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3.09.2010

More from Pro Day

After the "measurable" portion of the workout, players were sent outside to work position-specific drills. Some scouts take this stuff pretty seriously, but most simply watch while conversing with fellow scouts.

That's how they roll.

Of note:

**Ben Tate and Lester were put through drills by former Mississippi State coach Sly Croom, who now coaches with the St. Louis Rams.

**Tate still has that chip on his shoulder. ``I kept telling you all I was fast. I've been underestimated all my career. One day, the underdog will be on top."

**Lester was on the B.C. Lions practice squad last year and currently is attending Auburn to complete his degree. He's hoping to catch on with an NFL team this fall.

**McKenzie seemed disappointed by his set of numbers, which I thought were outstanding. ``I came here to put up numbers and I didn't get what I wanted."

**So why did McKenzie miss spring practice last year? ``Just stressing out. The season that we had (in 2008), I took it real hard. That last game -- I put it on myself, that the last game was my fault. I can’t do stuff like that. I can’t let stuff stress me out. I can’t let that happen again."

**Robert Johnson said he was inspired to jump back into pro football by his two young sons, who were running around the house in December with Johnson's old football helmets on their heads. ``I wanted to give them a chance to see what their dad could do on a football field."

**Johnson was on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad in 2006.

**Maurice Smith, the two-time Olympic decathlete, said he's hoping to catch on with an NFL team despite little experience. ``I played pick-up football with my friends in Arizona in junior college. I have speed and I have the hands." Smith won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships and was Team Jamaica's captain in Beijing.

**McFadden was given his EAABWAA "Good Guy Award" plaque today:


**Here are your 40 times in order:
McFadden, 4.39
Billings, 4.42
Lester, 4.46
Gabe Barrett, 4.60
Maurice Smith, 4.69
Dunn, 4.70
Coleman, 4.72
McKenzie, 4.74
Todd, 4.84
Ricks, 4.95
Ro. Johnson, 5.01

**Here are your vertical jumps in order:
Lester, 38 inches
McKenzie, 37
McFadden, 35.5
Billings, 34
Coleman, 33.5
Maurice Smith, 32.5
Barrett, 32.5
Ro. Johnson, 28
Todd, 27.5
Ricks, 24.5

314 Comments:

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Blogger Norm said...

Boom

4:10 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Robert Dunn!

4:11 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

No fair, Norm, I got the conflicting edits post!

4:11 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I must come up with a one word post

4:11 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

McFadden!

4:12 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

awesome Scott

4:12 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Perhaps a players and their numbers only comment list?

Sullivan!

4:13 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Glad the new post is back

4:15 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

See PF's post of reason on previous comments

4:15 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

It's back!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Alright, I'm still #1 so I guess I won't demand a full refund.

4:16 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

ESPN's film about Reggie Miller destroying the city of New York's dreams looks interesting. Anyone watch the one about the U?

4:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Auburn ended up winning that college uniform bracket that we discussed a few times over the past month or so.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have added several interesting anecdotes to the main page.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

While I'm happy to think that the unis are well respected, I still think it was a dumb bracket.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

I watched "The U." It was awesome because Howard Schnellenberger was in it.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I love Plankton.

He's undervalued.

4:31 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Love the Schnell. I was also a huge Jimmy Johnson fan, until I noticed he was advertising extenze. Big time disappointment.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

What did we win? you think bama would count it as a national championship?

4:31 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It sounds like McKenzie was a head case. That is probably why he never excelled.

4:34 PM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

love the pic of Sly & 44.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

40 times have been added to the blog

4:37 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Vertical jumps have been added to the blog.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Walter McFastest and Lester the Leaper

4:44 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

PF ..nice "post of reason". Since it was during puppet hour, was it real?

Where's Kristina?

5:10 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I voted for the unis and helped us win that dumb bracket.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

AU plays Bama, Appy St and Arizona st this week in Baseball. All 3 are good teams

5:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Scott Chocolate - glad you noticed. Too bad nobody picked up my slack.

JGT - I must confess. I didn't expect today's activities to be of too much interest. But you really did a top notch job and I really have enjoyed your report.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and btw, I could catch 2/50

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Thanks to THT and everyone else for checking in today. It's been a pleasure.

I'm now headed to Montgomery to help coach COSTA RICA (the Montgomery YMCA U-8 version) to a win on the indoor field.

See you later!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT up for Coach of the Year?


