Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, one and all!

From your clicks to your bows of horry...

I truly and sincerely hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, spent with family and loved ones. For me, I'm specifically spending it with nary a thought of Georgia football. It's an effort to put all things 2010 behind me in order to get ready for the bowl game in Memphis. I hope you do the same.

And I can't think of a better ending to a great Christmas than at Chop Suey's...

Farararara! Pass the egg nog Reader. Then go check under the tree one more time.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Casual Friday - Things I Don't Understand

Even more things I don't understand, based on the news yesterday that 5 buckeyes are ineligible for five games, but Tressel can pick and choose when it's best for the team to impose discipline.

For you parents out there, have you ever even considered waiting until the following Monday to bend your kid over your knee when you caught them in a slap fight with the younger sister? Would you wait until after prom to impose restrictions if you caught your teenager playing tongue hockey with the boyfriend with a six-pack at their feet, five of which were empty?

Just asking.

I know I'm old and set in my ways. But some more things just continue to baffle me:
  • South Carolina fans' perpetual self-confidence.
  • Males (especially grown men) who wear their pants' waistlines below their crotch.
  • Why media and coaches continue to rank teams before actual games are played.
  • Women who don't eat cheeseburgers.
  • Dumbarses who desperately try to be First!!!1 to "comment" on an AJC bored.
  • Christmas shopping in December.
  • Tailgating without bourbon.
  • People who still use Internet Explorer.
  • Play action on third and a mile.
  • Why kids insist on getting up early on weekends.
In related news, Coach Richt has amended his Wish List to include sweater vests and a Slive SECopoly get outta jail free card...otherwise known as a Reverend Newton.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Marshall Morgan, 2012 Kicker/Punter

Georgia has targeted its replacement for Blair Walsh and Drew Butler, and his name is Marshall Morgan. He's been an all-state punter and place kicker for Archbishop McCarthy in Fort Lauderdale. Here's a couple of videos.

First, some highlights from his junior season...booming kickoffs, long punts...

And here's an interview with him if you'd like to get to know him a little more. 

And we're back!

Nice to be back on Georgia soil. I'm lucky that I really like my in-laws. They're cool people. The only draw back with them is that they don't live in the nation's greatest state. Their loss. Guess no one can be perfect.

And that includes Darren the Intern. That meatloaf Monday was pretty slim. I think he spent too much time poring over his Festivus Bowl picks...which haven't turned out so well.

So here's some other stuff that's going on:
  • Two sources have told WSBs Zach Klein that AJ Green is 100% gone. But the tweet comes straight from the Dawg's mouth.
  • Appears as if we'll just have to see who doesn't show up on Sunday in Memphis before we know who exactly is and isn't academically eligible.
  • McGarity has hired his first head coach of his young tenure.
  • FU OC Steve Addazio has been given a Temple.
  • How much ink is a Terrelle Pryor autograph worth?
  • For Paul Hewitt's next trick, he'll try to get away with playing 6 players at a time.
Time for some last minute Christmas shopping. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Academic Casualties, plus Jarvis Jones impresses

First the bad...

It sounds like we are going to have one definite (and maybe a second) academic casualty going into the bowl game. Most rumors point to Caleb King. Nothing definitive as of this moment. Stay tuned.

Next, rave reviewscontinue to pour in for USC transfer Jarvis Jones. This time it comes from the GAs.
“The thing that makes Jarvis so good is he’s such a good person,” he said. “He’s such a good kid. He’s unbelievable and he’s great for our team. We’re truly blessed to have him on our team because of what he brings not only on the field because of how talented he is, but what he brings to that locker room is amazing. You see all these rankings and stuff, five star this, four star this and what the rankings don’t measure if how that kid is in the locker room and that kid is a five-star in the locker room and that’s what we need. He’s going to be special for us.”

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Mike's back

There are a lot if people I consider important to the words on this blog. One of the big ones is Mike. You may know him best as Mike in Valdosta.

When I first started this space he was one of my lone frequent commenters. Soon, he created his own Dawg blogging nook. He's a legend on the twitter. And now he's apparently back from a hiatus.

I know there are many who share my excitement and understand the importance of welcoming him back. This past football season was tough for all. But for others the path was more than arduous.

Welcome back Mike. Your bark is worth a thousand words.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday's Festivus Meatloaf

Good morning from BDB Headquarters. Darren here, while Bernie's away the intern types away.

Given my background and own personal tradition, I'd personally like to wish everyone a very Happy Festivus! May your Feats of Strength be as overwhelming as the aroma of bourbon from Bernie's glass.

Today's Ingredients
- Danny runs down the Lady Dawgs close win against High Point.
- Quintin Banks has a new blog devoted to drawing.
- You can read Aron White's graduation speech by clicking here.
- Big Muddy welcomes home Marlon Brown by taking #15's recommendation in stride.
- the Senator is ready for some more Bobo debate.
- Groo warned us aboutthis last week. If the game's not soon worth the extra money, the cocktails will need an even heavier hand.
- And ecdawg provides some hope for those of us who love road trips.

Congrats to the following bowl maniacs for surviving the Airing of Grievances with the weekend bowl games: Jon, Tracey, Bryan, Smitty, Brett and Michael.

Now we'll see if you can survive Bernie's Feats of Strength in the #Festivus4theDawgNus. As for the rest of you, finish chewing then get to the remainder of your Christmas shopping. The lines ain't gettin' any shorter.

Happy Festivus!

Darren the Intern

Sunday, December 19, 2010

John Jenkins Update

Fletcher Page has an update on the Jenkins visit yesterday. It's a premium story, but suffice to say it went about as expected. He has the details on future visits, both in Connecticut and Athens.

Gotta get this guy.

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