Jay "Iron Horse" Greeson runs his streak to the 1,000 consecutive mark. That's a milestone worthy of a Rushmore of milestones.
Somebody get that man a cold one and one of those hard plastic war eagle hats that Auburn fans used to wear back in the day.
The story about the big 5 autonomy and the NCAA leaves me feeling split between concern about the future of college football and a jaded feeling of "well, it was bound to happen...what are you gonna do?" I love college football, but my cynicism doesn't allow me to feign any righteous indignation about big money and self interests taking over the game. That snowball started hurtling downhill a few decades ago. This move towards the big conferences and their newfound autonomy feels less like a seismic shift and more like a simple dropping of the guise of amateurism and student-athletes. And with all that said...I am eagerly awaiting the start of the 2014 college football season in which I will support the game wholeheartedly and in some small way, feed the beast. I'm not part of the solution and I feel in some way that I am part of the problem.
Jay, congrats on the wedding anniversary and good luck to the little man as he starts his elementary school adventures. Big day at the casa de Greeson.
Does Tennessee still have that Davy Crockett looking fellow roaming the sidelines? The only reason I ask is, if they do, Lane Kiffin might not make it past forty. Can a reasonably good shot take down an offensive coordinator from about fifty-yards out with a .48 caliber flintlock rifle?
And now the fightin' chickens of South Carolina must deal with cookie-cake-gate. Kind of like a few years ago when UGA had to jump through hoops because some kid got a $12.00 "Jim Donnan Football Camp" T-shirt during his junior year of high school. There's some old chestnut in the Bible about "straining at a gnat" while "swallowing a camel"...or perhaps that is found in the NCAA's voluminous book o' laws and by-laws and afterthoughts and stuff we just threw at the wall to see if it would stick.
Jay getting a little philosophical today. I suppose we are all model citizens with intermittent bouts of less than model behavior. The occasional bout of reckless hedonism, drunken shenanigans, assorted tomfoolery...but, I'm pretty much a nice guy.
Chandler Parsons got his feelings hurt during a process that ended with him making in excess of 15 million per. Shabazz Napier is having to "unfollow" Lebron on Twitter. I tell ya, life ain't easy for multimillionaire basketball players or boys named Sue.
How would I punish Nick Marshall? I would suspend him for the Georgia game. That'll teach him.
I think Hutson Mason is ready. He did an admirable job stepping up when Aaron went down last season. And last season, he was just the new guy in what was clearly Aaron Murray's offense. This season, the offense will be his. If Todd Gurley stays healthy this season that will be a huge boost for Hutson and the entire offense. And if Jeremy Pruitt turns the defense around, we will not need 45 points-per-game and a touchdown in the final two-minutes of the fourth quarter every week like we did under Grantham's watchful eye. That will be a great relief for all who bleed red-and-black.
There's a lot of ifs, ands, and maybes when you're talking about college football on the Tenth of July.
I need a Rushmore ruling over here. Can big screen bowlers be considered sports movie villains? Would "The Jesus" from The Big Lebowski qualify as a sports movie villain? What about Big Ern from Kingpin?
Jay, you insensitive jerk, on behalf of homeless strippers everywhere, I want to sue you. Those ladies bumped and grinded for our amusement for years. All they asked in return was for tips, private dances, and the occasional severely overpriced mixed drink. Now, when their money makers are all shook out, they are left with nothing but six-inch stilettos and the thong on their nether regions. And you, you mouth-breathing cretin, sit in judgment and jest of these fallen vixens.
Mom! Jay is causing me angst again.
Ryan Martin looked good last night. He picked his spots and was a sharpshooter with his shots. He is technically sound for a young guy. His performance left Teddy Atlas singing his praises and that bodes well for more television appearances in the future. And as a source of local pride, Ryan Martin will always list his hometown as Chattanooga regardless of where he is currently training. Martin has a bright future ahead of him.
As for the Rushmore of America on this holiday week...Where to start? Beautiful women. College football. A diversity of people, places, and cultures like no other country in the world. Thousands of miles of backroads where a fella can crank up some good music and just drive until he gets his head straight. A legal foundation that was written in such a way that it protects the smallest of minorities, the minority of one. A spirit of individuality and non-conformity that is ingrained into our national character. And on, and on. For all of the problems we have in this country, this is a great time to celebrate all that is right with the good ol' U.S. of A.
I hope you all have a great Fourth of July.
"At what point is this about the game that made you famous rather than playing the game of being famous?" Jay, you just asked the million-dollar question concerning Johnny Football's professional future. Manziel is currently on a trajectory that is far more Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian than it is Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Hello Johnny, this is Brian Bosworth, he will be your spirit guide.
Four years from now, U.S. soccer will be...a niche sport that will once again enjoy a temporary World Cup bounce. With the changing demographics in America, particularly all the folks migrating here from Mexico and Central America, soccer will become more popular incrementally here in the states. That combined with all the suburban youth leagues around the country and soccer has itself a nice niche, but a niche nevertheless.
Paschall is a UGA homer? Weird, I never see him at any of the meetings.
BWill8, don't get yourself too worked up over the scheduling at UGA. With eight conference games, one of which is the annual neutral site showdown with Florida, and the annual game against an out-of-conference intrastate rival (Georgia Tech), scheduling a home-and-away series with schools outside the region every year would mean UGA would have to give up a home game almost every other football season. That would be a money losing proposition and athletic directors do not like money losing propositions.
9er, good to see you back...and let's not act like you didn't get scratched up by a few wildcats back in the day. Injuries sustained in a worthy pursuit should be worn like a badge of honor.