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Brought to you by... NIHILISM — “The good news is one day you’ll be gone. You’ll remember nothing and nothing will remember you. We are all just meaningless specks floating along the interminable river of time.”
A thing happened last Saturday. I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to think about it. Other things will happen this weekend. As they won’t include the University of Georgia, I won’t have to concern myself with them. But maybe you want to... so here they are:
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On to my picks for your best viewing options in each time slot...
Mid-week PAC 12 After Dark. Ahh... darkness. Surrounding us... like when the Sun finally burns out and our existence sinks into nothingness.
The Mountain West... where you can be 3-4 and still tied for 2nd place in your division. Then again, if you’re in the Mountain West, nothing really matters anyway now does it? Kind of reminds me of life...
You know what might make us all feel better? Watching what passes for football in the Big 10. Nah. The only thing that can kill this pain is a bottle of bourbon... maybe a handful of random pills...
This game does present the possibility of celebrating the misery of others... so that’s nice.
Sure. Why not? Torture yourself.
With any luck, you’ll be unconscious by now.
That’s all for this week, folks. Until next time...
The weather is turning cooler and it’s an absolutely breathtaking morning here in Athens, Georgia. But our Dawgs, alas, they are not here. Our #2 Georgia Bulldogs have traveled all the way to Red Stick to take on the #13 LSU Tigers this afternoon. In the meantime, I have some time to kill so I’ll be taking care of some minor plumbing and electrical fixes around the house, diving into BLOPS 4, and mocking the College Gameday crew as they try to make Michigan/Wisconsin seem like a thrilling contest of traditional powers instead of the slog it will wind up being. So let’s get the morning started right:
This is your Gameday Morning Open Comment Thread. Please use it to share your thoughts about this afternoon’s contest, the rest of today’s games, how you’ll be spending your morning, and how thrilled you are to have autumn weather finally pushing in. Have a great morning, everybody. Until later...
Vooooodooooo... voodoo... vooooodooooo... voodoo...
It’s another Friday here at Dawg Sports and that means I get free reign to continue torturing you with some of the most addictively awful 90s earworms that hold court in my steel-trap brain. Given the spooky time of year (which I am thoroughly enjoying), our opponent Saturday afternoon, and the mystique surrounding their stadium and the strange things that sometimes happen there, there was really only one choice:
(Warning: This video contains a handful of shots of a mildly NSFW, scantily-clad goth girl/voodoo priestess who is probably like an investment banker or something now. The objectification really just adds to the cringe, but you’ve been warned.)
Now, on to your Friday Morning Dawg Bites:
- Let’s start things off with staff picks for this weekend’s biggest games from The Red and Black. Huh? Hebert picked LSU? Hold on a second... Hebert... that name sounds awfully Cajun to me. Alert! Alert! The Red and Black has been infiltrated by a Bayou sleeper agent! Just kidding, Michael. Say hi to your brother T-Bob for me.
- Speaking of The Red and Black, they have an excellent profile of Andrew Thomas up. I genuinely enjoy their coverage, so I’ll let the obvious biblical pun slide.
- DawgNation points out that Georgia is an incredibly young team heading into Death Valley. But the most salient point is that that youth can no longer be a going concern, as we’ve reached the point in the season where you can’t really call first year players that have been playing all year “inexperienced”.
- If you need a quick brush-up on the recent history between Georgia and LSU, DawgsOnline has you covered with a solid recap of the series since 1990.
- CBS has some fun with numbers (which I find to be somewhat dubious). If I was doing simulations of the games in NCAA Football from EA Sports, I might buy it. But actual football doesn’t work that way and I think Georgia has a much better than 1 in 5 chance of beating LSU, Florida, Kentucky, and Auburn. Time will tell, but if they do drop a game or two, it won’t be due to projections.
- If you’re heading to Tiger Stadium, here is some info about how you can get yourself a beverage once you’re inside.
- If you missed it, Lady Dawgs basketball coach, Joni Taylor has been extended an additional three years on her contract (which now runs through 2024).
- Finally, if you need to get your workout on this morning:
With Hurricane Michael's rain on Thursday, #Throwdownthursday will take place on Friday. Meet us for #squatober & squat with us at these spots! 8:50am Tate Center bus stop, 9:00am intersection between Bolton & Tate center parking deck, and 9:10am at the Arch! @FootballUGA #ATD— scott sinclair (@coach_sinclair) October 10, 2018
That’s all for now, folks. Until later...
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It’s a very strange weekend of college football. I guess it’s because we’re well into the part of the season in which teams start having bye weeks, but it just seems like there aren’t as many quality contests as I would expect. And in some bizarre fluke, there are no 8:00 p.m. games. First time that’s happened in all the years I’ve written this post (at least as far as I can remember). Maybe it’s all just that voodoo magic Coach O is conjuring down in Red Stick. Anyway, there is still plenty of fun to be had.
Let’s do this:
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And now, on to my picks for your best viewing options in each time slot...
