Now that you know why I don't advise drinking at football games and how my wife caused Georgia to beat Auburn in 1996, it's time to grab your morning cup of coffee and take a jog around the blogs as we learn what's going on with the rest of the intercollegiate athletics authors on the internet:
- Over at Around the Oval, an Ohio State aficionado has offered his take on my radical realignment proposal, which generally adopts a positive view of my idea for the Midwestern Conference yet raises reasonable objections as to the inclusion of Miami (Ohio), using stadium size as a benchmark. It's a fair assessment and it's worth a look.
- Kanu is not yet done extolling the virtues of the Kentucky Derby, despite his having previously addressed the subject exhaustively, but another reader has taken a different view.
- With 70 votes cast, the latest Dawg Sports poll question is producing a close contest. Catherine Zeta-Jones leads with 20 votes, followed closely by Ashley Judd with 19 votes, followed closely by Mary-Louise Parker with 18 votes. Marcia Cross and Nicole Kidman are tied for fourth place with six votes apiece and, alas, Helen Hunt remains in last place with her lone pity vote. The bloc of Mary-Louise Parker supporters appears particularly devoted.
Will Mary-Louise Parker get the last laugh and wind up holding the victory trophy in the end?
- Sunday Morning Quarterback has returned to S.E.C. country to offer his evaluation of Mississippi State.
- Burnt Orange Nation offers a thoughtful piece on the more serious off-the-field antics of some college athletes and concludes, among other things, that head coaches who prevent such offenses from being committed by players on scholarship at their programs are to be commended. I agree . . . which is why one of the things I like best about Mark Richt is the fact that he has cleaned up the behavior of Bulldog athletes, the occasional bout of stupidity notwithstanding.
- I am not often given occasion to use the words "class" and "Georgia Tech" in the same sentence, but, in this case, I'll make an exception: Nathan has offered some moving thoughts on Katharyn Richt's recent cancer diagnosis.