7:03 pm January 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
January 9th, 20129:12 pm
first down Tide – no way they overturn that spot
I got bored with me, so I poured some wine.
January 9th, 20129:14 pm
make yourself more entertaining?
January 9th, 20129:15 pm
mainly because I wanted some wine
January 9th, 20129:18 pm
Have some pie with it
hey- we actually have some left over pecan pie that VJ made…but no chocolate cream
January 9th, 20129:21 pm
Melt some M&Ms on and call it close enough.
not the same thing
January 9th, 20129:22 pm
oh come on guys its not that boring is it…
Yes. Yes it is
The game, anyways…
January 9th, 20129:24 pm
what game I thought it was the kirt herbstreit show?
January 9th, 20129:25 pm
Have a few more glasses of wine and reconsider
January 9th, 20129:26 pm
If I have a few more glasses of wine, I probably won’t care
January 9th, 20129:27 pm
Exactly, either way.
January 9th, 20129:28 pm
cab—Does VJ make his own pie crusts or buy ready made?
January 9th, 20129:32 pm
He buys the ready made. But I don’t typically like pecan pie- it’s too sweet. His is AMAZING
January 9th, 20129:34 pm
Varsity Jr in California??
Not sure there are 2 coaches that I like less than Miles and Saban…
Dang, they musta missed the ESPN Pre-Championship Dale Carnegie Course, sponsored by the Ignoble & Crass Law Firm.
NO! Venice Jim
January 9th, 20129:35 pm
cab–I agree that too often pecan pies are too sweet. I like the idea of pecan pie but not when they are too sweet. I remember my first pecan pie. My preschool had a pecan tree on the premises. The little four-year-olds were allowed to collect them. I took home a big bag one day. I had no idea what one did with pecans. I was instructed in the art of peeling them and my mother made a pie.
January 9th, 20129:36 pm
I may make VJ make his pecan pie for every holiday now. Someone in the family always brings pecan pie, and I never eat it because the store bought stuff is just…not for me.
January 9th, 20129:37 pm
A friend of mine had a BBQ restaurant and he made chocolate pecan pies. People loved them but, my god…………….
January 9th, 20129:39 pm
darrenrovell darren rovell
The median price spent on the BCS title game @StubHub was $1,531 a ticket. Can you imagine spending that $ for this?
cab–I agree with you on store bought ones. Just cannot eat them. Make me think of something that one would buy at Stuckey’s. (I’m guessing that you are probably not familiar with that fine establishment.)
Bat–Yeh. That sounds like a bit much.
January 9th, 20129:40 pm
Can’t say Stuckey’s is someplace I am familiar with.
Bat–Read anything good recently? I just finished reading a novel yesterday and trying to figure out what i want to read next.
January 9th, 20129:41 pm
That so sounds like something VJ would write
January 9th, 20129:43 pm
After I posted, I realized it would actually be amusing if I looked up the ASCII code for π.
cab–Prior to the advent of the convenience store, there used to be a store/restaurant/gas station combo at exits across interstates in the south. They sold things like pecan logs, divinity, and confederate flag belt buckles. (I believe that one of the heirs to the Stuckey’s fortune was a member of the state legislature in Georgia–from Decatur.)
January 9th, 20129:45 pm
What is a pecan log? Sounds like a classy place
stuckeys pecan logs yummm
January 9th, 20129:46 pm
And I cannot stand the phrase “pecan log.”
Goes after the joke my Paw Paw used to tell.
A man comes into a gas station and says, “Where can I get some pe-cans?”
Proprietor responds, “You need to go to a hardware store.”
an ounce of gold or a ticket to the BCS champioship game……………..
January 9th, 20129:47 pm
So, you can see how a pe-can log has a decidedly unpleasant image for me.
Here is a description of the Stuckey’s pecan log from amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Stuckeys-Pecan-Roll-Twelve-Pack/dp/B002SV5M2U
January 9th, 20129:48 pm
And stuck (y’s) pe-can logs, no thanks.
January 9th, 20129:49 pm
That doesn’t even look like food…
January 9th, 20129:51 pm
Nope–some type of scary white fluff with sugared pecans around the outside.
I guess the world of baseball is a bit slow, if we are discussing Stuckey’s pecan logs.
January 9th, 20129:53 pm
stuckeys reminds me of going to disneyworld when I was a kid…sitting in the tailgunner seat in our stationwagon…man those were the days
January 9th, 20129:54 pm
BAMA 9, LSU 0 at half! ROLL TIDE!!!
January 9th, 20129:57 pm
I suppose that on the evening of an all SEC BCS championship game reminiscing about traveling across the southeast is not inappropriate. I was about to ask what is happening in the game but just saw the update from Roll Tidebrave–a moniker which leaves me wondering: what is a tidebrave?
January 9th, 201210:02 pm
what is a tidebrave?
