- Geek & Sci-Fi
Former Georgia quarterback and current NFL prospect Matthew Stafford is about a month away from the Brinks truck backing up to his front door.
The weekend after Georgia was ranked #1 in the season's first coaches' poll, <a href="http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/metro/stories/2008/08/02/georgia_henson_arrest.html" target="_blank">several Bulldogs players celebrated in style</a>: in separate incidents on Saturday night, one player was arrested for public urination and two more went to the hospital after getting into a bar brawl.
Georgia mascot Uga VI, also known as Uga V's Whatchagot Loran (Giterdone Masterson being taken by a rival southern school), died Friday as <a href="http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2008/06/30/curious-index-6302008/" target="_blank">Orson Swindle described</a> most Georgians will: "pantsless, lacking a high school degree, and suffering from a heart attack.
I have a close friend whose die-hard Cincinnati-area homerism leads me to favor Xavier every March, so -- because I have no information or opinions of my own about the NCAAs -- I have them going to the Elite 8 in the only pool I have money on.
I've spent the last several days (justifiably) disparaging the Big Ten tourney, but this ridiculous ending to Minnesota's upset of Indiana (via <a href="http://www.faniq.com/blog/Blake-Hoffarber-Hits-Miracle-Shot-Minnesota-Upsets-Indiana-Blog-7332" target="_blank">Fan IQ</a>) goes a long way in making up for all that painful-to-watch hoops -- Blake Hoffarber's miracle shot has definitely given me an anticipatory hard-on for the tourney this week.
Reader/Eagle Scout Joe sent in this photo from Saturday's game between Georgia and South Carolina.
Bearded cheerleader humper <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/columns/writers/travis" target="_blank">Clay Travis</a> sent me this video of a three-year-old Georgia fan who already knows that "Gators wear jean shorts," <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/spin/story/10296963" target="_blank">the ultimate insult</a> in SEC fandom.
Last week, University of Georgia women's golf coach Todd McCorkle abruptly resigned.