Thursday, May 31, 2007

Last Time I Checked This Is America

Now I'm not real into politics and I don't follow this stuff too closely but I do have a problem with the "We have a candidate" post. I don't have a problem with Fred Thompson or the Republican party or anything like that. Hell I like Fred Thompson. He's been in good movies like "The Hunt for Red October," "Die Hard 2," "Days of Thunder," and my personal favorite, "Necessary Roughness" (Yes Don I like movies). My concern has nothing to do with any of this. I'm concerned about "Only in AMERICA" turning into Communist Russia or Nazi Germany. I know McCarthy may be the blog's owner but I think if this blog is going to "endorse a candidate" then we should take it to a vote (hell we do polls for everything else) to see who will represent the blog in the upcoming Presidential election. Fred Thompson, not Anderson, will probably still win and I'll probably vote for him but for one person to say that this is our guy, whether we like it or not, on a blog with so many opinionated people is wrong and an infringement upon our rights as AMERICANS. I figured when Rocky knocked out Drago that Cuba would be the only remaining remnants of communism. However, I fear if the people on this blog are not allowed to voice their opinions on this issue (like we do on everything else), no matter how ridiculous or extreme these views may be, that this blog will have to be renamed "Only in Russia." If this is the case, being the patriotic person I am, I would have to leave the blog and move onto greener, less restricting pastures. Let's keep the Stars and Stripes flying high and proud on "Only in AMERICA."

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kicking Off '07 With Two Evening Games

I know McCarthy just posted something about the South Carolina game being at night but now both that game and the Oklahoma State game are set in terms of kick-off times. According to the AJC:

"Georgia's first two football games this fall will be broadcast by ESPN2, the school announced Wednesday.

The Bulldogs' opener against Oklahoma State, on Sept. 1 in Athens, will kick off at 6:45 p.m.

A week later, Georgia will host Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks in a game that starts at 5:45 p.m.

Georgia is 13-2 all-time in games televised by ESPN2.

Georgia's Oct. 6 game at Tennessee is expected to be a part of a nationally-televised doubleheader shown on CBS starting at 3:30 p.m. The other game of that doubleheader is expected to be Florida at LSU."

This is good for tailgating- so good it deserves a WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't Sleep

So Jen bought McCarthy a couple of those energy drinks called "Cocaine." This drink was supposed to be taken off of store shelves about a month ago. It's motto on the can simply reads "the legal alternative." Anywho, he had a sip of one and decided it taste like shit so he let me have the other one. For really no reason at all I decided to drink it around 8:30 last night (as in around nine hours ago). Yes it does taste like shit and I don't recommend it (stick with the Rockstars) but I drank it all and here I am typing this post at 5:33 a.m. eastern standard time. I've been up for 21 hours since I had to get up at 8:30 yesterday morning for a job interview. Honestly I'm not really that tired right now either and could probably make it for the full 24 hours. I've seen 3 episodes of Sportscenter already and because I switched to TBS around 1:00 a.m. I've seen "Panic Room"- twice. Why didn't I change the channel you ask. Well I was occupied. Disclaimer: this in no way means I'm becoming a computer geek like you find at Tech or a an artsy fag like you would find at SCAD or the Arts Academy. Looking online today to see when NCAA 2008 was coming out I went to the EA Sports website and they had this template where you can create your own cover for the game (since that bitch Zabransky's on this year's cover and that's a load of shit). So I looked around and saw what some other fans created and decided to give it a shot. In honor of Georgia's trip to Knoxville this season, plus interlocking looks tough when SOME people do it, here's what I came up with:

It might be a little hard to see here but to get a clearer shot of the photo I used, here's the link:

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I'm Sorry

I just wanted to take this time to tell all of our readers that my latests comments about Schivera and tennis were inappropriate. Also, I wanted to let everyone know that we still should treat him fairly and be his friends although he isn't paying most of us. He still is a fun person to hang around for Christ sake. Lastly, we should also not make fun of Bryan for liking "games" like tennis and soccer. Although, they aren't "manly" or even fun to watch, he likes them and thats all that really matters. With this being said I sincerely and honestly think you should consider my heart felt apology. Thank you for your time.

Friday, May 11, 2007

More Ticket Changes

The athletic association voted to make a major change regarding student ticket distribution at the University of Georgia yesterday. The new policy, apparently beginning next year, requires students to take a full 12 hours in order to be eligible to receive the full season ticket package. Priority is still determined by total number of hours taken.

So who does this actually have an effect upon? It looks like it's just fifth, sixth, and seventh year students who are just hanging on for football tickets, as well as the incoming freshman who should receive the left over tickets.

I think it's a solid move overall, but it would help me out a lot more if they would do this for road game tickets as well.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Awesome Web Site for a Rainy Day

This website has almost every movie, and tv show for free without having to download anything. I'm not sure if its legal but thats not for me to worry about.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


A generic look at the past school year:

Like any other year there were highs and lows, good and bad, and things that will be remembered for a very long time. Undoubtedly the lasting image will be the unfortunate events that took place at Virginia Tech. Most of the world will recall the deaths of Saddam and Anna Nicole Smith. Around these parts it was the passing of legend "Mr. Mac" and Kevin Brophy. BC experienced turmoil unlike anything in our lifetime. St. Patrick's Day officially turned into Mardi Gras. The University of Georgia adopted new tailgating policies that did a lot and ADPi made national news for basically acting like they always do.

Blogs became really popular all of a sudden. OIA, BMBS, PFB, and BCG provided a platform for harassment, news, particular pictures, mockery and Joe T v. The Specimen. TP was named man of the year despite a valiant attempt by one person stuffing the ballot box. Both Patricks walked away with Picks titles that brought about significant rewards.

Athens was normal in respect to construction, Idiots downtown, and the perception that there are no sports at Georgia other than football. General B's gradually took a backseat to Bourbon Street and Boar's Head regained the title of best bar despite the tremendous effort from Hedge's. Blind Pig almost vanished to our group after being a constant for 2 years.

BC retained the Gold Star. BC's basketball team ended a 10+ year streak. The Cross country team was amongst the best in the state. The wrestling and baseball programs continue to thrive highlighted by a win over the Cavs, and the golf team is having one of their best years in recent memory and try to make history on Monday. Georgia's football team showed why the program is among the top 10 in the country. 9-4 is just not acceptable anymore. The season finished with a flurry and the skill position players on both sides of the ball makes the future look bright. As much fun as the last 3 football games were, the first half of the SEC basketball slate was one of the most exciting times for me as a Georgia student. The combination of a horrible 2 year stretch, a roster of players that were lovable, and the common cause for Brophy made January enjoyable. Though the season ended well short of what everyone had hoped for, the basketball program was revitalized and most important relevant again. Georgia seems to always flourish in the spring and 2007 has been no different. Outside of a baseball team who fizzled early after a CWS appearance, 1 National Championship has been captured in 3-peat fashion and there are 4 teams with legitimate shots at adding to that total. In Atlanta, the Braves' remarkable run came to an end. I don't think we will ever see anything like that in any sport ever again.

I know a lot was left out and I ask for your thoughts on the year.

Finally, Top 5 memories of the past 9 months:

T5. "Glamorous" on repeat as Rick takes a short nap
T5. Party with Bad Santa
4. Reardon's reaction to Rick during pre-game festivities for Georgia vs. Tennessee

3. Maher v. Bell & Bruce/Shelton v. Pig
2. Steve Newman beats Arkansas and the accompanying Scott Howard call
1. September 15- Marlins @ Braves

As some of our close friends from the past 3-4 years move on to bigger and better things, I'd like to quote Mr. Lance McElroy: " Its been real, its been fun, and for the most part its be real fun."

Friday, May 04, 2007

The 133rd Running...

Since we seem to make picks for everything else on this blog, I figured this would be a good time for all of us to choose our horses for tomorrow's Kentucky Derby.

The horses and odds can be found here:

I've got Any Given Saturday, because the name makes me think of college football. Leave your choices in the comments and be sure to stop by our place for the viewing party and an honest attempt at making mint juleps. See you there.

