published Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

5-at-10: Coaching searches and projections, Power polls, TV character double checks

Great job Monday gang. You came out of the holiday with an attitude and it was spot-on. Remember the Friday mailbag — we have a couple of spots open, and we have a couple of home-run letters already, including a possible inquiry that may require the 5-at-10 to wear a bra on our head.

From the "Talks too much studios," let's get this party started quickly, right...

SEC coaching flux

OK, since the first of Sunday of November, none of the four SEC openings are really surprising. Let's examine each and we'll share what we've seen and more importantly some of what we've heard.

(But before we get there, here's a word of caution for those with a program that is searching: Do not be concerned about what appears to be a slow process. It's paramount not to rush into a bad decision because of one recruiting cycle, even one that could be as special as the class Auburn has assembled. Making a rush hire for one cycle is not unlike marrying someone because they have a cool car — sure you can do it and it could work, but it's flawed in it's reasoning.)

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    ESPN NFL analyst and former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden is the favorite of many University of Tennessee fans to become the Volunteers' new coach.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.


OK, who noticed that Jon Gruden said Auburn multiple times last night? What, that's because Cam Newton played there? Oh well. The Vols have put all their initial eggs in the Gruden basket, and that basket has caught the attention of the state's top players as prep ace Stephen Hargis tells us here The basket that is Gruden has returned interest but the biggest hurdle that we have heard about is the coin Gruden wants for his staff. As UT beat ace Downtown Patrick Brown shares here,, the secondary names of Stoops, Fisher, Strong, Golden, et al., have pretty much all offered the classic non-denial, denial and that they all are as happy as a bug in a rug at their current locale. (Side note: The Auburn and UT openings are going to create a lot of raises for pretty good and better football coaches.) We believe Gruden is in play, but at best it's a 1-in-3 chance.


The search committee charged with finding the next coach to chase the windmills of challenging Nick Saban is comprised of Mac Crawford (former Auburn letterman who was the CEO that turned around CVS), Pat Sullivan (former Heisman winner and current coach at Samford) and Bo Jackson (all-around stud, who's pretty much the William Wallace of our generation). There appears to be an early push for Charlie Strong from what we've heard, and there will always be whispers about Jimbo Fisher, the current FSU coach who was the offensive coordinator at Auburn for a spell. Of course, our man Charles Barkley came out Monday and said he wants Bobby Petrino. We know Barkley's heart is all-Auburn and his head is way more savvy than most everyone gives him credit for, but that decision would be as turrrible as Barkley's golf swing. Side note: Trooper Taylor has been reporting to work this week and will be for the foreseeable future. If he can hold a big chunk of this Tigers' star-laden class together (Auburn has commitments from three of the top 15 players in the country) you'd have to believe he'd be a fixture on the next staff, too.


Reports have Butch Jones, Mark Stoops and a couple other names have reportedly told UK thanks but no thanks. If we were the Wildcats, we'd call Gus Malzahn or Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Klingsbury. In five years, when those guys are the hottest names around, UK fans can thank us.


It feels like the Hogs are close to naming their guy — and Art Briles would be a good hire if that's who they are looking to — but there is still a sizable part of that fan base that wants Bobby Petrino back. If that happens, it means AD Jeff Long had NOTHING to do with the hire.

NFL Power Poll

When you move past Thanksgiving, you start to look at five-to-eight teams that have a legit chance to win a Super Bowl. Injuries are part of it. So is circumstance. And the good fortune of scheduling and division. Heck, the Atlanta Falcons are a win Thursday away from having locked up a playoff spot before December.

As we start to turn an eye toward potential playoff success, there are a couple of teams on this list that need home-field advantage more than others (we're talking to you Atlanta) and there are couple that benefit more by a legit home-field edge (Patriots, Chicago and Denver come to mind). Let's get to the poll, with an added bonus of the odds of each team winning the Super Bowl, according to

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) is brought down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

1) Atlanta (9-to-1): Close wins in the NFL are exactly that — wins. The late addition of Jacquizz Rodgers to this offense has been a nice piece. (Side note: Who's the No. 1 overall pick in the name draft between Jacquizz, Barkevious and Jadeveon? We love the draft; you know this.)

