Jay - been pretty busy over the last few weeks. Spent the day on the river prepping for the Chattanooga Head race tomorrow. At a late dinner this evening, Mrs Sportsfan tells me that Dodge sales are reportedly up 500% since Ron Burgundy started doing Dodge ads. Got me thinking about what other businesses could use Ron's charisma on tv ads. For next Friday's mailbag,what's your Rushmore of businesses that could use Ron's help?
Jay - humorous poor sportsmen have to be the Hanson bros in Slapshot. "puttin on the foil". Judge Smalls and Santini were great too. Best sportsman would be Mr Miagi.
Jay-saw the movie Undefeated recently. It's a documentary about Manassas HS football program in inner city Memphis. The volunteer coach for Manassas said something that I thought was absolutely right. Paraphrasing...high school sports don't build character, high school sports reveal character. I complement you for instilling good sportsmanship in the Little Fiver (you can't win em all), so that when he gets to high school, he can lead by example. If you haven't seen the film, it's worth a watch.
Jay-Thanks for the response. Been out of town most of the week(which is why I submitted the question on Sunday). Home tonight...resting. Underrated holidays? New years day because it's college football on steroids, St Patty's day and Cinco de Mayo (for obvious reasons related to adult beverages), and the day after Thanksgiving (not for shopping, but for football). Have a great weekend. Signal vs ND next weekend?
Jay - Let's change it up this Friday. If you could change one rule in college football, the NFL, and major league baseball, what would it be in each? In college, if I wasn't in front of a cheap pitcher of cocola, I tried not to miss Late Night with David Letterman (NBC not CBS). Stupid pet tricks, stupid human tricks, top ten, dropping stuff off buildings...what more could a poor college student want for his entertainment dollar? As you know, I'm older than I look.
Jay - my response to the text message from Little Ms Sportsfan regarding her being a recruiting hostess at any BCS school would be to immediately withdraw her from school. As for OSU, we are all kidding ourselves if we say it doesn't happen at most BCS schools. Maybe not to the level of OSU, but it happens. For the mailbag...with a couple more SI stories to go, is it enough for the NCAA to implement the death penalty again, or do they waffle even more than the Johnny Autograph debacle?
Gdawg and JG deserve time in the penalty box for pushing the envope of a FOIB.
Jay - I read the 5 at 10 when I can. I haven't had the chance to hear the show on 105.1 yet. If it's anything like your guest appearances on Sporttalk, I'm sure it's Heisman worthy. For the Friday mailbag...what advice would you give Tebow? Convert to the TE position? Go to the CFL? Go to the CFL and convert to the TE position? Enter the 9 to 5 work world? Actually, it's more like 7 to 7, but who's counting...
Jay - best Hollywood tandem? Redford and Newman. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Need I say more?
Jay - for the mailbag. What's your upset special on the SEC schedule this fall and who is the unknown or lesser known SEC player that we should watch for a breakout season this year? I'm getting stoked about football.