When it comes to Cosby, though the news of this behavior, if true, is beyond disappointing, neither am I shocked when revelations and accusations like these are made, no matter how many Jell-o commercials someone makes.
Boy is this a bad Saturday for college football. Most schools are fattening up on a cream puff before digging into a rivalry pie next week. Tennessee-Missouri, Notre Dame-Louisville (featuring three of my least favorite coaches and how about the former UGA DC opposing a former UGA DC) and ... Chattanooga-Furman? Is that it?
Go Mocs. Beat the Purple Paladins as if the fate of free world depends on it. As much as I hate Brian VanGorder and Brian Kelly, I might hate me some Furman more.
And 5, I hope Jim B understands the limitations of the department and the overwhelming appetite for the vast majority of the TFP Sports consumer. Chattavegas is the epicenter of the SEC. Atlanta may be closer than Athens, but the dominant colors in northwest Georgia are red and black, followed by urnge and white. Gotta cater to the audience.
Tech wins next Saturday by two touchdowns. I'll be there to see it. And I'll be in Charlotte to watch Tech win 43-41 over FSU in the ACCCG.
Wonder if PJ has played The Honors.
This was the first day of preseason practice. If Harrison Butker makes this 52-yarder, the team doesn't have to run wind sprints. And at the end, Synjyn Days turns all Nostradamus on everybody:
Rogers and Hammerstein.
Weekend winners ...
Tom Brady and New England. Cemented their spot atop the AFC with a pretty thorough butt kicking of Indy on the road, thanks to a running back who was a practice squad guy for several other teams, including the Pats.
Kevin Harvick. Dude has been on the cusp of winning big in NASCAR for so long, and this is a guy who already has claimed Daytona and the Brickyard. He led the most laps and won a bunch of races along the way.
NASCAR. You know, the Chase had kind of a BCS feel to it in that it eventually worked out that the guy with the best season won it. Still don't think they reward winning enough, as evidenced by a guy who did not win any races and had, relatively, few laps led was in the final four. But there was drama at Homestead.
Florida State and Jameis Winston. Probably won't move up in the playoff rankings. That's fine. And say anything you want, and it's probably appropriate and apt, about how that program is run. But when they need to make a play, when they have to have something between the lines, they get it done.
Alabama. Hmmm ... the elephant in the college football playoff room is the elephant that's always been there, trumpeting "Roll Tide" as it eats moon pies instead of peanuts.
Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson. 9-2. Wins over Va Tech, Miami and Clemson. A UNC win over Duke away from the ACC Championship Game against Florida State.
Weekend losers ...
Atlanta Braves. Because trading Heyward makes me think we're stuck with some Uptons for a while. And they traded Heyward.
Brian Kelly and Brian VanGorder. 39, 55, 43. That's what the Docile Irish have given up in the last three games. And that 43 was to a Northwestern team that had 0 points through three quarters the week before against Michigan. Who stinks. ND also coughed up an 11 point lead - at home - in the fourth, thanks to some curious play calling and objectionable decision making by Brian Kelly.
The ACC. Because their nightmare scenario is about to unfold. UNC beats Duke. Tech makes the ACCCG. And Tech can beat Florida State. A Florida State-Duke rematch holds no drama. But getting ready for Tech's offense, which is going pretty good, in less than a week with a defense that isn't what it was last year .... and the ACC could be without a contestant in the playoff dance.
Auburn. That was ugly.
Denver Broncos. See above on Auburn.
The NFC South. The Sun Belt of the NFL.
Butch Jones. OK, it was a big win. But really, Butch, you never knew guys who didn't practice well but were difference makers once the big lights came on? Really? As good as Justin Worley has been, it's taken them this long to at least give Dobbs a chance?
golfgal, I was at the Masters for Tiger in 97. It didn't change the sport. His runaway wins at Pebble and St. Andrew's maybe did so.
5, I agree with the Rushmore but I would sub in Larry v Magic in the 79 NCAA finals over the 83 contest. That made the NCAA tournament must-see TV. Shoot, the NBA Finals were shown tape-delayed after the late local news back then.
Would never have guessed The Hat is 61.
For birthdays - I wish my uncle James, who served aboard the real Enterprise (CV-6), uncle Ray, uncle Donakd, uncle Bob - one of the Chosin Few - and my biggest brother a happy birthday, Marines.
Winners of the weekend:
Concur on PAC 12. Oregon continued to make its case and now Arizona vs Arizona State is gonna be sneaky good.
Isiah McKenzie. But deep down, doggie fans, you just know something dumb and preventable is going to happen. You fear it.
Ohio State. That ... was impressive.
The ACC. Yeah, Florida State and Clemson futzed around with lesser competition. But Duke and Tech did what they needed to do with weak sisters. Are they national title contenders? Dear Lord no. But do you want to play them?
Tony Romo. Rodgers was sublime but Romo, back injury and all, was pretty good. Even if Bears and Jags stink. Like a stinky Upton they stink
UTC. The U does not stand for Upton. You smell that? Smells like ... the playoffs!
