Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

Musical palate cleanser: down, down, down

The first thing I thought of when I saw this…

… was this:

Bonus track:  if you’re a FoW fan, you’ll get a kick out of this number by Robbie Fulks:



Filed under SEC Football

It’s not like he needed the help anyway.

Aaron Murray responds to Clowney’s claim that he knew the Georgia silent snap count:

Murray was asked about the comment by South Carolina end Jadeveon Clowney that Georgia was giving away the snap count in their game. Clowney said Murray was tapping his center before every snap.

“Every team has their own way of indications for the snap of a ball for away games,” Murray said. “You watch any game on TV, and you know – based on whether the center looks back, or the guard does. I mean you have to have something, because you can’t hear me do the cadence. That’s one of the challenges of playing away, is you have to do that, and guys can figure it out.

“We mixed it up during the game, he might’ve guessed it right here or there.”

Fair enough.

In Aaron’s defense, he was probably a lot more worried about why Georgia wouldn’t commit a tight end to help Gates with his blocking than whether Clowney was guessing right about the center tap.


Filed under Georgia Football

“That could be a suspension.”

You’re forgiven if you weren’t watching the ‘Bama-Missouri game in its late stages, but if you weren’t, you may have missed this body slam performed by the Tide’s LaMichael Fanning.

Now one play doesn’t make a player a thug, or bad, or whatever, but in light of all the mouth noises Slive has made about player safety this year, you would think that suspending Fanning for a game would be a – forgive me here – slam dunk decision.  I hadn’t said anything before now because I thought it was a pretty obvious call for the conference to make.  So far, though, nothing but crickets from the SEC.

Then again, since Nick Saban has made Fanning apologize, maybe the conference has just decided to outsource its discipline.  I will admit that Fanning is probably more afraid of his coach than the SEC commissioner.


Filed under Nick Saban Rules, SEC Football

A fine sentiment

Shawn Williams speaks:

Georgia’s defense now has been back at full strength on the field for two games after safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned from suspension.

“I guess it took those guys a little while to get in game shape and game mode, but now I think there’s no excuses,” he said. “We’ve got to go out and get the job done.”

Meaning there were excuses before?

Speaking of which, this is about as lame as it gets.

Bobo mentioned last week on Georgia’s call-in show that the Bulldogs prepared during the gameweek with plenty of crowd noise, but may have overdone it.

“Going back talking as a staff maybe we did a little bit too much crowd noise and maybe shouldn’t do crowd noise until Thursday,” Bobo said. “We didn’t get to teach as much as we wanted to with all of the crowd noise.”

Well, at least they got the silent snap count routine honed so that Clowney could follow along.

Seriously, after all these years of playing in hostile environments, these guys still haven’t figured out how much practice time needs to be devoted to it?  The mind, she is boggled by that.

None of that’s going to matter this week – not when Kentucky’s quarterback situation looks like this – but two things would be nice if Georgia’s defense does shut down the ‘Cats and the Dawgs romp.  One would be that they don’t read too much into putting a hurt on the nation’s 116th-ranked team in total offense.  The other would be that instead of wasting too much time worrying about the things they can’t control in Jacksonville, the staff actually sits down to formulate a game plan that goes after Florida.


Filed under Georgia Football

Amateurism ain’t cheap.

Maybe somebody smarter than me can explain why the NCAA needs to accumulate more than half a billion dollars in net assets.


Filed under The NCAA

What a way to go.

I guess I’m a day behind on catching this (in my defense, I haven’t yet reached the age when I scan the obituary section), but here’s something from the Macon Telegraph worth sharing:

J. Philip “Phil” Self, 66, of 7348 Cardigan Circle, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Services will be private…
Phil was a diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan and was a season tickets holder for decades. It is a shame that the last game he saw was the tragedy last Saturday night.

I hope one thing had nothing to do with the other.

How best to honor a man who had his priorities straight?  I think there’s only one thing to do, and that’s dedicate the rest of the season to him.  Win one for the Selfer, fellas.

(h/t Seth Emerson)


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