Daily Archives: July 25, 2008

Now you’ve gone too far.

The height of faux outrage:

… Urban Meyer and Florida aren’t the only ones who have some bitter memories about its game against the Bulldogs. Meyer didn’t like Georgia’s end zone celebration in a 42-30 Bulldogs win.

Auburn defensive tackle Sen’derrick Marks is still smarting from the 45-20 whipping the Tigers suffered last season to Georgia.

“Their team embarrassed us,” Marks said today at SEC Media Days. “They’ve beat us two years in a row but last year, they went black out. They danced on us. The mascot danced on us. The ballboy danced on us and the commentator even did a Soulja Boy on us.”

The commentator was in on it?  The bastard!

Hey, insult our players and our coaches.   But when you jump on Uncle Verne, man, that’s like peeing on the American flag.



Filed under SEC Football

To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub.

With this, it’s time to sell the movie rights to SEC Media Days, 2008 edition.  And we haven’t even heard from Spurrier yet.

By the way, welcome aboard, Mr. Hale.


UPDATE: Speaking of Spurdog, here are a couple of nice shots to wrap up Media Days.

For the media, “It’s like going after girls, I guess. You get the best one you can. Some of you guys have good-looking wives, which is unusual.’’

And for Bobby Petrino:  “He had about as much fun as I did in the NFL,’’ Spurrier said. “When he first went, I said I’ll give him two years. He almost made one.’’


Filed under SEC Football, The Blogosphere

Harvesting some low-hanging fruit

Don’t take my word for it.  Sly Croom can tell you where it’s a-happening:

“Because of all these tubes (U-Tube) we have on the Internet,” Croom said, “the public has so much access to what goes on so much quicker that a guy in a split second can change the entire course of his life by a decision that he makes.”

So here are a few things worthy of your perusal this fine morning:

  • We all know that David Ching has crossed over to the dark side.  He’s got a few observations about Mark Richt’s performance at SEC Media Days yesterday you might want to read.
  • Kyle’s got questions about Howard Schnellenberger’s mad math skillz.  Although I don’t think HS has ever miscounted downs, he’s never struck me as being the academic type, either.  That being said, I suspect he was looking at this proposal from the perspective of the little guys and neglected to game the whole thing out on his fingers and toes.
  • The guys at RazorBloggers Network score with my favorite preseason prediction of 2008:  Banners Flying Over Ole Miss Game.
  • A Michigan offensive lineman transfers to Ohio State, and Kirk Herbstreit worries about RichRod.  Go figure.


Filed under College Football, The Blogosphere

“I’m gonna have somebody’s ass in muh briefcase.”

It’s become an endearing tradition at SEC Media Days – the legal maneuvering between Philip Fulmer and what seems like the entire Bar of the state of Alabama always comes to a head in Buhmin’ham.

And so they meet again.  LawVol has all the sordid details.

I don’t know about you, but for some reason whenever I hear the words “Phil Fulmer” and “subpoena” together, it always brings to mind one of the greatest scene stealing moments in the history of American cinema…

… Wilford Brimley as US Assistant Attorney General James Wells in Absence of Malice.

James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General: Tell you what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna sit right here and talk about it. Now if you get tired of talking here, Mr. Marshal Elving Patrick there will hand you one of them subpoenas he’s got stuck down in his pocket and we’ll go downstairs and talk in front of the grand jury… Elliot? Jim?… Fine. All right, Elving, hand whichever one of these fellas you like a subpoena and we’ll go on downstairs and talk in front of the grand jury.
District Attorney James A. Quinn: Gallagher’s a government witness.
James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General: Wonderful thing, a subpoena.

It’s the way he pronounced “subpoena” that really made it special for me.

So we’ll see what happens leading up to the Auburn game


Filed under Crime and Punishment