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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Our Cock Insider Gives Us the Scoop on the Carolina Pro Day

We have talked in the past about having a Cock on the inside up in Columbia and today we got the skinny on the Pro Day in Columbia.  No.....our inside Cock is not the majestic looking Broseph on the left but don't disregard the insider info because of that one small flaw.

The skinny was that every one's favorite fat man, Rex Ryan, of the Jets was there to scout Melvin Ingram which would make tons of sense.  Ingram would be an excellent fit in Sexxy Rexxy's 3-4 Defense and would be a mjor upgrade of the Jets past draft retardation in taking Vernon Gholston.  Ryan was the only coach in attendance but all 32 GMs were present.  The biggest deal of the day was that Alshon Jeffery may have worked himself back into the first round.  He was down to 213lbs. and turned in the all important sub 4.5 time in the 40 running a solid 4.4.  As a big body guy who knows how to use his body Alshon could easily become the next T.O.---lacking speed but making up for it in size, body control, and route running.

A second inconvenient truth

Sugar falling makes me have a sad. It's really hard to disagree with him on this one, as much as I wish I could.

The Inconvenient Truth


A Fullback that can throw.
is much, much, much better than


a Quarterback who can't throw.
Tebow will be the starter in New York by week 8.  You may not like that, it may make you mad, you may expect a Georgia fan to say otherwise simply because of Tebow's undergraduate school.  Well needless to say we have taken all kinds of stances that have not been exactly "popular" with most in Dawg Nation.




Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If CCRider Were an NFL GM! Part 2 How to Sign Defensive Free Agents

The first post was a couple of days ago.  Apologies for not having the follow up the next day as promised but I did not anticipate the NFL's transformation into the Fascist Arena League the Mighty Bow being sent as a Jonah like figure to save the heathen town of New York. 

Anyway here is part two in our "One Secret to Always Winning as an NFL GM" lecture series.  Remember we are operating under the assumption that we are an expansion team and need to build roster.  So here is our defensive game plan for building the Birmingham Fighting Updykes:


DEFENSIVE END
Mark Anderson-Starter: Anderson has quietly become a very effective pass rusher in the NFL.  While John Abraham is a free agent the Falcunes didn't let him out of town.  Even if they had the combination of his price, age relevant to his position, and declining numbers would have kept the Updykes out of that race.
Outside of Anderson there is not really a lot to be excited about in this years FA crop.  On the other hand as an expansion team we should be sitting in prime position to pick up a DE in the draft.  As for filling out our roster we will need back-ups.  The FA pool as a few good back-ups and a few guys still young enough to achieve in the NFL but who have up until now under performed.
Jeremy Mincey, Jarvis Moss, Derrick Harvey, and Wallace Gillberry- Back-Ups: You can almost take your pick here but I like Mincey because he saw a great deal of time during the Saints SB run a couple of years back and Jarvis Moss because I like his athleticism.  You take note that we left Jamaal Anderson off the list all together........you know why.
DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Albert Haynesworth and Gerrard Warren- Starters: Is this high risk?  You better believe it.  Is it high reward?  Well not that high but you can get these big bodies on the cheap and they can act as stop gaps until you build via the draft.
Marcus Thomas and Pat Sims- Back-Ups: Both were high ceiling guys when they came out a few years back but going to the Broncos and Bungles respectively at the time that they went did not help their development or discipline.  Bring them in but on a short leash and see if their career's can't be turned around.
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
Jarrett Johnson- Starter:  A DE when he came out of Alabama he is one of about 200 guys to play defense in Baltimore since 1998 that is an unheard of play maker.  The Chargers got him but the Updykes would have made him priority.
Quentin Groves and Wesley Woodyard- Back Ups: Just like with our back up DTs these guys had high ceilings but went to the Raiders and Broncos respectively.  Discipline and development issues here as well so keep that short leash close.
INSIDE LINEBACKER
Dannell Ellerbee- Back Up and Special Team Deamon: No starters here as Andra Davis and Mike Peterson are very old.  If this position is not filled after the draft I would imagine both would still be around to pick up as a one season stop gap.  Ellerbee is taken here for special teams more than anything.
CORNER BACK
Carlos Rogers- Starter: The Cobra resurrected him stumbling career in SF.  The 49ers didn't let him out of town but the Updykes would have had three top priorities Manning, LaRon Landry, and Carlos Rogers.  We would have out bid the 49ers for Rogers and will most likely be sitting in position to take one of the top two corners in the draft (both SEC products).
Tim Jennings-Starter: Of course we could trade down or take Trent Richardson in the first round which would mean we would need another starting corner.  Jennings is not shut down or anything but he is a solid starter, for now.
Pat Lee and Jonathan Wilhite-Back-Ups: A pair of under-performing War Eagles that have the tools for success but have become lost in the NFL shuffle.
SAFETY
LaRon Landry-Starter: The Jets snapped up the former Bayou Bengal who was a top ten pick by the dreadful Redskins.  His talent was squandered in DC but I expect that this time next year we will be talking about what a steal the Jets got in Landry.
Sean Jones- Starter:  As an expansion team we will have early picks in each round and could always go for Mark Barron (who may be the most talented player in the draft).  Jones would be a stop gap but a good addition because even if he lost his starting job he makes a great back-up.
Craig Steltz-Back-Up/Special Teams Deamon:Not a starter by any stretch of the imagination but a smart, tough, instinctive player who will make your special teams better.

