Sports 56 WHBlog Q

July 28, 2008

Sunday on the Couch!

Filed under: blog, sports 56, Uncategorized — robfischer @ 4:42 am

Happy Football season!  Since the SEC Media Days are now in the past, it’s time to talk football until February.  We’ll talk camps, arrests, suspensions, great games, upsets, injuries, overrated, underrated, who’s ranked too high, who’s ranked too low, the Tigers defense, too much time between the season and bowls, who got screwed from the BCS, why doesn’t the Pac 10 have a title game, great bowl games, shocking BCS buster, great title game, the SEC is the best, why don’t we have a playoff, why is the Big X so stubborn, why is Notre Dame on national television, why isn’t Notre Dame in a conference, who should be fired, who retired, BCS still sucks, who’s going pro, Saban recruited so well again, February comes, and I can’t wait to get back to Birmingham!  Whew!

Here are my predictions for the SEC:

East: Florida (12-0 / 8-0), Georgia (10-2 / 6-2), Tennessee (9-3 / 6-2), Kentucky (5-7 / 2-6), South Carolina (5-7 / 1-7), Vanderbilt (2-10 / 0-8.)

West: Auburn (8-4 / 5-3), LSU (9-3 / 5-3), Alabama (7-5 / 4-4), Ole Miss (7-5 / 4-4), Arkansas (7-5 / 4-4), Mississippi State (5-7 / 3-5)

SEC Champion: Florida over Auburn

Coach of the Year: Urban Meyer (Florida)

Offensive Player of the Year: Knowshown Moreno (Georgia)

Defensive Player of the Year: Greg Hardy (Ole Miss)

Newcomer of the Year: Jevan Snead (Ole Miss)

Fired or Leaving after the season: Rich Brooks (Kentucky), Steve Spurrier (South Carolina), Bobby Johnson (Vanderbilt)

Tim Tebow could possibly be the best human being on the planet.  After listening to Timmy Dynamite at SEC Media Days, it’s really hard to dislike the guy.  He’s genuinely a superhero. 

Folks in Florida agree with their Timmy Tebowisms:

          Some people wear Superman pajamas.  Superman wears Tim Tebow pajamas.

          People with amnesia still remember Tim Tebow.

          Tim Tebow hits blackjack with just one card.

          When TimTebow was a kid, he made his mom finish his vegetables.

          Tim Tebow doesn’t do pushups. Instead, he pushes the earth down.

          Tim Tebow counted to infinity. Twice.

          When life gives Tim Tebow lemons, he uses them to kill terrorists. Tim Tebow hates lemonade.

          When Google can’t find something, it asks Tim Tebow for help.

          Tim Tebow is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head. I SEEN HIM!

          Tim Tebow can dribble a football.

          Tim Tebow gets called for roughing the tackler.

          You can lead a horse to water, and Tim Tebow can make him drink.

Did everybody see?  The WNBA season got started!!  They’re off to their best start yet.  I’ve never seen the league get so much exposure in two days.  For some reason, however, I think the season is already over.

Happy Shark Week!

I saw the Dark Knight this weekend.  It’s really good.  I won’t go on, but it’s pretty good.

If you love the SEC and want to see some games this year, you should look into Vanderbilt season tickets.  Here’s the ad I saw on the Tennesseean website this week.

$99 for season tickets!!  Their home schedule includes South Carolina (9/4), Rice (9/13), Auburn (10/4), Duke (10/25), Florida (11/8), Tennessee (11/22).  It could be Ball Coach’s last year, Tuberville comes in rarin’ for a Vandy upset, Cut returns to Tennessee, the Gators might be undefeated, and UT will paint Nashville orange!  I’m in.  Start referring to me as a Vanderbilt season ticket holder.  GO DORES!

Other than me, you know who loves Denise Richards?  Denise Richards!

I went to Paula Deen’s Buffet at Harrah’s tonight.  Wow!

Here are a few helpful hints.  Look at everything first to get an overview of the most important items.  Second, fill your plate with small portions, but don’t finish them.  If you love an item, eat it all.  If another is good, just eat enough to get a taste and let it go.  There’s much more food to get!  Third, the following list of items are a must (Believe me, I tried just about everything).

