Monday, January 14, 2008  
Badafrickin bing.
You wanna talk about making my day...how about both Peyton Manning AND the Cowboys getting beat in the same day. Both at home. Both in the playoffs. Now THAT is what I'm talking about.

Really, though, I hate Peyton Manning. I hate his commercials. I hated his Saturday Night Live skits. I hate his love for Tennessee. I hate his cockiness, and I hate his humongous forehead. His head is HUGE.

I also hate the Cowboys. Don't really have a reason, other than the fact that I'm a Steelers fan. That's about it. :-) Watching TO cry after the game was priceless.


Alonzo Lawrence looks like he's ours after this weekend's visit to the Capstone. "I would say Alabama is my No.1 school. Ole Miss is up there, but I don’t know coach [Houston] Nutt like I know coach Saban. Alabama didn’t try to pressure me to commit. They were straight. Alabama has the best of everything. They have the best locker room, weight room and practice fields. Everything they have is way better than any other school I have seen." Cha-ching.

This is what happens when you wait to commit to a school - you get rejected because other people wanted to be there before you. That's all there is to it. Gotta feel sorry for him a little bit, but it is what it is.

Well, they all thought that Felix Jones would be coming back for his senior season at Arkansas, but he's being projected as a 2nd rounder, and a possible late first rounder, so he's decided to declare for the NFL Draft. Should be good for us, because that leaves Arkansas with NO experienced playmakers. Read more here.

I don't watch a whole lot of NBA basketball, but I did happen to watch the 4th quarter of the Grizzles and Lakers last night. I have never in my life seen a more one-sided officiated game. Ever. With 9.2 seconds left in a 99-99 game, they called a completely bullshit foul on Rudy Gay of the Grizzlies, who wasn't even in a position to be able to foul Kwame Brown on the missed layup attempt. Brown hit the first of two free throws and the Grizzlies got the rebound and promptly called timeout with 7.2 seconds left. They inbounded from half-court, getting the ball to Kyle Lowery, who drove into the lane and was hacked from the back while driving, and then was hit to the ground on the shot attempt. Warrick got the rebound, but his last second three point was long and the Grizzlies lost. No foul called on Lowery's attempt. It was un-freakin-believable. I wanted to scream.

Speaking of wanting to scream, our beloved Tide is now 0-2 in the SEC now after a 71-67 loss in overtime at Arkansas. Once again, Richard Hendrix was a beast. Alonzo Gee scored 15 points, and Riley had 16. Everyone else sucked. Like usual. The worst part is seeing that we were 10/18 from the free throw line. You hit ONE of those, and you win the game. 55.6% free throw shooting? Richard Hendrix is a beast, but he can't shoot for shit. He needs to fix that NOW. Worse than that, the team finds ways to lose. Rather than giving themselves a chance to come down and win the game, after Beverly missed two free throws with less than 30 seconds left, Demetrius Jemison blocked out and had the rebound and lost the ball off of his foot out of bounds. I mean, are you serious? Townes hit two free throws, then we couldn't do anything with the ball on our last possession. The more we lose, the less interested the fanbase is. Recruiting is more enjoyable than watching this team continue to find new ways to lose.

We'll see what they do on Wednesday night at Georgia, then Mississippi State comes to T-Town on Saturday. Could we be looking at an 0-4 start in conference play? Wow.
 

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