We're just past the midpoint of the work week and time continues to fly by, so, heeding Ferris Bueller's dictum that, since life moves pretty fast, you should slow down every now and again so you don't miss it, I thought I'd take a moment to offer you a quick rundown of that which you need to know, so here goes:
- The big news here at Dawg Sports is, of course, MaconDawg's welcome arrival as a co-author . . . and already he is receiving favorable reviews and getting Georgia fans ready for basketball tournament time!
- If you didn't hear the second installment of EDSBS Live (nee EDSBS Radio), be sure to listen to the rebroadcast. Although LD's call regrettably was cut short, Warren St. John was on hand and I had the pleasure of reporting on the latest poll results.
Sherilyn Fenn, shown here with what Ragin' Cajun Rebel considers superfluous extremities. (Photograph from Lynch Posters.)
When asked on the air to name cool ways to die, by the way, my answer was "Death by Munson."
If you're not familiar with the concept of "Death by Munson," it's pretty straightforward. For any denizen of Bulldog Nation, a death is, by definition, a cool death if your demise comes in a manner described by Larry Munson in a famous play call.
If you're killed by having your face stepped on by a hobnailed boot (2001 Tennessee game), that's a cool death. If your heart is ripped from your chest (1997 Georgia Tech game), that's a cool death. If you're crushed beneath a rain of rubble from the collapse of the Gator Bowl (1980 Florida game), that's a cool death. If you're hit in the head by a bag of sugar falling out of the sky (1982 Auburn game), that's a cool death.
If Larry Munson prophesied your demise during a broadcast, that reflects well upon you and, at your funeral, you are entitled to have the Redcoat Band play the arrangement where they start with "The Battle Hymn of Bulldog Nation" and segue into "Ode to Joy."
- Senator Blutarsky is right: this is the stupidest thing ever written.
- To his credit, though, Andy Katzer (author of the aforementioned stupidest thing ever written) made a good point when he noted the distinction between Georgia's Mark Richt and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier when it comes to player discipline. Gamecock quarterback Stephen Garcia, after a second recent arrest, has been "suspended from all football team activities through the end of this semester." ("This semester," you will note, does not include any actual football games. Meanwhile, Akeem Hebron will miss Georgia's games against Oklahoma State and South Carolina because his one arrest was one arrest too many.) For his part, Garcia had his Lynyrd Skynyrd-like hair cut, supposedly as an act of contrition.
Could this little punk be any more like Steve Taneyhill?
- The latest news out of spring practice is that Seth Watts has left the team, but neither MaconDawg nor Paul Westerdawg sees this as cause for alarm, so you shouldn't be terribly concerned, either.
- Finally, Doug Gillett is two years old! No, wait . . . that can't be right, can it? (By the way, how did this not win the C.F.B.A. for best post . . . and how will the ultimate outcome of this not win next year's?)