Poor LGG Byron is holed up in a London hotel with the flu

5:50 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I have an extra ticket to tonight's baseball game if anyone wants it. Shoot me an email or sumthin'

5:56 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Sorry to hear about LGGB. Getting sick when you are at home is bad enough, getting sick when you are on a trip overseas is truly the pits. Hope he is over it quickly.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

I'm watching Troy try to make it to the Dance.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hoopie, no.

THT, wish him well, but his internet handle disturbes me. Byron was a very misguided person.

7:07 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

225lbs for 22 reps is good. I could tell you how many I can do, but that would be braggin' too much.

7:09 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Nice job JayG on the reporting. Been too busy to post a lot lately but i try to read all of them.

7:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I heard from several players that Gabe looked a pro bodybuilder when he arrived at AU. Just never got to use his strengths.

Why did he put the 2008 season loss on himself?

7:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Just a note from the cruise this past weekend. A UAt guy was sitting at our dinner table, with a UAt golf vest on and started talking football (I did not brig it up). I engaged him in conversation and it was going well until he said it quite obvious that UAt was looking ahead to the UF game and wasn't focused on AU. I told him I thought the same thing about AU. They were looking ahead to the bowl game and if they had focused on UAt, they probably would have blown them out.

7:18 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

You shoulda just punched the dude in the forehead and got it over with.

7:42 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

What a day. Pro day and a Robert Dunn crusade. I've never caught a punt with a helmet on, but I have caught plenty of punts in pre-game. It ain't hard to do (shame on you 2009 Auburn punt returners).

Best of luck to Robert "RaRa" Johnson. I still remember him posting flyers in the athletic complex back in 2003 before the NFL Draft, inviting everyone to his draft party.

Awkward.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

WTC ... you're alright.

7:48 PM  
Blogger API said...

Didn't Robert Johnson fail his NFL physical ?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

Troy has its game tying shot rejected with 7 seconds to go, then loses ball out of bounds.

7:49 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

API...probably. Back then, it was a case of "Hubris, thy name is Robert Johnson".

Sounds like he's turned a new leaf, though. Hopefully he has a shot.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

Troy misses half-court shot at buzzer for tie. Fell behind by nine, and came back to tie, but couldn't get over hump.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I found my home for the next year today. 2/2 Townhome for the price of a 1 bedroom, not bad.

8:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Nice going Wake. That's gotta feel good.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Cap City Classic postponed; will be made up March 24.

8:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

So Lindsay Lohan is suing E-trade for $100 million over the 'milkaholic' Lindsay baby commercial that ran during the Superbowl. Lohan says she has reached one name star status like Oprah, Cher, Madonna and since theya re using the name Lindsay, they are infringing on her star status.

8:20 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Glad to see that Tate hasn't lost his ZZZZing. If someone don't take him early it will be a big mistake. As for some of these guys that have been around for a while Good luck.
Gabe the best of luck to you.

8:20 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Here is the story:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35780790/ns/business-media_biz/

8:21 PM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

Jay, do you happen to know what agents the different guys have hooked up with?

8:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I saw tis posted on a blog about the Lohan case:

Her best case is not on the use of the name Lindsey but rather on her corner on the market for "holic." She has that Trade Marked.

8:23 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

If the Lohan laugh out loud debacle doesn't get thrown out before it even gets started our Justice system is in worst shape than i thought and that is already pretty bad.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sounds like Lohan is running out of cash and grasping at straws to get some more chedder. This girl is whack. I notice her attorney is there for her rescue ...at the cost of $250/hr. I guess she will totally out of money soon.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

That HABOTNholic J-Z isn't around here, is he?

8:56 PM  
Blogger Coffee Cup said...

ehyou,
Love the avitar. Don Williams could lay down some smooth stuff "back in the day"

8:58 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

$250/hr is pretty cheap, actually.

9:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Anyone else see the rumor that Auburn may be looking to hire Rick Majeris? He isn't my ideal choice, but he could bring something to the table. Even if we only got a couple of years out of him (due to age and health) then we could be an attractive job for someone else.

9:10 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

CH=B,
Rick Majerus was a guest on Roundtable in Birmingham today. After his segment they started talking about the idea of him coming to Auburn. I don't know much about basketball, but he doesn't seem like the kind of coach JJ would hire. But what do I know?

9:18 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CHB-Was that a rumor from an 'in the know' person or just radio fodder? I have not heard his name mentioned. I did just read an article by Scarbinsky about how JJ being quiet is not good for Lebo. 2-5 in the SEC tourney. No 1st team SEC players in his 6 years.

