Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tailgating Necessities

Since we are almost one week away from probably the last home night game of our illustrious college careers, I thought it would be appropriate to begin our tailgating preparations (actually this is all Rick's idea and I'm just relaying it on here). We all remember how well last year's Auburn game turned out and I think the ideas that have already been thrown in for this year's game are alot better. First off, Rick is bringing his monster sized grill/cooler for the first time in our brief tailgating history. That says alot because the sole purpose of him getting that grill a few years ago was to cook at tailgates. I believe this is the perfect time to bring this out. Second, there are plans to have a 3 course meal during the day. Breakfast will consist of bacon egg and cheese biscuits, lunch is hamburgers and beer bratwursts, and dinner is still being discussed. Suggestions are welcome. We are working on having a TV to watch the rest of the games ( if anyone would like to go buy a satellite it would be much appreciated). As far as the drinking goes, I think were going to come close to having a full bar with Miller Lights, Makers Mark, Southern Comfort, Jager, vodka, and whatever else floats your boat. I think that will do it for now. If you have any questions or comments you can give Rick a call. All suggestions are welcome here on our comment page.

Rick's grill looks nothing like this!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Top Ten Reasons to be in athens for the GA Tenn game.

5. Getting sound financial investment advice at 3am by the 27 year old senior exec of T Rowe price.
4. Seeing Rick sober on a saturday night.( better not happen this weekend!)
3. Beating Donnies ass in Kelly Slater and Slugfest and hearing Jack bitch about how stupid the games are.
2. Seeing Pat Hollands imitation of Michael Jackson in the middle of a bar.

1. Being drunk at 3pm and having 4 hours and 45 minutes until kickoff.

Additional #1 reason : Because donnie, rick, jack, patrick or larry is going to get me a ticket.

Sixteen Questions We Need Answered About Paul Webber

  1. Where does he live?
  2. Where is he from?
  3. Is he friends with Rick's uncle or Rick's dad?
  4. How does he manage to tailgate when he needs an elevator in his house?
  5. Why was he tailgating in the Legion lot when he's usually at Tate?
  6. Where does he stay in Athens (and does it have an elevator)?
  7. How exactly did he meet the Schwarzes?
  8. Why is this supposed "family friend" only seen before Georgia football games?
  9. What kind of vehicle does he drive (ride in)?
  10. Who else in Savannah knows who he is?
  11. Is he buying a house on Tybee, or is Rick's uncle?
  12. How old is he?
  13. Where does he work?
  14. Does he celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
  15. How long has he had "a bit of a weight problem"?

16. Why does Rick only see him when he drinks?

Monday, September 25, 2006

Livin' the Dream: High Fashion

In order to properly live the dream, eveyone knows that you've got to dress the part.

Say goodbye to the hair gel, cargo shorts, and Hollister shirts you wore at Roswell High School (Hornets #1 in AAAAA! Wooo!).

Say hello to the wonderful world of pastel pants, dress shirts, and jackets, not to mention the bow ties and visors. But every once in a while, you've got to remember where you came from (the Birkenstocks, oh my, the Birkenstocks).

Sunday, September 24, 2006

More Pogues

Here's a link to some more Pogues songs, for those of you interested.

See the post just below before downloading.

This Will Be Quick and Painless

In order for me to post that Pogues mix that Patrick *kind of* requested, I'll have to use something to compress the files, so I can put them on SendSpace.

So what does that mean for you, one, maybe two, people who will take five minutes out of your surely busy day to download these mp3s I post out of sheer boredom?

It means that you'll have to download a program called 7-Zip in order to download the files.

Now, I'm sure most of you decided to stop reading this post once you read the words "download" and "program," but for those of your who are still with me, don't worry. This won't take you long. I promise.

1. Go to
2. Click the first "Download" link
3. Select a mirror
4. Download and install the file

Now, after you download the album from SendSpace, when you right click on the file that is downloaded, you should see an option that says 7-Zip. Run your cursor over it and click, "extract."

I'll try this out in a few minutes.

That's it. Bingo. Bango. Bongo. Let's get it on in the Congo.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Earlier today I was listening tho "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd(if you don't listen you need to). The topic of greatest professional wrestlers came up again and I thought it was very interesting to hear Colin state that he believed Jimmy "Superfly"Snuka was the greatest to ever live. So I would like to see which of the Top 5 wrestlers of all time yall think is the greatest:

1. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
2. Hulk Hogan
3. Jerry "The King" Lawler
4. Dusty Rhodes
5. Vince McMahon
(NO write-ins)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Yacht Rock

Maybe I completely missed the boat on this one, and I'm about a year too late. But it's new to me, so I'll post it anyway.

