Monday is fast upon us, so, if you're looking to get your work week started off right, here is where your attention needs to turn before your nose resumes its placement against the grindstone:
- In case you missed it, I proposed that the S.E.C. establish a minor league farm conference and asked the Atlanta Falcons to keep dodging the 'Dawgs in the draft.
- Over the weekend, the Diamond Dogs won one and lost each of the other two outings in a three-game set with Tennessee, but Georgia's No. 1-ranked men's golf team won its 26th S.E.C. championship, the Bulldogs' No. 1-ranked men's tennis team won its sixth S.E.C. tournament championship, and the Red and Black's No. 1-ranked women's gymnastics team won its seventh national championship along with a whole host of individual awards. Despite the disappointing baseball season being played out in the Classic City, I believe the University of Georgia's claim to having the second-best all-around athletic department in the N.C.A.A. has been strengthened over the last couple or three days.
Kristin Davis, appropriately dressed for a Georgia home game.
- As reported by Paul Westerdawg, it has been alleged that, during his Heisman Trophy-winning junior season, Southern California tailback Reggie Bush's family was living in a $750,000 house owned by a runner for Bush's agent. Granted, there's a limit to what 750K will get you in Los Angeles, but the reaction over at Bruins Nation was too much fun to ignore.
- Remember the Adolf Hitler/Steve Spurrier creepy birthday coincidence? Well, apparently there's more to the story.
Evidently, Mr. Sulu shares a birthday with Darth Visor and other manifestations of evil incarnate.
- Should there be luxury boxes in Michigan Stadium? Uh . . . yeah.
- During the 2005 football season, I received some rather harsh criticisms from Notre Dame fans who didn't like the fact that I was reserving judgment on Charlie Weis until he strung together consecutive quality campaigns. My point was simply that Coach Weis's rookie record in South Bend was less impressive, measured in terms of wins and losses, than Tyrone Willingham's first season beneath the Golden Dome, so there was no guarantee of his long-term success. Accordingly, I feel somewhat validated by the following observation from the leading voice in the Fighting Irish blogosphere:
That's all I'm saying.
- Speaking of the Fighting Irish, though, how out of hand is their game against Georgia Tech going to get? By the way, that reminds me of the Yellow Jackets' tie with Notre Dame in 1980, which brings me to . . .
- I always thought the iPod was the lazy weakling's Walkman, but Kanu may have shown me the error of my ways.
"Oh, man, are there going to be some MP3s downloaded tonight!"
- College Football Resource offered some brief but notable observations concerning the relationship of the blogosphere to the mainstream news media.
- Last but by no means least, I have to clear the air with L.D., who apparently thinks I can get you a Chick-fil-A on Sunday the way the inmate from "The Longest Yard" could get you a Big Mac in the Big House.
No, not that Big House!
For the record, all I said was that I had access to Chick-fil-A 24/6, not that I had access to Chick-fil-A 24/7. There's a big difference and I can assure you, to my great regret, that I have no special power to procure a chicken sandwich on the Sabbath, which I'm pretty sure is a violation of Mosaic law, anyway.
That should get you all caught up this Sunday evening and put you in the proper frame of mind to return to work on Monday morning . . . and maybe run by Truett's for lunch while you're at it.