published Thursday, May 5th, 2011

5 at 10: Leaking Lakers, Derby drama and the BCS goes to Washington

Morning folks. Before we start, remember about the Derby Drama Challenge and Friday's mailbag (there's still some room). Let's get to it.

From the "7-UP Stinks Studio" here we go...



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    House Commerce, Chairman Rep. Bobby Rush, presides over the subcommittee's hearing to markup legislation on a BCS college football playoff system, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BCS now on the clock

In the great legacy of steroid testimonials, the U.S. government is now getting serious about being involved in deciding the NCAA football champion.

Christine Varney, a U.S. assistant attorney general in the antitrust division, earlier this week sent a letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert asking why there's not a playoff in football. Uh-oh. Things just got a little bit more serious for the BCS.

From Varney's letter: "Serious questions continue to arise suggesting the current Bowl Championship Series system may not be conducted consistent with the

competition principles expressed." And the letter asks Emmert why football, unlike other sports, doesn't have a playoff; what steps the NCAA has made to create a

playoff; and whether Emmert thinks there are parts of the BCS that do not serve the best interest of fans, schools and players. (Quick answer to the last one: Duh. Yes, doctor, there are parts of the BCS that need to be fixed. Apparently Varney did not ask whether smoking is good or bad for your health. We may need to convene a hearing or call Al Gore on that one.)

Anyhoo, where were we? Oh yes, congress investigating the BCS. This now moves up the timetable on a college football playoff by at least a few years. The current BCS TV deal runs through 2013 for the title game and the major bowls have broadcast deals through 2014, so it's tough to see anything happening until then. But after Varney's letter and the apparent interest of the Federal Government, it's also hard to see there not being major changes after the current TV deal expires.

That said, Holy Mr. Emmitt Smith Goes to Washington, this is what we need our folks in Washington spending their time on?

The 5-at-10 believes with 100-percent of its family-oriented, InterTubes, sports-based web column that a playoff would be awesome. We also believe with the same

amount of conviction that there has to be more important issues in DC and the nation than making sure TCU or whomever gets a shot at a football championship.



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    Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol, left, Derek Fisher, center, and Kobe Bryant look on during the second half of their 93-81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball series, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Lakers leaking oil, Bulls bounce back

About 1 a.m. this morning, as the Dallas Mavericks put the final touches on a stunning 93-81 Game 2 win at L.A. that gave the Mavs an even more stunning 2-0 lead in the series, two things happened: Somebody had to make sure Jack Nicholson does not have access to any sharp objects; and the family pets at the David Stern compound went scurrying into hiding.

If you are a Lakers fan/casual NBA supporter, this is not good. It's hard to see how the Lakers can survive losing the first two games at home. (Sidenote: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle looks a lot like Jim Carrey with a buzz cut.)

In Wednesday's other game, the Bulls manhandled Atlanta 86-73. The Bulls earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference by being among the league's top defensive

teams. They were Wednesday.

It's still anyone's series, mind you, and the 5-at-10 likes a lot of the matchups for the Hawks (the Bulls still have to find a reliable second scoring option). Friday's Game 3 in the ATL just became a lot more important for the Hawks, though.



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    Atlanta Braves center fielder Nate McLouth (13) greeted by martin Prado after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of the second baseball game of of a double header baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta Wednesday day, May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ssshhhhh, the Braves are starting to show signs of life

Winners of four straight, the Atlanta Braves are starting to look like the team we expected to see from the start.

Whether it was a jumpstart from Brooks Conrad's game-winning hit Sunday or not, this group seems more energetic, right?

The bats seem a little lighter and the fielding has been slick as ever. Plus, the starting pitching that has been pretty stout from the start was downright scary Wednesday.

Maybe it's the fact that the Braves have embraced their inner-child names. Think about it: Tommie Hanson got the win in game one (with some relief help from Scotty Linebrink and Corey Gearrin) of the "traditional" doubleheader and Timmy Hudson threw a one-hitter in the nightcap. Lil' Nate McLouth homered; Freddie Freeman had hits in each game as did Danny Uggla. Heck, this could be the Boynton Braves with names like this, and as long as they keep playing like this, the 5-at-10 is willing to suspend the "Freddie/Joey" rule.

