Daily Archives: February 3, 2008

Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

From the Urban Dictionary:

red headed stepchild
144 up, 22 down
A child who is obviously not your own, a child who is treated worse than other children in the family

I beat him like a red headed stepchild.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

When the presidents and chancellors of the 12 Southeastern Conference schools convened at the annual league meetings late last May in Destin, Fla., they concluded they wouldn’t support a football playoff.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive then asked Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat to continue to study the playoff question. That’s why Khayat, who was in Memphis on Thursday to accept the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award during a private function at The Peabody, was surprised when Georgia President Michael Adams began spouting in early January that he favored an eight-team playoff.

“I was surprised,” Khayat said. “But Mississippi-born author William Alexander Percy once wrote that red-headed people have hot tempers and they can’t do anything about it. Mike Adams, at one point in his life, had red hair. He was really ticked that Georgia wasn’t in the BCS game, and he called me before he said what he said publicly. We talked about a playoff in May, and we said we weren’t interested in a playoff. But we might be interested in a plus-one (determining the best two teams after the BCS bowls are played and having those two teams play for the national championship). I love and respect Mike Adams, but I think his emotions got the best of him and he fired it off in a hurry. He won’t get support from any of the SEC presidents on the model he proposed…

I’m not sure what else you can add after a comment like that.  Well, maybe one thing.  Adams has already inserted himself into one BCS title celebration with the timing of his proposal.  If a year from now it should come to pass that Georgia pulls off the stunner and wins a BCS title game, how much of a distraction do you think Adams will be at that time?


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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Michael Adams Wants To Rule The World

Bits and pieces

Just a few random tidbits as we approach Signing Day:

  • Jacksonville wonders why Mark Richt doesn’t show its high schoolers as much love as some other schools do.
  • Some coaches want to close the borders to their states to recruit successfully. Miami’s Randy Shannon doesn’t have to go that far, based on the high school talent available in South Florida.
  • Former Georgia commit Vince Faison got into a little trouble in Knoxville. But at least it wasn’t underaged drinking.
  • Bump.
  • The Honolulu Star Bulletin looks back at Hawaii’s season. In case you were wondering, it didn’t end well.
  • Who rates the raters?
  • Once you get past the red velvet cake and the pigs’ feet, there’s a pretty good story about Papa Bowden getting the last word in this article:

Terry Bowden got to do something not every son does: compete with his father.

In 1993, he and his brother Tommy, who was working for him at Auburn, were working on a player named Louis Battles. So was Bobby Bowden, for Florida State.

“Me and Tommy talked about how old he was,” said Terry Bowden, who now writes for yahoo.com and co-hosts a radio show on Sirius. “We said ‘By the time you are a junior, my Dad will be 65. When you want a recommendation, you won’t know what golf course my Dad will be on.'”

The next night, Bobby paid his official visit.

Battles’ high school coach told the FSU coach what the sons had said about his “imminent” retirement.

“Son, I promise you one thing,” Bobby told Battles. “I’ll be at Florida State longer than Terry will be at Auburn.”

By 10 years, and counting.

“He was very prophetic,” Terry said.


Filed under College Football, Crime and Punishment, Recruiting, The Glass is Half Fulmer