Fight of the Century/ Boxing's Last Stand

Tomorrow night, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, two of the greatest fighters in boxing history will square off in what is being billed as the "Fight of the Century" by some and "Boxing's Last Stand" by others. Now I'm not the biggest boxing fan but I do like boxing and I like the big fights and, with this Oscar De Hoya-Floyd Mayweather matchup, it doesn't get much bigger than tomorrow night. What I think is interesting though, is that many people are saying if this fight tanks that the UFC will overtake boxing. Now I remember watching old UFC tapes in Mr. Graham's classroom, I watched the first couple of seasons of the Ultimate Fighter (UFC's reality show), and I still watch the UFC's "Fight Night Live" when it comes on Spike. UFC's popularity has no doubt risen in the past few years and it's kind of fun to watch although I like boxing better because they don't go to ground for five minutes and wrestle around. However to say the UFC is going to supplant a sport that produced Sports Illustrated's Greatest Athlete of All Time as well as ESPN's Sports Century Top Athlete in Muhammed Ali, as well as multiple other superstars like George Foreman, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Evander Holyfield, Marvin Haggler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr., the two names fighting tomorrow night, St. Peter's own Al "the Quiet Storm" Seeger, and my personal favorite the "Itallion Stallion" Rocky Balboa, is ridiculous. I just don't see it happening. Boxing has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, the emergence of pro football, and countless other things. Sure the UFC is quickly gaining momentum and boxing is going through quite a bit of a lull but when it comes down to it boxing is just like most of its participants, it's a survivor. I'll keep watching the UFC and I'll keep watching boxing but for my money, I'll take a big time boxing match over a big time UFC fight any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
My Prediction: Mayweather by a decision (Vegas judges have not been kind to Oscar)

Here's the tale of the tape for Saturday night's fight:
Date/Time: Saturday May 5th at 9:00 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada/ MGM Grand Garden Arena
12 Rounds for the WBC Super-Welterweight Championship

Oscar De La-Hoya/ Floyd Mayweather
"Golden Boy" NICKNAME "Pretty Boy"
Los Angeles, CA. HOMETOWN Las Vegas, NV.
34 AGE 30
5'11 HEIGHT 5'8 and 3/4"
154 Ilbs. WEIGHT 154 Ilbs.
72" REACH 72"
38-4 (30 KO's) RECORD 37-0 (24 KO's)
Mayorga- TKO in 6th NOTABLE WINS Baldomir- W in 12
Vargas- TKO in 11th / Judah- W in 12
Gatti- TKO in 5th / Gatti- TKO in 6th
Quartey- W in 12 / Castillo- W in 12
Whitaker- W in 12 / Corrales- TKO in 10

NASCAR, Hot Shot QBs, and Spooning

Well, a certain person's favorite quarterback is about to hit the big time.

It's only a matter of time before these Facebook pictures of Matthew Stafford doing a little tailgating at Talladega with his "back-up" Joe Cox hit Deadspin and become known the world over (HT: Georgia Sports Blog and Facebook is powerful, powerful thing.

Disclaimer: These are already out in the open, so I don't feel like there is any reason not to post them. I (and hopefully everyone here) know this is not a big deal at all, but please understand that someone will blow this whole thing out of proportion, so just be ready when it comes.

The Champ Includes #34 In His Promo

There's not really a whole lot of point to this video. I just put it on here because Slic Ric mentions Herschel Walker and Dale Murphy. Plus this will help get the MS story away from the top of our blog because it's at the top of just about every other blog and sports board.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ridiculously Early Schedule Assessment

Yesterday afternoon's trip to beautiful Thomson, Georgia for the BC region playoff game (which the Cadets won 6-2 to lock up a state playoff berth) gave me the opportunity to see one of the state's most well-known high school football stadiums: The Brickyard. And even though it was only May 1, I couldn't help but wonder if I would get a chance to see the Cadets play the Bulldogs there in the fall.

So when I got home last night, I thought I'd take a look at the way the BC and Georgia football schedules matched up this year. Here's what I found:

Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Oklahoma St. Windsor Forest
Sept. 14-15Western CarolinaGroves
Sept. 21-22at AlabamaOff
Sept. 28-29Ole MissButler
Oct. 5-6 at Tennesseeat Thomson
Oct. 12-13 at Vanderbiltat Hephzibah
Oct. 19-20OffSouth Effingham
Oct. 26-27Floridaat Richmond Hill
Nov. 3TroyLiberty
Nov. 9-10Auburnat Burke

So the way I see it, if the University ticket office works its usual magic on everyone who currently goes to Georgia, the schedules actually work out pretty well. But even then, Alabama comes during a BC off week. Thomson can happen if no one goes to Knoxville, and I doubt anyone will go to Vandy, so Hephzibah could work as well. South Effingham, which is homecoming, also falls on the Georgia bye week, so making three BC games in 2007 is reasonable (including a possible trip to Tuscaloosa).

I know it's early, and a lot will depend on the road ticket situation, but what are your thoughts? Did I go wrong somewhere with this?