Friday, September 30, 2011

Week 5 picks

Post by William

It took me all day yesterday to almost get over the Braves. I invested 181 days of the year and I get THAT in return?

Just a few thoughts on the Braves before I let it go...

#1  I don't want to see Jason Heyward on magazine covers, billboards, or commercials. He needs to play in the Arizona Fall League and the Dominican Winter League. Learn to hit the baseball before you're a  pitchman for product. OH... and don't lose line drives in the lights. How is that even possible?

#2  Brian McCann, Dan Uggla and Alex Gonzales all need to go see the eye doctor.

#3  No winter ball for Prado. Dude needs a rest. (So does McCann)

#4  If Chipper needs any sort of surgery(DUH), let's get it done next Monday so he'll have all winter to recover. Somebody can put him in his deer stand with his leg in a cast.

#5  Any chance Derek Lowe realizes he's DONE and saves the Braves $15 mill they can use somewhere else? Yeah, didn't think so.

Maybe I'm not over it yet.

Here are a few nuggets I found on the Web.

I'm no lawyer.... but isn't this "Restraint of Trade??

A prime example of "don't overcoach"

Looks like Kimbrel took Wednesday's loss pretty hard

Here are the picks     7-3 last week  28-13-1 for the year   Picks are in ALL CAPS

ALABAMA minus 4 vs Florida(Home)    I was spot-on with the Bama pick last week( D scores, Saban worth a td on fake punt, Bama wins big)     Same thing this week. D scores, Saban worth a td vs/Muschamp, Bama wins, though not a blowout. Comfortably.

TEXAS A&M(Home) minus 3 vs Arkansas at Jerry World      A&M wants to show they belong in the SEC. Plus they're coaching against Bobby Petrino.

GEORGIA TECH minus 11.5 vs NC State(Home)    Seems like alot of points but GT covers in fourth quarter. Tech can score running out the clock.  That offense is on a roll.

SIDENOTE   Check #2 about Tony Zenon. If Coach Richt had said that, he'd get skewered. 

South Carolina(Home) minus 10 vs AUBURN      Could Auburn help the Dogs by beating that $%#^* Coach at Carolina? Beware for the upset special.

Wisconsin(Home) minus 9.5 vs NEBRASKA       This will be a wild atmosphere Saturday night. Rumor has it they drink alot at Wisconsin games. That's alot of points to give in Nebraska's first large Big Ten game.

VA TECH(Home) minus 7 vs Clemson     After 2 good wins vs Auburn and FSU, Clemson finally wakes up and realizes that they are Clemson. VA Tech in a blowout.

GEORGIA(Home) minus 6.5 vs Miss State    Dogs got some confidence last week. Looked good on the D. Murray to the Tight Ends all day. Dogs win by 10 or more.

SIDENOTE    At least SOMEBODY has a good thought about the Dogs. Scroll down to #30 for an October prediction. I LIKE it!!!


Dallas(Home) minus 1.5 vs DETROIT      Stafford to Megatron is getting points? Fairley is FINALLY going to line up besides Suh? Romo, good luck with that.

BALTIMORE(Home) minus 3.5 vs NY Jets     Baltimore is the real deal. Jets are not.

ATLANTA minus 4.5 vs Seattle(Home)     Falcons had a "Come to Jesus" this week. Seattle stinks. Matt Ryan calls better plays than the OC. Let him do it. Falcons win easy.

Have a great and safe weekend.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whatever you're doing AIN'T working!!

Post by William

OK Braves fans. It's come down to one game tonight to try and get into the playoffs. Is it possible?

How can this be? I'll tell you how. Your 2 best pitchers are on the disabled list(Hanson and Jurrjens) and going into last night you're batting .181 in September with runners on base. That's awful.

Uggla is swinging and missing again, Chipper could get hurt getting out of his car and Derek Lowe is God awful. (Aren't you glad he's back next year for $15 million?). The whole team looks tired.

So, I have a plan. However you've been watching the game, change it. Move to another room. If you've been watching with family, evict them. If I've asked you to change your FB picture to a Braves pic, change it back. If you've been eating healthy, try KFC tonight. As George Costanza tried once, just do the opposite.

