Thanksgiving ‘Dawg Bites – Dawg Sports
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you didn’t read this too early and got to sleep this morning. Those of you who have to work today, I can sense it. Back when I was in the TV business I think I worked 16 or 17 Thanksgiving and / or Christmas days in a row so I know how difficult it is.
Since it’s Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a short list of things I’m grateful for:
- Our program and our leadership. Looking through the landscape of the sport we love so much and where we currently sit is most certainly the exception, not the rule. We are very lucky.
- Jordan Davis. The story on # 99 is still being written, but he’s one of my top 5 favorite Dawgs of all time. What a pleasure to watch every Saturday in the field, lead the group, eat Swedish fish and entertain us at press conferences.
- All the rest of our players on the roster.
- Our coordinators and assistant coaches, support staff and analysts.
- Depth on both lines of scrimmage … but above all that defense.
- Be healthy at the right time. Yes we are.
- My father’s subscriptions. He’s been retired from the UGA since 2000, but he still writes this check (the Hartman fund does not apply … I guess he had this ex-professor bump) every year, which makes me feel guaranteed to see a game or two. I love you dad (even if you didn’t have tickets … ;-).
- Bowl of eggs tonight. It should be epic.
- My grandmother’s mushroom sauce recipe.
- My family. It will be the first holiday season without my mom who passed away in June. It has been a very difficult year of “firsts”, and I’m sure those of you who have suffered a loss know exactly what I mean.
- My wife.
- You. The reader. The participants of this humble blog which has been an important part of my fandom for about 14 years. We write, but you guys rock.
Now let’s move on to some topical notes and bits and pieces …
I still can’t get over the fact that Brock Bowers was snubbed by the Mackey Award committee for the best nations tight end. Maybe they have a real bias towards newcomers. The Heisman Trophy committee certainly had one against Herschel Bank in 1980.
Let’s compare the Mackey Prize finalists to UGA’s Brock Bowers…
– 1,008 square meters
– 12.0 on average
– 1 TTD
– 658 meters
– 12.4 on average
– 5 DT
– JC Shelton (@J_Shelton_) 23 November 2021
While we’re at it, I’m picking Bowers to absolutely shred Tech on Saturday and he’ll also be a match issue for Bama the following Saturday. Get me some fat Darnell Washington while we’re at it.
My nominee for the laziest Tweet of the year (which means something):
Things that make you do a double take.
The highest ranked team Georgia have beaten is now Clemson at No.23.
– Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 24, 2021
Maybe no one is ranked very well anymore because we fought to submit when they were, Stewie …
Pumpkin Pie poll, because why not?
Pumpkin pie. Are you a fan?
A well-deserved love for Kelee Ringo and Derion Kendrick on UGA’s Rivals site.
Georgia’s offensive line was nominated for the Joe Moore Award for Outstanding Unit in the Country. For the first time since its inception, I don’t see Alabama on this list.
Eli Ricks, one now old LSU’s defensive back entered the transfer gate. Ricks is a former 5 star recruit. Guess which of the 4 schools made its cut?
A blast from the past. We weren’t ranked. The technology was # 7. November 29, 2009. Can’t believe it was 12 years ago now. I should have bought Tesla shares. I’m pretty sure I bought Blockbuster.
That’s when I got so nuts I ate a stick of butter.
Gee-Off says he “gets completely frustrated”. Prepare to have more.
Since losing at their apartment building in 1989, Georgia have won 14 of 15 games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. It should be 15 games since 89 because Jasper Sanks did not escape in 1999.
Me: Hey, “Siri. Has Georgia Tech ever beaten Georgia when it really mattered? “
Siri: “Biotch, please.”
It is all I have. Happy Thanksgiving!
AS ALWAYS, GO DAWGS!