Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t post this every Thanksgiving.  It’s a classic.

As a middle-aged man, I’m thankful for all the usual things – a loving family, great friends, small-batch Bourbon, a lack of need for a product which includes a warning to call your doctor for an erection lasting more than four hours, etc. – but on a more topical note, I’d like to express my appreciation to Mark Richt and his program for two of the most exciting games I’ve ever seen in person.  It’s been a topsy-turvy season, one that’s not going to wind up where we hoped, but, damn, those games against South Carolina and LSU were tremendous.  Thanks for that, guys.

And thanks to y’all, too.  I don’t know if you noticed, but the hits tally for GTP crossed seventeen million yesterday.  Never in my wildest dreams, and all that.  I’ll modestly take some credit for the success of the site, but the blog wouldn’t be all that it is without what I think is the best community in the Dawgosphere.  You guys are great.  Now go stuff yourselves.



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23 responses to “Gratitude

  1. What fresh hell is this?

    gobble gobble


  2. Rebar

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Senator!


  3. Dolly Llama

    Back atcha, Senator. Your blog is the gold standard for not just UGA football sites, but for college football blogs in general.


  4. HahiraDawg

    Happy Thanksgiving Senator. We all appreciate you very much and all your hard work. Enjoy yourself today.


  5. Mudcats Impala...

    Congrats ‘ 1st stop every a.m…happy holidays 🙂


  6. Comin' Down The Track

    Get stuffed indeed, turkeys. I am thankful for GTP, Senator. Best sports/music/general-group-of-hilarious-jackhats/insight/commentary blog on the intertubez.
    Go Dawgs. Pound the N.A.T.S… again.


  7. Jethro

    From another middle-aged Dawg fan … DITTO!


  8. Russ

    Thanks for the great site Senator. My first and often only Dawg stop every day.

    And despite the disappointing record this has still been one of the more enjoyable teams and seasons to watch for me. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to all my Dawg friends out there.


  9. Thank you for all you do to keep us informed and entertained. You guys are the best of the DAWG NATION and may GTP thrive for many years to come. ” And to hell with Georgia Tech.”


  10. Scorpio Jones, III

    Aw shucks and all that bullshit.

    Now, let’s hang fity on em…for Aaron, for me, for you, for all of us.


  11. Debby Balcer

    Happy Thanksgiving Senator may it be very blessed.


  12. Cojones

    That WKRP skit and the guy killing turkeys behind Palin while she was on camera are my two favorites for Thanksgiving.

    After setting us up with humor and Thanksgiving felicitations you then proceed to tell us to stuff it. Nice. Well, gobble this!

    And the day will come when you need those drugs like many of us do… prevent peeing on your shoes.

    Have a good one, Senator and may you always have turkeys like me to fall into your blog space to test your belief in free speech. 🙂


  13. ZeroPointZero

    I didn’t know Paul Finebaum played Les Nesman before getting into sports talk. It all makes sense now.


  14. Bryant Denny

    Happy thanksgiving, Dawgs.

    Senator, thanks for persevering. You run a great show.



  15. Nashville West

    Happy Thanksgiving Senator from the left coast. Thank you for helping all of us who are no longer in Georgia stay connected with the Dawgnation. You are also my first stop in the am, although 3 hours later than everyone else.


  16. CrawforDawg

    Thanks for the the insight, the blog is great. Happy ThanksHanukkah…it will be 79,000 years before I can say that again!


  17. Keese

    Thanks Bluto. When did GTP cross 10Mil…Last year right? What’s the avg yearly traffic breakdown?


  18. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    First place to go for intelligent commentary. The number of hits you’ve gotten demonstrates once again that quality sells. Happy whatever holiday you’re celebrating this time of year to you, your readers, and all the great folks who comment regularly.


  19. Bob

    An awesome sight Senator. And you could not be more right about the posters here that make this place so special. I am a member of a College Football site for all teams because so many of the school unique ones are filled with lunatics. But this place is really outstanding and the first place I turn to each morning to learn what is going on.

    I hope you, your family and all the posters here had a great and very special Thanksgiving.


  20. uglydawg

    Many thanks and kind thoughts to you, Senator…And my admiration to the Dawg fans that have become a “blog family” on GTP. I raise my glass to you all!