It's been a busy week in the blogosphere, what with the 2006 College Football Blogger Awards and all, so, if you're like me, you've gotten a bit behind, but don't worry, 'cause I'm here to get you all caught up in rapid-fire fashion, so here we go:
- For those of you fretting over Doug Gillett's self-esteem, fear not; he has adopted an "I'm O.K., Tyra Banks is O.K." outlook on life. (Whether you're also O.K. is your issue, apparently.) For his part, Paul Westerdawg is taking his defeat in stride, but, if the Georgia Sports Blog has as good a year in 2007 as it did in 2006, Paul and Dawgnoxious will get the recognition they deserve next year.
- I don't cover recruiting, for two reasons. First of all, the only way I would have the foggiest notion of which high school players are the best in the state (much less in the country) would be to consult the sources that anyone interested in recruiting already is consulting, so my sole utility would be as a conduit of information already available elsewhere, to which I could add nothing. Secondly, I agree with Orson Swindle that recruiting analysis is a bit creepy, not unlike the countdown clocks many bars displayed marking the days, hours, minutes, and seconds remaining until the Olsen twins turned 18. Fortunately, you can get your recruiting fix from MaconDawg.
Kristin Davis is counting down the minutes 'til national signing day. (Photograph from Yahoo! GeoCities.)
- Speaking of Orson, by the way, it was decided that Every Day Should Be Saturday didn't win enough dadgum awards at the C.F.B.A.s, so he now is the proud recipient of Best Audio Thing/Podcast, as well. (Please don't let technical terminology like "Audio Thing" throw you too much. As Dan Rydell once put it, "I know there's a lot of jargon, but some of these are pretty self-explanatory.")
- Need proof that the S.E.C. is the country's most defensively-oriented conference, in which passing yardage largely is irrelevant? Sunday Morning Quarterback has the facts with which to back up all of our knee-jerk reactions! If you want to know how Georgia stacked up, check out Senator Blutarsky's examination of the subject.
- Here at Dawg Sports, I've been seeking consensus (which I attained, at least with the fellows at Burnt Orange Nation and, to a lesser extent, with Tightwad Hill), keeping track of the Gym Dogs, and using Lynyrd Skynyrd as a parenting aid.
Unfortunately, they never recorded a song called "Sweet Home, Georgia."
- The Diamond Dogs open their season next Friday with a home game at Foley Field against Oregon State. How well do you expect Georgia to fare in baseball in 2007?
- Finally, since it's Super Bowl Sunday and all, I wanted to close with a quotation from my old pal Chuck, who offered the following observation in a recent e-mail:
I couldn't have said it better myself. Enjoy the rest of the Super Bowl, everyone.