We're deep into the weekend and I'm sure not every item on your list of things to do has been checked off yet, so, rather than waste your time, I'll get right down to business and let you know what you need to know.
Over the course of the three-game weekend series with Georgia, Wildcat right fielder Colin Cowherd went three for 13 at the plate and batted in five runs. Wait a minute . . . that's Collin Cowgill, not Colin Cowherd? Truly my bad.
- Although the Diamond Dogs didn't get the sweep over Kentucky, the Red and Black beat the Bat Cats on Thursday and again on Saturday to finish second in the Eastern Division and claim the No. 3 seed in the S.E.C. baseball tournament, which begins next Wednesday.
- Amid the wealth of information regularly provided at the Dawg Bone is to be found a link to Tony Barnhart's thoughts on Il Duce's latest antics:
The problems that led to the death of two students during the Georgia-Florida weekend are real and tragic. But symbolism isn't going to make those kids safe. Alcohol education and awareness on campus would be a good place to start. Taking a zero tolerance approach to public intoxication would help. And while you're at it, get the Jacksonville people to get a handle on that Friday night mob scene at The Landing. A lot of problems start---or finish---there.
Precisely. I don't defend pregame drinking, but Il Duce is taking the politician's approach of substituting public relations gestures for meaningful solutions to actual problems.
- How crazy was The Friday Random Crazy Idea? Not so crazy that it didn't garner some support from A.C. Evans, who also provided supplemental details on the Georgia-Kentucky baseball series for those seeking more information than my thumbnail sketches sometimes provide.
- The unofficial award for Best Blog Headline of the Week goes to My Opinion on Sports for entitling its account of Ramonce Taylor's arrest on charges of felony marijuana possession "Ramonceing the Stoned."
Here at Dawg Sports, we give extra credit for working in an '80s-era Kathleen Turner reference.
- Will Georgia be playing a team from the West Coast anytime soon? Dawg Sports fans don't seem particularly keen on the idea, but the possibility exists and Bruins Nation readers appear to be giving the 'Dawgs their due. The prospect of additional gridiron contests between S.E.C. and Pac-10 teams offers as good an excuse as any for directing your attention to Building the Dam, the Oregon State Beavers weblog that is the newest addition to SportsBlogs Nation's growing lineup of intercollegiate athletics sites. Eight teams down, 111 to go. . . .
- Finally, just when you thought it was safe to give the B.C.S. a measure of credit for last year's Rose Bowl, along comes Michael, who takes a look at one of the elements of the B.C.S. formula and proceeds to cut the Billingsley ratings off at the knees.
As soon as Peter Billingsley released his list of the top 200 college football teams of all time, Braves & Birds washed his mouth out with soap and lectured him on the dangers of shooting his eye out with a Red Ryder B.B. gun.
That's all you need to know as you enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon.