Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2 Cbball games w/local ties

Post by William

2 games of local interest tonight.

7pm ESPN2    Ga Tech at Northwestern    Tech needs a win against a good team. Quality of life game for Hewitt.

9pm ESPN2    Michigan at Clemson      Andre Young from DWS starts for Clemson. Should be good game.

Come on Urbie. Stay Classy!!!

Yet another reason to hate Gata.


The bottom line is closing in.

Posted by Mike
After watching three months of college football I have reached the following conclusions:
1 – Auburn is the best football team in the country.
2 – The entire War “Cam” Eagle Clan is in complete denial about what is happening to the program.

The following is a recent response to a post from an old friend and Auburn fan Albert:

Albert W. said...

Mike - sounds like you are implicating AU paid Cam. You have ZERO proof. I called you out once already. I may have to stop reading you guys just like I did ESPN. Need to back off until the true facts come out. Be bigger than the liberal press -- I know you to be a conservative. Act like it sir.
I know this must be a terrible subject for the Tiger Nation to discuss as their team prepares for South Carolina and maybe the National Championship Game, and most AU fans have the same attitude.

So, lets look at the facts of the Cam saga:
    • His daddy admitted to asking for money from MSU.
    • The FBI is involved.
    • Bobby Lowder is on the BoT.
    • BL has a history of meddling in the program. (JetGate comes to mind.)
    • Cam is on the field playing for Auburn.
Here is a good link that supports the facts as we know them: Cam Newton Facts

While none of this is proof, it sure does send up a great deal of smoke. The AU nation needs to pull their collective head out of their collective rear end and wrestle control of the program away from certain unsavory boosters.

Of course it is my belief that all major programs are involved in pay for play. The difference here is the FBI is not involved in the activities of all major programs. Auburn may have been burned by the micro management of a few rotten apples. None of this is good for the SEC or college football. Lose the bad seeds before you bring us all down with you AU!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Congrats to DWS!!!

Post by William

Congrats to DWS for winning the State Championship last night. Great job guys.

Please check the high school/youth site on the right side later. I know Mike's gonna have something good to say about last night.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Iron Bowl Drama!

Posted by Mike

Is it over already?
Another regular season wraps up this weekend still leaving us all wanting more. Despite the ugly drama unraveling at Auburn, CFB is still the greatest sport on this planet. I fear the times will be changing once the entire Cam Newton situation is unraveled. Will it be for the better, or worse?
On that one my crystal ball is a little cloudy, but what I do know is CFB is a sell-able product in the South anyway, but eggheads from far away places like Kansas City and where ever the Ivy League is want everyone to follow certain rules.
Some purist want the money removed from the game. They want players to be student athletes. Even the players that can run a 4.3. I know... loco isn't it.
Let's be realistic. Athletes always have been, always will be given preferential treatment and I really don't understand the objection. If we live in a free market society, shouldn't Cam Newton be allowed to sell his services to the highest bidder?
What is more concerning to me is the fact that the UGA staff thought Newton would be a good tight end. These guys would have had Herchel on defense.

Could the NCAA come down and dismantle the SEC the way they did the old Southwest Conference? Yes but that would trigger a rebellion. All willing Southern schools would tell them to stick it. Get back on your side of the Mason Dixon and let us play some football.
The powers could form their own league and invite all those oil rich programs of the Big 12 to join 'em. Heck they're all tired of pummeling Ohio State in your silly little BCS bowl anyway.

By the way, this will never happen. Why you ask? $s I say. CFB is in a really good place right now, and the money has never been better. The game does need purging, but be careful. Remember how good baseball was before they removed the steroids? College basketball before the NBA restrictions were lifted?

You want my idea of a fix?

    • Allow any player to pursue the NFL. Assuming the rumors are true, would Newton have played college football for $180,000 if the NFL was offering millions.
    • Allow the programs to pay players (above and beyond their scholarships) the national average earnings of kids in their age group. Playing is, after all, a job.
    • Make the penalty for cheating so severe that no one would even consider it. Automatic death penalty comes to mind, but I am sure there are many more creative ways to punish those run away boosters.

