Safe travels

Posted in Bowls, Safety first! with tags , on Monday December 26th, 2011 \am\31 6:08 am by Big Muddy Dawg

The holidays are over and it’s time to get to work.

Our boys are already back at it. Safe travels to those of you also finding yourselves on the road today. Keep a vigilant eye out, folks. There are sure to be a bunch of crazies out and about.

My Santa is best

Posted in Memories, Memphis with tags , on Sunday December 25th, 2011 \am\31 6:49 am by Big Muddy Dawg

Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday. I was too busy waiting in line for some Concords. Anyway, I hope this day finds you all with your loved ones, surrounded by good food and, of course, lots of loot.

And speaking of which, after the 2009 season, a good friend of mine sent out her annual “What do you want for Christmas?” email. Here was my reply:

Item 1: One (1) Pro-style quarterback

• Laser-rocket arm (must be able to throw the deep out route)
• Pocket passer with the ability to scramble (4.6 – 4.8/40 time should suffice)
• Must be able to read SEC-style defenses
• Must be committed to playing at UGA for all four years of eligibility

Item 2: Two (2) Monster™ defensive tackles

• Both must be at least 6’3”, over 300 lbs, at or sub 5.0/40 time optimal
• Ability to read play-action and misdirection plays
• Ability to play assignment football and stay in their lanes
• Ability to make open-field tackles
• Ability in short yardage situations to dig in tighter than a tick on an Alabama ‘coon hound

Item 3: One (1) entire kick-off coverage team

• Must not be stupid

Item 4: One (1) Defensive Coordinator

• Must be able to adjust strategies during a game
• Must be able to chew concertina wire and piss napalm
• Any relation to Erk Russell a plus

All of the above must despise the color orange.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list and that even the most super of Santas may have trouble with it. Therefore, I am prepared to accept delivery no later than September 4th, 2010.

Well, after that 2010 season, I was sure my good friend had come through with items 1 and 3 on my list. But I definitely didn’t get item 2 and I was still holding onto the receipt of item 4.

Now, after the 2011 season, I’m pretty sure I got items 2 and 4 to add to item 1. But it seems that I may have misplaced item 3. So, this Christmas, that’s what I’m hoping for. Another item 3.

Merry Christmas, folks. I hope we all get what we want and Go Dawgs!

Just when I’d almost forgotten

Posted in Catharsis, Memories, You mad bro? with tags , on Friday December 23rd, 2011 \pm\31 3:02 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Matt Hinton at Dr. Saturday names his Top 10 plays of 2011 and, oh hey, look at number 8:

The Gamecocks were outgained by more than 100 total yards in that game and generated just two touchdown drives to Georgia’s five. But who needs offense when the defense and special teams are perfectly capable of manufacturing points of their own?

Remember Melvin Ingram? I’m trying to forget. There’s an accompanying video. Yay.

Killer App

Posted in Chow, Dinky Dau with tags , on Friday December 23rd, 2011 \pm\31 2:53 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

It really has come to this. A smartphone app to Bypass lines at the concession stand. And supported by the Stegeman Coliseum.

With Bypass Lane, concession lines are a thing of the past. Now you can simply place an order from your seat with your smart phone. After a text tells you it’s ready, you pick it up through a dedicated Bypass Lane or have the food delivered to your seat. No waiting. No lines.

We’ve got a game at home tonight against Furman. Somebody please try this thing out and let us know how it goes.

Man, I’d kill for an app to skip bathroom lines, too.

Buck back

Posted in DGD, Memories with tags , on Thursday December 22nd, 2011 \pm\31 4:18 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Regarding the schedule

Posted in Pre-game jitters, SEC SEC SEC with tags , on Thursday December 22nd, 2011 \pm\31 4:00 pm by Big Muddy Dawg

Here is the schedule released in the 2011 media guide back in early July:

September 1 Buffalo
September 8 at South Carolina
September 15 Florida Atlantic
September 22 Vanderbilt
September 29 Tennessee
October 6 at Alabama
October 13 at Kentucky
October 20 Open
October 27 at Florida
November 3 Ole Miss
November 10 at Auburn
November 17 Georgia Southern
November 24 Georgia Tech

‘Course, way back then, the SEC only had twelve teams and Sakerlina and Arkansas were still the new guys. But with the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri, things have been all shook up. There were talks of conference realignment along with drawing up new schedules to accommodate the new new guys.

Reports last week indicate that we’ll be traveling to Columbia, Missouri in 2012, so we’re going to have to switch out one of our currently scheduled SEC games.

Eh, I’m good with trading out either ‘Bama or Ole Miss. But it will be a shame to give up that home game to the Rebels in exchange for an away date against Missouri, which is why I think it’ll be ‘Bama that gets cut.

Remember all that talk this season about who have we played? Yeah, we’ll be hearing that again next season if the ‘Bama game is indeed traded out with Missouri. But you know what? I like it when folks think them Dawgs are down. Because destroying them makes it so much more enjoyable.

Gurley North Carolina Player of the Year

Posted in Recruits with tags , on Thursday December 22nd, 2011 \am\31 11:26 am by Big Muddy Dawg

Congratulations to Todd Gurley for earning the award of North Carolina Player of the year.

I didn’t expect all of this. It’s shocking, what its become. I really didn’t think of all this happening, it just came so fast, it has been a great journey so far.”

Hopefully, the journey’s not over and its path leads to Athens, Georgia. Remember to tune in to CBS on January 3rd to watch the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, where Todd will make his announcement.

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