Category Archives: General Idiocy

Things you may have missed from the weekend, part one.

Ledes don’t get much better than this one:

A Pittsburgh-area high school teacher who police say confessed to arriving at school high on heroin and passing out in class had only two words for comment-seeking media members today: “Roll Tide.”

And a happy ending, to boot – it looks like he won’t be serving any jail time over it.  (The no comment is kind of disappointing, though.)

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I’m sure he meant well.

In case you hadn’t noticed, Keith Olbermann is a preening douchebag.

Sure enough Gramatica’s name was brought up by ESPN’s Keith Olbermann on Monday night when he decided to make Mitchell one of the night’s “worse” persons in the sports world for not learning from the mistakes of others.

Seriously, Malcolm Mitchell accidentally hurting himself while celebrating a team highlight in a big game makes him an asshole?

Olbermann earned a spot for himself on his own list.

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Thursday morning buffet

Finally, it’s here.  Celebrate with the buffet.

  • Here’s a team-by-team look at the SEC in season-openers.
  • Statistical pessimism about Georgia’s 2013 season here.
  • Year2 explores how much a bye week matters.
  • George O’Leary demonstrates that he’s not just an ordinary asshole, he’s a tone-deaf asshole.
  • MaconDawg ranks the SEC coaches on likeability.
  • The War on Drugs is widely seen as an abject failure, but Georgia’s new president decides to go all in on Michael Adams’ quest to have the SEC adopt a uniform drug policy, presumably matching his own.  Good luck with that, Jere.
  • The season hasn’t started, but Paul Johnson is already in mid-season complaint form.  On the one hand, “It’s a big mistake to think that teams play for their league.”  On the other, “If you watch ESPN, it’s a 24-hour non-stop commercial for the SEC.”
  • Here’s some lazy, clichéd Aaron Murray talk from Matt Hayes.
  • If you’re interested in stuff like this, here’s a post on all the uniform changes in college football this season.

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Morons are entitled to celebrate freedom, too.

My go-to July Fourth clip:

Love ya’, Murica.  Happy birthday!

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The dumbest thing you’ll read all day.

If anybody really thinks that no bowl game on Earth would take a Notre Dame squad with a winning record… well, I’m still sitting on some very attractive oceanfront property in Hahira.  We need to talk.

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God doesn’t care about Hotty Toddy.

At least these cretins have enough sense not to show themselves on a football Saturday, because I doubt they’d make it out of the Grove in one piece if they tried.

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Thursday morning buffet

Short line, but tasty.

  • Josh Harvey-Clemons has a metabolism problem.  I hate him for that.
  • More Aaron Murray stat trivia.
  • Aw, shucks.
  • That is going to blow a lot of phones up.”
  • Check out this fun exercise over at the College Football Matrix blog winnowing out the eleven teams that are most likely to play for a national title this season.
  • Non-football, but if there’s a funnier punchline in a recent crime story than “Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said police did not arrest the dog…”, I haven’t seen it.

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Stay classy, Dawgnation.

Jesus, people, how many times do I have to say this?  It’s one kid in one recruiting class.  It’s not the end of the world.  And it’s sure not big enough to make asses out of yourselves.

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Monday morning buffet

Go get a plate.

  • What cracks me up about this story isn’t that Tennessee cops can’t tell the difference between a marijuana leaf and the Ohio State symbol.  It’s that they think drug dealers are stupid enough to advertise their wares on their cars.
  • Georgia Tech’s participation in the last ACCCG had the effect on FSU ticket sales you might have guessed.  In other words, Chantastic!
  • Georgia announces a study into the long-term effects of high school football.
  • Bill Connelly kicks off the preseason review field with a look at newly minted D-1 member Georgia State.  Based on his piece, anybody wonder how soon GSU achieves parity with Georgia Tech?
  • “… of the 20 Georgia recruits that were rated as ’2′ or ‘No’ stars during the last 13 years, EIGHT of them were signed in Richt’s initial season of 2001.”
  • I’d find John Infante’s be-careful-what-you-wish-for take on the O’Bannon suit more persuasive if the NCAA weren’t so stubborn about trying to find some sort of reasonable settlement with the plaintiffs.
  • And in non-football (although I guess you could call it tailgating) news, the Maker’s Mark folks have their New Coke moment.

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Bubble boy

Jesus, Gawd, make this stop.

Both Steve Spurrier and Jadeveon Clowney got a good laugh over media suggestions that the All-World defensive end should consider sitting out his junior season at South Carolina to avoid an injury and secure his spot as the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

On Monday night, after watching the topic debated by ESPN’s talking heads, Clowney tweeted, “I’m playing lol.”

Spurrier laughed when asked about it on Tuesday by the AJC:

I told myself I wasn’t going to post anything about this nonsense – a media frenzy over something one of its own invented in a fit of offseason speculation – but Carvell actually goes out and asks Spurrier to comment?  How stupid is this going to get?  Well, I’ll tell you.

“I wasn’t surprised by the media reaction to the idea because those guys have got to talk about something for three hours every day, and that’s something to talk about,” Spurrier said. “Should he stay? Should he sit out and wait for the money?

“Most of the guys that say he should sit out, they don’t realize the benefits of being on a college football team, and continuing with your teammates to have as big of a year as you possibly can. The money is going to be there down the road, so why would a person give up the thrill of playing college football?

“Those people have never played football, so they say he should sit out and get the money. That’s the only side of sports they see — the money. There’s a lot more to it than just the money.”

Steve Spurrier, of all people, pulls out the “in the arena” defense.  And it works.  That’s how dumb this whole thing is.

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