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7.23.2010

SNAPSHOTS: Ziemba has seen agent runners at Auburn

Hey everyone. In talking with Lee Ziemba today, he said something very interesting.

The senior said he's seen agent runners, the guys who do an agent's dirty work, around campus before. How does he know them?

"They usually introduce themselves," Ziemba said.

Isn't that weird?

``You know who you're dealing with," he said, ``and you also know those rules. Not a lot goes unnoticed around Auburn. We know what's going on, what the rules are. Auburn does a great job of telling us."

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Josh Bynes said the team has adopted an interesting theme this season.

Eight ain't it.

What does it mean? Strength and conditioning coach Kevin Yoxall developed the phrase to remind players to strive for more than eight wins this season.

``Eight ain't it because eight ain't going to get you nowhere," Bynes said. ``Eight wins might get us to an Outback Bowl or a Champs Sports Bowl. That's not our plan this year. The games we lost -- Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky -- that easily could have changed our season to 11-2. That could have put us in the one of the BCS bowls. Obviously, we didn't finish strong enough. That's why we have to do a better job finishing because eight definitely ain't it."

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Ziemba said he looked into the possibility of buying private insurance to protect himself (financially) in the event of injury. One glance at the informational handout ended that idea.

``The premiums are extremely high," he said. ``And it only covers you where you can't play the game again -- not an ACL injury or something like that. I'd have to get a second job (to pay the premiums). I looked at the NCAA policy, too, but once I saw the private premiums, I was like: No."


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Bynes was asked about newcomers who have impressed him.

His list included CB Jonathan Mincy, LB/DE LaDarius Owens, LB Jake Holland, DL Jeffrey Whitaker and DL Kenneth Carter.

``(Mincy) has come in and understands a lot of the stuff," Bynes said. ``He's been out there doing his thing. Defensive line, Whitaker and Carter. Carter, for his size, can run. When we do a lot of our sprints, he's up in the front because he can run for his size."

Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University

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

504 Comments:

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Blogger scottie burns said...

THIS THREAD HAS BEEN ZIEMBA'D!!!!!

10:22 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

#73 for ALL-AMERICAN!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Go Scottie B!

GO ZIEMBA!!! Just not too soon!

10:23 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

i love me some Ziemba. hope he mauls down all those stinkin' DE's & LB's this year.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Roof should let the Bull practice his tackling on those runners.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Let's call him IHOP, cause he's going to serve up more pancakes than we can eat this fall.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

By the way, that's an agent runner in my avatar.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and all this time I thought those agents' runners just hid in the bushes.

10:25 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

THT, i'll tell him at fan day. see if he likes being called IHOP.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Maybe all the Hotties can cover his premium ;-)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

all 3 of those could come in very handy this fall.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Better that we cover Mark Ingram's premium and then report ourselves.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yeah, we can say it was FSJ's idea.

10:30 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

where is FSJ this week? i miss his camoflauged AU-lovin' self.

10:32 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

False Start.

:-)

10:32 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Yep, I'm pretty sure I remember FSJ suggesting that. I think he even suggested it directly to some UAT players at one of those agent parties he had at his house.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hello...Faker.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

that was impeccable timing, FSJ.

10:34 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

nice. busy workin' out the kinds on the new iphone, eh?

10:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

speaking of which, FSJ, you've got FSJ@BS mail

10:37 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm ashamed. I've got to go do some work before the entire AU blawggin is finished.

10:38 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

LaDarius Owens' mean stare impresses me. even for a freshman (or high school senior) i wouldn't mess with that dude.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

just got my new Iphone 4. Loving the HD Video and face chat. Pretty darn cool.

10:48 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

EDSBS delivered a low blow to Ziemba on their Auburn wrap-up. Lovely.

10:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

THT...Replied.

scottie, once Apple announced their quarterly results the focus shifted away from the death grip on the iPhone to how good a company Apple is. Just like I thought.

BTW, my iPhone 4 works beautifully.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Ladarious Owens shares the same threatening look that Takeo Spikes sported. I hope that their playing careers are also similar.

Thanks JGT for the great info. Any chance you take a short trek to Regions Park to see the 7 on 7 tourney which conveniently features AU commits Frazier and Denson?

