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September 30, 2008

Sunday on the Couch!

Filed under: Uncategorized — robfischer @ 11:27 pm

It was certainly an amazing weekend in college football.  The NFL is playing out like it has for so many years- it doesn’t look like there’s a great team in the league.  There are some really bad teams, but a lot of mediocre one’s.  Kerry Collins vs. Gus Frerotte?  Kurt Warner, Damon Huard, and Trent Green all started. It was suddenly 1999.

College football notes: Alabama was spectacular.  They haven’t trailed at any point this season.  That’s a good way to win ballgames.  Hope they don’t slip up against Kentucky- don’t count on it.  Georgia is 1-5 in their last six at home against ranked opponents.  53 penalties in five games isn’t helping the Dawgs.  Great win for the Rebels.  This team is fun to watch, because they compete every week.  You couldn’t say that the last two years.  The last time they won a road SEC game was three and a half years ago.  Florida should be ashamed.  Urban Meyer’s play calling was horrific.  Why try for the big play when they only needed six yards.  And did anyone see Tim Tebow running up the gut on 4th and 1?  How about everyone!!  The Gators are 0-5 with Tebow when they trail in the second half- interesting.  Urban needs to start having faith in someone other than Tebow and Percy Harvin.  They do have other great athletes in Gainesville.  Charles Scott still leads my SEC Heisman candidacy.  He has 535 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns.  The Razorbacks just keep getting worse.  They have been outscored 101-24 in the last two games.  At least they have an angry Gators team this week.  Good luck.  Tennessee got a vote in the Harris Poll!  That’s why these OLD former AD’s and other old administrators and old broadcasters shouldn’t be voting.  Check out their rankings!

 

www.harrisinteractive.com/news/bcspoll.asp

 

Tennessee?  Really?  Duke is better!  Take that you Cutcliffe haters!

 

Auburn has allowed 9 first half points this year.  Their game with Vandy this weekend should actually be a good one to watch.  I’ve said that twice about Vandy this year- remarkable.  South Carolina has 15 turnovers- they are not very good.  They’ll be lucky to get to a bowl game.  USC should not be ranked 7th in the Harris Poll.  Why do they want this team in the title game?  They lost to a bad Beavers team!  Why do the old Harris Poll people do this- see above.  Next thing you know, Notre Dame will be in the top 5.  Good win for the Tigers.  This was a difference maker for the season.  A loss on Saturday would have been the start of the end for the season.  The win gives hope to turning things around.  Congrats to the Tigers defense.  They have allowed just 14.7 ppg in the last three.  That’s quite a turnaround.  Maybe things will keep getting better and we can get off of Tommy West’s back.  I hope so.

NFL notes:  The Titans are looking more and more like the Ravens’ title team.  Remember which quarterback lost to that team in the Super Bowl?  Kerry Collins.  He must like being on the other side.  I hope Marvin Lewis and Romeo Crennel update their resumes.  The only reason either team has a win is because they played each other.  The Rams have lost 17 of 20 games, they’ve been outscored 147-43, and have allowed 30+ points in seven straight.  It was time for Scott Linehan to go.  It took this long because owner Chip Rosenbloom liked Linehan as a person and felt bad making the move.  Al Davis didn’t have a problem firing Lane Kiffin.

I’m not sure why, but I’m really happy the Mets missed the playoffs.

I’m not sure why, and being from St. Louis, I hope the Cubs get to the World Series.

Gary Unmarried is the best new sitcom on television.  Well, it’s the best after one episode.

Worst Week Ever is the worst rendition of Meet the Parents Ever!  It will be over before the week is over.

Kate Walsh is the most underrated sexy woman in television.  Plus, a car turns her on.  Who doesn’t like that?

The Dish

Teammates considered hurting Ichiro (NBCSports.com)- Ichiro Suzuki is so unpopular in the Seattle Mariners’ clubhouse that teammates considered doing physical harm to the outfielder earlier this season. “I just can’t believe the number of guys who really dislike him,” one clubhouse insider told the Seattle Times. “It got to a point early on when I thought they were going to get together and go after him.” John McLaren, the Mariners’ manager at the time, reportedly intervened when he overheard a player talking about Suzuki, saying he wanted to “knock him out.” A team meeting was called. In May 2007, then-manager Mike Hargrove also called a team meeting because of clubhouse bickering over Suzuki being a selfish player.

Summitt has shoulder surgery for raccoon attack (The Associated Press)- Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt had offseason shoulder surgery, not for a sports injury but because of a tussle with a raccoon. The winningest basketball coach in NCAA history has had problems with her right shoulder since dislocating it while chasing away a raccoon poised to attack her Labrador. The attack came near her home on March 5, just days before the Southeastern Conference tournament. Summitt had arthroscopic surgery in Knoxville, Tenn., to repair recurring instability problems. The coach will begin rehab in about a week.

 

Rays not sure who will throw out first pitch Without, as team president Matt Silverman said, “one obvious choice” to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for a playoff game, the Rays submitted a bunch of names to MLB for approval. Among the likely: Gov. Charlie Crist, ESPN analyst/season-ticket holder Dick Vitale, Ryder Cup captain/Bradenton resident Paul Azinger and U.S. Central Command leader Gen. David Petraeus.

 

Brandon Jennings gets Endorsement Deal High school basketball phenom Brandon Jennings decided against playing hoops in college, and has now blown past apparel titans Nike Inc. and Adidas. The 19-year-old Jennings has signed a multi-year deal with Baltimore’s Under Armour Inc., marking the company’s first basketball endorsement agreement. Jennings will wear Under Armour’s highly anticipated basketball sneakers, expected to be released in early 2009. Jennings pulled out of a letter of intent to attend the University of Arizona beginning this fall and announced he would play professional basketball instead with the Italian pro league in Europe. — Baltimore Business Journal

 

London’s Olympic Park toilets to turn away from Mecca out of respect for Islamic law- By Daily Mail Reporter– Toilet facilities are being built at London’s Olympic Park so Muslims will not have to face Mecca while sitting on the pot. The Olympic Delivery Authority has said it wants to produce an ideal venue for people of all cultures, faiths, ages and abilities for the 2012 Games and beyond.

