Sunday, February 19, 2006

Wintry Ramblings Volume II

Jimmy Johnson wins the Daytona 500. 20 and 17 tangle on the track.

Tennessee reports secondary violations to the NCAA.

Bama knocks off UT in Bball. Will that be enough to keep Gotti from being replaced by Mike Davis?

Auburn comes close to beating LSU but just can't bust thru that invisible ceiling.

The blog is yours.

51 comments:

tigernation said...

Posted this on the previous topic but it is so moving I thought I would repost it to make sure y'all got a chance to experience it.


Found this on the Bama board this morning. Pretty heart warming stuff........

Posted by My name is Earl on February 18, 2006 at 11:28:37:

Last night I took my 7 year old to Dillards to do a little spring shopping. While we were looking around he stops and yells " Hey Dad, look, can I have this? It's an Iron Bowl shirt."

I said no son, we lost that game. He said "But Dad we never beat Auburn!"

I stopped and thought for a minute and realized he was too young to remember us beating Auburn.

Basically, the last several years are his memories and he doesn't know what's it's like to win. How sad is that? I about cried!

So I got down on one knee, looked him in the eyes and said "Son, I promise you we will beat Auburn this year!" He got a big ole smile on his face and said "Do you mean that Dad?" And I said "Son, I promise!"

It was just one of those father, son moments that I will never forget! I hope I can keep my promise!

RTR



What he failed to tell is son is...."Son, and if we lose to Auburn, I will take out my gun and shoot you. Because that is what we Bama fans do when we lose."

Just thought you guys would like such a touching father-son moment.

2:40 PM

shakeyour$maker said...

That is so funny. Earl is a liar.

Daddy said...

I can hear alabama fans weeping across the state!

Dr.Feelgood said...

Little E is back to the front this year

tigernation said...

Anybody remember "Tiny E". That's Tiny Elvis for those who don't watch the SNL reruns.

"Hey, look at that steering wheel! Man, that sucker is HUUUUUUGE!!!"

Daddy said...

Tiny Elvis, starring J.T. Sneederbicks' favorite actor, Nick Cage!

It is about as nasty of a day as you can have out here on the plains!

Daddy said...

E couldnt get any help though.

tigernation said...

Not a very pretty day here either. Just got in some nice new couches though so I am pumped about the potential PROFIT!!!

Anybody hear about the 3rd UGA player arrested already this offseason? 2 for DUI and one underage drinking along with public intox.

The underage and public intox are easy to come by in Athens. The police on the street don't play over there. And I'm sure all of us have been "drunk in public" before.

I read where some dog fans were pissed at Richt and called him a hypocrite and all kinds of stuff. Hell, he could be Bobby Bowden and just let them start the 1st game against Miami after beating a woman, or whatever Ernie Sims and that other guy did last year.

The question is not "why are they drinking under age?" the question is "how do they keep getting caught".....conspiracy theory.

Poll:

Who will win the "Offseason Arrest" trophy in the SEC this year. Last year's champ was UT.

I will go with Arkansas.

Dr.Feelgood said...

I am going with Ole Miss.

If Sadler pulls out with Earnhardt they go to the front, instead that weiner was satisfied with fourth place and left E out. You gotta love the fact he stuck it out for the win.

Daddy said...

yeah, he is a rugged!

shakeyour$maker said...

How in the hell does Tony Stewart end up in the Top 5? He was running close to the back nearing the end of the race. He is unreal. I liked what I saw from little E, though. He looks like he might be getting back to his old self. Jeff Gordon (aka Justin Cheatwood) brought it pretty weak Sunday. Good to see him closer to the end of the pack.

shakeyour$maker said...

The offseason is still young. UT still has plenty of time to get double digit numbers in the arrest count.

I will say 1) UT 2) BAMA 3)UGA 4)Ole Miss 5)Auburn

Dr.Feelgood said...

Bama?? You are an idiot. Bama has not had any major off field problems under Shula.

E will have a good season, got the old pit crew back together with a new spotter. Tony Stewart is a badass. THrowing the caution out on the last lap was a shitty thing to do. E would have top 5 had they not frozen the field

King of Tigerland said...

watch out for LSU. Wroten was popped for weed but had finished his time. Les=discipline?

