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Dave T is today’s MVP. Seriously, Dave T, where are you? I’m going to send you a DYC sticker or something.
So about an hour ago, Dave T took issue with my first post of the morning (entitled “Commemorate #93KDay With This T-Shirt“). It was a blog post about a #93KDay T-shirt I am selling. Seems simple enough. But I guess it wasn’t clear what the article was about, so Dave T expressed his disdain (screenshot because this is so strong). Apparently he felt somehow tricked into clicking the link:
Ah. So Dave T, as of 12:44 p.m., was pretty over the whole DudeYouCrazy thing. The site’s not funny. It’s never been funny. He is hesitant to click the links and he wonders why he even bothered.
But then we just reeled the poor sucker right back in. My next post (with the catchy title “About the Ludacris Rider“) must have been too much to resist.
Welcome to Click-bait City, Population: Dave T.
Twenty minutes after complaining on the other post, he offered this on the newer post:
A half dozen things to point out briefly:
- I’m not 30-something. As a guy who’s as close to 28 as he is to 29, that’s as insulting as it is preposterous.
- I don’t just talk about Monster drinks…I drink them everyday.
- No comment on the adderall.
- I have no salt life sticker.
- I have no truck.
- 30-something me would love to drive a truck though.
So, since Dave T just can’t resist me, I figured I’d throw him a bone and blog about him for a change. It’s the least I could do for a fish that’s probably been caught three times in one day at this juncture.
Here’s to you Dave T.
[Swigs Monster and stares longingly at the would-be pickup truck that’s actually a Hyundai.]
That’s all I got/
Look, Luda’s rider and G-Day pay day was a big enough deal to justify a dope t-shirt. But it’s not that big of a deal.
Musicians get paid to perform. That’s kind of their whole thing. Honestly, the fact that he was only paid $65k is suggestive that Ludacris (past his prime, but possibly quite strong in a 15-minute “Greatest Hits” concert) wasn’t the reason so many people showed up. I have no idea if this list is remotely accurate, but there’s a slew of artists that command more than $100k for a concert. And although the gig was only 15 minutes, it still commanded a large chunk of Mr. Cris’s day.
And the rider thing is pretty commonplace. My fraternity used to host various artists for parties and whatnot in college. Those guys had riders too. No one would ever trust me with a shopping list, so I don’t know if yogurt and condoms were on those riders but they might have been.
Hell, I have a rider for my own appearances at tailgates and whatnot. I don’t show up if you don’t have my list. This is last year’s edition so it may be subject to change. But I don’t watch a game with anyone (in Athens, at home or elsewhere) without these items:
So this is probably a non-story. But Mark Richt is probably rolling over in his naturally tanned South Beach grave knowing that McGarity paid him to leave after winning 10 games and later paid for Ludacris’s condoms.
That’s all I got/
Everything is clicking right now. When you think DudeYouCrazy, you think of the three F’s:
- Football – That’s what we do here.
- Fashion – That’s what we do everywhere.
- Finance – That’s what the Dude does in the real world.
This t-shirt rolls all three F’s into one celebratory garment. After all, Spring Game t-shirts are the new Championship t-shirts. You can’t win a national championship if you don’t win your own intra-squad scrimmage. That’s just a fact.
A lot goes into making a football program great. You need great facilities for your current players and to recruit future stars. You need the most skilled coaches available or at least someone to coach each of the game’s three phases (even special teams). You need condoms for whatever rapper chooses to grace the field before your team scrimmages (that’s real). This shirt captures all that.
And guess what: you can own part of this history. #93KDay can be everyday if you buy one (or several) of these bad boys. So support your local blog. All proceeds go to a good cause: the aforementioned local blog.
That’s all I got/
On Saturday afternoon Kirby Smart assessed the situation at Sanford Stadium with one word: Wow.
He was understandably blown away that 93,000 people showed up. So was I. Or was I?
Smart acknowledged the haters in his post-game press conference. “You know there were a lot of doubters out there. A lot of doubters that said it couldn’t be done.”
I could see how I might be falsely lumped into that group of naysayers. After all, on Thursday morning I stated simply, “There’s not going to be 93,000 people at G-Day. You could talk me into #50kDay (maybe) but not #93kDay.”
But was I hating or was I motivating? In that same post I chastised that administration’s inability to secure a musical act. A few hours later, motivated most likely by my post, a musical act was announced. Hating or motivating? You be the judge.
But while you’re judging I’m going to drop down some more observations from the spring game. In no particular order, let’s dive in:
Kirby Smart’s Defense Sucks
A few months ago, a Kirby Smart defense from Alabama allowed 478 yards of offense to Clemson’s quarterback. I wanted to put the blame of that performance on Alabama’s general lack of talent, but having seen Smart coach one scrimmage at Georgia it’s clear that the players aren’t the problem. Kirby Smart is the problem. Georgia’s quarterbacks—only one of which will start any given game in the fall—combined to complete 51 of 83 attempts for 687 yards and two touchdowns.
