Daily Archives: October 16, 2019

This is how you proactive.

Mark Emmert, bringing the stupid.

How do you compromise with somebody like that?



Filed under The NCAA

Sometimes, it really isn’t rocket science.

Bill’s infuriated and he’s a Mizzou fan, so imagine how I feel.

Along the same lines, care to guess how many second half touchdowns the Dawgs have scored in the four games against P5 opponents?  That would be three.

Isn’t keeping your foot on the gas imposing your will?


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Not bad. Just bad enough.

I have this sinking feeling that folks are going to be poking and prodding at that inexplicable South Carolina loss for a while.  Sigh.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

Your 10.16.19 Playpen

A simple question for you guys today:  generally speaking, how much does it suck to be an Atlanta sports fan?  (And, yes, for purposes of this question, I include UGA in that.)

It’s wearying, is what it is.  I say that knowing I’m more fortunate than some of you, in that at least my undergraduate alma mater won two national titles in sports I care about this year.  But, man, the rest of it…


Filed under GTP Stuff

You have questions. Kirby has answers.

Talk about your timely reader questions…

Screenshot_2019-10-16 A clue to the new direction

Here’s what the boss man has to say about that:

I go back and say again, we talked about it the other day, it’s simple: Don’t turn the ball over, be more explosive, and win two-minute, all right?” Smart said. “Those are three really critical factors. We’ve got to be more explosive.”

“The runs that we have, there were about six or seven runs in there that were over 10 yards that I would argue could be home runs if one more guy gives a little more effort and gives a little more blocking,” Smart said.

“You’ve got to be able to be more explosive when you get an opportunity to do that. And you’ve got to win two-minute in games. And you can’t turn it over.”

It’s simple, indeed.  When receivers blocking downfield gets a mention and getting receivers open downfield doesn’t, that should tell you all you need to know about what he thinks needs fixing.

Manball can’t fail; it can only be failed.  Win those battles, boys!


Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

“On this day, I did suck.”

Woo, boy, Joe Moorhead.  I’m not sure this is the way you go about firing up the Mississippi State fan base.

Moorhead’s dedication to his Dawgs isn’t in question, but his ability to lead them to wins on Saturdays is. He admitted that his team was out-coached and outplayed by a Tennessee group that previously had not beaten a Power 5 team this season.



Filed under SEC Football

2019 Mumme Poll, Week 7

Screenshot_2019-09-30 (1) Senator Blutarsky ( MummePoll) TwitterThe results are in.

Screenshot_2019-10-16 2019 Mumme Poll - (Responses)

A total of 250 ballots were cast, so interest cooled from last week for some reason.  I wonder what that might be.  Average number of teams was 8.7 per ballot.

The breakdown by conference isn’t too surprising.

Screenshot_2019-10-16 2019 Mumme Poll - (Responses)(2)

One thing we tracked this week was how much time everyone spent putting their ballot together.  Here’s how that broke down:

Screenshot_2019-10-16 2019 Mumme Poll - (Responses)(3)

I’ll keep saying it — approval voting is so easy, a coach wouldn’t even need to outsource his vote to an SID.

A few random observations:

  • Nice South Carolina trolling from five of you.  Well played.
  • Among others receiving votes this week:  Ohio, Wyoming, Wake Forest and Louisiana.  Obviously my message about reviewing your ballot before casting it needs some work.
  • The top tier, which I define as teams appearing on at least 90% of all ballots cast, is down to five.  But keep an eye on Wisconsin.
  • As was the case last week, no team appeared on every single ballot.
  • One thing I’ll say for the Mumme Poll over the AP and Coaches Polls this week is that at least we don’t have to explain why Notre Dame is ranked higher than Georgia.


Filed under GTP Stuff

A clue to the new direction

On the off chance you weren’t sure what Kentucky will dial up Saturday night in pass coverage, let me help.

South Carolina’s created the defensive template.  Secondaries are going to play man against Georgia until Georgia proves it can beat man coverage.  You could say they’re going to try to impose their will in that regard.

Hey, don’t take my word for it.


Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics