Think of trolling as a muscle.

Mark Bradley has to exercise.

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45 responses to “Think of trolling as a muscle.

  1. ChilliDawg

    Guess ol’ Brad couldn’t complete the drill! At AL & at MO… Sure fire wins there. And there won’t be any toe stubs against KY or USCe?? Just a walk in the park to the SEC East title. Bradley, you troll!!!

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    • Dawgoholic

      Not that there talent isn’t drastically reduced from their typical teams, I still think UF has the most talent in the east outside of Athens.

      If I had to pick winning against UT or winning in Jax for who wins the east, I want the win in Jax.

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    • Saxondawg

      The thing you have to understand about Bradley is he simply amplifies the soundtrack of the bandwagon. Whatever the conventional wisdom is, he doubles down on it. In 2001 he had Tech going to Pasadena to play for the national championship. He’s done the same for us certain seasons. Since Tennessee is the conventional wisdom’s buzz team, he goes all in and has them winning the SEC East. Just what he does.

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  2. Jim

    He may be trolling but it ain’t a hard prediction to make and I wouldn’t bet against it

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  3. 7-6 with a meaningless win against Iowa in Jacksonville – great resume for a division champion there, Mark. We were on our way to blowing the Vols all the way to Dollywood before Marshall, Bennett and JSW got hurt 2 years ago. Here’s to whipping the Hillbillies in October.

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  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Bradley views Butch Jones as “corporate?” Ah Mark….does he remind you of Jim Minter or something. I guess Bradley has a brick fixation.

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  5. Cojones

    What gets me is that team comparisons aren’t made when recruiting and other nebulous standards are used to prognosticate that Tenn suddenly has jumped past other teams in experience as if others stood still and didn’t recruit at all. UGA has the target affixed on it’s back and not one team in the SEC should be taken for granted. Have the feeling that between now and gametime in Knoxville that many incidents will transpire and it isn’t beyond the realm of belief that the Vols could be victimized by overhyped confidence before we play them. I’m almost willing to bet they can’t beat McElwain this year.

    Auburn is even worse and act as if they played a mulligan against us last year. They have ignored that we beat their new D coach’s defense in what should have been 4 out of 4 times and pounded their sorry asses in the same manner as we have FU’s. They have become like Oliver asking, “Please Sir, can I have some more?”. Here’s hoping Schotty digs his O spurs into their tender asses mercilessly.

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  6. Bradley’s “analysis” doesn’t eliminate Kentucky and Vanderbilt, teams that have the same likelihood of winning the SEC East as UT, IMHO. I hope someon saves this Bradley article to recirculate it on the web after the season, when the Vol finish 5-7 and Butch Jones has been fired. What an idiot!

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  7. Jeff Dickey

    No matter if we bear or lost to Alabama, we will lay an egg in Knoxville. Our program is cursed

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    • Bulldog Joe

      I have more confidence in Jancek and Willie laying another egg in Knoxville. Their ability to go Beyond Crompton far exceeds ours.

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  8. Jeff Dickey

    win*

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  9. Uglydawg

    “Trolling to his Nerd-base” also known as, “Mark Bradly writing about UGA”.

    When his boss tells him, ” Dammit dummy, write a piece that will get us some hits, and I mean it”, Mark gets out his lazy saw.
    Check out the comments under his ridiculously lazy piece.
    The old quip is still in place; “What do UGA and GT fans have in common? Their obsession with UGA football”.
    Marky is a lazy ass for taking this route.
    There is so much out there to look into, to write about..but this is just so easy peasy.
    He’s a lazy assed excuse for any kind of a journalist.

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    • Gurkha Dawg

      Yea, he needs to read GTP and get some ideas for some more interesting articles.

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    • McTyre

      More like “trollingto his UGA fans with low self esteem (CFB kind at least) base.” Dawg fans and fans of our SEC rivals (AL, Aub, Clem, Fla, SCU & UT) bring more market power and clicks than does Tech . . . even in their own backyard.

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  10. Is UT better this year? Probably. Will UT win more games this year? Probably. Wil they beat us in up on Rocky Top this year? Who knows..we will know come Oct 11th. But the big question is this……Is this come of the best locker room material ever? I am not sure, but it pretty dang good stuff. 🙂

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  11. I’m guessing he missed where Tennessee knocked off an 11-win South Carolina in 2013?