So let's review.  Our D will look like this before the Draft:
D-Line: Mark Anderson, Albert Haynesworth, Gerrard Warren
Outside Linebacker: Jarett Johnson
Inside Linebacker: Open
Corner Back: Carlos Rogers, Tim Jennings
Safety: LaRon Landry, Sean Jones
Bench: Craig Steltz, Pat Lee, Jonathan Wilhite, Dannell Ellerbee, Quentin Groves, Wesley Woodyard, Marcus Thomas, and Pat Sims 



2012 SEC Coaching Alignment Guide


Many of you did not grow up with an older sibling immersed in the "Geek-Culture".  This culture is obsessed with comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, and an odd little thing called "Role Playing Games".  The thing about Geek-Culture is that occasionally it provides normal people with interesting concepts.  One such concept comes from the original role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons.  D&D has an interesting concept called the "9 Character Alignments".  What this means is that any character in this fictional universe falls into one of 9 alignments.  Yesterday an acquaintance of mine (who I did not know was a member of the Geek Culture) posted a breakdown of the 9 character alignments with a difference comic book character given as an example of each.  Naturally, I immediately substituted the comic book character with SEC characters and developed the "SEC Character Alignments":
Lawful Good, "Crusader"
A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished.
Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion.
Lawful good can be a dangerous alignment when it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.
Neutral Good, "Benefactor"
A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with ADs and Commissioners but does not feel beholden to them.
Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order.
Neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.
Chaotic Good, "Rebel"
A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He makes his own way, but he's kind and benevolent. He believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations. He hates it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. He follows his own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society.
Chaotic good is the best alignment you can be because it combines a good heart with a free spirit.
Chaotic good can be a dangerous alignment when it disrupts the order of society and punishes those who do well for themselves.
 Lawful Neutral, "Judge"
A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government.
Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot.
Lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.

True Neutral, "Undecided"
A neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil-after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way.
Some neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run.
Neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion.
Neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.
Chaotic Neutral, "Free Spirit"
A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it.
Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal.
Chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.
Lawful Evil, "Dominator"
A lawful evil villain methodically takes what he wants within the limits of his code of conduct without regard for whom it hurts. He cares about tradition, loyalty, and order but not about freedom, dignity, or life. He plays by the rules but without mercy or compassion. He is comfortable in a hierarchy and would like to rule, but is willing to serve. He condemns others not according to their actions but according to race, religion, homeland, or social rank. He is loath to break laws or promises.
This reluctance comes partly from his nature and partly because he depends on order to protect himself from those who oppose him on moral grounds. Some lawful evil villains have particular taboos, such as not killing in cold blood (but having underlings do it) or not letting children come to harm (if it can be helped). They imagine that these compunctions put them above unprincipled villains.
Some lawful evil people and creatures commit themselves to evil with a zeal like that of a crusader committed to good. Beyond being willing to hurt others for their own ends, they take pleasure in spreading evil as an end unto itself. They may also see doing evil as part of a duty to an evil deity or master.
Lawful evil is sometimes called "diabolical," because devils are the epitome of lawful evil.
Lawful evil creatures consider their alignment to be the best because it combines honor with a dedicated self-interest.
Lawful evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents methodical, intentional, and frequently successful evil.
 Neutral Evil, "Malefactor"
A neutral evil villain does whatever he can get away with. He is out for himself, pure and simple. He sheds no tears for those he kills, whether for profit, sport, or convenience. He has no love of order and holds no illusion that following laws, traditions, or codes would make him any better or more noble. On the other hand, he doesn't have the restless nature or love of conflict that a chaotic evil villain has.
Some neutral evil villains hold up evil as an ideal, committing evil for its own sake. Most often, such villains are devoted to evil deities or secret societies.
Neutral evil beings consider their alignment to be the best because they can advance themselves without regard for others.
Neutral evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents pure evil without honor and without variation.
Chaotic Evil, "Destroyer"
A chaotic evil character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. He is hot-tempered, vicious, arbitrarily violent, and unpredictable. If he is simply out for whatever he can get, he is ruthless and brutal. If he is committed to the spread of evil and chaos, he is even worse. Thankfully, his plans are haphazard, and any groups he joins or forms are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can be made to work together only by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him.
Chaotic evil is sometimes called "demonic" because demons are the epitome of chaotic evil.
Chaotic evil beings believe their alignment is the best because it combines self-interest and pure freedom.
Chaotic evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but also of the order on which beauty and life depend.

