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Celebrating 2001!

Hey everyone. We have reached another significant HABOTN milestone with our 2,001th post!

Thanks to the HOTTIES (and everyone else) making this site just relevant enough to stick around. It's really a pleasure.

We should hold some kind of event to mark this fine occasion ... but I just realized my DVR isn't recording LOST. I'm more than a little annoyed. Let's just say a certain piece of electronic equipment may or may not have spent its final night in my home.


Blogger NoVaTiger said...

2001 substances!

8:38 PM  
Blogger missinit said...

...and many more to come!!!!!!!!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Major Tom to Ground Control.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The "three comments to be moderated" are left over from the Corncob Attack of 2009. I started using that as a quarantine for the completely silly, pointless comments from Iowa fans back then.

And there's no way to erase them. So they just sit there and will continue to sit there ... FOREVER.

A shelf life like maize, no?

8:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I think I'll celebrate with a drink.

8:43 PM  
Blogger MiniWEG said...

Congrats on this groundbreaking achievement! Love the late night substance.

8:43 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I'm going to celebrate by going to bed. Y'all don't party too hard.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Substance 2k1.

8:49 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...


If the Children of the Corn give you any more lip, you can beat them with a sack of sweet valencia oranges. Won't leave a bruise but shows them whose boss, no doubt about it.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

commencing countdown engines on.

Speaking of countdowns...
108d21h10m... or thereabouts.

8:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Braves beat Mets.


9:03 PM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

Is 2001th a word? Or number?

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On campus and enrolled in school are: Michael Dyer; defensive tackles Jeffrey Whitaker and Kenneth Carter; defensive end Justin Delaine; wide receiver Trovon Reed; linebacker LaDarius Owens; athlete Ryan Smith; and punter Steven Clark.

9:17 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

it's post # 2001....a HATE odyssey!

as Little John would say....'YYYEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!'

9:32 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

yup, Bravos over the Metropolitans!

if only i had a Yuengling to celebrate these two monumental occasions. wait....maybe i do!

9:33 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

speaking of dvr, i have a Chuck & Justified i need to watch.


9:34 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

AU 9, Jax State 7 final

9:35 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU wins 9-7.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Congrats on the milestone, Jay G.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

By the way...I lol'ed @ "Corncob Attack of 2009."

9:40 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I think we should celebrate with ding dongs and weiners. Or was that comment too last post.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

You know, I've always found corn difficult to digest.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet - so did the Confederate horses and mules. That's how it got to be eaten twice, the 2nd time by the soldiers.

9:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Jay, it looks like you will be watching Lost like me: on Hulu the next day. My Wednesday is always filled with prayers that I don't stumble across any Lost spoilers on HABOTN or anywhere else on the internets.

10:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Speaking of confederates, do you guys think the civil war was about states' rights or slavery?

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

Lost was pretty decent tonight.

At the end, the people who were lost at the start of the show were still lost. The suspense was riveting. Oh... Sorry, Michael. I didn't mean to spoil it for you.

10:37 PM  
Blogger API said...

The War of Northern Aggression was about States' rights and the right to choose our own form of government. Please refer to the northern treatment of blacks thru the 80's if you want to think it was about slavery. While slavery was evil, the cause was not. When was the last riot in Ciny anyway?

Sorry for the late rant as I missed the first E-Bro/Michael incited dust up and have a little residual pent up musings to offer. Now, what's up with the BC Coaching situation?

11:04 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

tom=lucky bastard

12:32 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

for some reason i've always wished helen hunt were somewhere the center of the sun.

party like it's 2002!!!!

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where'd errybody go?

Got good bidness news today and can't sleep.

2:25 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Had a gator crawl into a coy pond at some peoples house tonight. Trapper wouldn't come because it was too small, we had to get it out. It wasn't a big one, about 5 foot, but those small ones are QUICK.

4:51 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

API...As THT can attest to, we can just agree to disagree about the causes of the Civil War. Not sure what racism in the North has to do with it as racism was pervasive throughout the US for a long time.

There's a great line from the Civil Rights Era when an Illinois Civil Rights Activists comes down to Mississippi and is suprised to see a black family living peacefully next to a white family that otherwise wants to deny them rights. The black patriarch responds, "Up North, they want black people to have voting rights, but they don't want black people living next to them. Down South, they don't mind if black people live next to them, they just don't want black people to be able to vote."

All this said, Northerners did not enslave people against their will. But we'll just agree to disagree before it takes over the blog again.

Soccer talk anyone? No?

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

how Ironic... a civil rights activist from Illinois... the same northern state (Indiana was another) that made it illegal for African-Americans to come into or reside within their state borders.

