published Friday, August 15th, 2014

5-at-10: Friday mailbag

From scole023

Hey, Mr. Talks A Lot, didn't you say we could win stuff?

Well?

Also, I challenge you to answer each mailbag question in 100 words or less. Are you up for it?

Scole023 —

Always good to see you. Starting today on Press Row and next week on the radio and here at the 5-at-10, we'll be giving away tickets to the Madaris Best of Preps Kickoff Classic next Thursday.

We need a contest, but we'll come up with one for sure.

As for the 100-word challenge, we're game, but we're not counting. We'll try to keep each answer brief — and Vegas lays the number at 10-to-1 against us staying under 100 words in each answer. This answer was 82.

From Terry

Jay, I love Press Row. Listen every day and am normally sitting in the car to listen to the end of the show when I get home. You guys do a great job.

My question for you on the radio -- or you online column -- will Rory win more majors than Tiger?

Terry —

No. (This answer was one word. This is easier than I thought.)

Seriously, 14 is a huge number. Rory has a fast start and could get into double digits pretty quickly. Still it's difficult to put a historic connotation on anything Rory has done or will do.

That said, with four major titles already, Rory can afford to chase major championship history rather than fight the pressure of just winning one or two. That's a feather in his cap.

From MDJ

I have read the 5-at-10 from the start. Heck I even remember the 2:00 Drill.

I try to catch the radio show when I can but I'm not surprised that you guys are killing it. Congrats.

With the sad news of Robin Williams this week, who would be on your Rushmore of modern-era comedians? Thanks and keep up the good work.

MDJ —

Thanks for following along from the start — wow, the 2:00 drill, that was short-lived. A week from today will be 1,000 consecutive Monday-through-Fridays for the 5-at-10. Crazy right?

As for our Rushmore of modern-day comedians, well, we'd skew older. We're a MAN! We're 43.

Rushmore of comedians of our generation: Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray and

From DD

You guys were talking about this on Press Row but I had to get out of the car. Do you think Tony Stewart should be arrested?

Keep up the great work at the TFP and on ESPN.

DD —

No, I don't think Tony Stewart should be arrested.

In fact, we had a nice discussion about when does the legal avenues cross into the sports we follow.

If a pitcher intentionally throws at a hitter and seriously injures him, is that part of the game or assault?

What about a batter who charges the mound with a bat, like Jose Offerman did a few years ago?

From Tom D.

How are things? Been a while since I have written, in fact the last time, things around these parts were free.

Still, we're getting ready for our fantasy league and I was wondering what's your take on the new QBs in the NFL?

Which rookie quarterback would you buy stock in?

Thanks.

Tommy D —

Great to hear from you.

We were impressed with Blake Bortles last night, but from a fantasy perspective, he may offer limited return.

We like the Johnny Football intrigue, but we're not sure we'd buy his stock yet. The safest pick to get on the field sooner rather than later would be Teddy Bridgewater, but that's because Minnesota's a dumpster fire.

As for fantasy, here's out top five QBs: Peyton, Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Ryan

From Jomo

Question for Hargis on UTC football. If the Mocs beat Jax St. and then finish in 2nd in the SoCon with an 8-4 record, or 9-3 would that get them in the playoffs ? If the Mocs lose to Jax St., would they then need to finish first in the SoCon ? is this the year that the FCS playoffs are expanding the number of teams or was that last year?

From TFP Mocs football ace Stephen Hargis:

The FCS playoffs expanded last season. UTC would likely need to finish in the top two in the SoCon or win at least 9 games to ensure it makes the playoffs. The Jacksonville State game is probably the tone-setter for how the whole season goes for the Mocs.

Feel free to offer your view on any of the above, including possible contest ideas and your Rushmore of comedians.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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chas9 said...

Of course Stewart shouldn't be arrested. How dumb do you have to be to walk onto a track with fast cars spinning around? (How does the NY track compare with our own Boyd's?)

Yes, Press Row is enjoyable. But in yesterday's version Jay gave a web address containing the word "backslash." Backslashes are never used in web addresses, only forward slashes. (Maybe it was Wells, but I don't think so.) I know, it's unpossible to flunk English at Auburn.

SEC network televises its first game at 1:00 today, UK vs. Dominican Republic. Tune in and prepare to be impressed with the upcoming season's national champs. Bilas has already crowned them.

August 15, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.
Salsa said...

Arrested? Nah...you can't take the redneck out of racin'.

August 15, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.
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