It’s finally here. The stimulus package St. Simon’s has been waiting for. The Cocktail Party. Georgia Florida. (more…)
This week on Heatin’ Up I discussed the Georgia Florida game next week in Jacksonville with former co-host of the Friday Pregame show and charter member of Gator Nation, Ben Bussard.
Since UGA has a bye week this week, I seriously considered taking a bye as well. This feeling was exacerbated by the 2-4 run last week. Looking back, I wrote out solid reasons for the opposite of almost every pick. If I’d had the extra day to write it, I’m sure my genius would have prevailed. Yeah, that’s what I’ll blame it on. (more…)
When I first heard about the planning stages for an event called “Media Madness” I grew very excited: I finally had the chance to steal Matt Bucklin’s spot on the team. But once I heard that Coach Fox “borrowed” the idea from Coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State, I reconsidered taking Buck’s place. There is an obvious trend going on here. First, Tom Izzo is Bucklin’s uncle. Second, we use Michigan State’s tactics with the media. Third, we follow Michigan State’s lead to the final four. Boom. (Note: Pictures coming soon) (more…)
Before we get into this weeks post, you may ask two things. 1. Didn’t you post already? Enough’s enough! and 2. What happened to this week’s Heatin’ Up? Well, after a week of several exams and a paper due next week, I had to cancel on the guest this week (can you believe it? what a reversal of fortunes!). However, over the next couple of weeks, I have some interesting things planned. Also, there’s no Football Jesus pick this week because, well, it’s not Friday yet. More on that later. (more…)
I woke up on Saturday morning in typical fashion, around 10 with a slight headache (reasons undisclosed) and an overwhelming need for water. So far, so good. I plopped on my couch in preparation for the early start and College Gameday. The morning suddenly took a turn for the worse. Almost immediatley, the entire Gameday crew picked Georgia to win easily. Great. That’s worse than the Sports Illustrated curse. I then call my buddy Zach at kick off. A native Tennessean, he fired at me for waking him by singing “Rocky Top”. At that moment, I knew we were in trouble.
The game ended with me on the couch, now alone, fuming. After resisting the urge to punch holes in my wall, I went for a run to blow off some steam. There was an offer to play soccer, but I had to deny. Socialization was simply not possible. Plus, I needed to think. Was I really about to hammer out a post about firing Coach Richt? Sure, it was early: we’d just lost and I was furious. 45-19? Are you kidding? But something had to be done. Lets review. (more…)
I’m sitting here in semi-sunny Foley Field watching the Dawgs take on the Pups in their set of scrimmages dubbed the Dawgs Pups World Series. It should come as no surprise that I’m late today but there were some technical difficulties in the press box (I was locked out). This won’t be in the standard live-blog format for a few reasons: 1. I’m keeping my eye on several NFL games, 2. I’m hoping the Red Sox and Angels keep beating each other up and traveling across the country, 3. I’m still debating whether or not to fire Coach Richt in my next post and 4. I’m the director and I do what I want. Ok, so maybe it’s really just because there aren’t any rules for live-blogging this event and the only people in the press box are myself, the scoreboard-operator Brian, his girlfriend and a dog (not a mascot). Here are the lineups and a few notes: (more…)
First, an apology. My effort last week was dismal at best. I managed to stay level at 3-3 bringing the season total to 13-7. Not too shabby. But to increase my odds, we’ll be bringing back Football Jesus next week for an SEC pick of the week that will hopefully become a regular feature. (more…)
This week on Heatin’ Up, I sat down with fullback Shaun Chapas. We talked a bit about this season as well as the upcoming game against Tennessee. I also ranted a bit about the officials and their impact on UGA this season.