Saturday, November 28, 2009

Love & Marriage........PGA Style

Say it ain't so........Tiger......

We were a bit skeptical when this story first broke yesterday.

Now sheds some new light......makes sense to us:

Tiger Woods: Injuries Caused by Wife, Not SUV

Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident. They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren -- according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident.

Tiger Woods

Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol -- that should happen this afternoon. But we're told Tiger had a conversation Friday -- with a non-law enforcement type -- detailing what went down before his Escalade hit a fire hydrant.

We're told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. We're told it was then Woods beat a hasty retreat for his SUV -- but according to our source, Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club.

Tiger WoodsWe're told Woods became "distracted," thought the vehicle was stopped, and looked to see what had happened. At that point the SUV hit the fire hydrant and then hit a tree.

We're also told Woods had said during the conversation Friday he had been taking prescription pain medication for an injury, which could explain why he seemed somewhat out of it at the scene.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vick Versus Ryan........Very Interesting

This was a pretty good article......from Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal Constitution....

He did his research......and compared Michael Vick's and Matt Ryan's first 26 games in the NFL.

Courtesy of Mark Bradley and the AJC:

After 26 NFL starts, how does Ryan compare to Vick?

The high point of Michael Vick's early days: The playoff victory at Lambeau Field.

The high point of Michael Vick's early days: The famous playoff victory at Lambeau Field.

Matt Ryan hasn’t had the sunniest of sophomore seasons. His team is 5-5. He threw 10 interceptions in a five-game span. His team has lost four of its past five. But with all the dissection we’ve done, here’s one thing we haven’t tried: We haven’t yet compared/contrasted the Falcons’ newest franchise quarterback with their previous franchise quarterback. Here goes:

• After 26 regular-season starts, Ryan is 16-10. After 26 regular-season starts, Michael Vick was 16-9-1. (Note: Owing to his apprenticeship behind Chris Chandler in 2001 and his broken leg in 2003, Vick needed four seasons to make 26 starts.)

• Ryan’s passer rating in his second season as a pro is 80.0. Vick’s passer rating in his second season as a pro was 81.6. Ryan’s career passer rating is 84.3. Vick’s career passer rating is 75.6.

• Ryan’s completion percentage in his second NFL season is 59.3. Vick’s completion percentage in his second NFL season was 54.9. Ryan’s career completion percentage is 60.3. Vick’s career completion percentage is 53.7.

• Ryan has thrown 12 interceptions through 10 games of his second NFL season. Vick threw eight in his second NFL season. Ryan has thrown 16 touchdown passes in those same 10 games. Vick threw 16 touchdown passes in 15 games in his second NFL season.

• Ryan has fumbled three times in his second NFL season, his team losing two. Vick fumbled nine times in his second NFL season, his team losing six.

• Ryan has accounted for 2,324 yards (passing and rushing) through 10 games of his second NFL season — an average of 232.4 yards per game. Vick accounted for 3,713 yards in his second NFL season — an average of 247.5 per game.

• Ryan’s team lost his first playoff start, which came in Phoenix in his first NFL season. Vick’s team won his first playoff start, which came in Green Bay in his second NFL season.

Even though the styles were dissimilar, there’s not a lot of difference between the raw numbers at this point in the two careers. But it’s worth noting that we’re rating Ryan at a personal low — though he did have a big second half in Giants Stadium on Sunday — and Vick after 26 NFL starts was among the most feared players in the league.

That 26th start came in Week 5 of the 2004 regular season. The Falcons would finish 11-5 and beat the Rams in a playoff game and reach the NFC title game. But that was the end of Vick as a winning quarterback. He was 15-15 over his final 30 games as a Falcon, and his last NFL start came Dec. 31, 2006. This year he has accounted for 67 yards, more than half of them coming on one run against the Bears on Sunday night.

We can compare/contrast Ryan to Vick as young players, and you can make the case that Vick was slightly better. (Though not as a rookie; he started only two games in 2001.) But we cannot compare the Ryan of 2009 to the Vick of 2009 because there’s no comparison. One is the starting quarterback. The other is a backup.

One man's opinion....but does make us think.....and that's a good thing.

On The Road........Again

We come to you....

Tonight from the great state of North Carolina....and the town of be exact. 375 miles and 6 hours from our small, southern, college town.

Interstate 85.........then Interstate 40. Through Georgia......then South Carolina.....and finally.....the "Tar Heel" state.

One Burlington, gas up.......and relieve body fluids.

Along the way...... we observed vehicle tags from Georgia, Mississippi, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio....and.....of course......that old couple ......going 50 the fast lane......with Florida plates.

I picked up a "rabbit" entering South Carolina........and tailed him to the North Carolina line.

After that........I had to become my own "rabbit". Pushing the envelope.....daring the troopers....leading a pack through Charlotte and Burlington.....until I left I-85 for the I-40 entry into Cary.

4 hours.........45 minutes........ Athens to Cary. Now we wait for the other family members to join us.......for our annual Thanksgiving......get-to-together.

The Lincoln LS.........performed.....magnificent.........

And we make another Post!

Happy traveling all....and to all......

Be safe.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Things......From the Week-end.....Learned & Lived

It is a ......Monday.

Are you smarter? We are.

Things.....we learned:

This new movie, "The Blind Side"........just may be a real good thing. Tell us if you've seen it. the NFL.

Georgia......losing to tough to swallow.

The Atlanta Falcons....can a road game.

Things......we lived:

Another rainy this small, southern, college town.....depressing.

Another gut wrenching both our .....Atlanta Falcons and our beloved Bulldogs.

Working on Sunday.....I had forgotten how is.

Thanksgiving plans........worth the wait....looking so forward to a week in Cary, NC.

We will be on the North Carolina ...for all of this coming week.

Hope all of you will have a great Thanksgiving......

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Play of the Night

Last night "The Highlight factory" known as Phillips Arena....the Hawks won ....again

NBA: Atlanta 105, Houston 103
ATLANTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Josh Smith grabbed a rebound and slammed it home with less than a second remaining Friday to give Atlanta a 105-103 victory over Houston.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Trails.........Uga VII

It was around 5:45 pm yesterday afternoon while I was watching one those judge shows.....when......low and behold......Fox 5 news in Atlanta.....broke in....with...."Breaking News".

I immediately sat up in my chair......and mused, "Plane crash? Terrorist attack? Murder suicide? Child kidnapping? Bank robbery? Car chase? Train wreck? An assassination?

No.........just a dead

The University of Georgia's English age 4..... had died suddenly....of a heart attack.

And seems .....the entire Bulldog in mourning. Some dire hard fans even took today off. Others cried at their desks....the local sports talkies ( at least here in Athens) were on the verge of they remembered .......Uga.

Those who know me.......know that I love animals.......especially dogs.

But I do put everything in perspective......

This was a mascot.......a overweight dog. Who just ......laid around.....his whole short life.

My hope is........some day.......(and I can only hope) .....these same people......wi
th all this love and passion......for a dog.....will see fit to share that love and passion......

With fellow human beings....

Ya think?

From the AJC:
Uga VII to be buried Saturday morning at Sanford Stadium

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hump Day.....News & Views

A rather slow day the sports world......but.....

We think......the world wide leader (ESPN) did one heck of a the 24 straight hours of college basketball to jump start the season.

The University of Georgia basketball .....well.....just not that good. Last night they lost to a mid major team (Wofford) home.

The University of Georgia football team is a 9 point favorite against Kentucky. This team has not beaten a quality team.......all more than 7......Does Vegas know something?

I know it's early.......but these Atlanta Hawks...are sure looking good.

Finally......from our friends at "":

Today is Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today in
Sports History

1943 - Philadelphia Phillies President William Cox was banned from baseball for betting on his team.

