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A-Day (possibly) coming to a TV near you

Hey everyone. Just a quick note to say that Auburn's A-Day game, scheduled for April 17, has been picked up by ESPNU. I'm sure this is great news to the 2% of you who have ESPNU in HD and can watch America's Game as it should be watched.

To the other 98% of you, I say: Come to Jordan-Hare.

This is big-time news for the HOTTIES who live a long way from here. That group includes AK (aka 61 degrees), Scottie in Tucson, Jimmy, THT and his proteges, AU1, Peter, jhag and others.

The game starts at 1 p.m.


Blogger Eddie said...

Be there or be square

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

Rumor is Jhag will commit at A-Day.

3:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...


3:48 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Great CGM article, jay.

3:51 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

And I know you have that on good authority, Jet.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'll be watching the Newton science expirement.

3:51 PM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

I'm also in that 2 percentile demographic so sweet!

3:52 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Yes!!! I shall tune in. Now, lets make it a real football game. A-Day should be Gus against Ted with the Chiz officiating. I want football. I need football. I love football. Play ball!!!

4:00 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And yes, I do have ESPNU in HD. Man, I use to watch Auburn on the radio. You know what kind of crappy resolution that is. I am stoked!!!

4:02 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jay G, do you know if they are going to use that strange scoring system again or do they always use that? Last year was the first A-Day I ever attended.

4:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...


4:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You guys are a bunch of quitters.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I expect the strange scoring system.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

Never, never, never, never give up.

4:16 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Quitters are ninnyish.

4:17 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It's like Jimmy V say (via Emmitt Smith), "Don't quit. Don't ever quit."

4:19 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Can I quit cleaning house, now? I think I have given it the good college try. I think I could be good at quitting!

4:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Hopefully the coaches will think outside the box for the spring game just like they do with other things. I have a couple of ideas that may help.

Allow the band to provide sound effects, like a drum roll prior to a snap.

Have special cheers for penalties, such as a false start. I can here it now. Give me a Z, give me an i, ..... What's that spell? False Start!!! Say it again. False Start!!!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dang right I got a random shoutout.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

Auburn basketball subscribes to the strange scoring system.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Sometimes, I like to walk around full parking lots and decks. After someone follows me around a floor thinking a spot is going to open, I look over my shoulder, act surprised, and say "oh, I'm not leaving yet." The dejection on their faces should make me sad, but instead I smile.

4:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You know what I like to do, PF? I like to stand in front of those souvenir penny smashing machines and tell people who walk up, "You know, there are machines that can smash people too."

4:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I've never seen you, and I collect those as momentos because they're cheaper than postcards. Which penny smashing machines exactly do you frequent?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Mary Kate Olsen is now smooching with Josh Hartnett, much to the chagrin of Nate Lowman.

4:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

PF, I hang out by all of them, pretty much. You have probably seen me, you just don't know what I look like.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

jgt/Homer/Sportswriter Tate - I guess you figure if I go to the trouble to drive almost 4 hours just to have lunch that I'm not too far away to make it to AU for A-Day. Even though I'm in the 2%, I just might make it down and bring F4*.

PF - I used to like walk out to my vehicle in a crowded parking lot or deck and if I knew someone wanted my spot I'd start it up and back up just a bit. Then I'd pull forward, put it in Park, get back out and go back into the store. Oh, the laughs I got from that one.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Finally ESPNU in HD for something I want to watch. I finally got it right after the college football season ended.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Ben, if you're new, welcome. If you're not new, well, where've you been lately?

5:04 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Alright yay. This is good news

5:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JayGT - thanks for this awesome news! I'm giddy with excitement that I don't have to drive 1,000 miles for a scrimmage. But the chance to HABOTNize may be too great to keep me home.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Ben. Welcome and WARRRR EAGLE!!!

5:52 PM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

Thanks Jay. I do have ESPNU in HD and will set the DVR to record it. Gotta keep indoctrinating my kids any way I can because we don't get to many games on campus. It's a rather long drive...

