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12.28.2009

Freestyling from The Bay

Hey everyone. So I'm stuck in this hotel room. It's nice to have a view of Tampa Bay and all, but it's really just me and the computer.

Why not write more?

I'll take a few minutes each afternoon (pre-Outback Bowl) to pontificate on some Auburn topic. It'll be freestyle, stream-of-consciousness stuff.

So on that note...


It's pretty amazing that Auburn is here. Not just because the Outback Bowl is supposed to feature an Eastern Division team. Or that the Tigers somehow found a way to become the most alluring of the Southeastern Conference's 7-5 teams.

That stuff doesn't have much to do with the football team. It's chance. It's opportunity. It's administrative ingenuity.

What I'll always remember about this team is its uniformity. Gene Chizik rolled into town last year talking about blueprints, plans, codes. It seemed trite. Every new coach says what he has to say. Appeasing the fans, winning the press conference, is everyone's goal.

He won the press conference that day, but not because he tried.

Chizik was honest. He had a plan. He coached at Auburn during its best days in 2004. He then jumped to Texas and coached there during some of that program's best days in 2005. He was at the pinnacle.

Then he went to Iowa State. Things there didn't go well. We know that.

Still, those struggles have given him insight that's equally valuable. Chizik was able to contrast what went well at Auburn and Texas with what failed at Iowa State. It's clear that he's a quick learner.

Chizik's plan, developed while he was at Iowa State, is working well at Auburn. The Tigers are recruiting well, they're competitive despite having significant personnel shortages and they're consistent.

The head coach wants to perfect the simple things first: The five-yard hitch route. Defending an inside-zone run. Communicating plays effectively from sideline to huddle. That's what the 2009 season was about: Getting the simple things correct.

Expectations will grow ahead of the 2010 opener. The team should be better. It'll be interesting to see how Chizik adapts the team as experience and confidence build through the spring and summer. Auburn should become a more complicated enterprise.

Managing that development will be his toughest challenge yet.

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Blogger Kathy said...

I wish I was in Tampa!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So are we about to hear a Tebow interview on the halftime show?

5:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Tearful Tebow rejoicing in his coach's recovery?

5:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Do you guys think Tebow healed Meyer?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Your stream is a lot better than mine, JGT. Thanks!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I like the freestyling JGT. By the way JGT, I think your buddy is right and you should check out Winghouse.

5:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

wikki wik wikki wik wik freestylin'

5:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Is there going to be a Hottie get-together with JGT before the game?

5:55 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I'm sorry, what's the temp in Tampa?

6:03 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

I suggest to each of you to check out Pat Forde's column on ESPN.com.

Family Man Urban goes to practice in Gainesville, listens to U2's "With or Without You" on the iPod, calls Jeremy Foley, restructures the plan for a leave of absence, tells the team, and then sometime after that prior to the news conference in New Orleans manages to tell his family that he's not done coaching after all -- that he's just taking a leave of absence.

With them in the audience, he says in his gut he knows he'll be on the sideline next fall.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Looks like it will be partly cloudy, windy, high of 64 on gameday in Tampa.

6:10 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Great job JGT. I like that free stylin thing.

Would you say it is kinda like what John Wooden would do before each season to teach his kids the basics (how to put on socks, how oto put on shoes, etc.) and make sure they get that right before you move on. Wooden always said ihe did that becasue if a player got a blister, he was no good to him. Can you imagine sitting Walton, Jabbar, wilkes, et al, down and showing how to put on socks properly?

6:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

WTC - what does your mom know about Cam Newton? There are rumblings...

6:17 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jet:
I have not heard anything on Newton since about a week ago. MSU fans are saying he is coming there, but no word from anyone yet. My freinds at AU still think he is coming to AU.

6:19 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My mom hasn't either.

6:19 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I am near Bristol, FLl and it is 38 outside.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Fearless.True said...

In Tampa, a little colder than I expected. Bowl week festivities really get underway tomorrow with both bands performing at busch gardens

6:20 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Jet, read Forde's column. That whole situation is odd.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we've got 38, heading down to 26 before daybreak. 2.0 and MrsTHT are at a movie. When they get back around 9:30, 2.0 and I will go outside and finish the paint job or our HABOTN placards.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

THT, post a picture of the placards for those of us who can't travel to Tampa.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

THT, please and thank you!