2) Houston (5-to-1): Houston won back-to-back overtime games in a span of roughly 90 hours and now gets an extra three days to rest before coming to Nashville this week. That said, the injuries are starting to mount in the linebacking corps with Brooks Reed suffering a serious groin injury. (That sounds painful.)

3) San Francisco (13-to-2): If Colin Kaepernick continues to deliver these highlight reel moments — and it will be tougher now that the league has tape on him and can scout him — the 49ers are the most complete team in the league. That said, it's tough to put all your football eggs in a basket of guy that is named Colin and looks like Humpty-Hump from Digital Underground.

4) Denver (11-to-2): Want to know how back Peyton Manning is? He's starting to pop back up in every third commercial on Sunday afternoons. "Tune XM 60, Outlaw." And how great of a PR trade was swapping the image nightmare that was Tiger Woods for the feel-good story of the year in Peyton Manning?. Well-played Buick, well-played indeed.

5) New England (11-to-2): Hey, is that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? We thought those guys had hung it up. Well, just about the time we thought they were done, the Patriots lead the (cue Ron Jaworski) THE National Football League in scoring margin at an eye-popping plus-163, and there is no team headed to the dance that has more playoff experience than Brady and Belichick.

SEC title game talent

Alabama and Georgia play a game of tackle football this weekend. You may have heard a bit about it.

The SEC title is at stake and, what we all believe to be the birthrite of an SEC champ, a spot in the BCS title game.

There were two storylines we wanted to discuss today about this little get-together among chums.

First, we loved the fact that Florida coach Will Muschamp called out Alabama coach Nick Saban on Monday for all the pregame bellyaching Saban has been doing about, “the loser of this game is in a tough position.” Blah-blah-blah. And Muschamp, who has led the Gators to an 11-1 mark and a No. 4 ranking in the BCS poll but is on the outside looking in at the BCS title picture despite having the same record against a tougher schedule than either Alabama or Georgia, called him on it. Muschamp simply debunked Saban’s “Woe be the loser who will fall to at-best the Capital One Bowl” schtick with a simple — “We’ll trade spots with you.”

Second, we love the draft. You know this. The SEC title game will have as many as a dozen first-rounders on the field Saturday. Granted that dozen is likely over the next few years. Think about that for a second. How many NFL teams have a dozen first rounders on their roster? The 49ers do. Maybe a few others.

And while we don’t think Alabama nor Georgia could stay within four TDs of the worst NFL team, we will say this: Let us combine these two teams, and in four years it would be a playoff contender in the NFL. Seriously.

You have a potential NFL star in AJ McCarron at QB. You have two future NFL stud ducks in running backs Todd Gurley and T.J Yeldon. A slew of wide receivers led by Amari Cooper. Alabama already has a borderline NFL-ready offensive line and Georgia’s John Theus is a beast. Add Georgia’s four first-round defenders to the Alabama core and sweet buckets of nasty.

Enjoy the show.

This and that

— Titans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer. Wow, shocker. So you're telling us that a guy that was stolen from the Hartford Colonials of the UFL couldn't cut it in the (cue Ron Jaworski) THE National Football League. That's crazy talk. Next you're going to try to tell me that rejected officials from the Lingerie Bowl would embarrass themselves on Monday Night Football. Oh, wait.

— Steve Nash is being called Gatsby by Kobe and the Lakers. That's an excellent nickname. What's your favorite subtle sports nicknames and is it us or has basketball passed baseball as the sports with the best nicknames?

— We are truly excited about tonight's ACC-Big Ten hoops challenge, and we are truly relieved that they do not have one of these in football. That'd be cruel and unusual punishment for us in the sports media BID-ness.

Today's question

Yesterday we talked about Larry Hagman (R.I.P.) and his iconic role as J.R. Ewing. Well before becoming the oil man that everyone loved to hate (well, we loved to love J.R.; how many guys do you know who could pull off having bourbon and branch during a breakfast meeting for crying out loud), Hagman was also Tony Nelson of "I Dream of Jeannie."

