JonathanMCook's comment history

JonathanMCook said...

False- Ralph Macchio's best "acting" role was in an HBO exclusive movie called "The Crossroads". For those head scratching, he plays this up in coming blues musician who hooks up with an old timer who many years ago made a deal with the devil for his mad skills. Ralph later gets in a "blues-off" which causes the devil to rip up the contract (I was 11 when I saw this movie so I may not have all my facts straight).

jomo - seven foot? Holy cowbell! I thought we did good bringing in Shaq 2.0 from Louisiana.

Jay - Lov'n the blue and gold cyber ink this morning. Keep it up!

November 4, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

While I've taken the Ocoee route four times going to the game up there. My mom hates it and was rather vocal about it when my folks and I went up there in 2012 (I was home for two weeks that year). We drove home via Knox on I-40 despite the extra one hour of travel time. That's my mom for you. But yeah, the town needs to step up and promote this last home game.

November 3, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

To use a Chattanooga version of an ever popular Dallas quote:


As a true die-hard with a DOA computer, I had to watch it online using plan B: the local library. Grant it I had a two hour limit, and did more reactionary hand gestures then verbiage, I still watched up until halfway through the third quarter but that was okay.

I do feel sorry for all the people in the crowd shots who were bundled with everything and grandma's quilt.

Much love to Weeds for the "ordeal" he endured. I read it the following day (in the library) on the scanned print edition. Having gone to four games up there, the roads aren't exactly driver friendly even on clear days.

Finally, given the potential for sealing the deal this Saturday conference-wise on another Chamber of Commerce Saturday (all my anime/cosplaying bros and sis will be at Anime Blast Chattanooga 10 blocks down), what's the over/under for attendance? I'm hoping 15,000.

Oh, before I forget, loved Sundays front page. All that blue and gold and not a drop of orange to be found. :)

November 3, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Yep. Hail State alumni. Had a big ol' rat crawl up his leg. Told his brother to get his pocket knife out because he couldn't talk down...and wasn't about to let go.

50% chance of snow for Cullowhee for Saturday according to This just got real interesting.

October 30, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Tip of the hat to Weeds column on the significance on Saturday's ballgame against Western. I'm now wanting to guess over/under for snow chances or seeing Russ dressed in a Tom Landry overcoat and furball hat (which I saw live under glass at the Texas State Fair a while back)

Actually digging A&M's throwbacks. They REALLY stepped up the game. I'm 50/50 on the concept on the account with the NFL for every one uniform scheme that looks awesome (Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears), you get four or five that are vomit educing (Pittsburg "Bumblebees", Denver "Mayfield Brown Cows"). My favorite to this day was 4-5 years ago with Dallas vs. Kansas City or "Dallas vs. Dallas" (KC wore the throwback Dallas Texans colors).

Surprised to hear you talk about GSU given their #1 fan opinion on strength of schedule. So it goes.

Still having a hard time imagining Miss. State as #1. To bad Jerry Crowler is no longer alive to see this.

Sorry folks, don't have anything exciting to talk about.

October 30, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

On a similar subject, what's the over/under for attendance given the significance of the game? Article said they already played to a home crowd of 13,000. Assuming Moc Nation shows up to fill in the gaps, any takers on a near capacity crowd Saturday?

October 29, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Ten Ring,

Donatello was actually my favorite way back when I was into them. However, what would make me smile is if you told me he was going dressed as Milo (Airbender Tenzen's oldest son) in their current flying suits from "Legend of Korra" which you probably have no idea who that is OR a pint-size version of Jacob Huesman.

College playoff rankings. Why is this new? We already have those. The winner plays in Frisco.

Mocs Club appears to be slacking off. It's Wednesday and I don't see or hear anything regarding either a charter bus trip or call to action for the trip to C.J. Whitmen.

Last night I stream-checked SoCon Digital Network using Firefox. Briefly watched Furman-Mercer soccer. Came in picture perfect. Couldn't be happier.

Also, what's this game 6 you speak of? I was with the other 98% watching SHIELD + the new Avengers trailer.

I like how Hargis wrote about the 2008 loss in this morning's write up. I'll take that over the one loss to Western prior to it (aka pass-the-buck gate) ::shivers:: And so it goes.

October 29, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Stewwie, never heard of him. However, TFP columnist David Cook is also RB alum. We went to school at the same time but hung in completely different circles (You'd find me in our own segregated clubhouse called the ROTC building in the back of the school). Also, we're not related.

WRS, sorry about that.

I know we had a few football players go on to be college stars (Keon Williams being among them), but I'm guessing Ten Ring is talking famous-famous. Hell, Leslie is like the Rodney Dangerfield of character actors: he's in everything but never gets the name recognition he deserves (outside of the 423).

October 28, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Ten Ring-

Saw the digital print edition while eating breakfast. Most appreciated seeing Jacob Huesman splattered large and in charge on the front page. Keep it up.

Unfortunately, unless I become famous at something, Red Bank has zero famous alumni. However, I do have a Rushmore of all the ones I know of.

Reggie White - Howard

Dennis Haskins - Notre Dame

Nick Fury (former director of S.H.E.L.D.) - Riverdale High (now CSAS)

Leslie Jordan - Brainard

and finally, FELLOW Hixsonian..Wayne White - Hixson

If you don't know what Wayne is famous for, ask Paul Rubins. :P

Too tired to watch the game last night. I did good to watch Gotham and finally caught up with the last two episodes of S.H.E.L.D. for tonight.

Go Mocs!

October 28, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Even if I can't watch the Mocs, JR is good at his job to the point I can paint a picture in my head of what's going on. The good news being I figured out theoretically how to see the Western Carolina game on Saturday. And it was so simple it was scary. Instead of using Chrome, just pull up the website using Firefox. ^^(). It worked on pre-recorded video on the website, however, I will need to check on something else to see if I can get the streaming.

I did catch WRCB's streaming telecast later that night and saw where Mercer definitely represented in the stands. Bear Nation appears to growing a healthy fanbase. I've even learned to hate them even more after I discovered who their most famous alumni is. Here's a hint, she grandstands about cases nobody outside the crimes general area gives too flips for, believes all men are child molesters, and all defense lawyers began their deliberation with "Hail HYDRA!"

Too easy, I know.

I grant you the win was completely overshadowed by Knoxville vs. Tuscaloosa but I'm hoping the print edition will pick up the tempo this week regarding not only the importance of this game but why the 423 needs to dust off their blue and gold, take advantage of these dropping gas prices, and FILL UP C.J. Whitman Stadium in the Carolina mountains.

Did I mention it's only THREE Hours from Chat-town (four if you take the Knoxville route)?

Or they can stay home and watch the Shakespearean tragedy that is "Butch and the Slippery Slope in Knoxville".

October 27, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.