Sidenote: Don't look now, but since he moved to the No. 8 spot in the order about three weeks ago, Lil' Nate McLouth has raised his average almost 100 points to .287 and he now has the same number of RBIs (10) as Danny Uggla.



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    Exercise rider Danny Wright takes Kentucky Derby entrant Soldat and exercise rider Hector Ramos takes Kentucky Derby entrant Uncle Mo for a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Derby drama update

The starting posts for Saturday's Derby were announced Wednesday, Here's the lineup and the opening odds:

1 Archarcharch 10-1

2 Brilliant Speed 30-1

3 Twice the Appeal 20-1

4 Stay Thirsty 20-1

5 Decisive Moment 30-1

6 Comma to the Top 30-1

7 Pants on Fire 20-1

8 Dialed In 4-1

9 Derby Kitten30-1

10 Twinspired 30-1

11 Master of Hounds 30-1

12 Santiva 30-1

13 Mucho Macho Man 12-1

14 Shakleford 12-1

15 Midnight Interlude 10-1

16 Animal Kingdom 30-1

17 Soldat 12-1

18 Uncle Moe 9-2

19 Nehro 6-1

20 Watch Me Go 50-1

Now if you're looking for some expert analysis for the field, well, when you find it, come back and share it with the rest of us. That said here are a couple of reminders:

Don't forget about the first annual 5-at-10 First-In, Last-In Derby Drama Challenge; also don't forget we're looking for bad fictional names for racehorses (like if Derby entry No. 20 Watch Me Go had a little brother, "Watch Me Go No. 2" would be a bad name — a stinky name even — for a racehorse). Here are the entries for the first annual 5-at-10 Derby Drama First-In, Last-In Challenge:

KBurg — Uncle Mo and Shackleford

ATruefan — Twice the Appeal and Brilliant Speed

EC — Shackelford and Dialed In

Mcpell — Nehro and Decisive Moment

wc777 — Pants On Fire and Watch Me Go

OTwatcher — Dialed In and Watch Me Go

5-at-10 — Uncle Mo and Derby Kitten

Mrs. 5-at-10 — Midnight Interlude and Archarcharch



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    Hack Wilson, Chicago Cubs center fielder, is shown on March 27, 1930. (AP Photo)

This and That

— Not sports, but Mrs. 5-at-10 was watching the "Today" show this morning, and there's a story about an American woman named Karen Butler who woke up from oral surgery with a British accent. It has been called "Foreign Accent Syndrome" (naturally) and it goes to show that syndromes are like Hallmark cards — there's one for every occasion. Sidenote: Wonder if BlueCross covers the treatment of Foreign Accent Syndrome? Thoughts?

— We've covered some of the more untouchable records in sports — we've listed 10 in the last two days — and the 5-at-10 still left off another one. Beano made an impressive 5-at-10 debut by reminding us that Hack Wilson drove in 190 runs in 154 games for the Cubs in 1930. Yes, 190 RBIs. Not happening ever again.

— Todd McShay did a 2012 mock draft and predictably Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was first overall. The 5-at-10 loves the draft — you know this — but this is a little too early for a mock draft, even for us. (But if you're asking yourself whether we read McShay's mock draft, well, you know the answer to that. Let's just move along.)

— Derek Jeter left Wednesday's Yankees game with an ailing hip. The 5-at-10 believes there's still some gas in the tank, but Jeter's career clearly is winding down.

Here's hoping that no matter how it plays out, Jeter never wears anything other than pinstripes. He's in that group that should be a one-team Hall of Famer. There's

nothing worse than the memories and pictures of Emmitt Smith the Arizona Cardinal and MJ the Washington Wizard. (Hey Oso, this could be a summer discussion point. Add it to the list.)

— Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier did not play Wednesday so his hitting streak stayed at 29 consecutive games. We debated the over/under at 40 yesterday, and

here's another question for you: Say Ethier goes another two weeks and gets to 43 or so; then the Dodgers face a nasty lefty like a Cliff Lee and Either gets a day off; but in the eighth inning of a tied game, the Dodgers need a pinch hitter, and Ethier is obviously the best choice. Do you send him up there risking the streak on one AB?



Don't forget your Derby Drama Challenge picks and there's some space open in the mailbag. Until tomorrow.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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Livn4life said...

