Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Godzillatron, Auburn Style

Auburn University has agreed to a $2.9 million deal with Daktronics to update the electronics inside 68 year old Jordan Hare Stadium. The upgrades will include the second giant HD video board in the NCAA and first in the SEC. It will be 74 feet wide and 30 feet tall with usable area of over 2200 square feet. Hopefully it will show many replays of Tristan Davis running into the endzone.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Story Still Not Old

HARTSELLE — So, how dedicated are you to Alabama football?
If you answer that you have season tickets and that you go to every game, that's not good enough for Tim and Hannah Witt.
They do that, too.
But, if you say that you are naming your children after something associated with Crimson Tide football, then you're at the level the couple says separates "regular fans" from "die-hard fans."
As early as mid-January, the Witts knew their second child was a boy, and they knew his name would be Saban.
That's right, Saban Hardin Witt, who was born Tuesday at about 5 p.m. in Decatur General Hospital, is named after Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. He was two weeks early and weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces.
So, what if Saban doesn't succeed as Alabama's football coach?
"We'll tell our son he was named after one of the highest paid coaches in college football," the father said.
What if Saban Witt turns into an Auburn fan?
"We'll put him up for adoption," his father, joked. "I'm not worried about that. He was bleeding Crimson before he was born, and I'm going to make sure he continues to bleed Crimson."
Older brother is Tyde
The Witts of Hartselle named their first child, who is 23 months old, Tyde Timothy Witt. He's already attended several Alabama football games.
The family will introduce Saban Witt to tailgating and to the Tide nation when Alabama plays Florida State on Sept. 29 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
"My parents are going to the game to baby-sit," his father said.
Hannah Witt, a third-grade teacher at Crestline Elementary in Hartselle, was almost six months pregnant before the Witts decided on a name. Initially, they talked about honoring legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
"We were going to spell it differently," she said, of the name Bear.
But, the father said one of his good friends, who is a coach in Limestone County, has the nickname "Bear" so they opted against that.
Tim Witt, who watched the Alabama coaching search as closely as anyone, said he thought about naming the baby Saban Jan. 4 after Athletic Director Mal Moore introduced Nick Saban as the Tide's head football coach.
Warming to name
"Hannah was at school, and I called and left her a message," he recalled. "She wasn't excited about the name initially, but after about a week, she started to like it."
The mother said she knew they were going with a name with an Alabama theme, but Saban didn't seem right initially.
"I thought he was crazy in the beginning," she said. "I told some people. They said it was unique, and it grew on me."
The father said friends told him he was crazy.
The Witts said both sets of grandparents — Wayne and Inez Witt of Hatton and Joe and Paula Hardin of Falkville — approved the name.
Hartselle Mayor Dwight Tankersley goes to church with the Witts at Fairview Church of God and tailgates with them at Alabama home games.
Although Saban hasn't coached a game at Alabama, Tankersley isn't surprised that the couple selected that name.
"Just about everybody in church knows they are Alabama football fanatics," Tankersley said.
"Their first child is Tyde. I don't think anybody in church is surprised."
*** From the Decatur Daily News
So what happens if Nick Saban leaves Alabama, or what if he loses every game? You know what, I'm gonna name my first son Jesus. That way I know he'll always be right and he'll probably be able to turn water into wine, heal the blind, and never die.
I seriously feel sorry for this child. They say you can't pick your parents. Well now we know of one person who will be truly angry at the situation he was born into. This will probably lead to spousal abuse, the owning of a rusted out Trans-Am, teenage pregnancy, and tooth loss. Not in that order.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fantasy Updates

This absolutely pains me, but Shakes has ridden Jimmy Johnson to the lead in fantasy NASCAR. It is not the $ part, it is the JJ part. I am absolutely blue about Tony Stewart giving up his lead on one of the last laps and then knicking the wall to never recover. JJ has by far and away had the best year and best car so far. Odds are that he will repeat barring a monumental collapse. This is a bitter pill to swallow.

Marisa Miller is winning the real fantasy league right now after a stellar showing in the SI Swimsuit Issue along side Jay Z's gf.

Cousin Larry leads the March Madness brackets with a female Gator from Atlanta coming in second. She goes by F-Bomb. Yes, Cousin Larry, Bob Knight cost you millions!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Weekend Oberservations

Saban's new ride is spotted at the football center in T-town.

While working at the pub this weekend, I realized how commericalized and similiar to prom St. Patrick's Day has become. It is another American excuse to get drunk. It is amatuer night like prom. People who go out 3 times a year go out March 17. Cinco de Mayo and New Years. And those can be considered Guiness, Corona & Brut National Holiday's. It takes someone special to get hammered on a Tuesday or random Sunday.

The race on Sunday was an exercise in disapointment as Tony Stewart was passed by Prettyboy to lose. I can't believe. I am beside myself.