10:56 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Seriously, I could see allowing schools to pay the premium on policies like that. It would encourage kids to stay in school if they knew they had some protection from loss of future income.

10:56 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

FSJ, the iPad is a thing of beauty as well.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Just added something about the new phrase ... eight ain't it.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The EDSBS people are ... exactly what I expected.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I know Denson had at least one TD at the 7 on 7 tourney yesterday (on a long pass reception).

11:01 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

"Eight ain't it"...I like it!

11:03 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

so JG, you're saying 'They are who we thought they were!'???

Bynes is right. 8 ain't it....nowhere close.

11:03 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Sorry, I have missed all the morning fun....driving by and going back to reading all the good stuff.......

11:04 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

14 would do nicely though.

11:07 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

14 would work.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

It was a hail mary anyway but looks like both Hoover and Shiloh will be done by noon.

11:08 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Stupid pimps on campus.

At least Ziemba didn't jump the gun and sign up for insurance without reading more about it.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks, FSJ!

_____________


here's a great interview with Chuck Person by Rachel Morand of the Auburn Villager

11:12 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I like the concept of the university paying for player insurance. I know the NCAA wants players to be treated like any other student, and they should be as soon as students start getting career ending injuries in biology class.

11:16 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

JayG...do go on about the EDSBS people. Those guys crack me up...you know, except for the Ziemba comment earlier.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I enjoy reading EDSBS occasionally. You know I don't read much about college football in my spare time.

I find their cattiness funny.

Still, they're content to sit up on the perch and lob salvos. They're like the old guys on the Muppet Show who always crab about everything.

Except these balcony dwellers are 25 years old ... but I ain't hatin'.

11:22 AM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

speakin' of HATIN....which station will we be tuning into this fall for our HATE segments?

don't think we forgot about those!

11:24 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Sooner or later the NCAA is going to have to recognize that these students are responsible for a lot of income for their schools and deserve some compensation beyond the cost of education. Some protection of future income would be a start.

The concept that they are no different than any other student may be nice in concept but is blatantly false.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Scottie, I have been considering a few options to that end. Nothing has been firmed up just yet.

I'd like to have one show.

11:28 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The insurance would be a start, but the other thing is that there is no way these players can work a part time job, especially during the season. They are fundamentally different than other students.

To provide some compensation for playing football wouldn't be unreasonable. It could simply be paying them the minimum wage for some fixed number of hours per week, maybe 20.

11:30 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Proud of MiniWEG for her first "first" post!! Keeping it in the family this week.

Jay the extra substance is sweet. I might even cheer for Ziemba this year.

11:31 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

EDSBS does crack me up sometimes....just a little old fashioned for the language.

11:32 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I love Ziemba. We all kid about his false starts, but you don't see many holding penalties on him. Great left tackles are very valuable, and he is great. The guy will be playing on Sundays.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

SFC - your 11:16 was right funny. Good point too.

11:37 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I agree SFC. It doesn't have to be much. A little pocket money would go a long way.

Time to get back to work. Thanks for hhe lunch time substance Jay.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Universities paying insurance for players never needs to happen. It's a bad idea all around and would cost a ton of money. Everyone thinks they are a top draft pick and would want it.

The system is very fair with the way it's setup now. No compensation needed. Most players that need money, qualify for pell grants, which is essentially free money. A lot of the players that I knew and lived with at Sewell Hall had more money than I did. A scholarship with room and board is more than fair. A majority of these players are not going to play in the NFL and if they take advantage of their education, it more than pays for itself in the future.

11:44 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Not saying that players shouldn't get some sort of extra compensation, but I knew a lot of players in my day at Auburn and none of them were hurting as much as I was. They get tuition, books, housing, 3 meals per day and a lot of clothing.

Paying these players will not stop the agents from paying them on the side. Have you ever turned down a raise?

11:44 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Insurance would be a great form of extra compensation.

Eddie, spot on. I worked two jobs at times just so I could pay tuition, books, room and board.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

So how would have insurance worked out for Jevan Snead last season?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm going to live blog Les Miles. He's too good to miss. His Oil Spill rant is going to be epic.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Belated congrats to MiniWEG for her SUBSTANCIO on the earlier thread ...

