1:54 am February 5, 2010, by David O'Brien
Voice of Harold
February 6th, 20105:07 pm
Speaking of Community Q (which I also need to check out), the Italian place on the corner has good stuff, too. I keep wanting to call it “Carpazio’s”, after Vin Diesel’s character in Saving Private Ryan, but that’s not the name.
February 6th, 20105:08 pm
February 6th, 2010
Voice of Harold: That’s good to hear — more for the rest of us. Mac-and-cheese. Ummmm (imagine as Homer Simpson response).
I can fully imagine it, including the drool.
February 6th, 20105:10 pm
Lew, I didn’t catch the shoe size- I wear a 10-6E,which I can only get with New Balance at a specialty store here in town.
February 6th, 20105:11 pm
If you’re staying in tonight, fire up the popcorn popper. Classic Steve McQueen double feature on TCM.
Bullit & The French Connection.
February 6th, 20105:14 pm
DOB UK is blowing out LSU at the half 42-14…. is this kinda what we should expect from the KU-Neb game today?
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
February 6th, 20105:16 pm
Here’s one of them MUCH better pics of Shania I was telling you about yesterday…(LOL)
February 6th, 20105:28 pm
February 6th, 20105:31 pm
link to Maddy’s for those interested.
February 6th, 20105:34 pm
Yeah, there’s just SOMETHING about a woman in a pair of tight, leather pants (LOL).
Let`s Start the Season
February 6th, 20105:35 pm
Hey thar Tater! Thanks for the headsup on both those flicks. Cold as it is, good night for stayin in. Bullitt is a great one. Chase scene is at bout the 3/4 mark of that one. French Connection, does not have Steve McQueen, but rather Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle, inthat one`s great chase scene. Also, a good scene where he kicks ass in a thug bar. Very politacly not correct, but oh so good to see. Wish we could see that stuff more often in real life.
and even DOB has to admit, she looks pretty damn hot……even with his admiration for Penelope Cruz…(LOL).
February 6th, 20105:40 pm
“If you’re staying in tonight, fire up the popcorn popper. Classic Steve McQueen double feature on TCM.
Bullit & The French Connection.” – Couch Tater
Nice! Thanks for the tip, Couch Tater, those are two of my favorites. I think I’ll record them both and try to squeeze in “The Hurt Locker” on DVD as well.
February 6th, 20106:09 pm
I’m a huge French Connection fan, haven’t seen that movie since I saw it at the theaters a long time ago. Not that familiar with TCM, did y’all mean TMC, The Movie Channel?
February 6th, 20106:10 pm
TCM = Turner Classic Movies
Rob from SC
February 6th, 20106:47 pm
February 6th, 20106:54 pm
Can’t remember seeing Bill Self as upset with officials as he is at end of this first half. Just got a technical, working on a second one….
February 6th, 20106:55 pm
Braves 2010 offense will produce roughly 29 wins. I guess our pitching will have to pick it up again.
Forgot to say, that’s according to CHONE’s projections
Closer in Lawrence that expected…
February 6th, 20106:57 pm
Frank from KS: Nothing personal, Shania’s music is just so dreadfully boring to me that I can’t get past it enough to care much for her looks. But she is gorgeous, for what that’s worth….
Heath, we don’t have many, if any, blowouts like that in the Big 12, brutha. Lot of highly competitive teams that play defense. Nebraska’s led the Big 12 in D for three straight years.
By the way, haven’t you said that — “closer than expected” — about every single game this year involving a highly rated team that wasn’t decided by a 10-point or greater margin? On any given Saturday in college hoops, Heath, any team will give the top-rated ones a run. Or, for that matter, any given Monday. Or Tuesday….
Besides, it’s only halftime.
February 6th, 20107:03 pm
“By the way, haven’t you said that — “closer than expected” — about every single game this year involving a highly rated team that wasn’t decided by a 10-point or greater margin?”
Perhaps, we could have Random come to verify how many times it has been said.
February 6th, 20107:05 pm
Good point, Moe. We should have an impressive cut-and-paste chronicle of said proclamations within an hour.