A heluva good fan.
January 9th, 201210:04 pm
I’ve read a few, Moe.
Empire of the Summer Moon, by S. C. Gwynne (twice)
The Wake of Forgiveness, by Bruce Machart……..
The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick…… (George Custer, Sitting Bull) read it twice too
The. Last Gunfight, by Jeff Guinn ( O K Corral)
Stephen King, Dark Tower series, volumes 1-4 & 11/22/63
James Lee Burke series
Michael Connelly’s books
I’m starting The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova……….
I see. I was picturing a Native American on a surf board.
January 9th, 201210:07 pm
BAt–I am guessing that the books, which you read twice, were your favorites? May look up some of those. I have a friend who has a book coming out next month but am not so interested in reading it–on French modes of parenting.
January 9th, 201210:13 pm
I was picturing a Native American on a surf board.
Nope. That would be Miccosukees….until, they discovered casinos.
January 9th, 201210:16 pm
Yeah,just an interesting bit of American History, at least to me.
The Wake of Forgiveness was good. Turn of the 20th century Texas. Stark yet descriptive
January 9th, 201210:18 pm
What did you just finish?
January 9th, 201210:20 pm
guess Huddy is cheering for LSU tonight. No way he cheers for Bama
Bat–Just finished J.M. Coetzee’s ‘Disgrace’. I liked it. A good friend sent it to me and quite liked it.
January 9th, 201210:23 pm
anybody know what Dyer did to get kicked off the Auburn football team? Former top ranked high school RB, 1,000 yard rusher for Auburn, and BCS MVP
January 9th, 201210:25 pm
I looked up a summary, sounds pretty good. I’ll and it to my list, thanks.
January 9th, 201210:32 pm
Bat–I liked it. Coetzee was someone I had not read but have had many friends who were fans. Don’t know where ‘Disgrace’ is supposed to fall in his oeuvre, but I liked it.
January 9th, 201210:35 pm
Way I see it my Braves are the 5th best team in the NL behind the Phillies, Cardinals, DBacks and Nationals. Yes, Washington is better. Don’t discount them because of their past including last season. Much improved with Gonzalez to go with Strasburg. If Fielder signs there they are without a doubt a better team than Atlanta. Marlins could certainly finish with a better season as well.
There’s a reason for madness and not just spouting all this obnoxious negativity. Here’s why:
Chipper is a year older, bad knees now to go with whatever else his aging body might suffer from this season. Spells bad news for a team relying on him being once again your number 3 hitter. Who covers him when he’s out? Prado? Who in the hell covers him in left field? Diaz/Hinske? Yikes.
Hudson qualifies as an ace in my view. But he is coming off a second surgery in I believe three years. He’s a year older and a big question mark in my opinion. Out of Beachy,Hanson and Jurrjens, JJ is to me most capable of being the ace right now. Speaking of, he and Hanson have health scares surrounding them to enter the new season. Teheran, Delgado and Minor are young and green. Minor did take a step forward last year which is good news.
Heyward looks like a mess. All messed up at the plate. Even though he is said to be healthy now, until he faces live action MLB pitching again, nobody, even him, know what to expect. He is still so young that I am nowhere near confident he bounces back. Very tough game.
How will the big three in the pen hold up going through another season of Braves baseball? By that I mean pitching a ton because the offense is so very mediocre scoring few runs and also a manager that will indeed burn them out by late July or by August.
You then have to put into account we no longer have stellar defense at SS. Gonzo is a pretty big defensive piece that will be missing I’m afraid. Pastornicky isn’t a good defender through scouting reports and I’m not so sure anymore the Braves either A) have the money to sign or trade for a good SS, or B) have the desire to because they feel confident in Pastornicky to begin the season as a Braves starter.
January 9th, 201210:37 pm
“You’ve never seen pictures of Japanese people wearing masks? If someone in Japan reports a common cold half the country wears masks when they leave the house.”
Not entirely true. MOst people you see wearing masks have a cold themselves. Its a courtesy to others by not spreading their germs around. I wish we had that kind of courtesy.
January 9th, 201210:39 pm
“good idea considering the population density on that little island.”
Umm. Japan is roughly the size of California…. Not little.
Steve from OH
January 9th, 201210:41 pm
I swear, if I hear the words “Honey Badger” one more time, I’m going to destroy the TV.
we do not all need to wear masks for common colds
January 9th, 201210:42 pm
In what context are you hearing, ‘Honey Badger’? Sounds a bit…I’m not sure what.
Braves should kick the tires on Fernando Martinez. He’s only 23 years old and has only had 145 MLB PA’s.
January 9th, 201210:44 pm
I feel like such a fool rooting for a team in a conference where Field Goal kicking is the continual highlight of the game…
The setting sounds appealing, Moe. I was reading summaries of other books on that Amazon page, easy for me to get lost in that.
