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Georgia Football Knee Jerk Reactions: Kentucky Edition


Wait. What if they’re all bad?

I said those somewhat prophetic words on DudeYouPodcast during our UGA season preview. The news of Lambert’s ascension to the top of the quarterback depth chart coming out of camp sent the DPalm Spinzone © into overdrive. Sure, it had done it’s job in talking me into Brian Schottenheimer as a play caller, despite literally hours and hours of evidence saying I shouldn’t. But, I reckoned, the worst case scenario under center would still be playing to this team’s strengths: using the quarterback as a game manager, transcendent talent in the backfield, creative play calling and a stout defense would carry this team all season.

Saturday, that DPalm Spinzone © dream came true.

Ignoring the inescapable ineptitude that has become our offensive line (more on them later), this was the picture I thought we’d see out of Athens all year, to be honest. We all got sucked in by the fools gold after lights out Lambert performances, and the injury to Chubb might have had a bigger psychic impact than we thought at the time, but if this team can keep getting the ball in the hands of Sony and Brendon and Terry and Joystick and, of course, KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF, then I like our chances offensively. Schotty even broke out the old Wild Dawg because of course he did. Now, if we can cut back on that multiple quarterback thing (spoilers: they ARE all bad), then we might have a chance to win these last three in a somewhat inspirational manner.

The Good:

– 52 runs. Fifty. Two. Fiddy two. No matter how you say it, it always sounds good. Not only does it play to our aforementioned strengths, but man does it make a stat sheet look GOOD. UGA held the ball for 37:36 to UK’s 22:24 on the strength of the rushing attack, and controlling the clock is a great step in the right direction. Sony’s broken hand worries me on the outside runs, since he can’t swap the side that he’s holding the ball on at all, making fumbles a possibility, but that’s a risk I’m more willing to run than letting these quarterbacks throw it.

– MASSIVE tip of the cap to Malcolm Mitchell. I think before this season, we as Georgia fans had kind of downplayed the ‘what if’ factor of his ability and talent, seeing so much time robbed from him via injury. It was easier to think that he wasn’t as good as we remembered than it was to think about how good this team would have been with a real quarterback and a healthy Mitchell. But, he’s been the brightest of spots for our passing attack this year, and now that we’ve gone away from that, he was ACTIVE blocking downfield all day Saturday. This won’t get commended most places, but I’ll be damned if I ignore a skinny kid doing good blocking here.

– I love this defense. I love Dominick “JUST GET OUT OF BOUNDS” Sanders. I love allowing 180 total yards at home, and I love the fact that no matter what has happened in the last month, this unit remains committed to a style of play that is viewer friendly and effective. Keep doing what you’re doing defense.

– Gotta mention the creative playcalling again, and the welcome return of the screen game. UGA has been lights out running screens since I was in high school, and it’s amazing what an effective running game can do to open up screen lanes.

The Bad:

– I said it Saturday.

I say it again today. I recognize that sometimes you have to stick with a personality or a voice in an on-the-field leadership role, and that the alternative to Theus might be too young, not good enough, not ready, whatever. But watching this offense get mired behind and alongside an overrated blocker makes me scream for some change, any change along the line. Oh god. I’ve turned into a #FireMarkRicht-er over Theus. How did this happen? This is 100% John Theus’ fault.

– I mean.

The Ugly:

– Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. Sure, we can overcome them against an underwhelming performance from a not so great UK team, but against this NEXT team on the schedule, it shouldn’t work at all.

Winning hides the mistakes, losing magnifies them, but the mistakes are always there. Hopefully, these guys can take the lessons from this game, as well as the confidence, and let them carry the team going forward. No matter how many corrections need to get made, it’s easier to do with a win the pocket. Besides, no one’s day was worse than this kid’s.

Go Dawgs.

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DudeYouPodcast 142: UGA Week Nine Preview


World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party season, and we do our best to get you ready for whatever happens Saturday. Plus, we inadvertently break news, or tell the future. Your call.

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DUDEYOUCRAZY.net EXCLUSIVE! The Georgia vs. Southern Drinking Game


Editor’s note: Meet my friend Josh Thompson. Josh mentioned to me his idea to publish a weekly Georgia drinking game on our site. I thought Andrew had retweeted the South Carolina game edition, but I couldn’t find it on a quick search of his timeline. It’s altogether possible I made that up. Last weekend was hazy. He can be found on twitter at @j_thompson89

Anyway, this is freaking fantastic, and will prompt equal or greater haziness THIS Saturday. 

Take it away, Josh! 

Good morning, DudeYouCrazy readers. After meeting Chad at a tailgate last weekend, I offered my talents to bring you the weekly Georgia football drinking game.  There are two sets of rules here:  weekly rules that differ for each game, and two rules that will repeat every gameday.

To those who choose to partake: I salute you.  Getting up and ready to drink for a noon kickoff against an FCS foe is quite a feat. Considering the Friday night that (Editor edit) alcoholics like you/us assuredly had, I’m sure you’ll be able to use this game as an excuse to day drink.  That said I’ve tried to keep in mind that we will be nursing hangovers while sipping on Bloody Marys, and not throwing back light beer as if this were an SEC game.

Southern @ Georgia drinking rules:

  • Drink when the announcers mention that this is Southern’s first game against an SEC school.
  • Drink every time the announcers discuss the Alabama game next week, since everybody has already mentally moved past this one.
  • 5 drinks when they discuss Lambert’s NCAA record game last week
    • BONUS SHOT if they mention that performance “ending the QB competition”
  • Finish your drink if it’s mentioned that Lambert is now dating Miss Georgia
  • 3 drinks when the “Southern’s band will win halftime” joke is made
  • Shot when Malcolm Mitchell’s children’s book is brought up
  • Drink when it’s mentioned that there’s a new Uga this season
    • Drink again if this ends in a shot of ‘Cue sitting in his doghouse

Weekly Georgia Bulldog drinking rules:

  • Finish your drink on Georgia’s first Special Teams error of the day
    • Shot for each additional Special Teams mistake
  • Keep drinking every time Chubb carries the ball. Henceforth known as the #ChugForChubb

 

#DawgsOnTop

DudeYouPodcast 126: UGA Week One Preview


WELCOME BACK FOOTBALL! After the rock fight in North Carolina last night, join Run the Pod as they break down the match-up with ULM and everything else to look for in week 1.

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INTRODUCING: The DudeYouCrazy College Pick’em!


Let’s see just how bad people you read Georgia football articles from are at picking college football games.

We have 22 days, people, until college football season kicks off. The excitement I feel typing those words is either genuine or cardiac arrest, in which ca—-

Nah, we good.

When I took over as EIC for this esteemed, credible, and serious news outlet, I promised to try to create a little bit more of a ‘community’ (step 2: If we raise some capital, I’m getting a message board and calling it #FireBobo). What’s more community than a few Georgia fans testing their predictive knowledge?

Sign up, make sure to turn on “Weekly Email Reminders”, and let’s do some prognosticatin’! Weekly winners will have the opportunity to file trash talk, which (within reason) will appear unedited on my weekly SEC preview posts during the season. More prize news to come as the season develops.

At the very worst, you could win Andrew's still-unclaimed-since-Christmas DudeYouCrazy barkey!

At the very worst, you could win Andrew’s still-unclaimed-since-Christmas DudeYouCrazy barkey!

ESPN College Pick’em: Group DudeYouCrazy

Let the games begin.

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