published Friday, February 15th, 2013

5-at-10: A top-five mailbag

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Morning, gang. From the Disney Studios 5-at-10 satellite office, let's get to a top-five mailbag. Let's do work on vacation, which means it is a working vacation. Work it. Vacation.

From sportsfan

Jay - for the Friday mailbag - What were the five best things about Disney (other than spending time with the family, which we all know is number 1)?

5) the amazing reach of the Mouse - people from all over the globe are here and it seems completely normal.

4) the genius that is Walt Disney - dude created the ultimate playground for all ages; there is a real argument to be made that the Rushmore of greatest American visionaries is Benji Franklin, Tommy Edison, Tommy Jefferson and lil' Walter Disney.

3) character lunches - if your kids are into it, there is nothing better than having Mickey or Handy Manny or Jake or Phineas swing by the lunch table. Good times.

2) watching as lifetime memories are made - there are few times in life when you know you are never going to forget something; there are even fewer when it happens for a group of people. It happens at Disney.

1) Joy - for all the money and energy and effort parents put into getting here and getting there at Disney, the moment of pure joy on the face of your child makes it all worth it. Period and pass the biscuits.

From StuckinKent

In honor of Nerlens Noel, what are your top five injuries? Side note: We actually saw all of these as they happened, feel free to add yours.

1) LT breaking Thiesman's leg

2) Tim Krumrie's Super Bowl broken leg

3) Dave Dravecky's arm breaking on a pitch

4) Dickie Thon getting hit in the eye socket with a Mike Torres' fastball (it affected both players' careers)

5) Doo Koo Kim getting killed by Boom Boom Mancini. Literally.

From several folks... Top five college football games next year?

1) Alabama at Texas A&M

2) Stanford at Oregon

3) Georgia at South Carolina

4) Ohio State at Michigan

5) SEC Championship (which likely will be the winners of games 1 and 3 on this list).

We know you love the draft, what are the five things you are looking forward to in this draft?

1) Tyler Bray sitting down with Jon Gruden for some QB talk. (here's saying Gruden asks him about a) the back tat; b) the loco dance; c) how to get supreme accuracy when throwing beer bottles; d) all of the above)

2) how many SEC players go in the first three rounds.

3) UT's receivers at the combine

4) Georgia's defensive players at the combine

5) Manti Te'o's interview sessions

Five best steroid users (we took this as the five guys who got the most out of cheating... Allegedly)

1) Lance

2) Sammy Sosa

3) Jose Canseco

4) Raffy Palmero

5) Mark McGuire

Discuss, and see you Monday.

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...

5 ball--Solid list, but I'd have swapped Sosa and McGuire, since MM got the big record and a bigger head out of the deal. Wondering why you chose the order you did.

Make room for Marion Jones on your list.

Reckon any Pro Wrasslers used any questionable substances, and does anybody care?

It ain't drugs, but it sure is cheating. A former San Diego mayor lost 1 billion embezzled dollars playing video poker. That's billion with a B, and yes, it's a sport.

And nobody got hurt.

February 15, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
sportsfan said...

Jay - Your top five is right on. As a subset of the original, can you quickly name your to five attractions at Disney (shows, rides, etc.)? Safe travels home for you and yours...

February 15, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.
chas9 said...

The drive home from Orlando was the most memorable, scary part of my only trip to Wally World. Thousands of swamp acres were burning, covering many miles of !-75 with dense, dark, putrid smoke. These fires are surprisingly frequent, so check with the FHP before leaving, and if Florida's burning, wrap a wet bandana around your face and drive like Ricky Bobby with the yeti on his tail.

February 15, 2013 at 11:47 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

No Bonds or Clemen$?

For sports injuries, there's always Clint Malarchuk and my favorite, Paul Householder.

A Reds outfielder, he tried to make a sliding catch of a sinking liner one night at the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Well, he missed and the ball hit him in a rather sensitive area. Yep, cup check time.

Mr Householder is obviously in pain, and proceeds to violate an unwritten rule by rubbing his affected area. He then realizes all eyes and TBS cameras are on him and turns to the right field camera and offers a sheepish (or unmentionable eating) grin. It was all Pete and Skip could do to restrain themselves.

February 15, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Well since someone brought up gruesome injuries and another brought up rasslin you have to put these two on the list...Sid Vicious off the top rope and when he lands his leg snaps...see youtube (Paul Levesque) when his quad rolls up like a window shade...

February 15, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.
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