Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday's Meatloaf - the value of a buck

What's that you say? Oh, the step-in-laws are fine. The wedding went off without too many hitches and they made it out of the swamp with no reports of unwanted circumcisions. Camo and jorts make the most beautiful ensemble this time of year.

I paid for dis with one Rose Bowl football!
Anywho...was reflecting over the weekend about what a turbulent time it is in college football, or NCAA athletics in general. Tennessee went before the firing squad this weekend. Pete Carroll's former pro team got bitch slapped last week. THE ohio state university has been caught with their hand in the tattoo and shiny Escalade jar. Auburn's on the lamb. 

Hell, Morgantown is looking like a friggin' vacation spot for Mark Emmert and his band of merry men in suits. I imagine this used to be pretty easy for NCAA investigators. They'd lay in wait as the rumors spread and eventually someone would cop out. Then it was just a matter of showing up at the car dealership and asking the weasly accountant for the book.

Nowadays though, you have BookFace, blogs, boosters, Twitter, tattoo parlors, creative loan language, boosters with blogs, agents, churches with money laundry machines in the Fellowship Hall, 876, 234 student-athletes with Twitter accounts, eBay, agents who have "friends" on's endless really. It's a real headache I would imagine, even for a former professional investigator with a smartphone.

The value of the dollar bill may still be pretty weak against the Euro, but on college campuses it can get you a lot further than the average kegger. And if you're an overrated quarterback in the B1G #Fail or a HillBilly athletic director handing out lollipops and ice cream truck coupons like comp'd buffet tickets in Vegas, the dollar can still go pretty far.

At least until the CFL starts looking like an attractive career option. Even though it'll be a paycut.

Today's Ingredients
  • "How Hamilton was allowed to walk away without a public excoriation, I’ll never know." Well said Kyle. Well said.
  • Looks like Georgia made Adelson's top 63 this year!!!1 (h/t the Senator)
  • The weekend brought news that Quayvon Hicks had committed to Coach Richt. ecdawg has some video in his recruiting update.
  • And of course, Richt also picked up a commitment from punter Collin Barber of Cartersville. Barber's the real deal and should fill Butler's cleats well.
  • Then the headliner of the recruiting weekend, Richt picked up commitments from teammates Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach of Jenkins Co. These two are studs. Grade A studs.
  • Dawgfan17 sees great things for Aaron Murray this season.
  • Mike wants to know if you've heard the one about the gator...
  • Streit had a great addition to his countdown posts, in classic Hines Ward style.
  • And yesterday Hedges to Hardwood focused on the present, with Cornelius Washington.
  • In case you haven't been counting down with RivalsBen Jones recently checked in as the 77th best player in the nation. That makes three Dawgs so far with Blair Walsh at 97, and Aaron Murray at 89th.
  • After news of the Texas Rangers drafting him last week, Jonathan Taylor would like to thank everyone for the support.
  • Look, I could give a (crap) about the nba. But given the national obsession with LeWhore James (as well as my obsession for really great movies) I enjoyed this post.
  • Tweet of the Week came Saturday morning, just 12 weeks before awesomeness descends on Atlanta GA. Thanks for the updates Kerri!
  • Please...please don't forget to check out the Georgia Bulldogs roundtable discussion over at College Football Zealots. Let me know how much I sucked...
  • If any of you have thoughts of writing your own obituary, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Ellen McGarr. After all, she had a 1.8 GPA at Tallassee High School. (h/t Mac)
  • Lastly, never would've thought there were a better set of parents than Mrs. Bernie and myself. But my sister and brother-in-law are setting a new bar. Love y'all!
Had a really good weekend that started with a yard sale that was practically a dud. For the wife and I it's always about what can we get rid of? For the kids though it always starts with visions of tons of cash being dumped in their lap. (Think Terrelle Pryor up until about three months ago.)

Then arguments ensue, battles over who owns which naked Barbie doll and screams of nervousness when a car approaches the driveway. (Think Mike Hamilton up until about a week ago.) So secondary to getting rid of that printer that would never scan right or sync with the wireless interwebbing at the Bernie Abode is teaching the kiddos about the value of a dollar bill.

It was a difficult task, but necessary since the 9yo insisted each (very) used DVD was worth $10. (Think Cameron Newton about 15 months ago in a high market) But luckily my kids aren't trading their useless crap for tatts. They're just waiting for Jolly Jack to come back around with his truck full of frozen treats.

And no, "Jack" isn't on any of our local perv lists. He does wear a sweater vest however. Must be cold in there....Anyway, you have a great Monday Reader. Here's your fork. Just save some for Emmert and the band of merry men.


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