Saturday morning buffet

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19 responses to “Saturday morning buffet

  1. I wanna Red Cup

    I had no idea we came back and beat Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.
    I feel much better about this season now

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Yeah, the MSU coach tried to ice our kicker by calling time-out just before the snap of the ball. Millions saw the kick miss but it didn’t count. We got a do-over and he kicked it through the second time while the network was away at a commercial.

  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    It appears SOME AD’s and presidents understand the product’s importance in continuing the gravy train that is SEC football. If you getting something like $20 million a year from TV, don’t you at least trickle a little down to those guys working on the assembly line?

  3. delardingondukan

    It’s difficult to rely on the expert opinions of The Orlando Sentinel’s writers with quotes like this: “The Bulldogs finished the season with an impressive come-from-behind win over Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.” Did I miss something?

  4. Macallanlover

    Regarding the LSU’s handouts, don’t minimize the proximity to NOLA and what Katrina exposed in that sewer. All this money flowing in has to be thrown at someone. I see a parallel to what happened to government funds earmarked to maintain the levy system. Those parrish lords could show them a thing or two about how to waste manna from Heaven.

    • New Orleans corruption has nothing to do with LSU coaching raises. The athletic department doesn’t receive state funds.

      And Frank Wilson is likely being groomed for bigger promotions in a couple of years.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Uh…Billy…..I think Mac was speaking about a mindset in the Bayou about wasting money…not LSU spending “Guv-ment” funds per se.

        • Macallanlover

          Dead-on Mayor. Could care less about what LSU does with their share of the profits unless they buy players like The aU did 2 years ago. Does make you wonder about their sense of proportion though, that raise is pretty grotesque and gawdy on a percentage basis.

          • Coaches don’t deserve raises after an SEC title? Didn’t y’all just give Todd Grantham one for less than that?

            • Macallanlover

              You missed the comment about “proportionate” raises hoss. That is over an 80% increase in pay. Don’t know how much experience you have with salary/bonus administration but that would be universally regarded as poor. You either did a horrible job at setting the value of that job the first time, or lost all touch with reality because of one season. Nothing wrong with giving him a raise, or using your own money to reward people who do a good job via a bonus, but the size of this relative to his salary, and making it permanent looks pretty silly. It is why bonuses, not permanent adjustments to salary are the preferred way to handle.

  5. JAX

    I know CFB is big business but these salaries for 2nd-tier coaches and the like are getting ridiculous. In the arms race for talent and wins, AD’s are being forced to pay more than a normal marketplace would dictate. Why attend med/law/business school when you can coach? At some point the pendulum will swing back to the middle.

  6. Spike

    We ended up beating Sparty? Nah, the press is never wrong and you should always believe what you read in the paper.

    • Macallanlover

      We did beat Sparty, just ending up giving away the victory. Hard to get upset about bowl games though, just exhibitions for the sponsors to make money from. Only benefit is the extra practice time for next year’;s players.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        I would agree Mac except for the fact that the game counts as a loss for the season and in UGA’s all time record. I think that game was the first and only time UGA has lost to a Big 10 school whether in a bowl or otherwise. I remember in 1964 or ’65 when the Dawgs went to Ann Arbor (supposedly as sacrificial lambs) and beat Michigan. UGA usually handily beats whatever Big 10 opponent (Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State) it gets thrown up against in a bowl, which has happened a lot over the years.

        • Mayor of Dawgtown

          I forgot about Wisconsin–twice.

          • Macallanlover

            That was the first loss to a member of that conference since 1957, or 1958. Penn State loss came when they were an independent. I don;t like losing to anyone but the conference thing doesn’t bother me, eventually anyone can lose to anyone else…just the way CFB goes. I don’t think many objective followers of CFB have doubts about which conference plays the best football, we have nothing to prove and a loss here or there doesn’t change that.

  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    All the comments, all the time berating the media are interesting. Where do you think you are posting your vitriol?

    THIS is the media, too, and, of course, you have never seen a mistake on any blog or Website, right?

    Anybody want to do a comparison of mistakes or outright bullshit between any number of half-assed Web sources I could name and the Orlando Sentinel.

    I doubt the Sentinel would see the connection between Katrina and LSU’s coaching staff salaries some here do, to their credit.

    Certainly no excuse for the dumb mistake, but them what are perfect and all that.

    Just, like, sayin….here on this blog, which is part of the great media circus.

  8. Cosmic Dawg

    Because, of course, California’s legislature has solved all the other problems there…sheesh.

    • Macallanlover

      Yep, will require another bailout soon. Hope other states revolt and tell them to take a flying