Since the Diamond Dogs are playing in the nightcap of the SEC Tournament, there’s no guarantee there will be actual sports news to report this evening, which means now is as good a time as any to address some ancillary matters of interest in Bulldog Nation; to wit:
- If someone had bothered to tell me what Hines Ward’s dance partner looked like, I might have watched the show, but, as it is, I missed it. Nevertheless, we congratulate Hines Ward on his "Dancing With the Stars" victory, albeit while weeping silently at the knowledge that this is about all we have on which to hang our hats these days.
- Georgia’s APR scores were pretty good, for whatever that’s worth. The Bulldogs are tied for second in the SEC---behind only Vanderbilt, and by a lone point, at that---and we compare favorably to the Big Ten, as well. So there. (Hat tip: Team Speed Kills.)
- Speaking of SB Nation’s SEC-centric weblog, Year2 has the low-down on Mike Slive’s oversigning proposal, and, for my money, the best of the recommended new rules is the one that involves some league oversight in the granting of grayshirts for medical hardships. Since a semblance of a structure already is in place for such matters---there is, for instance, a process for petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility if a player who has taken a redshirt year already suffers a career-ending injury early in the season---it wouldn’t require re-inventing the wheel to have the league certify that there is a legitimate medical justification for, in essence, assigning a player to the disabled list.
- Holy Turf has your ten-year Bulldog review, which succinctly summarizes some things you already knew, but probably would do well to recall.
- I regret giving page views to this ludicrously idiotic screed designed to do nothing but infuriate reasonable people with its absurdity, but, after seeing that Senator Blutarsky linked to it, I couldn’t resist, so, for what it’s worth: (i) most of those charges were petty traffic offenses and infractions (like emerging from an alley or misspelling your middle name) most of us have trouble conceiving of as crimes; (ii) the guys (like Demetre Baker, Michael Lemon, Zach Mettenberger, and Montez Robinson) arrested for crimes involving actual moral culpability are no longer with the team; (iii) there hasn’t been a player arrest since October 11; (iv) Todd Grantham’s choking gesture was a one-time act that many Georgia fans condemned; and (v) Damon Evans, to whom the bozo who wrote this piece of trash referred as the ringleader of Mark Richt’s crime wave, lost his job over his indiscretion, and in record time, to boot. Please move forward with your life, secure in the knowledge that you need never read anything from the poison pen of this nimrod ever again.
Consider yourself fully briefed and ready for tonight’s baseball game.