I took the text straight off a D&D website and only substituted the terms AD and Commissioner for Magistrate and King.  Other than that you will note that each and every description is a spot on analysis of each man.

Vote for Herschel

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Keep on voting. He's now in the semifinals vs. Desmond Howard. Because seriously, what do you want looking back at you from your cover of NCAA 13?
This boy?


Or a full grown man?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NFL = Good Old Fashion Facism.


Now before all the Falcunes fans get on here and start talking crap about the Saints and calling us Saints fans let me clear......I do not give a crap about the Saints just as I do not give a crap about the Falcunes.  In fact I don't give a crap about the NFL other than to keep track of former SEC and especially Georgia players.  I have waxed poetic on here before about how the NFL is nothing more than an open air, 100 yard field version of the Arena League.  Defensive players are simply not allowed to play actual football.

Now before the all the troglodytes get on here and start crying about player safety let me say this......if you sit around and think about player safety then get your purse and start going to soccer matches but don't go with a group of guys who feel the same way as you do unless you all want to be on the same cycle.  Does anyone really think that the following is a true statement:

"You will get $10,000 if you physically rip Tom Brady's head from his body."

This like all of the Saints bounties were simply over the top statements intended to give a false sense of intensity and bravado to the players who are on the side of the ball that are not allowed to actually play football.  I heard some idiot on ESPN radio earlier say that it was not so much the bounties as it was the fact that Gooseneck told them to stop it and they didn't.  That's right........Gooseneck dropped the hammer in true Machiavellian fashion because a subject heeded not to his orders. 
Sean Peyton got a year and Greg Williams is most likely done forever in the NFL.

Back in the early 80's a bunch of rich dudes got together and started a competitor to the NFL.  There were no gimmicks it was simply played in the Spring and put teams in cities that would most likely never get an NFL franchise.  They then began to lure top NFL talent away: #34 himself, Reggie White, Jim Kelly, Steve Young, etc.   Now with the current state of the NFL I have a business model proposal:
1. Get some rich dudes
2. Get them to start a new Spring league
3. Allow defensive players to actually play football
4. Go after the top college defensive talent every year and pay them top dollar while promising to not take that money away from them in fines if they should actually tackle someone.
5. Possibly keep the teams in the larger metro areas of the South and focus in on players from Southern schools (after all no real defensive player comes from anywhere else).
6. After five or so years begin to focus in on top running back prospects because the NFL is making the RB position a thing of the past and a new defensive league will need RBs in a big way.
7. Do not allow Donald Trump to buy one of the teams.
8. In about 10 years move to the fall and compete with the National Quasi-Arena League Football League.

Here is the first free agent that the new league must make signing a priority:

Thanks for a great career Hines. Now about your next career...

Hines Ward has retired from the NFL, and most are discussing his eventual stop in Canton for the Hall of Fame (Wasn't that Jammi German a great pick?).

But from a Georgia perspective, could this be a huge boost? Hines said a little while back he dreamed of coaching in Athens under Mark Richt. Well let the dream now come true.

Yes, the NCAA allows on a certain number of assistants, and we're at our limit. But the man could easily enroll in Athens and pursue a graduate degree of his choosing, and become a grad assistant. After making upwards of $50,000,000 in his NFL career, an assistant job making under $250,000 isn't going to mean much, that is if he's even wanting to put in the long, thankless hours of being a coach. But we'll take him at his word, that his dream is to coach, and as a football lifer, it makes sense.

The benefits of Hines on the staff in any capacity are incalculable. He's got the smile and charm for mamas, as evidence by his Dancing With the Stars success. He's got the rings for recruits and their daddy's. He'd be a huge weapon in recruiting, even if his role doesn't allow him to recruit off campus. He knows football well, having been a jack of all trades under Donnan (excelling at RB, WR, QB, and return man), and playing 14 years under various NFL systems that were often among the more creative in the NFL. He'd be an asset for Bobo, to both bounce ideas off of and to give him better ideas. He's got special teams experience, and would be a huge boost on that 1/3 of the game (and that could be a primary role as a grad assistant without sacrificing one of the current staff now). He's got the eye, and expertise, to be a type the NFL calls "quality control", recognizing what you do right, what you do wrong, and how opponents will attack. He'd be beyond ideal on staff.

