JOHN SPAIN had something of a semi-statesmanship moment recently when he offered to resign from the Anniston City Council if Mayor Gene Robinson would go to the house, too ... a lovely dream is the resignation of all five ... not going to happen, but there is a memory of a city election a few years back when another dysfunctional council was kicked out by the voters ... every one of 'em.
— JSU did the right thing in putting Bill Burgess' name on its football field ... a dorm also carries the name "Salls Hall" after another former Jax football coach, Don Salls ... my two cents says the school should do something along the same lines for the late Charley Pell ... it was Pell who really kicked the Gamecocks into major winning before moving on to Clemson and Florida.
— While in the toy shop, a question: When's the last time you saw an end-around reverse work? ... usually loses big yardage ... dumbest play in football.
— Is it my imagination or did that stretch of 431/21 from 22nd to Blue Mountain Road get lousy in a hurry ... and you have to hope the recent patch job is not the end of repairs ... full re-paving is needed ... and no, I don't charge for helping other people mind their own store ... no sir ... just trying to help.
— Those Geico Insurance commercials have been fun ever since the little green "lizard" showed up in that red sports car ... but for genius in advertising, put All-State Insurance at the top ... in case you haven't noticed, when the end zone net goes up to catch footballs on extra points and field goals, you're looking at an All-State banner ... clever, clever.
— I liked Big Lots better before it became a furniture store ... and I still think best shopping fun is The Dollar Tree ... on my first trip to a Dollar Tree, I picked up a pair of wire nippers for $1 ... at home, in a test, a coat hanger put three nicks in my new nippers ... the hangar was unscathed ... I've loved the Dollar Tree since.
— Other than the salvation of your soul, one very good reason to throw in with Jesus is he went about in sandals ... without socks ... in the summertime, it's wonderful if not fashionable.
At the moment, Auburn's offense is definitely one dimensinal ... as in Cam Newton, the Tiger's 6-6, 250-pound quarterback ... by season's end, this kid may be as good as there is.
— College football halftime with Lou Holtz, Mark May and Reece Davis is becoming a bit wearing ... and Holtz as "The Doctor Is In" is two things, contrived and silly ... and the constant shouting between Holtz and May is wearing a bit thin, too.
— Another one wearing out the welcome mat in my den is the "cute-as-a-button" young lady doing those commercials for Progressive Insurance ... in the commercials, she is "Flo" ... in real life, her name is Stephanie Courtney, she's 38, and engaged to a sixth-grade school teacher ...
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George Smith can be reached at 256-239-5286 or g-mail: email@example.com