6:00 PM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

It will be live on ESPNU then replayed on CSS 4000 times over the summer.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Games at Washington would be a long drive for you.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

WTC, Know anything about Jordan Prestwood

6:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, by car it's 2,292 miles from Anchorage to Bellingham, WA.

Kayak would be more direct.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

4,430 mile drive (one way) to Auburn.

Ugh, US down 0-2 to the Canadians in Women's ice hockey gold medal game :-(

6:13 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I just found out University of Alaska is a 10 time NCAA rifle champion. West Virginia has 14. Jacksonville State also has a championship. Army only has 1, I feel like they should have more than that.

6:15 PM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

The crack rifle program is actually at UAF (that's Univ of Alaska in Fairbanks.) Several Olympic medals from that program last Olympics.

Also, there's one player from the Anchorage area on the women's hockey team. Hope they can come back for the win.

6:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wake-He is a big tight end or a small tackle. 6'6" 250lbs) He plays TE in high school. He has only played it one year. I know he visited AU last weekend and is very high on AU. Says he does not care if he plays OT or TE, he just wants to play.

AU looking at him as a TE.

I haven't heard too much else on him. Not ready to put him in the 'coming to AU' column just yet.

6:25 PM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

And it is a looooong drive to Alaska.

Think of it this way: If you drove from Alabama to Montana, you'd only be halfway here.

And when I moved up here from north Florida, I drove a 40-foot U-Haul the entire way.

In winter.

With a cast on my right foot.

And no cruise control.

And my mother and aunt along for the ride.

But it was a nice trip...

6:25 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

What's up poople... How's it drippin?

Anything good on tv tonight?

6:26 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I think the kids from Gadsden are not coming to AU. Even though one is a life long AU fan. Chizik is giving up on Gadsden area, which is good. I would be surprised if either of them came to AU.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

He goes to my high school's rival, my mom apparently knows his mom.

6:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Right now, I would say AU lands the Regions kid and Dismukes kid (both OL)
Probably get the kid named Erique FLorence.
I think the Frazier kid at QB comes to AU also.
Look for an OL from Arky and AZ also.
AU takes only 4 OL this year.

6:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

WAKE-he is a good player and AU would like to get him.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

It's 48 miles from the Hangar in East Vaughngumpery to Jordan-Hare.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Wow...just saw that Steve Ensminger was hired to coach TE's at LSU. That is surprising. The hat is continue on his plan to bring LSU back to Dinardo level. I love it.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I thought Ensminger had joined Tubs at Tubby Tech?

6:40 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

Farmer Fran is goin' home.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Miller- He did, but he is leaving Tubs for the Mad Hatter.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

That has to sting... I wonder if he secretly stole the bbq recipe when he left?

Is Daren Bates moving to LB?

6:47 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

61, was it uphill in the snow the entire way?

WTC, I don't think Chiz will give up on Gadsden just yet. It's a fertile area in the state.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I sure hope Chiz doesn't give up on Gadsden. Don't ever give up.

US Women need to get some goals. Still trailing 0-2 heading into 3rd period. It's on MSNBC for those who want to watch.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jet Cochran said...

We need to clean up Fake Vegas.

7:03 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Chizik doesn't seem like the type that would QUIT on Gadsen

7:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...


I know exactly what you look like. All Irish heritaged people look alike, even if they don't have any Irish in them...besides, nobody's ever talked to me about the human crushing machine,and I'm certain you'd say it to a guy like me.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I got a call tonight from a friend/source in Louisiana about Ensminger.

I was like Steve Ensminger?

I thought he had gone to Texas Tech as well.

7:30 PM  
Blogger UNCJeff said...

Won't be able to attend but certainly will be watching.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Chiz - Gadsden's not over. Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go! What the f*** happened to the AU I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you 'Chiz', we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my @$$ from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. $atan, he's a dead man! Meyer, dead! Miles...

Gus - Dead! Chiz's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these b*******. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.

Chiz - We're just the guys to do it.

Trooper - Let's do it.

Chiz - LET'S DO IT!

War Eagle

7:33 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Norm either had his red bull, 5 hour energy, adderall or whatever drug tonight. Nice work

7:37 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I always thought Norm was so mild mannered. Just goes to show you...

