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2.16.2016

Welcome to another 5k

OK. So you all have reached 5,000 posts, so THT has asked that I make a new thread. I'll gladly acquiesce. But first, a photo of the always-lovely Jenna Fischer to user in a new post. Please enjoy.

3766 Comments:

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Blogger michael said...

turn the page

3:07 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Nicely done.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm still stuck stocking shelves at the BuyMore. :(

4:22 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I think Norm has officially given up on his page turning job.

Not me, THT. I'm shaking the coal off this uniform and heading home. Catch you guys in the AM.

5:02 PM  
Blogger THT said...

any of y'all use Signal by Open Whisper Systems to make encrypted phone calls or texting? I just installed it on my phone, and I'm trying to figure out why. I don't have anything to say worth encrypting, except maybe all of my posts here.

I'm guessing michael uses it intermittently

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11:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm ready to try this in November.

8:06 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I only use one encrypted app: Couple

It pairs my phone with one other one (the wife's). As you say, it's not that we're passing back and forth any information I'm super concerned about someone seeing, but I like my privacy. Just like I wouldn't care for someone to eavesdrop on one of our verbal conversations, I'd prefer our mobile communication to be just between us. Been using it for several years, it's free etc etc.

Hardly ever talk on the phone, so I don't have much use for encrypting that.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It's probably a close estimate that 90% of my cell phone conversations are, "I'm on my way home. Is dinner ready?"

Actually, the interrogative is implied, not spoken.

9:27 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

There's a tweet saying Devin Adams (another JUCO QB) is on the spring roster. Uh ... 1. How did that get past all the hacks till now? 2. Is there an NCAA limit on how many qbs you can have, because I think we're getting close to it?

Also: Pro-style 3* out of the 2014 class.

How many more days, THT?

11:27 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

We're using "Earn It" this year, THT. I guess I prefer something like that to "13 seconds better," but meh.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I think a lofty goal motto for 2016 would be "One Less Evisceration"

550 days until 2017 kickoff. WARRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

I emptied the bank account to renew our tickets right before the deadline. Thus, I am allowed to remain married for at least another 365 days.

12:23 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

If the marriage wasn't hanging in the balance I would have called that sheer lunacy.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Mercy. 37 mediocre QBs and now down to about 2 Linebackers. Congrats to Javiere for getting his degree. Best wishes.

12:25 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Yep. That's about the state of things.

12:32 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"Earn it" is a clear slap in the face to the 2013 team, which didn't earn anything. They were just completely lucky all the time.

12:39 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Well, MJT, that begs the question: Can a Gus led team earn anything? Do his teams have to luck into any real success?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Do his teams have to luck into any real success?

They will in 2016.

For 2017, I'll have to wait until I know whose team he's coaching ;-)

1:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Gonna run the table this year. Mark it, dude.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, we were talking about AU football, not Donald Trump.

1:26 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Which table are we talking about? Losses, wins, draws, dessert ... ?

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, if you want to run the vegetable, it's all yours.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

speaking of vegetables, why aren't ACC and SEC fans in Bradenton throwing rotten tomatoes at Jim Harbaugh?

2:51 PM  
Blogger michael said...

It's not rotten tomato season, THT.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

cell phone battery went from 100 to 58% today.

That voice/msg encryption app is no longer on my phone

4:27 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Depending on how this Apple/FBI thing turns out, you should have a lot more options soon, THT. One of them is bound to be able to figure out how to do it well.

4:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Looks like I'm back to spying on THT's iphone. I was bummed when everything was encrypted for a couple of hours.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Super Tuesday

https://amp.twimg.com/v/e9f4f903-6edb-4e02-b5cc-9a3e026de9cd

5:49 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

not likely Super Tuesday

6:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

How did your hockey team do last night, bubbs?

10:10 AM  
Blogger caulfieldkid said...

MJT, did you get your goats to vote for Trump?

10:10 AM  
Blogger caulfieldkid said...

"your hockey team"

*sad face*

10:11 AM  
Blogger michael said...

welcome caulfieldkid!

And no, my goats are way to smart to vote for Trump.

10:32 AM  
Blogger michael said...

"to"o not "to" jeez what an idiot

11:24 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

caulfieldkid has a good point, MJT. If your goats weren't voting for Trump who was?

P.S. Give up on the to/too thing. The universe seems to have conspired against you today.

11:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

my posts have been consistent in nature at least.

11:30 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I bet your posts like being out in nature. They seem like the woodsy type.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Is Michael building a fence in his backyard with wooden or plastic posts?

12:18 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Are you asking about his business, Jimmy?

1:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

we're gonna build a wall. a yuuuge wall.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

my hockey team did as expected. They STINK! I wonder how many days until 2016-17 NHL season. At least there will be good hockey on TV tonight since my team isn't playing.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, your wall looks a bit porous.

3:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

As long as immigrants can't fit through the holes, it will wall good.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

forget immigrants, man. you need that thing solid so that slithery slimy slippery politicians can't seep through.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

are you looking to keep emigrants from becoming immigrants or immigrants from becoming emigrants. It makes a huge difference in the way you align those one-way valves. Just ask a vascular surgeon, not that they are experts on immigration or anything.

3:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT, it's a yuuuuge wall. And I'm gonna make bubbs pay for it.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

with Signal - Private Messenger By Open Whisper Systems on my iphone yesterday: battery from 100 to 58% in 10 hrs, and that was with the phone sitting on the desk all day not being used

today without that app, even using Google maps and other apps I didn't use at all yesterday, battery from 100 to 91%

michael, you are welcome to listen in on all my calls.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy Knox said...

Found you guys! How's it going?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Just peachy!

9:34 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Just peachy!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, MrsTHT is upset that you didn't show for dinner last night after she invited you when I called to say I was on my way home from work.

9:50 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Oh, she knew I was listening? I thought she was just going insane or something, imagining some guy named Michael was also on the line. Guess that would have been a bit of a coincidence.

What did yall eat? French onion soup?

10:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Homemade pizza by MrsTHT using some of the scratch that 2.0 did not use when baking brownies on Sunday. At least, that's what I ate. Blue Bell for dessert, of course. I don't know what MrsTHT ate, but it wasn't pizza. MrsTHT and 2.0 have recently made French onion soup for their own consumption. I've been told (but don't believe for a nanosecond, much less for 5001 seconds) that it is delicious.

10:07 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I too had pizza made from scratch last night (though it was the people at the digiorno pizza factory that made it using their own scratch. But believe me, it was still scratch).

10:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

with all that scratch, you may want to try this pizza topping


I'm having second thoughts about my reply to Kathy. Did she mean right now, or was I supposed to answer how it's going to be going in 7 months when she checks back for an answer?

This could have serious implications for someone's goats

10:27 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Just peachy!

10:42 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hope you're able to fund that wall with bird seed, MJT. I've been sending my murder over to THT's feeders at night for raiding.

11:04 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I'd prefer to fund it with scratch, but whatever way is fine.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

no mass murder at my feeder. Not sure whose feeder was murdered, but it wasn't mine. We did have a hawk make multiple visits yesterday, not to the feeder but to the windows and doors, trying its best to get into our house. Never had that happen before.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, you should fund your wall with bitcoins. Also makes a tasty pizza topping.

11:29 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Was the hawks name "Beth." Because if so, I've never met it before and know nothing about it.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

No, he introduced himself as Jay, from Neodesha.

11:37 AM  
Blogger michael said...

That sounds like something Beth would do.

11:42 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

That doesn't sound like something Jay would do.

11:44 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Pretty sure you were rather discombobulated, THT. I'm beginning to doubt any of this happened outside of your own head.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, just look at the photo LB texted me yesterday. It shows that hawk staring through the window. He's not wearing a nametag, so we made the foolish mistake of believing him when he said he was Jay from Neodesha. Now that I think about it, his accent suggests he's from further east, maybe Montana or Pittsburg.

11:53 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Is this your hawk, THT: http://i.imgur.com/gnw5MxG.jpg?1

12:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I just hope that jury keeps deliberating.

bubbs, that web site is blocked. If it shows a red-shouldered hawk, then that's our hawk.

12:27 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I can't exactly ask this hawk to take off his shirt for a shoulder check, THT.

12:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Is this your hawk, THT: http://bit.ly/1UCb7fi

12:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm pretty sure that's him, michael. Can you blame us for not letting him in the house?

1:03 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Maybe this is him? http://www.geocities.ws/buckrogers_nz/images/the_hawk_wallpaper1024.jpg

1:04 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

If MJT's picture is him, then it was Beth. That's Beth. Well ... as I understand it, that's Beth. That's what people have told me. The description and all. I've not met Beth or anything.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, tell Beth that I can't come home right now.

