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June 24, 2016

Georgia is "kind of far out there in Athens"

Very cool read from Kevin Ware, former Louisville and Georgia State basketball player, on his decision to transfer to Georgia State from Louisville. Most interesting to me, the Georgia basketball fan:
Going home to the Atlanta area, I didn’t have a lot of choices. Georgia Tech wasn’t an option because Louisville had just moved to the ACC, and I’d have had to sit out a year if I transferred within the conference. Georgia was an option, but it was kind of far out there in Athens, and I wanted to be closer to my mom. I even entertained the idea of going to Auburn because of coach Bruce Pearl.
Georgia is "kind of far out there," while Auburn isn't. He was committed to Tennessee under Pearl, so they had that prior connection over telephone calls and cook outs at Pearl's house, but still. Georgia is kind of far out there.

And keep in mind, Ware is from Conyers. It is only 16 miles further to Stegeman from Conyers than it is from GSU Sports arena to Conyers.

Georgia is kind of out there in Athens.

Fix that attitude within ATL AAU culture, and you are on to something.
TD

June 23, 2016

For those that think Kirby is just Saban 2.0

Contrast Chad Clay's situation with Cam Robinson's situation. I get there is an element of two arrests vs. one (that we know of), but in the grand scheme of things, Clay's two offenses were less 'harmful' to society than Robinson's one two. That is unless you own the property Clay broke or the headphones he allegedly took.

Part of Clay's dismissal is a UGA cultural/policy decision, which I am glad to see is staying in place with the coaching change. I also have no doubt that Kirby made it clear to Clay and Rochester that any further legal issue probably ends with a dismissal. Where the future rubber meets the road is how penalties are meted out for guys that aren't dismissed from the team. It may seem hypocritical, and maybe it is, but if someone is still on the team, I don't see the need to put yourself at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis your peers/competitors to prove something.

That goes doubly so for giving media the quietest three months of the football season to talk about it.
T

June 22, 2016

Me, watching every Georgia game last season

June 21, 2016

Bag Man is Real

Someone get Steven Godfrey on this. Funny, if Mark Richt were still in Athens, there'd be media looking to find some way to connect his failures to this.

T

June 8, 2016

Georgia's 1980 Season

Very good read. If you have any doubt about how magical the 1980 season was, take a look. Connelly's normal statistical genius shows just how much that is so. The best is something I've said for years:
But wow, what a season this was, and it was almost made more awesome and amazing by how flawed the team itself was. This was the third-best Georgia team of the Herschel Walker era, but it was the one that secured Vince Dooley a title.

I still say BYU's championship season was worse, mainly because of their bowl opponent, but Georgia's 1980 season was one of magic and a good team getting all the breaks (insert your own Auburn jokes here). He's including the 1980 team in his upcoming book The 50 Best* College Football Teams of All-Time. If you are so inclined, you can click the link to support that effort.

T

June 7, 2016

Game times set for Nicholls State and Missouri games

First three weeks of the SEC schedule has been announced.

We've known for a bit that we'll take on UNC at the Georgia Dome at 5:30 on ESPN. Now we have the expected noon kickoff for Nicholls State on the SEC Network for our home opener and a (surprising) night game at Missouri. That'll be on SEC Network at 7:30.

I'll do our annual guestimation on kickoff times later this summer.
TW

May 17, 2016

Worthy Cause

You know, I'm not much on blegs, but this is a great reason to give to UGA. I have an original Jack Davis in my office. His work is quite easily the most recognizable of all UGA art.

The scholarship will got to support and undergraduate student majoring in art, with a passion of illustration. You know, someone like Mack Williams
TW

Georgia vs. UNC Kickoff Time

It'll be at 5:30 in the Dome. Seems right, considering some of the other games going on that day. It'll be on ESPN.

TW

May 12, 2016

Hoops Schedules a Home and Home with Marquette

Interesting.

I like the ambition, against a team that has made significant improvement under second year coach Steve Wojciechowski in the Big East. It is the kind of win at home that gets you good vibes from the committee.

Plus, you get a solid, real road game in 2018 when your team should be much better thanks to the youth having another year playing together.
TW

May 10, 2016

WSLS Ep 042: Spring Wrap, Braves, and the EPL

We're back!

Welcome to Episode 042 of the WSLS Podcast. Co-hosts: Will Leitch, Tony Waller and Scott Duvall.
May is typically the offseason for talking college football, but the three of us wanted to get together to provide a recap of sorts for the UGA Spring Game where there were 93k indeed in attendance.
Also, in this show, Will our resident MLB expert helps to explain the method to the Atlanta Braves madness and why they are so terrible this year and maybe a few more to come. It has to do with the Cubs and how they have built up their team.
Towards the end, Will and Tony decide to jump into English Premiere League soccer, if you're into that kind of thing.
Will references an article you should read about how the Braves do business, more specifically how they treat their farm teams.
To see the G-Day Game Video Scott was referencing, check it here:
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May 6, 2016

Too many faces, not enough palms



I mean, good for the program to address this issue. I love seeing this type of attention to detail.  Kinda crazy they have to, though.
Apparently, according to Smart, Briscoe wasn't the only Georgia player who did not have a license.
"We had some other guys on the team who didn’t have driver’s licenses and we got it corrected," Smart said.
I know, "kids" and all that, but you would think after all the attention given to students by the local constabulary, combined with the ongoing pandemic of Georgia football players involved in driving infractions, we'd be in a position to already have something in place to ensure this.
T

April 29, 2016

In other news, the sun came up this morning

Huh. Laremy Tunsil admitted to taking money from a coach. That's hardly news.
The pot smoking thing is even less of a surprise, considering, you know, all the other stuff that has happened in the past four twelve months three years in Oxford.

Don't worry, Ole Miss is on the mother.

April 20, 2016

GDay

Did you really think Ludacris played for free?

Hey, this is a funny talking point for April, but there were 93,000+ fans there. None of this will matter in September if we can't slow down North Carolina's offense.

Besides, I had at least $65K worth of fun Saturday.
T

April 8, 2016

Tech hires Josh Pastner from Memphis to coach Men's basketball

It's a name brand hire, actually far higher up the food chain than I thought they'd get. Pastner has been on the Memphis hot seat, after not getting to the post season the past two seasons. In fact, Memphis fans are probably holding a festival right now.

As for what he'll do at Tech? The book on him has always been good recruiter, average teacher, worse coach. If he can find a way to stem the Tide of ATL AAU one and done guys to the likes of UK and Duke, he'll have a shot to lift Tech's program from the bottom of the ACC and give UGA fits.

If he can't do that, we can expect more Stingtalk goodness.
T

April 5, 2016

Harbaugh to the Twitters

Can't wait for South Carolina to offer all 60 of IMG's players.
 
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