Yeah, all we need is time taken away from National Security issues and the economic slide to ensure a college football playoff for all. I am personally for a playoff but against it being federally mandated. As for the Lakers,I am not a hater but am never disappointed to see them lose. Don't be surprised at a miraculous turnaround of winning 4 in a row. Kudos do go out to the Mavs. They have looked good in those first two wins in LA. The Braves, well it is always good to see the Braves being...how do I say it...Bravier?

May 5, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

Jeter went back into the clubhouse to watch "Matlock" and "The Lawrence Welk Show." And how terrified is David Stern of the ratings nightmare that could result in an Atlanta-Memphis or Atlanta-OKC finals matchup? Granted, OKC has Durant and Westbrook. But it also has Oklahoma City. And a stupid nickname. He's watching his two franchise franchises suddenly look more than a step behind in their semifinals appearances. The bad thing for the NBA, a Chicago-Miami Eastern Conference finals would be wonderful TV ... except it's not the NBA Finals. Could be worse — would you like to be Gary Bettman and the NHL and looking at a Tampa Bay-Vancouver matchup? I've been to both cities. I have enjoyed both cities. Immensely. I'll stop right there; this is a family show.

May 5, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
bigbearzzz said...

That's a negative on the Foreign Accent Syndrome Coverage on your current BCBST policy....however that hip replacement you ordered has been approved (think i just violated some sort of HIPPA guideline just then, oh well moving on). Yes, public enemy numero uno (Osama) is now outta the way..time to go after #2 (not the horse), The BCS!! I'm just hoping and praying that the NCAA does something stupid and tries to lie and cover it up...what sweet revenge would that be!! Then we could slap them with a 4 game suspension and strip away their scholarships!! Bring on the PLAYOFFS!! Tim "The Beast" Hudson was lights out yesterday...absofreakinlutely...and the Bravoh's are starting to show some life, but they need to go on like a 7/8 game win streak right here to really make an impact. As far as the NBA playoffs go...wake me up when we get to the finals.

May 5, 2011 at 10:22 a.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

By the 2nd half the Lakers looked like they Visited a Blood Mobile and donated a pint...they looked tired and weary...as for the First half...they looked like they couldnt miss...Kobe's shots werent touching anything but the bottom of the net.... Tim Hudson...wowza...lights out on the Brew Crew...rumor is ...Huddy sent Grienke a text saying.."Enjoy the pick-up games, welcome to the NL BIA!!!"

Jeter in pinstripes forever...and 3000 is right arounf the corner...when it comes to Ethier...i say he needs to worry about his next paycheck rather than the hitting streak, with all the financial woes to are surrounding the Dodgers....

May 5, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

When I had my wisdom teeth extracted last Thursday, I woke up from the procedure with a New Jersey accent, can someone advice me as to what this is called? I was also fist pumping and demanding someone take me to a tanning bed...please advice.. I am concerned because I cannot stop fist pumping....and getting my GTL on...HELP!!!

May 5, 2011 at 11:16 a.m.
bigbearzzz said...

IF YOU DEVELOPED A SIX PACK....I THINK YOU CAN CLAIM THAT ON UR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD BCBST POLICY......AS FAR AS THE FAKE TAN....NO HELP THERE....

May 5, 2011 at 11:19 a.m.
jgreeson said...

OK, Gang, that was a bona-fide, Mark Whitten-type-of-start to the day right there. Call it 4-for-4 start, with four homers.

Livin(Large) —

Hey, everyone knows a playoff is a better way to decide a champion, but we could not agree more about the NSA or the FBI or CIA getting involved with the BCS and NCAA. It's B-A-D. Now if they want to investigate ESPN, well, get over there PDQ. Agree that it's tough to pull for the Lakers and Kobe, but they are one of THOSE teams that make the game more interesting. The Cowboys, the Lakers, Dale Earnhardt back in the day, the Yankees — teams/players that automatically give you a rooting interest one way or another. And that's a good thing, especially in the playoffs. And yes, the Braves are playing Bravier (or is it Brave-y-er? we need a ruling here), and they needed to with a weekend trip to Philly looming.

BIspy4 —

Other than the many girls in the Niagara Falls area, oh nevermind. Love the Jeter line — the Daily News reported it was actually "Murder, She Wrote" — but even you, charter member of the "He Man, Yankee Hater Club" (that was a shootout for Jackie Cooper, former "Lil Rascals" cast member who died yesterday) has to admit that Jeter has been a class act. You may loathe him, but dude deserves respect, and the thought of him banging out base hits to right in a KC uniform makes the 5-at-10's teeth hurt. Here's saying we're a bad weekend away from David Stern OK-ing a late trade of Kobe to Memphis and D-Rose to Atlanta to help save the TV ratings.

