Category Archives: Science Marches Onward


This explains why every guy in a bar believes he can manage a sports team better than the guy actually doing it.

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One thing I’ll always be grateful for.

Thank Gawd cell phones didn’t exist when I was in college.


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You, too, can be a draft expert, in five easy steps!

This (h/t Chris Brown) is easily the funniest football-related piece you’ll read today.  It wouldn’t be that hard to translate over to recruiting, either.


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And while we’re on the subject of improving the game day experience…

Here’s a little detail Greg McGarity ought to turn his attention to, especially if it doesn’t cost the school anything.

Make it so, hoss.


Filed under Georgia Football, Science Marches Onward

Tuesday morning buffet

With just a week to go until the bowl game, the buffet gets a little Sparty.

  • Vince Dooley would consider this news a lot bigger than some:  MSU suspends its long snapper for the Outback Bowl.
  • Can someone explain to me why Chris Petersen would be interested in the Penn State job?
  • LSU’s fullback questions the manhood of Auburn’s defensive players.  (Actually, he doesn’t question it; he comes right out about it.)
  • If I’m a coach thinking of taking a job with Illinois, I’m reading my contract very carefully.
  • One more reason the 2012 SEC schedules haven’t appeared yet:  But we were told by one SEC employee last week that “it may be necessary to break up one pair of rivals for 2012 only.”
  • You wonder about an Outback Bowl letdown when you read stuff like this“The Spartans spelled out their goals entering this season with the four-letter acronym “P4RB” – play for the Rose Bowl by winning a second straight Big Ten title.”
  • This is sort of the interception analogue to the famous Tyrone Prothro TD catch off the defender’s back, except goofier looking.
  • Sad, but true:  Charlie Weis gets commitments from two quarterbacks who lost their starting spots at other schools and it’s hailed as a major step up for the quarterbacking situation at Kansas.  Too bad he can’t fix the defense like that.
  • Here’s a look at Mark Dantonio’s track record at Michigan State.
  • “It doesn’t get more American than whiskey.”


Filed under Big Ten Football, Charlie Weis Is A Big Fat..., It's Just Bidness, Science Marches Onward, SEC Football

Whither Uga?

As we wait to see Russ’ replacement, here’s a lengthy New York Times piece (h/t Jim Galloway) on whether the bulldog breed should be modified to make it healthier.  You know who is front and center in the story:

In the first half of Georgia’s football game against South Carolina in 2009, Uga VII, who had been dozing on a bag of ice in his air-conditioned sideline doghouse, was cajoled onto the field to pose for pictures with some cheerleaders and Gov. Sonny Perdue. Uga (pronounced UGH-uh) wore his trademark red Georgia jersey and spiked red leather collar, and he looked bored as an ESPN cameraman shoved a camera in his wrinkly, smooshed bulldog face.

And here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.

The food also boasts “highly digestible proteins,” because bulldogs are the most relentless farters in the canine world.

GATA, indeed.


Filed under Georgia Football, Science Marches Onward, The Body Is A Temple

What happened to showing up, drinking, eating and throwing a football around?

Here’s a sign of the times:  Ole Miss allows portable generators into the Grove for the first time because overuse of extension cords presented a safety hazard.

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The Greatest Cryer of Our Era

I think you know where this is going:

“In 2009, the news media disparaged University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow for crying on the sidelines after losing a big game, even labeling him Tim ‘Tearbow,’” said psychologist Y. Joel Wong, PhD, the study’s lead author. “However, the college football players in our study who believed … crying was appropriate had higher self-esteem. In contrast, players who believed … crying was inappropriate yet felt they would likely cry in [that] situation had lower self-esteem.”

And, no, that’s not a link to The Onion.  Sadly.


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Thursday morning buffet

Because it’s dawning on us like it is on Brandon Boykin… the buffet is here for you.


Filed under ACC Football, College Football, Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major, It's Just Bidness, Science Marches Onward, SEC Football, The NCAA

College football stats? There’s an app for that.

If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, you might want to check this out.  I downloaded it yesterday, which means I’ve just started fooling around with it, but it looks promising.  The database goes back to 2003 and it’s free, so it’s hard to complain too much.


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