Monday morning breakfast buffet

It ain’t the Sho-nee, but here’s what I’ve got for you this AM:

  • Alabama cornerback Marquis Johnson says the Tide is back.  Except it never left.  Or something like that.  “We sent a message to the rest of the SEC,” cornerback Marquis Johnson told reporters. “It’s not like we were hungry. We already knew we were on top. It’s like we’re coming from the back to show everybody else we’re the team from the past. This is a new identity. Look out.” Once we parse that, Marquis, we will, buddy.
  • Scoff at Damon Evans’ “branding” strategy all you want, but one good result that comes from a win like Saturday night’s is that the West Coast media pays attention to a team that it may not have followed that closely before.  Exhibit “A” is this very complimentary article about the Dawgs by the Los Angeles Times’ Chris Dufresne.
  • Speaking of that win and the West Coast, CFN’s Pete Fiutak points out that scheduling cuts both ways and that Southern Cal may need all the style points it can garner.
  • If you ever see an SAT question that starts off “Georgia is to South Carolina as South Carolina is to…”, Garnet and Black Attack’s cocknfire has your answer.
  • Mr. Westerdawg shakes off his jet lag to point out something very special about this week’s Alabama-Georgia game.  And it has nothing to do with jersey colors.
  • Talk about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic:  Tennessee is taking another look at walk-on punters.  That ought to get the fan base pumped.
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8 responses to “Monday morning breakfast buffet

  1. I think it would be nice to give a little shout-out to Vandy at this point in the season. They lead the SEC East at 4-0 overall, 2-0 conference. For a team that’s usually everyone’s homecoming pick, it’s nice to see them do well…even though the winning streak better stop at the Georgia game. Anyway, they’re not much maligned, but ne’er mentioned and I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the Commodores.

    And re: the quote about South Carolina’s opponent, I was thinking Agnes Scott College, not Wofford. ;-D

  2. Also, were I a bulimic, Furman Bisher’s column in the Sunday AJC would have been enough to make me puke.

  3. NebraskaDawg

    I dare we Dawg fans to try and understand the superior intellect of an Alabama football player. That comment was on a level above what we can understand.

  4. peacedog

    Marquis Johnson is my new favorite player ever.

  5. Christian

    South Carolina is what Mississippi State wants to be when it grows up. Good defense combined with not the worst offense ever created (like any W. McCorvey coached O is). You have to have goals and dreams.

    The best Bama player ever is Antonio Langham. He was interviewed right after the 1992 SEC Championship game where he stepped in front that pass from Shane Matthews and returned it for the winning score. The sideline reporter asked him what he did on that play and he responded, simply, “See the man, make the pick, touchdown” and walked off. Fantastic.

  6. From the LA Times article:

    “Arizona State had no problem with freshman receiver A.J. Green, other than not being able to cover him.”

    Awesome.

  7. Dufresne is a great college football writer with a killer sense of humor.

  8. RedCrake

    Marquis,

    Shut up dude!

    Forever yours,
    Wallace Gilberry