Jay Greeson's comment history

jgreeson said...

FE to the C —

Yes, Lincoln made Thanksgiving official — ironically on this day back in 1863 in the same week or so after Grant and company came storming through Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain. — but George was the originator.

And we're looking for a Rushmore of Georges. We think Washington is far left, father of the country and all, but we think Clooney or Costanza or any number of folks may make a push.

George Lucas maybe?

November 26, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
jgreeson said...
November 26, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.
jgreeson said...

GD —

Excellent suggestions and we concur that marshmallows are not allowed. Even you like marshmallows, well, you are wrong.

Jomo —

We too are getting a little bored of the Butch rhetoric. So it goes.

November 25, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
jgreeson said...

GDawg and 747 —

Your boys played well Saturday. Finish the drill that strong and get a break or two and you could dance in the four.

It will be interesting to see where the Dogs rank tonight.


November 18, 2014 at 3:09 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Can't believe no one brought up Rocky's trainer.

"Cut me Mick."

And Ashlie Lelie, former Denver Broncos wide out, could make the list.

November 18, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Texas Western was the tipping point for hoops. It was coming in all sports after what Jackie Robinson did, so that was just one spot.

Brackets were popular way before the internet. I can remember winning an office pool by riding Danny Manning and the Miracles in '88.

Larry-and-Magic saved the NBA.

And no we do not remember the 1968 game since we were born in 1970.

The 64 teams thing is a good call, and that year had Nova-Georgetown upset too.

And maybe we are putting some youthful fascination on that game — we were cheering hard for Akeem and Co.... loved, Loved, LOVED that team — but if we are too high on it, you guys are dismissing it as "not really that big."

Is there another event this side of Jerry Lewis' telethon that has raised nine figures for anything.

Here's another one...

Whichever Australian Rules Football game or World's Strongest Man competition that ESPN aired first because ESPN has certainly reshaped modern sports.

Side note: Spy, we agree with GG. By the way...

November 13, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.
jgreeson said...

In addition to the spring board of Jimmy V — and we think cancer was cruel to him but history has been incredibly kind to Valvano all things considered — the Wolfpack gave the tournament its poster-child Cinderella.

Does anyone remember doing tournament brackets before then?

We don't, but we know in the next few years that followed there were brackets everywhere.

And even as much as some of us love college hoops, the Dance is nothing on the national scale without brackets. Period.

November 13, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.
jgreeson said...

MT —

The NCAA tournament went from postseason tournament to March Madness with NC State for a lot of us.

And considering that Lo Charles' dunk = Jimmy Valvano looking for someone to hug = Jimmy V becoming a star = Jimmy V cancer = Jimmy V foundation, which has raised more than $100 million for cancer research.

November 13, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Stewwie —

Amazingly, we 100 percent agree.

And, in their primes we'd take Megatron and Moss over Rice everyday and twice on Sundays. OK, fire away.

Bird gets the slimmest of edges because he was a great passer, and Dirk is not. But the gap is so, So, SO much closer than most would admit.

And the Traylor for Dirk and Garrity deal? Wow. Just wow.

November 12, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Side question for you Moc-nuts out there:

Will Wade is joining us on Press Row today at 3:40. What would you ask the young and energetic UTC hoops coach?


November 11, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.

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