Daily Archives: May 19, 2016


That’s the over/under on Georgia’s 2016 win total, per the Golden Nugget’s sports book.

Check out Tennessee at 10.  That’s the top win total in the conference.



Filed under Georgia Football, What's Bet In Vegas Stays In Vegas

It’s for your own good.

Asshole Big Ten basketball coaches call player transfers “an epidemic”, want to cure the disease and insist that it’s not about them.

However it shakes out, Izzo and Beilein — as well as the other coaches in the Big Ten — emphasized they are pushing for what benefits the players the most.

“I think the problem is getting the balance right now, of understanding their needs and their rights, but also understanding what’s best for them,” Izzo said. “There’s not a coach in this building that isn’t always trying to look out for the kids’ best interest. … I could leave tomorrow and be fine. It’s not about me. But that’s just an example.

“We see how many kids leave early and don’t make it, but that’s forgotten about. Same with the transfers. Everybody wanted to transfer when they were freshmen. Hell, I wanted to transfer from a Division II school when I was a freshman but you learn how to work through things and I just think we’re missing that a little bit and we got to make sure that it is in their best interest.”

Noblesse oblige, bitchez.  Remember, kids, these guys are just here to help you.  Even if you don’t need that kind of help.


Filed under Look For The Union Label

Name that caption, back to the well again edition

I know he was the subject of one of these yesterday, but you tell me how I could resist posting this picture.

The only improvement for that shot would be if Saban had taken off his shoes and socks first.  Oh, and a beer in one hand, à la Spurrier.


UPDATE:  A bonus pic.

Bless your hearts, Tide fans.



Filed under Name That Caption

Hands on, baby.

It sounds like the Georgia sideline is gonna be a little more crowded this year.

[Mel] Tucker is also expected to be on the field during games. As for offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, Smart said the coaches haven’t discussed that yet, but added that Chaney would also probably be on the field.

Both coordinators, Smart and a host of support staffers – hell, they may need one just to direct traffic on game day – should make for a cozy arrangement.  I wonder if they’ll have room for Pittman.


Filed under Georgia Football

“They’re gonna have to fire him, aren’t they?”

How bad have things gotten at Baylor?  Bad enough that other football coaches are now questioning it.

One longtime college head coach said Wednesday the thing that stuck with him the most from the latest OTL report was just the number of incidents and how many of the cases involving Baylor football players leave big questions about what, if anything at all, was done to investigate them.

“These guys kept playing?” the coach said. “The message you’re sending is, ‘This isn’t a big deal.'”

The coach pointed out that because of the Clery Act, which requires schools to keep records of crime on and near their campuses, universities and athletic departments have had to become very diligent in the protocol when incidents occur. Or at least they’re supposed to have.

“There are three big questions here: Who knew what happened? When did they know about it? And, what action was taken?

“This is a guy (Briles) who prides himself in being a players’ coach and coaching his team like a high school team. It’s really hard to believe that he didn’t know about any of this stuff.”

Wuh.  As a general rule of thumb, when a crisis hits the “what did they know and when did they know it” stage, that ain’t good.


Filed under Baylor Is Sensitive To Women's Issues, Big 12 Football, Crime and Punishment

The 2007 season and what might have been

I guess fans aren’t the only folks who play the “what if” game.  Here’s something from Charles Johnson:

PG: After a standout junior year, you decided to go pro early. And, a lot of people, especially in the media, give their reasons—or, what they think are the reasons—why players enter the NFL Draft early. So, if you don’t mind me asking, why did you enter the draft early?

CJ: First off, I always wonder—I mean, I truly think about it a lot—what if I had stayed [for the 2007 season] because that year was when Georgia won the Sugar Bowl, and really came close to playing for a national championship. I would have played with Marcus Howard (Howard, like Johnson, was a reserve for multiple seasons until finally starting at a defensive end spot his final year in 2007), and I wonder if I would have been able to help the team out further…

Would it have made a difference if he had stayed?  I’m not sure he could have done much to change the result in Knoxville that year, but that 16-12 loss to South Carolina… yeah, who knows.  And a one-loss regular season would have sent Georgia to the SECCG, in a wild, wild year.  Would have been crazy, that’s for sure.

Then again, if Georgia wouldn’t have beaten the ‘Cocks, I hate to think what kind of harm Johnson and Howard together might have inflicted on Colt Brennan in that Sugar Bowl.  It was bad enough as it was.


Filed under Georgia Football

After midnight, Saban’s not gonna let it all hang down.

Words to live by:

“One thing I always tell players is that there are three bad things: Nothing good happens after midnight, nothing good happens when you’re around guns unless you’re going hunting, and you don’t want to mess around with women that you don’t know because a lot of times bad things happen…”

It’s hard to argue with any of that.  Although I wish he would have added something about never starting a land war in Asia.


Filed under Nick Saban Rules

Getting what you paid for

Today, in fun with numbers:

  • The Pac-12 distributed an average of $25.1 million to each school in 2014-15.  Larry Scott, its commissioner, earned almost $4.05 million in total compensation for the same fiscal year.
  • During that same period, the Big Ten paid its eleven longstanding members around $32.4 million.  Jim Delany’s compensation for that time was $2.6 million.

I never thought I’d live in a world where Jim Delany was a relative bargain.


Filed under Big Ten Football, It's Just Bidness, Pac-12 Football