6:28 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Jet-Norm:

Just talked to mom. She had some interesting things to say. do you want to know?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Don't know about Jet-Norm, wtc, but I want to know!

6:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

THT-saw Sherlock Holmes Saturday night. Good flicka show.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

TA&M's special team have been awful, to say the least.

6:32 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Looks like MSU went on an after Christmas shopping spree and got themselves a 5* QB. (Jet your FB message seems to correct). I give credit to Jet for that quote.

6:33 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

ElTurbo just gave me a belated birthday gift ... a Howard Schnellenberger bobblehead!

6:33 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Eddie's Express train has more problems than what most know about. He may be back, but I was told there were seceral problems he has to overcome.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

wtc, no Cam and maybe no Tyrik?

6:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Moseley can handle it. Perhaps Trotter.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

At least Gus knows what he has with time to work the plan.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

We're going to try Golden Orchid for lunch on Thursday.

We are thinking about trying Thai Terrace for dinner that evening, but we're open to suggestions.

Roy's is not open on New Year's Eve. We will eat there after hockey on Saturday.

6:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Jay, I do think Chizik's biggest test will come over the next couple of season. He did an incredible job of selecting a staff that has worked amazingly well together, but it would be easy to see several of these coaches moving on. Maintaining a program is much more difficult than early success. After the new wears off is when the real test begins.

I do think Auburn has a shot of being a contender for the West this next season. It is an even number year, which means an easier schedule. We will have a very experienced offensive line. I expect a lot of these star receivers to blossom. If we find a playmaker at QB, we could be in for a very good season. That is a huge if, but Cam Newton could make it a lot more likely.

6:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

If no Cam and no Tyrik, the QB picture changes dramatically. I like what the coaches have had to say about Moseley and Trotter, but they haven't proven anything in a game yet. Caudle hasn't really played enough to make a call on him, but I am far from confident in him. Should Cam and Tyrik be no goes, Kodi could find his way back in the QB competition.

7:02 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

My sources think Rollinson will be back. (60/40) He is in the doghouse now and LOTS of work to get out.

7:04 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Dogs having a tough time geting a TD

7:05 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I don't believe Kodi ever plays another down at QB for Auburn.

7:05 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Sorry TD

7:05 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Kodi maybe Aubie next year. He WILL NOT be QB at AU, ever.

7:05 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

If I had a dollar for everytime I've seen Georgia throw a pass inside the 5 for a touchdown, I'd have a boatload of money.

7:06 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Tyrik will be back.

7:07 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

GEorgia's offense not looking good but they are in control for now. Long way to go so anything can happen.

7:07 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I think he comes back, but may still be in the doghouse come springtime.

7:08 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Kodi isn't a great or even good QB, but if you look at Caudle, Moseley, Trotter; it wouldn't be hard to see him competing. Caudle is the only guy with experience. Trotter and Moseley weren't exactly highly regarded, although the coaches are apparently liking what they have seen. Crazier things have happened. With Tyrik in the mix, I really can't see them going the Kodi route.

7:14 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Steve, craxy things do happen, but never that crazy. When 3 OC's somehow let you know you are not QB material, you couls assume you will never take another snap at AU.

7:15 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

wtc, I hope that you are right. Being in the dog house isn't necessarily bad. It beats doing something so bad he is kicked off the team. Surely he will be cautious after he has seen how the Chiz deals with trouble. I hope this is just a case of a young kid having some growing pains.

7:16 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Which 3 OC's? That comment seems more appropriate to Caudle.

7:17 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Borges, Franklin, Malzahn.

7:17 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I guess you could say Borges and Franklin didn't want to go with Kodi, because that is the impression that I had.

7:18 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Borges and Franklin both played Kodi, and Borges did it while we still had Cox, a true QB. Are you saying that Tuberville pushed that?

7:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

In terms of QBs I would characterize Caudle as getting the biggest no from coordinators, while Kodi provided proof on the field that he really isn't the QB he was made out to be.

7:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I seem to remember that Leach didn't get along with the AD at Texas Tech. There was some conflict there that I read about long ago. Does anyone remember that?

