Wednesday morning buffet

I’m leaving tomorrow, so enjoy the buffet while you can get it.

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64 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. Robbie

    Nothing to do with my faith, Condi Rice would be a fantastic President. Not so much a selector however. I agree with Bowdon!

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Why?

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      • Reservoir Dawg

        What Spencer Hall, that stinking FU fan, said. Atrocious taste in teams aside, he writes real purty, as in “I hate it when the stink of politics wafts over into college football, but some stenches should follow you wherever you go for the rest of your life, if only to warn others.”

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          while I agree with his sentiments, Condi hasn’t exactly been in the public eye much in the political arena since ’08, and has turned down several overtures to be a GOP candidate for national elections. She’s essentially shunned public politics altogether.

          In other words, with Condi on the committee, I seriously doubt anyone is going to suddenly accuse her of using her position to elevate her political career, use it as ammunition in an upcoming race, or maneuver it into some GOP/DEM debate.

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          • Reservoir Dawg

            And she’s been doing what exactly? AD at a D-1 school? Special teams coach? Last I heard, she’s an NFL nut. Don’t know about you, but I think real football gets played on Saturday and when they leave the hallowed halls and ivied walls of academia, the players are dead to me. She can go be NFL commissioner but she has no place at the CFB playoff committee table.

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            • 3rdandGrantham

              Again, I’m NOT saying she absolutely should be on the committee…I’m saying she shouldn’t automatically be disqualified because she didn’t coach or play. That’s it.

              On the surface, she seems like a great choice. You get a passionate female fan (huge plus as its great to get a female perspective), world-class I.Q., knows the ins and outs of politics (let’s face it, this whole selection committee is all politics), and so on. Does that make her a top pick to serve as a member? Who knows….but I’m not immediately judging her merit based on her race, gender, previous political ventures, or her lack of experience playing/coaching the game.

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              • Reservoir Dawg

                That minor detail of entirely lacking a soul or conscience?

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                • 3rdandGrantham

                  No clue what you’re referring to.

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                • DawgPhan

                  Guessing it has something to do with all the torturing that she oversaw. You know the nearly decade long torture program that she was a part of that tortured people. Probably that. I am guessing. Torture.

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                • Reservoir Dawg

                  Good guess!

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                • Reservoir Dawg

                  Spencer Hall’s entire rant follows:

                  Here is a non-sexist case to be made against the selection of Condoleezza Rice as a member of the new College Football Playoff committee: she endorsed the use of torture. Note: not “enhanced interrogation techniques,” or “extreme cuddling,” but torture, a practice whose ultimate end is simply more torture.

                  This is a sport of unpaid labor working under sketchy contracts beneath the auspices of coaches and athletic directors taking an insane chunk of available wages. This is a sport in the throes of denial over a number of health and safety issues, including the idea that your brain might not work properly after even a limited amount of time spent playing it.

                  But even this filthy marketplace of confidence men and shell non-profits running profitable black market businesses has lines it won’t cross. There are some who will even laugh at you for mentioning the committee candidacy of a rogue’s choice like Barry Switzer, someone who giddily trampled the rules of amateurism during his tenure at Oklahoma. (That feels weak. Switzer ran a monster truck over them, then hit reverse, and then ran them over one more time before pouring gasoline on them while yelling “WORLDSTAAAAARRRRR” and pointing at the camera.)

                  Those same people will smile and applaud the bold choice of Rice without an ounce of irony, because this sport has so warped their brains that one minute they will side with the rules of the NCAA and the next minute against those of human decency, the Geneva Convention, and every tenet of even the loosest definition of human rights. I hate it when the stink of politics wafts over into college football, but some stenches should follow you wherever you go for the rest of your life, if only to warn others.

                  In closing: I’d rather have Jackie Sherrill on this committee than Condoleeza Rice. At least Sherrill limited his torture to livestock, and apologized afterwards.

                  http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/10/8/4800730/the-alphabetical

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                • 81Dog

                  that all just shows Condi’s more of a man than Spencer, I guess.

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    • sectionzalum

      Condi was the lead cheerleader for the most dishonest and colossal foreign policy blunder since Viet Nam. thousands dead, wounded, and homeless from that. she has better qualifications for a cell at the Hague.

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  2. Choir Boys versus Convicts

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  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    “As for suggestions that this has been one of his best coaching jobs: “It’s premature.”

    From your lips to Larry’s ears up there on the great bass pond in the sky, coach.

    See Ladies, this guy here, our football coach, he does understand the importance of not allowing hubris to get your attention.

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  4. Dolly Llama

    I still can’t believe Dave Brandon could possibly be as arrogant/stupid as those emails show him to be. If I was the president of UM, emails of that sort to fans would be grounds for immediate dismissal.

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    • Barstool

      Man, that’s some damning stuff, if authentic (and certainly seems to be the case). What a clown. Now the egg’s on the President of the school’s face.

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      • Dolly Llama

        Seriously, if McGarity responded to any of our fans that way, I could definitely see him getting fired over it, and I wouldn’t have a problem with that happening. I mean, just don’t respond AT ALL, dude. Given the amount of ranty fan email the man must get on a daily basis, for him to be answering all of them at all, much less so disrespectfully … sheesh, dude. Don’t you have something better to do with your time?

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    I am sorry, I have a hard time with the argument that a person could be president of the United States, a fairly complex job with some fairly serious responsibilities and so forth, but that person would not be an asset to any deliberation about college football.

    Hopefully, Tommy Bowden got his tongue stuck in his cheek during the thought process that led up to his comment.

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    • sUGArdaddy

      I don’t know. It’s two totally different things. You can be educated about policies and healthcare and know nothing about college football and what’s good for it.

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    • 81Dog

      So, by that reasoning, if you’re President of the US, you are pretty much qualified for anything.

      I’m sure Dr. Rice, a person of unquestioned intellect and academic accomplishment, could be an asset to a deliberation about college football. But the difference between being an asset to a deliberation and being one of the 13 people best qualified to identify the top 4 teams in the country is a little bigger than you seem to suggest. At least, to me.

      I don’t really care if she’s on it or not. It’s a PR move, sure, but she’s certainly smart and will work hard to justify her seat at the table. I guess in the end, you’re better off with a smart person who’s hardworking, honest, and interested in the subject than you would be with some collegiate ward heeler who is mostly in it for the perks, like that bowl committee chairman a few years ago.

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  6. Argondawg

    We need a to hammers someone’ twitter or email at the NCAAs on Gurley. I mean seriously people. We need to get proactive. Maybe go after @NCAA. What do we have to lose with these feet draggers????????????

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  7. ChicagoDawg

    One can be qualified to do a lot of jobs that are more important, difficult, and demanding while still not be qualified to do other jobs that are less significant. Are we suggesting that just because one is qualified to be President they, by extension, are also qualified to: write software… hang sheet rock… coach Real Madrid… play lead guitar for Radiohead?

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Absolutely correct; great point.

      My contention with TB’s remarks has more with his argument that she doesn’t belong on the committee simply because she never played or coached, which is asinine.

      With that said, I also have no clue whether or not Condi is qualified to serve on the panel.

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  8. uglydawg

    She’s as qualified as anyone (and more than most) to be President.
    She may or may not be an expert on college football.
    One has little to do with the other.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      How does one become a football expert?

      It seems to me that if a person has the intellectual resources, emotional stamina and experience in that arena to be president plus the interest in college football, that person could probably make a helpful contribution to the grave deliberations of the football committee.

      And yes, Ms. Rice could, probably, play lead guitar for Radiohead if she had chosen to do so instead of doing what she did.

      It seems to me also that expertise in a particular field is acquired. Assuming a strong intellect and desire to learn, expertise can be acquired pretty quickly.

      I also realize we are just batting this thing back and forth whilst waiting on the Gurley bus to leave the damn station.

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    • Dog in Fla

      “She’s as qualified as anyone (and more than most) to be President.”

      And I’ve got the “it’s go-time” song for Condi’s campaign –

      Oh, it’s nut-cutting time again, they’re going to leave me
      I can see that far away look in your eyes (especially the lazy one)
      I can tell by the way you hold me darling, oooh
      That it won’t be long before it’s crying time

      Now they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder (fonder)
      And that tears are only rain to make love grow
      Well my love for you could never grow no stronger (stronger)
      If I lived to be a hundred years old…

      “Binyam Mohamed had his penis cut, and acid poured into the wounds. Khalid el Masri was drugged, sodomized and imprisoned without charges. Abu Omar was tied to a wet mattress and subjected to jolts of electricity through the mattress coils. Mamdouh Habib had his fingernails torn out.

      Even John Ashcroft, known for a nutty rendition of his song ‘Let the Eagle Soar’ but not for his leniency toward Moslem prisoners, objected to the torture meetings that Rice chaired: “Why are we talking about this in the White House?” he asked. “History will not judge this kindly.”

      http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/news/40-recent-news/514-5-10-10-condi-the-queen-of-no-soul

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  9. Gravidy

    Does anyone know what is up with the betting line on Texas’ game at Texas Tech? At the beginning of the week, it was listed as Texas Tech -24.5, which seemed pretty ridiculous. Now there is no line listed at all on the Fabris Pool page or on any website I can find.

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    • AusDawg85

      From the SUCKERBET.COM website: The amount of suckage exhibited by these two teams is causing concern among the oil interests in west Texas that a deep hole could be created in the stadium Saturday, adversely affecting the fracking industry.

      Asked for comment, TT coach Kingsbury said: “How’s my hair?”

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  10. 3rdandGrantham

    Perhaps Tommy Bowden shouldn’t be a CFB commentator given that he:

    –Clearly benefited from his father’s legacy in becoming a coach
    –Never won more than 9 games at Clemson in the ever-so-easy ACC
    –Never appeared in a major bowl, and had a losing record in all bowl games
    –Got trucked 30-0 at home by UGA in ’03, then called CMR the following Monday crying about his team being soft

    If Condi Rice shouldn’t be on the committee because she never played or coached the game, then that must mean that Tommy would never dare to question his: doctor, dentist, accountant, pharmacist, investment adviser, attorney, and so forth because, after all, he never was any of those things.

    Such thinking by anyone that would harbor such views is not only absurd, but really, really stupid.

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  11. uglydawg

    It is very satisfying to see CMR and UGA getting national attention for having scruples and standards. This can only help UGA in the future.
    On the other hand, FSU is digging itself into a deeper and deeper hole. It has become the most hated school and it’s reputation is damaged.
    How long will the “powers that be” in the State of Florida put up with the degradation of FSU for the sake of football?

    The final battle between Good and Evil? “Armageddon?”

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  12. sUGArdaddy

    I dream of a stretch from Thanksgiving to July 12 that goes like this:

    -Beat Johnson the Jerk on Nov. 29
    -Beat Coach Satan and the Tide on Dec. 6
    -Beat Urbs and his BIG precious on Jan. 1 in the semis
    -Beat 13-0 FSU for all the marbles in Dallas on Jan. 12

    Mark Richt is the one that is due. Everyone outside of Tallahassee would be pulling for the Dawgs on Jan. 12. It’d be a story.

    Of course, Scorp, right now I’m focused on Jax and very worried about which hat to pick. I’m getting my mind right. But a man can dream…

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Agree with all except I’d trade OSU for Notre Dame. All I keep hearing these days is Notre Dame can beat anyone in the SEC, and they are a legit MNC contender. I don’t hear any of that concerning OSU, especially after their ugly, referee-aided win at PSU last weekend.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Dream carefully Sugar.

      If I am going to have a prescient dream it is usually on Thursday night when I sleep under a pile of hats with one hand tied to the red phone…The Kharmic Bitches (who I have taken to calling Ladies for obvious reasons) hotline.

      God almighty, is it just Wednesday?

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  13. mp

    4 games for Gurley. UGA appealing

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  14. Boz

    Whelp, NCAA finally got off their ass and TGII is done until 11/15.

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    • rusdawg

      Why come back? He should leave school.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Yep…makes zero sense to stick around. Even NFL GM’s are advising him to sit the remainder of the season out. That alone makes it a no-brainer.

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        • Reservoir Dawg

          One last chance to burn the Barn?

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Perhaps. But he needs to put his health and career ahead of him first (which is insanely short anyway as NFL RB’s have a shot shelf life). If I’m his father, brother, friend, or adviser, I’m imploring him to declare immediately.

            Of course the UGA football fan side of me wants him to stay and play…but that’s just me being selfish.

