And in other news today . . .

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In case you missed it, here are a few news items to ponder if you need a Chris Garrett break.

• Jamont Gordon was named second-team All-American by Rivals.com.
Tennessee’s Chris Lofton has minor leg injury.

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30 Responses to “And in other news today . . .”

  1. jaybirdms Says:

    Injury, not surgery, GG.

  2. Gregg Ellis Says:

    good catch there, jaybirds.

  3. dawgbones Says:

    He was on the bench a lot at the regionals during the Butler game at what seemed to be critical times. We were wondering why, now I know even though we didn’t notice him limping or anything. Watching Louisville play, if they stay that hot and focused TN and UNC had better look out. TN will have to play a lot better than they did at the regional to beat Louisville.

  4. dawgbones Says:

    On the Garrett kid, I bet Croom is pi**ed. He told the “delta cartel” not to worry that the kid was MSU through and through, the kid’s dad headed up the Lee county Bulldog club, etc.etc. that the father had told Croom not to worry when the LSU rumor popped up the first time. Yeah, no doubt Croom is upset and I doubt the Garrett tent will be welcome at State by a lot of folks. If I were them I would drive on down to Baton Rouge and tailgate with all the cajun corndawgs. They will have a hard time finding anyone that they will fit in with down there. Give me a break on the “praying” deal. You think God cares about where a kid goes to college to play football???? He cares about morals, truth, etc. I don’t remember who posted the “praying message” on the other blog but they are right. Some people are so misguided to bring God into such a topic. Kinda like the guy who hit the walk off home run and said he was “praying to God that he would hit one out”. Guess God didn’t like the pitcher’s prayer “praying to God that I would strike him out”. Mr. Garrett, if you do read the blog, then grow up and leave God out of it. It was a personal decision and who knows, it might be the best for Chris in the long run, only time will tell (definitely more offensive minded folks down there). But please, take the personal responsibility and leave God out of it.

  5. Gregg Ellis Says:

    You’ve never had a big decision and not prayed about it? I have. And I know this is one of the biggest decisions this kid will ever make.

  6. farley662 Says:

    I’m with bones on this one GG. If God said go to LSU, why the hatred for State? Do we not tithe enough? Is god fond of corndogs? Does he like hoish women and cheep malt liquor?

  7. farley662 Says:

    cheap, not cheep.

  8. Braves Dawg Says:

    I also find myself siding with Bones on this.

  9. thespear Says:

    I dont blame him for going to LSU, just for committing then backing out. Recruits are getting really liberal with their commitments now… it doesnt really mean anything anymore….
    As for the college decision, I give him a little slack. Im in college now and still dont know where I want to be, call me a perpetual transfer if you wish, hopefully when i make the round to Starkville I will stay.

    As for the prayer thing, I dont have a problem with people praying about big decisions. Just don’t say you were led to do something unless you are certain God showed you the opportunity. People forget that Satan opens doors too. (Not that LSU scholarship is a work of Satan)

    I do seriously hope he keeps up his prayer life while living in a crazy, wild, in some places heathen, college town. Sorry just had to do a little venting

  10. Gregg Ellis Says:

    You guys are a tough bunch.

  11. Braves Dawg Says:

    There is nothing wrong with prayer, but athletes bring up God and prayer so often it has become cliche. You as a sports reporter should know this better than anyone.

  12. judwe Says:

    MATTHEW 5:37 PEOPLE !!!

    “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

    Let’s face it, the kid doesn’t have the character to back his commitment. THEN HE INVOKES THE NAME OF GOD to get him out of the hostile corner he has situated himself in. I don’t want to hear the crap about him being a 17 year old kid… his character will follow him the rest of his corndog eatin’ life.

    Let’s move on.

  13. farley662 Says:

    Amen Brother Judwe! Tell daddy Garrett that the lord told me to moon him from draws tent this year, so don’t be upset when it happens.

  14. dawgbones Says:

    Gregg,

    I don’t have a problem with prayer at all. I just don’t think God intended prayer to be about sports decisions and I know he certainly didn’t intend for it to be an excuse.

  15. judwe Says:

    Gregg. I’m glad you are “trying to remain objective” but please do remember that fortunately the term COMMITMENT, to many, remains a very significant word in the English Language.

    Sure, we’ve all had BIG decisions to make but usually not STATEWIDE public decisions like this. As a Christian I get peeved when I hear people envoke God’s name in the sense that he “told them to do something” …… God told Jim Jones to do something !!!

    If it contradicts the Bible as I pointed out above) then you told yourself to do something and you are merely hoping God agrees and the public will be in accepting awe of your God backed “Word”.

  16. dawgbones Says:

    Plus Farley makes a good point. If Garrett’s prayer reasoning holds water then God is definitely not an MSU fan. Of course, now it hits me, remember the kick into the wind at the Rebel/State game in Jackson in the 80’s, yep God is definitely an Ole Miss fan. Given that I don’t think he would have led anyone to LSU, just ask the Ole Miss folks to chime in on that. Remember the two plays in 3 seconds down in Baton Rouge. I’m sure the Rebel fans do.

  17. Gregg Ellis Says:

    I just hope none of you change your mind about a major decision. Geez. It happens.

  18. farley662 Says:

    Don’t believe I’d blame God if I did GG. That’s all most of us are saying.

  19. 2thdoc Says:

    Me and the kids ate corndogs last night. I should have known it was a sign for a bad day coming.

  20. judwe Says:

    Not nessecarily blame God, but attribute it to him.

    Again Gregg, like it or not he is a public figure… not that he took any of that into account obviously. You bet I’ve changed my mind on decisions but I never had an audience.

    The Garretts have made their bed and now they’ll just have to sleep in it. Right or Wrong, that’s life, that’s his decision… I’d secure a rental truck if I were them.

  21. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Oh, I agree judwe. But public figure or not, that doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind.

    And Farley, I don’t think he was trying to put it off on God. I’m pretty sure he was seeking input from the Man Upstairs about making the right decision, not which decision to make.

    We all have different takes on this, and that’s why I like this blog. We may disagree, but your thoughts are certainly welcomed.

    Also, I just posted a new blog. I talked with Chris moments ago and I think you’ll find what he has to say very interesting.

  22. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Oh, I agree judwe. But public figure or not, that doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind.

    And Farley, I don’t think he was trying to put it off on God. I’m pretty sure he was seeking input from the Man Upstairs about making the right decision, not which decision to make.

    We all have different takes on this, and that’s why I like this blog. We may disagree, but your thoughts are certainly welcomed.

    Also, I just posted a new blog. I talked with Chris moments ago and I think you’ll find what he has to say very interesting.

  23. Gregg Ellis Says:

    2thdoc, I hope you don’t eat any oranges tonight, then.

  24. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Tigers lurking everywhere. I just checked the blog stats, and 2,500 LSU fans from two different message boards made a visit today.

    Ya’ll come back, you hear.

  25. farley662 Says:

    No GG, don’t come back. They have the place smelling horrible. Nothing good can come from that trash lurking over here.

  26. Gregg Ellis Says:

    LOL.

    I swear, I’m now craving a corndog with mustard.

  27. farley662 Says:

    Pretty sure that those only come with “mayonnaise.”

  28. farley662 Says:

    I meant cum

  29. cowtowndawg Says:

    Fellow bulldogs, you disappoint me. Am I upset he changed his mind? Absolutely. However, he made a decision that he felt was the best for him. Fine, if he wants LSU, then that is where he should go.

    I just have one question for everyone. Since signing day is 11 months away, what if he should change his mind again & decides he wants to come to MSU? Nearly every one of you have villified Chris for changing his mind. Certainly you will be just as angry if he goes back on his word to LSU, right? After all, it is about being true to your word, not the fact that he left MSU for LSU, right?

  30. dadwithpride Says:

    I agree with cowtown above. I’m dissapointed, yeah, but lets not hang him.
    ANd I’m glad to know any youngster prays to make a wise decision, which is what he said. I don’t recall him saying God spoke to him and told him to go to LSU, he said he prayed for wisdom.

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