5-at-10: SEC media days part I, Golf contest to win stuff, Duncan's greatest feat, Rushmore of Game Shows

5-at-10: SEC media days part I, Golf contest to win stuff, Duncan's greatest feat, Rushmore of Game Shows

July 12th, 2016 by Jay Greeson in Sports - Columns

Tennessee running back John Kelly looks for running room during last season's opening game against Bowling Green in Nashville. Kelly received lots of snaps during the Vols' recent spring practices and did not disappoint teammates and coaches with his effort or performances.

Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press.

SEC meetings

We are live in Hoover this week as the SEC media days event takes its place in the spotlight.

Side note: It was a stroke of brilliance by the league to position this event this week because there is nothing, Nothing, NOTHING going on elsewhere in the sports world.

There was a lot happening around these parts, and there was even more written about it. Here's a morning checklist of some of the bigger deals around:

Gus Malzahn embraced the hot-seat talk and was even trolled by a Bama fan. Malzahn joined us on Press Row early Monday. (We are hoping the technical difficulties that cut Monday's show short will be fixed today. #FingersCrossed) 

There was discussion of the fashion decisions of the league's coaches.

Florida players were still talking smack to the Big Orange Nation and in truth they can until Tennessee ends that nightmarish streak.

And then was Greg Sankey's opening state of the SEC remarks and our view that the league is not doing enough to lead the charge against domestic assault and sexual violence. 

FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Tiger Woods stands on the 18th green during a trophy ceremony for Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament winner Billy Hurley III in Bethesda, Md. Organizers say Friday, July 1, 2016, that Woods has withdrawn from the British Open at Royal Troon. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Open for BID-ness

OK, gang, we're in for one more contest. The British Open is this weekend and what would a major be without a 5-at-10 golf challenge.

You know the drill: Pick five golfers and the best four scores count. (If you pick the winner you get 1 point, the eighth-place finisher gets 8 points, etc. Combined low score is the winner.

This time, though, we're adding the extra curve of your list will also count for the PGA Championship later this month. Yep, a little major double play.

We have a few entries so far, but as in regard to pizza and dollars, the more the merrier.

Here's our picks: Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Scott Piercy.

Whatcha' got?

FILE - In this June 15, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrates after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, July 11, 2016, after 19 seasons, five championships, two MVP awards and 15 All-Star appearances. It marks the end of an era for the Spurs and the NBA. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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Tim Duncan

Monday morning Tim Duncan said good-bye to the NBA.

He left the league with a sterling resume that includes five titles and a slam-dunk first-ballot invite to the Hall of Fame. The Big Fundamental ranks as arguably one of the 10 best players ever and right there in the discussion as the best at his position ever.

He was a double-double machine and his on-court attributes are beyond reproach.

That said, Duncan's greatest skill may have been his ability to be a bona fide superstar and be reality anonymous in an era when we want to know everything about every celebrity everywhere.

Name one off-the-court fact or habit you know about Duncan? Crazy right? 

Yes Derek Jeter was the king of this, especially since he did it in New York City, but Duncan was an all-timer and a mystery at the same time.

And that's an amazing feat.

National League's Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins, hits during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 11, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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This and that

— We thought this was interesting as Money magazine ranked the best colleges on 24 factors, including value. Princeton is No. 1, and the highest ranked SEC school is Texas A&M at No. 13.

— The Golf Channel's David Feherty had a sit-down interview with Donald Trump late last month. It will air Monday at 9 p.m.

— Twenty-five years ago today, Keanu Reeves brought Johnny Utah to life and we all were FBI agents in "Point Break." In truth, 1991 was a good year for Reeves, who was in that, the Bill and Ted sequel and "My Own Private Idaho" all of which were released in a span of like 12 months.

— Giancarlo Stanton hit 61 homers in the Home Run Derby and had 20 of the top 21 last night in terms of distance. It was impressive.

— Max Kellerman will officially join "First Take" later this month as the replacement of Skip Bayless. It had been reported for a while, but it was confirmed Monday by ESPN that Kellerman will be in the daily scream-fest opposite Stephen A. Smith.

Today's question

On this day in 1976, the first "Family Feud" aired with the incomparable Richard Dawson.

We'll make this easy: Rushmore of game shows. Go.

Also, please remember to enter the Double Major Challenge.

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