9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 4th, 201012:42 pm
I think if the Braves really wanted Damon, he’d be here no doubt. I don’t think Wren would have any difficulty coaxing the needed money from Liberty. I think Liberty trusts his judgement entirely and he has rewarded that trust by remaining frugal and maximizing their dollars.
February 4th, 201012:43 pm
Have there been this many teams this late in the season with a legitimate claim to be No. 1?
Kentucky is good and John Wall is fun to watch. Kansas is balanced and well-coached. Syracuse is playing its tail off. Villanova is really good (and so is Scotty Reynolds).
Some teams are getting exposed, some more than others. But I think the Final Four this year ought to be three very, very good games.
I don’t see a monster team coming out of the ACC. Duke has some holes. UNC is showing how valuable a point guard (or lack thereof) is. Florida State might have the best shot at making a deep run. Tech’s problem is not talent. It is coaching.
And good Lord, what happened to the Pac 10?
lexbrave, you might want to check out the NCAA power ratings. Here’s the link.
Of the top six teams, No. 5 Kentucky has played the fewest games against other teams ranked in the top 25 (they’ve played one).
Kansas is No. 1 in the power rankings and also has the most wins in the country against teams ranked in the power-rankings top 25 (they’re 4-0 in those games).
They are 10-1 against teams in the top 100 in the power rankings, same as No. 3 Villanova. If anyone has a beef it’s Syracuse, which is 13-1 against teams in the top 100, including 3-0 against teams in the top 25. (Kentucky is 7-1 against teams in the top 100).
Here’s a link to the strength-of-schedule power ratings http://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-basketball/ranking/strength-of-schedule-by-team
In that category, Georgetown, Wisconson and Kansas State are 1-3, with Kansas at No. 10, Villanova at No. 11, Syracuse at No. 19.
Kentucky is No. 65, one spot behind BYU (which has a 21-2 record, by the way).
February 4th, 201012:44 pm
The day is coming when Jair and Hanson are going to be making 15-20 million a season each. Let’s see what the Braves are going to do about that…hmm…any guesses?
February 4th, 201012:47 pm
February 4th, 2010
unbelievable – you new here?”
February 4th, 201012:53 pm
“John Wall is fun to watch” yeh if you like watching Paul Pierce, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade play. Kentucky is a bunch of thugs. And John Wall gets an extra step or two every time he goes to the rim. Can’t compete with that on the college level.
And Cousins…first he punches a player, then a fan…whats next a ref?
MFin04-No one is advocating Super Two-ing every player, but I don’t think Hanson was quite ready, either (he was throwing way too many pitches early in the season) and there’s no way to prove he was (and certainly no need to keep speculating as 09 is over).
If Heyward has a great Spring, maybe you go with him-or not. If you’d been reading what DOB has written, you’d know that not very many players with that little experience at AAA make it and stick right away.
I think when all is said and done, you just won’t be happy until the Braves boost payroll to $135-45 mil. Like someone above said-it’s really easy to spend someone else’s money. You never know-were Liberty to boost the payroll that much, how many people from other divisions of their business might have to be laid off?
When all is said and done, you work with what you have and if you have to pinch pennies and hold people back to field (hopefully) continually successful teams at lower payrolls, then you do what you have to do and pay little attention to fans who think they should bankrupt themselves for their pleasure.
February 4th, 201012:54 pm
Lex, you have been pwned.
February 4th, 201012:55 pm
MFin04-What will they do? Who knows? Ask you for a loan?
February 4th, 201012:58 pm
RHR–I also listen to Dan Patrick. It’s like what Venice Jim said, they keep it fun and dont take themselves too seriously. On the other hand, DP gets the best guests and he is the second only to howard stern when it comes to interviewing. I think howard stern is way too crude most of the time but DP is like him in that he never just lobs softball questions to his guests.
February 4th, 20101:00 pm
also, regarding the DP show, if u wait until about 12:30 or so, u can stream the day’s show with no commercials. As far as talk radio goes, I think that is very key.
February 4th, 20101:01 pm
“John Wall is fun to watch” yeh if you like watching Paul Pierce, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade play. Kentucky is a bunch of thugs.
Heath, where are youuuu?
Seriously though, a bunch of thugs? They’re good, plain and simple. I hate Kentucky and I readily admit this. And, I think most basketball fans do enjoy watching Pierce, LeBron, and D-Wade play. Or, was your point to imply those players are thugs too?
Wall is fun to watch and he’s going to be the number 1 pick in the draft this year so you should probably get over it.
Bankrupting is overspending on Tex, Jason Bay, Matt Holliday, etc. It is not spending 3-5 million more on a guy like Johnny Damon.
I’m not advocating adding 40 million to the payroll. That’s absurd, but depending on how you look at it, the Braves may or may not have 3-5 million to spend. Or they simply go over budget by 5 million dollars and ask for a government bail out, it seems to work for most other industries these days.
And you know how congress loves to get involved with baseball. Its a win-win situation.
February 4th, 20101:03 pm
DOB – Have you listened to the new Midlake album yet? I read a very negative review of it and decided to put off picking it up, but I’d be interested in hearing what you think of it. — Nick Shay
Nick, I waited to reply because I’m literally listening to it for the first time this morning. Actually, finishing second listen right now. I bought it and excellent The Soft Pack CD last night, along with two others I haven’t listened to yet.
Anyway, about Midlake’s The Courage of Others. If you liked their first two, including the superb The Trials Of Van Occupanther, then you’ll probably like this one, too. It’s quite good. Beautiful record, lush even. Harmonies are striking. But … it’s more mellow than the previous two, more folk-influenced, and not at all upbeat.
There’s a lot of Fleet Foxes sort of atmospheric sound. Actually, it’s got a Moody Blues sound, if you’re older or that’s a group you’re more familiar with.
February 4th, 20101:04 pm
the most consistent team all year has been Syracuse. Hands down really, the quality road wins and overall quality wins make up a resume that cant be matched really.
The day is coming when Jair and Hanson are going to be making 15-20 million a season each. Let’s see what the Braves are going to do about that…hmm…any guesses?MFin04
I am assuming that Lowe and Chipper’s #’s will be off the books by then. Salaries rotate. Places where there are expensive veterans now will have to be cheap rookies. It’s like crop rotating.
Shanks A Lot
No politics please, per blog rules.
Steve from OH
It is not spending 3-5 million more on a guy like Johnny Damon.
If it’s for only one year, it’s not, and I feel like he’d probably be a Brave if he’d take one year. But he wants two, and I can certainly understand their reluctance to give him two years guaranteed.
February 4th, 20101:09 pm
We might have a little good luck charm on our sides … Lindy’s 2010 MLB season edt. has the Braves in 2nd behind Philly. This is the same magz. that had Atl. finishing 3rd in ‘07, 4th in ‘08 and 3rd in ‘09.
The day is coming when Jair and Hanson are going to be making 15-20 million a season each. Let’s see what the Braves are going to do about that…hmm…any guesses? — MFin04
MF, I gotta ask: Do you enjoy current-era sports at all? And if so, how? You just seem to have one of the most sour attitudes imaginable about so much of what we discuss. I don’t understand why someone would focus on what Tommy Hanson is going to make six years from now — yes, it’ll be six more seasons before he’s eligible for free agency and the $15-20 mill salary you’re talking about — rather than what he might do over the next six seasons for the team you presumably like.
Six seasons, MF. Not one or two or three. It’ll be six full seasons more before Hanson’s eligible for free agency. And you’re thinking about what happens then, instead of the 200-plus starts and 100 or more wins he will probably pile up between now and then? I mean, it’ll be three more full seasons before he’s even eligible for arbitration for the first time.
February 4th, 20101:10 pm
Yes because we all know the term thug is racist. Or is an accurate description of a team or players who foul guys overly hard, punch fans in the face when they lose (Cousins), and throw MMA knockout elbows to other guys heads when you have pinned them to the court (Cousins).
And it probably is all reflective of their coach who is a perennially cheater and a man of terrible integrity.
John Wall probably will be the overall number 1 pick, which doesn’t mean too much in this day and age, (plus its a weak NBA draft). John Wall is a great NBA player, I don’t disagree with that. He just is not a great college player. It ruins the game when they allow guys to travel, just can’t stand it.
February 4th, 20101:11 pm
Hillbilly, February 4th, 2010, 11:47 am … “So many potential Wang jokes out there. Let’s just hope the Yankees plan to re-sign him.
Yanks extend Wang?”
Yanks extend Wang and climb on top of the AL East.
Say it ain't so!
I like Wren and I think he has done a good job as GM but I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. I agree with DOB that he would never say anything negative about the team. Of course he is going to say he likes the team the way it is. I think it’s still a possibility that the Damon thing could happen. If the Braves think that having Damon makes them a playoff team then I think they will pull the trigger.
