As always, life moves pretty fast and you may not have time to jog through all the blogs, so here are a couple of matters that warrant your attention:
- Additional thoughts on the G-Day game have been offered at I'm a Realist and at Hey Jenny Slater. Unfortunately, Doug has yet to post pictures from Bloggerpalooza.
- While we're on the subject of Bloggerpalooza, it turns out that Paul Westerdawg and Dawnoxious spotted us on North Campus and never even knew it. From Paul's description, it sounds like the authors of the Georgia Sports Blog may have seen us while my brother-in-law, Travis Rice, was leading us through (read: disrupting) a campus tour group standing approximately in the spot at which we first saw Tom Green leading the campus tour group in the opening scene of "Road Trip," which was filmed in Athens. The tour guide had the wherewithal to call out after us: "Tailgaters need practice, too!"
- Although he failed to make his connection in the Classic City, Paul Westerdawg has done some fine work regarding the greying of the silver britches. While some take the view that "they're only pants," I consider this short-sighted. As someone who believes strongly in the importance of wearing the school colors, both for fans and for coaches, I attach great significance to the team's attire. From Notre Dame's green jerseys to Florida's blue pants to Clemson's all-orange uniforms, examples of lucky team attire abound throughout college football. The black pants worn by the Bulldogs in the 1998 Outback Bowl brought good fortune; the white pants worn by the Red and Black for the 1999 L.S.U. game went over less well. (Don't even get me started on the abomination that was the Jim Donnan black helmet stripe.) Vince Dooley's decision to reinstate the silver britches prior to the start of what was to become a national championship season cannot be deemed coincidental by any superstitious sports fan. Personally, I think the 'Dawgs should wear silver---not grey---britches at home and red pants on the road, but that may just be me.