11:50 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Can't blame you for live blogging Miles. Get him while you can, he might not be here next year to enjoy.

11:52 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Hmmm, I don't think I have ever heard anyone refer to Miles as Mr. Personality.

11:53 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Question for coach Miles. Coach, do you feel you will be fired during the season, or will they wait until the season is over?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Miles is an outstanding interview. He speaks openly and honestly about a lot of stuff.

His socioeconomic rants are truly wondrous.

11:54 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Where is Michael? He is about the miss the biggest idiot to ever walk the ear...universe.

Just watching him speak makes me want to punch him in the face.

11:54 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

the=to

11:55 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

We interrupt this football talk for a lunch update:

1st sandwich = home grown tomato and pimiento cheese

2nd sandwich = home grown tomato and home grown cucumber

Love the summer veggies! The Lake Martin blueberries on my cereal this morning didn't suck either. (Lest anyone think I have vegetarian leanings, allow me to mention the awesome chorizo burger I ate at Flip a couple of nights ago).

Carry on.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

By the way, I blame THT for inspiring me to comment about my lunch.

11:57 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Dooley had some good comments on the agent subject. Seemed to me that he took a little shot at little $aban.

11:58 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Man, I love socioeconomic rant substance.

11:58 AM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Your avatar paid the price for that burger you had the other night.

11:59 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Agents should only be allowed to contact players during practice on the field. That way inappropriate behavior can be dealt with quickly. Players should be allowed to give them parting shots.

12:00 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

did anyone ask dooley how much is sucks to have bryce brown on his team?

12:02 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

david pollack on espnu right now. they were ragging him bad early this morning. he looks like he has lost about 150 lbs. i wish he had thought to do that while he was at uga.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Miles is leading Saban in the "Best coach" poll on the SEC website. Chiz wasn't an option, so I voted for Miles just to hopefully annoy some Bammers.

12:04 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Two weeks after exploding onto the scene at the Palmetto State Showdown, Jaylon Denson did not disappoint Thursday. The catches came early and often for the Auburn commit.

a statement about the 7 on 7 tourney.

12:06 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jay,

What are your thoughts on what type of interview the following folks are:

Chizik
Saban
Spurrier
Richt

12:06 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

FSJ, the answer on Chizik is simple. He leads the nation in his ability to talk for hours without actually saying anything.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

HD is not good to David Pollack. He looks like he's been shooting up heroin for a few weeks now.

12:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Call me bammer, because I often like what Saban says, as long as he leaves out historical references.

12:11 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Wasn't it Saban who said that Bama fans suck and were the reason a bunch of mormons beat the crap out of them? I got to respect that. I may be paraphrasing a bit, but that is definitely well thought out insightful comments.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bammer

12:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

PF, I knew I could count on you:)

12:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

If xcTT became the bammer coach I think SFC would switch over.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I can't figure out what to do about lunch. There's a good bbq place, but it's across town. There's a really good sandwich shop that serves steak in a sack that I'm kinda craving, but it's also across town. There's a bunch of dives around our neighborhood that I've thought about trying, but I'm not looking to get disappointed today if something isn't good.

12:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Vandy may have gotten the next best thing to Malzahn.

12:20 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

CH=B, if Hitler was playing Bamer, I would root for Hitler, regardless of who the Bamer coach was. You hear that!!! Hitler!!!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

scottchoc- went to flip the same day as brewfest and got the chorizo burger. We are like beer/food soulmates. Also just missed choc oak aged yeti stout at mellow mushroom this week. sold out in 2 days

12:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Of course, I do have some love for Tuberville. Here is part of a letter to him.

I loved you then I guess I'll love you forever
And even though I know we could never stay together
I think about how it could have been
If we could just start all over again

And I'll never be the same without you here
I'll live alone, hide myself behind my tears
No I'll never be the same without your love
I'll live alone, try so hard to rise above

It was good for me
It was good for you
Now nothing either of us can say or do
Can change the way you feel today
Sometimes love just slips away

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I have started a new thread for LSU, but I will drop it below the Auburn stuff once it ends.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Hey Harrison,

We definitely need to have a good brew together sometime. Let me know next time you're going to be in B'ham.

I'll bet that Yeti stout was good. My bro-in-law lucked up in ATL and was at a bar that had some Bell's special brew (don't remember what it was called, but he said it was awesome). The whole city apparently only had something like 12 kegs of it. Sometimes you just have to get lucky, huh?

Hope this ain't the Beasley post!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

D'oh! Hello, Kennesaw!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i come to the ham a decent bit for golf/friends/mom lives there. If you come to a game this year come by our tailgate. I will save you a special beer without spit in it.

12:29 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Those Chizik comments were profound and thought provoking....NOT.

12:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

A fresh tomato and pimento cheese sandwich sounds outstanding.

So despite missing the Beasley post, I declare ChocoScott not a total screw up.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I'm bringing beer.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm headed home.

Talk with you all in a bit.

1:34 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Which thread is everyone posting on?

New forum fear, new forum fear.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

let's see, would I want to be on an AU thread or an LSwho thread, mytommyd.

I'll let you figure that one out!

1:41 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I just listened to Ziemba speak. You really get the feeling he loves Auburn. I really like that kid.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Just post anywhere you want! Anarchy!

1:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Should we just talk back and forth on both threads? :)

1:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

Guess I should just get back to work :)
Guess my thread has ended.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Thanks for your support, ehyou! It is my firm belief that pimiento cheese sandwiches should always be supplemented with a home grown tomato. It is even better if the pimiento cheese is homemade.

PF, will the beer be spit-free?

1:44 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Auburn A-Day game on ESPNU.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Jay G, I think you misquoted, took out of context or misunderstood Miles.

He said, "I hope The Hat stays next year."

1:49 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

I'm waiting for Johnny Knoxville of the show "Jacka$$" to come flying into the room and dump a bag of flour on Ziemba's head and run out laughing. If I could put up a comparison photo of Lee Ziemba and Bam Margera, I would. They (or at least their faces) look like twins to me. Am I the only one that sees this??

2:04 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

SC,

I do not condone such behavior. Harrison has questionable morals. He's okay, though, because he knows Smitty.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

don't see it, baldy. sorry.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Just to add to forum fear. There will probably be blog post comments AND forums. Brains may explode.

2:12 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Re:where to post, I thought JGT was going to put the Chiz thread at the top, not the Zee thread. Those both being Auburn threads made me scared. I knew we'd be leaving the Hat thread at some point, although its the last of theMedia days threads.

So Ive decided that since it's Friday - it's time to go have a drink. Maybe pop back a few co-colas

2:12 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ok, baldy, I do see it in the picture on the front page. Very Bamesque.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

It's almost too much to fathom PF. Is there an ETA on the big reveal? Ever since that whole "New Coke versus Coke" thing, I've never been good with change (even though I've only been posting here a few weeks).

2:15 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

after the afternoon i've had today a few drinks & a little NCAA11 sounds like a good nite.

2:19 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm concerned I'm going to post in a blog and not a forum, or visa versa, and then the movie scanners will be realized at my work area, and people are NOT going to want to clean up that mess.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

MTD - you've got a panty on your head.

2:20 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Scottie I will bring the beer.

2:21 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

bring a 2nd controller too. i've only got one.

Sam Adams.

stat!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

That's right PF and i can introduce you too Smitty if you play your cards right, or just show up at a tailgate, whichever

2:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My wife turns up the A/C to 81 every morning when she wakes up. She doesn't care if me and the dog are hot. I'm glad we don't stay home during the day very often.

2:23 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

1 controller...man what kind of gamer are you.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

A-day looks mucho better in HD. I was still on CRT when it was first aired.

2:24 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I will bring a controller and 1 beer.

2:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Smitty is a mighty man with the integrity of an eagle.

2:26 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

apparently i'm a very lonely gamer.

i don't play that much. the kids (dogs) usually takes most of my attention.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My child is asleep right now. Why couldn't she do that when I wanted to stay in bed this morning?

2:28 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

because she hates you

2:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

scottieb - I'm a very lonely gamer too. So lonely in fact that I have no gaming system whatsoever at my crib.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

If Saban doesn't like Pimps ... they must be wonderful.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bitch needs to chill with the mixed signals, then. She was very happy to see me when I came home.








Yes, I'm talking about a dog.

2:30 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm with Baldy, change is difficult. The thing I like about this blog is I don't miss anything. If there are several things to follow, I might miss something important. And I hate feeling like I am missing something good!

But, if JGT does it, it will have to be good. Everything he does is stellar.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

y'all are posting faster than I can read and work. Maybe I shouldn't work.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

New blog site will be sweet. Hear me now and believe me later.

2:34 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think football coaches should be required to answer interview questions as if they were pro wrestlers. "Well ya know, brother, Auburn is going to be bringing the PAIN to the SEC this year!"

2:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Chizik vs Li'l Nicky in a cage match. I'd watch that.

2:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Norm...
You're a little girly-man.

2:41 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I imagine with their sizes, they would be more of the high flying types of wrasslers. Should be good.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

If Saban was included in that wrestling scenario, he would be representing the "MWF" (Midget Wrestling Federation).

2:46 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

The paraphrased answers (from Atlanta sports radio) from the other SEC coaches make it sound like they think Saban is a tool and his whining about the agents excessive.

2:47 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

You can't hide from an old Geezer...I found you and only took 45 minutes.
I hope the new blogger isn't too complicated or I will stay lost.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

i bet Smitty would whip both of them, then help them up and tell them an uplifting story

2:47 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

wait... I thought Saban WAS a tool

2:48 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Saban would be the Million Dollar Man.

Everyone has a price.

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

if Saban was in pro wrestling, this would be him

2:49 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Saban is a solitary HO he pimps for hisself.

2:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I wonder which smart alec media member voted Vandy to win the east?

2:51 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

yeah I was only kidding since I don't even have a system right now.

Do any of the Bham Hotties ever go to Buffalo's to watch games when they are unable to attend in person?

2:51 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

yeah I was only kidding since I don't even have a system right now.

Do any of the Bham Hotties ever go to Buffalo's to watch games when they are unable to attend in person?

2:51 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

my last comment was to scottie.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

what about your next to last comment, ch=B?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Scottie doesn't live in Birmingham.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT - regarding your comment about working

2:57 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

In re Saban and agents ... methinks he doth protest too much.

3:03 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

There definitely should be some kind of competition between the coaches at media days. I am thinking a punt, pass, and kick Nick Saban's butt competition. Maybe arm wrestling would work too.

3:04 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I'm sorry for the mentally challenged. The 1st part of my 1451 post was towards Scottie. The second part of my 1451 post was directed to any of the Bham Hotties.

The mentally challenged part of this post was directed towards Mr. Google.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

"Mentally challenged" could really apply to a good many of us at one time or another. Well, not me of course, but the rest of you absolutely.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

He may be an All-American and a Butkus Award winner ... and yes, I understand the honor is a prediction ... but I find it hard to believe Donta' Hightower was the 2nd highest vote-getter on the preseason All-SEC team.

3:12 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I'm with you on that one Jet. The voters for these honors are idiots sometimes. Give to someone who really contributed last year not to a guy with a lot of potential. That's how you vote for the freshman team.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I also love the doublespeak from our own crew ...

CHIZ: "We will not be measured by wins and losses."

BYNES: "Eight ain't it."

3:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet was voted "Most Likely to Fail Miserably" during our Senior high school year.

It wasn't an officially recognized category, I nominated him and was the only one to vote for it, but I can state the claim that Jet was voted "Most Likely to Fail Miserably" and not feel guilty about it.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

That's not doublespeak. What they're trying to say is they will be judged only by wins.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

"We will not be measured by wins and losses."

Is the schedule I have pinned to my wall just for scrimmages? Are these not actually sporting competitions with scores and statistics recorded?

You bet your sweet bippy you'll be measured by wins and losses.

Keep Hate Alive.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

The sad thing is that I failed, but I failed to fail miserably.

3:25 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I understand what Chiz is getting at by not being judged by wins and loses. It is a philosophical thing. You control how you play. You don't control how the other team plays. So you work to play to your potential. Winning or losing depends upon the other team, too. If you win them all because all the other teams sucked butt, it doesn't mean much. If you lose them all because you sucked butt, well, that means something.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

See? I knew you were a failure.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Now it's time to say 'goodbye' to all our company...

