5-at-10: You want answers? We want the truth. Braves-Dodgers NLCS, Ron Burgandy and the best white rappers ever

5-at-10: You want answers? We want the truth. Braves-Dodgers NLCS, Ron Burgandy and the best white rappers ever

August 15th, 2013 by Jay Greeson in Sports - Columns

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From the "Talks too much" studios, we're the real McCoy.

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) follows through with a two-run base hit in the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) follows...

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Collison course

The Braves have won 17 of 19. The Dodgers have won 23 of their last 26.

See you in the NLCS?

We believe so, and color us stoked. Also, we believe that is the single worst match-up in these playoffs for these Atlanta Braves.

And the Dodgers, with quarter-of-a-billion - yes billion with a 'B' - payroll are built for the playoffs. Two top of the line starters. A lineup filled with guys who can get hot and carry a team for an extended playoff run - remember Carlos Beltran? - to the point where they never make an out and they're always up with guys on.

Want to know the Braves' biggest edge if they meet the Dodgers? Hello Craig Kimbrel.


Running back Keon Williams catches a ball at UTC's football practice Wednesday morning.

Running back Keon Williams catches a ball at...

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

You got questions

Feel free to fill the mailbag with college football questions.

Feel free to ask about your favorite high school team.

Feel free to bandy about any NFL notions or fantasy questions you may have.

After two solid weeks of preview review, we're ready. And willing. And able.

We do know this: we're planning on swinging by the Mocs scrimmage on Friday, and we're eager to see Keon Williams in action. We've been on the Keon bandwagon from the start; we're not leaving now.

Over/under 850 rushing yards on Williams this year... Mocs fans, whatcha got?


Today's question, part I

Ron Burgandy is writing his autobiography - "Let Me Off at the Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings" - and apparently Ron Burgandy loves him some Ron Burgandy.

"I don't know if it's the best autobiography ever written," Burgandy was quoted as saying in a press release. "I am too close to the project."

He also said he cried like a baby the first time he read it.

This news of course took Twitter by storm Wednesday night.

It also generated this question, which we'll ask you fine folks: If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be?


This and that

- We'll ask: Alfonso Soriano has 13 RBIs in two games. Is dude the rare player that actually plays better in NYC? Discuss.

- What's your Rushmore of white rappers? Eminem is a no-brainer of course. We'll say Kid Rock, too, because his stuff before he wanted to be the next Lynyrd Williams Jr. was pretty stout. The Beastie Boys? Yes please. We need one more.

- If we asked you which you cared more about, the international policies of the tertiary levels of the economic development of Turkey or the Jets' quarterback debate between Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez, which would you choose?


Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a scene from "Iron Man 3."

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Today's other question

Has there been a better riches to rags to riches tale than Robert Downey Jr.?

Dude was on the fringe of the brat pack, but then shot to the top with some trendy, acclaimed roles in different movies. (Less Than Zero to name but one.)

Then dude burnt up on whiskey and speed (copyright Don Williams), and now he's arguably the biggest movie star on the planet and has a pretty stout career resume building. Dude was in Back to School for crying out loud.

Here's saying Charlie Sheen has a Robert Downey Jr. poster in his locker.

Who else has gone from the top to the bottom back to the top like that? Johnny Cash comes to mind.

Discuss and remember the mailbag.