Saturday, February 14, 2009

If You're Gonna Win 1 game...

..let that 1 be against Florida. Terrance Woodbury had a career high 32 points as the Georgia Bulldogs basketball team defeated the hated Florida Gators 88-86 on Saturday in Athens. The win was apparently inspired by a pregame speech from football Coach Mark Richt. There was lots of talk this week that Georgia may go winless in the SEC, but after playing their best game of the season, the title of last team in the SEC to go winless remains with the 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.


Friday, February 13, 2009

BulldawgJosh & Bubba's 80's Music Video Of The Week

This week's videos are from the 2 Tone, second wave Ska band Madness. The first is their more well known hit, "Our House."

The second is a lesser known song in the U.S., but one that I personally am a big fan of. Check out "Baggy Trousers."

Madness is also well known for their cover of, "One Step Beyond." Alas, that came out in 1979.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Georgia Bulldogs in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay of ESPN predict that Matthew Stafford will be the first overall selection in April's 2009 NFL Draft. If Stafford ends up going first overall to the Detroit Lions, he will become the first Georgia player to be selected first overall since 1953. Here is a look at the three Georgia Bulldogs who have been taken #1 overall in the past:

1943 - Frank Sinkwich - Detroit Lions
After winning the Heisman as the nation's best collegiate player in 1942, the Detroit Lions took Sinkwich with the first pick of the 1943 NFL draft. He would have a short, but productive career winning the NFL MVP award in 1944. He would injure his knee serving in the Air Force in 1945 and that ended his playing career.

1945 - Charlie Trippi - Chicago Cardinals
#62 was two-time All American, leading the Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl victory in 1943 and winning the Maxwell Award in 1946. Trippi was drafted first overall in 1945, when he had left the University of Georgia to serve in World War II. Trippi returned to Georgia before joining the Cardinals in the 1947 season. He helped lead them to the NFL Championship, as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles. Trippi's career would last until 1955, during which time he played running back and quarterback and also acted as the team's punter and kick returner.

1953 - Harry Babcock - New York Giants
Harry Babcock was an offensive end for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1951-1953. He was selected by the New York Giants as wide receiver, where he would play for the next three seasons. His career stats include 16 receptions for 181 yards.

Through out the years, Georgia has had 22 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. With Stafford and Knowshon Moreno both expected to go in the first round this year, the list of Georgia players in the NFL continues to grow. Here is the complete list off all Georgia players taken in the first round.

1943 – 1st – Frank Sinkwich – Detroit Lions - TB
1945 – 1st – Charlie Trippi – Chicago Cardinals -HB
1953 – 1st – Harry Babcock – San Francisco 49ers – OE
1969 – 11th – Bill Stanfill – Miami Dolphins – DE
1972 – 8th – Royce Smith – New Orleans Saints – G
1982 – 13th – Lindsay Scott – New Orleans Saints – WR
1989 – 7th – Tim Worley – Pittsburgh Steelers – RB
1990 – 22nd – Ben Smith – Philadelphia Eagles – DB
1990 – 24th – Rodney Hampton – New York Giants – RB
1993 – 3rd – Garrison Hearst – Phoenix Cardinals – RB
1994 – 14th – Bernard Williams – Philadelphia Eagles – OT
1998 – 18th – Robert Edwards – New England Patriots – RB
1999 – 7th – Champ Bailey – Washington Redskins – DB
1999 – 18th – Matt Stinchcomb – Oakland Raiders – OT
2001 – 6th – Richard Seymour – New England Patriots – DT
2001 – 13th – Marcus Stroud – Jacksonville Jaguars – DT
2002 – 25th – Charles Grant – New Orleans Saints – DE
2003 – 6th – Jonathan Sullivan – New Orleans Saints – DT
2003 – 20th – George Foster – Denver Broncos – OT
2004 – 32nd – Ben Watson – New England Patriots – TE
2005 – 14th – Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers – DB
2005 – 17th – David Pollack – Cincinnati Bengals - LB


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Streit's 5 Favorite Sports Commercials of All-Time

The other day ESPN Classic reran a show from late in 2008 about the best commercials they made for the "This is SportsCenter" advertising campaign. It got me thinking about some of my favorite sports related commercials. Here are five of my favorites:

#5 - This is SportsCenter: Betrayal

This is my personal favorite of the "This is SportsCenter" ads. I love how the Green Monster drops everything and just walks away.

#4 - Griffey for President: Vote for Griffey, Vote for Pepper

Nike's 1996 Griffey for President was awesome. I remember getting a free poster when I bought a pair of cleats. If you grew up playing baseball, you know how much fun playing pepper can be.

#3 - Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

This was hilarious when it debuted during the 2003 Super Bowl. It is even more funny to me know that I have worked in an office for the last few years. "BREAK WAS OVER 15 MINUTES AGO, BITCH!!!"

#2 - Nike: Leave Nothing

Some awesome football footage combined with some kick ass music from "The Last of the Mohicans." This commercial is amazing and Nike followed it up in 2008 with "Fate" video, featuring Ladanian Tomlinson and Troy Polamalu.

#1 - Nike: Chicks Dig the Long Ball

I remembered this commercial from when I was a kid because I was a huge Braves fan but never realized how funny it was until one day in college. Bubba was in my room and downloaded the video on my computer and we probably watched it five times in a row. Maddux is one of the most awkward guys on camera I have ever seen. My favorite lines are Maddux calling Glavine "Alice" and the reaction after Heather Locklear asks them if they have seen Mark (McGwire).

These are a just a few of the great ads that are out there. Leave some of your favorites in the comments.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Georgia Baseball 2009

Your College World Series runners-up and defending SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs baseball team will hit the field to open the 2009 season in just 10 days. has the full preview for the 2009 squad here. The offense will be lead by pre-season All-Americans Bryce Massanari and Rich Poythress. The real strength of this team will be the pitching, with returning starter Trevor Holder and Alex McCree expected to provide a strong 1-2 punch in the pitching rotation.

Of course this is an odd numbered year, and if you have followed Georgia baseball in the David Perno era, you know that in even numbered years we go to the CWS while in odd numbered years we suck. Replacing All-American shortstop Gordon Beckham will be one of the toughest challenges for this '09 club.

For good memories, here are two videos that will remind us how great the 2008 season was for Georgia baseball.

The first is Gordon Beckham's homerun in his final at-bat at Foley Field

The second is The Outfield's hit song "Your Love", which was the music Gordon Beckham came to bat to and provided the background for Georgia's run in the College World Series: