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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, August 7, 2014
This is indeed tragic news, a permanent stain of shame awash a wave of indignation.
To put things in perspective, Blood Alcohol Content is expressed in percentages and abbreviated as BAC. In medical terminology, it measures a concentration ratio of blood to ethanol alcohol (beverage alcohol).
So, BAC of 0.10 (which is 0.10%, or one tenth of one percent) would be written as BAC 0.1, and would mean there is 0.10 g (gram) of alcohol present in every deciLiter (dL) of blood.
So in other words, with a BAC of 0.377 Mr. Lutzenkirchen was EXCEEDINGLY DRUNK, quite possibly even to the point of alcoholic toxicosis (alcohol poisoning), and very possibly, unconsciousness.
There is no doubt he was a beloved collegiate athletic figure.
For him to die in such an undignified manner… I have no words.
There are four very sorrowful lessons which may be learned in this tragedy:
1.) FRONT OR BACK, ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT;
2.) NEVER EVER DRIVE INTOXICATED;
3.) NEVER EVER ALLOW ANYONE INTOXICATED TO DRIVE, and;
4.) NEVER EVEN THINK ABOUT RIDING WITH AN INTOXICATED DRIVER.
UPDATE: Friday, 08August2014; Add Linked Story
Philip Lutzenkirchen and driver were legally drunk in deadly crash, according to toxicology report
@bmarcello on Twitter
on August 06, 2014 at 9:45 AM, updated August 06, 2014 at 10:29 AM
AUBURN, Alabama – Former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen and the driver of the vehicle that crashed on June 30 and resulted in their deaths were both legally drunk, according to documents released Wednesday.
Wesleyan’s Ian Davis (5) steals second base in a game vs. Greater Atlanta Christian School on March 25, 2008, in Norcross. (Jason Getz / AJC) Davis was the driver of a vehicle in a multiple-fatality crash in the early morning hours of June 29, 2014. The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled approximately 451 feet before overturning several times in a church yard, according to Georgia State Patrol. Davis and former Auburn Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in the crash. Photo by Jason Getz.
Joseph Ian Davis, the driver, registered a blood alcohol content level of Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, June 29, 2014
May he rest in peace, and his memory be blessed.
EVEN AS PASSENGERS – FRONT OR REAR – WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS!!!
UPDATE: Friday, 08August2014
AUBURN, Ala. — Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a wreck early Sunday morning outside of LaGrange, Ga.
He was 23.
Lutzenkirchen’s fatal accident occurred in Troup County, just southeast of LaGrange, at approximately 3:06 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol, who responded to the scene.
“It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road,” Talley said. “The vehicle was a 2006 Chevy Tahoe and the driver missed a stop sign at the intersection of those two roads, which is more or less a ‘T-intersection.’ They traveled through the intersection off into a churchyard. They were out of control for about 450 feet.”
Specific location crash site
Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen (43) spins a football during Auburn’s first Spring practice of the 2012 season, Friday March 23, 2012 in Auburn, Ala.
(AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager)
At that point, Talley said, the vehicle overturned, ejecting three of the four passengers.
“Philip was one of them,” Talley said,” and he was killed at the scene.”
The driver of the vehicle, Joseph Davis, was also killed.
Lutzenkirchen, who was seated behind Davis, was not wearing his seat belt. Talley said they “are still looking into” how fast the vehicle was traveling when it ran through the stop sign.
Updates to come.
Impact location – Google Maps
Auburn great Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident
Former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen has died in a car accident Sunday morning, AL.com has confirmed.
According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the accident occurred at 3:06 a.m. in Troup County outside of LaGrange, Ga.
“The vehicle was a 2006 Chevy Tahoe and the driver missed a stop sign at the intersection of those two roads, which is more or less a ‘T-intersection,'” said Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol. “They traveled through the intersection off into a churchyard. They were out of control for about 450 feet.”
According to Talley, the vehicle then overturned and ejected three of the four passengers, including Lutzenkirchen, who was killed at the scene.