1949 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) was named the National Leagues Most Valuable Player.

1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year NFL career.

1996 - Chris Boniol (Dallas Cowboys) tied an NFL record when he kicked seven field goals against the Green Bay Packers.

1997 - The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays participated in their initial expansion draft.

Have a great ........Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hawks........Number 1

From our friends at "Bleacher Report":

Atlanta Hawks Top spot in Eastern Conference and NBA's power rankings


The has released their Week Three power rankings and guess who is number one? The Atlanta Hawks.

It is the first time in the eight year history of’s power rankings that Atlanta has topped the list.

After holding off the Portland Trailblazers last night in overtime, the Hawks are now 9-2 on the season and lead the Eastern Conference by one game over the Miami Heat.

Joe Johnson continues to be the franchise player after coming up huge in last night’s win at Philips Arena. He had 18 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Atlanta got the season-sweep over Portland 99-95.

Josh Smith added 20 points of his own to go with 16 rebounds, and a fifth straight win for the Hawks.

The Hawks moved into the Eastern Conference’s top spot after the Boston Celtics dropped two-in-a-row. Atlanta is tied with the Phoenix Suns for the best record in the entire league.

The Hawks have two more home games this week, including a huge matchup on Wednesday night.

The win over the Trailblazers has set up an Eastern Conference showdown between the Hawks and Heat on Wednesday at the Highlight Factory.

The Hawks and Heat (7-2) are the top two teams in the East, and have developed a strong rivalry after last year’s exciting seven-game first round playoff matchup.

The Hawks also have another test on Friday night when the Houston Rockets come to town. The Rockets are no push-over, after they beat the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center by double digits last night.

However, the Hawks do have a noticeable advantage at home. They are 4-0 in Atlanta this season and are winning by an average of 17.5 points per contest, according to the Hawks’ website.

The Hawks are proving that there are more than just three elite teams in the Eastern Conference. The Miami Heat also has something to say about that as both teams are having terrific starts.

Johnson also had nine assists to go with his 35 points, and Al Horford continues to the Hawks’ double-double man, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Atlanta was in comeback mode last night, trailing the Blazers 67-58 to start the fourth quarter. Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth quarter—two 3-pointers and hit a pair of clutch free throws with just 4.1 seconds to give Atlanta an 85-82 lead. Portland’s Rudy Fernandez drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.

Johnson added eight more points in the overtime, and it was Jamal Crawford who made two clutch free throws in the extra frame, to put the nail-in-the-coffin with 7.9 seconds left in the game.

A New Black NFL Head Coach

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Perry Fewell......

The newest black head coach of the NFL's Buffalo Bills...

From Wikipedia:

Perry Fewell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Perry Fewell (born September 7, 1962 in Gastonia, North Carolina) After serving as Defensive Coordinator he was named interim head coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League after the firing of Dick Jauron on November 17, 2009.

Congratulations.......and good luck......Perry.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Things......We learned from the Week-end was 77 degrees in this small southern college town. Rather warm......on a November day.....even in the deep south.

Could this be the start of........dare we say........."global warning"?

Just asking.......

Here's what the week-end gave us.......and some things we learned:

Happy Trails........A. I.

Iverson leaves Memphis by mutual consent - Washington Post

MIAMI (Reuters) - Ten-times NBA All-Star guard Allen Iverson has left the Memphis Grizzlies just a few months after joining them as a free agent.....

This is one ....expensive ...bird :

The NFL has fined Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo fans while celebrating Tennessee's victory over...

We are not surprised:

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was temporarily detained in Germany for allegedly skipping out on a $5,100 hotel bill for a post-game...

And ....she's ....barely 20:

Michelle Wie will arrive at this week's LPGA Tour Championship at the Houstonian Golf and Country Club today as the tour's newly minted...

Monday short shorts:

The Atlanta Falcons.....
are just an average......8-8 team.

The Atlanta Hawks.......went into the Boston Garden....and soundly beat the Celtics.

