Mike Slive and the SEC Fourteen (h/t Team Speed Kills):
I’m really digging Franklin and Richt posed next to each other. Was that staged, or did they choose that?
Anyway, let’s hear from you in the comments.
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Apropos of nothing really, except that this photo strangely inspires my imagination of what would shake out if this crew were tangled up in a bar brawl scene: whichever good Dawg it was who casually mentioned Young’s “Tonight’s the Night” album some weeks ago, you have my regards.
That record has all the visceral grit of a down-on-the-floor drinking binge. On stretches of it, the vocals nearly sound as if delivered from behind a bar at around 2 AM! Just down-and-dirty stuff that I had yet to discover (I had covered ’70-74 Young fully).
As for the photo: “Look around men — next year at this time at least two of you will be down the road.” (and I think we’ve got more intrigue coming from Pinkel –look at that windbreaker style)
Sorry to threadjack right from the go.
“bar brawl scene”
Closer to the bar scene of characters in Star Wars if you ask me.
ONLY CMR looks normal and happy.
“(and I think we’ve got more intrigue coming from Pinkel –“
Gary has a dark and brooding look about him. However, when the lighting is the better…
Dang! Looks like he’s in the Mob!
Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or to Joe Pesci is purely coincidental
Where to start? WTH is Chizik doing?
I have no idea who the A&M and Mizzou coaches are.
The only two people who appear to be giving their everyday, non-nervous appearances are Saban and, oddly enough, Miles.
Looks like Chizik has his left arm in a sling. He’s also the only one wearing tennis shoes.
What an uncomfortable looking bunch. Seriously, as many times as these guys get their pictures taken, you wouldn’t think half of them would look like they’re taking the awkward middle school yearbook photo.
Chizik had shoulder surgery.
What kills me though is every one else at least tried to dress up a bit, and freaking Chizik is in a track suit. LOL. Will “the fonz” Muschamp is looking dapper also. Miles looks like that special needs kid that bags groceries down the street.
“WTH is Chizik doing?”
Thinking he’d rather be doing his act at Talledega?
Always quick with an apropos jpg. Nice.
After further study, I think Chizik is about to unfurl a retractable wire rigged in his jacket from which dangling, “hot” costume jewelry will bedazzle the soon-to-be bamboozled NCAA.
Trinkets…excellent! Julie Roe Lach would be pleased. This comment from Mark Mandingo @ Team Speed Kills is good too:
“its official The Chiz has a spacesuit for every occasion.”
Wow. Richt is a trend setter. He showed up in warm ups last year, and this year, everyone dressed down.
Muschamp is wearing jorts!
and a Member’s Only jacket
“Tell me one more GD TIME to put my hands on my knees and see what happens, son. We are REBELS!”
I’m surprised Saban had time for this picture. Muschamp looks like a chubby child molester in need of a haircut. Is that a black leather jacket he’s wearing? Come on.
Dooley looks constipated. Spurrier looks retired. James Franklin’s face makes me want to BASH IN JAMES FRANKLIN’S FACE.
Chizik looks like he just broke wind and Spurrier loooks like he just got the first wiff.
Caption ” The reason why Urban Meyer Moved North.”
The guy in the white shirt…to SOS’s left……appears to be protecting his nutsack.
“This year’s krewe looks like they’re on a funeral house visit. Apparently, Houston took the red sweater vest with him when he was runnoft.”
Two years in a row with Richt and Franklin next to each other? Jax Dawg would say , “That’s because they are in alphabetical order.”.
So that’s where my mafia coat went!
“I TAKE MY WINDBREAKER OFF FOR NO MAN!”
Coach Saban, stand up!
Oh, you are standing up.
They have Saban standing because they were worried if he was sitting his feet would dangle.
I thought Saban insisted on it so he could show he was taller than Slive.
CheeseD@ck: Oh, it was a joke? I thought you guys were serious.
Who put James Franklin almost all the way over on the right like that? And next to Mark Richt, no less? James Franklin wants you to know how disrespected he feels. He’s not gonna forget this.
That guy has a lot of things, you know, to remember. It’s not for him to say who will do the forgetting, see, but that football team of his has a lot of heart, and a lot of, you know, memory. And when they start feeling disrespected and begin thinking memorably about some of the things that have been said, and he’s not going to say who said what or did that, but some other teams should remember this in their memories, because disrespectedness is no longer part of the culture at Vanderbilt University. And having not said anything at all, that’s all he’s going to say. So remember this day.
