I only wish I had known this before I put this week’s SEC Power Poll together.
Daily Archives: October 8, 2019
You know, I read a story like this…
Muschamp also remains close to Zeier, once the SEC’s all-time leading passer during his playing days with Muschamp a Georgia.
“Yeah, Eric and I were roommates together all four years at Georgia,” Muschamp said. “So, love Eric and his family, we try to see each other the best we can, it’s hard in the job I have.
“He’s a great friend and a great person, outstanding quarterback.”
… and wonder what his former teammates think of Boom when he craps all over Georgia to flatter fans at his current employer.
“Do as I say and as I did!”
Remember, Georgia fans, it’s not what your football program can do for you, but what you can do for your football program.
Coach Kirby Smart called on Georgia’s fans to help out with an early wake-up call on Saturday.
No. 3-ranked Georgia drew the dreaded noon kickoff for Saturday’s game against South Carolina at Sanford Stadium.
“I want to challenge our fans, who have always responded to challenges, to get in your seats early and get ready for an early kickoff,” Smart said at his weekly news conference on Monday. Our guys will need that support, and we’ll need the crowd noise and the impact that we had in the Notre Dame game.”
I hope we don’t get called out if we’re as insufficiently into the game early as the team looked in Knoxville.
Kirby, if you really want to make sure we’re there, maybe Butts-Mehre should offer a discount to fans who arrive early.
One more thing to be aware of at a football game:
These overpriced beers at a football game cost the vendor more than the fan.
A beer vendor at Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game was arrested after charging a fan $724 for two beers on a personal credit card reader, according to the Miami Herald. Nathaniel Collier is facing charges of third-degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device and was issued a $10,000 bond, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.
Collier, 33, didn’t use the credit card reader Hard Rock Stadium provides to vendors, according to a police report obtained by the Herald. The fan received an alert, which included Collier’s name, for the excessive charge.
I have to admit if something like that happened at Sanford Stadium, it would far more likely be due to carelessness, rather than outright criminality.
Then again, when you factor in the Magill Society contribution, three hundred and sixty bucks for a beer doesn’t seem so criminal.
Welp, the votes are in and the polls are closed. You’ll see the results posted tomorrow. I’ll just say that the turnout exceeded my expectations by a comfortable margin and the results should give y’all something to chew on. But, again, that’s for tomorrow. Today is for discussing our individual ballots.
To kick off the talk, here’s what I turned in yesterday:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
(Just missing: Florida, Notre Dame)
As usual with my early season MP vote, I spent more time deliberating over the teams I excluded from my ballot than those I included. It still took me less than 15 minutes. (So easy, even a busy college football head coach could do it!)
Florida is undefeated and has a solid win over an Auburn team that was favored to beat the Gators last weekend. That being said, while every team on my ballot is undefeated and has at least a wart or two, Florida’s offense strikes me as being sufficiently flawed for the Gators not to be favored over any of the eight teams ahead of them. Of course, if I’m wrong about that, I’m going to get confirmation very, very soon.
And while Notre Dame looks like the best coached team I’ve seen play so far this season, the Irish do have a loss on their resume and right now, that’s enough for me to keep them out of ballot contention.
So there you have it. Take shots at my methodology and post your own picks in the comments.