Brandon Cox played well as he hit Diddy's brother in law for one of his three touchdown passes. Apparently, A Day was the most promise the team has showed offensively this year so far even though the D was handcuffed to base again. Cox, keep taking your calcium pills to avoide brittle and breaks.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Bad Medicine

Well here goes nothing, first post for the one and only tigernation. I'm pretty bored here at work on the day before St. Patty's. Which happens to be a sacred holiday to some (damn dirty Irish) but mostly just one more excuse to get hammered. Just kidding about the Irish thing, I actually have a soft place in my heart for the red-headed, pale-skinned, freckle-faced lads. I happen to posses many of their most prominent characteristics. And although my hair is not red and i don't talk funny, I do love to get hammered....

I'll just leave it at that for now since I don't have anything interesting to say. Here's to a safe weekend of green beer, college b-ball, and pinches in just the right places for the ladies not wearing green tomorrow.
Still trying to figure out how to post videos so i just went with a link. This has nothing to do with St. Patty's but it is so funny...........

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Volume 2

Trap the Tornado

Lovely Bride & Groom

Daddy, Dr, Wilbur & Nigel

Trying to act like she belongs at the party across the hall.

My new shirt!

A Few Pics of My Own

But we can try!

Shakes stiff arms bachelorhood.

Willin' to be movin'

Actually, yes.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Desert Island

After a quiet Sunday at the Churchill abode taking in "Departed", "Thank you for Smoking" & a few episodes of the Office, we shall play a little game. Desert Island, if you could have three items on a desert island to bide the time til rescue, what would they be?

Wilbur Churchill is gonna go with....drumroll please....a Sharapova!!

Crown Royal XR, since beginning employment at the pub, the alcohol intake has increased a bit. Crown XR(Extra Rare) is the last batch of the famous whiskey from the Waterloo distillery before she burned to the ground. Johnny Walker Blue is well know, so is Middleton's...but XR is terrific with hints of vanilla and caramel, and definietly smooth. Ice is a plus!

My ragged Rainbow flip flops, no matter how old, ragged or mangled, they are so damn comfy...and I am not gonna pull a Tom Hanks here.

Tabasco Sauce, the greatest condiment ever. You might have expected Grey Poupon but no! Tabasco is where its at! And since I will be foraging and hunting my own food...why not? It can cover the taste of anything!!

Peace out! I shall return after the errands are run and the bills are paid.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Barbie Bandits aka Sticky Icky Twins Arrested

Ashley Miller and Heather Johnson, who giggled as they robbed an Atlanta area Bank of America have been arrested.....with the teller. This has to be the best story in a while since they simply handed a note to the teller, who was in on the heist, in a neighborhood Kroger branch. There age has been placed at 19 and highly fashionable. After leading police on a chase to nearby Douglass County, the girls plus male teller where arrested for felony theft along with possessing the sticky icky. Another quality guy in the car was arrested for trafficking the green as well. How much do you have to smoke to think this would actually work?? Ahh, the suburban ghetto of Cobb County. This is like the kids of Laguna Beach holding up a Starbucks.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Make it Rain to Barry Bonds to Lil'Bo

As I lay here to excited to sleep my thoughts wander over what I have seen the past week or so in the media. Big day tomorrow. It is time for WC to step up to the big leagues.

*Anna Nicole should be buried in the Bahamas, or with Elvis or James Brown. And Larry is the father not could also be Nation for all we know.

*Barry Bonds has grow
n from a size 7 1/8 hat to 7 1/4, cleat size from 10.5 to 13 and a jersey of 42 to 52...nah, he never juiced. In Tennessee, they tax you for it.

*"Makin' it rain" is expensive and I vividly remember $ disgusted comment about it. 81k is f'n expensive to make it rain. Apparently that is what Pacman Jones was showering the strippers with at Minxxx in Vegas. This set off a frenzy that resulted in shots fired and a bouncer paralyzed. And he allegedly bashed a strippers head into the stage as well. So much for the Titans drafting based on character. Wholesome dude. I will be watching over my shoulder next time I travel to the Pony.

*Lil' Bo is back at tailback and Mario Fannin is returning punts for Auburn. Music to a Tiger's ears as Robert Dunn/Shimmy Shake Tre Smith were woeful returning last year. If Brad Lester does not win the starting tailback job outright, he might be relegated to special teams and irrelevant. Give the ball to Tristan on powers and sweeps and let him run downhill. Run Ben Tate at F-back with Carl Stewart with Enrique & Lester bringing relief. Please, heavens, allow Auburn's offense to return to its previous glory of the two years before.

I am ready for next weekend. I'm ready to see my boys. I have been sober as a judge for a month and that is about to end. It is on. Young Trappy and Donaldo will be a welcome site. Maybe I will make it rain at Bourbon Street!! Peace out!!