Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

With the NCAA, the borogoves are always mimsy.

Let’s see… some random guy who approached A.J. Green via Facebook and pushed Green to sell him a signed jersey met the NCAA’s definition of an agent, but Kenny Rogers, whom Cecil Newton admitted acted as his representative to solicit money from Mississippi State – the two swapped more than 275 phone calls during Rogers’ courtship of MSU – well, not so much.  In fact, not at all.

Auburn had to fight to keep Newton on the roster before last season’s game against Georgia, and again before the SEC Championship Game as the university and the NCAA argued over the definition of what constitutes a sports agent, according to documents released by the school on Friday, as well as interviews conducted earlier…

… The NCAA wrestled with whether to label Rogers an agent, and ultimately sided with Auburn and said he was not.

If this whole thing with defining an agent seems like it has a certain Alice In Wonderland-ish quality to it, that’s only because it does.

‘Would you tell me please,’ said Alice, ‘what that means?’

‘Now you talk like a reasonable child,’ said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. ‘I meant by “impenetrability” that we’ve had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you’d mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don’t mean to stop here all the rest of your life.’

‘That’s a great deal to make one word mean,’ Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

‘When I make a word do a lot of work like that,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘I always pay it extra.’

Humpty knows how the game is played.

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Kent Turene is an ambitious man.

The good news is that Kent Turene has qualified and will enroll in January.

The better news is that he’s not done yet.

“It was tough at first, but it was a learning experience. It has made me better as a player,” Turene said to The Red & Black. “It has made me take everything more seriously, and helped me become more responsible for everything. Also, I’ve been taking steps to become a better person and a better athlete.”

Georgia’s going to have one helluva group at linebacker next season.

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#Occupy Aaron Murray

For those of you who wonder why Hutson Mason doesn’t see the field more, Edward Aschoff has an answer:

Georgia sophomore QB Aaron Murray is already SEC’s leading active player in total offensive yards (5,077), completions (344), TD responsibility (48), TD passes (42) and passing yards (4,871).

I blame Bobo, of course.

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Obligatory Game of the Century post

If you want to state your mind on what you think we’ll be in store for tomorrow night in Tuscaloosa, here you go.

A few food for thought items to get things rolling:

  • Before the season started, but after the Jefferson suspension, did you ever think you’d see something like thisWhy LSU Might Win: Quarterback experience.  If LSU holds up for the rest of the season, somebody on the staff ought to get serious consideration for the Broyles Award for turning Jarrett Lee into a team strength.
  • First, it would be huge for Alabama to score first and do it early. LSU’s defense does its best work with a one-score lead, and Alabama’s defense is not as effective when the team is down or tied as when the team is up. Second, Alabama has a better shot at a comeback than LSU does. Alabama’s defense remains quite tough when the lead grows beyond one score, while LSU’s defense loosens up some with leads larger than seven points.”
  • LSU went the entire month of October without a turnover.

I’ve got no idea who wins this sucker.  I lean towards Alabama simply because of home-field advantage.  But LSU under Miles is an impressive 11-1 in night road games.

Ah, what the hell… here’s a reader poll to go along with this.

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Dolores!

Good Dawg degrees of separation story for you… from the 1980 Georgia team to Seinfeld.

Movie and Television Stars, Linden Ashby and Susan Walters, will be participating in parts of the Scott Woerner & “1980 Dawgs”  film event, which will be held this Saturday, before and after the Bulldogs Homecoming Game.

Times: Before Game: 9:30 – 11:30am,  After Game: 4:00 – 6:00.  Location:  The Red Zone, 155 East Clayton Street, Athens, Ga.  *Note:  Currently,   Linden and Susan will be there early in the morning session only…

… Linden and Susan are both huge Bulldog Football fans and were instrumental in the “1980 Dawgs” project.   According to Mike Moss, Executive Producer of “1980 Dawgs”   “Linden and Susan were both very helpful and supportive of  the 1980 Dawgs project .  There advice and insights from their experience in the  film and television industry were invaluable”

UGA Football Legend, Scott Woerner and “1980 Dawgs” Filmmaker, Lenny Daniel, will be talking with fans and signing autographs during the event.  Linden Ashby and Susan Walters will also be available for pictures and autographs early in the morning session only.

You may remember Susan from this show:

Scott Woerner and Mulva.  That’s a tough combination to resist if you’re a Georgia fan.  (By the way, a review of “1980 Dawgs” is in the works.)

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ESPN is messing with my mind.

Seriously, how do you explain the entries on two of these three lists without making drug references?  (Not that Jarvis Jones doesn’t deserve the love, of course.)

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Best “stone, meet glass house” blog post ever

You gotta love Auburn fans.  The complete lack of self-awareness here is almost admirable.

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