Thursday morning buffet

Everybody needs a little buffet in their lives.

  • Athlon ranks the SEC towns.  We’re number two! (Though, where are these “East Georgia mountains” you speak of?)
  • Seriously, “the most vexing issue facing those in charge of the postseason system” is the Army-Navy game?
  • Meanwhile, “two members of the Florida State Board of Trustees expressed concern at a March meeting over the ACC’s status and one called for an expansion of the College Football Playoff.”  I guess not everyone’s convinced about that Army-Navy problem.
  • You think Georgia’s had a run of bad luck on the offensive line before?  Florida can make a case for the same right now.
  • Throw the damned ball, Schottenheimer.
  • David Shaw says it’s not his job to get his players ready for the NFL.  (He’s right.)
  • Mark Richt has lost control of Christian Robinson.  Really.

31 Comments

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31 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. pete

    Let’s hope that UF’s OL problems equate into a UGA win this year.
    Christian Robinson will be back after he get’s more experience.

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  2. Goat Balls

    Yeah, I’m pretty devastated about UF’s problems. Our line backing corp should feast on them. I hope they end up with negative offensive yards at the gator bowl.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Don’t get your hopes up too much. We got frog stomped by the worst UF team in 30 years last season.

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      • pete

        I appreciate you keeping me humble. You’d make good UF fan; you remind me of that loss more than they do.

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      • playmakers in space

        This clown likes to shit on us every single time one of our rivals gets mentioned in a post. Get fucked, troll.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        Just stupidity for stupidity’s sake…UF went 4-8 the season prior, but 2014 was the worst team in 30 years.

        What I can’t figure out is that UF and UT were basically identical teams last year…one got the coach fired and one has the program as an ‘up and comer.’ I just don’t get that.

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  3. JCDAWG83

    Shaw’s comments are refreshing.

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  4. Nashville may be hot – but all of the excitement is in East Nashville and Vandy is in the West End. I think it only takes it because of size.

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    • pantslesspatdye

      My initial thought was who the hell is number 1? After reading the article, I’m calling BS. Everybody has their own opinions as to best town, but Nashville in incomparable as it is not an SEC town.

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      • Macallanlover

        I have a strong bias towards college towns, not colleges stuck in metro areas, and I have never been to Columbia. MO so I have to divide my preferences into college towns to visit for a weekend, and medium sized cities that have a university within the city limits.

        Athens, Oxford, Tuscaloosa, and College Station in that order for “true” college towns in the SEC for me. Nashville is a clear winner in the metro area schools, followed by Lexington, and Baton Rouge. Nashville has become my favorite Southern city but I have enjoyed Lexington a lot. I have no idea how Knoxville got ahead of Lexington and Red Stick in that poll but as you said, everyone has an opinion so their reasons are as good as any others. But unless they were blinded by having a hostess take care of them, I don’t get that one. Other than the heat factor, Gainesville would be ahead of Knoxville on my rankings.

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        • 3rdandGrantham

          Agree with just about all, though I personally would rank Baton Rouge below Knoxville (Lexington, as you opined, is far better than both). Columbia (MO) was a pleasant surprise for me, though the overall topography was boring and the stadium itself was borderline a dump.

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          • Macallanlover

            I must confess, it is the food in Louisiana that makes me keep them on all lists. Traveled this country for decades and if if the Cajun/Creole food is hands down the best cuisine/area of the US for meals. Other than that, BR (and LA as a state) is a dump to me, although I do enjoy partying and mingling with the Geaux fans. While I wouldn’t expect a lot from the stadium, I agree with your comments about Columbia. MO, I have heard the same from others….just couldn’t say where to put them because I have no personal experience with that specific area but I generally like the Midwest as an area of the country. Maybe middle of the pack?

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            • 3rdandGrantham

              I like the Midwest too….in fact I fly over it all the time (sorry, couldn’t resist). Yea, I’d put Columbia in the middle of the pack, though the downtown has some charm, plus it backs right up to campus like Athens/UGA.

              I’m frankly surprised Tuscaloosa was ranked as high as it was, as I’ve never cared for the area; not to mention that most parts of it are quite seedy. I’m guessing Bama’s football success had something to do with this, as pre-Saban T-town was typically ranked quite low in various rankings.

              As you touched on, when I visit places like BR, College Station, Starkville,Tuscaloosa, etc. it really makes me appreciate where I grew up, my UGA/Athens years, and where I live now.

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  5. Doggoned

    Closest thing to a mountain near Athens? The Russell Hall hill?

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Don’t know, but I’ve previously gotten in an argument or two here with a few UGA die-hards, who felt that the Athens area was just as much of a mountain town/region as Charlottesville/Shenandoah Valley.

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      • Doggoned

        I’ve been away for a long time, but I find that bizarre. The rolling North Georgia countryside is beautiful, but I never even thought of it as the foothills. Of course, I also had never thought of Commerce as being within commuting distance of Atlanta.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Skiied Baxter, Lumpkin, and Legion Field hills on a snow day back in the early eighties.

      Not exactly black diamonds, but still fun.

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  6. Spike

    Or Ag Hill..?

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  7. Noonan

    On a clear day, you can see the mountains from the top floor of the UGA library. Try it sometime.

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  8. Spike

    What’s a library?:)

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  9. DawgBalls

    Yup, I always associate Nashville with “exploding food and rock music scene”….

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  10. You Can Take The Boy Out of South Georgia...

    If you’re from South Georgia (and I mean the real South Georgia, which has NOTHING to do with Macon), Athens seems quite mountainous!

    After all, the Classic City does have an Alps Road.

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  11. Argondawg

    I love Athens but when we visited Oxford back in the day on game day…..the women….lord help me they were impressive.

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  12. Ben

    Did anyone else see that Bobo is getting in on the satellite camp thing?

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  13. Army should have been relegated to FCS twenty years ago.

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  14. BWD

    I’m sure William Faulkner is proud to be mentioned in the same parenthetical as John Grisham.

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