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10.14.2009

The First Official HABOTN Poll





**Due to a family commitment, I will not be available for Thursday Night Live tomorrow. To make up for that egregious breach, I will participate in an event of your choosing Thursday afternoon.

Whatever we do, festivities will begin at 2 p.m. CDT.

135 Comments:

Blogger ballin said...

focused

6:47 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Vote

6:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Rock the vote peeps.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Live Free Or Die.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

News of Note:

Aubrey Phillips has withdrawn from school and is headed home due to medical reason. - I doubt this kid will ever play from what i've heard. Sad situation, but I don't think he can risk it. Hopefully i'm wrong.

PPL- Will work with the offense and will probably play WR this week.

Chizik- According to rivals, Chizik said they had a physical week of practice and rolled the dice by doing so and it paid off. - I like it.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I forgot to mention that the above was on rivals, sorry.

6:55 PM  
Blogger ballin said...

PPL at WR. We don't need no stikin WR. We need linebackers!!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We were talking about Aubrey Phillips yesterday.

I don't think he was right at any point during his time at Auburn.

PPL: The Most Overrated Auburn Player I've Never Seen.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Eddie failed to mention that PPL is also going to play linebacker. Remember, AU likes its LB's small and fast.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I agree about PPL at WR, i really just wanted him at Punt Returner and wouldn't mind seeing him at Kick Returner.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Is Blake and Benton still playing for the Tigers??? So much for hyping the freshman WR's. Maybe they will come thru soon.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I have two tics for sale to the game Sat. Email me if you are interested. Will sell for face value. Thanks.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

PPL = Jerald Watson.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sensi- You not going????

7:02 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I am going. These are extra.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

PPL= Julio Jones

7:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Over-rated at this point maybe. That don't mean he can't still be awesome.

7:05 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

PPL wishes.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

ehyou- PPL can be as awesome as the hat in your avatar with the right coaching!

7:07 PM  
Blogger PCTiger said...

Is PPL even 100% yet? Considering the knee injury, I hope the best is yet to come with that guy.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

ehyou - I had an AU cowboy hat like that in 8th or 9th grade. The only better AU lids were the orange and blue pimp hats my brother and I had in the 70's.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Of course, that's not counting Scottie B's HABOTN caps.

7:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Everytime I see a cowboy hat I think of one of my friend's bachelor parties in New Orleans.

We lost a member of our party that night on Bourbon Street. Walking back to the room much much later we found him passed out on a bench with a cowboy hat on and a feather boa.

Have no idea where he got either.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

FSJ- I can only imagine the hard time your friend endured.

7:13 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Yeah, that's right. Turd Ferguson. It's a funny name.

7:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

There is far far more talk about PPL than there was about Jerald Watson.

Teach him to tackle and use PPL as a blitzing LB, he should be able to get to the QB. 170 pound LB would be the talk of the college football world.

7:16 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That's a big hat, it's funny.

7:16 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I found one of my buddies in New Orleans after daybreak the next morning "preaching" to a couple of winos. He was not previously a theologian.

7:17 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

The Bull & PPL replaced Burns & Fannin as the most hyped duo from last year.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed RK. Very true at this point.

7:19 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

y'all may have already reported this, haven't had time to read every single post (but did read most of them), but D&B is reporting Eltoro expected to play against KY.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Eltero playing will be nice for depth. Hopefully he will get his act together.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

DEATH TO THE THREAD!!!!!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I like D&B, you know that, but I don't think they have inside information.

7:38 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Who is D&B?

7:40 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Byrum supposedlysprained his ankle by stepping in a hole, this week. he has been wearing a protective boot just as a precaution. he will play Saturday. he is OK, just do not want to injure it further

7:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay,
Just reporting from a text message I received from them. They are usually pretty careful about putting anything out there unless they are pretty confident. But, take it with a grain of salt.

D& B is Dunaway & Brown radio show in B'ham. Dunaway also does CBS news (sports)

7:48 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

They were also reporting Aubrey Phillips withdrawal.

7:49 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Dave & Busters. Video games and alcoholic beverages - a great combination.

7:52 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

ehyou,
you killed it

8:06 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Dunaway is a good guy..

A bammer but a good guy...

8:11 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

He is a bammer and he admits it, but I think he reports pretty fairly. He isn't afraid to call bama down on something or to give props to AU when they deserve it. And Brown is a good Auburn man.

8:13 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Choco Scottie,

I think I have a pic of you in the ginormous orange hat from 9th grade. I'd be happy to post it if you'd like. You may or may not have been wearing a Bubba Bean sticker at the time.

8:34 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Wow, chatroll is losing. Is this the end of an era!!??!!

8:40 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'm shocked too michael..

I enjoy the campfires.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Maybe so.

