5:16 pm January 4, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 7th, 201011:20 pm
“4 hours later and N8 still trying to say that he was only wrong by 1 game (even though he accused me of being wrong by 1 game in the first place).”
Yup. Just as I suspected. Vinegar and Water. I knew it.
Brandon from Warner Robins
They’re gonna call pass interference on that but miss those two on Texas drive? wow these Big East officials are just awful.
January 7th, 201011:21 pm
Unreal. That ball was vastly under thrown. The ref calls the pass interference penalty on that pass……yet doesnt call it on on several obvious pass interference plays by the Alabama defense?
Meanwhile, #2 is killing Texas right now. Stupid penalties.
January 7th, 201011:23 pm
Spirit is so good
Steve, my first two brand new guitars were Charvel models. Loved them in the 80’s. The Floyd Rose tremolo system was state of the art back then, and every metal head needed one.
Now, I wouldn’t like them so much. I was to cheap (or poor), to afford the “neck through the body” guitars, and the on their bolt on models, where the base of the neck meets the body is like a 2×4 bolted on. I always had a tough time even reaching anything above the 17th or 18th fret, because your wrist would just hit the neck and stop.
I’ve got two PRS guitars, a CE-24 bolt on (much smoother connection between body and neck), that I bought in 1994. And just this past October, I bought a 2008 Mira which is a set neck (no bolts). The Mira is PRS’s version of the Gibson SG. No maple top on the body, so it’s light as hell, but it has coil-taps so it’s damn near a strat/tele when you need it to be as well.
As far as arguing with the stop sign? Whatever. Now I’m just messing with him. Not going to acknowledge he exsists to him. But I’ll keep talking about him like he’s not here (we couldn’t be so damn lucky).
I’m not sure what he wants from me. I ripped his post. Acknowledged I was wrong (and that he was right), and then he continued to rip on me for not apologizing. Now he thinks I’m still actualy arguing about the original topic.
Nope. Now I’m just arguing with myself over whether he’s a douche-bag or not. On one hand, I think he’s a douche. On the other had, I really think he’s a douche. So you can see my dilema.
I’m sure it will work itself out.
January 7th, 201011:24 pm
Does Fox have a contract with DMB too?
“I have refrained from name calling lately… “ —– Dentz
Wow, after all this time and 2 bannings, the man tries to be civil. How is it that none of us want you around?
N8………I call it being a hypocrite on your part. You still havent admitted to accusing me of being one game off……..yet you were all over me for accusing you of being on game off.
Regardless, I was right in both cases.
January 7th, 201011:25 pm
Heath: The Hall now decides which hat a player wears, no longer defers to the player’s wishes in cases of multiple teams. So it’s got to be a lock that he wears an Expos cap, even though he won his MVP award with Chicago. He spent so much more time with Montreal — 11 of his 21 seasons. He only played six seasons with the Cubs.
For a similar case, consider Gary Carter. Played 12 seasons with Expos, five with Mets, but won his only championship with the Mets and wanted to have his plaque depict him in Mets cap. Hall said no, and he’s depicted in Expos cap.
Far tougher decision might be with Maddux, but I think Hall would have to go with Braves. He spent 11 seasons with Braves, 10 with Cubs, and had more of his absolutely dominant seasons with Braves.
January 7th, 201011:26 pm
Oops….I meant ABC
Steve from OH
N8–thanks! Don’t think I can afford a PRS, though. I’ve read good things about the Charvel neck, though, and for the price I’m being offered I can’t really beat the specs I’m getting…
January 7th, 201011:28 pm
TRB (aka tiny real bytch)………I could care less what you want. It’s obvious that you dont care about what I want either.
As I stated earlier, I’m not going anywhere. So screw you.
I could care less what you want. It’s obvious that you dont care about what I want either.
lol, sounds like an old married couple.
January 7th, 201011:30 pm
BTW–I’m very jealous of you having not one but two great PRS guitars…
Andrew in PA
January 7th, 201011:33 pm
DOB,so if Heyward proves he is NOT ready to join the braves,is our outfield melky,nate,diaz everyday? You cant say that is not a weak outfield.
January 7th, 201011:34 pm
I hate how late these games finish. I hope I make it.
January 7th, 201011:35 pm
Got us a game, folks.
Now, this is good. He’s found his rhythm.
January 7th, 201011:36 pm
Perfect time for another “whoop whoop” from T-Hawkin’ on four-minute delay…. (just kidding, man.)
If Texas can stop Alabama one more time, this could get to be very interesting. 24-21 Alabama.
Bama, Come On, This is Not Good!!!
Rob in pain from (SC)
How big was that dumb ass play call at the end of the first half look now
January 7th, 201011:37 pm
Lent#, other guy: You’re missing a pretty good game. But don’t let us interrupt your little pillow fight.
Gilbert wasn’t the national high school player of the year last year (by most accounts) for nothin
January 7th, 201011:38 pm
Wow. Didn’t see this coming. Win or lose, gotta give major kudos to Gilbert.
January 7th, 201011:39 pm
Heath……..what is lost in all this is the fact that Ingram hasnt played since early in the 3rd quarter when he got hurt.
Look at how ineffective Bama’s offense has been since he’s been out of the game and they have had to rely on Richardson. When you was going on your rant about McCoy not playing defense,etc………..I said that if Ingram got hurt, Alabama would have a hard time moving the ball. I also said that Richardson is able to come in and get his because Ingram wears down a defense.
However with no Ingram, the defense is teeing off on Richardson in the second half.
This just shows you how important one person can be to an offense. Ingram not being in the game has allowed Texas an opportunity to get back into the game.
January 7th, 201011:41 pm
Looks like Saban has a sense of urgency and put Ingram back in the game.
It's all about me, Paul Dense
January 7th, 201011:42 pm
I can see urgency on Sabans face, I can “recognize” it…
football is such a plebian sport, all smelly and rough. Paul and I are too refined to pay attention to such barbarianism. Now if there were lions…
January 7th, 201011:43 pm
LMAO, you got jokes D.O.B
Well aight, let’s do this! ‘To Pass the Test Ya gotta beat Test If ya smell what the hawkin is cookin”"
How you like the SEC Now partnah?
January 7th, 201011:44 pm
Mac must not have a sense of “urgency”…
It’s looking less impressive than it did an hour ago, that’s for sure
January 7th, 201011:46 pm
N8 and Steve from OH:
Early Charvels were made in the US by Grover Jackson and were really well made. In the 90’s, they were all made in Asia and were a pretty low quality bunch of guitars. But the Charvel brand was bought by Fender in ‘02, and the San Dimas models are American made and pretty nice instruments.
I’m an SEC guy, but five minutes into listening on radio and hearing McCoy was out–turned it off. Boring, boring, boring game.
I am right way more than you are, moron…. neeener neeeeener neeeeeener…
VOR–that was my thinking! An American Charvel is a great route!
That was fckin funny…I have already lost my voice!
if Bama wins you will start listening to old Mariah…? want to make a wager?
January 7th, 201011:47 pm
BTW–you have mail!
93 yards in 3:18? If it happens, dude will become an immediate legend and a star on ESPN Classic.
January 7th, 201011:49 pm
I didn’t know Anders had it in him
January 7th, 201011:50 pm
Or not. If they can hold them to a FG, it’s still possible.
January 7th, 201011:51 pm
No Diggidity! No Doubt!!!
January 7th, 201011:53 pm
jeffrey d–Keep me posted…again, I don’t watch football but still have a sentimental interest and I happen to have house guests not from this country, who have negative interest. What’s happening?
January 7th, 201011:54 pm
SEC Rules Again….
Whooooo, Rock On!
Its Time to bump that “Rock and Roll Part 2″ Heeeyyyy You Suck!!!!
January 7th, 201011:55 pm
Ballgame for Real!!!
How ya likes me know?
January 7th, 201011:57 pm
Thanks again, VOR!
Moe Berg – Texas was mounting a huge comeback – they were as close as 3 points – until they fumbled it and Bama just scored off the fumble. It’s 31-21 for Bama with 2 minutes left. It’s pretty much over barring some huge plays for Texas
January 8th, 201012:00 am
Ok, time to go, I think…
Moe – Texas’ backup QB throws an interception with under 2 minutes left. All that’s left is for Bama to run out the clock
And now I remember why I stopped frequenting the blog a while ago…
January 8th, 201012:01 am
SEC REIGNS SUPREME AGAIN! Take notes BSPN!
January 8th, 201012:03 am
Paul why do you fight on here every night
January 8th, 201012:08 am
ahhhh….hate that song Bama fans sing when they win. Especially when it’s close. They were up by 3 against Texas’ backup quarterback with 2 minutes left. I wouldn’t call that beating the “hellouta” Texas.
January 8th, 201012:09 am
jeffrey d–Thank you so much for the updates…I’ll go grab some dinner now. Finding that I was more interested than I would have suspected. Greatly appreciate the updates.
January 8th, 201012:10 am
Colt McCoy is one classy individual.
