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  1. Four years later and I'm still mad

    This. The hilarity of this "no catch" is so big. How could a trained SEC official not call incomplete? Even the other officials were confused as to why he made that call. Looking back, it is so funny.
  2. Fall camp is near

    No arrests or unexpected dismissals/departures No injuries OL DB WR
  3. New Kicks for Fall Camp

    Me likey! I always liked the white shoes over the black. Reminds of the good days in the 80's. White just makes you look faster. When Cadillac ran for 80 yards on the first carry in the 2003 Iron Bowl, even though he was hauling butt, he looked slow. I think it was because of the black shoes. I do agree that they could have made the shoes a little more Auburn like, but the I do like the overall look. Hope they work.
  4. Favorite AU Player That Wasn't Everyone Else's?

    Mine would be Shayne Wasden and Hicks Poor. Both possession receivers, both clutch.
  5. Like many have said, I was at the aTm game. I took my 4 year old son. I have been to over 100 AU games in my life, but that was the only one I really wanted to leave early. We would have left in the 2nd quarter, but my son wanted to watch the parachuters fly in at halftime. Then we left. There was a group of aTm fans sitting above us, and I noticed they were unusually quiet. I finally told them it was okay for them to cheer for their team. They told me they didn't want to get beat up. I, of course, told them we (Auburn people) are not those types of fans. As long as you keep it classy, you will have no problems with us. I then told them that we knew we sucked, so cheer away. They laughed and all was good. The game was dreadful though.
  6. Best AU player ever besides the Heisman winners?

    "Captain Crunch" Mike Kolen
  7. numbers, measurements for freshmen

    He literally has the same measurements that Nick Marshal did.
  8. Athlon ranking #9

    True dat!
  9. Auburn vs. Florida 1993

    I was 12 and still remember how loud the stadium got when Calvin intercepted that pass. It was nuts. Agree, loudest game I ever attended. Ace Atkins made his mark on that game too. Bostic bottled up and then breaks through for a TD. Frank Sanders reverse for a TD. I hated Jack Jackson and wanted someone to lay him out everytime he took off his helmet on the field. Oh the memories.
  10. Athlon ranking #9

    If you'll recall, who was the first team we lost to after we won the NC? That would be Clemson. Time to return the favor.
  11. Well said. I too think year round baseball is not a good thing. Fall ball was non existent when I was a kid. Now you finish the spring season, have a two week break and then jump into fall ball. Crazy. When I was in college, my coach would tell us not to pick up a ball after the season was over for at least two weeks. You're absolutely right though, their arms never have a break if you are going from 1 season to another.
  12. I think pitchers have evolved, are throwing harder, but are also babied a little more. Yes, pitchers did throw more in the old days. Hell, we had rag arms when I played little league 25 years ago. But, like POD said earlier, I think a lot of kids are getting hurt because they don't throw enough. Again, danged if you do, danged if you don't. But, I think the pitch counts, no throwing in between starts, etc has caused problems. Not that I'm against pitch counts, but at some point you have to work your out before it can maintain the level you want it. I don't know. It's a touchy subject. Hope Mize gets back soon.
  13. Curve balls, if thrown properly, have nothing to do with Tommy John surgery. I pitched through college and threw the same curve ball at 9 years olds that I did when I was 22. My 8 year old throws the same curve ball now. It is not the 12 to 6 elbow bender, but a variation of the "slurve" that puts does not put stress in the elbow. It basically has more of 1 to 7 action and you can throw it harder. Tommy John surgery comes from not using the proper mechanics. You're right, people who have no baseball background get on YouTube to learn how to pitch, or they send their kids to lessons before researching who the person giving lessons is. 99.9% of arm injuries can be prevented if the kids use proper mechanics. While coaching my 8 year olds team, I cringe when I see how kids are taught to pitch. They may throw hard, but they will never reach their potential until they are properly taught. If any in the league throw a curve ball, mechanically, they are killing their arm. I'm not saying I was a world beater by any means, but I avoided injury because I was very meticulous about my mechanics. I'm the same way with my son. Pitching is such a fun position because it is one on one with the batter. But mechanics are the main issue with why Tommy John surgery is happening in young kids. And, Tommy John surgery should be outlawed for anyone under 16 years old because they are still developing. Dr. Andrews has said that he has had 10-12 yr olds parents coming to him asking him to perform Tommy John on their uninjured son so it will help them throw harder. Just remember, less than 50% of Tommy John surgeries result in throwing harder and when they do, it averages only a couple miles an hour. Sorry for the rant. I'm very passionate about this subject.
  14. I guess that opens the door for Swindle as the Saturday starter. Good for her.
  15. "Fatigue" is just the over-the-counter term for any kind of soreness these kids have. He probably has some kind of tendonitis or something like that. It's more than likely nothing serious, but it does require them to shut down and go through a throwing rehab type program. He probably did not throw for 3 or 4 days and now has to work back into form. Hope he gets it back quick because he has been damn-near unhittable.