Friday, July 30, 2010

No Need to Worry...

Throughout the history of the blog, July has always been our slowest month. I did some digging and found that we average 14 and a quarter post throughout the month of July. We post around twice as much as that in almost all other months. The average post per month throughout the year is just under 28 and a half. I have a pimped out graph that shows all this info but have no clue how to import it onto the blog. Help?

Anyone got any suggestions for the lack of ACTIVITY?

I got my own theory's:

- This is Donnie's last month at his beach house so he wants to make the most of it.
- Barstool is in Asia.
- "Yes Dear" marathon's all summer long.
- Rick's 'adventure season' starts in September and he is winding down by year-end. This goes for Rick and Patrick, his (through the good and the bad) publicist.
- Summer months are when anonymity is at it's highest?

Moving on,

Saw this the other day. It makes me sick. No one forces you to go anywhere you don't want to go. Hank, from our grandfather blog, and I were talking about this the other day and we came to the conclusion that this is like forcing a restaurant to serve all types of food. Is there no such thing as PRIVATE property anymore? I think there are two types of people in the world; people that want to outlaw everything until the world is exactly how they want it to be (it scares me b/c I think barstool could fit in this group) and people that enjoy personal freedom.

Has anyone heard of getting iced? It's sweeping the nation. Apparently if someone gives you a Smirnoff ice you have to get down on one knee and chug it. You can 'ice block' by having your own handy, in which case the person doing the icing must chug both. The trick is to hide the Smirnoff Ice...

Careful Donnie, there is an award out for icing you. See here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Time To Go To Work

$$ Dog Tracks This Eve'ning $$
$$ Free Money With Quinellas $$
$$ Who Is Coming With? $$

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Savannahian goes for gold with USA triathlon team

Just as impressive was his 32 tackles against South Effingham in 2005.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Last Saturday went to HHI for the first time ever. Although I wasn't technically invited I decided to go and bring a friend. JJH4 and I were dining companions in what was one appletini away from being my most awkward meal since the great UGA-Auburn dining fiasco of 2007. Had fun anyway. I think JJH did as well. Just asking him about how he would celebrate a walk home run in the college world series (hint: JJH showed his ding-dong).

I will be in Savannah for this entire weekend. After making a Rick-like tour of North GA and Alabama, it'll feel good to do nothing this weekend. Anyone down for Kevin Barry's on Saturday?? It's the 1/3 mark.

Anyone interested in seeing the Avett Brothers at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach the weekend of August 19 (they play Thursday, Friday and Saturday)?

Friday, July 09, 2010

Top Five Friday: Cavs Owner Is a Baby

1. I know I'm part of a small minority in that I don't think that going to the Heat makes LeBron James less of a man. I'll get to some of those arguments in a minute. But one thing we all should be able to agree on is that a lot of the ripping on the guy has gotten way out of hand.

Take the Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert. I thought a lot of his letter to Cleveland fans was pretty funny ("I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING' WINS ONE" That's good stuff.)

The parts about “shameful display(s) of selfishness and betrayal,” “cowardly betrayal(s)” and “heartless and callous action” were a little much. But then in an interview comes this: “He quit," Gilbert said. "Not just in Game 5, but in Games 2, 4 and 6. Watch the tape. The Boston series was unlike anything in the history of sports for a superstar." Then there's some other stuff that's almost as bad.

“Not playing well” and “quitting” are two entirely different things. He didn't quit in the Boston series. He had a bad Game 5 and brought it in Game 6. I don't think Kobe Bryant quit in Game 7 of the finals when he went 6 for 24. He didn't play well, but in his case his teammates were good enough to make up the difference. But if the Lakers had lost, Kobe would have been a choker, right? This stuff just kills me.

I felt bad for Gilbert when LeBron made his decision last night, because he seemed to have tried really hard to build something around him. But I also couldn't feel too bad because he left Danny Ferry in charge of his roster for seven years, and Ferry never put a really good player alongside LeBron. Now, though, I can't feel for the guy at all. He needs to grow up. What a baby.

