published Thursday, September 6th, 2012

5-at-10: Fab 4 picks, Mocs mayhem and Cowboys love (non-Brokeback Mountain style)

We have a spot left in the mailbag, so bring it.

From the "Talks too much studios," here we go...

Fab 4 picks (plus 1)

Last year we hit close to 66 percent of our games against the spread. That'll do. And we were better than 70 percent on games not involving Clemson. Stupid Clemson.

We started this year 3-2 — which was a nice rally after going 0-2 out of the gate — and hit the Clemson pick on the "Can You Beat Jay" game offered on the website. Go figure.

Well, if they just handed out money without risk involved, it wouldn't be called gambling; it'd be called welfare.

Let's get back on that horse, and start by embracing rule No. 3 in the 5-at-10's betting playbook: Ride a hot horse. And while you may think that's Alabama, we believe Nick Saban will call off the dogs quickly enough to make that 40-point line against Western Kentucky seem squishy. So it goes.

North Carolina minus-7 at Wake Forest: It's Wake Forest for crying out loud, and every time we hear about Wake Forest we remember a great story from a friend of ours. He's attending a Wake at Duke football game (had to be for a girl, right?) several years ago and Wake is 1-7 and Duke is 0-8. Duke is leading late in the game and the Duke students start chanting "Over-rated" at the 1-7 Wake fans. Good times.

Stanford minus-14 against Duke: Who knew the above story would work twice.

Florida plus 2 at Texas A&M: The new kids may have thought they were ready for the league, but they aren't. In fact, we like UGA too.

Ohio State minus 14.5 against Central Florida: Here's the hot hand, and we think the for most of the season, these Buckeyes are going to have a chip on their shoulders. Or it may be a tattoo. Who knows?

Cincy minus-4 against Pittsburgh: We know very little about either team, but there are times that can be a good thing. This is one of those times because the line has taken a major shift.

There are a slew of games that have moved more than a field goal since opening. That has a lot to do with being week 2 — books seeing what teams do with what and what have you. It also could mean a train (overwhelmingly popular public pick), which means more often than not a loss. It could also mean the sharp money (the guys who have nicknames that include cities, wear a lot of visors and don't like to talk on the phone) likes that side, which means winner. Here are the games that have moved more than 4 points from the opening line:

Cincy-Pittsburgh (tonight): Cincy went from plus 2 to minus-4.

Toledo-Wyoming: Wyoming went from plus-2.5 to minus-3.

Kentucky-Kent State: Went from even to Kentucky minus-7.

Bowling Green-Idaho: Bowling Green went from minus-7.5 to minus-16.5.


Mocs move forward

A day after the news of Terrell Robinson's decision to quit the UTC football team, the big question remains why. Robinson started the season opener at quarterback and split time with redshirt freshman Jacob Huesman, son of head coach Russ Huesman. Robinson was listed as the starter for Saturday's game against Jacksonville State before turning in his gear Tuesday night.

To his end, UTC coach Russ Huesman was clear that this was Robinson's decision. He also was clear that he knows there will be blow back. Here's what Huesman told our UTC football ace John Frierson:

"I'm going to take a beating because his last name is Huesman," the coach said. "I understand that and I don't mind. Beat me up all you want. He's a great kid and a good football player."

The formal answer to why can't be answered until Robinson decides to share his reasons. We do know that Coach Huesman made it clear Wednesday that it was completely Robinson's decision and he tried to talk him out of it for three hours Tuesday afternoon.

(Again to our ace Frierson) Huesman added later: "Nobody wanted [Robinson] to leave. Nobody. ... It was his decision and any rumors, speculation that there's anything other than that is completely, completely false. Terrell has been a great kid for this program."

There are raw feelings to be sure. There were anonymous calls to the TFP sports department and the sports editor saying there was family bias and even asking if race played a part in this decision. There was a late comment on Wednesday's 5-at-10 about how Jacob Huesman's Baylor School background got him preferential treatment.

To all of that, we say poppycock. Cite whatever ripples or emotions or raw feelings you'd like, we know this to be sure: It wouldn't matter if you were green or polka dotted and it wouldn't matter if he sat his own mother, Russ Huesman would put the player on the field that gave him the best chance to win. Period. And end of discussion.

