Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Welcome to the Sunshine State.

I don’t get this, but it is what it is.

Are we really going to have a full house at the Cocktail Party now?

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Your 10.7.20 Playpen

A simple question:  does anybody care about the VP debate tonight?

And with that, the floor is yours.

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Delta force

Something we need to be mindful of as Saturday approaches is the weather.  It’s already having an impact on one game that day.

LSU’s football game against Missouri is expected to be relocated from Tiger Stadium to Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday because of Hurricane Delta, multiple sources told The Advocate on Tuesday.

A long day of discussions between the schools explored multiple options at different neutral-site locations, and, ultimately, moving the game to Missouri became the most realistic option.

LSU has never played Missouri in its home state, and it took one of the most turbulent years in recent memory to make it happen.

The Category 4 Delta is the sixth gulf storm to take aim at Louisiana, and weather projections forecast the storm is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Now, Athens isn’t going to get the brunt of it like Louisiana is expected to, but it’s going to generate plenty of rain in our state.  The latest forecast I’ve seen shows the chance for rain starting in the early morning Saturday and steadily increasing as the day progresses.  The good news is that it should be light all day (total accumulation is about a third of an inch) and that the temperature should be in the mid-70s.

Anybody know if Stetson can handle a wet ball better than Jake did?

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They went to Jarrett.

Here’s a brief statistical picture of Jarrett Guarantano:

But it’s Matt Stinchcomb who takes the real measure of the man.  When asked about Guarantano’s progress so far this season, he said, “The fact that he’s still in there, starting at quarterback, is a huge leap forward…”

He hasn’t been yanked from a game yet.  A legend is born.

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Today, in they know what they are, they’re just haggling over the fee.

They’re still in the process of interpreting what Alston means financially to college athletes.

Anyone want to bet which way this goes?  Or after it does, which school goes off to the races first?  (After the inevitable lip service about how this is going to ruin schools financially, of course.)

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How’s that CFP resume shaping up?

Chris Hummer has Georgia number three in his rankings, saying,

Georgia would have an argument as the nation’s No. 1 team if you just looked at the scores of its first two games. The Bulldogs are the only team on this list with a victory over a top 10 opponent (27-6 over No. 7 Auburn), and they beat Arkansas by 27 points in Week 1. But the committee watches these games, and it’s a difficult to get the Razorbacks’ 10-5 third-quarter lead out of my brain when thinking about the Bulldogs.

Georgia’s defense is elite, holding Auburn to a minuscule 2.73 yards per play. The talent is overwhelming. Yet it’s hard to look at the Bulldogs in the same light as Alabama and Clemson with such a shaky situation at QB, at least compared to the other elite teams in the country. But with Tennessee and then Alabama next on the schedule, the Bulldogs have an opportunity to close the month as No. 1.

It’s still early, so that first half against Arkansas is fresh on people’s minds.  It’ll fade, though, replaced by how the Dawgs fare against Alabama and Florida.

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Why so bitter, Brenton?

All you had to do was compete, dude.

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Goin’ back

You might have heard a few days ago that Smart was bringing John Jancek back as a quality control staffer.  He confirmed that with a few details yesterday.

“We had two quality control positions that we weren’t able to fill before the pandemic broke,” Smart said via Zoom. “We were on vacation or on spring break, and we had a couple spots that were open that we were unable to fill. We put the hold on those and didn’t know if we were going to have a season, so we weren’t sure we were going to fill them. Then a week before or maybe a few days before the Arkansas game, we decided to fill that role. [John Jancek] breaks down the opposing team’s defense, and coaches the coaches in terms of the insights of what that defense does and what their tendencies are and [is a] a defensive mind on the offensive side of the ball, which is very common in the NFL, and it was important to Coach [Todd] Monken that we had somebody that could fill that role.”

As long as he’s not there in a personnel-evaluating or scheme-devising role, I’m cool with it.  Speaking of the former, this made me roll my eyes a bit:

In his first stretch at UGA, Jancek helped develop Tony Taylor into a two-time first-team All-SEC performer. He also coached eventual Super Bowl winning linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and aided Rennie Curran in becoming an All-SEC and All-American linebacker.

Jancek, from what I understand, is the reason it took so long for Curran to see the field his freshman year.  Richt essentially had to force him to start Curran.  So much for “aided”.

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A musical palate cleanser twofer

A sad day yesterday…

I’m not a Van Halen fan, but I certainly respect Eddie’s talent.  That being said, this is too good a story not to share:

So, “Beat It”.

That should be the last time you see Michael Jackson at the blog.

I don’t know if you saw it, but another musician passed away yesterday.

Johnny Nash, whose 1972 song “I Can See Clearly Now” became a Number One hit and enduring radio song, died on Tuesday, his son confirmed to CBS. No cause of death was given. He was 80.

Nash began singing as a child in church in Houston, Texas, where he was born. As a teenager, he participated in a local variety show where he sang R&B covers, and in his late teens, he made his major label debut with 1957’s “A Teenager Sings the Blues.” The following year, his cover of Doris Day’s “A Very Special Love” marked his first charting single. Nash continued to release singles on a variety of labels and scored another chart hit with 1965’s “Let’s Move and Groove Together.”

However, it was his move to Jamaica in the Sixties and his enduring reggae-tinged hit in 1972’s “I Can See Clearly Now” that propelled him to fame. The song sold more than 1 million copies and sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks.

There was a stretch in ’72 when you couldn’t turn on your radio without hearing “I Can See Clearly Now”.  It really is one of those perfectly constructed pop songs.

Rest in peace, gentlemen.

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