February 6th, 20107:09 pm
…don’t know that I have said that a ton…but I did expect KU to be out front by quite a bit more than the current score. Not an indictment or anything….just thought it would be a laugher for KU.
February 6th, 20107:11 pm
South Carolina has 16 points at halftime against Tennessee. No, really. Sixteen….
Heath, no worries. I was just pointing out that you do seem surprised a lot when KU or any top team doesn’t blow out unranked but competitive teams. Nebraska and Iowa State almost always play tough against KU. (They usually lose, but do give them good games.)
By the way, Huskers now up by four early in second half. KU’s 54-game home winning streak on the line.
February 6th, 20107:13 pm
Been watching a Canadian series named Flashpoint about a SWAT that is trained to defuse situations whenever possible. Very very good series, many of the endings are not happy and can be extremely moving. The first episode or two of the first season were not as strong but after it got going it is highly recommended. Only the first season is out on dvd yet, I downloaded the rest.
February 6th, 20107:18 pm
How many of you guys think the ‘10 pitching staff will be as good as or better than the ‘09 pitching staff?
February 6th, 20107:19 pm
…on the flip side, I expected a close game between SC and UT…but as you pointed out DOB…SC can’t throw it in the ocean 10 miles off the shore right now.
Gotta say…a 54-game home win streak is quite impressive. That is part of why I expected a “no contest” in tonight’s game.
February 6th, 20107:20 pm
“Shania’s music is just so painfully boring to me …” DOB
Yet, he’s saying this while watching basketball. Sorry, Dave. That was just set up too perfectly for me.
Was Flashpoint on one of the networks for a while? I think it was one that I used to watch- you are right- it was very good
February 6th, 20107:21 pm
DOB I was just looking at IMDB on Jeff Bridges page and he’s going to be in another Coen brother movie with Matt Damon called True Grit…here is the plot for it: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer
Jurrjens4NLCY–I have to think that having 5 good starters from the beginning of the season certainly has to help. I am guessing that Lowe has a stronger season. If Hudson is right that his arm is feeling the best it has in years, I think we can expect good production for him. The bullpen looks like it has more depth. I think the pitching might be stronger, barring significant injuries.
February 6th, 20107:22 pm
Beyond Downey, SC doesn’t have a consistent scoring threat. I thought last year that Muldrow might develop into a decent scoring threat, and Raley-Ross has his moments. But no one really can put it in the hole night in- night out.
February 6th, 20107:23 pm
KU will win…They have experience and its HUGE in college BB especially Kentucky will make it past the Sweet 16…
Sharon Collins is playing like TY LAWSON did for UNC last year..Although Collins is not nearly as good as LAWSON
especially in the NCAA tourney meant to say
February 6th, 20107:25 pm
“I’m bored” Rob from SC
I know, I know. I mean, for me it’s like how many times can you go shoot pool, go to the movies, rent a movie, go out to eat, get drunk and spend money you don’t really have when you finally say, “I QUIT”? Plus it’s cold, wet and nasty out with no Braves on TV. At least superbowl is on tomorrow night.
Was Flashpoint on one of the networks for a while CBF
yeah I think it was but that’s not where I saw it. I like a lot of Canadian stuff and Hugh Dillon who I like was mentioned as being in it. Got the dvds and got totally hooked. The two male leads are bald if that helps whether you watched or not.
February 6th, 20107:26 pm
I agree, I think the difference between ‘09 Vasquez and ‘10 Hudson will only cost about 3 wins, however if Vasquez was still on the Braves, he wouldn’t be all that better than ‘10 Hudson. Maybe 1 win.
February 6th, 20107:39 pm
Yeah, that’s the one- it was only on for about 2/3 of a season but I liked it very much
February 6th, 20107:43 pm
Heath – looking like deja vu all over again – Tribe down 1 with 50 seconds left…
DOB I was just looking at IMDB on Jeff Bridges page and he’s going to be in another Coen brother movie with Matt Damon called True Grit…here is the plot for it: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. G’Boro
The original with John Wayne and Glenn Campbell was really good. The sequel “Rooster Cogburn” with the wonderful Katherine Hepburn was even better. If you like John Wayne movies.
February 6th, 20107:45 pm
Jayhawks have taken control of this one, looked very good in last 10 minutes….
Yet, he’s saying this while watching basketball. — TnBrian
Well, if college basketball is boring to you, I guess that’s a clever line. But since it’s not in any way, shape or form boring to me, the line’s kinda weak. And meaningless.
February 6th, 20107:48 pm
This year, W&M may have done better if there were in the ACC, huh?
February 6th, 20107:49 pm
Heath – amazingly enough, we pulled it out – W&M 59 – Ga State 56
February 6th, 20107:50 pm
I just thought of something… I have no idea what your favorite baseball team actually is. Care you divulge? Can’t speak for everyone else, but I can say that I would’t be that upset if you didn’t say the Braves. (Kinda thinkin’ you could be a Cardinals fan…)
February 6th, 20107:55 pm
Nooooo. I didn’t know your guys were playing my guys. Boooo.
February 6th, 20107:59 pm
Soph – sorry – well, not really We were trailing the whole game, and pulled it out in the last minute…
Steve from OH
February 6th, 20108:00 pm
Efrim, you linked me to a hockey blog a long time ago…something with salaries and projected cap hits and whatnot. Do you remember what it was? I’ve been trying to figure it out with no luck…
A loss tonight would have been frutal for W&M.
February 6th, 20108:01 pm
It’s okay, VJ – I’ll live. I have a soft spot for State but don’t keep up with them much anymore.
February 6th, 20108:03 pm
The Rock Chalk Jayhawk chant is so eerie.
Good point, Heath – they would have been forced to have nothing but frute for dinner Sorry, could not resist – I know you meant brutal…
February 6th, 20108:05 pm
So after Braves win world series in 2010, who manages allstar game for the NL in 2011?
February 6th, 20108:06 pm
Salt life, I gotta disagree with you on that one. I absolutely loved True Grit, but I thought Rooster Cogburn and the Lady was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I suppose it doesn’t help that I don’t like Katharine Hepburn, but watching a full length film where the whole plot is Hepburn bossing around our favorite tough guy while he awkwardly does a routine that’s half Step N’ Fetchit and half Roscoe P. Coltrane from the Dukes of Hazzard just kind of made me sad. They should have gotten Alan Hale to play that role instead of the Duke; it would’ve been more fitting to what they were ostensibly trying to achieve.
February 6th, 20108:07 pm
chant is so eerie. Soph
do you mean eerie, or weird?
February 6th, 20108:10 pm
I know I may be strange, but instead of watching basketball, I spent the last hour watching “Two and A Half Men.” While I acknowledge the greatness of “M*A*S*H” and “Cheers”, 2 1/2 is the funniest sitcom I’ve seen. And I’ve only seen a handful of episodes.
nolie – both I guess. Definitely eerie because of how creepy they sound when they’re chanting.
February 6th, 20108:13 pm
Grinch……….agreed it was beneath the Duke, but it was nice to see him be able to step outside of his tough guy personna. I thought he did well at it.
February 6th, 20108:17 pm
agreed it was beneath the Duke, but it was nice to see him be able to step outside of his tough guy personna Salt
yeah I agree with that statement. he wasn’t above pokin’ a little fun at himself. I’m a big Kate fan too, but I can’t agree that it was a better movie than the first.
Grinch……John Wayne movies…..1. Big Jake 2. Rio Bravo 3. The Shootist.
February 6th, 20108:20 pm
“I suppose it doesn’t help that I don’t like Katharine Hepburn, but watching a full length film where the whole plot is Hepburn bossing around our favorite tough guy while he awkwardly does a routine that’s half Step N’ Fetchit and half Roscoe P. Coltrane from the Dukes of Hazzard just kind of made me sad.”–The Grinch
How can you not like Katharine Hepburn? She’s wonderful–her comedic touch with Cary Grant in ‘Bringing up Baby’, ‘Holiday’ or ‘The Philadelphia Story’. There is a story about her that she kept sitting around the set of one of her films relaxing with a book and wearing jeans. Apparently the producer or director thought jeans unbecoming a properly lady, so she was asked not to wear them on the set anymore. The next day, they came in to find her relaxing with her book and just wearing underwear.
