Friday, December 28, 2012

You deserve a break today.

Whether you're at work watching the clock or at home avoiding those leftovers in the fridge, this video uploaded by Dawg19 will help get you through the afternoon.

Georgia Tech, perfecting Fail for decades.

Lou Holtz can has turnips

No wonder the former coach has so much trouble mastering the teleprompter.
Unable to locate a barcode, Holtz futilely slid them over the scanner again and again, hoping that the machine would somehow register their cost. A customer at a neighboring self-checkout machine explained to Holtz that he needed to locate the turnips on the produce menu so that they could be weighed, but this only further confused the retired coach, as he accidentally pecked his way into the coupon code entry page, where he for some reason began typing his Social Security number.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

No Motel 6, what now?

So Big John is staying in Connecticut for New Years. His concussion was self inflicted in much the same way my first report card at UGA was. What the hell do we do now?

First, I think we put this in perspective. Jenkins started 20 games in his brief Georgia career and his contribution to the turnaround of Grantham's 3-4 defense has been key. But he's not the dominant force who's ineligibility would consequently spell doom for this upcoming bowl game. In fact, since Abry Jones' injury Jenkins has spent nearly as much time at defensive end as he has nose guard.

And there in lies the rub. How healthy is Abry? If he can contribute significant minutes and provide the depth we need at end, we can ride Geathers and Mike Thornton at nose. Also look out for clips and quotes about defensive ends Ray Drew and even Sterling Bailey in bowl practices these next few days.

Don't get me wrong. We will miss John Jenkins. There's a reason he was selected to the All-SEC team and will be an early pick in the April draft. You can't play against a rushing attack like the one the Huskers will bring and not miss his size and talent.

But we can get through this. I think.

Biggest placekicking turnaround ever?

Blair Walsh goes from a painful to watch, disappointing senior season at that ended in sheer misery in Tampa January 1st with a blocked field goal that was set to win the NFL Pro Bowl after a record setting rookie season.

Wow. There's no reason to over-generalize here. But I can't help but fear for Marshall Morgan's development in Athens.

Moving along, nice group of damn good Dawgs heading to Hawaii along with Walsh: Champ, AJ, Geno Atkins, Tim Jennings. Especially proud of Geno who has developed into one of the NFL's best at his position in such a short time.


Pop's hat gets tipped

Haven't heard back from LSUfreek yet, but I think all Dawg fans would love to see a mock up of the now infamous YouTube and Sportscenter video of Pop getting his new hat, only one of those younguns in the background tips it five yards out of reach.

"We goin' to the game Pop...the Cotton Bowl!"

It might not reach 2 million views, but it might serve as a small measure of redemption.

Then again, probably not.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Big John ineligible

The rumors were true unfortunately. John Jenkins will miss his final game as a Bulldog.

So does this mean Kwame gets a full one game tryout for scouts?

Putting on a good face, heading south

Wishing the Georgia Bulldogs safe travel today. The team starts making their way to Orlando this morning. The good news is they are saying all the right things as they pack up their cars and suitcases.
“Would I have liked to have been in the national championship game? Yeah, of course,” (Arthur Lynch) said. “Quite frankly, that’s the only game I really wanted to go to. If we were in New Orleans now, it would be cool, but I wouldn’t be any more excited than I would playing in the Capital One. That’s the approach I’m taking.”
Where the team goes, the media will follow. That means that we'll find out about any academic casualties soon.

Stay tuned.

Clearer picture of "Erk", the movie

The Banner-Herald's Chris White gives us a bigger picture so to speak of the movie that Beau Turpin has undertaken. It can't be easy to cast a movie about Erk Russell, much less develop it to suit the needs of every one of the man's fans.

I think this sums it up nicely:
“So far, we’ve had everyone’s blessing, and we’ll be doing a lot of shooting in Athens, at the university with the majority of it filmed in Bulloch County and some in Savannah,” Turpin said. “All of it will be shot in Georgia, though, and I don’t think there has been a movie on this scale that has been shot about Georgia, in Georgia and by Georgia filmmakers.”
Turpin is hoping the impact goes even further than the state lines, though.
“We want this to be a blockbuster hit and to really inspire people, make them cry, make them laugh and make them want to get up and run out on the field and hit somebody,” Turpin said. “It’s definitely more than a sports movie.”
Just as Erk was so much more than a coach.

Win one for Tom!

Learning that January 1st will be Nebraska AD Tom Osborne's last day as the school's athletic director makes me wonder what that pre-game speech will be like in Pelini's locker room. Then again, for two and half hours of your time and $65 out of your pocket, you might get a idea from the "Husker Huddle".
Tuesday, Jan. 1, will be Osborne’s last official day as a full-time Nebraska Athletic Department employee. He headlines an all-star lineup of speakers that also includes Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Husker legend Tommie Frazier and Nebraska Alumni Association Executive Director Diane Mendenhall. The event at McCracken Field, located just a few steps from the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, also includes the Cornhusker Marching Band and the NU Spirit Squad, plus Herbie Husker and Lil’ Red.
Beginning to agree with those that believe there'll be more Cornhusker fans in Orlando than ticket sales are suggesting.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Flash Mob

I'm fascinated by flash mobs for some reason. The surprise gets me even when I know it's coming. And the planning it must take impresses me too. This one comes from Jay who was kind enough to email it to me. It's very well done and I found it fitting for the day. Appreciate him taking the time to send it. It's worth the look if only to be able to see the look on the kids' faces. Right down to the last few seconds.

Again, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Go Dawgs!
h/t AHD

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas y'all!

Been out of town and now home for Christmas. Wish it was already here, but I'll take some time to enjoy this Christmas Eve and appreciate family, friends and of course, my reader!

Enjoy your time as well. We'll hit the ground running later this week with some Capital One Bowl prep. Until then, enjoy these classic videos.

h/t Ben

Don't let your revelries hit their zenith before the turkey is carved folks!