Jay - for the mailbag...if the 5 at 10 got pulled over for bumping up against the century mark on the speedometer on the backside of midnight, would the outcome in court be the same as an unnamed former Lookout? If Saban wins another championship, why wouldn't he go to Texas for the massive payday?
Jay - congrats on 3 years. Looking forward to many more.
Jay - put me down for 1. Cornelius Bennett for admitting to targeting Tony Robinson's knee in 1985. 2. Spurrier for those crazy eyes and always having UT's number while in Gainesville. 3. Charlie Leibrandt for serving up a cream puff to Kirby Puckett in 1991. 4. Mike Hamilton for singlehandedly torching UT athletics.
Jay - heard about the Oreo addict issue last night from Mrs. Sportsfan and Little Ms Sportsfan (who by the way got a mention in the TFP this am...thank you very much). For the mailbag, what's your Rushmore of cookies? Put me down for homemade chocolate chip, homemade peanut butter, homemade teacakes (JMC may know what these are), and Trefoils dipped in hot fudge...I don't really see the magic of Oreo's.
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?