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3.30.2010

Barbee makes his plea to sudents

Hey everyone. Auburn's new basketball coach, Tony Barbee, said he will do what it takes to energize the student body and surrounding community.

He has made the first step. Barbee sent the following email to students today.

Thanks to wellsAU for the tip!

Dear Auburn Students,

As your new head basketball coach, I am thrilled about the opportunity to represent you and this great university at such an exciting time for Auburn basketball. When I accepted this job, I knew there would be challenges, but what struck me the most was the tremendous potential of this program with everything Auburn has to offer. The university, the community and the fan base are all top notch, and the new state-of-the-art Auburn Arena demonstrates a commitment to this program that will help us take Auburn basketball to new heights.

As your head coach, I promise to stay true to the Auburn Creed as I believe in work, hard work. With that said, my staff and I will not be outworked as we bring the Auburn Family what they deserve. I will give my all in every aspect of the job, from recruiting and coaching to promoting the program. I will do everything in my power to produce a winning program and change the culture of Auburn basketball.

I challenge you, the Auburn students, to create a real excitement around Auburn basketball. You are a part of the team, and I need you there at every game to make Auburn Arena the best home court advantage in the SEC.

You are critical to our success, and there has not been a more significant period to turn this program around than now. The administration shares my feelings, as the design of Auburn Arena prioritizes the experience of the students.

The Auburn Arena caters to students in every way and is designed to create an intimidating home court advantage. Very few students throughout the entire nation will enjoy the same amenities that this new arena will present to you. You will have your own private entrance to the arena, concourse area, restrooms and concession stand. As students, you will have the best seats in the building. The student section will surround three sides of the court on the floor level. You will have an effect on the game like never before, and our atmosphere will be contingent on you. With your help, I truly believe we can have a great basketball atmosphere.

I know we can accomplish all of our goals together. I cannot express how excited I am to be your new coach. I look forward to the next few months as we build enthusiasm for next season and beyond.

War Eagle!

Tony Barbee
Head Men's Basketball Coach
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

Questions? Comments? Post directly to the blog below or email me at jgtate@gannett.com.

174 Comments:

Blogger CH=B said...

my 1st 1st substance

12:16 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

and that is 1st substance substance ch=b

12:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

dos

12:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

dangit

12:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

There must be something wrong with the comments again.

12:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

being 1st sure beats working.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Mr. Barbee sure is saying the right things. I like where this is going.

12:22 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Score.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I see this heading in a good direction.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Jet With The Kiss! said...

There is a saying that is true today as it ever was: Youth, indeed, is wasted on the young.

Oh, to switch places with El Turbo.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

are we sure that isn't the letter former coach lebo sent out?

12:24 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I was reading a post about football practice and it was talking about the punt returning drills that have been going on. Yesterday was to catch the ball one handed. Apparently Demond Washington can't catch them one handed so they started calling him little hands like the BK dude. Those commercials crack me up.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Got to love Coach Barbee and his attitude towards Auburn basketball. He is exactly the type of coach Auburn needed to hire. Now here is to hoping he is the real deal.

12:26 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Barbee won the press conference last week, but some for good reason wondered if he could back it up. I would say so far he has certainly shown that he is going to do his best to walk the walk.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I lsughed out loud when I saw the BC coaching info on the Sportscenter crawl. I could already picture the Hottie comments.

Also, I heard on JOX an hour or so ago that Izzo may not be the leading candidate at Oregon. Instead, it may be Tubby Smith. I wouldn't think that would fire up the Oregon fanbase all that much.

12:34 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

sweet. i'm gonna love seeing the new 'Barbee Girls' part of the student section. ;)

12:34 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

That was my first time ever "lsughing". I almost choked. Don't try it.

12:35 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Izzo turned down Oregon without even talking. That's how good he is.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Harrison could field the punts one-handed.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Scottie B., same here. In fact, I think the next picture we see of our new coach should be of him surrounded by the "Barbee Dolls". That would be a lot more attractive than the back of PMarsh's head!

