For the record it's dude. Excellent response for a last minute query. Concur with your assessment of MASH. Didn't think about MTM until you mentioned Ted Baxter. Great call.
Jay - just heard the professor from Gilligan's Island passed away. Reminded me of all those old sitcoms from the 60's and 70's. I'm older than I look. Gilligan, Partridge Family, Beverly Hillbillies, Hogan's Heroes, etc. What's your Rushmore of early sitcom characters?
Jay - while everyone was watching NFL games Saturday evening, I watched the trainwreck in Knoxville. I saw it coming in the second half, but couldn't look away. For the mailbag...if the Cuonz doesn't get it done this season, any chance Pearl could make a return to the college game?
Jay-I'll take AU tonite if for no other reason than I'd like to answer "FSU" to the future trivia question, "Who lost the first and last BCS championship games?" Mailbag query...what do we do til August now?
Jay - if A Reader is dating Little Miss Sportsfan, the answer is NEVER and get off my porch!
Jay - I got a few minutes, so here's a mailbag query for you. What's your Rushmore of sports memorabilia that you would like to display in your mancave if money wasn’t an issue?
Jay - I'll take Bama 42-35 in OT. Sorry. Also, I predict Musberger gets a restraining order after a pre-game interview of Ms. Webb.
Jay-Happy 800 and Happy Thanksgivakkuh! Mrs. Sportsfan prefers her white bread toasted. I encourage the 5at10 readers to consider donating $ or time to organizations that support those who suffered recent losses in the Midwest, the Philipines, or just around the corner. Looking forward to the next 800. No pressure.
Jay - I know the season isn't over yet, but for the Friday mailbag...briefly (it's a holiday and there's lots of football to watch)...what good things from season 1 does Butch Jones have to build on for the 2014 season?
Jay - from personal experience...granted I'm not a professional athlete, and I'm a shade over 35, but here's the recovery timeline for a complete achilles tendon tear. After surgery, 9 weeks in a cast with no weight on the leg at all followed by 9 more weeks in a boot gradually increasing pressure on the leg. 10 weeks of rehab that started about 5 weeks after the cast while in the boot. That's 23 weeks before I was able to walk (with a limp) without a boot. Running was not an option until much later. The surgeon told me it would take a year to heal, and it just about did. Even with an unlimited rehab budget, a 7 month recovery is pretty incredible. BTW, I snapped it playing basketball in the driveway with Sportsfan Jr and Little Miss Sportsfan. I guess I'm older than I look.