Auburn at Alabama:

By the way, there is a game today. Cam drama aside, does it get any better than this? Saban, Engram, Richardson vs. Cam, Fairley, Chizik. Bama won the title and the Heisman last season and Auburn is going into their house to try and take them both away.
The Iron Bowl is a big deal without these stakes. With all these chips on the table it is without question, the biggest game of the year. Saban has already suggested he is going to spy Newton. As Tony B said here (LINK) Dont'a Hightower will try to keep up with Camzilla.
This game went to the wire last year and Bama is favored by 4, but until someone stops Newton, I won't believe it. Auburn wins here, gets by South Carolina again, destroys Oregon, claims the title, and it may be the last official function of “the University formerly known as Auburn”.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quick Thoughts before Thanksgiving

Post by William

Just a few quick thoughts before we break down for Thanksgiving....

#1 I guess I jinxed the Hawks after I posted they were 6-0. They've gone 2-7 since. They look like they don't care. Last night was better than the beatdown to the Celtics on Monday but still. A big trade will be coming soon.

#2 Saturday is the last big day of the season. Some really good rivalry games. My thought is that if you have to go out on Black Friday, you get to have Saturday for yourself for football.

#3 It may not mean anything to the big picture of college football but UGA/Tech Saturday IS a big game. UGA needs to get to a bowl game, no matter where it is.

#4 in conclusion...... I have no dog in the fight on Friday afternoon but I think I'm looking forward to the Iron Bowl more than any game this season. That game will be the most intense electric atmosphere of any all year.

Everyone please have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

William's Picks for the Week

Post by William

Here are my picks for the weekend. We usually pick 10 but there are too many good games this week.

Guest Picker for the week is Mikey. His picks are on the right.

Here goes....

TEXAS A&M minus 3.5 vs Texas(Home)       Texas is a mess

NEW ORLEANS minus 3.5 vs Dallas(Home)     Falcons need Dallas to win but I can't see it OR pull for them

Alabama(Home) minus 4.5 vs AUBURN      Bama wins but doesn't cover

OHIO ST(Home) minus 17 vs Michigan

TENNESSEE(Home) minus 3 vs Kentucky

ARKANSAS(Home) minus 3.5 vs Lsu    Not sure why I'm picking against The Hat but he's gotta run out of luck sometime

FLORIDA ST(Home) minus 2.5 vs Florida

Miss St minus 2.5 vs OLE MISS(Home)

South Carolina minus 2.5 vs CLEMSON(Home)    Spurrier all in for next week

GEORGIA(Home) minus 12 vs Ga Tech     Nesbitt being out kills Tech

OKLAHOMA STHome) minus 3 vs Oklahoma

MICHIGAN ST minus 2 vs Penn State(Home)

ATLANTA(Home) minus 1 vs Green Bay     Huge game for Falcons. Need this win for home field throughout

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We hit 10,000!!!

Post by Mike and William

We just got to 10,000 page views on the blog. We wanted to thank you for reading it and commenting. It's been fun.

Please check the High School/Youth blog on the right. Mike's been working his tail off on it the last 2 weeks for the DWS games. I know he's working on something for it that should be up later.

I'll have some thoughts up later today on this one.

Thanks again for playing along.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Guest Picker

Post by William

Looks like the Guest Picker and I finished the week 7-3. I'm guessing I won the tiebreaker on the # of arrests at UGA this weekend.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Guess who the Guest Picker pulls for??

Just got this from the Guest Picker for the week. Something about forwarding it on to Coach Richt.

Guess who he pulls for?


Boise/UGA in Georgia Dome???

Post by William

Bosie/UGA in Dome for Kickoff Classic.

Good idea or bad idea for UGA? Let us hear from you.


Guest Picker

Post by William

Thanks to Guest Picker for the week Albert Wester, long time friend and good friend of the blog. His picks are on the right side. Mine are below. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We Forward, You Decide

Post by William

This may take a while to go through, but if it's true, Auburn is done. Better reading than "All the President's Men"


William's Picks for the Week

Post by William

This is the weakest Saturday of the season. I guess it's that way to build up for next week.

