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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Links (9/16)

It's a rainy Wednesday in Athens, and I've already bailed on going to the gym. I think that means I owe you some links...

-- I have a story in today's Telegraph on Joe Cox's hope that this week will finally be a calm one.

-- Your Rennie Curran quote of the day comes from this article at

-- Dawg Blogging Under the Influence assumes Georgia's coaches must have been saving Richard Samuel for the Arkansas game. There has to be some rationale, right?

-- If the deep kickoffs by Blair Walsh had you excited, the Red & Black says not so fast, my friend. Georgia isn't planning to change its kickoff strategy any.

-- Bulldog in Exile attempts to answer an intriguing question while managing to also fit in a great "Seinfeld" clip. Also, I suggest snow tire day at Sanford Stadium.

-- Alex Abrams reports that there's a chance Georgia might see two quarterbacks get work for Arkansas this weekend.

-- As a kind and generous humanitarian, T Kyle King pats South Carolina fans on the back and offers a heartfelt, "there, there, guy. It'll be OK."

-- Gator Sports has some thoughts on the state trooper fist bump on the South Carolina sideline. Why this would be "surreal" is confusing to me. I've never known objectivity to be a value the police needed to uphold on game day.

-- Bleacher Report looks at five things we've learned after watching the Georgia-South Carolina game.

-- We don't get nearly enough Chip Towers mentions on the blog these days, but he has two stories of interest for Dawgs fans: 1.) The way Georgia has used Branden Smith is impressing recruits, and 2.) UGA commit Alex Ogletree isn't finished being courted by suitors just yet.

-- The AJC's Tim Tucker looks at the Brandon/Branden combo and just how dangerous it can be for Georgia.

-- Seems like this story could have been written about a thousand times during the past three years, but Arizona State is still having problems with its offensive line.

-- The Oklahoman wonders if Oklahoma State was never that good to begin with, which might mean Georgia looks back on that game as the one that got away later this season. (h/t The Senator)

-- For Arkansas, everything they've done for the past few months has been leading up to this game.

-- Matthew Stafford likens himself to Brett Favre. I should make a joke about throwing three interceptions here, but since I'm starting Favre on my fantasy team this week, I won't.

-- Tennessee's president must be spending too much time with Lane Kiffin because he done stuck his foot in his mouth big time.

-- Frankly I think it's absurd that this is even being discussed. The Cubs new owners are looking into what kind of revenue could be generated by selling ads on an electronic scoreboard that could replace the hand-operated one that has been a hallmark of Wrigley Field for the past century. Right... because not having enough cash is the reason they wasted their offseason chasing Milton Bradley. Ugh.

-- The new TV season is officially upon us. If you need help keeping track of when your favorite shows premier, E! has a handy dandy list. For my part, I'm looking forward to checking out "Community" and "Flash Forward," although I have some concerns that the latter is going to be a watered down remake of "Lost." I'm also excited about "Bored to Death" on HBO, which stars the awesome Zach Galifianakis.

-- And speaking of HBO, I can't wait for the new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" which will bring back all the cast members from "Seinfeld" for a quasi-reunion. There are some highlights up on YouTube now if you want an early look.

-- Alberta, Canada may be changing its name to honor Stephen Colbert. Franky, I'm surprised Cuthbert, Georgia didn't think of this first.

-- Here's yet another update on the potential return of Charlie on "Lost." This story is sort of like the TV version of the Caleb King story at Georgia.

-- While Charlie's return is a mystery, Boone will definitely be back for a few episodes this season.

-- And while we may not be able to get fair elections in Iran, at least the folks over there can now watch "Lost" for themselves.

-- And finally, The Boston Globe explores the subculture of "The Big Lebowski." I don't want to call the writer of this story a hero because, what's a hero? Aw, hell, I done introduced it enough.

Oh, and one more thing.... don't forget to submit your questions for our live chat tomorrow at noon.


jferg said...

I like how you channeled Lee Corso with the "not so fast there, my friend"....

and comparing Charlie and Caleb, brilliant!

can't believe you're not looking forward to 8pm thursda return of How I Met Your Mother. You dropped the ball on this one....

and last, i'm sure flash forward will be just like the "early edition" mixed with "defying gravity" with a bit of "heros" thrown in for good measure--which IMO is a recipe for CRAP. fwiw

David Hale said...

jferg -- fair point. I should have been more clear. That was simply a list of the NEW shows I'm looking forward to. Perhaps I'll give a rundown tomorrow of my overall viewing schedule for the fall.

WHM said...

Definitely do that, David. I want to compare...

I'm still a little worried as to how I'm going to catch The Office, 30 Rock, Community, Alway's Sunny, and maybe even Parks and Rec. ALL on Thursday - that's a lot of TV in one night.

Since you're in the media, do you think you could put in a request to one of your contacts to spread those out to the other nights w/ lessor quality shows?


WHM said...

Now that I look at it... is Community just airing a few episodes and then 30 Rock takes back that time slot?

Also, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis... are you kidding me?? Glorious.

David Hale said...

I was just talking about this yesterday, WHM. My TiVo has little work to do Mondays and Tuesdays, and I've got about a dozen shows Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I think Community is going to move to 8 p.m. once 30 Rock returns, replacing Earl from last season.

gene said...

DH-I was born and have lived in Cuthbert, GA. I doubt anyone there has ever given any thought to Steven Colbert. Or Alberta, Canada for that matter. Maybe that last was a little unfair, but still.

Anonymous said...

The times, they are a changing.

From this day forward, he is EXTRAORDINARY JOE.

Incidentally, he never WAS ordinary in the first place.


Woof! Woof! Woof!

Go Dawgs.