January 8th, 201012:11 am
jeffrey d–Thank you so much for the updates…I’ll go grab some dinner now.
No problem…it was a good game. And I really hope you live on the west coast
January 8th, 201012:12 am
Ay-yi-yi. Every damn day.
January 8th, 201012:13 am
ROLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!! National Championship #13 YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
“TRB (aka “the real bytch”)………..again, your feeble mind is unable to comprehend how witty my comebacks are.
It’s ok, just keep on being the little bytch you’ve always been.” —- Dentz
I just put all of your “witty comebacks” into my college computer. The computer’s reply was, “data from an a-hole“.
January 8th, 201012:14 am
I was rooting for the SEC team but Dern I hate Alabama. Oh well go SEC thats 4 in a row and 6 overall since the BCS started. God Bless the best football confrence in the world!
oye….I’mma get some things done and go to bed before it gets even immaturer here. Good game…go SEC
January 8th, 201012:15 am
What’s your favorite Wilco Album? I am trying to spend my X-mas iTunes gift cards, and am always looking for more music. My tastes vary widely (top two favorite bands are Built to Spill, followed by Tool–which is the best, and most talented metal band out there, if you ask me), but for the most part, I I like rock music, in it’s many forms. I’ve seen that you like Built to Spill, and occasionally mention them in your posts. When I lived in Atlanta (4.5 years of grad school) I saw at least 3 or 4 BTS shows at the 40 Watt Club or at Variety Playhouse in Little 5, and I’m pretty much down with everything they do.
Perhaps you could recommend a particular Wilco album and/or something else I might like. I saw your top 50 of this past year, obviously, but I would prefer some rec’s that were the most indicative of their sound (or the sound of other similar bands). Thanks!
January 8th, 201012:16 am
“immaturer” sounded funnier in my head
Good game…go SEC
Come on jeffrey, say it – Roll Tide!
Night! & congrats!
January 8th, 201012:17 am
Come on jeffrey, say it – Roll Tide!
I wouldn’t go that far. My Bama fanship ends after tonight
Bud & Barry..Go sooners...
January 8th, 201012:18 am
ALABAMA…8 NC titles not 13. Do not count that other Bullsh$$t.
If that was the case, Oklahoma would have more than anybody with 17!
Thank you DOB.
January 8th, 201012:19 am
I figured it did.
January 8th, 201012:21 am
Wonder if DOB is looking for a good exorcist
January 8th, 201012:24 am
who cares how many they got, they won this one. Congrats Bama!
side note – mccoy is a class act and when someone is down you get to see their true character, he’s earned my respect. Also, Texas fans should be very proud of Gilbert and the rest of their team
January 8th, 201012:25 am
I see this encarnation of Lentz is a pimp
unbelieveable……….good 12:24am post. Totally agree with you. Gilbert played his A$$ off in the second half.
January 8th, 201012:26 am
Last time it was a robot
RHR, congratulations, wherever you are.
cabravesfan, get well.
Jim, I just made a late meal with mashed potatoes on the side. Yes! Garlic and onions are includied.
TRB, funny stuff, man.
So, its safe to say that Bama will be ranked #1 next season. Tide has a lot of key players returning. I’m interested to see if Tide Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart comes back to Athens to fill UGA’s vacant DC position.
January 8th, 201012:29 am
January 8th, 201012:31 am
Tom – excellent! Watching last episode of Chuck marathon on the way to sleeping (which some of us do)…
January 8th, 201012:33 am
Kirby is interviewing tomorrow for the TA&M head coaching position. Their AD was in attendance tonight, I think he either stays or gets a HC job
January 8th, 201012:34 am
Frank Wren needs to reconsider his career path. He would make one hell of a political analyst given his abilities as a spin artist. The only way this team makes the playoffs is if Jason Heyward becomes the left handed version of Albert Pujols in his rookie year. The Braves are being cheap and there is no way to deny it. I would venture to say that they are one of the least improved teams of the off season.
Got the new Baseball America in my mailbox today, and it’s got the AL East teams’ top 10 prospects. You already know Braves got what had been the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, in the Vazquez trade. They didn’t have time to make the changes after the trade, and I thought it was interesting to look at what they had projected to be Yanks’ starting rotation for 2013:
2. Phil Hughes
5. Zach McAlister
Here’s their rundown on Vizcaino:
3. Arodys Vizcaino, rhp Born: Nov. 13, 1990 • B-T: R-R • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 189
Signed: Dominican Republic, 2007 • Signed by: Alfredo Dominguez
Background: When the Yankees spend big money during the international summer signing season, they usually give it to position players, such as Gary Sanchez, Wily Mo Pena and Jesus Montero. Vizcaino received the largest signing bonus the club has given a pitcher in that market, signing for $800,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2007. He dominated the short-season New York-Penn League last summer before a muscle strain in his back ended his season in August.
