Sunday, September 27, 2009

Still Breathing

Colorado 88-68 .564 --
Atlanta 85-70 .548 2.5
I was not aware of the dancing by the players until it was brought up on the post game call-in show. Obviously, there were a number of fans irritated by the players dancing to “Swag Surfing” on the sideline during a 17-17 game in the 4th Quarter. Maybe no one was more irritated than the best college football kicker ever. When asked by Jeff Dantzler on the post game show what Coach Dooley would have done to his players for actions like this, Butler said, “They won’t allow me to say that on the radio. I just know it was very embarrassing. But I do know Drew would not want to come home if he partook in it.”

Now I have no problem with the players getting excited and I don‘t really blame them for it. But there is a time and place for certain things. In a tied College football game, which has an actual band in the stadium, I’d rather have my 100+ ranked team being coached on what is and isn’t a penalty than having Club Ice take over Sanford Stadium. Coach Richt might be the best coach ever to lead this program and no one will argue he is an even better person. It is impossible to police everything but he might want to ask Dr. Adams and Mr. Evans which one of them approved the song that chronicles some of the player's January activities.

This is probably being blown out of proportion and is a minute thing for a team that went on to win, is 3-1, and ranked in the top 15. College Football just deserves better.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A.J....Better than Most

AJ won the game single handedly.
I don't know who is any good in CFB.
PJC will not win NPOW this week.
Sammuel needs to practice at LB.
Please graduate Bryan Evans.
Where have you gone #95?
Downtin is a player.
KBW makes next week fun.
ASU= not very good I don't think.
Come on tigers poosh, poosh, poosh.
I'd rather beat Florida with Tebow than without..but Vinnie Mac is a sonuva bitch.
SJS wins, BC wins, Dawgs Win.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Moving On...

Obsession + Too Much Time =

Lets make Rick an Internet Superstar. Name your favorite!!

This Literally Made Me Cry At Work Today.

Phil all but calls it quits on ever playing the drums again...

"After playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop. My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in. It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through."

Well at least there's a slim chance he goes back on tour and sings. For now I guess its just back to the youtube videos...

"They say that time is a healer"

Sunday, September 20, 2009

In Joe I trust

Great Night...

BC 44 Pierce 7
Dawgs 52 Hogs 41

PJC will never play a better game. Heres to you PJC.
PCK will be the #1 TB.
PAJG is one of the 5 best players in the country.
PDB had the play of the game.
CWM's seat didn't get any cooler.
PJH & PCW stepped up.
CMR is the man.
Congrats to K. Lanier.
Please kick the ball deep.
'Dets 4-0.

"Cox gonna throw it up for A.J.... they're hangin all over him......... in your face, he caught it anyway.... Touchdown Georgia!" -Scott Howard

Saturday, September 19, 2009


At least Chief Carl is happy.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Continuing The Curran Love Fest

A couple decent quotes I came across today...

On big quarterbacks, via David Hale: “They’re all the same to me. They all throw the ball, they just fall harder than others.”

On knocks against his height, via Tim Guidera: "If I take my shirt off, I guarantee they won't call me undersized.”

I don't follow college recruiting all that closely, but this also was kind of cool...

The Bulldogs appear to have made some major headway with running back Marcus Lattimore, who is considered the No. 1 back in America.

“I have to say that they are back in it for me,” Lattimore told’s Chad Simmons. “Georgia has never pressured me and that meant a lot. . . . Me, my dad, and my cousins went down to the game and it was crazy. The atmosphere, the crowd, the game, it was all ridiculous. The students were so loud the entire game and it was great to be there for that. I couldn’t even hear myself think on that last play because it was so loud in there.”

As impressed as Lattimore was with the game-day environment, he said he was even more moved by separate letters from Georgia coach Mark Richt he and his mother received the same day earlier last week.

“He listed 10 reasons why I should go to Georgia,” Lattimore told Scout. “He said that I fit the offense like a glove, he said that the location is not too close and not too far, and things like that. They were all legit reasons for me to look at Georgia again. I was not expecting anything like that so it kind of blew me away.”

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fist Bump

I'm not a big fan of law enforcement but I'll party with these guys any day. What a game...

Mr. Curran

Best Linebacker ever to play at the University of Georgia.

10-6... Love ya Joe, got to go.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Patriot Day

Can't believe it was 8 years ago...

On a side note, today is my half birthday. What did everyone get me?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Healthcare Question?

An absolutely brilliant man (very creepy picture I will concede) from a very well informed blog posed a very interest question concerning healthcare in America:

Why does there exist a widespread sense that each of us, as individuals, is incapable of — or should not be obliged to — providing for our own health-care needs in the same way that we provide for our own grocery needs, our own household-furniture needs, our own automobile-insurance needs, and many other of our needs?

Comments more than welcome!


Courtesy of David Hale:


Senior receiver Kris Durham, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery during the offseason, returned to receiving drills Wednesday for the first time.

Durham was kept out of any competitive situations, Richt said, but he got work in catching passes, which was an important benchmark.

“It’s encouraging and certainly he’s excited about it,” Ball said. “And it’s always good to have Kris around.”

Music to my ears. His Sugar Bowl return is looking more and more likely. Let's take care of the Cocks first. Go Dogs.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Time to Move On

but before that, Hale had some finial thoughts on game 1. He has to be one of the best beat writers in the country and he thinks the ship can be righted. However, his assesment of the coaching in Stillwater is not kind and I don't know that many others will disagree.

David Hale:

Georgia essentially went with just three wide receivers the entire game, which no doubt took its toll. Moore said he took 55 snaps alone, but more troubling was the reaction from his coach, who Moore said didn't realize that Brown, Wooten and Troupe had been absent.

I'm not going to pin this on Tony Ball without talking to him first, but if the coaches really weren't aware that they had only used three wide receivers, that is a serious problem.

Aaron White: "We have a lot more that we could throw out there. I feel like a lot of our weapons on offense weren't completely utilized to their potential."

But when it comes to illustrating just how bad the coaching was in this game, I think these two quotes sum it up best.

The first, from Coach A: "Earlier in the game (we) should have varied what (we) did and tried to open it up a little more. We wanted to establish the run and ball control and it started out well, and it just came down to execution and (we) didn’t do a very good job of spreading it out or spreading the field.”
The second, from Coach B: "I felt like (we) didn’t give (Samuel) enough chance to make plays. We really felt like he’s a playmaker and we wanted to give him 25-plus carries. I don’t know what we ended up with, but not enough.”

Now, you're probably reading those quotes and getting a little concerned that there's a clear rift in the philosophy of two of Georgia's offensive coaches. Rightly so. Clearly one guy favors featuring the run, while the other guy thinks that the reliance on the run prevented Georgia from opening things up and stretching the field.

To have two coaches disagree so fundamentally would be concerning. What's even more concerning, however, is that both of those quotes came from Mike Bobo following the game.

And on the cramping and IV's:
I got this email from a reader named John, who was sitting just two rows up in the stands: "It wasn't that hot! I had about 8 beers before the game and only drank one cup of sprite durning the game."

Happy Labor Day

"Right to work" my ass. Enjoy the Monday off.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sturdivant Gone

In what has to be some of the saddest news to come out of Butts-Mehre in a while, Trinton Sturdivant tore the same ACL as he did in August of 2008. His season is over and possibly his career as well. He was the Valedictorian of his HS class. He was a Freshman All-American in '07 and a sinch to be an NFL draftee. His loss will hurt tremendously on the O-line but the circumstances around an injury like this makes that seem pretty irrelevant. DGD!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Georgia Grades

R. Jones: B
Evans: B
Boykin: B+
Miller: B+
Dent: B-
Gamble: B-
Dowtin: B+
Curran: A++++++++++++++++++
Owens: A
Atkins: A
Weston: A
Dobbs: D-

Cox: D
Samuel: C
Thomas: C-
Chapas: B+
Boling: B+
Glenn: B+
Davis: B+
Jones: B+
Vance: B
Sturdivant: A
Anderson: B-
Green: A-
Moore: B
King: C
Troupe: F
Charles: C+
White: C

Walsh: A+
Butler: A+++++++++

Richt: B
Martinez: A-
Bobo: D+
Todd: A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Friday, September 04, 2009

Here We Go Again

The line for the Georgia/ Ok. State game is down again. Is this Cox related? As Troughton would say, "SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE!!!"

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bunger

We here at OIA extend our warmest birthday wishes to fellow blogger, Patrick "Weazle" Bunger. I met Pat about 10 years ago during the summer on Tybee. One of the oldest memories I have involving Pat is the 4th of July when he slept on the tile floor downstairs of my house with a pizza box as a pillow. The rest is history.

Top 5 about Bunger:

1: Humor
Sometimes the thought of someone is hilarious, but it's not so funny when you are actually with the person. Other times you don't realize how funny someone is until you actually hang out with them for a while. It's different with Bunger. The thought of Bunger downing tequila shots at Wind Rose is great, but actually seeing him wrestling crocks in his speedo on the beach is pretty damn funny too.

2: Culture
Bunger was there for the great culture debate after all. And his Yankee blood with his Southern roots help make him the interesting human that he is.

3: Loyal
While P Bung has been known to leave a voice mail or two, you can't fault him for being shady or anything when it comes to hanging out. If he's going to do something, he just does it, and he doesn't hand you any BS. And while I do not believe him to be any sort of fashion aficionado, he is pretty dead on when it comes to friends and relationships. I remember him having my back and telling it like it was when I was a freshman in high school and walked into Boone's house to find my then-chickenhead and Boone making funny noises. Also, when Bunger has too much wine and burns a hole in your shirt with a cigarette, he is quick to apologize in the morning. Bunger= definitely not a TOB'er.

4: Bulldog at heart
See picture.

5: Nicknames
Have a look at Bunger's phone. No idea who anyone is. And he has about 10 nicknames himself. Baseline Bunger, P Bung, Weazle, Croc Hunter, etc. Regardless of what he calls you or you call him, he's a good guy. A strong personality for sure, but I'll always consider him one of my closest buds.

Have a good birthday, P Bung. 10-6.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Univ. of South Carolina

McDonough at the 2:20 mark in the 3rd Quarter referencing Norwood(great football player):

"He has done a great job in the classroom. He came out of high school with a 1.8 GPA and has been on the Dean's List numerous times at Carolina."

It's Finally Here about 5 hours, at least.

Prediction: NC State 14, Real USC 9

S. Garcia – 1 TD, 2 interceptions
NC State – 1 defensive touchdown


Something is up

Georgia +5
Oklahoma State -5

Nope. Our good friends at Bodog have taken down the line for this game. What's going on?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

...And You Thought That "I'm Georgia" Thing Was Bad

Apparently Oklahoma State is going to debut a new pre-game song and video on Saturday, and it's safe to say the fans aren't too happy about it.

This is like Georgia playing that travesty of a Corey Smith song (I refuse to even link to it) before the South Carolina game. Except that this Oklahoma State song is infinitely better, while terrible in its own way.

Money quote:

"He tells me, ‘I just wanted to let you know that my wife is pregnant and I will not let her hear this song because I’m worried that it will kill my unborn child,’” said Martin, who might be one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet. "Somebody actually wrote that. I couldn’t even make that up.”
Listen to "Cowboys Forever" here.

"It's in our veins

The feel of the reins

.45's, chaps, bandannas and spurs

We are cowboys forever"

Robinson Doubtful?

I'm not sure if there is a whole lot to this but boy would it be a game changer. EDSBS has a link on their website referencing that Oklahoma St. starting QB Zac Robinson may be doubtful for Saturday's game with Georgia due to an undisclosed injury.

This report may or may not hold water. I just can't believe, if it is true, something like this hasn't leaked out somewhere. However, somebody on Dawgchat pointed out, in reference to the rumors that some Vegas outlets are pulling the Georgia-Oklahoma St. game off the table now. Do they know something?

Regardless, this has been a weird week. I think the Pokes are feeling the heat a little bit. Hell, Gundy is worried about a brawl before the game. They have had a starter leave the team this week, another starter lost for the season because of injury, and another star player arrested. Now this Zac Robinson undisclosed injury thing. I know he had a hamstring problem earlier in camp. I'm sure something will break soon one way or the other. One would have to think though that all of these distractions favor the Bulldogs.
This is not really an update but KTUL Channel 8 in Tulsa has the story on their website. It pretty much sums everything up but gives no definitive answer.

Just in case anyone is still interested...

Patrick Holland: 1/1
Anymouse: 7/2
Jack: 4/1
Snuffy: 4/1
Patrick McCarthy: 4/1
Rick: 5/1
Shane: 10/1
Field (Joey, Andrew, Reardon, PLowe, Bunger,Schiv, Joe, Ryan, Hank, Ally): 5/1

E-mail your wagers to

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Please excuse the timing of this haiku. I realize that it is 72 hours early, but I waited 72 hours from when the idea for this haiku popped into my head.

Thank God for Mazo
Or I would have never known-
The party is off.



Go Cadets! Go Dogs! Go Georgia Southern?! Go Irish (cover), Michigan(cover), and LSU (cover)! See yall in Athens for the South Carolina game.