I know somewhere along the way, there is a “What to do in Athens” post, but not sure how to locate it. God-willing, I will make it back to the States this summer and am thinking I want to do 2 nights in the Classic City after at least 14 years.
First, the cheapest decent hotel I found is the Graduate Athens. Second, I know I will likely visit Creature Comfort and The Last Resort (which was actually open when I was a student), but other than that, if I have 2 nights in Athens, out of football season, what else do I need to hit? I graduated in 91 so, if there are still landmarks from that era, I might hit those, but what else is “not to be missed”?
Can y’all help a reader out with useful suggestions?
Consider this one of those quasi-Playpen posts I referred to back in April. It’s non-football, but I expect everyone to stay on topic in the comments. Have at it, gang.
Interesting quote from Sam Pittman about rebuilding a roster ($$):
“You can change your team faster with speed than you can with a team full of big people,” Pittman said. “We’re in the win-right-now business, not hey wait on me for five years. So we went hard because we felt like we could recruit speed, and we went hard to try to get speed at all positions. Then let our weight room staff and let our future recruiting get us into the big man business.”
When a guy who’s built a career on signing and developing large human beings says that, you know what the current rules for college football are dictating.
strictly on paper right now Georgia is the deepest & most complete roster in the country.just filled the only real hole in the lineup by picking up Derion Kendrick at CB and the offense is so stacked even adding a dude like Gilbert is just a bonus. no excuses this year.
“It really is what it is. You just have to adapt to whatever it is. I don’t know what will happen today when they vote on that whole deal. I know that the other conferences have said you can intraconference transfer, but I have no idea what the outcome of that will be, so we just have to wait and see.”
Oh, bullshit. When the day comes that Nick Saban honestly says he has no idea about what the effect of a policy change will be, it’ll be because he’s in retirement. He’s already gamed this particular sucker out three ways to Sunday and knows it’s a net plus for his program.
“And Georgia fans, don’t be turds. Enjoy this. Soak it up. It’s awesome. If you don’t win this year, it’s still not a failure. It’s a heck of a run. Back-to-back in the Playoff era hasn’t been done. So, to ask for a third I feel like it’s gluttonous. I feel like it’s not OK. But we’ll be in the mix.”-- David Pollack, On3.com, 5/9/23