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Friday, January 26, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW: Super Dave Interviews The Meck. 01/26/07

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The Meck Radio Show: Super Dave Interviews The Meck. 01/26/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 3:09a ct. Show Time: 32 Mins.

Meck Notes:
Thanks to Walter Banks for coming to my hometown. It was an amazing weekend.

Thanks Clay Bowen and Millie for helping make Walter feel at home.
Really enjoyed Clay's 56th Birthday party last Sat nite w/ Walter, Bro. John, Debbie and Clay's family.
Thanks Clay for all your help this past weekend and thru the many years.
Thanks for your longtime friendship and Encouraging the Meck to start this radio show.

It was great seeing Tom Ziegenfelder and family. They were celebrating Jane's Birthday Sat. nite.

Thanks to Robby Smith/Sports Editor of The Dothan Progress for his 2 great articles on Walter Banks.
I appreciate Robby's TIME and his passion for the Walter Banks story. Walter enjoyed visiting with him.
Thanks for the coverage by DeVon Applewhite at The Dothan Eagle. Front page/Accent section.
I appreciate the TV plugs by Kim Allen at Ch. 18 and longtime friend Brad Sherwood at Ch. 4 - WTVY.

A SPECIAL THANKS To Rayne McKenzie/ Ch 4 News who showed up on Sunday Morning.
Interviewed us and stayed for the entire service. Thanks Rayne for your 2 pieces on the news Sunday nite.
If they show up on Sunday morning .. You know its big. And Walter Banks in Dothan was a Day to Remember.

Happy 47th Birthday [ Sunday, 28th] to Vicki Martin. You wear it well.
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SD Interviews The Meck ..
We talk about our friend and brother in radio, Dave Gilligan, who is recovering quite well.
He's home resting and doing his air shift again on 95.5 - WTVY.
Wish him the Best. Because He's The Best. Dave turns 43 on Mon. the 29th.

Walter Banks. People from all over Dothan and the Wiregrass
filled the church to hear Walter.
Susan Brazell Smith, Mike and Sandy Schmitz, Sam Cherry, Starla Matthews,
Mayor Thomas, Comiss. Matthews and Comiss. Newsome. Tom and Jane Ziegenfelder.
And many more guests. [including Pastor Fain's motorcycle club]

Tom Ziegenfelder, [a man with a servant's heart] shared re Walter's message Sunday at First Baptist.
'It's amazing how a common man like Walter can be an inspiration to so many.
You don't have to have billions like Bill Gates. Walter serves people.
We can all learn a lot from Walter about Christianity and serving our fellow man.' -TZ

Young and old crowded around Walter before and after the service to have their picture with him.
It was amazing. Like a rock star. I've never seen such a diversified crowd attracted to the same person.
Young and Old. Rich and Poor. All drawn to Walter Banks by his compassion and love.
A simple man who serves others and treats everyone the same.
Walter has the gift of Greatness. 'The ability to make those around you feel great.'

Thousands watched by TV as Walter shared and blessed everyone with his compassion and wisdom.
It was a joy to interview him and share the same stage w/ he and Johnny Fain.
We gave a Chipper Jones jersey to Russell Craig. [ 12 years old] He's a kind, young boy who can't see.
But his dedication and smile is seen by everyone. He was thrilled. He's a big Braves fan.

I'll never forget Tallulah Snell winning the Brian McCann autographed baseball from Walter.
She knew a baseball has 1 seam. She was thrilled to win and meet Walter.

The message, just like Walter, was simple. Serve Others with Compassion.
The message of the cross is simple, too. That's why so many miss it. It's a gift.

Walter reminds me of my mother. He doesn't sit around studying the Bible.
He's out doing the Bible. We need more doers. No Doubt.
You can know all about Jesus/God and not know him.
If you know him personally ..You'll reach out with his compassion.
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Enjoyed our visit to Mike Schmitz Automotive Group, Monday morning.
Mike and Walter have a kindred spirit. Serving and Giving to Others.
Mike invited Walter to speak to his Sales People.
We left Mike's office and walked over to the meeting.

Walter shared .. ' In 2003 Mike ran in the Iron Man Race.'
'His time was [ Walter quoted the exact numbers he had read on Mike's plaque in the office] '
and then said .. ' How bout a big hand for Mike . ? '

They clapped and everyone was impressed that Walter remembered those numbers
from Mike's office. Walter reminded everyone.' Be sure and Pay attention.'
They really enjoyed Walter and he enjoyed spending time with them.

We really enjoyed our visit to the George Washington Carver Museum [ Old Bus Station].
Thanks to Sarah Woodham for calling Miss Francina Williams who opened the museum on her day off.
Walter, Pastor Fain and myself were amazed at the history and treasures in this local museum.
Everyone should go by and visit. You will learn a lot.
You'll really enjoy meeting Miss Francina. She has great passion for her work. Wonderful lady.
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I really enjoyed my visit yesterday to the Swedish Match Cigar Plant [ in Dothan].
250 employees. Very Dedicated. Very Friendly. 1 million, 1 hundred thousand cigars a day.
Thanks for the educational tour by Tony Martin [ the Factory Mgr] and Larry Pressnell
[the Manufacturing Mgr]. I appreciate your T I M E and taking great care of The Meck.

Really enjoyed my visit with Tony. We even gave Bobby Cox a jingle re his favorite cigar.
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Super Bowl .. Picking the Colts. No mystery.
Jim Nantz, great announcer and kind gentleman, announcing for CBS.

Ed Mangan grows the grass for Turner Field and the Super Bowl.
Grows his Super Bowl Grass in Palm Springs Calif. Digs it up Jan 1.
Trucks it to the Super Bowl site and plants the SB field.
Both teams practice fields are re-planted to mirror the Super Bowl field.

