Ricky Muncie lost a bet

Jameis Winston's first strike in New York came in December. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Where the hell has Ricky been? Turns out, he lost a bet, and in the process he lost posting privileges for the first quarter of 2014.

From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: TRUNKATION Probation Cessation

Hey Ricky.

We are just about to give you your posting access back. It should be up by midnight.

Any idea what you want to write about, since we're already into the Spring practice groove?

Give us a shout if we can help.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: RE: Re: TRUNKATION Probation Cessation

Guys, I appreciate it. This has been driving me crazy.

I think it's time to take a bit more of an investigative bent. You'll see...

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: RE: Re: TRUNKATION Probation Cessation

Um, Ricky...

We talked about this. You can't just go and start stalking Jameis Winston. The dude has been under all sorts of scrutiny from day one, and you know how those Seminole fans are. (Do we have to remind you that one of us lives in freakin' Tallahassee? You think it's bad now, wait until you start printing rumors you can't substantiate.)

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: TRUNKATION Probation Cessation

C'mon, we're not talking about that stupid message board rumor stuff. I have some lines on some really good information, I just need to dip into the RBR expense account and see some folks. You do still have an in with the REC, amirite?

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ

To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: TRUNKATION Probation Cessation

You're treading on dangerous ground, mister. Remember what kinda crap we went through last year? Nobody knowing what was real, and what was a parody? We can't even talk about that anymore, that's how bad we got our asses chewed.

So tell us what you're investigating, before we rethink reinstating your account.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: Snow business

Alright, we'll start with some of the easy stuff.

Allegedly, a certain major college quarterback was recently in a major metropolitan television market, where he was part of a multi-day schedule of appearances related to a trophy that he might or might not have won.

One of the many photo shoots involving the finalists of said award took place in front of a rather prominent hotel. While waiting for the set up for one of the photos, one of the finalists for the unnamed trophy threw a "dirty snowball" (snowball with an icy or rocky interior), which struck another finalist just under the eye.

The perpetrator of this alleged assault threw the snowball with the speed and accuracy one might associate with elite high-school pitching. According to witnesses, the target of the throw responded with a degree of maturity and restraint that one might expect of a seasoned quarterback, the winner of back-to-back national championships.

I am being careful to not name names, here.

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Snow Business

Oh, so now you're accusing Jameis Winston of hitting AJ with an iceball? Sounds pretty trivial, even if you could prove it.

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: RE: Re: Snow Business

I didn't say that. You just said it.

Besides, I can't be entirely sure until you get me on a plane to New York. I plan on staying in each of the major hotels that appear in the photo shoots, until I can befriend enough bellmen to get the scoop.

What are you waiting for?!? Journalism demands it!!!

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: RE: Re: Snow Business

Nice try, Ricky. You have that snowball's chance in hell of getting a travel voucher from us.

So what else do you have?As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: Big Apple Shenanigans

Well, we could talk about how a certain front-runner for an award first won by a Mr. John Jacob Berwanger treated fellow invitees. Sources tell me that this front-runner insisted on being in the middle of every single group photo, going out of his way to prevent pictures from being taken where he was not at the center of attention.

Additionally, when a certain fiancee of a moderately famous hamburger and swimsuit model was tasked with rounding up the rest of the finalists for their next destination, a certain Hueytown High graduate allegedly responded by continuing to eat, eyes down, and making the statement, "Don't you ever tell me what to do again."

We're onto something here, guys, I know it!

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Big Apple Shenanigans

You don't have a shred of proof. And no, we aren't sending you to New York. Not even if Rubenstein let you crash on his couch! (Which reminds us, you aren't allowed to call him anymore. It's been added to the restraining order.)

Do you have anything Alabama-related? Any "investigating" to do around here?

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: Hueytown has secrets

As a matter of fact, I do.

A certain highly-regarded recruit chose a top-tier ACC school over the University of Alabama because a pitch was made to him:

"If you go to Alabama, you'll just dethrone that no-talent McCarron, and their fan base will never forgive you... At Auburn, they will tell you that you can be the next Cam Newton... Or, you can come to Tallahassee, and be the first Jameis Winston."

That speaks to the character of the kid we're talking about here. The kind of kid who cuts in line in the lunchroom, and when asked about why he is jumping ahead, tells other students "Don't you know who I *am*?"

The kind of kid who then gets into a shoving match with the student he cut in front of -- and the kind of kid who ended up not getting in trouble because it might affect his eligibility.

I'm telling you, there is a story there. It's a story of massive amounts of talent colliding with a massive sense of entitlement, and the society that tolerates it as long as there are 65-yard touchdown strikes and a wide grin. It's a story about how long the charade can continue, and when the self-destructive behavior finally brings down the house of cards, with no Uncle Nate around to run interference.

It's a story that deserves to be told.

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: Hueytown has secrets

Ricky, you go out and get that story. But I don't know if we can publish it here. The subject is still too hot, and we don't need a flame war in the off-season.

You know we love you, right? We have the bail receipts to prove it.

So, what are you going to write on your first day back?

As always, Roll Tide!

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From: Ricky Muncie
To: RBR HQ
Subject: My next piece

It's April First.

I'm sure I will come up with something.

All the best,
Ricky

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From: RBR HQ
To: Ricky Muncie
Subject: Re: My next piece

So, what will it be?

Wait, Ricky? What just happened?

RICKY?!?!

As always, Roll Tide!

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