It was a busy weekend, and will be a busy week, here in Bulldog Nation, which means there is much to which to get, so, ere we dive too deeply into the days that lie ahead, permit me to take you on a quick tour of what you need to know to tide you over until the weekend; as we say in the legal field, to wit:
- Even though I don't know my hunt seat from my equitation on the flat, I have to give pride of place in this evening's rundown to the fact that the Bulldogs won their third equestrian national championship over the weekend, proving once again that our riders aren't just horsing around.
- After going unbeaten last week, the Diamond Dogs are ranked anywhere from fifth to 16th in the polls, including earning a No. 10 ranking in the Baseball America standings after winning seven of nine weekend series.
(Obligatory Jeri Ryan reference.)
- As Quinton McDawg noted, the Georgia men's tennis team lost in the conference tourney semifinals but the Georgia women's tennis team captured its second consecutive S.E.C. tournament championship on Sunday. In golf, the Bulldog ladies finished third at the S.E.C. championship, as did the Red and Black men.
- Speaking of the Georgia Sports Blog, Paul Westerdawg and company are doing fine work, calling our attention to the Preseason N.I.T. invitation extended to Dennis's Dogs, the latest recruiting news, the football team's trip to Honduras, Clemson's S.E.C. scheduling, and the ever-popular topic of strength of schedule.
Mark Mangino, shown here picking a real estate agent.
- MGoBlog has highlighted the fact that I'm not the only one who hates the bubble screen. Brian also notes that Mark Mangino's realtor has no sense of humor.
- I may have left Jason Pye a little stunned with the force of my reaction to the idiotic and childish gesture by former Georgia State student Lynn Westmoreland which served only to undermine a rising Georgia program's national reputation, but I am not alone. This is what The Shreveport Times's Scott Ferrell characterized it as, albeit with spelling that was not as good as his logic: "bipartisanship on frivilous [sic.] matters." I, like DC Trojan, am fully prepared to have the first branch of the national government be as inactive as possible, so I have no quarrel with Westmoreland's decision to be useless, superficial, vain, and disingenuous---he is a Congressman, after all---but, when he starts making my football team look bad, he has gone too far.