These videos are a skewering of "yacht rock," a term used to describe the popular, "smooth" sounds of late '70s, early '80s soft rock from the likes of Toto, Hall & Oates, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan.

I can't believe they never took the internet by storm (though they may have, and I just never knew about it), a la that awful Chick Norris thing, but I thought they were fantastic.

Bryan, I Need That Picture Now

This one goes out as a dedication to the newest love connection here in the Only in America community.

The Beach Boys - "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"

Livin' the Dream: Heaven In A Bar

This week, Livin' the Dream takes a look at the favorite downtown drinking establishment of the University of Georgia's Greek community, a group of people I like to call "General Beauregard's Army".

The best deal in town: $2.50 tallboys. 24/7/365.
Confederate currency on the walls.
The rocking chairs.
Dierks Bentley on the stereo.
The mysterious Dixieland Tea.
Confederate flags hanging from the ceiling.
The chandelier.
A fifteen minute voyage from the front door to the bathroom.

Dixieland Delight, indeed.

Not even a torrential downpour can keep these brave souls away from their beloved General.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sorry. I haven't thought of a catchy name for this yet

Since I feel like I've been neglecting this place a little bit once we've started to get into the teeth of the college football schedule, I thought I'd try to add another feature here at Only in America.

Sendspace happens to be another, relatively new, wonder of this thing we call the internet, so I figured, why not put it to use?

So here's the deal. Periodically, I'll throw an mp3 or two up here, sometimes seriously, most of the time, not. Maybe it'll be a song I've been listening to a lot lately. Maybe it'll be something funny I find during my seemingly endless hours of scouring the internet. Who knows?

We'll see if anybody downloads and enjoys any of this stuff. But to be honest, I'll probably keep doing it anyway. Because it amuses me.

So here's a trial run:

The Pogues were/are a rock band from London who "essentially invented" Celtic Punk, or a fusion of traditional Irish music and the punk music that had emerged in London at the time of the band's formation.

They rose to critical and commercial success in the UK, including a pair of top five albums in the late '80s. They had a considerably volatile existence, as a listen to one of their albums would suggest.

Because we're at about the halfway mark to St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fitting to feature the Pogues in my first Sendspace posting.

"Sally MacLennane" is one of the more traditional Irish-sounding original songs you'll find on the band's second album, as the background vocals are probably the only thing that distinguishes it from what you're used to hearing.

The Pogues - "Sally MacLennane"

Click the link and click the download link with the arrow pointing to it. If there are any technical difficulties, I'll be happy to help.

If there are requests for more Pogues stuff, I'll be happy to help with that as well.

And don't worry, if the RIAA comes after anybody it''ll be me, not you.

Dropping the Ball

Joe T= (in 4 quarters played) 9-20 (45%) 108 Passing Yards /1 TD pass/ 0 interceptions; 1 td
in 4 quarters

Mutiny Stafford= ( in 9 quarters played) 21-44 (51%) 318 Passing Yards/ 1 TD pass/ 3 int's
67 rush yards/1 TD; 2 total td's in 9 quarters


  1. Stafford: more turnovers
  2. Joe T: more td's per quarter
  3. Joe T: 2-0 as a starter this year, wins over USC and W. Kentucky
  4. Stafford: 1-0 as a starter, responsible for an offense that could muster only 10 points in the first half against UAB
  5. Stafford: 0 td catches here at UGA
  6. Joe T: 1 td catch here at UGA
  7. Stafford: fucked up the chance to win three different times in the carolinas
  8. Joe T: already conquered the carolinas

Friday, September 15, 2006

FUCK Joe T!!

