98 comments

  1. Donkey Kong says:

    Dang it, Jace! I was just about to say that. Oh well. I’ll say it anyway.

    That triple option won’t scare Georgia. Georgia will win the SEC next year. And Georgia will beat Tech. Book it.

  2. Dawgfan says:

    I agree with Bisher this is no time to weaken the armed services.

    Seriously, that was a good move by Tech.

  3. TPSoCal says:

    Sorry Donkey, the Gators of Florida will not only win the SEC, but also the BCS Championship! You can take that to the bank. We let y’all win one, just to make the rivalry interesting. Next year it’s a pounding we shall give.

    Go Gators!

  4. ToddH says:

    Paul Johnson is a great coach and Tech fans should be very, very happy. I was a Georgia Southern student when he was coach there and we won two national champioships. Great coach who turned around the Navy program. Best hire they could have made.

  5. DutchDawg says:

    Regardless, Tech has ensured they will have the ugliest coach in America to go along with their “Star Wars Bar scene” student body. Great hire!

  6. heroV says:

    Next year UGA plays at Arizona St, at LSU, at Auburn, at South Carolina, and at Kentucky. Winning the SEC will be tough with that road schedule.

  7. rugby_fan says:

    I’ve discussed this before Jace and don’t mind doing it again.

    From what I understand the terms of Jimbo’s guarantee say that if he doesn’t become head coach he would get a large sum of money.

    This next part may seem a little conspiracy theory-like so disregard if you care to do so.

    Richt still has a membership at a church in Tallahassee.

    Bowden wants to go out on a winning note.

    The football program wants to appear as if there will be stability once Bowden leaves so that recruits won’t be scared away.

    FSU has a ton of money.

    Bowden can wait until they win a BCS Bowl and retire, then FSU could easily afford to pay Fisher off and lure Richt over.

    Yes its a little much but it could be the plan.

  8. Jace Walden says:

    Debbie0040,

    There really isn’t a lot going on in the way of college football this week, but if you want to talk some CFB, I’m here for you. But let’s not start a new thread. We can just revive this one.

  9. Jace Walden says:

    Alabama is looking good in overall recruiting…they’re currently third overall.

    Too bad for you that Georgia is 2nd in overall recruiting…and I’m pretty sure you guys are coming to Athens next fall!

  10. debbie0040 says:

    Thanks Jace. Look forward to coming to Athens this fall. Look for some Alabama players to transfer to other schools. Rumor is Saban told some that if they wanted playing time, they needed to transfer. Saban is cleaning house. If Alabama had a QB like Stafford, or just a decent QB we would be undefeated…

    My hubby is a Georgia grad so we have a divided household…

    Georgia is going to have a tougher time than they think with Colt Brennan and Hawaii. They should not under estimate them.

    Alabama had a pretty good recruiting weekend.

    http://alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=749366

    My relatives in Lousiana still think Les Miles is going to Michigan even though the contract was signed. Miles buyout to go to Michigan stayed the same. They seem to think it is a smoke screen until after the NC game.

    As for FSU and Bowden:http://floridastate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=750090

    “Bobby Bowden will coach Florida State University for a while but when he decides to step down Jimbo Fisher will be the head coach at Florida State University,” Florida State President T.K. Wetherell said during his opening statement of Monday morning’s press conference.

  11. Jace Walden says:

    This is only Hawaii’s 2nd trip in school history to a bowl game that didn’t take place in Honolulu.

    Georgia will win by 20 points or more. Book it.

    Yeah, I was reading scout.com the other day. Alabama moved up from 4th to 3rd overall. That’s not bad considering the competition for all the good players out there.

  12. rugby_fan says:

    “Georgia will win by 20 points or more. Book it.”

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Look at the recent bowl records of undefeated mid major western schools.

    Good luck puppies.

  13. debbie0040 says:

    Rugby, I don’t think Richt would leave Georgia, but anything is possible.

    I hope Georgia does win by that much..

    What do you think about Tebow winning the Heisman? Darren McFadden looked shocked when Tebow was announced.

