Don’t cross the streams.

The most inevitable thing you’ll see today about Georgia football…

… has nothing to do with, you know, football.

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UPDATE:  Okay, the second-most inevitable thing you’ll see today about Georgia football. Here’s your new champ.

I’m sure somebody can explain how this helps recruiting.

 

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Filed under Georgia Football, Political Wankery

57 responses to “Don’t cross the streams.

  1. DawgPhan

    boy oh boy.

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  2. Jimmy W, aka Top Dawg

    I think everyone needed a little reminder of who’s in charge. Remember, you’re in my world when you’re on campus. See you Saturday.

    Honestly, I just didn’t want anyone shooting their eye out.

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  3. HVL Dawg

    Oh, snap.

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  4. Jeff Sanchez

    I thought it was reported an ACC Sherriff did?

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  5. MLB2

    I wonder if the local politicians and law enforcement in CC ever stop to think about how if it weren’t for UGA. Athens would be a suburb of Winder.

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  6. Fetch

    I’m guessing 6….

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    So many things here that enquiring minds want to know:

    How many millimeters wide was the mark on the door?

    Did Barney draw his gun?

    Most of all, WHAT COLOR WAS THE SOLO CUP??

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  8. AusDawg85

    Those young men have been framed by a justice system too quick to condemn UGA football players. The holes in the dorm room already existed, and the SOLO cups had been previously seen hanging out with Mexican cartel members. This was a revenge shooting! If the gloves do not fit, you must acquit!!! The police officers involved cheered for Auburn!!

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  9. Williamson and his crew of Barney Fifes at it again …

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  10. Huntindawg

    Love the FOIA blog. Is there a UGA football blog somewhere around here?

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    • Since the other eight posts today evidently don’t meet your exacting standards, I guess you’ve come to the wrong place.

      Have you tried the AJ-C?

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      • Huntindawg

        Yes, they do talk about football over there. But they have absolutely no taste in music.

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        • Oh, well. You get what you pay for, I guess.

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          • MLB2

            Don’t let the whining of a few be reflected as the thoughts of many. You’re doing a hell of a job as always, Bluto. Keep up the good work. To those who think they can do better, WordPress.com is a click away.

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            • Eh, I’m more amused than bothered. I get it if someone doesn’t like what I’m posting here and doesn’t want to visit as much/anymore. What I don’t get is what a comment about that is supposed to accomplish.

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              • Don in Mar-a-Lago

                Great anger – totally unfair!

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              • @senator: i suppose you are to drop what you are doing and please each and every one. I always thought Jim Wright’s blog laid down some basic ground rules, if you do not like it start your own and be nice on mine. You do an excellent job in my humble view.

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  11. David K

    This thing is such bullshit. You have the AJC story with the trumped up headline and menacing mugshots of the scary black men. We can’t get out of our own way. This is why we can’t have nice things fellow THUGA fans.

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  12. Mad Mike

    Has Herbistreit condemned Kirby on Twitter yet?

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  13. PTC DAWG

    Hide your BB Guns, the police are coming for you. What a load of horseshit this is. Felonies? WTF?

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    • Tim In Sav

      God I yearn for the days of Erk and our players stealing a pig. Can’t these clowns(the campus police) find something better to do. PTC you are so right, what a load of horseshit.

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    • reality check here

      When I was at Emory I kept my deer rifle and ammunition in my room at the fraternity house, as did others. There are a number of current judges in that bunch. None of us got in trouble. As far as I know there was nothing illegal about it.

      That was also a time guys were getting drafted and killed fighting in Viet Nam but couldn’t buy a beer. That was changed for a few years but the law is that way now again. And some lawmakers passed laws to water down the beer to 3.2% to boot. We have crappy horse piss beer compared to the rest of the world as a result.

      I have zero respect for politicians and university administrators. As Kim Stevens points out anybody using a knife to cut a steak in the student cafeteria is violating that law.

      After the Marine Corps I was a policeman while I went to grad school. It was different then. We tried to use a little discretion. That is not permitted in Athens.

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    • Surprised they haven’t nailed ’em for using knives and forks in the dining hall. Zero Tolerance – nirvana for those who can’t make informed decisions.

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  14. 69Dawg

    Shazam Andy er Jimmy they had more BB’s than we had bullets. I’ll take the Moorehead presidency much more seriously when he fires the POS chief,

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  15. Go Dawgs!

    If the addendum means that the police report is being routed through the athletics’ department’s new 90 day open records process, then that’s an absolute joke. There is absolutely ZERO reason for a police report to be handled by the University of Georgia’s Sports Communications Department. ZERO. Speaking as a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, that is an absolute OUTRAGE. They are a police department and this is a police matter that resulted in two Americans having their freedom taken away by the state, and that has NOTHING to do with sports. It didn’t even take two days for an agency of the state to try to hide behind the new “wrinkle” put into the state’s open records laws and obfuscate the public’s very real right to know what a state actor is doing. I can’t think of an organization that belongs behind a veil of secrecy LESS than a police department. Sorry. This is garbage. Absolute garbage. I hope that UGA gets sued by every media outlet in the state over this.

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    • reality check here

      UGA would have the law on their side now as a result of the new law. The suit needs to be against the police department. And you are right this is garbage.

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      • Honestly–this is exactly why the new law is necessary. The AJC just trolls along waiting to blow up a story about a player getting arrested. Here we have $1000 worth of property damage…and they each had what $2000 bail? WTF sense does that make? Instead of labeling them felons–let’s be sensible and have them do community service or come up with the $1000 to cover damages. All over BB guns. That is ridiculous but our friends at the AJC were all too happy to blow it out of proportion. I hope Kirby finds a way to lock all this kind of information down and the AJC has to find another school to torment. I would prefer to read about it after the case has been tried. “UGA Freshman plead guilty to misdemeanor destruction of property charge.” That sounds a lot more realistic than “2 UGA freshman arrested on Felony Gun Charges.” You know–that whole innocent until proven guilty thing–that doesn’t apply to the AJC or any other scandalous headline publisher?

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        • That said…how badly do those clowns wish that one of them had shot the bong right now?

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        • They were arrested on felony charges. Just because you think the charges are overblown doesn’t mean the information is blown up.

          As for the rest of it – not releasing information until there’s been a trial – well, good luck with that. There isn’t a media outlet in the country that would operate like that.

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          • PTC DAWG

            The majority of us seem to be saying that felony charges for shooting a BB Gun at property is a steaming pile of horseshit. Your mileage may vary.

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            • It doesn’t matter what you or I think of the charges. Did the media report them accurately?

              Some of you seem to want to live in a world that doesn’t exist, where nothing bad about Georgia football is ever reported. Good luck with that.

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              • Chuck Dowdle already fills that void quite nicely.

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              • Debby Balcer

                Anf it hurts if football players think they are above the law see Jamies Winston for an example of how that works.

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              • reality check here

                You are absolutely right I want to live in a world that doesn’t exist. I would like the laws to make sense, but in this case they don’t. I would like the police and college administrators to use some common sense. That doesn’t happen often, especially in Athens.

                I may not have a problem with the reporting in this case. In fact I don’t.

                But I do not trust the system in Athens and I do not trust Georgia legislators to pass laws that make sense. It is common in criminal cases that deals are worked out and everything is sealed and never reported. Think about the Tech football player a few years back who hit a woman so hard in the face in a pizza parlor that she had to have numerous plastic surgeries. The result in that one was totally swept under the rug. The media totally disappeared. In Athens though we experience the opposite. A few years ago one of our defensive linemen – can’t remember the name – was accused of assault in a case where the facts made no sense. There was no disposition ever reported but if there had been a conviction we would have heard it. We sure heard the media talk about the accusation a lot.

