Showing posts with label 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2011

LSU: All they do is win, win no matter what

This piece from And the Valley Shook is flat out excellent, in the pattern of the LSU football team itself:
This has been one of the most remarkable years of LSU football. We are nearing the close, and this team absolutely has to beat Georgia to validate this season -- winning the SEC means so much -- banners fly forever.
My only quibble is with the title. Because "delusional optimism" makes me think of Georgia.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LSU: If it bleeds, we can kill it

In this video metaphor, I am Billy, the normally unafraid Indian tracker. The unseen alien enemy is LSU, embodied by any number of individuals on that team, some of whom may in fact be named Barkevious Mingo.

It is my sincere hope that Mark Richt and this 2011 Georgia team turn out to be Arnold Schwarzenegger. Because as bad ass as LSU clearly is, I promise you, they bleed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Raise your hand if you thought we'd whup Auburn

Everyone but Coach Richt and Coach Grantham, put your hands down.

Well done, all around, Bulldogs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Glory, Glory

The beach houses are secure.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mark Richt, Gator Hunter

A buddy of mine turned this into this:

Brilliant. Credit: Keith McCoy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Warning: Graphic Content

Ran into this guy somewhere in south Georgia, at a gas station on our way to Jacksonville in 2007. "That's what we gon' do to them Gators," he said.

Turned out to be prophetic. And honestly, that second picture, that says what I want this weekend better than a thousand words ever will.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Logan Stewart, you're a cheap, cheating thug

James Franklin, more and more you and your whole outfit look like trash.

From The AJC:
“I’ve played football and been around football all my life,” said Robert Geathers Sr., who played in the NFL for 13 seasons has has two other sons playing professionally, “and if you watch it you see this kid speed up while everybody else is slowing down and he’s locked in on my son’s leg. If you look closely you can see the guy give a thumbs up to the sideline and the coach telling him ‘good job.’ I was, like, ‘Wow!’ I could be sitting here today telling you how my son’s surgery went.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A top 25 team waking up

If we keep getting improved play from the offensive line, the defense keeps up its very noticeable growth, our best play makers (Crowell, Boykin, J. Jones, Malcolm Mitchell and the tight end parade) stay healthy and Aaron Murray / Blair Walsh both find their heads, this Georgia team will be pretty damn good.

Especially as we get folks back from injuries and the young guys continue to mature.

Good win today. But let's don't get satisfied.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

We didn't have time to miss you

It does kind of make you feel better about your position in the human condition to hear David Pollack doubted his ability to play SEC football.

From the Ken Malcome and Derek Owens are leaving the program story:
“I’ll never forget David Pollack coming in my office as a freshman during camp and he was down,” Richt said. “He’s like, ‘I can’t do anything right. Coach [Rodney] Garner is all over me. I think I might have made a mistake. I don’t know if I can play here.’ … It’s hard to all of a sudden compete at a level you never had to. The guys [transferring] aren’t bad kids at all. Instead of fighting, they choose to move on, and the kids that do that, they’re a bunch of good kids.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wishing you the best, Jakar Hamilton

Fare the well, Hitman.

I suspect some Dawgboners don't like clicking on a headline, only to find, basically, nothing they didn't already know. That's reasonable.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Base to Rebuild From

It would have been nice to get a win Saturday. But for what it's worth, I have hope again. Always nice when you don't won't have to strip things down to the concrete and start over.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Woman's Perspective, from DawgSports

Good stuff.
So you showed up on my doorstep last evening with a dozen red roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. I would assume those gifts were to make up for your hideous all-red outfit, although I have to admit you were absolutely adorable while you tried to explain to me with a sort of embarrassed shuffle that your dad's boss had made the suit just for you and that you never argued with your dad's boss. ...

Those sexy gloves rested possessively against my skin, and I knew that this was going to be one of the greatest nights of my life.

Until you trod on my foot. Then bumped into the couple dancing beside us. And then fell on your butt. You stared at me in bewilderment, unable to comprehend why you were on the floor and why the whole room was suddenly staring at you. I wanted to shrink away in embarrassment, but I would never give up on you that easily.

So I helped you up and dusted you off, determined to help you regain your confidence and get rid of those big-party jitters. I whirled and twirled and curled, dancing my hardest for you. I tried to help you, but you always did the most inexplicable things at the worst times. Occasionally, we would be in sync, but those times always seemed accidental ...
It's the "those times always seemed accidental" that I found, perhaps, most accurate.

