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5.03.2010

Your weekend overview

Hey everyone. Hope you had a swell weekend. It was First Communion weekend here at HABOTN Headquarters, so please pardon our inactivity.

So what did we miss?

  • Auburn's baseball team continued its march toward Hoover (for the first time in six years) with a series win at Arkansas. The Tigers hit eight homers during the weekend and starter Grant Dayton was filthy on Sunday. He struck out 10 batters and allowed two runs in seven innings.

    The team now is 30-15 overall and 12-9 in SEC play.

    The team plays last-place Mississippi State and a disappointing Tennessee team at Plainsman Park during the next two weekends. Series wins there all but lock up a postseason bid.

  • Not directly Auburn-related, but the NCAA rules committee will meet in Indianapolis today. Among the items they'll review: Installing a charge/block arc near the basket (a la the NBA) that prevents players from camping under the basket in an effort to draw charges.

  • The Tiger Trek caravan rolls into Montgomery tonight. It's run through the Montgomery Auburn Club and replaces the big summer b-b-q event we used to attend in July or August. Gene Chizik will be there. Two people emailed to say Tony Barbee would be there as well, but a check with basketball publicist Chuck Gallina revealed that Barbee is in Texas today.

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

146 Comments:

Blogger missinit said...

SWEET!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Sour.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Smezmerize!

11:40 AM  
Blogger wes said...

Salty?

11:43 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm glad AU baseball is probably going to be able to carry us to the summer practices

11:43 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Erik Estrada

11:43 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Summer practices?

Are we going to cover summer practices this season?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yes. Yes you are going to cover summer practices. Next question?

Weather permitting, y'all should hit Tiger Trek tonight. It was fun when it rolled through ATL.

11:46 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Well if it's not officially covered, I'm sure we'll be getting some info from the hotties that know things, JGT.

We might even consider making up some stuff

11:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The pictures ITAT takes of players with their shirts off ... kind creeps me out.

Is anyone with me here?

11:52 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm not against manufacturing stories. That in itself has gone a long way to ensuring I'm still married to Hot Wife.

11:54 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

See you tonight!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

19th ranked Auburn looks like a lock for Hoover and regionals. I said early on that tickets to Hoover could be booked. I was asked by someone of importance what my sources were. I had no sources. I had something better: soothsaying ability! Get some!

11:57 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

That whole picture takin' with the shirts off thing sounds very ... Kiffiny. Kiffinish? Kiffinesque? What's the reason behid the half nekked pics?

12:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

CH=B,

With the new forcasts including the oil getting into the loop current and covering beaches from Biloxi to Hilton Head, I would like to change my "Go somewhere else" statement to "Go somewhere else far away, like Hawaii, or Costa Rica (pacific coast side)."

12:03 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

What pictures? Sounds hawt! :snort:

12:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

If any of you are planning to attend the SEC Baseball Tournament, please consider stopping by my church's annual crawfish and shrimp boil. It's only about 1/2 mile from the stadium, and less than a block off of Stadium Trace (the main road in). I promise that all the food will be free of crude oil.

I don't know how to link to a specific page of this document, but if you're interested, scroll to page 7.

Crawfish boil

12:06 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

SC,

Where do you plan on getting the crawfish and shrimp? Surely you won't be using frozen ones from Asia, but I don't foresee any domestic ones being available at that time. Has any considered this and started freaking out yet?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Domestic (South Carolina) should be ready and available for your shrimp boilin' needs. And we need your dollars. I can't help with Crawfish.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

PF, I'm sure someone is already freaking out, but I know those in charge will do the right thing. As I mentioned previously, I'm confident that the food will be crude oil free. This is the 13th year for the event, so there is plenty of experience in dealing with challenges (admittedly, this year will probably be the most challenging of all).

12:25 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Are we developing a BBQ gap at Auburn? We just don't seem to be paying proper respect to BBQ any more.

12:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Or possibly there is a crude oil discount meal.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

LCT, South Carolina shrimp is a good idea. We have a lot of Louisianans at our church, so I will leave the crawfish sourcing to them. Might be able to get some that is farmed inland, or something along those lines.

12:31 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

yay baseball!

a quick shout-out to former AU QB stand-out Loran Carter. thanks for the package today! WDE!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Need a quality steak in Auburn, too.

12:34 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I worked at Coach and Four while in Auburn. That was a pretty good steak. Not sure if they are still in business. They were in Opelika and then they opened one for a short time in Auburn.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Smezmerizations ...

1. Shirtless photos of prospects on ITAT are weird. Shirtless photos of PMarsh on AU Undercover are ... oh dear lowered ... nightmare inducing.

2. Our detractors call us the "Cow College." How in the world do we not have a good steak in Auburn? This must be addressed.

3. Does anyone else think that one day we're going to flip a page and that the body of Norm will be danging there with a noose courtesy of Mrs. Norm?

4. J-Z. Have he and Carmela run out of money yet on their trip around the world?

12:42 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

The Waffle House T-Bone exudes quality.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

For an excellent steak, best I've ever had, you owe it to yourselves if you're in the ATL area to drive a bit North to my neck of the woods and dine Here
Since I'm not a professional athlete or otherwise independently wealthy, this is the type of place Hot Wife and I manage to take in once or twice a year. But, it never disappoints.

12:48 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm, the linka no work.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

BTW - I think I've hit every place in the general vicinity here which are supposedly noted for their steaks. While they've each been fine dinners, they don't measure up to the previously linked spot.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well then poop. Here it is: http://www.cabernetsteakhouse.com/

12:52 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

A lot of the crawfish will still be fairly good. They live inland for the most part, all freshwater. As long as the oil stays away from getting into the rivers, LA crawfish are safe.

12:52 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Ruth's Chris is pretty darn good if you have $100+.

Some of my high school buddies came up one to to play golf. Losers had to buy dinner. So we went to sames a bought a slap of meet (fillet mignon) for $70. We made 13 nice sized steaks. One of the best cook outs ever.

12:59 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

The steaks came from Sam's. You can't beat 13 filet mignons for $70.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

He said p00p.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Yes, I can see Norm.

He's just polished off the Porterhouse, and now he's sipping a Macallan and savoring an illegal Cohiba that the proprietor serves to "special friends."

And he's expressing his gratitude that none of the "little people" -- certainly no one on HABOTN -- could actually afford to dine at Cabernet.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

CH=B - this place is a far sight better than Ruth's Chris in my opinion.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I expect a hurricane to develop any day now, pick up all of the oil in the gulf, and blanket the entire southeast is a waterproof sheen. Crawfish will be affected. As will bass, deer, and Hotties.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - it's not uncommon to see the likes of Smoltz or Glavine and their ilk in this place. My '07 Tahoe usually pales in comparison to other rides in their parking lot.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

The Chef certainly has a decent bio to support the claims Norm is making.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I promise you, you won't be disappointed if you ever dine at Cabernet. Different strokes for different folks so you may not think it's the best you yourself have ever had, but I'd be willing to bet your next paycheck it makes your Top 3.

1:30 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm...
Be advised habotn standards dictate your phrase should have read as follows:

"Well poop in a cooler..."

1:35 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - Well Peter Piper picked a pepper, I guess I did. I apologize for my oversight.

1:46 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Low released his post-spring practice power rankings. Yeah, I know it doesn't mean squat, but it's all the football we got right now.

Bama
UF
Ark
LSU
AU
UGA
USC
UM
MSU
UT
UK
VU

1:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I still say the only way to fairly judge a good restaurant is by the size of the tea glasses.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Nice use of the a href tag, ehyou!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I do not care for the continual cooking of my meal at Ruth's Chris. My steak will continue cooking on it's own, and does not need a sizzling plate that will cause the outside to maintain such temperatures that will burn my tongue. The meat is decent, though. Not decent enough to justify me spending that kind of money for an unoriginal chain restaurant, but decent nonetheless.

Give me Peter Luger or give me death! Heaps of butter on perfectly cooked dry aged prime!

1:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We should never be behind Arkansas or LSU, never!!!

By the way, it is nice to see where Kiffikin left UT.

UGA, USCe, and Ole Nutt should be ranked higher.

1:54 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Of course, any poll that ranks MSU over UT can't be all bad.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

By the way, I know Pete Luger sends out hot, sizzling plates. They are forgiven, because they are vastly superior to anything else...ever.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Steve, I don't follow. Are you saying that it should be

Bama
UF
UGA
USC
UM
AU
Ark
LSU
MSU
UT
UK
VU


Maybe I didn't follow you.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Hey, I'm repeating myself. Sweet.

2:00 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

No way we should be lower than Ark. I can maybe see LSU because they have tons of talent. I think our rankings is pretty fair though. Not bad considering where we were just two years ago. If some of these freshmen come in and play well and Cam does his thing then we will have a chance at the west.

2:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Not quite, PF. Bama and UF definitely deserve the top two spots. 3rd, 4th, and 5th should be Ole Nutt, us, and USCe in no particular order. I would have UGA at 6th, although I can see them do better.

2:05 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I would also see the coach most likely to get fired poll, which I think Meyer has a firm lock of the number 1 spot. Spurrier and Richt are probably a distant 2 and 3.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I think LSU is there until they finish lower than Top 4. Arkansas has beaten us 2 years in a row and looks to be improving. Ole Miss has no business in the Top 4, Steve.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Coach Most Likely to be fired = Mark Richt. Followed by Les Miles.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I gotta think that Miles' seat is the hottest in the SEC. I'd think Richt gets a pass this year after the coaches shakeup last year.

2:13 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Steve...you think Meyer is the most likely coach to be fired?

Huh?

...

And may I add...

HUH?!

2:15 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Is Meyer at number 1 a joke, Steve? I think he would have to murder multiple children to get fired at this point.

I have Richt in the top spot. I think Miles still has a couple of years to work things out at LSU. They are still in a pretty good position right now with the talent he has gathered.

Most likely to not be with the team after this year? I would vote Spurrier. How many more disappointing seasons can the guy take?

2:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'll go with Miles and Richt has co-favorites for hottest seat, though I think Miles is more likely to get fired while Richt may be more likely to just step down at the end of this season.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I think Nutt goes on the hot-seat early this year.

2:16 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I would agree PF, but you would have to think Ole Miss has learned a little bit from the Cutcliffe situation, right? Going to bowl games isn't such a bad thing. Look at how much time they gave coach O, and he was a total mess.

2:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think LSU would be best served among the named coaches to get rid of their coach, but he has the national championship and recruits well. I think this gives him more security than fans would like to think.

2:20 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Nutt may get on the hot seat this year, but he'll be there at least two more years. If he doesn't get some decent recruiting classes, he'll be gone in short order afterwards.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I think Ole Ball Coach plays a lot more golf in '11 than he has in previous years. I think he hangs it up voluntarily this season. Or, perhaps not 100% voluntary but at least officially voluntary though not the way another former SEC coach left a couple of years ago.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Norm,

How can he play MORE? He already plays more than 99.5% of others in his position.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Point being, his schedule won't be encumbered by football responsibilities at USCe.

2:25 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

there is some talk that Brey Cook and Kyle Frazier are both pretty high on Auburn. How bad will the hogs melt if we once again get their top two players? If we get Cook and Robinson for the OL it could very well be the best OL class of all time.

2:35 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Not to get political ( I know how some hate that) but when are the great people of Nashville going to blame Obama for the flooding and start demanding their 2k gift cards?

2:37 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Related to my post about my church's crawfish and shrimp boil during the SEC Baseball Tournament - I just received the following message from one of the guys heading it up:

I have been asked several times if the oil spill in the gulf will affect availability of crawfish and shrimp. The answer is NO. Crawfish are raised in freshwater farms, inland from the coast.
Actually this year I most likely will be buying the crawfish from a farm in west Alabama. Shrimp are farm raised also and there is a big import market on shrimp so I don't foresee a problem there either.
So continue to tell everyone to come out and enjoy some crude oil free seafood!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Politics are for rude people, and Jet.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Friends don't let friends eat imported shrimp.

