published Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

5-at-10: Masters trek begins, possible new radio adventure, where does Geno rank

We're picking up stakes and taking the big red sled and TFP golf ace David Uchiyama to Augusta shortly, so we're going to be brief. We'll reconvene later this after when we get in our seat in the press building.

Masters contest

OK gang, inspired by the NCAA tournament bracket win — and the alleged extra entertainment in our pocket — we're offering prizes for first and second of this year's Mastering the Masterful Masters Master List challenge. (Side note: If we could get a title sponsor for this contest, we'd pick MasterLock for obvious reasons. Plus, we love those old commercials where they shoot the lock. Not sure what the lock said or did, but we're sure he got what he deserved. Side note about the side note: When a lock gets shot, do the lock cops on the radio call in and say, "Lock Down. Lock Down.")

The rules are simple: Pick five golfers and we'll take your best four finishers. You get points for where they place (first = 1 point; 11th = 11 points) and the two lowest scores win.

Here are the entries so far, with a partial list from the host (more to come):

5-at-10 — Tiger, Mickelson

Mrs. 5-at-10 — Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott

Dawg747 — Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar

McPell — Mickelson (last time I swear), Dufner, Choi, Snedeker & Kuchar.

(side note: Love the Choi pick. If he wins, your new Delta Tau Chi name will be Pure Choi... Why not?)

Sportsfan — Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Justin Rose, and Fred Couples

Todd962 — Schwartzel, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, and Tiger

Fred — Couples, Tiger, Phil, Bubba

WarEagle — Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Tiger, Dustin Johnson

BlueOval — Tiger, Mickelson, Snedeker and B Watson

DanRoth22 — Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Fred Couples, Adam Scott, and Jason Dufner

Deboman — P. Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, and Padraig Harrington

OrdinaryGuy — Tiger, Vijay, Rory, and Phil

Spy — Dufner, Jason Day, Snedeker, Rory and DA Points

StuckinKent — Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar

RustyVol — Tiger, A. Scott, L. Westwood, and Phil

OrangeGuy — Bubba, Rory, Stricker, Phil, & Mahan

Richie Rich — Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood

WC777 —

Jefe — Laird, Kaymer, Schwartzel, Oosthuizen, Donald.... War Foreigners

Weena — Couples,

TFP golf ace David Uchiyama — Phil, Rory, Dufner, Sneds, Adam Scott

We are also expecting picks from the SportTalk guys, Coach Mack McCarthy, TFP college football ace David Paschall and a few others.


Can't Live Without My Radio

What's the best song with the word radio in the title? The LL Cool J classic "Can't Live Without My Radio" is in the discussion. So is "Video Killed the Radio Star." What's your pick?

And yes, Spy this has a point.

This coming up Monday, David Paschall and the blockhead TFP sports editor are going to take a two-week swing guest hosting the 1-3 p.m. time slot on ESPN Radio 105.1 FM here in town. It was an interesting opportunity and with Paschall's never-ending knowledge of college football and with our the water-towered-size melon filled with rivers of useless knowledge, we thought it would be a kick to give it a shot for a couple of weeks.

We've got a few guests in the work, but this may sound crazy, we're having a tough time picking a name for the show. We may only do this for a couple of weeks — or maybe it could grow into something more, who knows — but we're going to need a show name better than "Paschall and the blockhead TFP sports editor." Who's got any ideas?

Feel free to swing by and give us a listen starting Monday at 1 p.m. It don't cost nothing. Plus, feel free to call in at 648-1051. We're pretty sure there will be a steady stream of stuff to discuss the next couple of weeks. The Masters. Spring Football. Heck, we're two weeks from tomorrow from the NFL Draft. We love the draft — in print and on the radio — and you know this.


UConn women rolls

Louisville's dream 2013 — Sugar Bowl win over Florida, keeping coach Charlie Strong, the men's basketball title — finally hit a speed bump. It was more like a pot hole the size of Sale Creek.

The UConn Huskies thumped Louisville in the women's NCAA title game, ending the Cards' memorable and magical run with a 93-60 rout.

It's the eighth title in the last 18 seasons for UConn and head coach Geno Auriemma, and there appears to be more on the horizon, considering the best player in the Final Four this year was Huskies freshman Breanna Stewart and the bulk of this year's team returns.

Auriemma now has as many titles as University of Tennessee legend Pat Summitt. For her part, always the leader and legend with class in every situation, Summitt released the following statement: "Congratulations to Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies on a remarkable season and an eighth national title," Summitt said in a statement released by her son, Tyler. "Geno is a proven champion and a leader in our game. My best to him, his family, his team and staff."

OK, this is tough to ask, but we must: Is Geno a better coach than Pat Summitt? Discuss.


This and that

— Your Atlanta Braves are 7-1. And as impressive as that sounds, it's either magic or hollow. Consider the following: The Braves are rolling to their best start since 2007 despite Brian McCann in street clothes, Jason Heyward hitting 83 points better than that weird guy in your office who you know, Know, KNOW ate boogers as a little kid, BJ Upton hitting just 20 points better than Heyward, Freddie Freeman on the DL, and Danny str-Uggla being Danny str-Uggla. FE to the C knows the drill — it's time for these Braves to embrace their old-school Oakland Raiders. Just win baby. And keep hitting Justin Upton (.400 average/1.100 slugging percentage) and Evan "El Oso Blanco" Gattis (.368) in the middle of the lineup and handing the ball to Craig Kimbrel with a ninth-inning lead.

— In the mornings, we bounce around the interweb for extra details and such to produce as entertaining 5-at-10 as we can. We came across this story about former G-n-R front man Axl Rose. Sweet buckets of Sweet Child o' Mine, who's dressing him and what's that haircut? That photo makes Axl — who was a rock bad boy at one time — look like the lost love child of Liberace and Dianne Wiest. Next thing you know, you're going to try to tell me that Uncle Luke Skywalker (aka Luther Campbell) from rap bad boys 2 Live Crew is coaching youth sports. Wait, what?!?!?!

— There's a chain of sports bars known as Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill in Texas and the owner of that company has copyrighted the phrase "Breastaurant." Add this to the list of things like the hard plastic caps on shoelaces and the clip you put on a baby's pacifier and the baby's shirt so it doesn't fall on the ground that are million-dollar ideas that we could have thought of first.

— We're big Charles Barkley fans. In fact, he's the complete opposite of TURRRR-ible. This photo however is just plain wrong. C'mon Chuck. That said, it did bring back the memorable scene of Chris Farley in "Tommy Boy"... fat guy in a little coat. Side note: Tommy Boy is extremely underrated.


Today's question(s)

We've littered a few questions throughout today's entry and we're interested in your responses to them:

A show name for the two-week radio run for Paschall and the blockhead TFP sports editor on ESPN 105.1 FM?

Geno or Pat, who you got?

The Masters contest, are you in?

We're dealing with a lot of stuff.... "OK, well, uh... candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern. OK, let's get two."

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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chas9 said...

"Women rolls"? Puts me in mind of a lot of blues imagery: "Nobody in town can bake a sweet jelly roll like mine."

Also in the song category, I'll go old school with "Turn Your Radio On."

And Pat to Geno: "Hit Me with Your Best Shot. Fire Away." But failing an act of God, I'm afraid he'll surpass the Summitt championship record.

In next year's men's battle, I'll take the teams from Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan. You can have the other 47 states. Or 57, how many ever there are.

April 10, 2013 at 10:19 a.m.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Webb Simpson. I went to the practice round on Monday and going back to the final round on Sunday. Followed Steven Fox through the front nine. He hit a shot on #4 that would win the jacket. I think this kid is a special talent. And I am really hoping he does well this week.

April 10, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Two weeks at the world wide leader local affiliate...been there done that for much longer than 2 weeks until egos took far as names for the show that is a shade on the tough side...but perhaps "PG In The Afternoon" on 105.1 The Zone...

Perhaps this is going to create tons of hate mail...but I take horrible as it sounds the game passed Pat by in later years and perhaps her illness played a huge role in that...that being said the game has reached such parity, can UCONN go on another run?

Already in the laugh now JG, but Vijay is due...however, Tiger will win in a WALK!

April 10, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
jomo11 said...

I think Geno is better, His titles have been during a period where the women's game has much more depth. And everytime Geno and Summitt faced each other with equal talent, Geno always won. Also Geno is not through winning titles

April 10, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
Todd962 said...

"Welcome to The Faces for Radio Show, hosted by TFP Football Ace, David Paschall, and the other guy, Blockhead Greeson." Were you waiting to see who the first person to drop that one was? Are you bumping Van Peezy and the Riz from our listening pleasure? Big shoes to fill. I hope you have been polishing up on your witty banter and obscure Maryland Crabcake references, cause they were my source of fulfillment for both of those things.

This question made me oddly gloom, but Geno is going to surpass Pat. He is probably a better coach when measured by success and eventually wins. Some of her early efforts likely paved the way for much of his successes in the sport though and it doesn't make her any less of a legend in the sport that he will pass her. Its not as though his program is churning out better woman than Tennessee did in her time, despite the fact that they may have had some more jewelry.

April 10, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Just a few "radio" songs off the top of my head: "Spirit of the Radio" by Rush, sure to get the air guitars and drums going. "Radio Ga-Ga" by Queen, and if you're looking to infuse a little 1980's cheese into the show "Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph will do nicely.

Show titles...Huh, that's a good one. Maybe "Marconi's Athletic Supporters." "Shut Up! We're Talkin' Here!" "Afternoon Eargasm!"

Geno or Pat? No strong opinion one way or the other, however me and the fine folks over at the Dapper Dan Hair Pomade Company agree that Andy Landers is top-shelf.

April 10, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Congrats on the radio gig. While you're not going toe to toe with Quake and Dr. B, remember that if you take this gig, that means no more guest spots on SportTalk (conflict of interest). And yes, I know about JR's excemption to the rule so to speak.

::Sigh:: I love it when you bring up Texas and I have to provide "the local perspective". :/ We know all about Bikini's Sports Bar down here. I have one 5-7 miles up the road from me on the west half of Northwest Highway. It's not exactly located in the family-friendiest part of town but what you reported is rather silly (on their part). Living in Dallas, we have every franchise breastaurant imaginable (Hooters, Twin Peaks, Bone Daddy's BBQ). One word: Pass*

*No, I'm not gay, I just REALLY hate fakeness.

On a side note, I know I've been bust'n Steven's ammo sack about the possibility of not qualifying but since it appears the TFP is fronting for local coverage as suppose to AP wires, is one of you assigned exclusively to cover him tomorrow during the first round? Just wondering.

Radio Songs: (Doesn't have the word "radio" in these songs but still two of my favorite's in the genre about radio) The Last DJ by Tom Petty and Rex Bob Lowenstein by Mark Germino. If not for the Telecommunications Act of 1996, these great songs would have never been written. Ironic an't it?

Names for your show: SportTalk's Ugly Cousins from Rhea County, The Not Sushi Bar Show, Jay and David's Excellent Sports Radio Show, Mike and Mike in the Morning (oh wait, nevermind). :P

April 10, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.
chas9 said...

Memo to TFP management: You're not workin' our boy hard enough if he's got time for an afternoon radio show. PG in the Afternoon might work, but definitely not PC in the afternoon, not with juicy tail and women's rolls.

Rdio is already taken, but you could use Rado, because there's no "I" in rado. How about Davo and Jabo on the Rado?

I say give Pat and Geno two different awards because they performed in different eras, each with its own challenges. Hard to compare Naismith, Wooden and Pitino.

And now the students want to pack heat at Auburn, in case they spot any more tree poisoners lurking around the corners.

April 10, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.
fechancellor said...

Masters Picks: Greg Norman, Ken Venturi, Ed Sneed, Scott Hoch

Well, maybe these might better suit my designs at present: Tiger, Rory, McDowell, Bradley

10 Ring, I almost neglected your radio gig. "Ritchi the C" is an excellent model. Everything seemed to go well for our Happy Day's Hero until his friends got jealous. From what I can tell from this board, you don't have any friends. Make that work for you.

Maybe a variation of Ritchi's and do not skimp on the sound effects like cowbells, triangles, 1930's car horns, whistles, train whistles, bongo drums and the like. Do these live in the studio, no canned stuff. Figure out your variations for each segment and stick to them. Audiences love continuity, they want to feel safe, not surprised.

April 10, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

You're right, 5, there was a point. Not much of one, but a point nonetheless. I kid, I kid. Sort of.

Blockhead and Pasquali has a ring to it. Pasquali and Blockhead might be better but you better get top billing.

REM and KRS-1's "Radio Song." Thank you very much. Do like the suggestion of Autograph's "Turn Up the Radio." Queen's "Radio Gaga" makes me think of Lady Gaga (and yes, she was named after the song) and then my head and innards hurt.