Glad we stopped by and visited with Paul Finebaum last Friday.
His last show in his Clear Channel Studio. It was memorable 4 sure.

Really enjoyed the Rod Stewart Concert in Bham last Friday nite.
Great seats. [Those Maddox Girls were throwing down.]
I told Laura and Vicki this was one of the greatest bands I'd ever heard.
Told my friend Glenn they sounded like the Stones.
He informed me .. Rod's lead guitarist is Ron Wood of the Rollling Stones.

No wonder I liked it so much.
I almost rushed the stage on Hot Legs.
Rod was 2 Cool 4 School. Now and even in '74 when I graduated from Dothan High.

Thanks for your T I M E Today.
Meck
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Next week:
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
Ed Mangan - The Dr. of Grass for Turner Field and The Super Bowl.
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T I M E spells L O V E

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Friday, January 19, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Paul Finebaum and Donald Watkins. Smokin Like a Fajita. 01/19/07

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The Meck Radio Show w/ Paul Finebaum and Donald Watkins. Smokin Like a Fajita. 01/19/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:22a ct. Show Time: 42 mins.

excerpt - PF re his mom.
'She taught me a little humility . Don't take yourself so seriously.'
Finebaum talks about their close friendship ..
Her calling him many times in a press box in the deep south.

He got his up-front honesty from his mom.
'There was room for discussion I guess .. unless my mother was talking.' - PF

''I'm almost a mix of both. Brutal honesty of my mother.
Suttleness, sense of humor, low key, from my Dad. I think it works.' - Paul Finebaum.

excerpt - On Donald Watkins: 'Probably the smartest and most interesting man I've ever met.'
'Dream foursome .. Tiger and Donald. He's never played. I could take his money.'- PF

' Everytime I'm around him [Donald] .. I'm mesmerized.'
'He has the Charisma of the greatest evangelist. The Wit of a comedian.
The Passion of a motivational speaker. The quiet Charm of an every day guy.
Merge that together and you have a Real Genius.' - Paul Finebaum.

' My real life heroes were my mother and father.'
'Out of the 6 billion people on the planet ..
The 6 children of Levi and Lillian Watkins are the only 6 people
on the planet to hold that certificate of birth.' - Donald Watkins

"The only asset that means anything to me are my kids and my family."
' Things cannot love you.
Some people confuse the accumalation of things with the accumalation of love.' - Donald Watkins.
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Meck Notes:
Thanks to my engineer/producer Super Dave in New York for putting this powerful show together.
This is a montage of Paul Finebaum and Donald Watkins. [Need I say More?]
Excerpts from The Meck Radio Shows - Finebaum 12/19/06 and Watkins 12/12/06.

An in-depth personal look at what makes each man so unique.
Both talking about their love, respect and grattitude they have for their parents.
An effective prescription for success and fueling their passion to be the best and reach out to others.

Recently, I had dinner with Paul and Donald. Nonstop Banter. Entertainment Tonite 4 sure.
It's no secret the great respect these two business leaders and friends have for each other.
Both have Passion and Compassion. ' 2 essentials that meet in the middle to reach a goal.'
Passion - What you do in life. Compassion - Others. Others. Others.

FINEBAUM and WATKINS - Personal and Unplugged. Powerful and Smokin like a Fajita.
Enjoy these moving and inspiring clips/thoughts.
Be sure and listen to this show. The notes from the 2 complete shows are listed below.

Be like my friend Vicki. [ 2 Cool 4 School.]
Go ahead and download The Meck Radio Show. [into your iPod.]
Meck
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On the net: www.Finebaum.com - Paul Finebaum Radio Network

On the net:
www.VoterNewsNetwork.com - Donald Watkins Publisher
www.TheChildrensBank.org - Donald Watkins Founder
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Paul Finebaum - Writer and Talk Show Legend. 12/19/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 4:55a ct. Show Time: 45 Mins.

Meck Notes:
Meck visits with his friend .. Paul Finebaum.
An in-depth interview with the host of The Finebaum Radio Network.
Re article on Football in Alabama. The New York Times called Finebaum:
'The State's most influential sports columnist and talk show host.'
Fans read Finebaum and listen all over the south and the country. www.Finebaum.com
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Finebaum shares about his father. 'We were like best friends.'
' First memory ..'Playing out in the front yard with the ball.'
'Age 7 or 8 - We lived in Memphis - drove 500 miles to Chicago for my first Major League game.' - PF

'Sports was our life. He took me to Yankee Stadium when I was 10 or 11.'
"I could probably tell you more about what I did with my Dad [when I was 8]
than yesterday's talk show.' - Paul Finebaum
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' My mother was the drill sergeant.'
' She took me to my little league games. I played every sport. Not sure I was good at any.'
' Her role really took off when I was 15.' [ Dad died]

'She taught me a little humility . Don't take yourself so seriously.'
Finebaum talks about their close friendship ..
Her calling him many times in a press box in the deep south.

He got his up-front honesty from his mom.
'There was room for discussion I guess .. unless my mother was talking.' - PF

''I'm almost a mix of both. Brutal honesty of my mother.
Suttleness, sense of humor, low key, from my Dad. I think it works.' - Paul Finebaum.

