Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

“I got their names.”

You get the impression that this hasn’t been a fun season so far for TCU’s Gary Patterson.  Either that, or his undies are bunching up.

On the other hand, this is a pretty clever comeback.


Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major

Concentrated derp

I’m not sure if watching this is one of those cases of three-and-a-half minutes of my life I’ll never get back, or an entertaining window into the soul of Gamecock idiocy.

(h/t Losers With Socks)



Filed under 'Cock Envy

Tracking targets, or why I ♥ Malcolm Mitchell.

Bill Connelly has put together a spreadsheet tracking the season’s targets-and-catches data thus far.  It’s interesting.

Skip down to Georgia and you’ll find the following data:

  • Thirteen players have had passes thrown their way.
  • Four players – Malcolm Mitchell, Orson Charles, Tavarres King and Michael Bennett – have been the targets for almost 70% of Georgia’s pass plays.
  • Highest percentage pass plays are to Bruce Figgins (duh), Richard Samuel IV (way to go!) and Aron White.
  • Malcolm Mitchell is having a helluva year for a true freshman.

By the way, if you’ll scan down to check out Bill’s data on Tennessee, you’ll see why nobody in Georgia’s secondary will miss not seeing Justin Hunter Saturday night.  Dude was having a scary year before he went down.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

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.


Filed under Science Marches Onward, Tim Tebow: Rock Star