Butthurt in Urnge

I gotta say as a full-throated supporter of a one-time free transfer waiver for college football players, this is fucking hilarious.

The Cade Mays’ NCAA appeals case is fascinating on several fronts, and it has certainly captivated the Georgia and Tennessee fan bases.

It’s not often a two-year starter in the prime of his career on the brink of multi-million dollar draft status asks to transfer out of a national championship contending program.

But that’s what happened with Mays, who is seeking immediate eligibility at a rival school in the SEC despite having his first appeal denied…

There’s nothing fascinating about a social media pissing match between rival fan bases, but I digress.

My mirth stems from this whole #FreeCadeMays garbage take by the UT fan base, like he’s some sort of political prisoner being held somewhere against his will.

I can’t wait for Bob Dylan to cover this.

And Griffith himself, who’s worked both side of this beat, deserves a nod of his own for adding just a dash of flavor to the pot stirring.

Tell us more about that sumbitch Kirby Smart, Mike.

There’s a tweet in the middle of what Griffith shared that says the irony here is that Mays is being denied eligibility in a year when there is no eligibility.  The real irony is all the angst Vol fans are generating for a kid who probably won’t play during a season that probably won’t be completed.

Wake me when it’s over.

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34 responses to “Butthurt in Urnge

  1. DawgStats

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  2. DawgStats

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Slow Sunday, Senator? Hope all is well.

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  4. munsonlarryfkajim

    Social media is the devil. So many morons. As usual, those loudest on social media are the least informed

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  5. I was beginning to wonder if we needed to initiate a wellness check, Senator!

    I really would love to know what happened between Mays and the coaching staff. It just doesn’t make sense on either side, from the outside looking in.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      They didn’t recruit his brother well enough to appease their father. After the brother committed to UT, the father then sued Georgia as part of a scheme to get Cade instant playing time when he transferred, and soon after convinced his weak-willed son Cade to leave Georgia and a surefire 2021 first round draft slot to join his brother in Hillbillyville.

      I honestly don’t think there’s much more to the story than that. Pittman didn’t want little brother on the team, but likely spent some time recruiting him to try to make the family and Cade happy, but probably didn’t do enough of a good job in faking it, so they realized pretty quickly and took offense. After that, it’s all she wrote.

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  6. gurkhadawg

    I’m just glad Cade Mays is not our problem anymore.

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    • stoopnagle

      I don’t know. He was nasty. I liked having him on our team and would rather he was still a Dawg. Regardless, best wishes for a good two years.

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      • Got Cowdog

        He was nasty. Mean, like a hillbilly bully. He’ll be a good guard, but I think he’s too slow to be a tackle.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          Daddy wants him to be a tackle. So he made Cade transfer to Tennessee where noted developer of talent Will Friend can help…

          … okay, I couldn’t get through typing any further without needing to take a 5-minute laugh break, because, ya know, Will Friend.

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  7. practicaldawg

    This debacle will be useful in helping dissuade future players from making idiotic transfer decisions.

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  8. Russ

    I want Cade to play so Smith, Johnson, Anderson and Ojulari can take turns embarrassing him on national TV.

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  9. Derek

    I still don’t see what we’re gaining here at all. And I don’t see why we shouldn’t support his eligibility. At all.

    Seems to me that we’re going to be made to look like the asshole here.

    One point the politician made that struck a chord was whether the ncaa is judging qbs one way and other players differently.

    From a cynical perspective you could say college football suffers if qb talent is riding pine so clear a path with those guys, but for the rest let’s throw up road blocks to give a chilling effect to the rest of the roster. There is enough anecdotal evidence to support that there is a disparity.

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  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    As far as I can tell, the idea that UGA is blocking it is only speculation. Personally, I don’t care, and to some extent I feel bad for Cade because I am not completely sure that he made this decision voluntarily without family interference. He is caught in the middle; I would say he made his choice, but if he doesn’t transfer he has family issues.

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    • The law suit was dirty pool, if it was purely pretext to get immediate eligibility.

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    • siskey

      They had two years to bring suit. They sued in December 2019. He played in the Sugar Bowl and seemed happy here. I don’t know if the family thought a settlement was coming and then when it did not come they urged him to transfer or if it’s something else.
      Can the UGA AA settle a lawsuit with the family of a current player and it not be an impermissible benefit?

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  11. Ran A

    I think it is fair to say that if the Mays Family had handled things differently then Georgia would have been more likely to work with him. Even with him being in the East.

    But asking Georgia to be graceful about this, when his mom and dad are basically giving you the finger, in a little much.

    As far at the UT base is concerned. Again, SEC reigning champs as the Dumbest Fan base, with their reaction to the NCAA denial (not Georgia) being typical of the group.

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  12. Illini84

    Pistol shots rang out in a barroom …

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  13. stoopnagle

    I don’t get it? What could possibly be “common sense” about Mays transferring to UT? It makes no sense at all. He is leaving for the NFL after his third year, so he transfers risking having to sit that year out? He goes from a top 5 team where he is going to start along side other NFL-caliber players to a barely top 20 team where he lacks as many peers? The only thing that makes any sense is at all is this naive notion of playing with his brother? I mean, even the “his position coach left” angle is crap because stay or go he has a new position coach. It makes no sense at all and that – more than anything else – is likely why it’s being held up. And if we’re being intransigent about it, I’d be shocked. Kirby isn’t going to risk his player-friendly rep on the recruiting trail over a position player for whom he has dudes lined up like teeth on a Great White to replace. What’s more likely is the lawyer is lying to benefit his client.

    Ultimately I always come down to the facts he was a good player for us for two years and students should be able to transfer wherever they want. But don’t try to tell me it’s “common sense.”

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    • Tim B

      Not sure that he really wanted to play this season. He was injured parts of both his freshman and sophomore seasons. Why not spend a season at UT rehabbing near home on their dime and prepping for the combine.

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  14. Patrick O'Rouke

    If Mike Griffith were to put in for a transfer to the Vol beat, I’d write a letter in support of his immediate eligibility.

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    • Down Island Way

      Throw in the congressman to sweeten the deal….When he “dadgumit” once , my thought was, oh well, but he “dadgumit” twice, that man is serious….i truly believe the ncaa does not want that politician chasing them….

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  15. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Hey, I know this isn’t on topic, but this is about a Dawg I know we’re all pulling for in a big way this year. Since this is the active post today, I thought I’d share it here.

    Zeus is ready. Are y’all? GATA!!!

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  16. dawg365

    The crazy thing is Georgia can’t block it per say. They can “not support” it but the NCAA makes the final call. As will the SEC if the NCAA allows it.

    I would like to know outside of Graduate transfers, who don’t have to sit, how many players have gotten immediate eligibility when transferring within the same division in conference. I would imagine the number is REALLY small.

    I have heard many TN fans say but JT Daniels got immediate eligibility. The two situations are not remotely the same other than both being transfers. JT is not transferring within the same conference and JT essentially sat an entire year last year once he went down in 2Q of the first game. Cade will have basically played for two different inter-division teams within the same calendar year.

    One more thing….I don’t think Pruitt would happily sign off on Henry To’To’To to transfer to Georgia and get immediate playing time. Nor would he just sign of on Trey Smith to transfer to Bama or Florida. I don’t think TN fans would be ok if back in 1996 if Manning decided he wanted to play for Georgia or Florida. I think the SEC has it right to not allow inter conference transfers unless you sit a year. Doing so would open the doors to a lot of back door tampering with opposing teams. I don’t think the HCs would be doing it but their people would be.

    Until they change it…the rules be the rules.

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