To me, the Mizz/SC line has "trap game" written all over it. Why is this line not any bigger than 2.5?
Toto's "Africa" and Europe's "The Final Countdown" fall into the "weird, yet cool" category for me. However, if played too much, they can easily get annoying. But hearing them every once in a while makes me want to time warp back to the 80s for a minute. But only for a minute.
For the mailbag (or Tuesday), what are your NBA predictions for the upcoming season? At the least, pick who you think will win the conference finals and Finals. The West looks like it will be a little more unpredictable than the East.
[And if it ends up being 31-13, is Johnny Vols Fan happy with that?]
If not, he ought to be. In fact, I'm not sure what would yield more happiness...scoring 13 against that D at their place or holding McCarron and Co. to only 31.
The Mocs need to be thinking that their next 3 games (Citadel, Appy, Wofford) are must-win. I'm not confident that we'll beat Samford and the Bama game is a definite loss. So to make sure we don't end with more than 4 losses, we need to win these next 3.
Bama over the Vols 91-0; Butch's wife then complains that Saban is bullying. Just kidding...Bama 31-13.
I'm not understanding the reason for sitting Noel out for the entire year. He is projected to be able to return to the court mid-season, but the Sixers are not going to let him play regardless. Why not let him get some game action if/when he can?
Rushmore of hated athletes: Keyshawn, Brady, Redick, 'Sheed Wallace.
Over/Under on the number of students at the Mocs game this Saturday in the student section--25.
The Broncos would have won that game last night had their RB not fumbled at the goal line with over 2 minutes left. Had the Colts played their next possession conservatively, the Broncos had the timeouts to get the ball back and drive down for the game winning FG (like they did on their last drive anyway). How many times have Peyton's teammates let him down in the clutch be it a RB, WR, DB, or kicker? Seems like it has happened a lot, but the blame always goes on Peyton when there's not a W.
The Mocs game attendance will take a hit Saturday as some of you have said. Nippy weather + mediocre opponent + same time slot as TN vs. Bama = 7,000 max at the game.
[Bulls-Heat; Nets-Heat; Thunder-Grizz; Lakers and everybody — there's actually some pretty good bad blood brewing in the league.]
True dat. Add in the Clippers, Knicks, and Pacers and we've got ourselves an interesting list of challengers.
[The game Harry Thornton mentioned when David Greene found Michael Johnson for Georgia's game-winning TD at Auburn in 2002.]
When I saw this play live on TV, I was surprised Johnson didn't get flagged for offensive interference.
[There's more real drama and back stories. NBA drama feels as fake as wrasslin.]
The shoulder that Pierce laid into Bron last night in a preseason game was anything but fake. 11 more days until opening tip. Giddy up.
[Not sure these Mocs will be better or not. Our excitement about the team is 100-percent about the renewed excitement within and surrounding the program.]
The excitement and renewed interest in the program is great. But I think a lot of folks are only excited about the buzzword that is "Chaos" and little attention has been given to the details of Wade's plan to try to make the Mocs better. Not unlike a lot of Americans buying into "Hope and Change" without finding out what exactly that meant. But to be fair to Wade, he's more competent for his job than Obama is for his.
[Mocs games got to be akin to homework for the last 18 months, you know?]
2 seasons ago was painful. But last year's team played harder and showed lots of promise. This year's team should be even better since the core of the team is back and is a year better. I don't see any reason why we shouldn't expect to challenge for the division title this season.
[Coach Wade's offense [+ program] will have discipline. Mr. Shulman's did not.]
Wade will run a tighter ship for sure, so maybe that will help.
Good points, but at this level, more possessions means more shots which means more misses which means a sloppier game. And to be fair, wasn't Shulman criticized for not having a structured offense and letting his guys shoot too many 3s? And now Wade wants to shoot more. I'm not quite sure yet how this will somehow be better.
Where you been? Spot on about what the recruits are thinking these days.