Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome to BNE, AUMaverick

As some of you have noticed, there is a new contributor to the BNE So, in the spirit of Lewis Grizzard, who loved the State of Georgia, UGA, and SEC football, I'd like to say WAR EAGLE to all you Georgia Dawgs as well as everyone else who follows this blog. I know Lewis wouldn't mind someone from "the other side" contributing to a blog dedicated to UGA and college football; afterall, the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry is between Auburn and UGA. Besides, just like CNN, FOX News and the AJC, every good editorial needs to be fair and balanced.

That being said, I'd also like to say GO DAWGS! No, you didn't read incorrectly, and no I am not a traitor to my school. I happen to love UGA and Auburn equally, except of course for one Saturday out of the year. For those of you who don't know, I was raised all over the world and I happen to call Georgia home. Belive it or not, I even lived in Athens for a short time. I have spent many nights in Athens with my Dawg friends, enjoying all the great scenery and atmosphere that only Athens can offer. My favorite restaurant is in Athens and I even met my wife in Athens one summer long ago. So, while UGA and Auburn have a very deep and bitter rivalry, it is still a friendly rivalry, and, being a great lover of SEC football and all things from the state of Georga, I too can root for UGA...most of the year.

So, from time to time, I will contribute my thoughts and observations on all things SEC football, UGA, and of course, Auburn. I will try to keep my thoughts fair and balanced, giving a voice to the others out there who may not always see the red between the black and white. I also vow, here and now, to hate Alabama and all things crimson and houndstooth. God hates BAMA just as much as he hates giant lizzards and stinging flying bugs. I make no apologies and that is the one thing I will always keep a hatred toward in my heart. However, I will keep my hatred for Bama out of the mix for as much as possible and focus soley on football.

With that, I'd like to close with a quote from Lewis Grizzard and I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming season. Lewis once said, "The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity." Go Dawgs and WAR EAGLE!

*With this brief introduction, BNE invites you to become familiar with and ask that you please welcome AUMaverick to the contributing staff. His primary and first responsibility will be to manage this fall's upcoming BNE College Football Pick 'Em Pool, which you will learn more about in the coming days. We wanted to give AUMaverick this opportunity to introduce himself humbly to our faitful reader base in advance of the launch of this season's pool. Be sure to send AUMaverick your love & thoughts via the comments section of this post and by e-mailing him through his profile link. Go Dawgs! BFR & the BNE Staff


Gov Milledge said...

i'm not sure that a UGA blog is supposed to be "fair and balanced"... but I have enjoyed your comments so far, AU.

Also, BFR and Bluto, I hope you saw this exciting scheduling updated for next year... I am definitely making a repeat UK trip:

BulldawgJosh said...

Maverick has joined because Bubba and I could look past his Plainsman/War Eagle/Kitty Kats indecisiveness and appreciate his love of 80s music videos.

Stephen said...

Welcome to the staff. I enjoyed that first writing and look forward to more. I agree with you about the UGA/Auburn Rivalry being a great one.

You mentioned it as bitter. I happen to think it my favorite rivalry in the SEC, with hard fought games, lots of families and friendships interwoven throughout.

Looking forward to more from you, as I share your hatred for the others as well

Go Dawgs, and...Go umm tigers, war eagles, plainsmen....whatever your mascot is at the moment. (all in fun) Good luck to your team and the new coach

Earl said...

An Auburn grad is running the BNE Pick'em Pool? I didn't know an Auburn grad could count above five.

In all seriousness, welcome aboard AUMaverick! BNE's diversifying.

BFR said...

As AUMaverick's closest personal friend, I know for a fact that he has relied entirely and exclusively on BNE for his college football education to date (it's a blog, sure, but it's still better than an Auburn education). Based on this reliance, it seems only fair to allow him to contribute. Welcome to the blog, AUMav, you've already posted more in 2009 than I have.