Finding my religion

Dammit, Dawgs – how’m I supposed to maintain a detached coolness about Saturday night when you’re throwing out stuff like this?

“John had his best practice (Tuesday),” defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “I mean I thought he was really dominant out there. Those guys are all gonna play. It’s important that you have big guys up front that can play and rotate and keep them fresh. So they’re all gonna play.”

And this?

“He’s [Isaiah Crowell] every bit as advertised,” quarterback Aaron Murray said. “The kid every day in practice has turned people’s heads in practice. He’s a tremendously talented running back. He’ll show everyone this year. He’s going to make some plays that people’s jaws are going to hit the ground like, ‘Wow, that kid just made that move.’ “

I wish the game would up and get here.  I’m ready to do some cheering.

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63 responses to “Finding my religion

  1. Senator, I really hope this isn’t all happy talk. I’m looking forward to finding out Saturday night. People say the USC game is more important. I think this game is more important because it’s the next one and we find out if the culture of the program has changed.

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  2. SemperFiDawg

    Dang Senator! Ditto for me.

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  3. Rusdawg

    One of my friends and I have been complaining for weeks that August is the longest month of the year. First, you already know if the Braves are making the playoffs and second it is a slow crawl to football season.

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  4. Bulldog Bry

    Um, we’re doing it again aren’t we?

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  5. Randall P. Floyd

    Ah F it. Pass me more kool-aid, please. Will Saturday ever get here?

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    • Cojones

      “F’ing it” is getting to be the epithet of choice on this blog. We would thank you to try to adhere to that. The Chinese manufacturers of our scooters are sponsoring this epithet, you know, like Nike sponsors the uniform. Their logo is an exclamation mark. F’ing Scooter!, F’ing line!, F’ing coaches!, F’ing media!- it’s the universally interchanged epithet that shows you care. Their sponsorship has caused problems with Chick-Fil-A since now everyone wants the F’ing game! to begin.

      The following week we play the F’ing Chickens!

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      • 81Dog

        If UGA has a championship season, will this become known as the Season of the Fing Dynasty? I feel like I should be preparing by reading The Art of War, or worrying that the downside of a championshp run will encourage Mike Adams to declare himself the Emperor Hongwu II. The latter is a risk I am willing to take; there is great disorder under the heavens, and the situation is excellent.

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        • Cojones

          Perhaps you missed my treatise on the F’ing dynasty a little over a week ago. Those arriving in the US became known popularly as the F’ing Chinese. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.

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          • 81Dog

            All crows under heaven are black. But all Bulldogs under heaven are red and black. At least, all the Bulldogs who count. Dew neh leh moh on all fake Bulldogs, and all Gators, Jackets and War Chickens.

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      • Zero Point Zero

        We are going to kick the F’ing shit out of BS Saturday night. How do you like that?

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        • DawgPhan

          +1million

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        • Cojones

          By jove, I think you’ve got it! Repeat after me: The F’ing Rain in F’ing Spain Falls F’ing Mainly on the F’ing Plain!

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          • Cojones

            An aside-F’ing Shit has been found inside balast rocks found off the Ca coast. Didn’t realize it had made its way to Idaho and now to Atlanta.
            Wait until I tell my friend in Ca, Yan Li. He thinks the F’ing Chinese came from Canada.

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  6. vincent

    Stop it!! i mean it!!!! i’ve already convinced myself we’re getting blown out our first 2 games on our way to 5-7, the dream team’s a complete bust and our players are all stupid decisions waiting to happen. Stop trying to convince me we may be not awful this year.

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    • Skeptic Dawg

      For what it is worth, I think you are dead on.

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      • Rocketdawg

        If you are that miserable or down on our team, maybe you should go buy something orange to wear this year. I can understand guarded optimism but you are just so negative about everything related to the program.

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        • Skeptic Dawg

          Why is it wrong to be unhappy with the results we all have seen from this program over the past few years? If it is cloudy and raining I am not going to repeatedly tell everyone how beautiful it is outside. Apparently you would.

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          • Prov

            Doesn’t mean you can’t have a little optimism that the sun might shine again.

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          • BCDawg97

            Find someone who is optimistic about this season and still happy about the results over the last few years. There are a few things to be optimistic about, that promote the POSSIBILITY that this season might be a good one. You can dislike the results of 08-10 and yet not have to think this year is already in the shitter as you do.

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          • Bad M

            Because you bring everyone down including recruits. Psychology dictates people believe the worst and start acting/playing like it. Plus you should give the team a chance to play before you bash them. This is a different team.
            Same reason ranking us number 1 was stupid…no one knows anything yet.

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  7. bad M

    The manic/depressive swings of the fan-base are going to scary this year.
    Win them all!!! FIRE them all!!! We will crush everyone!!! We’ll never win another game.

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    • Cojones

      Yeah. And I don’t want to see any kneejerk pessimism about anything after this game. If you can’t cheer for the Dawgs as your representative in college football, win or lose, then go the hell where you can find a team that doesn’t lose. We are cheering for the players and staff , not the W/L column. Instead of watching the game, just wait for the Sunday paper for the score. That way you don’t try to screw up our day if things don’t go well for you.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Gator fan!

