published Monday, January 7th, 2013

5-at-10: BCS title game, NFL playoffs and SEC players going pro

We have a lot to cover, let's get cracking.

Alabama-Notre Dame for it all

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    Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team's practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The team began preparations for the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

We have one college football game left this season. It's a big one, you may even have heard of the two programs involved. We know this for sure before the ball is teed up — our SEC ace David Paschall has done work in South Beach getting the TFP readers ready for tonight's Alabama-Notre Dame title game. Kudos good sir.

We also know this, the Bowling for Bowl Success extra-ganza has been another smash hit. Thanks for everyone who played and despite a crowded leader board the breakdown is pretty simple — If Alabama wins Onetimer wins and Harold wins the bottom; if Notre Dame wins the Mrs. 5-at-10 wins and Believer wins the bottom. Thanks to all who played. Here are the scores:

Onetimer (1/0/-3/32/15) 45 — Alabama

Tiger (3/4/3/16/15) 41 — Alabama

Roadrunner (1/4/3/16/15) 39 — Alabama

SportTalk's Quake (3/0/3/16/15) 37 — Alabama

Deboman (1/8/-3/16/15) 37 — Alabama

*Mrs. 5-at-10 (5/0/9/8/15) 37 — Notre Dame

ThatIDoKnow (3/0/3/16/15) 37 — Alabama

TennFlyer (-3/4/3/16/15) 35 — Notre Dame

McPell (1/-4/-3/24/15) 33 — Alabama

5-at-10 (3/0/-3/16/15) 31 — Alabama

JVFan (-1/-2/3/16/15) 29 — Alabama

DL560429 (-3/-4/-3/24/15) 29 — Alabama

Sir Drinks Alot (1/0/-3/16/15) 29 — Alabama

Jordan Rules (-1/0/-3/16/15) 27 — Alabama

Joe S. (3/0/3/8/15) 25 — Alabama

*Dawg747 (-1/0/3/8/15) 25 — Alabama

WarEagle (-1/0/3/8/15) 25 — Alabama

OTWatcher (1/4/-3/16/5) 23 — Alabama

StuckinKent (3/0/-3/8/15) 23 — Alabama

Weena (-1/0/3/16/15) 23 — Alabama

Skunk (-1/0/3/16/5) 23 — Alabama

Hookshot (-1/0/3/16/5) 23 — Alabama

FE to the C (-1/-2/3/16/5) 21 — Alabama

Jay K (1/0/-3/8/15) 21 — Alabama

June Jones (-1/0/-9/16/15) 21 — Alabama

BlueOval (-3/-4/3/8/15) 19 — Alabama

Sportsfan (1/4/-3/0/15) 17 — Alabama

Addicted to Chalupa (1/4/-3/0/15) 17 — Alabama

StrongWilly (1/-4/-3/16/5) 15 — Alabama

Player (3/-4/3/8/5) 15 — Alabama

Orangeguy (3/4/-9/0/15) 13 — Alabama

TommyT (3/0/-3/8/5) 13 — Alabama

Green Acres (1/0/-3/8/15) 13 — Alabama

Hustler (1/0/-3/8/5) 11 — Alabama

RollTide (1/0/-3/8/5) 11 — Alabama

Junkman (1/0/-3/8/5) 9 — Alabama

Spy (1/-4/-3/0/15) 9 — Notre Dame

Jim T. (-1/0/3/0/5) 7 — Alabama

Dools (-1/0/-3/8/5) 7 — Alabama

Bluto (-1/0/3/8/-5) 5 — Alabama

Harold (-1/0/3/0/-5) -3 — Notre Dame

Believer (-3/0/-9/0/5) -7 — Alabama

As for the stuff we think we know about tonight's title game, well, let's start from the beginning:

— Notre Dame must realize success early, especially on offense. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson needs to get his feet beneath him. Sure, both of these programs spend all year in the spotlight, but Alabama has felt the heat of the BCS spotlight in the last 12 months and Notre Dame has not. We're not saying Notre Dame needs to be up 14-0 after two possessions. We're not saying Notre Dame can't survive 3-and-out, 3-and-out and feel good about its chances. We're saying that Notre Dame — and Golson particularly — needs to find some early success against an Alabama team than can get rolling quickly. No first-quarter turnovers would be a a big first step.

