34 degrees of separation

Blogging definitely has its rewards.  One neat thing about GTP is that over the years it’s managed to put me in touch with all sorts of folks who have a connection with the football program.  But I’d have to say that this story from one of my best friends, a fellow law school grad with whom I’ve shared season tickets for three decades, is the topper:

Last night I went to a UGA Business School function in which Herschel spoke for about 45 minutes and took 30 minutes of questions.  Overall a great night.  Before he spoke, we were able to stand in line and talk to him briefly.  Then a picture was taken.  I’m standing in line for a little while trying to figure out what to say to Herschel.  I decided to say something to see his response.  When I got to him, I shook hands and welcomed him to DC.  I told him I was still a season ticket holder and that my tickets were on the 34-yard line.  Then I said that I had tickets with the Georgia blogger Senator Blutarsky.  He smiled and said, “Really.”  I said yes then asked if he knew about the Senator.  Herschel said “I sure do!  That’s something.”

Herschel thinks it’s something?  You remember as a kid if you met somebody famous, shook their hand and then swore you wouldn’t wash your hand that did the shaking?  I’m trying to figure out what the virtual equivalent of that is.


UPDATE:  Here’s a link to some pics from the event, if you’re interested.


Filed under Georgia Football, GTP Stuff

37 responses to “34 degrees of separation

  1. BeardDawg

    It looks like a permanent “Quote of the Day” to me.

  2. HahiraDawg

    You earned it Senator, well deserved.

  3. Wow. Now really, that IS something. Congrats Senator.

  4. Tom

    Quality gravitates to quality. Kudos!

  5. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    That’s very cool. I am always surprised at how the world is a smaller place than I think.

  6. KornDawg

    That’s pretty cool! Congrats!

  7. W Cobb Dawg

    High praise indeed, and well deserved. Excellent blog and ‘the’ forum for anyone interested in UGA football.

  8. BadM

    Well earned. Congrats. But we are the one’s who get to benefit from your great work. So for that… Thanks.

  9. Senator, that’s like Vince Dooley or Mark Richt calling you a DGD! Don’t ever dust off your keyboard again!

  10. Alcoholic Genius

    That Pearly Gate stuff mane! You be walkin in, and you see the Man and feel like you gone mess you britches, and then the Man say, “How you doin? I really like reading yo stuff.” The greatest Dawg of all time read you blog! That make me cry. My spine be chillin, Senator. . . a bad mutha. . . Shut yo mouth. . .But I just talkin bout the Senator.

  11. Uglydawg

    Nice! HW is the epitomy of DGDawgdom. Senator, please retain your humble persona.

  12. zdawg15

    I read your blog daily and think it’s the most informative UGA blog. I think there should be a ‘meet and greet’ with the Senator at a 2013 home game.

  13. Doug

    You’re pretty much Georgia royalty now, you realize that.

  14. PensacolaDawg

    Senator, are you a graduate of the Georgia School of Law?

    -2011 J.D.

  15. MT Dawg

    Well deserved, Senator! What a great story! Congratulations!

  16. I wanna Red Cup

    If I still had my throwback white HW 34 jersey I would give it to you.

  17. DA man

    I have yet to find anyone who knows. follows and loves Georgia football who does not know who the Senator is. You are da man! . . a bad mutha. . . Shut yo mouth. . .

  18. DawgVegas

    If HW knows you, you must be doing a LOT of things right with this here blog. I mean, he was no Sterling Boyd, but that’s a pretty hearty endorsement of your renown. Someday soon Odell Collins will show up here in the comments (he was still maybe the best HS player I saw, iirc).

  19. 202dawg

    I live less than 2 miles from the country club where this took place. I think i’m going to be sick…

  20. AusDawg85

    Oh snap! Which one of you is Herschel? Skeptic Dawg? Nah…. The Mayor? Nope. Cojones??

    How about a guest post sometime from the Goal Line Stalker?

  21. Insert Sally Fields video, “You like me, you really like me!”

    Congrats on the recognition Senator.

  22. Bevo

    Well deserved recognition, IMO. I hope that #34’s comments inspire you to continue blogging UGA football for many years to come.

  23. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Hell Senator, if Herschel Walker is reading this blog we all will have to be more careful about the BS that we write.

  24. Carolinadawg

    Not to rain on the lovefest, but its quite possible Herschel was simply being nice, and actually had no idea what the guy was talking about.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Very uncool. This was Bluto’s time to shine and you felt like dimming it a bit. I am impressed he didn’t cull that post. Hijo would have. It makes me wanna tread a little lighter with any of my off the cuff the remarks. Great story Bluto. Tighten up CarolinaDawg. ” I can’t tolerate rude behavior in a man.”

  25. DawgVegas

    I think you just rained on the lovefest

  26. Rebar

    Not surprising at all that one of the best known Dawgs reads the best Georgia blog! Congratulations Senator!

  27. what this situation calls for is a really futile and senseless act be done on somebody’s part. And to quote the Senator ,”and we’re just the guys to do it.”……We could fight them with conventional weopons like gifts of lost Herschel Walker jerseys or we could celabrate with scores of beers and bourbon but that could take years and cost millions of brain cells. We need to charter a plane to HW’s next MMA match and embarass the Senator. Seriously this is cool and well deserved. Now don’t let it go to your head and give us a definative break down of the recruits.

  28. 81Dog

    maybe he actually thought you were that guy in Animal House. Just sayin’……It is cool that he thinks he knows of the Great and Powerful Oz, errr, Senator. Which one of your crew was it, anyway?

  29. DawgPhan

    there arent many folks whose opinion, about UGA football, that I would value who dont read this blog. It makes for easier tailgating. Do you read GTP? No, oh…I think something is burning.

  30. I wanna Red Cup

    Maybe HW was reading when that idiot 2 years ago was trying to argue that Washout Ealy was actually better than 34.