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False Identity

I know that many of you readers of the blog use pseudonyms. I’m sure there are some of you who also pretend to be someone you’re not. That’s ok, we all use pseudonyms as our names, for a variety of reasons. It’s all fun and games, the wide world of the internet, right?

Well….sometimes that gets taken to a different level. Check out this fascinating story. Our state senate is……………..(finish that thought yourself.) One of my favorite blogs, Peach Pundit, had the story also.

You can’t make this stuff up.

ucheedawg

UPDATE

It just gets better.

Hartman Fund Changes

Today is the final day to purchase your tickets for the 2011 and the powers at be over at the Athletic Association have decided to shut down their website.  So if you are like me and forgot until today to renew your tickets you may be surprised when you try and go to GeorgiaDogs.com and the site has been removed.  The new official sports site is TheGeorgiaBulldogClub.com.  Hell of a day to make a switch but the IT department never asked my opinion.

Dukes of Hazzard Meets Mayberry Meets Twiggs County

I really didn’t have a good title for this post. And I really have nothing to add. You’ll just have to read it yourself. Good work, Twiggers. Don’t mess with rural cops, lawyers or judges. You’ll always “be had” in the end.

ucheedawg

Say Goodbye to the Sweater Vest

I just can’t foresee this ending well for Corbin’s favorite coach, Jim “Sweater Vest” Tressel. As the lies build up, the picture gets bleaker for The Ohio State University.

For the first time in years the most overrated team in America won’t open up as favorites to make the MNC game. I hate to find happiness in others misery, but I just can’t help myself.

Have a wonderful, pollinated weekend.

ucheedawg

Difference of Opinion

I am not a Jay Cutler guy. He’d be one of the last qb’s I’d choose in the NFL for my team. That said, I wanted to scream yesterday as the talking heads and pundits around America talked uncontrollably about him not playing the 2nd half of Sunday’s game against the Packers.

The talk started immediately on Sunday as folks sitting at home in their overstuffed sofas, mouth full of chips, began calling him a wimp and a coward. On Monday, it’s all anyone talked or wrote about. A bunch of “Joe 6-packs” calling this NFL QB out for a knee injury. I’ve got two words for that: Busch league.

There are many things that bother me about this situation. First of all, if you watched any of that first half, you saw Cutler getting pounded, just as he did all season long behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league. However, he kept grinding and fighting. Then his knee gets blown (2nd degree sprain/tear, if you’ve never had that then shut up). He goes out and tries to play before halftime, then talks his way onto the field after halftime. His first throw he can’t even plant, short hops an 8 yard pass, and is pulled. The Head Coach made that decision, with his advice coming from the doctors. Lovie Smith thought, correctly so, that his quarterback who can’t plant and throw, needed to come out in order for them to win. Yet Cutler is the one who is hanged for it.

The other thing that is driving me nuts is people talking about the “perception.” Jay Cutler has been the same stoic person since he was at Vandy. It’s just who he is. He’s not your Aaron Rodgers who fist pumps and jumps on his linemen. It’s just not his personality. Brian Ulracher is the vocal leader of the Bears, not Cutler. Yet folks are saying Cutler laid down because he was not fired up on the sideline. If you follow the Bears one bit, you know that it is just his personality. Period. America loves the “Cinderella” comeback story, but what America does not understand is that some of that is put on, and it doesn’t involve a knee. Playing with a broken thumb is not the same as playing with a torn knee.

I played ¾ of a season in high school with two broken toes. It hurt like the devil, but I could still play. Everyone plays football hurt. There’s not a player in the NFL who suits up a game not hurt to some extent. But knees are different. I also had to undergo knee surgery in high school due to a football injury. The knee is that one thing that limits you more than any other injury. I played with a concussion (not smart), broken fingers, and all sorts of ailments. But with the knee, there’s no playing. You can try, but it doesn’t work. Most importantly, it doesn’t give your team the best chance to win.

I understand that I am digressing, almost to the point of a rant. The fact of the matter is, it has driven me crazy to witness folks sit behind a computer or in front of a microphone and bash Jay Cutler for something out of his control. There is ZERO chance Jay Cutler was going to lay down in that situation unless he absolutely had to. You don’t get to that level as an NFL QB and not be a tremendous competitor. It just does not happen. That may be the most absurd part of this whole argument to me. Just put yourself in that mindset if you can. Do you really get to the pinnacle of the NFL not wanting to play? NO! The weak are the ones who don’t make it to the NFL. There are hundreds of quarterbacks in America who have great skills. Only a select few have the drive to get to that upper echelon of starting NFL QB’s.

Jay Cutler was near tears due to frustration of hearing people say these insane things. I can only imagine his pain; to know something that the public doesn’t understand, yet not be able to explain it. Forget the idiots like Dion Sanders who tweet from their home; I guarantee that clown wouldn’t have been playing with a torn MCL. The bottom line is, when you get taken out by the coach and training staff due to a severe knee injury and get hung publicly by it, that is just wrong. Forget the fact that he’s diabetic, and that plays into his stoic nature on the sideline. The bottom line is that everyone, from Mike Ditka to Joe 6-pack, needs to get a life and get over this. We don’t care if you played football hurt, everyone does. But you cannot play quarterback, especially in the NFL, with a 2nd degree sprain on your MCL.

I apologize for my rant, but it’s therapy for the soul.

ucheedawg

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Question of the Day

Which is worse:

The Seahawks being allowed to host an NFL playoff game or UConn being allowed to  participate in the Fiesta Bowl?

I’d be curious to see your response.

ucheedawg

Auburn Is A Curse Word

I have always had a healthy respect for Auburn. Like many, I consider them our “sister school”. UGA and Auburn share a lot of tradition. We’ve traded coaches and recruits over the decades. They’re the school that most resembles UGA. I even pull for them to win 9-10 times a year.

I’ve got a lot of friends who are graduates of Auburn. When I was an undergrad, I made some close friends who were in my fraternity at Auburn. During the offseason, we would meet up occasionally and have a good time. They were like us. My in-laws are Auburn grads (something I’ve had to deal with, but it’s been a friendly relationship.) Like me, they pull for UGA most every weekend but one. I go to Sunday School with a couple of Auburn grads. It’s always been a very friendly rivalry. I never shared the hatred of them that T. Kyle King does.

On Saturday, that changed. I’ve never in my life been so furious with an opponent. Never did UF make me so mad, despite running up scores, doing the Chomp, and generally being a classless bunch. Never have I hated Tech the way I despised Auburn on Saturday. Tennessee has come close on occasion, but my blood never boiled the way it did on Saturday.

On Saturday, I lost every ounce of respect I’ve ever had for Auburn. It takes a lot to come down from a fairly tall pedestal they had built as “the other team I pull for if somehow Georgia can’t win it all.” But they did it in one day.

I dislike their coach. Their team is full of thugs. I hope Cam Newton doesn’t win the Heisman, is implicated of all his wrong doings, and has a terrible NFL career. I would have been seriously injured had I been in the presence of Nick Fairley on Saturday, because I would have tried to take on a young man who could break me in half with one hand tied behind his back. But I would have tried.

I’ve wished the worst upon Tennessee, Florida and Tech my whole life. Never have I wanted them to win a single game. I now throw Auburn into that category. I’ve never wanted something bad to happen to a program the way I do Auburn right now. The pain from Saturday has clearly not subsided.

I know it’s not Christian-like to hold such a grudge, but I simply can’t help it. The way in which they carried themselves was as classless as I’ve ever seen. I prayed on Sunday morning that I not hold such hard feelings in my heart for a group of individuals, but those feelings have not left. Thankfully God provides grace and forgiveness, because I sure need it.

2 weeks ago, I was hoping Auburn would beat Alabama. Now, I hope Bama beats the brakes off of them. I hope they cripple them and beat them by 3 scores. And I hope they get the chance to keep their starters in the game to the very end, even though they shouldn’t. And then I hope South Carolina embarrasses them in the SECCG. I hope Garcia has a career day against their secondary. I hope Lattimore runs for 200 yards.  And whoever Auburn plays in a bowl game, may they beat them like a drum.

Maybe the feelings will subside. I know, and God knows, that it’s not Christian-like to hold such a grudge, and I hope that I’m forgiven. But right now, Auburn is a curse word in my household. I don’t like the feeling I have for them. It’s not right to have such strong feelings towards anyone. But I can’t help it.

I’ll take Mark Richt and his Christian attitude and actions any day of the week over a team that behaves the way Auburn did on Saturday. I’ve been on the fence about CMR’s future, but right now I’ll take him and the class he brings to the program over anyone else in America. I’d rather be classy and 5-6 than be represented the way Auburn was on Saturday. There is more to life than winning football games. (I know someone will bring up rushing the field against Florida, but that’s an exception) I would be ashamed if I was an Auburn dad trying to teach my son the wonderful life lessons you can learn from SEC football right now.

Roll Tide. Beat them senseless. Go Cocks. Get that SEC Championship you’ve waited so long for.

Go Dawgs!

ucheedawg

UGA Engineering

I’m all for doing things better than the nerds from Atlanta. I don’t like them or their stupid car. Thus, I’m happy that UGA is going to offer your slightly more socially literate engineers a place to study and learn. Well, I’m not happy at all actually. But I guess I’m glad that aspiring engineers have somewhere to go besides Tech and Southern.

HOWEVER…..it seems like an odd time to be starting a brand new, and very expensive, degree program, especially during a time of massive budget cuts across the University system. State Rep. Earl Erhart sums up my feelings pretty well, and I hope others feel the same way, when he says:

“They obviously are flush with cash. If they do put something up for cuts, this better be the first thing. I better not hear of anything about cutting 4-H or any other program.”

Again, I’m all for having a prosperous engineering program at UGA outside of your traditional Ag Engineering. It just seems like an odd time to push it through. That Michael Adams is a card, ain’t he?

ucheedawg

p.s. To be honest, I’m actually pretty furious about this. In the article, you’ll read where President Adams says they will run the programs using existing money. This after we’ve been told time and time again that we have no money, that the most expansive school in the state of Georgia has been cut to the bare bones, and programs that affect every single county are run dry. But we’ve got several million to sink into something that somebody else already does pretty well, regardless of how bad we hate them. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Just stay away from Cooperative Extension next time you look for cuts, prez.

College Football Fans and Insanity

I think we can all agree that college football fans as a whole are, well, fanatical. To an extreme. And almost to a fault. It’s a “win now” world.

Case in point: Kensingtondawg mentioned something yesterday that has been making the rounds in national media. There is a rumbling in Texas that fans are ready to push Mack Brown out so that the Will Muschamp era can begin. This is nuts. Folks in Texas are irate because of Texas’ season. I get it; they’re Texas, and they want to win every year. But to expect to win every single game is nuts. And to want to run out a coach the caliber of Mack Brown is absurd.

The difference in the Texas case and the Georgia rumblings is that Texas IS NOT 1-4 and has won it all recently. 1-4 at UGA will get the seat hot. What Mack Brown has done at Texas should not.

Another case is LSU. Fans are killing Les Miles. Sure, he hasn’t won the MNC in a few years, and they believe with their talent that they should be more competitive. I get this a little more than the Texas fans, but still. Les Miles is an idiot, and he is the luckiest coach on earth, but he has still done something Mark Richt hasn’t.

This is Mark Richt’s biggest problem in my opinion. Had he won a MNC, I truly hope that the UGA fans calling for his job would be saying something different. BUT, he has not won that, and regardless of how many excuses we come up with on why or how that has happened, the bottom line is that we haven’t held up the big one in 30 years. Winning like he has is great for our program, but he hasn’t taken us to that next level so many of us dream of. This isn’t about Richt being on the hot seat; I’m digressing some here. It’s supposed to be more on how insane we fans can be. I don’t think the decision makers at Texas will even consider the notion of running Mack Brown out so Muschamp can take over. To me, that would be nuts. If he were 82 years old, I could see it. But he’s relatively young, has won and won often, and has unlimited resources. And they know that if they really want Muschamp to be their coach, he’s probably going to be. His wife loves Texas, it’s the best job in the nation, and you’re virtually guaranteed to win. So even if he comes to UGA, we need to be aware that he may leave when Texas comes back calling.

Maybe Richt can right the ship, finish the season .500, and somehow bounce back big next year without AJ.  We’re not going to run him off before the season ends, and we’re probably not going to run him off afterwards. The case can be made, and I may even agree, but I don’t see it happening. But this is a big reason why college football is so incredibly wonderful- because we care so much!

Just random musings on a busy Thursday. Go Dawgs!

ucheedawg



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