Not much selection on Thursday night, but this isn’t a terrible way to spend the evening. The Red Raiders hung with West Virginia better than I expected so we’ll see how they do this week.
Ahh... time for some of that good, good AAC competition I’ve been hearing so much about. What’s that you say? Tulsa is giving up an average of over 31 points per game? Hmm. Well certainly USF... Huh? Almost 26 points per game you say? Oh, well...
The noon slate isn’t great, so why not have a few laughs. Just how screwed is Gus if he loses to the Vols at home?
Kinda a no-brainer, innit???
I get that the game of the night is the #15 Wisconsin Badgers visiting the #12 Michigan Wolverines. Really, I do. But, man, I just can’t bring myself to spend Saturday night with a Big Ten strugglefest. So instead, I’ll see how Drew Lock handles the Crimson Tide. It should be a pretty good indication of how he’ll handle NFL front 7s... since those are mostly made up of Alabama guys anyway.
This week’s PAC 12 After Dark action has the added bonus of probably being a pretty interesting contest seeing as the Trojans are undefeated at home and the Buffs are just undefeated.
That’s all for this week, folks. Until next time...
Despite what the temperatures would have you believe, it’s the first Saturday of October. As I get everything up and moving this morning, I find myself greeted with two distinct smells: burning hickory wood chips from my just-started smoker and burning leaves from that guy down the street who seems to have an endless supply throughout autumn. Few smells are so closely associated with a time and place for me as these two and fall’s onset in my backyard (another being stale beer and caramelized onions from The Grill and Athens in September). It’s one of my favorite things about one of my favorite times of year. And it mostly has to do with it being prime football season. So let’s get this started...
This is your Gameday Morning Open Comment Thread. Share your thoughts on today’s game between your #2 Georgia Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores, the rest of the Saturday slate, how you’ll be killing time until the Dawgs tee it up between the hedges, and what you love (or loathe) about this time of year. It’s another glorious day in the greatest college town in the world and the greatest state in the union. Enjoy it!
You know you gotta be strong...
As I was planning your continuing tour itinerary of terrible 90s music culled from the darkest recesses of my bourbon-addled brain, I thought about where our Georgia Bulldogs find themselves as they prepare to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Given some of the play in the past two weeks, a few concerns have cropped up (despite the dominance indicated by the final scores). Those who some might call pessimists and who probably call themselves realists believe the flaws that are now visible in Georgia’s armor will eventually come back to bite the Dawgs. While that premise is likely correct, my belief is that (particularly given the youth of our squad) every week the Dawgs escape major consequences for their on-field mistakes is a week closer to the team becoming the dominant force we believe they can be. I, for one, believe that Kirby and Co. are not going to let those weaknesses go unaddressed. It’s just a matter of making those improvements before the flaws get a chance to punish you. Given next weekend’s opponent, this is probably the last week for Georgia to do that. So it’s important to remember that all of Georgia’s goals are still ahead of them and are very attainable. It’s important to remember that dreams can come true. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the inimitable 90s R&B songstress, Gabrielle:
This also works on a couple of other levels:
1) The rambling incoherence of the lyrics in the chorus remind me of the handful of Vanderbilt fans that occasionally forget their place in the SEC East.
2) About halfway into the video, Gabrielle has a sequined eye patch... which sort of makes her a R&B pirate. I like to think of Cornelius Vanderbilt as a pirate (I mean, what else would you call a ship captain of a non-military vessel going by a military rank whilst impregnating his first cousin 13 times? And I defy you to look at Mr. Commodore and definitively state that he isn’t doing a little pillaging on the side.).
Anyway... on to your Friday Morning Dawg Bites:
- Let’s get things started with what I think is one of the best game trailers we’ve had in quite a while:
- Going back two years, to the inexplicable homecoming loss to Vanderbilt, The Red & Black has thoughts on the 2016 game from Kirby, Hot Rod, and Elijah Holyfield as we prepare for tomorrow’s homecoming contest.
- The Red & Black also has a nice profile of Deandre Baker and his performance this season thus far.
- Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald takes a look at Georgia’s Senior WR, Terry Godwin.
- PFF loves the Bulldogs this season. With the way they are grading out on the offensive line, it’s easy to see why.
- If (as you dream) you like to think about your future Dawgs, Bulldog Illustrated has an update on how Georgia’s 2019 commits are doing during their senior year of high school ball.
- Speaking of which, Georgia has another de-commitment. I’ll leave it to those of you who follow recruiting more seriously than I to suss out exactly what this means (if anything).
- In former Bulldog news, Sony Michel is going to do Sony Michel things:
- As you know, each Friday I like to take a peek at what the Georgia S&C staff did for Throwdown Thursday. This week, they kick off Squatober and that... that looks like not a lot of fun:
- Moving away from the pigskin... If you don’t have Friday night plans, head out to StegMania and see Tom Crean’s new charges, as well as the Lady Dawgs.
That’s all for now, folks. Until later...