Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Davis & Todd

Tristan Davis (RB) is hurt again…someone stepped on his toe…wtf…will the kid ever be ready?

Looks like Chris Todd (QB) is gonna take the backseat to burns…at least through the spring…he has a hurt shoulder.

Lucky Day – March 8th

http://www.wednesdaynightdrinkingclub.com/rsvp/atlanta/2008/luckyday/

whos ready?????

Dave Chappelle Def Poetry Jam

NCAA FOOTBALL 2009

official release date: July 15, 2008

http://www.easports.com/ncaa09/

 It will also make its debut on the Wii !!!

Top 10 sports most awkward interviews

Mario Kart Wii

Official Release Date: 11/04/08

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The next generation of Mario Kart is blazing a new path on Wii! New tracks, new racers (including Miis), new rides and 12-player racing via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection makes for the ultimate Mario racing experience!

With all the new additions, don’t expect Mario Kart Wii to skimp on the details. All your favourite Mario Kart franchise features return, such as classic tracks, cup modes, battles, boosts and ghost data. Mario Kart Wii isn’t an update – it’s a breakthrough!

Similar to Mario Kart DS, players will be able to take full advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You’ll be able to race against up to 11 other players from around the world in massive online races or race against your friends. You can create rooms for friends to join and even text chat while you’re waiting for other racers. The online function of Mario Kart Wii also lets you join a friend’s race in action and be a spectator until the next course launches.

When you’re not going full-throttle toward the finish line, you can see how you stack up against others in the Mario Kart Channel . Here, your best times on tracks are compared to other racers from around the world. You can also see which characters and control methods were used to record this time. See someone with a better time than yours? The Mario Kart Channel also lets you download their ghost data to your Wii and race against the best!

The other massive expansion to come to the Mario Kart franchise is the addition of a new type of vehicle: bikes! Although bikes have fewer wheels than karts, they have a different set of advantages. On a bike, you can pop a wheelie, which can make you go faster but also makes you vulnerable to other racers and environmental effects. Plus, bikes and karts can launch into the air from certain boost ramps, and once in the air, you can perform special tricks to gain a boost when you hit the ground.

All these new bikes and cool karts won’t just tear up new courses. Retro tracks are back! Along with new courses like Mushroom Canyon and Wario Mines, you’ll be racing on old favourites such as Sherbert Land, Waluigi Stadium, Peach Beach and 13 others. How will riding a bike on these new retro tracks stack up to the karts? You’ll just have to play it to find out.

You’ve been racing as the Mushroom Kingdom’s finest for a long time, but now there’s a new racer in town: Your Mii! Put your Mii behind the wheel and take on all comers! For those who want to get in the game even more, Mario Kart Wii comes packed with the Wii Wheel. Shaped like a steering wheel, you place the Wii Remote inside the Wii Wheel’s casing and get ready to ride! In addition to the Wii Remote, you can also use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers in combo, or use a GameCube Controller to take those tight turns and challenges Mario Kart Wii throws at you.

A new experience in racing is here! The world is waiting for you. Whether you get behind the wheel to go online, race solo or take on up to three friends at your home, you’ll find Mario Kart Wii to be a one-of-a-kind experience!

  • Play against up to 12 players, download and share ghost data and race friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Plus, you can take part in events organised by Nintendo in the Mario Kart Channel.
  • Perform special tricks to score some serious speed boost with the new bikes and supped-up karts. Mario Kart Wii gives you more options than ever. 
  • Race as your Mii! Grab the Wii Wheel and race through the new and retro tracks as your favourite Mii. It’s like you’re in the game like never before!

Todd Vs Burns

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New Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has already indicated that the race to be the Tigers’ starting quarterback for 2008 is wide open. That means there are four players in the running with spring ball commencing this past Sunday: Kodi Burns, freshman DeRon Furr, Neil Caudle and Chris Todd. That said, barring a surprising performance by a young player (Furr) or a major improvement (Caudle),

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 this is shaping up to be a two-horse race between Burns and Todd.

Interestingly, at the end of last season it seemed like a one-horse show (Burns). However, soon after Franklin took over, Todd decided to transfer in and play for a man he was quite familiar with. You see, Franklin used to run a coaching consulting business and through that he worked with Todd back in high school. In fact, he was quite hard on him, particularly as it related to his fundamentals. Why, you ask?

“He was a guy I saw had a tremendous amount of talent,” said Franklin.

Don’t be fooled, though. This was not a whimsical relationship. The fact is that when Todd was coming out of high school, he and his family relied heavily on Franklin’s opinion. Further, when things didn’t work out with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Todd also leaned on Franklin’s advice regarding junior colleges, eventually landing at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. The two teams in the running for Todd’s services this season were Troy (where Franklin formerly coached) and Auburn (where he currently coaches).

You get the picture.

So here’s the question: Is it possible that Todd could usurp the job from Burns? Definitely.

Todd, a former three-star recruit, is a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. Burns is a 6-2, 199-pounder (onetime four-star recruit) who came in last season in relief of Brandon Cox, to perform well in a limited role. In fact, he rushed for 203 yards and provided a spark both during the regular season and in the bowl game victory over Clemson, even if he only managed to complete 10 of 26 passes on the year.

Still, Burns simply doesn’t know Franklin’s version of the spread offense nearly as well as Todd does; nor does Franklin know Burns as well as he knows Todd. In addition, Franklin noted that Todd was the more accurate passer this past Sunday during spring ball.

In the end, it’s clear that Burns has the athletic edge in this competition while Todd has the knowledge of the offense and passing accuracy edge, all of which are important in the new offense. Of course, Franklin plans on starting the quarterback most able to help the Tigers win. Who that is right now is anyone’s call.

Things were looking a lot better for Burns back in January then they are now. This competition seems pretty even right now.

Parole Tide!

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“Elder, 19, was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of felony first-degree robbery near the Bryant Hall dorm on campus. The newspaper said the student alleging Elder robbed him of $26 at gunpoint Saturday night. According to a deposition filed in district court Tuesday, The defendant admitted to committing the robbery. According to court documents, the suspect in the case wore a checkered white and black baseball cap with the letter “A” and fled the area by walking toward the rear of Bryant Hall. The alleged victim was shown footage of individuals entering and exiting Bryant Hall before and after the time of the robbery and identified Elder as the person that robbed him. The 6-foot-3, 271-pounder played at North Clayton High School, where he was a three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com. “

The problem with the spread O

Can the spread offense keep Auburn’s defense SEC-ready? 

How does Auburn’s defense get enough physical work against coordinator Tony Franklin‘s new spread offense?

Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads says “it’s very much an issue.”

His two solutions: First, make sure the defense gets enough time on its own. Then, ask Auburn’s offense to give the defense some reps against a power attack.

“It’s an issue we have to be smart about,” Rhoads said. “We will spend a good amount of our time separate from the offense making sure we’re exposed to the things physical offenses will expose us to. As the spring goes along and we put the pads on, we have to make sure we do enough crossover periods where the offensive is giving us two-back, power looks, so we get enough practice against that.”

Video of Philip Pierre-Louis…

How was he a 2 star on rivals??? This guy is gonna be a great auburn tiger! war eagle philip!

I got him…oops…you get him…oops…he’s gone  

“Believe me on this. Please. I have descended into college football’s Grand Canyon. I have stood in its Alps. I have gazed at its ocean sunset. I have attended a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. And I’ve been changed forever.” -Bud Poliquin, Syracuse Columnist