                From Caleb King riding a scooter the wrong way to guys being thrown in jail for minor traffic violations to Isaiah Crowell – dismissed and found guilty in the media before the charges were dropped – due process and reporting to the public is not being well served in Athens.

                You are absolutely right what you or I think of the charges doesn’t matter. In today’s world too often neither does right or wrong.

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                • reality check here

                  Actually I do MAYBE have a problem with the reporting in this case. AJC didn’t report that marijuana was found.

                  That may seem counter to the rest of what I have to say, but if you are going to report the facts better get them all, especially ones that Georgia takes unusual positions on.

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                • But I do not trust the system in Athens and I do not trust Georgia legislators to pass laws that make sense.

                  You’ll get no argument from me on that. But isn’t that a good reason not to monkey with the open records law?

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                • Reality check here

                  Totally agree. I put monkeying with the open records law in the incompetent legislative category

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                • PTC DAWG

                  Spot on.

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          • Well then who is supposed to inject reason into the equation? Its certainly not the police in Athens. They have proven that for how many years? The judge maybe?…after the Police and AJC have already labeled the players felons everywhere? How is that fair to the players?

            I do not trust the AJC when it comes to unbiased reporting. Especially when it comes to UGA.

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            • What exactly is biased about reporting the actual charges?

              As for injecting reason, isn’t that what the judicial process is supposed to be for?

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              • I thought so…but after the headlines, isn’t it too late? Even if the charges are totally dropped some potential employer could google their names and get the wrong impression.

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                • First of all, we’re not in Gainesville, Florida. The charges aren’t going to be totally dropped.

                  But if they’re reduced and the media reports that as well, something which it’s generally done when it comes to Georgia athletics, how is the reporting at fault? Blame the cops, if you like, for making a mountain out of a molehill – you won’t get an argument from me about that – but in the end it’s news, accurately reported.

                  I’ll be the first to admit that the media has its flaws, but some of what you guys are pushing strikes me as overreaction.

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                • I can’t remember an article from Mark Bradley that didn’t have an anti-UGA agenda. That’s 20 years of shit that 3 decent reporters can’t overcome in a couple years. I like several of the new guys–we will see if their tune doesn’t change now that Kirby wants to cut off their info. It wouldn’t surprise me if that anti-UGA agenda gets a lot worse because of this law.
                  What’s scary about that is its the players that lose in that battle.

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                • Mark Bradley isn’t a reporter. He’s an opinion writer.

                  By the way, you keep saying “AJ-C”. Every media outlet known to man and Georgia fan has reported on this. I don’t think Bradley works for all of them.

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                • Debby Balcer

                  Also if you are a regular student charged with the same thing then athletes are getting special treatment. All arrests are published daily and if athletes have theirs kept secret for 90 days that is wrong especially since the arresting officer was an Athens county sheriff.

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                • @Debby: And someone will see right through this and comes the lawsuit. If I were a regular student and got busted for the same thing, I would be hollering to high heaven(by the way, I am politically c onservative, so some folks can save themselves the time of screaming liberal), if treatment were different. I know, I know, welcome to reality. Still lawsuit here I come.

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  16. TnDawg

    FOIA is 90 days away and a reporter does his job, finds a source. Looks like the world ain’t gonna end. Cept for a couple of dumb jocks. Course I NEVER did anything dumb at that age. Not that I remember 50 years later.

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  17. sniffer

    Ghostbusters. Nice.

    ps. I occasionally read “DawgNation” and thankfully, Bradley and Shultz are rarely writing about UGA. When they do, it stinks, but I can avoid the shit. Ergo, I don’t get pissed off by them. I don’t care what they think about anything. So, life is good. Go Dawgs…

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    • @Sniffer: my reaction to Bradley is the same. Every newspaper in the country has what is called the get hits columnist Bradley is one of the AJC’s in the sports section. The problem with a lot of them is they really believe their own crap does not stink.

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