Daily Archives: January 1, 2020

Sugar Bowl game night post

Ah, what the hell — it’s Georgia’s last game of the season.  You need a post and a comment section for that, amirite?

FWIW, I think the Dawgs show up tonight.  How about you?

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Your 1.1.20 Playpen

Share your New Year’s resolutions in the comments, or, in the alternative, take a shot at yesterday’s Twitter narrative comparing where you were in 2010 to where you are today.

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I’ll take “No one, probably” for $200, Alex.

If somebody could, they’d have already done it.

I’ve got more hope that Fromm’s worked successfully on his shaky mechanics in the past two weeks than I have in Kearis Jackson’s improvement to run a clean sideline route.  Especially consistently.

I’d love to be proven wrong, though.

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Battle of diminishing returns

Jake Fromm isn’t the only quarterback starting in the Sugar Bowl whose second half of the season has been in a decline of sorts.

Charlie Brewer is expected to return to action for Baylor, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on which Brewer shows up. After averaging at least 9.5 yards an attempt in six of Baylor’s first eight games, Brewer topped 7.0 only once over the final five games.

Brewer’s passer rating declined from 171.41 in October to 128.61 in November.  He’s coming off concussion protocol from a hit he took in the Big 12 Championship game.

Tonight’s passing game matchup could be epic.  And not in a particularly good way.

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Today, in a-ha!

The AJ-C cracks the case:

Georgia lost 20-17 in a stunning upset in which Blankenship, who won the 2019 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best place-kicker, missed two field-goal attempts, including a 42-yarder in overtime.

To Blankenship, it all went wrong for him when he couldn’t find an orange Powerade at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, an on-campus hotel in which the Bulldogs stay Friday nights before home games.

“I had a purple Powerade instead of an orange PowerAde before we played South Carolina,” Blankenship said during the Bulldogs’ preparations this week for the Sugar Bowl. I couldn’t find an orange Powerade in the hotel. So, I just thought, ‘It’s not that big of a deal; I’ll just have purple, and it’ll be fine.’ I guess it wasn’t fine.”

Blankenship is only half joking. Like most kickers, his routine before and during games is very important to him. For instance, he always dresses exactly the same way and in exactly the same order: compression shorts, left sock, right sock, pants, left cleat, right cleat, tie left shoe, tie right shoe, jersey over shoulder pads, shoulder pads and jersey on, helmet, snap chin strap, specs, left wrist band, right wrist band.

He also eats the same meals and same snacks at the same times, depending on kickoff.

Hey, I’ve heard worse explanations.

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The Kings of New Year’s

I wonder how much of the media is going to swallow the “hey, 8-5 Texas is back, babee!” narrative this offseason.

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UPDATE:  Man, where have I heard this before?

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