Daily Archives: October 9, 2016

Game day thoughts, Georgia-South Carolina edition

I bet you saw the first three words and thought I was going to discuss the Falcons. Okay, I keed, I keed.

Anyway, who the hell really knows what to expect today?  Do we get the Nicholls version of Georgia, or the North Carolina one?  Is there an accumulated hangover from the losses to Ole Miss and Tennessee?  Does Nick Chubb get more than one carry?  Does Blankenship get to try an attempt outside the 20-yard line?  Do Boom and Roper recreate the magic that carried them to an unexpected, lopsided win at the 2014 Cocktail Party?

And that’s all before you even get to the game being played a day later than anyone expected just a week ago.  Or whether the wind might have an impact today.

Advanced stats would suggest Georgia is worth the consideration of being more than a touchdown favorite this afternoon. S&P+ has the Dawgs at 58th and the ‘Cocks at 88th, with the matchups being what you’d expect:

  • Georgia offense (60th) vs. South Carolina defense (32nd)
  • Georgia defense (41st) vs. South Carolina offense (121st)

As for the other part of the game…

  • Georgia special teams:  125th
  • South Carolina special teams:  51st

Yecch.

If I have my hopes today, they’re that (1) Eason and the other true freshmen continue to grow; (2) Chaney continues to be open-minded with the offensive game plan; (3) the defense shows that its problems through the first third of the season were due in large part to the quality of the offenses it’s faced; and (4) special teams don’t soil themselves.

I feel okay about the first two, maybe not so much about the third and totally despondent about the fourth, so if you put a gun to my head, I’d say Georgia wins, but doesn’t cover.

Feel free to respond in the comments.

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Georgia Football

Even Moar Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk, ctd.

Jeez, man.  Get a grip.

How long before he’s on Finebaum’s show?

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Filed under Academics? Academics., General Idiocy, SEC Football

“Not being able to protect well enough to kick an extra point is tough.”

Kudos to Mark Richt for bringing tradition back to the Miami-FSU series.

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Filed under ACC Football

Moar Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk, ctd.

Scene from a college football Sunday:

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You can feel the excitement, can’t you?

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UPDATE:  The place is really filling up fast.

 

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Georgia Football

Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk, ctd.

When football game promotions go horribly, horribly awry… although there’s a part of me that wonders if Harbaugh ran the score up just because of that.

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Filed under Big 12 Football

Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk.

Fan in Iowa City wants to build a 7,500-square-foot home that will resemble the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, right down to the brick siding and press box.

I can’t figure out for the life of me why his neighbors might be upset.

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Filed under College Football

Musical palate cleanser, happy sadness or sad happiness edition

Some ear candy for you — heard this one on the radio Friday night and haven’t been able to get it out of my head all weekend.  From 1967, it’s The Tremeloes, with the Cat Stevens-penned “Here Comes My Baby”.

Tell me something:  have you ever heard a more cheerful tune about unrequited love?

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