(Side note: Samcro, if it's alright with you, we're going to treat your comment from Wednesday's 5-at-10 as a mailbag entry so we can discuss it clearly. And since it's our little family-oriented, Interweb-based sports column, we're going to do it anyway. Here's Samcro's comment: "I saw Trob play several games at South Pitt and UTC. Never saw a Diva but I could be wrong. Of course anyone at this paper is not going to go against UTC because of the need for future interviews. Also there is no way you wouldn't support a former student at the prestigious Baylor school over a Local kid from a mere public school not even in Hamilton County. Wouldn't want to upset the mountain folk around here would we? Just take any week in particular and count mentions of Baylor in the sports page compared to mentions of all other area high schools combined.")


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    New York Giants' Eli Manning looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

How 'bout them Cowboys

We were sitting here, thinking how impressed we are with the Cowboys. We grew up cheering for the Cowboys — yes we were a Lakers fan and a Cowboys fan, so as a Yute we liked the shiny teams.

On the road, with their second best defensive player — nose tackle Jay Ratliff — back in Dallas, and offensive line that created lanes and kept Tony Romo upright. Good night all around.

This is a team that has continually teased their fans and followers. They look good, the stumble, they look better, they stumble — it's become the Cowboy way.

Is this team different? It's impossible to know after one game of course. This was a good a win — a big win — that could portend any number of things.

Here are the five things we take away from the Cowboys' 24-17 win over the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants:

— Giants rookie running back David Wilson fumbled on his first carried and appeared to be crying on the sideline. We don't even know where to start with this. Crying? On the sideline? During the game?

— The replacement referees were not terrible. In fact, other than the fact that Ed Hoculi's huge arms were not signaling the calls, it was hard to notice the referees, and that's the best compliment you can pay any official in every sport.

— Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is a caveman. And he loves to cuss. Loves it. And his defense played pretty great, highlighted by a goal-line stand that started after an interception return put the Giants at first-and-goal at the 2.

— Tony Romo looked pretty sharp. Real sharp in fact.

— Finally, it's pretty excellent to have the NFL back. We all love college football, but we all love out college football team so much that they're highs and lows can alter the landscape. in the NFL, it's just the game without all the emotional baggage and commitment and pain.


This and that

— The Braves landed a much-needed 1-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday.

— More Cowboys: Demarcus Ware had two sacks last night, and he reached 100 sacks in the third fewest games (113). When you look around the league and start notching first-ballot Hall of Famers, does Ware make the list? We say yes, and we say major kudos for a kid that came out of high school and the only scholarship offer he got was from Troy. Dude made himself a superstar.

— Not sure why it developed yesterday, but there was some definite anti-Peyton Manning vibes circling the 5-at-10 yesterday. Gang, Manning is at worst one of the game's 10 best quarterback ever, and he's one more Super Bowl win away from joining Montana, Brady and Elway on the Rushmore of greatest ever.


Today's question

Art Modell died Thursday morning. He was 87.

And we're sure all of Cleveland is getting the day off. Seriously.

Modell was the owner of the Cleveland Browns, and he alienated the entire city when he moved them to Baltimore and they became the Ravens. He sold the team in 2004 but his legacy was dominated by moving the team. The comments on the USA Today story on his death include "Scum like him won't be missed," and "I have no sympathy for him after what he did to Cleveland."

Now that Modell is gone, we'll have to find a replacement on the Rushmore of people hated by an entire town. As of Wednesday, our Rushmore would have been Modell (Cleveland), Updyke (Auburn), Christian Laettner (Lexington), Bucky Dent (Boston).

Who's next? Is it LeBron in Cleveland or Booby V in Boston?


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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jomo11 said...

I still hope that if T-Robb is being pressured from family, that cooler heads prevail and he comes back . . . Moc fans would welcome him back if the team welcomed him back,

by the way Jay have you looked at Tennessee's 2 opponents of their next 3 Ga. State lost 33-6 to FCS South Carolina St. and Akron lost 56-14 to also-ran UCF ? . . . nothing like schedule teams who dont even have "cream in their puffs" when you are on the hot seat

September 6, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

There have been numerous callers to local talk shows trying to throw Coach and Jacob under the is mind boggling how some people feel Robinson was not given a fair shake and are trying to either use race or nepotisim as the reason...the comments made regarding Baylor are a bit funny considering the Mocs have Gunner Miller from East Ridge as a starter and Keon Williams from Red Bank who get significant playing time..

