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Stephen Expat

  • joined Aug 15, 2008
  • last login May 27, 2014
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My real name is Stephen Ursery. A native of Little Rock and a graduate of Little Rock Central, I have lived in Atlanta for 12 years, thus fulfilling my lifelong goal of living in a city with mind-numbing traffic, lung-scorching air quality and a dwindling water supply.

My favorite Razorback memories are as follows:

(in person): the defeat of North Carolina in 1984 in Pine Bluff and the football team’s 1992 upset of undefeated Tennessee in Knoxville;

(on TV): U.S. Reed’s halfcourt buzzer beater to beat Louisville in the 1981 NCAA Tournament; the 1994 national championship victory over Duke; the 2000 Cotton Bowl smashing of Texas; and the 2007 triple-overtime defeat of No. 1 LSU.

My favorite Hog basketballers include U.S. Reed, Darrell Walker, Alvin Robertson, Lee Mayberry, Corey Beck, Corliss Williamson, Scotty Thurman and Dwight Stewart. For football, the list includes Derek Russell, Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, Quinn Grovey, Anthony Lucas and Steve Atwater.

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'Til We Meet Again: My Retirement Announcement

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When my friend John and I started this blog in August 2007, our goal was fairly simple: to educate the American public on the countless benefits of our nascent brand of herbal supplements, which,...

VIDEO: Chuck Barrett Chats with John L. Smith

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Things are a little slow on the Razorback front these days. To help pass the hours, here's a video of Razorback announcer Chuck Barrett chatting with new head coach John L. Smith.

Jeff Long Makes Good Move by Hiring John L Smith

Given the decidedly less-than-ideal timing of Jeff Long's coaching search, the hiring of John L. Smith as the interim coach of the Razorbacks is about as ideal a result as the program and its fans...

John L. Smith Hired as Interim Head Coach

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The news just broke. Check out the tweet below from Kurt Voigt, who covers the Razorbacks for The Associated Press. John L. Smith returning to Arkansas as interim coach. — Kurt Voigt...

Poll: Whom Would You Like to See as Interim Coach in 2012?

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Let's assume just for a sec that Razorback athletic director Jeff Long does indeed do what he seems overwhelmingly likely to do: make a current assistant the Razorback interim football coach in...

Hog Call Podcast: Bobby Petrino's Motorcycle Madness

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The last two weeks have been pretty tough on Razorback football fans, and we here at Arkansas Expats Inc. decided it was time to indulge in a little group therapy. In today's edition of the Hog...

This Story Ain't Over Yet: UA Releases Petrino's Cell Phone Records

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There are few Arkansas traditions more heart-warming than combing through the records of a Razorback football coach's university-issued phone for evidence of an extramarital affair. My late...

Bully for Jeff Long

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I'll confess to not having paid Jeff Long a whole lot of attention until Bobby "Leader of the Pack" Petrino's motorcycle ride. To the extent that I thought about him, he registered as kind of a...

Bobby Petrino Out as Razorback Football Coach

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Per ArkansasSports360.com, Bobby Petrino's tenure as Razorback football coach has come to an end. Per this tweet from Hawgs Illustrated, Jeff Long wanted to keep Petrino but Bobby objected to the...

Razorback Guard B.J. Young to Return for Sophomore Year

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Razorback fans could definitely use some good news these days. Tonight, some arrived. Razorback guard B.J. Young, who had been contemplating entering the NBA draft, announced a short while ago that...

Bobby Petrino Placed on Administrative Leave

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Razorback fans had a wild and wooly Thursday. By the time the evening was over, athletic director Jeff Long had placed head coach Bobby Petrino on administrative leave with pay after it was...

The Plot Thickens: Petrino Had a Passenger on Motorcycle

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At the risk of going all TMZ on you, we pass along a report that a certain twentysomething female was riding with Bobby Petrino on his motorcycle at the time of his Sunday evening wreck. According...

The What-If Game: Razorback Basketball Edition

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In his entertaining and humbly titled "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy," Bill Simmons devotes a chapter to playing the what-if game. Over the course of a mere 58 pages,...

Recommended Reading: The Razorback Fans' Guide to the Off-Season

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Wondering how to while away the sleepy days of spring and summer until football season starts? Expat contributor Doc Harper has you got you covered. Check out his list of recommendations over at ArkansasSports360.

The Five Most Painful Razorback NCAA Tournament Losses (to Me, Anyway)

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So, the NCAA Tournament has begun ... and frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. At least not much of one. Largely because of the Razorbacks' struggles over most of the past decade, my interest...

VIDEO: Bobby Petrino on the First Day of Spring Practice

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Today marked the first day of spring practice. Below is footage of Bobby Petrino discussing, among other things, Alonzo Highsmith's injury and absence from spring drills. For more on the start...

VIDEO: Knile Davis on Spring Practice

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One of the many reasons to be excited about the 2012 Razorback football season is the return of running back Knile Davis. In the clip below, Knile shares his thoughts on his rehab and spring...

Recommended Reading: Doc and Beau

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I meant to link to this earlier, but the real world has a nasty habit of making blogging difficult sometimes. Expat staffer Doc Harper penned an excellent column for ArkansasSports360.com in which he argues that, with Missouri and Texas A&M now in the fold, the SEC should expand its football conference season from eight games to nine. And over at the Arkansas Times, another Expat staffer, Beau Wilcox, notes that recent NCAA baseball rules changes shouldn't impede the 2012 Razorbacks. Excellent stuff from both Doc and Beau. Definitely check both of these posts out. We guarantee it will reduce your risk of developing scurvy by 17 percent.

Report: Former Razorback Signee Aaron Ross Commits to Texas Tech

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With the Hogs undergoing yet another late-season flameout, it's been a bleak few weeks for Razorback basketball fans. Don't look to Aaron Ross to ease your pain. The former Little Rock Parkview...

Not with a Bang but a Whimper: Mississippi State Bulldogs 79, Arkansas Razorbacks 59

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I am officially ready for this season to end. Not much else to say right now. Box score here.

Recommended Reading: Full Court Press - Ole Miss 77, Arkansas 75

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Expat staffer Doc Harper has a good breakdown of last night's blood-curdling loss to Ole MIss over on ArkansasSports360.com. I'm generally recommending that people avoid thinking about last night, but Doc's analysis is worth reliving the pain.

VIDEO: Brandon Mitchell's Dunk Against Ole Miss

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For the most part, I'd like to forget almost everything about last night's game as soon as possible. There is one notable exception, however: Brandon Mitchell's vicious dunk second-half dunk over T...

Recommended Reading: The Road to Recovery

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Beau Wilcox's new "Pearls About Swine" column is up at the Arkansas Times' website. Headlined "The Road to Recovery," it takes a broad look at Mike Anderson's first season in Fayetteville and places it within the context of recent Hog hoops history. Check it out.

Epic Meltdown: Ole Miss Rebels 77, Arkansas Razorbacks 75

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Did we just lose that game? The one that we led by 15 midway through the second half? The one where everything seemed to be going our way during the last 10 minutes of the first half and the first...

My 10 Favorite Razorback Basketball Players: No. 6 - Darrell Hawkins

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And so my countdown of my 10 favorite Razorback basketball players drags on. A mere two months after writing about No. 7, here's my post on No. 6. Let it never be said that I'm not a man of swift...

Hog Call Podcast: Talking about the Auburn Victory with Beau Wilcox

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Yesterday's victory over Auburn was an exciting one, and I was anxious to gab about it with a fellow obsessive fan. I therefore cornered new staffer Beau Wilcox in the breakroom of the palatial...

Up from the Ashes: Arkansas Razorbacks 77, Auburn Tigers 71

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Games like today are the reason I should leave the soothsayin' up to our resident manic-depressive, alcoholic womanizer. Not less than 48 hours after I basically declared their season over, the...

Crashing Back to Earth: Alabama Crimson Tide 79, Arkansas Razorbacks 68

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First, the good news: the Lady Razorbacks defeated the Tennessee Lady Vols 72-71 tonight. The victory marked the Lady 'Backs' first win ever in Knoxville and their first victory against UT since...

That Was Brutal - Florida Gators 98, Arkansas Razorbacks 68

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The home-court winning streak is no more. We Arkansas fans have seen the Razorbacks be on the receiving end of a lot of butt-kickings over the past decade, but that felt like the most complete and...

The 1994 Razorbacks: More than 40 Minutes of Hell

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For obsessive fans of the 1994 national champion Razorbacks, it's been a nice three years. In 2009, Athletic Director Jeff Long and the university hosted a moving, weekend-long tribute to the team...

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