The 23-year-old from Marietta, Ga., was one of the most popular Auburn players in recent history. He ranks first in touchdowns by a tight end in school history with 14 from 2009 to 2012.
Lutzenkirchen saw his collegiate career end after suffering a major hip injury against Ole Miss in 2012. He signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis in April 2013, but was released four months later due to the lingering injury that eventually required surgery.After hanging up the cleats, Lutzenkirchen had been working at a wealth management company in Montgomery and volunteering with the football team at St. James School in Montgomery. St. James head coach Jimmy Perry confirmed the news of his death with AL.com.
Several of Lutzenkirchen’s coaches, teammates and fans have shared their condolences after hearing the news.
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, December 2, 2012
Posted in - Did they REALLY say that?, - Read 'em and weep: The Daily News | Tagged: 2012, AL, Alabama, Atlanta, Bulldogs, CBS, Championship, Crimson Tide, dawgs, football, GA, Georgia, Georgia Bulldog, Mark Richt, NCAA, SEC, SEC Championship Game, Sports | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
No use crying over spilled milk, eh?
- April 25, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
Late Wednesday afternoon, Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock said the words that many college football fans have been waiting more than a decade to hear: “The BCS as we know it with the exact same policies will not continue.”
- Hancock made the declaration at the end of a day of meetings of BCS leaders at a hotel in Hollywood, Fla., to negotiate possible new formats for when the BCS’s current TV contract expires after the January 2014 bowl games. College football’s 11 major-conference commissioners plus Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick will meet again Thursday and hope to release a shortlist of formats under consideration.
Hancock clarified that Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in - Lost In Space: TOTALLY Discombobulated, - My Hometown is the sweetest place I know, - Read 'em and weep: The Daily News | Tagged: Alabama, Associated Press, Auburn, BCS, Bowl Championship Series, Canadian Alliance candidates 2000 Canadian federal election, Division I, ESPN, football, Georgia, Hollywood, Jack Swarbrick, Larry Scott, Mississippi, NCAA, Rose Bowl Game, SEC, Southeastern Conference, Tennessee | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We’ve known it all along.
Roll Tide fans are weird.
Alabama Fan Contemplates Whether He Would Sleep With Nick Saban
Published on: April 17, 2012 | Written by: Clay Travis
This is why checking the OKTC tips folder is so entertaining — because occasionally you get unexpected emails like this:
“At the Florabama in Orange Beach, AL this weekend, a Bama fan told me unprovoked that he would have sex with Nick Saban. I asked him to say it on camera. He does. Below is the video of said Bammer musing over what he would and would not do with Nick Saban. Only problem is that the video is really dark.”
This is how much Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, May 12, 2011
Police have confirmed that after a night of partying, Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Lineman Aaron Douglas was found dead on the balcony of second-floor Fernandina Beach, Florida residence.
Witnesses said the 21-year-old Douglas was taking a taxi to Jacksonville after dinner with friends when two women apparently Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, January 8, 2011
You’d better hide your eggs, hide your drakes, hide your hens, ’cause DUCK HUNTING SEASON is about to begin!
The Oregon Ducks – what kind of self-respecting team is named the “Ducks”!? What a joke! Why not name yourselves the “Fleas”? – are about to have their lunch eaten, and every one of ‘em are going to go home empty-handed, hungry, with more than just their pride wounded.
The MIGHTY AUBURN TIGERS have arrived!
If you’re a regular reader of this Blog, you may Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Nationally-Ranked Number 1 Auburn Tigers (13-0) meet the Nationally-Ranked Number 2 Oregon Ducks (12-0) – quack! (Good grief! Ducks?!? Give me a break! Please!) – January 10th in the BCS Championship Game in Glendale, AZ. The game will be telecast on ESPN, and ESPN3D, with kickoff at 7:30PM CST.