The upside of Cover It Live is Jay G. can limit how fast it moves which has been a complaint against Chatroll.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Glad to hear that about Byrum. Thanks wtc.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Anybody watching Boise St/Tulsa?

8:52 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Happy Birthday Zookeeper, where ever you are!!!

Kristina...hope you've had an AUsome day

8:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Kristina!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I am. Good game.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

It has been a surprisingly good game.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I think Chris Peterson is a top notch coach.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

George Washington crossed the Delaware and suffered with his men at a bitter Valley Forge. Andrew Jackson fought the bloody British at New Orleans. Brother fought brother at Manassas, Antietam and Gettyburg. Men died in trenches in Europe, and on the beaches of Normandy and on islands in the Pacific. They bled in Korea and Vietnam. And men and women served in the Persian Gulf, and serve again today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All for the right to vote. HOTTIES, it's your civic duty.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

My lapel sticker reads: HABOTN Voter. It has a cartoonish check going through the Campfire Logo.

9:14 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Bro Jet,
You sounded a little like Saban in that speech

9:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Cincy ...

There aren't any problems between you and me, so let's not start any.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

I don't think PPL is overrated we are probably the only people that ever thought he would be a beast

9:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The voter map on Blog Polls is pretty cool. Now I know where all of you live.

You can expect your gift basket any day now.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

During the Arky long kick return I commented that we were in our lanes and seemed schemed/coached correctly. According to Andy Bitter, Boulware says that we had 7walkons on the field. Here's a paste.


On Arkansas' long kick return last week, Boulware said the team had seven walk-ons on the field. "The thing that stood out to us the most was that we didn’t have anybody make a play," he said. "We forced them to change directions three or four times, but nobody wanted to go get him. Everybody was kind of passive. We didn’t make a play. We have to make a play. We have to teach our guys to make a play."

9:30 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Hoop ...

Looked like we had 3 guys around him at the 20 or so ... he gave a little wiggle, and they all fell down as if he had busted out the sleepy gas on them.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Please note that Morgan Hull had two tackles on Saturday -- two more than Antonio Coleman.

9:42 PM  
Blogger FearlessFreep said...

I think it's a little early in PPL's career to call him 'overrated'. Officially, he's still only halfway through his Freshman year.

Bitter's blog entry illustrates it perfectly - our special teams problems are almost 100% due to depth. Maybe we should try the TAMU "12th Man" thing that Jackie Sherrill used and get a bunch of intramural guys who's only job is to knock down kick returners.

9:43 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Fearless...
I agree. Do the Hanson brothers from Slap Shot have eligibility remaining? They'd be ideal.

9:52 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

That kick return was frustrating to watch because we had him and momentum, then he got by and took the momentum with him.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Tulsa cut it to within 7.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Ehyou ...

I love the Hansons.

"Puttin' on the foil, Coach."

9:58 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Looks like we'll be doing a Q-and-A, huh?

10:03 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Evening

10:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Let's play "Caption this pic.."

Ouch

10:04 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Sir, I have to confiscate this liquor, it is not allowed in the stadium.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

FSJ ...

"It's twue! It's twue!"

10:07 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

A sideline interference call with 2 minutes left in the game. Wow.

10:12 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Following an interception, Summers attempts to make a play on the ball.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That was a terrible call.

10:13 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Sure would be nice for Boise to go down here

10:17 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

not looking good though

10:18 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

ughh

10:19 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Aw, c'mon, Jet, let's start something :) I bet I could take you

10:20 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

That would have been a touchdown

10:20 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

If we're talkin' cornhole ... yeah, definitely.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Boise = average at best

10:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Saturday, 11:00 am, my tailgate spot... be there or be square

10:25 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

It's going to be football weather on Saturday!!! And NO rain :)

10:25 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

looking forward to a sunny day... this rain is ridiculous

10:27 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

The only thing that stinks is that Bama and Auburn are essentially playing at the same time.......again.

10:27 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

FSJ, its clear which one you will be watching. Go Tigers.

10:28 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

True..but I prefer to watch both.

Auburn is the only other SEC team that I watch the entire game if they are playing..

10:29 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Nothing wrong with the two tv setup.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Cincy ...

Sadly, I will be in Hoover on Saturday.

Well, not sadly. Stewardess has a band competition ... so I will watch her, then drive back to the house quickly to watch the game.

10:30 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

No doubt.

10:31 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Slow night on the HABOTN

10:35 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Chicken



Just kidding, you know I love ya!

10:43 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

HABOTN members must have more of a life than I. Tom is out of town so I have to stay up until I am really sleepy so I don't lie in bed and hear every little noise. I thought I would have some company here.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Cincy, did you say this was your last tailgate before the condo?

10:56 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Kristina,
Happy Birthday! Did you see my song earlier? Trust me, you would rather read it than hear me sing it :)

Yes, our plan is to tailgate at our regular spot on Saturday and then hopefully close on the condo before the Ole Miss game.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Aubrey Phillips is gone

http://blog.al.com/auburnbeat/2009/10/aubrey_phillips_departs_but_lb.html

11:11 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Oh shoot, Cincy, I missed it. I will have to go back and find it! Thanks!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Let's leave the campfires for the evening, eh?

12:18 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

bgujxrthvr

2:26 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The morning substance seems to be lacking.

4:42 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Was Aubrey Phillips really ever here?

6:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Apparently he was here and killed the thread.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

What happened?

7:36 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

brent poole

7:44 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

For thise that care, I heard something interesting that I thought I would share. It involves recuiting so skip this if you do not care:

Supposedly this staff has already gotten assurances from the guys they want for 2010 and this class is now full. They are working on keeping them in the fold and have been working for 2011. this staff feels great about the class they have assembled and while they feel they will not be surprised in February, many around the country will be.
(Yes I do know these are 18 year old kids and can change their minds. This staff just thinks they will not)

That is all.

Time to get a roof liner repaired.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Interesting, wtc.

Where did you hear/read that?

Hope it's true.

7:49 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

wtc,

I like the sound of that. However, not being a recruiting fan I always take the wait and see approach.

7:51 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Time to get a roof liner repaired."

Does that have anything to do with our defensive coordinator?

Maybe once you get your roof liner repaired then our D under Ted Roof will improve as well.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Re: the voting map:

Okay, I can probably guess most of those (Jackson is Jkev, Ft. Lauderdale is Jhag...), but we have hotties in Kansas? That's like being on a random lake in Alaska when suddenly, a plane with an Auburn flag lands beside you...

7:53 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I once drove the length of Kansas on the I-70. Missouri never looked so good.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll say that wtc and I have shared information privately a few times ... and he's been 100% correct each time.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

So ... WE'LL DO IT LIVE!

2 p.m. CDT. Be there or be rectangular.

8:02 AM  
Blogger AUfan said...

wtc,
What do you think of the DL recruits for 2010? All of the talk about the LB position has somewhat taken away from the point that the DL is not as strong it has been in the past.

8:03 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning! Auburn football in 2 days!!

8:03 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

Snacks,

I missed the voting map thing ...what is it and where is it?????

8:04 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sorry I'll miss the live event. Scheduled a haircut, not realizing something so important would be happening on a Thursday afternoon!

8:04 AM  
Blogger michael said...

My issue with the alternate chat format is this: How is it any different than posting in the threads? Jay, why not just say you will be in threadland answering questions at 2:00 this afternoon? Because if it is like the UK chat, the live chat is basically like the comments section but without the cross chatter between Hotties.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

missinit ... if you click on the "view results" ... then click on the "0" after comments ... you'll see the map.

That's not everyone because we had three voters from LA yesterday afternoon who apparently disappeared.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll answer that, Michael, if you eat a magenta crayon and bark like a St. Bernard.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

You know, good thing he didn't lay that challenge down for me, Magenta is my favorite crayon flavor and I'm a seasoned vet of the Beethoven movies.

8:16 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I only voted the way I did because of access to the event at my office.

8:16 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

Thanks Jay G,

I love it when I learn something new.

I voted but it didn't register me either....faulty map-o-meter!!!!

I vote again and see what happens...can you vote again????

8:24 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Participating in Chatroll is just completely impossible for me during the workday so I voted for the other. Aside from that, I wasn't able to keep up at all yesterday and haven't caught up on posts. What's the latest?

8:28 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I bet whoever voted from the Miami area is a real goober.

8:30 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Norm, the US is invading Canada again.

8:31 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Now that's a funny hat Turd.

8:32 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I won't be available at 2 CT, so I did 1 Potato 2 Potato to make my selection.

8:34 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I voted, but it doesn't show me on the map.

8:35 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I won't be here either, but I voted because I wanted to see my little pin on the map. Guess the LA people dropped off because ti only shows the last 50 votes. You must have a bunch of people voting.

8:36 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

It doesn't show my vote either! I wanted a little pin on the map :(

8:41 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

wtc has always supplied us with very accurate updates. Glad to hear that regarding recruitment and hope it fills all our needs.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

CIncy, since the weather is suppose to be so nice, we are coming down early to enjoy gameday. I'll try to find you. I finally realized where Kristina is, but she won't be there this weekend.

8:47 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

I voted last night, but I must have been in the last group of 50

......it does pay to read the fine print!!! Thanks for that little bit of info cincy, explains why I'm not there.

8:50 AM  

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