Once again, this week’s SaveTheShield.com SEC Power Poll Entry is a true collaborative effort. STS’s Philip took the first crack and I filled in some of the gaps. See the final results at Team Speed Kills, though our ballot wasn’t submitted in time for the official poll.
And, for the record, Carlos Dunlap hadn’t yet acted a fool when we wrote this. With him out, I think Alabama probably would have stayed #1 on our ballot.
The NCAA's most dynamic DE will not play in this weekend's SEC championship.
Clay Travis should have clarified in his question what the definition of “virgin” is. Pretty sure that the national media has performed certain acts on Tim Tebow that most would consider deflowering… never moreso than after his swan song in the Swamp.
Sure, Tide fans, it was look-ahead to Atlanta that left your team flat. Or lack of respect for your intrastate rival. Or all those trick plays. If your team turns it into a victory over the Gators, no one outside of Auburn will care.
Distant third, but they are one of the only three teams with a winning SEC record.
4. South Carolina
The ACC office blames y’all and Georgia for depressing attendance at their Championship Game. They had really hoped to get a good 30,000 people in Tampa.
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Once again, this week’s SaveTheShield.com SEC Power Poll Entry is a true collaborative effort. STS’s Philip took the first crack and I filled in some of the gaps. Look for the final results when Team Speed Kills releases them on Wednesday morning.
The Crimson Tide beat a team named after pieces of Native American footwear. That just doesn’t impress us.
The only thing that could have made this game worth watching would be if Isiah Thomas decided to coach the FIU football team too. Yawn.
3. Ole Miss
Ah, bittersweet November: the Month Houston Nutt ponders what might have been, had he not made such a hash out of September and October (also the month his texting thumb’s arthritis starts acting up in the cold).
We heard that Les Miles really meant to accept the Michigan Job. He just couldn’t get back to them before time ran out.
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One of my favorite stories from this past weekend traveling South for a wedding was told by a current professor at an SEC West football superpower.
When I asked him if he’d ever been pressured by the football superstructure or by friends regarding players he taught in his freshman level lectures, he laughed and said the only pressure he ever got was from friends who wanted him to flunk a particularly porous offensive lineman who somehow managed to start.
Gotta love the passion of football fans… and the ethics of the professor (who gave him the grade he earned).
Article on UGA VII’s Death.
Via rickankielsmustache: Not even I can make a joke about this.
There will be no live mascot at Georgia’s game on Saturday but a wreath will be placed on Uga VII’s doghouse on the north sideline.
No jokes can be made, but I’ll observe that Georgia fans might not shed too much of a tear in a very down year.
UGA VII’s record is only 16-7. Coming off UGA VI’s record 87–27, that’s pretty pedestrian. And yes, Georgia fans do credit the mascot.
Anyway, sad news. UGA is dead… Long live UGA.
I’m really not sure which athlete had the best single attribute among all Dores in the last decade. But I’m put together some nominees and corresponding video evidence of each. They are
- David Price’s Durability (Baseball 2005-07),
- Jeffery Taylor’s Bounce (Basketball 2008-Present),
- Pedro Alvarez’ Wrists (Baseball 2006-08),
- Jay Cutler’s Arm (Football 2002-2005),
- Shan Foster’s Fingertips (Basketball 2004-2008) and
- Sonny Gray’s Confidence (Baseball 2008-Present)
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Phil and I pretty much nailed the standings and had three of our quips selected. Full results are over at Team Speed Kills.
Here are my favorite bits of snark from the bloggers around the SEC Sports-Sphere:
Eh. Seen one Bama game, you’ve seen ’em all.–Rocky Top Talk
LSU’s offense could not offend anybody unless they wore the Confederate flag.–A Sea of Blue
Did the Bulldogs win? These days I only check out Georgia games to see what they’re wearing.–Orange and Blue Hue
Can a team get a defense on eBay?–And The Valley Shook
The Tigers are no longer only the most inconsistent team in the conference from game to game; they showed Saturday they can do it from quarter to quarter, too.–Garnet And Black Attack
Man, do I wish I could wager on things like “‘Cocks will end this promising drive to take a fourth-quarter lead in epically bumbling fashion and never threaten again.” I’d have a new food processor.–War Blog Eagle
The good news for Vandy is that 09 is almost over. Seriously … that’s the only positive thing.–Over the Pylon
Last week I [fake] quoted Lane Kiffin on the arrest of three of his Tennessee Vawl football players. Well, he’s come out with his own statement, pulled from the ESPN article below:
- An oxymoron, as Tennessee football players are U-Thugs, not “student athletes.” As evidence of this, I ask you to return to the Madommon article from ESPN.
- Irony, as someone who has shown zero class on or off the field claims to be expecting his players to act differently.
- Coincidence, in that no one has mentioned that Edwards and Richardson ripped off their Tennessee Football branded gear and chanted “Wild Boyz” (a la Orgeron) while committing the crime. You KNOW that happened.
- False statements, in that UcheaT has never sought ethics as a virtuous goal… so I don’t doubt for a second that Kiffin wouldn’t have kept these kids if he could have. Heck, the victims have asked that charges not be pressed because they didn’t want Nu’Keese out of the lineup, thereby throwing into doubt whether this removal was in the best interests of the team (however morally skewed those interests are).
Anyway, a shout to VandyKyle who suggests the next press release from Kiffin will be to announce the team’s new helmets for throwback jersey day:
I have nothing to say… but below is a visual representation of Jay Cutler red-zone passes against the 49ers last night:
Just noticed the Tennessean coverage of the UT Armed Robbery Arrests. Their lead article is on the arrest of Nu’Keese Richardson, Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwardsyesterday. But below, the third article listed is one cross-posted from Gannette’s GoVolsXtra website. The article? “Janzen Jackson Learns From Mistake.” I guess not, as the mistake referenced led to an administrative suspension for a week. I guess the time off allowed him the opportunity to plot his armed robbery.
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