— One big advantage for Notre Dame is that its biggest strength — a stout front seven defensively — will be asked to carry the water.

— We think AJ McCarron jump starts his Heisman campaign with a couple of big-time throws off play-action.

— We think Alabama's defense is going to be pretty nasty. Given more than a month to prepare in the last three bowl games, Nick Saban and Kirby Smart have crafted defensive plans that have been downright scary and borderline criminal.

— Alabama wins 17-10 and will start the season as preseason No. 1 next year too, considering what the Tide have coming back on offense.

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NFL playoffs

OK, with some help of some untimely QB injuries, the 5-at-10 went 6-1 (3-1 on the games and 2-0 on two over/unders, although the under dominated the weekend).

Here's what we take away from the weekend:

— You can't win in the playoffs without a quarterback you trust. He may nor may not be an upper-echelon quarterback — we don't believe Joe Flacco is per se and we don't think Russell Wilson is there yet, either — but look around and see who's left standing. And among the top eight QBs in the league, the only ones not at practice today are Drew Brees (who had his season derailed by BountyGate) and Eli Manning (who won it all last year and watched as the limping Giants limped through December).

— After watching a fast, physical and fearless Seattle team rally from a 14-0 hole, the Atlanta Falcons have a tall order in front of them. In fact we were speaking with friend of the show Quake last week and said Seattle is the worst match-up for you Falcons because of the size and talent of the Seahawks corners and their ability to counter Atlanta's overriding strength of the NFL's best receiving tandem.

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III flies through the air as he is knocked out of bounds Sunday during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

— As good as the Seahawks looked after the first quarter, it's still unknown if they win if RGIII doesn't re-injure his knee. And the questions circling about how injured was the knee and how much coach Mike Shanahan knew or didn't know are not pretty. (And if they were not worried about RGIII's bad wheel, then why was Dr. James Andrews — yes, that Dr. James Andrews — on the sideline?)

— Nice touch by the Ravens coaching staff to send Ray Lewis to dot the victory formation in Baltimore's win over Indy. The ups and downs, the good and the bad of Lewis' career aside, dude appears to be on the Rushmore of team leaders in our lifetime.

— If you're not stoked about the divisional round that features Houston-New England (-9.5) and Baltimore-Denver (-9.5) in the AFC and Green Bay-San Francisco (-3) and Seattle-Atlanta (-2.5) in the NFC then we're sorry. As for early picks, we love the favorites in the AFC and would lay up to 14 in each case, so getting them in single digits is a bonus — trust us those will not last long — and we like the under dogs in the NFC. (Sorry Falcons fans.)

— The favorites won and covered this weekend, adding another tough week to the Vegas books that have been getting beat up all season on the NFL.

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SEC comings and goings

The SEC is turning over again — well other than Alabama starting the year at the top of course — because of the huge number of underclassmen turning pro.

In fact, the early season rankings for 2013 will be determined in large part by who comes back around the league (and we'll have our annual, way too early top 25 in Tuesday's TFP — got any suggestions?).

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    Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray (8) passes under pressure.
    Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Here are the things that stand out:

• LSU has lost a ton of talent, especially on defense. The Tigers have lost nine juniors — including a punter — to the draft if you count the Honey Badger.

• Georgia's defense is going to be brand new but the Bulldogs' offense could be flat scary since quarterback Aaron Murray is returning for his senior season.

• Tyler Bray has hired an agent, so he's gone. And here's saying that all things considered, that's probably for the best.

• Florida has lost two stud defenders — safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd — to the draft and back-up quarterback Jacoby Brissett is transferring. Boom indeed.

• The biggest names still left to decide are offensive tackles: Alabama's D.J. Fluker and Texas A&M's bookends of Jake Matthews and Luke Stoeckel.

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This and that

— Our college picks against the spread finished 51-21-2 in the regular season and after hitting Ole Miss minus-4, Texas A&M minus-3 and the under 72 in the Cotton Bowl, and pushing Arkansas State minus-4, we're missing 35-15-1 in the bowl season. After much head-scratching, we're taking Notre Dame and the 9.5 points and the under 41 tonight in a game we believe Alabama wins by one score.

— After multiple wind delays and restarts, the PGA Tour will try again to open 2013 with a Monday 36-hole shootout today. The wind was so strong this weekend it was blowing mark balls off the green and knocking balls off tees. The gusts were knocking players' hats off and some went without headgear — and watching Matt Kuchar without a lid was almost as strange as seeing the wind blow putts off line. So the reboot today means a 30-player field will play 36 holes for a $5.7 winner's check. Wow, that's some serious cabbage for a day at the course.

— The NHL apparently has worked out a deal to have a season. Spy, you must be stoked. The rest of you now have our permission to go right on ignoring the NHL as you normally would.

— Oregon coach Chip Kelly turned down the NFL overtures once again to stay with the Ducks, who will be preseason top-three to start next season. Sounds like Phil Knight and Nike delivered some extra zeroes, and that makes sense. But Kelly is about to get to the point where the NFL is going to to quit asking.

— Mr. Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies blasted Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl last weekend. From there, Johnny Football has been on a speed-blink tour that has filled social media with photos of him with co-eds, sitting courtside at an NBA game and even fanning a wad of cash at a casino.

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Today's question(s)

It's a free-for-all Monday, so knock yourself silly.

If you want to list your Rushmore of the best team leaders in pro sports — a list on which we think Ray Lewis belongs — do it.

If you want to discuss the comings and goings from the national high school football all-star games this weekend, including the stellar play of Ridgeland's Vonn Bell, we're game.

But here's the question of the day, and since there is next-to-no drama left in the Bowling for Bowl Success extra-ganza we'll give the winner a Best of Preps basketball tournament T-shirt: What's your boldest and best prediction for tonight's BCS title game? MVP, winner, score, any of that and whomever has the best pick will get some free stuff.

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...

Jay- help me understand, why during bowl season everyone in the South acts like they attened every school in the SEC ? . . .if Michigan was in this championship game, Ohio State fans would root against them, same with UCLA and USC, Florida St., Miami, etc . . .I dont understand why Tenn fans think it makes them better if Bama wins ? . . .just dont understand ?

January 7, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

Stoked for tonight's game. A game doesn't have to be 45-42 to be captivating.

Alabama has an advantage with Omani Jones at receiver against Notre Dame's secondary. But the Irish could exploit Bama's defense with Golson's mobility and having Tyler Eifert go up against the Tide's DBs.

Alabama's offense might even be better next year, if you believe all the hype around Derrick Henry and the kid from Walton (?) they're supposed to be getting.

Rushmore of leaders (oddly, I hate some of these picks): Jeter (I just swallowed my own bile), Messier (see Jeter reaction times two), Terry Pendleton (where would the 91 Braves be without him) and Bill Russell.

January 7, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Jay,

I have a ton to cover myself given my experience this past Saturday at the Signal Mountain of Dallas.

Let's start with the information at hand.

1) Did you receive the latest DMNs I mailed last week?

2) [more importantly] Did you receive my email Saturday night for a possible one-hit column submission regarding why Frisco beat out Chattanooga for the "real" championship game and what possibilities can be considered for bringing it back?

Also, (shameless plug) everyone tune into Sporttalk between 5:00-5:30 PM EST. I will be calling in per request by Quake regarding said game.

January 7, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Right on jomo...I fail to understand any of Tenn fans, perhaps its their fans can at least say we got are butts whipped by the national champion...I like Bama, but every now and again their is a team of destiny, and this year its the Irish!...granted Ray Lewis is a tremendous team leader, but I just can't get past Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta a few years ago...The NFL playoff were none too shaby, beware the Seahawks...The Giants (with the true Manning winner) game from the wild card last year and won it all, do not be suprised if Seattle doesn't do the same...NFL winners this weekend are Broncos, Pats (sets up another Peyton choke job), Packers, and Seahawks...

January 7, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.
ordinaryguy said...

Right on jomo...I fail to understand any of Tenn fans, perhaps its their fans can at least say we got are butts whipped by the national champion...I like Bama, but every now and again their is a team of destiny, and this year its the Irish!...granted Ray Lewis is a tremendous team leader, but I just can't get past Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta a few years ago...The NFL playoffs were none too shaby, beware the Seahawks...The Giants (with the true Manning winner) came from the wild card last year and won it all, do not be suprised if Seattle doesn't do the same...NFL winners this weekend are Broncos, Pats (sets up another Peyton choke job), Packers, and Seahawks...

January 7, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.
chas9 said...

Today's story is football, big rivalry. But Friday's basketball rivals game between Knoxville and Memphis deserves a little attention.

Bottom line is without Maymon (see Downtown's story elsewhere), The Vols won't be tournament good. If they are, Cuonzo is gonzo.

As for the game, Hall and McRae were impressive. Richardson had 20, but he worries me. They may have to play him because he can score and this is a team that can be offense challenged, but he's a playground guy, not a team guy. Coming up court with no pressure he threw the ball into the backside of a teammate who wasn't looking. Not supposed to happen.

Stokes and Golden continue to underwhelm. To play the ball Cuonzo is good at, a 0.8 assist to turnover ratio won't get it. You gots to have a solid PG and Golden had only one assist against the Tigers. Ouchtastic.

McBee was a no-show, and to make matters worse, he looked bad doing it. You just can't see the classy Dane Bradshaw or Chris Lofton sporting that scrawny chin hair, can you? Word up, Skylar: You look more like a cartoon hillbilly than a hipster.

The hyper-athletic Memphis exposes the dearth of athletes at UT. Johnny Volsfan can take some comfort in coming back strong against a tournament quality team. And I never saw a team hit so many quick, off balance shots as Memphis did. The allegedly tough Tennessee defense couldn't stop them from the oft-repeated penetrate, stop, hop, pop. So I think The Vols will finish fourth or fifth in the SEC, but no dance.

January 7, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.
Astropig said...

Jay,

Scattershot rants;

1) Leaving/ Staying SEC talent- Bray's heart wasn't in it at UTK,so it's better for everybody if he leaves.A fresh start in Knoxville is probably better for all concerned. It give Butch Jones a chance to put his choice in the drivers seat without a QB controversy and dampens the malcontent fans that expect miracles every time there's a coaching change.

Aaron Murray is huge for the pups.His staying means that every game will be winnable for UGA in '13.Way too much defensive talent is leaving for another oh-so-close season like this year,but the Dawgs will have a huge say in who plays in Atlanta come December.We'll probably see some shootouts,but Mark Richt has to be the happiest guy in the SEC today.

The Honey Badger? Likes his weed, that's for sure. I don't care spit about upbringing,background or any of those cop outs. The guy had a chance to do some special things at LSU and he (literally) set a match to them.I hope he gets his act together,but let us not speak of what he might have been. He threw that away...

Chip Kelly- Interesting chess game this week with this guy. I noticed where UO had more or less named his successor while he was publicly shopping himself in the NFL over the weekend.Maybe there was some pushback from his open dalliances with teams at the next level.Either way, the Duckos are ready to make another run next year and the Vols are on the menu in September.

January 7, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

I think what's just as important, if not even more important, for the Bulldogs is Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall not following the career path of Michael Cooper, Caleb King, Washaun Ealey, Isiah Crowell, etc., than Aaron Murray staying.

January 7, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Jomo —

We talked about this in the mailbag, and we agree with you. If you believe Team X winning helps your program, cheer away. We believe that Alabama winning hurts a good chunk of the SEC when iy comes to recruiting.

Spy —

Great Rushmore of leaders. Excellent in fact. Russell is an all-timer; Manning needs to be on their too.

And yes, Aaron Murray is no dummy for coming back to a stacked O-line and two NFL running backs in a system that loves the play-action pass. Murray is going to post huge numbers next fall.

OG —

We agree.

