As much crap as we like to dish the WWL’s way, it deserves a tip of the cap when it does something right. In this case, it’s thrown two nice things in Aaron Murray’s direction. There’s this, and there’s also this thoughtful gesture from Ivan Maisel:
Sentiment got to me this week when I filled out my ESPN Heisman straw poll. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is on my ballot, a tribute to one of the best college careers in recent memory. Murray, who tore his ACL in the Bulldogs’ rout of Kentucky, will miss his final two games at Georgia after starting the first 52 (35-17). Murray not only leaves with every major SEC career record, but he will be honored next month in New York as a finalist for the Campbell Trophy — the Academic Heisman. Murray represents the best of the sport.
Gracias, Mickey. Don’t say you haven’t heard anything appreciative at GTP.
I don’t know if you stuck around until the bitter end of last night’s (not so much) game of the century of the week, but if you didn’t, you missed this exchange between Lundquist and Danielson:
Guess Uncle Verne isn’t looking to jump networks.
I can’t believe nobody’s taken notice of this.
Georgia Passing QBR: A. Murray 82.2 H. Mason 94.0
QBR – it’s not just for G-Day anymore.
Joining ESPN Gameday this week… Junior.
I’d rather listen to Condi Rice talk about college football.
For a number of reasons, I don’t defend David Pollack’s inartful comments about who should serve on the playoff selection committee – my guess is that even Pollack won’t now – but I will say that Erin Andrews’ umbrage over them is just as stupid.
While reciting headlines for the day in college football, Andrews improvised: “Besides my real one, my second headline is going to be ‘I’m a female, thanks for having me in college football.’”
I’m not slagging Ms. Andrews’ work ethic or popularity here. She’s earned what she’s got. But she’s also got to be kidding us if she thinks this wasn’t a big part of what got her career started:
Again, whatever works. But don’t try to sell me on the stunning resume she brought to the start of her sports journalism gig:
Andrews attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, where she was a member of the cheerleading team, student government, and the National Honor Society. Following her graduation from high school in 1996, Andrews attended the University of Florida, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Telecommunications. While in college she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and the Florida Gators Dazzlers dance team from 1997 to 2000.
So, yeah, to answer your sarcasm, you’re welcome. And I’d appreciate it if ESPN would quit trying to sound holier than thou when it creates both sides of an argument.
UPDATE: Pat Dye on Condi Rice: “That goes back to politics. Which one she likes the best. Which one’s the smoothest talker. The game is played on the field.”
Aaron Murray finished third in total QBR this week, hatas.
I eagerly await the next bullshit statistic.
David Pollack, here’s some career advice: you work at a place that put up with Craig James, but not Ron Franklin. Next time Chris Fowler throws you an anchor, let it drop to the ground.
A few odds and ends for your sampling pleasure…
I’m not sure what this says about college football, but it’s probably not complimentary.
As much as I’m looking forward to hearing the dulcet tones of Uncle Verne again, I’m really starting to dread the coverage of the ‘Bama-TAMU game.