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RIP: Jefferson Pilot telecasts

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dixiehack, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Well, not really, since they're just changing the sponsor name. But for every Southerner who has ever cursed "tha Jay Pee game" this is a fitting eulogy.

  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Nooooooooo! They can't change the name! It won't be the same, dammit.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That was an awesome column. JP existed so that Vanderbilt fans would not feel left out. Tho JP often got Vandy-Bama or Vandy-Florida, and those were often good games.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Don't forget, JP had Kentucky-LSU a few years ago -- a game Turner South has shown about 40 times in the last six weeks. Dave Neal's call of the hail Mary touchdown included the fact that LSU scored, but left out all other information.

    Still, Lincoln Financial sounds a little too dignified.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    :'( :'( :'( :'(
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I like the cutline that said "Without Jefferson Pilot, watching Kentucky football games will be eerily different."

    Um...no one watches Kentucky football.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Was just going to nominate that as the "Greatest JP Game Ever."

    Of course the term "Greatest JP Game Ever" is a lot like "Greatest NIT Team Ever."
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I will stop and watch it every time it's on, just to see the Kentucky fans slowly realize that they lost. I'm not anti-Kentucky, I just love seeing their reactions. Would have been a hell of a day to be a photographer.
  9. joe

    joe Active Member

    A wise man I once worked with said it best: You can't spell suck without UK.
  10. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I don't know that I've ever read a more accurate sentence. God that used to drive me crazy. What was even better though was when they when to a highlight from another game and the highlight was three quarters old.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Thanks for checking in, Steve Superior. ;)
  12. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    What a great game. I love how JP showed the replay of the Gatorade bath, then began with the most cliche question in all of buzzer-beating sports history: "I guess that's why a game is (so-so-) minutes long, huh?"  . Fucking JP. What an empire.
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