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10.05.2009

Byrum and McCalebb get some love

Hey everyone. Kicker Wes Byrum, who hit four of his five field-goal attempts at Tennessee, and tailback Onterio McCalebb have been named Southeastern Conference Players of the Week.

From the SEC regarding Byrum:
• Accounted for 14 of Auburn’s points, including four field goals and two point-after attempts, in a 26-22 win at Tennessee.

• His four field goals are a career-high, connecting from 29, 43, 19 and 22 yards.

• The 22-yarder with 39 seconds remaining iced Tigers’ first road win of season.

• Four field goals are the most fin a game by an Auburn kicker since 2004.

• His lone miss was 46-yarder with 1:30 in first half—his first miss on season after nailing first nine attempts.
From the SEC regarding McCalebb:
• McCalebb accumulated a game-high 204 all-purpose yards in Auburn’s 26-22 win at Tennessee.

• Among his all-purpose yards were 51 yards rushing, 62 yards receiving, 91 yards on kickoff returns.

• His 52 yard kickoff return with 4:19 remaining in game set up game clinching field goal with :39 left.

• His 204 all-purpose yards were a career-best and team season high.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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Blogger Norm said...

BOOM

1:46 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

EXPLOSIVE!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

PF - I'm not sure where they are.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I don't hate the rule. I love the rule. I hate the current interpretation and enforcement of the rule. I think Dooley agrees with me.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I have a flying mattress/boxsprings story, too. It involved a $1,200 set belonging to my ex-boss, until if flew out of my truck on one of the Gump's busiest streets.

We still get a big laugh out of it at the office. Except for my ex-boss. He didn't think it was too funny.

1:48 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Not sure if it has been mentioned yet or not. But, Byrum is sitting at 3rd nationally in points scored.




Also, would like to wish my beautiful wife a very Happy Birthday today!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - my story involved a fellow you went to school with (I believe) at Floyd, he lived on Cloverdale and his initials are P.M.

1:51 PM  
Blogger paulmain said...

When will isoms suspention end, and has anyone heard about the status of Mike McNeal.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Officials are making the rule too difficult.

If it's not prolonged, overtly unsportsmanlike or choreographed, it shouldn't be a penalty. The Georgia celebration was none of the three. Neither was Charles Scott's celebration, for that matter.

Officiating post-TD celebrations should be akin to being a cop on Bourbon Street -- use good judgment.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Miller - does the future doctor read this blog? If not, you better remember to tell her in person.

1:52 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

I didn't realize PMarsh went to Floyd. I knew Jet was almost that old though.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

That's my favorite metaphor for officiating I've ever heard. Bourbon Street has the best cops in America. I'll be stealing that so I sound smart at my next football gathering.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Not only that, DMiller, but you might want to consider leading off with the birthday greetings next time, unless your wife is just a huge Wes Byrum fan.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Happy B'day to Mrs. D. Miller!

I wasn't aware, Norm, that PM had taken flight before. I am FB friends with PM, my former teammate from YMCA hoops days.

Paulmain, thanks for wanting to keep abreast of the situations. I'm hearing chatter that Isom won't be back until UK. McNeil? Have no clue.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

J-Z ...

While the PM in question is not PMarsh, I do have some PMarsh stories to share one day.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

How bout today?

1:56 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I'll hold for now, PF.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - No time like the present. You're here and I'm here. Doesn't that make this OUR time?

1:58 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

"abreast of the situations" - excellent! By the way, PM could be Paulmain!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

J-Z ...

Could you contact me for an ex parte conversation?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - you're beginning to remind me of someone...

2:00 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Whoever would that be?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Happy Birthday Jesse Palmer.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

SNORT!

2:03 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

They could get away with the penalty for celebration by just having a big wooden box behind the endzone that a player could go into to celebrate in any way he saw fit.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Question, why did Tebow leave his pads on all the way to the hospital. It's a little strange to be riding in an ambulance looking like you may be going back out on the field at any moment.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Those weren't pads Peter, Tebow needs no pads, that was all Tebow the superman.

2:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tim Tebow's natural build is similar to Super Shredder from the Ninja Turtles II movie.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Oh, for the love of all that's holy. PF has SteveFC's favorite coach on as his opening guest.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Tony Franklin?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

DING!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

why?

