Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

“If the money wasn’t there, would there be litigation? No, of course not. But the money is there.”

While I don’t doubt Vince Dooley’s sincerity in his support for the current NCAA amateurism model – hell, I even give him credit for consistency (“I don’t agree with the fact that you should be selling jerseys with their names on the back of them, the school or NCAA,” he said. “I don’t think that’s right.”) – it’s more than ironic, considering that he was a primary player in the matter that set the wheels in motion for the battle over amateurism.



Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

Roll ’em, Tide.

In Athens, eating a marijuana brownie is grounds for suspension.

In Tuscaloosa, having more than 100 grams of marijuana and almost $5,000 in cash in your room doesn’t even merit an arrest.

Jimmy Williamson is speechless.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Whoa, oh, Alabama

“Dunlap declined to say if Wagers would face a reprimand.”

Honestly, would it make any difference to him whether he got one?


Filed under SEC Football

Sooner or later, he’s bound to find the guilty party.

Shorter Jeff Schultz:  Now that I’ve blamed Todd Gurley, let me disregard my earlier finger wag and blame the NCAA.


Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles

Name that caption, Saban rules edition

This is the look of a man who has to make time for that shit.

By all means, dazzle us with your wit in the comments.


UPDATE:  Bret has a suggestion.


Filed under Name That Caption

No man’s land

My biggest concern about the Gurley situation is that the coaching staff finds itself in the same boat for game prep it was in during the AJ Green suspension.  The will-he-or-won’t-he question that hung over the team for weeks was like Chinese water torture.  It had to wear on Richt.

The good news is that the staff had all the answers in Columbia.  34-0 will shake a lot of doubts away.  A win in Little Rock will shake even more.


Filed under Georgia Football

“What I’ve read is this guy kind of sucked him in to something.”

So there’s this law that gives Georgia a potential claim against the dude who supposedly stirred the Todd Gurley pot.  I tend to agree with MaconDawg that suing Bryan Allen smacks of your classic throwing good money after bad scenario.  On the other hand, I bet this expenditure really chaps Greg McGarity’s tuchis.

Let’s just say I wouldn’t be surprised if the athletic association has a forensic accountant or two going medieval on Allen’s financials right now.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

Goose eggs

Couple of big zeros from Saturday:

Missouri is the first SEC team to be shut out this season. … Tigers sack leader Shane Ray went without one for the first time all year. He has eight on the season.

If you’d have predicted the first before the game, I would have called you delusional.


Filed under Georgia Football

Fabris Invitational results, Week 7

Tie breaker?  This week, we don’t need no stinkin’ tie breaker.

Selection Name
Tie Breaker Game
1 ReservoirDawg Adj 9-1 9   31-24
2 Valley Dawg Adj 8-2 8   34-28**
2 Silver Creek Dawg Adj 8-2 8   34-31

Congrats to ReservoirDawg.

As for the season, we’re starting to see a little bit of a lead open up.

EASON STANDINGS through Week 7
Selection Name
1 Valley Dawg 48-22 48
2 Turfman25 45-25 45
3 BR Dawg 42-28 42
4 Second String Secondary 41-29 41


Filed under GTP Stuff

SEC Power Poll, Week 7

The problem this week isn’t ranking a Mississippi school at the top.  It’s which Mississippi school to rank first.  Honestly, at this point, you can make valid arguments for each.  To me, it’s a dead heat.  So I’m going to flip-flop them in the top two spots each week until one of them deserves to drop out.

  1. Mississippi State.  Okay, Bulldogs, okay.   I’m convinced.
  2. Mississippi.  Ole Miss’ defense is so well coached that it’s hard to believe Paul Johnson canned Dave Wommack once upon a time.
  3. Auburn.  If the Tigers hadn’t come out as tight as a tick, that game might have gone differently.  But they did.
  4. Georgia.  Mark Richt gained control.
  5. Alabama.  There were moments during the Arkansas game when Nick Saban looked like he was choking over every nice thing he’d ever said about Lane Kiffin.
  6. Texas A&M.  Second straight week the Aggies couldn’t stay with a team with a good defense.  Maybe they’ll do better this week against Alabama.
  7. LSU.  Never underestimate the power of Les Miles to pull a win out of his ass, my friends.
  8. Arkansas.  The catch to getting your opponent to play down to your level is that you’re still playing down to your level.
  9. Kentucky.  I know.  But the ‘Cats keep winning and sooner or later, you’ve got to respect the process of elimination.
  10. Florida.  So, when does Boom start playing for next year?  Too soon?
  11. Missouri.  Laid a stinker and can’t even blame Todd Gurley for it.
  12. South Carolina.  You lost to Missouri, so don’t even start.
  13. Tennessee.  Looking at the rest of the Vols’ schedule, achieving bowl eligibility isn’t going to be easy.
  14. Vanderbilt.  I can’t think of a more apt way to describe the current state of Vandy’s program than this:  Vanderbilt 21, Charleston Southern 20.


Filed under SEC Football