It's a long holiday weekend here at Dawg Sports, so I'm kicking back and taking it easy. In that spirit, then, I won't rush you . . . I won't try to hurry you along . . . I'm just going to go on a leisurely stroll through the blogosphere and you can tag along with me if you like. I'm easy like Sunday morning.
- The polls remain open on the latest discussion question and your thoughts upon the subject have been solicited. As promised, Pitch Right has shared his views, and so has Block U. What do you think?
- Burnt Orange Nation asked me to author a guest article on playing two quarterbacks in tandem, since Georgia recently did so successfully and Texas hopes to do likewise while defending the Longhorns' national title this fall. My response is posted both at B.O.N. and below.
How do you handle a quarterback controversy? Hire this man . . . only he's ours and you can't have him, so back off!
- It has been a banner week for the class of "The Dawgosphere," the Georgia Sports Blog. Paul Westerdawg and Dawgnoxious had a record-setting month in June and they have launched July with a look at Mark Richt's first five years at Georgia. The comparison of Coach Richt to other S.E.C. coaches led Paul to reach conclusions similar to those I reached when I compared Coach Richt to his predecessors on the Sanford Stadium sideline. My take on Paul Westerdawg's take may be found at his site, but my views on the Bulldogs' head coach are well-known.
- Over at Bruins Nation, they're taking the day off like good Americans, but not before offering some thoughts on Pac-10 expansion.
I think Michigan State should join the league on the West Coast. From what I hear, the Spartans are part of the new Pac-10 already. (Image courtesy All Sports.)
- By now, everyone is aware of the sudden and tragic death of Northwestern's Randy Walker. If you haven't read it already, Sunday Morning Quarterback has offered a fitting tribute, while Orson Swindle has addressed the realities of the aftermath for the Wildcats.
- In other news, Doug has been dumped and Brian has been invited to play in the World Series of Poker. Such, I suppose, are the vicissitudes of life.
The guy in the middle wearing the sweater vest is available, ladies. The one on the right wearing a cap and looking goofy? I'm taken.
That should provide you with about as much information as you'll need to commemorate the holiday tomorrow.