A decade of bloviation

I forgot to mention yesterday that the blog turned ten.  As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having a good time.

Anyway, it’s been a blast.  And thanks to everyone who visits, whether you comment or are content to sit back and read.  You’ve all helped grow this place from the tiny drop of water it was at the start to the small pond it is today.  GTP is a great place and I’m proud to be a part of it.

Oh, and thanks again, Reggie Ball.  I couldn’t have done this without you, dog.


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45 responses to “A decade of bloviation

  1. AthensHomerDawg



  2. sniffer

    “What a long, strange trip its been…”
    Thank you, Senator, for the work you do here. Much appreciated.


  3. Allen

    Congrats and a heartfelt thank you! You are my (and I’m guessing many others) Georgia football spirit animal…a vital voice in the wilderness for smart, sober and entertaining analysis about our collective irrational obsession with 18-22 year old men. Cheers to 10 more years.


  4. Bard Parker

    Link to the first:
    Thanks for all your hard work!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Got Cowdog?

    I’ve been visiting since ’08. Great site, good posts, and the peanut gallery is always a hoot.
    How about 10 Years After, ” I’d Love to Change the World” as an MPC?
    Thanks for the hard work, Senator.


  6. Way to go, Senator. I still don’t see how you do this and continue to ring up billable hours.


  7. scuba

    Wow its hard to believe its been that long. Thank you for all your hard work at making this the best UGA blog. If controversy attracts more views the future seems so bright you`ll be wearing shades when blogging.

    If you like this blog click a link every time you visit.


  8. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Thanks, Senator. It’s been fun and I hope it continues for a long, long time.


  9. Mary Kate Danaher

    Thanks, Senator. Always a great read.


  10. Gaskilldawg

    Thank you, Senator. Yours is the best in the business.


  11. Athens Dog

    I don’t always agree……….but I always read. Congratulations


  12. John Goette

    Thanks Senator. Best blog across the Dawg Nation. The 33 Million hits is truly unbelievable.


  13. Russ

    Happy birthday, Senator! I always enjoy coming here and reading your thoughts, and the musing of the commenters. Best UGA blog out there.


  14. WF Dawg

    I can’t remember when I started reading. GTP has been a part of my daily routine for so long, it’s hard to remember a time before it. It’s the Dawg-related content that hooks me, but I’ll credit the Senator with persuading me on some of the other CFB issues that he often blogs about, such as paying college athletes and CFB playoffs. Two more things I like: the Senator’s writing doesn’t leave me constantly cringing at the grammatical atrocities that the AJC, et al, seem to be foisting upon us these days. In a world in which it seems no one can be bothered to re-read what he wrote before publishing, the writing here is a breath of fresh air. And second, the comments at GTP are often just as enjoyable as the original posts. Somehow, this blog has collected, and retained, the best of the bunch when it comes to UGA fans. We may not always agree with each other, but in the end, we all want the same thing: glory, glory, to ol’ Georgia.


    • …the Senator’s writing doesn’t leave me constantly cringing at the grammatical atrocities that the AJC, et al, seem to be foisting upon us these days. In a world in which it seems no one can be bothered to re-read what he wrote before publishing, the writing here is a breath of fresh air.

      You’re too kind. Trust me, I do enough cringing about my writing sometimes to cover the both of us.


  15. AutomaticDawg

    Awesome! Yesterday was my daughter’s 10th birthday, so I can tell you exactly what I was doing on the day you started this blog (mostly making terrible jokes in the delivery room and getting fussed at by my wife). Keep up the good work.


  16. '85 Dawg

    Senator, appreciate your thoughtful and witty post on a daily basis.


  17. Normaltown Mike


    I came here via the Georgiasportsblog around the time of the 2009 GA/Fl game.

    Great writing for a “country dirt lawyer”.


  18. Macallanlover

    Congratulations Senator! Not sure about the “small pond” characterization though, any idea if other programs have an independent blog with this type of activity? 33 million seems enormous for one blog related, primarily, to one collegiate team, and one sport. Keep it up, far too many of us would be unable to fill the time void if you took off to tour the country in the new wheels.


  19. Rebar

    Thanks for all you do Senator!


  20. DawgPhan

    great job. hope you have many more years ahead.


  21. AusDawg85

    Congrats Senator! I’ve wasted 12 years of my time during your 10 years of blogging!

    As the most interesting Georgia blogger on the planet I’ve heard your computer sits down in front of you when you’re ready to write.

    Stay blogging, my friend.


  22. Comin' Down The Track

    Can’t get my work day off to the correct start without shirking my duties here first. I know I haven’t read GTP for every single day of ten years, but I’d say it’s a solid cumulative nine plus. Thank you so very much for all that you do. Here’s to ten more.


  23. Bob

    Glad I found this place several years ago. Too many “team blogs” are full of venom and insanity. This place, while it does get intense at times, demonstrates the respect we can have for different opionions on something very passionate to us all. I spent 30 years in the Army, most of it overseas where Georgia football could be hard to find. I spent New Years night driving in my car around Soelden, Austria trying to pick up the 1982 Georgia-Penn State game on AFN Frankfurt. Kept fading in and out and the local police thought I was insane. So for all the times I had a hard time getting even a score, this has been a Godsend. Thanks for all your work and congratulations on the 10th.


  24. PTC DAWG

    Good work…


  25. Tronan

    Congrats and thanks for the hard work, Senator.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Raleighwood Dawg

    Congrats and thanks!


  27. MLB2

    Best college blog on the planet. Thank you for all you do.


  28. ScoutDawg

    TY Sir for everything. I just wonder how many times you have thrown up your hands and said,”fuck this”.


  29. Debby Balcer

    Thank you for putting up with us. I am not sure how many her I have been reading but I know once I found your blog I found the best source for insight into GA football.



    You do a great job and keep it up! For me to say that about any lawyer is a miracle in itself! GATA JYD


  31. The Original Slaw Dawg

    UGA fans are blessed with several great fan sites. But to echo others here, the combination of useful information, provocative commentary and “writing English good” make yours my most frequented sports related site, even if I comment infrequently. I’ll add this: you’ve attracted (at least on average!) a group of balanced, rational commenters–anyone looking for a quality comparison need only visit the comments to DawgNation articles. J


  32. Benjamin Bragg

    Thank you so much. This is the first site I visit everyday whether it’s football season or not. This has been a disappointing season, hey there’s always next year!!!! Happy Holidays, Senator.


  33. Red Cup

    Happy anniversary my friend. Keep up the good work, including, of course, the musical palate cleansers.


  34. Dawgflan

    Much appreciate the sustained effort! GATA.


  35. Uglydawg

    All the above! Thank you very much!
    Happy Birthday, GTP!


  36. Spike

    Check on you every day! Thanks for it all! Do you ever work?


  37. Cosmic Dawg

    Hooray! Congrats, Senator!


  38. Ozam

    Mazl-tov on a decade of outstanding work…..I look forward to your clever headlines and outstanding content every day. Heck, even your first blog post had a dandy opener!!!

    Since I hold you responsible for my daily fix, I’ll pass on my therapy bills. Georgia Bulldog football is mental exhausting.


  39. PalmettoDawg

    Enjoy your insights and musings, Senator. Thanks again.


  40. Bulldog Joe

    Hope this continues to be as enjoyable for you as it is for us!


  41. Congratulations and keep your thick skin, with some of the bloogers. Really appreciate your work.


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