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How’s crootin’ coming along?

Valentine’s Day cards are in the works.

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  1. Walt
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Crootin’ is coming along fairly well from what I’ve seen. No idea how it’s going to go with the remaining targets.

    Also, now I want to go through the roster and see if I can come up with any ideas.

  2. Walt
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Your love melts the Frost – Kris Frost

    I’ll always bring you Flowers – Kenny Flowers

    They say Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Jordan Diamond

    You’re so hot I may need to break out the fiddle – Tyler Nero

  3. Big Swoll
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    So the Seahawks won the SB in decisive fashion and the city is elated. I am Raider Nation in the NFL and obviously Tigre Familia Por Vida. But I am glad they won for the city because Seattle hasn’t had a pro champeenship since the late 70s.
    But one thin that bothers me is that they are now trying to use some hawk or eagle like Nova.

    lil paully allen, a BILLIONAIRE and one of the worlds richest men, fudged an “official” NFL report that said the league was going to move the team if they didn’t get a new stadium. We still haven’t paid off the Kingdome to this day, and we voted down its demolition and new stadiums TWICE! We just cant afford it, the state, county and city are all in dire financial straights, its fiscal criminality at the public’s expense. But lil paullie took his false report to Olympia (state capitol) and pushed through the new stadiums deal behind the voters backs. The stadium cost 500mil and went 500mil over so that’s a cool billion we are on he line for while lil “billionaire” pauly spends more taxpayer monies elsewhere.

    Ok so considering what I just typed and that he doesn’t have the money apparently, to pay for his own stadium…. but he found the money to pay off A&M when they came a-knockin to enforce their 12th man copyright. All of a sudden he can shell out for that. Now is he going to pay AU? I say we dont take a dime. That guy is an accurate example of whats wrong with Seattle, he thinks his money can buy tradition and history.

  4. Big Swoll
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Correction to myself. The Seattle WNBA franchise has 2 world championships, my bad. I usually tout that also, but I guess why let the facts get in the way of a good rant eh?

  5. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 4, 2014 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I remember the last major pro championship there – Super Sonics with Dennis Johnson, Jack Sikma, et al. I’m also a Raider Nation guy but was pulling for Peyton Sunday…that didn’t turn out so hot.

    As for crootin’ that has gone very, very well. Even if they don’t sign Rashan Evans it is a really good class – maybe the best WR in the country, the best JUCO Safety and Center in the country, one of the best RB’s in the country…and a mix of other guys that can factor in with some “coaching up” and building up, physically and mentally.

    As for billionaires, I have nothing against them, but 100% public financing of privately owned pro team facilities is an anathema to me. They ought to see their stadiums for what they are – an investment. One they could get a return on down the road. But if the taxpayer option is out there, they’ll take advantage of it. Sorry social commentary, but that’s what happens.

  6. Big Swoll
    Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Wise words Spencer Lee….. wise words indeed.

  7. Posted February 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a good class today ! Evans packing up and getting out of town it seems. Hopefully he didn’t have an AU tatoo implanted like Foster last year. Oh well, we got some great guys for a bright future ! They had a comparison of the new RB (Rock) to Cadillac…one can only hope !

  8. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Lot of high quality kids coming on board. Probably a top 10 class, and per Malzhan kids with solid character and none that have grades/test score problems, so that’s encouraging as well. WDE to one and all! :)

  9. Walt
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Excellent signing class. Hate losing Evans to Bama, but we’ll be ok without him. Getting that kid from Kansas who can bench press 515lbs is fantastic. He’ll be another road paver on the OL. And we brought in some good DBs that will have to contribute early. I look forward to seeing what they’ll do next year and who will contribute immediately.

  10. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Walt saw the footage from the kid from Olathe…man, he is a bulldozer and the scouting comment on him was spot on re: pad level. He stays low and just mows people over….good feet too. Imagine all that plus our robust strength and conditioning program. The D’aquille Williams kid seems to be a good candidate for “one and done.” He has an NFL body already and from all reports excellent hands. Looks to have decent wheels, but no clue about his route running. You can’t learn much from his JUCO tapes b/c he was so clearly superior physically v. the kids trying to cover him. The funniest part to me on the post signing day hoopla was watching our long snapper’s highlight tape….it was nothing but him doing long snapping drills on an empty field. I used to be a long snapper so I can appreciate the fine motor skills it takes to do it well and it is of critical importance to a team’s overall success – but highlights of that? Funny. :)

  11. AuburnFish
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Well, looks like Evans had to join Foster in making it a “business decision.” He’ll have a new hummer in a few months with $5K rims on it, just wait.

  12. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    I think you short changed Evans on the rims…I’d say more like 8k – gold package ya know. Only the finest from the REC. :)

  13. Tdog
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Oh, don’t forget some new tats and “ladies of the night” since Kiffin is there! ; )

  14. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Every time I come to Tloosa (for work of course) I always feel compelled to share that with my Auburner Family. So there…I’m in the belly of the beast again today and tomorrow. :(

    p.s. Good point Tdog…just saw a young lady that might have come here for that purpose. lol

  15. Big Swoll
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Lets be real about this season. Contributing in no small fashion were some Gus guys from before and the team still had some of his influence. But this is the first true class for CM, and it looks stellar. These signs point to the rapid development of a (not-so)new national power player on the scene……..

  16. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Definitely not a new national power. AU had its first undefeated season three years before the Wright brothers took off @ Kitty Hawk, NC. How’s THAT for old school? :)

  17. Spencer Lee
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Saw on the ESPN crawler last night Greg Robinson was expected to be picked 2nd overall……wow! Congrats to him!

  18. Jason
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Three days after signing with us and a recruit has already scored points… in the Fulmer Cup.


  19. Posted February 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    What goes thru these guys minds ? Such talent to make big bucks one day and figure they will celebrate like this…SO DUMB !

  20. Walt
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Jason, the only bright side is that since he’s not on campus he is not eligible for Fulmer Cup points. That’s assuming there is even going to be a Fulmer Cup this year. Vandy broke the system last year and made it a bit less funny. We haven’t seen any updates so far this offseason.

  21. Big Swoll
    Posted February 12, 2014 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    How does 20 grams (or any reasonable amount) of marijuana turn into a felony? Politicians trying to look tough on crime go after Mary Jane on the street and with legislation, but will allow no shortage of alcohol or tobacco misery to be inflicted on society.

    I recall the dry counties of Alabama. I really respect that because from what I recall, the laws protect peoples constitutional rights. They could personally posses a reasonable amount of alcoholic beverages, but the sale of said beverages was not allowed within the county’s border.

    Here in Washington state, this is being proven on the streets. Recreational, not just medical marijuana is legal….. and it’s just not leading to harder drug use by users, actually it seems the opposite of that. However now that the liquor board has closed the state-controlled stores they operated (about 8 stores for the Seattle area), the expanded presence of hard alcohol in stores city-wide has led to a marked upswing in alcohol related crimes, underage drinking is on the rise and the “cheap booze” that were promised have actually turned into price increases. What politicians cut backroom deals with alcohol lobbyists and industry big-wigs to flood the streets of Seattle with hard liquor at the expense of societies well being? Who would have ever thunk such a turn of events?
    Bottom line is scientific fats don’t lie: In the history of smoking weed, weed never killed anyone. Alcohol and tobacco are the main killers and gateway drugs…. more-so than every other illegal substance combined.