I still think he stays. Not sure why other than AU tied his hands when he came here and they are making it up to him, but he has to know his days are numbered. 5 seniors on this team. he recruited all of them. Not a good record.

9:26 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOO

9:57 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Beach weather, jhag.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Bellefay, I know Walt is with Rosenhaus. A few guys mentioned their agents, but I didn't really pay attention.

10:09 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Isnt it always beach weather down here man? haha

10:19 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

We need energy, not Rick Majerus. We can't buy cred. We've got to get it through sweat equity -- in the schools, the AAU circuit, and, yes, among our fan base.

10:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Just was looking at some info on the latest basketball signing class. If nothing else, it lets you know who Lebo recruited for the coming year.

http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/auburn-finalizes-impressive-6-man-class-167668

10:56 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

What we need is someone to write research papers for us.

10:59 PM  
Blogger API said...

Night hot ones. Anyone want to bet that THT has the first waking posting in the morning?

11:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I find Tate's comments ironic, because I never doubted his speed. It was his quickness that was questionable.

12:33 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks for the info on our basketball recruiting class, wtc. Number 5 class is impressive. Maybe there is a chance we will be improved next season.

12:37 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

what up from the left coast. its colder in san diego than mobile. it was so windy, i thought it was going to blow the doors off the meeting room.

i had to call the wife from the strip club tonight. as bad as that sounds, it is actually a restaurant where you cook your own steak. nothing like trying to enjoy a bone-in ribeye you just grilled yourself after 10 PM CST.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'll take that bet, API.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 was just here! Must be her lunch break.

Hottie Ho!!!!!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

API - sorry I let you down. I could have been posting 2 hours ago. But would that have been morning or night?

Good morning, Hotties!

Rise and shiine!!!

WARRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!!

5:39 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Good morning all.

Cincy, I didn't know Rick M. was on the Roundtable yesterday. I just saw it on another blog. I think he could bring instant credibility to our program and he would leave us in a good spot once he leaves.

6:31 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

i didn't realize McFadden was that fast. impressive.

mornin' friends.

6:46 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Since y'all seemed to enjoy the breast milk article so much, try this

6:49 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning everyone!

THT, how is LGGB? Better, I hope.

scottie,
Love me some ochocinco!

6:51 AM  
Blogger API said...

PF wins the bet !

6:51 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

that is nasty

6:54 AM  
Blogger API said...

THT, if you had posted 2 hours ago you would have been the winner of the EABWGGA for early risers. Its still night if you haven't gone to bed yet, and its morning if you are just getting up.

6:56 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

OCHOCINCO!!!!!

6:57 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

hahahaha. perfect timing!

6:57 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

TERRY

6:57 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

CRAP....

6:57 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

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6:57 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

sorry THT. i dropped it.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

"I kept telling you all I was fast. I've been underestimated all my career. One day, the underdog will be on top." - Ben Tate

Hey Ben - winners don't complain.
They just shut up and run.
Fact - you didn't look fast when it counted most.

Good-bye to another "me" guy.

6:58 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

if i had been criticized for 4 years for something i knew i was good at i would prolly have a chip on my shoulder too. i can't fault 44 for that. fwiw.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Scottie - we get underestimated at times. That's life. If that's your only motivation - proving people wrong - odds are you won't last.

The trick is to find positive motivation.

#44 did a lot for Auburn but Auburn did a lot for #44 too.

7:04 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

i'm just saying i understand where 44 is coming from. that's all.

i hope he becomes an All-Pro.

7:09 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

scottie...
you are a posting train wreck this morning

7:11 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I never got the impression Tate was a 'me' guy. He always seemed to keep a low profile to me.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

#44 is still a 3rd or 4th rounder but that's not a bad thing. I'm sure he'll make a good complimentary back for a team. That is, until the NFL folds in on itself next year.

7:15 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

ehyou, some days you've got it....

today i apparently don't. ;)

7:16 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

Tom Brady was a 6th rounder. he didn't turn out too bad.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

at least you got his first name, Scottie! A+ effort is always appreciated. I'm back to work. Y'all have a fun one today.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Yeah - I wouldn't go and call Ben Tate the next Tom Brady though.

7:21 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

prolly not, but it would be nice to have another superstar former Tiger in the NFL.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

just noticed a Hottie from "Lucama, NC"... Hottie Ho!!! Speak up, Lucama/Wilson!

and no, I'm not really in Roxboro, NC. I'm in a suburb about 30 miles away....if you can call Durham a suburb of Roxboro.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Yeah the crop from '04 is looking on hard times right now, but that's how it goes at the top.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Chris Todd in the NFL.

