Friday, October 16, 2009
80's Music Video Of The Week - Judas Priest
First, it was made in 1980. Second, it's metal as hell, and Judas Priest is British (double points in the 80's).
Third and finally, they display the awesome power of rock, whether it's shattering an old man's glasses or opening up bank safes, solely by the awesome riffs of their guitars.
Struggle Fest 2009: The Vanderbilt Preview
What have you done lately?
Georgia got crushed by Tennessee on the road. Vanderbilt lost to Army. As bad as the Dawgs loss was, Vandy's is worse. Advantage: Georgia
Who has played a tougher schedule?
All of Georgia's games this season have been against opponents from BCS conferences, including 3 teams currently ranked in the top 25. Vanderbilt has victories over Western Carolina (1-AA) and Rice. The only common opponent is LSU, who Georgia lost to by 7 on a late TD and Vandy lost to by 14. Advantage: Georgia
Can anyone move the ball on offense?
Georgia is 97th in the country in total yards, Vanderbilt is 86th. Georgia cannot run the ball this year (104th in the country) but Vanderbilt cannot pass the ball (113th). Neither teams score a lot, but Georgia has the lead (75th in the country to 110th in the country). Georgia is -11 in turnovers, Vandy is +6. Advantage: Push
Who can make a stop on defense?
Vanderbilt has not allowed more than 23 points in a game this season. Georgia has only allowed less than 23 twice and has allowed more than 38 three times. Advantage: Vanderbilt
Who has more to play for?
If the Dawgs lose this game, the season will essentially be over. At 3-4 with games left against Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech, there would be little chance for the Dawgs to even make a bowl game. After a season where they made a bowl game, finishing under .500 is just the norm again for Vanderbilt. For Georgia, this game is life or death, for Vandy it is just another Saturday in Nashville. Advantage: Georgia
Final Score: Georgia wins, 3-1-1
I think (hope) the Dawgs come out pissed off. The loss at Tennessee last week was embarrassing and they need a good game to get that out of their system before the bye week. It is desperation time for the Georgia coaching staff and hopefully they unleash the talent on the team this week. I think the Dawgs win this one fairly easy.
Georgia 27, Vanderbilt 10
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tennessee Haunted House with a Dawg Reference?
If there's a formula for low-key tailgating, Georgia faces it this weekend.
So, I've spent a little time researching some other things to do in Nashville over the weekend for fun. I knew that this time of year in Tennessee there must be some pretty entertaining hick-horror haunted houses! I surfed around online a little today checking out the different Halloween attractions in and around Nashville and found this gem of a background story for a haunted woods attraction. I had to post this and I look forward to the comments that will hopefully follow.
I wonder if Bill Bates is scared to travel through the woods that Herschel haunts...
SEC Weekend Games of Interest: 10/17/2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Special" Players Make Big Contribution Despite Loss
Drew Butler, Punter
Continuing the solid punting tradition Georgia has had under Coach Richt, Buter is living up to his family name and is currently leading the NCAA in punting with 49.8 average. Many were worried how Butler would perform coming into the 2009 season as his only action last season was as the pooch punter. Butler got off to a great start in the Oklahoma State game but many were worried because a few of his kicks were long because of the benefits of good bounces. Half way through the 2009 season, there is little doubt about Butler's ability. The sophomore punter should be a contender for All-SEC, All-American, and the Ray Guy Award come the end of the season.
The Dawgs failure to move the ball past the Tennessee 34 on Saturday meant a lot of work for Butler. Drew punted 6 times for 299 yards (a 49.8 average) including a long kick of 61 yards.
Brandon Boykin, Kick Off Returner
Sophomore Brandon Boykin has turned into a force for Georgia for the defense as well as special teams. In his second season after a stellar career at Fayette County High School, Boykin has taken over the starting corner spot left by Asher Allen. He has tallied two interceptions (against SC and LSU) and has been a pleasant surprise in the Georgia secondary. Boykin's most memorable achievements this year have been in the return game, where he burst onto the scene with a 100 yard touchdown return against South Carolina that ignited the Bulldogs to a 42-38 win.
Last week in Tennessee, Georgia was once again down 7-0 and Boykin quickly evened things out:
Boykin now has two 100 yard touchdown returns this season and is well on his way to an All-SEC honor.
Zach Renner, Punt Blocking Specialist
Dragon*Con vs. Dawgs in the Dome Fails
This is a great thing for the Trade School. Considering they have not even sold out of tickets for the BIGGEST ACC GAME IN EXISTENCE, EVAAAH!!!, they shouldn't be playing Georgia in an even bigger venue than Bobby Dodd.