February 4th, 20101:13 pm
MFin04 …Two Guessing…First if we don’t win the World Series with this two guys in the Rotation, Hanson will be with California Angels Or a Dodger…Jair will be a Red Sox or a Yankee……Second, hope the economy be better in a few year so the Braves ask for a Loan .
February 4th, 20101:14 pm
I agree with DOB that he would never say anything negative about the team.
Why would he?
“Hey guys, we suck this year, don’t even bother coming out!”
February 4th, 20101:15 pm
Ok, first I never implied anything racial about your comment. And, it sounds like you’re penning the whole team thugs just because of one guy (I’m guessing Cousins since that’s the only name you provided). I wasn’t trying to start anything with you but it’s like DOB said, you seem pretty sour about everything and anything that is discussed on here. And, honestly your original comment about the team just seemed kinda assy.
DOB. That’s pretty much my point. If it is 6 season until he gets massive money, what is the deal with all the super 2 concerns. We’ve gotten so caught up with money, that we won’t allow the Hansons and Heywards of the world to play until mid-season. That’s my point with whole Hanson thing. If Hanson and Heyward are ready, let them play. Who knows, they may end up winning rookie of the year and leading the team to the playoffs.
And I really enjoy watching the Braves play, I just don’t want to see payroll limit what the Braves can do on the field. Especially if it is only 3-5 million dollars.
“So many potential Wang jokes out there. Let’s just hope the Yankees plan to re-sign him.
Or we can hope for a lot of interest in him.
“Four teams want Wang!”
February 4th, 20101:16 pm
Although, I agree with you about Calipari. Not my favorite person in the world.
February 4th, 20101:19 pm
Though I abhor and detest the majority of sports talk radio (it is truly the vast wasteland, especially in Atlanta), I will listen to Patrick and Rome. There are elements of Patrick’s show that are good — he did a good interview with Michael Vick two days ago — but his detractors have a point with its sort of frat-boy, frat house atmosphere.
I find Rome to be a giant tool and yet, I somehow enjoy listening to his show, on occasion. He will take a dead horse and beat it ceaselessly for a segment or two or more.
The Steve Czaban (he’s out of DC) show used to be a good listen in the morning, until Fox Sports Radio cashiered him for …
Screamin’ A. Smith.
God help us.
February 4th, 20101:20 pm
MFin04 is the Mark Bowman of this place. “you gettin excited … HAHAHA, not if I can help it!”
Steve from OH – I think two years is probably a little absurd. Similar to if Loaf wanted 2 years. But if you could get Damon for 2 years-6 million or 1 year-4 million? You might think about it.
I think someone said Matt Diaz was set to make something like 3 million next year. I don’t see the Braves paying him that next year, similarly to Ryan Church, Jeff Francouer, Kelly Johnson.
February 4th, 20101:22 pm
I wouldn’t want Damon for two years, period. I’d offer him one year guaranteed with a mutual option for a second at the most.
February 4th, 20101:26 pm
With all quiet on the Damon front, it appears we’re resorting to Wang jokes.
(Resisting mightily the urge to join in …. so many cheap, easy sophomoric shots to take … desk guys in sports departments across the US are digging out their best Wang references, only to have their Wang head cut off by the slot guy …)
February 4th, 20101:27 pm
Careful, you don’t want to be construed as a homer with your 1:09 post. Remain negatively objective so I lose enthusiasm for my team. Just kidding of course, I enjoy your defense as someone who knows the most about the organization because it can legitimize some of my thoughts.
February 4th, 20101:34 pm
Hanson needs to rest and so does Jurrjens so we can get rid of these pitchers that will command high salaries in the not to distant future…Hey Cashman of the Yankees…do you have any can’t get to the majors prospects for these two?That’s right….Liberty Media wants a team that isn’t worth a plug nickel…but Frank and I are YES MEN so we do what we are told.
February 4th, 20101:36 pm
I’d like to see DOB do an IP search and see who is really posting as “Sheruholtz Report.”
Good spelling, btw.
February 4th, 20101:37 pm
That’s right…..Nothing More Needs To Be Said!
February 4th, 20101:39 pm
And I really enjoy watching the Braves play, I just don’t want to see payroll limit what the Braves can do on the field. Especially if it is only 3-5 million dollars. MDim04
So break out your check book and write Frank a check to sign Damon
I was looking at the current listing of players on the roster for ST and i keep seeing Joe Thurston. Can someone tell me who he is and whats up with him?
February 4th, 20101:44 pm
well kentucky didn’t choose to be number 1 on the week they lost their one and only game. a lot of people predicted that at south carolina would be kentucky’s first lost well before they became number one. the fact that both things happened at the same time was purely coincidence. but unless you are just a kansas homer drinking chalky kool-aid you have to admit that kansas has struggled since being renamed the #1 team.
but like you said, in retrospect nobody cares about would haves or could haves, but that doesn’t change the fact that my original statement of kansas not playing like a #1 team in the country lately is, well true.
i never said they aren’t being called the #1 team in the country by default however, which would have been, well untrue.
February 4th, 20101:47 pm
My Movies; ‘Guilty Pleasures’ —
– The Karate Kid 1-3
– Friday the 13th 1-8
– The Notebook
– The Breakup
– Child’s Play 1-3
– The Peanut Butter Solution
– Jaws 2
February 4th, 20101:48 pm
Steve from Ohio….I guess you are upset because your “Indians”are doing the same thing…dumping good players…..by the way…I never said I or Frank were those guys that work for the Atlanta Braves…the only thing that was mentioned was the truth about Liberty not caring about the team…just about the bottom line….If Ted Turner was still the owner we wouldn’t have this conservation….if you would like to discuss this in person please let me know!
why don’t you go to espn and look him up stretch..the basics on him he’s a scrub who hit in the .220 range for the cards last year and 10th infielder if you ask me
February 4th, 20101:49 pm
man I would hate to go to TnBrians house for movie night
I guess you are upset because your “Indians”are doing the same thing…dumping good players
Uh, I’m a Braves fan…
lexbrave: I gave you statistics. Power rankings. Strength of schedule. RPI. Whatever you want to ignore or put much stock in, that’s up to you. But honestly, you’ve not provided one convincing argument for why Kentucky should be ranked ahead of Syracuse, Villanova or KU. As much as you might think pollsters should shuffle their top five according to how good a team looked in one game, rather than whether it won or lost, that’s not going to happen. Thankfully.
Quality wins. Strength of schedule. RPI. Gimme something, my man. Just not, “They looked good and your team didn’t.” That’s tired.
Stinger – I hear you on Rome…he gets the top interviews, and he can run off a funny segment here and there, mostly due to listener call in or email, or drops, but I don’t really like Rome, the guy. The guests and the callers/emailers and the producers are really what makes his show good, not anything he does. He grates on my nerves at times with how full of himself he is…and he has a slight speech impediment that, if he were a more likeable person, I probably wouldn’t notice, but he gets under my skin and therefore, I notice. But anyway, thanks for the recs on DP, everyone. I’ll give it a listen if I can find it streaming online somewhere during the hours I’m at work.
February 4th, 20101:50 pm
Post game 1 playoff headline:
“After Wang fails in Boston, Girardi looks to Pettitte”
the most consistent team all year has been Syracuse. Hands down really, the quality road wins and overall quality wins make up a resume that cant be matched really. – darren
You must not have been watching the same game that I was against DePaul this past weekend. Trust me, I’m a ‘cuse fan as well, but you’re not helping their cause. DOB continually acknowledges them as one of the 4 top teams, but apparently that doesn’t satiate your thirst for validation.
Saying that any of the top teams are “hands down” anything at this point is absurd. Let the season and the tourney play out, and stop trying to pick arguments buy using falsely conclusive language. Just try to enjoy the fact that they have a great team this year, and have a legit shot to make a run.
February 4th, 20101:52 pm
STRETCH, he’s an Afro-American ballplayer who’s made a career as a bench player/spot starter mostly playing the IF for LA/Phi/Bos/St.Louis. Not much of a bat, but plays pretty good defense.
February 4th, 20101:53 pm
Thankfully, it all gets decided on the court.
If you watch Kentucky play, it is evident that power rankings and strength of schedule are irrelevant when decided the caliber of this team.
Line this team up with anyone. They are the best team in the country. Are there teams that can beat them? Of course.
just to name a few.
College basketball decides its champion in a one and done tourney.
I still like Kentucky over anyone else in that format, but there are so many factors at play, that until you see the brackets, it’s hard to get a true gauge on what to expect.
But right now, Kentucky has the best point guard, and the best big man. Both are freshman, and both are still learning.