1:15 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

The upside to MJT's porous wall is that you can pass notes through it. I'll see what I can do, THT.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I will confess to having a single song by KISS in my iTunes. From what I hear, it was named for a hawk.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Auburn basketball heading to Mexico next season

They got a real early start on that trip. They've been heading south for months.

1:47 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Ironically (early for that too), I'm not at all worried about the bb program or Pearl. His clock has just as much time on it as when he was hired.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I do have much higher hopes for next basketball season than I do for next football season. I don't recall any team (starting with only marginal talent) losing so many people to injuries. I haven't really kept up, but at times it sounded like he barely had enough for a starting 5.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If this had not been in alphabetical order, I wouldn't have had enough curiosity to find out AU beat ua-t! Actually, I had no doubt that ua-t wouldn't be their choice, but I didn't know if one of the private colleges could have slipped in there ahead of the GREAT AU!!!

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/lmh45mlii/alabama-auburn-universi/

2:46 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I like that they showed a picture of AU during it's snowy season.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Kathy Knox said...

Glad you are Peachy, THT. I did check back this morning! Then I watched the Lady Tigers win a nail biter in the SEC tournament. That win should get them in the tournament. Tomorrow's game is against the #1 seed, SEC Champions, undefeated South Carolina.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Muhammad, Clayton, Sidney, Jugdish, Kent, Lonnie ...

7:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Larry.


Kathy, I'm even peachier now that I have a great big bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream in my belly.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Auburn safety Rudy Ford misses second practice, could see time on offense

I like that last part. I still miss Tristan Davis.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

point of clarification... only the ice cream was in my belly, not the bowl.

HABOTN campfire was rocking* last night while watching the Penguins finally win a game against an upper tier team. Scoreless til almost the end of the second period, the two teams combined for 4 goals in the last 3 minutes of that period. That was all the scoring except for an empty net goal to push the final score to PENS 4 rangers 1



*rocking: the state of being sedate, quiet, unexciting... abandoned even.

7:40 AM  
Blogger michael said...

man, I did a little mini-campfiyah this morning, and it was craaaaazy

Congrats on your highly successful hockey team, THT.

9:11 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

THT is on a hot streak with his sports teams.

9:16 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Gus says we're returning to tempo.

It's like one of my kids claiming they'll clean their room "in just a second."

9:18 AM  
Blogger michael said...

well look who blew right through 2BEASLEY!!!! See, mistakes happen when you return to tempo.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't think I have to worry much about that jury now.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

FIRST!!!

Peachy and right busy.

So on birds; living in a neighborhood surrounded by lots and lots of woods, I'm right used to seeing buzzards overhead. Usually, it's a wake of maybe 4 or 5 of the disgusting creatures. One day a year or so ago (maybe it was before or after a big storm, can't remember), there were LITERALLY hundreds of them above the neighborhood for quite awhile. It was eery.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

talk about eery... the other night I went out and the sky was filled with stars and then last night I didn't see a single one. Now that's eery.

9:59 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

THT, they've been deliberating for over a week now and no one brought them water. I'd say you're safe regardless.

Norm, perchance had there been a drifter in the area prior to the buzzard sighting?

10:00 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

For that many buzzards, I hardly think a single drifter would suffice. Even if he'd been morbidly obese (which seems counterintuitive for the drifter profession) and the usual post-life bloating.

I tape an old business card over the lens of the internal laptop camera. That's just how I roll. I'll rarely need to use that camera and when I do, I just pull the card over to the side. I've been on too many webex meetings and see coworkers who had no idea they were on camera. That, and I don't trust Big Brother.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Jagr just keeps on going, if he has another year like this next year, he will overtake Howe in goals.

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

I wish 68 was still in Pittsburgh. He is amazing.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Is John Franklin III too small to play quarterback in the SEC?

I'm not sure, but it looks like his hands are smaller than Trump's.

11:04 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hmm. That's not exactly encouraging. Then again, what has been encouraging about next season?

11:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I hope that's a trick question. If not, I'm just going to have to turn in a blank answer sheet.

11:47 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

My answer: It will end in November.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'll live by my man Merle Haggard's words, "If we make it through December, everything's gonna be all right, I know."

12:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well, bubbs, between the two of us, I think we've created the LEABOTN (Lowest Expectations of Auburn Blog On The Net). It's a good thing Cincytiger doesn't visit. I'm afraid she'd experience anaphylaxis.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Norm, December should be interesting. Who on earth would be willing to be our new HC after watching us dump Tubs, Chiz, and Gus all in the past 8 years?


I don't really expect us to dump Gus this year. But I'd just as soon talk about who our next HC will be as I would our prospects for the 2016 football season. This is the LEABOTN, after all ;-)

12:33 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Kodi Burns has been rocketing through the coarching ranks. Why not hire him next?

12:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Well bubbs, that's just too soon. The sensible thing to do would be to bring back Dameyune and promote Kodi to OC. It's the clear path to the success we want and deserve.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Dameyune as HC of course.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'd rather hire DC, assuming we can't hire Jon Gruden and since David Shaw won't leave Stanford and we can't get Mike Tomlin.
Gary Patterson and Art Briles are getting on up there in years. Tom Herman probably ain't interested now that UH is paying him millions.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

How 'bout we hire Larry Fedora and he brings his entire UNC staff with him? That would be funny.

Has any school's former HC returned to that school as a coordinator or position coach?

1:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow, there is just all kinds of stupid in this world
former LAPD cop kept a knife found years ago on former house site of OJ Simpson.

1:58 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Was there a cheese plate found near by? Because if there was, I think that knife might be mine.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

well cheese whiz, bubbs, I don't know. It looked more like a salad plate. Why don't you ask Amy Vanderbilt?

3:04 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Is Amy here?!

Well, now I feel like an under dressed heathen.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

TGWoS

4:32 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I like data maps,
Global ship traffic seen from space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-TcDtSFDI

6:03 AM  
Blogger THT said...

that's a really neat video, Jimmy.

I suppose JayGT was pleased with the outcome of the UNC @ Puke game tonight. It certainly didn't hurt my feelings.

8:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I got scoop here: saw some of Saturday's practice through the trees while at Auburn (was there for a swim meet). Saw some offense vs defense. JJ threw a long touchdown and seemed to get the a lot of the snaps while I watched. Franklin was in some, and ran it most of the snaps I witnessed. Sean White was only in a couple of snaps that I saw, but he hit a nice out route. The running backs scored every time the ran the ball, but I suspect that is because they weren't allowed to be tackled. Both lines were live though, and there was some nice pad crunching.

Also, the coaches yell a lot. And Gus (or someone) says "hurry up" a lot. and the kickers kicked on their side of the field the entire time, and no coaches were yelling at them. And every few minutes there is a horn and someone says "PERIOD X" and everyone goes and runs to their next thing.

I also took some super secret pictures with my telephoto lens I had there for the swim tournament. I was like the paparazzi. Had a real good perch from the top of the stairs on the outiside of the aquatic center.

In other trip news: I don't like how Auburn has so many huge buildings now. doesn't feel like Auburn any more. It feels like UT or one of those other soulless colleges. OK, maybe not that bad since the buildings actually look good, but still, it has lost some of that Auburn feel to me. I might be 100 years old. Git off my lawn!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Did you get a taco salad from the Village Kitchen at CDV Ext?

9:41 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

So JJ is our QB for 2016?

9:42 PM  
Blogger michael said...

They didn't assign JJ to water boy duty, which is what I would have hoped for based on last year. So it does seem that he is getting some looks in practice. MJT's baseless prediction is still JFIII, though that might be wishful thinking.

I actually took a picture of the last real CDV building standing (I meant to make a tweet about it, actually... might get around to that tomorrow). I didn't have no time to take pictures of the extension, cause I am too cool for that.

11:42 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Gus keeps saying they "might" go live on the QBs after spring break. I think that's when JJ will crumble. Specifically, if the defense mixes up the packages to confuse him on the passing plays, I suspect he'll loose some of his shine.

The great and terrible thing about a Gus offense is that so much hinges on the QB. If he has a good one, the offense is lights out. If a guy back there is even average, it struggles mightily. It took last season for me to accept that fact, and maybe Gus too. He did put 5 QBs on the roster this year. He's scrambling. Wait. I said 5. Don't we have #6 coming in the fall?

8:45 AM  
Blogger michael said...

The long pass JJ completed when I was watching was on that double fake reverse play that Gus dials up once a game, which made me shudder a bit. That play used to be money, but I'm pretty sure errybody has figured it out now.

