Thursday lunch buffet

A little later than usual, but still plenty to nosh on:


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75 responses to “Thursday lunch buffet

  1. HVL Dawg

    Touche Ben Dukes.

    I wish The Dawgbone could give users a filter to permanently hide selected bloggers.

  2. adam

    I believe you mean *when* Auburn loses to LSU this Saturday.

  3. Rusty

    ” They call him “The Voice of The SEC” when they intro him. His show is incredibly popular throughout the SEC states”

    Is this really a true statement? I know he’s popular in Alabama, but I’m thinking everywhere he is considered a tool…a tool of ‘Bama..or Auburn, whichever team has prominence in that state at a particular time.
    Personally, I am not a fan.

    • Russ

      Yeah, I don’t get that. If it weren’t for this blog, I’m certain I’d never have heard OF Finebaum. And I can say that I’ve never actually heard him. Don’t really care to.

      • Rusty

        I used to occasionally listen to him ..didn’t take long to wear thin with me. But, to each his own.

        • Smitty

          Finebaum’s show is entertaining for just a few minutes. Basically its a show for the state of Alabama. The cornball nature of letting the trailer trash listeners rant for minutes without interruption is why its nothing more than small town local radio. I spend a lot of time on the road for business from NC to TX and its really only on MS & AL stations.

          • hunkerdowndawg

            Sadly, it is on Sirius/XM College Sports Radio from 3 to 7 when something good could actually be on.

            • Mayor of Dawgtown

              We need to figure out how to get SiriusXM to drop him. I hate the guy.

              • Macallanlover

                + 1 Sirius needs to drop him or move him to the midnight shift where the truckers can talk to their mental equal. Would love to see Bill King rerun in that 3PM time slot. The show is unbearable, except for the Updates. Guy has no SEC cred.

                • Macallanlover

                  Damn auto correct, should be Updykes.

                • The Lone Stranger

                  Agree with the macro-Finebaum bashing, but for chrissakes Macallan take it easy on our country’s great and upstanding truckers! You like your $1.29/doz. eggs and $800 fancy-pants TVs lilke the rest of our ilk, yes? These are good and dirty Americans like you and I.

                  • DugLite

                    No question about it. Today’s truckers are very different, as a whole, than the truckers of the 80’s.

                  • Macallanlover

                    Nothing at all against truckers, but at that time of night they would be the only ones riding around having to listen to that. Plus it would keep the Updykes up late and off the airwaves during the day.

                    • Scorpio Jones, III

                      Damn Mac, I was not aware that all truckers are troglodytes…the things you learn here. Glad you don’t dislike troglodytes, though.

                    • Cojones

                      I dislike the hell out of the troglodytes, especially when they come on here.

    • Noonan

      Finebaum is so transparently trollish that he could only be popular in Alabama. The natives over there are college-football- obsessed and so ignorant as to be incapable of understanding irony.

      • I beg to differ. Having been to parties with Friends in Birmingham where Finebaum was present; the overwhelming opinion is that he is an ass.

        • AusDawg85

          It’s not just an opinion. One could say he is the Howard Stern of ‘Bama radio, only without the media savvy, interviewing skills, voice, entertainment ability, production value, choice of guests, screening of callers, etc. Otherwise, he’s right there…a legend in his own mind. Just ask him.

          • Scorpio Jones, III

            Dude, what did Howard Stern do to piss you off?

            • Ausdawg85

              Scorp swings and misses… My point that is. I’m actually praising Stern and noting Finebaum is talentless. But hey, you’ve got a lot better things to focus on right now. DTAUTA! 🙂

              • Cojones

                He’s just not up to it this week Ausdawg. What with the other worriers and the Senator putting up good news and everything. On a Fri before game night, his head should be hung lower than my pecker. They just don’t make worriers like Munson any more. Sigh.

          • He is a narcissist for sure..

          • The Lone Stranger

            Maybe becuase of my wandering ways, or whatever, but I have yet to understand fully Stern’s hold on some essence of legitimacy. I consider him fully a self-serving, tact-less and gutless hack. Beyond all that, I’m sure he is a swell guy. But, too, I’ll wager he couldn’t talk a lick of college football so he is expendable.

        • Charles

          And yet everyone listens to him. They’re just a bunch of enablers. It’s a shame. The top college football media market in the country really deserves better.

          • The Lone Stranger

            Same enablers raise Stern to some version of a bizarre mythic radio Delilah. I won’t raise my vibe to that.

    • Dawgfan Will

      We need to get Hoppy on that mother.

  4. Rusty

    meant everywhere ELSE.

  5. BCDawg97

    I bet Mr. Dukes spends lots of time at the DawgVent…

  6. What is Ben Dukes’ point? That it’s wrong to blog? That only former backups are qualified to blog? Is someone holding a gun to his head making him read crappy blogs (like mine)?

    I don’t get it.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Mr. Dukes MAY have some more experience in the arena than some of us but clearly he doth notteth understand that in writing, less is more, and that there is a reason books are generally written on white paper.

      Having tried to read his blog before and found my eyes crossed by the prose, and the amateurish knockout type, I am not going to worry about Ben Dukes.

      I have a full plate for the foreseeable future.

    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      Agree. He derisively complains about the stupidity of certain blogs, yet apparently continues to read them. Who then is the stupid one?

