In response to OneTime's inquiry. Not current but she "was" local though more publicity stunt then long standing athletic career but Jackie Mitchell would be at least on the list or at least honorable mention.
Good piece David. As the son of a devolt gun owner/hunter, the ones not properly trained (both physically [marksmenship] and ethnically) pose just as big a threat as anything out of East Lake or Highland Park. One needs to look no further then the two Wal-Mart insidents: The one in Fort Oglethorpe (over the price of tomatoes) and the one on Brainard (over a stolen truck). Both clear violations of permit rules and regulations as well as fuel to the fire of the gun toot'n redneck stereotype John Stewart has a blast with on "The Daily Show".
"Now image the leftover images of the luge track or the downhill skiing venue. Not exactly multi-use facilities, you know."
No (cow pie) Sherlock. All one needs to do is check out the venues (including the luge track) in Sarejavo. Add negect + an ethnic civil war due to pent-up grievences in a 50 year time spam, and you got the makings of something resembling the movie set of the first Robocop movie (which I'm always reminded was actually shot in Dallas). The fact Kazakhstan is on the short list is worth it's weight in late-night talk show host jokes and obviously there would be that guy who plays Boret.
"The Cowboys lost linebacker Sean Lee to a torn ACL on day one of OTAs. Ouch-standing. Somehow this will be Tony Romo's fault."
Yep, right across the street while I was at work. Until the new facility up in Frisco is built which the local news down here has been drooling over.
" ...the SEC will continue to schedule FCS foes. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We'd have to believe UTC is happy with that decision."
It depends on the program. I'd rather see established FCS programs vs. ones just now getting back on their feet (looking at you Western) buit that's just me. I just hope there is a LOT of hype and 423 representation come October as everyone has been clammering for a Mocs/Vols gridiron mash-up. Jury is still out if I plan on making the trip home for this one live as I'm taking a heavy chuck for two straight weeks in July for Lindsey Sterling/Forth of July/any and all activities with family/friends I don't get to see.
When I was listening to Kevin this morning via streaming, the plan was basically Georgia State would buy the "property" where Turner Field sits and level it. They would then build a retail/residentual "village" with a new football stadium to call their own. Not that the idea is sound but let's look at the big picture: How popular is football at State? Where does Turner Field sit NEXT too? I'm sure Georgia State has some successful alumni but not enough to sell what they want to in donations. Raise the student fees? That'll make the trustees real popular. I hate to say this, but it's definitely lose-lose. Especially where student safety is involved.
Jay - Thanks. I was like "How could you leave out Adam Dunn?" I saw this guy in at least four Lookouts games before getting called up and literally making a name for himself.
"Miguel Cabrera played there and everyone who watched him believed him to be a star of the future. (He did win a triple crown after all.) But the same definitely could have been said of Mark Pryor during his appearance and even a Jeff Francoeur."
Having a massive brain lapse but who was the guy who played for the Lookouts before being called up to the Reds who became a star player for the Reds franchise? I'm thinking Alan something. Using Google is not helping.
Also, one for the mailbag: How do the politics of money games actually work? The reason I am asking is because while most people see them as more of a necessity then a typical game, there are those sparks of enjoyment that comes with the ultrarare David vs. Golith upset that no Hollywood script can memic. That being said, I would much rather see Alabama play North Dakota State then obviously Western Carolina for the money game this year. And with three FCS titles, I would say WHY HOT? You don't think Fargo wouldn't travel down to Tuscaloosa for that? I guarantee you it would be THREE to FIVE times the number of people coming down from Culhullowee/Sparta.
::To add to chase's comment:: And Russ Huesman is now the guy in the community formally known as "Rodney" (No respect, no respect, I tell ya)
How I back this up?: Orange and White game: 70,000 people. Alabama Crimson and White game 70,000. How many at the Blue and Gold game? ::crickets chirping SFX::
Jay - (Regarding the now extremely dated DMNs) Your welcome as always.
First things first,
WLS - When I say nothing is going on, I'm talking about me personally and what I'm following. Not the sports world in general. This week I'm doing extra hours due to more work and human resources needed to help with the demand. So by the time I get home (6:30), be done with dinner (8:30 to 9:00), I'm usually working on stuff that is front burner. Last night I was setting up by Google Docs account for a freelance writing position while listening to Tokyo Tower on wawl.org. Also, I have a web TV show audition this weekend. So this week, I can only peek at the 5 & 10 and I'm unable to follow the Rangers (when compared to last week against Seattle). So when I say stuff like that, I'm talking about what I can follow at the moment (I didn't even get to read your comment until 9:30 last night).
Anyway, I don't see anything for today other then the two cents on Sammy Sosa (agree with the writing). If something breaking like Will Wade signs all the players who opt out after the Conz left, I'll be happy to contribute. Later
Bucket List: Wrigley Field, AT&T Park (SF Giants) just because of the location, Lambeau Field (highly unlikely). That is all. Sorry, not much going on.
"Speaking of fun baseball, how about JMC's Rangers, who now have four walk-off wins this season. And they beat King Felix last night. Good times."
Sadly, I missed that game. Fox Sports Southwest carries the games locally but for what ever baloney reason, last night they decided to carry the game on their high-end channel 903 to-broke-to-afford-that-s#$*&^ HD station. So I missed it. ): I did catch all the others so I know we're on a good streak.