These guys are multi-millionaires. Why do so many of them have terrible haircuts? Dooley’s clothes don’t match. Miles is wearing horrible brown shoes that don’t match.
Why can’t these grown men dress themselves? I was pretty disappointed that Coach Richt was wearing that windbreaker last year, but this is a pretty terrible looking bunch. Chizik is dressed like crap and is wearing tennis shoes. Kick him out of the conference. The only guys who look like they’re rich at Saban, Sumlin, Joker, and Spurrier. Muschamp looks hilarious. Freeze looks like an idiot.Petrino looks like he just got blasted in the face with a bunch of cold air. Mullen (underdressed) and Richt both look a little awkward. And someone please punch James Franklin in the face.
To sum it up…
Underdressed guys who look stupid: Muschamp, Mullen, Freeze, Pinkel, Chizik
Guys who obviously can’t dress themselves: Dooley, Miles
Guys who did well or alright: Richt, Petrino, Joker, Saban, Sumlin, Franklin, Spurrier
Worst Dressed: Chizik by a mile.
Best Dressed: Probably Saban
Needs to be punched: Muschamp, Franklin, Chizik
LOL !!! I am getting some good chuckles from these responses!
Either Spurrier shit his pants or MIles farted.
Or maybe he’s as creeped out as I am that Slive has his hands on Steve’s shoulders.
That’s to keep Saban standing.
Sorry- Reverend Saban.
Saban obviously looks more like a reverend than Richt. He is probably telling the recruits, I can be holy as well and this picture is showing he is not about to tell lies.
Notice Richt has his fingers in his pocket. He doesn’t want to find some missing after the flash. Tenured coaches are in the know, you know.
Pinkel looks like he might have had a bit too much to drink the night before.
I didn’t realize until now that we had a black coach, a pretty-much black coach and a kinda black coach in the SEC.
Boom looks like the high school bully who shows up to his 20-year reunion in the same clothes.
If I’m Dooley or Petrino, I’m checking over my shoulder every 5 minutes to make sure Franklin isn’t about to chop my knees from behind.
2 more thoughts:
1. Why is Billy Gillespie standing between Franklin and Slive?
2. Chizik wearing a fucking wind suit. Awesome!
One of these men will lead his team to a National Championship Next Year Part VI.
Did anybody noticed a COCKroach right in the middle of the picture. LOL
Chizik is full of wind so he has to wear the appropriate suit of jacket for it. Or is it an astronaut suit? He’s probably bringing his players to another dimension in outer space.
I think he’s wearing the jumpsuit that Tommy Gunn wore in Rocky V.
Muschamp, Leather bomber jacket. What a hick. Australian for traitor.
Senator, this thread is aboslute proof that you have the cream of the crop as posters on GTP!
These guys all made me LOL!
Anyone up fr 6 in a row?
[after seeing pic of Big 10 coaches]
and THESE are the Campbells…
Franklin is trying to smile and play nice so Richt doesn’t sic Todd on him in front of the other coaches.
Hatfields in front, McCoys in back. Now everyone smile and say SEC speeeeeeeeed.
“Birmingham Warriors -1982 Division Champs”
The Ole Miss coach looks like he works at an auto parts store.
“ok, National Championship contenders, to Spurrier’s right, the rest of you to the left with Richt please.”
So… Kentucky, Mizzou (7-5 last year), Texas A&M, Florida, and Auburn are NC contenders and Arkansas with Petrino (finished in the top 5 I think) isn’t?
Said the loser from the Flats with the fat slob HC…
I just saw this and I can’t stop laughing.
I think my favorite part is Hollywood Muschamp wearing the leather jacket.
Best picture I’ve seen in a long time.
Dan Mulllen really needs to see someone about his posture.
And is Petrino wearing a turtleneck under his dress shirt?
I think that is the “Cousin Eddie dickey”!
“Mr. Franklin, could you pass the grey poupon?” -Petrino
“Grey Poupon is not a man of honor”
“Fellas fellas, don’t worry with this 8 game SEC schedule you’ll only see each other every 20 years, so it’s like you’re in two different conferences…..Chiz, I told you not to wear the bookbag in the picture.”
– Slive McSlim
Saban is NOT that tall. Shoe lifts?
Franklin – (spouting typical BS).
Saban – “James, I really wish you were in the West. I’d throw up a West Coast hand sign, but my hand is too heavy from my 3 national championship rings”.
Miles – “Guys….guys, guys. Let’s just all go ahead and get them out and measure. Let’s just get this over with.”
Is “The Hat” referring to hanging his hat?
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