April 10, 2013 at 1:03 p.m.
TNBuck said...

Love the 5@10.

I'll take J. Day, A. Scott, Phil, Kuchar, & Dustin Johnson.

April 10, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.
Stewwie said...

[What's the best song with the word radio in the title?]

The first one that popped in my head was "On the Radio" by the late Donna Summer. Yes I said it.

[A show name for the two-week radio run for Paschall and the blockhead TFP sports editor on ESPN 105.1 FM?]

2 Live Sports Crew.

April 10, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
HardCopy said...

Masters Picks:

Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner, Jason Day, Bill Haas.

April 10, 2013 at 1:53 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Gang —

Great start today; well-played indeed.

And look at all the new faces that pop up for the contest. We're digging it.

So to surmise from some of the regulars, we have a face made for radio, we're friendless and we are blessed to be like Charlie Brown. (As the 5-year-old 5-at-10 would say, "OH, brother.)

We have landed at Augusta, and are planning focused 5-at-10s for the next couple of days.

It's here; it's all happening.

Side note: Steven Fox shot 1-under in the nine-hole par 3 contest.

Question for the group, if the following three golfers had intro music blaring out of the loud speakers here at Augusta National as they walked to the tee box (granted, that would happen as soon as the 5-at-10 would win an Ironman Triathlon, but go with it), what songs would the pick:

Tiger Woods — Eye of the Tiger?

Phil Mickelson — Come on Feel the Noise

Rory McIlroy — Sweet Caroline....

Whatcha got for these three or any others?

April 10, 2013 at 2:45 p.m.
bready said...

"Guerrilla Radio" by Rage Against the Machine...

I'll take Tiger, Sneds, Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose.

April 10, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Eye of the Tiger???????

To quote that great American Hedy THAT'S HEDLEY cliche'....NO BRAINER...Metallica "Enter Sandman"

Sir Phil would enter to: Pinball Wizard - The Who

Rory - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Nickelback version

April 10, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.
mcpell3 said...

John Daily - One Bourbon, One Scotch One Beer by George Thorogood

Songs with Radio...Mexican Radio, are you bilingual?

April 10, 2013 at 3:17 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Hunter Mahan — I wear my sunglass at night by Corey Hart

Kevin Na — Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Good-bye

April 10, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

Radio Free Europe.

There were some years Summitt had clearly the best talent and didn't even win the league. It happens every year, every sport, but they lost more than they should when having 10 or 12 high school All-Americans on the team.

Frierson was on 105.1 a few minutes ago and made a good point about Kennesaw's ambition to go to the Sun Belt in a few years. That might end up taking them out of the mix. And if Coastal Carolina and VMI get Southern Conference invites, the Mocs should not hesitate to make an OVC move, and maybe try and take Samford with them.

April 10, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
cmocs said...

If we end up with more small Carolina schools...I say head for the OVC, but instead of taking Samford with us, I'd make sure ETSU was headed our way too. That would put every public FCS football school in the state of Tennessee in the same conference.

As for Pat and Geno...Pat was the best of old school, Geno is the best of the new school. You can argue which is better, but I will say this, they are definitely the top 2 and no other coach is anywhere close on the women's side. The bench for UConn could probably make the Elite 8.

April 10, 2013 at 4:27 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Has anyone but ME considered this scenario...What if the SoCon raids the OVC??? take Jax St, and Tenn Tech and possibly UT-Martin...

April 10, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.
LaughingBoy said...

I wouldn't dismiss North Alabama if I were in charge of the OVC. And maybe Lee in a decade will be ready for a Division I/FCS football move.

April 10, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

In fact LB, North Alabama is a MUCH better choice than any of the three popular picks (mercer, kennesaw, etsu)they already play football...

April 10, 2013 at 5:40 p.m.
wcole777 said...

It's been way too long! Hello to all, strangers and friends. My picks are as follows: Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson & Steve Stricker

Happy Master's!!!

April 10, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.
sportsfan said...

Jay - Friday mailbag query...Rushmore of Masters experience? Put me down for the Par-3 Tourney, pimento cheese sandwiches, skipping balls across the pond at 16 during practice rounds, and the awesome in its awesomeness of the grounds.

April 10, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.
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