Remarkable story from Paul re his Mother. [Just before flying to New York.]
[ Ignoring reminder note to cut grass] 'You are not leaving until you cut the grass Paul.'
'I took off my maroon polyester suit and cut the grass.'
' I learned .. No matter how important you think you are ..
You are not more important than your mother's admonitions.' - PF
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Meck asks Paul .. What's it like to have so many people dislike you?
' For a while you thrive on it. You do get sick of being hated.'
' It's taught me a lot about life.' I've learned from it.
You learn to take the flattery with the criticism.' - Paul Finebaum

Enjoy Most .. Writing or being a talk show host?
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Paul talks about his memories of Coach Bryant. A classic John Forney conversation.
[Interv. with Coach Bryant every week.]
The day after he died. Visiting his office. Coach Bryant's secretary. The telephone message in his box.
' The best story sometimes is away from the brightest lights and people.' - PF

Riding in the funeral procession from Tuscaloosa to Elmwood. [ Reporting for the Post-Herald]
'Witnessed The Most Extrordinary 45-50 mins. I've ever had. The throngs of people.'
'Talking into a tape recorder .. tears rolling down my cheeks. Like everyone - crying my eyes out.' - PF

Since Coach Bryant and Coach Stallings ..
What's missing most from Alabama football - the last 10 years?
' Commitment to Excellence. '
'Coaching Staff, Media, Fans find excuses .. instead of demanding and expecting the best.
Lowered their standard.' - PF

Fav Interv ? ' One is Arnold Palmer.' - 1984 PGA Championship [35-40 min. interv.]
Football - ' Eddie Robinson. He isn't appreciated enough.' - PF
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On Donald Watkins: 'Probably the smartest and most interesting man I've ever met.'
' Dream foursome .. Tiger and Donald. He's never played. I could take his money.'

' Everytime I'm around him [Donald] .. I'm mesmerized.'
'He has the Charisma of the greatest evangelist. The Wit of a comedian.
The Passion of a motivational speaker. The quiet Charm of an every day guy.
Merge that together and you have a Real Genius.' - Paul Finebaum.

Paul talks about dinner with Spurrier and Pat Sullivan and their Heisman discussion.

Golf - ' Go out there and everything else seems secondary.'
'I play with my wife because no one else will play with me.'
'She's never heard of the rules of golf.' - PF
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Your callers. Christmas present for Shane ?
' For my own sanity - A Rag. He's funny. He knows everything.'

I-Man ?' I admire a guy who will call every day and get pummeled. He's loyal.'
Jim from Tuscaloosa ? 'The Best Caller in Radio. Passion. Intelligence. 150 mph at all times.' - PF

Music .. ? Lionel Richie .. Phil Collins .. Neil Young .. Bruce Springsteen.
Music with a message. - PF

' If the radio gig doesn't work out .. I'm thinking about being a Hip-Hop star.' - Paul Finebaum.

Thanks Paul for your honesty and insight.
Thanks for your T I M E and taking us way behind the microphone.
Meck
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On the net: www.Finebaum.com

Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Donald Watkins - Business Icon. 12/12/06
www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:21a ct. Show Time: 46 Mins.

Meck Notes:
A visit with friend and Business Icon - Donald Watkins.
An in-depth interview with Longtime Attorney and Business Leader/Billionaire from Alabama.

Early 1950's .. Montgomery Al.
Donald's father, Levi Watkins, an educator, later became Pres.of Alabama State University.

Donald shares what it was like having Martin Luther King as his pastor at Dexter Ave.
" He was my pastor .. my Sunday School teacher and my BTU teacher on Sunday aft." - DW
" Rosa Parks was one of my mom's best friends." - DW

Learned from Pastor King and the teachings.
' Always Look For The Good In People.
If We Communicate Often Enough .. We will learn we have more in common than differences.' - DW
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' My real life heroes were my mother and father.'
'Out of the 6 billion people on the planet ..
The 6 children of Levi and Lillian Watkins are the only 6 people
on the planet to hold that certificate of birth.' - Donald Watkins
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' When some people focus on the dark side of our American history ..
I focus on the total side of it.
I need to know the total history.' - DW

' Remove the artificial limitations ..
The only things that limit you are talent, ability and drive.' - DW
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On Success ..
'My story has been the story of a larger community.
There are always people of good will who will invest in you.'

" Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. "

"The only asset that means anything to me are my kids and my family."
' Things cannot love you.
Some people confuse the accumalation of things with the accumalation of love.' - Donald Watkins.
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Thanks Donald for sharing with us about fortune and fame that lasts forever.
Meck

On the net:
www.VoterNewsNetwork.com - Donald Watkins Publisher

www.TheChildrensBank.org - Donald Watkins Founder
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An Amazing and Inspiring story regarding Donald Watkins and his family.
" Watkins hopes to make successful family an empire "
Written by Bob Nightengale USA TODAY - Jan. 29, 2002.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/2002-01-30/2002-01-30-watkins.htm
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

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T I M E spells L O V E

Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Walter Banks: His Visit To Dothan This Sunday. 01/17/07

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WALTER BANKS SPEAKING AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - DOTHAN, AL.
SUNDAY - JAN 21, 2007 - 10:15a
www.FBCDothan.org
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Walter Banks: His Visit To Dothan This Sunday. 01/17/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 3:09a ct. Show Time: 38 Mins.

Meck Notes:
Intro: Super Dave says ' Walter has the sweetest, most calming voice.
You can feel the warmth. Genuine caring transcends boundaries.'
'Walter Banks is a servant of Jesus Christ.' - Meck
This is a rare chance in your life[this Sunday] to meet this incredible man.
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Just got off the ph. with Walter. Talks about his first visit to Dothan and First Baptist.
His Mom and Dad were born in Ala. His brother and his son went to Tuskegee University.