The fact that they are young may be enough to keep them from being ready to win a national title. If so, so be it.
But right now, when the best teams in college basketball are named, Kentucky is right there, no matter what metric you use to make your determination. Just watching them play, it’s obvious.
My top 4:
February 4th, 20101:54 pm
dave, are you really using a website called teamrankings.com as your source of who has the best “power rankings” and who has the most win vs. teams in their ranking system?
kentucky is 4-0 against actual top 25 ranked teams this year, 2nd only to syracuse who is 5-0 against actual top 25 opponents.
kansas is 3-1 against actual top 25 opponents…
Cold Stove, I wouldn’t invite you. You’d probably scream at all those scary movies and sob at those heartbreakers. I gotta girlfriend to hold on to me already.
DOB, if you hear about Damon tying his shoes or anything like that, please fill us in…
February 4th, 20101:55 pm
MFin04And realistically there is no such thing as payroll capacity. If they are that strapped for cash they could have a Braves car wash and some bake sales.
c’mon MFin. you know better than that, right?
February 4th, 20101:56 pm
RHR – danpatrick.com seems to take you to the right place (or through cnnsi)
toga party: Thank you. A voice of sanity. Do you get the feeling these guys, Darren and lexbrave, are freshmen at these schools (’Cuse and Kentucky) or something? I say that because they don’t sound like longtime fans of two proud, tradition-rich programs (which those two schools certainly are), the type of fans who’d understand the insignificance and tenuous nature of a No. 1 midseason ranking.
Who cares? Schools that have rarely been ranked No. 1, maybe. But for big-time basketball schools, why does it matter? Answer: It doesn’t.
February 4th, 20101:57 pm
out of the three teams I pull for in BBall (UNC, Alabama, and UAB), who wouldve thought that UAB wouldve been the best. UNC and UA are dreadful this season. At least Grant has finally shown these guys how to play defense. Its just too bad Gotfried only brought in athletes, not basketball players.
soph, it’s good to see someone who doesn’t let their hatred of a team cloud their ability to see reality.
I have people come over to my house and look at movie collection and their eyes get as big as bowling balls. Like a kid at Christmas.
don’t think anyone you would invite would come with your movie picks, but it’s what you like so more power to you. And if you think childs play and friday the 13th is scary ummmm yeah ok
February 4th, 20101:58 pm
probably cause they can’t believe how crappy it is
February 4th, 20102:00 pm
By the way…you spelled Schuerholz wrong….thought you might like to know, since you’re giving his report and all.
Your categories for Double Jeopardy are:
Barbecue Joints of the Southeast
Coen Brothers Movies
Wang Jokes, and
Days It Does Not Stink to be Justin Verlander.
February 4th, 20102:02 pm
DOB, I was sick when I received an email from UKathletics.com pushing a tshirt claiming Kentucky was #1… It was january, it has been a while but I was disguted that they would make a tshirt celebrating a trivial ranking. At Kentucky we hang banners for championships, we shouldn’t be touting a january poll ranking.
February 4th, 20102:03 pm
oh and for anyone who thinks kentucky is overrated, just look at this direct quote from an nba scout.
when sideline reporter jeanne edwards asked one nba scout at kentucky’s game tuesday vs. ole miss why there were so many nba scouts and gms there (21 of the 30 nba teams had scouts there, the most ever to attend a college basketball game) his response was, “robbers go where the money is and kentucky has the most talented team in the country, period”
that does not sound like the description of an overrated team.
does it mean that the are going to win a national title this year? who know, the ncaa tourney can be a crap shoot depending on how the brackets are laid out
that all remains to be seen, but could anyone not drunk on some other team’s kool-aid argue that they are overrated? not with any sanity.
For any of you college hoop fans I’m looking for an unbiased opinion. Scottie Reynolds parents are neighbors of mine. He is a great kid, doesn’t drink, never heard him curse and does things the right way. He has a chance to be Villanova’s all-time leading scorer if he finishes the season on a strong note. The NBA Draft website http://www.nbadraft.net doesn’t even have him listed as getting drafted. I have played alot of pick up games with him and his buddies and the word is he might not be quick enough for the pro game…my thought is look at Steve Blake he is on his 3rd contract. He might not be the workout warrior but he is a gamer with a fantastic attitude and work ethic. …anyone have any comments on if they think he can make it ? My guess is that the Wiz will take him with a 2nd round pick.