September 6, 2012 at 10:59 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

Bobby V will be forgotten in Boston faster than your eighth grade girlfriend. He's not as much the villian as he is scapegoat and a lackey. He's not a brother, and he's not a friend. He's nothing to us now.

I say the Modell/LeBron dartboard sells well in Cleveland until the Mayan calendar hits the last day. I'd say it's a fair substitute, LeBron for Modell. Could we put Kent Hrbek there for the Atlanta folks.

And 5, you know ... you know ... I've got your back with this Samcro character. Goodness gracious, South Pitt in particular and many of the others there - Ooltewah, Tyner, Red Bank, et al - have gotten oodles of coverage from the fine folks of the TFP sports department over the years.

But for the love of all that is holy ... Make Hargis wear a different shirt on the next recap show.

September 6, 2012 at 11:02 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

There is a pro rasslin term for Hargis a shill LOL, but we all love Doogie lol

Speaking of rasslin...Olympic gold winner Kurt Angle seen in the thriving metropolis of East Ridge this morning...

September 6, 2012 at 11:08 a.m.
mcpell3 said...

Wow, some grumpy folks this week, first Tuesday is pick on auburn day, then yesterday...

Spy, I'll see your Hrbek and raise you a Glanville for ATL.

September 6, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
chas9 said...

For a long time Brooklyn bums hated Walter O'Malley for moving the Trolley Dodgers to La-la land. At the time a joke went, "If a Brooklyn man finds himself in a room with Hitler, Stalin, and O'Malley, but has only two bullets, what does he do? Shoot O'Malley twice.

There was some mutual animosity between John Rocker and NYC.

But don't put Laettner on your Rushmore. His vileness transcends even Rushmore. It's blasphemy that the spawn of Satan is named Christian. Maybe I have it wrong. Maybe it's Crushtian, since he likes to stomp on the heads of players lying helpless on the floor.

September 6, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
BIspy4 said...


I don't know. I kinda enjoyed those Glanville Falcons teams. I think a bigger target would be Eugene Robinson, Mr. Family Guy, out on the town in Miami the night before the Super Bowl looking for a little action.

September 6, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
chas9 said...

Fiver--Joe South, from a bit south of here, has died. He penned "Down in the Boondocks," "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," and "Games That People Play." Was he writing about the same games you cover?

Query for Friday: Why is the picture so stinking bad on ESPNU games?

September 6, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Lots to cover. But work is slow today.

Mocs: You hit the nail directly on the head regarding the current waive of speculation on T-Rob's departure. I will at admit in the past I've seen the negative side effects that come with impending nepotism. However, Coach Huesman made it clear several times he wants players who can win football games. He already told Nichols he better be ready to play when or if his number is up. No excuses.

Up until the South Florida game, my only intel regarding Huesman 2.0 was through Frierson's tweets and the TFP articles where he basically reported the guy is the real deal. For right now, I believe him.

I won't comment on Samcro's posting but I can imagine one factor in his defense(and the TFP is not the only guilty party in the Chat-town media market I sometimes imagine doing this) but there is sometimes that bias "feeling" of "the only time we hear of local kids do good is if they go to Baylor, McCallie, GPS, CSAS, etc. And the only time we hear about the public schools is either negative or how bad the administration is or what crawled up Rhonda Thurman's tailpipe (being very polite here) that afternoon etc."

To me, where Jacob went to prep school is a complete non-issue regarding his talent but at the same time, I can easily imagine where the poster's bias could easily be generated (I really hope that makes a lot of sense).


It was fun game to watch considering that's all I'm going to hear about on local radio down here. However, you left out Olgetree (I keep wanting to say Overtine). Also, it was nice to see Dez earn his paycheck as well.

jomo11 wrote-

"by the way Jay have you looked at Tennessee's 2 opponents of their next 3 Ga. State lost 33-6 to FCS South Carolina St. and Akron lost 56-14 to also-ran UCF ? . . . nothing like schedule teams who dont even have "cream in their puffs" when you are on the hot seat"

That made my morning given that article I read many moons ago about the booster from Georgia State wanting to know "When are we gonna beat them 'dawgs?" As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Alabama. Reality, gotta love it.

Finally, kudos to Cowboy Joe for kindly putting up the audio of Frierson's Sporttalk interview via the WGOW Facebook page. I usually don't get home from work until the start of the 2nd hour and by then they already are on another subject.

September 6, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.
Livn4life said...

5 5 5(as opposed to 666); the Terrell Robinson thing remains a mystery until we hear from the young man himself. It shows how we overreact in society for all the speculation to show up and cause nega-emo activity(emotional for you who are slow on the uptake). No one was more surprised nor shocked than I was but we just do not know the whole story. I hope we do so soon. I would love for that slightly remaining open door to return to be used by TR but it is his choice for his reasons. I just hope the distraction, whatever the outcome, does not harm the team. Jomo...what a call...scheduling two "weaklings" when you are on the hotseat! Do you know when these games were scheduled? What is it four or five years? I admit they are softer than cupcakes but COME ON MAN, don't blame the scheduling on a struggling head coach> COWBOYS...they usually start really well. The Giants usually start slowly. But all the hype we heard previous to this game made it seem like we have a Different bunch of Giants. The BOYS are back...for one game. Let's see how they respond over the course of the year and then see where they really are. They did look good and I have never been an "America's team" rooter in my life. Peyton Manning will be fine. All the detractors, just keep looking, maybe you can even have a detractors' pull if you like. The Broncos will be okay...I think.

September 6, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Gang —

Great start to the day. And we know you got our back and we appreciate it. But remember, we welcome all opinions and points of view as long as they are civil and meet the F-O-I-B sports column intent. So feel free to come back anytime you'd like Samcro, it still don't cost nothin.'

We have a couple of emails to post, some chicken and dumplins to heat and we'll be back shortly.

And know this — today will be busy. Giddy-up.

— 5-at-10

September 6, 2012 at 12:08 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show BlueOval —

Not sure what’s up with my computer (again) but I tried to post this today in the 5/10 and kept getting an error.

I would bet that UT's schedule was made before Dooley was considered on the Hot Seat...

I would also bet that Samcro is from South Pitt. Could be wrong on that but that's my guess. I can understand wanting to support your local kid but good gravy this has nothing to do with where Huesman went to high school. And no, I'm not from Baylor. I went to Red Bank, you know a public school that get's mentioned in the TFP sports pages as much as Baylor does.

My first thought is that Robinson sounds selfish. I don't know him and I could be wrong but that's what it looks like. He was still considered the starter this weekend but I guess that's not good enough. A team has to move on and I'm glad UTC is doing that. I truly wish it was with Robinson but they can't afford to look back now.

The TFP does an excellent job covering high school sports and Hargis does a tremendous job just not on his wardrobe (totally agree with you Spy). He dug that Polo out of the 80's — the early 80's.


September 6, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent

You liked shiny things as a youth? You liked the Dodgers and Cowboys? You liked teams that won all the time? As much as it pains me to say this as a Tennessee fan, how did you wind up an Auburn fan and not an Alabama fan?


There is obvious truth to the Vols scheduling light in two of their next three games, but UCF is hardly an also-ran. I read more than one preseason magazine predicting them to be a BCS bowl contender this year, most notably Phil Steele, who is considered at the top of the industry. I've read multiple articles this week saying Ohio State needs to be on upset alert against UCF. It may not happen- but calling UCF an also-ran is a total misnomer.

September 6, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Before I get any blowback, my comments on public vs. private school coverage believe it or not is non-sports related. Just a general observation of "local kids done good" Sorry for any confusion.

September 6, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

You'll get your wish.

And the sked is the sked. Some years it's easier; some years it's not.

Swiss Cake Rolls are underrated.

OG —

The Mocs have a slew of local kids. Look across the O-line, too.

Kurt A. is doing work this evening in Dalton at the Convention Center.

McPell —

Saturday's huge for the Tigers. As big as last week was for the Vols, that's as big as Saturday is for Auburn.


Who would be Atlanta's biggest anti-crush?

9er —

We were hoping some one would question that pick before you posted. We know a slew of UK hoops fans, and to a person, they'd punch Laettner is the ear rather than look at him. It's nuts.

Run JMC —

And another reason we know more bad about the public schools is they are forced to turn over the info to the paper — Freedom of Information and all. Privates are not.

But when it comes to sports and the TFP sports section, two things get you in the paper winning a lot and a lot of fans. We are not here to create interest as much as reflect it. Teams that are successful and fill the stands are the ones people want to read about.

That said, we try to get to as many as we can. Plus, what does the TFP sports editor know anyhow. Clown.

More to come.

— 5-at-10

September 6, 2012 at 12:54 p.m.
Stewwie said...

I'm surprised that Huesman spent 3+ hours trying to talk T-Rob out of his decision. Doesn't seem Huesman-like, but then again, I don't know the guy personally. Leaving an open door for T-Rob isn't a good idea either. The young man has made his decision and he needs to live with it. It would be in Huesman's best interests (and the team's as well) if they would put this behind them and move forward with Jacob as the now-full-time starter.

Montana and Elway are great calls for the QB Rushmore. Brady? I put Peyton there before Brady. Rings only matter to an extent. Who is currently your 4th pick for the Rushmore? Marino? Favre? Aaron Rodgers will be knocking on this Rushmore's door when it's all said and done.

Hate to see Andy Roddick hang it up after all these years. Yet, the time has come. He has one slam to his credit but would have had more if he and the Greatest Of All Time were in different eras. Speaking of the tennis G.O.A.T., he played horribly at times last night and is now out of the tourney. The Open is now the Djoker's to lose.

September 6, 2012 at 1:02 p.m.
jomo11 said...

I am now glad that T-Robb is back . . .Moc fans will except him and understand that young people and their families make wrong choices sometimes. This was a bad choice and if the team is willing to take him back, Moc nation will be fine with it.. . .that is the kind of difference Moc fans have as oppossed to that NFL-mentality at bigger schools, where the fans usually didnt attend the schools and will never actually meet any players or coaches

September 6, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jgreeson wrote-

"And another reason we know more bad about the public schools is they are forced to turn over the info to the paper — Freedom of Information and all. Privates are not."

Thanks for the explination. I seriously did not know that.

September 6, 2012 at 1:09 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

Thanks for the support. Right back atcha.

Yes, Boooooooo-by (They're not saying Bob, they're saying BOOOOO) will be wiped off the books as quickly as the Pete Carroll era in Foxboro.

Stewwie —

Knowing Huesman, we can see where it would not be right up his alley to spend three-plus hours trying to convince anyone of anything. That said, we believe everyone could see this was a BIG-time mistake and tried to convince a 20-year-old from making it.

Hey they happen. Now there's a clear pecking order at QB — as long as Jacob plays well — and T_Rob has no one to blame but T-Rob. As for taking him back, well, you have to. For the kid, first off, and secondly, using a running QB system in the SoCon, there are going to be injuries.

We think Rodgers could get there. No thanks on Favre or Marino. We'd actually take Manning or Aikman or Johnny U or a slew of folks over Favre or Marino.

And we're tight, right? No way Manning is better than Brady.

Jomo —

We're glad T-Robb's back too, but go easy on the lovey-dovey UTC hugs compared to the NFL-style power schools with fans that never went to school there. You can be a passionate fan regardless whether you paid tuition or not. And to wildly stereotype fan bases is CUH-razy. As Nigel Powers said, there are two things in this world we can't stand: Those that are intolerant of other cultures and the Dutch.

— 5-at-10

September 6, 2012 at 1:50 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Also, for those of you picking on Hargis' shirt...

Go easy. He figured it worked for Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties" so it's got to work now, too. Right?

— 5-at-10

September 6, 2012 at 1:51 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Um, not a whole lot worked for Alex P. Keaton. Not until he Teen Wolfed.

Pete Carroll coached the Patriots? When did that happen? (wink)

OK, gonna be out of pocket for a while. Congressman is coming to see me in my office shortly.

September 6, 2012 at 2:08 p.m.
Todd962 said...

Here's hoping that the people in charge of the pre-game show last night were sacked and then the people that were in charge of sacking the people in charge of the pre-game show were also sacked for not doing it sooner. Nothing gets people psyched up for football like Mariah Carey and No Doubt. Was it 1997 themed? Are they stretching that much to bring in different demographics? Turrible says Sir Barkley. Absolutely Turrible.

Roddick goes on the rushmore of "Athletes that were foiled in their career by a GOAT." Lots of NBA guys complaining about that in the 90's and cubs players and fans still complaining to this day. Different kind of goat? Oh I see...

So T-Rob is back and all is right in the Mocs Nation again. The no dress out or travel this weekend seems pretty fit. Not too harsh but helps him understand there are going to be consequences for actions of that nature. Its very Petey-esque from Remember the Titans.

I still say we give the sports editor a hard time and his oddly dressed friend. You slap a 18 on the front of Hargis's shirt and it looks like one of the Busch League brothers should be driving him around the track. Greeson, if you're going to continue putting him up there to be ridiculed by the masses, the least you could do is reach into the endless TFP budget and give him a little wardrobe money. Or have a contest and let us dress him up in a banana suit.

September 6, 2012 at 2:17 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

jgreeson wrote-

"UTC hugs compared to the NFL-style power schools with fans that never went to school there. You can be a passionate fan regardless whether you paid tuition or not. And to wildly stereotype fan bases is CUH-razy."

In the past, I would disagree with this but I understand now having moved to another location. If you live in a region long enough, you'll learn to gravitate towards schools and programs that you may not have actual ties to. I have never set foot in a classroom at either SMU or UNT but will consider attending a game or two if the opportunity presents itself.

Also, now that T-Robgate is officially closed (for now), does anyone know of any third person online broadcasts that might be carrying UTC-JSU?, for obvious reasons, does not carry the away games (audio only) and JSU's website does not have a streaming video option where you can pay them $6-$10 to watch the game. Neither my car nor my fiances (I'm happy to say I paid off a long overdue credit card two weeks ago) are in no condition for a 600+ mile road trip to Central AL. If not, I may end up going to see UNT-Southern Texas that saturday night. Blasphmey I know.

September 6, 2012 at 2:24 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

5/10 - I agree on the AU-MSU game. An AU loss will mean Dooley's hot seat was fed-xed to the Plains in the eyes of those rabid fans mentioned above. I think Mean Gene has about 2 years, including this one before they contend again. Too many youngsters.

September 6, 2012 at 2:25 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

I had to think about the anti-crush for atlanta - I'll offer a few names for debate Tom Glavine moving to the hated Mets Hrbek and his body slamming ability Eugene Robinson the original Family man (thanks Spy a good one) Jane Fonda who have I forgotten?

September 6, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

Bite your tongue.

Alex P. Keaton landed a young Courtney Cox and married Tracy Polian. That's a hoss shirtfull.

Tell Senator Geary Fredo said hello.

Mr. 962 (with an assist to Stew) —

That's an excellent Rushmore — those that would have been amazing but they ran into the GOAT. Excellent list.

Petey... well-played indeed sir.

As for the endless TFP wardrobe budget, well, a chunk of that went to the selfish sports editor. Did you see that tie? Hey, Boone check out this tie. What is that Rayon?

Run JMC —

Good point. We cheer for the Mocs. We like the guys. Heck, before we moved here, the only ways we knew of the Mocs were (in order), the Sweet 16 run, T.O. and they lost to Southern Tech (which was about 500 yards from our old office).

Didn't go to school there, so we can't want them to do well?

Mcpell —

Closer we get, the more frightened we are. Seriously. An 0-2 start with Arkansas, LSU, Bama and UGA still on the schedule is less than desirable. For sure.

We hope Gene and Co. pull it out, and we really hope that the hot seat talk is put on the back burner considering a) dude is 30-11 with a national title in three years an a game (and who other than Alabama wouldn't take that from the last three year) and b) he has put together a world-class 2013 recruiting class.

— 5-at-10

September 6, 2012 at 2:46 p.m.
Livn4life said...

Glad to see TR is back with the MOCS. I suppose the team took the old Beatles' song adage, WE CAN WORK IT OUT! I believe they can and get on with life and football.

September 6, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Forgot about Courteney Cox. mmmmm....

September 6, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.
jgreeson said...


We can work it out. And besides all that turmoil is so Yesterday.

Spy —

Let it Be. Or Come Together.


September 6, 2012 at 3:46 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

You know the NFL season is underway when there's a couple dozen (at least) shots of Rob Ryan throughout the game.

Baylor gets so much sports coverage because they're successful in so many sports (duh), football, wrestling, swimming, soccer, volleyball, on down the list. South Pittsburg gets plenty of coverage for their football over there and deservedly so. Except for their baseball the last couple of years I don't remember them doing much in their other sports.

Robinson staying was a wise choice not only for football but more importantly for his education.

Alex P Keaton looked pretty sharp behind the wheel of Doc's DeLorean, too.

September 6, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.
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