Daily Archives: March 22, 2014

Fragile flower

Dayum, Malcolm.

Malcolm Mitchell lasted all of one practice this spring.

The Georgia senior wide receiver suffered a left leg injury in Tuesday’s practice and will be withheld for the rest of the spring, the school announced Saturday.

Courson says he’ll be back by August, so it’s not the end of the world.  And it’s not like Mitchell doesn’t know the offense.  But it sure makes you worry how much of a contributor he can be in 2014.



Filed under Georgia Football, The Body Is A Temple

Tune in this week…

This should be rich.


Filed under The NCAA

Road gear

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t think about wearing another school’s paraphernalia to a game, but I have to admit I am sorely tempted to buy one of these bad boys to wear to this year’s game at Arkansas.

Even the color’s good. Maybe that’s karma.

(h/t Tom Fornelli)


Filed under Bert... uh... Bret Bielema, Stylin'

What’s in a name?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office blows off somebody who sought to cash in on Johnny Manziel’s popularity by attempting to register the “Johnny Football” trademark first.

“Registration is refused because the applied-for mark consists of or includes a name, portrait, or signature identifying a particular living individual whose written consent to register the mark is not of record,” the examining attorney wrote. To make the case, the attorney attached articles that referred to Manziel as “Johnny Football.”

The investment firm, based in College Station, Texas, filed for the trademark on Nov. 1, 2012, as Manziel rose to prominence in the town, and throughout the country, as Texas A&M’s star quarterback. Manziel’s organization, JMAN2 Enterprises, filed for the trademark three months later.

Shockingly, the role Texas A&M played in the rise of Manziel’s market value played no part in the deliberations.  Maybe the NCAA should sue for a share of the royalties.

Seriously, is there a better example of the sketchy limits of the amateurism standard than this?


Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

The five million large guaranteed was purely an afterthought.

(photo via Michael Hutchins/Louisville Athletics)

Todd Grantham bares his soul on why he left Athens for Louisville.

SI: So Petrino’s offensive background played a big part in your decision?

TG: That was 100 percent the selling point. When you take a new job, you look at all the factors. From an offensive standpoint, he knows how to put points on the board, and he also knows how to manage a game, and that’s big particularly in the fourth quarter. Being able to team up with that was something that excited me.

Most coaches knew how to manage a game in the fourth quarter against Grantham’s defenses, so I ‘m not sure what’s so special about that.


Filed under Blowing Smoke

I want my, I want my, I want my SEC TV.

Gulfport, Mississippi city council unanimously passes a resolution demanding the local cable provider carry the new SEC Network.


Filed under Political Wankery

On the horns of a philosophical dilemma

My feeling is that once somebody leaves college ball for the pros, my blogging interest in them is over, barring the occasional return to the nest, so to speak.

So I have a problem:  with the demise of the GPOOE™’s professional football aspirations and his landing a gig on the SEC Network, does that mean I have to start finding and mocking TebowFluff™ again?


Filed under Tim Tebow: Rock Star