2:12 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I have a question: what does Tony Franklin have to offer to heighten the level of discourse in college football today? Thoughts on the upcoming Troy-MTSU game? Surely.

Or is it to re-plow old ground? Maybe throw a stone or two? No, couldn't be that. That's cynical of me.

2:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wasn't former UT basketball player and pro-wrestler Kevin Nash Super Shredder?

2:14 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

He must be talking about MTSU spanking North Texas.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Among topics covered: MTSU going to Troy to play tomorrow night, and 1 year ago this week he was dismissed from his previous position.

2:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Jet,

Did you really want an answer to that question?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Auburn getting love n College Football Live.

Craig James says "as talented as any in the country."

2:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So it's almost the 1 year anniversary of Bama fans starting the rumor that someone gashed Tony Franklin's head on the way out?

2:17 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Big Snacks,

While it's good to get the love...Craig James isn't the brightest apple.

He once left SMU to take a paycut in the NFL.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I say Kevin Nash takes Tebow in the Thunderdome.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I listened to PF stream for a few weeks and it got old quick for me. Now I just cheery pick the interviews I want to hear off the archives. I do enjoy reading his columns though, he is nondiscriminatory in his bashing of all things AU, UAT or TN IMO. He will give the occasional kudos when deserved - very occasionally.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Good One RK on James.....

2:19 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

Open note to Commish Slive: We at the HABOTN hereby nominate Bro Jet to be the final word in excessive celebration penalties.

Why?

He has demonstrated considerable wisdom and determined an appropriate barometer. What embodies the SEC more...than the ability to stay just above the law in Nawlins?

Now we just gotta figger out how to get all SEC games satellite linked into one spot so
that Bro Jet can be available to review and render.

2:22 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Breaking News: Tony Franklin still fired!!! Finebaum got the scoop.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This is pretty interesting regarding Malzahn's strategy against UT:


Malzahn

2:26 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Funny comment by Craig James since he has us ranked 24th.


Also, I'm not sure if wifey is a reader or not. I was covering my bases.

2:26 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Somebody get Carl off Finebaum please. It is guys like that who give ignorant rednecks a bad name.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Charles has thrown down the gauntlet.

Either get on the boat or don't ever get on he says.

2:30 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

does Charles have his 'flippy-floppies'? and how large is this boat?

2:33 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Charles is flippin' burgers while you're a Kinko's straight flippin' copies.

2:35 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

It is interesting to read where the slower pace of the offense was planned.

2:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I love when people take talk radio callers seriously.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Hoopie...

I gladly accept the position as Celebration Czar for the SEC.

2:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sometimes slow and steady wins the boatrace.

2:36 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

i wonder how the HIBOTN is recovering from Iowa's huge 24-21 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday. hmmm.

2:36 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Does anybody here participate in dog agility trials?

Ok, I know you personally don't, but does your dog?

There is one coming up in Autaugaville in a few weeks that I was thinking about taking Coop (my dog, not our scruffy poster... Although he'd be welcome to tag along) to watch and see if he'd be interested.

2:37 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Iowa is a 7.5 favorite over Michigan. Iowa's reality check will be cashed.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Chris Low had plenty of nice things to say in his Monday chat on espn.com.

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/28664

2:39 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

i really like that freshman QB at Michigan. he's a player. they lost a tough OT game to Michigan St. on Sat., though.

2:45 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

i just realized i haven't had lunch yet. i really must not be feeling well.

2:46 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

SFC, so you're saying I should take Meetchikin in my office pool this week?

2:46 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

SC, nice link on the Malzahn story. Thanks.

2:48 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

DMiller, I would take Michigan and the 7 points, but not straight up.

2:57 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

SEC Officials admit mistake

http://blog.al.com/solomon/2009/10/sec_celebration_penalty_on_geo.html

2:58 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey martini,
Can you repost the link?

3:02 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Story of Celebrations

3:04 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

fettuccine linguine martini bikini

3:04 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Moral of the story - act like you've been there and you won't have to worry about arguing a penalty's merit the Monday after a loss.

3:07 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Agreed Sensi.

3:10 PM  
Blogger JD the Biscuitator said...

Eh, I think UGA should be hit with a penalty each and everytime they score. They lost me when they did the Soldier Boy in 2007 after they stomped us. I was already tedering after they got that penalty against UF in 07 when Richt told them if they didn't get one he would be mad at them.