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          • sUGArdaddy

            Are you guys nuts? Gurley wants to win, and this team is on the cusp of something special. We can win these next two and have #3 back for the stretch run. How would his teammates feel if he just bolted? If you’ve seen Gurley post-game with Amarlo and Ramik, I don’t think that’s a kid that wants to run out on those guys. I think he wants to do something special.

            Beat Florida
            Beat Kentucky
            Take care of business

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            • If I were him I’d walk.

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            • Scorpio Jones, III

              If we can beat Florida, and If we can beat Kentucky.

              Seems like a mouthful now…maybe tomorrow not.

              I agree Sugar, I think this kid wants to play…for Georgia and having him back for a stretch run that might happen would certainly be good.

              If Todd Gurley was my son… I really am going to have to think about what I would think was the best thing for him to do for Todd Gurley. I am glad I don’t have to actually make that decision.

              Can I start worrying now?

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            • AusDawg85

              Tough call. Agree that he probably will want to be a part of finishing the season, especially if the SECE is still in our grasp. And he does have that $5mm insurance policy. With the NFL rookie cap on contracts, maybe he’ll still play. Hell, ACL injuries happen more from celebrations than actual play, or so it seems, these days.

              Hope this extra chip on our shoulder is exactly the motivation needed to hang 50 on the gators.

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            • Debby Balcer

              +1 He will play.

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              • uglydawg

                He knew all along that the figure was not 400, so he’s not suprised. If he were going to walk, he’d have walked. I’m very much hoping to see him against Auburn. Can you imagine the crowd noise when he appears?
                This can be a great tool to pump up the team for Fl and Ky and then top it off with a great return against Au.

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    • Tronan

      And the NCAA is requiring him to do 40 hours of community service. We all know the NCAA is a morally bankrupt pack of assholes, but their shittiness never ceases to amaze.

      I anticipate said morally bankrupt pack of assholes to respond to UGA’s appeal by the Friday before the Auburn game.

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  15. watcher16

    Another item that could have been added to the buffet: Once again, the victim urges the investigation to be dropped = wonder how much money she was paid? http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11779524/accuser-attorney-asks-domestic-assault-case-florida-state-seminoles-running-back-karlos-williams-dropped

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  16. The onetime Heisman hopeful must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years.

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  17. Russ

    Just wanted to say that the NCAA sucks donkey balls. If I’m advising Gurley, I’d tell him to just pack it in and train for the draft.

    Four games is what you get when you admit anything. Lie and he’d be playing.

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  18. Bulldog Joe

    Greg and Jere,

    It’s time.

    TIme to support those who put in the sweat, the on-field effort, and the financial support for your athletic program.

    Time to recognize the people here let down as you single-handedly sink another athletic season.

    Time to show you’ve learned something from the university’s mismanagement of Coach Harrick’s one-hour PE class, AJ Green’s jersey, Coach Bauerle’s drop-add administrative error, and the hundreds of suspensions, dismissals, and underutilization of scholarships and athletic resources through the years.

    Time to show you care about something other than how much athletic department money you can send to the UGA foundation.

    Time to finally put our best team and effort on the field as all of our opponents do.

    Time to complete the suspension of our best football player.

    Time to recognize he has served his time and learned his lesson. No one else but you is keeping him from competing with our team.

    Time to unite us. Make the announcement.

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  19. Chopdawg

    4-7-1 ATS does include our 2-0 the past 2 games, right?

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  20. Macallanlover

    Several here have no balls to cut off. Dr. Rice is more qualified to be on the committee than ANY sitting AD but that seems to escape the activists on here who seem to be unable to stay on point in any discussion because their leaders want them to continue to deflect football conversations back to The Party’s objectives. To have missed the most glaring issue on the committee is a dead giveaway your position is not about football, to wussy attack a great American is another…but that is the point of the mission isn’t it Komrades? Why so many of you on a UGA board, they don’t tolerate Leftist anarchists at Oklahoma, Bama, LSU, etc. Can’t imagine why, you are so cute trying to act like knowledgeable bad asses.

    There is no one definition that can be agreed upon for what to look for in a Committee member, but starting with intelligence, and integrity from an accomplished winner is not bad in my book. Rejecting anyone with a current, active affiliation with any school would be another good rule.

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