We're having another wild week here in Bulldog Nation---and, by the way, if you've sent me an e-mail in the last 12 or 14 days and you haven't heard back from me, I'm not being rude; I'm just that far behind in my personal correspondence---so I hope you won't mind if I give you the quick, no-frills rundown of the things you need to know:
- It will not surprise you to learn that Jason Pye is a man of his word. He has already e-mailed me and we'll be breaking bread together in the near future . . . at his expense.
- Fotodog has called our attention to Knowshon Moreno's candidacy for Cadillac Player of the Week. Personally, I'm not so sure I want a Georgia tailback winning an award named after a former Auburn tailback, but, then again, I was glad when another Georgia tailback won a trophy named for a former Auburn coach, so what the heck . . . go vote.
- Speaking of Knowshon Moreno, I'm thinking of starting a push for fans to show up at games in their bare feet and wearing nothing above the waist except body paint depicting the number "24" across the back and chest. The theme we're going for here is: "No Shirt, No Shoes, Knowshon." Until that catches fire, though . . .
. . . feel free to get yourself one of these T-shirts instead.
- The roundup from last week's BlogPoll roundtable has been posted, so drop by and give it a look. While you're at it, check out The Sports Tap's recent interview with Kevin Butler.
- I'll be posting a statistical breakdown of Troy ere the week is out, but, as we look ahead to the rest of the Bulldogs' schedule, here are a few data you might want to know: 2007 is the tenth season in Georgia history in which the Red and Black have beaten both Alabama and Florida in the same autumn. (It happened before in 1916, 1920, 1927, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1959, and 1976, for the record.) In the previous nine seasons in which the 'Dawgs took care of business against both the Crimson Tide and the Gators, the Classic City Canines posted records of 7-2 against Auburn, 6-0 against Kentucky, and 5-3 against Georgia Tech. During those nine campaigns, Georgia captured six conference championships and three national titles. I'm just saying.
- Finally, you've probably picked up on it from recent comments, but I reckon I should make a formal announcement that my wife's and my second child is due to arrive next March. Although I hold fast to the conviction that one should open one's presents on Christmas morning rather than on Christmas eve, I lost that argument this time around (after having won that argument five years ago), so I am able to report that we will be welcoming a baby girl into our home. I have added "Knowshona" (pronounced No-show-nuh) to the list of acceptable baby names, but, so far, it's a tough sell. Of course, what we name her matters much more to her mother than to me, since my wife (and everyone else) will call her by her name, whereas I will call her "Scout" and she will call me "Atticus." (That's a To Kill a Mockingbird reference, by the way. I wouldn't want anyone to think I was naming my daughter after a recruiting service.)
Enjoy your morning cup of coffee and, for that matter, your morning. I'll be back after a while with the national games of interest.