3:11 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Yea, whether it is a stupid penalty or not doesn't matter. The UGA player should have stayed focused on the task at hand. I don't like the celebration penalties, but they are a reality due to some idiotic behavior back in the 90s. I am all for taunting penalties. As for the celebration penalties, perhaps they should give them 5 seconds to do whatever they want. If you have a choreographed dance routine you can complete in 5 seconds, fine. Take an extra second and it will cost you 15 yards.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Who's more disgruntled right now - Georgia or Tennessee fans?

3:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Some crazy UGA fan is on the radio in Chattanooga saying the head ref in the game over the weekend was a Ga Tech grad and the head of officials for the SEC is a Ga Tech grad.

3:14 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I would say Tennessee because they are paying more to be disgruntled. They paid out the butt for that coaching staff, only to get the shaft.

3:14 PM  
Blogger API said...

Is there a coach in America with more class off the field, that displays less class in how he coaches his team than MR?

3:15 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Over/under on the number of times Auburn plays a game televised on CBS this year?

I know there's at least one.

3:15 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Same UGA fan says May and Holtz also hate UGA and that Tebow does worse celebrations and he never gets called.

I love crazy talk radio callers.

3:17 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Is anyone as surprised as me that Ryan Pugh was not hammered for his "illegal chop block"? And Sensi, stick with the Tombstone pic! :)

3:17 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Sensi,

Looking at the schedule, Auburn/UGA will probably be CBS.

3:19 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Martini,

They didn't catch the chop block on camera, and it wasn't on an All American player.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

API,

Outside of the Florida episode, how is Richt classless?

3:19 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Also, how is it a penalty for a guy to score a TD and point his fingers up in the air like Charles Scott did?

3:23 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

i would rather be on ESPN any day than CBS, but that's just me.

3:24 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Um...catching up a bit...I am a bit stunned by the Cal Rikpken comments....but hey...to each his own.

Being in Baltimore it was the first thing I caught.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

RK ...

He popped his chest a couple of times before he did that. Again, go over there, tell him to cut that out and get to the sidelide.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

UGA/AU on CBS will be fun.

3:27 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am not sure what Mindbomb thinks should be done about the bad celebration call against Georgia. He doesn't say. He just says he is shocked at how the SEC reacted, which was basically to say they were wrong. Other than public caning of the official, what should be done?

3:33 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

BREAKING NEWS FROM ROCKY TOP:

A punishment may be coming for Tennessee receiver Brandon Warren, but definitive word on its length or severity has not come out of the UT camp yet.

A published report by WVLT in the afternoon said the Vols would suspend the junior for the season after a sideline outburst during Saturday's loss to Auburn, though he could be eligible for a return for bowl season according to a family member.

UT spokesperson Tiffany Carpenter declined to comment specifically on the possible decision.

"Coach (Lane) Kiffin said he would address it after practice," Carpenter said.

3:35 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

my 2nd favorite Eric Berry pic from Saturday is HERE.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Going through the Arkansas vs. TAMU stats from last week.

This was an epically mismanaged game. Aggies had EIGHT drives burrow inside the Arkansas 40.

Arkansas won, 47-19.

My goodness.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That included a 73-yard drive that ended as the second quarter expired.

TAMU was at the Ark 8 when the horn sounded. DOH.

3:40 PM  
Blogger scottie b defeated UT said...

i don't think Malzahn will have that problem this week JG.

pretty inept by TAMU. i watched the first half or so of that game this morning. Arky just rocked them in the 2nd quarter and they couldn't respond.

3:43 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Why

3:50 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

did

3:50 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

this

3:50 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Thread

3:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

jet...
Can you turn on your Yahoo Messenger?




psych!!!!

3:50 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

die

3:51 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

SPARTAAAA !!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Thank

3:51 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

You!

3:51 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

I like this one scottie! It was the aftermath of Tate's plowing of him! He so Scary! Big Hit

3:51 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Does anyone want to change their season final record?

I had 7-5 I might be looking to up a bit.

3:52 PM  
Blogger API said...

Jet,

I think the UGA players are an unruly and undisiplined lot. That stems directly from the HC. HCMR is fine man; off the field. His players, his team, his program more closely resembles FL than what UGA should be under HCMR. I didn't say he was classless, I just expected more from him than I've seen in 9 years.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

DL DeQuinta Jones, former Auburn recruit, plays as a backup for the Razorbacks this season.

I really liked that kid. Good people.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Ok, I've said before that I'm a fan of AJ Green and have been a UGA sympathizer in the past. I get that, and am trying to look at this objectively, but I don't get what Steve and Sensi are talking about. Act like he's been there before? What'd he do wrong, smile? I don't get it. There was nothing that I saw that could have even given the official a chance to make a judgement call.

...and while that caller's conspiracy theories were a little out there, I do agree about Tebow. He's one of the worst offenders in the league about calling attention to himself. He runs around, waving his arms, pumping his fists, pointing to the crown, pointing to the spirit in the sky, and whatever else he can dream up. He's never been flagged for excessive celebration.

4:08 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I just watched the celebration call against Georgia several times. That was pretty ridiculous. If I were a dog fan, I would be pissed.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Agreed, Jay G. TAMU's stats aren't bad. Their blown scoring opportunities in that game looked very Auburn-2008esque.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

CMR is too forgiving. He doles out very light punishment for academic and off the field issues and hardly punishment for on field issues.

He truly wants to change young men's lives and thinks that forgiveness in lieu of strict discipline will work with high-strung athletes. Unfortunately, because HS spoils these athletes, they can't be given a lot of rope.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

"If you look at some of the other teams that are playing and look at how their games have gone, tell me where the difference is. I think if you really study the polls, you really have to study which teams that are there and who they played and how they played. If you compare apples to apples, I think that we deserve to be there right with everybody else." -- Charlie Weis.

BWAHAHAHAH!

A Notre Dame coach complaining about the polls.

BWAHAHAHA!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

effffffffing ND finally isn't a total loser and they want special treatment.......what a surprise.

Tell Charlie to contact the cornpones for whining tips.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Snacks,

I concur.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Looks to me like Weis has no idea what an apple is anyway

4:19 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Well, he has been pulling some wins outta his butt a la Les Miles this year. Apparently, that gets you to #4. Start there and drop him based on a last second miracle by a Michigan freshman and I think they should be ranked 7....or not. Go eat a hot-dog, Chuck. You look like you've lost weight.

4:20 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Nice Harrison, nice!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

It was a good point, wasn't it Jet? (I have no idea what you're concurring with).

4:21 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Jay G., A&M's end of the first half drive stats are misleading. The last drive ended at the 8, but that play started around the 30 or so and there was one second left on the clock when the play was snapped. The only reason there was one second left was because the refs reviewed the previous play and determined there was time left on the clock, otherwise the half was suppose to be over.

The only weird decision was that they didn't trot out the field goal team, but maybe their kicker doesn't have a strong leg. Plus, they didn't have any time outs. That whole last drive came with not much time on the clock and the Hogs playing a big of prevent.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Charlie knows what an apple is. He ate a whole orchard of them yesterday.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Jay G, I know you don't like us making fun of people's weight, but I request a waiver on Charles Weis. He's a lazy slob. He tried to lose the weight the easy way with the surgery...and failed, cause he can't quit eating. Plus, he's dumb. And a bad coach.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Snacks ...

I am concurring with your post regarding UGA's celebration and the concussed one.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Speaking of no ideas,

Auburn UT game pictures on ESPN.com

"Nick Thorpe"?

"Zak Etheridge is tackled by ----"?

eh.. That's Neiko, and the guy running the ball would be Ben Tate, not Zack Etheridge.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

It would make sense that someone would tackle Ethridge since he is missing tackles on defense at a frightening pace.

4:28 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ethridge usually is a sure tackler...my main complaint about him over the years has been he gets burned on crossing routes.

4:37 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Jet, did Ethridge miss this many tackles pre-shoulder injury? His health was one of the biggest questions I had regarding the defense, he has not looked like the player I remember in 07.

4:41 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

How about the UT play calling. Nu'kese Richardson runs for 40 yards on the first play out of the wildcat and that's the last we see of that. It will be a whole different ballgame with Petrino on the other sideline this weekend.

4:43 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro,

Doc has Arkansas beating us this weekend.

4:45 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Did Ethridge miss a bunch of tackles on Saturday? I remember he took a really bad angle on one of the big plays that cost us.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

Both the AJ Green and LSU fouls were called wrong.