OG —

We agree.

JMC —

Yes, we got the DMNs. Much appreciated. And yes, we got your email, let us take a look at it more closely and we'll get back to you.

9er —

Nice analysis about the UT-Tiger High game. After a sour six-minute stretch in the first half when Lil' Joshua's boys looked like Phi Slamma Jamma in 1983, the Vols rallied. We give a lot of the credit to The Conz for that — dude never panicked on the bench and kept focus.

And if Richardson makes that dunk that would have cut it to three with the joint ROCKIN' we think the Vols would have pulled it out. Alas, he did not and they did not.

And great call on Skylar, and that shagg-tastic mess he's sporting. To paraphase Crash Davis and the shower shoes, "Hey Skylar, when you banging down 3s you can let your Maynard G. Krebs starter kit be real. When you bricking 3s, that facial mess makes you look like a doofus."

Astropig —

Yes, we think Butch helped Tyler Bray pack.

Yes, Mark Richt is helping Aaron Murray clean the egg of his porch.

Yes, the Honey Badger torched LSU's season even before it got started. And yes, the Honey Badger don't care — he tokes what he wants.

And yes, Chip Kelly just cashed a pretty sizable Nike check. That said, this may be Chip's last chance to go to the league — eventually those NFL guys get tired of asking so college coach X can get another raise.

— 5-at-10

January 7, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.
chas9 said...

I like Pig's scattershot commentary. You'd think Volunteer riflemen would have Ducks on their menu, but it's the other way around. To picture this unexpected meal, you have to imagine not Donald or Daffy, but Howard the Duck. Or Deadeye Duck, or Quackula, or Wildwing Flashblade. Maybe go as far as Dirty Duck or Eric Tiberius Duckman.

January 7, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

If Dirty Duck stood up with his Magnum .44 and used his best Dirty Harry voice would he say, "You have to ask yourself, do you feel plucky, punk? Well, do you?"

(Wildwing Flashblade is well played sir.)

— 5-at-10

January 7, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.
jgreeson said...

From friend of the show StuckinKent —

I can't see the future on this game too clearly. I was awakened after two hours of sleep last night to my wife telling me she was in labor, and about six hours ago we welcomed another little boy into the world. So, my vision of what happens between Notre Dame and Alabama is a little foggy. Here's what I think I know- if the game is close in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame finds a way to win it. Since after two hours of sleep I plan on staying up and watching this game, it better be a close game. Therefore, I am picking Notre Dame in the upset, 24-20. I'll take Everett Golson as MVP of the game. I expect Notre Dame to come out and run a form of the hurry up offense the whole game. They showed flashes of that against USC, and it seemed to work. Alabama lost to Texas A&M when they did that. I think Golson is not as good as Manziel, but has a better supporting cast. Golson will put up very nice numbers, and lead the Irish to victory.

How's that for a prediction that I had no idea I was going to make when I started this e-mail on two hours of sleep? Pretty awesome, huh?

January 7, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.
Blueoval said...

Don't lump me in Jomo. I'm a TN fan through and through. I hate Bama and hate Notre Dame as well. If it could end in a zero tie that would be great but we all know if can't. I used to chant SEC...SEC...SEC but I'm just fine with Bama getting beat. I HATE Bama. If it were Texas A&M or Miss St or even Auburn it might be easier to pull for the SEC team since UT doesn't play them year in and year out but I can't pull for Alabama and I don't see how any TN fan could.

January 7, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.
chas9 said...

Skylar's not the only college age male trying to grow a goattee. It's the rage now, but you gotta look in the mirror and ask yourself, "Punk, can I get lucky with this look?" Not all of us can pull it off. (I can, by the way.)

The TV cameras found UT student wearing a similarly bad scraggle and wearing a camo cap. Nothing says cartoon hillbilly like that. Please, UT students, think about how the rest of the country is going to see and stereotype us.

January 7, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Ten Ring wrote-

"Yes, we got the DMNs. Much appreciated. And yes, we got your email, let us take a look at it more closely and we'll get back to you."