Georgia......showed signs of life against Auburn.

Stanford........put up half a 5 their 55-21 beat down of USC.

Georgia Tech.......may just be the best 1 loss the nation.

Air November?.....

It just........ain't right.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Dwayne Wade........Facial

In case you missed it.....

From last night......Cavs vs. Heat....

This was just an awesome display of a power dunk......Thanks to YouTube and TNT:

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Quote of the day........

"There's no starvation in Uganda. If you get hungry, you can go into the forest and pick a banana."
- Idi Amin Dada, after seizing power in Uganda, 1971.

Remember Idi? Another one of his quotes (in jest)......was from a Richard Pryor skit, "I like white man....just had one for dinner."

What idiot.....would mess with Iron Mike?

From TMZ,com:

Tyson Photog Speaks: Blood Everywhere

The photographer who ended up on the wrong end of Mike Tyson's fist says Mike got in 4 good punches and blood was gushing "like a water fountain."

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Pap Tony Echevarria claims:

- He wasn't disrespectful or aggressive
- Mike was initially in a good mood but turned sour when the pap asked about his wife
- Tyson became more agitated when he couldn't find a bathroom and saw the photog shooting him

As we previously reported, Tyson and the photographer were both busted for battery.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Katt ........Speaks

A follow Katt .....Coweta County.....Georgia.

From YouTube and WSB TV:

Sammy Sosa.......goes......Michael Jackson

Say it ain't so.......Sammy....

Seems former MLB star, Sammy Sosa.......thought he was .......too black!

From our friends at "Young, Black & Fabulous": sad.

Can a brother .......just be ......a brother??????

Sammy says,

“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed. . . . I use [it] to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some,” the ex-baseball star told the TV network Univision.

“I’m not a racist.I live my life happily . . . I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”

Oh Sammy...........oh ...really?

Hump Day.....News & Views

On the ......

second......of the 11th minute.....of the 11th hour....of the 11th day...of the 11th month.....

We hope you all paused.......on this Veterans Day.....and said a silent pray for veterans all across this great nation. The men and women of our armed forces have sacrificed so much....for so many.

I took my father (a veteran from the Korean War).....out the lunch of his choice. For he has more than earned it. Happy Veterans all who have served.

Some......"stuff"......we're following:

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former college and professional basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he has a form of blood cancer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the guy we used to know as Lew Alcindor
.....when he broke out of New York City....on his way to UCLA.

The story.....that just won't go away....From

Jamie McCourt -- I'm No Cheater

The soon-to-be ex-wife of Los Angeles Dodgers head honcho Frank McCourt says she never hooked up with another man before their marriage fell apart -- but she does plan on stripping Frank one last time ... with a plan that would make her the sole owner of Frank's beloved baseball team.

Jamie McCourt -- I'm No Cheater

In an interview with the L.A. Times, Jamie denied her husband's accusations that she was engaged in an "inappropriate relationship" with former Dodgers employee Jeff Fuller before things ended with Frank, saying, "I have never been with another man until the marriage broke up. Ever. Ever."

Jamie added, "I never even had a date until I was separated -- besides my husband."

Jamie also mentioned she had a plan to buy the Dodgers outright saying, "I don't need to be the controlling interest, I just love baseball that much and want to stay a part of it and lend my expertise any way I can."

It's unclear when and how Jamie plans on making her move.


And then.....there's our boy....Katt Williams:

Katt Williams Goes to Jail, But Doesn't Stay Long

(Coweta County Sheriffs Office)
Photo: Katt Williams mug shot.

ATLANTA (CBS/AP) "Pimp" comedian Katt Williams hasn't had it easy the lately.

Last Tuesday, Williams was accused of kidnapping a teen after a 911 call. On Sunday, he was thrown in jail on suspicions he had burglarized a suburban Atlanta mansion where he is staying while filming a movie.

He was all just a big misunderstanding....between him.....and 2 stupid detectives....okay, Katt.


