Time to stop pretending you're working and dive into the mailbag.
Our beaver pelt trader of the week is Tim Francis, who Tweets me this, "Mailbag...I am at the hospital, my wife is in labor with our son. How much would you pay us to name him Clay Travis?"
I Tweeted him back that I would pay him $1,000.
That's a decent start on the college fund, right?
For those of you who don't live in Nashville, you're missing out. Time Magazine calls us the hottest city in the country.
Okay, okay on to the mailbag.
We haven't spent much time writing about the Tennessee house party gone awry because it pretty much sounds like a typical college house party that went bad.
There was drinking, drugs, underage drinking, basically your typical weekend on any college campus.
Team captain AJ Johnson was arrested along with a host of other Volunteers. (Said in the same voice that the PA announcer in Knoxville uses when the defense actually tackles someone. So back in 2005).
"Cops say .... another player, 20-year-old defensive lineman Danny O'Brien, was also hammered and combative and was taken into custody "after a brief struggle."
Cops cited 3 other football players -- Curt Maggitt (LB), Jakob Johnson (LB) and Jalen Reeves-Maybin (LB) -- who allegedly provided booze and weed to underage party guests, including:
-- Dontavius Blair (OL) -- Dimarya Mixon (DL) -- Justin Coleman (DB) -- Malik Brown (DL)"
So, yeah, no big deal.
But then my old buddy Mark Nagi, a former sportscaster in town, sent along this screen shot of the Tennessee fan that a local Knoxville NBC newscast chose to interview about the incident.
And, well, it's basically glorious.
Of all the UT fans in the city that the local news could have picked out, they went with this guy.
I have no idea what this interview sounded like, but I'm pretty sure it was spectacular.
Meet Tennessee fan Twon Hiroshima.
Just about all the major recruits are now in and it's easy enough to see how schools will finish in the Rivals rankings. (I'm using Rivals rankings because they have been the rankings I've used for the past several years when we tally the signing day results.)
So, how did your school do?
Let's dive in and check it out.
The SEC leads the way with the most dominant recruiting class performance in signing day history. A remarkable seven of the top nine classes in the country are from the SEC.
Here's how SEC schools rank nationally at 3 eastern.
6. Texas A&M
18. Ole Miss
24. South Carolina (This number will jump because the Cocks still have two four star commits coming and they haven't signed their full allotment of 20 recruits to count yet).
41. Mississippi State
That's an average recruiting class ranking of 17.6