Thursday morning buffet

If you’re facing the same weather conditions I am, it’s not like you’ve got anything better to do right now than to slip into the buffet line.

  • Sorry, Missouri, but you just got the KC Joyner kiss of death.
  • Stewart Mandel throws in the towel on oversigning.
  • Clowney says he might have stayed in Columbia for his senior year if he were paid enough to support his family.  Now he tells ’em.
  • The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors hopes to have a new management structure in place by August.
  • Here’s a coach who’s on his eighth job in eight years.
  • It turns out that among all the Vols who were arrested at that wild party last weekend, a man who identified himself as an assistant strength coach for Tennessee’s football team was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car when he tried to intervene.
  • “An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.”
  • The NLRB held its first hearing yesterday on the Northwestern players’ move to be certified as a union.


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14 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. “An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.”

    I’m surprised this article didn’t have a link to the AJC comment threads for reference.


    • +1. But I’m sure there is anther group of researchers that has research that suggest that these same trolls are humane, caring people, that are witty and enjoy engaging people that enjoy the theatre.


  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Looks like Butch will have some empty slots for all those kids he oversigned trying to keep up with the SEC Joneses. Again, all that conversation about recruiting in Tennessee is sweet, but meaningless in the long term…if this was a banner year for SEC talent in Tennessee, it is obvious the numbers are just not regularly available to the Vols. Fulmer’s people dealt with this by working their butts off in Georgia, California and ACC country.

    What will impress me is when Tennessee goes head to head with Georgia for somebody who is NOT a legacy.

    Brick by brick is a nice marketing image, but only if the stack does not fall on your flattop.


  3. The most confusing part of Mandel proving to be as gutless and the local Bama media was this:

    I’ve pretty much thrown up my hands at this point. For one thing, I don’t care about the competitive angle like some do.

    Followed by this not one paragraph later:

    At this point, all fans can hope is that there has been enough coverage of oversigning that recruits know what they’re getting into before they sign, that they’re not being grayshirted involuntarily and that they realize that not all scholarships are guaranteed for four years.


  4. Curious about how many Eeyore Dogs are ruffled by the fact that we had so many chances to bring Van Gorder back and whiffed on them.


  5. “Even with all of these negatives, there is a strong case to be made that Missouri can repeat as the SEC East division champion in 2014.”

    “With 10 offensive starters set to return the Dawgs have to be considered the preseason favorite in the SEC East. ” -Dec.2012

    Heading out to Disgusta. I hope people drive slow!


    • Debby Balcer

      Friends in Augusta are mostly without power. Lots of trees still falling and power lines out. Be careful. I miss Augusta. I chose to call it home for 15 years.


  6. Disgusta has lots of power outages, I hear. Gawd, what a horrible drive that is from Atlanta. Nothing worse than I-20 East. At least I-20 West is scenic.


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Joy, the drive from Atlanta to Augusta traverses some of the most beautiful land in the state, particularly if one were to get off the Interstate. I recommend Hwy 78 through Athens. However, the view from I-20 isn’t bad once you get past Covington. The man-made lakes adjacent to Greensboro, the idyllic plains near Crawfordville and the lovely rolling hills close to Thomson are some of Georgia’s best scenery. Maybe you should look more closely.