Archive for April, 2011

What The H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?

Posted in Catharsis, Go Team!, Good Feeling, Orange Crush, The League with tags , on Saturday April 30th, 2011 \pm\30 3:23 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Apologies for the euphemism. I’m not as brash of tongue as some around here. That out of the way, I’d like to talk a bit about the ongoing NFL draft. As you all know by now, I’m sure, A.J. Green was selected in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Clint Boling was also selected later on by the Bengals and now they both join Geno Atkins, who was picked up in last year’s draft by Cincinnati.

First off, congratulations to all the Bulldogs selected in this year’s draft. Included in this group are Justin Houston, who goes to the Kansas City Chiefs and Kris Durham, selected by the Seattle Seahawks. I’m so proud of these guys and extremely glad that they now have the chance to live their dreams. I know that they will all make the most of it.

That said, I do have one little concern. You know, the last time A.J. Green was asked to wear orange he respectfully declined, saying to Urban Meyer as they sat in his high school principal’s office, “No sir. I appreciate it, but I’m a Bulldog”. Now, I understand that this time is a bit different. But, dangit, I had hoped to never see A.J. in orange. And, now, on top of that, I’ve got to cheer for the Bengals. I mean, I kept up with them a little bit last season, mainly to keep up with Geno. But now that we’ve got three guys on their roster, I’m going to have to pay a bit more attention, possibly even actively cheering the team on. The Bengals.

Alright, enough with the silly talk. Let’s all hope for long, lucrative careers for our recent professionals. I know that they will all endeavor to make their families, friends, fans and Bulldog Nation proud.

Oh, one last thing regarding the earlier bad language: HELL YEAH, Coach Richt! You tell ’em!

How ‘Bout Them Dawgs!

The League

Posted in DGD, The League with tags , on Tuesday April 26th, 2011 \pm\30 3:10 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

You guys been paying any attention to the mess that is the NFL right now? After a ruling lifted the lockout yesterday, some players began reporting to their team facilities today expecting to get back to work. Instead, they were greeted with this:

One confusing day after a federal judge ended a 45-day lockout, small groups of players showed up at team facilities Tuesday — let inside but told they would not be allowed to work out.

Fortunately, some players have shown their resourcefulness, finding other places to work out:

You know how you can tell a Damn Good Dawg? Two years out of college and still referring to former opponents (Vanderbilt, no less) as the enemy. That’s a Damn Good Dawg.

Let them play, Mr. Goodell.

Dawg Beats Self, Gains Victory

Posted in G-Day, Good Feeling with tags , on Saturday April 16th, 2011 \pm\30 6:05 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

So, what did you guys think of the game? I wasn’t able to watch it live. In fact, I got home from work just as it ended. But we live in the future and the future comes with a rewind button. Yeah, I know it’s the Spring game and that we’re not really seeing very much of anything. Still, the defensive players looked more comfortable and I was impressed by the play of several individuals. Oh, and Branden Smith is still really, really fast.

Other than the game, there was a QB competition featuring four former Dawgs quarterbacks including Eric Zeier, David Greene, D.J. Shockley and Matthew Stafford. Unfortunately, CSS neglected to broadcast this part of the day’s festivities. But I have it on good authority that Stafford won. Handily.

It was quite a crowd that showed up at Sanford today, coming in at just over 43,000, a new G-Day attendance record. Along with the fans were several former players, including the aforementioned quarterbacks as well as other notables:

Garrison Hearst and George Foster

This is it, folks. We’re in it for the long haul now. Nothing until mid-July, when SEC media days gives us a brief respite from the long Summer doldrums. But we’ll get through. Some how, we always do.

Go Dawgs!

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