We need all the help we can get.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Week 4 Picks

Post by William

We're at another Friday. Have you noticed that the weeks seem to be going by so much slower now that  the weekend's are so big now??

A few quick things before the picks....

#1   The Braves got a HUGE break yesterday. The Cardinals were up 6-2 in the top of the 9th and the Mets came back and put up 6 to win 8-6. Thanks to Willie C Harris, Mets LF from Cairo Georgia, for driving in the 2 go ahead runs. Instead of being 1 game up in the Wildcard race, the Braves are up 2 going into the weekend.  Tonight at 7:10 Tim Hudson vs the Phenom, Steven Strausberg.

#2   The Tour Championship is at East Lake in Atlanta this week. The top 5 golfers in the FedEx Cup going into the weekend are guaranteed to win the $10,000,000 first prize if one of them wins this week. Former Georgia Tech golfer and Sea Island resident Matt Kuchar started the week in 5th place. He shot 67 yesterday. Good Luck to Matt.

#3   Think NC State Coach Tom O' Brien wants to rethink making Russell Wilson leave?

#4   Thanks to Dr Tom Myers for donating a tv for us to use on Saturdays and Sundays. 4 inside for the weekend. Much appreciated.

Here are the Week 4 picks      picks in ALL CAPS

ALABAMA(Home) minus 11.5 vs Arkansas   Saban vs Petrino is worth at least a TD. This is Bama's first REAL game. Their defense scores at least once and they win. BIG.

LSU minus 5.5 vs West Virginia(Home)     The new WVU coach is in over his head against the LSU defense.  LSU's D is phenomenal. Gameday will be there and it's the national ABC game. BTW, they sell beer in this stadium. Drunk Hillbillies vs drunk Cajuns. Fantastic.

GEORGIA TECH(Home) minus 6.5 vs North Carolina    I know GT hasn't played a real team yet but the GT offense is unstoppable. Tevin Washington can actually hit a wide open receiver.  SIDENOTE- Dad, a GT alum, is going. Meeting his old fraternity brothers that all get together once a year. Ballgame then a dinner that night. Nice.

FLORIDA minus 19.5 vs Kentucky(Home)     Kentucky is awful. Is it just me....Does Muschamp look like a Head Coach? There are #1s and there are #2s. Saban- a #1. Stoopes- a #1. I think Muschamp is a #2.

FSU minus 2 vs Clemson(Home)     Clemson shot their one big bullet last weekend(even though they did look fast). BTW, after watching FSU last weekend, if I'm a 5 star high school QB, I'm going to FSU b/c I'm gonna start QUICK. Their backup from last week ain't going to cut it.

SOUTH CAROLINA(Home) minus 16 vs Vandy     I hate Spurrier even more after last week. He kept trying to score against Navy to prove he's so damned smart. It almost bit him in the butt. Wish it had. Vandy beating Ole Miss the way they did doesn't convince me. Lattimore goes nuts....again. Any chance UGA can play Carolina late in the season one time when Lattimore is beaten up after getting 35 carries a game?

UGA minus 9.5 vs Ole Miss(Home)    I'm petrified about this game. Houston Nutt and his coaches had to meet with the Ole Miss President on Sunday.  This is a must win for Nutt(it's a must win for Coach Richt too. DUH) He's going to throw everything at the Dogs, every trick play he has. Did the Dogs get any confidence from the beatdown last week? Let's hope so. I think the Dogs come to play.

GREEN BAY minus 3.5 vs Chicago(Home)    Jay Cutler is Chicago's QB. Enough said.

PITTSBURGH minus 10.5 vs Indianapolis      LOCK OF THE YEAR #3.    

Tampa Bay(Home) minus 1.5 vs ATLANTA     Falcons playcalling is awful. LT Sam Baker couldn't block Mike rushing the passer(maybe that's a stretch but you get my point. I'm prone to exaggerate). Philly WR Jeremy Maclin had 170 receiving yards last week. Matt Ryan was bad for the first 3 quarters. AND Michael Vick came to the Georgia Dome(lots of red #7 jerseys. Thought my head would explode). You know what?? My team won. This is a big division road game. Need the win. Julio and Roddy have big days. Falcons get it in Tampa.