Oso —

Dude, zip it about the hip. The 5-at-10 is getting up there in age (I'M A MAN, I'M 40), but that HIPPA stuff is some serious bid-ness. Seriously, thought the exact same thing this morning about the Feds turning their attention to the BCS — didn't Obama even say he would "throw his weight around" about the BCS a few years ago on 60 Minutes? Hudson was awesome in his awesomeness. Nasty stuff, and they weren't just missing his pitches they were guessing and hoping and praying to make solid contact. Understand your view on the NBA playoffs — in fact until about two years ago felt the same way — but the last couple of years it's pulled us back in, Michael Corleone-style. Of course, that's until this summer when the labor deal falls apart and everything comes to a halt. The NBA, where fan punishment happens.

EC —

Amen about Jeter. Great call on the Dodgers. Hard to think a team with that kind of history (and Vin Sculley for crying out loud) is in this kind of a pickle. The Celts are old (sorry BIspy4 and C-Vol) but the Lakers look disinterested. And what happened to Pau — did he get a threatening letter from David Hasslehoff saying Dirk needs a big win and he felt bad for the big German. (Side question: With our city's new found love for everything VW and German, should we be more supportive of the Dirk and the Mavs?)

Great start gang, simply great.

— 5-at-10

May 5, 2011 at 11:33 a.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

No joke...the Dodgers have some history...not a Rich History evidently but History none the less...The Dodgers gave us Vin Scully, 5 NL Rookies of the Year in a row, and a bad taste in our mouth when it comes to business and divorce... Maybe Magic Johnson can step in and take care of this....

I really hope Chattanooga doesnt cheer for Dirk and the Mavs...sheesh this VW thing...as great as it is...Cheering for the Mavs would be takeing it over the edge and I just cant stand for that... Jeter Playing for the Royals would lead to pure Anarchy and the Ghost of Lou Gherig would haunt any orginization that signed Jeter... anybody donate $100 and get themselves a Charlie Sheen signed baseball???

May 5, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.
bigbearzzz said...

OK ok ok ok (you have to picture Joe Pesci in his Leo Getz voice from Lethal Weapon), here are my hopes at keeping my 2nd/3rd place finishes streak alive...first in "Mucho Macho Man"...come on...Oso loves the name...Last In "Watch me Go #2"....Ya know...if we were keeping up with these contests like the Nascar point system...i would be rocking it out right now in total points for the year...OHHHHH....and no...you dont put in Ethier just to get a lousy regular season win when their is a streak on the line!!! And what in the Young Guns Emilio Billy the Kid Wannabe Regulator was Charlie Sheen doin here about the tornados?!?!?! of all the celebs we could have got...HEEEE volunteered....and finally no...not cheering for the Mavs...thats like cheering for the Vikings just cause Tigers exwife is from Sweeden...yeah i know...but in my head that makes perfect sense...leave me alone in my happy place

May 5, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.
jgreeson said...

EC — Hate to hear about your accent affliction. Let me ask:

— When you woke up was your car replaced by an IROC-Z? And did it have T-tops?

— When you woke up, did you notice that you were wearing jorts and a tank-top? Did it have a rock band mentioned on the tank top?

— When you woke up, were you cussing a lot? Did you string together strange combinations of cuss words?

If you answered "yes" to any parts of two of those questions, then you need to see Dr. Thisis Ridiculous, an expert in FSA and other mumbo-jumbo who believes that if you and accent lasting longer than four hours, you need to see a doctor immediately.

Magic Johnson would be a good fit. So would Billy Crystal. Even Cuban would be better than this McCourt fiasco, which is beyond embarrassing. Negative on the Charlie Sheen baseball offer on this end, but as Curly said in City Slickers, "Day ain't over yet." (How's that for two fringe Billy Crystal references in one paragraph? Maaa-rhhhoov-lous. Make it three.)

