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Friday, August 13, 2010


ESPN'S Lee Corso thinks the Friar Tuck will be starting in Denver by the second month of the season according to the Orlando Sentinel...

"I think Tebow, by the sixth game, will be the quarterback," Corso told the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday. "It will take some time for him to get in do a few things, make a mistake or two and learn from his mistakes. I think he's going to be a good quarterback."

I think Corso failed to remember that the Denver Broncos do have Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn who both have experience in an actual pro style offense and will be given first shot to start. Tebow is a project. A huge one to be exact. Unless both Orton and Quinn go down with injuries or fail miserably I seriously doubt we will see Tebow start a game in the 2010 season. In fact I feel so dumb after reading these comments from Corso that I will let Dean Vernon Wormer speak for me...

Not enough? All right well then let's give this guy a shot at SportsCrack's reaction to Corso thinking Tebow will be starting by week 6....

As if the news of not calling up Freeman didn't suck enough...

News flash, Wren and Cox are calling up Brandon Hicks who is hitting a whopping .215 (full stats here on from Gwinnett. Wow... Amazing the Braves are conceding to Philadelphia despite having a rotation that can contend with anyone and a team that has that something special all major league teams dream about, CHEMISTRY.

Well good luck Mr. Hicks. I've officially jumped off the Frank Wren train. Dealing the cancer that was Yunel Escobar was brilliant, not calling up your best player who's shown he's ready is completely ridiculous. If Mark Cuban is so intent on owning a pro baseball team, let him buy Atlanta from Liberty Media. Maybe then we'd have a team like Turner put together, we'll spend money on players, and we'll take chances on our prospects who have proven themselves.

Wait... prospects?!?! Yes... we would actually HAVE pro-ready prospects! Am I the only one who remembers when the Braves stocked the best farm system in the league year after year after year? Who's seat just got hotter, Mark Richt or Frank Wren? My vote?!?! See ya Frankie boy. Good luck with the Marlins or the Nationals. Okay, not quite time for him to go yet, but wake up before your job really is on the line. Check out the Dave O'Brien blog on the AJC website here.


Some of you may be too young to remember "The Kids in the Hall" and for this I apologize for your parents. They clearly neglected you and you should just go ahead and cut your losses. For those of you who do remember watching "The Kids" on HBO and/or Comedy Central will be absolutely ecstatic to know that they return next Friday on IFC. I think it stands for Idaho Fried Chicken. You might want to look it up. In all seriousness you owe it to yourself and your family and friends to watch "Death Comes To Town" if you like to laugh. If you have Netflix you should check out "Brain Candy." Hysterical movie from the mid 90's that I think only me and my college roommates watched in the continental USA. It just goes to show you how fucking stupid us 'Mericans can me when it comes to entertainment. People will go out in mindless flocks to see Adam Sandler's latest piece of shit (yes, I am Sandler fan from his CD's and early movies) but they won't support the Canadian Kids. Listen, I get it. Canadians can be scary. But they can also be very funny and they speak English. Eh!

Watch it! Don't make me smack you around...

Oh chicken.

UGA Number 3?

As an admitted complete and total biased Alumn, UGA rocks my world, but ranked #3? Come on, I get that #64 is just a teeny bit of a stretch (as ranked by the Orlando Sentinel), but # 3?!?!? That's almost as far of a stretch the other way. College Football news, as reported by Tim Tucker of the AJC, recently ranked UGA #3 in the nation. That's right folks, the nation, not the SEC East, not the SEC, not in the greater south area, the NATION. This puts UGA ahead of Florida, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and Texas, just to name a few. You can find the complete rankings here.

I love my Dawgs, but realistically, they haven't put together a season worthy of a #3 ranking since destroying Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl a few years ago. Will I argue that UGA is completely capable of making a National Title run this year, YES, but with so many question marks, a pre-season #3 is a bit much to ask and a lot to live up to. Maybe CFN wants to see UGA fail and is putting them on a pedestal to live up to, maybe for once there is an un-biased writer who actually gives Georgia some credit, but #3 is way too high.

How will Murray live up to the hype? If we look at Miami's, I mean Purdue's Robert Marve, the Plant QB before Murray, and the 4 star Philip Ely (who recently committed to Alabama), Plant has a history of producing some very talented athletes. I believe Murray has all the skills to be an elite QB and with 10 returning starters to the offense and two great running backs, who should rush for 1,000 a piece at least, the offense is going to be very good.

Todd Grantham was mentored by some of the best in the business and was successful in the NFL so it's safe to assume he'll be successful in college, but this is a different game. Do the Dawgs have the talent to flash the defense before? I don't think I need to answer that one. Will they live up to their potential is the question that has to be answered and it will be, in less than 23 days.

To overlook UGA in the Top 25 is insane, it has been for a decade, but to rank them as high as #3 with the worst season under Richt last year is equally awful. I can only hope my beloved Dawgs live up to something so lofty and setting stretch goals never hurt anyone, but as I said with Strasburg, let your actions speak and prove yourself. While UGA is on the right track to doing that, they haven't proven that yet. Of course, I'd be willing to bet that Bacarri Rambo and Jakar Hamilton will have something to say about making people not want to get up after a hit. I can't wait to see Justin Houston explode and the crowd echo as they did when Odell Thurman, Thomas Davis, or Greg Blue lit someone up, but let the boys do that before we give them the praise.

Sorry to divert, but if you live in GA and have to deal with texting while driving being illegal, can anyone explain how putting on make up and driving is any less dangerous? I wanted to take a picture this morning, but then what right would I have to say don't do that while driving as I snap a pic while passing the chick.

Anyway, less than a month till the best season of the year and I don't mean Fall nor the NFL. Who watches the pros anyway? Let's get ramped up for some college football! GOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS! And shamelessly I have to plug the play offs for Matty Ice and myself this weekend... GEAUX DADDIES!!! Have a great weekend everyone!