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October 27, 2008

T-Shirts Of The SEC: Tennessee Volunteers

The first in a limited series of SEC t-shirts, guaranteed to impress.

I'll volunteer some advice: lose the fat man!

How could I not kick it off with the Volunteers?

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October 26, 2008

Georgia Goes Ga-Ga

Uga kinda looks like a baby! Get in mah bellay!

I’m surprised at Georgia. I really am.

No, not because they’ve lost the SEC championship race. They are still in it, with a big showdown against Florida coming up this week to basically decide who represents the SEC East.

The real surprise from Georgia this year? An insane lack of class about losing to Alabama earlier this season.

I have never heard so much screaming for a “do-over” since I was 9, playing neighborhood football in someone’s backyard. It’s like Georgia fans are completely unable to understand that not only did they lose, but that someone else could dare take them apart in such workmanlike fashion.

Honestly, I’m not so sure the Dawgs should be asking for a rematch. All the things that went into Alabama’s vistory early in the season are still there. Scores of highly touted running backs are being stuffed to ridiculously low numbers when they face the Tide. Alabama’s secondary is still putting the hammer on opposing receivers. Alabama’s defensive line is owning the line of scrimmage, even without Terrence Cody.

The only difference since the Tide’s trip to Athens a month ago? Alabama’s been showing they can play for a full 60 minutes.

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October 26, 2008

Essential Business Server Beta Exam Scores Finally Posted

Stay gold Ponyboy.

If you took the beta version of the 70–654 exam, Configuring Essential Business Server 2008, earlier this year, you might want to check your transcript. The scores have finally posted for that exam.

If you passed, congratulations! EBS is probably the most complex bundled product MS has ever produced, encompassing all of the following products…

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Exchange Server 2007 Standard
  • System Center Essentials 2007
  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server

That is a TON of stuff to know in order to pass that exam.

If you passed, don’t forget to order your super-special, charter member version of the exam certificate (seen above). Amazingly enough, charter member versions of exam certificates don’t get sent automatically. You have to visit a special site to order them, found here:

Welcome Kit and Certificate Validation (MCP logon ID required)

And if you didn’t get in for the beta, you can still nab yourself one of those supa-sexxay golden tickets for your office wall by successfully passing 70–654 within the first 6 months of its official availability.

There are plenty of offers for exam discounts floating around and about, including the ever-popular “Second Shot” promotion.

Post a comment if you’re looking for a discount code.

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October 25, 2008

Hey Hey Hey. Goodbye.

This is all that's left of Phil Fulmer's future in Knoxville. You can expect his fat ass to be canned any day now.


Alabama put sure put the lumber to a hapless Tennessee team today. After a solid enough start, the Volunteers ended up looking about as dangerous as a flag football team from High School Musical 4: Back To Band Camp.

Honestly, today’s game was probably the most complete football Alabama has played all year. From the opening kickoff drive to the final play of the game, when Alabama successfully converted on 4th and 7 play to run out the clock, the Crimson Tide showed what a truly great team they are.

And all without their superstar nose tackle, Terrence “Mount” Cody. Josh Chapman, Alabama’s answer to “The Incredible Hulk” looked just as dominant inside as Cody has. Tennessee’s running game was non-existant today, held to a scant 36 yards.

With this important win, Alabama improves to 8–0, and gets ready for homecoming next week.

After that…the Saban Bowl in Death Valley.

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October 25, 2008

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Mr. Saban!

This is what I'm expecting to see tonight. The Tide crushing Fat Phil Phulmer's last hopes of staying in Knoxville.

Tonight’s the night of all nights.

Halloween comes early for the Crimson Tide faithful, who eagerly wait for the Tide to smash the pumpkins.

Check out the carnage tonight on ESPN. Kickoff at 7:45P ET.

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