7:23 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

W/O getting into toomuch of it, yes, Kodi was Tubb's guy all the way. I think Tubbs wanted to play him A LOT.

But we are on to others now. Our future is in front of us.

7:24 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Mike Leach is, put simply, an idiot. Putting a player in a darkened closet isn't particularly intelligent. When the player's father is an analyst on ESPN, the word's gonna get out.

Just sayin'.

7:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

If it was to get him out of the light because of headaches, I guess it could make sense somehow. My guess is that Leach is gone.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My hockey plans fell through and my fellow oldies (Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall) are still working.

Looks like it's Chipotle Grill ... since it's next door.

7:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks wtc, that was my impression and I do believe Franklin mentioned that at times. It is almost like someone was going by the stars rather than the performance.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 loves Chipotle. If they are open on New Year's I can imagine us making a quick run through the drive thru at end of Capitol One Bowl. Don't want to miss any of the Rose Bowl.

we would have gone to see the Lightning & Bruins with you, JGT.

7:40 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Boy, Ron Franklin has fallen off the ESPN radar ... his reward for a job well done are bowl trips to
Shreveport and Memphis ... perhaps he can get a trip to Birmingham in there, too.

7:41 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

SEC even in the Bowls thanks to Georgia.

7:46 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

T A&M has run 92 plays and scored only 20 points. Running a lot of plays don't equate to wins or lots of points

7:47 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Hope Leach has his boots on,looks like he might have stepped into some deep ssssssss.....

7:48 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I picked Georgia to win, but I wasn't very confident about it. I am pretty impressed at how well they did with a make shift defensive coaching staff.

7:48 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Great free stylin' Jay. enjoyed it.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Pardon my ignorance but who is this guy doing the game with Franklin tonight? More specifically, where has he been a coach? He made a remark early in the game to the effect 'in my coaching experience, which is vast...' Seemed odd to me.

7:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I was pleased with Kentucky's performance, even though they went down. Clemson was in the running for the ACC title. Kentucky is middle of the pack SEC.

7:50 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Ga did do well on defense without their DC and others, but by this time of the year things should be pretty well set. Surely someone can call the plays on defense.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

My quote reference to Ed Cunningham above is not precise but give me a break, I was playing Hot Wheels with the future 4* at the time.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm selfish. There's only enough ice cream for my bowl. So if Molly gets hers, I get less. She sleeps a lot, a WHOLE lot. For an hour I've been waiting for her to go to sleep. She's been laying on her comforter (with heating pad) for about 45 minutes but won't go to sleep! She's got her head up and is constantly staring in my direction.

Molly wins.

Rotten dog.

7:53 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Ed Cunningham, according to his bio, lists no coaching experience. He played on the University of Washington team that won the 1991 title, then spent 5 years in the league as an offensive linemen. He's lost a bunch of a weight to become a broadcaster.

7:56 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Hot Wheels are awesome.

7:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am so glad we didn't end up in Shreveport. A Monday game played at 5:00. That isn't exactly impressive.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I suspect N'diaye is to Senegal what Smith is to U.S., but does anyone know if Rutgers' Hamady Ndiaye is related to Mamadou?

8:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - I saw that bio too, guess I misheard the quote. Maybe he said 'my experience with coaches...' that'd be different. Oh well, onto more important matters.

Hot Wheels. We gots a whole lots of 'em in dis here house. I think for the boys birthday next month we'll actually get some of the tracks to put them on. Sure, some may say he's too young for such things at 3 next but I don't care. I'll enjoy playing with them.

8:03 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

It's never too early to lay some Hot Wheels track.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

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8:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so JayGT - how was your Chipotle dinner?

8:12 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Norm,
I heard him say the same thing. Maybe he was just being sarcastic?