E-bro - I can't read or write, and I ain't no speaker. So if you need to know the way I think about most anything, you'll find it in more eloquent fashion here.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

States Rights Michael - slavery was injected as an issue by Lincoln later to "Rally the Troops" as they were getting their collective arses kicked by a guy named Lee.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Oohhh - and Congrat's JGT!!! Thanks for keeping the blog relative a entertaining.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties.

Congrats Homer, I'm happy to have been a part of some of the threads leading up to the 2001th. I remember the corncob days well. I can't wait for their return.

Once we've settled the Civil War debate, I have a couple of suggestions for other debate topics - I'd like to suggest that you start with Roe vs. Wade, good or bad?

6:38 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I don't know why, but I blame the Civil War on Bama fans. I believe their ancestors to be at the root of it all.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

settled? That ain't gonna happen until E-Bro sees the light ;-)

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

Our neighborhood is filled with immigrants from up north. I greatly prefer that to a neighborhood of bammers. The very thought makes me cringe.

6:45 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...


6:46 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I think we should have a civil war between separatists and slavers to determine the cause of the civil war once and for all.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - did you ask Coach Barbee how long it will be before they announce the schedule for the upcoming season?

7:05 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

2001 posts on blogger. Not bad. Time to start a new count on a better site. Blogger is falling to pieces right now. Can't wait for the new site.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

didn't somebody think we were getting a point guard transfer from UTx?

think again

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

well, looks like we've already taken a step up in basketball. We can now out-recruit the likes of Buffalo, Northeastern, Rutgers, and UNC-Greensboro.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Where have you been THT? That's been hashed out already.

As far as Barbee recruiting, I think it is outstanding. You need to also add the likes of Alabama, Kentucky, etc for the other guys he signed.

7:26 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Nice avatar, bro. I dig it.

And congrats to JayG and all the Hotties for making 2001 happen.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

under a rock, Eddie.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Eddie: I expect us to be moving in short order.

Yes, Blogger is failing.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Chris Denson has no effect on the possibility of Varez Ward coming to Auburn.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

We had a trivia thing at work the other day and one of the top ten lists was sites visited...of all the sites...Blogger came in no. 9. This amazed me but then it started to explain some things.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Norm said...


7:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

time to crunch some numbers on basketball scholarships. Do they have annual limits/yr like football, or just an overall limit?

7:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm still trying to figure out what "annual limits/yr" is vs just "annual limits". This may take me a while. Y'all have a great day!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

annul limits / yr sounds like bamer math to me.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I think other schools were picking up interest in Denson. I understand their were "grade" concerns before.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm excited to hear Dyer, Whitaker, Carter, Delain, Reed, Owens, Smith and Clark are on campus and ready for the summer session and workouts!

8:00 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I did the job I was hired to do.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

"I think I'm going to stay at Auburn for the first mini-semester in the summer and then go home and attend Sam Houston State the second mini-semester." Rollison says he does not have any regrets about signing with Auburn and appreciates the opportunity given to him."

Good luck to Tyrik. I hope he is successful at Sam Houston.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Malzahn named Sporting News #1 OC

He is good, but I'm not sold on him being #1 just yet.

8:06 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Annual limits/yr is kinda like saying 6AM in the morning isn't it?

8:07 AM  
Blogger Bellefay1 said...

You do get some funny links when you google "Jay G Tate Iowa."

8:10 AM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Or SEC conference.

Or UAT cousin humpers.

Or drunken UGA coed.

8:17 AM  
Blogger martini35504 said...

For the record, I believe the reason for fighting the Civil War was state's rights

The Confederate Soldiers who owned slaves probably fought for the right to do so (state's rights)

The Confederate Soldiers who were too poor to own slaves probably fought because they felt like southern states were being ignored and benefits given to northern states(state's rights=lack of equality in industry, agriculture, etc.)

8:24 AM  
Blogger API said...

There is a 6AM in the morning? Surely you jest.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Stop calling me Shirley.

8:29 AM  
Blogger missinit said...

2001 posts, huh!

I'd like to know how many Hottie (and nonHottie) comments have been made to those posts???

Seems like thousands, or millions or maybe even gazillions

8:33 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, Hotties! I have missed you all. Tylerson is moved in and organized and ready to begin his next stage of life! And I am worn out!

We had a great graduation and the move went off flawlessly. He sure has accumulated a lot of stuff for a 23 year old.

Kathy treated us to a wonderful lunch in the old jail in Madison. Thank you, Kathy!!!

Having a luncheon at my house tomorrow, so I guess I should get to the grocery.