12:39 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm, it's not really fair to be compared to Harrison. That's a bar unattainable by most.

12:43 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Harrison could field punts one handed, and blindfolded with Michael telling him where the ball was going.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Only if Kristina was there to tell Harrison when Michael was kidding.

12:44 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Barbee is saying the right things. Hopefully it will all come together. Large student turnout at the game would definitely make a big difference for the program. I am sure basketball players would love it.

12:46 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Or they'd freak out with all the people in the place

12:47 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Add a giant foam finger on one hand and a beer in the other to the blinfolded idea and then Harrison might actually be challenged. Oh yeah, + a full house at JH + punt coverage bearing down + no blockers.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So BC Coaching search...do they go after Bruce Pearl?

12:50 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Never try "lsughing" when you're "blinfolded" though. Man, I can't type today.

12:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Bruce Pearl has madd rapping skilz.

12:54 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That BC coaching situation is quite an interesting issue. Is it OK to fire a head basketball coach just for interviewing with the New York Jets?

1:07 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I heard he got fired for messing around with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I bet Pearl wore a ski-mask when interviewing.

I'm here to tell you, there ain't nothin' wrong with Vanessa Doofenshmirtz. No sir.

1:14 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

NOW that's what I am talking about. A coach that comes in firing both pistols. Getting the students fired up is a great way to start energizing a basketballl program. Will he endorse the Barbee Dolls and wet T-shirt contest at the half.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Digger, my prediction - yes, and no.

1:18 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Norm so true

1:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Bruce Pearl might've worn body paint when interviewing. Let's hope our coach keeps his shirt on (unless someone can convince me that shirtless=victories).

1:25 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I forgot to say...leave the bodypaint to the Barbee Dolls.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

So Lutz has a concussion and I see from the photo and JGT's account that he wasn't locked in an electrical closet.

That tells me 3 things:

a. Lutz ain't a whiner
b. Lutz's Daddy ain't a whiner celeb.
c. We didn't hire Mike Leach.

Nice job Coach Barbee.

1:29 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

If you have been reading about Barbee's travel schedule, he has been a lot of places in the past week. He is trying ot see all the current guys, and has already met with several uncommitted plauers that are still rated in the top 100 in the country. I am very impressed by his start. I was thnking of enrolling at Au again and getting some student tix.

1:33 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I've seen the following ideas for T-shirts for Auburn basketball:

Barbee Dolls
Tony's Tigers
Barbee - que, We'll smoke your butts!

Any others?

1:38 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Don't forget Barbeerians! I get paid $.114 every time someone uses that term.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 must be having a good time wandering around in the Arctic Chill. It just got dark in Tromso around 8:30. When it was still light it looked like it may be too cloudy for Northern Lights. I can't wait to hear from her.

1:44 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Your agent was quite crafty to negotiate the additional 4 thousandths of a dollar.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!Barbeerians!

1:57 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Thanks THT! I can finally pay Kristeenuh for the last few weeks of work. I thought she had quite and didn't really have the funds available to pay her when she showed back up.

2:00 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

UTEP has apparently hired a guy named Tim Floyd to replace Barbee. Supposedly, Floyd had NCAA issues at Southern Cal.

2:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Us not hiring Mike Leach was one of the more brilliant moves Jacobs made. Leach wouldn't have been a good fit at Auburn.

As for TE not practicing, it doesn't seem like a big deal. By the way, it think I am going to change his nickname from Lunchinkitchen to Plutz. It just has a better ring to it.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

thanks for the faith in my punt catching skills guys, I won't let you down

2:08 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I would stay away from Floyd. He is directly linked to paying a player. As in he handed the guy the money.

2:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I just can't wait to see them use that bounce the ball off the facemask play in a game. Last year we were creative in our kicking game, but I do think that play would shock everyone.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MJT - I'll pay you the $2.28 next time we meet.

2:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I will hold you to that, THT. The next time we meet.

2:12 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

One of these days the NCAA is going to get smart and stop just punishing institutions and start punishing coaches. The shouldn't be able to just do a Jackie Sherrill and move on to their next victim.

2:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

"Sudents" you say?

2:13 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Hey, hats off to Barbee, it's more PR than Lebo did in his time here.

2:13 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

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2:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Now, here is a unique idea. If a coach gets a school put on probation, let the probation follow the coach. Yea, if you hire a coach that just got his school put on probation, you get the probation. Now, that is simply genius. Someone call the NCAA and let them know.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hey LGGByron!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The only problem with probation only following the coach is that Bama (and other cheating-prone institutions) would just hire a revolving door of cheaters, win championships, then fire them when the investigation team comes. The probation would follow the coach and the school would be off scot-free.

For a coach to be paying people, they usually need backing from corrupt boosters and/or administration. The coaches need suspensions from coaching, but the probation and sanctions need to stay with the crooked schools/fanbases.

2:23 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I think it is BS that only the school gets in trouble. In my mind they should receive the least amount of punishment unless they knew what was going on and didn't stop it. The coach, player and boosters should get most of the punishment.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

CH=B,

Do you think that the schools don't know what's going on?

2:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

FYI: Barbee is busting his butt right now on the recruiting trail. I mean ... Trooper Taylor style.

We'll have to see what goes down when the late signing period begins next month, but I'm predicting some major developments.

2:59 PM  
Blogger caderivard said...

Im not sure what student body Barbee sent that email to because my tigermail had no such letter.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - I don't know anything about early/late basketball recruiting. Do we have some scholarships to give? Do you think some of the early signees will have their schollies revoked?

3:03 PM  
Blogger caderivard said...

I stand corrected it was in the Extra email.

3:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

PF, In some cases I don't think they know.

G, I'm with you. I see a few spots opening up on the team and I think he will get 1-2 big time players

3:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

PF are you saying that schools are aware of boosters such as Logan Young and Corky Frost?

Surely you jest..

Just kidding.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Trooper Style? Trooper wasn't allowed to leave campus for half of last year.


CH=B, If the school doesn't know, they should. Always.

3:07 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I disagree, you can't know everything at all times.

I don't care that Taylor got his wrist slapped. I only hope Barbee recruits that well.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

FSJ - he's not jesting, and stop calling him Shirley.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I hope we keep shaun kemp jr. I don't know how good he is, it just sounds cool

3:09 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Now it there is lots of smoke and players driving around in new cars then I think the school should look into it.

3:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

CH=B, I partially agree. I am sure there are institutions that don't know, but more than likely it is because they don't want to know. Any major university should have a compliance department that is payed to know. With people dedicated to it, I don't see how some of the more obvious rule breaking could go unnoticed unless they aren't focused on looking for problems, but rather coming up with answer for the NCAA.

The biggest issue I have with probation is it affects all the athletes, not just the ones involved in the wrong doing. A coach has entire career to recover, but many of these student athletes get 4 seasons, which can be lost due to probation.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Harrison - you'll be in charge of keeping him away from the Barbee Dolls.

3:11 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

SFC, I agree the compliance departments should be catching some of these things sooner. And you are correct that they probably don't want to, but something can go on that won't get caught. That is until the player or someone else lets it out.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

It's the administration's job to know.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think some of Auburn's signees will drop out on their own or be gently pressured to find other schools ... with indirect assistance.

Barbee will get room. And he's going to get some good ones.

I also believe he'll get a really good transfer, too.

3:13 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I'm going to write Auburn, JJ and coach Barbee and beg to be the Barbee Doll recruiter.

3:13 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I will actually donate my time in service to my great university.

3:14 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

My avatar suggest I know my stuff.