Oso —

Strong idea about a points system, NASCAR-style. Let us do a little thinking on it (and the name has to involve the Ricky Bobby belief that "If you ain't first, you're last." And great pull on Leo Getz, a great turn for Pesci, who has big-time performances in Goodfellas, Casino, Lethal Weapon and Cousin Vinnie. It's official, Pesci is underrated, big time. Like Tim Duncan — yeah, he gets some props, but he's still underrated.

Sheen in Alabama is gross (here's saying his intention was more about keeping Sheen in the news than anything else), and strong connection on the Mavs and Vikings.

And how's this for a closing pearl of wisdom: "I like to think of Jesus as a mischievous badger. — Carl Naughton Jr.

— 5-at-10

May 5, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

Hey! just on a side note...the blonde out on the cattle drive in City Slickers is the same actress that played Billy Jean...Helen Slater?! (maybe) which for the record, The Legend of Billy Jean was on the other night on cable and of course me and the Mrs had to watch it with the lil cubs....their first time seeing it. They kept laughing at the knee high tube socks, converse with rolled up jeans, and my daughter stated after the movie "I wanna go get my hair cut!" I know this has nothing to do with sports in anyway, but today just feels like a grab-bag kinda day....I mean in the span of three hours we covered everything from the BCS, Streaks, The Derby, Accent Syndrome, Joe Pesci under rated, wore out hips, jersey shore syndrome, etc....

May 5, 2011 at 12:51 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

is there something wrong with wearing Tank Tops w/ Rock Band logos on them?

Billy Crystal doing the "whiteman overbight" in - "When Harry Met Sally" is the best Billy Crystal moment ever....and the idea of him Managaing the Dodgers, well that would be awesome in its awesomeness...(J.Greeson)

May 5, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

PLEASE EC...YOU KNOW CINCO A LAS DIAZ STILL HAS HIS BLACK GNR APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION TSHIRT WITH THE SIDES CUT OUT AND HE STILL WEARS IT IN PUBLIC....I STILL HAVE MY "AND JUSTICE FOR ALL" TSHIRT....OH YEAH....HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!!!!

May 5, 2011 at 1:42 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo to you and yours!!! Cervesas and Chimichangas for all!!!

Well good that means I can still wear my Motley Crue, Shout at the Devil, 1983 World Tour Shirt..when I go out to eat on the weekends....Mrs. EC has been begging to donate that shirt but I refuse....

May 5, 2011 at 1:54 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Oso —

Yes, that was Billy Jean in "City Slickers" and there is no doubt it's been a grab-bag Thursday — at least a dozen movies, at least three TV shows that may or may not be airing right now on Alexian Village TV, sports of all ilks, a collection syndromes and what not.

The 5-at-10 has some photos of SAA (Smyrna Athletic Association) with some ROCKIN' knee high socks with three colored rings. In middle school, we also proudly displayed some boss Converse Weapons — like Bird and even had an all-orange pair. OUCH — the mental image.

EC —

Dude, tank tops in and among themselves are a lifestyle choice — like face-painting fans and folks that have season-tickets to opera (it's not that it's right or wrong, it's just a lifestyle choice). So it goes.

"When Harry Met Sally" was a pioneer not unlike the original "Bad News Bears" in that each broke new ground and each has been often imitated but never matched. (Think how many rom-coms have tried to be WHMS and how many youth sports movies have tried to be BNB, and nothing is all that close.)

Hhmmm, favorite Crystal moment... how about the never before done 5-in-10 by the 5-at-10 in the comments. Let's give it a go (and this is without Spinal Tap, Running Scared and a few others): SNL — His Cosell was top-notch Academy Awards — Best host ever Princes Bride — "Have fun storming the castle" City Slickers — "You killed anybody today Curly?" — "Day ain't over yet" Harry Met Sally — EC nailed it.

Yeah he can own the Dodgers.

May 5, 2011 at 1:58 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

When I think Tank tops...this pops into my mind.." Whatcha gonna do brother when the largest arms in the world, Run Wild On YOU!!!!" Then and only then does an urge to drop a series of leg drops come over me...i love tank tops

May 5, 2011 at 2:09 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

I didn't remember F. Murray Abraham being in "Scarface," until there he was dangling from a helicopter.

May 5, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.
jgreeson said...

