31 August 2008

Rebels run Wild

Welcome to Ole Miss Houston. Please stay awhile. The Houston Nutt era opened today with a 41-24 thrashing of Memphis. The Rebel offense went wild for the first time since Eli. Snead's start was solid and will get better. Hopefully this bunch of Rebels will go bowling again for the first time AE!

27 August 2008

Memphis fans share their thoughts

What are Memphis fans thinking about this Saturday's game? I stopped by a Memphis message board and asked the questions below. This year I received very few responses. Perhaps they are not as excited. Here is a link to last years blog.

(1)What do you guys think of our upcoming game this year?

No idea we have a lot of question marks at big positions I feel. QB and DB scares me.-GoTigersGo10

Looking forward to knowing that Sunday morning will be the most miserable experience in the Houston Nutt era for rebel fans - that walk to the Sunday Paper knowing the Tigers won.-griffin

It's always great to kick it off with a regional game and the games have been exciting the last 5 years.-Bill83

There are a LOT of questions for both teams in this year's matchup.-HLT2011

(2) What are your strengths and weaknesses this year?

Strength: WR by far! Weakness: DEFENSE-GoTigersGo10

Strength: Wide receivers, Offensive Line, RB (Miami 4 year Transfer) - QB - #7 ranked HS QB in the Nation and Defensive line.-griffin

Str- WR, DL Weakness- Secondary, Special teams-Bill83

Our most obvious strength is our unbelievably deep group of WR's. If Arkelon Hall can get the ball to them, we're going to light up the scoreboard every Saturday. Also, believe it or not, our defense should be much improved in 2008. I truly feel that DC Tim Walton will get things right on the defensive side of the ball in a hurry. As for weaknesses, our offensive line is getting painfully thin.-HLT2011

(3) What do you think about the Ole Mis v. Memphis series?

I like it cause I feel we are basically on the same level now. You see how I say now. I know Ole Miss owns the series but to say either team has dominated recently is just ridiculous. -GoTigersGo10

A bit stale but good to have - have grown to know we are now as good so the excitement to play the rebels is not there anymore - ready to move on to a greater challenge-griffin

It's very good for the region to help sell tickets @ both stadia and for fans to travel to but after all the drivel from your AD, I would just as soon play a Big East team (hoping for a future rival).-Bill83

It'd be a lot of fun if it weren't for Rebel fans. When it comes to the actual games, they're usually extremely competitive and always fun to watch. But dealing with Rebel fans, especially in Oxford, makes it just about impossible to enjoy the day.-HLT2011

(4) What do you think about Houston Nutt being the HC at Ole Miss?

Best move Ole Miss has made since I've been alive.-GoTigersGo10

Much better than what the rebels had - but the reality is that Mississippi had to hire someone who failed at a middle tier SEC school - who was about to get fired. Top tier SEC teams would never even consider such an option.-griffin

Hey, it beats Fred Flintstone.-Bill83

Like another poster said, this was easily the best move that the Rebels have made in my lifetime. Great hire.-HLT2011

(5) What will be the final score on Sat?

Close as usual...hopefully Tigers 31- REBS 28-GoTigersGo10

Memphis 27 Mississippi 24-griffin

With three Rebel D-Linemen out and Snead's first game I expect another nailbiter. 24-21.-Bill83

Very, VERY tough to call this year, but I'll say 24-20 Tigers.HLT2011

Posters from MemphisTigers.org

25 August 2008

Announcing the Hotty Toddy Blog Pick'em Game

We are excited to announce a new feature here at Hotty Toddy Blog! In conjunction with FunOfficePools, we will be running a college football Pick'em pool. Let's find out who is really the best prognosticator of the pigskin. Each week we'll have about 10 games for you to pick - we'll be picking the winners only - no spreads - but you'll also have to assign confidence points to your picks. If you're right, you'll get the amount of confidence points you assigned to a game. We'll be picking games that include the best teams in the country - namely the SEC teams. If we need a few other games, we'll also include some of the best other games of the week as well.

To participate, just join our pool . It's completely free to play, and FunOfficePools.com is spam-free as well. The pool is open now to join, and first picks are due by August 28th - so sign up now. The pool will run the whole regular season, concluding on December 6th with, among other games, the conference championship games. Let's get as many of you signed up as we can, and find out who really is the best at picking winners in football.

If you've already signed up, click here to go to the FunOfficePools main page and log in.

24 August 2008

Eli makes Vogue

I recently ran across September's edition of Men's Vogue. Who was staring back at me from the cover? Eli Manning.

15 August 2008

Fantasy Football anyone?

The Hotty Toddy Blog has created the Hotty Toddy Blog Fantasy Football League on ESPN. Want to have Eli lead your team to victory? Or how about Patrick Willis destroying QB's and help cruise to a win? If you are interested in joining the league please send an email to hottytoddyblog@gmail.com and watch for the invitation email.
This league is free to join and it's a lot of fun!

09 August 2008

Top 10 things to look forward to

As we await the next era in Ole Miss football, here are 10 things to look forward to:

(10) Names on Uniform- A welcome change back to pre-O era.

(9) Football & the Grove- It's football time again!

(8) The O & D Lines- Our best group in a long time and perhaps the best in the SEC this year.

(7)The Presidential Debate- The world will be focused on Mississippi and Ole Miss.

(6)The Jumbotron- The largest in the SEC (at least until October).

(5)The new basketball practice facility- A 46,000 square foot facility that should help the Rebels greatly in recruiting.

(4) The remodeled larger OU Stadium- The Baseball stadium gets a major upgrade.

(3) Jevan Snead- Finally, a quality QB.

(2) J. Powe- The stud finally gets to play.

(1) The Houston Nutt era begins- Back to our winning ways.

07 August 2008

Since when did Vandy become a Rival?

I recently bought the latest NCAA football game for my XBox360. I was shocked to see that EA sports has Vandy as one of our rivals. I've never thought of them as a Rival and I have never heard that mentioned before. Also, in the lead up to the game, it says that Vandy leads the series by double digits. (We lead 44-33-2) Oh yeah it also calls us the Bulldogs.

EA is supposed to be a reputable game company. Why all the mistakes?

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