7:47 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Heck, I want whatever it is if it will get me that fired up!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

You didn't realize Norm was a hard core blow user, did you? Looks like there was an extra long line tonight.

7:55 PM  
Blogger George Brown said...

I'm gonna watch it in HD and be the same time.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

You don't want what Norm has.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The news is funnier in Creole.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

No illicit drugs or artificial stimulants for me.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

How about elicit drugs?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The University of Kentucky is playing on ESPN2 currently.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Them too.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Norm ...

I suggest we get the HOTTIE E@T M# Cake and drive down Meighan Boulevard in Fake Vegas.

9:11 PM  
Blogger API said...

Norm works for a drug company - he gets his stash for free. They make nice band aids too.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

API; we have you covered from the lowly tongue depressor, to the robots used in surgeries, imaging machines, all the software to run hospitals and pharmacies and the hardware to run all of it. Oh yeah, we're a pharmaceutical company too.

9:49 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

very excited about ADay in general. Great news to hear we're on tv after the announcement that our friends to the northeast already got picked up.

This is also mentioned before any word of UGA or UF's spring game being televised. Weagle weagle.

10:24 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Norm is the snowman

10:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


Where did that come from? Are you new to HABOTN? If so, welcome!
If not, blame my oversight on senility.

are you a Tar Heel?

- - - - -

I'm so old I've got to go to sleep even though we're within sight of my favorite post. I'd be obliged if someone would cover for me. Good night, Hotties. Sweet AU dreams!!!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow, If I had realized everyone else went to bed before me, I would have turned the lights off.

Good morning, Hotties! Rise & shine!!!


5:17 AM  
Blogger wartiger said...

morning Hotties.. THTfirst and last post... impressive sir!

5:22 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Morning, Hottieeeeeessss! Getting ready to leave for Auburn :^)

5:59 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

have a safe trip, Cincy.

wartiger, are you still in MA?

6:13 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ok, the Every Day should be Saturday link from yesterday was great.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

This has to be killing THT. To have to monitor the blog in the early morning and wait a long time in between posts to get to the elusive #88 post.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Your absolutely right, Eddie. They've had to sedate me.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'll help hurry that along for him then by saying howdy to you all.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Morning, Norm

6:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

here we go.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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6:33 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, that was an epic fail by someone.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

THT- I screwed the pooch there. Mis-keyboard management on my part. I started typing and hit enter and it posted. Damn damn damn. I appologize. I was evening trying to set it up. I'm terrible at it.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll see y'all shortly at work. Lazy Luv ;-) should be up pretty soon to pick up the slack.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

even not evening.

I have the worst grammar when I post on here and don't proof read. Oh well.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Eddie - the willingness of the Hotties to help out a BEASLEY!!! addict more than compensates for the occasional oopsy-daisy.

6:38 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

for those of you who can't make it to JHS or have ESPNU, come on over. hotties are always welcome. i guess i'm in the 2% that have it in HD. sweeeeeeet.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

I was going to say "No one says 'oopsy-daisy,' but that would be admitting that Mrs. Jet has made me watch "Notting Hill."


7:08 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jet- Just be sure to repeat a few more times as you try to get over the fence.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Ho hum. I see we're off to a blistering start to a Friday.

7:38 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

LSU hired Steven Ensminger as a TE coach.

The beginning of the end for them has arrived, heh, heh, heh.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Morning, peeps.

Headed to Mass then gym then a school function. It's a hard-knock life, I know.

USA Hockey's Olympic semifinal is at 2 p.m. today. I'll be around for that.

This afternoon, I'll post some hilarious comments I got last night from Tay Waller. He's been playing really, really well lately and he has a great sense of humor about it.

The men play LSU on Saturday ... around 6. WE'LL BE THERE.

Women close out the regular season Sunday against UK. May or may not attend that one.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

some live blog hockey would be great, JGT. I'll be stuck at work and can't watch :-(

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I love that Ensminger was hired at LSU. He really has nine lives.

7:44 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties! It's Friday and I have the day off! Yay for me! I officially rolled out of bed at 7:10 and now I'm enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee, which I don't get to do if I have to work.