8:14 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

North Carolina hoops should throw away these throwback unis.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

they are struggling tonight, Jet. So it's the unis? Maybe it's because they are only semi-throwback. The throwback gods are punishing them for pseudo-throwbacks. The real thing would have those horrible short shorts.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Cincy - if you heard it too, then I guess I didn't hear it incorrectly. Since at the time my attention was primarily on crashing Hot Wheel cars into each other, I wasn't even sure who it was that was speaking. So I was trying to remember where he coached when I saw him. Since I've now looked him up on Al Gore's Intertubes, then I guess it was indeed a sarcastic remark.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ok, the girls are back. That means 2.0 and I are headed out into the cold dark night to paint the HABOTN placards. We're ooohh so close. I hope someone will step up to the plate.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

the latter comments were in relation to the thread count, not the placards.

8:39 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

I feel for you THT but I can't reach you way over there in Tar Hill country.

8:40 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

We can't

8:41 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

let THT

8:41 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

down!

8:41 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Beasley!!

8:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, we've decided we can do it tomorrow afternoon, and they'll still dry in plenty of time. We're too tired tonight.

So, let's get this done!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Good on Chipotle.

I wish I had my own bottle of Tabasco, though. Those burritos demand some spice.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

holy cow! y'all are awesome!!!

8:42 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Yeah, THT, that was a lot of pressure. I was afraid I would screw it up.

8:43 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I love Chipotle. They have the best guacamole if you aren't making your own. And I LOVE their lime chips.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

by "y'all" I obviously mean Cincytiger!

Nicely done!!!

BTW, we had that pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto with the pears & sweet potatoes last night, along with asparagus, rice blend, salad, green beans. And bread onto which I applied a generous coating of McCutcheon's Apple Butter. It was sooooooooooo good!!!

8:45 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Burritos without spice is like eating stuffed wasp nest.

8:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I can't wait to eat after my dr's appointment tomorrow. I have been starving myself (well, starving is a little exaggerated) since Saturday so I can stand to get on the scales tomorrow.

8:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

We are going to see Blindside tomorrow and eat at Sweet Bones Alabama. It probably isn't up to this group's bbq standards, but they have awesome shrimp and grits.

8:48 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

cincy watch those doctor's scales they are loaded to make you feel bad.

8:48 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

THT what time are you getting into Tampa. It will be 5:30 or 6:00 ET for me. Would like to get with you and others if possible Thurs night.

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

Hi digger - we'll be arriving about 10 a.m. on Thursday. Maybe we can get together for dinner?

8:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yea! JGT's Chipotle is open on New Year's Day. That will make 2.0 happy. And THTjr and I will be happy since it will be real quick and we won't miss hardly any football.

8:57 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

How are all the Hotties doing on this fine night?

9:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

sleepy and full and tired, FSJ.

9:03 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

THT dinner would be great if we can make connections.
FSJ why did you let it get so cold here? Dang!

9:04 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Good night hotties catch you tomorrow

9:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good night, digger. Check your email.

9:15 PM  
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9:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

why thank you, wujing. Santa didn't bring me the short metallic boots or amelie suede sandals I had requested. You're better than Santa!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I do get a kick out of it when Dear Leader's friends come on here to post.

9:28 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Too bad the Stewardess is not home tonight ... she's a big fan of the Uggs.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so, JGT. Are you in that tall Embassy Suites?

9:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Something about chicks in boots....

9:36 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

im here

9:39 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

HAG! I was just about to ask where you were with commentary on Favre.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

it's the cat's meow!

9:43 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

So, wtc reported earlier that Cam was probably MS bound. Is this a for sure? Do we still have any chance? I thought he was "on cloud nine" after his AU visit?

9:48 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Chipotle didn't have enough tobasco bottles for you to take one to the table? I've never encountered that problem. That place turned me on to the green jalepeno tobasco. It compliments the cheese and steak pretty well...

...if tobasco wasn't available, they're hot salsa has some kick. I should've been there for you, man.

9:59 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Cincy-It is not a done deal, but my sources seem to think it is. They also don't really know what skill set he brings to AU that the others don't already have. They think he does not throw the ball very well. He is big and strong but may not be able to get the ball down field.

10:00 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Alot of MSU fans say he is going there. For some reason his dad seems to want him to go there. If I recall, his dad did not visit AU. I think he did visit MSU. He seemed to be smitten by Mullen.

10:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

We should know by Friday if we get him though or sooner.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I like Mike Leach a lot. He's pretty much a genius. Who else knew that a couple of hours in a dark electrical closet would cure concussion symptoms? Plus, he really likes pirates, and pirates are pretty neat.