Thank you. In the meantime, for those 1-2 of you interested, it was a fun game to watch live (excluding the first half). The shocker being the superfandom overkill that is the North Dakota State creed.

I always thought Appy State was the epicenter of the FCS universe. I was wrong.

How do I know I was wrong? (Nutshell)

American Robotics expert = Appy State

Japanese Robotics expert = North Dakota State

One gives us R2D2, the other Voltron....Lion version. ;)

Also, from the headgear, Bedrock is actually in North Dakota. ^^()

January 7, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

5, I don't know that the NFL coaching window will close so quickly on Chip Kelly. The NFL does love to recirculate the carcasses of old coaches (that means you, Norv Turner. And you, Chan Gailey. And yes, you, Romeo Crennel), so he may get squeezed out by another run of retreads.

But wasn't this the first serious pass Kelly has taken with the NFL? I think if he doesn't commit after a second bite at the big apple, then, yeah, I'd say they won't get spurned again.

January 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

chase wrote

"To picture this unexpected meal, you have to imagine not Donald or Daffy, but Howard the Duck. Or Deadeye Duck, or Quackula, or Wildwing Flashblade. Maybe go as far as Dirty Duck or Eric Tiberius Duckman"

If I'm not mistaken, I think Quackula was from the old Might Mouse cartoons on CBS from the late 70s by the same animation studio that did the Tom and Jerry Comedy Show a couple of years later. Deadeye Duck is from Bucky O'Hare (Unless we're talking about a different character)

Can't believe you left out Count Duckula (originally from Danger Mouse as a cameo character before Nickelodeon paid the animation studio that made DM for a spin-off series).

Fond, fond, memories of sneaking downstairs to watch Duckman on USA. The sicko in me loved watching how Fluffy and Uranus was going to bite-it in each episode.

Never been a fan of modern Daffy (circa 1965-present). Now the Daffy of the 40s and 50s, those were some great cartoons. Daffy the Commando for the win.

January 7, 2013 at 2:38 p.m.
Todd962 said...

Chas,

In reference to your Skylar vent, this is just where we are as a society right now. Its troubling times indeed. Things like No-shave November and Movember have thrust an over served age group into thinking anyone can grow facial hair, and Duck Dynasty is making things worse. (Despite it being quite entertaining.) Combovers are bad, but combover facial hair? Do you think that scraggily goatee or pencil thin beard are wooing the ladies? Go home and shave that abomination until you can put something on your face other than that dirt stache you call facial hair. If Grizzly Adams were here he'd knock that neck beard off your face so fast your head would still be spinning.

January 7, 2013 at 2:52 p.m.
jgreeson said...

962 —

Grizzly Adams sneezed better beards than Skylar's duster.

JMC —

You are our cartoon Yoda. Of this, debate we can not.

Spy —

Kelly was making the NFL rounds this time last year because of the defections of LaMichael and the QB. Now they're loaded next year too. (And how scary would they be if they kept Lache Seastrunk.)

Oval —

We're with you. We're even thinking about going and buying some ND gear and wearing it once. Once.

Stuck —

Congrats on the new arrival and you win the T-Shirt. They had a kid.

— 5-at-10

January 7, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.
chas9 said...

962--Well said.

Anybody besides me insulted at the Irish taunt that the matchup is scholars vs. cousins?

January 7, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Ten Ring-

I can't wait to introduce your son to the Rakin-Bass animated Hobbit.

All kidd'n around aside, it's not something I brag about for obvious reasons..but thank you for the complement.

January 7, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

5,

They had Otis Sistrunk? Cool. Whuh? Huh? Seastrunk, not Sistrunk? Oh. Still pretty cool, though.

JMC, not Duck Dodgers in the 25th Century? Or Space Duck? Or Daffy as Robin Hood? Turn, thrust, parry ... thwak.

January 7, 2013 at 4:03 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Has anyone seen Arian Foster's new Twitter avatar? Priceless.

And to think, Carl Everett once called out Dan Shaughnessy as CHB (curly-haried boyfriend). This is even better. Even though I'm a Shaughnessy fan.

January 7, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.
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