Great job, Jay, on your 2001st post!!!

Been so long since I posted I have to go look up my newfangled password. :) Have a great day everyone.

9:05 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I wonder if anyone went to my graduation. I know I didn't...sounded boring.

9:07 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

mornin' Shirley....i mean Norm.

9:08 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

glad you're back Cincy. congrats again to Tylerson.

9:11 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

API- unfortunately I'm all too familiar with 6AM in the morning

9:21 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Me too. Sucks.

So does 4:20. I know that one pretty well, too.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

the only reason I went to my AU graduation was those who paid for my AU education wanted to see me graduate. It was a little weird since I had left AU a year earlier. My graduation ceremony didn't mean that much to me. Heck, I probably won't even attend my funeral.

MrsTHT and I are heading to lunch at UNC with some folks who like old maps. Hottie Ho!

9:37 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

old maps rawk! have a good one THT.

9:38 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That's why I refused to take money from my folks after I graduated HS...keeps them out of my business.

9:43 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I agree. Most old stuff is cool. Maps are way cool.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

My favorite of Corn-Gate was the guy called Jay G a "moran."

If you are a moran, are you related to Erin Moran, star of "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi?"

Or perhaps George "Bugs" Moran, whose gang was wiped out in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago?

9:47 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

i think there was a kid who played baseball for AU back in '99-'00 named Jevon Moran.

9:49 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

They've even got their own website.

Morans With Signs

10:01 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...


Gus the # 1 OC in college football?

I just can't go along with that. Maybe after this year, we'll see. However last year we were very inconsistent on offense. We seemed to get off to hot starts but couldn't adjust once the other teams made adjustments.

We also put up huge numbers against bad teams, but struggled to move the ball a lot in the conference.

We were good on offense last year, but not great. This year could change a lot, but I think it's too early to crown Gus the king just yet.

10:17 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

There is alimit onthe number of basjet ball players you can sign in a year. I belive it is no more than 6 per year with a team max of 13.

10:19 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I remember Javon Moran, he played here in Chattanooga for the Lookouts a few years back.

10:19 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

The article of Gus basically lists him as #1 due to having a new QB every year and still having large numbers from those guys. Looks like they think that he must be good because he had no continuity at QB for any 2 year period and still had offenses put up big numbers.

10:22 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Much like Chris Todd's overall numbers, on paper last year the end results for our offense looked great. However there are a lot of hidden things in those numbers that you don't see from a distance.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- That echo's my thoughts as well. Future looks bright, but I want to see good consistent offense this year against good opponents. I think the QB will help out a lot being mobile. I'm excited, but Gus #1 is a big stretch to me at this time.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So Finebaum declared war on the Big11 Conference yesterday. This guys never ceases to amaze.

Somehow at the end, the commenters turned it into an UA is better than AU debate and visa versa.

10:30 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

belated BEASLEY....


10:32 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

In Honor of the 2001st Post

10:46 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll be posting a photo gallery before noon CDT.

Theme: Athletic construction.

I'll take Auburn Arena for $200, Alex.

11:27 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

crap, i was going to guess Auburn Arena. oh, well.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: RKs and Eddies 10:17-10:27 comments I agree also.

CGM has done well, but a #1 rating seems too high. He certainly has the potential to put out the best offense if our QBs deliver and if the rest of the offensive talent has developed enough to allow CGM to use more of the play book and stay ahead of the SEC defenses.

Remember how Borges came in, totally installed his offense and slowly unveiled it as necessary to stay ahead of the defenses in one year?

So who would be the best OC in the nation?

11:30 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Congratulations Jay G Tate on the 2001st post.
Thanks to all the Hotties that kept it alive and helped to make it happen.
Is there any plans in the near future to elevate the Hotties in waiting for the Ring of Fire.
I forget when Jay said this would happen.

11:33 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I don't think it's only a question of lining up talent with Malzahn's system (which it seems he has), but also, a year later, he'll be that much more familiar with the players already there, and they with him.

If Cam can pick it all up, I expect this familiarity to produce more consistent results.

11:34 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...


I'm not able to email you. Try me again at

WTC, Who is not going to qualify or who is not going to have their scholarship renewed in order to make room for Denson and possibly Ward?

11:39 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Quick. Everybody start prank emailing CHB.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Norm said...


11:44 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

good thing I trust you guys

11:46 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

CHB - you shouldn't trust any of us any further than you could kick us. Especially that Jet dude. I'm just sayin'.

12:14 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Umm from Atlanta sports talk radio, Star Jackson to play at Georgia State?

12:31 PM  

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