If your life keeps you as busy as my life keeps me, you probably don’t have time to keep up with everything occurring in the blogosphere (or, for that matter, in reality), so this is your chance to put down the remote, stop staring glassy-eyed at the mind-numbing spectacle of alleged athletes sliding rocks on ice, and get caught up on what you might have missed while you were confusing "boring" with "engrossing" and mistaking curling for a sport; to wit:
Maybe they were busy learning the lyrics to all one of the songs their band plays. Is it just me, or did this take several weeks longer than it should have?
If something is so obvious that even Auburn fans get it, it ought to be so obvious that no further explanation is required. Noting the Plainsmen’s previous use of orange jerseys on special occasions, Jay Coulter wrote:
The most famous uniform change game during the Doug Barfield era when Auburn wore orange jerseys on four occasions. As a 10 year-old, I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. I still have my old orange Charlie Trotman jersey put up for safe keeping. Looking back now, let's just say I'm not nearly as impressed.
Barfield's use of orange jerseys as a motivator for his teams in big games didn't sit well with most Auburn fans. Rightfully so, Auburn people felt that if you needed a ploy to win, then things weren't where they should be football wise.
Shortly after being hired, Pat Dye was asked about whether his teams would ever break out the orange jerseys. Dye quickly answered, "No, Auburn's colors are blue trimmed in orange, not orange trimmed in blue."
This brings the total number of times I have been proud to call Pat Dye a University of Georgia graduate to one, but it’s good to know that Coach Dye took the correct view about his players’ jerseys, even if he couldn’t keep track of his own pants. Although Blackout 2007 will forever hold a special place in my heart, we went to the well much too often by using uniform gimmicks as a motivation toward achievement rather than as a reward for achievement. My Knowshon Rockwell Moreno blackout jersey is in the back of my closet, where it will remain.
Jay makes a good point and he uses a video of Georgia beating Auburn to do it. I hate Auburn.
The only possible explanation is that they were rewarding ECU for having Emily Procter as an alumna. While I basically was pleased with the Diamond Dogs’ 2-2 weekend performance, Baseball America was not. 22nd-ranked Georgia dropped from the top 25 altogether and was replaced at No. 22 by East Carolina, which is 1-2. Well, all righty, then. I’m just glad SEC baseball is back.
Yes, I am linking in this links posting to a links posting which linked to a previous posting of mine. This later will form the foundation for a "Doctor Who" script by Christopher Bidmead. Among the noteworthy tidbits with which David Hale provided us on Monday was the revelation that an Erk Russell tribute video is available for your viewing. David’s list of links also included a bizarre item about missing actor Andrew Koenig, who played Richard Milhous "Boner" Stabone on "Growing Pains" and whose father, Walter Koenig, played Pavel Andreievich Chekov on "Star Trek."
Please remember, however, that we don’t define them in any way. Sure we don’t. Paul Johnson believes in finishing the drill. To be fair, though, we owed it to the Yellow Jackets to let them borrow a catch phrase of ours after Mike Bobo stole their idea of running it until they proved they could stop it. No word yet whether Georgia Tech is adopting "First snap. Last snap. The square root of the sum of all preceding snaps."
Hey ‘Bama, hey ‘Bama, you just almost beat the hell out of us! I was glad to see that Alabama fans had to write what Georgia fans usually have to write after last weekend’s win by the Fox Hounds, but I took particular satisfaction from this line:
Despite their weak SEC record, Georgia has a much higher RPI ranking than either Auburn or Arkansas, and losing to a top-100 RPI team on the road isn't a horrible thing in terms of tournament selection.
At least when the Hoop Dogs lose, the other team gets credit for carding a quality win. So we’ve got that going for us.
Put down that Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and give credit to women in swimsuits who actually go in the water. Ladies and gentlemen, your Southeastern Conference women’s swimming and diving champions.
That ought to get you up to speed. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled frozen Olympiad, which is already in progress on tape-delay.