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It's caramel corn, peanuts, and a recruiting tool

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Photo via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/mukluk/">Dano</a>.
Photo via Dano.

The feature post of the day belongs to by Incipient_Senescence, so go read that first. 

And now, the day's other Talking Points:

  • According to Wikipedia, "Cracker Jack is a U.S. brand of snack consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts. It is also well known for being packaged with a prize of nominal value inside." Nominal value pshaw. Tennessee owes Nash Nance (and perhaps Da'Rick Rogers) to the deliciously fun snack food ($?):
    Strangest/funniest thing that happened in the recruiting process?

    "There was a lot of crazy stuff," Nance said. "All the e-mails that I got. Probably the craziest thing was when I was still committed to Vanderbilt and dad was eating out of a cracker jack box. I was on the computer and we had been in touch with Tennessee. It was a big decision and Tennessee had just left the house. Dad throws me a puzzle piece from the cracker jack box with an orange T on it. I knew it was a sign."
  • Catching up with Nu'Keese Richardson, who's starting over at Hampton University. The feature includes some additional details on the pellet gun fiasco that you might not have heard before.
  • Oh, good. Alabama's going to be on CBS half of the season.
  • LaMarcus Thompson: golfer.
  • An interview with Matt Simms, who says his dad was NOT WEARING ORANGE at the Orange and White Game. Shameful. ;-)
  • Scotty Hopson is putting up between 500 and 700 free throws every day and attending an NCAA leadership seminar in Indianapolis next week. Great to hear he's motivated, working hard, and interested in developing into a leader for the team.
  • Dooley speaks!