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Monday, September 8, 2008

Links of the Day (9/8/08)

So can someone please confirm for me that FOX has a show where people in shiny tin-foil like jumpsuits have to maneuver their way through a small, cortorted opening in a wall called "Hole in the Wall"? I'm fairly certain I witnessed this last night, but my brain will not fully accept this as reality. There's just no way that actually made it onto television.

Between that, and the Eagles' receivers actually looking good, I'm willing to consider the possibility I've slipped into some alternate dimension of reality in which up is down, black is white and Jason Avant is a legitimate downfield target.

Anyway, today's links...

-- So Georgia beats a reigning conference champ by 39. USC has the week off. USC's lead atop the polls increases. Please feel free to explain if you can.

-- The creators of this site really need to start working a lot harder. Can I tell you how much I envy you folks who aren't forced to root for a glorified pee-wee football team?

-- The Sporting News writes about the Bulldogs' poor kickoffs. Interesting note about this: I tried to ask Blair Walsh what was wrong in the kicking game, and he said he was under direct orders not to talk about kickoffs. No kidding.

-- The AJC's Tim Tucker runs down the lessons learned against Central Michigan. I'll have my postgame grades up later today, if you'd care to review that, too.

-- The Albany Herald's Paul Dehner (who, you might be surprised to know, can run really, really fast) writes that this year's Georgia offense might be enough to overcome some defensive shortcomings.

-- Speaking of defensive shortcomings, I have a story about Georgia's concerning lack of pressure on Dan LeFevour on Saturday.

-- Had to pass this along just for the hilariousness of Demarcus Dobbs' quote in the beginning. I'm sure it was unintentional, but what a great way to insult South Carolina.

-- Anthony Dascher from Rivals does a far better job than I did summarizing the amusing back-and-forth between FOX and ESPN with Mark Richt on Sunday -- each blaming the other for Knowshon's hurdle failing to show up on "SportsCenter."

-- Get the Picture follows that up with some thoughts of their own on the snub.

-- DogChannel.com has a story on Uga VII's state-of-the-art, eco-friendly dog house.

-- I think this blog post by the AJC's Tony Barnhart says all you need to know about the ACC.

-- And finally, I meant to post this one yesterday as a little "Happy First Day of the NFL Season" moment: It's a video highlight of the Washington Redskins' fantasy football draft. The hilarity of Fred Smoot really knows no bounds.

3 comments:

Jim Ludes- Grundy/ Will County REALTOR said...

Did you give props to a Big Ten guy for being a fast, downfield threat?

And that Redskins thing was the stupidest thing I've seen in a while...maybe a little more time practicing and a little less time playing fantasy football and making "gay" picks and they'll be back in the playoffs.

Hobnail_Boot said...

David-

I don't know how to explain USC's increase over UGA without invoking the dreaded 'media bias' phrase.

It looks like some media members switched their #1 vote from Ohio State to USC this weekend. I can certainly understand punishing tOSU for their underwhelming performance but I can't for the life of me understand how the majority of those votes went to Southern Cal.

What am I missing?

NYCDawg said...

David, I second your concern with the DB's - is it me or does Prince Miller get burned a lot? He seems to miss a lot of tackles too. Not exactly the spot you want your weakest link to be when we play spread teams.