That being said, I personally like for a team to act like they have been there before....even if they haven't. Jumping around and acting-a-fool just b/c you make a big play smacks of a wannabe instead of someone who IS. It's kinda sad when reactions to a good play are akin to that of a championship locker room.

If I'm the opposing team, I would be much more worried about a team that makes a play and is focused enuff to move on to the next task at hand instead of group hugs and chest bumps. Some players like this kind of stuff and some just tolerate it.

4:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK, I wouldn't be shocked. I think it's a pick 'em game. Hopefully our guys don't think about the rankings and just keep DWWD. If they do that, I think we win a close game. But Arky definitely poses some problems, and I think it's a tougher test than UT this last weekend.

4:54 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think UT was a tougher test with it being as the first road game.

We now know we can win on the road.

That being said, Ark is 2-2 and much like UT they know they really need to win this one to probably get a bowl game.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Florida's giving 9 points? at Death Valley? at night? hmmmm.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Hoops, 7 points is a big deal. Brett Favre's been there before. he jumps around and gives hugs. Tim Tebow's been there before. He...well, acts a fool. I'll give you that one. Chad Ochocinco and TO have caught many. They do skits.
How many players don't show some emotion when they score? Very few stoics have ever played the game. I don't get what you want.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Trooper give offensive linemen chest bumps as they come off the field (which is hillarious, cause he's not as big, and looks even smaller without pads). I don't see anyone criticizing him. I want that emotion.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

I don't acknowledge the pro-hoes as sportsmen, so their antics don't count with me.

5:07 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

RK, yeah I guess it's that I think Arkansas is a better team than UT. No doubt the UT game will give our players confidence for the next road test.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Okay, do you acknowledge every excited kid who's every gotten excited about scoring 6?

5:13 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

wow, that's a terrible sentence, but I think you can figure it out.

5:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Basketball players can celebrate, baseball players can celebrate, soccer players can celebrate, hockey players can celebrate... are all these players worse sportsmen than football players? I am fine with no taunting and no choreography. Jubilation is natural and should not be punished. What if, as a fan, you were told you could not cheer as loud as you wanted to after a big score? Now imagine being the guy with the ball who actually worked for the score.

Let the kids play! (within reason, of course)

5:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Count me in the camp that considers Arkansas much more dangerous than UT. Will our D be able to stop them at all? I think this will come down to whose offense shoots themselves in the foot more.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

Congratulate each other however you want to.....over on the sideline. So Trooper chest bumps are great.

Watching 5-6 players pour into the endzone and maul the scorer after a score or a LB prancing and strutting after a sack is boring .....act like you've been there before and get back in the huddle!!! Celebrate when you actually win the game.

Is these type celebrations are necessary to excite the kids, then I guess that shows you what happens when you raise a self-affirmed generation that got trophies just for showing up.

Helicopter parents beware.

5:18 PM  
Blogger ballin said...

Player has been working his rear off all week. Scores the go ahead touchdown with 1:09 left in the game. So he is not supposed to celebrate.

If anyone needed to act like they had been there before, it was the ref who threw the flag. He was the one who showed ommaturity. Some of you guys on here are ridiculous. Tell me you are AJ and you don't celebrate in that instance and I say you are a liar.

5:18 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I'm all for celebrations for TD's, turnovers or big stops on 3rd downs.

It's the celebration after stopping someone for a 1 yard gain on 1st down or celebrating a 12 yard catch on 1st down that is a bit too much.

I remember Plaxico Burress celebrating his 1st career catch for 13 yards and spinning the football on the ground not knowing in the NFL you have to be touched down and the other team jumped on the ball and recovered the "fumble".

5:19 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The one player on our team who even Chiz has called out for celebrating is Bates. Bates likes to turn to the crowd and celebrate without is teammates every time he makes a play.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

I was more worried about UT than Ark. Our D is better than their D and will stop them more than they will stop us....We win....40 something to 30 something.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I haven't posted since hoops season but wanted to get back in the groove today. A change in work/school venue changed my internet habits and I accept my removal from notable newcomers!!

I saw 2 nights ago that my recognizing J-Z sitting 2 seats down from me in KneeinmybackLand stadium was "freaky" to some...but I have been all about the HABOTN since the beginning and I recognized him from the pic at the MSU game...NO worries there..I'm not a sketchball!! J-Z was hella cool, and I must also send out props to his lady for helping my significant other solve all the worlds problems during the game while I stressed about all the ways that we could blow that big lead!

