I trust that those that decided to fry a turkey on Thursday were able to avoid becoming an Allstate commercial over this Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully everyone has also recovered from another wild week in the SEC. The events of Saturday should be seen as further proof that arrogance can bite you, whether it’s going for a 50+ yard field goal or a two point conversion to avoid overtime or something as simple as giving your cousin a 10 point spread on the UGA-GT game. I’m looking forward to my new bottle of champagne.
Here’s what else happened over the weekend.
200 Georgia Guard members training to go to Afghanistan.
Augusta Commissioners struggle to cover budget shortfalls, forget to look at their own travel expenses.
Sex trafficking is very real, and one Georgia woman is trying to helps its victims.
Bus Rapid Transit nixed from Braves Memo of Understanding. Makes me wonder how the County will actually deal with traffic from the games.
Tom Watson statute officially removed from Capitol steps. No word yet on any possible confusion of legislators going through wrong doors.
Alabama vs. Auburn aka “The Iron Bowl” 28-34
Arkansas vs. LSU aka “The Golden Boot” 27-31
Florida vs. Florida State aka “The Governor’s Cup” 7-37
Georgia vs. Georgia Tech aka “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” 41-34
Kentucky vs. Tennessee aka (until 1999) “The Beer Barrel Trophy” 14-27
Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss aka “The Egg Bowl” 17-10
Missouri vs. Texas A&M aka “?” 28-21
South Carolina vs. Clemson aka “The Palmetto Bowl” 31-17
Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest aka “?” 23-21
An interesting primer on political consultants and their role.
Passenger train derails in NYC, so far 4 dead.
White House claims success on fixing healthcare.gov.
Things I’ve known about bitcoin since college.
Ukrainian people upset that leaders won’t sign trade deal with EU.
Protests in Thailand continue.