Category Archives: Media Punditry/Foibles

Mr. Conventional Wisdom on the Cocktail Party

Welp, if you’re looking for unique insight, podnah, you’ve come to the wrong place.

“We know there’s a fine line between winning and losing,” Barnhart said. “Georgia is 4-3. Well, if a ‘Hail Mary’ gets knocked down against Tennessee and Georgia can convert fourth-and-1 against Vanderbilt, they’re probably sitting at 6-1 going to Jacksonville and everybody’s happy. Well, everybody’s not happy.

“Georgia’s 4-3 and they’ve looked ugly doing it. They’ve had moments where they can’t run the ball and so they’ve got to get back on track, and they’re going to try and do it against a really good Florida defense.”

Barnhart emphasized how important this part of the season is for Smart and Georgia to rejuvenate the team and the program.

“Kirby knows they need to play better than they’ve played,” Barnhart said. “Georgia’s season, guys, every year is pretty much defined by Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech. Georgia has hit that span now.”

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Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

CSI Jeff Schultz

Easily my favorite part of this Jeff Schultz cri de coeur — and, man, does he sound bitterly disappointed — over Georgia’s decision not to suspend Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith for, um… not violating Georgia’s drug policy is this one-liner:

Neither failed a drug test (according to Georgia).

Jeez, talk about disillusionment.  If you can’t trust Greg McGarity any more, whom can you trust?

Amazing leap of logic to reconcile “Welcome to the new world” with Jonathan Ledbetter’s six-game suspension.  I know, I know, forget it, he’s on a roll.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

Judge not Kirby Smart, lest ye be judged.

You have to admit it’s a little different hearing an AJ-C opinion writer urge Georgia fans not to believe the worst.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

When you’ve got that hammer, everything looks like a nail.

At some point in time I fully expect Dan Wetzel to opine that an expanded college football playoff is the key to curing cancer.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Media Punditry/Foibles

“Georgia’s makeover looks more like a decline.”

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Jeff Schultz is enjoying himself.

Nothing says thoughtful analysis like drawing ultimate conclusions seven games into a career.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

Losing, the chicken soup for the Bulldog soul

Shorter AJ-C think piece:  the best way Kirby Smart could endear himself to the Georgia fan base would be for his team to lose three or four more games this season.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

Overreacting pundit accuses fans of overreacting. Film at 11.

Georgia and Georgia Tech are both 3-0.  If you’re Jeff Schultz, that can only mean one thing:  Dawg fans have begun making too much of a big deal about their team.

It’s building in Athens because, well, it always builds in Athens after a win. Jacob Eason makes a big throw to win an SEC game on the road and suddenly the overwhelming thought among Georgia fans is, “If he can do that at Missouri, he can do it at Ole Miss. And he can do it against Tennessee. And Florida! And New England!”

The door is open on North Ave but there’s a little more caution among that fan base because, well, duh. But Georgia Tech is 3-0 and the offense was impressive against Vanderbilt, and even though Vanderbilt isn’t nearly Clemson, even if half of the Clemson players had their arms and legs duct-taped together, the Paul Johnson-Dabo Swinney history tilts in Tech’s favor and there’s just enough there to make you think, “Hmmm.”

This week won’t define the season for either Georgia or Georgia Tech. But it will tell us a lot about the potential of each program this season in their respective conference races.

And, yes, it’s debatable which program is sitting in a better position today (as Bulldogs fans read that sentence and spontaneously combust).

Anything’s debatable, Jeff… well, maybe not the quality of Tech’s recruiting.  But I digress.

The man should really spend some time reading the comments section here at GTP.


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