Friday, January 19, 2007

A Friday "DYK" ...

I noticed the flags still at half-staff on many buildings (including where I work) and had two questions concerning this.

1. When a president of the United States dies, how long should someone continue to fly the American flag at half-staff? 2. When does the official mourning period end for former President Gerald Ford?

Answers---The U.S. Code states that the flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the president or a former president. So the official mourning period for President Ford — who died Dec. 26 — will end Jan. 25.
The code also states that the flag shall be flown at half-staff 10 days from the day of death of the vice president, the chief justice or a retired U.S. chief justice, or the speaker of the House of Representatives.
It is to fly at half-staff from the day of death until the burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a secretary of an executive or military department, a former vice president or the governor of a state.
The flag should fly at half-staff on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress. Note that while the US code is the clear authority for flag display and is followed by most federal and state institutions, it generally is not legally binding to individual flag owners or businesses.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Want to Buy Your Own Country?

For Sale: Sealand, a sovereign nation with its own national anthem, stamps, and coins. And it'll only cost you $975 million to own it. Sealand is a 5,920-square-foot artificial island in the North Sea created by Britain during World War II. It was abandoned after the war ended until retired Army Maj. Paddy Roy Bates took it over and declared it a principality in 1967.

Despite Britain’s best efforts, the courts upheld Bates’ claim of sovereignty and territorial waters. The 85-year-old Bates now lives in Spain. A Spanish real estate company is helping him sell Sealand, promoting it as a base for online gambling or offshore banking.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

NFL Chatter...

Alright we are down to the 'final four' going into this weekend. This is when it is not so terrible to watch NFL games. I open it up to you guys....who will win this weekend?

NFC: Saints at Bears
AFC: Patriots at Colts

Here is a nice article on the final teams on ESPN --- HERE.

And who do you guys think will win the Super Bowl this year? Any predictions?

Keep it coming

The Gamecocks (10-6, 0-3 SEC) have now lost three straight games by a combined 96 points, and four in a row by 112.

We should have gave Dave a 5 year extention, come on Hyman. Maybe we should double the prices for season basketball tickets.

Time for a new coach and a new AD.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Sheldon Brown knocking the crap out of Reggie Bush

Bring it on tree huggers


Sports Illustrated has already released there power ranking for 2007 with the gamecocks ranked 21. College football should be a year round sport.

1. USC
2. LSU
3. Florida
4. Louisville
5. WVu
6. Michigan
7. Wisconsin
8. Texas
9. The Ohio State
10. VT
11. Auburn
12. Oklahoma
13 Rutgers
14. Boise State
15. Penn state
16. Arkansas
17. Tenn
18. Nebr. Corn
19. UGA
20. Boston College
21. South Carolina
22. Cal
23. Alabama
24. UCLA
25 USF

Only 2 ACC schools, looks like the Big East has moved up in the world, Also 4 schools from the SEC east. The big question is where is Clemson and Willie Korn?

What is more likely to be spotted at Wal-Mart in Lancaster

Jean shorts or complete sweat suit.

No Korn and now this...

Could this spell the end to the Byrnes H.S. dynasty? Will B Martin be able to swallow this recent news? No Korn to guide them and now this…..Bobby Bentley is to be the next coach at PC.

The Spartanburg paper said late Monday night that the Byrnes football coach has accepted the same position at Presbyterian College. A news conference is tentatively set for Wednesday morning on the Clinton campus, where Bentley will be announced as the head coach.
The job was vacated by Tommy Spangler earlier this month, as he took a defensive coordinator's position at Louisiana Tech.
Bentley has spent his entire coaching career at Byrnes and led the Rebels to four state championships. He has compiled a 106-51 record in 13 seasons at the school and built quite a program in the Duncan area that reloads and "recruits."

This is good news for Presbyterian College, which began a transition to Division I status and agreed to join the Big South Conference earlier this year. As the Blue Hose move toward Division I status, they will play a conference schedule during the 2008-09 school year, but those games will not count toward the league's standings or championships.
The Blue Hose won't be eligible for conference or NCAA championships until 2011.
Look out for the Blue Hose in ’11 but chances are Bentley will be gone by then and off to a bigger school.

Any thoughts???

A little more on SC Recruiting...

I know some may be growing tired of reading about this subject but it could shape up to be a great year for SC football. Spurrier and Co. are in the process of laying a great foundation for SC football. So here is some more news...

Carlos Dunlap, DE -- rated by everyone in the Top 5 to 10 in the country and listed by most as the number 1 or 2 DE in the nation. Carlos Dunlap Jr. (6-6, 245) of Fort Dorchester canceled a visit to Tennessee (but he may end up visiting at some point) this past weekend and will choose either USC or Florida, his coach said Sunday according to The State paper. I feel our "playing card" in this battle for top talent is 'playing time.' Dunlap could come to SC and be a immediate factor for our defense where if he goes to UF or UT he may have to wait a bit to showcase his talent on the field.

Tom Luginbill's Top Five 2007 Classes as of 1/16/07
1. Notre Dame
2. Texas
3. USC
4. South Carolina
5. Florida

Also over at They have South Carolina moving up to the 7 spot. Look at how they rank them.

2007 Football Recruiting Rankings as of 1/16/07
1. Texas
2. Tennessee
3. LSU
4. Florida
5. Southern Cal
6. Notre Dame
7. South Carolina
8. Nebraska
9. Georgia
10. Illinois

Other news --- Seems Korn might have some competition...

Junior quarterback Jon Richt (6-2, 205) of Athens, Ga., son of Georgia coach Mark Richt, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week he strongly favors Clemson. The Tigers offered in camp last summer.

Any thoughts?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Which WR would you choose?

Alright let's imagine you were in charge of drafting for your favorite NFL team and you had to choose a WR (also had to rank them).

Out of this list of the 'highly' regarded WR's that are going pro, which would you chose for your team? And how would you rank these guys? Is there a 'sleeper' out there that I am missing from this list that needs to be on the list?

-Dwayne Bowe of LSU
-Tennessee's Robert Meachem
-Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson
-Southern California's Dwayne Jarrett
-Ohio State's Ted Ginn Jr.
-SC's Sidney Rice

Happy MLK Day !

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Good news for Boz and Co.....

Good news for Boz....who was seen driving a golf cart around during the past football season. Don't ask.....but it looks like it will remain legal to drive golf carts around next season. I know everyone was worried....

The SC House has overridden its first veto of the new session that started this past Tuesday, approving a bill that allows golf carts to be driven on Richland County roads.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, would allow tailgaters at Williams-Brice Stadium, for instance, to drive a golf cart on main roads within a half mile of the stadium. The carts would be required to use head and tail lights for night driving.

Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed the bill, which only applies to Richland County, in October.
If the Senate follows suit, the bill will become law over Sanford's objection.