Thursday morning buffet

Please try not to sneeze on the food.

  • I know it’s an irrational response, but if Matt Stafford doesn’t wind up being a top ten pick in the April draft, I’m gonna be a little pissed off (as well as more than a little puzzled) about why he left.
  • Why does Mark Richt make more money than the POTUS?  Maybe it’s because he’s had a better eight year run.
  • When the dust settles, will there be any head coaches speaking to each other at this year’s SEC Media Days?
  • Brian Cook offers a thoughtful rebuttal to me on D-1 playoffs, but “Any reasonably-constructed CFB playoff champion…”?  Is that possible in a universe that contains Notre Dame?
  • And while we’re on the subject of playoffs, Doc Saturday falls in love with the format from… Australian Rules Football?  Seriously?  We’re gonna institute a playoff arrangement that potentially sets up rematches in the title game, so that we could have two teams go 1-1 against each other in the postseason, yet one would be named national champ?  Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle. I thought the main purpose to adopting one of these shiny new playoff thingys was to reduce controversy.
  • Cool beans.


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12 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Christian

    I agree completely Senator about your first point. The kid gloves are coming off for MS now that he’s officially draft eligible and I think that what Mayock said will be more common that not.

    I still think he goes high, top-10 for sure, but if he doesn’t………


  2. dudetheplayer

    How exactly does one manage a 5.012 GPA? I aced planty of AP classes in HS but never had a GPA that came anywhere near the 5 range…

    That’s a great gesture by Richt, though.


  3. picturemerollin

    Brian makes a good point. Of course, his example is based on this season, which did not have a playoff at the end. On of my objections, or at least points for consideration, with a playoff is the down-the-road results that when teams (read coaches and ADs) figure they can sate the masses by just a playoff appearance, they will schedule to make that result as probable as possible. Record will be a huge component and what will the reward be for scheduling a tough OOC game, you might win and get a playoff birth to face a team that played a joke of a schedule but went undefeated. The more teams you have with “good”records the more controversy you have.
    I’m not anti-playoff (OK, I probably am) or pro-BCS, I just don’t believe that a playoff is the cure-all that its proponents claim it to be. There will be ramifications well beyond a consensus national champion. Brian also struggles with the number eight team in his scenario. Imagine when you’re struggling with teams four through eight, or worse.


  4. Ally

    Wow, I didn’t realize Mark Richt prevented a terrorist attack and kept America safe the last 7 years! Good to know.


    • My comment was tongue-in-cheek, Ally, so I’m not really looking to get into a political debate with you. But I am curious about this “he kept America safe the last seven years” meme/defense of Bush that is prevalent on the right these days. Last time I looked, 9/11 was on his watch, right? Shouldn’t that be part of the math?


  5. Ally

    Umm yeah, I picked up on that. Hence my sarcastic reply.

    Seriously? Do you really want to open this can of worms? Before pointing the finger at “the right” as you put it take a look at the Clinton left – he’s the one that let Osama get away with murder, literally. Forgotten about the first trade center bombing & the Cole already, huh?


  6. Ben

    So CMR schedules a potential trip to hear a guy’s valedictory address in the same week that His Urbness bitches and moans about a young man wanting to rethink one of the most important decisions of his life?

    Maybe God is a Gator.


  7. Dog in Fla

    Whenever anyone reads or hears the “kept the country safe” bull****, they should always think of Bush receiving on 6 August 2001, a Presidential Daily Briefing entitled:

    “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”

    That PDB contained urgent warnings of hijacking or other types of attacks.

    Bush did nothing, except take a vacation at his carefully staged play ranch in Crawford. The CIA then went to Bush, while he was on vacation, to give him a face to face warning about an anticipated attack.

    After receiving the warning in person, Bush told the CIA briefer,

    “All right. You’ve covered your ass,”

    and then went back to vacationing.

    If this country had enough balls to hold its President to the high results standard to which we hold our college football coaches, his ass would have been fired on September 11, 2001, instead of January 20, 2009.


  8. SLH

    Dog in Fla,
    If what you say is true (IF), then you’re surely ready to acuse Clinton of getting his blowjob instead of taking Bin Laden out as urgently suggested by the NSA and CIA?

    Thing is, no one knows if this “story” you mention is accurate. However, we do know about the Monica Lewinsky incident, even though the President bold face lied to the country about it on national television.

    Thanks to slick willy for making “blowjob” known to every teenager in the country and for them not thinking it’s sex.

    Left = no morality.


  9. Ben

    No morality? Oh good Lord. Don’t act like folks on the left are the only ones getting a little bit of action on the side. There’s plenty of infidelity to go around in all of Washington.

    When did this turn into a political-issues blog instead of about the Dogs?


  10. I think it’s safe to say that just as the Right will always have Clinton, the Left will always have Bush.

    Let’s leave it at that, and move on, folks.