So we need to find our starting five of the newly formed Gary Carter All-Stars. Gary Carter had his number retired by the Expos and the Mets, and not many folks get to be fondly remember as a big contributor to two clubs.

So, and we're not saying Hagman is a starter as a TV guy that had two iconic roles, we're just saying he's in the discussion.

We'll start with Ron Howard (Opie and Richie) and take Doogie Howser as Doogie Howser and that guy from "How I Met Your Mother." Maybe Carroll O'Connor gets there. Or even Sherman Hemsley.

Whatcha' got?

about Jay Greeson...

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chas9 said...

Agree about the UK coaching prospects. I'd prefer Kliff.

Did you really mean the AU committee is "compromised"? And Sullivan is a Heisman winner. Not former Heisman winner.

Four worthy double timers: Michael Landon, Mary Tyler Moore, Raymond Burr and Dick Van Dyke. Of course Bob Newhart's in a class by hisself.

November 27, 2012 at 10:19 a.m.
jomo11 said...

Jay- see where Marvin Miller died ? should be on "Sports people who never played, coached, owned or announced" Mount Rushmore.

you just couldnt go 2 days in a row without saying Gruden . . . .by the way, i have a friend who has an uncle, who has a girlfirend, who has a daughter who saw Gruden at a Knoxville real estate office over the weekend........

November 27, 2012 at 10:55 a.m.
jomo11 said...

I always liked Randy Johnson's nickname " Big Unit" . . . .they used to call me that also . . . .

November 27, 2012 at 10:57 a.m.
dawg747 said...

10 CUP: I am surprised Auburn did not add Pat Dye to the search committee. Since they brought back Bo and Pat maybe Terry Beasley also. The two timers I like are: Betty White, Bill Cosby, Ron Howard and Michael Landon.

November 27, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Pat Sullivan would be a logical choice given the near overnight turnaround he's done with Samford. However, his experience to the best of my knowledge is only with FCS teams and competing at the SEC level is a whole different animal. Now in the event he can bring home a few SoCon championships and give Boone and Statesboro a run for their money, we'll talk. Right now, he's doing good just getting UAB's little known step-brother out of the FCS cellar.

Bo may know sports and Bo may know Auburn, but I haven't seen Bo coach. And right now, the Tigers need someone whose resume does not include name appeal.

Try not to blink Jay and miss this time but here's a good one: John Leroquette. Before playing the infamous assistant D.A. Reinhole "Dan" Fielding on "Night Court", he played a "dirt young" leutinent on "Black Sheep Squad". History Channel use to air it years before it became "The Rick Harrison Channel".

Forget gambling and hookers, I want to go Vegas so can fill out some paperwork! And maybe meet the Amish dude from the Clark County Museum. ::sarcasum::

November 27, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.
John_Proctor said...

Jayster, please clarify this for me.

I have read reports that Trooper Taylor is restricted from recruiting due to an NCAA investigation into "alleged" Auburn recruiting irregularities. Is this a total ban or is it for off campus only? I am assuming that the reports I read are true but you know what "assuming" means. (I decline to be more specific about "assuming" as the 5@10 is a family friendly institution.) If Trooper is indeed banned from recruiting, wouldn't Auburn be risking more sanctions if they use him to hold the class?

I am not a fan of Sir Charles. His statement, and I paraphrase, "I ain't nobody's role model" was wrong in so many different ways. When he was in his prime, every middle or high school kid I knew wanted to be just like him. That comes with the territory when you are blessed with his skills so you have to accept the title and make of it what you can. I admire his athletic skills, well in basketball anyway, but almost nothing else. Whether you like it or not, you are a role model for those kids. YOMV.

November 27, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.
orangeguy said...

Wish Mike Gundy was a more realistic possibility for UT. Guy can coach, but he's OSU tried an true. Just think about it, T-Boone vs. Big Jim. Baddest billionaire gets the Gundy.

Is there a Kelsey Grammer exception? Same character (Frasier Crane) in two great sitcoms--Cheers & Frasier. Not quite Rushmore worthy, but give me Tiffani Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski & Valerie Malone in 90210 as an honorable mention.

November 27, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

A bra on your head? What, is Weird Science making a comeback?

I guess Kesley Grammer as Frasier Crane in Cheers and Frasier Crane in Frasier doesn't cut it? How about Shatner as Captain Kirk and TJ Hooker? Bob Newhart as Dr. Bob Hartley and then as the innkeeper in Newhart? Harry Morgan in Dragnet and then as Col. Sherman Potter? Gavin McLeod as Murray Slaughter and Capt. Merrill Stubing?

I know the world here is SEC-centric, but there are other intriguing jobs open now too. Colorado, for one. NC State, for another. Colorado being in the Pac-whatever and having once been relevant could lure somebody with a big future. Because that program has fallen off a cliff, though not a fiscal one.

November 27, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
TennFlyer said...

A nominee for Mt. Rushmore -- Ted Danson, Sam Malone on Cheers and now as D.B. Russell on CSI. Never thought much of him as an actor until the CSI part, but do now. Spy hit the other ones I was thinking of especially Harry Morgan. Can Newhart be considered since the whole inn keeper gig was a dream?

November 27, 2012 at 11:48 a.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

Stupid spell check. And yes, Sully is a Heisman winner, formerly.

The list of double check TV faces is nice and impressive. Michael Landon is a true triple threat: Bonanza, Little House and Highway to Heaven. And Newhart is money.

Jomo —

Marvin Miller changed the game of baseball. That'd be an interesting Rushmore. Easy Big Unit.

Dawg —

As much as we loved what Pat Dye did for Auburn and made them relevant again in the 1980s, he has no business on that search firm. In fact, a lot of the good ole' boy stuff needs to be washed away if Auburn is going to turn the page and get in the game with the elite in the SEC.

Cosby is a nice call — like Landon a triple player with Fat Albert, I Spy and The Cosby Show.

Run JMC —

Those are not candidates for Auburn — those are the guys looking for the next Auburn coach.

Has anyone mentioned John Laroquette for the Rushmore yet?

Johnny P —

From what we have heard — and this has not been confirmed — Trooper and Luper were pulled off the road for a stretch during the season. It was a pre-emptive decision. Again, that's what we heard. (Side note: The latest round of Yahoo reports about NCAA investigations were not new news from what we understand. So it goes.)

Fair point about Chuck, and we bet there are a lot of things about his career he could change. And we see your point about the role model stuff, because they are whether they like it or not. But the point of that ad, too, was for kids to look up to teachers and parents and whomever too.

OrangeGuy —

We concur. We think Mike Gundy is money. He's a MAN! He's over 40!

Seriously, that'd be a great hire.

And Ms. Thiessen can be on any team we host. She's on the board for sure.

Spy —

Maybe Weird Science is referenced or maybe we're just picking up some big-city fashion tips.

If we strike Kelsey Grammar for playing the same guy twice, would we strike Newhart, too?

And we concur that NC State could be a very good job. And picture this: A lot of folks say the Wolfpack could be an SEC target in the next expansion round, so it could be a back-door way for Petrino to get back into the SEC. Thoughts?

— 5-at-10

November 27, 2012 at 12:01 p.m.
chas9 said...

I heard Bobby P likes the back door.

Tom Bosley had three solid shows. At least.

And who could forget our own double threat, Jim Nabors? Gawwwwrrrleeee.

November 27, 2012 at 12:18 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent

Ted Danson also won awards for his role in Damages, a less well known series, but he was brilliant in it. My favorite character on the show, even though he was only on it for three seasons of the five.

November 27, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

I still think Texas is the big player on the board for conference expansion. The SEC, if it was going to cherry pick the ACC to go to the 16-team, four-super conference setup that now seems to be not just plausible but inevitable, would probably go after FSU and Clemson. I think the four big conferences will be the Pac-Integer, the Big Integer and the SEC and who has a chair when the music stops from the ACC, the Big Least and the Big Dozen. Texas could go west, east or north, but I just don't see what was once the Big 8, grew to the Big 12 and now does it even have 12 teams remaining viable. We could end up with four big football conferences but keep the old allegiances for basketball, making it the way college hockey is done (an amalgam of initials and letters that bear little resemblance to the league homes of teams in their other sports).

November 27, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

Jay & Dawg - when Chz was hired, he was considered a Pat Dye "approved" coach. That may be why he is not on the committee, but I'll bet he'll still get to whisper in someone's ear.

November 27, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Thanks for the clarification, and the answer is no, John L. has yet to be on a Rushmore.

BTW, Danson was also in "Becker" which lasted I believe about 5-6 seasons. I stopped watching about season 3 because it got to ridiculous for my tastes.

Spy- (note to spy, I maybe miscomprehending your post) Texas would be a good addition but would not fair well with other members in the SEC. One of the main reasons why A&M jumped ship in the first place was the long shadow the Longhorns produced over the decades. While the SMU death sentence was the perverbal "nail in the coffin" for the SWC, I learned living down here it was already unraveling to begin with. Texas was tired of basically supporting the whole conference while some of the other teams in the conference were barely contributing at all (TCU, Rice, Houston, SMU) but was able to receive perks because of the bohemith revenue being generated by "Mother Austin". As much as people down here would love for "The rivalry" to return, College Station is enjoying the fact it doesn't have to compete anymore with Texas' shadow AND gets to stand out as one of the SEC's elite. My thoughts mind you.

Long story short, Texas is wayyy too big for the SEC not rub the current members the wrong way.

November 27, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
chas9 said...

I know today's about football and I enjoyed Mark's musings on Cuonzo's Commandos, but for real basketball fans, there's good UK news.

I opined last week that Archie Goodwin could be the SEC's top scorer this year. Here's an update. Through five games Archie is averaging 19 PPG. That's more than any of the great Kentucky freshmen have tallied except for Terrence Jones, John Wall and Patrick Patterson. More than Jamal, Rex, Sam, Antoine, Brandon, MKG, Rajon, Jodie, or Kenny.

And Poythress is right behind at 18.4--also better than the esteemed crew listed above. So The Commandos had better bring their A game. Or their AK-47s.

November 27, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent —

And Colorado has fallen off a fiscal cliff.

<p> listed Colorado as having terrible facilities and can't give assistants multi-year contracts as easily due to Colorado state law. The team has been losing, and they paid Embree $725,000, half of the next lowest paid coach in the Pac 12. I want Colorado to be good again, because I think traditional programs are fun. But Colorado is WAAAAY far away from contending in the Pac 12.

November 27, 2012 at 1:17 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

I'll see your Tiffani Amber Thiessen (uh huh) and raise you an Alyssa Milano. Saman-ta on Who's The Boss and Phoebe in Charmed. And a turn on Melrose Place too.

November 27, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

We don't care which door Booby P prefers, it's locked in our view.

And that's a strong list of names that the Young Cats are passed. All you needed to add was Ronnie, Bobby Ricky and Mike... Mr. Telephone Man, there's something wrong with our line, when we dial our baby's number we get a click every time.

Bosley is a strong call and Nabors has the same deal as Fraser Crane, no?

Stuck —

Danson has a slew of nice runs, but if we all agree his No. 1 is Sam Malone, his No. 2 is left-wing Mr. Mary Steenburgen.

As for Colorado, well there is a tough climb in the Pac 12 no doubt. But you do have the pot thing working in your favor

Spy —

Your conference expansion thingee made our head hurt.

But your reference of Ms. Milano, well go male and female versions: For the fairer sex, Ms. Theissen, Ms. Milano, Ms. Locklear, who has TJ Hooker, Melrose and wasn't she on Abby McDeal?, and who... maybe Susan Dey, who had Patrridge Family and L.A. Law?

McPell —

No doubt Dye will be whispering from the roof tops. Here's hoping it falls on deaf ears. We don't need a old-school fubball coach because the days of the wishbone and the 6-2 defense are done. We need a guy that can recruit and innovate and coach and inspire.

