Wednesday morning buffet

It’s a buffet.  Just a buffet.


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31 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. Bob

    Reading Florida fans worrying about teams getting byes before playing the Mighty Gators is one of the more humorous items around. Seriously, Gator fans fretting an opponent getting a bye. LOL

  2. Go Dawgs!

    Not to imitate the great Les Miles or anything, but it’s not just that Florida has lost to Georgia two years in a row… Florida hasn’t beaten Georgia in regulation in three years.

    They had a great record last season but were a flawed team, particularly on offense. Jeff Driskel is going to have to do some serious show me before I consider him an asset to the team. I consider him a liability. Georgia’s got the best offensive team in the SEC East when you consider South Carolina no longer has Lattimore. The Bulldogs have some very serious questions on defense, but to predict an SEC Championship for Florida (and a BCS Title, too… lol) is the epitome of offseason homerism. Can’t wait to get back to JAX.

  3. Macallanlover

    I must be missing something in my analysis of Florida but I don’t see them being a contender for any title. Not saying they aren’t capable of beating any team on their schedule on a given Saturday but the comments by the gator fans seem naive. I know they are new to CFB but some of them surely see the holes they have to work out of.

    • Dog in Fla

      “I know they are new to CFB”

      Excellent observation. Most were probably born after college football started in the Year 1990 A.D.

    • Orl. Dawg

      They will lose at least 3 SEC games this year; and they better be careful with Miami and FSU. They lost way too much on defense to continue to be as good as they were last year. And the offense just isn’t good enough to outscore anyone. I don’t care if Driskel has turned the corner and improves. The Dawgs lost a lot on defense as well; but they have the most potent offense in the SEC East. So, the O can carry the team as the defense matures. The Gators don’t have that luxury. I like how the fans talk about the games at LSU and USC; but they never mention UGA. Well, when they walk out of Jax with their 3rd lost in a row; they’ll want Coach Boom fired.

      • Dog in Fla

        They forgot: He’s a horse! He’s a man! And as Pat Dye would anthropomorphically say between dips of snuff it goes a little something like this

        “Todd Gurley: Georgia Warhorse” and Street Fighting Man

  4. Dog in Fla

    “I don’t think you can ever go too wrong calling something what it is,” Scott said.

    Which prompted the few who were listening to think, “Bullshit. I didn’t even know what a ‘Nokia’ was until several years after that word started appearing immediately in front of the ‘Sugar Bowl’ words.”

  5. Wayne Campbell

    “… Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor could form the best young running back duo in the SEC East …”

    Hyeah! And monkeys might fly out of my butt!

  6. Cojones

    How long before there are 4 teams picked for a “Playoff”? Zero. By 2015 the light of reasoning for 8 teams will be held high . We will not play a select 4.

    Names they considered:
    1. Pick Four
    2. ESPN’s Favorite Four
    3. Not a Playoff
    4. More Power for Pickers
    5. Doddering Towards 8 Teams
    6. Four Teams in Place of a Playoff
    7. Notre Dame’s best bet to Get Into a Playoff

    among others.

  7. dawgfan17

    Weren’t they the school that didn’t have a spring game because of lack of bodies along the OL? Yeah, I’d be worried about that a little if I were them (right after shooting myself for being a uf fan).

  8. Cojones

    I don’t know any FU fans who are as blind as the seder at AP, but some showed up for the comments. Not one caution of homerism, but running crazy after “high” praise of Driskell. That guy has to be twice as good than last year in order for the team to survive, much less win them all. And if he is injured? Same with the glossed over treatment of their O line and WRs.

    It’s a wish list taken seriously by some of their fans. Man, if I can just find a couple more of them, my bets will pay for the remodeled bathroom just from that game alone.

  9. Spike

    They ESCAPED a loss to NE La in the Swamp. They lost to UGA for the second year in a row. They lost to Lousiville. And now a National Championship?

