Showing posts with label pictures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pictures. Show all posts

Sunday, September 13, 2009

1-1, 1-0 in the SEC. Excitement.

What a game. What an absolute hell of a game in Sanford Stadium.

From my friend Ryan Mohs, who made his first return to Sanford Stadium in 12 years:
"I was gritting it out in the end. I was thinking, 'we could really lose this game.' But then Spurrier was crying in his milk."

Image: Grant Blankenship, The Telegraph. Gallery here (scroll).
ME: A.J. Green is Batman.

JOE: In Batman's dreams.
Dear Coaches: Thank you very, very, very much for kicking off deeper. Like Apollo said in Rocky III, it takes a real man to change. Now, please run the ball more.

p.s. You have proven Joe Cox can shoulder the load in an SEC win. You do not have to keep trying to prove this the rest of the year.

I liked the way Richard Samuel ran. He could be coming into his own, discovering his game as a running back.

I got no problems with the way the defense played. That short passing game has always been the hole we leave, but if you can make goal line stands consistently that's OK, and we can. The defense plays with heart, the refs are afraid of Reshad Jones and I think we've just about developed a good pass rush.

Biggest play in a big-play game? DeAngelo Tyson blocking that extra point.

Gameday text message: CMR just asked the ESPN reporter who blocked that PAT. "Do you know who that was? That was tremendous."

South Carolina's 3rd down conversion rate? Six of 17, or 35 percent.

Branden Smith sleeps in Brandon Boykin pajamas. From Georgia Sports Blog:
"It appears that any time Smith touches the ball, he is steadfastly attempting to break the sound barrier on the way to the end zone. ... If he is in there when the ball is kicked into the end zone, Chapas should tackle him."
Finally, I have no idea whether we're a good team. I'm inclined to say Yeah, we're not bad. We've sure got some speed.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Georgia Theatre: The last marquee

One of my sisters was at The Theatre last night. She took a picture of the marquee because her boyfriend's roommate is in the band.

Image: Lara Fain.

Indications are that the theater will be rebuilt. It appears the marquee, and perhaps even the outer walls, can be saved.

But if you're ever sitting on a porch in Athens playing trivia, and they ask who played the last show before the famous Georgia Theatre fire of 2009, the answer is Rockinwood.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More from the Stafford / Moreno press conference

Technical difficulties here in the home office have delayed our team coverage, but LIABC (Lucid Idiocy Athens Bureau Chief) Brian Huff was at todays Stafford/Moreno "Death to the 2009 Season" press conference.

He was struck by something that David Hale, and I'm sure the rest of the press corps, notes in his report: That Moreno never even looked into where he'd be drafted.

He apparently forgot to submit his paperwork to the NFL and didn't really talk to anyone to get a sense of his draft value.

So incredulous was the press corps, Huff said, that "they asked him like three times."

No kidding. But that's how Superman rolls.

All press conference images courtesy Brian Huff:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Did you know there was a South Georgia Island off Antartica?

I bet they got a hell of a football team. From National Geographic:

The article is actually about elephant seals.

I mean it's just in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tiger Stadium: Now downtrodden

By the way, this is that stadium we're all supposed to be scared by:

And this is what it looks like with 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter, when half the LSU superfans give up and leave:

That yellow? Seats. Click on image to enlarge.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What's his middle name, "Ain't?"

Can you find the irony here?

Also, something I just told a police officer: "I'm not trying to be difficult, it's just in my nature."

Monday, September 22, 2008

By the way...



The Man:

Super Destroyer:

All images by The Associated Press, from The Macon Telegraph.

Friday, September 19, 2008

I do not like it here

Three hours doesn't sound like a big time difference. Until you look up and the moon's out at 9 in the morning.

And the water saps out of your body before you notice it. I can see how a trip out west can affect the little things you have to do right to win.

I've got a bad feeling in my stomach, and it's not just the nasty water here.

UPDATE: A commercial for the game just came on. Knowshon Moreno made me feel better.

Monday, September 8, 2008

South Carolina in Columbia

I don't know, now that they've lost an SEC game, does that make South Carolina less dangerous, or more dangerous?

Nothing burns like an effigy. Except for a bourbon-filled effigy. Those go up like gasoline. Also, gasoline burns like an effigy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Knowshon Moreno is super human

What else can you say? Two games, 26 carries, 227 yards and six touchdowns. He's just a special player.

Attention ESPN: This happened Saturday.

Another picture of the leap, this one from my paper, The Macon Telegraph.

UPDATE: The question on everybody's lips. Coach Richt, via David Hale:
Anyway, having said all of that, Richt was asked what he thought about Knowshon's hurdle not making it onto "SportsCenter." Here's what he said:

"I think they missed the boat or didn't do their homework or whatever. I don't know how they couldn't have noticed that. It's going to make our highlights for a long time."

At that point, an ESPN reporter chimed in to say that FOX controlled the broadcast for the game and did not send that highlight to ESPN as part of their satellite package.

Then, not surprisingly, a FOX reporter said ESPN could easily have gotten the highlight if they wanted it.

So Richt's conclusion: "I guess they're both under the bus, then."

Coach Richt is all class. But I'd suggest a public apology if the GameDay crew has any thought of coming to Athens.

I don't know about you, but I f^#$ing love holding grudges.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sanford: In red and pretty hot

I made a complete circuit around the stadium yesterday, which I think is a first for me. I regret not taking a picture of the cups.

And a good red one from Chris:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

2 days and counting

2005 South Carolina.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

4 days and counting

Sometimes it gets blurry in the 4th.

Monday, August 25, 2008

5 days and counting

Can you believe it? It's here.

Vs. Oklahoma State last year. Yes, we played Oklahoma St. last year.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

6(:09) days and counting

From the 2004 tech game. We beat them 19-13 on a cold and rainy day.

Self portrait.

Had we been playing Tennessee, this sky would have been a problem.

Friday, August 22, 2008

City of Athens, circa 1909

One of my favorite little known University services comes from The Hargrett Library, which maintains an archive of old pictures and maps of Athens and the University of Georgia.

They will even make and mail you prints of old pictures and maps for a reasonable fee. Very cool.

Bonus points if you can identify where Sanford Stadium would be built some 18 years later.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Church sign wisdom

South of Milledgeville on Ga. 18, near a place called Coopers.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Grand Canyon: Aptly named

Two more pictures from my friends' trip.

Images: Jean O'Keefe and Brian Huff.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Not pictured: Everything else

Happy Valley, Gettysburg, Virginia.