Thursday morning buffet

If you’re hungry, grab a plate.

  • Georgia Southern is moving to the Sun Belt Conference.  That’s good news for Georgia, as it means there will be one less FCS opponent on future schedules.
  • Evidently, we think college players shouldn’t be paid, but college coaches should be paid more.  Weird.
  • Speaking of paying college players, this is some well-played snark from the AJ-C, of all places.
  • The media’s strange fixation with what it thinks Jadeveon Clowney ought to be doing with his football career goes in a new direction.
  • John Infante thinks a little sunshine would work wonders on SEC oversigning.  Methinks Nick Saban could care less about that.
  • March Madness usually inspires some really stupid thoughts about what college football can take from the basketball tourney, and CFN delivers, in spades.
  • If you’re a Vol fan living in a certain place, Charlie Pierce describes how the Georgia-Tennessee water war could lead to your worst nightmare.


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21 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Juan

    Nick Saban COULD care less? Hmmm, interesting.

  2. AthensHomerDawg

    It wasn’t that long ago that Athens nearly ran out of water and the city was considering trucking water in.

    • Dawg in Beaumont

      I remember during the crazy 2007 drought the wild men down in the front of the student section of Sanford had “Conserve Water” painted on their backs.

      It was during the Auburn blackout game as I remember.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        I think we had 30 inches that year when we normally have close to 50! We were awful close to a disaster in the Classic City. It did move our local legislators to push for an amendment to the plumbing code to allow for gray water recycling. They just didn’t take it to the next step and require it in new construction.

  3. ACM

    As a Dawg who grew up on the “right” side of that border and now finds himself just barely on the “wrong side”, I call on the state of Georgia to come liberate me from the grip of the heathens.

    But, of course, I don’t mind not having to pay a state income tax.

  4. Irwin R Fletcher

    Read the comments on the Esquire article. What a bunch of ignorant sluts. The funny part is that they all think they are ‘intellectual.’

    • Irwin R Fletcher

      BTW- The implication that fighting over water or border rights is somehow a new and growing 21st century problem due to our lack of environmental responsibility is down right asinine.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        I agree fighting over water is certainly not a new event.
        An epic Mark Twain line “in California, whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over”.
        Environmental responsibility has to have something to do with protecting our resources. Regardless of the definition if it doesn’t get addressed it won’t end well.
        “the American Water Works Association published a report [PDF] about the “Replacement Era” that warned that our nation’s pipes were reaching their expiration date.

        Now it’s nearly 2012, yet water systems in Washington, Alaska and North Dakota still use wooden pipes. This past summer, pipelines burst across the country due to record heat. Oklahoma City’s utilities department recorded 685 main breaks from July to early September.

        The ASCE says leaks cost us seven billion gallons of water each day—nearly 2 trillion of gallons of water, worth nearly $3 billion, every year. The EPA estimates 700 water mains break every day, or nearly one every two minutes.”

    • Dog in Fla

      Irwin. Irwin. Irwin. How can anybody argue against pointy-headed intellectual comments like these

      “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”
      “And how is Agenda 21 not involved in this?”
      “Seriously nothing is more important than UGA football .”
      “Meanwhile, the Koch boys are taking over the Great Lakes.”

  5. WillTrane

    In southwest Georgia we sit atop one of the major aquifers in the North American. We get to share it with the Gators, Noles, Canes, and Mickey Mouse. The north Florida aquifer is a huge supplier of water. Most people turn a spigot or flip a swithc and there it is…water and or power. Convenient, but most do not have a clue beyond that. If you went of google maps and looked at all those circles you could become alarmed. The draw down from pivot systems and population growth in central Florida are huge draws. Since 1972 the pool level has been dropping on average one foot a year. Go across country to Husker land. The Ogala aquifer is in trouble. Already impacts the Cowboys and the Longhorns. Geography is huge.
    But we have been getting much needed rain. But it takes decades and centuries for that rain drop to hit an aquifer.
    Ever noticed in the Good Book how all the talk about sports was around the …wells.
    Now where did all that water come from that those jocks suck in and spit out and pour over their sweat heads.

    • Cojones

      In all fairness the Floridan Aquifer has been dropping since the 70s, due mainly to industry in cities that follow near the Flint River. I know of one instance long ago where a major user actually backflushed large amounts of wastewater back into the aquifer. The drawdown comes from both Sowega and North Fl before getting to Orlando. It wasn’t too many years ago that I joined a protest of a major pig farm that would have dumped pig shit into the Altamaha River and into the origin of the Floridan Aquifer.

      Georgia does not have clean hands in this argument. Tennessee has dirt in this business as well due to the Dooley Hygiene Uptick.

  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    So…if Georgia does file a suit, and wins, will this mean the football team will be better? What if the stories about their being “something in the water” in Knoxville that led to the current state of Vol football affairs is true? Do we really want to take that chance?

    The goo Calhoun’s drops in the river does go downstream, ya know?

  7. AlphaDawg

    For some reason I cannot read the comments in the Esquire article.

    • Dog in Fla

      Irwin thinks you’re better off for it. Especially if you are not able to read the comments on today’s Pierce blog about Georgia.

  8. TomReagan

    I’d like to see UGA play Southern in Statesboro for their first game in D-1.

  9. Will (the other one)

    I want to see Southern (and in a few more years) GA State play the NATS. Then beat them.