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Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Links (6/14)

A few bits of Web site maintenance to take care of...

The question was asked in my last mailbag about uniform numbers for the incoming freshmen. One more to add to that list: Garrison Smith is rocking #56. I'm hoping to have a full list for you soon though.

And a couple of questions from readers that I was hoping you guys might help me out with.

First, a reader named Michael is a local artist working on a UGA-themed portrait. Here's his question:

"I'm trying to find out if Georgia had a play in the early 80's which had at least two pulling linemen leading Herschel Walker in a sweep around the right end. I would be surprised if they didn't but I want to be accurate and I need to know those linemen's numbers. It could be during any of the three years Walker was at Georgia but preferably 1980."

I'm sure we have enough 1980s historians that we can find a good answer for him, right?

The second question comes from Eric, a longtime Dawgs fan who is moving to London in August.

"I am super-excited about, but wondering (i) do you know of or hear from Dawgs fans there ? Is there place they get together to watch games or (ii) what’s the best way to watch a game abroad – internet, slingbox, etc?"

So... any advice for Eric? Any readers currently living in London that might want to grab a pint or 10 for the game?

And now, on to some links...

-- The Telegraph's Jonathan Heeter is at Pebble Beach all week covering Georgia golfer Russell Henley's first U.S. Open. He has stories today on Henley's dream coming true and a special role for Henley's brother this week.

-- David Paschall has details on how well Georgia's defense is picking up on the new 3-4 scheme, and it's fair to say that maybe there will be a few speed bumps along the way.

-- Tim Tucker is going position-by-position analyzing this year's team, and he starts today with the offensive line.

-- Season ticket prices are way down at Georgia, which shouldn't be a surprise given two straight disappointing seasons.

-- Christian LeMay should learn whether he'll be suspended from school for up to 30 days today.

-- Georgia is in the final two to land former top recruit Jarvis Jones.

-- Team Speed Kills asks a question I've been asking for a few weeks: Why has ESPN spent so little time covering the conference reshuffling talk?

-- Tony Barnhart looks at what we do know and what we don't know about conference expansion. Isn't "expansion" a bit of a misnomer here, too? I mean, yeah, some conferences are expanding. But the Big 12? Not so much.

-- As expected, it doesn't sound like Alabama is going to get any bye-week releif for this year.

-- Chris Low offers some belated love for the 2004 Auburn Tigers, who didn't get a national title in large part because USC was cheating. You know, if the SEC managed to snag Texas and if the BCS stripped USC of its 2004 title, the SEC would then have the past seven straight national champions.

-- FedEx wants to pay a BCS conference to take Memphis. Now that's a dangerous precedent.

Update: Fed Ex is denying that it offered $$ for a conference to take Memphis. (h/t Bill)

-- Travis Fain jumps on the anti-Colin Cowherd bandwagon I've been driving for years. Welcome aboard!

-- "Breaking Bad" has officially been renewed for a fourth season.

-- Talk about a great historical find... evidence that Alfred Hitchcock may have been the first person to use "that's what she said."

-- A 59-year-old woman beat up Bam Margera with a baseball bat. And no, it wasn't a stunt.

-- And finally, Conan O'Brien rocked at Bonnaroo over the weekend. I'll be seeing him tonight at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for The Walker Lever.


The 31st Floor said...

I can't wait for the Conana show tonight at the Fox.

I just watched Old Timey baseball to get ready

MauiDawg said...

This is for Eric in London:

Most of UGA's games will be broadcast on ESPN networks if you want to see them live..ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN 3 (which is the old ESPN 360 and you have to have a internet network that's in on the package, such as Verizon...which may be a good choice internationally for internet/wifi). There are also the CBS games such as the UGA v UF matchup.

You'll just have to find somewhere carrying those stations on satellite TV to watch them on the tube like Dish Network or Direct TV. Or use your computer from the internet and hook up to your TV.

If you dont have success making that happen, you can catch full game replays for ALL the games (including the cupcakes like UL Lafayette), on the SEC Digital Network. They will have the full game replays available for viewing usually by 12am EST the following calendar day. The link is:

As far as Bulldog faithfull in London, I'm sure there is some venue you can find where they are gathered. Check with the UGA Alumni Association. Apparently there is a facebook fan page as well:

Cheers, Go Dawgs


Anonymous said...

ESPN was too busy marketing their futbol to worry about football.

Anonymous said...

For Eric in London:

I spent the 2009 football season living in Germany, where I faced many problems you may encounter. MauiDawg's post covers everything you need to know if you're content watching rebroadcasted games the next day. If you want to watch games live, here's what I learned:

For ESPN games: if you can't find a bar that carries the games, you can buy a subscription to ESPN360, which will allow you to watch all ESPN-broadcast games (EXCEPT those on ESPNU) on your laptop.

For CBS games, it's tricky. The livestream of games you can watch on within the U.S. does NOT work in Europe. When I sent an email to CBS asking for help, they simply replied that they "do not have broadcasting rights" here.

The solution? You could pay money for a progam that will disguise your IP address with a U.S. address -- essentially, you trick the CBS servers into thinking you're still in the U.S. Again, this costs money.

Option 2 is more in the vein of redneck engineering, but it works. My girlfriend back in Atlanta simply set up her webcam in front of the TV and started a video chat via Gchat. As long as you have a decent internet connection, you get a good view of the game.

Also keep in mind that even if you find a bar that broadcasts games, bars in England close, by law, at 11.00 p.m. After that, nightclubs (where the pints cost double and the techno flows like wine) are your only resort. So depending on when the game starts, you may need multiple broadcast destinations.

Prost! Go Dawgs --

KrautDawg in Mainz