It’s going to be a long season if Smart doesn’t figure out a way to replace himself as head coach.
You Can’t Spell “Losing Season” Without “Eason”
Jacob Eason did a lot of things right on Saturday. He showed poise in the pocket, he showed touch through the air, he showed how tall he is. But poise plus touch plus height does not automatically equate to victories.
Two things really concerned me about Eason’s effort on Saturday.
- No Desire To Score: Eason threw the ball 29 times and only tossed one touchdown pass. To paraphrase Kenny Powers, I want a quarterback who can play a real sports not just one who’s the best at exercising. 96.552% of his pass attempts were meaningless. To put this into context, if Eason wants to throw as many TD passes as Greyson Lambert threw for last year (an unacceptable total of 12), he’s going to need to attempt 348 passes. That’s almost 100 more than Lambert attempted in 2015. Sure, this is a small sample size but it also came against a typically atrocious Kirby Smart defense.
- Not A Team Player: If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t really have one. Ever heard that? Well, if you play for two teams, you really don’t play for one, either. Eason played for both the red and the black teams on Saturday. He’s not a team player. Team players aren’t teams players. Further, Eason was completely unwilling to play the field position game by punting. Brice Ramsey, who’s selfless, punted several times.
Remember When Nick Chubb Was Good?
Yeah me too…but barely. I mean, what a fall from glory. It’s almost embarrassing to even talk about. Just think about the last 15 times Chubb dressed out:
- 2014 Missouri: 38 carries, 143 yards, 1 TD
- 2014 Arkansas: 30 carries, 202 yards, 2 TDs
- 2014 Florida: 21 carries, 156 yards, 1 TD
- 2014: Kentucky: 13 carries, 170 yards, 1 TD
- 2014 Auburn: 19 carries, 144 yards, 2 TDs
- 2014 Charleston Southern: 9 carries, 113 yards, 2 TDs
- 2014 Georgia Tech: 25 carries, 129 yards, 1 TD
- 2014 Louisville: 33 carries, 266 yards, 2 TDs
- 2015 Louisiana Monroe: 16 carries, 120 yards, 2 TDs
- 2015 Vanderbilt: 19 carries, 189 yards, 0 TDs
- 2015 South Carolina: 21 carries, 159 yards, 2 TDs
- 2015 Southern U: 15 carries, 131 yards, 2 TDs
- 2015 Alabama: 20 carries, 146 yards, 1 TD
- 2015 Tennessee: 1 carry, 2 yards, 0 TDs
- 2016 G-Day: 0 carries, 0 yards, 0 TDs
Obviously, he missed some time in there with a knee injury or whatever, but he was fully dressed out on Saturday. Just couldn’t find a spot on the field.
Probably because Brendan Douglas was playing so well. Not sure if anyone noticed, but nobody on the field could tackle Douglas. Pretty solid performance.
That’s all I got/
What a time to be alive.
My first post in more than two months goes live a little after 10:30 AM. It criticizes #93kDay and Georgia’s misplaced expectations and inability to lock down a musical performer for the spring game.
Two hours later, Georgia contradicts its previous announcement that there would be no musical guest with this:
I bet this really pisses my haters off. By now, Dawgman (a commenter on this morning’s post) should know that when he says, “Nice post…..DICK!” all I really see is, “Nice dick.”
When he writes, “Have the balls to post it this time,” in response to one of my posts all I really see, “I can’t read, but you seem results-oriented.”
Kobe logs 60-point games. Steph Curry drains threes. I bully athletic departments. Everybody has their game, I guess.
I point out the obvious:
I feel so damn awkward about the fact that this is something the athletic department is actively pushing on social media. Keep in mind, this is the same athletic department that can’t get 93,000 people to show up for major SEC games on time. This is the same athletic department that on a whim decided to make a run at a major performing artist to come play a 15-minute set at a game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs. I’m stunned that didn’t work out. I’m stunned that the conversations never even reached paper negotiations.
And suddenly ***almost*** everything changes.
What have you people been doing without me? I haven’t posted in over two months. No wonder nothing was getting done. I bet if I wrote, “Nick Chubb needs to be healthy five minutes ago,” he’d single-leg deadlift a short bus on his bad knee. But that’s not my place. Let’s let the Dawgmans of the world handle things.
***Oh, and also: Ludacris won’t bring 93,000 fans to G-Day. Let’s be realistic. His next non-festival concert is at a Casino. Other notables performing at this casino in the weeks to come: Pepe Aguilar, Olivia Newton-John, Chiquis Rivera and Lupita D’alassio. And I’m not hating on Ludacris. I really like his music, but that’s part of the problem. If your only option is a local (on a state level) rapper that Andrew Hall knows and loves, you’re too late.
That’s all I got/