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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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1 Comment »

  1. Agreed on Kate Walsh. I hear she’s doing more Caddy ads…

    Comment by Mike — October 1, 2008 @ 3:17 pm


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