I go away for a long weekend…

and all hell breaks loose.

Any other traumatic items I missed while I was gone?

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39 responses to “I go away for a long weekend…

  1. How idiotic can one guy be? Drivin’ and smokin’. He should be kicked off the team for stupidity.

    • Chuck

      Not to nit pick, but it’s seems clear he wasn’t smoking: it was found wrapped under the back seat of the car. He could possibly even beat it in court, but I doubt that will keep him on the field for that first game. Reckon Ed Tolley speaks Alabama?

      • The other Doug

        “Reckon Ed Tolley speaks Alabama?”

        For the right price….

      • Robb

        I thought the ‘detected an odor of marijuana’ meant they had been smoking it. I assumed they got rid of that evidence and that an ounce wrapped up underneath a seat wouldn’t be detectable by odor.. but since I don’t smoke J’s, I have to admit I probably wouldn’t know.

        • Dawg521

          It wasn’t just an ounce that was found…it was like a baseball-sized lot wrapped up underneath the seat.

          • Robb

            Whatever the amount was, it just didn’t seem likely that it would make the car smell wrapped up and tucked away.

            • Cojones

              Depends on whether it was good skunky shit or not. You can smell that from the next county.

              He was charged with a misdemeanor. In ole’ fart’s parlance that means “the more you miss , the meaner you get”. Sex, that is. Some would like to create a mountain out of a misdemeanor amount of pot. Get over it. Hell, even Pat Robinson thinks the possession of smokable amounts should be decriminalized.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    Smith should have known you couldn’t attempt a DWB (Driving while black) in a podunk Alabama town.

  3. G Marmalarde

    Not to condone drug use, but use some common sense. I have done my share of this and that but no DUI and no arrests because I watched my back and covered my ass and kept it on the down low. Lock it Up!

  4. G Marmalarde

    On a positive note can’t wait to see MM’s first pick + 6

  5. FallsChurchDore

    Question from a Vandy fan who loves this site (or all perspectives unrelated to CJF): weren’t the ADs supposed to meet in New Orleans during the basketball tournamant to continue scheduling discussions? There were all kinds of reports following their meeting in Nashville the week before, but I haven’t heard a peep from anyone about any discussions that may have taken place in New Orleans.

    • I don’t think they’re close to a decision on this. There were probably some discussions held about it, but I don’t expect serious movement until the summer.

      Thanks for the blog praise, by the way.

  6. JasonC

    Chizik and Saban want Staples to know that is the playbook for amateurs, but the pros do it right.

  7. TimRankine

    Dear Senator: You owe us a recap of the weekend. How was the Concours and how was T-Rays? No more long weekends, please.

    • Ate breakfast and lunch at T-Rays on Saturday, so you can assume it was pretty darned good.

      It was my first Concours and I enjoyed the hell out of it. May post a few pictures.

      Also got to test drive the new 911S, which was great.

      I don’t know how much of a car buff you are, but also available to test drive was the $1.3 million Bugatti Veyron. It’s billed as the fastest production car on the planet. The amusing part was that you couldn’t test drive the car without having a credit check run first.

      • BheadDawg179

        Senator:
        1st time commenter, but avid reader. I read your blog every day while at work, I love it…keep up the great work! I work for said company (Porsche). I was suppose to make the trip down to Amelia, but my department backed out last minute. Very interested to hear about your experience in Amelia and the test drive.

        • Amelia, as always, was great. That was my first Concours and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will do it again.

          As for my experience with Porsche, it was first-rate. Staff handled the crowd professionally and efficiently (it helped that we got there early enough to avoid the long waits). I drove both the 911S and the Panamera Hybrid. I wasn’t surprised at how composed the 911 is, but I liked the Panamera more than I thought I would.

          Thanks for the blog praise.

          • BheadDawg179

            Praise well earned and deserved, no problem.

            I’m glad you enjoyed the test drive and experience with Porsche. If you ever get a chance to attend the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, I highly recommended it. It’s a one in a life time experience. If anything Porsche “test drive” event happen in Atl, I’ll be sure to let you know.

            • Pebble Beach has been a dream of mine for a long time. Someday…

              • CLT Dawg

                I happened to be out there that week seeing a customer a couple of years ago. He took me over to Carmel, and out to Pebble. I’m not a car guy, but I was pretty blown away by how awesome it was and some of the cars on display. I can assure you that you would be in heaven.

