Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Let me see if I have this correct: In Les Miles' LSU contract, it states that he must make at least $1,000 more than the highest paid coach at a public university in the SEC. (Public because salaries cannot be verified at private universities). This says he must always be the highest paid coach in the conference. Now was this just great work on Miles' agent's part, or just plain out arrogance on the part of LSU? So, even if Miles can't wish for his counterparts to have success on the gridiron, he can at least be cheering for them in the negotiations department. Hey, if you get a raise, I get a raise! Talk about "Tiger Rag" - Give me a break! I guess they don't call him "Lucky Les" for nothing. Those Wolverine quick-steps turned into big raise bucks back in Tiger Town. If the Mojo comes from the eye of the tiger, then the 'Mobucks 'come from the strut of the tigers! You know what they say, nothin' like being a Tiger in Baton Rouge on a Saturday night. Yea right - whatever...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
As MLB prepares to open its 2008 campaign, and being the Southern Atlanta Braves Fan that I am, I thought it only right to relegate this space to #10, Chipper Jones. Chip is one of those "non-flashy" old school ballplayers who just goes about his business putting up steady, above average numbers each season (and he's pretty solid with the leather also). The Braves are simply not as good when he is out of the line-up. And that brings us to the only rap on Chip: Injury Prone! I suppose to a degree that's justified, but you have to admit, the guy plays hard and some of his injuries have been a little on the "freakish" side. Nevertheless, Chipper is still closing in on Hall of Fame career numbers (he even admits the numbers aren't there YET), and here's hoping he wears that #10 Braves jersey several more years! When the time does come for him to hang 'em up, I really think we'll look back and realize we didn't appreciate him enough. As Bobby Cox would say, "Atta Boy, Chip!).
Think about sport's "Hardest Tickets", or perhaps call them your "Favs", or just the biggest sports events to you. For example, take a look at my "Top 10", in no particular order:
1.) The Masters, 2.) The Kentucky Derby, 3.) The World Series, 4.) The Super Bowl, 5.) The Indy 500, 6.) The Daytona 500, 7.) NCAA Men's Final 4, 8.) ACC Basketball Tourney Final, 9.) Wimbledon, 10.) Georgia vs. Ga. Tech Football!
What a year for a sports enthusiast if you attented all 10 in a single year! (Maybe in another lifetime!) Maybe I'll just strive for all 10 in this entire lifetime. Just think, I only have 7 more to go! Check out your Top 10 and make those travel plans NOW!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
1. Joe Namath's Raised Finger After the Jets Super Bowl Victory
2. Carlton Fisk of the Red Sox Frantically Urging His Homerun to Stay Fair
3. The Most Famous Words in Motor Sports: " Gentlemen, start your engines!"
4. Al Michaels During The U.S. Hockey Team Olympic Victory: "Do you believe in miracles?"
5. The Raised Putter of Jack Nicklaus at Augusta on #17 During His Final Masters Victory
6. Michael Jordan's Prolonged Follow-Through After His Championship Winning Jumper
7. The Unique Fist-Pump of Kirk Gibson as He Approaches 2nd Base After His Famous Homer
8. Brent Musburger's Classic Opening: "You are looking live "
9. Harry Caray: "ah one, anna two, take me out to the ball game..."
10. Larry Munson, famous voice of the UGA Bulldogs: "Get the picture!"
These are just a few of so many of the great scenes and sounds of the wonderful world of sports!
What ranks high on your list?