Friday, November 21, 2008

BulldawgJosh and Bubba's 80's Music Video of the Week

Here is Steve Winwood's 1988 #1 hit, "Roll With It."

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It's the bye week, roll with it.

THIS IS JUST ONE REASON WHY A PLAYOFF WOULD BLOW


Texas Tech is on the verge of destiny. A school relegated to back seat of football in the State of Texas has one more large leap to make before they legitimize their run to the national title (with Baylor and the Big 12 Championship still left on their journey).

If Texas Tech wins this game, and then wins out, they've gone over the hurdles of a rigorous schedule that is probably only topped by a one or two SEC teams.

Not only would running the table this year be a landmark event for a program that managed to only win two SWC titles in 40 years, but it signifies that they are indeed one of the two teams that deserves to play for a national title.

T-Tech beating Oklahoma in Norman means they've completed a sweep of their major divisional foes, which is something that the traditional dominant teams in their conference couldn't accomplish this year.

Why would it then make sense to force this team to play even more games in a playoff, just to prove they're worthy?

Winning out with their schedule is enough of an accomplishment to have a shot at the title and a playoff only diminishes the potential achievement this team can gain tomorrow night.

This game, as well as their previous games against Texas and Oklahoma State, would have a diminished value if a playoff were in place. You could say T-Tech would benefit by still having shot if they lost this game and could still make a playoff.

While potentially true, that only gives evidence to my point that the importance of this game is diminished by a playoff. It also shows how pointless a playoff would be if T-Tech won. With a playoff, they would still have to prove themselves for several more games, despite winning against Oklahoma. With the current system, they can simply lock up their division and ensure they're shot by winning this game. The reason they can do that is because they've already proven themselves on the field in their previous games.

The game tomorrow night displays the essence of college football that so many seem to be forgetting (or just ignoring).

Good luck to the Yosemite Sams against the land thiefs.

BYE WEEK BLUES

As I approach the second saturday this season that does not include a UGA football game, I find myself lost as to what I should do.

I've been to every single game this year. It's been a brutal schedule, but absolutely some of the most memorable trips of my life have taken place on the road this season. My resolve for going to every game has only been strengthened, but I have to admit there is some relief knowing I do not have any plans this weekend.

So, for the first time this season, I'll probably actually get to watch all of College Gameday, and I'll get to watch a plethora of games from noon to early morning.

Having the opportunity to know for sure that I will watch the entire Texas Tech/Okla game is pretty exciting. That sounds odd in so many ways, but when you're out on road trip adventures, sometimes you end up far from a TV (but never far from beer).

There's still the chance that I will wake up and drive to the closest college football game just to satisfy this itch.

Or, maybe I'll just sit here on my couch for 14 hours.

Tech Bashing Never Gets Old

Another excellent video on the freaks and geeks of the North Avenue Trade School.




GO DAWGS!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Basketball

I've been meaning for two weeks now to write some posts on the recently started basketball season, but time has not been on my side.

I've been staying up to date through Daugman's blog.

GeorgiaSports Blog and Catfish and Cornbread have also been doing a great job.

Let me know of some others that are frequently posting on basketball, or if you've got anything up on your blog.

Georgia Tech: The team that gave up a sack to RUDY

In the final game of the 1975 season, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hosted the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Field in South Bend. The Irish won that day by a score of 24 - 3, but the day would go down in history as walk on Dan Ruettiger sacked Tech quarterback Rudy Allen on the final play of the game. Rudy was then carried off the field by his teammates (since then, no other Notre Dame player has been carried off the field.)

The story of Rudy would be dramatized in a 1993 film starring Sean Astin. While most of us have seen the movie, very few have seen the actual footage of that play. Through the power of the Internet, that video is now available on You Tube.



As the annual game with Tech approaches, I hope Georgia can play the role of Notre Dame beating Georgia Tech once again. After all, we did have a walk on defensive end make a sack in the Kentucky game. Can you imagine: coming soon to a theater near, "GULLY".

GO DAWGS!!!

Aubie Does It Again

If you were at the Auburn game this past weekend, no doubt you saw Aubie acting his usual goofy self. I highlighted his versatility as a mascot in this post.

Well, here is Turkey Aubie (I took this photo myself, so I can vouch for its authenticity):

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

NERDS

Nerd is a term that refers to a person who passionately pursues intellectual activities, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests that are age inappropriate rather than engaging in more social or popular activities. Therefore, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by peers, or will tend to associate with like-minded people.

For example, the Geoergia Tech students who developed this video can be classified as NERDS:



Kill the NERDS!!!

GO DAWGS!!!