Here are the picks in ALL CAPS

TENNESSEE minus 8.5 vs Vandy(Home)

FLORIDA ST minus 4 vs Maryland(Home)

Clemson minus 13 vs WAKE FOREST(Home)    Time for Dabo to go

GEORGIA TECH(Home) minus 12.5 vs Duke     Be very careful Tech

OHIO ST minus 3 vs Iowa(Home)

ARKANSAS minus 3 vs Miss St(Home)

VA TECH minus 2.5 vs Miami(Home)      What if Va Tech had beaten James Madison? Would they be in the mix?

Lsu(Home) minus 16 vs OLE MISS       Seems like too many points to give

ATLANTA minus 3 vs St Louis(Home)   Mya Falcons are legit

NEW ENGLAND(Home) minus 3.5 vs Indianapolis   Great QB matchup

TIEBREAKER     total number of arrests/traffic violations for UGA on off week        3

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm sure this is gonna be VERY informative

Post by William

Thursday morning 7:30 on ESPN Radio and ESPN2   Tiger Woods 30 minute interview. I'm sure he'll drop a bombshell!!

This is insane!!!

Illinois and Northwestern are playing at Wrigley Field Saturday. This could be a disaster.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

When is enough enough?

Post by William

When will Georgia Tech have had enough of Paul Hewitt? Is he still the coach only because Tech doesn't want to/can't afford to pay the $7 mill to make him go away?

You cannot lose to Kennessaw State. In fact, why are you playing Kennessaw State at their place? You're Georgia Tech for God's sake. You played in the title game 6 years ago. Kennessaw won the D II title the same year.

Totally unacceptable loss last night. Time for the Tech AD to suck it up and make a change.

Uh oh... this could get ugly!

Posted by Mike
Paul Davis in Opelika News -
This could be BAD!

Thanks to David Hale

Post by William

Thanks to guest picker David Hale. We both finished 5-5 after Michael Vick decided to be the best QB in NFL history last night.

Thanks again David.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ga/Ga Tech Time Set

Post by William

7:45 ESPN. LSU/Arkansas 3:30 CBS. Long day.

Good Luck Sonny Skinner

Post by William

Good Luck to Albany's Sonny Skinner. He starts tomorrow trying to qualify for the Champions Tour in Coral Springs Florida. 72 holes, top 12 get status for next year.

Here comes College Hoops!!

Post by William

It's time college hoops. Starting at midnight tonight, ESPN is having a 24 hour hoops marathon.

By the way, the Dogs play Colorado tomorrow night at 7 on Fox Sports South and Ga Tech plays Kennesaw St tonight at 7:30 on FS South


Friday, November 12, 2010

Introducing GSR - Albany and Lee County

Thanks to all of our readers for visiting the Georgia Sports Report. Because the site has been well received, we have decided to branch out and today are launching GSR - Albany and Lee County.

This site will be dedicated to youth and high school programs. Albany and Lee County will be our first market, but we would like to expand this coverage in the coming moths. Please contact us if you have an interest in bringing GSR to your community.

DWS Seeks Perfection
The AJC on Lee County's Justin Walker
A Good Column by Mike Philips in The Albany Herald

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I know Whodunnit!!

Post by William

I just figured it out today about this Cam Newton thing. Who benefits the most from all of this? ESPN? Bama? Miss St? Urbie? Cam? Cecil? NO.

Who has the Auburn game this weekend? Who has the Iron Bowl? Who has the SEC Championship Game?
Whose ratings are gonna go through the roof Saturday?

Think about it.

PS  Who was accused of piping in bird noises to the Masters to make it sound better?

Guest Picker

Post by William

We have been lucky enough to get David Hale, former Herald sportswriter and the best UGA blogger ever, to be our guest picker this week. He left the Macon paper and went back to the Northeast. He's now the Phillies beat writer for a paper in Delaware. His blog is below and will be on the right side.

Please check out his picks on the right.


Must See TV

Post by William

If you missed the ESPN 30 on 30 movie about Marcus Dupree on Tuesday, it replays again tonight at 11:30 on ESPN2. It's one of their best. Those guys really do a good job

Just getting my mind right for Saturday

Don't want to peak too soon but....


William's Picks for the Week

Post by William

Sorry these are late getting on the blog. Was waiting to see if UGA/AU got back on the board.

Also please check the right side later today for a very special guest picker for the weekend.

MIAMI minus 2.5 vs Ga Tech(Home)    Josh Nesbitt out kills Tech

OLE MISS minus 2 vs Tennessee(Home)    Really hard pick but UT isn't very good


Auburn(Home) minus 8.5 vs GEORGIA    I thought the line would be getting more points like the Bama/Miss St line. You know me. Doesn't matter. I'm on my team. UPSET SPECIAL!!!! Too much going on in Tigerland. Dogs win outright!!!

FLORIDA(Home) minus 6.5 vs South Carolina   Wouldn't pull for either team w/an engine on the team plane out. Gata has too much speed. Spurrier still can't get to Atlanta

ALABAMA(Home) minus 13.5 vs Miss St    This line makes you want to take Miss St but this is gonna be an angry Bama team. Could get really ugly

FLORIDA ST(Home) minus 7 vs Clemson   I've tried to pick Clemson several times. Can't do it anymore. Is Dabo in trouble? Shouldn't he be?

OREGON minus 19.5 vs California(Home)     Speed kills

ATLANTA(Home) minus 1 vs Baltimore     Some places have Falcons getting a point. Won't matter. Falcons win at home. Plus I hate Ray Lewis.

PHILADELPHIA minus 3 vs Washington(Home)     Great game for a Monday night. What if Jim Mora Jr knew how to coach a QB? Mike Vick didn't play like this in a Falcons uniform. He is on a roll. Plus McNabb/Shanahan is a soap opera.

Heads up game     Sunday Night on NBC     Patriots at Steelers. Night, cold weather. Perfect.

A Newton bomb is ticking in Auburn!

Posted by Mike

Can you imagine Gene Chizik's pregame speech on Saturday?

I am guessing it will go something like this:

“Right now the ENTIRE SEC and college football world is lining up against you! Once again they are trying to deny Auburn. Coach Bowden went undefeated and was denied! Coach Tuberville went undefeated and was denied! We are undefeated on the field and the entire World is shooting at US!

“When you walk out on to that sacred turf remember you're not just lining up against Georgia... you are trying KNOCK the stuffing out of Mississippi State, Florida, Alabama, ESPN and anyone else that is attacking your brother....


The Tigers will try to draw energy from the controversy. The question is, will it work?

A run down on the stories:

Absolutely Ridiculous!!!

Post by William

It is absolutely ridiculous that I can't watch the Falcons game tonight. I'm in the state of Georgia and can't watch my team? Mediacom doesn't get the NFL Network. Now I have to try to find it on internet radio b/c the station that carries it here is so weak we can't get it after sundown.

Oh, I'm NOT going to this Hooters to watch it.

Wow....i'm whining this morning.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Uh oh....Here come the Feds!!!

The Feds are now involved. This is not going to end well for someone.


GHSA AAAA - Who's in charge here?

Posted by Mike
Of all the GHSA playoff divisions AAAA may be the hardest to predict. (AAAA Top 10)

While AAAAA has only one undefeated team, AAAA has seven perfect teams in the top 10.

Also check out the players on the Tucker defense. Scout - Top Prospects The Tigers have 3 D1 players on that side of the ball. MLB James Vaughters has committed to Stanford. OLB Justin Garrett is going to Auburn and Saftey Chris Sanders is going to Georgia. The team has scored 45 ppg and allowed only 11 ppg and most of those came during trash time.

Tucker is certainly talented enough to reach the finals and could be headed to a quarter final showdown with undefeated Northside Warner Robbins.

I figured out how UGA beats Auburn!!!

We need about 4 of these.


Somebody's out for Cam Newton!!