PENALTIES G No Yds Avg/G
------------------------------------------
1. Vanderbilt.......... 11 46 340 30.9
2. Kentucky............ 11 52 452 41.1
3. Ole Miss............ 11 60 464 42.2
4. Auburn.............. 12 67 538 44.8
5. South Carolina...... 12 72 558 46.5
6. Alabama............. 12 74 561 46.8
7. Georgia............. 13 77 697 53.6
8. Mississippi State... 11 70 613 55.7
9. Arkansas............ 11 80 644 58.5
10.Tennessee........... 11 87 670 60.9
11.Florida............. 12 102 783 65.2
12.LSU................. 13 108 907 69.8The leader in penalty yardage last

You would think that UT would be the leader with the off field discipline. They were orange everyday of the week. At work, gameday, and community service.

tigernation said...

You forgot hunting. I guess that applies more to the fans though.

shakeyour$maker said...

Dr.- Was there not a Bama LB that got a DUI a few days ago?

I will check and get his name to let you know who it was. I think it was like a backup LB that got a DUI at 8 o`clock in the morning.

shakeyour$maker said...

Travis Sikes was the kid`s name. Do you have any info on that?

Dr.Feelgood said...

Whats the deal with the 3 Florida players being investigated for a shooting in Gainesville??

I also attended a Hawthorne Heights concert with/for my little cousin last night. Got a real good dose of crappy music. My ears hurt and I have seen way to many 15 year olds make out and act like they know how to smoke cigs.

shakeyour$maker said...

Just remember Doctor....that was you a few years back. I think you listened to your dose of crappy music. One I remember listening to in your mom`s van was......."Shine, make `em wonder what you got...make `em wish that they were not....on the outside looking in. Shine, let them shine before all men, let them see good works and then...they can glorify the lord."

Dr.Feelgood said...

That was Daniel's music. You and shea in your Mom's toyota van, had to listen to Debbie Gibson. You used to sing your heart out like a little girl (little Debbie Gibson)

shakeyour$maker said...

It was either Debbie Gibson, Paula Abdul, or Garth Brooks ("Ropin` The Wind"...which happened to be my first CD...and I listened to that thing so many times...not crappy though). Most of the time, we had to listen to what SHea wanted to because it saved the family from a HUGE FIGHT. She got her way most of the time.

Dr.-Nothing was cooler than your Wayne`s WOrld soundtracks, and your 4NONBlondes CD.

shakeyour$maker said...

Or your SpinDoctors CD.

Dr.Feelgood said...

I believe another of your favorites was SHAI

Dr.Feelgood said...

My first CD was Garth "No Fences"l the Waynes world CD was not crappy. I believe it had a little Hendrix and Queen on it. You also owned and listened to All-4-One right??

shakeyour$maker said...

Shai was the shit man. I don`t care what you say about me for liking them. They were BoysIIMen style..but not as good.

shakeyour$maker said...

Hell No I didn`t own that CD. Waynes World Soundtracks were salvaged because of the Hendrix and Queen.....Didn`t it also have some Alice Cooper on there. Some "Feed my Frankenstien."

You did have a Milli Vanilli tape. "Ba ba ba baa. Ba ba ba baa----BABY! Don`t forget my number."

shakeyour$maker said...

You also were a big "Flying Young Canibals" fan.

shakeyour$maker said...

"She drives me crazy...(ohh..ohh) Like No one else...(ohh..ohh) She drives me crazy...and I can`t help myself."

shakeyour$maker said...

Didn`t you have a Mickey Mouse CLub soundtrack too. It had the theme song...and then it had all the songs they performed on the show.

Dr.Feelgood said...

Yeah and you had the Babar storytellers

shakeyour$maker said...

Idid not have Babar sing-a-longs. You are thinking about your CD...Nickelodeon`s The Elephant SHow, Sharon, Loise, and Bram sing-a-longs.

"One elephant went out to play..upon a spider`s web one day. He had such enormous fun that he called for another elephant to come."

tigernation said...

Were y'all too young for "Today's Special" on Nickelodeon?

It was in a department store and a manequin would sing "Hocus, Pocus, alamagocus" and come alive.

Guess that is old people stuff.

Dr.Feelgood said...

I remember You can't do that on Television, and the games Double Dare, GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and the every afternoon Wild and Crazy Kids

shakeyour$maker said...

Today`s Special was prolly my favorite show. Jeff was the maneqin.

Daddy said...

On today's special what was the magical object that transformed Jeff from a manequin and back?

Daddy said...

Did yall here about the Women of Curling calendar that is coming out..pretty racy!

tigernation said...

It was the "Hocus Pocus" saying after closing time that made him come to life.

I still watch "Guts" and "Legends of the Hidden Temple". Comes on sometimes.

tigernation said...

Looks like UGA is in the lead for off-season arrests. Add another to the list......


ATHENS – Georgia defensive lineman Marquis Elmore, a rising senior from Folkston, was arrested Sunday on charges of driving with a suspended license.

Coach Mark Richt is aware of the incident and is gathering information, according to Claude Felton, Georgia’s associate athletic director for communications. No punishment has been announced.
Elmore was booked into the Athens Clarke County jail Sunday evening and then released on $1,500 bond. He is the fourth Bulldog known to have been arrested since November, joining Antonio Sims, Dannell Ellerbe and Ian Smith. The previous three arrests all came from alcohol-related incidents.

Marquis Elmore enrolled at Georgia in 2002 with a tremendous amount of hype but has totaled just five tackles in his first three seasons. He was not credited with a tackle in 2005.

tigernation said...

New Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" Radio Spot. Just heard it on 96 Rock here in ATL........check it out!


Mr. Sidewalk-Alumni-Sports-Fan
Bud Light Presents: Real Men of Genius

(real men of genius)

Today we salute you, Mr. Sidewalk-Alumni-Sports-Fan.

(Mr. Sidewalk-Alumni-Sports-Fan)

You're the biggest Bama fan there ever was, and you have the stickers on your truck to prove it.

(Roll Tide Roll!)

Fans of other schools, they may go to the games. But no, not you. All you need is your recliner and a case of cold ones.

(Time to get the buzz on)

Fans of other schools enjoy football season 4 months out of the year, but you...you make it last throughout the whole year with the use of your WebTV and Al.com.

(Hate your rivals!)

So crack open an ice-cold Bud Light, Mullet Top. You know you are the biggest Tide fan alive, and one day, yes one day, you are going to go to a game.

(Just need directions)

Roll Tide(Mr. Sidewalk-Alumni-Sports-Fan)

Daddy said...

Nation,
It was actually his black beret!

tigernation said...

Will Herring moved to Linebacker.

I like the move as long as it doesn't keep my boy Blackmon off the field.

I think Herring will be able to cover backs better than Sears and he isn't too bad at stopping the run. He does tend to miss tackles in space though.

We shall see.

shakeyour$maker said...

I think it is a good move considering his lack of speed (LSU is always his weakest performance, in which he gets burned for the big one at least once every year) and inability to tackle (he loves to use the El Madador "OLE`" tackling style...example: Kentucky game) in the open field. Being right in the middle of the action might be better for him and help him tackle.

We need more speed in the defensive backfield to cut down on the number of big plays we give up. I like it, but I wonder if he will even be a main contributor at LB, considering the returning LB`s..and also the new guys (Blackmon and Co.).

tigernation said...

Speed in the d-backfield........ex: Tristan MF Davis, Gandy, Bell.....I hope I never see Eric Brock on the field again. He is an AWFUL tackler (see Wisco, Kent, Ball St) and he never hits anybody, much less break up a pass.

As long as Herring's move doesn't affect Blackmon I am happy with it. The other backers are good I guess but his experience will be a major help. M.Johnson and Harden got burned a LOT against Wisco so they might need a little more time.

Interested to see Muschamp's influence on the defense. From everything I have seen he keeps mentioning "toughness" on D.

On my TV I can get 10 minute highlight clips of all of our games and we were not very tough at all. No plays on the ball in the secondary and the linebackers got pushed around.

Daddy said...

Will may be a better fit at linebacker, but I just hope he mans up....none of that titty tackling he likes to do.

tigernation said...
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tigernation said...

yeah, I'm sure Will likes pulling tities just like the rest of us. But i don't think it is appropriate on the football field.

He personally gave up 7 points to KENTUCKY on a `Ole tackle last year.

shakeyour$maker said...

I think we will be "Tougher" next year on D. There is no way we can`t be.

Daddy said...

Taylor Hicks' first live performance on AI tonight!

tigernation said...

daddy - you gonna sit down in front of the tv and paint your nails and eat bon bons while you watch?

Maybe you can text with shakes about how cute Paula's outfit is!

I will be watching I'm sure.

tigernation said...

Just had to go pick an old man up off the ground outside the store. It is raining pretty hard and his wife was standing at the door waiting on him when he fell. I saw it and had to run outside and pick him up. He was SOAKING WET!!

I felt so bad for the guy. It has got to be hard getting old and having to ask for help.

Daddy said...

You should know about being old, and falling down!

And if eatin bon-bons and painting my nails is wrong, I dont want to be right.