Better get those backups ready, Gators.
From start to finish, this is freakin’ hilarious. And it makes the underlying point about production on the field trumping everything quite well.
If you want to read a tongue bath about Mike Slive’s leadership, this article’s for you. The capper is this wonderful quote in which he explains the secret of his success:
“By definition, a conference has two seemingly incompatible components that have to operate simultaneously,” explains Slive, “(1) passionate competitive rivalries, and (2) a group of institutions that needs to come together as a single organization to strengthen each and every unit and the conference as a whole. We’ve had to try and balance that for almost 80 years, but only now is there an expectation that even in the pursuit of our individual goals, the conference needs to get stronger by moving forward together.”
In English, it’s very simple: whatever pays the most, that’s what he’s for.
Fun six-minute clip of some mid-90’s Dawg action:
Make sure you catch Tanneyhill’s reaction at 0:42, Hines Ward’s patented toughness at 2:50 and most of all, Robert Edwards’ incredible touchdown run at the 1:08 mark.
Edwards had a memorable career at Georgia, but I can’t help but wonder how things would have turned out if he hadn’t suffered that horrendous injury against Tennessee.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather see the players get paid than give Gordon Gee a $5.8 million retirement package.
Mark Richt turned provocateur at last night’s “UGA Day” event at the Gwinnett Center, and it seems to have gone over a lot of folks’ heads.
No, man. You’re not getting it. Mark Richt didn’t say that because he truly believes it, because what he believes about Jadeveon Clowney’s greatness is irrelevant. Richt just flipped the media conversation from terrorized quarterbacks to “insane hype”. It’s a tasty soundbite that ESPN will chew over all the way to September 7th. Maybe Clowney lives up to it; maybe he doesn’t. But in any event, he’ll have to own it for the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Georgia can get ready to prepare for its first two games. Well played, ER.