Well folks, here we are on the 20th of August, a mere ten days away from the start of college football. The 20th of August, however, marks the occasion of a number of important historical events, including, but not limited to, the one year anniversary of Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kris Humphries, the 271st anniversary of Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering's discovery of Alaska, and the 47th anniversary of the release of the Rolling Stones' first US #1 single, 'Satisfaction'. Now, I could tie those examples back to the Dawgs if I really wanted to (like how Isaiah Crowell is similar to Kim Kardashian in that one year later, he's all but forgotten...or how John Jenkins (Big Bad John) is almost the size of Alaska...or how, just like the Rolling Stones, Jarvis Jones isn't satisfied with his performance from last year), but rather than doing that, I'm simply going to post the video for 'Satisfaction' and let you get a nice start to your workweek. Enjoy, and if you're not satisfied, then read on for more links after the jump...
Senator Blutarsky poses the question as to why hating Georgia has become recent fodder on a Vanderbilt message board. You know, I truly don't understand this one, but after attending the Georgia/Vanderbilt game in Nashville last year, I'll fully embrace it. Here's to hoping that, in this year's postgame, all Todd Grantham has to say to James Franklin is 'scoreboard'.
Speaking of our beloved number six, Big Bad John, (and in case you missed Kyle's weekend summary), the Dawgs have been named the number six team in the country according to the recently released Associated Press Preseason Top 25 poll. This marks the second poll - the other being the Coaches' Poll - to list the Dawgs in the sixth spot.
In case you missed it on the basketball front, Mark Fox picked up a commitment from Tulsa, Oklahoma, guard Juwan Parker. Parker was also being recruited by Memphis and Stanford. Also, yes, we're still pushing basketball.
If you haven't seen it on facebook or through other social media, the Redcoat Band is reviving an old tradition this year by encouraging fans to learn the words to Georgia's fight song, 'Hail To Georgia'. This is important to me for obvious reasons, but seriously, this is a great song, so please do all you can to spread the word and help rekindle a great pastime.
I touched on this a bit last week, but Mark Richt still not satisfied (see what I did there?) with the performance of his troops. Last week, it was more directed at the team as a whole, whereas this week, Marc Weiszer brings out attention to Richt's criticisms of Jay Rome. I'll say it before, but I'll say it again...it is evident that we're seeing a Mark Richt who is publicly being much more critical of his players and is pushing them to step it up a notch. I can only think that that's a good thing, given the complacency issues that Georgia teams have had at times when they were ranked highly in the preseason.
In non-revenue sports news, the UGA Women's Soccer Team won their second game in a row yesterday, improving to a 2-0 record to start the season, while Bulldog golfer Harris English was tied for 5th in the Wyndham Championship when play was suspended yesterday. Play will resume in that one today, so let's hope for a second nice golf victory for a Dawg alum this year.
Our resident Poet Laureate, Cherokee's Grip, further drives home the point that chuckdawg made last week that Russ should be made the University of Georgia's official mascot. Just like Smokey Robinson, I second that emotion.
Finally, I'll leave you with a bit of humor. The 2012 Summer Olympics have come and gone, but in case you missed it, a particularly witty Irishman had quite the unique take (warning, contains some NSFW language) on sailing. No word yet on who actually won the race.
Happy Monday, and as always...Go Dawgs!