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      • Skeptic Dawg

        Speaking only for myself, I see no knee-jerk reaction following Saturdays game. An L provides further evidence for those that believe CMR should be gone. A W offers a huge step along the path of recovery following the past few years. Either way, it will be interesting to see how the team responds the following week against USC.

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        • Cojones

          Either way your emphasis is wrong. It’s just a bunch of mostly teenagers playing a college football game. Anything more or less that you place on it doesn’t change Jack Shit. By the way, I’ve missed seeing his blogs this year.

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  8. sUGArdaddy

    I think we win by double digits Saturday night.

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    • Jay-Z Dawg

      Our own Larry Munson would warn you that we don’t do too well against senior laden teams that are ranked in the top 5 with nothing to lose in a prime time slot on ESPN. God I miss him already…

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  9. TennesseeDawg

    Dawgs – 52
    Potatoes – 24

    How’s that for optimism?

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  10. Go Dawgs!

    I apologize for all of the plaster, but I just ran through a wall.

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  11. HVL Dawg

    Man, this Kool Aid tastes great! I’m loving it.

    Our 2nd string nose tackle is dominant. Our running back is as good as advertised. My God a freshman.

    Did you hear that we’ve got two OL who are going to the NFL?

    Did you hear that our DBs are making crazy interceptions?

    Did you hear that our linebackers are super fast and hit like trucks?

    Did you hear that our fullbacks are catching balls out of the backfield?

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    • Zero Point Zero

      The hair I have left is standing up right now. Is it Saturday yet? I can’t take this on a Wednesday.

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  12. Spence

    I want to believe.

    The only thing I have to add to this discussion is that there is a scenario where UGA plays their asses off and loses, and I will still be proud and not want everyone run off.

    Just hope they play like warrior poets, win or lose. FREEDOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Cojones

      Spence- I’ve interpreted you incorrectly. Good Dawg! And add to that: if you can’t bear to see Murray miss, get intercepted or get sacked, don’t watch the F’ing Game!

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    • OKDawg

      I am reminded of an interesting verse, Mark 9:24. A man says to Jesus:

      “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

      That’s a pretty accurate summary of my feelings heading into Saturday.

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  13. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    The time for coaches saying the players “still have some things to work on to get better” has passed. Now it’s all about getting their confidence levels up for the game.

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  14. Lrgk9

    Well, if the OL handles the first step of Boise’s DL – we’ll be in good shape.

    Time will tell.

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    • Cojones

      Boise is used to penetrating lines and this will not be the exception. We need to win most of the line contests to give Murray the chance he needs. Don’t expect perfection and you won’t be disappointed. And remember, coaches can’t play in the game, only the players can. Win or lose, watch for the struggle of each player. You will get more appreciation of what is happening. Think of their families watching and appreciate how they feel. Can you imagine Murray as your son and watching the Auburn/Fairley hits? Try it some time. He deserves Most Courageous Player Award for that game alone.

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    I hope the Dawgs are as well prepared as I am. Have our tickets, parking passes and am now working on the tailgate details. We’ve synchronised our watches, planned our route to the Dome and picked up some new Dawg apparel. The coolers are standing ready in the garage – just waiting to be filled with food & refreshments and iced down. Have flags, banners, umbrellas & canopy, chairs, table, grill, whirligigs, etc.

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      Ahhh…. the life of the retired and wealthy. I’ll be driving back from Raleigh. If my eldest doesn’t get into med school and decides to go to grad school I will have to postpone my next honeymoon again. At least my youngest is a finance major! Congrats!
      Go Dawgs!

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    • Cojones

      Yeah, but are you on EDT?

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  16. Big Shock

    There is 100% that we will be undefeated for another 2 days. I will continue to enjoy the good reports on the new guys, lack of off season arrests and rave reviews of the new S&C regime. We are in the hunt for a national championship until proven otherwise. Saturday’s gona be fun.

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  17. uglydawg

    I just slapped my grandmaw!

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  18. Turd Ferguson

    I know it’s cliche, but I really think the only thing standing between us and a big win on Saturday is ourselves. Boise can’t beat us, but we can sure as hell give the game away.

    I’ll be disappointed if we lose, obviously. But honestly, not nearly as disappointed as I’ll be if we lose the next week. The first goal is still, and should always be, to win the East.

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  19. DawgVegas

    I just tackled my chair at work….I am SO F’ing ready for kickoff….

    I work across the street from GTU, and so will be laughing at the NATS tomorrow night as they get ready to do battle…on a Thursday night…with no TV coverage (which would piss me off if I was unlucky enough to be a ‘fan’ of that ‘school’). We’re playing about 5 miles away two nights late, and the circumstances couldn’t be more different.

    Kickoff can’t get here fast enough!

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  20. Cojones

    Hey, Senator. I can’t maintain crowd control with pitiful one-liners all night. They’re going nuts on us all, Blutarsky. And they picked your blog to go off on. Oh, the humanity!!

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