Discuss.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

What up peeps?

I have nothing really to add other than while getting ready this morning I thought that I'd say I'd easily double Harrison's punt catch record. Well, THT beat me to that. So now I'll say I'll double his. So, I'll catch at least 4 of 50.

F4* just returned from spending a few days/nights at Camp Grandparents. He and I got to play in the dirt when I got home last night. I so enjoy playing in the dirt more than I enjoyed playing with dolls with my daughter.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

maybe JGT can arrange for us to catch some punts during the A-Day game ;-)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Tom Brady sucks.

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

did you try dismembering the dolls, Norm? Granted, it still wouldn't beat dirt.

7:53 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

i knew i'd be able to lure PF out this morning. ha.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sensi ...I can't recall #44 calling attention to himself until right before the Bama game. He was here for 4 years, did his job on the field, made good grades, didn't make stoopid comments to the press and helped keep this team together.

He isn't on the team anymore. Now it's time for him to try and get some attention so he might improve his draft status ...unfortunately that's how America rolls the days. Don't blame #44 for that.

7:58 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

His momma named him BenTate, I'm gonna call him BenTate

8:03 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Child, please. I've been here since 5:45rwt. Look it up.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Cincy ....Mommy Milk Cheese?? ..Dat rite dere ain't rite.

PF ... I figger any ambulance chaser willing to take that case needs the work and therefore works cheap. My real estate attys in NW Ga only charge $200/hr. They do get a lot of repeat biz.

8:04 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hoopie,
Just reporting, not commenting :)

8:07 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hoopie,

Sensi's just calling it like he sees it today. That's how he rolls. Don't blame him for it.



Then again, I'm with Hoops. Don't hate tha... playa, hate tha game....unless tha playa is Tom Brady. Screw that guy.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I wouldn't expect to pay any more than that for a real estate attorney in NW Ga. I would for a litigator in southern California.

Heck, I'm getting billed out at $200/hr right now on most cases, and I'm just considered "support." I doubt I keep that rate in N. FL, though.

8:16 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

child please!

i know PF, you're a freakin' vampire. you never sleep.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Hoopie calling me out is nothing new.

I'm just saying - guys don't start worrying about "getting theirs" overnight. However, you are right - he's gone. My fear is there is no one on the roster to replace what roles he did play. That is concerning. Then again, what the hell do I know? I'm just a sidewalker. Screw me and Tom Brady at the same time.

Hello sunshine...

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

that sure beats the 8 cents/hr I'm billing at right now. DL needs to up my pay to manage his uranium facility.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Note: it baffles me that they bll me out so high. I'm not worth that much without the certifications that I'm working towards. I get paid peanuts. That's what I'm worth.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

For those interested, The Gridiron Breakdown is featuring a preview of the ACC as a part of our Spring Football Extravaganza tonight at 8 pm CT. We have a blogger named Clark from Atlanta scheduled. Good times. Join in or download for free. Thanks.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

ACC? They still play football there? What's next, the Big East?

8:26 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Peter - actually, yes.

Here's the schedule:
March 10 - ACC
March 17 -Big East
March 24 - PAC 10
March 31 - Big XII
April 7 - SEC

8:29 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I hope your Big East and ACC analysis consists of "They Blow. Pick a name out of a hat. This is the team that will play in the Orange Bowl, which nobody will watch."

8:35 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

No, I try to be a little more objective than that. Plus, the Big East isn't all that terrible. The ACC needs help - yes, but they are still a BCS conference. That counts for something.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Can you get behind my quest to get the MWC to trade Wyoming and SDSU for Boise and Nevada, then replace either the ACC or Big East as a BCS conference? I think that would help things.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

I think the MWC and the WAC top teams should play on championship game weekend as a play-in game to an automatic bid in the BCS bowls.

Bammers tell me MWC teams "suck" and "don't belong" though.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

hahaha.

Utah, TCU, and BYU are better than the top three teams in the ACC. Yeah, the WAC is weak, but Boise shouldn't have to have a play in game vs one of those when those other conferences have the opportunity to send two; they just need to get out of the WAC altogether.

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

PF - you need to make that SDSU and UNM. Don't go bashing my Cowboys from Laramie.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Ah Bama fans. I haven't heard diddly from them this offseason. It's been rather nice, actually. Maybe they should win every year. Or just give them a trophy and let everyone else play outside of them. I mean, they're the best and and everyone else sucks so why bother having them compete?

8:59 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

There's actually a very cool pop-punk scene in Laramie. The Lillintons and Teenage Bottlerocket are really good bands.

Okay, Cowboys can stay. They just need to step it up if they're going to play in the next great BCS conference.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sensi ...didn't intend to call you out personally. ...apology offered.

WAC and MWC teams don't have the talent and depth to win a tough conference. Sure, every once in a while they get taken lightly and beat a top team. Beating top teams consistently in the middle of a tuff schedule would provide a beginning point for a discussion. That ain't the case. Those conferences occasionally spawn promising coaches and some skill position talent, but that is about where any comparison should stop. As for the player talent level? .. check out the size, speed and ranking of the recruits.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Seanzie, we have a low Bammer infestation rate in NW Ga. and are accordingly spoiled. We went to Stateboro this past weekend to visit our daughter and do the parent-sorority thing. We met great parents from all over the USA ..and no Bammers. Conversely, my buddy from Fairhope went to the Cesspool(W. Vance) for his daughter's orientation(she could get into Bams, but not AU). He met a few nice parents and a bunch of jerks ...all Bammers.

It's sad to admit it, but sometimes I have to rely on the HABOTN to keep the Bama hate burning.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks, PF. They did win one of the most exciting bowl games this past season. But alas, they are destined to a goal of achieving mediocrity given the facilities and Laramie winters.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

sensi, look out. people don't like it unless you have all positive words for everything Auburn related. Next thing you know you'll be racing Ben Tate in the 40 and doing cone drills

9:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I don't think that BYU, Utah, or TCU look that small or slow on the field. I have zero idea what they look like on paper, though. Boise does look small, but not slow. They'd have to recruit some size if they were to compete in the new and improved MWC that I'm proposing, but I think they are right where they need to be to do it. Joining a conference that would be joining the BCS would be enough extra exposure to do it. You think any of those teams would be worse than Kentucky, Duke, Rutgers, Syracuse, UNC, etc...? Heck, I think they'd be just as competitive as South Carolina in the SEC (not more, but as much as).

9:36 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I don't think I could ever live in one of the big cities in Alabama. It would drive me to drink myself stupid.

9:43 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Sensi - "Chris Todd in the NFL" got about as much response as his chance to do so.... zero.
Where could he play "Left corner back .. Left out". yea that's it left out.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I'd agree that MWC or WAC teams wouldn't be able to hang in a more loaded conference. However, they've done enough against the big boys when given the chance to deserve consideration.

The BCS system isn't perfect. We all know that.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

The above was me. Darn double logins...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Just Another Jay said...

BCS isn't perfect, and it stinks.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, the above was me. Darn all these Jays

10:10 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Which Han Solo was better - before or after the carbon freeze?

Discuss.

10:13 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

before.

scoundrel? i like the sound of that.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Definitely before the freeze. He was kind of annoying in Return of the Jedi.

How about this... better character for Harrison Ford. Indy or Han Solo?

10:20 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Indy.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

yep Indy.

10:23 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

han.

10:23 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

close, but i'll take the pre-carbon freeze Han over Indy.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

who would Hollywood get to play current & former AU football coaches if there was such a movie?

10:26 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

joe pesci = terry bowden

10:27 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

Martin Lawrence would play Trooper Taylor.

The farmer from Babe would play Dye.

10:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Ben Tate whining about how people disrespected his speed is reminiscent of Michael Jordan's hall of fame speech where he talked about all the imagined disrespect he received. I guess having that attitude works for some athletes.

But seriously, for the last two or three years, it has been repeatedly said that Tate had the fastest 40 time of our backs. At what point was he accused of being slow?

10:29 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I think he's arguing the perception. He might have told people he was fast, but people express shock when they actually see the number. I guess there was some inherit doubt.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Besides, Ben is still a kid and he's not a retired Hall of Fame legend in his 40's. I'll give him some leeway in what he's saying.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

If he were alive I'd say Clark Gable to play Tubs just for the ears.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

I still have to tell people how fast I am and I'm 32

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

But you can't deny that was a dick move by Jordan

10:38 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

i won't deny it, i'm a straight ridah, you don't wanna mess with me.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Sensi the Sidewalker said...

King Kong's got nothing on ScottieB

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

Joe Don Baker plays Pat Dye

Little People Big World guy or Gary Coleman plays Terry Bowden

Denzel plays Luper

I concur with Martin Lawrence as Trooper.

