Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stop Dennis Wising Me!

Is the show ready to turn into a mess, like Newcastle. It just might be.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Superman to face Rutgers

If things are not bad enough at Rutgers, they now have to face Morgan State receiver Edwin Baptiste. Check out the catch he makes against Winston-Salem State. I hope that Scarlet Knights secondary is ready for this.

An ode to a Hob Nailed Boot

For the last three decades Georgia fans have been treated to one of the best announcers in the country, Larry Munson. But this Saturday will be the first time since the late 60's that Munson will not call a game between the hedges.

A bunch of years ago, my girlfriend, who is now my wife, made the trip down to see our friend at UGA for the Auburn game and before the game Munson was out front of the stadium signing schedule posters. So we all went up to get our posters signed and I told Larry to sign my poster and he put the wrong name, but I did not care. It was great to be able to talk to a legend like that and to see the people telling classic Munson story was also great.

So when people are watching the game Saturday night between UGA and 'Bama, take a minute to remember the man that gave us the classic phrase "Hob Nailed Boot.'' His voice made you feel like you were sitting right next to him.

Here are some of Munson's famous phrases:
  • Buck back. Third down on the 8. In trouble. Got a block behind him. Going to throw on the run. Complete to the 25, to the 30. Lindsay Scott 35, 40. Lindsay Scott 45, 50, 45, 40. Run Lindsay! Twenty-five, 20, 15, 10, 5. Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Well, I don't believe it. 92 yards and Lindsay really got in a footrace, I broke my chair, I came right through a chair, a metal STEEL chair...Do you know what is gonna happen here tonight? And up at St. Simons, Jekyll Island, and all those places, where all those Dawg people have got those condominiums for four days...MAN, is there gonna be some property destroyed tonight!" - calling wide receiver Lindsay Scott's 92-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Buck Belue against Florida in 1980.
  • "So we'll try to kick one a hundred thousand miles. We're holding it on our own 49-and-a-half ... gonna try to kick it sixty yards plus a foot-and-a-half ... and Butler kicked a long one ... a long one ... Oh my God! Oh my God! ... The stadium is worse than bonkers! I can't believe what he did! This is ungodly!" - calling Kevin Butler's field goal in the final seconds to win over Clemson in 1984.
  • "Look at the sugar falling out of the sky!" - at the end of the Auburn game in 1982
  • "We just stepped on their face with a hob-nailed boot and broke their nose! We just crushed their face!" - calling Georgia's last-second win over Tennessee in 2001
A video tribute to Munson

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Maybe Spurs are that Bad

Maybe everyone was wrong.

Maybe Spurs are really this bad.

Last night after dinner, I went down to the Only Time Will Tell offices and watched Spurs UEFA Cup game and EPL game and one thing became clear, maybe they are what their record says they are.

Sure they spent a ton of money on the likes of Bentley, Giovani, Pavlyuchenko and Modric. But maybe these players are not worth the money that they paid for them.

One things is starting to become obvious, Spurs lack that creative midfielder that can control the play. Three years ago they had that in Michael Carrick but they sold to Manchester United and since them they have not been the same, sure they received a nice sum of money, but in the end they might have been better off keeping him and moving forward.

Once Spurs solve their midfield problem they will again be a force, but until they do, they will continue to under achieve.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Candy Canes

Could a 21 point loss be the best thing that could have happened to the U.

A couple of weeks the U went down to Florida Field and gave the Gators all they could handle for three and a half quarters. During the game Randy Shannon's gang showed the nation that the Baby Canes are going to be OK.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and Miami went to College Station and beat the Aggies soundly, with Robert Marve (above) playing like a future star.

So could the Baby Canes be the best team in the ACC. Just look around the league Wake Forest is a good team but the rest of the teams are nothing to be scared of.

Could the Canes be in Jacksonville in early December battling for a BCS, don't laugh it really could happen.