— 5-at-10

November 27, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
BackupQB said...

How about David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider & Baywatch), Lee Majors (Big Valley, 6 Million Dollar Man, & Fall Guy), John Forsythe (Dynasty & Charlie's Angels), Heather Locklear (Melrose Place, TJ Hooker, & Spin City), Michael J. Fox (Family Ties & Spin City), and Ted Danson (Cheers, CSI, & some HBO series).

OK - all 5@10 family, go ahead and laugh, but ... with all the coaching search talk, no mention of Phillip Fulmer? Could he still do it? My gut feeling is that dude would LOVE another shot. Even if not in Knoxville, could he get it done somewhere else?

November 27, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Backup QB (June Jones) —

The Hoff is an awesome call. So is MJ Fox. And Lee Majors. Wow, well-played.

We can make a hard argument that if Gruden says no, that Fulmer is the best next plan. And while some friends of ours just fainted, hear this out:

Gruden strings UT along, and then says no. OK, whatever. The job then becomes a little more tainted and somewhat desperate. The fans are beside themselves because they were lovestruck over Gruden and now they are heartbroken without Gruden. So in truth no one is going to be as good as the idea of Gruden (and we think the idea of Gruden could be better than Gruden in truth).

OK, here's the back-up plan:

Get Fulmer, who brings Chavis along. Fulmer has to agree that his three-year contract is all it will be because UT also goes and gets Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and makes him OC and head-coach-in waiting.

You unite the fan base. You make amends with Fulmer and the pro-Fulmer crowd. You have a plan for the future and get one of the three under-35 rock stars in the coaching BID-ness. You re-connect with your roots and tradition and have a road map.

Just our thought. It seems better than rolling the dice with Al Flippin' Golden.

— 5-at-10

November 27, 2012 at 2:27 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent —

Anyone who put themselves through the torture of watching the Tennessee-Kentucky football game on Saturday while cheering for Tennessee in a house of approximately 14 Kentucky fans knows that they listed people in the running for the UK job, and Phillip Fulmer's name was on the list of five or six names listed. First time I had heard his name connected to the job really. So I was intrigued.

And in response again, maybe I'm wrong, but I believe that the HBO series that is referred to regarding Danson was actually an FX (and then DirecTV) show called Damages. Brilliant show. He was brilliant on it.

The pot smoking thing is in Colorado's favor, but they are a complete disaster at the moment. Total. Disaster. Maybe this hire changes that. I hope so.

November 27, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
BackupQB said...

Interesting take on Fulmer as the "safe" backup plan. We know Allen Jones would go for that; but would Haslam? And, by the way, who is really making this hire? Hart? Cheek? The $ Boosters?

ESPN reporting Ky just got Stoops!

Gotta go - Johnny Football speaks ... Finally!

November 27, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.
chas9 said...

We got our Stoops. Now it's Knoxville's turn. I'll take three or four good years.

November 27, 2012 at 3:37 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Okay, one more..(Not to quote ::explictive:: Exum)

Lenord Nemory: Besides Star Trek, he also played field agent "Paris" in the original MI series. He also did a short-lived kids show from my early childhood (7-9 years) call "Standby..Lights! Camera! Action!" which went behind the scenes of all the hit movies around at the time. This was on Nick during the early 80s.

Wild Card: Dave Collier (pronounced Cool-le-ay). Years before "Full House", he started on Nick on a "kiddie" talk show called "Out of Control" (Diz, Herb Berfert, Waldo). The "Let's Eat" segment was my first introduction to the existance of sushi before anyone else in mainstream America knew what it was.

November 27, 2012 at 3:46 p.m.
bigguy said...

Is Da'rick a nickname?

November 27, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.
ShoalCreek said...

Greatest two-timer ever: Pamela Anderson. Both the Tool Time Tramp and the Baywatch Beach Bouncing Boobs Babe. Transitioned seamlessly from one to the other, as any true thespian would...

November 27, 2012 at 11:04 p.m.
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