Your double dose of “I saw it on the Internet, so it must be true”.

I don’t even have to say take these with a grain (actually, more like a small stone) of salt, do I?

  • Georgia Tech blog reports that the Big Ten is prepared to throw “$25-30 million” at a school that can’t fill a 50,000-seat football stadium consistently to get it to jump conferences.
  • There’s a reason I avoid Bleacher Report like the plague, but this excerpt pulled me back in, damn it.  This post is so lame they should pay you to read it.


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36 responses to “Your double dose of “I saw it on the Internet, so it must be true”.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Reading that Auburn article will make you want to root for Alabama. Yes, it’s that bad.


    • Zdawg

      This. And I got an Auburn pal that is sure that every gap has been filled this year, and what they don’t have will be compensated for by VanGorder. He sent me an email extolling the numerous future NFL hall of famers that they recruited this year.


      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        I disagree with the Auburn article insofar as its rose-colored glasses commentary about Auburn’s team. However, what was said about Georgia’s team……….


  2. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    Think the fine folks at the joke by the coke didn’t fully understand the proposal. The 25M-30M deal was for them to become the perpetual homecoming opponent for the Big10 members.

    If they take the deal, the 10K or so season ticket holders will be pissed, but just think of all the savings on free hot dogs and cokes!


    • 81Dog

      Even if you believe the mustard hype about their attractiveness (this is the same program that saw itself as the Notre Dame of the South 50 years ago, and considered itself really too big and marvelous for the SEC), there would have to be a reason the Big Ten would want them. I guess Northwestern could be considered as not holding up its end as the Vanderbilt of the Big Televen, so the members are considering finding a new, pencil necked program that everyone else can beat up on while extolling said PNP (pencil neck program) as a bastion of academic excellence.

      Fine with me. In the unlikely event this does happen, it should work out almost as well as their last outside the box brainstorm. I wouldnt care if UGA didnt play them again, except that I hate giving up the almost automatic W they’ve been for the last 50 years.


  3. While I believe there is about a 2% chance, I am feeling generous this morning, of Tech going to the Big 1? I do think it would be great. Tech would have an even harder time recruiting the state than they already do because what kid from Georgia would want to have to play his late season games in the cold of the north. The Big 1? is much tougher than the ACC so their chances of pulling off the occasional title game they have the last ten years would be about 0. I see no upside to it outside of a few more dollars for Tech and lots of downside so please let it happen.

    As for the article by the AU writer he pretty much lost his entire argument when he stated Georgia lost two of its important wr’s followed by saying we lost both starting corners. Start with facts and even if I disagree with your opinion I can respect what you say. Mess up facts that are pretty easy to look up and I pretty much tune out everything else.


  4. JasonC

    Put aside the fact that the Big1? wants Tech, do you think they really want Maryland and Rutgers also? Unless, they wanted to start another division called “Losers” to put Maryland, Indiana, Minnesota and Tech together, I really see no sense in entertaining this pipe dream.

    I couldn’t finish the other article.


  5. SefDawg

    The AU article. I can’t…..I mean it……it’s just……Wow.


  6. I’m tickled that this Abuurn fella is so unimpressed by our offensive line. John Theus would be a better “feature columnist”.

    Just sayin’.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      “Georgia recruited poorly for offensive linemen in the 2012 class.”
      LMAO! Does this mean that Bobo will now have to pass it more than twice in the second half this season against the Barners?


  7. Silver Britches

    Bleacher Report’s entire argument is invalidated by Willie Martinez.


  8. Hackerdog

    I like that BR report. Auburn doesn’t have to worry about depth because the team is so talented. On the other hand, Georgia has no depth!!!


  9. Normaltown Mike

    That Auburn piece was gold Jerry. Gold!

    The only downside is that it doesn’t give a peak at the 2013 Iron Bowl matchup, the piker.


  10. Hogbody Spradlin

    The bigger news about that Tech post is that Tech finally has a blog that doesn’t moderate comments. Who me troll?


  11. Nate Dawg

    tech – Legends or Leaders? Um…no.

    Man, I hope that’s the only article that ever barner on the planet reads up until kick-off of the Georgia game.


  12. Spence

    “Georgia recruited poorly for offensive linemen in the 2012 class. They brought in three, and none appear to be physically mature enough to have a big impact in SEC play next season.”

    I guess all the publications they rely upon are not the ones calling for Theus to start at LT. Oh well.


  13. AthensHomerDawg

    “This post is so lame they should pay you to read it.”
    That’s good stuff right there!


  14. WarD Eagle

    BleacherReport. Why did you link it? Why did I rea…scan it? Why did that genius write it?


    That’s a crapload of crap.

    AU has
    – no returning proven QB
    – no returing proven running game
    – no returning proven DB
    – no returning proven DL



  15. Cojones

    I like the way no one has taken the Aub arti…..propaganda seriously to debate it. Let’s just keep it low for next year and like Nate Dawg says, “right up to kickoff”. Does anyone remember last year’s preseason by these boobs? Let’s see: Dyer , behind a great line will pummel UGA even more than Cam, the Pro QB (while at Auburn because he was paid) did and their improved D will “run Georgia backwards” while their “5 great receivers would carry the day” when Dyer needed a rest. Yeah, well we know how that crap worked. And they still didn’t understand after we handed them their ass in a hat!

    It saddens me to talk down the intellect of any other school. No one has any basis to support that. But “delusional football fans” fits like a glove if they believe any of this crap as they believed last year before the bottom fell out. And Murray was lucky he wasn’t intercepted because they “had his number”. Goofy is the word for this “analysis”. It ain’t even cheerleading.


    • OKDawg

      I remember AU fans (cringe – including my alumna sister) blaming the refs for that epic beatdown last year. It was beautiful to experience.


      • Cojones

        There were a few sisters cringing on this blog if I remember right. I was wary of MSU, Ken and even GT, but was bettin’ sure we would beat FU and was damn certain about Auburn.


  16. charlottedawg

    just to play devil’s advocate on the article, who’d a thunk Tech had a snowball’s chance in hell against us going into the 08 season? Not that it makes the article anything less than 100 proof homerism to the point of delusion. Put it this way, if we made the Georgia players read this before playing Auburn this year they wouldn’t feel disrespected, they’d just laugh.


  17. Spike

    Where is my bulletin board?


  18. shane#1

    Exactly which starting WRs did Uga lose and who was the other starting corner? Maybe a two game suspension counts at AU as a loss? It seems that with Rambo, Williams, Cummins and Smith there are a lot of veterans in that D backfield.


    • TCD

      He said UGA loses Marlon Brown (we don’t) and Israel Troupe (appreciate him for the 2009 Auburn game, but not a big loss).


  19. TCD

    His rationale in his comments make the Auburn article even more beautiful. “Auburn was the better team in 2011, they just lacked motivation.” It’s funny how the better team can lose by 38 without the opposing quarterback throwing more than 2 passes in the 2nd half.


    • Cojones

      And all their receivers were just running around uncovered beggin’ for the ball. NOT! Reading their thread afterwards was one of the highlights of last year. It just sets’em up again for this year.


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