10:02 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks, wtc.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Holy Upset Batman!

First my Bucs over the Saints, then NYJ of Indy, now Chicago is leading Minn. geez.

I wish I could have been watching the Bucs game.

10:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Tylerson loves that green tabasco. Too hot for me. Just give me guacamole and lime chips. I only like the mild salsa, but it is great, so fresh.

Peter, how are all the last minute wedding plans? Did the candy arrive?

10:04 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

the thread is dead, but the Vikings are not

10:19 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

So WTC. What about Adams? We get him or not, and when. Regarding Cameron, I'm not sure we aren't better off without him. I think he muddies the water a bit. Haven't heard that he is a great passer either, but that he wanted to improve that aspect of his game. Doesn't sound like the guy we need, regardless of stars. I'd rather have another Defensive Tackle.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Cincy, they may be dead now

10:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

If I were the Vikings offense, I'd be pissed.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Spurrier says Meyer needs some outside interests. Maybe Meyer should call Tubby. Tubby could teach him how to Turkey hunt.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Spurrier has one outside interest. He's the guy who should be talking?

10:37 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

This is a pretty good game. Time for free football - unless the Vikings let the Bears run it back again.

10:41 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Tuberville seemed to have a bunch of outside interests...(golf, hunting, BBQ)

Perhaps Meyer should talk to him.

If that doesn't work he could talk to Mike Dubose and Mike Price. They had some outside interests too..

10:43 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Devin Aromashodu is looking pretty good

10:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes, he is.
Kickers.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Aromashadu has more yards tonight than he has had all season, or more than he had in his career coming into the season.

10:52 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Favre took a nasty hit there.

10:52 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I would hate for my son to be a kicker

10:53 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

how can any American dislike Brett Freaking Favre?

10:53 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Mark Anderson is a bammer beast.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

My son wouldn't want to be a kicker because he wouldn't get to hit enough people. He's a rough one.

10:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Anybody ever been to Soldier Field?

That's on my list of places to see a game....

10:58 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Peterson just coughed up the game.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I can't remember who it was for but there was a college kicker who would just look to hit people after kicking off. Everytime you would see him charging down field. He made some tackles and it wasn't because the returner got past everyone else. He just charged down field and made the tackle. He was beastly.

10:59 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I think I am glad my son played baseball and soccer and we missed football. He was rough enough playing soccer - a concussion, broken foot, and cracked ribs among other injuries - I can't imagine football.

11:00 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo peterson

11:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Janikowski?

11:00 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Devin wins the game!

11:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

D.A. had himself a career night.

11:02 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

But thankfully hasn't ever gotten into trouble like Janikowski

11:04 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

My son I mean

11:04 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

aromashudoooooooooooooo

11:04 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

No it wasn't Janikowski, although I was a big fan of his in his days at FSU. He wasn't an overly big guy, just really enjoyed contact I guess.

11:05 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

OK, that was weird, I think I combined a couple of different conversations :)

11:07 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Jay Feely?

11:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

That's it for me folks. Football's off and The Hunt for Red October is on. Late night tv for me since I'm not "officially" working this week. Catch you all later.

11:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Night all. Long day today.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I don't have a problem based on what the press says that Leach has done.

If there is more to it and extenuating, heinous details are released, I will change my mind.

11:40 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Tuberville to TTU haha

12:04 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Cincy, my last minute plans are staying the heck out of the way and playing as much golf as I can get away with...need to remember sunblock, though.

Candy still trapped in transit. It won't make it.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

SteveFC,

Any good quarterback discussions lately? Who are the scholarship QBs again?

6:26 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

We need about 5 more Scholarship QB's and then we can unveil the 11 QB formation where everyone that touches the ball is a threat to throw it deep.

6:48 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! Off to the dr this morning :( And then I am going to EAT!!

Peter, sounds like a good plan. My hubby's philosophy when our daughter married was "put up, shut up and show up." He stayed out of everything except paying! Have fun playing golf! Only a couple of days to go.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Morning y'all! I get to go home at 12:30 today...YIPPEE!!!

WARRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

GO TIGERS!!!

