Today has been a big day for Dawg Sports, but I wouldn’t want the groundbreaking news here at the blog to distract you from all the other events of interest in and around Bulldog Nation. If you’re like me, you’ve had a pretty overwhelming day, and you’re suffering from a bit of decision fatigue, so just sit back, relax, and let the knowledge flow over you:
- Do you still doubt me about the mojo transference? Well, doubt me no longer: Vanderbilt football players have formed a scooter club. Let the emerging from alleys and misspellings of middle names begin!
- Actual events on the college football front have overtaken this offseason project somewhat, but, for what it’s worth, the 12 Pack is complete.
- Those of you who are
more technologically savvy than me less reflexively Luddite than menot unfrozen caveman lawyers like me may have been hankering for an SB Nation iPhone app. Well, your wish is about to be granted.
- Not all the news on the SB Nation front has been good for the network, though SB Nation’s loss is everyone else’s gain, as Holly Anderson now heads up Sports Illustrated’s Campus Union. As was the case when Matt Hinton made the jump from Sunday Morning Quarterback to Dr. Saturday, we are sorry to lose Holly as a network colleague, but we are happy for her richly deserved success, we applaud her on her latest achievement, and we look forward to continuing to follow her fine work on this new stage. As a native Georgian whose formative years as a Bulldog fan included the early 1980s, I know of no better or more heartfelt compliment to pay to a departing co-worker than this: There goes Holly . . . there goes Holly . . . there goes Holly!
- We (and others) have covered the Georgia Bulldogs’ Nike Pro Combat uniforms pretty comprehensively, but don’t forget to check out what the Boise St. Broncos will be wearing in the Georgia Dome on September 3. The moral of the story appears to be either (a) when you have only 15 years of Division I-A history, you have less tradition with which to tinker, or (b) when you play football on a blue field, everything else you do appears less ridiculous by comparison. (This assumes, of course, that those are the Broncos’ actual uniforms for the opener, which we are told they may not be, and would a Boise State fan ever try to put one over on us?)
- Speaking of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, you knew already that we were supposed to spread the red (although I’m guessing you knew to wear red to a Georgia football game, anyway), but did you know everyone’s favorite chicken sandwich supplier was hosting Spirit Day at the Beechwood Chick-fil-A in Athens this Saturday? The Georgia cheerleaders will be there, as well as Hairy Dawg, and, really, anything that combines Chick-fil-A with college football is about as close to Heaven as you’re going to get on this plane of existence, so, if you’ll be in the area, drop by 196 Alps Road between 3:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon. If you’re really serious about it, register at any participating Athens-area Chick-fil-A, starting today, to have a chance to win two tickets to the game.
- Speaking of the Nike Pro Combat uniforms (which we were before), an intrepid reader sent a link to some historic Georgia uniforms that could’ve been used for inspiration, as well as the following doctored shots of how the tennis shoe giant might’ve done a better job:
For what it’s worth, by the way, Dawg Sports recorded its four millionth visit this morning, so it’s been a red letter day all the way around. Your thoughts on any or all of the foregoing are, of course, welcome in the comments below. Are you excited about the iPhone app? Do you think Nike did a better job with the Broncos’ uniforms than with the Bulldogs’? How did the 12 Pack do in the conference re-draft? Let us know what you think.