MTSU blog and enjoy.

2:58 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

IV, you may want to remove your head from a dark orifice and look. I am not the one that brought him up.

3:01 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Maybe not, but you perpetuate it.

3:01 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Hahaha, you are the only one mentioning his name, so who is perpetuating it. Reading is fundamental. Try more reading and less typing.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Steve, is that really you?

3:04 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I just told you that he was history, why don't you learn to read and try not to be so sensitive.

3:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sensitive about what? I am off to work. Have a good day.

3:05 PM  
Blogger IV said...

You always run away Steve. Comment and run.

3:06 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Anyone else on here want to hear endless rambling about Tony Franklin and his ability to coach at MTSU?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jet says Save the Couches! said...

I don't give two rips about Dumb@$$ or about Legion Field. I've been on Capitol Hill bustin' my hump trying to get Jay G appointed Sports Blog Czar or ambassador to Eurasia or Barbados. And y'all been talking about that junk. I'm at Reagan National waiting on my flight. You better get it straight. Remember Trooper says: You ain't got funk, if you talkin' 'bout junk.

3:11 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

I'd rather talk about puppets.....or goats!

3:13 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Exactly Jet. I have been trying to say the same thing. You said it better.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Nah, I'd rather try to drive to Murfreesboro in a Rambler with the wheels locked to continually drive in a circle, all the while with Steve in the backseat reading all of his posts from Day 1 back-to-back.

3:18 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Sounds like fun Scott C. Can J-Z and I ride with you?

3:20 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

IV, you do appear to be the only one rambling about him. You have been taught. Now move on.

3:21 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Eeeeeeeasy big fella.

3:22 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

What time does Thursday Night Live start?

3:23 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

i brought up Tony Franklin. my bad hotties. it's all my fault.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

IV, I'm not sure we can do the trip. Steve's work responsibilities have him occupied for up to 16 minutes at a time.

3:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

That long huh?

3:26 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Boys....that's enough.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

my bad...forget the "please"

3:29 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Oh heck, it was just getting to be fun. Do we have to come in now Mom?

3:29 PM  
Blogger scottie burns runs the wildcat! said...

200! flip it!

3:30 PM  
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