Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

Ja’Juan Story, my new favorite Florida Gator

You can’t make this shit up… literally:

Q: What’s your favorite pre-game ritual?

A: Well, I take a doodoo. Before every game I doodoo.

Q: That’s your FAVORITE pregame ritual?

A: Well, that’s the only thing I do. That’s one thing I have to do before every game, or I won’t feel energy, and I’ll just feel slow. When I do I just feel light on my feet and everything, and I feel faster, so that’s what I do.

Q: You know I’m going to write this in a story right?

A: Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.

Here’s hoping he’s constipated in Jacksonville.  I’ll root for regularity the rest of the season.

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Negative recruiting

I suppose you could call this a case of art imitating life:  a Rivals recruiting analyst accused a former Rivals site (and now Rivals competitor) of overrating some of Alabama’s recent recruits and pressuring for higher and unwarranted ratings.  Much hilarity ensued, evidently.

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I hate to say I told you so.

Reading this post about SEC assistant coaches’ salaries reminded me about the debate Jerry Hinnen and I had about what he referred to as a “new way of financial thinking” in the SEC in the wake of what Tennessee and Auburn shelled out for assistants when Kiffin and Chizik were hired.

For once, I think I’m gonna declare victory and go home.

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SAT question

If you like analogies, here’s one for you:  a Georgia player getting a four-game suspension for selling a jersey for $1,000 to an agent’s runner is like _____________ for several Ohio State players selling/trading dozens of items of Ohio State paraphernalia worth many thousands of dollars to an individual under federal investigation for drug trafficking.

The more I see this stuff, the more offended I am by Ohio State having played in the Sugar Bowl.  And the more I wonder what the NCAA intends to do with Tressel and his employer.

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And justice for all

In a world in which legislators and government regulators jump into the private sector to become lobbyists and prosecuting attorneys switch sides to represent private parties as defense counsel, many of whom routinely find plenty of deep pockets who are happy to spend money to retain advocates with that sort of invaluable access to the system, it’s more than a little amusing to read Gregg Doyel’s sense of dismay that the same model has come to the world of NCAA enforcement.

If anything, I’m surprised it’s taken so long to happen.

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Zen and the art of overstating your case

If a coach you say was on the hot seat – sorry, “Hot Seat” – posted his first losing season in ten years and still retained his job, was he really on the hot seat after all?

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UPDATE:  MikeInValdosta thinks somebody has an agenda.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles