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.
Rushmore of songs about biting...Man, you just never know where the old 5@10 is going to take you. Bite the Bullet by Neil Young. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen. Love Bites by Def Leppard. And with a bit of a stretch, Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon.
As for actual biters...I dated a girl back in college who...well, never mind. This is a family friendly format. "Whoa, whoa! It's not a chew toy!"
The Rushmore of SEC football players since 1980: Herschel Walker...Who did you think my first pick would be? Rounding out this Rushmore are Bo Jackson, Reggie White, and Tim Tebow. It wasn't easy leaving off names like Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Danny Wuerffel, and several others that came to mind. And for personal reasons, I really wanted to include Champ Bailey in the Rushmore mix.
The candidates were abundant. The final cuts were tough calls.
As great as Tony Gwynn was on the diamond (the best pure hitter since Ted Williams) it speaks volumes about the man that most of the eulogies for him have focused on the kind of man he was away from the baseball field. That's the kind of legacy we should all strive to leave behind when our time comes to an end.
Jay, I understand your concern about Tray Matthews taking his talents and baggage to the Plains. Tray has the physical skills and potential to be a great safety. Tray also has some attitude issues and seems immature right now. At Auburn, Tray will have to sit out for a season so the AU coaching staff can keep an eye on him and track any progress or regressions. The mandatory year off gives Auburn a chance to take a trial run with Matthews. If things work out, Auburn has picked up a DB with all kinds of upside. If they don't work out, Auburn didn't have much invested in him to begin with. I had high hopes for Tray in the beginning and I hate that he wore out his welcome in Athens. That being said, I hope he can get his act together and not become another case of missed opportunities and pissed-away potential.
Does anybody else get the feeling that Johnny Football is more likely to become a reality show star than ever becoming a high caliber NFL quarterback?