  10. Spike

    And had a spring “practice”.

  11. Krautdawg

    Todd McShay: “When you go back to the preseason and compare Alabama to Georgia, Georgia had more NFL talent.”

    How many of us were thinking the same thing last August. I sure as hell wasn’t.

    • Dog in Fla

      No kldding. I can’t even remember thinking about anything last August.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        That’s because you weren’t thinking about anything last August.

        • Dog in Fla

          That’s correct. As a rule, I try to think as little as possible during Summer Vacation from Easter to Columbus Day. By August, my mind is a completely blank slate

  12. Rebar

    Did the person who wrote the article about Florida even watch their bowl game last year? Why would you think that the team that played in that bowl would contend for the SEC East? They were pitiful!

    • Dog in Fla

      That ass-kicking (albeit an extremely enjoyable Sugar Bowl) is an outlier because it was Charlie’s pay-back to UF and the rest of the SEC for ****ing him over

      “In a January 2009 interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Strong expressed his belief that race played a large part in the reason that he hadn’t been offered a head coaching job at that point. Strong, whose wife is white, especially cited prospective employers’ discomfort with his interracial relationship. Florida ended up hiring Utah’s Urban Meyer, who would lead Florida to two national titles and was the coach at the top of every program’s wish list.” wiki amirite

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        DIF, don’t you think everybody wants to win badly? Didn’t CMR want to win the SECCG? Badly? Didn’t Brian Kelly want to win the BCSNCG? Badly? I suspect that Boom wanted to win the Sugar Bowl badly, too. Dredging up this kind of race-baiting horseshit does nobody any good and, in fact, is intellectually insulting. What Charlie Strong believes or doesn’t believe about the reasons why FU hired Urban Myer (a super successful HC at 2 different universities) instead of him (a career assistant who had no HC experience) doesn’t matter one whit. If Charlie Strong has a case against FU for racial discrimination he should get an attorney and file a claim against it with the EEOC. I seriously question that FU discriminated against Charlie Strong. What is certain is whatever Strong believes had absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of that game. Would his team have blocked and tackled less hard, would Strong and his staff have game-planned with less skill, would the Louisville fans have pulled for their Cards less if Strong had never worked at FU? I hate the Gators as much as anybody but I feel stupider for reading that quote and you should be ashamed for rewriting it here where people can actually read it.

        • Dog in Fla

          That topic has been bounced around many times, not only here, but elsewhere. It’s reasonable to think from Strong’s perspective that if he’s not getting hired by white guys when he feels he is at least if not more qualified than other applicants and he’s looking for answers, that could – at least to me – be something that could cross his mind.

          Does that make me a racist? If it’s true, would it make Strong a racist? No on each. I understand that because you’re a Mayor you may have a need to be politically correct. I however am accountable to no one because I am familiar with all the rules of the Internet and if you go back and look at the end, I wrote “wiki am I rite” which usually signals no, you may perhaps not be entirely right. My nuance is that Irvin got the UF job because the UF president Weekend with Bernie Machen hired Irvin at Utah when Bernie was president there immediately preceding his post at UF. So Bernie who is one of the few who could tell Jeremy what to do told Jeremy to hire Irvin away from Utah. That to me was probably the real reason Strong did not get the UF job. Now, Tennessee on the other hand…

          Plus the coaches you mention above all want to win. It’s a high risk high reward dealio, which of course is why they nor their wives are not black. Of course, the Vandy coach was hired by a de facto AD who is also black so race has nothing to do with that hire.

          EEOC? Really? In whose world does that actually work? Attorney? That’s an option if you’re keen on staying in college coaching. Some like Leach could overcome it but he missed on the Miami and Maryland interviews because really who wants to hire a lawsuit?

          • Cojones

            Meh. The Mayor was just trying to get the black vote. He couldn’t really think you have a racist bone in your liberal body. He doesn’t know that you treat all races equally shittyly.