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3.17.2010

Ben Tate speaks

Hey everyone. My interview with Ben Tate, the former Auburn tailback, began according to plan today. We spent 15 minutes or so talkin' shop.

He refused to tell me which teams were working him out privately, which I found a little odd. So it goes. If secrecy yields him an extra $1 million, I support it fully.

I'm no hater ... except when I'm hating.

The full Q & A will run in tomorrow's editions of the Advertiser. Here now is a sneak peek for you HOTTIES.

Q: Have you noticed a change in how many people are around you or want to hang out with you now that you'll be an NFL guy?

A: ``Not really. I'm not someone who hangs out with a lot of people. It's just the same group I've had all my life. I'm not the kind of guy who gets to know everybody. I stick with the people I know."

Q: You obviously had a great Combine, running a 4.4 and showing plenty of strength. Were you surprised by how well that went?

A: ``I was hoping to run a little bit faster, actually. I've had better times. I told my agent that I planned to run again at Pro Day, but that didn't go over too well with him. He told me I didn't need to run it again, that the 4.4 was good enough. I'll just go with the numbers I have, I guess."

Q: You've been really hitting the social networks lately, offering autographs and exclusive interviews with fans. Where did that come from?

A: ``I had the idea for a while, but my marketing guy and I came up with the stuff we're doing. It's definitely something I want to keep doing -- especially at the next level. I want people to know about me if they care enough to look. I'm not going to be like (Chad) Ochocinco and tweeting every 30 minutes. He does a pretty good job, but that's not me. Do people really care that much?"

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

380 Comments:

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Blogger The Wizard of Jetwood said...

Secret substance!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Scoats said...

Good stuff. Looking forward to a full serving tomorrow.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Excellent, as usual, Writer Tate

4:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Too answer his question... No.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm "o" happy, apparently.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

JG ...teasing the Hotties with tidbits of substance.

Hottie PCs will light up the MA site manana to read the rest of the story..

4:35 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Better than being O deprived... unless you're into that kind of thing.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Ben Tate seems sharp, level headed, realistic and knows how to do the game. He'll get serious looks from the pros just because they know he won't get stoopid on them.

His comments regarding "getting overlooked" don't quite fit his persona, but they aren't egregious either.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

It seems like Ben is still acting like good ole Ben. I think he can do some great things for the lucky team that drafts him.

4:40 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Excellent work J

4:44 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Where is he projected to go?

4:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I received the strangest letter ever in the mail today. It is handwritten/addressed to [Mr. & Mrs THT] with our correct address including 5 digit zip code. The letter is from someone in Belle Glade, Florida. Off the top of my head I do not recall knowing this person.

The letter, in its entirety, reads as follows:

Dear [our names],

Please send to me your nine digit zip code.

I shall appreciate it very much.

Sincerely,
[his name]

There is a handwritten STAMPED SELF-ADDRESSED envelope enclosed!

Via Google, I see that he is retired and has made several donations in the $200-500 range to various Republican Party groups. (I don't recall ever making a contribution to any slimy (they are all slimy) political group).

I think I will respond, "5 digits is apparently enough" and drop it in the mail this weekend in Zurich.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Ben Tate is a bright dude, no doubt.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Jim Rome said...

Great job. Will be real curious where Ben ends up.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

The Ravens would be close to home. Or the Redskins. Not sure I'd wish the Redskins on anyone, though.

5:08 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

THT what do you think the guy from the mail wants? that is strange

5:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

5:18 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good tease, JGT. Anxious to read the whole article tomorrow.

5:32 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Great news from my sister. After extensive tests they believe she just suffered a severe migraine headache that affected her eyes and facial muscles. She hasn't had migraines before so that threw them off for a bit. But apparently they saw something on her CT scan or MRI that convinced them of the diagnosis.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Cincy - any news on your sister's MRI?

5:35 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The Skins could use him. Portis is past his prime. I think Snyder is finally quitting his interference and the team will improve.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, I'm always slow. Thanks for that update.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

small koreans care.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Lookin' forward to the non teaser edition.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

THT ...I wouldn't respond. That would acknowledge receipt of the letter and confirmation of your address. In todays world, the less info sent out, the better.

6:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Please confirm me on the HABOTN facebook page. I just requested to be accepted.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Fearless Freep said...

OT, but interesting. One of my old AU buddies used to be very connected to the PTB up there. . .he's saying that the Tubby Smith rumors have some substance to them.

Any comments, HOTTIEs?

6:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

It won't show CH=B is why I asked on here.

6:21 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Glad to hear about your sister Cincy.


A buddy of mine was telling me that he saw a mock draft and the same guy listed the top 15 players at every position. He had Tate as the 15th best RB. I thank that is just ludacris(misspelled on purpose). The guy loses all credibility he might have had. He has great speed, size and strength. He also proved to be very durable. If he falls very far some team may be getting the steal of the draft.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I think Zookeeper/Kristina keeps track of that, CH=B.

Fairfield overcomes 27 point deficit in 2nd half to beat George Mason. Story here

6:26 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

PTB?

6:28 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

powers that be

6:38 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Incy- Great news about your sister.

6:42 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I don't think we could go wrong with Tubby. Just look at his resume. He did more in 10yrs at KU than Auburn has done in 16yrs. I know that comparing us to them in BB is like comparing them to us in FB, but I think he could be very successful.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Time is running out...
Is everyone signed up for the Bracket Challenge yet? Tourney starts tomorrow morning! Everyone get signed up and don't forget to fill out yer brackets.


Go to the Tourney Pick'em on Yahoo Fantasy Sports...
Join a group and use the following to enter...

GROUP ID: 26461
PASSWORD: hatebama

6:59 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

From what I have seen of Tate over his career I would project him as a "Serviceable" top tear Back-Up half back at the next level. I see him going late third to fourth round. I would compare him to Jason Snelling of the Atlanta Falcons. Able to spell a star starter (Turner) for long periods without tremendous drop off in production. AND fill in multiple games if the #1 goes out with an injury. I personally just don't see him being an NFL everyday back for a pro team.

But boy howdy will he be missed on the Plains.

LT

p.s. He will make a fine living with that gig.......

7:03 PM  
Blogger The Wizard of Jetwood said...

Said it before ... count me as a "nay" on Tubby.

Guys named Tubby tend to want to duck hunt in December.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

We're watching Eli Stone episodes tonight. It's great to go from one to the next with no commercials or week wait. I think we'll finish the series tonight. There were only 26 episodes before it was canceled. MrsTHT and I really like this show a lot.

8:30 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i'm happy you prefaced the entry with "former Auburn tailback". i never would have known!

i would almost like to see the saints let reggie walk and go get the tater in the 2nd or 3rd. all the production, with less kardhashienahyuwejbzwdhyr...

as usual, a stellar tidbit done only the jgt way.
whera da gold at!?

8:34 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

jet is right. do we really need another tubby?

8:35 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Tubby this Tubby that, you can't go wrong with his resume.

8:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Ben is my friend on facebook and I enjoy reading his status....good luck in the next passage of life! Thanks Jay as always!

8:50 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Cincy....glad your sister has an answer

Not sure about the Tubby thing either.

8:51 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I've said before he isn't my 1st choice, but if thats who JJ went with I wouldn't be upset.

9:02 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I heart haters

9:12 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

Gosh, you leave for a few days and too much stuff happens.

It was so sad to read of AU365 leaving us but he is now "Where Eagles Soar!" How fitting.

No worries....AU365 will live on in spirit with the Hotties because most of us are AU 365 days a year too.

Cincy, I'm so glad your sister is okay. A smart thinker, that nephew of yours!

Hopefully after tomorrow I'll be lurking more often. It's been a tough one.!!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Cincy, Once again proof that prayers are answered. I am so glad that you received good news concerning your sister. I shall have a good night's sleep knowing that you shall also.

9:24 PM  
Blogger The Wizard of Jetwood said...

I want a "Hooper" Taylor.

9:33 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just checking in to say goodnight. Sweet dreams to my Hottie friends.

9:39 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Goodnight Cincy.

9:41 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Cincy great news about your sister! Pray changes things, hih?

Jay nice work with the interview and with "Where Eagles Soar".

10:01 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Jet - I think Hooper Taylor is an excellent idea. I even had a bammer friend say he'd come coach hoops at AU if Trooper would recruit for him.

10:06 PM  
Blogger The Wizard of Jetwood said...

The Memphis-St. John's game had a great finish. Now, the Memphis coach has to call his parents to come pick him up from the game, seeing that he's 14 years old, and he's got a quiz in history tomorrow.

10:11 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

Baseball game got a little out of hand tonight. A&M's coach quit and it seems the team didn't handle it well.

10:20 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Don't respond to the hand written letter. It sounds like the start of a scam.

By the way, if you send me $19.95 in a self addressed stamped envelop, I will give you my secret to make money doing next to nothing.

10:47 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

rtsgrhstttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhssssssssssssssssssssttttttttttt

11:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

how many days, jhag?

11:39 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

JGT, do you not plan on defending your bracket crown?

11:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oh my. I just realized it's 1 a.m. and we still have 2 episodes of Eli Stone to watch. Those will have to wait. It's double shift Thursday in a few hours.

Sweet dreams, Hotties!

11:58 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! Rise and shine!!!

5:21 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

In the vein of "this freaks me out"

Too weird

5:23 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties! It's Tourney Time!! Has everyone filled out their bracket?

The Wizard of Jetwood said...

I want a "Hooper" Taylor.


I said the EXACT same thing last night, Jet! GMTA!

5:26 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Morning, Luv,
I filled out my bracket and I think it will provide hours of comic relief. I usually have some idea about basketball, but this year I have none! Should be interesting:)

5:33 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Cincy, a coworker of mine is from that area and she said she's not surprised at all. She said that area of Memphis was bad 50 years ago and has been going downhill ever since. I can't believe that they rented the room out 4 or 5 times and nobody noticed anything (like an odor, maybe??)

5:35 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I always make my husband look under the beds when we stay in hotels. That is just one of my weird quirks. One of many...

5:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good morning ladies!

All you worthless dudes get up! The Hottiettes are putting us to shame!

Another 16 hour work day in store, then I get to come home and pack for a 1 week trip.

Have a great day, Hotties! See y'all at work.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm ready for the long weekend. The 4am wakeup call / workout is tiring on leap forward week!!!

6:33 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Just read the rest of the story on BenTate. He seems to be incredibly level headed about EVERYTHING. I have to believe that's going to help him through his NFL career.

6:42 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Cincy, great news on your sister!

So I hope everyone understands now, no more gettin' sick or hurt or otherwise, okay?!?

6:43 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

And that just gave me comment 69, life's little victories.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

..wouldn't that room start stankin' after a just a few days??

6:52 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning folks.

Cincy - that's good news.

THT - I watched that show too and was right disappointed it was shown the door.

Everyone else - I still don't follow basketball so have no idea who should be coach at AU. Whoever Jet says will be fine with me.

7:14 AM  
Blogger bharris007 said...

Anyone seen Chris Slaughter?

7:17 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Speaking of roundball, we're about to find out how good our baseball team is. The next month or so is chock full of highly ranked SEC teams. It'd be really cool if we could start making headway in baseball again.

7:24 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Always like to leave my audience riveted

8:14 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm riveted.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm riveting.

8:23 AM  
Blogger The Wizard of Jetwood said...

Don't worry about that ... Mongo's coming!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

ATL in the house....

8:30 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Candygram for Mongo.

8:31 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Mongo only pawn...in game of life.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

Sorry for posting on an old topic, but I just read this from Barley: "Mike Shula -- that was the saddest day of my life when he got fired."

I know, it's Sir Charles, but "What the ..... ??????"

8:52 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

comm'r...
I took that to mean that Barkley thought we would continue to beat Bama as long as Shula was around thusly sad to see him go.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

It was the saddest day of his life because he was AU fans' favorite Bama coach of all time. I cried a bit when they fired Shula.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

Good point guys. He was probably laughing when he made the comment. I miss Mikey too in the same way.

9:14 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Sweet, looks like the games today will be streamed here.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Seanzie- Just for you, I'm sporting my vintage blue vodafone Man U jersey.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Hey that's alright. We're still in the hunt. We're down 2/3 a game from Man U and Chelsea(as they have a game in hand) and we're in the QF of champions league.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Rotten Scoundrels said...

Mongo? Did someone mention Mongo?

"We got this one kid, Mongo... He's got a forehead like a drive-in movie theatre, but he's a good ship. So we don't bust his chops too much. So, one day Mongo gets out of his cage...

Mary: They keep him in a cage?"

9:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I signed on 10 seconds too late :-(

9:17 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

ah THT, there will be other Beasley opportunities.

9:19 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I would have cried had UA kept Shula....

