Daily Archives: July 14, 2016

The media speaketh.

Keep in mind their track record is Georgia in Jacksonville awful — something like five correct calls on the conference champ in 24 years.

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Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football

“Yeah, I’m gonna coach again.”

You can’t keep a good enabler down, boys.

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

The best kind of praise…

… is peer to peer.

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Filed under Georgia Football

Poor, poor pitiful Hugh

Hugh Freeze would love to set the record straight, believe you me, but the goddamn lawyers and those bastards at the NCAA just won’t let him.

Which makes this…

so unfair.

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Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football, The NCAA

Say it ain’t so, Todd.

This is what’s wrong with capitalism.  I mean, say what you want about the tenets of amateurism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos that wouldn’t let Todd Gurley anywhere near orange and blue.

(h/t)

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Filed under Gators, Gators..., Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

The greatest convention speaker of our era

It would really be entertaining for the GPOOE™ to perform a public circumcision on Trump.  Think of the ratings!

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UPDATE:  Chuckle.

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Filed under Political Wankery, Tim Tebow: Rock Star

“Make the putt, Kirby.”

Pete Fiutak ranks Georgia’s schedule in order of toughness here.  I might quibble a little here and there — I’d move South Carolina ahead of Georgia Tech, based on recent history — but overall, it’s a pretty decent reflection of what I expect.

What do you guys think?

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Filed under Georgia Football

You can never have enough data points.

The Big 12 is a ten-team conference.  It determines its conference champion in the fairest way possible, by requiring its schools to play a round-robin nine-game conference schedule.

That, of course, isn’t good enough.  With no championship game, there’s money being left on the table.  With no championship game, there’s a feeling that something’s missing for the CFP selection committee to weigh in comparison with the other P5 conferences that have championship games.

And so, even though it’s completely unnecessary, and in fact is just as likely to make things messier in the event that the team which lost in the regular season comes back to win the conference title game, the Big 12 is moving towards having a championship game.

That’s all right with Bill Hancock.

… Hancock praised the Big 12’s decision to reinstitute a championship game in 2017, mirroring the other four major conferences. He emphasized, though, that the primary benefit is not necessarily the fact that all champions will now play 13 games but that the Big 12’s champ will now add another top 25-caliber opponent to its resume.

“How much the Big 12 will be helped by getting another game against a quality opponent — to me, that’s the game-changer,” said Hancock.

That’s a real game-changer, alright.  It’s a perfect example of sacrificing the significance of the regular season to enhance the postseason chase.  And it’s the path that college football, just like men’s basketball before it, is steadily traveling down.  The morons running the game are slowly destroying the character that makes college football unique, the emphasis on regional interest and the regular season.

I’ll keep saying it:  enjoy what you’ve got now, folks, because ten years from now, it won’t be the same.  Not even close.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Big 12 Football

As luck would have it

If regression to the mean comes into play this season with regard to turnover luck, it’s gonna be an even longer year for Boom than I already thought.

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Filed under Stats Geek!

Cam Robinson’s life matters.

By now, you’re aware of yesterday’s Saban-Finebaum fracas, which arose over PAWWWLLL’s questioning of the Sabanator’s choice of discipline regarding the two Alabama players who were arrested but ultimately not charged with criminal behavior in Monroe, Louisiana.  Part and parcel of Saban’s heated defense of his actions — or, in this case, lack of action — was a certain perceived bias on the part of the arresting officers.

Finebaum told reporters after two heated exchanges with Saban, “He said the police officers were LSU fans.”

This led to one of those only-in-America moments when the Monroe police department rose to the defense of its men in blue in the only way imaginable.

“I can tell you for a fact that the first officer on the scene is not an LSU fan,” Chris Bates, the Monroe Police PIO, said Wednesday. “He hates LSU. He doesn’t like the color yellow or purple and gold. In fact, he’s a Florida fan. If you mention LSU around him, he throws up in his mouth. Most of our officers are LSU fans, but we have some who are Arkansas fans and Georgia fans and Alabama fans…”

LMAO.  That should put Saban in his place.

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Filed under Nick Saban Rules, SEC Football