Finally, sad news this week. After 30 years, REM has decided to hang it up(Bet they come back. Old rockers can't retire. See: Stones, Clapton and The Who). Saw them 3 times way back when the were starting(once about 3 weeks after this). One of the best bands of all time. Here's the one that got it started for them.


More good live REM on You Tube

If you feel like trying something new this weekend, this is it. It's really good.

Have a great and safe weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

We can't even make the 12:21 game!!!

Post by William

October 1    Miss St at UGA  12 Noon on FSN

I think the announcers will be Bob Rathbun and Tim Couch. Gross. Worst announce team ever.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Week 3 picks

Post by William

Just in case you're not paying attention..... 16-5-1 for the year after getting "Lock of the Year Part 2" right last night

By the way.....all you Dog fans. Are you still dying to have Dan Mullin as your Head Coach after the last 2 weeks? Yeah, didn't think so.

Not real fired up about these but,... here we go

Picks in ALL CAPS

Clemson(Home) minus 3.5 vs AUBURN     Auburn getting points again. Will Dabbo make it til the end of the season? (NO)

Georgia Tech(Home) minus 15 vs KANSAS      Tech wins but seems like a ton of points to be giving. Let's hope Tony Zenon has a huge game.

SIDENOTE- Mike is taking his son up tomorrow for this game. His son is thinking about going to Tech. Made me think back to when my Dad(who went to Tech) would take me up to Tech games when I was younger. Doesn't get better than that.

OLE MISS minus 1.5 vs Vandy(Home)     It's Vandy for God's sake

Notre Dame(Home) minus 5 vs MICHIGAN STATE      Notre Dame....when will you realize you're done? You're not relevant. It's time to join a conference.

FLORIDA(Home) minus 9.5 vs Tennessee     It's alot of points but Tyler Bray has never played in that atmosphere before. Is it possible for me to hate 2 teams more than these 2?

South Carolina(Home) minus 17.5 vs NAVY       Not picking the upset but Navy will give Spurrier fits. If I coached Navy I would run the option at Clowney 55 times tomorrow. Make him think.

OKLAHOMA minus 3 vs Florida State(Home)    I REALLY REALLY want to pick FSU. I think their defense is back to early 90s when they had 8 guys 6'4' 270lbs who could kill the QB. Something tells me OU covers late. Gonna be an unbelievable atmosphere in Tallahassee.

Miami(Home) minus 2 vs OHIO STATE    No explanation. Just a feeling

NEW ENGLAND(Home) minus 6.5 vs San Diego        I'm going Tuesday to get my hair cut like Tom Brady.

Philadelphia minus 2 vs ATLANTA(HOME)   This is a HUGE game for the Falcons. They cannot start 0-2 with both losses being in the conference. MAYBE Julio Jones and Roddy White will make catches beyond the line of scrimmage. Georgia Dome will be a madhouse Sunday night.

Am I the only one who is going to get really mad when NBC pans the crowd and there will be alot of #7 red Michael Vick jerseys? The cheers for Vick will be loud. Trying to be politically correct here but that's not going to make the city of Atlanta look good. If you catch my drift.

Since UGA is playing Coastal Carolina(who has a nutjob for a coach BTW), I am ALL IN on the Falcons.

Almost forgot... If you want to have a good laugh, Mike is on the Chain Gang for the DWS game tonight. Will he make them stop the clock so he can catch his breath?!!!

Have a great and safe weekend

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lock of the Year... Part 2

Post by William

Lock of the Year 1 was Miami/Maryland.            WINNER

LSU minus 3.5 vs Miss St tonight in Starkvegas

Miss St is coming off a bad last second loss in Auburn on Saturday. They will come out tonight and be wide open in the first half. Cowbells will be ringing, crowd will be crazy. In the 2nd half, the 4 day turnaround catches up to them and LSU wins. Talent prevails. I'm feeling a blowout. The "Hat" likes style points.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Imagine being a fan!!!

Ron Jaworski cusses and he's just an announcer. Maybe he knows how we feel.

He did apologize later on the air

Braves need 11 the hard way.

The Braves are close to clinching a Wild Card spot. Despite being swept for the time all season by the Phillies, then again by the Cardinals, Atlanta can clinch a playoff spot if they hit their magic number of 11.

Any combination of Braves wins and Cardinal losses that make that total will put Atlanta in the playoffs. Then anything can happen. The trick is getting that total without the services of Hanson and Jurjens. Both are out now, Hanson may be back for the playoffs.

I like they way Freddi Gonzalez has moved Chipper to the two spot in the line up. His power is down, but the old boy can still slap singles around and move Bourn over.

Prado and McCann have been struggling at the plate, but those two will break through. Check out the Wild Card Standings here: MLB Wildcard Standings

The Remaining schedule is here: Remaining Schedule

Monday, September 12, 2011

It is not a clear cut decision.

Post by Mike
The problem is, this is not a clear cut decision. If the Dawgs had not been competitive against Carolina, the case would have been sealed.

So what was billed as a pivotal game for the future of Mark Richt really provided no solid answers. UGA is obviously talent rich with upper middle class coaching, so what to do?

Should we be patient since Richt recruited the young talent which will eventually develop into a good team, or should we recognize that South Carolina, Florida, Auburn et al... also have young talent. In fact that young bunch from Columbia just came to Athens and won.

The excuse of youth is just that...

Should we be even more patient and wait out the down cycle with loyalty, or pull the trigger like the trained killers at Alabama, Notre Dame and Florida.

It is a hard call made even harder when you consider the other programs that will likely be in the market for new coaches in the next five months. Notre Dame is 0-2 and Brian Kelly may get one more year if he can manage a 9-3 finish (Which he won't.). Ohio State is also on the verge and Penn State is long past the point of needing an overhaul.

Soft on Crime (Urban Meyer) will likely get his choice of the aforementioned posts, but that still leaves a lot of spots to fill. The best coaches will get the best jobs, and that brings me full circle in my argument.

The fact that Richt has a stable full of talent is a good reason for him to stay, but it is also a nice incentive to attract a new coach. Walk into the job at Athens and you can win...right now! All this group needs is some fine tuning, but that appears to be the hardest part for the current staff. Protecting the football is a coach-able skill. Forty times are not.

Take the job at Ohio State or Penn State and you have to restock the shelves.

Imagine John Gruden licking his chops at how to handle Jarvis Jones, Isaiah Crowell, and Aaron Murray. Imagine someone taking this good raw material and building one bad ass unit. Let's hope the future holds just that with, or without, Mark Richt.

0-2 gets you 11:21 Central Time kickoff

Post by William

Makes for a really long day

Maybe I should move to Vegas!!!

Post by William

15-5-1 for the year. Vegas here I come.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today is a no lose day!

Post by Mike
Today is a no lose day.

The Dawgs could right the ship, beat Carolina, ruin Spurrier's season and become front runners for the SEC East title. CMR could weather the criticism and prove to the World that he really does "know what the hell he is doing".

Let's face it, Boise State was a damn good team, and in a few month that loss may not seem so bad. The sloppy play is not excused, but it is one week post Kick-Off Classic disaster, and the World has not ended...yet. So a win today could be a huge turning point.

Or... we could lose and force a re-evaluation of the direction of the program.

Either way, today is a pivotal game for UGA.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Well, we made Sports by Brooks. Oh great.

Post by William

This is just dumb

Picks for Week 2

Post by William

Time for my weekly picks. Went 8-3 last week. Not too bad for the first week.

A few random thoughts before the picks....

#1  The Braves look petrified when they play in Philly. I know the Phillies pitching is good but seems like the nerves get the best of the Braves.

#2  I know some of you don't like it but the NFL is awesome. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees put on an unbelievable show last nite. They literally can put the ball into a one square foot hole. Falcons better play hard.

#3  Anybody hear anything about Aaron Murray's ribs being an issue tomorrow? There's some chatter out there about it. That last shot he took Saturday night had to hurt.

