Happy Monday, folks. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends. I spent the majority of mine doing virtually nothing, which was a delightful change of pace. I did re-watch all of Season 1 of "The Wire" though, so I feel like I accomplished something.
Anyway, I'm working on a few things for later this week, so let's just get straight to the links...
-- T Kyle King wraps up the weekend's basketball action in which Georgia remained solid at home with an impressive come-from-behind win over Alabama.
-- Meanwhile, Georgia Sports Blog digs up some stats that should prove pretty encouraging to fans who've spent way too much time watching bad fundamental basketball the past few years.
-- Hey, it's the middle of the offseason and new news isn't exactly plentiful, so I'm a big fan of this concept at Uga8, where they're going to do a little back-and-forth on some prime bar room topics related to UGA. First up: Matthew Stafford vs. David Greene.
-- I missed this when The Anti-Orange Page posted it a few weeks ago, but thanks to Leather Helmet Blog for pointing it out now... it's a fantastic tribute to Erk Russell.
-- An offensive lineman has become Georgia's fourth commitment for the 2011 class.
-- A Bulldog in Exile has a few final thoughts about how things unfolded on signing day 2010.
-- Battle Hymn Notes jumps charges up their flux capacitor and looks into the future to find out how the careers of several members of the 2010 class will pan out.
-- Marc Weiszer has a bunch of interesting tidbits in his latest blog, but my favorite is this:
"Noticed that Idaho State head football coach John Zamberlin, who brings his FCS team to Sanford Stadium Nov. 6 to play Georgia, got a contract extension through 2012. He’s making $104,000 annually, according to the Associated Press. Georgia’s lowest paid assistant, running backs coach Bryan McClendon, makes only $14,000 less."
-- Roger Clarkson catches up with Gordon Beckham, who talks about what his first season in the big leagues was like.
-- Meanwhile, the current crop of Diamond Dawgs split four games over the weekend.
-- UGA's women took first place at the SEC swimming and diving championships this weekend.
-- I don't know how many lacrosse fans we have reading this blog, but I figured I'd point you in the direction of a new blog covering the sport at UGA -- where it's currently a club sport -- if you're interested. I didn't even realize Georgia had LaX -- club or otherwise -- but I'll definitely make my way over for a game in the not-too-distant future.
-- Matt Hayes comes up with his list of this year's top five quarterbacks in the country and puts an SEC entry at the top. But here's my not-so-bold prediction: While there's a decent chance Ryan Mallett throws for the most yards in the conference in 2010, I'm going to be he won't be the league's best QB.
-- And if you're still hoping to get an autograph from Tim Tebow... well you're gonna need to start reaching for your wallet. So, to recap: If you want your kid circumcised in Bolivia, that's free. If you want a photo autographed in Jacksonville, that's $160.
--Beyond the Box Score looks at which MLB teams have spent the most on injured players since 2002. You may not be surprised to learn that the Braves don't fare too well. What's absurd, however, is that in those eight seasons, a total of $2.9 billion was spent on players on the disabled list.
-- Well, it's finally (and inevitably) happened: A Twitter feed has been made into a TV show.
-- This is a crazy story about the disappearance of the actor who played Boner on "Growing Pains."
-- And more problems for another former child star.
-- TV.com breaks "Lost" fans down into five distinct categories. Surprisingly, none of the categories are, "Guy with sports blog who continues to annoy his readers by mentioning Lost."
-- Here's a strong business model: Your product is becoming obsolete, so in order to fulfill a vindictive grudge, you make your product even worse. Cha-ching!
-- And finally, a new report says that 27 percent of women let their husbands make all the TV watching decisions. The key, I think, is having remotes so complicated that it's easier to just watch what we want to watch than to learn how to use the remote.