Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthPoppy, Nov 16, 2006.
Yeah, that looks like ****. Generic.
It's probably a lot easier to replace the new trophy then the crystal one which was dropped by more than one team, but definitely agree that it looks pretty cheesy compared to the crystal one.
True enough on being easier to replace, but the Crystal one had the distinction of being one of the more unique trophies in sports (The Stanley Cup being one of the others)
Even as a UT fan, my Saban love should be well documented around here, but my Spurrier love is nearly equivalent.
Some of his better quips today at SECMD:
On former, troubled QB Stephen Garcia joining the SEC Network: "As soon as I see Stephen, I'm going to tell him it looks like he joined Duck Dynasty instead of the media." Also said he would succeed in the media, because (referring to media pool) "heck, you guys made it." Also in reference to Garcia, "I thought he'd be real good at that arena ball."
For reference, this is Garcia today:
Referred to his backup quarterback last year (and starter this year) Dylan Thompson as "the only quarterback in the country that beat UCF last year."
When asked if winning at South Carolina was harder than at Florida: "Well, they never won at Florida until I got there."
On big-time donors: "they're similar to an owner of an NFL team. Best part, they don't tell you what to do."
On the upcoming Alamo Rivalry game with TA&M: "I always was taught the hero of the Alamo was Davy Crockett. I always thought Crockett and those 33 Tennessee guys was the hero. Him and those Tennessee guys that came in and got killed."
The most entertaining college football coach, ever.
I'll never forgive Spurrier for his horrible coaching of Washington.
You should. He takes every chance he gets to say what a mistake that was for him to take the job, and doesn't blame your hideous owner or any of the players - who were certainly more to blame than the OBC, as shown by Washington's subsequent stretch of mediocrity under 47 head coaches since.
I'm a Buckeye through and through.
And I ****ing LOVE Steve Spurrier.
"You can't spell Citrus without UT"
Ugh. I hate that line, because it used to be so true - now, I'd give my left foot for a birth in what used to be the Citrus Bowl.
He had another good one, recently about UT: "Will be the 14th time I've coached in Neyland Stadium. ... I've coached there more than some of their head coaches."
The thing about Spurrier is that he really never ages. My favorite line, because I detest UGA, had to come from a few years ago at So. Carolina - he was asked about changes to the schedule, and the fact that UGA-SC is usually played very early:
"I don't know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended."
But the gems are endless:
(On a fire at an Auburn football dorm that destroyed 20 books): "But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet."
(This one speaks for itself): "We aren't LSU and we aren't Alabama. But we sure ain't Clemson."
And of course, Free Shoes University. Spurrier is the man.
One of my favorite Spurrierisms came a couple seasons ago after a proper beatdown of Clemson. He said after the game, "That old team from the Upstate sure gave us a run for our money, but eventually we were able to beat Wofford in the end" (as we had played a relatively close game against Wofford the week before Clemson, both schools being located in the upstate of SC).
As someone who went to Wofford for two years (and then to Carolina for my last two), I remember that game (actually we've pushed Carolina twice in the last 10 yrs) and quote very well. Coach Mike Ayers runs the triple option like none other, aside from maybe Navy and Georgia Tech.
Preseason Coaches Poll, perhaps the most useless and meaningless poll ever. Still intriguing, and most importantly, a sign that we're close to kickoff.
1. Florida State
6. Ohio State
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
It's been useful in the past, thanks to inertia. Preseason rank mattered at the end of the year in getting into the BCS title game. Hopefully, the new committee ignores them, but I have my doubts.
Also, Ohio State is overrated.
SEC Network is live! I know someone who worked on the development team, from the sound of it, ESPN put a lot into this. Great programming, access to all ESPN/ABC/CBS broadcasts - they played 3 full SEC Championships last night, I believe.
The great opening segment is here. Namath (Alabama), Dara Torres (Florida Swimming), Manziel (TAMU), Courtney Kupets (UGA), PEYTON (GO VOLS), Bo Jackson (Auburn), Max Scherzer (Mizzou), Herschel (UGA), David Price (Vandy), ELI (Ole Miss), SHAQ FU (LSU), Will Clark (Miss. St.), CANDACE PARKER (GO VOLS), Brandt Snedeker (Vandy), Anthony Unibrow (UK), Jerrah Cowboy (Arkansas), Dat Nguyen (TAMU), Mark Ingram (Alabama), Tebow (Florida), Archie Manning (Ole Miss), CHARLES BROCCOLI (Auburn), George Rogers (South Carolina).
Perhaps the greatest compilation ever. I am very excite.
Guess which cable system doesn't have it yet?
Stupid ***** Verizon.
Oh I don't want to hear that, Juliet - I'd give my left foot for Verizon. Besides, they'll get it soon.
Count your lucky stars that your only option isn't Comcast.
True, True. And at least Verizon didn't force me to pay extra to get HD channels to go alongside SD channels (unlike, say COX which blocked HD channels on it's top teir SD package so you'd have to pay for the channels themselves and special equipment before getting SD Channels)
We should refer to the SEC Network as the Ocho. Since its the eighth ESPN network.
Some Notre Dame players are being investigated for potential academic fraud. Not many details yet and so far it's being handled in-house. Should the NCAA get involved and find anything, I'm sure sanctions would be placed on the program as Notre Dame does not fall under the umbrella of protection of the $EC.
Yes, because Notre Dame has been so victimized throughout its history. So persecuted. Treated so unfairly. They're everybody's poor whipping boy.
Lesbionest here. You just wanted an excuse to write "$EC," yes?
No excuses necessary. I write that all the time in here.
All the programs that have been hit with penalties in the last decade or so (Deserved - no argument there at all) have been in other conferences. Anything that comes to light regarding teams in the $EC - Newton, which involved Auburn and Miss St, Alabama with the booster payments that a player stated that he and other players received, Johnny Football getting paid for autographs, that at least four different brokers stated happened, etc... Granted Manzeil received a two game suspension, but thankfully he was back in time for the highly promoted Alabama game. (Wouldn't want the sponsors to upset about that one.) The only exception of late that I an think of would be Tennessee. But they aren't really a powerhouse anymore.
Most, if not all programs are doing things they shouldn't be doing, but not all are being penalized equally, or at all.
I'm hardly the only one with this opinion of things.
$EC. No excuse for me. I love writing that. I'm a good ol' southern girl. It's been pretty clear to me, working with boosters of SEC, oops $EC schools, that they get a little leeway.
Rhonda is totally not biased in backing DT421 up at ALL!
(PS - I too like writing $EC!)
As of 2012. Research plz. I spy plenty of SEC teams.
Mississippi St. and UT currently on probation.
After my star quarterback was allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl when he was clearly in violation of NCAA rules, I don't speak of enforcement bias.