Daily Archives: December 8, 2022

Beat the spread!

Looking for a muscular take on Georgia’s next game?  Let Brad Edwards fill the bill for you.

However, Smart’s team has showed up with authority in all of its big games. Before Oregon went on an eight-game winning streak with seven victories by double-digit margins, the Ducks took a backyard assbeating from Georgia by a 49-3 score in the season opener.

When the Bulldogs went to Columbia to face South Carolina in front of a raucous crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 17, they absolutely bludgeoned the Gamecocks in a 48-7 pimpslap. In mid-October, Georgia trounced Auburn 42-10 and blasted Vanderbilt, 55-0.

In its annual showdown with Florida in Jacksonville on Oct. 29, UGA raced out to a 21-0 lead it was 28-3 at halftime. Although the Gators fought back and made it a one-possession game with 17 unanswered points in the first 12 minutes of the third quarter, the Bulldogs responded with back-to-back touchdown drives to pull away for a 42-20 win.

In a vintage letdown scenario after the win over Tennessee (and two weeks after beating arch-rival UF), Georgia went into Starkville and collected a 45-19 win. Then at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta last week, the Bulldogs took a 35-7 lead on LSU late in the second quarter en route to a 50-30 win.

“Assbeating”.  “Pimpslap.”  I detect no falsehoods there.

Meanwhile, Ohio State’s track record in the postseason against SEC teams is mixed, at best.

However, Ohio St. has lost 11 of 13 games against SEC opponents in the postseason. We aren’t counting 1986 and 1998 bowl wins over Texas A&M because the Aggies didn’t join the SEC until 2012, but we are counting the win over the Razorbacks 12 years ago even though that victory was vacated by the NCAA.

In Ohio St.’s 11 losses to SEC foes in bowl games, six of the defeats have been by margins of 14 points or more. When the Buckeyes faced Florida in the 2006 BCS Championship Game, they were limited to 82 yards of total offense and lost 41-14.

One year later at the BCS Championship Game in New Orleans, OSU lost 38-24 to LSU. Just two years ago, Alabama trounced the Buckeyes by a 52-24 count in the CFP finals.

Before that win by ‘Bama in blowout fashion, I went on more than a half-dozen radio shows and said that the Crimson Tide would absolutely destroy the Buckeyes. Over the next three weeks, I’ll be doing to the exact same thing in discussing the looming beatdown Ohio St. fans know they’re going to take from Georgia.

He’s putting his money where his mouth is, too.

This single-digit number that’s somehow less than seven is an absolute gift. The moment I saw the number, I immediately placed my largest wager of the season on the Bulldogs.

When the adjusted numbers — such as UGA -14.5 for a +220-ish payout and/or UGA -17.5 for a +300 return, etc. — come out later this month, I’ll be betting a few of those, too.

This is a complete mismatch, and that would be the case regardless of where the game was played. The fact that it’s in Atlanta, where UGA has already beaten Oregon and LSU by a combined score of 99-33 this year, isn’t even really a part of our equation here, but it sure as hell doesn’t hurt our cause.

If you haven’t made it to the window yet, what are you waiting for? Georgia is going to win by at least three TDs and probably more.

From his lips… er, wallet to Gawd’s ears.



Filed under Georgia Football, What's Bet In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Worth every frickin’ penny

… and then some.

(That sound you hear in the background is Greg McGarity, making choking noises.)

Also, make sure you read Graham’s Monken tribute, “Like A Rock Band“.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

Urnge obsession

I don’t know whether to laugh at this, or recommend therapy.

Strange things happen when you cross it just means more with social media, I guess.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Social Media Is The Devil's Playground

Collective souls

Andy Staples ($$) tossed out a possibility I hadn’t considered before.

… One of the more interesting ideas I’ve heard came from an athletic director who suggested athletes become employees of conferences, which are private entities and which would consolidate the jurisdiction for each collective bargaining agreement to a single state. That would allow leagues to negotiate with the athletes or their representatives and come to a compromise that both groups consider fair. They also could negotiate new rules to control player movement or anything else they’d like to address.

The more I think about it, that actually could work.  Running it through the conferences avoids any Sherman Act problems and allows individual schools to maintain their “we’re not employers!” fig leaf.  It also keeps the NCAA out of the equation, which may be the biggest plus of all.

I’d love to know who that AD is, because that’s a pretty sharp suggestion.


Filed under Look For The Union Label

“Congratulations. Now, come with us.”

This is quite the story.

Who the hell came up with that?


UPDATE:  Maybe they were testing for this.


Filed under Georgia Football

Worthless and weak

Tell me you’re powerless and incompetent without saying you’re powerless and incompetent.

Sadly, that’s what passes for leadership at the NCAA.  I’d say good riddance, but there’s no telling who’s going to succeed him.


Filed under The NCAA

Farewell, and fuck you

This is not your typical portal announcement, although it starts out that way.

That next to the last sentence is a doozy, though.  I expect that’ll leave a mark on the recruiting trail, if Leach cares about that.


UPDATE:  For an interesting contrast, check out Divaad Wilson’s announcement that he’s entering the NFL draft.

He’s been gone for a couple of seasons now, but still managed to give UGA a shout out.


Filed under Mike Leach. Yar!, Transfers Are For Coaches.