VaBraves–was thinking the same thing. Can’t hurt to try a minor league deal, especially given our perennially uncertain OF situation and lack of OF prospects in the minors.
January 9th, 201210:45 pm
bama looks like they have 13 players on defense every possession.
Moe–the “Honey Badger” is Brent Musburger’s latest college crush…
January 9th, 201210:46 pm
He used to be a top tier prospect, but only being 23 years old, there wouldnt be any risk seeing how he does in Spring Training. He has minor league options remaining as well.
January 9th, 201210:48 pm
denny Way I see it my Braves are the 5th best team in the NL behind the Phillies, Cardinals, DBacks and Nationals. Yes, Washington is better.
uh…no. debatable on the dbacks and cardinals too. i would rank my own top 5, but ill wait till closer to the season to do that.
We as Braves fans must be really patient. You have an organization that is heavily relying on young to very young kids to produce and whether they tell you out right or not, it will take some time for them to develop into what they are capable of. Even then, most high ceiling prospects don’t live up to their expectations. Sadly, Heyward took a huge step backwards last year and no way they can say it was all injury related. This kid is our future. He doesn’t pan out it will really hurt them in a big way.
Freeman is really good. He adjusts well for youngster and I expect him to struggle some as he does adjust more to these tough MLB pitchers.
January 9th, 201210:49 pm
Looking like it might be a Garza for Turner deal?
January 9th, 201210:50 pm
Here’s a heart warming story with a sad ending.
January 9th, 201211:03 pm
wonder if we will see Jarrett Lee the next series. Jefferson has done nothing
January 9th, 201211:05 pm
Kirk Herbstreit: “I’ve never seen an LSU team this lifeless.”
Ol’ Kirk must’ve not seen them under Mike Archer, Curley Hallman or Gerry DiNardo.
This game is a travesty. It’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.
January 9th, 201211:08 pm
LSU deserved to be here going undefeated in the SEC but watching this game, I am wondering how Alabama lost to LSU at home 11/5
January 9th, 201211:14 pm
put in Lee – does Jefferson have some dirt on Les Miles? Doesn’t seem to be much in game coaching on the LSU side, especially offense.
January 9th, 201211:15 pm
Couch Tater – you have watched too much LSU football to pull out those names. DiNardo I know but the others…….
January 9th, 201211:16 pm
The power flickers off for about 3 seconds or just enough to make my satellite receiver have to reboot. At least the game seems to be decided.
January 9th, 201211:17 pm
I dare an SEC apologist to tell me that Oregon and Stanford and USC would have been shut out in this game…
January 9th, 201211:18 pm
Heck, Boise and OK St and Case Flippin’ Keenum…
RGIII and Jonathan Grimes…
Brian right before my power went out they showed a graphic where in two games against AL Lee was at 50% completions with 1 TD and 7 INT. Might have a little to do with it.
January 9th, 201211:21 pm
Bama might not of shut those teams out, but i bet they also would of scored 40 or 50 on those defenses.
January 9th, 201211:26 pm
uga – I knew you be here to spew utter nonsense inspired by living in a culture where you have no ability to recognize that there is football outside your own comfy little world. 40 or 50 points might rank as the stupidest thing you have ever said, which would be quite an accomplishment (no offense intended)…
January 9th, 201211:27 pm
They can’t even kick an extra point
Oregon scored 20 against LSU, but….
January 9th, 201211:29 pm
Some love for the AJC:
@alecbaldwin What’s your paper of choice, Alec?
” NYT, LAT, AJC, WP’
January 9th, 201211:30 pm
January 9th, 201211:34 pm
VJ, just going by what I saw Stanford, Oregon, and Okie State give up in the other BCS games.
Over four months ago (27, BTW)…
January 9th, 201211:35 pm
uga – they were playing much better offenses – teams with real quarterbacks who know how to move up the field, unlike the SEC which seems to be stuck in the 1950’s…
January 9th, 201211:37 pm
92 yards of total offense from a team that has been deemed as an all-time great throughout the season…
January 9th, 201211:38 pm
could have easily been 40-0 and might as well been. At least we don’t have to hear Musberger’s love fest with the honey badger continue.
Les Miles lack of in game adjustment and stubborness sticking with a player sure leaves a familiar feeling for me
January 9th, 201211:40 pm
VJ – all Baldwin did is name some liberal papers.
January 9th, 201211:42 pm
brian, saban vs. the hat with a month to prepare. say what you want about saban but it is a hard to argue the results.
January 9th, 201211:47 pm
Over four months ago
Oh,….it didn’t count then. O K, you win!!!
agree – Saban is most impressive as a college coach. Too bad we still don’t have Urban Meyer at UF to go up against him. Is there a better college football coach right now than Saban?
January 9th, 201211:48 pm
Well Oregon was there last year, scored 19 points, lost the game.
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