Friday is upon us and, due to forthcoming family obligations, I will be posting lightly next week, so let's skip the chit-chat and get right down to the rundown:
- Sure, Georgia ranks fourth among the states in terms of producing N.F.L. talent, but how does the Peach State fare on a per capita basis?
- It is, in point of fact, a small world, after all. On Thursday morning, I made mention of the Georgia Sports Blog's "Dawgs Abroad" series and I referred specifically to a University of Georgia alumnus stationed near Qatar, Major Keith Filer. A little over an hour later, I received an e-mail from Pete Allen, an old friend of mine and my roommate from law school, who noted that Major Filer was an old friend of his and his roommate from his undergraduate days. In fact, Keith and I probably met one another in Athens back in the late '80s and just don't remember one another. That is weird, wild, wacky stuff.
The last time Keith Filer and I saw each other, one of us probably was still sporting the Michael J. Fox "Family Ties" haircut.
- Our good buddies at the Dawg Bone have broken the welcome news that Georgia signee Darrius Dewberry is now on campus in Athens and is on track to see significant playing time this fall.
- Building the Dam has some B.C.S. craziness on tap . . . in two installments.
No, not Nebraska playing Miami in the Rose Bowl kind of B.C.S. craziness.
- Speaking of B.C.S. craziness, The Hobnailed Boot disagrees with my position on bowl games and he has expressed his viewpoint effectively at his weblog as well as at mine. In the interest of open debate and the free exchange of ideas, I would direct your attention to Parker's arguments, with which I respectfully differ but which deserve a full hearing and reflective consideration. Naturally, you are encouraged to offer your thoughts on the playoff issue in the comments below, as he has done.
- The Lawgiver's posting yesterday afternoon was Phil Steele-like in its jampackedness with information, as Brian pointed us in the direction of both Bruce Ciskie's BlogPoll roundtable breakdown and Smart Football's strategic insights into offensive balance. Burnt Orange Nation is also doing some first-rate work, reviewing various networks' college football theme songs, examining how tough it is for national champions to repeat, and figuring out how often a team comes from nowhere to win a national title. It's all good stuff.
"Cinderella story . . . came from nowhere . . . ah, he got all of that one!"
- I recently said of Georgia's head football coach that "no coach in the Southeastern Conference has greater job security than Mark Richt." College Football Palace disagrees with me . . . but only slightly.
- Fortunately, Doug can take a joke. I'm still totally not getting that whole Melissa Theuriau thing, though.
Dude, how 'bout developing an unhealthy fixation on a good American gal for a change?
You're just all kinds of current right about now, so get to work and have a good weekend.