Shug used to joke that it was pronounced Jordan, "like the river"... as if the name of the site of Jesus Christ's baptism was, you know, pronounced the way he pronounced his last name (and wanted everyone else to pronounce it), not the way that basketball player or Martha Reed Garvin pronounces it. Only thing is, he may not have been joking. Because just like how the … [Read more...] about Please turn with me in your hymnal to the correct pronunciation of Shug Jordan’s name
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It always made me feel a little inferior. I couldn't help it. You're growing up and the CBS and ESPN intros make you feel that Auburn and Georgia are the Adam and Eve of southern football, and that feels good and right. And then one day you realize that maybe they're just, like, the Cain and Abel or something... because, OK, people are now throwing "Deep" in front of it. Oh, … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Time to rebrand the Auburn-Georgia rivalry?
It's been too long, so long that saying 'too long' sounds ridiculous. I mean, I think it's been over a year, maybe way longer since I have uploaded an archived episode of It's Pronounced Jordan. It's not right to you, it's not right to radio. Because if ever there were a broadcast that posterity couldn't do it without, it is this one. Paul Harvey who, you know? So here it … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan says hello again, talks good byes
The post-national championship column from 1957 Plainsman sports editor Paul Hemphill... the catty editorial from The Plainsman about the live tiger at that year's Iron Bowl. I just kept reading, reading, reading. Hope you listen, listen, listen. It's been too long, long, long. (Oh, and Rich "Has a Blog" Perkins giddily concludes that the use of "eagle" in "the Eagle has … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan reads, reads, reads
We have a great time up in there on Thursday. Some Thursdays are greater than other. This one seems like one of those. Laugh-a-minute. Riotous. I don't even remember what this episode was about, just that I felt good walking out the door and that I was expecting a "Can't stop laughing" text or something from my Dad. I didn't get one, but I think he was in Hawaii. For … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan gets personal, LOLOLOL