And Jerry Mathers as the Beaver

10:59 AM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

Denzel as Luper. fantastic!!!!!!

just picture me rollin' Sensi.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

And POPCORN CARTER!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Jet- Kevin Federline has been working hard to get the Terry Bowden part.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Verne Troyer as Tater Tot

11:06 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Why would anyone ever make a movie about Auburn coaches?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

wouldn't be the worst movie ever made

11:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I have absolutely no idea, PF.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

No, that would be Bridget's Jones Diary which my wife made me attend against my will.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I bet PMarsh could make it into a nice coffee table movie, print way too many copies, and give it away 6 years later as a gift for joining his pay site.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

LOL, PF. And you could make a cameo appearance as Chris Todd.

11:30 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Wow, Robert Johnson comes back from the Crossroads to try the NFL again.

When he left early for the NFL after the 03 season that seemed like a bad move, 7 years later giving it a second try...well I wish him the best.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Every time I've ever seen that dude's name, I've immediately thought of the blues musician, and had to remind myself that he's a football player.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

AJC has some outstanding journalists.

From an article, which serves zero purpose at all, about a Metro-area car dealership starting to sell Aston Martins comes this gem:

In some of the earlier Bond movies, the car's tailpipe converted to a machine gun. That option is not available at the Sandy Springs dealership.


Really? This is a serious newspaper?

11:43 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I saw Robert Johnson's greatest follower, Eric Clapton in Atlanta last night...he played two of RJ's songs, Little Queen of Spades and of course Crossroads.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Harrison said...

Yeah PF, they should at least tell you where that option is available. Unbelievable

11:55 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Peter, I remember when I bought my Ford Fusion, I asked the guy if he had the NASCAR package. To my dismay, he did not.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

By the way, all you futbol fans. How about the whipping Arsenal put on Porto in the Champions League? Believe it or not, this is the first time ever for Arsenal to advance when starting the second leg with a disadvantage.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

In honor of the occasion, I will have an Avatar change.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jet Hates UAT said...

PF tags the hanging curve ball and sends it into the second deck.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I read that article too. While they did point out that the machine gun option was unavoidable; they failed to mention anything about ejector seats, bullet proof shields over the rear window, retractable razor/saw thingies which would come out of the wheel, and a host of other things. Really poor journalism.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Unavoidable should've been unavailable.

We apologize for this mistake and will take steps to ensure it does not happen again in the future.

12:58 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

What about the license plate changer? Does it still have the license plate changer?

1:09 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Of you haven't already, go sign up for the 2nd annual HABOTN Bracket Challenge on Yahoo.
Group ID# is 26461 and password is: hatebama

1:12 PM  
Blogger FSJ- The Nature Boy said...

hatebama?

I can't type those words.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Did you join last year? If so, you typed those very words.

Go on and type them, it will feel good.

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

100 + BEASLEY!

1:47 PM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

i goofed this morning. i needed to make it up to THT.

1:48 PM  
Blogger API said...

So, where are we all meeting for the Kentucky game next year, and please don't say the Lexington Hotel?

2:11 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

If Jessica Parker Wilson can make the NFL then I don't see why Todd can't. 13 reps of 225 is pretty impressive strength by the way for a QB.

Sensi, what's up with the Tate hate today.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I just finished my Jeff Lebo opus and it's time to head for Cashville.

I'm covering Auburn and The Bam in Cashville, so I gots to get moving.

I'll post comments from Jimmy Dykes (ESPN hoops analyst) and Pat Forde (ESPN.com star) about Lebo once I arrive in Cashville. Please have a swell day and I'll see you later.

2:33 PM  
Blogger scottie 'ochocinco' b said...

godspeed JG.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I thought the machine guns were in the front. Tailpipe was oil slick and smokescreen. I had the toy version of that James Bond car when I was a kid. It was awesome, except that almost every kid who had it lost the guy from the ejector seat within a week or so.

3:17 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

So I am taking my official visit to Auburn on the April 10th weekend...going to The Big South party at the KA house ( they sent a letter inviting me) and the auburn alpha psi rodeo saturday they say its the best event of the year...im going with an alum that just graduated

3:23 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Haha, its Old South, j-hag. That's always a ton of fun. And yes, the Alpha Psi rodeo is one of the most ridiculous and fun filled events.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I'm in on the HABOTN Bracket Challenge.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What hanging curveball?

3:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Paging Dr. Norm!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I'm not quite sure how I'm going to get home this afternoon. Apparently all the roads around my house are closed due to flooding.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Riding the floodwaters to page 2!

3:29 PM  
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