GratefulDawg's comment history

GratefulDawg said...

I hate to cite Wikipedia as a source. Because, you know, it's Wikipedia. They have Suzy Kolber listed as being 50 years-old (birthdate: May 14, 1964). If correct, that means she is older than me by seven-days. However, she has aged a helluva lot better than I have.

"You treat your body like a temple, I treat mine like a tent." --Jimmy Buffett

October 16, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Concur with BiB on Suzy Kolber. Good looking lady. Nice disposition. And the girl can flat-out talk some football. I'm not saying she is perfect, but...

9er asked about bad endorsements by athletes. Well, there was that collection of NFL players that practiced in adult undergarments in commercials for Depends. Tony Siragusa has been hocking a similar line that protects against "unwanted leakage." And Jimmy Johnson sold boner pills that would make your dangler bigger and put the lead back in your pencil. By comparison, LBJ driving a Kia doesn't seem all that bad.

October 16, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

"We encourage the discourse and exchange of ideas. And most of all we encourage the ability for people to agree to disagree and then move on to the next discussion," --jgreeson

Jay, you ignorant slut...

October 14, 2014 at 9:44 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Rules are rules. Thus, the NCAA has one choice regarding their current stipulations concerning player compensation: adapt or die. When United States Federal Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the NCAA in the antitrust case brought by Ed O'Bannon, legal precedent was set. Rules are rules. Judge Wilken deemed the NCAA to be in violation of parts of the Sherman Antitrust Act and ruled that the current rules banning players from capitalizing on their names and likenesses are unconstitutional. Rules are rules. The NCAA, insular and oblivious as they are, must understand that their authority does not supersede that of the United States Federal Court System. Rules are rules. Adapt or die.

October 14, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Who won the weekend? Hard to go against newly minted #1 Mississippi State, but I'll wear my homer hat and go with the Georgia Bulldogs. We needed a few guys to step-it-up Saturday, and every player that suited up for the Mizzou game did just that. We lost our best player and turned in our best team performance of the season.

9er, nothing wrong with a bit of scurrilous behavior. That's right in your wheelhouse.

Jay, try to look on the bright side, it's times like these you really appreciate indoor plumbing.

October 13, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Stewwie, it was a question. My use of the word plantation clearly pushed a button. Okay, so what is the preferred term for the system in place in college athletics?

As for not being able to dig myself out of this that is something to "lol" about. This is an Internet message board. When I click "logout", it has no further bearing on me one way or another. If the regulars here in the 5@10 all vote that I am bat$&@! crazy...My life will go on.

October 10, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

MT, Not slavery per se, he is free to leave anytime he likes. So should we call it good ol' free market economics instead?

Jomo, No need to feel sorry for Todd. This time next year he will be in the NFL. One thing though, you wrote: "He had access to any summer job he wanted in the state of Georgia." Really? Unless of course the NCAA arbitrarily decided that he made too much money for the work done. THE Ohio State knows what I'm talking about.

October 10, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Yes, the Todd Gurley situation is cut-and-dry. He signed memorabilia that was sold for financial gain and the NCAA strictly forbids that kind of behavior.'s one of the many pieces of autographed memorabilia available at the storefront at Then it is not only acceptable, but actively promoted. The NCAA pimps these kids out and then feigns moral outrage when those kids prostitute themselves.

As for blaming the NCAA...Who on God's green earth could ever question the NCAA? That bastion of integrity and wisdom. Some of us smelling of sour grapes today act as though the NCAA has practiced selective enforcement and in some instances buried their heads in the sand in the face of overwhelming evidence before. Utter nonsense of course. Hold the powers-that-be accountable for their past transgressions that have led to lost trust in the institution...that's un-American.

If I were Todd Gurley, I would sign the release. Forgo remaining eligibility and begin preparation for the next chapter in life, the NFL. He doesn't need to stay on the plantation any longer, his work here is done.

October 10, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Jay, you touched on an important point about Saturday's Georgia-Mizzou game. Todd Gurley is a beast, we all know this. However, at some point Hutson Mason has to make some plays. You can't hide your quarterback all season in the SEC. I'm not ready to throw Hutson under the bus, but if the coaches don't trust him to be the man, priority one offensively should be finding a signal caller they do trust. I know, I know...Hutson waited his turn. So did Joe Cox. As soon as Joe went under-center it was clear why he had spent the last three-years carrying a clipboard on the sideline. This is not little league, everybody doesn't get to play.

October 9, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

Sportsfan, 9er is a Kentucky fan. That should have been clear from reading his post. As for UGA v. UTK...UGA has a five game win streak going. Somebody is living in the past and it ain't us.

You might want to check your own saddle for burrs.

October 6, 2014 at 10:58 p.m.

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