A happy Monday to you all and it's good to be back...

5:22 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Put me among the terrible generation. I pumped my fist when I hit a home run. I pounded my chest after I blocked someone's shot or dunked on someone. I jumped up and down with my friends in the endzone who had just scored.

Heck, I scream at my computer screen when I find a material mistatement.

Without that emotion, I have zero motivation to do those things. If it doesn't feel good, I'm moving on to something else.

5:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Good point RK. Somebody made this point earlier as well. Nothing worse than when a safety celebrates a big hit even though he just gave up a 12 yard completion. But yeah man, great hit, even if the play did result in a first down. What?

As for hearty celebrations, I have no problem with them. When I score a 20 pass combo goal in FIFA or get a nice kill in Halo, I get excited. It happens.

5:25 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I once let the air out of my Reebok Pump's before touching home plate a wiffle ball HR in P.E.

5:25 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

OT: Straw poll... LaCrosse work boots or Georgia Boot work boots?
Both leather, Wellington style and waterproof.

5:25 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"Act like you've been there before" is a cliche. Why act like you've been there before? What is the logic? Sportsmanship? I guarantee you unless there is direct taunting, it does not make the other team feel any worse. And even if it did, the players on the other team would love the freedom to celebrate themselves when they do something big. So why act like you've been there before? Because you want to look cool? Is there vanity involved by wanting to look so cool that you don't even cared you just made a big play? Why?

5:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

I've not had good luck with Ga Boots.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I'm only slightly worried about Arkansas. I think Auburn's defense is better than Georgia's, who held on just enough to win against them, and Auburn's offense should be able to way outscore that attrocious D that Arkansas fields. As long as Auburn doesn't turn the ball over, it's a win.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

D Miller..I wear Lacrosse "Grange" boots a lot..They are rubber and I wear them mostly for hunting/fishing but also to school (where I teach) etc. when it's rainy outside..They are extremely comfortable and I swear by 'em..I'm sure the Wellington style would be as much as/more comfy...Just my $00.02

5:31 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Michael

It's that kind of attitude that tries to convince me James Cameron's Aliens is better than Ridley Scott's Alien.

Aliens was an exciting, fun movie, but there's no accounting for taste (as SMG so eloquently states a few minutes into this clip.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

show me a team with no emotion and I'll show a team likely to get it's butt kicked in the big game. This whole march off the field like a robot thing is complete nonsense.

Coach: Hey kid! What the heck's the matter with you?

Player: I'm fired up on the inside coach.

5:32 PM  
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5:33 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Show me a team overwrought with emotion and I'll show you a team about to be undone by one mistake.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

PF...we'll just have to agree that it is a generational difference between us.

I hit a homerun because my teammate on first base taunted the pitcher into thinking he was gonna steal. The pitcher predictably threw a high fastball that I jacked out. It would have been an insult to my teammate to pump my chest and take the glory...but
I'm sure that's just old school to you.

5:38 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Alien > Aliens... though both a lot of fun in their own way.

The difference between 80's action movies and players celebrating when they are happy? You guessed it... substance.

I would say a player pretending not to be excited actually has less substance.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

Sure..we celebrated after a TD...while running off of the field....but we got off of the field.

We didn't run down to the endzone and group hug just because of a TD.

Is it fragile emotion in today's kids that causes the need for praise and adoration over minor accomplishments in order to get them excited?

You did your job..here's your trophy!!!!

5:45 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Sensi, I give you Tim Tebow. What about him? You can't tell me he's not overwrought with emotion, but the guy has two nationional championships, two SEC titles, a Heisman trophy, a 26-5 record as a starter and he may add to all of that this year.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

The thing is, everybody in Hoopie's generation celebrated too, except Hoopie apparently.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Single player.

Not the whole team.

Is he a fiery guy? Sure. I'll also posit that Tebow is an anomaly. Most guys his age aren't mature enough to handle. He clear is an exception to many rules.

5:48 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Taunting works. I had 19 strikeouts in a game a couple times because I put the first pitch of the game in the leadoff batter's earhole. It works.
That and a nasty curveball.

5:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm all for stoicism myself, but as long as the guys aren't taunting (which I thought Walt McFadden was close to doing a few times on Saturday and I didn't like it), it doesn't bother me a whole lot.

5:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tim Tebow basically is the team, though. It's his fire that makes them go anyway.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

I mean...think about it.....Why are you celebrating a TD or a Homerun if you don't end up winning the game? The reason to play is to win the game...so you are celebrating your own accomplishment without knowing how the team will fare?

Kind of a shallow self-absorbed celebration in retrospect...huh?

5:51 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

So how do you think Florida will react if Tebow doesn't play this weekend?

5:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'll take Jason Campbell's composure any day, but I know Auburn fans wanted to see a lot more fire out of him before 2004. But that didn't make him tick and I loved that about him. People are different.

5:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hoopie - I understand your opinion, but connecting with "those darn kids these days and their encouraging to a fault parents" is just silly. Here's guessing that a lot of the best college football players today, many of whom were raised in ghettos, did not receive excess encouragement as they grew up as you seem to suggest. I think that problem is more of an upperclass white issue... whose demographic, in turn, is probably most likely to act stoic after a touchdown (but that's because they know they would look like Chris Todd if they celebrated).

5:52 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Win one for the Tebow?

5:53 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Imagine Kirk Gibson's homerun in the 198? World Series without the winding fistpump.

5:53 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Y'all, these are little boys playing a game and having fun. What's wrong with a little celebrating if you aren't taunting the other team or doing some choreographed dance. Jumping around, pumping your fist, pointing to the sky, those all seem like normal reactions to doing something good.

5:53 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Cincy, I think LSU wins if Tebow doesn't play. I think it's a close game either way, though.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

DMiller....Good thing I wasn't the opposing pitcher....I have hit you when you came to bat...straight out

The opposing pitcher was a sissy for not shutting you down.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I just stopped to realize we are discussion celebrations and Auburn football in close proximity.

That was nice.

Now back to brooding.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Welcome back Andrew!!!

5:57 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sensi,
You need some happy pills. Want me to send you some? They taste like peanut butter cookies.

5:58 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Hoop, in one of those games the guy it plugged was the opposing pitcher.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Andrew, stop excessively celebrating yourself!

5:59 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Andrew,
Forgive us! We just pulled you back in without even acknowledging you had been gone. Glad you are back!!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Send them to me, Cincy.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

Michael....In our town the classrooms give every student a ribbon for something...regularly. No one gets left out. Federal funding for the Atl inner city schools ensures that the same happens there also. It may occur slightly more in one demographic group over another, but socialogists ensure that it does happen.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Hoopie-sittin' on G said...

DM...I'm a lefty....a hard slider into the ribs or upper thigh affects an opposing pitcher more than making him duck, get up and dust off.

I never initiated....just retaliated.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hoopie, I grew up in the 70's and played just about every sport available to me. Even back then we sometimes got trophies even when we didn't really deserve them. I assure you that I knew the difference, as did my teammates. Same thing with my kids today. By the way, no ribbons for everybody in my kids' school. For the record, I'm not a big fan of taunting or excessive celebrations.

6:09 PM  
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6:12 PM  
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6:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Celebrating with emotion after a huge play or score is fine...celebrating just to draw attention to yourself or taunting someone else is something different.

It's hard to play sports and not be emotional.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

WERK, you pretty much just summed it up, imo.

6:17 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Not sure why that posted 3 times. Weird.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Hoopie, you've beencome a grumpy old man. Just sayin'. I appreciate that for the most part.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I've decided that I'd like to see D.Miller play PF one-on-one, with Hoopie as the ref.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

What sport? I'm not batting against him. I haven't swung a bat in 11 years. If it has to be baseball, though, I'm wearing one of those fancy new helmets that make you look like a bobblehead, and hitting him with it when he throws at me. Hoopie's job will be easy: eject us both.

6:24 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

FYI, WR Brandon Warren has indeed been dismissed from UT's football team after getting into it with the WR coach. Apparently there were some other things he did before that as well.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

So, Auburn 59 Arkansas 41.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Any sport. We'll let you play for 10-15 minutes before we let Hoopie into the venue so we can make sure we get lots of taunting, intimidation, etc. before he has to try to restore order. You should both be good and angry by the time he gets in there.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I need to decide whether to call and taunt my only Arkansas buddy. DM, PF, Hoopie...any input?

6:30 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Where's Norm? It's almost time to flip!

6:32 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Guess we will have to do it without him,

6:32 PM  
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