Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

“Man y’all can’t tell me this ain’t funny.”

Tennessee player tweets this a couple of days ago and finds he’s no longer on the team as of today.

Yeah, now that I think about it, that is funny.

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Hargrett Library PSA

Just a reminder that this is there for you:

Jason is a great guy and I have no doubt about how good this exhibit is.  Go, if you can.

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‘You had all offseason. What did you do?’

Let’s check in to see how the locals are embracing Year Four of the Boom Era ($$), shall we?

Tori Gurley, who played wide receiver at South Carolina in 2009 and 2010 and has worked as an analyst on the SEC Network and NFL Network, posted a video on Twitter on Saturday night suggesting the team should be evicted from its fancy new football facility until it plays better.

On Monday, he told The Athletic he stands by that statement.

“It’s the truth,” he said. “If I lied, anyone is open to challenge me on it. You go out and give all these young men shiny bells and whistles and for the most part, these young men didn’t work for it, and it can make you soft. That’s sad to say, but that’s how it goes. Hopefully, they can start worrying about winning football games instead of what jersey they are going to wear or some hype video on Instagram.”

Gurley even took a shot at football building’s recording studio, which is named after USC alum and recording artist Darius Rucker.

“Since when is having a Darius Rucker studio going to make you a better football player?” he asked. “If you want to go be in the band, go be in the band. You’re there to win football games, and that’s what we want to see. Pull back on the distractions so guys can worry about the task at hand.”

Yeah, that’s going well.  But not to worry, ‘Cock fans.  Agent Muschamp has some sage advice for you.

“… Let’s try to rally to win games. That’s what we’re going to do as an organization so help us win games. That would be my message (to fans), go help us win some football games.”

I really hope if the ax falls, that Muschamp blames the fans at his farewell presser for not doing enough to help the team win.  Too bad they don’t have a buyout clause.

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Them’s fightin’ words!

I can’t think of a more obvious bulletin board challenge for Kirby Smart than his opposing coach claiming that “We’re going to be the harder playing team that day.”

And, yes, I know that Smart and Stewart have a history together, but juice is juice and Kirby’s gonna serve it to his team.

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Your 9.4.19 Playpen

With the first home game coming up (Welcome to Dooley Field!), I thought this was an appropriate time to address a topic someone requested a week or so ago, namely, how to build a better tailgate music experience.

Now, to each his own on musical tastes, so I’m not gonna spend time here giving you specific advice about which songs work and which don’t (although don’t let me stop some of you from doing that in the comments), but rather, I’ll share some general advice about making your tuneage work for you.  (Those of you who still tailgate on North Campus can disregard the rest of this post, sadly.)

First of all, as a multi-year tailgate veteran in charge of bringing the noise, I can tell you that it all starts with the delivery system.  Don’t kid yourself — making the greatest mix tape/playlist in the history of Georgia football means little if your group can’t hear it.  If you’re surrounded by other tailgaters, odds are that’s going to be an issue.

It’s taken some trial and error, but for me, as I’ve posted before, this baby is flat out the bomb.

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It’s also $899, so I get it if you don’t get it.  In any event, find something everyone can hear and that has enough battery power to last several hours.  There’s nothing worse than a boombox that dies halfway through your Cocktail Party tailgate.

Next, regardless of how you source your material, make sure you can present it in a way that involves a minimal amount of fiddling.  You don’t want to be a slave to the music, constantly having to pick out songs, instead of… well, tailgating.  I’m old school, relatively speaking, so I’ve still got my trusty 160GB iPod Classic as my music source.  I’ve got several gameday playlists organized on it in time segments I can mix and match, depending on the length of a given tailgate.  (I’ve also got a 90-minute playlist for the drive up and another for the drive back, but that’s for another day.)

If you’ve go the Bluetooth route through your phone to supply songs, there are options like Spotify that should work.  (Again, those of you who do it that way, share your tips in the comments.)

As for what goes into a successful mix, consider your audience.  By that, I mean your tailgating group.  (And if I may digress for a moment, there is nothing ruder than that person who brings a ginormous PA system capable of blanketing an entire parking lot with ear-splitting music and proceeds to prove it; for some reason, that person also tends to have shit for musical taste.  Don’t be that person, please.)

I’m lucky in that I’ve been tailgating with the same bunch for decades now.  I know what my folks like, so I build my lists in their direction.  There are also songs that, for better or worse, are associated by us with certain times and events we recollect.  It’s not so much that I’m trying to create a party on the dance floor as much as contribute to a mood; after all, we’re there getting ready to go see the Dawgs play.  Our mood is generally fueled by James Brown and The Rolling Stones, with the occasional Munson clip tossed in.  Your mileage will no doubt vary from that, but as long as it takes you where you want to go, your work will be done, my son.

Anyway, that’s about the sum total of my general wisdom on the subject.  If you’ve got specific questions, ask away.  If you’ve got your own set of suggestions, share ’em with us in the comments.

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it, baby.

Scene from a city street…

I don’t know if that’s a product of Georgia State pride or Tennessee mockery, but either way, it works.

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Time to shine

I don’t think it takes genius-level insight on my part to post this, but between Murray State and Kearis Jackson’s injury, I expect George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock are about to see some serious action this Saturday.

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Nasty, nasty

Cade Mays, ladies and gentlemen, scrimmaging against Vanderbilt:

The only thing I can’t figure out about that play is why Fromm rushed the pass.  He had all day long to throw there.

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UPDATE:  Mays can do more than simply overpower the man in front of him.  Check out how he gets in front on this wide receiver screen.

Boy can move a little.

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“So the revenue is coming back to us, not the broker.”

Honestly, I’m surprised Georgia Tech didn’t think of this sooner.

With an intention to optimize pricing, capture revenue and remove the middle man, Georgia Tech will test a different ticket sales strategy for its home game against Georgia in November.

The Tech ticket office will put tickets for the annual rivalry game on sale Sept. 9, but rather than selling them at a fixed price, will adjust prices based on demand, not unlike how secondary market websites like StubHub or Vivid Seats operate…

… The department will set prices based on recommendations from Atlanta-based Kaizen Analytix, which uses artificial-intelligence algorithms incorporating ticket transaction data and other factors to determine pricing models. The prices will begin at $130 for tickets in the upper corners of the east and west stands. (The seats in the upper north stands are part of Georgia’s 8,000-seat allotment.) For the 2017 game at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the average ticket price on StubHub was $162.

Don’t think other programs (which shall remain nameless) won’t be watching this experiment closely.  Cutting out the middleman for games with huge demand makes a ton of financial sense — not to mention from the consumer’s standpoint, at least you know for sure you’re dealing with a legitimate seller, as opposed to shitheads like this dude.

If you’re one of those who elects to buy tickets through Tech, let us know how the experience goes.  I’ll be curious to see how Georgia fans drive this particular market exercise.

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Hot fun in the summertime

Willie Taggart has gone from this to this.

Looking ahead to the Seminoles’ second game Saturday at 5 p.m. against ULM, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart discussed how his team may not have been properly hydrated to deal with the heat ahead of its first game.

“I think after going through last weekend and seeing our guys going down and cramping, one thing we talked about with our medical staff is our guys got to hydrate,” Taggart said on his weekly call-in show.

“That can’t be on Friday, that can’t be on Thursday, they need to start hydrating early in the week and take care of their bodies. We can’t leave it up to our players just to do it. We’ve got to force them to hydrate and take care of themselves.

“I don’t know if we did a good job of that last weekend. One of those situations where you live and learn, and we’ll make sure that we help our guys when it comes to that.”

Throw in this,

The excuses are flying around Tallahassee following Florida State’s 36-31 loss to No. 24 Boise State on Saturday afternoon. The latest comes from an offensive lineman who feels that his team wasn’t prepared to compete in a four-quarter battle in the heat and humidity of the panhandle.

“Conditioning wasn’t our strong suit,” offensive lineman Baveon Johnson said, “That is what we plan to work on and plan to improve this week … I feel like it was just conditioning overall. That is what we need to get better at.”

… and you have to wonder why anybody in FSU’s athletic administration is letting Taggart anywhere near anything that affects player health.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d really question whether Jimbo was all that was wrong in Tallahassee.

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