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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Links (1/17)

A small bit o' reading for the day...

(NOTE: This batch of links includes English breeding standards, sex problems for a hoops coach, girls in lingerie, and a pole dancing instructor talking football, thus making today our raciest batch of links ever. Consider it a ratings ploy.)

-- Consider this the Butterfly Effect at work: Jon Gruden turns down the Tennessee job. Then Tennessee hires Lane Kiffin. Then Lane convinces his dad, Monte, to quit Gruden's staff in Tampa Bay to become UT's defensive coordinator. Then Raheem Morris gets the D coordinator gig in Tampa before Gruden is fired, and now will be named Bucs head coach. Funny how life works, huh?

-- The British Kennel Club is changing the breeding standards for the English Bulldog, and the Augusta Chronicle lets you know how it might affect future Ugas.

-- I have no clue who this guy is or what makes him a draft expert. I suppose it's his overuse of question marks. Nevertheless, he breaks down the underclassmen in this year's draft. Oddly, he seems to give Asher a more ringing endorsement than Knowshon or Stafford.

-- Billy Gillespie has warned his Kentucky team that Georgia's defense will be far better than what they saw in Tennessee earlier this week when Jodie Meeks dropped 54.

-- The AJC's Tim Tucker wonders what Meeks might do against Georgia on Sunday.

-- Apparently his scuffle with a Cincinnati cab driver hasn't been the worst thing to happen to Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy.

-- Speaking of unhappy coaches, things aren't looking good for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina, where his assistants are leaving in droves.

-- The Gym Dogs looked good against LSU on Friday.

-- Remember the Gator girl pole dancer video I linked to the other day? Well, she sat down for an interview because, well, I don't know.

-- As a Cubs fan, I'm not sure if this mathematical analysis of the probability of failing to win a World Series for a century makes me feel better or worse. I think I'm probably confused because I killed all the brain cells I used to pass Finite Math my junior year in college.

-- Five days counting until the new season of "Lost." USA Today gets you caught up.

-- And finally, you can now rest easy: The Lingerie Bowl lives.


Bernie said...

This was racy enough for a PG-13 rating.

The Glazers once again proved they are the NFLs nuttiest family owners.

It seems that draft expert uses ?'s when they're not needed and doesn't use them when they are. That and he somehow has Thomas Davis confused with a RB out of Virginia.

And the Kennedy's...well...I just don't know that I would have gone there.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a damn what the British think of the Bulldog? Sonny Seiller doesn't and neither do Georgia fans. Besides Uga is AKC registered- that's American not British.

rbubp said...

Anon 10:03, you idiot, they are ENGLISH bulldogs! You better care what the British think!

You act as though the British have specifically contacted UGA or the Seilers and told them to stop breeding dogs. Personally, I don't see how anyone can claim they care about dogs--any dog--and not be interested in a breed's health and genetic changes over time.

For the sake of the dogs, lighten up!!! No one said they were going to make an English bulldog look like a dachsund.

Ben said...

Personally, I've always liked the look of the early Ugas better than the more recent ones. I would welcome a shift to a sleeker, more athletic-looking dog.

Anonymous said...

rbubp - aka douchebag

Read the f#cking article asswipe. Sonny himself said he didn't give a damn what the British think and neither do we.

what a jackass you are.

papadawg said...

"Five days counting until the new season of 'Lost.'"


"We have to go back!!!"

rbubp said...

Anon 1:52, "English Bulldogs" and all other dog breeds are arbitrary designations; this breed was first recognized, in England, in about 1568. Over time the standard for the breed has evolved--changed by the English (hence, ENGLISH, not AMERICAN, bulldog). Even Ugas have changed--look at pics of Uga 1 or Uga 2.

So if those who have the status of "authority" (in this case, the English), decide to change what the standards are, then the Seilers will have a choice to continue breeding recognized English bulldogs OR they will be breeding something other than an "English" bulldog.

rbubp said...

BTW, I did read the article, of course. You seem to think that Seiler has the ability to decide for everyone else what an English bulldog is.

Either way, it's too bad the Seilers are apparently more concerned about details of the breed's appearance than whether it is healthy and sustainable.