  8. Comin' Down The Track

    … defend the integrity of Georgia Tech…

    I just nearly simultaneously threw up and passed out from laughing at this phrase.

  9. The Staples piece seems to indicate there may be an IRS case now against Blake for unreported income.

  10. Skeptic Dawg

    Given the widespread weed issue across colleges nationwide, it is time to implement a new testing policy. At UGA McGarity and Richt should test the entire team each and every time there is any weed related issue within the football program. Yes, this could possibly lead to crippling suspensions and devastating L’s. At least at first. But it could also lead zero weed related issues in the future. I am certain that Richt would never agree to this due to the potential player losses.

    • The other Doug

      That might cause us some issues on the recruiting trail.

      • Skeptic Dawg

        I agree. But do we want kids that are more concerned with smoking weed than playing football? Simple solution: if you do not smoke week, you will not get into trouble. If Lord Richt decrees this new testing policy to be for the greater good of the child (student-athlete), the media will praise him for his love of the child, and parents will hold him even closer to their heart.

        • Russ

          Just do what we did and drink. When I was getting close to graduation and I knew drug tests were in the future, I decided that I would only alter my reality with booze, not that I smoked much anyway. Just seemed logical to me. I mean, they don’t test you for alcohol.

    • Cojones

      Hold off on weed testing until two weeks after Spring Break. Now if all D-1 schools submitted to it, that’s a toke of a different bong.

      • Skeptic Dawg

        That is a solid idea as well. One question: Do the student-athletes know when they will be tested or is it random? I know that if they pop positive they are then tested on a regular basis. But that is all.

        • Cojones

          With our luck, all the DBs will test positive simultaneously as our RBs did last year. Kids are on Spring Break , drinking beer and smoking pot. What has this generation come to? !960s?

          New Spring College song- “Where the Cops Are”- sung by Zenhard Skinyard.

  11. 69Dawg

    Unless I missed it I have a few questions and comments about Branden Smith’s arrest. Was the car his? What was the police reason for the stop in the first place? Was he charged with anything other than possession? If it was the other kids car I will bet you the cops ran the tag and found his recent arrest and pulled it over for that. I hope Smith has a good local lawyer so he can walk. The last thing you want is a hired gun from Athens or Atlanta.

    • NRBQ

      Following too close and no tag light.

      Never heard of anybody being cited as too close on an interstate highway. And the tag light burning out on a 5-year-old car is exceedingly unlikely.

      Stinks of early-morning profiling in ‘Bama to me, but YMMV.

  12. Adam

    An ounce probably is a baseball sized amount. Think about how much freshly cut grass it would take to weigh an ounce…

    I kinda figured the “detected a strong smell of marijuana” thing was just the cop’s excuse to search the car of two young black guys driving to the beach.

    • Cojones

      I don’t know. I was pulled over on a freeway in Ca, early evening, and the cop asked what the horrible smell was. I pulled out a dead Cuban cigar I kept in the ashtray for such an occasion, showed it to him along with the glass vial it came in. But I was white, in my late fifties and with a suit and tie. I certainly didn’t fit the profile, intentionally. He gave me a safety warning to replace a burned out brake bulb that had just occurred because I routinely checked for such items to prevent cops from pulling me over unexpectedly.

      I believe the kids lit up and the cop’s sense of smell.. They were just unlucky. Following too closely could have occurred when depth perception was affected by tetrahydrocannabinol.

      I’m more concerned that Smith didn’t enjoy his Spring Break. I think all kids deserve to. Did you notice that no booze was involved?

  13. W Cobb Dawg

    For what it’s worth, I prefer US 27 through southwest GA as a route to PCB and the eastern gulf beaches. It parallels the bama route. I believe Michelle’s restaurant is still open in Lumpkin for a good meal. I’ve heard nothing but bad news about driving to the gulf through bama.

    • Cojones

      You certainly know your roads to PCB. That road is full of small town cops and sheriff’s deputies just itching to make a splash. Unless you know your small roads at Columbia and the Nuclear Plant, you can get lost trying to cross 84 and parallel the Chattahoochee south to I-10. Most kids get caught between Dothan and PCB when the speed limit goes from 65 to 55 to 45 and back up again going through small towns on 231 and even where there are no towns. Another profile is a Yankee license plate. Poor kids.

  14. Will Trane

    At least you had a change of pace…you went to a fun place and took in some classic cars.

    But next fall you get to see the antique variety…that freaking wreck from the north avenue garage…for another lube job.