Category Archives: General Idiocy

Tuesday morning buffet

A rich menu at today’s buffet bar…

  • Georgia not looking back at last year’s loss to Florida“?  I call bullshit on that.  In fact, they’d better be looking back, to make sure they don’t make the same mistakes twice.
  • Man, Texas is undoing the rebranding.
  • Iowa State’s Paul Rhoades announced the firing of his offensive coordinator to the media before telling his team, because “I wanted to get to this point in the day and address you folks, then see them and look them in the eye at 1:30 when I get that opportunity…”  Yes, that makes no fucking sense.
  • Somebody in Vegas still likes Georgia“Georgia has been the favorite in this game for the entire year until now,” Kornegay said in an e-mail on Monday. “There are three reasons why the line has moved; Florida has been playing good football all year, Georgia lost their top running back, and the public has warmed up to the Gators. In our eyes, Georgia is still a better team and should be a short favorite. It wouldn’t surprise us to see the Bulldogs the favorite once again on game day.”
  • There’s the second chance at Auburn, and then there’s the second chance in Athens.
  • Before you get too upset at Jeremy Pruitt for whatever faults you find in this year’s defense, at least Georgia’s never looked this bad on a play.
  • Yeah, that’s been a problem.
  • Don’t forget that Georgia will be without Dominick Sanders for the first half against Florida.

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Jimmy Williamson’s “potential embarrassment” doesn’t end well.

Perhaps you may recall earlier this year when Jimmy Williamson fired one of his employees because he didn’t interpret the law the way it was written the way Williamson interpreted the law.

This being ‘Murica, you can guess the next step.

Last month Puglise and his daughter and law partner, Brooke Puglise, sued on Park’s behalf the Board of Regents, Williamson, Huff and Rankin for wrongful termination and retaliation in violation of Georgia’s whistleblower law. They also brought claims for defamation, slander, obstruction of an officer, violation of oath of office and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

This being Jimmy Williamson, you can guess the conclusion.

A former University of Georgia police officer who filed a whistleblower suit claiming he was fired for obeying a 2014 law barring criminal charges against anyone voluntarily seeking medical help for an alcohol or drug overdose has reached a $325,000 settlement with state.

The settlement comes less than a month after the officer, Jay Park, sued the state Board of Regents, the UGA Police Department and his former superiors there. It includes an agreement under which the defendants will send a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council “exonerating him from any wrongdoing,” said Park’s attorney, Michael Puglise of Snellville’s Puglise Law Firm.

I bet writing the letter pisses off Williamson a lot more than the monetary settlement does.  After all, it’s not like the $325K is coming out of his pocket.

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Thursday morning buffet

Random off-week tidbits for your dining pleasure:

  • Nick Chubb’s surgery is scheduled for next week.  “Optimistic” seems to be the word of the day about that.
  • Anybody wanna bet that Carl Lawson is back in time for Auburn’s game with Georgia?
  • Both teams will be wearing the home jerseys in Jacksonville again.  Me likee.
  • Texas has reached a 15-year agreement with Nike expected to pay upwards of $200 million.  The Patterson rebranding pays off!
  • Any blog sporting the mantra “life’s too short to eat bad BBQ.” is going to get a nod from me.  Here’s a nice post that ought to be of interest to any Georgia fan planning on going to the Cocktail Party via St. Simons.
  • And here’s another young Georgia blogger getting started.
  • Brady Hoke second-guessing Jim Harbaugh is about as rich as it gets.
  • Florida has 216 people show up to try out for the walk-on kicker cast call.  “As long as they can flip it up there through the uprights, I’m good with it,” McElwain said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference.
  • Here’s an update on some of Georgia’s walking wounded.
  • ESPN announces cuts of about 4% of its workforce; CEO says its “part of a broad strategy to ensure we’re in position to make the most of opportunities to build the future of ESPN.”   Uh huh.
  • Malcolm Mitchell loves him some Batman.  No, really.

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Friday morning buffet

Congrats.  You’ve made it this far, so nibble a little.

  • Are preseason polls better predictors of team strength than polls later in the season?  The answer may surprise you.
  • Another excellent piece from Chris Brown, this one on the power running game.
  • “A lot of kickers need coaching. Obviously I need it, and I go somewhere else to get it.”
  • We have an easy winner for Moron Of the Week.
  • Jerry Hinnen’s got a nice preview of the Georgia-Vandy game here.  Vandy’s bad in the secondary, so there’s another reason to see if Lambert can stretch the field more this week.
  • This Saturday, Florida will deploy its ninth different starting quarterback since 2009.  Between that and the musical chairs at the receivers coach position, it’s no wonder the Gator passing game has been almost nonexistent.
  • SEC coaches talking behind the backs of SEC West head coaches.
  • Even Josh Dobbs is amazed to learn that Tennessee’s last win as a ranked team came at the end of the 2007 season.

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Oh, Mi(ami)

You know how sometimes you don’t understand what people were thinking when they did something?

This is one of those times.

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Rethinking the WiFi experience

Some crazy shit here.

Greetings from Miami where the owner of the Dolphins is trying to “renovate” Sunlife Stadium where the Hurricanes also play by putting a roof on an outdoor stadium for the obvious reason of putting internal cellular stadium cellular antennas over our heads with implied GPS tracking to complete the threat of red light cameras to track us from our homes into the stadium.

We have no idea how much money he may be receiving from the cellular companies for this “renovation”.

Criminal conspiracies and the forced move from the Orange Bowl to Sunlife Stadium http://www.scout.com/college/miami/forums/2936-the-lounge/13189738-criminal-conspiracies-re-the-forced-move-from-the-orange-bowl

We think this started with large indoor stadiums like University of Phoenix Stadium home of the Fiesta Bowl when the four teams that left the Big 12 and the Fiesta Bowl and then the Big 12 itself opted out of the Fiesta Bowl for the time proven safety of the Superdome, which at the time had no DAS cellular, to play the SEC for its signature bowl game. Unfortunately since then Big Cellular has spread low level DAS cellular like vermin into every college stadium so not even pro teams can move there temporarily.

This is the result of unverified elections where we as citizens can watch over hand counted votes at the polls to regulate this fascist like grab for power over our heads in stadiums with GPS tracking implied able to target student leaders as identified by our smart phone crunching, minorities, religious groups, etc. Open sky above our heads is preferable than trusting anyone in the current environment of red light cameras tracking us into stadiums with low level cellular antenna positions over our heads

Damn you, Big Cellular!

If McGarity suddenly announces plans to put a dome on Sanford Stadium, you’ll know he’s in on it.

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This “football mission” isn’t something Mark Richt does.

Images: AP/iStock.

A MRAP is mine resistant ambush protected vehicle.  For some reason, the Pentagon thinks it’s a good idea to give them to every Tom, Dick and police chief out there with an itch for one.

Like this college police department, for example (h/t).

And the Ohio State University Police Department asked for an armored vehicle to assist with “football missions.” (The Pentagon gave Ohio State an MRAP in September 2013, and school police deployed it to football games, the department told a student newspaper, so as to have a “presence.”)

I am truly amazed we haven’t seen one of these bad boys in Athens.  Yet.

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