Wrong. Most important unit in the game IS the Vol offensive line. Or would be if they had one. Since they don't, the Gawga dominatrix will have her way. And since UT has no O-line, they should be ranked below The Gators and The Cats in your SEC power poll. And will be next week.
I'd take Famous Jameis third round.
And jomo is correct that a Kiffin coached Tennessee would be ahead of the current bunch.
Zygi Wilf is not a real name. Is it? Wilf looks too much like Milf.
Today's the day you can start camping out for your Big Blue Madness tickets.
Yesterday was BB King's birthday. How about a rousing chorus of The Thrill Is Gone, dedicated to the relationship between Goddell and NFL fans. And don't think they'll bring back Hank lll crooning about all his rowdy friends.
Since Stewart broke the ice on mentioning round ball, I noted that one sportswriter opined that if you look at both ends of the court, The Uniblocker was the best Team USA player. And that he'll be a top five NBA player going forward.
It was good to be reminded of the Reynaldo Stryker spoof, fec. Speaking of name similarities, did you notice Florida has an outstanding WR named Demarcus Robinson and Kentucky has an outstanding WR named Demarco Robinson?
Too soon, Jomo, too soon. But Norman did say he saw the vulchers circling.
Funny, I thought Nipsey was famous for his speedy service at the Varsity.
Kentucky and its fans won the weekend. (Can you win when you lose?) Says here that Stoops brick wall is going up faster than Butch's.
UT losing by 24 didn't cover the spread, while UK took the slimy Gators to triple overtime in their swamp. And but for a slow whistle would have won. Next edition of JG's SEC Power Poll should show that Kentucky has climbed over the Tennessee rung on the league ladder.
Expect The Cats' air raid to sink some more of The Commodore's fleet this Saturday.
Will Greg Norman play again? When The Shark met the chain saw in Sharknado, I liked the outcome better.
I grew up in a family that practiced corporal punishment, but none of us kids ever had bodily damage like the Peterson kid. Did you see Chris Carter's passionate discourse on the subject? Pure gold. Thanks, Mr. Carter. If you haven't seen it, look it up. And pass it on.
Buschbavarianleaguer--I'd suggest adding a side order of fava beans to the veal and vulcher pairing, and, of course, a nice chianti.
By my accounting, Jay wasn't so much beating the drum for Cuonzo's ouster as calling them like he sees them. Which is one of his strong suits as TFP sports editor. His predecessors started and ended their stories with "Go Vols!" Even Martin's players knew it was time for him to go.
Glad to read that Stoops will still be at UK in three years. I was afraid he'd be so successful that some bigger program would lure him away.
Saw in another forum that Randy Smith predicts The Vols will only lose by 10 to the Boomer Sooners. Does Randy make book, because I'd sure like to get some of that action.
Speaking of odds, what are the chances Harvey Updike ever pays more than $99 for killing those four beautiful trees?
The NFL deserves the harsh spotlight glare it's getting over domestic abuse. It seems NFL players are statistically more likely to hit their partners and are more violent in general than the rest of us.
But we should hope that society's attention to domestic abuse looks at us all, because we still have a ways to go in education and in taking decisive action against this abuse.
About 15 years ago in a fast food restaurant I saw a man hit a woman who was carrying a baby in her arms. This after he told her she wouldn't be getting anything to eat. I stepped between them and got somebody to call 911.
When the cops arrived, the woman said she wouldn't press charges. They told me I couldn't press charges, and they left. I sincerely hope that today police protocol would allow a more proactive response. And I worry about that woman and her baby.
Call me un patriotic, but the Terps' star spangled banner unis are ugly. And they say TRIUMPH where Vandy's said ANCHOR DOWN. Thumbs down.
OU's Stoops says SEC don't scare him, and a Sooner player says they'll make a "statement" in the UT game. Ain't bragging if you can do it. I'll take the statement makers minus the points.
And why does "corps" have a "p" and an "s"in it?
From yesterday, yes, OG, Dionne had a sweet voice. I heard her sing in McClellan gym. But I don't think she makes the top four.
Kurt Roper is just one more example of the smoking hot Kentucky coaching tree. And the UF QB stat line is a lot like UK RB Heard's two carries for 116 yards and two TDs.
The Cats' offense appears to be ahead of its defense, but UK is #6 in the nation in fewest points allowed. That status could change a bit after wrestling a gonzo gator in the swamp.
Bobby Knight threw a chair, choked a player, and now he's hit a cow.
Orange-clad fans may want to read a solid Donnie Tyndall profile on cbssports.com today.
Jay, you might want to send Granny an apology card. Grandparents' Day was September 7.
And I'll just stay, sittin' on the dock of the bay, watchin' the tide roll away.
Ratty mice! Ratty mice! Ratty mice!
Who'd of thunk Spurrier's Lamecocks would be the winning entry in the slimmest blowout margin contest. SC heads the list of those who lost the weekend, along with Ohio State, UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan State, and The Big 10.
For a while there, I thought my original pick The Vols would be the slimmest winner. Next time they better bring a longer rifle when they hunt red wolves. Did Butch add a brick or lay a brick?
UK's margin wasn't much better, but they were playing a tougher team than UT faced.
The Cats allowed Ohio just 223 total yards. Kentucky gave up just 74 yards rushing, fewest to an FBS opponent since Tennessee gained 61 yards on 24 carries in 2011, the game in which Kentucky beat the Vols using a wide receiver playing quarterback.
Now The Cats go to the swamp, where The Gators are hungry. Kentucky hasn't beaten the slimy reptiles since the Reagan administration. Does a line of about 21 sound right? Maybe 24 for UT-OK?
Add Band-aid and Coke to Xerox and Kleenex.
Best female voices is so tough, and tomorrow I may have a totally different list, but I'll go Patsy, Ella, Aretha and Etta. Close in the wings are Janis, Emmylu, Judy Collins, and Eva Cassidy. Local shout out to Bessie.
The Levenson email fits the cynical definition of a political gaffe: when you tell the truth at an inopportune time.
Anybody who picked any team other than The Seahawks to win the NFL this year better think again.
I like Jay's RB list. And Buschleaguer, fair warning: We do not mention the name of the convict who once wore the 32 jersey in this space. Lifetime ban.
From yesterday's Zone--Two points to Pasquale for the literary Beowulf mention. Subtract two points from the team for not remembering the incomparable Wolfman Jack. No, that's not Jack London.
From yesterday's 5@10--I nominated The Vols for closest blowout game in the SEC and Jay correctly added that it could easily be The Cats. But I overlooked Mizzou. I'm changing my pick to Pinkel's Tigers.
While I won't be surprised if UK is the winner of that slim margin pick-em contest, Kentucky's stats are blissful this early September morn.
After having only seven explosive plays (runs > 10 yards or passes > 15 yards) all last year, The Cats had 14 in their first game of 2014. Their first game's two plays over 70 yards equalled all last year's total. And UK's seven plays over 30 yards was best in all of college football last week.
Fire up the Air Raid sirens. Aroooooooo...
Prepared mind or not, your LSU pick is a loss. Gotta go with the line when you "bet" it. I can't argue with this week's picks, but they are scary games. If you go 4-1 again, you da MAN.
I'll go with The Vols as closest margin among should-be-a-blowout games.
You are correct that Mr. Furley wasn't great chemistry. But the show was slipping by then anyway. And in his best roles Don Knotts was a virtuoso. Not first tier, but better than any current talent. Who cares about Beyonce or Adele?
Love jomo's prediction about future Vols' excuses.