But it don't matter who the QB is, because our defense will carry us this next year. Right?

9:35 AM  
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11:34 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

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11:41 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

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12:05 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I give up, how do you post links again?

12:06 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Why you delete, Jimmy?

Just paste the danged thing in here. We don't care.

Or wait on THT to tell you.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

caption this pic

http://oi64.tinypic.com/fdzgi8.jpg

Me: Duke is sloooooowwwww, like a sloth in zootopia

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

oi64.tinypic.com/fdzgi8.jpg

12:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

michael, I'll be surprised if JFiii has the size to start at QB in the SEC. He could start for this team

Jimmy, it's so much simpler to copy/paste the URL than it is to create a hyperlink. I'm just a "tiny bit" OCD. If I told you how to do it, I'd end up creating a link rather than showing you how to do it. I got the instructions from SteveFC (or maybe Monica) back in December 2008; I'll post it tonight when I get home. In the meantime, I found this "timely" post when searching for it on HABOTN:

Josh in Leeds said...
Yep, Cotton is gone. We no longer have a QB commit in this class. It just keeps getting worse...

1:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

and this one could have been posted yesterday... except michael is already back:

michael said...
I may have to take some time off from HABOTN and all things Tiger football for quite awhile. All of this is depressing me more than losing to bama. I feel no hope and think we may be set back for the next 5 years, maybe longer. MichaelJanTerri out.

12:31 PM

1:21 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yup... 2008 sent me into an Auburn football existential crisis. I definitely figured out I cared waaaayyy too much about it that year. I have a better perspective now... which lets me not get so down when things go wrong, but also not quite get so high when things go great (the downside of having "perspective" or whatever).

I remember thinking when Auburn won the BCS, "Boy, this would have been a lot cooler for me if it had happened three years ago. Doh well!"

1:44 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

That was your problem, MJT. To make an analogy, you sold while your stock was rock bottom. You should have held out until 2010, then gained perspective.

To follow that through, we should really start caring this year. AU stock is pretty stinkin' low right now. It's a great penny buy. We can sell out again in a couple years with a new coach and title run.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Former Murray State, Auburn, UofL QB Zeke Pike booked in Calloway County Jail at 6:13 a.m. today. 2nd DUI, poss. of cocaine/marijuana

2:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

bubbs, there's a reason I have a "stocksinker" email address.

I've got to give Cotton credit; he hasn't been busted for cocaine. I remember someone selling tickets for the Zeke Pike Express. It's not worth the trouble of searching the archive.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

̶T̶h̶a̶n̶k̶f̶u̶l̶l̶y̶ Unfortunately, a Google search of Zeke Pike Express did not lead to an immediate answer of who the stupid person was who thought Pike was going to be a hit at AU.

2:27 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I can't remember anyone being that high on him. Although, I would do something like sell tickets for the Zeke Pike Express. It could have been me.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

only if you go by the nickname THT.

2:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Zeke Pike signed during the 2.0 years... meaning any evidence of an Express has been set on fire and lost forever. Not even Future Internet Archaeologists will be able to find a trace of it.

2:53 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Just so you guys know I've got tickets for the Woody Barrett Express.

ALLLLLL ABOOOOOOOARD!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FIAs don't have nothin' on the Master of Web Searching. Actually, Google was of no use in finding this

T̶h̶a̶n̶k̶f̶u̶l̶l̶y̶ Unfortunately, I haven't yet found a way to text-search said Forum archive, so the dolt who proclaimed Zeke Pike as AU's starting QB as a true freshman remains a mystery.

3:36 PM  
Blogger michael said...

i've actually been on that site before looking for 2.0 stuff, but the majority of the pages of the forum weren't archived.

fortunately, I saved a few of the threads myself before the board's demise ("Leff Turns" will be our era's "Gilgamesh" in a few thousand years)

3:47 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

The "Bench Cam" thread has a little less pop now that SFC has gone underground.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I know where you can find steve if you would like, we even exchanged a couple posts last week, but yes underground is appropriate.

6:40 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Tell him he's welcome at 1.0.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'd love to read the Bench Cam saga yet again. He's not only welcome at 1.0, he's welcome elsewhere too but has chosen not to.

I learned something at baseball practice last night which I'll share here; a kid on an opposing team is the son of none other than The Lizard. Kid's a pretty good baseball player and is one of only 2 players on his current team with anything resembling speed.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Lizard, jr.?

