Here's Don Henley's 1984 hit, "Boys of Summer."
Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
For a minute, imagine you had unlimited funds and free time during the fall of 2009. Now, imagine that you plan to spend falls this weekend traveling to different stadiums across the country to take in the best that college football has to offer. If you were mapping out your trip, what games would you be sure to include and where would you stop along the way?
Over the next few days, I will present my Ultimate Road Trip for the 2009 season. Here are some of the basic rules I followed:
1. Only one game per week - That means that if I chose a game on a Thursday, that is it for the week.
2. I will attend at least 1 conference game for all of the major six conferences.
3. Try to avoid seeing the same teams over and over. (No team will appear more than twice)
4. Make sure I see at least 1 game involving a school from a non-BCS conference.
5. I did not include the final week of the season (week 15) as only some teams are left playing either in conference championships or rivalry games.
I will explain my reasons for selecting each game, understanding full well that there may be better games on the schedule that week. Please feel free to leave your comments and let me know which game you would have picked.
Now, let's hit the road...
Monday, April 27, 2009
2009 turned out to be a banner year for the University of Georgia. The Dawgs had a total of 6 players drafted including number one overall pick Matthew Stafford. Here is a run down of Georgia players taken in the 2009 NFL Draft:
Round 1, Pick 1 (#1 Overall) - QB Matthew Stafford selected by the Detroit Lions
Round 1, Pick 12 (#12 Overall) - RB Knowshon Moreno selected by the Denver Broncos
Round 2, Pick 18 (#50 Overall) - WR Mohamed Massquoi selected by the Cleveland Browns
Round 3, Pick 22 (#86 Overall) - CB Asher Allen selected by the Minnesota Vikings
Round 3, Pick 29 (#93 Overall) - DT Corvey Irvin selected by the Carolina Panthers
Round 6, Pick 9 (#182 Overall) - DE Jaius Wynn selected by the Green Bay Packers
Additionally, Georgia had four undrafted players sign free agent contracts with NFL teams. FB Brannan Southerland signed with the New York Jets, LB Dannell Ellerbe signed with the Baltimore Ravens, WR Kenneth Harris was picked up by the New Orleans Saints, and WR Demiko Goodman went to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Good luck to all the former Dawgs beginning their careers in the NFL!