Idaho Cheerleaders Ditching the Outfits(AP) — Less than a month into the football season, the Idaho Vandals are undergoing another makeover after spectators complained that cheerleaders’ uniforms were flashing a little more than school spirit. “A number of fans were concerned that the uniforms were inappropriate,” said Bruce Pitman, dean of students. “To be fair, there were a number of fans who liked them.” The outfits that drew controversy, halter tops and short black skirts with white trim. The new uniform is black and silver with a less revealing halter-style top and a skirt about six inches longer than the ones that cheerleaders debuted earlier this season. Advisor Shelly Robson said, “Girls are just bigger these days, not everybody’s a size zero. We’re not being a bunch of prudes.”

Shocker!  Mandarich used Steroids! NEW YORK — Former NFL draft bust Tony Mandarich says he used steroids at Michigan State and faked a drug test before the 1988 Rose Bowl. He also said that he did not use steroids in the NFL but was addicted to alcohol and painkillers.

 

Shocker #2!  Ricky Williams Wants Weed! MIAMI — Ricky Williams says he was briefly tempted to smoke marijuana during the Miami Dolphins‘ bye weekend, an act that could have ended his roller-coaster NFL career. Williams told The Miami Herald that when players were given Friday off, “Automatically your mind, which is so constrained since training camp began … says, ‘I’m free, what can I do?’ So there was definitely an urge,” he said. “But I just thought about what I have to lose, and it was easy. The urge didn’t last very long. There’s no space, no wiggle room for me. I’d be lying if I said I’m never going to do it again after I’m done. I don’t know. I don’t spend much time thinking about it.”  Apparently!

Phillie Phanatic causes bomb scare at stadium (The Associated Press)– After a bomb scare at the Philadelphia Phillies’ ballpark, authorities pointed the finger at a fuzzy green suspect — The Phillie Phanatic. Hours before the Phillies-Atlanta Braves’ game on Wednesday night, a film crew shot a commercial of the mascot shooting heavily wrapped hot dogs from a launcher. Someone inadvertently left three of the duct taped hot dogs outside the ballpark, sparking security fears. Stadium employees were evacuated and the bomb squad was called in. Only after the packages were blown up did authorities realize they’d just exploded some sausages.

Birthdays Last Week: Ronaldo (32), Scott Baio (47), Tommy Lasorda (81), Bruce Springsteen (59), Dwight Yoakam (52), Julio Iglesias (64), Mickey Rooney (88), Ray Charles (78), Jim Henson (72), Jim McKay (87), Mean Joe Green (62), Rafael Palmeiro (44), Barbara Walters (77), Christopher Reeve (56), Ed Sullivan (107), Phil Rizzuto (91), Scottie Pippen (43), Will Smith (40), Linda Hamilton (52), Serena Williams (27), Meat Loaf (61), Mike Schmidt (59), Shaun Cassidy (50), Gwyneth Paltrow (35), Naomi Watts (40)

 

Pictured (L to R): Joan Jett (47), Anson Williams (59- Potsie!), Cheryl Tiegs (61- and still looking great- Cougar Hall of Fame), Phil Hartman (60- best SNL cast member ever!), Catherine Zeta Jones (39 and Hot!), Don Cornelius (67), Heather Locklear (47- maybe #1 of all time), Joel Higgins (65- Edward Stratton the Third), Olivia Newton-John (60- my first love)

 

 

There’s plenty happening in the next few months 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:

October 4

Montgomery Gentry

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 11

Lisa Lampanelli

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Air Supply

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Willie Nelson

Harrah’s

901-525-1515

November 7

Anita Baker

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 8

Tracy Lawrence

The Fitz

800-766-5825

November 8

Phil Vassar

Gold Strike

888-245-7829

The Tournament of Champions is this Thursday at Tunica National.  I QUALIFIED! It’s brought to you by the good folks at Fitzgerald’s Casino.

 

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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This & That

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg Gaston @ 6:57 pm

What a crazy weekend it was in the world of sports. From College Football to the NFL to the MLB Pennant races there were surprises galore. The SEC was also shaken up a bit, so with that said, let me try to give you a little perspective. In addition to the SEC, I’ll provide you with a little insight on the MLB playoffs. So kick back and enjoy…

SEC Rankings (Through 5 weeks)

1) Alabama (A year ahead of schedule)
2) LSU (All Les Miles does is win Football games, and National Titles)
3) Vanderbilt (Football Brainiacs rising to the top)
4) Florida (No more screw-ups Urban)
5) Georgia (I know their very good, but something’s missing)
6) Kentucky (More respec when they beat someone of note)
7) Auburn (Great “D” coupled with anemic “O”)
8) Ole Miss (Much higher if they didn’t gift wrap one to Dores)
9) South Carolina (Nation’s Top Defense…isn’t Spurrier Offensive Guru?)
10) Tennessee (8 wins or the Dean may be out on the Hill)
11) Mississippi State (Savor 207 season)
12) Arkansas (Wait until 09, 10, 11….)

Predictions for MLB Playoffs

N.L. Divisional Series Cubs 3-0 over Dodgers, Phillies 3-1 over Brewers
A.L. Divisional Series Angels 3-2 over Red Sox, Rays 3-1 over Twins or White Sox (One game playoff happening as I write this)

NLCS Phillies 4-2 over Cubs
ALCS Rays 4-3 over Angels

Later

SEC Weekend Report Card

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Will Askew @ 11:30 am

Thoughts I’ve had while recovering from hernia surgery…

–What a win for Ole Miss. After losing one they thought they should win against Vanderbilt, they picked up a win when NO ONE thought they would. After scoring 30 points only once under Ed Orgeron (in a 38-31 win over Northwestern State last year), they’ve scored 30 in 3 of their games already this year…Guess they made a good move firing him. They now have South Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas coming up…they should win 2 out of those 3. And I wouldn’t be stunned if they beat Alabama.

–Florida looks pedestrian on offense. What happened to the Tim Tebow of last year? Where is the dominance? Is Tebow fated to have an A Rod-like career with lots of stats and not winning anything?

–The Tennessee-Auburn game set offense back 10 years. Both changed OCs at the end of last season, and both are struggling. Jonathan Crompton has been especially bad, and I’m not really sure why. And he has to be running low on confidence. After Northern Illinois, Tennessee has Georgia and Alabama coming up–he better get it turned around quickly. As for Auburn, it’s not necessarily that they are running the wrong offense, they just don’t have the right guy to QB it. Chris Todd can throw (although he didn’t on Saturday) and can’t run, and Kodi Burns can run and can’t throw. They need a guy who can do both. By the way, this weekend’s game with Vanderbilt should be really interesting. If by interesting you mean a repeat of the Auburn-Mississippi State game.

–Okay, on to Alabama. I didn’t expect much coming into this season, because I knew the Tide were paper thin pretty much everywhere. Great starters, but once you got past them, it would be tough. After the throttling of Georgia on Saturday, and the best first half I’ve seen them play–ever–I have to say that barring injury, this team is going to compete for a national title. It’s very similar to LSU’s 2003 National Championship team–great on the lines, with a very good defense, a stable of running backs, and a senior quarterback who doesn’t make too many mistakes, but also doesn’t wow you. Alabama has more losable games on the schedule–Ole Miss, at Tennessee, at LSU, and Auburn–but if they play the way they did Saturday, it will be very difficult to beat them. And the freshmen are growing up fast–Julio Jones was spectacular Saturday night. Check out the picture above–it pretty much sums up Georgia’s evening. On to a tough game with Kentucky this weekend.

GRADES:

Alabama: A+ As impressive a performance as I’ve seen in college football this year.

Arkansas: F Hey, only Auburn and Florida to go in murderer’s row!

Auburn: B- Their defense is great, but they need to show me something on the other side of the ball.

Florida: D- Should probably be an F. Shouldn’t lose to Ole Miss at home.

Georgia: C- Some credit for battling at the end, but this game was over at halftime. They were stomped by the proverbial “hobnail boot.”

Kentucky: B+ Took care of a lesser opponent. We’ll really find out what they’re all about this week.

LSU: C Looked thoroughly unimpressive against a bad football team.

Mississippi State: B- Still lost, but at least didn’t get blown out. Has it come to that?

Ole Miss: A+ Could have very easily folded after going down 17-7, but Houston Nutt teams never fold.

South Carolina: C+ They are much better than UAB, and should have beaten them by more, but they needed a win.

Tennessee: C- Whither the offense?

Vanderbilt: Incomplete Didn’t play this week. But a huge (and winnable) game at home against Auburn this week.

September 29, 2008

Ugly.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter Edmiston @ 12:34 pm

It’s the only proper term for what unfolded in the 4th quarter in Auburn. Ugly for the home team, much uglier for the visitors from Knoxville. Courtesy Dr. Saturday, here is the ugly truth:

Like I said...ugly.

12 total yards in the 4th quarter????!?!?!? ZERO first downs???!?!?! That was an eminently winnable game, and coupled with the losses by Florida and Georgia, it would have put Tennessee back in the hunt for another trademark Fulmer Back Door SEC East Title (FBDSECET). instead, Tennessee falls further back, and is now staring a 7-5 season squarely in the face (and maybe worse – Georgia and Alabama are losses, and South Carolina and Vandy are no guarantees now). Disastrous. Where to begin after that?

It is clear that the hype surrounding the overmatched Jonathan Crompton was clearly – CLEARLY – just that…hype. He is worse than Rick Clausen, and that is hard to imagine. It is also clear that he seems to be oblivious to a large degree to his own ineptitude. The QB spot is now an open battle, and it should be, as Nick Stephens has thrown the best pass of the season by a Tennessee quarterback.

It is clear that Tennessee’s newfangled offense – the Clawfense – brought to you by the innovative Dave Clawson, is pretty much exactly like every other Tennessee offense run by Randy Sanders, David Cutcliffe, Phillip Fulmer, et al. It gives you a solid mix of wasting talent (Brandon Warren is the new Jason Witten in this regard), not throwing the ball farther than 10 yards downfield, and running constantly with a fumble-prone back despite better options behind him. Great job, Dave Clawson! Sign me up for more of that!

It is obvious that changes need to be made, starting with the biggest change of all. It is well past time for Phillip Fulmer to be reassigned within the athletic department. He has done too much good for the university to be outright fired, but his time has come and gone. I have seen the future and it is not pretty (Bobby Bowden). Fulmer built his name and reputation on rock solid offensive and defensive lines, great recruiting, and solid QB play. All of those foundations are washing away year by year. The talent in the lines has diminished, the recruiting continues to slowly slide toward mediocrity, and the QB play…wow, the QB play just really isn’t very good at all. Fulmer used to be able to take talent consistently from the surrounding states – Jamal Lewis from Georgia, Travis Henry from Florida, Albert Haynesworth from South Carolina, etc. – and now that simply isn’t happening as often or with as talented a player as it used to. Fulmer’s style of play is not based on scheme or gimmicks that can mask a lack of talent. Thus, a drop in talent level is fatal to Tennessee’s chances. Fulmer simply must go.

Who would be the best man for the job? I’ll tackle that a bit later in the season.

September 23, 2008

Rivalry or not?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg Gaston @ 3:30 pm

In my opinion, there are four things that determine a rivalry. Geography & Proximity, History, Competitiveness, and Significance of the contest. If you have 3 of the 4, then you have a rivalry. Memphis and Arkansas State is a rivalry! Tigers Coach Tommy West doesn’t believe so, but let’s explore the criteria to show you why I believe it is.

1) Geography & Proximity………..The two schools are separated by the mighty Mississippi River. They are located in border states and are approximately an hour and a half from each other.

2) History…….This year’s game will be the 55th all-time between Arkansas State and the University of Memphis. Only Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss have played more games against the Tigers than the Red Wolves (Indians).

3) Competitiveness…Memphis leads the all-time series 27-22-5 with the Red Wolves winning the past two games. I understand many of those games came in ancient times, but the numbers don’t lie.

4) Significance….This is the one area that goes against the “rivalry” theory. The two play in separate conferences and a loss in the series doesn’t spell doom for the loser. On the same token, Ole Miss is considered by many as a rival for Memphis and they also play in a different conference.