Somehow, someway, this needs to happen. Hopefully before the season starts, or at least by next year. Who knows, when 2013 rolls around, we might even have an opening (#MikeB4SC).

If CCRider Were an NFL GM! How to Sign Offensive Players

I'd draft and sign nothing but SEC players and I would win on the Reginald.  I have been singing this tune for years now and the most recent free-agent frenzy proves my point. 
Let's say for example we had a NFL expansion team.....let's call them the.......Birmingham (the SEC capital) Fighting Updykes.  They would wear blue, white, and yellow uniforms with this as their logo:


Anyway, we have to build a franchise and with a few weeks left until the draft we need to infuse our new young team with established veteran leadership.  If we play our cards right (and I mean if we go straight SEC) we will build a contender on day one.  Here is the CCRider free agent strategy that would lay the foundation for a dynasty:

Quarterback-
Peyton Manning: Starter-  It cost Denver $96 million over the next five years to land the greatest QB of his generation (and maybe of all time if he stays healthy).  The Updykes would have paid over $100 million if need be and we would have shamelessly pandered to Manning's well documented love of the SEC to bring him into the fold.
Jason Campbell: Back-Up- This years draft class is thin at QB in SEC terms.  Matt Flynn would not be an option as he will want to start and signing Rex Grossman would be the exact opposite of attempting to build a winner.
Running Back-
Peyton Hillis: Starter-  Now you have to understand that current NFL requires a two back system.  Hillis would be your grind it our power back who can carry the ball 20 to 25 times in a game.  The Browns over worked him and left him banged up all the time.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Change of Pace Back- Coming from the Patriots system he is well equipped to be a role player.  An explosive athlete Green-Ellis would be the third down back and would be the featured back on two to three series in a game.  BenJarvus would also be a great player to work in as a slot receiver and quasi H-back.
Ronnie Brown: Back-Up- You would have a number of choices here- Cadillac Williams, Joseph Addai, or Jerious Norwood.  In the end Brown is more durable than Cadillac, consistent than Addai, and experienced than Norwood.
Full Back-
Le'Ron McClain: Starter- McClain gives you a lot.  A blocking full back, a pass catcher out of the back field, and a FB that can actually run.  Getting McClain gives you a lot options in a single player and he is younger and more talented than Earnest Graham.
H-Back-
Jacob Hester: Spot Starter- Hester like McClain is a value signing.  He is too small to be a TE and too untalented to be a running back.  However, as an H-back he can be a match-up nightmare against line backers in the short passing game.  He is also a back-up full back and a running back in a pinch.
Wide Receiver-
The Chiefs franchised Dwayne Bowe and Mike Wallace is a RFA and not really worth what you would have to give up to get him.  Alshon Jeffery could be had in the second round of the draft but he is most likely not a true #1 receiver.  In this free agent class there is no true #1 but there are a number of wide outs that could be serviceable (especially considering that we have Peyton).
Robert Meachum, Donte Stallworth, Early Doucet, and Andre Caldwell- Meachum and Doucet would likely be your starters with Stallworth in the slot and Caldwell in spot situations.
Tight End-
Jacob Tamme: Starter- Tamme would have familiarity with Peyton from their Colts days and Tamme has shown flashes of great ability.
Leonard Pope: 2nd TE- A very big target who has under-performed as a professional.  Pope is not as talented as Randy McMichael who is available but Pope is much younger.  Pope is also more talented than Donald Lee who is also available.
Offensive Tackle-
Marcus McNeil: Left Tackle- Great size and tons of talent but with major durability issues. 
Dennis Roland: Right Tackle- By no means a long term solution but tremendous size and decent run blocking ability would make him serviceable.
Tony Ugoh, Stacy Andrews: Back-Ups- Andrews is on the down slope of his career and Ugoh would be a player that is a bit of a risk as he has never lived up to his potential.
Offensive Guard-
Ben Grubbs: Left Guard- A talented mauler who has nimble feet and excellent upper body strenght.  A long term solution to the LG position.
Evan Mathis: Right Guard- One of the most underrated players in the NFL in the prime of his career.  Mathis would bring stability to the RG position for at least three years.
Center-
Todd McClure: Starter- Scott Wells is also available and is younger but is less durable and talented than McClure.  McClure would be little more than a stop gap and may not provide an answer at center for more than one season.