Strengths: Vizcaino has the most electric arm in the system outside of Andrew Brackman, and he’s much more polished. Vizcaino sits at 90-94 mph with his fastball and regularly runs it up to 96. His quick arm generates easy velocity, and the ball seems to explode out of his hand. His best pitch is a hammer curveball that he throws with solid command. Club officials say his curve is second only to A.J. Burnett’s in the organization. He has a sturdy, durable body.
Weaknesses: Vizcaino’s changeup has improved but still grades as below average. He’s raw and has plenty of work to do on subtle skills such as setting up hitters, fielding his position and holding runners. He also could have a more mature mound presence.
The Future: Given Vizcaino’s youth and ceiling, New York will handle him carefully. He figures to go to low Class A Charleston for 2010, starting in the first half and relieving in the second half to keep his innings from piling up.
January 8th, 201012:36 am
David O’Brien……..the way Baseball America describes the Vizcaino kid, he would have a promising future as a closer.
Thanks for the insight on the game tonight. I watched it at the local watering hole with the mute sound so reading your previous posts has enlightened me on what really happened. Thanks.
By the way, Southern Soul Bar-B-Que here on St. Simons Island is the real deal . . . anyone out there ever tried it?
January 8th, 201012:37 am
“You’re missing a pretty good game. But don’t let us interrupt your little pillow fight.” DOB
First of all I couldn’t care less about college football, other than that’s where most NFL players come from. For almost a decade (before DVR’s made things convenient), I worked EVERY Saturday that I wasn’t gigging, and worked most evenings during the week. Never got into it. So, while it sounds riveting, I relay that college football is about as exciting to me as college hockey is to the rest of the world where it isn’t a big deal.
Second of all, I wouldn’t clasify it as a pillow fight. Think of me as the guy with the key-chain laser drving the frickin’ cat up the wall (literally). I stopped actually caring about the “pillow fight” around the time I told him I was no longer responding directly to him.
He’s right, I was wrong on the subject we were arguing (for the 3rd time). But in the end I win, because he’s still a douche. Aint no argument for that. Aint no cure for that. He’s the one that has to live with himself. Not me.
Who knew a baseball blog could be so entertaining? =)
….David O’Brien……..the way Baseball America describes the Vizcaino kid, he would have a promising future as a closer.
Texas A&M has a coach, Mike Sherman. I assume you mean Texas Tech.
January 8th, 201012:40 am
NorCal…….where in Northern Cali are you located?
I still think Tommy Tubberville is the leading candidate at Texas Tech. But Schultz tweeted earlier that the report saying Kirby was interviewing with Tech was false. I dont know maybe I’m mixing things up.
Piece – As far as Wilco goes, it doesn’t get much better than ‘Being There’ or the two ‘Mermaid Ave’ albums they did with Billy Bragg (Woody Guthrie tributes).
‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ is still my favorite from their newer stuff, but they all have their positives.
If you’re not as much of an alt country / americana fan, you should probably check out their more recent albums. Tweedy was still evolving from his Uncle Tupelo roots in Wilco’s early stuff…
January 8th, 201012:41 am
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots
As good as Bama is, I think they got a little lucky when McCoy left the game. For the record, I’m not a Bama fan. I’m a fan of the wager I made on them to win. Two entirely different things.
January 8th, 201012:42 am
I’m in San Francisco. How’s the weather in Danville? It was pretty nice earlier here in the city…..and then around 2:30pm it turned very overcast and cold.
Yeah, my bad Texas Tech not A&M. DOB, any chance of allowing people to edit their post on here?
January 8th, 201012:44 am
The funniest thing about Dentz and his repetition, is that he keeps talking about me accusing him of being “1 game off”.
He can’t even get the accusation correct.
Has anybody ever considered that he might actually be mentally challenged? I think it’s a very real possibility. Somebody should get him a helmet before he hurts himself.
January 8th, 201012:45 am
It’s chilly and very foggy, low 40’s.
January 8th, 201012:48 am
I’m just upset DOB is trying to take the blog back to baseball…whats up with that LOL
I’m still trying to figure out what hotel to stay in for ST (actually I guess I should book my condo in Breck first but don’t expect help from here on that one)
January 8th, 201012:50 am
Thanks for that info Dave.
When does spring training start? a bunch of us students are wanting to head down to florida for spring break and catch a ballgame or two while we’re down.
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