Monday morning buffet

The Beatles are here to remind you that September 1st isn’t far away.

Dig in:

  • Rivals doesn’t think this year’s Georgia squad is as good as the Virginia Tech team that lost to James Madison last year.  Ouchy ouch.
  • Is Caleb King worth a second-round draft pick?  This guy thinks so.
  • The NCAA tests the principle that hell hath no fury as a booster scorned.  Good luck with that, Miami.
  • As my dad would put it, Gordon Gee has a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain.
  • Andy Staples makes a great case about why Texas A&M wants to switch conferences.  But he’s not as convincing when it comes to why the SEC needs TAMU.
  • Gary Danielson describes Florida’s last season as a “train wreck”.
  • I’ll take Matt Hinton’s SEC forecast in a heartbeat.
  • The University of North Dakota sure has a unique problem.
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16 Comments

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16 responses to “Monday morning buffet

  1. Sefdawg

    I’ll take the good Dr.’s predictions right now. Can we just skip to the ending?

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  2. TennesseeDawg

    If Florida was a train wreck then we were a dumpster fire.

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  3. gastr1

    Turd, you see that Rivals article??? Sic’ em, boy, go get ’em!!!

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    • Turd Ferguson

      You’re embarrassed that you got your pants pulled down in public. It’s understandable. Far be it from you to actually respond to my arguments, though.

      Listen, VT was a solidly good team last year. Even great, at times. But that greatness didn’t show up until well after the Boise game. On paper, we were also a solidly good, maybe even great, team in 2007. And to be sure, by the end of that season, I think we’d have been favored against anyone in the country. But as anyone who watched that season will attest, the Georgia team that danced in the endzone, and then crushed Auburn and Hawaii, was clearly not the same Georgia team that got their asses handed to them by Tennessee, and then barely escaped Vandy the next week.

      As shocking as it may seem to you, sometimes, teams change over the course of a season. I personally know a number of VT fans who would assure you that the VT that showed up against Boise was not the same VT that went on to win the ACC. Boise played a less-than-fully-prepared VT, and beat them by a field goal. And again, that was arguably Boise’s MOST impressive win last season. What part of that is supposed to be intimidating, exactly?

      Could Boise beat us? Absolutely. Could they embarrass us? Absolutely. But does anything about Boise’s recent history cause me to tremble in my boots? Absolutely not. I expect a Georgia win. And you’ve already indicated that you do as well. You just added a whole bunch of nonsense about the past; I explained why it was nonsense; and your well-reasoned response to it all was “You’re just an arrogant, blind homer!” I feel bad for people like you.

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      • gastr1

        I like you, Turd. 🙂

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        • Turd Ferguson

          As you should.

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          • King Jericho

            Just like the sport itself, why shouldn’t college football blogging not have bitter rivalries? I’m just waiting for the article that one of you hired the other for contract work and then showed up on the job with their handle on their shirt and all hell breaks loose. Bravo, gentlemen.

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            • gastr1

              I just changed my “Fucktard” t-shirt into one that says “FuckTurd” instead in honor of you, King. 🙂 Sorry for the un-family language, there, Senator, but you know, sometimes style has to trump diction.

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  4. Biggus Rickus

    They’re going to struggle with Kentucky? Fire Richt!

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  5. gastr1

    Oh, Gordon Gee is just being a university president. You know, there’s no such thing as a PhD in “university administration,” so every single college admincritter is working out of field. It’s a consistent source of wonder that people so brilliant with a single part of their brains can be so obviously deficient with every other part of it.

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  6. GreenDawg

    If you had redacted the name on that article about Caleb King I don’t think I could have ever guessed who he was talking about. My personal(amateur) oinion of him is that he was an above average pass blocker and just wasn’t very good at everything else. This guy seems to have the exact opposite opinion.

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    • Macallanlover

      The author may have hit on the problem with Caleb at UGA, he patiently waited for holes to open….that never did. Sometimes you have to knock those walls down. I have no problem with CK as a RB, even though he didn’t come close to living up to his billing, but what a dummy to let academics knock him out. He just never had that burning desire to me, seemed to think he was gifted and didn’t have to go all out. Good luck to him, but it is easy to see how some could regard him as a bust.

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  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Maybe the Governor of North Dakota, regarding this changing of the name of his state’s flagship university’s mascot (Fighting Sioux) to something more politically correct, should take note of the actions of professional sports like the NFL and Major League Baseball. After all, teams from those nationally televised sports organizations have been sensitive to this issue for years. The Washington NFL team changed its name from the Redskins to…no, not that one…er, the Cleveland baseball franchise changed from the Indians to…umm, no…..and the Atlanta baseball team went from being the Braves to…….? Wait! Something is wrong with this! Could it be that only SOME teams have to live with this politically correct movement and not others? I guess it is just a question of who has leverage applied to them and who doesn’t. Maybe the UND team could call themselves the “Fighting Prairie Dogs” but that might offend rodent lovers. In a related story, the University of Georgia today announced that, under pressure from the NCAA, it was changing its name from the “Bulldogs” and firing Uga as its mascot so as to no longer offend canines and dog lovers. The new mascot has not been decided upon but insiders say that the President of the University of Georgia, Michael Adams, is leaning toward “Expense Account Padders.”

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    • Cojones

      The Sexually Explicit Ass Whippers. Oh no. Forgot about The Ass Lovers Ass.( Large group dedicated to saving Wild Asses of the desert).

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  8. Bulldog Joe

    Name them Bill or George – anything but Sioux.

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