Jay warned us yesterday about the brutal Starkville Bulldawg prune with gilt unis. He was 110% correct. Hard to watch. I had to break out my old B&W TV. But I still dislike more the highly saturated ALL RED 'Zona costume.
How about this guideline? Unless you're a male figure skater, don't wear the same color head to toe. Is there any color that looks good when you wear it all over?
Speaking of over-saturated, could you tone down the Porky Pig pink on Roy's face? Yes, his Thanksgiving column is/was what Roy did bet. And David Cook's columns are always awe and thought inspiring.
I like your suggestion for an improved Vol lineup. Good time to shake it up. It's hard to argue that The Cuonz doesn't have the talent to win. Somehow, the whole is always less than the parts. Perhaps this team will finish the season strong, like last year.
Agree that Alabama U and Auburn U is the best rivalry, and that UL-UK is gaining on the Tobacco Road thing. And didn't Gators-Seminoles used to be interesting?
According to my perceptions the heavy ratio of column inches devoted to Knoxville U vs. all others is a bit less under Greeson than under Exum (and others), and that's a good thing.
Perhaps the most valuable principle I've learned to appreciate is balance in all things.
Second sportsfans giving suggestion. The Community Kitchen is a great local place to help.
Mr. Bonehead celebrates 800 while UK celebrates win #500 in Rupp. And Jay plays year round, while The Cats' season is restricted. Speaking of whippings, see Malzahn Saturday. Regardless.
As for don't cost nothing' to go back for seconds, remember that eating whole hog on T-day is the equivalent of seven (7) Big Mac calories you have to work off later. No charge for the advice.
Regarging Spy's just desserts, Hamlet asked if we were all treated as we deserved, who'd escape whipping?
Report card on the three monster freshmen: Duke's Parker is averaging 23 points per game, 8.8 boards and 2.2 assists. Kentucky's Randle has 19.8/13.7/2.2. Kansas' Wiggins has 16.8/6.3/1.5. All three teams are ranked in the top five. JR now has seven double doubles in as many games. UK has a lot to be thankful for.
I'd invite Cosell, Iron Mike, Yogi and Gabrielle Reece, don't need to explain. I'd like to have Ruth, but he'd drink all my beer and I'd have Ali, but he'd spill gravy all over the place.
I've been skeptical that Antonio Barton can lead The Vols on to victory, so I was receptive to Downtown Patrick's story Saturday praising his PG backup, Darius Thompson. The freshman had 5 steals and 7 assists against Tennessee State to Barton's 0 steals and 2 assists. Both played 24 minutes.
Patrick quotes McRae as saying Thompson is a great 3-point shooter, but he hasn't shown it yet. Barton averages 10.8 ppg (hitting on an awesome 70% rate), while Thompson averages only 2.8 ppg. But Barton has played 27 minutes per game to only 16 for Thompson.
Still, playing seriously fewer minutes, Thompson has more assists than Barton, more rebounds, and three times as many steals.
Barton does have a strong assist to turnover ratio, but at only 2.3 assists per game, he's not doing enough to run the offense. When your point guard racks up five times as many points as he does assists, do you really have a point guard?
Maybe The Cuonz needs Antonio's point production now, but when his other four excellent starters get it rolling, I think Thompson will be the starter.
Questions for the bag: Can you seriously win with a shoot-first point guard? And how far in to the season does Darius replace Antonio as the starter? On a team featuring McRae, Maymon, and Stokes, shouldn't assists be easier to come by?
Have a glass or two of Mogen-David with your turkey.
I been looking for a line on FSU-UF and couldn't find one so I set it at 40. If you can get 27, jump on the Fighting Seminoles with both feet. Seriously.
How in the name of Jimmy the Greek can UNC be favored over Cutcliff's crew? Take Duke and the 5.5 points and bet the farm. And pawn your wedding ring and bet that, too. Seriously.
Yesterday I asked "Seriously, why would the Iron Bowl attract more viewers than the Tide v. Johnny Football tilt?" and got no answer. Before you answer, seriously look at these numbers.
Bama v. A&M attracted a 9.0 rating, 21 share, the best TV audience since 1990 for a regular season afternoon game. For perspective, Auburn v. A&M drew a 4.2 rating, 9.0 share, meaning 6.7 million were seriously watching.
GD--Edwards was a good 'un.
How in the name of Jimmy the Greek can UNC be favored over Cutcliff's crew? Take Duke and the 5.5 points and bet the farm. And pawn your wedding ring and bet that, too.
Sam Bowie tops my list, too. Could Bo have been any good without the hip injury?
Great predicting mechanism on the crowd for UK-UT. Do the Fighting Butches have anything to play for? OK, pride...
Seriously, why would the Iron Bowl attract more viewers than the Tide v. Johnny Football tilt?
I do expect The War Eagles to get their first offensive TD in forever.
The Cats struggled against the team that the NCAA smacks whenever they get mad at UK (see what I did there?), but it could be a useful lesson that they are only #3 when they play hard. And JR is six for six games with a double double while being doubled.
Gawga's favored by 3 over the North Avenue Trade School. I'll take the Dawgs to beat the 'dogs by more than that.