EC —

Always thought Hulk had more of a muscle shirt than a tank top — and the 5-at-10 has gone through its fair share of muscle shirts. You say tomato, we'll say muscle shirt. Best Wrestlemania was III, right? With Mr. T (Clubber Lang) and at the height of the Rowdy Roddy Piper days and Hulkamania. Granted, we have not followed it much in a long while, but Wrestlemania III was something else.

BIspy4 —

For whatever reason, that made us laugh out loud. You know one of those that makes the rest of the folks in the office turn and look and then you try to explain and realize there's no way to explain and say, "Nevermind," and then everyone thinks you're special, but not in the way your mom always said it. Oh nevermind.

Here's an update on the Derby Drama Challenge (BIspy have you sent yours in? How about you Chas9? Or you Beano?):

KBurg — Uncle Mo and Shackleford

ATruefan — Twice the Appeal and Brilliant Speed

EC — Shackelford and Dialed In

Mcpell — Nehro and Decisive Moment

wc777 — Pants On Fire and Watch Me Go

Atruefan — Twice the Appeal and Brilliant Speed

CelticVol — Dialed In and Comma to the Top

OTwatcher — Dialed In and Watch Me Go

Oso — Mucho Macho Man and Watch Me Go (#2)

WarEagle — Uncle Mo and Animal Kingdom

33wannabe — Brilliant Speed and Stay Thirsty

5-at-10 — Uncle Mo and Derby Kitten

Mrs. 5-at-10 — Midnight Interlude and Archarcharch

May 5, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

Not trying to sound like a know it all by no means...but Wrestemania 2 was the Mr.T vs Rowdy Roddy Piper...Wrestlemania 3 was when Andre the Giant allowed Hulk Hogan to body slam him in the center of the squared circle....also one of the best (if not the best) intercontinental championship match between Ricky the Dragon Steamboat vs Macho Man Randy Savage...incredible Wrestlemania...watched it many times....but none hold a place in my heart quite like Wrestlemani 12.when the boyhood dream came true and The Heartbreak kid defeated The Hitman Bret Hart in the first ever Iron Man Match....what a classic....

May 5, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

FYI...PARENTS ORDERED WRESTLEMANIA III FOR ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT....GREATEST MEMORY....HULK SLAMMIN ANDRE....THEN DROPPIN THE BIG OL LEG....I REMEMBER THAT ONE...AND YES RICKY THE DRAGON STEAMBOAT AND MACHO MAN WAS A CLASSIC MATCH! OK IM OUT....TILL TOMORROW...MAKE IT A GOOD ONE CINCO!

May 5, 2011 at 3:24 p.m.
jgreeson said...

EC —

Many mea culpas. You're correct (and have been knighted the 5-at-10 Wrestling Author-i-tie).

Was more of an old North Georgia Wrestling before it went to WWF and then followed WCW (love, Loved, LOVED Ric Flair, but who didn't — "You can't be first, but you can be next... WOOOOO.")

Oso —

Starting to feel a little pressure. This has been a very strong week, especially from the comments, so we'll need a big finish with our weekly Friday mailbag.

— 5-at-10

May 5, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

QUICKLY....I WAS A AN NWA FAN....ROAD WARRIORS....ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS....DUSTY RHODES....THE FOUR HORSEMAN....OH YEAH....WHERE RIC GOT HIS START...I THINK

May 5, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

If it was wrestling i would eat sleep and dream it... WWF, NWA, WCW, North GA, the Indepenent, Japan Pro Wrestling...like I said you name it and I watched it. I loved to hate the Nature Boy Ric Flair...I was a Sting fan...The Road Warriors...and Lex Luger...after all Stone Cold Steve Austin got his start in WCW as Stunning Steve Austin...

May 5, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.
Eustice_Chase said...

for anyone interested... at the Loose Cannon Gallery...they are having a " Do the Derby CHattanooga Style" event this Saturday from 4-11 with all proceeds going to Kids on The Block (not the boy band) food beverages, games, music, $100 a couple $60 for a single ticket....and they will show the Derby live at the event

May 5, 2011 at 4:34 p.m.
kburgess1013 said...

Been a busy day at the Kburg/ WC777 house. Just wanted to say that the 5 at 10 pick of Derby Kitten is amazing. I was reading over some pre Derby stuff and read that Derby Kitten finished his last race on dirt 27.5 lengths behind the rest of the field. Too bad I hadn't yet seen the info on Toby's Corner when I made my picks.

May 5, 2011 at 7:06 p.m.
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