Boom goes the point spread.

Florida is now a 13-point Cocktail Party underdog, after opening at +10.

I guess Vegas isn’t as impressed with the quarterback change as I am.

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43 responses to “Boom goes the point spread.

  1. Or something was leaked to them out of Indianapolis.

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    • Debby Balcer

      +1

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      • Cojones

        On the Vegas sheet Gurley is listed as “out” while Harris is “probable”. Good idea there, but Vegas isn’t predicting he will play.

        Two things: Either Vegas knows something we don’t know or, if Gurley is reinstated, it will take another bounce.

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  2. Hit send before I finished my thought … I think Gurley is worth more than three points.

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  3. PansyTheDawg

    I fear Florida’s defense will dominate just this one last time for Will Muschamp. Pessimistic me says Florida wins 17-10. Optimistic me says Georgia wins 24-10.

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    • Bulldawg165

      Optimistic you says we win 24-10 and barely cover the spread? That’s close to what the realist in me says. The optimist in me says we finally put a good ass whooping on them like we should’ve done last year and win 28-3 or worse. We’re better than them and if we get an early lead and keep pounding my gut tells me they quit and we dominate the second half.

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  4. kckd

    I’d say they are a little late in responding for their coach. If they could do it this weekend, WTH did they wait so long?

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  5. Spike

    As I suffered thru the Spurrier and Meyer years, I never thought I’d see this…

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  6. Sturg

    Anybody else notice that the Vegas website lists Treon as “Probable” and Gurley as “Out”….

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    • Tronan

      There’s a general belief that Gurley will play this coming weekend. I still wonder if he’ll ever play another down for UGA. I don’t ever trust the NCAA to do what’s right, much less in a way that makes Georgia faithful feel good.

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      • Bright Idea

        We shouldn’t be surprised at anything the NCAA does. I just hope they don’t wait until Friday to do it.

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      • Yep. Cooperate with NCAA and get treated like dirt. Treat them like dirt and they kowtow. I’m glad UGA is a good guy and all that, but there seems to be zero reward for that from Indianapolis–almost as if they’re contemptuous of anyone who actually takes them seriously.

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        • W Cobb Dawg

          We’re the ncaa’s bitch. Every other school says ‘You want to start something? Let’s see what chu got!’.

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    • fetch

      i noticed that, too. 13 point spread without gurley, wonder what it goes to if he gets cleared to play?

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  7. uglydawg

    I’m moving towards the camp that says “play him”. If the NCAA can’t give a reasonably quick answer, they should be told told they’re inept and ineffective.

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    • H. Boots

      Not half as inept as the University that suspended him preemptively.

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      • Macallanlover

        And you know that how? I thought so. Get out troll, UGA had days of notice, and most likely a detailed explanation from TG himself before the suspension. Unlike you, I don’t say I know the inside story and make accusations with zero foundation. There are enough commenters who made fool of themselves a couple weeks ago, two weeks later and you are still babbling to yourself. Suppose that makes you worse than them, and that is pretty low.

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        • Cojones

          Dayum, Mac. It feels good to have your company. Sic’em! Hell, they used to be encouraged by Dawgs when the shit was hitting the fan. Glad a bunch on here persevered. They are becoming rarely straightforward, soak up a few stats to spray and get our guard down before subtilely beginning to test the troll meter.

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  8. Lrgk9

    I’m in the camp of giving every scholarship player in Basketball and Football $5,000 / 52 = 96$ a week grossed up after taxes. And announce it 2 weeks before signin’ day.

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  9. 81Dog

    what is going up faster? The number of points Florida is getting, or Boom’s blood pressure? Which will be higher by the end of the game: Boom’s BP, or Gurley’s total yardage?

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    • The last time we saw Boom, he was standing on the Gator sideline looking like a guy who finally had thrown in the towel. I doubt his head is going to explode on Saturday because I think he knows it’s over in Gainesville.

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  10. “Boom goes the point spread.”

    Even Jeremy thinks that’s funny

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      You have made a grave error, here, DIF.

      Coach Pruitt laughed once, when he was six and saw the star quarterback of a rival high school run down by a team of spooked horses in his hometown of Rainsville, Alabama. Young Jeremy was humiliated – not because he laughed at the horrific death of the young man – but by the the act of laughing itself. He has never forgiven himself or the family of the quarterback whose death made him laugh.

      He raced home, his tears too embarrassed to show themselves on his actual face were forced to another plane of existence, where they were eventually used to power the sadness in every telenovella of that dimension – (a dimension where there was only Spanish TV, btw).

      Coach Pruitt’s ForeverAndEverAnger ™ is baked into a loaf of unleavened KTFA bread every Friday night, and the baker of that
      bread must wear a hood, lest he smile during the kneading and spoil the loaf. The oven is set to 1000 degrees for exactly 1:20, because halftime is no reason to turn the heat down.

      So I get why you think that might have been funny, and perhaps one day, one week, perhaps when we’re playing North Alaska Technical, or when football has ceased to be a sport, or when he’s not wearing a wet parka and baseball cap that says DO NOT APPROACH in stick-on mailbox letters from Michael’s to bed and his wife isn’t crying the tears Jeremy cannot (lest he launch a new form of media in another dimension)…some week when CJP is not hating every digital device around him (his watch, his microwave, his alarm clock) he perceives as trying to score on him….perhaps then Coach Pruitt won’t mind if he hears some account of laughter.

      But the WLOCP…no, DIF, this is not that week for Jeremy.

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  11. aikendawg

    lets just win the damn game!!!! if its 3-2 dawgs I will be smiling. win and advance baby!!!

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  12. aikendawg

    lets just win the damn game!!!!!!!

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  13. missing link

    If they dont clear Todd tomorrow, he isnt playing on Saturday

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  14. Flukebucket

    Man, I wish I could be so optimistic about a beat down. I just see Florida as more bipolar than straight up awful. They did score 27 points on LSU and honestly should have won that game. They beat Tennessee. They beat Kentucky. The Missouri debacle was really just a debacle. Their defense played well enough to win. And then when I reflect on the fact that we lost to South Carolina with Todd Gurley it does not help matters. I just get sweaty under the arms thinking about Jacksonville. I can’t help it.

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