    I think Tebow deserved it…

  14. Jace Walden says:

    Rugby,

    If you are the “Noles Win” guy, then I will take all of your prognositcations with a grain of salt. 😉

    If you are indeed a betting man, you would do well to pay heed to my predictions. Ask Jason Pye. He’ll tell you. I’m like…voodoo.

  15. rugby_fan says:

    “If you are indeed a betting man, you would do well to pay heed to my predictions.”

    Ok fine, but to think UGA will blow out Hawai’i is risible.

    Mid majors have an impact in bowl games.

  16. debbie0040 says:

    Rugby, The Super Dome will be hostile environment for Hawaii. The sound will be deafening.

    I would not bet on that game. It could go either way.

  17. Jace Walden says:

    Rugby,

    But even you think that Georgia will win, huh?

    Okay. (Debbie you can get in on this too). Here’s the bet:

    If Georgia beats the spread, Rugby, you owe me a steak dinner and a beer at my place of choice.

    If Georgia does not beat the spread, I owe you the same.

    Debbie, since you still owe me a steak dinner from the Lt. Governor’s race, I’ll give you a shot to break even. If I win though, you’ll owe me two dinners? 😉

  18. Jace Walden says:

    Steak and Shake sounds, good, but I can’t get a beer there. What do you recommend I do?

    By the way, if you make a bet with me, I will honor it as I expect you to.

  19. debbie0040 says:

    I am not going to bet on that game . It could go either way. If Georgia brings their A game then they will beat the spread. If they don’t then Hawaii will win .

    Have you ever checked out the Loafing Lepracaun in Duluth?

  20. debbie0040 says:

    It is not. It is close to a Holiday Inn though.

    I will bet two for each of you that LSU will get defeated by Ohio State. If I win, then you two have to wear Fred buttons for two days.

    Jace, loved your article on your blog. Check out Drudge Report

  21. debbie0040 says:

    A good front page post would be to post the bowl games and let everyone choose who they think the winner is .

  22. rugby_fan says:

    I say wait until we get closer.

    Jace:

    Have you ever had the Utopias? From what I have heard this year’s version is far superior to last year’s which is truly saying something.

  23. debbie0040 says:

    LSU is over rated. Alabama almost beat them. They won some very close games that should have been a blowout.

    In the SEC Championship game, LSU did not beat Tennessee, Tennessee beat Tennessee.

    LSU has also had good luck in some games and that luck is bound to run out.

  24. Jace Walden says:

    Debbie,

    I don’t disagree with anything you just said…but for the love of all that is good in this world…OHIO STATE???

    Any conversation about overrated teams must begin and end with the words “The Ohio State University”. Ohio State only played ONE team all year that was ranked higher than 20. And that team had its way with the Buckeyes.

    A healthy LSU team beat a BCS Bowl Bound Virginia Tech team like 48-7 or something like that. No way the Luckeyes come close to LSU.

    I would put a 3 loss SEC team against an undefeated Ohio State Team any day of the week.

    The talk about LSU being overrated is true. But to say they are more overrated than Ohio State is just wrong.

    *disclaimer* I f*cking hate Ohio State.

  25. debbie0040 says:

    I hate LSU the same way. I do agree that OSU is over rated too.

    I think the best teams at the end of the season were USC Trojans and Oklahoma.

    This past season was unusual to say the least.

  26. Jace Walden says:

    You forgot about the Georgia Bulldogs led by Freshman Phenom Knowshon Moreno!!!

    You know, I was thinking…I know I’m a libertarian and all, but I can actually think of one thing that the taxpayers should fund:

    If Georgia ever wants to expand Sanford Stadium or build a new one, I think it’s only fair that the taxpayers foot the bill for that.

    The Georgia Bulldogs have given so much to this great country over the years. I think the taxpayers OWE it to Georgia for years of outstanding football and for the production of outstanding players.

  27. Jace Walden says:

    That’s why I love the Patriots. By far, they are the most well-ran franchise in professional sports.

    Assuming they go undefeated the rest of the year, they are poised to be even more dominant by getting a Top 3 draft pick.

