As Ferris Bueller pointed out, life moves pretty fast, so, even on the weekend, we need to take a moment to check out what's going on in the world around us. Here we go:
- The following question has been posed for the good of the order: "How did you become a fan of your team?" Your answers go in the comments below or in the diaries on the side.
- The Diamond Dogs are 2-0 on their four-game road swing, having outlasted the Yellow Jackets in extra innings on Thursday and come back to beat the Plainsmen on Friday. Georgia's nine-game winning streak will be on the line as the Red and Black take on the Tigers at Auburn this afternoon.
Bulldog baseball . . . because the Diamond Dogs have a shot at winning the division and it's just plain fun to hate Auburn. (Photograph courtesy University of Georgia Athletic Association.)
- The Blue-Gray Sky makes the interesting observation that "[t]he windfall Notre Dame is able to deliver to road opponents guarantees that Notre Dame will never lack for quality opponents, thereby ensuring the bootlessness of schemes to coerce Notre Dame into conference affiliation via boycott." This claim is somewhat supported by the strong showing the Fighting Irish are making in this week's poll voting. Unfortunately, B.G.S. makes the mistake of defending this proposition by citing Terence Moore, whose utter incompetence was exposed by Every Day Should Be Saturday in a recent posting. (Orson gets extra points for working Lewis Grizzard into his weblog, as well.)
- Since Orson remarked that "[b]eing a columnist for a year wouldn't be so bad," I should point out that, while I was in law school, I was a columnist for The Red & Black for two years (1995-1997), which is somewhat relevant since Jmac's recent mention of me elicited a comment from C. Trent Rosecrans, of whom I made mention this week. It's a small world, after all.
I miss seeing Lewis tailgating in front of the G.G.S. Building as you head down the hill from Myers Hall along Sanford Drive. I really do.
- They've been busy over at Burnt Orange Nation, where the post-spring BlogPoll roundtable is underway and another spirited defense of Barry Bonds has been mounted, rebutted, bolstered, and, ultimately, refuted. The Wrangler speaks for me on this issue and all I can do is second that emotion.
- A.C. made it to Oxford, where he even visited Square Books, from the second-floor gallery of which you can see what is documented in Daniel Singal's William Faulkner: The Making of a Modernist as the route Benjy took when approaching the Confederate statue on the Jefferson town square in The Sound and the Fury. It's pretty cool stuff and, as someone who visited Ole Miss in 1995 (to see the Bulldogs lose to the Rebels) and in 1999 (to see my wife's younger sister graduate), I find myself wanting to go back to the only campus that can rival Georgia's as the prettiest in the conference.
Unlike Ernest Hemingway, the man knew how to use a modifier.
- Apparently, Doug is as big in Oregon as David Hasselhoff is in Europe. Maybe he can do something about the uniforms worn by the Ducks and by the Beavers.
- The first pitch is at 5:00 this afternoon. Don't miss the second game of the Georgia-Auburn diamond showdown.