Walter on meeting Pastor Johnny Fain:' He's a fine representative of First Baptist Church.
They couldn't do any better.' 'It was like opening the door of the church when I met him.' - WB

'I greet and meet people all the time from Pres. Carter to Ted Turner.'
'Something jumped out.' [ about Pastor Fain]
'I wanted to come anyway. [To Dothan] He convinced me to come. ' - WB

'He showed me he was a leader. Top of the line.' - WB
Walter .. you've met many leaders. What is unique about a leader?
'A leader's actions speak louder than his words. He made me feel welcome.' - WB
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'I still remember Miss Cherry.' [Walter talks about visiting her suite at the Braves game.]
'She was like a wrestler, she hugged me so tight.'
'She made me feel she was glad to see me.' - WB

Walter talks about feeding the hungry at Turner Field [ on Monday - MLK Day]
'That's one day you make people feel wanted, needed. Like they are somebody.'
'That could easily be me or you.'
'A lot of people are one paycheck away .. from sleeping under a bridge.' - WB

'It's a bad wind that blows the same way all the time.'
'While you're doing good .. Don't forget where you came from.'
'You put something in life .. You'll come out of the storm a lot quicker.
People will remember and help you.' - Walter Banks

'You can make any story about numbers.'

'I like the Number 9. Because that's a relationship with Jesus Christ.'
'When they nailed Jesus Christ to the Cross .. they used 9-inch nails.
And he didn't mumble a word. That's courage. That's strength.'
'He took that pain for us. '
'Why should we be complaining that we don't have this car or this house?' - Walter Banks
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'Courteous is contagious.' WB
I asked Walter the Key to being a Servant? He talked about the scarifices you make.
'The largest oak in the forrest was once an acorn. The biggest oak started as an acorn.' - WB

On speaking Sunday morning at First Baptist.
'Radiation means a lot. If I can say or do just one thing that helps somebody..' - WB

'Moving water[ mountain stream] you can drink.'
'Still water[ for 5 days] will make you sick.'
'Dothan is a moving community. Progress is our most important product.' - WB

Walter .. Can people bring their cameras and have a picture with you?
'I'm bringing my camera to take pictures.' - Walter Banks

Thanks Walter for sharing your simple and profound wisdom with us.
It will be an honor to have you in my home church, my hometown.
It will be a blessing visiting with you and my friends. I know you will touch my hometown.
Meck
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
Ed Mangan - The Dr. of Grass for Turner Field and The Super Bowl.
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Walter's CNN Interview / American Morning
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/05/ltm.03.html

Astounded by Walter Banks
http://www.anthonycoppedge.com/blogs/index.php?title=astounded_by_walter_banks&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Walter in Hospitality Hall of Fame
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2002/11/11/focus1.html

Walter in President Carter TV Commercial
http://www.themeck.com/html/columns/jimmycarter.htm
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T I M E spells L O V E
Written by Eddie Carswell and Michael O'Brien
Father's Day, Mother's Day, EVERY Day...

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T I M E spells L O V E

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Walter Banks - Mr. Hospitality. 01/16/07 - Walter Banks Press Release

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WALTER BANKS SPEAKING AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - DOTHAN, AL.
SUNDAY - JAN 21, 2007 - 10:15a
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PSA for:

First Baptist Church

Dothan, AL

WHEN: Sunday, January 21, 2007

TIME: 10:15 a.m. Worship Service

PLACE: First Baptist Church of Dothan, AL

300 W. Main Street

Dothan, AL 36303

WHO: Walter Banks, Executive Usher of the Atlanta Braves

Owner’s Box

BIO: Walter Banks has become a legend by serving others. Since 1966

Walter has been with the Atlanta Braves, serving as the Executive

Usher for the Owner’s Box, Aisle 107, Turner Field. He serves

Presidents, business leaders, players, and everyday fans. He also

has worked in the mail room of Rich’s (now Macy’s) for the last

48 years. Plus, he is the greeter for the Georgia Dome Press Box

and works the gate at Georgia Tech basketball games.

Walter is often called “the walking encyclopedia”. He can relate
any number to baseball or life.

In 2002, he was elected to the Georgia Hospitality Hall of Fame

and just last year, the Braves Owner’s Suite (by the dug-out) was

renamed The Walter Banks Suite.

www.FBCDothan.org
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The Meck Radio Show w/ Walter Banks - Mr. Hospitality. 01/16/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 1:02a ct. Show Time: 48 Mins.

Intro w/ Pastor Johnny Fain re The Legend Walter Banks speaking at First Baptist - Dothan. Sunday Jan. 21, 2007 at 10:15a.

'I'm so excited to have Walter Banks - The Legend, come to First Baptist, to Dothan, and Houston County to talk about loving and serving people.' - Johnny Fain

'Expecting a very large crowd. They're bringing their grandmas and little kids.'- JF
'One man [ in the hospital] told me, I'm going to make it [to hear Walter] if I have to crawl.' - JF

'Walter is genuine. He portrays an authenticity about life.' - JF
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Re his chat w/ Starla Matthews [granddaughter of the legend, Miss Annie Lee Cherry]

'Starla was gleaming. I'm going to be there. I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world.' - JF
[Sam's mother, Miss Cherry and her family loved visiting with Walter in his box.]

Re Mark Lemke sharing in the interv.
'Everybody needs to be like Walter Banks. We need more Walter Banks in the world.' - JF

'Bringing Walter shows the passion of our church to reach out to our community.' - JF
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Re Sunday's service.
'The 3 of us [ Walter, JF, Meck] will be sitting on stools. [listening to Walter share] ' - JF
'He will teach little children [and all of us ] about numbers. And Serving Others.' - JF

Brother Johnny talks about his motorcycle group. They are coming to hear Walter.
He encourages the young people to wear their baseball jerseys.