Songs for losers:
Brian Kelly and Brian VanGorder. My hatred for BVG is well documented. But Brian Kelly wonders why his QB keeps making these turnovers. He did the same thing with Tomny Rees. Maybe ... it's not them. Maybe ... it's you. Coach em up, Kelly. Though I think you're incapable of it.
Marc Trestman. The Bears aren't just bad. They're poorly coached. That performance was after an off week.
New Orkeans Saints. You're 4-5. And you have a one game lead on thie Falcons. Should we call it the NFC Upton or the NFC Uggla?
Kentucky football. Because at the end of the day, you're still Kentucky football.
Rushmore of important tv shows (I never watched a lot of Sesame Street. I watched the news)
All in the Family. Touched on a lot of sensitive issues and topics that were beyond third rail.
MAS*H. The early years.
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Set the mold. Many imitators, no equals.
Man, is the SoCon lot getting stirred today or what?
Still love Harrison Ford in "Apocalypse Now." Also not bad in "Clear and Present Danger."
Well, there's that Tom Brady guy. And his buddy Gronk. Not to be confused with Shrek, who also can get open but does not catch passes in traffic or run over DBs like Gronk.
Big ups to Ms. Hill.
Big ups to UTC. Big win at a big time. And now the Mocs are in foreign territory - the odds-on favorite to win the SoCon.
Big Ben. Six TDs. Again. And that last one cost my fantasy football team. Thanks, Milledgeville Mauler.
Florida football. It may be too late to save Muschamp's job. But that was an impressive display of old school football.
Was that Jeff Gordon trying to throw a punch?
Current and former Georgia defensive coordinators. What was that Pruitt said several weeks ago? Something about expecting to dominate? Then there's Todd Grantham, whose D coughed up 42 points in less than 30 minutes. And of course, my favorite whipping boy, Brian VanGorder, whose defense looked absolutely clueless against Navy's spread option attack.
Peyton Manning. Something tells me he will not be retiring to southeast Massachusetts when his playing days are done.
Maryland football. Stay classy, Twerps. That was weak.
James Franklin. Fraud. Period.
I dunno, 5. Maybe having Dr. Jerry Punch for the post race slapfights between NASCAR drivers (now if this were Dale Jarrett vs. say Sterling Marlin, yeah, that'd be a good one) would be apropos. But since most NASCAR drivers are 'he's just a little fella,' Buffer might wonder why he's calling midget rasslin.
On a Bama-Tennessee Saturday, for UTC to draw a decent crowd is good stuff.
Tom Brady. Because he's Tom Brady. And he carved up the carcass that is the Bears defense like it was a Christmas ham.
The World Series. The Series itself has been entertaining and the level of play has been outstanding. Even if no one is watching.
Western Carolina. A long, long time ago, in a football galaxy far, far away, the Catamounts were really good. And then they turned moribund for a generation. They're back. Good for them.
NASCAR. Dale Jr wins a race. That's a good thing. But is anybody aware they're still in season? Even the World Series mocks NASCAR for its current lack of attention.
Hugh Freeze. Insert Hugh "Brain" Freeze joke here.
Georgia State. You remember the scene in "Flash Gordon" when Flash sticks his hand in the tree stump and pulls it out, feigning that the creach-turr in there has done bit him and pleads for the other dude to "end the madness?" Ok, that's a long way to go to tell the folks at Georgia State to stop the madness that is throwing away gobs of money at their hapless football program. Seriously, the Board of Regents needs to step in.
The Sun Belt. Just because. And because one of their marquee matchups this weekend drew about 15K and change.
Pittsburgh Panthers. Next time, try syrup on your pregame waffles instead of butter. Might help.
Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons. Well ... I'd get into this, but I also would like to keep my lunch down.
Lamarr Houston. $7 million a year. One sack. And no more sacks this year. Because he blew out his knee celebrating his sack of Janeane Garafolo or whoever that was for the Patriots (Babe Parilli? Scott Zolak?) in a game his team trailed by 30 points.
Michigan football and its stake-driving team. Yeah, next time, you might want to re-consider not doing that to a team that's about to turn your lights out.
Alabama and Ohio State. Thanks for building big leads - and then not covering. For entertainment value only.
And 10 years ago today, the most long awaited victory in history.
Red Sox 3. Cardinals 0. World. Series. Sweep. Once, a psychologically tortured Red Sox fan uttered, "They killed my father. Now they're coming after me."
No more, my friend, no more.
I figured out where Mettenberger belongs.
He should be a member of Stillwater, the band in "Almost Famous."
And 5, I hate to tell you, but Brent is right. I know your momma didn't throw good money after bad by getting you sangin' lessons.
Southern is only 16.5 favorites over State on Saturday? Eagles can name the score of that tune. They may not stop scoring.
Luther Head, former Illini guard.
Luther Vandross. Very, very good call, sir.
Luther Campbell. (Just saw OG mentioned him, too).
Lex Luthor. Yeah, that's a stretch.
What I love is Jimbo saying Jameis "has done nothing wrong." Compared to whom? Stalin? Manson?
And 5, don't sleep on TB and the Belichicks. Losing Jerod Mayo hurts. So does losing Stevan Ridley. But they are starting to put things together.