Shane is absolutely right to compare LeBron to Kevin Garnett in the comments of the last post. They're both great players who were victims of circumstance. The people running their teams were incompetent and they needed to get out in order to play for a title. If either player had been drafted by teams that knew what they were doing, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Personally, I think this stuff about “winning on your own” is just silly. No one wins titles on their own. How many Hall of Famers did Larry Bird play with? How many did Magic Johnson play with? Scottie Pippen is one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived, so I guess Jordan wasn't that much of a man since he won titles with him. Maybe Kobe should have told the Lakers not to worry about trading for Pau Gasol, since it would be better for his legacy if he won “on his own.” And hey, Dwyane Wade should have told LeBron not to bother coming and making him look like less of a man, since he's so much better at winning and all.

Look, I know that James looks like a mercenary or something, but his circumstances are different than the ones these other guys faced. That's not an excuse for what he did; it's a reason. There's a difference. Also, the TV special was a horrendous p.r. decision. But as far as I can tell, it's the first misstep dude has made in seven years. One bad night doesn't make you A-Rod.

If nothing else, this has me excited about basketball in the middle of the summer. I might buy League Pass just to watch these guys every night.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Showdown Saturday

Two walk onto the beach, one walks off...
- I give him credit for his delivery and words at the press conference. He seemed to speak as honest as possible and didn't read a bunch of agent driven garbage you normally get. His answer to who the girl was doesn't look promising. I don't believe he has a very good chance of keeping his job. Fair or not, the AD at every school will be held to a higher standard than anyone else in the department. Fletcher Page, who covers Georgia basketball, believes he should spend a year as GMC's AD. I thought that was pretty good.
- Schlabach said every reporter he talked to expected a resignation.
- Georgia finished 20th in the Director's Cup, worst since 1997. The department is making a lot of money but something other than softball should be competetive.
- Today's activities take CMR off any hot seat he may have been on. If Damon is kept on there is no way he could make that move. If a new AD comes in there is no way one of his first moves could be getting rid of the most liked man in the SEC. Georgia could go 2-10 this year and CMR is safe.
- Fox was the only coach to comment after the press conference. He probably knows he will be the next AD.

- ESPN and sports radio is covering the NBA free agent stuff more than GPB plays "Lets Get it Started." In no way am I the person to analyze Hawks pernonel moves. However, the move to sign Joe Johnson to a max deal does not seem real good. I know there are some Hawk fans on here who might be able to defend it but I don't see it. I watch the NBA for Charles Barkley. But to win a championship you must have an A-level player and Johnson seems to me to be a high B-level guy. Giving him the money and years that has been reported doesn't leave much for shopping. If Joe Johnson is going to be their best player for the near future I don't see the Hawks doing much more than they have in the last 2 seasons. There was my first and maybe last Hawks observation.
- If Stick and Fleming fight like Fleming says he wants to, this weekend might have potential!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Top Three Thursday

Only a couple of entries this week, since I had a lot to say on the first subject. Like Westerdawg, I've got nothing to add on Damon Evans. Just bad times.

1. Things are going to start off a little serious for a change today. If you're like me, and have been following this whole NFL brain injury thing the last year or so, you're probably wondering why Chris Henry having CTE isn't the biggest story in the country right now. I don't know why it isn't, either.

We knew that NFL veterans' brains were filled with this tissue that basically makes people the equivalent of “punch-drunk” boxers, leading to dementia, substance abuse and all kinds of terrible things. Now, we know of a guy who was a young, active player at a “glamour” position who had it.

Most of the analysis I've seen tries to link Henry's erratic behavior to CTE, but I'm more interested in how widespread this is, and what the long-term effects will be on athletes. I mean, the guy's only documented concussions came in high school. If this stuff starts developing in contact sports in high school, then God help us all. Dudes are getting bigger, stronger and faster, and the collisions are only going to get more violent at every level in the years to come, I would imagine.

Football is the best sport there is, but this kind of thing almost makes it hard to be a fan right now. I hope this isn't as alarming as it seems, that maybe a larger sample size of deceased players' brains will make it a little less scary. Plays like this one have a whole new meaning at this point.

2. On a lighter note, at least someone out there is happy to make light of concussions. And I should probably post this related clip while I'm at it. (“I have dubbed thee Herschel Walker Cuyler Them Dawgs Is Hell Don’t They”)

3. I think Barstool covered every song that mentions America for his playlist earlier this week. There's already one Springsteen song on there, I know, but the only suggestion I could think of would be good for the slow-dance portion of this weekend's festivities: