Category Archives: GTP Stuff

“It’s a certain cachet or aura. It’s the way a program is perceived by the public.”

Man, Stewart Mandel is still taking a victory lap in Montana.

But one particular question I answered in August 2007 took on a life of its own. A reader asked me to rank the nation’s power-conference schools by “prestige and place in the national scene.” For reasons I can’t recall, I opted to invoke a Medieval feudal system in dividing the 66 BCS programs at the time into Kings, Knights, Barons and Peasants.

Thus, my Program Pecking Order was born.

People took the thing pretty seriously. One Georgia blog actually enlisted a Dawgs fan to go around to sports bars in Montana testing my premise that the “G” helmet is not universally recognizable enough to merit a spot in the top group. (An “A” for effort, though it turned out I was right.)

I suppose I should be flattered.

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Hit me with your best shot.

I honestly don’t know what took me so long, but I’ve added an obvious entry to the Lexicon this morning.

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A brief travel note

I’m heading out this morning for The Masters, where bathroom access is easy and Internet access isn’t, so behave, you scamps, while I’m away.

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Kirk, was it something I said?

I don’t know when it happened, but apparently Kirk Herbstreit has blocked me from seeing his Twitter feed.

I’m not sure how I can go forward in life knowing that.

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Fabris Bowl Pool results

It seems only fitting that the last pick ’em of the season ended in yet another tiebreaker.

STANDINGS for WEEK 1
Rank
Selection Name
Standings
Adjustment
W-L
Pts
Tie Breaker Game
35-31
1 EdWarren Adj 25-16 25   24-27**
1 Gravidy Picks Adj 25-16 25   13-24

Congrats to EdWarren, who can bask in the win for nine or so months.  Until we meet again…

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Happy New (Throwaway) Year!

Too soon?

Eh, let’s take a cue from Southside Johnny and hope it turns out to be an irrelevant sentiment.

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It’s a Poguey Christmas.

College football may not care about traditions as much anymore, but at GTP, we’re all about keeping the faith, baby.

It’s Christmas and it’s an even-numbered year, so here’s Shane.

Enjoy your day.

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