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OK, now that I have finally figured out how to post pictures, it is time to take advantage. As careful readers know, I am a big fan of the FAU Dance Team. Our photographer was making his first visit to the Burrow Saturday and he also became an instant fan, coming over to me and asking if they changed outfits between every timeout. Not quite, but they do enough to keep you on your toes. Anyway, I didn?t have to ask too hard to get him to snap a few extras for the blog, so here's one.


You could tell when the DT came out in this outfit it was a big game. Hadn?t seen the red hot pants in a while. They did get to dance at halftime (the 7-year-old tumblers performed at the women?s game), though they went with the Hillbilly Hussy outfits. below. (Got this pic off the fausports website). I'm not sure where they dream up these ensembles, but while some fall short IMHO, I give them an A for effort.




The website also has a nice slide show. Click Here that features my favorites, the white skirts and pink tops.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

Again, careful readers will know that I have made several attempts to have The Rowdy Rex's move their high-volume show from behind press row in an effort to stave off hearing loss. (when you guys started yelling Rogaine, I thought it was directed at me since I know you can see the back of my head where there has been a migration of follicles in recent years).

But now I understand you don't have any options for a new arrangement. I saw the Student Section sign Saturday and realized my hopes and dreams had been dashed. So, carry on, Rowdies. In the meantime, I will lobby the powers that be to see if they can make room for your dedicated band of screamers on the opposite side of the Burrow. And if you have any pics, please e-mail them to me at thutton@sun-sentinel.com and I can get them posted.

OK, we?ll get back to sports Wednesday to set up the big game at WKU.

Later?.

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February 12, 2007
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Since T-Rex gave his players Sunday off (which is like getting Christmas off from Ebeneezer Scrooge), I took the day off, too. Weatherwise just a glorious weekend and a reminder of why we live down here in paradise.

In his postgame interview, FIU coach Sergio Rouce used his opening remarks to compliment FAU on its Bury The Burrow In Red. Rouce went on at some length in praising the effort, obviously wishing his own AD would try and do something like that down in Miami. ?I thought that was fabulous,? Rouce said.

FAU did put on a good show, and all those involved did a good job, including the players and the students, led by The Rowdy Rex?s. Hopefully a lot of those new fans had a good enough time to return without the lure of free food and clothing.

 The great photoshop job at left is courtesy of GhostofBuchanan. I am just figuring out how to post pics, and this had to be the first one. Great job Ghost.
The casual attire he wore for the game seemed to infuse T-Rex with a sense of calm. That and the fact he couldn?t rip off his suitcoat, which is the sign, to borrow a phrase from the courtside announcer, that T-Rex ?is heating up.? Apparently the choice of clothes did not come without some debate. It all began with the Coaches vs. Cancer deal where coaches were supposed to wear sneakers. T-Rex wanted to wear a suit with his sneakers, but Mrs. T-Rex vetoed that sartorial heresy, and so T-Rex started with a blue polo shirt. But when he drove up to the Burrow and saw all the red shirts, he turned around, went back home and put on a red shirt. ?I just had to do it,? T-Rex said.

So, a casually-clad T-Rex and staff rather casually watched DeAndre Rice and the six other Burrowing Birds bury the Amber Kitties. Not that T-Rex was not perturbed about some things. ?I talked to them after the game about getting a killer instinct. We had them down and didn?t put them away and it wasn?t a great second half performance,? T-Rex said. But you could tell this was a day when he was not going to dwell too long on the negatives, and there was enough good on display to stick with his plan to give them Sunday off.

Only seven players got on the court for the BBs Saturday. T-Rex said Kone is hurt and didn't practice, and he didn't want to put Cuka in to try and guard FIU's point guard. Another good reason to give the players a blow, since this may be the seven that carries the load the rest of the way.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

?We still need to get a win on the road to get to the level we can get to,? T-Rex said, and he was right about that.

FAU has four games remaining against teams it is 1-3 against, with two of those on the road, both against teams that beat the BB?s in the Burrow. The first is Wednesday at Western Kentucky (18-9, 10-5).

When asked about that matchup, T-Rex had an interesting answer.

?Western Kentucky has a killer instinct. They expect to win all their games. On the best teams I was on the best players would will victories. DeAndre has done that for us. We need Carlos and Paul Graham to will us wins. They have to think, ?We will find a way to win.? Those three have to take us there. That is what we need.?

Not much to add to that little challenge.

After facing the Hilltoppers there are the final two home games of the season, New Orleans (12-13, 8-6) and South Alabama (19-7, 13-2), with the final game at Middle Tennessee (12-14, 7-8). South Alabama has won 12 straight games is definitely the team to beat in the Belt.

Right now FAU is tied with three teams in fifth place in the Belt at 7-7, with two teams right behind at 7-8.

What FAU is fighting for is a first-round home game. The Sun Belt has a weird conference tournament setup, with the top team from each division and the team with the next best record all getting byes and going directly into the quarterfinals.

The remaining 10 teams will be seeded 4 through 13, with the 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 seeds getting home games (4 vs. 13, 5 vs. 12, etc.) The winners of those games travel to Lafayette to join the top three seeds in the tournament and the Cajundome.


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RESPECT for the Ghost's limited Photoshop skills!
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The only problem with Hutton's blog is that he apparently doesn't understand the term "copyright".

If I were to go to the Sun-Sentinel Web site and pick off a photograph, then paste it into my Web site and use it for my purposes, how long would it take for some legal eagle at the S-S to fire off a cease and desist letter?

That's what Ted did with the T-Rex image. He may have received permission from Ghost to use the art work (although I doubt it), but he neither asked nor sought permission from me (the photographer) to use my copyrighted image (Rex's mug).

I think I'll send the paper a bill.
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Free publicity for the Owl's Nest and FAU - come on, he's supporting us !!!
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Happy VD and BD m2hos !!
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FAUFBL said

Happy VD and BD m2hos !!


Some how that just doesn't sound real good :o

;D
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I guess you don't understand copyright either. Go pick off a bunch of MP3s and wait for the letter from the studios and you'll learn about it very quickly.
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Bytor said

FAUFBL said

Happy VD and BD m2hos !!


Some how that just doesn't sound real good :o

;D

It doesn't sound right, but I thank you for the Birthday wish and assure everyone that I am disease free. ;) ;D
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Ted gave me credit, which is all I ask for. As for using your images without any credit BMarkey, I agree it's a bit wrong….but in the end, we're getting exposure and he's not exactly raking it in with this blog, is he?
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No, he is not making anything more than his salary, but his employer (which produces the blog) is making millions and millions through newspaper, AOL, Time and other magazines, TV stations, cable TV and more. :)

Anyway, Ted wrote to me and cleared it up. All is well.

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