Something to remember if it all goes south

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Had by my own want to believe

It would appear that we did not cut deep enough over the off season to fully remove what ails us. I think we all know where that line of thinking leads.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

MOHAWK UPDATES / BSU GAME Live Blog / Drinking

Why not? Say, 7:30?

5:35 - DRINKING GAME: When Aaron Murray completes a pass, take a sip of beer. When Orson Charles catches a pass, take two sips. The first time we run the sprint draw to Isaiah Crowell, make yourself a whiskey drink.

If Kwame Geathers or Jon Jenkins pancakes on top of Kellen Moore, get yourself a second whiskey drink.

If any Georgia coach gets so fired up that he chest bumps / grabs the facemask of a Bulldog player, or punches Kellen Moore in the face, punch everyone in the room in the face and say, "THAT'S THE GEORGIA WAY."

**Note: I probably will not play this game.

6:28: Holly Rowe's got your latest Orson Charles Mohawk picture. It is pro-combat style.

7:16 Joe from the Dome: "Our jerseys look horrible. We look like assholes. We look like Fresno State. Kellen Moore's easily in whiskey bottle range right now. Branden Smith, he looks (uninjured). He's practicing catching punts right now."

7:17: Mark Schlabach says basically the same thing about our uniforms.

8:12: You don't need this update: There's a lot of red in that Dome. Please kick to Brandon Boykin.

8:13: Brandon, tie your shoes just a little tighter.

8:17 Dan from the Dome: The early sentiment in section 338 is that Bobo sucks. Our fanbase is a fragile bunch.

8:26: Sprint draw to Crowell and he fell down. Drink heavily.

8:26: Orson Charles has fallen down twice. Lose your mind with worry.

And we've taken a timeout in punt formation, with Boise State on 4th and 2. I'd almost forgotten how often we waste timeouts.

8:38 Touchdown Boykin. On offense. Said it before, I'll say it again: Brandon Boykin is our best running back.

8:38: As an aside, I'm now OK with Branden Smith and Isaiah Crowell wearing the same number.

8:49: I'm not worried about Boise's offense, but I am worried about ours. (comment not inclusive of Brandon Boykin.)

8:59 Joe from the Dome: What happened when Shawn Williams got hurt and we put in a white guy. Whay is wrong with Rambo? I mean, it's still the first quarter. The longest quarter of my life ...

9:15: Go you Herschel Walker.

9:23 Huff from the Dome:

9:26: Murray int. Fuck. Also, Nike, all the guys with dreds keep losing their helmets. I will make it my mission in life to destroy you.

9:34: Noooooooo RT @ajcuga: Ogletree out for game for #UGA

9:35: Christian Robinson possibly hurt, too. Funny how quickly I can go from "we won't be very good" to "IT IS ALL SLIPPING AWAY" and we're only down by a touchdown to the No. 5 team in the nation.

9:39: Richard Samuel limping off the field. WHISKEY HALFTIME.

10:02 Joe from the Dome: Now we find out about Joe Tereshinski. Also, they are about to cut off alcohol sales here.

10:07 @theredandblack:
this no huddle is killing us

10:10: Looking slow against Boise: Priceless.

10:11: Dear Nike Pro Combat: Your helmets are unfit for "combat." Reason: They keep coming off.

10:12: Drink Whiskey.

10:12: Reset for those doing the post mortem: 28 to 7 Boise in the 3rd quarter.

10:15 Call the Rice band against Texas. See if they've got any advice.

10:20: I'm calling it at 10:20 p.m. on the night of the first game: Our O-Line is not very good.

10:22: RT @jeffowens95 I don't like our offensive scheme, since when did Georgia become a spread team??

10:23: I'm not sure we're running anything much different than in the past. But when you've lost Jeff Owens ...


10:36: To my dying day I'll believe David Greene overthrew Terrence Edwards in 2002, and that Brandon Boykin woulda taken that kick to the house if he wasn't kind of tired.

10:37: Oooooooohhhhh, Tavarres King you cannot drop passes.

10:39: Third and 16 and we run the draw. Son of a bitch.

10:40 Huff from the Dome: Our fan base has booed our team consistently since the end of the first half.


Geathers on the sideline. Come on Motel 6.

10:53: Double end arounds really shouldn't work against a fast defense.

10:56: This is hard to watch.


Kellen Moore, you are a brutal executionist.

11:30 Shortest College Football season of my life. Almost fun the two days it lasted.

Big Season Ahead if it Worked: The S&C

If the strength, conditioning and nutrition changes we made in the off season worked, this team will win 11 regular season games. I say that despite concerns about the offensive line, safety and wide receiver, not to mention running back and a few other places we're relying on new and largely unproven talent.

We've got a long list of question marks, in fact. But if THIS TEAM can push people around in the Fourth Quarter, I like it's chances an awful lot.

That includes tonight, against what I expect will be a very good Boise State team. I say Dawgs by 3.

The rest of the season? A while back The Dawgbone had a picture / motto / with one basic message: We believe in Joe Tereshinski. It went up after one of the guys played golf with Coach Tereshinski and, like a lot of people who've met him, came away impressed as hell.

"All I can say is JTII is a badass," Deke said. "After the round everyone was socializing in the clubhouse drinking and eating. JTII sat at a table by himself the whole time and talked to no one.

"I’m a fan."

Me too. I think we fulfill a lot more of our potential this year, and I'm excited.

Final Thoughts:

Dan: I hope we don't blow them out too bad and get the big head. Rest of the season, we'll know in 8 days.

Joe: My final thought is we win.

Huff: UGA 35 - BSU 24. Some of the years that we have the most question marks are the years we have the best seasons. What I want to know is are boooze served in the dome for this?

Post-game update: I no longer believe in anyone.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big John Jenkins: Banking on the Motel 6

I have no idea who came up with this, other than this anonymous commenter on Hedges to Hardwood, but this blog heartily endorses "Motel 6" as the official nickname for John Jenkins.
Me: Because he wears No. 6, and he puts people to sleep.

Joe: That is awesome. You think we'll line him up on offense some? What if we beat South Carolina on a p-44 Jenkins?

Me: Then he could go to the sidelines and eat Spurrier's visor.
Motel 6: He'll turn the light off for you.

Monday, August 8, 2011

SB Nation: Irresponsible and successful publishing

It says a lot about today's media that this guy:

... can type up his thoughts and these guys will just throw it up on the Internet, generating hundreds, if not thousands, of hits and thus advertising revenue.

Even better, they do it with the following caveats. From the blog's editors:
This content was not created by OBNUG and therefore may not meet our standards. On the contrary, it probably exceeds them.
And from the author himself in the comments:
idk if these facts are correct but that is what i found, i’d appreciate the feedback so i can get these facts correct
"Pro Quality, Fan Perspective," indeed.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Aaron Murray: Room for improvement

I have a confession to make: I didn't think Aaron Murray was that good last year.

Sure, I know he was a redshirt freshman. He was good for a redshirt freshman. And taken as a whole, his stats for the season were downright solid.

But we stalled on a lot of drives, right when we needed momentum. I'm not smart like some of you folks, so I can't just point at Mike Bobo and blame the play calling. I blame a plethora of things. I see death by 1,000 cuts and football as a game of inches.

Which is to say I want a quarterback who can shrug all that off, put us on his back, and take us to the end zone.

And that is why I love Aaron Murray. From The Macon Telegraph:
“If you all were able to go back and watch the film the way we watch the film and critique it the way I critique it and the way Coach Bobo critiques it, there were tons of plays last year where I left on the field,” Murray said. “I could’ve thrown a completion here or there, or thrown a touchdown here or there, or checked to a play here or there that I didn’t do. There are a lot of corrections to be made.”

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Boise game NOT a must win

From Tom Dienhart:
I hate to overstate the importance of a season-opening game, but that's just what I'm going to do: Georgia HAS to beat Boise State when they meet in Atlanta on Sept. 3. ... No school will play a more important season opener than Georgia. A loss vs. a very good Boise State squad could send a Bulldogs team with shaky confidence into a funk with a visit from South Carolina - the favorite of most to win the SEC East - looming next. An 0-2 start could mean that Georgia's season is over before it hardly had begun.
Free tip for journalists starting out: Don't write sentences that say two opposite things.

Now, I'm going to lose my mind as much as anyone if we lose to Boise State. But it's not an SEC game. It's not a "must" win any more than any other game on the schedule. To the extent that early-season must wins exist, South Carolina is a must win.

But college football history is replete with examples of teams that stumbled early, then recovered to have very good seasons. And a very good Bulldogs season in 2011 would be a great accomplishment.

Since our primary goal is the SEC championship, I'd argue the opening game is bigger for Boise than it is for us. Win and they're in the national conversation all year long. Lose and maybe the ESPN guys will talk about how Boise State can still win the Mountain West, some time after the third commercial break.

But I will say this: If we're so mentally weak that losing to Boise sends us into some kind of shame spiral the season can't recover from, if we're a team with "shaky confidence," as Dienhart suggests, then we are already doomed.