Friday morning buffet

The Idaho Famous Potato Bowl mascot is here to welcome you to today’s buffet.

  • Bowl season kicks off with five games tomorrow.
  • Pay that man his money.”  Somebody will.
  • Wins cost more in the SEC.
  • Georgia still has about 2,600 tickets remaining from its allotment of 8,500 that it received from the Belk Bowl.  Feel the excitement!
  • Tennessee discipline, same as it ever was (and ever different from Georgia’s).
  • Hal Mumme reflects on another branch of his coaching tree being named the new OC at Kentucky… which somehow leads to a Beavis and Butthead reference.  And why not?
  • Andy Staples speaks the troof about those abominable weekly CFP selection committee shows:  “Since ESPN pays about half a billion dollars a year to televise all aspects of the playoff, it expects a return on its enormous investment. The weekly rankings offer a better return, which is why they likely will stay unless the group of commissioners has significant objections.”  No objection is significant enough to outweigh those checks being cashed.
  • ‘Bama fan base, don’t ever change.
  • Non-football, but if you haven’t seen The Colbert Report finale, do yourself a favor and do so right now.

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54 responses to “Friday morning buffet

  1. Love that Movie. Matt Damon and Ed Norton are in rare form. Gambling is a powerful drug. I could watch those guys play poker all night. On the Most Alabama Christmas Card ever….Bless their tacky little hearts🎢🎈

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  2. sectionzalum

    that Colbert finale was perfect.

    when is the last time we have had an underage drinking suspension? we always seem to be so much more creative, what with scooters and such.

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  3. SouthGaDawg

    Couple of things…1) The Raycom Media Bowl is televised on ESPN..huh? Are Tim Brando & Dan Bonner at least calling the game? 2) Funny how we get at least one Hal Mumme “trailblazer” article each year. 3) McTightwad ain’t payin’ Bobo more than an extra $100 grand – CSU is supposed to name a coach maybe Monday, we’ll see. 4) Didn’t watch the CFP show not a single week – ESPN programming is awful 5) That Bama family out-Bammered themselves.

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  4. FisheriesDawg

    I’m actually surprised that we sold nearly 6,000 tickets to the Belk Bowl. I guess the offer to get Hartman Fund points by paying $85 for a ticket that will cost $10 outside the stadium was too much for some folks to pass up.

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  5. Cojones

    Colbert Finale trumps all today. It was uplifting even to a 74 yr old .He always is uplifting and unafraid and will continue to be on his upcoming late nite show. Thanks for posting something we can replay whenever we may get down, Senator. It is befitting for this blog as well.

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  6. Per Alabama fans. Yikes! Those large format custom prints are not cheap. I don’t want to sound the hypocrite. We have our Bulldog apparel and I have a very nice hand painted ceramic bulldog complete with leather collar and of course Sanford stadium. Pre enclosed end end. 😉 No posters. I stopped with the posters after I moved out of the dorm. Was at my youngest sons apartment last week. They have a Sanford Stadium poster over the coach in the living room. Finance major now in law school. I doubt it goes up again after he finishes. He has three posters up in his bedroom. Suits. Outlaw Josey Wales and a Bob Dylan poster from a concert we both attended. No centerfolds. And book shelves. Lots and lots of book shelves. All of Creighton, Grisham. Lewis and others. I’ll probably lose a part of the deposit over those shelves.

    2 different worlds.

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    For a first offense, the hangover after being passed out drinking is punishment enough.

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  8. I haven’t brought myself to watching the Colbert finale. Its sitting on my DVR. I haven’t missed a show in 7 years (I think). I’m still in denial.

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  9. “Every pitcha tells a story don’t it..”

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  10. Fletcher Page, please see my comment from the Senator’s post two days ago about Bobo and paying him, then please send all royalty checks my way. Thank you.

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  11. Normaltown Mike

    That’s not Idaho potato….that’s Mr. Hanky.

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  12. Whew! For a second I thought I had stumbled into a porn site with a smiling penis dressed up in a suit. What the . . .! It strange sensation being relieved you looking at a potato in a suit. That call for a drank – – and some French fries!

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  13. Macallanlover

    Heard earlier this week that SC fans have only purchased 784 tickets to their bowl, and I doubt their opponent, Miami, has done that well. Time to make changes to this bowl farce, it is no longer a “reward” for a good season and many of the sites are in bad weather areas that I wouldn’t go to if all expenses were paid. And we wonder why players are often not motivated to play in the cold or rain before a crowd smaller than their HS games. Better spice things up or risk this sliding even further down the porcelain oasis.

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    • The bowl farce will continue its regular broadcasting as long as the TV $$ keeps rollin’ in. I say they build a gigantic indoor field + greenscreen and just animate the appropriate crowd in there.

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      • You’re right that is a very big $$$$$ reason.
        Thirty-nine bowl games exist because all of them generate revenue.

        That’s not the most inspiring genesis for holding a good ol’ football game, granted. But it would be inconsistent to decide now, after years of allowing money-minded college athletic departments to fatten their revenues on the backs of athletes who haven’t received one dime of extra compensation, that suddenly we are taking a stand and telling prospective bowl hosts to go shove it.

        Bowl games make money, even if they they’re terrible at passing on the benefits to participating schools — a criticism best saved for a different day.

        The important point is that schools continue to accept bowl invites because of the benefits they do see: the national TV exposure (a huge boon for smaller programs), the slight recruiting edge, and the excitement a bowl berth can stir in a fan base.