As the Nature Boy Slick Rick would say "Just like that" the Fighting Updykes are a pretty good offensive team:
QB- Peyton Manning
RB- Peyton Hillis / BenJarvus Green-Ellis
FB- Le'Ron McClain
TE- Jacob Tamme
WR- Robert Meachum / Early Doucet
OL- Marcus McNeil, Ben Grubbs, Todd McClure, Evan Mathis, Dennis Roland
Bench- Jason Campbell, Ronnie Brown, Jacob Hester, Donte Stallworth, Andre Caldwell, Leonard Pope, Tony Ugoh, Stacy Andrews

Tomorrow GM Rider shows you how to build a defense based on shrewd FA signings of former SEC players.  Coming soon GM Rider will show you how to set up your draft board and draft properly.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Morning roundup: Twitter is bad, Jay Rome is good, and the OL isn't that big a deal

Yeah, yeah, we've been slacking in the spring slow period. But there's just not much going on to discuss now that basketball sucks, baseball is a drawn out process that doesn't matter for a month or two when the tournaments get going, and football is in the dreaded spring practice realm.

For starters, Huckleberry over at Dawgbark agrees with my long repeated idea that social media and our student athletes is a very dangerous mix that will explode at some point sooner or later. The good that can come from allowing them on those sites is outweighed heavily by the chance of something very bad.

Mark Weiszer has a nice bit up on Jay Rome returning to football from the hardwood. I'mma make a complete out of the butt guess and say his hoops career is now done. If he emerges in to a primary role this fall, he's likely to focus on the gridiron, and with continued development by Donte Williams, Djurisic, Thornton, Florveus, Dixon, and Cannon (and fingers crossed on Mr. Parker), there just isn't much needed for him in roundball. But he had some fun, got a little PT, kept in shape, and as he told Weiszer, his agility, athleticism, and footwork should be all the better for it. He looked like a very strong athlete in hoops, so expectations are gonna be high that he can be a recieving threat between the hedges.

Wieszer also has a good bit up on the OL. While some (cough*TheSenator*cough) seem concerned with this group, we're staunchly on record as opposed to the concern. We've got plenty of bodies, especially if that conundrum that is the Kolton Houston situation gets cleared up. (Apparently he can practice now, but fall is still a question? What the hell is taking so long NCAA?) We've got versatile bodies that can slide as needed, be it Burnette or Lee to C, Gates, Beard, Dantzler, etc to G or T, or what have you. We may have lost two seniors at tackle, but they were out of place and had issues at OT while next year we at least have players with the natural feet and frames for the position. If Theus steps in as billed, we're set at LT. We may have lost 3 starters, but we return 3 players with extensive experience and several starts under their belt, as Burnette, Lee, and Gates have started a good bit of games (including Gates' extensive action at RT as a true FR) and played a considerable amount the last two seasons. We've got the G spot locked up, and Andrews got valuable experience last year at C. Yeah, he hasn't started before and is replacing Ben Jones. But Ben Jones had to replace someone too as a true freshman, and that worked out pretty well, didn't it? And Andrews gets compared very favorably to the Baman Bearfoot Beast, and he'll be much better prepared to take over the gig than Mr. Jones was in 2008. Our lone ? is at the T spot, and seriously, it's not gonna get much worse. We've got Austin Long, and Watts Dantzler, and Kenarious Gates, and Mark Beard, and Xzavier Ward, and Zach DeBell, and John Theus as options. Competition, especially amongst the talented 7 we've got competing, is a very good thing. Will Friend can get two, if not more, of those 7 ready to rip. We may fret and worry over what their name will be, but we shouldn't be worried that they can produce at a high level on the SEC edges. OL is fine, and don't let any of the worry warts convince you otherwise.

Bernie with David Ching

We grew to love some Ching when he was at the Macon paper and we were out of local Georgia media areas. Ching was a great source of info for us while exiled in the east. And Bernie has a great Q&A with the man himself. We won't steal the man's thunder, so click the link and get some great stuff on Crowell and the RBs, our OL conundrum, the TE starting battle, our DB issues, and well, just about everything you could possibly be wondering about Georgia football right now. Give it a click, you'll want to know what's in there.

Monday, March 19, 2012

John Elway, Mitt Romney, and the Mormon Conspiracy to Take Over the World!

 "The Denver Broncos and John Elway exist in a symbiotic relationship geared towards ruining football as we know it."

