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.
Category Archives: General Idiocy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A brief primer on the other story from the title game, in the form of five questions:
- Was Katherine Webb’s presence at the title game noteworthy? As an Auburn student rooting for her Alabama quarterback boyfriend, sure.
- Was there anything wrong with commenting on Webb’s appearance? She’s a former Miss Alabama. It’s kind of hard not to notice. Herbstreit’s “A J’s doing some things right” comment struck the correct, brief and witty tone about that.
- Was Musburger’s commentary too pervy? Put it this way: spoken while knocking back a couple of cold ones with the guys in private, nobody cares. It’s just typical horndog talk. But coming from a 70-something dispensing love advice to the teenaged forlorn during a football broadcast heard by millions, yeah, it was cringeworthy.
- Given ESPN’s firing of Ron Franklin for a couple of sexist comments, was the network a bit hypocritical issuing this lame-ass apology for Musburger’s comments? Do I really even need to answer that question?
- Was this inevitable? Sadly, yes.
As for this, just shoot me.
UPDATE: Mr. Conventional Wisdom gets the penultimate observation…
I still don't get Musburger controversy. If Katherine Webb doesn't have a problem with Brent why should anyone else? Brent is good guy.—
Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) January 09, 2013
… but it’s Josh Kendall for the win.
You mean Katherine Webb is not upset at Musburger for increasing her name recognition at least 100 fold? I'm shocked.—
Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) January 09, 2013