It's been a great week with a river of splashy comments, highlighted by JMC's Animal Farm literature throwback. Well-played indeed.
Was it Sartre or Twain that mused, "We believe children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way" back in the day? No, that's right, it was the man you know better as Joe the Police Man from the 'What's Going Down' episode of "That's My Mama," Mr. Randy Watson.
Gang, we are way behind. Like Bandit and Snowman behind.
Gang, let's move at a quick clip.
It's here. It's all happening. High school football teams in Tennessee can get together in shorts and helmets. NFL training camps are on the horizon. The college kids will report at the end of this month. The time is now.
Great questions this week, and thanks for the kind words.
It's here. It's happening. We are in search of your questions, be them on Press Row — call 648-1051 to talk during our radio show that airs 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday on 105.1 FM and espnchattanooga.com — on The Twitter (@jgreesontfp) or in Friday's mailbag. It's the summer, but football is within sight.
It's here. It's happening. And thanks to GD for the update on Ratt, who played in the first real concert we attended back in the day.
It's here. It's all happening.
We're T-minus a day until the college football epicenter shifts to SEC media days in Hoover, Ala. TFP SEC ace David Paschall and TFP UT ace Downtown Patrick Brown will be there for the duration. TFP ace columnist Mark Wiedmer will be there Wednesday when Butch Jones grabs the mic. (Side question: How incredible would it be if Butch rapped his answers? Let Tiny Richardson back him up with a little beat box and just go. He could even work in some shout-outs to the sponsors — "My Adidas... doubles my net worth and roamed across stadium turf; I stepped to the plate on the recruiting trail, overhaul a roster that feels kinda stale...)
Former McCallie School star and current University of Michigan swimmer Sean Ryan earned a gold medal in the 2013 World University Games in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle Friday in Kazan, Russia.
Gang, hope you have big weekend plans, since for all intents and purposes, football starts next week with SEC media days. Wow.
OK, the looming suspensions of approximately 20 players — including former MVPs Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez — for their involvement with Biogenesis, the alleged steroids boutique in South Florida, leaves us with several questions/observations about the entire steroid era (and that's not even broaching the topic that it figures that A-Rod of all people would get his illegal performance-enhancing drugs at a boutique for crying out loud).
Gang, remember the mailbag on Friday and to listen to Press Row with Paschall and the Sports Editor today at 1-3 on ESPN 105.1 or at espnchattanooga.com.
We woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across our head.
LeBron James needs to send Dwight Howard a box of Cookie Lady cookies.
Sweet buckets, did we move to Seattle and no one mention it? We spent the 4th of July (Happy Birthday America) on the road at Lake Martin, and it rained as much there as it did here. One of the great thing about kids, they don't really care, so we swam in the rain. (What, were we going to get more wet?)
LAKE MARTIN, Ala. -- Gang we got a slew of letters late, after we had already devised our holiday plan. Most of the involved college football. We will get to them next week.
LAKE MARTIN, Ala. -- Happy Birthday, America. And Happy Birthday partying, fellow Americans.
OK gang, we're speeding into a holiday. There's work to be done.
The Atlanta Braves are 82 games into 2013, and Sunday's 6-2 win over Arizona was the first step beyond the halfway point.
Say good-bye to June. Hello July and we know August is right around the corner and with that comes discussion of football. And heat. And heated football discussions. Yay.
For sports fans in the South, late June and July are filled with Braves highlights and the search for college football.
You have questions. We have answers.
We were out of the office tending to stuff on Wednesday afternoon, so that's why we bageled on our comments to you guys' witty banter Wednesday. Hey it was witty Wednesday, starring our usual cast of characters. (And yes, Todd, if the TFP could find themselves worth his weight in salt, Saltines or Sea-Salt potato chips, well, the trains would really roll on time.)
Gang, remember Friday's mailbag. We've got a couple of spots open. Let's do work.
Welcome to the 5-at-10, the whimsical, family-oriented, interweb-based (mostly) sports column that celebrates an anniversary this morning.
LeBron James added another notch in his trophy case, scoring 37 points in a Game 7 win that delivered back-to-back NBA titles to the Miami Heat.
Gang, the NBA has ended (training camp starts next Thursday) and we're looking right into the blinding light that is the dog daze of summer.
We're stoked for tonight. Big time.
We're going to try to go fast today, and please remember Friday's mailbag — we got spots open. You ask, we'll answer, no big whoop.
We're going to go fast today — to paraphrase our man Eazy E, let's go all quick, our style as a juvenile, ran with a gang, slang in the meanwhile.
We are going to move quickly all week. Lots of moving pieces right now.
Gang, it's been an excellent week that has been filled with high-quality conversations. Take a bow.
We have a soft spot for a slew sports-related things.
Too much to get to today to waste time with small talk and introductions.
OK, we're off and running into June. We're staring at the U.S. Open, and hold on to your hats, but we're something like eight weeks from the start of high school football in Tennessee.
It’s June, and in the South that means one thing.
Guys, there’s a bunch to get to after a busy weekend.
Gang, the time keeps flying, and it was another strong week.
We have a ton to cover, so let's drop the formalities and do work.
Gang, remember Friday's mailbag. We have a few open spots.
Wow, talk about starting the week with a flurry. Nice job yesterday gang.
Morning. Hope the weekend treated you as well as you deserved.
Gang, great week, and thanks for all the feedback.
Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals is tonight between the Pacers and the Heat. The lines are starting to form, and the stakes are supreme with the series tied at 2.
Gang, remember Friday's mailbag and how about this sunshine, huh? Was that a whistle? Did Joey 'Bats' Crawford just call an illegal screen on LeBron for trying to get some grapefruit for breakfast?
Gang, welcome to the sneaky great part of a holiday week — Tuesday feeling like Monday. Well, that's good for all of us other than Todd962 and his hangover, which may be so big that he had to carry it to work today. Hi Todd and hi Todd's hangover — thanks for reading.