        And if you don’t care? No need to tune in.

        http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/road-saturday/201412/how-many-too-many-theres-no-magic-number-college-bowl-games

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    • PTC DAWG

      It is TV programming, and frankly, Shreveport is more enticing than Charlotte to me.

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    • Like Salvation Army bell ringers, it’s the time of year when complaints about college football bowl games descend on our nation like a pitiless plague.

      The whining is everywhere. And for all of the good reasons one might propose for trimming the annual bowl game slate, the most common complaint seems to center around the exhaustion of being forced to endure all 38 (39, if you count the title game) bowl games scheduled to air in the next month or so. Torturous as that would be, no such mandate exists.

      I don’t get all the angst over bowl games. Stay home if you’d like. Watch something else.
      FIFY.

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  14. Hank

    I appreciate all the time and effort you put into providing us lazy Dawgs with bulldog related information. I thank you sincerely for that! I even enjoy hearing your reflections on the information you share. It amuses me how the commenters (myself included, on that special blue moon) take differing opinions so personally – you do a very good job at providing that forum. I get to laughing out loud every now and then.
    Please don’t take this as an insult, because it already sounds like I’m a man bitching about you giving me a dollar in quarters when you could just as easily give me a paper one, but could you please let us know when you reference articles that are either blocked or restricted?
    Thanks for all you do to keep me informed! Happy Hanukkah, Go Dawgs, and God Bless!!

    For the rest of Y’all – Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you believe! Share some love this time of year, it might just carry over to next year.

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    • Which one is blocked? I didn’t realize any of them were.

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      • Hank

        ABH this time, for us non-subscribers. Macon, Columbus, one of those New York papers,and about half the AJC articles – I don’t even like clicking on them, much less subscribing… Those come to mind. I guess if you subscribe you don’t get the blockers I get. (So this is obviously just me being selfish) I live in Athens and can’t get myself to purchase their 4-6 page newspaper. Oh well, I regress. Keep up the good work, and carry on in your path of least resistance. You earned that!

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        • I don’t subscribe either.

          On your browser, if you run your cursor over the link, doesn’t it tell you where the linked article is from?

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          • Hank

            No. I had to go back and try one just to make sure. Most of the time these computer things do a whole lot more than I am aware of, but running the cursor over the link doesn’t do anything. That is another thing that you impress me with, knowing when you went to UGA you have to be a few years older than me, and people your age are not supposed to know enough about computers to do what you do. I know I sure don’t.

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            • That is another thing that you impress me with, knowing when you went to UGA you have to be a few years older than me, and people your age are not supposed to know enough about computers to do what you do.
              Well said. That is another of Bluto’s skill sets that I admire. I’m about Bluto’s age and we are all pretty tech savvy at our household. I think that is a product of having sons later in life. We started at 33. I get frustrated with friends and their inabilities with smart phones and laptops. lol.

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        • PTC DAWG

          I have no issues with the Macon papers myself….I read Seth’s articles all the time….I pay no subscription fees.

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  15. DirtyBird

    When your AD is financially this out of sync with his own mainstream media (hard to do), the UGA fans, and his entire football coaching staff has called him out on his cheap ways, it’s nearing the time until he is replaced.

    This guy clearly has lost touch with any kind of common sense and living in la-la land.

    CMR has not complimented his AD in a long time as far as financially supporting the program, that silence is deafening.

    I hope they go ahead and let him go this off-season right after the Bowl game, before he has a chance to ruin another football season.

    Who do you guys think would be a good replacement for AD McStupid?

    How about a key staff at a place that is committed to facilities and has won champshps in football, like FSU, LSU, Oregon, Texas, Bama, or Auburn?

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    • Normaltown Mike

      “When your AD is financially this out of sync with his own mainstream media”

      The AD’s job is to match the consensus of writers of the local rag?

      “CMR has not complimented his AD in a long time”

      Whom do you think is the boss and the underling in this relationship? Not sure you understand the flow chart.

      “I hope they go ahead and let him go this off-season”

      Whom would “let him go”? Who does GMcG work for? Do some research and report back.

      “Who do you guys think would be a good replacement for AD McStupid”

      Bauta. Or Grantham.

      “How about a key staff at a place that is committed to facilities and has won a champshps”

      Jimmy Rane.

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      • Bear

        Normal Mike, your handle is perfect dude, never has any ideals on how to win a National Championship, he just tries to tear down people who want to win. You know, bring em’ down to his level. Do us a favor and share youe great wisdom on how we can win that elusive trophy, got anything, or just tryin to hang with the eagles?

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    • Texas? Jesus, man, are you even paying attention?

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      • Normaltown Mike

        This is the guy that thinks Grantham is a better coach than Pruitt and that Bobo and Richt are idiots for not getting Bauta (the same Bauta that is the 3rd string quarterback) more snaps.

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        • Bear

          Hey real Normal dude with no original solutions, share your wisdom Yoda on how we can get aring, or ya just not capable. Show us all how much smater you r than us all. I have to hear this.

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      • Bear

        Dudem Texas has won the trophy and they do spend bank. Watch football much, under a rock?

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    • Bear

      While I agree about our Dir, our Head Coach and Key Assistants has some share of the woes too, especially on the Def Coor side, when you don’t win no damn trophies, there’s blame enuf to go round. But no, I’m not a Gregh Mac fan much eithers.

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