I'm going home. I'm performing an emergency inspection on my garage refrigerator and then Hot Wife and I are going out to eat with some friends while F4* annoys some other poor couple.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Maybe they should treat the SEC like we treat baseball games for some of the leagues you hear of where they don't keep score. "There are no winners or losers in life. We're all winners."

3:33 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

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3:38 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I nominate Commish for post of the year.

3:41 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

or not

3:41 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

I don't see much difference between an NCAA coach and an agent, really. Both are making substantial sums off the labor of athletes. There is some debate, however, about who is more deceitful. The former profits off the illusion that the athlete is primarily a student, whereas the latter is far more honest about the fact that he is not.

Saban is the most appalling example of this dichotomy and biggest hypocrite because he is screams the loudest. Please spare us the righteous indignation, Little Nicky. We all know your only concern is that the agents may interfere with your gravy train.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

Damn typos. @#$!&^ Agents of America Association better get me a secretary that can spell for the press releases.

3:43 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

I now nominate Commish for post of the year.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Commish ... I want to know how you got that picture of Norm and me for your avatar.

3:47 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

CHB, i can deal with you not having a gaming system. i do take issue with your joking about bringing me beer.

that, my friend, is unforgivable!

3:47 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Please forgive me. Maybe if I see you at Auburn this year I will have more.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

Jett, I grew up on Statler & Waldoff. Now they crack my kids up.

Since we have no fuzzy bear on the HABOTN, I wonder who they would ridicule the most. Hmmmm

3:57 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

Fozzy Bear, that is. Geez

4:01 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

thx CHB.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Commish, I am currently behaving like Arnold Horshack (Hand up, yelling, "Ooh, ooh, ooh!").

4:05 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Cuddly HABOTN Bear said...

How 'bout this guy?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

garbage.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Today would be the 84th birthday of Auburn's last four sport letterman. Raise your glasses to him during happy hour today.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

welcome back welcome back welcome back.

I haven't seen that show in a LONG time.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Happy birthday, Erk!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Statler and Waldorf would not ridicule Erk.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Cuddly HABOTN Bear said...

Erk was a man.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Commish of Old Pimps said...

Scott, S&W are growing restless because the likely subject is silent. I think they just said, "Well, what's he waiting for?? We know he's got nothing else to do then post in this dump."

Damn, they're cantankerous.

4:28 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Did y'all read where Josh Bynes forgot his dress shoes and had to wear flip flops with his suit. I don't know why that strikes me as so funny.

4:28 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We need more players named Erk. That is a manly name.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

That was wonderful! Bravo!I loved it.That was great! Well, it was pretty good. Well, It wasn't bad. There were parts that weren't pretty good, though.It could've been a lot better. I didn't really like it. It was pretty terrible. It was bad. It was awful! Boo! Boo!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Cuddly HABOTN Bear said...

Search the interwebs, and find the letter that Erk wrote the the UGA team before the 1980 season.

Good stuff.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

This is the game plan. We have no alternative plan.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Paraphrasing S & W for the HABOTN:

Statler: That comment was awful!
Waldorf: He posts the same thing over and over again!
Statler: Boring!
Waldorf: See you next week?
Statler: Of course.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

As another terrible Friday puppet hour comes to a close, I would like to thank those that bring all of the flavor of Al.com to the HABOTN. It's a lot less boring with denseness and name calling.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

PF, we even had puppets (well, Muppets). What more do you want?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Puppet Hour always ends when I arrive.

5:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Dang it!!! I want football now!!! I am anxious to see if Cam is what some think he will be or if he is the same as our last 5 star QB that was suppose to be able to run. Inquiring minds want to know.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It's rare that I read a long internet story to its conclusion.

I read this one all the way through. It's an (anonymous) survey of 20 Division I basketball coaches about their profession. Outstanding stuff.

5:45 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I like the eight ain't it motto. Here's hoping next season it won't be seven sucks. This season's expectations seem to keep growing.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Glad you're home safely, JGT.

Did you participate in golf yesterday?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 cooked up a mean batch of shrimp pad thai from scratch. MMMmmmmm Good!!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

what's that I smell?

6:41 PM  
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