We had "sideways" rain in this small, college town......for two days.

Drought?.....what drought?

Have a great "hump day".......and hug a veteran.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You're Fired!!!!!!!! Part 3

The University of Memphis........fired its head football coach the other day. Tommy West.

"It's ....painful", said Tommy.

This poor guy.....

Imagine if he was coaching at a real big time college program. In the SEC.....or the PAC-10....or the ACC.......or the Big 10.......or the Big 12?

Instead........he was fired as a Memphis....a mid major.....but....

He had the last word........And I think his superiors ......were caught.....just a little bit guard.

You decide.....

Courtesy of YouTube and Fox Sports:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Things From the Week-end.......

I don't know.....I can't say....

But I do know this......

This particular Monday, I don't feel so smart. Then again....I don't feel especially dumb.

We had our share of Rihanna (with the 60 minutes piece)......Note to both Chris & Rihanna: "You two are boring this point......It was, let all of us just move on. He beat you stayed with him.....he beat you stayed.... by the grace of God, you came to your senses......and turned him in.

We can only have moved on. We have.

And our wonderful world of sports.......

It was....just one of those ......"blah" week-ends. A little bit of this.....a little bit of that. Some college football mixed in with some NFL......with a sprinkle of the NBA. So goes:

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Retired professional football great Lawrence Taylor was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident in the Miami area, police said.

Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!!!

Even a thug.....deserves ....a second chance:

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, suspended for punching a Boise State player, has been reinstated and is eligible to play in the No. 16 Ducks' next game.

Yep....this is that same guy.....You remember......the one that cold-cocked that Boise State the first game of the season.....on national TV.

Michael Vick....1 carry......2 yards.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Romo hit Miles Austin with a 49-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass Sunday and the Dallas Cowboys beat Philadelphia 20-16.

So much for the Michael Vick experiment in Philly. It's like the Eagles have a 400 horsepower Hemi........and they are driving in the fast lane.......doing about 40 conserve fuel.

Note to Philly........"punch it".....put the pedal to the medal.........use it ....or lose it. Let's see .......what Vick........can be.

Home.......Sweet Home....

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Atlanta scored in the first quarter on a Matt Ryan pass and 62-yard interception run by Tye Hill Sunday and went on to beat the Washington Redskins 31-17.

These birds have only lost 1 home game.....under this new regime of head coach Mike Smith....11-1......we should re-word it.....and say, "Dome, sweet dome".

A.I. ?????? A.I.??????

MEMPHIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Allen Iverson has left the team to handle a personal matter, The Commercial Appeal reported Saturday.

The Detroit experiment failed. (We told Now this. Iverson one time......a great basketball player....who was under 6 feet tall.....but could score with the best of them. But.........we all get old. And at age, 36.....well .....let's just say, A.I., you're not 21 ......anymore.

So there......didn't learn a whole lot........just another Saturday and Sunday.

And now........we have another week to deal with .

Have fun!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On this Day.....

From our friends at

Today is Saturday, November 7, 2009

Today in
Sports History

1936 - The New York Americans beat Toronto in the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a hockey game in Canada.

1962 - Glenn Hall set an NHL record when he played in his 503rd consecutive game as a goalie.

1963 - Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League's Most Valuable Player.

1965 - Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers) was sacked 11 times by the Detroit Lions.

1968 - Red Berenson (St. Louis Blues) scored 6 goals in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blues won the game 8-0.

1973 - New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

1983 - Ali Haji-Sheikh (New York Giants) kicked his second 56 yard field goal.

1988 - Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde.

1991 - Magic Johnson (NBA) announced that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball.

1992 - The Phoenix Suns played their first game at American West Arena.

1999 - Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Night Humor

Sent to us........From my brother-in-law......Larry.....


Sad custody case...see below.

    A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Clarke County, GA courtroom drama Monday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible.

    The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more
    than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.

    After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that
    domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

    After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Georgia Bulldogs whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Colorblind.......or just Stupid?