(Imported from off, that is). Imported from the GA, SC, and NC is fine.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Farm Raised Shrimp? Imported Asian Shrimp?

BLASPHEMY!

I'm allergic to the little boogers and even I know that's wrong. As Lowcountry Tiger said, South Carolina (and south Georgia) will have fresh shrimp.

2:43 PM  
Blogger michael said...

YEAH!!!

2:58 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Isn't it awesome (hilarious, sad, just go ahead and feel in your adjective) that when talking about SEC coaches most likely to get fired, Vandy's Bobby Johnson (he of the one winning season in eight) never enters the discussion.

I understand why and all. That's just Vandy's life in the SEC. Yet I imagine somewhere beneath the academic facade there is a small, passionate fanbase yearning to break free from the school's self-imposed plight of below-mediocrity.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I want a gift card.

My lawn is wet. It's a tragedy.

3:04 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

#79 DONNIE HUMPHREY!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I don't have a lawn but there is rain on my car.

3:10 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Until proven otherwise, I think South Carolina and Arky are going to continue their 7-8 win seasons and somewhat dissapoint their own fanbases yet again, by putting themselves in a spot to not even challenge for the division rep.

3:12 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Again you folks screw up and read what I typed instead of what I meant. I typed Meyer, but meant Miles. It was an honest mistake because Meyer is still number one in the coaches most likely to retire due to medical reasons, change his mind and take an extended leave of absence that lasts about an hour, and return before anyone knows exactly what happened list.

3:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

You people are crazy. Ole Nutt could be a top five team early in the season. Of course, late in the season they are likely to be around 38th or so, but that is beside the point.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Sorry about that, Steve. We'll do better next time.

3:16 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

SFC being implicit is not a good match.

3:17 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

You know who a good match were, though?

3:18 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Sullivan and...

3:18 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

BEASLEY!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Nicely done E-Bro.

And don't forget that Spurrier is number one in the list of coaches most likely to get arrested for killing a quarterback.

3:20 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i'm just tired of average arky teams being one of AU's 2 losses and keeping us out of the title game. they just seem to have our number. when AU wins, its a struggle. arky blows us out and AU looks bad doing it. commence fred talley sighting jokes.......now.

usc under spurrier has just puzzled me. i would like for AU to emphatically state to mr. lattimore he chose incorrectly by stomping usce's head in the ground this year. AU has only played spurrier at usce twice, right? 2005 beatdown and 2006 thriller where AU had the ball for the entire Q3.

3:21 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I agree mytommyd. I can't see ARK finishing ahead of us this year. The Iron Bowl has a chance to decide who represents the west this year. That is as long a injuries don't get us and we don't lose to someone we shouldn't (KU or MSU). That MSU game on a Thursday could be a tough one.

3:21 PM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

we played USC in columbia in 1997 for sure. i was there.

3:24 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We have two of the more interesting early games against MSU and South Carolina.

MSU concerns me because, while topping the list as the SEC coach most likely to play the John Goodman roll in a remake of the Babe, Mullen is a dang good offensive mind. MSU is the team I worry about early this season.

South Carolina has a very good defense. If Spurrier gets the offense rolling, they could end up second in the east.

3:25 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i can't see arky finishing ahead of AU this year, but i can see them beating AU this year because they score 50 or something.

AU just brings out the best in whoever we play. we got uga's only game without multiple turnovers (they had 0) and no penalties. arky probably played its best game of the year against AU. mallet looked like a god against us and couldn't throw it out of bounds against other teams.

3:26 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Yeah chip, I don't know what this thing is that we have about playing Arkansas. It seems they wait until it's too late to get motivated to play and beat up a team that they should be able to handle. Maybe there's something in that Fayetteville water that slows the boys down.

3:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I tend to think we usually don't match up well with Arkansas. They have traditionally been a power running team and our defense has been more of a small and fast team that deals better with the more pass happy offenses or people that run the ball outside.

Arkansas tends to shove the ball down our throats.

3:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Last season we just hit that middle stretch of schedule very beat up.

MSU is a team that has traditionally been a thorn in our side too, although they don't usually win. They usually always give us a closer game than anticipated. I attribute that mainly due to MSU's solid defenses and they typically have pretty good linemen.

3:32 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

the worst losses to arky have been at AU. we tend to beat them or put up a better fight over there.

3:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Not to diminish our superior view of Arkansas, but while they are something of a bogey team, they've also more or less been at a similar trajectory to our program. Obviously, our 2004 season and overall SEC history trumps much of what they have stood for, but since 1992, they've been to Atlanta, what, three times (1995, 2002, and 2006) that I can think of.

How many times have we been to ATL? Three times. Yeah, I think we opearte on a slightly higher plane that do the Hogs, but it's not like it's so high we can't see them. And besides that, as much as they've given us problems, we've done the same to them. Last year was the first time we had lost in Fayettenam since 2001.

3:33 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

the only time i can remember AU housing arky was 2004. it was sweet that year having so many games decided at halftime.

3:34 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Arkansas also gave us the worst loss I can remember under Tuberville. I think they ran for nearly 500 yards.

3:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

We gave them a pretty solid whipping at Nam back in 2005.

3:53 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am disappointed that we haven't seen any El Toro substance today, but maybe no news is good news.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

E-Bro is my favorite!!!

Shhhh..... don't tell the others



I was granted parole. Bammer Bernie was not.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - the half nekked pictures are a bit creepy, not to mention poor taste. And I reached that conclusion without having to see them.

Did your pony win yesterday?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Low's rankings are entirely fair for this point in time.

We're excited, and we have a right to be. But we won three league games last year, and we're breaking in a new QB. Arkansas returns potentially the No. 1 QB in next year's NFL draft.

Teams with solid line play and solid QB play win in this league.

I think Cam can turn a question mark into an exclamation point, but that doesn't mean we deserved to be ranked ahead of Ark and LSU in the preseason.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Chip ...

I don't think we ever saw Fred Talley, so how can we make jokes about Fred Talley sightings?

4:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The Daughter's pony won.

Mine came in 17th of 20.

4:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

PUPPET HOUR!!!! AAHAHHH!!!!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Erik Estrada is a puppet.

4:45 PM  
Blogger michael said...

No, Erik Estrada is a vision, THT.

4:47 PM  
Blogger wellsAU said...

Manny Pacquiau?

5:05 PM  
Blogger API said...

After 5:00pm CT and no El Toro news. Maybe the rumors were PPL-ish? Hope so.

5:10 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I bet Eltoro gave an impassioned speech to Chiz that won his spot on the team back.

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

I just had the best country style steak. It was deeeeeeeevine. I've now been assigned the arduous task of eating a large bowl of ice cream with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

HOCKEY!!!! Go Bruins!!!

6:12 PM  
Blogger UNCJeff said...

Hey Jay, have you heard of Shon Coleman's St. Jude's Cancer fundraiser?

http://stj.convio.net/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=1341&pxfid=25670

Def worth checking out.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Go Heels

6:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=feldman_bruce&id=5146609&addata=2009_insdr_mod_ncf_xxx_xxx&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2fblog%3fname%3dfeldman_bruce%26id%3d5146609%26addata%3d2009_insdr_mod_ncf_xxx_xxx

One of you smart guys put the linky thing on here. This is on ESPN, Bruce Feldman, about an AU grad, overseas, doing someting for Shon Coleman. Interesting read.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

WTC, thanks for putting the ESPN link up. That's where I saw this story. This is a great effort.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

2 things....

1) Do I expect coverage of summer practices, complete with topless photos? Yes, absolutely! But, not of the football team, I want topless summer practice photos of the cheerleaders and Tigerpaws.

2) One of the largest industries in the state of Alabama is aquaculture. There is a huge market for farm-raised crawfish, shrimp, catfish, tilapia, and other fish. That's the only good thing about the western half of the state.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

When do tickets for the SEC tourney go on sale? Are they already?

7:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I don't know that Ryan Mallet will be a high draft pick. He could end up being the next Jevan Snead.

7:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

By the way, Jevan Snead is one of the best stories in college football. He went from Heisman candidate to undrafter free agent. Any chance Sandra Bullock will play his momma in a movie?

7:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Still believe Mallett is going to be one to the top QBs drafted? Well, Snead was suppose to be one of the top two QBs drafted, along with Sam Bradford. It just didn't turn out that way. Hows the dumb side sound as the title of a movie? It can chronicle the success of prognosticators.

7:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

If wouldn't blame the Snead thing on prognosticators If Snead had made any progress at all from the 2008 season, he would have been a first round pick. All the draft gurus said as much, and they were right. Instead, Snead took an enormous step backward. No one had Snead going high after the season.

If Mallet has a season as bad as Snead's 2009 campaign, he too might go undrafted.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Steve- Snead isn't even in the same class as Mallett. Mallett will be a high draft pick next year. I was always leary of Snead. Mallett scares me. He has all the tools and the head is on a lot tighter than Snead.

7:31 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Maybe Eddie, but many would have said the same of Snead prior to last season.

Football players are like a box of chocolates. It is hard to tell which ones are fruits or nuts at the core.

7:49 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

There are many other examples, such as Kodi and Rollison. And then there are those that surprise like Mr. Bates. Yes, his nickname has been updated for general audiences.

7:51 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Another good comparison is Ray Cotton and Tyrik Rollison. Some thought Rollison would be much better. Both have potential. Neither has actually done anything yet. Who is the best? So far we just don't know. Rankings are only a rough indicator and they can change drastically, like they did with Snead.

7:55 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

A lot of that aquaculture was developed at Auburn. Ever notice the fish ponds on North College as you head out to 280? I know in the late 70's they were working heavily on Tilapia to help make them marketable.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Steve ...

My $100 vs. your $50 here says Mallett is a first or second round pick when he's in the draft.

Want in?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

iS it going to be a surprise that Mr. Bates doesn't live up to the hype generated from last season?

8:05 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

For you Droid users out there, which one do you have and how do you like it? Tylerson is switching from his iphone to Verizon because he gets a 20% discount with his company. He is deciding that 20% makes it worthwhile to switch, now that he is spending his own money :)

8:27 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Make it first rounder and you got it.

I just got through re-living the Bo Years. He was definitely something special.

8:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Cincy, I don't have any first hand knowledge, but from what I have read the HTC Evo is going to be something special.

8:33 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Man, it looks like the Evo may be only on Sprint. Sorry.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

My sunglasses broke today... I'm in dire need of a new pair. Would anyone like to donate to the "Save Miller's Eyes Fund"? Our goal is to raise $150 by the end of the week....
Your donations are tax deductible and would be 100% appreciated.

8:36 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Does anyone have T-Mobile? I get an upgrade on the 18th and was wondering what some of you who are in to that kind of thing think of their phones?

8:49 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Since I didn't caveat for injury, ineligibility, or anything else, I'll still to my offer.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

CH ...

I've always "heard," but don't know, that T-Mobile and AT&T have a sharing agreement on towers, and that they are the same. Translated, not that great.

Verizon and Alltel seem to have better coverage in Alabama, in my opinion.

I have an AT&T for work, and my fam has Verizon.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If I recall correctly, Verizon purchased Alltel last year which would explain the sharing agreement. Our personal cells are Verizon and my work is Sprint. I'm not pleased with Sprint at all. I've had very little issues with Verizon. The only exception there is whenever we go to Seagrove, FL (which may not be for awhile now), we have absolutely zero coverage on either cell. It's constantly searching for a tower so that drains the battery completely.

9:03 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Thanks Jet, but I was talking about their devices. I've had T-mobile service for 8 yrs now and have never really had a problem.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Uh, CH=B ... mobile "devices" ain't legal in Alabama.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'll never leave this thread. It's the best ever!

9:02 PM  

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