This is a conspiracy at the highest levels.....the Mormon conspiracy to rule the world level. FYI everyone's favorite pick for VP, Marco Rubio, is also a Mormon (although his brown skin would indicate that his celestial being sided with Lucifer during the great war within the Celestial level of the Mormon heaven.)
 Prove this allegation CC!......I'm glad you asked:

1. Adam Schefter-  Schefter is considered the supreme insider into the NFL.  He cut his teeth over at the NFL network before the overlords of evil, ESPN hired him away.  Schefter originally worked as a beat writer for the Broncos during the Elway days which begs the question "Beat writer or Elway nob polisher?  You decide."  We wouldn't even be aware of this information were it not for the fact that Schefter attempted to "break" a story surrounding the soon to be fired Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders, Art Shell, a few years back......when the Al was still alive.  Al then turned the tables on Adam as only a slightly out of touch Al Davis could:
"The Raiders accuse Schefter of "Anti-Raider bias based upon his relationship with Denver and Mike Shanahan." That relationship includes a book the two of them wrote together, meaning that at one time Schefter had a financial incentive to want Shanahan to be thought of highly: If people like Shanahan, they're going to be more likely to like his book, and as a writer it's obviously good for Schefter for his books to sell well. When you consider that Shanahan has hated the Raiders ever since Davis fired him as their coach, it's hard to blame the Raiders for distrusting any reporter who is so closely aligned with Shanahan."

That is right.....good ol' fashion Raider Racism!

2. Mark Schlereth- Honestly.......why does he have a job with ESPN?  Prior to ESPN he was Elway's right hand man.

3. The Denver Broncos current helmet:


"Rider why did you post the same picture of a Bronco's helmet twice?"  So you missed it, huh?  This ain't an optical illusion, son!  This is as real as it gets....that horse with horse teeth is none other than Elway himself!  The Denver Broncos logo is actually Elway!

4. Elway is a slightly above average QB that pooed the bed in big games until some dude who wasn't even good enough to start at Georgia carried him to two Super Bowls.  Does Georgia get any love for this?  NO! Elway gets all the credit for turning around and handing the ball to someone else.

5. Elway's mishapped torso.

I'll tell you what it is:
ELWAY IS A CENTAUR!

Now add to that his whiteness and over sized teeth and he must be a.............................................

MORMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right!  Many moons ago the great prophet John Smith foresaw the day when Mormons would be poised to take over the world but they could only be stopped by two great forces:
Newt-Dawg and
The MIGHTY BOW!
So John Smith created a Robot on the celestial plane and then filled that robot with gold and sent it to our time to run for President and use the gold inside of his body to buy negative adds against Newt Dawg.  He then sent his trusty steed/friend Elway Centaur to our time.  Smith also sent a bunch of lesser minions to get jobs as NFL analysts so as to call Elway/Centaur a great QB when in truth he was not.  Then Elway/Centaur could use his mind control powers to gain control of the Denver franchise and ruin the Mighty Bow.
So here is the Mormon take over series of events:

-General George S. Patton dies under very odd circumstances as the result of a low impact car accident.  Had this not happened a 126 year old Patton would have stopped all of the following from happening.
-Elway/Centaur is sent to our time and raised in California by loyal Mormon followers.
-Elway/Centaur uses Centaur powers to get scholarship to Stanford.
-Mormon minions at various "Sports News Outlets" claim Elway is a great talent.
-Unfounded rumors begin to emerge that Al Davis is crazy and not to be trusted.
-Jim Donnan is hired as Georgia's HC and does not play TD.
-TD is under the radar and ends up with Denver to be used by the Elway/Centaur to win SB's thus giving the claims of Elway/Centaur greatness street cred.
-Adam Schefter appears in our time as a fully grown man and is given a job at NFL network based on a letter of recommendation from Elway/Centaur.
- Al Davis begins to expose vast Mormon plot but the Prophet Smith foresaw this and had perpetuated the myth of Davis insanity so no one listened.  Al Davis then dies most likely from being poisoned.
-Unbenownst to the world the Colts are secretly owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints and they inexplicable cut Peyton Manning so as to draft another horse toothed, mouth breathing, odd shaped torso QB from Stanford (only this time this one will play for them). 
-The Broncos (now under the full control of Elway/Centaur) sign Peyton Manning despite the fact that Jim Harbaugh was looking to pair Manning with Beast-Man Patrick Willis and win about ten Super Bowls. 
-The mighty Bow now has no starting job in the NFL just as the preponderance of negative adds have almost ruined Newt-Dawgs run at President.
-Finally, unless we act soon............the Mormon take over will be complete.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Friday, March 16, 2012

This is a prime example of what is wrong with the world!

John McCain...not only a selfish piece of human garbage who placed his own ambition above the good of his country but also the poster boy for many Dawg fans who lie to themselves about what is really important in terms of a football program.

