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#76789 - 09/23/08 04:22 AM Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
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Well, College Football is in full swing, with several hoping to go to the National Championship game at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Great rivalries are played out on a 100 yard field during the Autumn in the United States. It's a time of pep rallies, bonfires and camaraderie. Huge tailgate and home parties abound to watch the heated contests of two teams going at one another. Time to savor the ecstasy of Victory or the agony of Defeat.



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Today In History~

1779 - You’ve heard the expression, “I have not yet begun to fight.” Well, if you thought that John Paul Jones said those words, you were right. He spoke them in a Revolutionary War battle when, as commander of the American warship, Bonhomme Richard, he led the victory over the British warship, H.M.S. Serapis.

1846 - The planet Neptune was first observed. Although the planet is about 30 times further away from the sun than we are on planet Earth, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle spotted it. How’d he do that?

1908 - The baseball term, “Merkle’s Boner” and the expression, “You’re a bonehead,” had their origins on this day -- at the final game of the National League pennant race between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants. The Giants were at bat, two men were on base and the score was tied 1-1. The batter hit safely, scoring the winning run. But, Chicago claimed that Fred Merkle, who had been on first, never advanced to second, that he went straight to the dugout upon seeing the winning run come in. Chicago Cubs’ Johnny Evers tried to tag Merkle but was hampered by hundreds of fans pouring on to the field. Fans called the play a ‘boner’, etc. (It was later decided that the game was a tie, and the teams met again for a playoff, a 4-2 Cubs win.)

1912 - Mack Sennett’s Keystone studio opened, complete with Keystone Kops.

1923 - Jan Savitt and his orchestra recorded 720 in the Books on Decca Records.

1930 - Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier of Athegnenber, Germany. Now that’s an invention that used to be very popular in the little box cameras. You popped the bulb into the socket in front of a silver reflector dish. The bulb would get all crinkly looking and milky white in color after it was used (you could only use it once). Then the bulbs were replaced by flash cubes and now, the automatic flash is built into the camera. So easy to use ... but not half as much fun.

1952 - Rocky Marciano became the world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round in Philadelphia PA. It was Rocky’s 43rd consecutive victory.

1952 - Pay Television for sporting events began -- with the Marciano-Walcott fight, coast to coast, in 49 theatres in 31 cities.

1967 - The Box Tops from Memphis hit #1 with The Letter. Though the song was #1 for four weeks and remained on the charts for 13 weeks. The Box Tops reorganized right after that first hit and never made it to #1 again.

1971 - The Honey Cone scored their second gold record with Stick-Up on the Hot Wax label. It was a follow-up to their #1 smash, Want Ads (June 12, 1971).

1986 - NBC-TV won the ratings race for the 52-week season (1985-1986). The Cosby Show and Family Ties rated #1 and #2 respectively that year. NBC repeated the feat the following year and The Cosby Show remained number one through the 1989-1990 season.

1998 - Shadrach, from Columbia Pictures, opened in U.S. theatres. Based on the short story by William Styron, it’s about a 99-year-old former slave (Shadrach) who wants to be buried on the plantation where he was born into slavery. Harvey Keitel, Andie Macdowell, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Daniel Treat and Monica Bugajski star.


Music For The Day~



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Quote For The Day~

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly





Chuckle For The Day~


Four college alumni were climbing a mountain one day: a Clemson, a South Carolina grad, a Florida grad, and a Notre Dame grad. Each proclaimed to be the most loyal of all fans at their alma mater.

As they climbed higher, they argued as to which one of them was the most loyal of all. They argued all the way up the mountain, and when they reached the top, the Notre Dame grad hurled himself off the mountain, shouting "This is for the Fighting Irish!" as he fell to his doom.

Not wanting to be out done, the Florida grad threw himself off the mountain proclaiming, "This is for the Gators!"

Seeing this, the South Carolina grad walked over and shouted "This is for the Gamecocks!" and pushed the Tigers fan off the side of the mountain.