Post by William

Seems to me after seeing the crawl on Sportscenter this morning that somebody's after Cam Newton. Fox Sports is reporting that he was about to be expelled from Florida for 3 cases of academic cheating before he transferred to JC. I don't have a dog in the fight but why is all of this coming out now?

I heard Friday that it was ESPN out to get him. BULL. The SEC is an ESPN product. They want Auburn #1 and for Cam to be all in for the Heisman. Now it's Fox Sports. I mentioned to some friends on Friday that this could end up being a Ken Starr situation. Once you get people sniffing around, they're going to find all kinds of stuff, big and small. I'm obviously no Auburn fan but not sure what he's done to bring all this out.

Is it Bama/Florida/Miss St? A combination? Urbie and Mullen conspiring?

Tell us what you think. Maybe you have some insight that helps explain this.


Posted by Mike
Are Camden and North Gwinett headed for a Dome showdown?

AJC Run Down on AAAAA 1st Round Playoffs

GHSA AAAAA Playoff Bracket

Coaches Poll

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not flashy but very solid

Post by William

Click on the link below. It's Saturday's lineup of college football games on tv. That is a good solid Saturday.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

GHSA AA Finals Could Be A Showcase

Posted by Mike
High school football playoffs begin this week. What an interesting idea, deciding a championship on the field!
GHSA Playoff brackets

Over the next four weeks the action goes into high gear with a few potential show downs with future stars.

The GHSA AA Bracket is of particular interest. The coaches poll (AA Coaches Poll) has Carver of Columbus (10-0) ranked 1 followed by Calhoun (10-0), Buford (9-1) then Cook County (10-0).

Cook and Buford are headed for a semi-final showdown. If the Hornets survive, a very interesting final game between two undefeated teams Carver and Cook would feature three of the top college prospects in the state.

Isaiah Crowell and Gabe Wright play for Carver and remain uncommitted. Cook's Shannon Brown has committed to Alabama.

That would be a final game worth seeing!

Friday, November 5, 2010

John Bond on 680

Post by William

John Bond is going to be on 680am  this afternoon around 4:30 they're saying. Link is below on right.

Did Camzilla lose the Heisman last night?

Post by William

A few things to think about heading into the weekend....

#1 Did Cam Newton lose the Heisman last night? I doubt the story will be decided by the time the Heisman voters vote. The Reggie Bush story tarnished the old school Heisman voters. Newton is obviously the frontrunner right now. Bottom line- knowing what we know now, if you had a Heisman vote, would you vote for Camzilla?

#2 For all of us that think Boise should just go away, weren't you pulling hard for the Jackets last night? Also, are you going to peek on commercials from Bama/Lsu to TCU/Utah?

#3 Huge game in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon. Kinda hope it's an old school SEC game, 10-7, 14-10, something like that. It's gonna be hard hitting. Beware of Peterson returning punts.

#4 I know NBA is not huge in this crowd but the Atlanta Hawks are 5-0 going into tonight. They play a good brand of ball. Up tempo. Take a look if you get a chance.

#5 I've been the Coach Richt apologist in the crowd but this Grantham choke thing has gotten me. You can't do that. I've heard there was alot of trash talk all game between players and coaches on both sides. I know he was fired up. That's great. If he wants to go over and beat Urban Meyer's ass, that's fine too. You can't do the choke sign to somebody's kid. If our coaches are undisciplined, how can we expect the players not to be? Perfect example is Commings trying to scoop and score. Richt says they practice falling on the ball in a crowd. Well if they practice that, why didn't he do it? I really like Coach Richt but something needs to change. QUICKLY.

#6 Another thing about the Grantham choke hold..... on Wednesday it was on Jim Rome at 4:30, that idiotic show at 5 and PTI at 5:30. A bunch of non-college football people talking about UGA in a bad way. Now the whole world thinks that UGA is a bunch of idiots. AD drunk w/a tranny and red panties in his lap and now a coach doing the choke sign. Sorry.... needed to vent for a second.

#7 Big game Sunday for the Falcons. 5-2 vs 5-2. Tampa's coach says the Bucs are the best in the NFC. Falcons are 16-1 at home w/Matty Ice at qb.

#8 Send us your total attendance for UGA/Idaho tomorrow. Closest to the total gets an ATTA BOY.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just like Gomer Pyle used to say....

"Well Surprise Surprise Surprise!!!!

Anybody shocked to hear this?


Must see website

Post by William

We got a big box of goodies from Moondance Desserts last week. They were unbelievable. Please visit their site below. Buy all you can from them!!!


William's Picks for the Week

Post by William

OK. I've finally gotten motivated from Saturday. Here are my picks for the week. Picks are in ALL CAPS

VA TECH (Home) minus 13 vs Ga Tech      Hokies are hitting their stride

FSU(Home) minus 10 vs North Carolina      

FLORIDA minus 14 vs Vandy(Home)      Small letdown from last week but Gata will cover

BOISE ST(Home) minus 21 vs Hawaii      Boise needs to run it up

Oklahoma minus 3.5 vs TEXAS A&M(Home)     

Tcu minus 4.5 vs UTAH(Home)      TCU's run ends-I did hear Todd Blackledge say last nite TCU is better than Boise

Alabama minus 6 vs LSU(Home)     Bama wins in a close one and but doesn't cover
South Carolina(Home) minus 4 vs ARKANSAS      Mallett too much to stop

ATLANTA(Home) minus 8.5 vs Tampa Bay     Welcome to the big leagues Bucs

Philadelphia(Home) minus 3 vs INDY      Peyton getting points? DUH

Get'n up off the mat...

Posted by Mike
Okay... that one knocked the wind out of me, and I fear also did untold damage to the Dawgs and CMR. In a year we were supposed to capitalize on a down Gaytor team, we couldn't. So let's examine what I consider the most crucial play of the contest, the missed fumble. I know there were two, but when Florida fumbles inside their own 10, and ours guys fall all over themselves trying to scoop and score thus allowing the Gaytors to FALL ON AND COVER UP THE BALL – that hurt!

Had UGA recovered that one ball, been disciplined enough to give up a shot at self glory and possible ESPN highlight, then it is very safe to assume the Dawgs put a minimum of 3 on the board. Instead, Florida drove the field and scored 7. That is a 10 point swing! What was the final score? Do the math.

To me this one play points out a recurring weakness. On and off the field, these Dawgs are UNDISCIPLINED and SELFISH!

Hopefully CMR will be back for one more season with the following conditions: Beat South Carolina, UT, Kentucky, Vandy, FLORIDA, Auburn, win the East, finish top 5, and put quality people on the field and in the community. He deserves that chance.

It is like asking me to clear a high jump bar of 12 feet, but he deserves the opportunity. We very much want him to clear the bar. We don't want the turnover and turmoil associated with a new coach. We want the Dawg nation to heal, but until he proves he can out coach the whiner in Gainesville, CMR is officially on the HOT SEAT!

As Forrest Gump might put it – That's all I have to say about that.

On another topic -

Apparently scientist have discovered another planet with conditions similar to our earth. Not sure where or how or in what direction, but this discovery is absolutely amazing to me. Just imagine a whole new planet. Maybe even human life forms walking around and doing similar things as we do here on earth.

The thought just boggles the mind. I for one officially volunteer for any future voyage to this newly discovered planet. Strap me in with a cooler, cable TV and plenty of boiled peanuts and I'll take the long journey, brave the wilderness of space and confront the planet's population. As a dually appointed representative of the Planet Earth I would ask this new life form the question we all want answered:

Have y'all got a better system than the BCS?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sorry. We're exhausted.

Post by William

Sorry for the lack of a post since UGA/UF. That game took everything out of me. Had to go out of town Sunday for family obligations.

I guess just to punish myself I'm going to watch the game again tonight. I've got some thoughts but I just want to confirm. I'll put them up tomorrow.

Think this weather's doing it too. UGH.

Very special guest picker this week as well. Hardest of the hardcore Bama fans. His picks will be up tomorrow as well.

Enjoy the rest of your day.