So, what do you Hotties think about the way the Canadian Women's Hockey Team celebrated their gold medal victory?

7:45 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Tar Heel, you're at work now and you'll still be at work tonight? But, it's Friday!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Ensminger, always a last second hire for college and HS assistant jobs.

7:48 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

But, why him??? What has he done for the TEs that's so special?

8:06 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

He's a warm body with experience. There's no way they expect him to be a game-changer.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

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8:25 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Eubanks said...

It's official, Tim Tebow is a top 10 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The Jags won the coin toss with the Bears to decide 10/11.

8:29 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

I got the super sport 930 feed to actually WORK.

Don't Forget Hotties, Hatin with Jay G on at 10:05.

I wonder if JGT can hate and cardio at the same time???

8:37 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

If Timmy goes to the Jags, then Mike Shula gets to live his dream of coaching Tebow.

My question, does that make him happy or does he weep????

8:38 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...


If you get a chance today, give Biff some mad props for giving Ron Franklin mad props for being the best CFB announcer.

8:41 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jeremy, they smoked cigars and drank beer on the ice for over an hour. I don't have a problem with it. They won the gold medal for their country IN their own country! Of course, the IOC is frowning on their actions.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

If he's anything like Mark Ingram he will bawl like a baby.

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

Luv - US hockey plays this afternoon. I'll be home tonight.

Unfortunately, I'll be at work most of the weekend :-( and will miss gold medal hockey on Sunday afternoon.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Has anyone heard anything about Darren Bates moving to LB? If so that gets a resounding WTH from this guy.

8:43 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

i like

8:45 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Tar Heel, oops! I guess I was thinking about the bball game. I forgot, you are the HOCKEY fan! You should DVR it and stay away from the HABOTN and tell everyone you work with to not tell you who won.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

But you take a starting all-SEC freshman @ Safety...and move him to second string LB?

8:46 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I agree with, Seanzie. Bates can only get better at safety. We need him at that position, don't we?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Or maybe he starts over Eltoro, who knows. I don't get paid to make the decisions but I get to second guess for free.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Seanzie - what's with "join diet coke in the support of women's heart health programs"?

where's the man love? does coca-cola won't all males to just up and crump from a heart attack?

8:51 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Tar Heel, I've never heard of it, but I'm going to venture a guess and say it's because the public doesn't know a whole lot about Women's heart health. Even though it's (I think) the #1 killer, it's symptoms present so differently than men's. This is probably to promote awareness.

8:53 AM  
Blogger jhag said...

Brought the laptop to class today, it might get wild for me on the HABOTN

8:54 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

THT, I'm sorry if you're feeling excluded. I think the assumption is heart disease as a problem for men is well documented and has a much larger awareness factor than the risks of heart disease in women. That's all.

Also, the big demo for Coke Zero is men and that's where they focus the majority of their ad dollars.

8:55 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

If Bates gets moved, I trust the that coaches know what they are doing.

Bates played well as a freshman, but it wasn't like our secondary outside of Walt was lighting the world on fire.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

C-C also probably realizes that most men are too stubborn, lazy, or otherwise just noncompliant to benefit from a heart health program.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A Facebook post from a former GF, whom I'm glad I didn't see longer than a few months:

``Okay, Fritz is going BONKERS at the backdoor so I go take a look and there is a whole freakin pack of coyotes (I counted at least 8) coming up from the creek! I don't have time to get the rifle out & loaded so I grab Hunter's paintball gun and go to shooting which splits the pack into hauling booty in different directi...ons....I have REALLY got to get that rifle ready for when they come back by!!"

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Radio show coming up.

New thread in a sec.

9:05 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

When did we start talking about living healthy? I was too busy stuffing my face with fatty foods at my stationary job to notice.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

As promised seconds ago ... New Thread UPZ.

9:06 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

WERK, the coaches do know more about the sport than I do (and all of you do too), but they did the same thing with my boy, Will Herring, and I just don't think he was as good at LB as he was Safety.

9:11 AM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

The A-Day game will also be available online via ESPN360.

9:42 AM  

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