This is the last Monday before the Monday before college football season. Think about that for a minute. That leaves us with a long way to go and a short time to get there, so here is your evening rundown:
- Some of you may not be interested in what’s going on around SB Nation; if so, feel free to skip this item and move on to the next one. However, CEO Jim Bankoff has been interviewed, EDSBS Live has Phil Steele on Tuesday night, and BCS Evolution is preparing to post its overview of the Georgia Bulldogs tomorrow. I’ll link to it as soon as it’s posted, but be sure to check by there Tuesday morning.
- Although Sprints sarcastically asked why Greg McGarity’s contract contains a good conduct clause, the memorandum of understanding between the University and its new athletic director (.pdf) looks very much like a standard form with the blanks filled in with the appropriate names and numbers. As always, I know Team Speed Kills is just engaging in good-natured ribbing, but the rapid institutional response to the Damon Evans situation is not a point against the University. I am ashamed for the way Evans conducted himself, but I am proud of the way my alma mater dealt with the entire situation. That said, I agree with Orson that the Fulmer Cup tiebreaker should go to Georgia.
- The Gym Dogs have released their 2011 schedule, which is challenging, as always. Based upon the 2010 year-end rankings, the Georgia gymnasts will host No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Florida, No. 6 Michigan, No. 10 Utah, No. 16 Auburn, and West Virginia, and face No. 3 UCLA, No. 9 Arkansas, No. 11 LSU, No. 20 Kentucky, and No. 22 Denver on the road. In eleven regular-season meets, the Gym Dogs will face ten top 25 teams, including nine in the top 20 and six in the top ten.
- Finally, although some were less than fond of the exercise, I promised to provide an overview of last night’s Twitter thread on "unmade prequels." Here are a few of my favorites, mostly from the Bulldog faithful:
The rest of the list may be found here.
The home opener between the hedges is only a dozen days away, everyone. Hang in there; we’ll make it.