This past Wednesday I spent much of my morning trying to come to grips with the fact that Alabama and Mississippi voted for a big spending, yankee, former Pennsylvania Senator over a former Georgia House member for President.  All of this on the heels of a yankee school being given access to the SEC.  You may now hang your head for the South is being killed a little more each and every day.  At first I was going to sit around and wish that obesity and STD's would over-run Alabama and Mississippi but apparently that wish was pre-granted about 20 years ago.....so I did a little Dawg-O-Sphere searching.  I found a story that interested me enough to actually read the comments over at Get the Picture.
Now with an already fragile psyche the last thing that I needed was to see someone (without the slightest bit of shame) expound on the virtues of self-defeatism and mediocrity.  However, that is exactly what I got from a posted comment over at GTP.  I am not going to name any names but here is the post as I saw it:

"Richt probably won’t ever get a national title, and I’m okay with that. I think the national championship is overemphasized in NCAA football. There are too many variables and outside forces to make that a legit criterion. Now, contenting for national championships is another question and we haven’t done that since 2005. Either way, I don’t see Richt’s lack of a BCS championship as a serious defect.
At the same time, I hope we don’t see another multi-season lapse under Richt."

The Cold Blooded Response to this:
Step 1:  Locate lighter fluid,
Step 2: Locate lighter,
Step 3: Locate own face,
Step 4: Apply said lighter fluid to said face,
Step 5: Strike lighter in close proximity to face,
Step 6: Allow face to burn.

Now for those of you who do not get our sense of humor and/or are Shiite Richt-O-Philes let me say that I understand what this poster was saying.  However, let me give you a very similar statement and you tell me if this shocks your senses:
"Sure I understand that Hitler ordered the murder of about one million Jews, but I'm ok with that.  You have to understand he didn't actually kill them himself it was just more collateral damage as a result of his attempt at world conquest.  I think the value of life is overemphasised when juxtaposed against the backdrop of attempting to take over the world.  I mean you gotta' crack a few eggs to make an omelet, right?"
or how about this one:
"I understand that a lot of Catholic Priests have molested children.  I'm okay with that because they don't molest them all and for some of those children they have a huge positive impact in their lives so it all comes out in the wash."
I just keep waiting for Dawg Nation to have that Vietnam moment in which we ask ourselves......."What exactly is our objective here and if defined is it the right objective?"
The bottom line is this......."YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAMES!"
Nothing else matters.  NOTHING! Everything that you put value in and give credence to instead of winning is a lie.  You are fooling yourself and if you hate this blog it is because we are ever shinning the harsh reality of the truth into your fantasy world of important moral victories.
You see you are weak if you buy into this thought process.  The weak hate the strong because they envy the strength that they lack.  The weak cry out against the strong, create a fantasy world of odd quasi-rules and morality designed to control the strong, and ever conspire to limit the strong.  This is where the Democratic Party, political correctness, Communism, and basically everything in the world that makes the world less enjoyable comes from.  So what is a Cold Blooded One expected to do?  Just wait.......point out the weakness as we see it my children, and allow things to get so bad that the weak will have no choice but to one day say "We were weak and petty....our way has failed.  Now let the strong do as they will and save us."  We much like our hero, George S. Patton Jr. we will simply wait until Eisenhower has squandered American lives in a botched invasion of North Africa.  Once Ike realized that shackin' up with is British Mistress while Rommel kicked our teeth in was a bad thing he picked up the phone and called Patton.  One day they will call my Cold Blooded Ones just you wait and see.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steve Spurrier's Heir Apparent should be...[drum roll please]

Mike Bobo.


I know, seems a bit outrageous, but bear with me. Let's go ahead and acknowledge that Spurrier finally got things rolling a bit over in Soda City, and so long as the NCAA doesn't decide to be the big Cock with sanctions on their recent transgressions, he's gonna be around a few more years. He's set, he can play his 18 and let Junior and the rest of the staff recruit, and besides, he has to wait out Billy payne before the National can become a possibility now that the other chicken penii named Hootie isn't running the show.

That gives Richt, and Grantham, a little time to win another SEC title or 3, and perhaps a national title if things get a little lucky. And with Brice Ramsey, among others, on the way through the pipes, he'll be able to lay claim to an offense that produces points and has made countless first round NFL picks. We all can watch the action on Saturdays and wish we had our own green notebook to bash our brains in with, but opposing fans just see raw numbers and name players. Bobo does both of those very well. He is an outstanding recruiting in North Carolina, as well as across the peach state, something South Carolina would love to see. An offensive mastermind and noted QB guru, so the transition from a similar offensive genius/QB guru will be a smooth transition, and allow for whoever is running their defense (since we know the King Redneck has nothing to do with it) can stay in place provided they aren't pissed being passed over for the top spot. It's a perfect fit for them. Young name who can stick around a long time, with established recruiting ties to the areas they need to recruit, with a philosophy, system, and love of cheap beer that can slide right in for a near seamless transition from the guy he's replacing, and a track record of high scoring offenses and NFL big timers. Give him a few years, and he'll have a couple more rings to show off too. Besides, who wouldn't want a vaunted offensive mind that has studied under the greats like Mark Richt, and, um, Mark Richt? (Okay, he played under Donnan and had Jack Crowe as his boss in his lone year coaching somewhere other than his alma mater).

