Armchair Talking Head

Keller’s Five Million Dollar Verdict Overturned
April 30, 2008, 6:05 pm
Filed under: The Tide | Tags: , , ,

According to, University of Alabama booster Ray Keller’s five million dollar verdict that he had won in a well publicized trial up in Scottsboro was overturned today. Among the witnesses in the trial were Gene Stallings and Paul Finebaum. Needless to say, Finebaum’s radio show might be a bit interesting today.

This one isn’t quite over yet…

Separated at Birth?
April 30, 2008, 4:33 pm
Filed under: Hoops, Miscellany | Tags: ,

I was watching the Dirk Nowitzki presser last night and realized that he bares an uncanny resemblance to my favorite Captain on the Deadliest Catch, Northwestern skipper Sig Hansen.  What say you?


Today is the somber first anniversary of Cardinals Pitcher Josh Hancock’s passing in a drunk driving accident.

Also, on this day 22 years ago in the birthplace of the King, unto the masses this blogger was born.

Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Tuscaloosa: #8. Liquor Pitchers
April 28, 2008, 1:08 am
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This is part of a series of posts in which your humble, soon to graduate blogger will wax poetic on the things that make Tuscaloosa and The University great.

The best remaining bar on the Strip is by far Cheap Shots. It’s small, sometimes cramped, but it’s great. It usually features one if not two hot female bartenders, a troubadour in the corner, and a friendly clientèle. However, it is famous for one thing: Liquor pitchers.

That’s right, not a pitcher of beer. A pitcher of liquor. There are those nights in collegiate life when one simply wants to get shithoused. This is your place. Whether you want to keep it old fashioned with a bourbon and coke pitcher, please the ladies with a Long Island Iced Tea pitcher, or go all out for the Grateful Dead pitcher, this signature libation is simply tremendous.

Cheap Shots is often my Thursday night destination, but just as frequently it’s where I head on that blessed weekday in the quarter-life when random drunkenness is the goal.

When you knew you wanted to get hosed, but didn’t have a particular destination or agenda Cheap Shots was the place, and the liquor pitcher was the drink of choice. It shall be missed…

A Familiar Face Headed to Busch?
April 27, 2008, 6:05 pm
Filed under: MLB, St. Louis Cardinals | Tags: , ,

Former Cards ace Matt Morris who has had monumental struggles on the mound as of late in Pittsburgh has been released by the Pirates.

Immediately one wonders, with the 10 Million bucks still owed to him by the Pirates, if the Cardinals couldn’t broker some kind of arrangement on the cheap to get Morris under the tutelage of Dave Duncan to see if he doesn’t have a little bit left in the tank.

The Pirates site mentions his potential retirement, and I doubt he’d be interested in pitching at AAA Memphis very long.  Nonetheless, he gave St. Louis some good years, and at least it would be good to see him retire as a Cardinal.

Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Tuscaloosa: #9. Classic Hook Echoes

This is part of a series of posts in which your humble, soon to graduate blogger will wax poetic on the things that make Tuscaloosa and The University great.

This one probably makes no sense to half of the people who read this, and pisses the other half off, but I love severe weather. It probably stems from my childhood appetite for tragedy. My favorite show was Rescue: 911, and my favorite movie was, is, and shall always be Twister.

That being said, something about the Tuscaloosa area draws storms to it, and always has. Thus one of our favorite pastimes is to sit around on the balcony with a case of brew and watch the storms. On these days of severe weather, we live for the Guru of Alabama Weather James Spann to utter the words “Classic Hook Echo,” the term used to describe a tornadic radar signature.

To anyone who’s had their homes or families ripped away by twisters in Dixie Alley, I’m sorry for your loss. That being said, I’m still going to miss the frequency with which I get to sit out on a spring or fall day and watch ominous clouds roll by just waiting for Spann to utter those magic words. Birmingham or Oxford, wherever I end up will still have its fair share of storms, but it just won’t be the same.

Just Another Erin Andrews Post…

Not fan of Ring Pops, Photoshop, or Joba Chamberlain

For your weekend reading pleasure, Yahoo Blog Big League Stew has an insightful Q&A with the Siren of the Sidelines in which she doesn’t give her seductive body enough credit and disses on Ring Pops. Enjoy.