      • I’m not trying to call him stupid and enjoy some of his posts. Seems like he has a beef with at least one blog in particular, and doesn’t like the way DawgBone determines readership by increasing font size on “sexy” post titles. Somewhat fair criticism, even if he did not word it all that well.

        • Cojones

          Several of those have cried “Wolf!” so long that I just don’t even give a damn to visit. That goes especially to “Huge”, “New”, “Secret” and “Insider”-capped headlines about recruiting. Sameold, sameold, every time.

  7. stoopnagle

    Who is the best writer/media voice on the SEC?

    We know Barnhardt is Mr. Conventional Wisdom or the voice of the establishment. If this were politics, he’d be on This Week as either Geo. F. Will or Cokie Roberts (depending on your POV). Finebaum is the troll/infotanier. He’s Limbaugh. Or maybe Sam Donaldson. . . No, he’s Limbaugh. Just a blow hard making shit up to get the base riled.

    Who is the reliable, informative journo we should all follow on twitter?

    Also, how about that Brooklyn Chase, eh? Crickey.

    • hunkerdowndawg

      Finebaum would have to be Bill Maher… a no talent, utterly unlikeable, skidmark without the first redeeming quality.

    • The Lone Stranger

      I’d go with that CBS character, Bruce Feldman. Also, the Chattanooga Times reporter, Dave Paschall, seems to churn out good stuff. And if Tim Brando didn’t do the national studio broadcast he would be a more trusted, boots-in-the-region, go-to guy.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I’ve said this before, but Paschall (of the Chattanooga Times Free Press) is a throwback….kinda like Barnhardt before the fall, he works hard.

    • Will (the other one)

      Schlabach has been far better than I thought ESPN would let him be thus far. Far less narrative bias, and he almost never ventures into Herbstreitian “these guys just play hard” nonsense.

      And as far as former Dawgs go, Pollack is improving by leaps and bounds (though I think he goes out of his way to appear non-biased towards UGA.)

  8. Coach Bobby Finstock

    Ben Dukes is a DGD and a great american

  9. rugbydawg79

    Ben Dukes is a DGD–he might be refering to a blog that does basketball and football-the writer of which defends his right to Boo the dogs–I smell yankee blood !

    • I’ve always liked his posts and think he should write more. Wish he would clarify if he’s talking about a particular blog or blogs, as he seems to be making an “in the arena” argument.

  10. Gravidy

    Sooo, uhhhhh, Ben Dukes wrote a crappy, hyperbolic blog entry decrying the existence of crappy, hyperbolic blogs? Did I read that properly? Consider me puzzled.

  11. What fresh hell is this?

    Finebaum is a douche. Pinkel not liking him just means he has good instincts.

    I haven’t read enough of Ben Dukes to have an opinion of him either way, but I do agree with the premise of his article today. As a matter of fact it was very timely, as I found myself clicking on yet another article from Dawg Bark only to confirm, once again, that most of their contributors don’t know the difference between there and their, or have even a 5th grade command of the English language.

    Ultimately it’s my fault my fault for continuing to click. I will do better.

    • Will (the other one)

      But is that wildly different from, say, at least a 1/3rd of the Dawgvent circa the late 90s? If anything, poorly-written blogs will get fewer views than some war between beans and whatever the other side was called in the pro-/con-Donnan days posters.

  12. AusDawg85

    From an AP article today: “Conference commissioners are considering the possibility of adding another game to be part of the semifinal rotation for the new college football playoff.” Honestly, I’m not sure I followed the intention, but I gathered it was a need to admit more teams to a “BCS level game” than the original proposal. So while not a direct expansion of the playoffs now at 4 teams, who are they kidding? Adding more to this post-season mix is just a precursor to expanding the playoffs…maybe even before the first one is played.

    And if the right side of our OL gets abused by Vandy, and we don’t commit TE and FB support to protect Murray, then I’m going to blame Bobo, and Ben Dukes can just quit reading my opinion.

  13. Juan

    The DAWGBARK is the only blog i wish i could hide from Dawgbone.

    It has to be some highschool kid running that sucker…

  14. Scorpio Jones, III

    Senator, the rocks uncovered in the NCAA suit are way more interesting than anything either Ben Dukes or Paul Finebaum has to say. Apparently the insecurity of emails has not penetrated the moral high ground of the NCAA or EA Sports, which one would assume has pretty good cyber savy.

    “Months earlier, e-mails suggest the NCAA had finally embraced using actual players’ names from rosters in the video games. A CLC executive noted in 2007 that Greg Shaheen — then a senior NCAA executive — had helped EA Sports make a presentation before then-NCAA President Myles Brand.”

    Man, these folks really don’t get it, do they?

    Wonder how many of them went to Vandy?

    • Chadwick

      The N C A A is going to lose big on this if they cannot buy a verdict. The stupidity and hypocrisy housed there is astounding. Damn bunch of greedy fools. I am worried because the conference leaders appear to be taking ques from the Indy stooges.

  15. JAX

    Auburn football – from first to worst. What a joke of a program.

  16. By Georgia We Did It

    Sorry, I read the “Pinkel vs. Finebaum” header all I could think of was “Finkle and Einhorn”.

  17. Will (the other one)

    If (when) Auburn starts the SEC 0-2 again, and the Dawgs layeth the smacketh down on Vandy, I’m going to think (but not say out loud) about some other great things that happened in 1980….

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