I'm telling you South Carolina, this is a can't miss move in 5 years or so once Spurrier is ready to retire to the back 9.

#MikeB4SC
#OperationManchurianCoach

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Looking forward to the 2012-13 Hoop Dawgs...

Inspired by Paul Westerdawg's piece, I figured I'd give a quick look ahead to next year's Fox Hounds before putting up the shorts and looking more at baseball and spring football.

Next year, we add at least three champions, to a roster that as of now would look like:
PG-Vincent Williams (Sr) Charles Mann (Fr)
SG-Sherrard Brantley (Sr) Kenny Gaines (Fr)
SF-Kentavious Caldwell Pope (So) Brandon Morris (Fr)
PF-Marcus Thornton (Jr) Nemi Djurisic (So) Tim Dixon (So)
C-Donte Williams (Jr) John Florveus (Sr) John Cannon (So)

There is room for at least one more spring signee (with a handful possible either inside or perhaps a shooter since we really need one), perhaps two if someone decides to leave the program early. Adding Tony Parker would change this outlook, but as for now, this is my thoughts...

The biggest need is, aside from general all around continued progression by arguably the best developer coach out there is for Mann to be ready to take over at PG (sorry Vincent), and for Marcus Thornton to develop offensively.

KCP is the star, and focal point. He showed enough this year to say he could be a 15-18 ppg guy offensively, and a strong wing defender. He's a guy you build around. Donte Williams showed some good stuff inside on both ends, and while his slender frame may not hold much weight, he should be able to add a few more pounds (probably 10 or less) and improve his strength. Nemi Djurisic showed flashes to where if he can improve consistency, and shoot better than 30% on layups, he's got the thickness to be that rare collegiate player strong enough to defend as a C, and skilled enough offensively to play like a SF.

John Florveus I'm punting on same as Brantley. You expect JUCOs to contribute immediately, and both have fallen far short of that. Cannon and Dixon both had their flashes, although it wouldn't have hurt to redshirt one and give those sporadic, sparse minutes to the other. I'd say the same for next year, especially if Florveus can improve to be a decent role player off the bench or if we add a legit big this spring (please Tony Parker, please!!!). Cannon seems reminiscent of the guy Fox mistakenly pushed away in Tech's Daniel Miller (tall, decent touch, and could develop nicely down the line, but will always be limited physically), while Tim Dixon seems cut from the Donte' Williams mold of slender, 6'9 or so athletic projects.

That brings us to the freshman, the backcourt, and Thornton. Thornton was hampered, possibly in a big way, by his knees all year. The kid just can't catch a break health wise, going back to a bout with mono as a freshman. He may just be cursed and never healthy, but if he can get healthy, he's shown great ability on the glass, and has the strength/athleticism to be a strong defender. He's shown flashes offensively, which may be his limited skill set, or may be health. But if he can improve, a front line of him, Djurisic, and Donte' Williams could be a good matchup crew of 3 talented 6'8+ players who can compliment each other's weaknesses on either end of the floor. It'd also allow KCP to play his more natural SG spot. We really need Thornton to a) get healthy, and b) develop at least a decent offensive game as a face up 4 or big 3 to dovetail with Djurisic at forward.

The backcourt will be the issue though. Aside from KCP, we have underwhelming seniors, or potentially overwhelmed freshmen. Gaines and Mann both have strong HS resumes, and some solid AAU work. They are good athletes, with thick frames who can do work attacking the rim. But the SEC paint is unlike any they've ventured in to before, and neither is said to be much of a shooter, which allows opposing Ds to lay off and kill their ability to drive. That, and they're both freshman, so excessive turnovers come with the territory, and those hurt badly. Williams and Brantley, to be somewhat nice, I just wouldn't be comfortable with either of them getting more than 20 minutes per, or even 15 minutes per, based on what they've shown the last two years. If they are getting 15-25+ minutes a night, we're in trouble and if not for South Carolina, would be staring at the SEC cellar.

Fox's player development noted, he still needs to bring in the horses. Things look like they'll be a similar growing pains next year, this time because of the backcourt. If we could add a Parker, or a strong SG/SF to partner with KCP, (let alone both) the outlook would be a lot rosier. As is, we're staring at another struggler, hoping KCP sticks around as a junior, and Fox can finally get some elite recruits to get this sleeping bear out of hibernation.