While their attempts to stage the game the same weekend as Dragon*Con and secretly plan an invasion of overweight superheroes and storm troopers into the Dome, such a plan is never full proof.
After all, if Lou Ferrigno were to hold his autograph session at the same time as the game, all of the nerds would abandon the invasion in favor of the green monster.
The ultimate downfall of the Georgia Tech & Dragon*Con alliance
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Famous Pep Talks & Week 7 Picks
WHY AREN'T YOU BUYING TICKETS, BANDWAGON TECH FANS?
Today, I received the following e-mail from the Georgia Tech Athletic Association today:
"We still have a limited number of tickets available for this Saturday's kickoff at 6pm between #19 Georgia Tech and #4 Virginia Tech. Tickets are just $50 for what could be the game of the year in the ACC. Don't miss it when these two high powered teams collide on Grant Field!
To purchase tickets NOW go to http://ramblinwreck.com/tickets or call the Georgia Tech Ticket Office from 8am-5pm at 404-894-5447 or 1-888-832-4849.
We hope to see you again this Saturday!"
Tech's bandwagon has steadily grown since the end of their season last year, and even more so with the start of this season.
If you're school is so great (it's not), and you guys are such dedicated fans (you're not), then why is the game that your own athletic department is saying will be the biggest game of the season still not sold out? It should have sold out before the season, along with your season tickets, let alone several days before the game.
All the bandwagoners better buy these tickets if they ever want to be taken seriously. Oh, wait...they are bandwagon fans, it is not possible to take them seriously.
When you encounter a nerd attempting to talk trash (they will do a poor job of it), ask them if they even bothered to show up to their games.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Happy Columbus Day from Lewis Grizzard
Chris was just inquisitive, and he wasn't going for any of that business about the world being flat.
Chris was always saying to his friends, "If the world is flat and there is no New World out there somewhere, I'll eat my hat."
And Christopher Columbus, in renderings I have seen, usually was wearing a large hat with some feathers on it.
Mumme Poll Ballot: Week 6
4. Virginia Tech
6. Southern Cal
8. Ohio State
12. Georgia Tech
Oddly enough, this is an incredibly balanced poll with 3 teams from the SEC and ACC, 2 from the Big XII and Big Ten, and one each from the Pac 10 and Big East.
Let me know your thoughts.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
BNE Pick 'Em Week 6
VaTech is rolling along...
...Ole Miss is disappointing
Finally, we saw signs of weakness from our other matchups. First off, Auburn lost plain and simple to an Arkansas team with a great passing game. Arkansas fired off 27 points, shocking the Tigers at halftime 27-3. After a late rally by the Tigers in the 3rd, Arkansas continued to cruise to a final 44-23 victory and 495 yards of total offense. Also, Jonathan Crompton & Tennessee had a career night against the Dawgs, throwing 20/27 for 310 yards & 4 touchdowns in a 45-19 romp of UGA. There are three things to say about the Dagws after this game: 1) Kudos to Brandon Boykin for trying to spark the team after his 100 yard kick-off return, 2) kudos to Bacarri Rambo for his pick 6 and having a kick-ass name, 3) its finally time to start considering that Willie Martinez needs to go.
...and thrown out
Let's take a look at the standings overall through week 6:
1. Gen. Stoopangle (welcome back to #1)
6. ecdawg & DawgDai
10. Woman...Do Not accost me while I am drinking!
From the BNE staff:
2. bubba (moving up in the world)
6. bulldawgjosh (hanging on life support at #50)
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Joining the pool this week is mmike032, who reached an all-time low with a record of 8-60, 45 total points, a GPA of ZERO POINT ZERO and managed to commit over two dozen acts of perversion so profound & disgusting, that decorum prevents listing them here…ok I made those last two up. But, seriously mmike032, after 7 years of college people usually know something about football…or at least become doctors. In this type of situation, my advice to you is to start drinking heavily. Try visiting our sponsor at http://www.bumwine.com/ and check out their selection of fine wines. BNE & Delta Tau Chi recommends Cisco for the quickest and easiest cure for a dismal weekend of picks.
As always, we'll have our SEC matchups in addition to two undefeated teams in Cincinnati vs. South Florida, the classic Red River Shootout with OU and UT, the Hokies of VaTech at GaTech, and Hollywood vs. Rudy. Good luck!