I would post this on Pure Football Baby but unfortunatley the blog will not come up on my computer. Any way, as the title suggests, FUCK Joe T. I realize this might not be a popular comment but I think a lot of other people are thinking the same thing. I use to like Joe T a lot- greatest Special Teams tackler ever. However, after his brief stint as starting quarterback, he has become selfish- ME, team. After being told by doctors he would be out 4-6 weeks, our FORMER starting QB said he will be out 4 weeks max and no matter how much pain he is in, on the fourth week he will be out on the field. Now obviously many people will say oh Joe T is so competitive and he's such a DGD (popular term used on Dawgvent meaning Damn Good Dawg). This is not the case. He simply cannot let go and admit he's not a very good QB. If Joe T put the team first, he would realize Stafford is 16,000,000 times better than he is and just go back to special teams, making the bone jarring hits we expect of him. But of course Joe T wants to stir up conflict. We all know Stafford is going to throw up 50 points a game the next three games, possibly throwing him into the Heisman mix, and Joe T will never start again but he needs to accept that. So Joe T, FUCK OFF, go back to special teams, and SHUT THE HELL UP!
If Joe T worked for Vince McMahon I think we all know what would happen to him but that's another story for another time. Anyways, Joe T is still a DGD blah blah blah but let a real QB takeover!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Livin' the Dream: Blaxploitation

If you can see the other post I made tonight, please disregard it. It looks like I'm even more computer illiterate than I'd first anticipated.

Anyway, if you've already caught a glimpse of the picture below, I know what you're thinking: "Hey brah, some of those guys don't look fratty enough for Livin' the Dream." But bear with me.

In light of recent events, this week's LTD focuses on the ever-changing relationship between the University's Greek system and the African-American community. Here, we have an example of the time-honored tradition of taking a quick picture with the black guy you see on the sidewalk while walking from "The General" to City Bar.

"Hey, let's talk to this guy for a while. That'll definitely make me feel better about myself."

"Yeah, we don't have black people in Lilburn. Well, except on the football team, but they don't really live there anyway."

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bellburg at his finest

I don't know if you guys saw this. I am assuming you have since its been on pti and other sports shows but we have to find some way of getting donnies dad to chill out. He pulled the ultimate "Bell Ringer"

The Carolina's Aren't the Same

"I am undefeated in this city. 3-0. Columbia should just go ahead and give me the keys to the city, because I own this place! Carolina fans know when I come into town that I'm a world champion!" As you can imagine, all of this was said while walking back to the car after last night's game. Therefore, Rick kept to his word yesterday and made sure the Carolina's would never be the same when he came across the border. I must say that there were a few times yesterday I was a little worried about Rick making it to the game, but he came through and once again we won a big game. I truly believe Larry's foolproof plan is perfect. We just can't lose when Rick goes all out! The only part of the plan that never came full circle was the crushing of the beer cans. I say this because it seems like Rick has made a new friend...

The Makers and Cokes were going down like water as soon as the Ford Explorer hit I-20 at 9:45 yesterday morning. As the day wore on, the bottle kept disappearing and Rick kept getting crazier and crazier. I can't tell you how many times I heard some Carolina fan start yelling at him and Rick telling them to come back to the Explorer to see his nightstick and baseball bat. Even George Roger's Blvd traffic was stopped about 2 in the afternoon because someone with a massive Georgia flag was walking up the middle of the road and stopping to wave it around yelling "Go DAWGS!" That person....Rick himself. By gametime, the Makers bottle was completely empty. Rick was as blitzed as I had ever seen him and he disappeared to the stadium. I thought that might have been the last time I'd see him until the game ended, especially when I heard that he had gotten shoved by some Carolina fans in a nearby lot. Rick denies this. I found him alive and well later as we sat in the student section.
To top things off, Georgia's own Jeff Dantzler sat 4 rows behind us and was hammered beyond belief. Wearing his Georgia baseball tshirt and khaki shorts, JD grabbed some guy's fiance and told her that she was coming with him tonight. He would stumble around and make a fool of himself the rest of the night.
So to conclude, Rick is going to have to go all out for Georgia's remaining games. I'd say our record is pretty good when it comes to him getting this way. Larry hit the nail on the head when he came up with this and yesterday Rick made no exception!

He Did it Again

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Worth-a-Shit things in Athens, GA

For about a week now I've been pretty quiet on both of our great websites. Basically, it's still too hot outstide for me to really get into the football mood just yet. Besides that, September is the greatest month of the year to be on Tybee Island (see no tourists, big waves, good fishing, and no lines at Sundae's.) And with Idrissi gone, the basketballs still locked in the closet at BC, there isn't much for me to look forward to, and I really start to miss home a lot. Solution: record what exactly it is that makes life bearable in Athens for me this time of year.

1: Home football games

2: 2 piece dark meal at Peach's: $5.08 w/ student id. 2 pieces of homemade fried chicken with 2 sides such as mac and cheese( sorry but no mac and cheese pizza), green beans, potatoes, greens, blackeyed peas, and lima beans; biscuit or cornbread; and some damn good sweet tea.

3: Blind Pig: good atmosphere, moderate pricing, great variety, and good food. More of a Savannah feel than a not- Savannah feel.

4: Ramsey/ Spec Townes Track(not sure on the spelling)/ whatever weird place Holland goes to run: all these places serve the same purpose: let off some steam and watch other people be idiots. Now, it's not that you can't watch people be idiots everywhere else in this town, but at these 3 places you can increase your cadet challenge scores while doing so.

5: Hedge's: one place that we all agree on. It has cool stuff on the wall, good specials( although no specials that put a price on a happy afterlife), space to breathe, the ability to hear your boy talk, and Woodchuck.

6: makes you feel at home

7: The jail website that I'm too lazy to look up right now: lets you know what fine Cadets and those who wish they were Cadets are up to while back at home.

8: if you ever get really down, go rip on Calvary.

9: Facebook: you should try it Holland.

10: A trip down Milledge- probably the best place to see idiots be idiots. "Life could be a lot worse.."

11: Holland's house or hanging out at anyone's apartment and NOT going downtown. I know, I know; I love GB's and B St. as much as the next "brother", but doing the aforementioned really does wonders. It gives me more of an at home feeling, I feel better in the morning, and I don't wake up with extra Topper's Dollars.

12: Skip class and play playstation: you just seem to be getting someone's ass when actually the only person's ass being gotten is your own. Still, it can do the trick sometimes.

13: Watch Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

14: Church: You'll thank God for having lived in Savannah and being raised Catholic instead of Baplic or whatever it is they are here. ( I hope this does not offend any of our atheist blog contributors).

15: Walk through the SLC. The place sucks and would be a great place for a new basketball facility, but you'll run into some huge douche from Savannah. Then, just go out of your way to talk to them in front of their "brothers" or "sisters". Make sure to get it across in front of all their new friends that you know him or her from high school, and you'll truly be getting their ass!

16: Eat a fish filet. It ain't Sundae's or Carey Hilliard's, but it sure is close.

I just happend to think of 16, and I'm sure I didn't get them all but just knowing these exist will hopefully help me make it until Thursday. Hey, HE said it best after all, "you know you just gotta do what you gotta do"- (I miss) YOUnes Idrissi.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Livin' the Dream: The Matador

The idea of Livin' the Dream is to showcase nameless frat guys, but I think you'll thank me for making an exception this week.

Just luring 'em into the ring.

Friday, September 01, 2006

GEORGIA vs. Western Kentucky

A great opponent for Georgia to open up with. A new Quarterback, a couple of key guys banged up and 4 O-lineman with not a lot of experience. Western Kentucky is a top notch Division 1-AA program that just happens to be in a rebuliding year. They won't be in awe by playing in Sanford Stadium because they play these types of games almost every year.

Georgia will most likely start sloppy and could get you worrying after a couple of possesions with no points on the board. But Georgia will find its groove by at least the middle of the second quarter. The Hilltopper defense is going to be weak with a lot of newcomers and not a lot of talent. Expect Georgia to expose the smaller D-line and run the ball with a lot of success. Brown and Lumpkin could both have 100+ yard days. However, more important than seeing what we know is going to happen, is seeing what we dont know. If our O-line can't block these guys who can they block. More so than the performance of Joe-T and the other quarterbacks, I will be looking at the pass protection and how much time our QBs have to throw.

The Hilltoppers are lead by their quarterback and tailback on offense. Both of these players are very experienced and have had prolific carreers. The problem is the other 9 guys are less than steller. An average sized O-line for 1-AA will mean lots of pressure on the QB and our front 7 will completely take their running game away. What to look for when Georgia's defense is on the field is the play of Kade Weston who is getting his first start and the abilities of our young defensive backs when they get in the game. Asher Allen and Prince Miller could defiantly push for playing time.

Most important is that we get a win and don't suffer any major injuries. Make sure the right personel is on the field at all times, especially on special teams, and get some much needed confidence for our offense. Not the most exciting opener but one that couldn't have come on a better year. Closer at Halftime than people will hope but the Dawgs pull away in the third.

GEORGIA 30 - Western Kentucky 10