Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

Giving new meaning to the term “dead drunk”

My only surprise in reading this article is this“The man was not cited.”

C’mon, A-CCPD.  If you ain’t citing, you ain’t trying.  Just ask Jimmy.

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You know who has never won a big game?

I was gonna go down that path, tongue planted firmly in cheek, but I see the AJ-C already beat me to the punch.

Except they’re being serious.  Loosen up, guys!

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Welcome, Stingtalkers!

Hey, look who’s dropped by.

I gather the reason for the heaving bosoms from criticism about the lack of class being shown Aaron Murray is because they believe Josh Nesbitt received a deliberate injury in the 2009 loss at the hands of Georgia’s players.  Any excuse for an embarrassing loss will do, I suppose, but it’s not like they have to look very far for a rebuttal.

Bless their little insectile hearts.

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Gurley does Moreno.

From Saturday’s game:

Man, I love watching him play.

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Answering a question with a question

In response to Jeff Schultz’ query, all I can say is was Georgia Tech more motivated than Georgia in 2009? Somebody seemed to think so at the time.  At least until they played.

It’s the rivalry game that got Richt his job.  Motivation won’t be an issue this week.

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Boom explains.

Photo via USA Today

Will Muschamp’s got the license plate number of the semi that hit his defense Saturday.

“That’s what the option does — it takes talent out of the game. You don’t have to block Dante Fowler now. You option off Dante Fowler. You don’t have to account for him anymore in the blocking,” Muschamp said.

“That’s why the service academies run it, that’s why they run it, that’s why a lot of these schools run it, because it takes talent out of the equation. A lot of talented guys don’t like having somebody at their knees every snap, either. That’s part of why they run it. Talent’s negated in that situation. It doesn’t really matter because you don’t have to block a lot of the guys.”

Somewhere in Atlanta, Paul Johnson is taking time out from his preparation for the Georgia game to call his AD about scheduling a game with Florida.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 13

Man, the Pac-12 isn’t making it easy, is it.  Here’s my top ten for this week (*tiebreaker):

  • Alabama
  • Arizona State
  • Auburn
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma State
  • Stanford

Also considered:  Oregon, Wisconsin

Back to struggling.  With that road win over UCLA, I couldn’t leave Arizona State out of my top ten anymore.  And I couldn’t quite bring myself to vote Baylor out of the top ten for losing to a Oklahoma State team that lost to a West Virginia team that got waxed by the Bears.  That left me knocking Oregon and Wisconsin out, just barely.

If there’s any consolation, there are a bunch of huge games this week that should sort things out to some extent.  Of course, that’ll probably mean I’ll spend thirty minutes again putting a ballot together.

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Fabris Invitational results, Week 13

Logjam at the top this week.

STANDINGS for WEEK 13
Rank
Selection Name
Standings
Adjustment
W-L
Pts
Tie Breaker Game
10-34
1 Djiboutidawg Adj 9-1 9   21-27**
1 wtjoyner Adj 9-1 9   38-42
1 Trbodawg Adj 9-1 9   38-31
1 DCWeez Adj 9-1 9   35-27

Congrats to Djiboutidawg.

And as you can guess from the weekly results, Trbodawg’s showing something of a finishing kick in the seasonal standings.

SEASON STANDINGS through Week 13
Rank
Selection Name
W-L
Pts
1 Trbodawg 84-46 84
2 Front Ranger 80-50 80
2 ShockleyforHeisman 80-50 80

With only one week left to go in the regular season pool, that’s an almost insurmountable lead.

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My SEC Power Poll ballot, Week 13

It’s a week that saw Florida fall from the ranks of the mediocre to the truly bad, but there were other developments that managed to sharpen the pecking order.

  1. Alabama.  How often do you think Nick Saban is going to remind his team this week about what happened in the last big Iron Bowl matchup?
  2. Missouri.  This is one tough football team.  And that season-ender doesn’t look quite as daunting now.
  3. Auburn.  The Tigers have Alabama right where they want them.
  4. South Carolina.  I don’t know what I’m enjoying more, Spurrier hypocritically rooting for a cross-divisional loss, or the prospect of the ‘Cocks beating the East representative in the SECCG for the third straight year with nothing to show for it.
  5. LSU.  Les Miles owns Johnny Football.
  6. Texas A&M.  We already knew the Aggies didn’t have a defense, so when the offense doesn’t show up, ugly is what you get.
  7. Georgia.  Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water…
  8. Ole Miss.  Still not ready for prime time.
  9. Vanderbilt.  4-4 in conference play, despite being outgained by 75 yards per game.  Some luck, but some good coaching, too.
  10. Mississippi State.  Won the SEC West’s battle of the dipshits.  In overtime.  Still, if you’re Dan Mullen, a win’s a win at this point.
  11. Tennessee.  May be time to ditch those gray uniforms, fellas.
  12. Florida.  Which is more amazing, that the Gators lost to a team that didn’t complete a pass, or that Jeremy Foley still thinks Boom is the man to fix things next season?
  13. Arkansas.  Bret Bielema’s door prize for losing his seventh conference game in a row is a trip to lovely Baton Rouge to close out the season.
  14. Kentucky.  The ‘Cats gave up more points to a beat up Georgia squad than any other team they’ve played this season.  Yeah, it’s not getting better.

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Toughing it out

I saw a fair amount of knee-jerk (see what I did there?) reaction on the Interwebs yesterday about the coaches’ decision to let Aaron Murray stay in the game after it appeared he hurt himself on that long run because it led to the hit he took on his interception, which hit caused or exacerbated the ACL tear.

Nope.  It turned out, as has been the case so many times this season, to be a non-contact injury.

Aaron Murray “felt something pop” on his 28-yard run in the second quarter on Saturday night, according to Georgia head coach Mark Richt. It proved to be a torn ACL.

But Murray finished the drive and played two more on the torn ACL, waving off coaches and his backup, before it finally became unbearable.

“He was trying to hide it from everybody, I think,” Richt said Sunday night.

He did a good job of that… for a while.

Murray ended up staying in the game for 13 plays after tearing his ACL, completing a touchdown pass in the process, and completing 5-of-7 passes for 46 yards, as well as an interception, which proved to be the final pass of his Georgia career.

That is one crazy tough customer.  But this has to be the topper.

Makes me wish there’d be another senior night ceremony so I could applaud him all over again.

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