February 6th, 20108:21 pm
I wasn’t aware that GA State had a basketball team
nolie……….Granted “True Grit” probably is a better movie, but the character of Mattie (Kim Darby) got on my nerves worse than Kath Hepburn gets on Grinch’s. I guess I should say I was more entertained by “Rooster” than “True Grit.”
“Well, we’ll just see what lawyer J. Noble Dagget has to say about that!!”
February 6th, 20108:23 pm
How in the world do you leave AJ off the all Bobby team? Come on!
Heath, I don’t know that anyone who’s covered major league baseball for a lot of years could have a “favorite team” any longer. I mean, you just lose that sort of bond or attraction to a team when you’re so close to it every day, in any sport.
Growing up in N.C., my favorite teams were the A’s, Reds and Pirates. When you live in a place that doesn’t have a team, I think as a little kid you tend to gravitate towards a player or a team uniform or whatever. With me, it was Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue, Joe Rudi and those wild Oakland uniforms when Finley owned the team, plus the fact they were so good. And it was Pete Rose and George Foster with the Reds and Dave Parker and Willie Stargell with the Pirates. Those were my guys, and those were my teams.
Going back to the point about how you get sort of jaded covering the sport, I grew up as a huge fan of the Miami Dolphins. My favorite team in any sport, by far. Had everything Dolphins — bed spreads, shirts, pajamas, lunchboxes, and toy uniform with the crappy plastic helmet that we played actual tackle football in as if it were protective.
Low and behold, some 25 years later I’m covering the Miami Dolphins, and Don Shula is still the coach. Needless to say, you quickly develop a different attitude and understanding of the team and the NFL in general when you’re around it and covering practices and games, and dealing with The Jaw (Shula) on a daily basis. Still the most intimidating guy I think I’ve interviewed. Not a warm dude to be around, but a brilliant guy and outstanding coach. (I was on the field in Philly about 10-15 feet from him when the Dolphins won the game at the Vet that made Shula the all-time coaching wins leader. They take you down on the field for the last two minutes of most football games, before you go into the locker room for postgame. A few players put Shula on their shoulders and carried him off. Pretty cool.)
Anyway, no, I don’t have a favorite team. But it’s obviously easier to cover the Braves when they’re doing well, rather than when they’re struggling.
February 6th, 20108:24 pm
Hows this for BBQ and BASEBALL….As an infrequent visitor to Turner Field, Is there any half way decnt Q at the park?
February 6th, 20108:25 pm
I know you aren’t a UK fan…but I have got to tell you, in addition to being one of, if the not the best big man in the country, DeMarcus Cousins has got to be one of the best interviews in all of college basketball. He is absolutely hilarious. I find myself as excited to watch the postgame interview video clips the Kentucky reporters do with him as I do the actual game…
February 6th, 20108:28 pm
I mean, you just lose that sort of bond or attraction to a team when you’re so close to it every day, in any sport.
DOB – So the bonds you develop with Chipper, Bobby, etc. don’t leave you pulling for the Braves? I can understand how covering a sport for a living would leave you a little jaded, but I would also think that following the same team, and getting familiar with the players, coaches, and execs would create a bond with that team.
February 6th, 20108:29 pm
Oh. And great info there on the whole childhood love affair from DOB there. I can see him running around in his Dolphin-PJs now. Ahhhhhhh.
Kidding, of course. Good stuff there!
DOB………..Great story! Thanks for sharing.
The first pack of baseball cards I ever opened was one spring day in 1970. The first baseball card I ever saw was the all-star card of Pete Rose. He was my favorite until some guy named Murphy showed up.
February 6th, 20108:30 pm
(Kim Darby) got on my nerves worse than Kath Hepburn gets on Grinch’s. I guess I should say I was more entertained by “Rooster” than “True Grit.” Salt
LOL, I didn’t think of it that way. No question that Mattie repeated a phrase or two a little too often for my taste too
Jeffrey, it’s different from the sort of bond you have as a fan.
February 6th, 20108:31 pm
jeffrey d -
February 6th, 20108:32 pm
Bravissimo……….used to be “Skip and Pete’s” was pretty good Q.
Yes, they do. They made the NCAA tourney in 2001. That was the year that UGA, Tech, & State made it.
February 6th, 20108:33 pm
Shultz kinda developed a bond with the 49ers didnt he?…He wrote a book about em.
jeffrey you have to distance yourself from a team enough to be objective if you work in the game. I’ve known sportswriters who did the same. Not speaking for Dave, but I would think you’d have to unless you wanna be a Bill Shanks type.
February 6th, 20108:34 pm
No lead is big enough for me to feel comfortable anymore. But up by 10 is a nice start.
Really? I didn’t really follow college sports until I actually started college in 2002
February 6th, 20108:35 pm
I guess that’s one of the many reasons I’m not a sports writer
February 6th, 20108:36 pm
8 mins left in first half and Vandy has scored 9 points…..NINE!! …….who said there was no defense in Athens?
jeffrey – yup, and State was the only one that advanced to the round of 32. UGA & Tech lost in the first round.
February 6th, 20108:40 pm
who said there was no defense in Athens?
I believe that was Willie Martinez
February 6th, 20108:41 pm
Anybody got any thoughts on the Colts -5.5 or 6 points?…I think theyll cover.
February 6th, 20108:42 pm
jeffrey d………..I think Willie even hired a plane to fly a banner around Sanford that said “There is no defense in Athens.”
February 6th, 20108:43 pm
Yea SALT..I heard it was halfway decent…thanks.
Me and about 10 buddies are getting together for a Super Bowl party tomorrow. We’ll be playing cards…we might have the game on in the background. Who’s playing again?
February 6th, 20108:44 pm
Falcons and Seahawks?
February 6th, 20108:45 pm
I see tomorrows game as much like Colts/Jets…NO gets a couple of stops early, they create opportunities with special teams, put up a few points, and then step aside to the pure professionalism that is Peyton Manning……….if you have a bookie, lay off a C note and take Indy to cover.
UGA has allowed Vandy to tie it… Booooo!
February 6th, 20108:46 pm
Are you joking me? I stepped away for about 2 minutes and a 10 point lead is gone…tied 21-21
February 6th, 20108:47 pm
C note? What does music have to do with gambling?
February 6th, 20108:52 pm
It’s beautiful music to hear “You’re a winner!!”
I saw Manning talking about Todd Helton on MLB network last night, said Todd was much more mobile than him, and if he hadnt gotten injured at UT he might have held on to the qb postion much longer. I thought he was just being humble.
February 6th, 20108:53 pm
or wamp wamp wamp waaaa when you lose.
February 6th, 20109:02 pm
Speaking of playing cards…I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a hold ‘em tourney. $20 or $30 buy-in…can buy-in 1 additional time if you want. Something like that. Super Bowl is just the excuse to get together.
February 6th, 20109:09 pm
BB King & Gary Moore The Thrill Is Gone
February 6th, 20109:12 pm
Super Bowl is just the excuse to get together. Heath
Every March Madness since 2000, my buddies and I go to Las Vegas. Once, I actually hit a five team parlay. However, I will never bet on Maryland (to cover or not) again. They have burned me more than any other team.
Had everything Dolphins — bed spreads, shirts, pajamas, lunchboxes, and toy uniform with the crappy plastic helmet that we played actual tackle football in as if it were protective. DOB
N8 would appreciate this……when I was a kid the only place you could get NFL/AFL merchandise was the Sears or Pennys catalog. For Christmas one year I got KC Chiefs PJ’s and robe. Been a Chiefs fan ever since. Wear my no. 14 Podolak jersey every Sunday during football season (unless the Braves are in the post season….then I wear Hoss)
Rock Me Baby-BB KIng/Eric Clapton/Buddy Guy/Jim Vaughn
February 6th, 20109:16 pm
nolie……..ever see B.B. King live? (I’m sure you have) He is a GREAT show!
February 6th, 20109:17 pm
B.B. King and Robert Cray together doesn’t suck.
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