The ol’ quackers think they’re “king of the heap.” They’re fixin’ to learn an extremely valuable lesson… the HARD way. The SEC plays SMASH MOUTH FOOTBALL, and the Tigers are comin’ to getcha’! So, say your prayers, and ask for God’s mercy, ’cause the Tigers will have NONE on you!
WAR EAGLE, baby!!
Here’s what one columnist from Eugene, OR found out about the differences between Eugene, OR and Auburn, AL (and portender of things to come) in a brief, and very interesting piece! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in - My Hometown is the sweetest place I know, - Uncategorized II | Tagged: Auburn, Auburn Tigers, Auburn University, BCS, BCS National Championship Game, Bowl, Cam Newton, Championship, collegiate, Ducks, Eugene, Eugene Oregon, football, Glendale Arizona, LaMichael James, NCAA, Oregon, Oregon Ducks, SEC, SEC Championship Game, Tigers, U.S. News & World Report, University of Oregon, War Eagle | 6 Comments »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 3, 2010
“Last year was a great part of Alabama tradition,
Posted in - Did they REALLY say that? | Tagged: AL, Alabama, Alabama Crimson Tide football, coach, Crimson Tide, football, Greg McElroy, Head coach, Media Days, NCAA, Nick Saban, prophecy, prophet, Saban, SEC, SEC Championship Game, Southeastern Conference, Sports, UA, United States, University of Alabama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, November 27, 2010
Alabama Coach Nick Saban gets angry after an illegal substitution penalty on his team in the second quarter the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. (The Birmingham News/ Mark Almond)
It seems the newest football stadium in Tuscaloosa is cursed.
And what might that curse be?
Bryant-Denny Stadium – better known as “Jordan-Hare West” – has proven to be a losing grounds for the Crimson Tide when they play the Auburn Tigers.
With the direction of Head Coach Gene Chizik, leadership of Quarterback Cameron Newton, and the fearsome quarterback sacking power of Defensive Tackle Nick Fairley, Auburn proved yet again that their end game is a powerhouse, and why they’re ranked #2 nationally, and remain undefeated, now 12-0, and 8-0 in the SEC.
Alabama was first on the board, and in a big way. Quarterback Greg McElroy drove consecutive first downs the field on each play, resulting in what turned out to be three consecutive scoring drives each time ‘Bama had possession of the ball in the first quarter. However, …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As The Plains Burn
Compiled by blueTunaTiger
SEC Rant – TigerDroppings.com
November 17, 2010 / 11:21 AM CT
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Saturday, November 13th 2010’s 114th annual NCAA SEC Division I football match-up between Auburn University v University of Georgia was fraught with problems, particularly in the last two minutes of regulation play! Auburn’s 49-31 victory was made sweeter by Georgia’s sour grapes behavior.
Of special interest were concerns about Auburn’s Defensive Tackle, #90, Nick Fairley, whose 6-5, 298 pound Junior frame hailing from Mobile, AL was penalized for a personal foul against 6-foot-1, 209 pound, #11, Freshman Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray, when he hit Murray in the back with his helmet, after Murray had released the ball. He was immediately penalized for a personal foul, with an automatic first down for the now 5-6, 3-5 SEC Georgia.
Afterward, Fairley, described by some as …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, November 14, 2010
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In what will surely be remembered for years to come in the annals of the NCAA and SEC, the final two minutes of the 2010 Auburn v Georgia game took a grossly filthy turn. The undefeated 11-0, Number 2 ranked Auburn Tiger’s 49-31 victory was made even sweeter by Georgia’s sour behavior. Rule making will undoubtedly follow.
After having overcome a 21 point deficit in the first half, Auburn was leading by 18 points.
Auburn’s end game is …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, November 13, 2010
Formerly known as “Dooley’s Dogs” for late head coach Vince Dooley, the Georgia Bulldogs this year are certainly nothing less than a disgrace to the memory of their once-great team, and renown coach.