This is hilarious......

Welcome our friends at Red Lasso.....

Enjoy the clip:

Divorce.......MLB Style

A follow up story ...........from our friends at

Jamie McCourt Strikes Out in Court

Frank McCourt won't have to see his wife around the office -- at least for now. A judge just shut down Jamie McCourt's bid to be reinstated as CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

And, in a scene straight out of "War of the Roses," the judge ruled Jamie gets exclusive rights to the family swimming pool in Holmby Hills between 6 AM and 2 PM.

The judge also ruled Jamie gets exclusive use for now of the couple's Malibu home, each gets 2 trips to their various homes to remove their valuables and neither one can remove the other's name from their credit cards.

Frank fired Jamie last month after the bitter split in a marriage that lasted nearly 30 years.

Two Cities.........Two Views

Give them their due........

The New York Yankees won a world series.......for .......the 27th time. 27!!!

First.......a view from the Philly papers:

Now.......let's hear it for those Famous NY tabloids:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hump Day.....News & Views

Wednesday......."Hump Day".....

Some "stuff".......we're following:

From the "I want to be like Plaxico" files.....we give you this story:

Dodgers' Padilla hurt in gun incident
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla was treated for a gunshot wound after being accidentally shot in the right leg.

Guns........and pro athletes........just don't make a good mix.....period!

In case you missed it:

NFL: New Orleans 35, Atlanta 27
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Drew Brees passed for 308 yards and two TDs Monday and the New Orleans Saints held off a late threat to get a 35-27 win over Atlanta.

Atlanta had their chances on Monday night......But Matt Ryan threw 3 , a pick 6 the other way. The Saints are now 7-0......But.....

Falcon fans should rely on history. In their 40 something year existence, the Saints have never made it to the Super Bowl......and ........they will not ......this year.

These are the New Orleans Saints.....mark our word......the wheels will come it injuries, bad luck........or both. This is a cursed city......and the football gods will never let these Saints......go undefeated.......much less a Super Bowl.

Alright......we were wrong:

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 27 points Tuesday and the Atlanta Hawks used the fast break and a dominant inside game to down Portland 97-91.

We thought the Hawks would never win on the west coast.......Last night, they proved us wrong. This Jamal Crawford dude.........can ball!

MLB's World Series.....enters game 6:

Phils' Victorino will play despite finger injury - The Associated Press

NEW YORK — All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino was in Philadelphia's starting lineup Wednesday night for Game 6 of the World Series despite a finger injury. Victorino was struck on his right index finger by a fastball from AJ Burnett in the first ...

has been an entertaining series.....and a ratings success for Fox. MLB has learned a valuable lesson: Let the games start earlier. In the past, the first pitch would not be made until around 9:30 eastern standard time. This year, the games start promptly at 7:57 pm. Meaning......MLB.......has all of us on the east coast.......watching......instead of sleeping.

People born on this just might know:

Actress Loretta Swit (MASH) is 72.
Actor Ralph Macchio ( The Karate Kid) is 48.
Survivor host Jeff Probst is 48.
Actor Matthew McConaughey is 40.
Rapper-producer Diddy (Sean Combs) is 40.

Finally......I hope you guys voted yesterday......No , I did not.......but we didn't have any races going on in this small, southern, college town.

Finally......finally.....I actually heard......Christmas a store I was in yesterday....and we're just barely into November....Go figure!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Things......We learned from the Week-end's Monday.....

Then we should be a tad bit smarter........For ....we learned a few things.....from the week-end.

Two college football programs.......very over-rated: Georgia and USC......

Two college football teams......that are "pretenders": Oklahoma State and Iowa....

Brett heck of a quarterback.........

The NFL football NY Giants.........have some serious problems.....

The Tennessee Vols........are a pretty decent football team......

The Oakland Raiders.......are a bad football team.....

The Atlanta Hawks.......cannot win .......on the west coast.....ever.......