– Cheese Biscuits (just 2 / any more and you overloaded on bread)

– The Grouper (Paula loves her butter.  She might even butter your biscuit with it)

– Chargrilled Oysters (Wow! Possibly the only item to get seconds)

– Baked Spaghetti (if you get it early, don’t get too much, but get a lot)

– Fried Chicken (Seriously, it’s Paula Deen)

– Cheesy Meatloaf (Just like it sounds.  It’s cheesy meatloaf!)

– Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake (Simply ridiculous)

It’s an amazing meal.  Make sure you don’t have to go home and blog afterwards!  There’s not much you can do afterwards.  It’s certainly worth a visit to Tunica.

Do you think Madonna is stressed at all about the ARod mess?

           

 

I don’t know what looks worse.  Her face?  Or her arms?

WEEKLY DISH

Calling Steve Spurrier: New Offense Could Change Football

Posted by Mike Florio- A reader has forwarded an intriguing story from Rivals.com regarding a new offense developed on the high school level. It’s called the A-11, and it’s designed to spread the field by making the defense believe that literally any of the players can end up with the ball in their hands. The attack is the product of the brain of Kurt Bryan, the coach at Piedmont (Calif.) High School. The base formation involves a center flanked by two tight ends, with three receivers to the right and three to the left.  And two quarterbacks in the backfield. “Going into the [2007] season, we thought that either we’re going to get fired or we’re going to transform the game because of the innovative aspects and the wealth of ideas,” Bryan said.  “Luckily, it turned out to be the latter.” Though we’re having trouble imagining the thing working in the NFL, we can see some of the college teams giving it a try. Check out the web site devoted to the offense.

Super Bowl ring auction uncovers factual fumble

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette- A Steelers fan purchased two Steelers Super Bowl rings in an eBay auction for more than $66,000. The rings had been the property of a Steelers front-office employee whose estate is undergoing a bankruptcy sale. A story previewing the auction had a photograph of a Super Bowl IX ring, honoring the team’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. The ring has the wrong score for the Steelers-Bills AFC title game. The final score was Steelers 32-Bills 14. The ring says Steelers 32-Bills 6. No one ever noticed or corrected it. “I’ll be damned,” said Joe Gordon, who headed the Steelers public relations and marketing from 1969 to 1998. A Jostens employee confirmed that no correction request ever came. Not after 30 days. Not after 30 years. “That’s what blows me away,” Mr. Gordon said. “When [a ring is] distributed, you coddle it, you look at it, you stare at it. It’s a cherished memento, it’s so significant. And you do it again and again. How it could possibly go unnoticed is beyond my belief. It’s funny, but I’m also a little bit dismayed.”

Soccer Dude Gets the Shaft

TMZ- Netherlands’ Roy Beerens (right) got a little grabby with Belgium’s Sebastien Pocognoli (left) during a match in Gent.

                      

Limbaugh To Purchase St. Louis Rams?

The ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL reports that the right-wing radio host would be interested in buying the football franchise if it were up for sale. “The Rams would be a great team to have,” Limbaugh said in a phone interview from his Palm Beach, Fla., studio. “I have a lot of friends in ownership in the NFL, and my desire to get involved has not been a secret.” Coach Scott Linehan would definitely have to become more conservative with his play calling. Guess this means Donovan McNabb can cross off St. Louis as a future roster destination.

NCAA could add sand Volleyball as women’s sport

Leonard Armato, commissioner and chief executive of the AVP Tour, says of an NCAA committee’s voting this month to add “sand” volleyball to a list of women’s sports being considered for intercollegiate competition, “It’s obviously an exciting development and a tribute to the sport’s growing popularity.” … Forty schools must sign on to make it a championship sport. — LA Times

5 nominated reality hosts to host Emmys

The Associated Press- The reality is, there won’t be an Emmy host this year — there will be five. The reality-TV hosts nominated in the new category that honors their work will preside over the show. They are: Tom Bergeron, of “Dancing With the Stars”; Ryan Seacrest, of “American Idol”; Howie Mandel of “Deal or No Deal”; Heidi Klum of “Project Runway”; and Jeff Probst of “Survivor.” The Emmy Awards will be held Sept. 21 and broadcast on ABC.

Sharpton turns down Dancing With the Stars

Al Sharpton won’t be hoofing it on “Dancing With the Stars.” The Rev tells us he turned down the invitation to appear on the show – and on “Celebrity Apprentice” – because he wants to focus on voter education. “This is a serious election,” he says. “I don’t want to be dancing with the stars when I should be protecting the vote.” — NY Daily News

Original Becky from Roseanne selling fortunes?

TMZ Staff Once upon a time Alicia Goranson’s future seemed bright, playing the original Becky Conner on “Roseanne.” That was over eleven years ago. Alicia resurfaced last week at Gowanus Yacht Club in Brooklyn reading tarot cards and telling patrons their fortunes for money.

Screetch to pen ‘Saved by the Bell’ tell-all
What went on after class at Bayside High School? Apparently, a lot more than fans of the squeaky-clean teen sitcom would have thought.  Dustin Diamond, otherwise known as everyone’s favorite homeroom misfit “Screech,” plans to dish the behind-the scenes dirt in a new tell-all book, reports New York Magazine. Dustin’s “Behind the Bell” will reveal “sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying.”

Attention Creepy Internet Predators

Miley Cyrus is now auctioning off … herself. The 15-year-old is selling a date to the premiere of the Disney movie ‘Bolt’ to benefit the Pappy Cyrus Family Foundation for underprivileged children. Bidding runs from July 22-29, on eBay. Cyrus also told NBC’s Today that she is looking for a boyfriend.

‘Tell Me You Love Me’: HBO pulls the plug

EW- After announcing a renewal for the fledging show, HBO has changed its mind about ordering a second season of Tell Me You Love Me — the heavy drama about three couples who share the same therapist. The decision was described as a mutual one.

Brooke Hogan might pose nude for Playboy

Access Hollywood– Brooke’s rep confirmed that the star of VH1’s “Brooke Knows Best” has been approached to bare all for Playboy. She is “definitely” considering it, her publicist told Access. But before any contracts are signed, Brooke will consult her father, Hulk Hogan, for help in making the decision, the rep added.

She should have jumped in the trash can on the way by!  I bet it was a cute father-daughter dance in high school.

Brooke made headlines recently, claiming she found Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House strange. “I am actually not that much into voting. I think it’s kind of crazy that a woman is running because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff,” Brooke said. “Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country, because I would be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, you know?”

Radio host calls autistic children ‘brats’

The Associated Press– Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who described 99 percent of children with autism as brats, said he was trying to “boldly awaken” parents to his view that many people are being wrongly diagnosed. “In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out.” He said greedy doctors and drug companies were creating a “national panic” by overdiagnosing autism. Savage, with more than 8 million listeners a week, is talk radio’s third most popular personality behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, according to Talkers magazine. He’s made a living off bold, outrageous statements: His brief MSNBC show was canceled after he told a caller he should “get AIDS and die, you pig.” Bold? How about STUPID?

Birthdays last week: Don Knotts (84), Jon Lovitz (51), Michael Richards (60), Robin Williams (56), Alex Trebek (68), Danny Glover (61), David Spade (44), George Clinton (68), Alison Krauss (37), Bert Convy (75), Don Imus (68), Monica Lewinsky (35), Woody Harrelson (47), Barry Bonds (44), Jennifer Lopez (38), Estelle Getty (85- died three days before her birthday), Walter Payton (54), Jeremy Piven (43), Kate Beckinsale (34), Kevin Spacey (49), Mick Jagger (65), Sandra Bullock (44)

There’s plenty happening this week in Tunica.  For a complete list of events and attractions in Tunica, Mississippi, click on the link below.  Get easy access to the casino’s, golf courses, and all other entertainment.

http://www.tunicamiss.com/ 

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming up in Tunica:

August 1

Craig Morgan

The Fitz

800-766-5825

August 2

Ronnie Milsap

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

August 2

Jypsi

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

August 2

Tunica Trade Days

Downtown Tunica

662-363-2865

August 8 – 9

Ricky Lynn Gregg

Bally’s

800-382-2559

August 9

Terri Clark

Gold Strike

888-245-7829

August 12 – 14

Delta River Cruisin Car Show

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

Tune in to Mid-South Golfer the Radio show this Thursday from 3-4pm from Tunica National Golf and Tennis Club. The Sports Bar follows from 4-6pm.  Plus, sign up for Thursday’s three person scramble and get your team qualified for the Tournament of Champions. 

For more information, call 866-TEE-OFF1 or go online at www.tunicanational.com.  See you there. 

Talk to y’all this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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