PF - get some birdies today

Cincy - you can join 2.0, THTjr, and me at Sutton's Drug Store for lunch.

7:30 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

morning. i was sick all nite but i'm trying to make it through today. good work as usual JG.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Scottie- Go home and relax!

8:03 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i wish i could eddie. all my other guys took vacation this week. without me this place wouldn't operate.

sigh.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

That sucks Scottie. Hang in there and make it thru the day.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Mornin', Hotties!

Another cold one in "the Gumry."

Eddie, personally I like the idea of a 11 qb formation. That truly would be innovative.

I thought briefly that we might make it to the Outback Bowl, but, alas, our holiday trip to gator country was two weeks early due to scheduling problems with the youngest in my family. For those of you there, stand and sing for us all.

8:25 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Good Morning Hotties..

Hope you get to feeling better soon scottie.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Scottie, I hope you get to feeling better soon.

8:27 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

thanks hotties. i'm doing my best.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Let's see, at work today and yesterday I have started watching Arrested Development. On Episode 8 right now. Pretty good show so far. Things you do when you are bored and stuck at work.

8:38 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Scottie,

I am late getting on the board today and won't be here long, but I am sorry to hear that you are feeling bad. Please take care of yourself. I am hoping that you don't have the flu.

IV

8:53 AM  
Blogger IV said...

WaaaaaHooooo!!!!

Getting close to time to leave for Tampa via Hotlanta. Gonna meet some new Hotties and have a good time. Look out Tampa the old man is on his way. I love your freestying Jay. If I were a writer, that would be the kind of prose I would like to be doing.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Just got back from the doc ... apparently I set some records.

9:02 AM  
Blogger IV said...

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9:05 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Jet,

I hope that you are not talking about setting records for high blood pressure, high blood glucose count or anything like that. Leave that to us old men.

9:05 AM  
Blogger IV said...

THT,

I sure wished I could join you and the kids for lunch today, but I just don't think that I could get there in time. Sounds good though. I hope that you enjoy both lunch and the company. You about ready to go?

9:08 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

blood sample looked like cheese whiz?

9:10 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

LOL..

wtc that is so wrong.

9:13 AM  
Blogger IV said...

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9:15 AM  
Blogger IV said...

Okay, I am out of here for awhile. Looks like I killed the thread anyhow. Gotta get in an hours walk, go get my truck washed, pick up a prescription, come back home and get things ready to go and just finish my trip prep. If anyone is on I-85 or I-75 on Thursday and comes across a silver Chevy Silverado with 3 good looking guys in it , honk and yell WAR EAGLE. we will have AU magnets on the truck and it will have an Auburn tag with CLH IV on it. You can't miss us.

9:15 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Have a safe trip IV....

9:16 AM  
Blogger IV said...

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9:18 AM  
Blogger IV said...

You bet Faker and Thanks.

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

WTC ...

I'm not into processed cheese product. Unless it comes in a can ... with ... well, forget it.

9:25 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Where's Norm? Gettin' kinda close. Plus, I want his review of "The Hunt for Red October."

9:34 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

western omelette for breakfast..

Nice...

9:45 AM  
Blogger Coop said...

Did someone mention Easy Cheese?

9:57 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Easy Cheese and a Slim Jim will take you a long way in life.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

another 90 minutes til freedom.

Scottie B - get yourself some potato soup or chicken noodle soup. I hope you are back to your normal self real soon.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Potato soup sounds good, and it's only 10 o'clock. I think I'm in for a long morning.

10:00 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Screw that Scottie B. Get yourself some Old Crow, some peppermint, peyote, a Vicodin and some Thorazine to take the edge off.

10:01 AM  
Blogger j-z said...

Where's Choco Scottie when I need to talk smack?

10:02 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Wonder if Easy Cheese would be good with a side of bacon?

10:06 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

thanks for all the suggestions. my wife brought me Chick-Fil-A for lunch. that should help.

the idea of any Old Crow right now makes my stomach even more icky. i'll stick to the Powerade J-Z. ;)

10:11 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

so....who's gonna flip this thing? a bammer? come on hotties!

10:11 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i may be sick, .....

10:12 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I

10:12 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

but i can flip it!

10:12 AM  
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