Saturday, September 28, 2013

Commit to the G

I haven't been this excited about a tailgate and game in a long time. Get your asses over here.


There is no Plan B

As the coffee perks, a couple of last minute thoughts:

  • It would be glorious if this is like that 2004 game.

  • I'm getting more an more excited about Murray working against LSU's DBs.

  • I'm getting more and more nervous about Hill and the middle of our line.

  • I'm sure you've seen, but the GameDay guest pickers at Bubba Watson and some dude from West Monroe, LA. 

Bring it loud for Paul Oliver. RIP.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

3 Questions: LSU

  1. Can we slow down LSU's run game? Jeremy Hill can be a game changer. His performance against Auburn (25 rushes for 184 yards) was quite impressive. However, Auburn committed to stopping the run. Hill had 38 yards in the second half on 11 runs. There is no mistaking that little stat changed a 21-0 blow out to a 35-21 game that had LSU relying on the clock running out.

  2. Will we screw up something in special teams? We can't give up two special teams TDs and win this game. We can't give up long returns. We can't miss FGs. We can't botch punt snaps. We can't botch FG snaps. We can't miss recovering onside kick attempts. 

  3. Will our crowd make a difference? We've been in a couple of these games already this season. The closest LSU has been to that is the season opening game at Jerry World against TCU. TCU is a good team and the crowd was semi-pro TCU, but this is the first true test for Mett's ability to handle adversity, the LSU defense to adjust to a quick strike defense, and LSU's ability to deal with a loud road stadium. Georgia's had to do all of that is some shape or form this season already. 

I feel good about our chances tomorrow. We have to slow down their rushing game. If we make LSU put the game in the hands of Mett and LSU's passing game, we'll end up winning. If we can't, look for it to be like the Clemson game.


UGA Baseball schedule released

We open with Georgia Southern and play at FSU, have a series with Clemson, and open SEC play at Foley with CWS finalist Mississippi State. The annual Georgia Tech match up at Turner Field is scheduled for May 13.

The Dawgs will also play Kennesaw State at Cool Ray in Gwinnett on April 22. We face MSU, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Tennessee at home.


Get your Fat Guy Touchdown picks in

Georgia Tech's game tonight is on our list. Get you picks in.


Thursday game in the Fat Guy Touchdown pick'em

Don't forget to get your picks in. Georgia Tech's game is in the pool.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Murray or Mett: Who would you rather?

I'm at a conference, so my posting is brief, but the question keeps coming up. Clearly, I have a favorite, but who would YOU rather have?


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SEC Power Poll, week four

The weekly poll is out. Nothing to see here. Other than Ole Miss making a move on Florida, and LSU eating into Alabama's first place votes.

I'd expect this weekend to have a great deal of bearing on that.


CBS Article: Helmet-removal rule - What it means today and moving forward

Here is a link to my CBS article Helmet-removal rule: What it means today and moving forward.

Does the rule make sense? I discuss why it may.

Fat Guy Touchdown Standings

Clearly, I've got to pick tougher games. 16 people with perfection. 16. Hell, three folks had the same final score. Props to ugakerri, wedflatrock, and rolson for nearly getting the final score right.



Selection Name





Tie Breaker Game


1ugakerriAdj12-078  17-45**
1wedflatrockAdj12-078  17-45  
1rolsonAdj12-078  17-45  
1crafdogAdj12-078  10-45  
1Chris In VegasAdj12-078  10-45  
1BulldogBrockAdj12-078  10-45  
1mackeraldreamsAdj12-078  17-48  
1engrdawg06Adj12-078  17-42  
1CarltonJ34Adj12-078  17-41  
1ChiliDawgAdj12-078  17-52  
1uganewtAdj12-078  17-52  
1hoeilaartdawgAdj12-078  13-52  
1dabears42Adj12-078  3-34  
1PuzzlemanAdj12-078  7-58  
1DAWGTURDSAdj12-078  0-0  
1Rudy DamoneAdj12-078  0-0  

Our overall standings are pretty tight, too. Plannerdawg15, Rich Flair, and wedflatrock are all at 297 points, with a host for folks close behind.



Selection Name



1Richt Flair42-7297
4One time in band camp40-9295
4CPADawg - Backup Safety U40-9295
9Rumph Shaker41-8292

The VaTech vs. Georgia Tech game on Thursday is in this week's pool. Get your picks in.