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Bryan the Intern’s Picks to Click

Take a look at the poll on the right of the screen.  Take a long, hard look at the poll (innuendo not intended).  At last look, only about 40% of those who answered the poll think that Mike Hartline should start against Alabama.  And while we can all agree that Hartline’s performance over the last two weeks has been average at best, I hope everyone realizes he gives UK the BEST CHANCE TO WIN.  Last year, Hartline went 6-3 in games he started, and Randall Cobb went 1-3.  Take a closer look at the career stats of the possible options from the poll:

Mike Hartline: 227-399, 2185 yds, 13 TD, 12 INT, 8-4 team record

Randall Cobb: 52-100, 545 yds, 2 TD, 5 INT, 1-3 team record

Will Fidler: 6-9, 55 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT, NEVER STARTED A GAME

Morgan Newton: 0-0, 0 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT, NEVER STARTED A GAME

Ryan Mossakowski (redshirt): 0-0, 0 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT, NEVER STARTED A GAME

BTI (high school stats): 421-486, 12943 yds, 92 TD, 4 INT, 39-0 team record

So, what I don’t understand is why anyone would call for Hartline to be removed.  I agree that I am not happy with his play.  But, I also don’t think we have anybody that can be better AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON.  Answeer this question: DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT COBB/NEWTON/FIDLER CAN WIN AS MANY SEC GAMES AS HARTLINE WOULD?  Moving Cobb from wide reciever is a terrible idea, Fidler hasn’t shown anything in his limited action, Newton is a freshman, and Mossakowski has been redshirted (which makes the fact that some people voted for him baffle me).  My eligibility has run out, so that turns the attention back to Hartline.

I was embarrassed by the performance of the Cats on Saturday.  A fan has every right to be angry about the way the team played.  But, that does NOT mean it is time to bail on this team.  What record did most people think this team would have at this point in the season?  2-1, I would guess.  And thats exactly what this team is.  So, we now need to stand behind this team as they face Alabama this weekend, and most importantly it is time to stand behind this team’s quarterback, Mike Hartline, as he is the best chance we have to win this season.  

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Proven to be frauds: Penn St, Cal, Miami, and Washington.

With the retirement of Bobby Cox recently announced, a thought this quiz would be appropriate.  Can you name the pitchers who won more than 100 games in the 1990’s.  I think you will find several of Cox’s staff in that list.  You will also find a guy who was made popular to me by this ESPN commercial.

Fans can really suck sometimes.  Plain and simple.  A fan in Oakland caught Matt Carson’s first career home run, and instead of giving it back to Carson, he instead wanted $10,000 for the ball.  I am damn happy that Carson is NOT going to pay that amount, and here’s to hoping this fan’s kid ends up taking the ball, accidentally throwing it through a window, and hitting the man in the face.

Woman sues insurance company, blaming them for her husband’s heart attack.  She’s says their “harassment” led to his SECOND heart attack.  Here’s just a thought: MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS!!!  And I get it, the man lost his job, and thats why they fell behind.  But, if this company continually called, day after day, my guess is these people were not working with the company at all.  My guess is they were ignoring these phone calls.  And the people at the insurance company have a buisness to run, and they have kids and bills too.  And I am no doctor, but the fact the man had already had one heart attack probably means his ticker wasn’t that great, so I find it hard to believe the insurance company is what killed him.  My guess is it was his diet.  Sorry for the rant, but I can’t stand STUPID FREAKIN LAWSUITS.

Article written by Bryan the Intern