    Go Pats!

  28. debbie0040 says:

    Brady is good, too. The Patriots have the hottest team out there now and will probably win another Super Bowl
    this season.

    I am still waiting patiently for the Saints to even make it to the Super Bowl…

  29. Icarus says:

    Wow,

    It’s always days I spend away from the office when the really important things get discussed.

    And I even missed a wagering opportunity.

    I am bummed.

  30. debbie0040 says:

    I can remember as a child watching Saints games and the fans at the stadium had paper bags over their heads…

  31. debbie0040 says:

    I feel the same way about LSU.

    I hate Florida too but like Tebow. I wish Alabama had him. I wish Alabama had Stafford for that matter…

  32. rugby_fan says:

    Jace:

    I am going to propose an addition our bet–blogosphere humiliation.

    Whoever loses has to post the blogs they own “(the winner) was right. (Whichever team) did not cover the spread”.

    Moreover, for an entire week, every comment that the loser makes must end with the above statement.

    Do you accept?

  33. Icarus says:

    First Jace, then Rugby.

    Jace,

    I usually don’t bet on the Bulldogs. I even usually only put once confidence point on them for pickem games. Betting on the bulldogs for me just seems to cheapen and change the focus of an otherwise near-religious experience.

    That said, I really don’t know what to make of the Sugar Bowl. Had these teams met for a regular season game, I think we would have just taken care of business.

    The events surrounding UGA’s demotion in the final BCS poll could have the effect of giving the UGA players something to prove, but more often than not, the team that feels dissed loses to the team that’s really glad to achieve the next level.

    I’m liking the fact that several sportswriters are calling this game as the upset alert. That should provide some good bulletin board material to keep the UGA players from taking this game for granted.

  34. Icarus says:

    Rugby,

    How you feeling about Jimbo’s chance to win his first game as the semi-official head coach in waiting?

    I’m thinking the wager should be a proper three pints at a pub of the winner’s choosing. (Geographic restricitions may apply. Like metro atlanta, at least).

  35. rugby_fan says:

    How about no wagers on the FSU game.

    Actually I will bet this:

    Whichever team puts the most points on the board at the end of the game will be declared the winner.

    Then again, we’ve been subjected to such egregious offenses as Paul Broun and Erick Erickson that maybe “they” will subvert the process of who wins a football game.

    To which I would say; is nothing sacred?

    Really though, as long as rugby matches are still decided the same way and Americans can’t figure out who wins a cricket match, I am fine if the process of determining the winner of a football match changes.

  36. Icarus says:

    Rugby,

    Looks like we have a problem. You don’t wish to bet on FSU, I don’t bet on the Bulldogs.

    Who do you like in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl?

  37. Icarus says:

    Sportsbook.com has the line as U of U favored by 8.5.

    I’ll take the Navy side of that, if you’re interested.

    Jace, any Non-UGA boring bowl matchups you care to put in play?

  38. Icarus says:

    I’ve never been able to figure out VA Tech. They win when they shouldn’t, they lose when they shouldn’t. They should beat Kansas, which means they’ll probably lose.

    What are the stakes?

  39. Jace Walden says:

    I don’t know…something simple, I’m one of those poor dumb rednecks that GHT always talks about…

    How about lunch or something. It’s fairly cheap, and I’d like to meet some more of you regular contributors anyway.

  40. Icarus says:

    It’s not about the monetary value, it’s about the gambling addiction that keeps us poor dumb rednecks buying lottery tickets on the way to our weekend dog fights.

    We’ll say lunch somewhere in the Cumberland area?

  41. Icarus says:

    Jace,

    Thought Cumberland was a good 1/2 way, but we’ll figure out a reasonable accommodation there.

    As for the meal, am I limited to the 8 nugget pack, or can I splurge for the 12 nugget meal if I don’t get the one that comes with slaw?

    And Icarus remains Icarus after the meal. I enjoy my anonymity.

    Rugby,

    looks like betting with you will have a similar fate as if I was betting with Debbie. Don’t really feel like taking a bet on Colorado this week, though.

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