3:14 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

G, do you know more about that transfer? I have read where he wouldn't have to sit out. So that must mean he is applying for some sort of hardship. Also how good is/was he coming out of high school?

3:15 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Sorry if already posted, but here are some Chris Low interviews with Trooper Taylor, Mario Fannin, and Josh Bynes:

Interviews

3:16 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

John Wall is transferring to Auburn? Score!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I don't know about hardship.

He's been injured, but it's not career-threatening. That's out of my area of expertise.

He was a very good prospect out of high school. Guard.

3:17 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Schools getting in trouble with the NCAA are similar to businesses getting in trouble. I once worked for a person that sad if 80% of it works, ship it. For some time he got away with it, but some of the stuff was safety critical. Eventually it came back to haunt him.

I was told weird things like fix it, but don't change anything because we can't afford to go through re-certification. Needless to say, I ignored this and changed everything, but some people have this lets just do what we have to so we cover our own butts.

This is probably similar to what goes on at universities.

3:18 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just got a call from my son. He is still waiting for an official offer from the company he thinks is coming, but he is already wanting to sign a lease on an apartment in Huntsville. I had to talk him off the ledge! I tried to convince him apartments are always available, but he is like a kid at Christmas. He is so anxious and excited!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

HELLO KENNESAW GA!!!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

How 'bout this, Cincy?...I'll trade you my mother-in-law's house in Huntsville for your condo in Auburn.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Where's your mother-in-law gonna go?

3:23 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Fair trade there Scott.
Cincy i lived in apts in Huntsville when i first graduated, he won't have any problems finding one

3:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

HABOTN hit from Oslo about 12 minutes ago. When 2.0 logged in earlier it showed Tromso. Do we have another Norwegian Hottie?

3:25 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

who cares?

3:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Minor detail, PF. The important thing is that I get a condo in Auburn.

3:27 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Not you THT. I was talking about the mother-n-law thing. I am only kidding though I love mine, but a condo in Auburn. I would give Cincy my left.......arm.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Minor details until she moves in with you...then again, I would love for my mother in law to live with us. She does laundry, she has a maid that would clean for us, and she is very concerned with making sure I am fed. I hate laundry, cleaning, and being hungry.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Oh yeah? Well I'd give cincy your right arm.

3:30 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just to make clear - we are talking about the OLD condo right?

3:40 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

That's a lot of arms.

I know he won't have a problem finding an apartment. That is what I was trying to convince him. He just has so much of his mother in him - always in a hurry!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Where is he looking into living?

3:43 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I actually like my mother-in-law a lot, but I'd say her moving in with us would certainly strain the relationship. She really may be selling her house in Huntsville, though. She recently retired from the Huntsville Times and is considering moving to NC to be near her other daughter's family.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Harrison - next door to MJT?

3:44 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Norm, don't be volunteering any of my limbs.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I didn't think Eurasia was anywhere near Huntsville. Plus, who wants to live next door to all of those goats?

3:47 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

He would have free lawn care courtesy of Michael's goats

3:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ChocoScott...
That Ferb is one lucky dude.

3:53 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Harrison,
The Grand Reserve at Madison.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Since Vanessa apparently has a bit of a thing for nerds, maybe Eggbert has a chance, too.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

9 hours down 7 to go.

I'd rather be in Tromso.

AccuWeather is predicting EIGHTY-EIGHT DEGREES here on Friday. I definitely would prefer Norway on Friday. Is it Fall yet?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Gy�r�, Fejer landed on http://jaygtate.blogspot.com/

Where on earth is that?

4:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ah ha. That's a county in Hungary. Our Budapest Hottie is out and about in the countryside at 11 pm?

4:07 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Cincy, only about 10 minutes from those apartments to my mother-in-law's house. I think we still have a trade in the works! I'll even take the old condo.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

While I work in Santa Rosa, CA this week on a SAN implementation/migration (it really is exciting stuff I do, you couldn't handle the exciting life I have), Hot Wife is enjoying her last day out here - she leaves in the morning while I stay through the week. I just noticed her FB post which says "Lunching in Napa is helping me over my disappointment!" Because I know you're interested in all things "Norm", you're wondering why she's disappointed. Well, the Charles Schulz museum is about a block from our hotel and it's closed on Tuesdays. Apparently, this closure really hosed up her day. Poor thing.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If you can't detect the sarcasm in written form, believe me it's there. When I see her again, I'll laugh at her.

4:13 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

For those of you in Huntsville/Madison,

Need suggestions on an apartment. Son will be working (hopefully) at intersection of 72 and 255. Wants an apartment within 15 minutes or so. 2 BR/2Ba with a study or 3 bedrooms. Would love 3rd bedroom or study to be a loft. Somewhere between $800 and $1000. Do they allow grills on decks or patios in Huntsville apartments? Some areas have ordinances against these. All ideas welcome.

4:17 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Whose mother in law is moving in with me?

4:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I would be really bummed, too, Norm. That museum should be in Minnesota.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Cincy- they let me have the grill on my patio, i just had to roll it away from the building to cook on it, which I didn't do.

4:20 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

cincy,

My college roommate lived in Huntsville for a year after graduating law school. I'll ask him what he thinks.

I could ask my college girlfriend since she's from Huntsville, but I think I'll pass. :-P

Absolutely love the city though.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It's 11:21 pm.

Helicopter Dad has held out about as long as possible. Do I annoy 2.0 with a phone call? Or do I continue in my current state of angst?

4:22 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Ok..I'm dense apparently...

Where do you live THT?

I thought you lived in North Carolina for some reason.

4:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Cincy, is your kid looking for more of a student/intern type of apartment or an all growed up apartment complex?

4:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I do, FSJ. 2.0 is in Tromso, Norway.

4:24 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Whew..I thought I had missed a relocation.

In that case...call her.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I really don't want to annoy her, but I'm curious about her safety and the sights and meals she's had today.

The last thing I need is a call from MrsTHT when she gets home from work asking if I've heard from 2.0. A positive response would be much less injurious to my health.

I'll wait 3 more minutes.

4:28 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
Wait three minutes and call. She needs to hear from you!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

88, THT? Crazy.

4:33 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

michael,
He is looking for an "all grown up" place. One where he can stay 2 to 3 years while he saves to buy a house.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

okay, Cincy. I'm charging up google voice.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

79 and sunny here Tomorrow through next Thusday.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

No answer :-(

She's probably on some hillside bundled up trying to see the aurora borealis through the clouds.

4:38 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I can't get over Newton's size. Moseley is a big QB. Newton makes him look small. It is hard to not get excited about Cam Newton.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Baseball tonight at Troy.

Friday night's game at Bama will be on CSS/ESPN360.com....I'm really liking these televised games.

4:41 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Google Voice is good stuff..

4:46 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Who was it that was raving about "Up in the Air" the other day?

4:49 PM  
Blogger michael said...

cincy, I sent an email.

I liked "Up in the Air" a lot, FSJ. My wife hated it. It's all about what you go into a movie looking for, I guess.

4:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Oh, but it wasn't me talking about it on this blog the other day.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I look for topless women in movies

4:55 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Anyone that has a home phone and cell phone should get Google Voice. One phone number for everything is great, and you can't beat the price.

4:59 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Looking for topless women in movies is demeaning. Of course counting the number of boobs and using that to rate the movie is a different matter.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I thought "Up In The Air" was an outstanding movie.

5:03 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

That's it..It was Jay.

I saw it in the theater and wasn't that impressed for some reason. I have it on DVD now and for some reason am enjoying it more.

Strange how that happens.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

michael meant to say "The Air Up There" with K. Bacon, he looovves that flick

5:06 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jay,

What are your thoughts about Tubs and Texas Tech playing Alabama in 2012? You surprised that Tuberville went for that? Or that Saban went for that?