Certainly not the to-be-feared “junkyard dogs” that they perhaps once were, this year, the Georgia Bulldogs have a 5-5 record, and a 3-4 record in the South Eastern Conference, are going up against the UNDEFEATED Auburn Tigers, whose 10-0 record, and 6-0 in the SEC make them more than a formidable opponent. By most accounts, it will be a slaughter-fest by the Tigers, whose fans’ “WAR EAGLE!” cries will echo throughout the Plains… and in the ears of the Georgia fans and team as they return home, tail tucked between their legs.
Seeing that no Mississippi mud stuck to Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton, he is by all accounts …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, October 24, 2010
As predicted, the Alabama Crimson Tide handed the head of the ORANGE CRUSH of the Tennessee Volunteers, on a platter this evening in Knoxville, TN!
With a phenomenal 41 – 10 victory over the Volunteers, the Crimson Tide Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, September 28, 2009
Don’t much follow a whole lot’a sports.
Not even the holy grail of NCAA Division I’s SEC – by many, the standard by which all other football teams are judged.
On occasion, however I will watch an Auburn game and make every diligent effort to tune into the Iron Bowl – THE gridiron rivalry to end all rivalries.
And, I confess to rooting for Auburn. Been that way for a long time… rooting for Auburn, that is.
You see, when you quite literally owe your life to Auburn, you know where your priorities are.
Yep, that’s owe my life to ‘em, as in I-wouldn’t-be-here-if-it-weren’t-for-Auburn kind of owe my life to ‘em.
So, flipping through the pages of the paper today, I happened upon an item that headlined a Crimson Tider. (For you medical folks, I refrained from titre… it’s just not that punny.)
Anyway, the article told about how MRI confirmed that Inside Linebacker Dont’a Hightower suffered ligament damage and would most likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season… for appropriate surgery and recuperative therapy.
I wish him a speedy recovery and the team well.
But what aroused my curiosity more than anything was this fellow’s name: Dont’a.
My fingers have a hard time wrapping around that apostrophe, so it seems. Because almost every time I type it out, I find myself needing to back up and correct.
Just exactly what kind of name is Don’ta… er, I mean Dont’a?
And having never heard the fellow’s name pronounced, I’m unsure of the pronunciation. I mean, is it properly pronounced “dah-n-tay,” “doughnna,” or what?!
Then I thought again, who names their child something like that?
It’s definitely not an American name… at least I couldn’t find it anywhere I searched.
And what does it mean? Names have meaning… at least that’s what we’re taught when we begin learning to speak. We associate a word and sound with something. And eytmologists – that’s not the folks that study bugs, but the folks that study the origin and derivation of words – tell us that most of all language can be traced back to a common tongue.
That got me to thinking.
Dont’a you do that no mo! I’se gwine ta’ whip ‘yer arsicle if’n ya’ do!
The pleasing sounds of the varieties of our Southern dialects continues to amaze me, and hearing the sweet-as-honey sounds, and the tenor twangs of the many voices we’re blessed to have in ‘Bama is a rich cultural hearitage… er, I mean heritage, that rivals any place I’ve ever travelled.
From the mountain foothills of Northern Alabama’s cuCumberland Plateau, to our wiregrass fields and blackbelt forests, to the Mobile Bay’s oysters and shrimp, the vocal tonalities and rhythmic cadences of our speakers all contributes to our state’s mysterious and equally lovely appeal.
As many attest, her greatest appeal is her people.
For example, I’ve rarely ever heard of anyone moving to Alabama that moves out. I guess it’s the adage, ‘You’ve tried the rest, now stay with the best!’
Sure… what state or location doesn’t have their own idiosyncrasies? But we love our idios, to be certain! I mean, we love you, don’t we?
There’s no place like home… there’s no place like home… there’s no place like home.
Posted in - My Hometown is the sweetest place I know | Tagged: Bama, beauty, Blackbelt, Crimson Tide, Cumberland Plateau, football, gridiron, heritage, Iron Bowl, Mobile, NCAA, oysters, SEC, shrimp, southern, speech, Wiregrass | Leave a Comment »