Friday the original has some scary little parts, but yeah, the rest are far from it. Child’s Play is more comedy to me, never scared me. Exorcist and The Shining are what I call scary while movies like Last House on the Left and Hills Have Eyes are more gory.
Shutup Cold Stove, I know what’s scary and what isn’t.
Lew…I will need some help for Sunday….The National Weather services
Just issue a Blizzard Warning for South Jersey & Philadelphia starting tomorrow at 4:00PM thru Saturday At 7:00Pm…Going to call all my friend to be early Sunday for Super Bawl Party and bring Snow Plow to help me get out of this Storm.Wow…i never see more Snow in my Live, i going back to Puerto Rico until Baseball Season Start.
February 4th, 20102:04 pm
Yes, thanks be to God that college basketball settles this whole debate with a tournament at the end of the year, what a great idea!
just like you flip flop every day on signing damon and all your other babbling
kentucky is 4-0 against actual top 25 ranked teams this year, 2nd only to syracuse who is 5-0 against actual top 25 opponents. — lexbrave
On and on it goes. Lexbrave, those are the actual computer-generated power rankings and RPI and strength of schedule ratings, the things the tournament committee uses to pick at-large teams and seedings, etc. As opposed to the Top 25 rankings — the very polls that you find so subjective and that you complain so much about, presumably because you don’t like how pollsters vote on a week-to-week basis.
So what’s it gonna be, you think the polls are more valid, or the cold, computer-generated rankings? Do you believe that the subjective opinions of coaches and media members voting for the team rankings are more valid, or the power rankings that a computer determines based on strength of schedule, road wins, etc.?
Because I’m good with either that you’d prefer to put more stock in. You tell me. One or the other. Or should we go with neither and just let you, lexbrave, do the rankings? (Or maybe brent a?)
And if you don’t like the name of that site I gave you, try this one, which gives you the up-to-the-minute RPI rankings (Kentucky is a solid No. 3 and climbing in RPI, by the way, behind only Kansas and Syracuse and ahead of Villanova).
February 4th, 20102:05 pm
Friday the original has some scary little parts, but yeah, the rest are far from it. Child’s Play is more comedy to me, never scared me. Exorcist and The Shining are what I call scary while movies like Last House on the Left and Hills Have Eyes are more gory
lol, yet friday 13 part 4 is in your top 10, lol ok pumpkin
Chris from the Rock
Where was all this Detroit Tigers’ cash for Verlander (and possibly Damon) when they traded away Granderson and Jackson. It makes zero sense to me.
February 4th, 20102:06 pm
Cold Stove had to chime in with his little smart aleck comments again. Didn’t you do this last time?
February 4th, 20102:07 pm
Spot on with your take on Romie. Sometimes, I want to give him a big “errrr!!!”
February 4th, 20102:08 pm
when was the last time pumpkin? seems to me even DOB thought you were on the moron side with your top 10 movies last night. And sorry that you flip flop everyday on signing Damon. I personally think you have the IQ of a pet rock
February 4th, 20102:09 pm
Thanks for the Midlake review, DOB. I’ll have to add it to my list. I really enjoyed _The Trials of Van Occupanther_, but I read that the new disc did not hold up by comparison. Sounds like I should give Soft Pack a listen as well. I’ll probably check it out on lala.com. I don’t know if many people know about that site, but it’s a good place to hear music before you make the plunge and purchase it (in whatever format), especially since they let you listen to an entire album once all the way through online. It works pretty well if you have a decent pair of speakers on your computer.
RHR, I love the DP show. I’ve found it on KLAC radio, based in LA, which you probably already knew. Anyways, I listen to that every morning from 9-12 if I can. Someone mentioned his frat-boy shtick, which could rub some people wrong. I just think he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and dig that kind of humor. I recommend you check it out.
February 4th, 20102:10 pm
And speaking of the Tigers, if you think Lowe’s $15MM/Year is bad, think about these:
Magglio Ordonez: $18MM
Carlos Guillen: $13MM
Jeremy Bonderman: $12.5MM
Dontrelle Willis: $12MM
Nate Robertson: $10MM
Why does Dombrowski still have his job?
Cold Stove, the 4th Friday was my favorite of all those movies, didn’t say all but the first were bad, just said they weren’t scary, pumpkin.
i can't take it anymore
February 4th, 20102:13 pm
Anyone going to the Phil Lesh and Bob Weir show in Charlotte next Wednesday?
February 4th, 20102:14 pm
Thanks Jim and Thrill…I’ve listened to KLAC online before, I’ll check it out in the a.m.
I like most frat-boy shtick so that won’t be a problem.
thinking about taking off tomorrow cant make up my mind
February 4th, 20102:15 pm
It would be so funny if you could catch some of these tough bloggers out on the street. They know it all so that must mean they’re tough dudes. Yeah, ok. Guess that’s why this is their palace to vent and grow their courage because they can’t do it outside their safe home.
Who doesn’t flip flop when it comes to all these rumors that seem to change every few days? At least as a fan who doesn’t have the inside scoop. One thing hasn’t changed and that is I would love for Damon to be a Brave.
February 4th, 20102:17 pm
Chris From The Rock – I’m with you. Not sure about the Verlander deal, after supposedly trading Granderson and Jackson to save money. Do we know the yearly breakdown for the Verlander deal, or is it just $16MM per for the next 5 years? If so, that’s double what he would’ve gotten in arbitration this year and likely a lot more than next year.
February 4th, 20102:18 pm
My top ten Movies of all Time:
10.) Demolition Man
9.) Judge Dredd
6.) Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles
5.) Terminator 2
4.) Total Recall
3.) The Rock
2.) The Long Kiss Goodnight
1.) Billy Madison
What do ya’ll think?
This coming from the guy who a week or 2 ago said he could take chipper, lol. And who is acting tough? catching someone out in the street, lol. Also, the tough guy TnBrian saying he has a girl to hold onto during scary movies. you are a trip TnBrian.
Do you get the feeling these guys, Darren and lexbrave, are freshmen at these schools (’Cuse and Kentucky) or something? I say that because they don’t sound like longtime fans of two proud, tradition-rich programs (which those two schools certainly are), the type of fans who’d understand the insignificance and tenuous nature of a No. 1 midseason ranking. – DOB
Yes, I do get that exact feeling. Most of my friends who are Syracuse fans / alumni are quite level headed about their team this year, and optimistic about their chances in the Big East / NCAA tourneys. They’ve also seen enough basketball to refrain from pointless hyperbole at this point in the season.
I’ll be at the Big East tourney in The Garden again this year, and I can’t wait to see some amazing basketball. Besides ‘cuse and Nova, I’m thinking G’town is going to make some noise in both tournaments. It’s gonna be fun to watch.
February 4th, 20102:21 pm
sorry I made you made TnBrian, little man. Sorry your feelings are hurt little guy. It will be ok go get a hug from your girl and watch a scary movie so she can hold you close during the scary parts
This is one cool movie trailer and you even get a shot of Kevin Bacon getting owned by a crazy woman, LOL
February 4th, 20102:23 pm
since most have seen your top 10 movies TnBrian I don’t think anyone will be jumping at that chance to see your link
February 4th, 20102:26 pm
Cold Stove, awww come on … PLEASE!
February 4th, 20102:27 pm
chris from the rock Where was all this Detroit Tigers’ cash for Verlander (and possibly Damon) when they traded away Granderson and Jackson. It makes zero sense to me.
maybe the cash for verlander was tied up in granderson. thus the trade.
February 4th, 20102:28 pm
Hey not to brag but I was the one who started this movie conversation. Didn’t you say something to that effect last night TnBrian? That must have made your day that you finally got 4 or 5 posts in response to something you said. Actually it probably made your entire year.
February 4th, 20102:29 pm
Good link Tennessee brian. That is some funny stuff. I thought that crazy woman kind of looked like Sandra Bullocks.
February 4th, 20102:30 pm
dave, even if you follow rpi and computer ranking you have kansas ranked above uk by merely 0.02 points. the problem with computer rankings is that they are more influenced by what other teams do than what the actually teams being ranked do on the court. if last year’s final four teams UConn and UNC (defending champion) hadn’t gone into an utter tailspin lately they wouldn’t be dragging down UK’s rpi each and every week. in the eyes of a computer a team that went 20-0 against teams consistently ranked near 50 in the rpi would be ranked higher than a team that went 20-0 against 2 top 10 teams and a bunch of teams ranked 70 or worse in the rpi.
but you never bothered to ask how i would rank the top 5 (although i think you probably have assumed)
i would put syracuse at #1 because of the quality of the opponents they have beaten, UK would be #2 on my list but would easily jump to #1 if they go on to beat tennessee and vandy on the road.
February 4th, 20102:32 pm
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