Saturday, February 17, 2007

Where did that come from?

Univ. of South Carolina today put together a great 'W' with their play over Tennessee. Score was 81-64 and was a great win for the team. UT came in on a 3 game winning streak but played poorly and the gamecocks came to the Colonial Center fired up. They shot lights out from behind the arc and most importantly did not turn the ball over. It seems they went away from their '3 passes' before you shoot the ball game plan and today simply shot the one of my church league coaches said you have to shoot to score and today they played like a SEC team should play.


Garcia arrested...

Stephen Garcia arrived at South Carolina in January as one of the most heralded recruits in the Class of 2007. But he encountered some problems Friday night in Five Points when he was arrested for allegedly failing to stop on police command and public drunkeness.

This is not the way to make Spurrier happy....

This is what The State paper reported today:

Newly recruited USC back-up quarterback Stephen Garcia was arrested at 12:40 a.m. this morning in Five Points on charges of failure to stop on police command and drunkeness, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report.
The touted back-up to USC quarterback Blake Mitchell arrived in Columbia and started classes one month ago.
A “concerned citizen” alerted an officer that Garcia was involved in an altercation behind the Knock Knock Club on Harden Street, where he had been attending a private party, the report said.

According to the report:
The officer approached Garcia but the 19-year-old Florida native quickly walked away. The officer asked him to stop, but Garcia ran and tried to hide in the alley.
When the officer caught up to him, Garcia turned toward the officer “in a threatening manner,” and the officer immediately “engaged his baton.” The officer did not need to use his baton to complete the arrest.

Garcia tried to zip up his pants and fix his belt, and he smelled of alcohol.
“He was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech,” the report said.
Garcia was arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The report said that Garcia admitted to the officer that he was aware he ran from an officer who was requiring him to stop.

He is still at the detention center awaiting a 3 p.m. bond hearing.

Garcia is considered the highest-profile player recruited by coach Steve Spurrier during Spurrier’s two-year tenure. The seventh-ranked quarterback prospect at Tampa’s Thomas Jefferson High School, he concluded his prep career ranking third in Florida history in passing yards, sixth in touchdowns, fourth in pass attempts and tied for third in completions.
Garcia started classes at USC Jan. 16 after announcing in December his commitment to the Gamecocks. At that time, Garcia was a high school senior and said he intended to graduate early so he could be in Columbia to get ready for the 2007 season.

It’s the second time a USC quarterback has tangled with the law in less than six months. USC quarterback Blake Mitchell was arrested Sept. 13 after allegedly punching a bouncer at a Five Points bar, but the charge was later dropped.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Remember this band...

You guys remember this band from Chuck-town? Stroll down memory lane...I admit I have seen them in Charleston and in Columbia. I thought they stopped playing as a band but guess I was wrong.

Sample tracks from 'Tales of Woe & Yayat' their latest cd (2005) can be found at Milhouse's MySpace site---

Ever think they will make it?
Any Thoughts?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

tigers are everywhere

I was just wondering how many colleges us the Tiger as there mascot. From doing a little research this what I came up with.

Auburn University
Clemson University
Grambling State University
Jackson State University Louisiana State University
University of Missouri–Columbia
University of the Pacific
Princeton University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Towson University
Stillman College
University of Santo Tomas
University of Memphis

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Beamer Ball at Carolina?

No that Beamer.... his son. Today, University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier added Shane Beamer to his coaching staff. Beamer will handle the outside linebacker responsibilities and serve as co-coordinator of special teams.

In addition, Coach Spurrier announced that David Reaves had been promoted to quarterbacks coach.

Beamer, 29, joins the Carolina staff after spending the past three seasons at Mississippi State University. He was hired by Sylvester Croom in January of 2004 to coach the Bulldog cornerbacks under defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. He made the move to running backs coach in the spring of 2006. He also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.

Maybe we will see a block punt or kick this upcoming season? Thoughts?

G-Vegas's Star rising in 'Idol' world...

Greenville native Chris Sligh made it through last night's round on American Idol.

USA TODAY readers (and bloggers) dig him.

I really could care less but it is interesting to see a guy from G-vegas making his way through the Idol competition.

Thoughts? Anyone think he will win in all?

Monday, February 12, 2007


Well carolina started out hot but could not pull in that #1 ranking as Clemson took over as the top spot.

Carolina scored 34 runs, team batting average .382 and hit 7 HR, this weekend up in Wilmington


Lonnie Chisenhall •

South CarolinaOF •

Newport, N.C.
In the first weekend of his collegiate career, Chisenhall went 7-for-14 (.500) at the plate with three multi-hit games, at the Hughes Brothers Challenge … His 3-for-3 performance vs. Western Kentucky included two triples that tied a single game school record, the 13th player in school history to accomplish the feat.
Over the weekend, five of his seven hits were extra base hits (two doubles, two triples, one home run) and his seven RBI in three games tied for the highest mark on the squad.

As the world turns for "E"...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't mince words when asked what it would take to get him to re-sign with the Nextel Cup organization his father built.
"I want majority ownership, basically," Earnhardt Jr. said for the first time during media day at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt Jr.'s contract with Dale Earnhardt Inc. expires at the end of the 2007 season. Negotiation on a new deal began in the middle of 2006, with ownership of the company a major sticking point. Asked if stepmother Teresa Earnhardt, who inherited sole ownership of the company when Dale Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, was willing to budge, Earnhardt Jr. said, "We'll see."

I think this is a 'no-brainer' for DEI.....he makes all the money for DEI besides the "3" still selling memorabilia. He deserves to have say on the future of DEI....he is the future. Not that I am a big 'Jr' fan or for that a big NASCAR fan but this seems a little dumb. I feel this drama will continue to play out for another month or two....heck it sales for NASCAR to have a little feud and battle for control. Then step-mommy and son will work it out and they all live happy.

Thoughts anyone?