'It has been an honor to meet Walter Banks and have him come to a place I love
very much, First Baptist Church - Dothan.' - Johnny Fain
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Meck Notes:
An Interview with Walter Banks - The Most Powerful Man I Know.
Why ? Because Walter Banks is a Servant. Reaching Out To Everyone He Meets.
Walter has become a Legend by Serving Others.

Since 1966 Walter Banks has been with the Atlanta Braves ..
serving as the Executive Usher for the Owners Box.[ Aisle 107-Turner Field]
He serves Presidents, Business Leaders, Players and every day People/Fans.
Walter Banks, a servant and treasure, known and loved by so many.

Many children, even Grandma and Grandpa all run up to see Walter Banks
and be near this man of compassion who makes everyone feel special.
Everyone wants to give Walter their favorite number and hear history unfold.
Walter can relate any number to baseball and life.

For the last 48 years .. Walter has worked in the mail room at Rich's [ now Macy's.]
[Walter Banks - Only person I know to hold the same 2 jobs [ both for 40 and 48 years.]

Plus .. Walter is also the greeter for the Ga. Dome Press Box - checking credentials.
[And Walter works the gate at Ga. Tech basketball games.]
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Since 1966 and the Braves 1st pitch .. Walter has worked over 3 thousand games.
Missed about 10. One was Apr. 27, 2003 when he shot a Commercial with President Carter in Plains.
[ Promoting Hospitality in Plains.] [Aired on Fox Sports Net South.]
Commercial Coordinated by Glen Serra. Produced by The Meck.

Closing line in commercial: [on the porch - ice tea - rocking chairs.]
President Carter: ' Walter .. When we're at the Braves game, You take great care of us.
When You're in Plains .. We enjoy taking care of you.'
Walter replies: ' I love it in Plains .. Mr. President.'

Link to commercial story www.TheMeck.com [Walter - Pres. Carter photo]

In 2002 - Walter Banks was elected into " The Georgia Hospitality Hall of Fame."
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Today's Interview ..
Walter talks about then owner Ted Turner and his kindness.
Also talks about Jane Fonda. His trips to their Montana ranch.
re Ted's success - ' He never overlooks little people.' - Walter Banks

His feelings about President Carter and the TV commercial.

Talks about Bobby Cox and wife Pam.
How Bobby always has T I M E for Walter and the fans.
' He's very, very approachable.- WB

Walter shares about his visit with the CEO of Delta Airlines.
Re CEO's - 'They don't look down and around. They look right at you.' - WB

Walter talks about Hospitality and how much he enjoys helping feed the needy
and homeless on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and MLK Day at Turner Field.
' That could be me. Make 'em feel like ladies and gentlemen. What is one day out of 365 ?'
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Walter talks about his upcoming visit to Dothan, Al - Jan. 21, 2007 - Sun Morn.
at First Baptist with Pastor Johnny Fain. Walter's topic ? Serving Others.
[ This is a unique opportunity for Baseball fans to meet Walter.]

On meeting Pastor Fain .. ' What I picked up about him ?
When you sit on a stove .. It doesn't take long to know it's hot.
I knew right off the bat I liked him. He's in the right profession.' - Walter Banks

Re friends Clay and Abby Bowen visiting .. ' I had my picture made with them.
I asked her for her autograph.' - Walter Banks

Re his friend .. The late Annie Lee Cherry of Dothan. [She visited Walter many times with her family.]
' She was a real ambassador of good will. One time she couldn't make it down to see me.
So she sent word for me to please come see her. - Walter Banks

Walter's thoughts on serving: [ excerpts]
' Enjoy people. You don't get somewhere by yourself. Every spoke in the wheel is important.
I'm just so proud to be here. I wanna be here.
If I could just learn one thing a day.' - Walter Banks

Thanks Walter for inspiring us all to be a servant.
No doubt .. that's where you find everlasting fame and fortune.
My life and countless others will never be the same because we met you.
Meck

Before you listen to the interv with Walter .. A final thought.
Any guess what the owner's suite [by the dug-out] was renamed last year ??
The Walter Banks Suite.
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Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
Ed Mangan - The Dr. of Grass for Turner Field and The Super Bowl.
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Walter's CNN Interview / American Morning
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/05/ltm.03.html

Astounded by Walter Banks
http://www.anthonycoppedge.com/blogs/index.php?title=astounded_by_walter_banks&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Walter in Hospitality Hall of Fame
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2002/11/11/focus1.html

Walter in President Carter TV Commercial
http://www.themeck.com/html/columns/jimmycarter.htm
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW - Super Dave chats w/ The Meck. 01/11/07

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The Meck Radio Show - Super Dave chats w/ The Meck. 01/11/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:02a ct. Show Time: 30 Mins.

Meck Notes:
A visit with my friends Chris and Kayla Jo Fox.
Kayla Jo talks about her twin, Austin, who plays basketball for Springhill. [ Mobile]
Kayla Jo shares how important it is to keep in touch with your mom.

Plus, why the girl twin is always in charge of the boy twin. His second mother.

Chris talks about Denny Neagle and his kindness, giving his game glove to Austin.
She also talks about the loving Walter Banks and his kind face/eyes and spirit.
How he would bring her and her children water. [ whatever you needed.]
Kayla Jo is headed back to college. Bless you my precious friend.
If I had a daughter, I'd want her to be like Kayla Jo.
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Meck visits w/ his longtime engineer and producer, Super Dave/DLS Voice Productions.
Talk about how we put the shows together. Recording in Alabama and New York.
Uploading the files on the website and Dave editing, mixing, and equalizing.
Putting all the pieces together into one file. And uploading to the Meck.com

Super Dave got his start w/ The Meck. Early 90's.
Has clients in Alabama, Utah, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Copywriting. Voicing. Production.
One listener told me, ' The Show sounds DYNAMIC. '
Thanks. It should, because I have a dynamic producer and engineer.
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We talk about the 70's. Long Hair. [ Any hair is a great memory]
Meck's classmate, Keith Givens, had long hair, a goatee, and wore mocassins.
You can't judge a book by its cover, as they say. Keith was straight then and now.
Today, Keith is a Sr. Partner in The Cochran Firm. www.CochranFirm.com

We talk about the Super Bowl. Prince singing at halftime.
Plus I hear Stevie Nicks is performing [ sometime] at The Super Bowl.