I was a little surprised it seems to be going to happen.

I'd heard that UA was trying to get a game in Dallas but I figured it would be a USC or a Notre Dame.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I've watched a few movies while up in the air in airplanes. Does that count?

5:12 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Texas Tech playing Bama is interesting. Texas Tech has a tough road to hoe in their conference. Maybe Tuberville just can't do without Bama.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I'm assuming you made contact THT?

If not she is on facebook, so you can rest easy.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think the movie is better when you know what's coming ... that it's not Oceans Eleven or some other glitzy production.

It's about feeling alienated and lonely despite being surrounded by people. It's a quiet feeling, a solemn feeling. That's why the movie is quiet and solemn.

Football game: Not surprised. Tuberville never spoke ill of Saban or anything. Seems like a great deal for Texas Tech.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks, wakerider.

Yes, we just finished a google chat. Her phone is off because she left the charger in Florence.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I have no idea what movie ya'll are talking about. But I don't do solemn, so I'll probably skip it.

5:19 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I think you hit on it Jay. The first time I saw the movie, I guess I was expecting a little more glitz.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Steve from Lubbock, why would you hoe in the road? Is that where y'all plant stuff out there?

5:28 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

For the record, I used to travel a good deal with work until September of 2005.

In 2000, I added it up and my company at the time spent over $30,000 in travel on me for the year.

I thought the movie portrayed the "lifestyle" pretty well.

It is certainly for single people with no kids.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

wake - when you go to court you'll have to solemnly swear. Or, do you intend to say "I don't do solemn so I'll skip it."?

5:44 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I don't recall Alabama ever playing a team with a former Auburn coach, even an assistant. It ain't the Iron Bowl, but maybe the Aluminum Bowl or something would fit.

5:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

As for business travel, I prefer not. At one point I was flying to Oregon every few months spending a couple of weeks per trip. It isn't a fun way to live, even when they pay for dinner.

5:54 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Back in the mid 90s I use to fly up to Lexington and visit a company in Floyd Knobs, Indiana. I was basically reviewing their software development. Each trip was two days with a one night stay. That had to be the worst traveling I ever did. I spent more time in the airports than at the company.

5:56 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Interestingly enough, The Tuscaloosa News is now saying that things aren't as far along as Texas Tech indicated in scheduling a game.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I think it would be a lot more fun if AU played TT in Dallas.

6:11 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Back in the 90's I was in middle/high school....sorry Steve.

6:12 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks for the reminder that I am an old fart.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

back in the '90s my kids were in middle school... but CH=B isn't one of them.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Back in the 90's I was in elementary and middle school.

Sorry CHB and Steve

6:20 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I too, am not one of THT's younguns.

6:20 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Touche Wake Touche!!

THT..are you sure?

6:24 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Cincy,
My daughter has been looking for an apartment in Hsv (we live in Madison). She really liked Bridewater Apartments. She'll be a senior at UAH next year and wants to be closer to campus.

http://www.livebridgewater.com/

6:27 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks for the link, Kathy. These look really nice. I'm hoping I can slow him down to really look and not just jump at something.

6:54 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I just realized that I have stayed at the Miami Hilton that was shown in several scenes up "Up In The Air"....

7:30 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

CH=B,
How do you like the P90X? I've been thinking of trying it but it looks pretty intense.

7:35 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

We talked about doing the P90x, but good night, some of the days take forever,

7:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

The AT&T tower that the local tree huggers fought for 4 years has finally gone up about 3 miles from our house. That could definitely persuade me to kick VZ to the curb since the one half bar I get at home with VZ isn't likely to change. I can't wait to ask my AT&T neighbors if they have noticed an increase from their usual zero bars.

7:52 PM  
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10:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

sorry, evision, but I'm not about to let a loser like you leave this thread on an odd number of posts.

GET LOST!!!

3:55 PM  

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