9:19 AM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Cincy,
that is great news on your sister

And I was sad to see Shula go. You think UGA might hire him for a few years.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

Time is running out... 2 hours til tip off.
Is everyone signed up for the Bracket Challenge yet? Tourney starts tomorrow morning! Everyone get signed up and don't forget to fill out yer brackets.


Go to the Tourney Pick'em on Yahoo Fantasy Sports...
Join a group and use the following to enter...

GROUP ID: 26461
PASSWORD: hatebama

9:22 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Hey Miller is Jay in or is he chicken?

9:33 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Not Miller, but Jay is in.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Miller said...

Jay has graced us with his presence.
We have 54 entries as of right now. That is down significantly from last year.
I'm disappointed in the turn out. I was hoping to get to 75 entries this year.

9:39 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Thanks Seanzie and Miller. I think Auburn's bad season compared to last year is hurting this years participation. A lot of fans are not following Basketball as close. I never do but I enjoy being part of this bracket stuff.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I could do better by throwing darts at the bracket taped to the wall - but I'm in.

10:07 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

My 4 yr old's favorite mascot is the Orangemen, therefore they will win it all.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

FSJ - Your obsession has reached a new 'high' in 'low'

10:12 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

that is uber freaky

10:23 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Chris Low looks at our strength & weakness.

10:58 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I think it says a lot that our weakest position is linebacker and we have 3 starters returning. That, coupled with an excellent group of new linebackers coming in, should work out well for us.

11:06 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Since none of yall really know me away from this message board, if I don't post for about a month and a half without a farewell speech, then that means I am probably dead.

11:08 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Norm...

That was done without my permission. I have the Apple attorneys working on it right now.

11:15 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Michael, if you don't post for about a month and a half, but we see another report of a leprechaun in Alabama, should we assume it is you?

11:20 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

One other thing....

What was Sandra Bullock's husband thinking?

11:22 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Steve - just play your leprechaun flute and I will come out.

You think that thinking was involved, FSJ? I imagine the reasoning going through his head at the time was "SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX"

11:31 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Yeah, dude seems to be pretty much a bone-head.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I mean c'mon, the private lives of Jesse James / Sandra Bullock really shouldn't surprise any of us. What's still bothering me though is what'n the world was Fatty Arbuckle thinking?

11:40 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Tyson seems to be pretty into pigeon racing. That is one weird dude.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ehyou,
There is no team with the mascot Orangemen. Did you check Div II?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Go Mormon Cougars....I think I accidentally picked Florida.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

For those wondering, What Jesse James was thinking

12:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

What did James do? I can't look at YouTube at work.

12:23 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

CHB...
Cliffs Notes: He cheated on Sandra Bulloch.

12:30 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I'll take care of her.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hooray. Nortre Dame screwed up my brackets already.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Why the heck is Robert Morris leading Villanova?

1:25 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

If FL wins and Nova loses I am 0-3 already!! No good!

And where is Robert Morris anyway?

1:33 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Florida/BYU in overtime.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Pennsylvania somewhere.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Vandy winning early.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Nova down 4 with 3 min to go...Gators just lost the ball, and quickly stole it back. 20 sec left in OT.

1:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Robert Morris is in Pittsburgh.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

tied at 81. Time out.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Buffering. Dangit.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

We're at our second bonus game betweeen Florida and BYU.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Florida tried to overthink it. Passed the ball around near midcourt trying to get the last shot, then panicked when it got time to set something up.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

C'mon Robert Morris!!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

That's twice they've choked with the shotclock off.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

and... C'mon Jimmer Fredette!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My 'Nova feed just died.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Fredette just waved at the camera from his back...ha.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Florida's going down, methinks.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Nova feed back....Bobby M up 2 with 1 minute to go.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

25 seconds. Nova and Robert Morris are still tied.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

.9 seconds. still tied.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

BYU up 7 on Florida with 1:20 to go. Choked it away.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Robert Morris blocks the inbound shot. Overtime.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Murray State is hanging with Vandy 7 minutes into that game.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

BYU up 9 with a minute to go in the second overtime. You can book this one as a win by the Mormons.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The Mean Green are waiting for Florida to get off the floor so they can play K-State.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Nova looks stronger now. Up 4 on Rob Morris in overtime.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

BYU cheerleaders are not as hot at UF's. Oh well.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Robert Morris's Rob Roberson just fouled out.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

News FlashL BYU is very white, but they can ball.

