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  1. exiledNms

    Found an ancient treasure---my Sugar Bowl tix from the 73 game v. Notre Dame!

    In light of our upcoming bowl game, I thought I'd offer a quick distraction to plane tracking & such. ;) mrs. exiled & I are in the midst of a massive cleaning/throwaway fest. Yesterday afternoon, she was going through a box & discovered three tix from the 73 Sugar Bowl featuring Bama & Notre...
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    Q

    If you guys want a chuckle & want to feel good about your own local political leadership, look for some of the you-gotta-be-kidding-me news about yesterday's 2nd attempt at electing a Mayor in the last couple of months. Absolutely unreal; here's a short summary of the Grisham novel writing...
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    Rich Wingo announces candidacy for state House of Representatives seat

    (Wasn't sure whether to post this on the football page or here. Obviously, I went with "here.") http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20130618/NEWS/130619771?tc=cr To any youngsters wondering who Rich Wingo is, He's #36 on a fairly memorable Crimson Tide play...;) Played 5 yrs w/ the Packers...
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    Kayak clues?

    Watching HSV & 92's exchange about kayaking reminded me of a question. mrs. exiled & I have been discussing getting kayaks, & I know 0 about them. We live on a small & calm lake, & are near some gently-flowing rivers. Neither of us is interesting in gladiator kayaking like 92 & Earle have...
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    Banner day for this lifelong Bama fan => met Coaches Stallings & Perkins

    (Back story: some of you may recall that I whiffed at chatting w/ Coach Perkins in a local coffee shop some weeks back, & got duly & properly chastised for the whiff here on TF. ;) ) Well, I more than made up for it today. I met, shook hands with, & got my picture made w/ both Coach Stallings...
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    Alabama lawmaker's email: 'Slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping,...

    Wow! I'd link the article, but the honorable legislator's email contains language that would get me banned. (seriously!) The above is just a small piece of what he said. Saw it on al.com. This was in response to a guy emailing about potential gun registration laws. Absolutely unreal...
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    Random Encounter w/ Coach Perkins

    So, I'm sitting in a coffee shop in H'burg this a.m. (along with all the other hipster wannabes ;) ), and in walks Ray Perkins & his Mrs. As one who knew who he was on the 1966 team when I was a kid, and when he played in the NFL, and when he coached the Giants, and--of course--when he...
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    Dr. Brian May, Queen Guitarist, Astrophysicist, & University Chancellor

    Very cool--and very random--news item: Queen guitarist Brian May, Ph.D. is now a Astrophysicist & Chancellor of a University. (from the article; the "previous works" sentence made me chuckle quite a bit) "Earlier this year, May was made an honorary fellow of the university for his contribution...
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    History of Rock & Roll in 100 Guitar Riffs...

    ...all played in one sitting by one guy. Interesting video; about 12:14 long. (Not gonna lie; there were a couple of these that I didn't know. But then, I'm old & all...:cool:) http://www.theblazingcenter.com/2012/06/the-history-of-rock-n-roll-in-100-guitar-riffs.html p.s. - Who knew that...
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    A Cancer-Related Word of Encouragement

    I'm just back from my most recent followup P.E.T. scan at M.D. Anderson. This month is 4 years since my initial trip out there with what turned out to be Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, which is typically VERY bad news in terms of prognosis. Last Thursday's P.E.T. scan was my 4th consecutive one...
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    College Football's Wall of Shame

    Interesting chart from the Wall Street Journal about college football. Of course, I'd have us higher up on the right side...Still, a good discussion-starter for a rainy Monday. I'll hang up & wait for your reply. :biggrin2: exiled
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    Leslie West - Bad medical news!

    Remember late 60s/early 70s rockers Mountain? The song "Mississippi Queen"? That's how Leslie became famous; he was the guitarist & did a bunch of singing. Loud, nasty blues-rock picker that I enjoy hearing. Anyway, seems Leslie was to play a show on the MS coast, but a leg infection flared...
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    Back Home (Post-Surgery Update)

    Greetings, All! Just a brief update on my post-surgery recovery. --First, I'm back home in MS now. We squeezed an 8-hr drive into 10 yesterday. (Had to stop & walk a bit) Aside: the dogs are now home from the doggie motel, which means (a) the *serious* healing begins, which will *look* like...
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    Houston, we are "go" for surgery...(on 5/19)

    UPDATE--Live from M.D Anderson, It's exiledNms! ;) Surgery was a success. And the post-op this time has been WAAAAAAY better than last summer's; much less pain, easier breathing, much more coherent (insert your own punchline here :) ) Praying now for a quick & complete recovery, & for a safe...
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    Once more into the breach...(Back to M.D. Anderson for followup scans)

    Greetings, Praying Tidefans! Tomorrow (3/20) I head back out to Houston for my next followup P.E.T. scan & bloodwork related to my metastatic melanoma. (Scan Monday 3/21, followed by my latest most-impt-Dr.-appt-in-my-life on Tues. 3/22; back home on Tuesday, Lord willing) I've had two clean...
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    Brief chat w/ Boise St. fan today in TX

    I'm getting on the motel shuttle today @ M.D. Anderson (or "Camp Happyland" as I like to call it. ;)) and the van driver strikes up a chat about college football w/ me since I was in the front seat. He points out that "that lady rt back there is a Boise St. fan". I congratulated her on their...
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    Prayers for Friends, Plz - Grandson hanged himself

    Just heard this morning that some dear friends & mentors of mrs. exiled's & mine just found out that their 16-yo grandson hanged himself. Don't know details except that the young man had apparently gotten himself in trouble @ home and didn't respond well (obviously). Mercifully, I cannot even...
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    FYI: Reb QB Leaving Team

    Ole Miss quarterback leaving team | hattiesburgamerican.com | Hattiesburg American OXFORD – Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt announced today that redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton is leaving the Rebel football team. "Raymond has decided to leave the university, and we wish him...
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    Yet Another Cancer Surgery Looms...

    Hey, Gang, mrs. exiled & I roll out for Houston & M.D. Anderson Thursday 7/15 for my last cancer surgery (*knocks on wooden head*) The previous surgical scars have almost totally healed, which means it's time for some new ones. Gotta keep up the street cred & all...:D Friday 7/16: appt w/...
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    SEC Tourney Suggestions? (tix & other)

    Greetings, my Crimson Amigos! Any suggestions for some clueless rookies attending tomorrow's games @ the Tourney in Hoover? (note: I'm a *long-time* Bama fan & grad, but this will be my 1st experience @ the tourney) We're wanting to watch our game and the Reb-USCe game after. Particularly...