In summary, my 3 out of 4 theory holds true making Arkansas State and Memphis rivals. This series however, not unlike Ole Miss, has a questionable future. The schools have only one year left on their contract, and that is a game in Jonesboro in 2011. The biggest concern for Memphis is the same as it is for Ole Miss….do the positives of playing this game outweigh the negatives? In other words, is this a no win situation for Memphis and a no lose scenario for A-State? You be the judge.

Sunday on the Couch!

Filed under: Uncategorized — robfischer @ 3:33 am

USA! USA! USA!  If you listen to MidSouth Golfer the Radio Show (which you should / last edition airs Thursday at 3pm), you’d know that Bob Wolcott and I predicted that the US would win the Ryder Cup.  It’s not as big of a limb as picking Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson, or the Giants over the Patriots, but it was a limb nonetheless.  It’s golf!  If you play well, you can win.  And boy the US boys played well.  I haven’t seen putting like that all year on tour.  I believed that the youth would serve the Americans well.  They had nothing to lose, and frankly, they didn’t know any better.  The rookies (6 in all) were terrific.  Boo and Tony The (stand in) Tiger Kim, and Boo rallied the team and the crowd.  The rookies finished 9-4-7 for the weekend and an impressive 4-1-1 on Sunday.  Plus, they shut down Sergio Garcia.  It was an exciting weekend, which I can’t say about this weekend.  The tour championship provides no drama.  Here’s $10 million Mr. Singh!

 

Stuart Cink looks a little like a Turkey Hawk, especially with his golf tan on his head.

      

It’s a shame that the Civil Rights Game is leaving Memphis.  You could sense it happening with Major League Baseball wanting it to be a regular season game.  Everyone points to last year’s crowd, or lack thereof, but the weather was crappy and the Tigers were in the Final Four.  Oh well, I’ll miss the game.  It is nice to see that the Cardinals will make another appearance next year, and if they buy the Redbirds, which is expected soon, they should return every year.  That’s great news for the baseball fans in the Mid South, which is still considered Cardinals Country.

 

Did you see the Primetime Emmy’s Sunday night?  What the hell is on Tom hanks head?  It looks worse than Marv Albert’s piece!  Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked amazing!

 

College football thoughts of the weekend:  If USC, Oklahoma, and Georgia all go undefeated (I don’t think they will), which team would be left out of the title game?  It has to be USC, right?  They do play in the pathetic Pac 10!  Freshman AJ Green is the best Georgia receiver since Reggie Brown.  He ACTUALLY CATCHES THE BALL!  Top 3 SEC Heisman candidates: Charles Scott (LSU), Knowshon Moreno (UGA), and believe it or not, Chris Nickson (Vandy).  It’s time to start thinking (if you haven’t already) about BYU as the BCS buster!  They have the nation’s longest winning streak at 14 games, they’ve scored 103 points in their last two, and have posted back to back shutouts for the first time since 1985, a year after they won the national title.  BCS Buster, or National Title Contender??  Their biggest tests will be TCU and Utah on the road.  As stated last week, Jim Tressel made the right call with starting Terrelle Pryor.  At least Ohio State has a different look and might actually be considered a better team at the end of the year, compared to the one that got hammered at USC.  Chase Daniel (Mizzou) is the leader for the Heisman Trophy.  For Florida State fans, you should hope that Jimbo Fisher gets fired before he ever becomes the head coach!  UT should fire Fulmer when they start 2-4 and only 75,000 show up for Northern Illinois next weekend. 

 

NFL Thoughts:  Scott Linehan will be fired next Monday after the Rams get crushed by Buffalo this weekend.  The Rams have a bye next week, so the timing is perfect.  If the Rams played the Browns, who would win?  The Rams have had 31 draft picks since 2000, and only one has been to the Pro Bowl (Steven Jackson).  Don’t brush off the Titans.  Their defense might just be good enough to win the division.  Would Kerry Collins be a future hall of famer if he won his Super Bowl appearance?  He became the 15th quarterback to ever throw for 35,000 yards.  Jason Campbell looks a lot better this year.  He has yet to throw a pick.  Mike Martz will be a head coach again next year after the 49ers continue to put up big numbers despite JT O’Sullivan.  FIRE MATT MILLEN!  Felix Jones is certainly on a better team, but he’s been better than Darren McFadden.

 

Here are the Sports Bar pick results ATS so far this season:

  SEC                     TIGERS                 COLLEGE            NFL                        OVERALL

Cam 15-10             Will 3-0                   Jeff 24-16               Jeff 9-5                   Jeff 33-21

Jeff 15-10               Jeff 2-1                   Cam 24-16             Chef 8-6                 Cameron 30-24

Fish 13-12              Fish 1-2                  Will 20-20               Fish 8-6                  Will 27-27

Will 13-12               Cam 1-2                 Fish 18-22              Will 7-7                   Fish 26-28

                                                                                                Cam 6-8

You can catch our picks every Friday afternoon on the Sports Bar.

 

The Dish

 

 

You Want Amanda Beard? Stalk her!- Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard claims stalking is the way to a woman’s heart. “Believe me, a bit of stalking works,” she told OK! magazine. “Women want to be pursued. When the police get involved, you know you’re doing something right.”

 

Crocodile Hunter’s son wants his own show– Two years after the freak accident that caused Steve Irwin’s death, his 4 year old son Bob is hoping for his own television show, reports the New York Post. In a segment of a popular Australian newsmagazine “60 Minutes”, Bob is seen taking after Dad, wrestling a crocodile, cradling reptiles and filming a potential TV pilot. Terri Irwin reportedly reiterates that her children have “normal” lives in the “60 Minutes” piece.