BYU wins first first round game since 1992.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

So, how's everyone's brackets looking after 2.9 games so far?

I'm 2.9 - 0 right now.
And my Murray St. pick is hanging toug...

1:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

UF should've won that game, though....twice. They lost based on inferior nerves and brains.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I apparently picked BYU, so I'm 1-1. Nova's gonna win, so I'll be 2-1

1:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dang, Miller. Nobody can call you an SEC Homer.

2:01 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

ND losing just killed my south region

2:01 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I'd love for RM to win... it wouldn't hurt my bracket as bad as it would others... plus it'd be a good story.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I am no Homer... or Marge... maybe a Bart... but, not really.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Thank Goodness I had Baylor going to the final four, or I would've had ND winning some more. Baylor's the only 3 seed I would've picked to have beaten them.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

under a minute. Nova up 4 and with the ball. Timeout Robert Morris.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Mike Rice, coach of RM just earned himself a shot at a better coaching gig somewhere.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

One official called foul, the other called Jump Ball. Foul official layed the smack down on the Jump Ball official.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Robert Morris's coach is about to get T'd.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jay Jacobs, call this dude.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Holy Crap. Robert Morris is scrapy. Down 1 with 37 to go.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

That press and ensuing steal was a thing of beauty.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

you can see my live blog here.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Murray State up 2 on Vandy 4 minutes left in half 1.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

From Down Town.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

9.1 to go. Robert Morris down 1. Nova at the line shooting 2.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

They make them both. Robert Morris has just under 10 seconds to tie it and send it to another OT.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

shot at the buzzer clanked out. Close but no cigar. CBS guy says "They only lost on the scoreboard." Give them the Gene Chizik Moral Victory Trophy, Johnny.

2 seed Villanova survives.

2:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

PF is on fire.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I bet that Live Blog site of PF's is chock-full of awesomeness.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dubai Hotties in the house.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I just clicked on the "boss button" on the CBS on demand thingy, and it managed to just completely freeze up my machine. If I really needed it, I would've been super busted. Fail.

2:25 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

1-2 in my bracket world. Nova yes Fl. and ND no and Vandy is not looking good

2:29 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Sam Houston and Baylor are tied. Maybe I shouldn't have put Baylor in the final four.

2:30 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

Baylor is in my final four also lil' scared

2:33 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

I went from 0-3 to 2-1 with overtimes....much better.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I'm already hosed. ND lost, had them in 16. Vandy is down, I have them in F4. Villinova almost lost, have them in F4. UF lost to BYU, but I had them done in the next round.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

UGA is rapidly doing away with their gameday atmosphere in response to some negative media coverage on the trash situation. They already have one of the most boring old crowds at their games. This will only increase that.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Oops. link

3:05 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

You had Vandy in the F4? SEC Homer.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Sensi probably picked all SEC teams to lose in the first round.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

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3:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

4.2 seconds. Vandy up 1. Murray State ball.

3:41 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CHanging the topic, and this may get lost in the bball tourney, but I am hearning the recent suspension of a UAt player (do not recall his name) was for steroid usage. Anyone else hear that? Maybe be just rumor, but I stated awhile back that it looked like several players on that team were juicing it. I have been around the gym long enough to know who looks like they are 'on' and who is just genetically gifted.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Vandy loses as ball hits the bottom of the net at the buzzer. Some weak defense on that last play.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Murray State immediately accused of juicing.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bald Murray State trumpet player in tears. It's pandemonium.

3:45 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Murray State accused on winning on the court.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm genetically gifted, if you know what I mean.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

You're tall?

3:54 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

It would suck to have had Vandy in the F4...
oh, wait... Sorry Seanzie.


On the other hand, it feels good to have picked Murray St.

3:54 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

bracket bust

3:59 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

...and smart, Norm. Ok, maybe just tall.

4:00 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Look at D. Miller! 5 for 5! Dangit, Vanderbilt! Dangit, Notre Dame!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Klaus said...

And who beat Florida and Vandy in the SEC tournament?

4:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

MissState? Yeah they got screwed.So what?

4:06 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Um...

4:07 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

It's been a while

4:07 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

BOOM!!! Hosting con-call page flippage action goin' on up in here.

4:08 PM  
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