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  12. The other Doug

    Butch is 0-8 against Bama, UGA, Mizzou, and Florida.

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    • Dog in Fla

      Butch earned it the old fashioned way

      University of Tennessee gives Butch Jones a raise to $3.6 million, contract extension

      “Dave Hart said he wasn’t contacted by the University of Michigan or by any other program hoping to speak to University Tennessee football coach Butch Jones about its job opening.

      The UT athletic director said he wasn’t motivated by the fear of Jones being hired away.

      The reason Hart extended Jones’s contract for two years through the 2020 season and gave him a raise from $2.96 million to $3.6 million per year, he said, is because he believed the 46-year-old Jones had earned it.”

      http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/football/university-of-tennessee-gives-butch-jones-a-raise-to-36-million-contract-extension

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  13. Addr

    It’s not that Bradley’s a troll, it’s just that he’s so bad at it. All he does is throw out asinine statements (“I can’t imagine Missouri will win the division”) that try to justify even more asinine conclusions, with the occasional no-shit-sherlock-I-can’t-believe-I-wasted-2-seconds-of-my-life-reading-that sentence (“The good thing about young teams is that they get older”). At least classic clickbait like Buzzfeed is entertaining, I feel like my IQ drops 20% every time I read a Bradley ‘article’. Now that I think about it, this puts anything he writes squarely in the AJC’s target demographic.

    Also, Betteridge’s law of headlines applies here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines

    From the Wikipedia, which is directly relevant here: “This story is a great demonstration of my maxim that any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word “no.” The reason why journalists use that style of headline is that they know the story is probably bullshit, and don’t actually have the sources and facts to back it up, but still want to run it.”

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  14. Dawg in Beaumont

    Not only is Butch Jones the greatest 12-13 coach in SEC history, he is by far the best coach to be 0-3 vs. Dooley and Muschamp in history.

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  15. Dog in Fla

    Why can’t Bark Madly take a different stance and write about the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball”?

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    • 6claude

      Doesn’t TN play Arky the week before? They may be a little worn out too.

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      • Debby Balcer

        The play cupcake, the sooners, cupcake, at FL, Arkansas and then us and then a bye and Alabama. Sounds like a pretty intense run of games to me.

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        • Dog in Fla

          So you’re telling us there’s a chance Butch gets waxed

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          • AthensHomerDawg

            I wasn’t always a Butch kinda guy!

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            • Dog in Fla

              And this one time at band camp…

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              • Uglydawg

                Private G. Pyle must have fumbled or something.

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                • Dog in Fla

                  Or just on general principle

                  “And the idea was, the shark goes to the nearest man and then he’d start pounding and hollering and screaming and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he’s got… lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eye. When he comes at you, doesn’t seem to be living. Until he bites you and those black eyes roll over white. And then, and then you hear that terrible high pitch screaming”

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  16. J.G.

    “ ‘There has to come a defining moment,’ Jones said, ‘when everything you’ve been preaching and preaching comes to fruition.’ ”

    No, there doesn’t.

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  17. Ed Kilgore

    Probably like a lot of you, first time I looked at the ’15 schedule I figured the Dawgs were not likely to go 3-0 in three straight games against Bama, UT and Mizzou. So sure, a loss on the road to the Vols after a supreme (and it is to be hoped, successful) effort against Bama makes some sense.

    But as Bradley so hilariously forgets, UT has some other fish to fry that might distract them from the Dawgs or make the game less relevant. I’d say Butch needs to break the Gator streak more than anything else, and no telling what it will do to the psyche of his team if they fail yet again.

    Bottom line: I wouldn’t put big money on the Dawgs in Knoxville, but wouldn’t put any money at all on the Vols winning the division. I’m much more confident about Georgia going to play the Vols undefeated than the reverse proposition. And later on, after they lose to Bama, UT’s lack of depth is likely to be a big problem.

    And then there’s Willie….

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  18. TMC dawg

    Mabey I am wrong, but if we get to the tenn. Game undefeated.. I believe we will be the team on the rise. Pruitt will lambaste his defense into believing that the season starts at that point. The Kool aid tasting good right now. Somewhere this team will surprise some people. this year mabey.

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  19. Noonan

    “Could Mark Bradley’s dick be longer than two inches?”

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  20. Spike

    Sounds of Spike putting this article on the UGA Bulletin Board.

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