Maybe a mailbag question or a topic, how much should we care if "our" teams and players have integrity or at least stay out of trouble, as long as they're scoring touchdowns and hitting home runs. This goes for steroid scandals, spouse and girlfriend abuse, lying to employers, any other wrongdoing.
If we find out Patrick Willis broke into the Panther locker room before the game and laid Cam out with the steel chair (no consequences since it didn't happen on the playing field) then we'll know Slick Rick had some influence.
Speaking of Wrestlin', I thought I saw Mr. Wrestling II on the front page the other day.
Alabama just looked "off" too many times this year offensively. Maybe plugging in new folks in on the line had some to do with it more than coaches and schemes.
Dennis Rodman's adventures could be the plot for Team America, World Police Part II. I highly recommend the original.
If I want to win and don't care about other factors, I'm happy if I'm a Louisville fan. Going into the ACC he should have them in the playoff mix immediately, if they can get by Florida State in a given year. Same for Franklin if he goes to Penn State, whenever they're eligible.
I plan on seeing the Mocs take that step tonight.
The first indicator is usually a one-parent home or early pregnancy, though it's not PC or it's racist to point that out. By the time they're teenagers, all the midnight basketball, rallies and rhetoric in the world may be too late.
Even with Oklahoma doing great and Alabama turning it over at every opportunity, it was a one score game until late. That tells me Alabama is not leaving the national title picture anytime soon, despite what many are hoping and was my point. Remember the run they went on after the Utah game.
If a lineman gets out of the way just one time and Yeldon gets into the end zone or down close, it's possible Oklahoma is no longer "back", the SEC and Alabama are not "overrated" and everything is business as usual. Or the punt return called back for two unnecessary clips. That's just sports. And the kicker never should have taken the field after the Auburn meltdown (multiple misses, not the late return). Go with the Calhoun kid and it's a 31-20 halftime score.
West Virginia is likely to catch heck in the dome.
Griswolds in Gatlinburg could write itself. Wildlife encounters-bears in the woods, sharks at the aquarium, locals/tourists on the strip could make up 50 percent of it. Clark gets vertigo on the sky lift. Things get out of control at Dick's Last Resort after Clark doesn't like his hat or thinks Ellen's it too much. Too bad we do not own the characters or we could get it done in a few days.
One of my LaughingGirls loved the "Party Rock" shuffle a couple of years back, thank goodness that was only a phase. One too many crashes in the living room helped speed up its demise.
WallyWorld, Europe, Christmas, Vegas, the next vacation needs to be in the Smoky Mountains. Griswolds meet the rednecks with hearts of gold, or at least what Hollywood thinks mountain folk should be. Rusty falls for a local gal and after a smooch, the angry pa decides there will be a wedding. Hilarity ensues.
Johnny Football, there were as usual, several "did I just see that" moments. South Carolina receivers were "doin' work" but I don't know if Wisconsin doesn't win if the quarterback doesn't get hurt. I can see an Alabama-Michigan State repeat from 2-3 years ago against Oklahoma tonight-if they're motivated.
The Florida hotseat has to be much hotter than GT especially with the Gators only the fourth best team in the state this year. Is there that much in interest in Atlanta with college sports other than the Dawgs?
It may be the softball parent in me but I have never liked allowing the baseball catcher to be steamrolled. He has some protection with his gear but it's not allowed on the other bases, why at home?
The NFL and ESPN try to build stars sometimes at the expense of covering the lesser teams/cities. It is annoying but expected that the Griffin story would be overblown.
Gervell Morgan would be a great addition to the Mocs. I had forgotten all about him. Whatever happened to the other linebacker that went west to a juco, the center of all the controversy a couple of years back?
"Lack of institutional control" must be not be a part of the TSSAA guidelines. Cutting spring practice and two weeks of summer lifting for Marion County gives any team license to cheat at will, as long as their conduct is not specifically against the rules. "Don't penalize the kids", doesn't that happen when any team is hit for recruiting or accidentally playing an ineligible player?
I am really pulling for Michigan State. A Florida State vs. Ohio State matchup would be as exciting as last year's thumping in the title game.
And as for Dobbs, are we now about to witness the strength of street knowledge?
Cook has the worst case of white guilt in the world. Ever. He should go black-face, give away all of his possessions, move to a public housing facility, and maybe he would be more satisfied with his life.