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What a season.
Hockey wasn't available for me as a sport back in my formative years. But if it were, and it offered a chance to play with badass girls AND a chance to hip check gators, well, I would've given it a shot.“She’s a really good player, a good skater,” said Gus Saponari, who also coached her on girls select teams. “She’s a head’s-up player. If you keep your head up, you can avoid some big hits.”And deliver them. In her Ice Dogs debut, Shelby gave a hip check to a Gator that announced her arrival.“He went flying,” she recalled. “I didn’t see how big of a hit it was. I heard how big it was. The whole crowd went crazy.”
Staff is out dropping pins on the #Fam15📍Sprint to #NSD15 is on..
— Ben Brandenburg (@dbbrandenburg) January 15, 2015
Thinking back, I always felt Leonard Floyd would leave after this past season. But shoulder surgery may have helped him decide to stay. Others that were possibilities - Malcolm Mitchell, John Theus, Jordan Jenkins, Justin Scott-Wesley, and Kolton Houston. Mitchell and JSW dealt with injuries and lots of games missed. And Houston is still progressing as an offensive lineman after emerging from Mark Emmert's purgatory before the 2013 season. So really, Theus and Jenkins were the only other possibilities to leave early who had played a lot this past season.From 2009-12, the Bulldogs had 11 underclassmen enter the draft.That included tight end Orson Charles (fourth round, 2012), safety Reshad Jones (fifth round, 2010) and nose guard Kwame Geathers (undrafted, 2013).
The number of college underclassmen that have requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board is down a staggering 42 percent from last year, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent revealed in a tweet Thursday. The precipitous drop likely stems from a change to NFL policy regarding the feedback system for underclassmen. NFL Media's Albert Breer noted the changes to the system in July, reporting that college football programs would be limited to requesting feedback on behalf of five underclassmen. Previously, there had been no limit to the number of underclassmen that could request a grade.Another potential reason for the big drop could be the cautionary tale from this year's draft. Of the record-setting 98 underclassmen that were granted eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft, a whopping 45 went undrafted. That number prompted further calls from coaches and others for players to think long and hard before making the jump from college to the pro ranks as underclassmen.Some fans get angry at players who leave early. I'll admit to being disappointed a time or two about a player's decision. But in the end it's not my place. This is often the moment they've worked very hard towards, and the decision to stay and study or leave and play full time is a personal one. So it's good to see these players are getting better feedback to make the best decision for themselves and their family. And not just blindly jumping at a possible cash grab.
“Maten was hit by a car? Which football player was driving it?” - Jimmy Williamson, late Sunday evening #cmrhlco pedestrian crosswalks
— Bernie (@BernieDawg) January 13, 2015
How is it good for Georgia to play a game in Atlanta? You know, as opposed to 60 miles away...at home?Georgia is in the process of lining up a neutral site nonconference football game in Atlanta in an upcoming season, athletic director Greg McGarity said on Monday night.“I think that is something that will be in our future,” McGarity said on the “Bulldog Hotline” radio show. “I’m not sure how quickly. Maybe sooner than later. Those are all things that I think are good for our program to be in Atlanta. I think there’s definitely a good chance that’s going to happen sooner than later.”
"With the guarantee that goes along with those games," McGarity said, "you can more than make up what the revenue would be for missing a home game, at least for the institution."Well. As long as the fat cats and dipshits get their cash, screw the hotels, motels, restaurants, stadium employees, liquor stores, Waffle Houses, local charcoal industry, not to mention the poor miserable bastards like me that just like to go spend a Saturday in Athens as opposed to Atlanta, elbow to elbow with hobos, freaks, corrupt councilpersons, and transplanted yankees from <University X>.
Of course, Eason was a toddler at most back when Weinke was at FSU. Still, just another reminder that we're not as young as we used to be.“I mentioned it to him, ‘I’m excited that you’re going to be a Bulldog,’” Weinke said. “He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘You know, I played for Coach Richt.’ He said, ‘Oh, really? At Florida State?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ We kind of left it. We didn’t get into it too much. I don’t think he even realized who I was.”