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Clemson game hittin' the big time

Hey everyone. Auburn's football schedule is known, but now the times are coming into view.

The Tigers' game against Clemson (aka Clempson) on Sept. 18 has been picked up by ESPN. The contest will begin at 6 p.m. CT.

Auburn's Sept. 9 game at Mississippi State also will be televised by The Worldwide Leader. That game will begin at 6:30 CT.

(That is Wifey's birthday, fyi.)


Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Clemson ain't the real Tigers

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

We all know that.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - in honor of (your) wifey's birthday, I won't attend the MSU game. I'll see you at the one before and the one after.

2:09 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

hooray for AU football on wifey's b-day!

2:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

This should be a great game. This is the first time Auburn has played a team with a head coach named Dabo. This is certainly progress.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and AU will whip it good!

2:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Into shape...

2:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Sometimes the onion news network provides the best news.

Clean-up crews are hard at work after a VH1 bus carrying reality show contestants overturned, spilling 2,000 pounds of highly concentrated slut.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

What does one use to clean up "slut"?

2:23 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

AU basketball is big case you didn't know.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

JGT, if you need time off for wifey's b'day, I'll be happy to take your press pass and live blog the MSU game for you.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Wifey shares a birthday with one of my good friends and is 1 week ahead of mine fyi.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I wonder if using Van der Sloot to plug the oil spill would ve appropriate? Couldn't hurt to try... Could it?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Jet Notes ...

1. I am hoping that Urine Van der Sloot gets stuck in a Chilean jail for a long, long time, then passed to the fine people of Jefferson County where his testicles would be attached to jumper cables and jolted one time for each dollar the county is in debt.

2. I intend to celebrate Mrs. Jay G's birthday with an invasion of Mississippi in search of victory.

3. I hate UAT.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

There is a medium sized contingent of my family with birthdays scattered throughout September...
My Nana's b'day is the 7th, I have a cousin who's is the 17th, mine is the 20th, and the M-I-L is the 23rd (or 24th... somewhere around there)

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Joran Van Der Sloot will get what he deserves.

May His judgment cometh, and that right soon.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Dear Jay G,

You were right. Salvation lay within.


Jet Dufresne

2:33 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Jet, you're slipping. You list your hate for uat as the 3rd bulleted point? Shouldn't that be listed first and twice on the list?
You aren't going soft are you?

By the way, any suggested punishment I mention for vanderslut could be used for bammers.

2:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.

2:37 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Yea for the night games in the Indian summer heat!! Bringing my Clemson family to the game so that leaves all day for tailgatin'!!

2:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I have been watching replays of the start of the Detroit game this afternoon. Galaragga took the line up card out to Jim Joyce. Joyce was just a mess. I don't know who I feel worse for - Joyce or Galaragga. I have a lot of respect for both men and the way they have dealt with this. I respect Joyce that he admitted his mistake and for Galaragga's acceptance that life just isn't fair sometimes.

I think Selig should declare it a perfect game. Am I just trying to live in a perfect world?

2:41 PM  
Blogger Jet G. Hate said...

Miller ... it is the "amen."

2:41 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

cincy - you're trying to yes. Selig has already announced that he will not overturn the call. Sucks for the kid though.

2:43 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

My birthday always comes on Tenn weekend. Of course, when I was in school that was the first game of the "quarter".

2:44 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

WEG, our birthdays must be pretty close. mine is oct.6th.

2:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I so want for things in this life to be "fair" but I realize they are not always. It's the pits, though.

2:46 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Mine is August 31, many times the weekend of the first game of the season!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I remember those days, WEG. The season was almost half over before I left NC.

2:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It wasn't a perfect game. The 27th batter hit safely.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Loved the quarter system, but hated those football games without the AU Band.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Alton Brown wouldn't have missed the call.

2:56 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

It's only a foul if the ref blows his whistle.

3:01 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ebro understands what I say.

Alton is a man after my own hear - a nerd that loves food.

3:08 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Ok, y'all can all say that. He was safe, it wasn't a foul, etc, and it wasn't because that is the way the call was made. It might have been the correct call according to the umpire, but that doesn't make it the right call. And it wasn't even a close call.

I was watching a basketball game a few weeks ago and when the game came back from commercial the refs were watching the replay to see if a foul had been committed - like 3 or 4 minutes before. What's up with that!!? We should either have replays or not.

3:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

It appears someone felt the world was running low on stoopidity.

BreakingNews: Explosion rattles downtown Kansas City; police say man set off device in charity box in alley

3:12 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

The thing is that it was perfect and everyone knows it but for some reason we are going to let the record show something different.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

The Shawshank stuff should be amended for here.

Get busy hatin...or someone here will flame you.

3:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B said...

I hate:

- walmartians

- anyone named Van der Sloot

- perfect games not called perfect

3:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Look, I didn't see the the baseball game last night, but by all accounts it was a terrible call. I get that, and I feel bad for the guy and I'm sure he's pretty devastated, but at the end of the day, he's getting paid millions to play a game he loves. I'm sure he'll be fine in the end.

I feel like some of the reaction to this has been hyperbolic.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Baseball focuses too heavily on stats and records. When the pitcher walked on the field his goal was to give up as few runs as possible and help his team win. His team still won.

The funny thing is the outcry wouldn't be as heavy if the call at first base had allowed the winning run cross home plate.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I feel bad for the kid... But thems the breaks.
I'm a baseball purist. I hate instant replay in baseball and as far as I'm concerned, it should not be reversed and should not be noted as a perfect game. As badly blown as the call was, it was the call.

3:32 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I can't see how they can change the call after the fact. If they do, every team in the league could come back with complaints about calls and it is likely a lot of games could come in question. What about if the one hit had been in the second inning? Would giving up one hit early possibly cause a pitcher to give up more hits?

This is a reason for instant replay in baseball, but it is a scary subject. Think about instant replay being used for calling strikes. It could really balloon on them.

3:35 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And you can't really blame the official. Things were moving very fast and from his angle, it would be hard to tell.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Bro - in this particular case, I doubt the guy is getting paid millions. 3 weeks ago, he was AAA. It stinks for him but given the way the rules are, there's no other way for it to be.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I don't agree Steve.

I think baseball would be a very hard sport to call, but as baseball goes, that was not particularly hard.

You see plays MUCH closer than that, and the ump usually gets the call right.

3:39 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

[shakes fist]
You blasted whipper snappers. Leave my baseball alone....and get off my lawn while you're at it.

3:40 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Steve ... I can't believe you just said that. If the game's too fast for him he should not be a MLB umpire. Not to say that they don't make mistakes. Joyce himself said he blew it. But c'mon man, the game's too fast?!?!

3:41 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Norm...if not millions now, millions soon. Either way, I'm guessing his bank account is gonna be okay. But it's not the amount of money, it's that I'm guessing he still gets paid a decent amount of money (now anyway) to play a game he loves.

Not saying it doesn't hurt and we've all experienced hard luck cases in sport. Just saying that the reaction has seemed a little over the top. Maybe that's just me.

3:45 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Sept year please!
When I went back to school I thought I would die on the semester system! Way too long!!!!!!

3:47 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Too fast is why many bad calls are made and why instant replay is used in some sports. It is a fact of life. That, combined with the angle made it very difficult. It is easy for a couch potato to look at the replay or even the play at full speed and make a better call when there is a better camera angle. It is a fact of life.

3:47 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

The pitcher got a new corvette today from Ford.

3:48 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And for the silly assertion that the guy should be fired, if you have never made a mistake at work, that is reasonable to say. If not, you should do the right thing and quit your job for making a mistake.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I believe you meant GM WEG? You were so close to getting the perfect post, but you missed it on the last word.

3:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

A good tweet I saw:
So Galarraga gets a Corvette?? What did Roy Halladay get? Oh, that's right, a perfect game.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Steve, the game is not too fast for a call like that. The ump was out of position to make the call because during the play he acted as a spectator watching history which he blew. So "from his angle" is a poor argument as well.
Baseball is a difficult game to call, but the human element is part of what makes the game great.
Having done it, I have a huge respect for umpires... But, I also have little pity. Same for players, because I've done it.

3:54 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Yikes Wake!! I think that's what they said on the radio and my brain didn't even register different! Just a lemming like everyone else!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Bro & ehyou - just so we're clear, I'm of the belief that the call shouldn't be reversed. And I'm not interested in introducing instant replays into baseball. It stinks but so do many things about my day to day life (maybe one day Hyundai will give me a new Mercedes). I get out of bed each morning and do it all over again. Gallaraga and Joyce will too.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

4:16 PM  

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