Jimmy, I didn't forget about the link stuff, I just never got around to turning on my laptop last night. That happens about twice a year.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Lizard Part Deux!

10:31 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Wonder if any of you dudes can read this article and resist looking at your index finger and ring finger afterwards.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/08/health/trump-small-hands-penis/index.html

10:42 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Get your mind out of your glove, MJT.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm glad Dec 31 is on a Saturday this year. I'll actually get to watch the first semifinal instead of being at work like I was on this past Dec 31. I think ESPN schedulers are pretty stupid.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/college-football-playoff-moves-semis-earlier-kickoffs-173035593--ncaaf.html

11:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

too bad NHL season can't end right this minute. The Penguins are in about as good a spot as they can hope for, the 7th seed, which would get them out of the bracket with the Capitals and Rangers. They could be 8th seed after tonight, and easily out of the playoffs completely by end of season. April has 1 home and 4 away games. Two of those 5 are against Flyers.
Last 9 meetings between Pens & Flyers? Pens 1, Flyers 8

543 days until 2017 kickoff! WARRRRRR EAGLE!!!

12:34 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Pens are just lulling them into a false sense of security, THT. They got this.

12:57 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

So, hey. Does anyone know what JayG thinks about the QB situation?

12:57 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I just looked at the roster and was surprised we only have 4, plus one "athlete". Even Florida has more mediocre QBs taking up roster spots than we do.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'd rather not talk about it, although I just did. I'd just as soon hear JayG's thoughts on the BC coaching situation.

1:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I'm a bit of a QB expert. If you have any questions bubbs, feel free to ask.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

bubbs wants to know, in two words, what does former AU QB Frank Stubbs have in common with F. Scott Fitzgerald?

1:59 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Well that's easy. They were both married to Mary Lou Retton.

Next question.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

just found this, so maybe it was John Trapp instead of Stubbs.

In the meantime, I'd be pleased if the self-proclaimed QB expert would fill in the data for the missing years here

2:08 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Yeah, and someone on fight club (one of the lady types - ephem?) had parents that hung out with them or something like that.

2:24 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hey, MJT. Have you or your QB expert friend noticed anyone sucking it up this spring like Cam did back in 2010?

2:39 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT: the missing QBs are John Durbawitz, Fifi Bon Solomon, Ted Juice, Thebes Cantilever, Dredmond Dredbonavitz, Jacob Powell, Greg Zzzonton, and Dream Skybaby.

2:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

My QB expert friend ain't at Auburn anymore bubbs, so I am fresh out of misleading scoops.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZONTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

he was my 2nd all-time favorite. He could put ZZZZZZZZip on the ball like nobody's bidness.

I love me some Thebes, even if he was a yankee. He was a great lunchpail blue collar QB, got the job done. But Forth Cantilever, now there's a QB with some pizazz.

2:51 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Dred was a good one.

2:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT, I think the proper spelling is "Buttforth Cantilever." I didn't include him because he never technically started. Fun fact: in 1947, Auburn held a weekly fundraising raffle to pick a student at random to start the game at quarterback. Students would buy lots of tickets with hopes of being the "starting" QB. After the first play, Buttforth* would come in. Some people thought the practice would end after Auburn's youngest student, the 11 year blind child genius Dallas Strobemange, won the raffle and was nearly killed the first play of the Tulane game. Anyway, I didn't include the names of all the raffle winners ealier, because they weren't really real starters anyway.

*some Auburn historians think his real first name was Clancy, but coach would yell at him "Bring your butt forth!" after the first play and tell him to go in. The nickname stuck. These Auburn historians are wrong, though. His given name was Buttforth.

3:06 PM  
Blogger michael said...

And yes, Buttforth and Thebes were brothers. That much should be obvious.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

you should publish a book about AU history. I'd have one on my coffee table, for sure. Except, I don't drink coffee, so I couldn't put it on any of my tables. Maybe I could use it to swat Zika-laden mosquitoes. Then I'd buy your whole inventory and sell for huge profits as a cure for the Zika virus. I could be rich if you'd just hurry up and publish your book.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

anybody keep up with Harrison? What's he up to?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

TGWoS

3:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Blogger bubbs said...
Yeah, and someone on fight club (one of the lady types - ephem?) had parents that hung out with them or something like that.

My father's parents were "associates" with F. Scott and Zelda, Zelda in particular since she was from The Gump. I recall seeing a pic or several of the Fitzgerald's at a party at my grandparent's house.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

In AU Archives, I found a photo of the Cantilever brothers sitting outside of L Building on Wilmore Drive.

3:44 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Ohhhh. The Canti Brothers never could resist a "What you wanna bet that'll hold me up" bar trick.

5:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Harrison is on the Twitters still. He tweeted right at me just a couple of days ago, in fact. So he must be doing great.

That's a pretty good picture of the Cantilever brothers, THT. One of the only ones I've seen where they aren't wearing wrestling singlets.

5:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Interesting. JJ running with the ones.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/03/auburn_practice_observations.html

5:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Ok, Jimmy, I found the email from Monica, but I don't know how to post it without turning it into a hyperlink. That's why Omnica had to email it to me.

Good news, I just found the instructions on this web site

You can only post link to an image, not the actual image.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Penguins suck.

542 days until 2017 kickoff! WARRRRRRRRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!

8:16 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Where is Adams in the DL rotation? He hurt or something?

8:33 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It doesn't really matter unless you think he's going all Fairley on us this Fall.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

He's listed first on depth chart; is he not practicicing?

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Thanks THT!

Adams not a stater, JJ our starting QB.

I have visions of chizik talking about imposters

10:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm not sure what I meant by practicicing. It has something to do with hockey or birthday cakes, I'm not sure which.

10 year old data but still an interesting map

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

Round towns, including an Enigma in Georgia

I don't think I've ever lived in a circular town, at least not one in NC

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

A new blog to follow

http://lionfaith.org
http://lionfaith.org/the-love-for-the-game-that-never-died/

11:46 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Didn't work very hard at proofing the post (I hope), but overall it's pretty good. Might be fun to follow him along. It's always weird how we get to know these players from afar. We never actually get to know what they're like as individuals.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks for that link, Jimmy. bubbs, you are so right, just like Carl. So often I wish I could meet all the "good guys" and thank them for being great ambassadors for the school I love too much.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I just spent far too much $ at Lowe's and didn't even get to buy anything fun.

1:09 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Ohhhhhhhhh! A guessing game.

I think Norm got a high end shovel.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Just read it, that was good. Thanks for sharing, I've now subscribed to his blogosphere and followed him on the tweeter machine.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

For what I spent, that'd be a shovel purchased by DoD back in the day. Had no idea 10-3 electrical wiring would be as expensive as it was. Went ahead and snatched up 250' worth to accomplish the job at hand and the one which is pending. Not me, I don't do electrical beyond replacing a fixture, I'm supporting the local economy by paying someone to do it.

1:34 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Norm, there's a reason people break into homes and steal copper pipe/wiring.

1:38 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

By the way, I hate twitter's new fangled ordering of things. A timeline, by definition, should be chronological. I don't need no algorithm trying to decide what I want to look at next.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

This wiring will be run through conduit and largely buried underground.

I use Echofon as my tweeter replacement, my TL is chronological just as I like it.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I only look at the tweety list about once every 5 days. I don't pay any attention to the order. I hardly pay any attention to the tweets.

I just looked up Echofon to see what I was missing. They say it will "enable you to manage your busy social media life on Twitter".

Well, that's a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. If I had a busy social anything, I'd run and crawl in a hole. Head first.

1:57 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hate to break this to you, THT, but this here blog comment section is the social media super highway.

2:00 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hey MJT/Norm you guys know of anyone trying to unload a mini-van/SUV(with 3rd row)? I'm looking to make a very slight upgrade (i.e. not spend much money). Right now I'm shaking the bushes to see what's out there.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

No Sir, sure don't. I use Craig's List for such. Bound to be one or several for sale in your general vicinity. I'd sell you my 2WD Tahoe with 3rd row. It's an 07 and has like 125k. But, since it runs fine and considering how little I need to drive it (outside of hunting season), I'll keep it until some repair which just doesn't make sense comes my way.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

avoid a Sienna with run-flat tires.

I'll be honest. I love this stuff.

2:19 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I'll give you tree-fiddy for that Tahoe. No, but seriously, something about like that is what I'm hunting.

Been keeping an eye on craigslist. Will continue to do so.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

bubbs, I seriously doubt Norm would even consider an offer of $350K. Be reasonable, man.

2:36 PM  
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