LSU went through a round of two-a-days again yesterday and the team had probably its most hot and cold day of the fall thus far, especially in the morning session as for the first time, the team battled the full brunt of Louisiana’s heat.

Here are a few notes and observations from camp’s third day.

-I do not know the team’s plan for freshman quarterback Jordan Jefferson, but he is far behind both Jarrett Lee and Andrew Hatch. Unless he progresses very quickly, I expect him to wear a red shirt this season.

-T-Bob Hebert played with the “varsity” squad with Brett Helms missing practice with an injury. Hebert is quite a bit more thin than the rest of his mates and he needs to put on an additional 15-20 pounds or so before next season, when he is expected to be the team’s center.

-Charles Scott is being groomed to become a full-time fullback/bruiser back for LSU this season as he is hands-down LSU’s best blocker out of the backfield.

-Patrick Johnson, or whatever his name is now, is a freak. He will be a dominant player in purple and gold for four years (if he chooses to stay at LSU that long).

I will give more tomorrow.
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Alas, after thinking it was over, it’s only just begun. Despite reports that said Brett Favre would be traded to the Packers, the veteran quarterback said yesterday he is fielding offers from both the Jets and Bucs and he did not have an answer as to when we could expect to have a resolution.

But in the week hours of Thursday morning (lucky for you guys I don’t sleep), it was announced the Packers and Jets agreed in principle on a trade that would send Favre to the Jets.

I fell for the same trick yesterday and the report was false, so take it at face value. If it is indeed true, I’ll give my thoughts on this tomorrow.
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The NBA released its schedule today and like always, several matchups meet the eyes of fans across the country, including a Lakers/Celtics battle on Christmas Day.

Closer to home, the Hornets will get much-deserved national recognition they missed out on this past season as the Bees will be on TV 13 times next season, a franchise record.

To see the complete schedule, click here
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I will take a day off from my pick’em game today as I am in a bit of a rush today, but I will continue now with my NFL Top 10 list.

Top 10: Today, we get into the Top 6 of our list and for that, we make our second trip to Dallas. Today’s pick is my personal favorite player in the NFL and this man is possibly the most dominant receiver of all-time not named Rice.

No. 6 NFL player: Terrell Owens

Everyone knows the negatives about Owens: feud with Jeff Garcia, banishment from the Eagles, accidental overdose, but there is no disputing that Owens has done one thing consistently throughout his career — win.

The past two seasons with the Cowboys, Owens has been on his best behavior, averaging 83 catches for more than 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns in his time as a Cowboy.


Owens ranks third in the all-time ranks with 129 touchdowns and is just one shy of second place behind Chris Carter.

Love him, hate him, people have to respect that Terrell Owens is one of the most dominant players in today’s game and he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

No. 5 tomorrow.
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Headlines:

Rays score 6 in ninth to win – It just seems it is the Rays year. This team can do no wrong and I am becoming a believer that this time just might win the AL East.

Ludwick homers in fifth straight game – Is there any player in all of baseball that has Ludwick’s numbers that is so unknown? Josh Hamilton gets all the headlines, because of his head-case past, but this Ludwick is a freak with the pine and is the reason the Cardinals are still in the race.

Orton to start Bears’ preseason opener – I feel for you Bears’ fans. Nuff said.

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The PGA Championship starts tomorrow. I admit I have not followed the sport as much since Tiger has been gone, but I’ll give you 12 guys to watch out for — 6 headliners and 5 sleepers and I’ll give you my pick to win it.

Headliners –

1. Kenny Perry – smoking hot right now and has been the best player in the world since Tiger went down
2. Vijay Singh – Won last week and Singh tends to win in bunches. This week, too? Maybe so.
3. Adam Scott – Scott will get one eventually. It’s just a matter of time.
4. Sergio Garcia – Sergio became Sergio at the PGA Championship a few years ago. This may just be his coming out party on the grand scale.
5. Jim Furyk – Furyk is just a “majors” player. He can win or be in the hunt every time out.
6. Ernie Els – Els is showing signs of a comeback after a few horrendous years.

Sleepers –

1. Rocco Mediate – Is he even a sleeper anymore after another good showing at the British?
2. Fred Couples – Boom Boom can have a good showing at a course that suits his game.
3. Jerry Kelly – Has not had a good player, but he is a poor man’s Furyk: Fairways and greens
4. Padraig Harrington – Can the 2-time British Open Champ make it two-for-2008?
5. Chris DiMarco – Anytime we write off DiMarco, he makes a run at a major, so who knows?

My pick: Mike Weir – Weir has all the tools to win any week and I think now is his time.

More on this championship as the week goes on.
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YouTube Video of the Day:

This smell like fighting words, LSU fans.


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D’as it for me today.

Have a good Thursday!

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