 

Fidel More of a Ladies Man than Wilt?- Fidel Castro makes Wilt Chamberlain seem lame. While the NBA legend bragged he’d bedded 20,000 women, the Cuban dictator slept with 35,000, according to an upcoming documentary. “He slept with at least two women a day for more than four decades – one for lunch and one for supper. Sometimes he even ordered one for breakfast,” an ex-Castro official named “Ramon” tells filmmaker Ian Halperin. — NY Post

 

Sun Belt Wants BCS Money- Florida International turned down an offer of $1.2 million to play at an SEC team next year. And Sun Belt Commissioner Wright Waters told the conference’s athletic directors not to even consider an offer to play a road game against a BCS conference team for less than $1 million. “A million is cheap to those guys,” Waters said. “They ought to be paying us $2 million.” — South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

Carroll vs. Neuheisel- The margin of defeat in Rick Neuheisel’s first loss as UCLA’s coach, you may have heard, was 59 points. . . . Pete Carroll’s 14 losses at USC have been by a combined 59 points. — LA Times

 

Fergie, Michelle Obama top best-dressed list  Reuters- She fills two converted bedrooms with clothes and maybe that’s why Fergie made People magazine’s 2008 list of best dressed women. “I don’t like to throw anything away,” Fergie said about the clothes. Joining Fergie in the top 10 list were actresses Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Eva Mendes. Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, singer Rihanna and supermodel Heidi Klum also made the list. Rounding out the top 10 was Michelle Obama, who was given high marks for a look that was “classic and confident.”

 

Birthdays celebrated last week: Dan Marino (47), Tommy Lee Jones (62), BB King (84), David Copperfield (52), Molly Shannon (44), Robin Yount (53), Hank Williams (85), John Ritter (60), Greta Garbo (103), Holly Robinson (44), Jada Pinkett (37), James Gandolfini (47), Adam West (80), Jim Abbott (41), Jimmy Fallon (34), Trisha Yearwood (44), Red Auerbach (91), Alfonso Ribeiro (37), Bill Murray (58), Stephen King (61), Larry Hagman (77), Dave Coulier (49), Faith Hill (41)

 

       

Pictured (L to R): Jennifer Tilly (50- WOW!), Merlin Olen (68), Lita Ford (50- WOW!), Ed Begley Jr. (59 and driving an electric car), Sophia Loren (74- Hall of Famer), Fred Willard (69), Stephanie McMahon (32- AMAZING! Favorite Wrestling personality of all time), Fannie Flagg (64- game show legend) 

  

There’s plenty happening in the next few months 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:

September 27

The Allman Brothers Band

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 4

Montgomery Gentry

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 11

Lisa Lampanelli

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Air Supply

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Willie Nelson

Harrah’s

901-525-1515

November 7

Anita Baker

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 8

Tracy Lawrence

The Fitz

800-766-5825

November 8

Phil Vassar

Gold Strike

888-245-7829

Tune in to the final edition of Mid-South Golfer the Radio show this Thursday from 3-4pm at Tunica National Golf and Tennis Club. The Sports Bar follows from 4-6pm.  Plus, sign up for Thursday’s three person scramble and it’s your last chance to get your team qualified for the Tournament of Champions (October 2) brought to you by the good folks at Fitzgerald’s Casino.

 

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

Talk to y’all this week.

September 16, 2008

Sunday on the Couch!

Filed under: blog, sports 56, Uncategorized — robfischer @ 12:59 am

What a start to the football season, and we’re only three weeks in!  How about them UCLA Bruins?  Wow, did they get spanked.  Tennessee was stopped by that defense.  Plus, UT became the first team to not score 40 on UAB.  Good luck against Timmy Dynamite and the Gators.  I expect the Vols to absolutely get crushed.  By the way, is Jonathan Crompton still a freshman?

Speaking of getting crushed, I expect the Memphis Tigers to get crushed a lot this year.  0-3 with losses to Marshall and Rice.  It won’t get any easier than that.  I didn’t expect the Tigers to go bowling this year.  I certainly don’t think they have a chance now, especially after allowing 33 points per game, and giving up 424 yards a game to Ole Miss, Rice, and Marshall.  GET THE BALL TO DUKE CALHOUN!

Other thoughts on the college football weekend: Ohio State should be embarrassed.  I think they should start Terrelle Pryor the rest of the year.  Nothing against Todd Boeckman, but the Buckeyes won’t get any respect with him as the QB.  Pryor is their best athlete and he’s the quarterback of the future.  He’ll also give the Buckeyes a new look, which they need.  Would you rather go 11-1 with a fraud of a team, or 11-1 with a bright future? 

Other than USC, the Pac 10 might be the most overrated conference in football.  To go 0-4 versus the Mountain West Conference in one weekend is embarrassing.  And by the way, Cal also lost to a bad Maryland team.  USC should cruise again. 

I can’t imagine a worse game to watch then Auburn and Mississippi State.  CSS’s replay of the game should last three minutes.

Here are the results of the Sports Bar picks after three weeks:

 

Weekly Winners- Jeff (1, 2, 3T), Cameron (3T), Will (3T) 

SEC                        TIGERS                 COLLEGE               NFL                          OVERALL

Cam 4-2 (11-8)      Will 3-0                   Jeff 6-4 (18-12)      Jeff 2-2 (6-3)          Jeff 8-6 (24-15)

Jeff 4-2 (11-8)        Jeff 2-1                   Cam 7-3 (17-13)     Fish 2-2 (5-4)         Will 8-6 (20-19)

Fish 2-4 (9-10)       Fish 1-2                  Will 6-4 (15-15)     Will 2-2 (5-4)         Cameron 8-6 (19-20)

Will 4-2 (9-10)        Cam 1-2                 Fish 3-7 (11-19)    Chef 1-3 (4-5)         Fish 5-9 (16-23)

B Lang 0-1 (4-4)    B Lang 0-2             B Lang 0-2 (5-3)     Cam 1-3 (2-7)         B Lang 0-4 (7-8)

                                                                                                B Lang 0-2 (2-3)

If I continue to pick this poorly, I might have to stop printing these!  Listen to all of our picks every Friday on the Sports Bar.

NFL thoughts from the weekend:  At least 8 coaches will be fired or quit by the Super Bowl

Wade Phillips has the best fist pump in the game today.  He celebrates better than any coach in the league.

He also has the best tight end and best wide receiver.  If the Cowboys don’t make it to the Super Bowl, the season will be a failure.

The Bengals are pathetic.  They would be the worst team in the league if it wasn’t for the Rams. 

Is it finally the year for the Arizona Cardinals?  Kurt Warner looks like the QB from his Rams days.  They lead the Seahawks by two games.  I won’t believe it until it actually happens.

The three worst fantasy players after three weeks- Joseph Addai, Marvin Harrison, and Carson Palmer.  TERRIBLE!

Kudos to Mike Shanahan for going for two to win the game.  It sure is easy to second guess, and I normally would say that trying that trick would be a bad idea.  However, the Chargers were down after the no- fumble call, and they had no timeouts left.  They were flustered on the field and Shanahan took advantage.  Great call.  He needs a big season to keep his job.  Maybe he realizes that too.

Doc Rivers got an extension through 2011 with the Celtics and can earn $7 million per year.  Did he just suddenly learn how to coach this year?  His career record is 168-160 with the C’s.  Don’t forget, he went 66-16 last year.

Mo Cheeks also got an extension.  He’s 113-133.  If he gets Garnett, Allen, and Pierce, he might also learn how to coach.

Which game will have a bigger crowd?  Memphis basketball vs. Syracuse or Memphis football vs. Nicholls State?  I’m going with the hoops.

How was Duke Calhoun not suspended for skipping practice?  NOT AT ALL?  He was also rewarded with a pass on the first play from scrimmage.  Hmmm….. Sounds like a coach being desperate to me.

 

The Dish

Gators QB Tim Tebow fires back at UM coach Randy Shannon South Florida Sun Sentinel- The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback said he was offended by the Hurricanes coach questioning Meyer, who ordered Jonathan Phillips to kick a 29-yard field goal with 25 seconds left that punctuated Saturday’s 26-3 win in The Swamp. “If you want to talk about him, you should definitely talk about a lot of other coaches before Coach Meyer. They are paid to stop us, [offensive coordinator Dan] Mullen is paid to score. Shannon said, “Sometimes when you do things and people see what kind of person you really are, you turn a lot of people off. It helped us more than you will ever know.” Tebow said, “We play with character, strength and honor on the field and off. It’s not like we were up by that much. We were playing the University of Hawaii — I mean, Miami — and we were only up by two touchdowns.”  Timmy Dynamite is my favorite player in the league!

 

Dawg People in Cemetary?Central Michigan quarterback Brian Brunner writes a blog for NCAA.com and had this to say about the Chippewas’ visit to Georgia last Saturday: “Ballgame aside, the trip to Athens, Ga., was quite an experience. There was one scene so bizarre and frankly a bit frightening that offensive tackle Andrew Hartline nudged me and had me look out the window. “Groups of people were tailgating in a cemetery. Welcome to SEC football.” — Nashville City Paper

 

Ric’s Face Flairs Up After Family Brawl (TMZ Staff) Former wrestler Ric Flair’s mug was busted up after a tussle with his daughter and her boyfriend in a North Carolina parking lot. The reported fray was rowdy enough for a visit from the fuzz — who ended up taser gunning and arresting daughter Ashley after she allegedly kicked one of the officers.

 

NBA Superstar Caught Doing Lance Bass on Tape! (TMZ Staff) In what could be hailed the single greatest karaoke performance in the history of recorded music, Portland Trail Blazer Greg Oden grabbed the mic during a charity event in Oregon and ripped out the most ridiculous version of ‘NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” you’ve ever heard in your life.

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/09/nba-superstar-caught-doing-lance-bass-on-tape/

 

Texas Tops Country in MerchandiseFor the 3rd straight year, the University of Texas led the nation in merchandise sales. The rankings reflect royalties reported from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. Texas collected $8.2 million during that time. The top 20 are: 1. Texas, 2. Michigan, 3. Florida, 4. LSU, 5. Notre Dame, 6. North Carolina, 7. Georgia, 8. Alabama, 9. Penn State, 10. Tennessee, 11. Oklahoma, 12. Auburn, 13. Wisconsin, 14. Kansas, 15 Kentucky, 16. Florida State, 17. Nebraska, 18. Illinois, 19. Arkansas, 20. South Carolina. — Austin-American Statesman

 

Idaho Vandals remove logo from back of football uniform pants (Idahostatesman.com)- The University of Idaho football team has removed the logo from the back of its uniform pants after the new design caused an uproar. Idaho wore the pants — which featured a prominent “I” with “Vandals” in script across the butt — during its 70-0 season-opening loss to Arizona. The pants got much of the attention, much of it mocking the Vandals. The program’s equipment managers have removed the sewn-in logo from all of the pants.

 

News Briefs: Buy Jacko’s Dirty Drawers (ExtraTV)- One lucky bidder can get their hands on a pair of Michael Jackson’s unwashed underwear! According to Page Six, the size 28 Calvin Klein briefs — evidence from Michael’s 2003 child molestation trial — will be up for sale on eBay. Even more disturbing, they’re being posted with a reserve bid of $1 million.

 

 

Best Mugshot Ever — Except Maybe Nolte or James Brown (TMZ Staff) How about Eric Carmen mugshots — the dude who sang “Hungry Eyes” and was busted for DUI (Driving Under the Influence)?

                                      

Birthdays celebrated last week: Patsy Cline (76), Sid Caesar (86), Adam Sandler (42), Otis Redding (67), Arnold Palmer (79), Roger Maris (74), Franz Beckenbauer (63), Harry Connick Jr. (41), Barry White (64), Jesse Owens (95), KiJana Carter (35), Linda Gray (68- Sue Ellen!), Nina Blackwood (53), Bela Karolyi (66), Nell Carter (60)

Pictured (L to R): Heather Thomas (51), Michael Keaton (57), Rachel Hunter (39), Tom Wopat (57), Kristy McNichol (46), George Jones (77), Neal Peart (56), Mel Torme (83), Faith Ford (44)

 

 

 

 

There’s plenty happening in the next few months 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:

September 27

The Allman Brothers Band

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 4

Montgomery Gentry

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 11

Lisa Lampanelli

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Air Supply

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Willie Nelson

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 7

Anita Baker

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 8

Tracy Lawrence

The Fitz

800-766-5825

November 8

Phil Vassar

Gold Strike

888-245-7829

December 13

Frank Caliendo

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 brought to you by the good folks at Fitzgerald’s Casino.

 

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

Talk to y’all this week.

September 14, 2008

Tough weekend for most local Teams

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg Gaston @ 3:47 pm

Here’s a quick recap of how are local teams fared this weekend in College Football………

The Memphis Tigers are 0-3 for the first time in a decade after losing at Marshall 17-16. The Tigers are finding all type of ways to lose games. As Coach Tommy West said, the Tigers should be 2-1, but their not. This weekend they face 1-AA Nicholls State and I would be absolutely stunned if there was 20,000 in the building. (And you can’t count the Cows and Pigs at the fair).

For the first time in 11 years I didn’t attend a Tigers Road game, instead my Television work took me to Jonesboro to cover Arkansas State and Southern Miss. Let me first say this…The Red Wolves have figured out how to do things at a small 1-A institution, now it’s up to them to continue to make things grow. Southern Miss’ hurry up offense really hurt the Red Wolves, but twice they battled back from double digit defecits to get back in the game. In fact, they had the ball in the end with a chance to win but came up short 27-24. It was a good effort, but A-State blew an opportunity to make a real statement after their opening weekend shocker against Texas A&M.

Tennessee used a big second half to rout overmatched UAB. Despite the easy win, I think the Vols have no chance this Saturday against Florida. I don’t see the leadership at Quarterback with Jonathan Crompton. I don’t see the offensive line being effective against the Gators defensive front. And I don’t see the UT defense containing Tim Tebow. Yes, the win over the Blazers was dominnant, but it wasn’t enough in my opinion. Let’s remember the Vols lost at UCLA, and this past weekend the Bruins were beaten 59-0 by BYU. (I’m just saying).

Arkansas gets credited for a moral victory beacuse ttheir game at Texas was postponed until September 27th. The fighting Petrino’s are getting set to face in succession….Bama, Texas, Florida, and Auburn. Lights out Hogs Fans!

Mississippi State had a chance to pull off a major upset against Auburn for the second straight year, but their offense looks like it can’t score on anyone (Except Southeast Louisiana). Sure the Dogs “D” was incredibly stingy, but they need their offense to make plays. Quarterback Wesley Carroll is just not that good.

Ole Miss gets a pass because they played Samford. Jeven Snead was not as sharp as he was at Wake Forest, but that was to be expected. The Rebels Running Game did look good, but against it was against Samford. Now maybe if Samford had Son Lamont, Grady, Aunt Esther and Elizabeth they would have held their own….oh wait, that’s Sanford. (Never mind)

Well at least there was the Southern Heritage Classic. 50,000 plus at Liberty Bowl Stadium, great food, great bands and tradition. Tennessee State routed Jackson State, but the result of the game is secondary to every thing else.

Here’s to a much time for the locals this weekend.

September 10, 2008

Ramblings

Thoughts I’ve had while laughing at all the fantasy football owners that drafted Tom Brady(I laugh just because I’m not one of them.)

If you’re looking for women’s hockey players, don’t look in Bulgaria. Their women’s hockey team may be the worst team of any kind in the history of sports. How do you lose a hockey game 82-0?

It’s a good thing Randy Shannon wasn’t coaching the Bulgarians, he certainly would have been upset with the Slovakians for running up the score. Hey Randy, here’s an idea, have your defense stop the Gators. Also, coaches like to cover the spread in games to make their betting boosters happy, and don’t act like you don’t know that goes on. Florida needed a field goal to cover the spread and they kicked it, I have no problem with that. I know people hate to admit that lines and betting come into play in situations like this, but if you don’t think they do, you’re crazy.

MTR would like to thank SOTC for posting the picture of future first lady Brittney Spears. Brittney is back and looking great once again. I just hope she realizes I was there supporting her through all the tough times. When everyone else was making fun of her, I had her back the entire time and she owes me.

Americans can all rejoice now, Lance Armstrong is officially coming back. The man once voted a top 25 American of all time, will be riding again and aren’t we all better because of it? You can find my tribute to Lance from today’s show here.

I have never been a big fan of Vince Young as an NFL quarterback, but that was because of his physical ability. It is now becoming clear that Young lacks the mental skills for the position also. First he didn’t seem to want to go back in Sunday’s game after throwing an interception, then there was a weird episode Monday night. Now, his mom has come out to ask for love and support to make her son a happy person. Dude, Vince, you are an NFL quarterback, you really need to tell your mom not to come to your rescue in the media, it makes you look very weak. After all of this, it has become even more clear that the Titans made a bad choice when they chose Young.

If you’re not watching “America’s Toughest Jobs,” you should be. It is really enlightening to see what some people do on a daily basis in order to make a living. I admit I had no idea that people were still working as gold miners until I saw it on the show.

I also have to agree with SOTC on Neal Boyd as the favorite to win “America’s Got Talent.” The guy is amazing and you can’t help but like the guy. Also on the “America’s Got Talent” front, I love the Zooperstars when they come to AutoZone Park or FedExForum, but they have no business at all in the top 20 of a nationwide talent search. If they advance to the top 10, it is a joke.

For my thoughts on the week in college football and the NFL, visit my personal blog at www.elisavoie.com

Thanks, I’ll talk to you later.

Sunday on the Couch (till Tuesday)!

Filed under: Uncategorized — robfischer @ 3:38 am

Just a few thoughts:

Thanks to CBS for putting the US Open tennis championship on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock.  They had matches that started after midnight on the east coast for the last three weeks!  But for the final match of the event- 4pm!  They replaced a lot of great shows on USA for three weeks, but CBS couldn’t replace REPEATS of The Big Bang Theory?  Seriously?  Thanks for allowing me to watch every crappy match only to make me miss the Final.

NFL Week One Notes: Scott Linehan won’t survive the season.  Chris Johnson looks really good.  Where’s Matt Leinart?  Kurt Warner beat him out of a job!  Maybe he should work on his job more and stop partying with Brody Jenner and Nick Lachey.  The Super Bowl Champs are the third best team in their own division.  Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco have more wins in their rookie season than Troy Aikman had.  Overrated- Seattle, Cleveland, Houston.

