Friday, November 5, 2010

80's Music Video of the Week - Tom Petty

Here's Tom Petty's 1989 solo hit, "I Won't Back Down." Youtube says its with the Heartbreakers, but it's not. Although, you some of the Traveling Wilbury's supergroup members are in the video (such as George Harrison).

Also Ringo Starr cameo on the skins. This was in his ponytail era.

Love the terrible green screens throughout the video. 80's classic.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Lose-Lose Situation

There is no other way to put into words how I feel about Georgia football right now. Part of me wants to join the mob screaming for Bobo's head and questioning the lost direction of the team. But when I first got to this point a few weeks ago and voiced it here on this blog, I was attacked as being too critical.

Another side of me wants to stay positive. We have a young quarterback, a new defense, and this just happens to be a season when the SEC West was much better (and more experienced) than the East. This side of me wants to have faith in our coach that he will turn it around and by next fall we will have forgotten all this mess. But I know that a lot of that arguement is merely a bunch of excuses and readers will be just as quick to roast me for those comments as well.

So, here I stand in the worst situation you can be in: a lose-lose situation. There are still 3 games left in the season and if we somehow make a bowl, will that change how draining this year has been? NO.

For now, I'm going to stay quiet. The Dawgs play Idaho State on Saturday and they will win easily. I'll be back next week for the Auburn game, but for now, I'm taking my own bye week.

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thoughts on Florida and Where To Go From Here

With the alcohol completely out of my system, here are my thoughts on the loss to Florida on Saturday:

- I have seen this written a lot and I have to agree, Georgia looked completely unprepared during much of the first half. Murray made a couple of bad throws and the team looked like a deer in the headlights.

- As I said in my drunken rant, Urban Meyer's use of Chris Rainey really solidified everything that was questioned about his character. All he wanted was to win to the point of using Rainey as the feature of the offense for much of the first half.

- I watched the game with a Florida fan and had some great conversations throughout the game. While the TV kept trying to point out the "brilliance" of the Urban Meyer wrinkle offense, we both agreed that if they had just let Brantley sit back and pass, Florida could have had a much bigger lead.

- Aaron Murray played like a talented freshman. The mistakes were bad, particularly the fumble that not only killed a good drive but flipped the field. The second interception was Aron White's fault. That being said, there is not way this game goes to overtime without Murray on the field. The coach staffing seemed to abandon the running game in the second half, leaving it all on Murray. He answered the call. Unfortunately, the high throw to AJ in overtime will erase the great second half effort.

- Caleb King was a beast when he got the ball and Ealey was clearly bothered by the knee, but the total carries were basically the same.

- Could this finally be the breakthrough we have been waiting for from Orson Charles?

- Where is Wooten?

My last thought concerns overtime. For Georgia, going to overtime was the perfect set up for a victory. Florida was without their starting and back up kickers and the pressure was on their punter. If the Dawgs at least had a field goal on the board when Henry goes to kick, it would have been a much tougher situation. But with no fear of a loss with a miss, Henry nailed the kick. Georgia never seems to get the lucky bounces against Florida. Another game in Jacksonville lost and with it, perhaps even bowl eligibility. I surely do not want the season to end in Sandford stadium in four weeks, but it may just happen.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Time to die

Coach Meyer, I hope you can sleep well tonight. You officially sold your soul, playing Chris Rainey A TON tonight. You got the victory, but it wasn't clssy. Screw you and your team. The Dawgs played harder tonight.