Here are the picks... (picks in ALL CAPS)

Miss St minus 7 vs AUBURN(Home)    Auburn getting points at home? No brainer

TENNESSEE(Home) minus 7.5 vs Cincinnati    SEC better than Big East

ALABAMA minus 10 vs Penn St(Home)  The only way this doesn't happen is if Saban calls off the dogs like he did last year to not embarass Joe Paterno. PSU may not score on offense.

FLORIDA(Home) minus 23 vs UAB    Just figure UF 2nd and 3rd team will cover in 2nd half

Notre Dame minus 3.5 vs MICHIGAN(Home)   1st night game in the Big House. 115,000. Some people want to fire ND Coach Brian Kelly for cussing on the sideline(Thank God they weren't at my house for the UGA game Saturday night). I think UM finally has a football coach.

GEORGIA TECH minus 11 vs Middle Tenn St(Home)    I can't figure why this line is so low. Really not sure why GT is playing at MTSU. Gotta take Tech. Let's hope Tony Zenon gets more than 1 carry this week. How about a kickoff return for TD??!!

South Carolina minus 3 vs UGA(Home)   Last week was Boise's Super Bowl. I know UGA was awful. This game is much more important than last week(no excuses. It was awful.) I've just got a feeling. Underdog at home. I know... I'm a Homer. Will not apologize for that.

BALTIMORE(Home) minus 2.5 vs Pittsburgh     Only b/c they're the home team. This will be a slobber knocker.    FYI....take under 36.5 

NY JETS(Home) minus 4.5 vs Dallas      10th anniversary of 9/11, at night, Jets home game. Take it to the bank. Plus the Jets are better. Could be long year for Cowboys.

ATLANTA minus 3 vs Chicago(Home)    This started as pick'em. Julio Jones will be Rookie of the Year, new toy for Matt Ryan. Plus the Bears start Jay Cutler. Enough said. Start of the Road to the Super Bowl for my team.

Finally, heard an interesting little nugget last night for Coaches Richt and Bobo. Sean Payton, Saints Head Coach, who has WON a Super Bowl, said last night.... "the gameplan is great until the game starts. Then you have to adjust to what's happening." DUH!! Simple but brilliant. Maybe Richt and Bobo will get this by osmosis.

Have a great and safe weekend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Bits and Pieces

Post by William

Mike's been hitting the UGA situation really hard this week, doing a great job. He's put up a new poll on the right side. Please let us know what you think on that.

I thought I'd share a few things I came across.

#1 Set the DVR for tonight. Lots to record....

5:00 ESPNU  Boys of Fall. Always a good one to have

8:00 ESPNU  Documentary on Herschel. Still looks like he could start in Athens

8:00 CBS Sports Network    Tony Barnhart Show      Mr College Football shares his thoughts

#2  Got home yesterday and turned on tv. Mediacom is now offering the NFL Network-186 on Digital Plus & 766 in HD- and the Red Zone Channel- 187 on Digital Plus and 767 in HD. I have never seen it but the Red Zone channel is supposedly incredible. It shows every game each time a team gets inside the 20 yard line. All fired up for that on Sunday.Maybe all my complaining got us this too!!

#3 This is straight from the horse's mouth. Something we've all known for a long time.

#4  I hate 8pm games. Saturday was so long I got in the yard and did some work to make the time go by faster. Got poison ivy. That's what I get for trying to be productive on Gameday. Never again.

#5  We'll have our picks for the NFL Season coming up tomorrow. In case you missed it, the NFL Season starts tomorrow night with the Saints at the Packers, 8:25 on NBC after Obama speaks. The full schedule starts on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The New York Giants play at the Washington Redskins at 4:15 on Fox and the Dallas Cowboys play at the New York Jets at 8:25 on NBC. I'm sure the NFL will observe the day with the proper respect.

#6  I'm going to keep a running total of my weekly picks for the year at the top right. 8-3 vs spread the first week. Only good thing from the weekend.

#7  I fixed this for the game last Saturday. Texas Clod.... really good. I fixed an 8lb one. I'd back off both of the peppers for the rub.

Scroll down on the link below to the beans. Really good.

Have a great Hump Day

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A good break down of the game.

Post by Mike
This is a very good break down of the events of last Saturday night. Notice what this writer pegs as the turning point of the game. A missed block by Crowell followed by an interception.

Game evaluation

Has Richt already given his notice?

Post by Mike
Has Coach Richt already given McGarity his notice? That is one rumor making the rounds. As errant as most rumors are, this one makes some sense to me.

The gist is that CMR told McGarity before the season opened that this would be his last year at UGA, and a committee has been formed to evaluate possible replacements and make a succession plan.

There are a few holes in the theory. 1 - There is no way this could be kept quiet. 2 - There is really no need for succession planing. That is something you do when you like the direction of a program, not when the entire thing needs a redo.

Still, I find this speculation interesting because it would at least explain the cavalier attitude resonating from the top of the Dawg program.

Hopefully Chip Towers will ask about this speculation.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Changes I would make in Athens.

Post by Mike
Okay I am trying desperately to remain positive, but it is difficult. In case you haven't noticed, after loses to a Florida directional school in a low level bowl and a team that plays on gimmick blue turf, the state of the Dawg program is in serious decline.

The question is how do we correct it now? Well the following are moves I would make on Monday. It may cost us a few players, but at this point how much worse can it get?

1 - The entire team will report to Sanford Stadium at 3 AM Monday morning. We are gonna run some stadium steps.

2 - Before we run the stadium, we are gonna give EVERY PLAYER a hair cut.

3 - As I sheared off Crowell and Jones dread locks I would speak to them like they were in fourth grade, "Isaiah and Jarvis we need you to keep your helmets on during the game, so buckle up those chin straps and play like a big boy okay..."

4 - Now let's run those steps! "But I got a tender ham string coach." Well until the players on this team can prove to me they care about UGA football, I am implementing the following rule. If you don't practice, you don't play. I don't care if I have to start a walk on. At least then I would know the player is willing to give me a good effort.

5 - Again in my fourth grade voice, "Isaiah we need you to pass block okay. If you don't it severely limits our play book okay, and if you can not do that you may want to consider another school. Go see how much time coach Saban will give you if you lay down in front of a rusher."

6 - No Tweeting! No Facebook! If you do it, be prepared for more of these early morning stadium meetings for the entire team.

7 - Announce if we don't beat South Carolina there will be a full speed practice immediately after the game in Sanford Stadium, and we may be there a while. 20 hour rule be damned! I'll take the slap on the wrist from the NCAA.

8 - Coach Bobo I'll have that head set. Time for me to call the plays.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Week 1 picks

Post by William

Watched some REALLY bad football last night. A few observations...

#1  How can Tony Zenon only get 1 carry in a 62-21 GT blowout?

#2  Kentucky is awful.

#3  Red wine goes really well with medium rare ribeye

#4  I don't have enough tv's

Here are my choices... My picks are in ALL CAPS

TCU minus 6.5 vs Baylor(Home)

AUBURN(Home) minus 21.5 vs Utah St    Auburn is sure gonna miss Cam

BAMA(Home) minus 38 vs Kent St  Will Saban take it easy on hia alma mater? Highly doubtful

Southern Cal(Home) minus 22 vs MINNESOTA     That's alot of points

Notre Dame(Home) minus 10.5 vs SOUTH FLORIDA     Speed Kills

Brigham Young minus 3 vs OLE MISS(Home)     SEC wins

South Carolina minus 20.5 vs EAST CAROLINA (at Charlotte)   Spurrier playing around with QBs again

Oregon minus 3.5 vs LSU (at JerryWorld)    LSU will be better w/o Jefferson. They will miss WR Shepherd

TEXAS A&M(Home) minus 15.5 vs Smu     Win while you can A&M. SEC is waiting

Miami minus 5.5 vs MARYLAND(Home)    LOCK OF THE YEAR!!!!

Boise St minus 3.5 vs UGA (at Georgia Dome)   Do I really have to explain this? We win the game. The bus is leaving the station. Aaron Murray and Jarvis Jones have big games.

PS.... Albany's Josh Broadaway is leading the Nationwide event after round 1. Looks like he's going to get his PGA Tour card.

Have a great and safe weekend.

Four reasons the Dawgs will win Saturday night.