Rod Stewart in concert in Birmingham on Jan. 19th. Atlanta Jan. 20th.
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Talked with Bobby Cox today. He was cutting wood [ at his farm].
He's headed to Spring Training Feb 10th.
I scheduled an interv with him in a few days.

Meck talks about the giving spirit of Mike Schmitz and how he
helps The Childrens Home and many charities in the Wiregrass.
The Mike Schmitz Automotive Group is All About Service.
www.MSAGGoGoGo.com

Meck talks about announcing in high school.
Hanging out at WDIG w/ Forrest Latta aka Art Mitchell
and Al Creamer aka Al Mason. Wonderful memories.

I got the interest and love for radio from my father.

Thanks to Paul Finebaum for linking the interview I did with him
regarding his Mom and Dad and his personal thoughts on life.
Thanks Pat Smith and Dave Sibley. www.Finebaum.com
The hits @ TheMeck.com have been hotter than Tony Gwynn.

Meck
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Be sure and hear Walter Banks [ Atlanta Braves Executive Usher]
Mr. Hospitality and Service for the last 40 years.
The Legend in Dothan, Al. - First Baptist Church - Sun. Jan. 21, 2007 - 10:15a.
Come Early to get a seat. Bring a friend/baseball fan. Wear Your Jersey.
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Coming soon on The Meck Radio Show.
Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - Golfer/Announcer for CBS and TNT.
Ed Mangan - The Dr. of Grass for Turner Field and The Super Bowl.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW - Tony Gwynn Interview. 01/10/07

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www.TheMeck.com Posted 2:09a ct. Show Time: 27 Mins.

Meck Notes:
A visit with Tony Gwynn - Summer of 1993 in St. Louis.
This interview defines his success. [Then and Now ] A must listen.
Tony gives much of the credit to his wife, Alicia.

Javy Lopez signs today with the Colorado Rockies.[ to be their catcher]
Good move by Javy to get back in the Nat'l League. Plus hit at Coors Field.
Tough on catchers - Longer games. More runs scored.

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn gets 97.6% of the votes on his first ballot for Baseball's Hall of Fame.
A lifetime .338 avg -- 18 consec. seasons hitting over .300 -- 15-time All-Star.
Only 434 Strike-Outs in 20 years. Amazing. 8-Time Batting Champion.-- Over 3, 000 Hits.

I will always remember the days hanging with Tim Teufel, Craig Lefferts and Kevin Ward w/ the Padres.
Wonderful memories. I got to shag for Tony Gwynn at Shea Stadium [ All you do is stand still in Left Field.]
Plus Busch Stadium. Never forget the day he rode to the yard with me in Atlanta.
Tony liked to take early hitting at 2:30p.
If the greatest hitter in baseball needed to practice. Everbody needs to practice.
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Tony Gwynn has the gift of Greatness - 'The ability to make those around him feel great.'
He always has time for people. Including an interview.

1993 Interv - St. Louis [ Meck Rewind]
Tony talks about his friend and teammate Kevin Ward.

'My day-to-day routine hasn't changed in 12 years.'
'Just because I wear this ML uniform doesn't mean I'm better than anybody else.'
'What I do isn't flamboyant. It's a day-to-day grind. 162 games schedule. I have fun doing what I do.' - TG
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I met Tony's wife, Alicia, sitting by Val Teufel. She really blessed me.
He talks about his love for his family.

'There's nothing in the world more important to me than my family.' - TG

'She [ Alicia] has been a big influence in my life and baseball.' - TG

'There were times I thought about giving it up and doing something else.
She had faith. Believed that If I worked hard, I'd be successful. If I applied myself.' - TG

'Without her words of encouragement, I don't think I would have gotten to this point.' -TG

'You can ask anybody in the organization if I would have been as successful as I have without her.' -TG

'She's my hitting coach. She's my wife and she's the mother of my children and
very important part of my life.' - Tony Gwynn

'One thing she preaches. Those days you go 0 - 4 ..
Be Thankful you have the opportunity to go 0 - 4.'
'Just getting the opportunity is the important thing. ' - Tony Gwynn
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No Doubt. Tony Gwynn was already in the Real Hall of Fame back in 1993.
Where The Score Lasts Forever. Everlasting Fame and Fortune.
His priorites, in the correct order, have defined his success.
Please listen and share this inspiring interview with a friend.

Thanks to Tim Teufel, Craig Lefferts, and Kevin Ward for always including the Meck
and giving me their T I M E. I will always be grateful for your friendship.
Meck
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Bobby Cox - The Best Manager in the history of Baseball.
Bobby Clampett - golfer/announcer for CBS and TNT.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Bob Nightengale - USA TODAY Baseball Writer. 01/09/07

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www.TheMeck.com Posted 3:22a ct. Show Time: 32 Mins.

Meck Notes:
A visit with my friend Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY re his MLB Hall Of Fame Ballot.
The inductees will be named today.

I first met Bob in the early 90's. He was writing for the LA Times.[covering the San Diego Padres]
His thoughts on Tony Gwynn:
'A Wonderful Guy. The Dale Murphy of The West'. 'A Fabulous hitter. '
'Down to earth. He would treat a Jr. High reporter the same as one from CBS.'- Bob Nightengale
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Your MLB Hall of Fame Ballot ?
'Gwynn, Ripken [In for sure].'
'Goose Gossage [closer than people think].'
'Jim Rice.'
'Jack Morris - Possibly the Greatest Postseason pitching performance of all-time.'
'10 shutout innings over the Braves in '91 World Series.'
'Bert Blyleven.' - BN
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We talk about Cal Ripken's streak [ 1982 - 1995] 2131 consec games played.
Bob tells a funny story.. Cal says 2 years before the streak ended ..
His wife is about to give birth to their son.
The media is saying, Cal can't miss a game to break the streak.
He explains it to his wife: You wouldn't want our son to carry that label with him,
for breaking the streak .. Would you ? She bought it, Cal said. - BN

'I can see a group buying the Orioles one day and making Cal the President.' - BN
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'Gwynn was an All-Wac Point Guard at San Diego State, drafted by the San Diego Clippers.' - BN

On Mark McGuire:' Even if this guy was clean - He wasn't a slam dunk for the H of Fame[first ballot].'
One dimmensional. A lot of bad years. He wasn't consistent. - BN

'Bonds was a Hall of Famer before the suspicions.' - BN
'I don't think it's a slam dunk he'll break Henry's record.[ this year]' - Bob Nightengale

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Why is it that the Braves don't seem to have any money? [ when most other teams do]
' [With their payroll staying at 80 million] They've got a ton of money.'
'With the TV and everything else, they're making a killing.' - BN

Re the Braves sale - Time Warner/Liberty Media negotiations reportedly deadlocked.
Bob discusses his thoughts on whether the deal will go thru.

'I'd certainly rather have the Braves than the Cubs.' 'The Braves are a great franchise.' - BN

[ If the current negotiations with Liberty fall through]
Do you think Donald Watkins could enter the picture as a candidate to buy the Braves?
'He could. With the price of ethanol going up. [and his assets]' - BN

Do you think Donald will own a team and be the first black owner ?
'As long as he doesn't get discouraged [with the process]. Donald's been a success.'
'He would be great for the game, with his personality and itelligence.' - BN

'It would be a cinderella story. Grew up in the same church with Dr. King.' [as his pastor]
'I'd probably move down to Atlanta myself and work out of there.'
'I know I could get some good hot dogs in his booth/box.' - Bob Nightengale.
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Your guess at the vote totals [ today] for the H of Fame - Gwynn and Ripken.
'Ripken, at least 98%. More than Tom Seaver.'
'Gwynn, at 99%. Within 2 or 3 votes of being unanimous.' - BN

Has anyone ever been unanimous ?
'Never' [ in Baseball History]. BN
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Update on Jimbo Saga.
What made Jimbo Fisher stop waflling on Bobby Bowden and honor his commitment ?
Saturday nite, FSU withdrew their offer to Jimbo [ tired of being played like a piano.]

Sunday morning .. Jimbo and/or his agent Jimmy Sexton called Bobby Bowden.
They wanted to talk and Bobby must have listened and Monday a deal was done. Finally.
A Burning Bridge was doused by a forgiving 78-year-old friend and legend.
A longtime family friendship saved and a coaching career rescued.
It never pays to disrespect anyone, much less a 78-year-old. Plus a Coaching Legend.
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Thanks to my friend Bob Nightengale for his insight on today's Hall of Fame vote.
Plus his thoughts on Gwynn, Ripken, the Braves, and Business Icon Donald Watkins.
Be sure and listen to Bob Nightengale on today's show. [ link below]
Meck
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An Amazing and Inspiring story regarding Donald Watkins and his family.
" Watkins hopes to make successful family an empire "
Written by Bob Nightengale USA TODAY - Jan. 29, 2002.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bbw/2002-01-30/2002-01-30-watkins.htm
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Friday, January 05, 2007

THE MECK RADIO SHOW w/ Jay Kearce re Bobby Bowden - Kevin Steele - Jimbo Fisher. 01/05/07

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The Meck Radio Show - w/ Jay Kearce re Bobby Bowden - Kevin Steele - Jimbo Fisher. 01/05/07
www.TheMeck.com Posted 3:32a.ct. Show Time: 37 Mins.

Meck Notes: Is Jimbo Fisher waffling on Coach Bowden ? [ read below]

OPEN - A visit with my longtime friend, producer and engineeer - David Strickland.
We discuss Nick Saban's Press Conf. at Bama. [ The WOW Factor]
Our thoughts and prayers for our wonderful friend and brother in Radio - Dave Gilligan.
He's in the hospital. We pray he makes a complete recovery .. very soon.
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[Interv. Jan. 4 - 8p] Meck visits with his family friend, Jay Kearce - The Birdman in Dallas, Tex.
Jay [ Mr. Seminole] is a Florida State alumn and plugged into the FSU pulse.
He talks about his friendship w/ Bobby Bowden and how he helped Coach Bowden with recruits.

'Other than my father, Coach Bowden has been the most influential man in my life.' - Jay Kearce
' I've learned a lot of life lessons from him.' - JK
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Jay talks about Kevin Steele .. the FSU Executive Head Coach/Linebackers Coach who just joined Coach Saban's staff as Bama's Def. Coordinator.