Here are the results of the Sports Bar football picks ATS after 2 weeks (Overall Record):

Locks 2-5 (3-6)

Weekly Winners- Jeff (1, 2)

SEC                                   TIGERS                    COLLEGE                          NFL                               OVERALL

Fish 2-4 (7-6)                    Will 2-0                     Jeff 5-5 (12-8)                    Jeff 4-1                          Jeff 9-6 (16-9)

Jeff 3-3 (7-6)                      Jeff 2-0                     Fish 3-7 (8-12)                   Fish 3-2                         Will 7-8 (12-13)

Cameron 4-2 (7-6)            Fish 1-1                    Will 4-6 (9-11)                   Will 3-2                         Fish 6-9 (11-14)

Will 2-4 (5-8)                     Cameron 0-2           Cameron 5-5 (10-10)         Mark the Chef 3-2      Cameron 6-9 (11-14)

Brandon Lang 1-1 (4-3)    Brandon Lang 0-1   Brandon Lang 2-1 (5-3)    Cameron 1-4                Brandon Lang 4-2 (7-4)

                                                                                                                          B Lang 2-1

 

Friday on the Sports Bar, we’ll have our weekly picks from these games: Rice @ Vanderbilt / Auburn @ Mississippi State / MTSU @ Kentucky / Arkansas @ Texas / Georgia @ South Carolina / Western Kentucky @ Alabama / UAB @ Tennessee / North Texas @ LSU / Memphis @ Marshall / Ohio State @ USC / Michigan @ Notre Dame / Titans @ Bengals / Bears @ Panthers / Bills @ Jaguars / Patriots @ Jets / Eagles @ Cowboys.  Listen in as “the experts” give their picks this Friday.

 

Jeff Weinberger finished the year 13-7-2 on Are You Smarter than a Weinberger.  Season two picks up during bowl season.  Catch up on the facts, beat Jeff, and win great prizes this winter.

 

America‘s Youth is in bad shape if they idolize and listen to these people!

Congrats to Britney Spears for the big comeback and taking home the VMA’s Sunday night.  Congratulations also goes out to MTR who has BS already picked out as the first lady on his 2020 ticket.

She is lookin good again!  Good work MTR!

One more thing- I know the guys on the show have made fun of my music taste and my television viewing taste.  However, if you haven’t seen Neal Boyd on America’s Got Talent, you are missing a superstar in the making.  YouTube, Google, do whatever you can to see this guy sing.  His performance for his mother was flat out amazing!

The Dish

Phelps NOT the Best (MSNBC) Bringing eight gold medals back from Beijing proves Michael Phelps rules the pool, but fellow gold medalist Bryan Clay doesn’t think the swimmer has what it takes to be called the world’s greatest athlete. As far as the decathlete is concerned, that honor is his alone. “When you’re talking about the best athlete in the world, I think it needs to be somebody that’s well rounded, that can do everything well,” Bryan told OK! magazine. “I think that’s me at this point.”

George O’Leary Sex Tape! (TampaBay.com)- UCF’s scheduled media teleconference with football coach George O’Leary was delayed this week because the school accidentally gave out the number for a phone-sex line instead of the correct number for the teleconference. “Hi sexy!” media members calling the number were greeted. “You’ve reached the live, one-on-one fantasy line.”

Jessica Simpson Busy on Sunday (Access Hollywood)- Jessica Simpson has no immediate plans to return to acting. “I’m not closing that chapter of my life by any means. But I am all about the music right now. When it comes to acting, it’s gotta feel right for me at this point in my life. Simpson is about to release her first country album, “Do You Know,” which includes a song about her boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (“You’re My Sunday”).

Tupac Shakur tops ‘overrated’ music list (Reuters)- Dead rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur, the hip-hop icon who sold more records after he was murdered than during his brief career, is the most overrated person in music, according to music magazine Blender. Other overrated finalists included the Grammys at No. 7, encores at No. 12, Pink Floyd at No. 14 and “the music you loved as a teenager” at No. 23. As for the Grammys, the music industry’s top awards, Blender said sitting through the ceremony was “like watching paint dry on Celine Dion’s forehead.”

Pam Anderson with King of Pop? Talk about your curious couples! The Daily Mirror reports that Michael Jackson and Pamela Anderson have gone on a two top-secret dates recently. “It was all arranged by their people in total secrecy, very cloak and dagger,” an insider told the paper. “They arrived separately at the Shutters Hotel on Malibu Beach so no one would suspect anything and then had a few drinks in the bar.” The pair allegedly had such a good time they met again at another Malibu hideout. “They chatted about Michael turning 50, his new album, their kids. And he seemed genuinely interested in Pamela,” the source said.

Joan Rivers Calls Jolie Stupid (ExtraTV) The sharp-tongued Rivers dished to reporters during an interview with GMTV, “Well, I’ve worked with stupid actresses — I’ve worked with Angelina Jolie — she saw a sign that said ‘WET FLOOR’ one time, and she did!”

Friends Shocked of Duchovny’s Sickness of Sex– (MSNBC) While one friend recently revealed David Duchovny’s sex addition involved the Internet rather than extramarital romances, another pal told E! News that he was shocked to learn the “Californication” star suffered from sex addiction at all. “It’s news to me,” writer Matt Dearborn revealed. “He didn’t seem any more or less horny than anyone I worked with.”

Birthdays Celebrated Last Week: Barry Gibb (62), Conway Twitty (75), Gloria Estefan (51), Lily Tomlin (69), Keanu Reeves (44- WHOA!), Charlie Sheen (43), Damon Wayans (48), Mike Piazza (40), Jesse James (161), David Allan Coe (69), Jeff Foxworthy (50), Rosie Perez (44), Shannon Elizabeth (32), Gloria Gaynor (59), Angie Everhart (39), Corbin Bernsen (54)

    

Pictured (Left to Right): Jimmy Connors (56), Salma Hayek (42- Cougar), Raquel Welch (68- Hall of Fame Cougar), Buddy Holly (72), Eazy E (44)

There’s plenty happening in the next few months 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:

September 12

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

September 13

Ron White

Harrah’s

901-525-1515

September 27

The Allman Brothers Band

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 4

Montgomery Gentry

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

October 11

Lisa Lampanelli

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Air Supply

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

October 18

Willie Nelson

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 7

Anita Baker

Horseshoe

800-303-7463

November 8

Tracy Lawrence

The Fitz

800-766-5825

November 8

Phil Vassar

Gold Strike

888-245-7829

December 13

Frank Caliendo

Sam’s Town

800-456-0711

I Can’t Wait for Ron White Saturday at Harrah’s!

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 brought to you by the good folks at Fitzgerald’s Casino.

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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