Post by Mike
Here are the four reasons the Dawgs will dominate Boise State Saturday night in the Dome:

1 - Boise State has improved, but they are not ready to play big boy football. Just check out their record against SEC opponents.

2005 (10-3) Georgia 48-13 (9-4) Boise State
2002 (9-4) Arkansas 41-14 (12-1) Boise State
2001 (9-3) South Carolina 32-13 (8-4) Boise State
2000 (6-6) Arkansas 38-31 (10-2) Boise State

And remember the hype before that 2005 game. The Broncos were the sexy pick then too. Corso, Herbie et al were calling for the upset.

I know the mighty Broncos have evolved and become nationally relevant with big wins over Oklahoma and VaTech, but the last time I checked the Sooners and Hokies were not members of the SEC. They are quality teams, but let's face it, the ACC is a football after thought, and the Big 12 is disintegrating before our eyes.

2 - Grantham has been game planning this match up for months and I think has signaled his intentions of planting Kellen Moore in the turf. He can't beat you if he is trying to throw with his back on the ground.

Check out the depth chart: UGA depth chart Grantham is starting Commings at free safety. His coverage skills are superior to Rambo (not gonna get into the Rambo rumors), signaling to me that our line backers are gonna be blitzing... A LOT!

3 - Also check out this story: UGA's secret weapon. That is a pretty big advantage to have a qb from the Boise State system running your scout team.

4 - If Moore is a good qb, Aaron Murray is a good qb against much tougher competition all year long. While I am suspect about the Dawg running game, I think Murray will pick apart the Bronco secondary. BSU is not equipped to play us man to man, and a zone d leaves lots of room for tight ends to slip into. The last time I checked, we are pretty deep at tight end.


UGA 38
BSU 17

PS - I didn't even broach the whole hot seat issue. We'll leave that one for next week.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Predictions sure to be right!!! (Mine anyway)

Post by William

Mike and I decided to make some predictions for the season. Mine will be right, as usual.

Here we go...

Heisman Winner-    MIKE-    Andrew Luck    WILLIAM    E.J. Manuel

Coach of the Year    MIKE- Mike Gundy       WILLIAM    Mark Richt

ACC Atlantic     MIKE-  FSU           WILLIAM    FSU

ACC Coastal     MIKE- Va Tech       WILLIAM      Va Tech

ACC Champion      MIKE- FSU       WILLIAM    FSU

BIG 12 Champion     MIKE- OK State       WILLIAM     Oklahoma

BIG EAST Champion     MIKE- South Florida        WILLIAM    South Florida

BIG TEN Legends      MIKE-   Nebraska       WILLIAM     Nebraska

BIG TEN Leaders      MIKE-   Wisconsin        WILLIAM     Wisconsin

BIG TEN Champion     MIKE-  Nebraska       WILLIAM    Nebraska

PAC 12 North    MIKE-   Oregon       WILLIAM     Oregon

PAC 12 South     MIKE- Utah       WILLIAM     Arizona

PAC 12 Champion      MIKE-   Oregon       WILLIAM   Oregon

SEC East     MIKE-  South Carolina       WILLIAM    UGA

SEC West     MIKE-  Bama        WILLIAM    Bama

SEC Champion     MIKE-  Bama     WILLIAM-   UGA  I'll explain

National Championship Game     MIKE- Bama/FSU        WILLIAM   UGA/FSU

National Champion      MIKE-   Bama         WILLIAM    UGA

UGA Regular Season Record      MIKE-   9-3        WILLIAM    11-1

Ga Tech Regular Season Record        MIKE-    8-4       WILLIAM    6-6

OK. Before anybody starts screaming that I'm a Homer ( I freely admit that I am for every team I root for), that I like Coach Richt ( I do), and that I'm crazy (up for debate), take a look at UGA's schedule. If UGA goes 2-0, where are the losses? All this team needs is something good to happen to it and it will take off like a rocket. The National Championship may be (IS) a stretch but I for sure can envision this team going 10-2.

There they are. Tell us what you think.

PS. All you Coach Richt haters, how will you feel when UGA is 2-0? As he says...."Are you on the bus?"