' It's a big loss for FSU. A big win for Bama.' - JK

'In 2005 - Rivals.com had Kevin Steele as the Number 1 recruiter in the nation.' - JK

'Kevin is as tough as the next guy but he'll pat you on the back and tell you he loves you.'
'He's a fine, fine gentleman. A great football coach and communicator.' - JK
'If Bobby had retired yesterday .. Kevin Steele would have been the next head coach at FSU.' - Jay Kearce

'When Nick Saban took the Dolphins job 2 years ago ..
He offered Kevin Steele a position on his staff and he turned him down.' - JK
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Jay and The Meck talk about the report Thurs. afternoon [ Jan. 4]on Warchant.com that LSU Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher had agreed to come to Tallahassee.

'Jimbo has a longstanding relationship with the Bowden family.' - JK
[ on staff with Terry at Samford and Auburn]
'Terry Bowden is a key component to this working out.' - JK

Jay says .. 'The whole Jimbo to FSU deal [ in essence] has been done for about 10 days.'
'I know that Nick has already contacted Jimbo about a job at Bama.' - JK

'Once Alabama gets back in the top 5 or 10 .. Kevin Steele will be ready to go.' [Head Coaching Job] - JK
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11:15p [Jan 4] Jay calls Meck back and says Warchant. com is reporting that Alabama has upped the ante to Jimbo Fisher and he could be waffling on his commitment to Bobby.
According to Warchant.com - Jay says [ this morning Jan. 4] Jimbo called Coach Bowden and said He would be coming to FSU. And he called Coach Saban and told him he wasn't coming to Bama.

Tonite .. Jay is reading Warchant.com to me on the show.
Saban has called Jimbo back tonite [ Jan 4] and sweetened the pot.
[700 thousand to 1 Million - Per Year.]
Depends on what Alabama source you speak with.

Birdman says the FSU/Jimbo offer is about 500 thousand a year.
'Our highest paid asst. is Mickey Andrews at 285 thousand a year.'[ package] - Jay Kearce.
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So .. What will Jimbo Fisher do ?
It's baffled FSU's credible and legit website - Warchant. com.
Even Jay Kearce - The Birdman.

Final Meck thoughts ..
How much is a longtime friendship worth ? How much is a commitment worth ?
How many people are left on earth who cannot be bought at any price ?
Can you imagine what Terry Bowden's phone call sounded like to Jimbo Fisher tonite.?

It's hard to believe that any amount .. [much less a couple hundred thousand] could ever be enough to justify a Burned Bridge.
If Jimbo doesn't come to his senses soon, [not his centses], He'll run the biggest offensive play of his career.
No Doubt. FSU and Bobby Bowden are his best ticket to be a major college head coach.

Thanks Jay for your insight and scoop on Bobby, Kevin and the Jimbo saga.
This whole deal with Jimbo is hard to follow. [ Even for Christopher Columbus]
The Birdman/Jay Kearce does a great job explaining the chaos and the chase.
Be sure and listen to the interview.
Meck
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Throw me the ball Daddy
I've been waiting all day
I'm so glad you're home and we got some time
So Let's go out and play
Just me and you
It's my favorite thing to do
Daddy I'm tellin' the truth

Chorus
T I M E time
Spells L O V E love
And Love is the one thing
This world needs more of
The choice is up to you
So what will you do
With your T I M E Time
and your L O V E love

I'll never forget you Daddy
You taught me the game so well
It's taken me places I never dreamed
So many stories to tell
How the time has come and gone
And now I have a son of my own
And I'm making sure your memory lives on

Bridge
I've heard it said a time or two
This game of life can take from you
But I found out love isn't really love
Till you give it away

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

THE MECK REPORT - Kevin Steele to join Saban at Bama. 01/04/07

www.TheMeck.com - posted Jan. 4, 2007 - 12:22p

THE MECK REPORT

Kevin Steele to join Saban at Bama

The Meck has learned that Kevin Steele, the current Executive Head Coach and
Linebackers Coach at Florida State, has accepted a position on the staff with Coach Saban at Alabama.
Steele, a 1981 Tennessee graduate, played for the Big Orange under Johnny Majors.

He won a Nat'l Champ. [1994] serving as Linebackers coach under Tom Osbourne at Nebraska.
He was the linebackers coach for the Carolina Pathers [95 - 99] and then became
head coach at Baylor. [ 1999 - 2002]

He has been on Bobby Bowden's staff since 2003.
Coach Steele is widely known for his outstanding recruiting and some believed
a possible successor to Coach Bowden.
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Meck observation: With Steele leaving .. this makes perfect sense for Jimbo Fisher's future to become the FSU offensive coordinator and groomed to be the next FSU head coach.

Plus .. It's no secret of the longstanding friendship between Terry Bowden, Jimbo and the Bowden family.
Jimbo was a grad asst. for Terry back at Samford [ plus Offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks coach].
Plus Quarterbacks Coach for Terry Bowden in his undefeated season at Auburn.[1993]
Just an observation by The Meck.

Filed by The Meck .. Jan. 4, 2007 - 12:22p

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

THE MECK REPORT - Meeting between Dolphins owner and Saban. 01/02/07 - 7:39p

www.TheMeck.com - posted Jan. 2, 2007 - 7:39p

THE MECK REPORT

Meeting between Dolphins owner and Saban

The Meck has learned about today's meeting between Dolphins owner Wayne Huizinga and
Coach Nick Saban [Tuesday in Miami.]
Mr. Huizinga made it clear that he wanted Coach Saban to stay.
The Dolphins owner did not offer any adjustments to the 3 years left on Saban's contract.

Huizinga shared with Saban ..
'With the kind of money Alabama was offering .. He would understand it.'
[if he accepted the offer] ' And support his decision.'
' No hard feelings.'
Saban is leaning towards Alabama and will meet with the Dolphins owner at
10a et - Wed and give him his decision.

Filed by The Meck - Jan. 2, 2007 - 7:39p

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