{This one's for BamaMama! }





Picture For The Day~



Heisman Trophy


Trivia For The Day~

The most people ever to attend a college football game was 114,000, for the Army-Navy game in 1926.







Four reasons why guys play football-Go Trojans!
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#76790 - 09/23/08 04:56 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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looks like seven good reasons to me, woulda been eight but, alas, one was cropped.


Edited by Boney_Taters (09/23/08 04:58 AM)

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#76792 - 09/23/08 05:51 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Boney_Taters]
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 Originally Posted By: Boney_Taters
looks like seven good reasons to me, woulda been eight but, alas, one was cropped.


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#76794 - 09/23/08 06:35 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Gay school?



or just honest?
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#76801 - 09/23/08 10:35 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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I take it she hasnt pledged to keep it until marraige
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#76803 - 09/23/08 10:57 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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[quote=Scoutgal][size:20pt][font:Comic Sans MS][
[b]Chuckle For The Day~


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Four college alumni were climbing a mountain one day: a Clemson, a South Carolina grad, a Florida grad, and a Notre Dame grad. Each proclaimed to be the most loyal of all fans at their alma mater.

As they climbed higher, they argued as to which one of them was the most loyal of all. They argued all the way up the mountain, and when they reached the top, the Notre Dame grad hurled himself off the mountain, shouting "This is for the Fighting Irish!" as he fell to his doom.

Not wanting to be out done, the Florida grad threw himself off the mountain proclaiming, "This is for the Gators!"

Seeing this, the South Carolina grad walked over and shouted "This is for the Gamecocks!" and pushed the Tigers fan off the side of the mountain.

{This one's for BamaMama! }





Love the joke. Thanks Scout!!! Phil, I love "Cocks" too. Do you think I'm a gay man trapped in a woman's body?
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#76804 - 09/23/08 11:02 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: BamaMama]
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Second Georgia Joke of the Week:

Lewis Grizzard said that it is a lie that to get a diploma from the University of Georgia, all one has to do is drive through town.

"That's not true. You have to stop at one traffic light at least."

I am sorry to hear Larry Munson is retiring. I wonder if it is a health issue. Chip Carey stopped broadcasting Braves games except at home and he didn't live a great deal after that.

Larry Munson is a hero for those of us who love pigskin!

I think it was Pat Dye who said, "People in other parts of the country watch college football as a sport. They don't understand that in the South it is a religion and our holy day is on Saturday."

Roll Tide Roll and also Cocks Rock!

Have a great day -- cleaning day in Huntsville, but first I have to rush to the gym.

Kathy
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#76806 - 09/23/08 11:08 AM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: BamaMama]
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Phil, I love "Cocks" too. Do you think I'm a gay man trapped in a woman's body?


I don't know about that Kathy, certainly throughout time many women have shown their affection for cocks, game or not.

And with that I exit stage left (never right) and will shortly hop in a cab taking me to lovely LAX (how appropriate is that a name) and then on to a shiny silver bullet to New York New York (why did they have to name it twice anyway?)

I will test American Airlines new wifi service inflight and hopefully will be posting from 30,000+ feet -- and that is higher than I normally am when posting.


Edited by Phil Hoskins (09/23/08 11:10 AM)
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#76813 - 09/23/08 12:05 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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 Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
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Phil, I love "Cocks" too. Do you think I'm a gay man trapped in a woman's body?


I don't know about that Kathy, certainly throughout time many women have shown their affection for cocks, game or not.



Well let's evaluate:

1. I love theatre
2. I love movie magazines and gossip columns
3. I love fashion
4. I love sports where men wear tight outfits (swimming and football)
4. Here's the show stopper! I don't like to shop!



Edited by BamaMama (09/23/08 12:06 PM)
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#76820 - 09/23/08 01:11 PM Re: Round Table For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 [Re: Scoutgal]
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 Originally Posted By: Scoutgal

Four reasons why guys play football-Go Trojans!

Wouldn't that be eight reasons? \:D
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