From Mark S.
Jay - Love listening to say what I'm thinking on Press Row. You guys are great.
Buddy of mine and I were talking about Hugh Hefner's death and wonder what you think the Rushmore of wink-wink lies of all-time are?
Picking up Playboy "just for the articles" has to be on that list right?
Keep being real man. Love listening to you.
Mark S. —
Such a great question.
Hugh Hefner's life was unbelievably full. No question.
There's also an excellent debate on whether Hef was a champion of the first amendment or a degenerate, dirty old man. (We feel the clear answer to that either/or question is yes, yes he was.)
There are horror stories from some of the former Playmates from the mansion, and then there are testimonials from people like Pamela Anderson and others. What difference of opinion depending on the vantage point.
Great point about the universal acceptance of the "Playboy for the articles" hogwash. (Side note: As much as the internet has changed almost every business model in the last decade and a half, it has completely rocked the nudie mag model.)
Here are some suggestions for those:
I go to Hooters for the wings.
I'm about five minutes away.
The dog ate my homework.
Let's keep in touch.
No officer, I did not know I was speeding.
Who has any others? Rushmore to come before Press Row.
From Mike C. via Twitter
Why is it that some teams can go from being extremely competitive/dominant to stinking in the next yr? Depth?
Great question. (Also, nice win for your Horns last night.)
There are a lot of ways this happens.
First, if you get a great class — think about that class of talent Ole Miss put together — and those guys play early, when they are sophomores and juniors they are very good.
Then you get mass exodus and there are holes.
In some scenarios, the perfect player for a certain system can leave and finding a piece that perfect means struggles. (Tebow leaving Florida, Cam leaving Auburn, Johnny Manziel leaving A&M are three examples in the last 10-or-so years.)
Coaching changes — not only head coaches leaving but really liked and effective coordinators — can derail programs. (When Malzahn left Mean Gene Chizik to his own devices, well, the wheels fell off.)
For the most part, though, extreme drop-offs signify either deep internal issues, lack of true coaching expertise or both.
Thanks for playing along.