The NY Yankees.......will win the world series.... only as the last spectacular......wreck....

And ........the most important thing we learned? Set those clocks back......before....going to bed. If not.........Sunday mornings on a Daylight Savings Time week-end.......can be .....shall we say......a bit confusing.

A New........."Bat Man"

This was really.......bizarre.......and funny.....

Manu Ginobili......of the San Antonio Spurs......made quick work....of this bat...

Courtesy of YouTube.......and the NBA:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another View...... From Mark Bradley.....

We were not the only ones.....burning up .....over the Georgia Bulldogs latest futile attempt to play a competitive football game against that enemy ....and arch rival........Florida.

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution & columnist, Mark Bradley:

His headline read:

Another black Saturday in Jax reveals UGA as second-rate.....

One more is hunting a third BCS title; the other is trying to get bowl-eligible. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

One is hunting a third BCS title; the other isn't bowl-eligible. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Jacksonville — The game was a total loss, but the lesson imparted need not be. After yet another lost Saturday in Duval County, this much is beyond dispute: Georgia is no longer a major player in its division, let alone the nation.

Mark Richt began his somber media briefing by saying, “Well, here we are again.” And there they were, lopsided losers. It was 49-10 last season and 41-17 this time, and for all the good work Richt did in the early part of this decade, he and his program have been lapped by Urban Meyer. And Richt, once so clever and driven, seems to have run out of ideas.

He tried the color-scheme gimmick Saturday, presenting his players with black helmets after they’d warmed up in the usual red headgear. The upshot of this was to make Georgia look like an Arena league team and to cow the nation’s No. 1 team not one whit. After 11 1/2 minutes, the guys in the orange hats led the guys in the black hats 14-0.

“It’s not the helmet,” safety Reshad Jones said. “It’s what inside the helmet.”

Well, yes. With an extra week to prepare, Willie Martinez seemed even more witless than usual. As bad as the Gators’ first two touchdowns were, the third was an affront to everything Red and Black. Facing third-and-3 at the Georgia 23 with 1:32 left in the half, Florida ran a simple option. Tim Tebow faked a handoff and burst up the middle. He scored the touchdown that put him ahead of the hallowed Herschel Walker without being touched.

“They’re a good team,” said defensive end Justin Houston. “But it seemed like every time we made a bad play, they capitalized on it.”

In the first half Georgia had eight penalties. In the second it had four interceptions. If it was to have any chance against the Gators, it had to play a clean game. Instead it authored another in a series of messes.

If we’re to believe recruiting rankings, the gulf between Georgia and Florida shouldn’t be so pronounced. But Saturday was another installment of men against boys, and it called to mind the barb Steve Spurrier sunk into Ray Goff in this stadium 18 years ago: “Georgia gets all these players — I don’t know what happens to them.”

Players go to Florida and get, to invoke another Spurrier-ism, coached up. Players come to Georgia and are left to their own devices. Martinez is a substandard defensive coordinator, and no other position coach can be said to have done fabulous work. (Unless you count Kevin Butler, who isn’t a coach but who did sire the prodigious punter Drew Butler.)

Said Richt: “We’re 4-4 this season. I don’t think it’s an indictment of the program. I think it’s an indictment of where we are this year.”

Except Georgia has underachieved three times in the past four seasons, and as Richt himself noted Saturday: “There’s no guarantee of a bowl. The question is, will we play a game when we don’t do something that hinders us from being the best we can be?”

The Bulldogs have never lost more than four games under Richt, but they’ve never been 4-4 under this coach, either. Regarding possible changes, he said: “It’s not good to make decisions within minutes of an emotional game. You’ve got to settle your mind and settle your spirit, and then see where you are.”

As darkness fell on Halloween 2009, Georgia was again where it has been too often. The program that has all the resources was left to wonder why it has fallen so far behind Florida. And the ugly truth has never been more apparent: Florida might or might not have better players, but it absolutely has better coaches.