Tin Man's Comments

Posted Tuesday December 03, 2013, About: Looking Ahead
Well, the 2013 season has come to an end. I did watch plenty of CFB on the tube, but I did not make it to one single game in person. If I get lucky and score some tickets to a Bowl game, I'll blog about my experience. Otherwise, I'll be seeking the opportunity to join a true CFB fan at his or her alma mater for total immersion in their fan experience.
Posted Tuesday August 13, 2013, About: Looking Ahead
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Posted Tuesday November 27, 2012, About: SEC regular season review and championship game prediction
Bama's center, Barrett Jones deserves a nod. The SECCG will be his next-to-last CFB game. Undoubtedly, he'll get offers from the pros.
Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
When I was twelve, I had a nehru jacket... and cowboy boots.

When I was 14, my hair was down below my shoulder blades, and I wore bell bottoms and bell sleeved shirts.

By the time I was 16, my hair was still long - just to the base of my neck, and I wore plain, straight-leg levis and t-shirts with one pocket on them.
Posted Friday November 16, 2012, About: Tough
When I was in 3rd grade, I wrote to NASA. They sent me back a large envelope stuffed with slick goodies about the new Gemini program. I was on cloud nine until my father explained to me that they sent all that stuff to the child of a taxpayer. No bucks, no Buck Rodgers.

I took my lunch to school in paper bags.

I liked girls at a young age.

I was a peace maker. I talked other kids out of fighting. Then, in 5th grade, the complete loser nerd of the school tried to bully me. When he did not respond to my reasonable mediation and tried to pin me under a desk, I threw him across the room. He slid into desks which backed up against the wall and tumbled down on top of him. He was stunned, but cried on cue when the teacher approached him. I got to visit the principal's office and have a personal counselling session with Father Saucy.
Posted Sunday December 11, 2011, About: Big Boobs of the Week
Strike Eagle?
Posted Tuesday August 30, 2011, About: Big Ten and Next Best 3, Week 1
One request - don't use "Big Ten." Adipose 12 would be my preference, but B1G seems popular with the conference fans.
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
Ninjaed! Yea!
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
Fixed it for me.


Blog post quint...
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
Blog quad (It's like dog barf, only it doesn't smell).
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
Oh, yeah, you do write well, Rude. Scribble on.
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
Also, my brother earned his "phud" in music from Wisconsin. My father-in-law received two degrees from MSU. I am trippley burned by Damn-laney and the wretched rest of the conference leadership.
Posted Friday August 26, 2011, About: Big Ten and the Next Best 3, Season Preview
[grumble, grumble] OK, you midwesterners ought to know the history of your conference. it was originally known as the "Western Conference." After Iowa and Indiana joined in 1899, it was called the "Big Nine." Original member, TSUN left in a tiff during 1908, then returned 9 years later. The name, "Big Ten" was used informally, first in 1917, but the membership dropped back to 9 after original member, University of Chicago dropped out in 1946, de-emphasizing athletics (They'd dropped football in 1939, so, there were only nine members playing football for seven years.). "Big Nine" was back in the common lexicon until MSU joined in 1949.

From '49 on, the term, "Big Ten" was an unofficial moniker. It wasn't formalized until 1987, when the Big Ten incorporated as a non-profit organization. The truth of their name didn't last very long, as the conference invited Penn State to join in 1990. Despite a membership of all AAU schools, the belligerent jackinapes in charge refused to change the name from "Big Ten." Fans of truth and college football began to refer to the conference as the "Obese Eleven."

Then, having turned away Nebraska twice (1900 and 1911), the jackinapes in charge invited Their Nebs to join the conference, increasing the number of member institutions to 12. At this pivotal moment, the jackinapes could've done the right thing and changed the name of the conference in a fashion that would preserve whatever brand capital they felt they had in their BTN network, but, they rejected the "Big Tough" conference name and continue on as before.

To add injury to their absurd insult to the intelligence of all alumni, students, and supporters, the jackinapes-that-be chose "Leaders" and "Legends" as division names, then unveiled the most uninspiring logo in history. Those of us who circulate in polite society refer to the conference as the "Adipose Twelve" or "Bee-One-Gee." Others.... well.

I feel great sympathy for my friends with ties to conference schools. To hail from such great institutions of learning and be burdened with the inanity heaped upon them and you by oaken-brained conference leadership is shameful. Having a cousin married to a "Toss U" music prof, I share in part this shame.
Posted Wednesday April 06, 2011, About: Jenn Brown is hot!
Tennessee needs to beat UF, UGA, and Bama in 2011... Odds are longer than Ford's B24 production plant in the '40s.
Posted Wednesday April 06, 2011, About: Jenn Brown is hot!
Where's the Jenn Brown vs Erin Andrews throwdown?
Posted Tuesday February 15, 2011, About: Swimsuit Rant... AGAIN
Here you go, B-i-G. SI should've covered this.


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Posted Wednesday December 01, 2010, About: 2010 FanNation Awards - Video Recap
Even this thread is SPAMMED (comment #7).
Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010, About: The Passion of Southern Football
Had to catch my breath, there....
Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010, About: The Passion of Southern Football
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!
Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010, About: The Passion of Southern Football
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!
Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010, About: The Passion of Southern Football
Gosh! This brings back memories! When Burce Benedict was catching for the Braves (Knucksie's personal catcher, though, he did earn more time behind the plate), we'd shout out, "BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!" every time he came to the plate or made an astounding play on the field.

So, how about it, folks? Will you join me in a salute to our Bruce?

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