Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

Michael Adams defends his turf.

Your president has a vision:

President Michael Adams said he still wants fans to be on campus and enjoy the games.

Just not so much on North Campus anymore.

Tailgating on North Campus can begin only four hours before kickoff, according to the rules the UGA Cabinet released Thursday. Tailgaters also will not be allowed to bring tents, kegs, generators, grills, tables, folding chairs and other items to that area on game days.

I guess that means you can have a cooler, unless that falls into the “other items” category.  Otherwise, it looks like all you can do is stand there with a drink in one hand and a sandwich in the other.  Sounds like fun.  I suppose we should be happy that there’s no charge for that.

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UPDATE: The AJ-C‘s list isn’t accurate.  Here’s what’s posted at Gameday Gameplan 2010.

To reduce physical damage to North Campus grounds and mitigate behavioral concerns, the following new procedures are being implemented:

  • Tailgating on North Campus will be allowed beginning four (4) hours before kickoff.
  • The following items will not be allowed on North Campus on gamedays:
    • Tents
    • Kegs
    • Generators
    • Televisions
    • Amplified music
    • Grills or cookers of any type
    • Tables larger than 4 ft. long
    • Household furniture (folding chairs not included)

So you can still sit. That’s a good thing.

By the way, I share Paul’s sentiment on this development.

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It takes a village to rework a throwing motion.

It’s all sunshine and lollipops for the GPOOE™ now.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was the star attraction at Florida’s pro day Wednesday, receiving rave reviews from NFL scouts, coaches and general managers after he unveiled his new, compact throwing motion…

Their performances, though, were clearly overshadowed by Tebow. He spent the last two months fine-tuning his new motion, which includes smaller strides, holding the ball higher and eliminating that long, looping release that had experts cringing and analysts calling for him to move to tight end or H-back.

He worked with longtime NFL assistant Zeke Bratkowski, former NFL coach Sam Wyche and former college/ NFL assistant Marc Trestman.

“I made a lot of changes and improved on a lot of things,” Tebow said.

So, in two months he’s been able to pull off what a supposedly gifted coaching staff at Florida couldn’t do in four years.  Sounds like more grist for the recruiting mill.

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It worked for Michael Jackson.

Going forward, I think this story may qualify as the benchmark for defining a slow news day on the Georgia football front.

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I’m in love… with that song.

Ah, hell.

Alex Chilton, the mercurial if influential rock musician, whose work spanned an eclectic gamut from the soul songs of the Box Tops to the multiple incarnations of his pop band Big Star, has died, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported. He was 59. The cause of death is believed to have been a heart attack.

You guys know I don’t go off the reservation very often, so you’ll have to forgive me here.  Hearing Big Star’s “Radio City” for the first time remains one of the most profound experiences of my life.  The lyrics, the melodies, the awkwardness and fragility in Chilton’s singing all hit a certain eighteen year-old kid right in the emotional gut in a way that few other things ever have.

Chilton always tried to act as if commercial success never really mattered to him, but anyone who’s listened to Big Star’s last album (which was really more of a Chilton solo effort) and read any of the stories about how the recording sessions went knows there’s more to his story than that.  It’s clear, though, that career-wise he went out of his way after that to reinforce that impression.  Sadly, nothing he created afterwards came anywhere near the same artistic peak as his Big Star body of work from the 70′s.  Whether that was due to his attitude or whether it was simply a case of his muse abandoning him is impossible to say.

All I know is that as sad as I am for what could have been, I remain incredibly grateful for what he provided me with.  I’ll pour myself a glass of bourbon tonight, put on “Radio City” for what must be the ten thousandth time in my life and throw a silent toast in Chilton’s direction.

I’ll let Paul Westerberg have the final acknowledgment.

I now return you to our regularly scheduled programming…

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UPDATE: A nice Chilton tribute on the floor of Congress today…

It’s a good thing that his career didn’t arise out of Corrine Brown’s district.

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