Category Archives: SEC
100 days back, y’all! If you weren’t aware, today marks the start of the 100-day countdown to September 3rd. We’re only 98 days away from South Carolina’s annual Thursday opener, when they host Vanderbilt in a deal from 2009 that ESPN is somehow STILL paying off. Said another way, Will Muschamp hadn’t even started failing AT FLORIDA yet.
The preview magazines (well, the lame ones) are starting to trickle out. People are starting to do bona fide previews of the 2016 season. It’s time, y’all.
Today, this list ranks the top-25 nonconference matchups of the season. There are some incredible ones this year. Even though there’s no SEC representative in marquee matchups such as Ohio State/Oklahoma and Notre Dame/Stanford, there are PLENTY of chances for the SEC to flex its muscle to the college football world without beating up on poor Vanderbilt.
9 of the top 15 games have SEC ties.
UCLA at Texas A&M, 9/3: Headline aside, let’s get started with one the SEC might NOT win! A&M is a complete wild card this year (things I’ve said each of the past 3 years), and UCLA should ride strong behind Josh Rosen and a nice defense. A&M opens -1, but I don’t trust it.
Arkansas at TCU, 9/10: Both offenses lose a ton. Arkansas should still be able to play bully ball, but their slow Septembers give me a little pause.
LSU ‘at’ Wisconsin, 9/3: Wisconsin’s offense was awful last year, but they should return Corey Clement, who was lost for the season in their opener against Alabama. This feels like a Leonard Fournette September Heisman game to me.
Clemson at Auburn, 9/3: Go Tigers (the ones that occasionally wear purple). My ACC side doesn’t need my league’s favorite losing to the SEC’s new cellar dweller. Clemson is -8, which sounds about right.
Florida at Florida State, 11/26: FSU should still be in the playoff hunt. Florida is my darkhorse to (again) win the SEC East. This game always has some kind of schadenfreude value. Most recently, Florida’s final score of two (2) points in last year’s game.
Georgia vs. North Carolina, 9/3: Plenty of talk about this one to come. Georgia is favored by 4.5, which…well…I can see a lot of outcomes for this game.
Alabama vs. USC, 9/3: This is gonna be a shitshow in Alabama’s second home, JerryWorld. Tide by…26?
Florida State vs. Ole Miss, 9/5: Seeing as this is ON Labor Day, I had to swallow my pride and give props to ESPN for giving us a chance to watch ALL of the awesome week 1 football. This is beautiful.
Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech, 9/10: My very first post on DYC proposed that these two fanbases, separated at birth, should meet at a NASCAR venue. It was announced like a month after my post. I’m taking credit for this, and hope the grass in Bristol is kinder to Tennessee than the grass in Knoxville is to Georgia.
I’ll say the league wins 6 of these and is wearing the “no shit we’re the best” crown before the Braves lose their 100th game.
Quick note: This isn’t Dpalm writing. Barstool Sports graciously linked to our site and linked to his archive in the process so I’m pretending to be him. If you’re new here thanks to Barstool or anyone else, welcome. Here’s our main page. -Dude
What a time to be alive, folks. I invented hating Ole Miss’s 2013 recruiting class. I’m the original Ole Miss doubter.
Before Laremy Tunsil even signed with Ole Miss I tried to talk him out of it. I expressed concerns about recruiting violations directly to the Ole Miss athletic department. I attributed that 2013 class to either something nefarious or simple “magic.” I wondered if Ole Miss’s chill AF drug policy was a recruiting advantage. I fielded questions via email from ESPN’s Shelley Smith about Ole Miss recruiting violations even though the only evidence I had was common sense.
So the Tunsil thing (both the weed video and the money texts) was incredible. I hate it for him (I actually kind of do), but it was incredible. I treated the whole situation as I treat most things—with irreverence—and wrote a fake statement from Tunsil’s agent while on the toilet. There were typose and squiggly lines under his name in the iPhone Notes app. But it worked, apparently.
Now it’s everywhere.
I don’t know what to say other than the internet is a crazy thing and people are even crazier. In a push, I’d say 70% of the responses I read thought this thing was real. I kind of love that. Another 20% knew it was fake and a joke. A solid 10% hated me. But this thing took off like nothing I’ve ever published (which isn’t necessarily saying a lot).
Michelle Beadle followed me on Twitter in an all-time “Wait, what?” moment. The Big Lead had to clarify that the post was false. Holier-than-thou media had to inform followers that this was an atrocious attempt at fraud or whatever. I’ve heard the statement was referenced/read on Mike & Mike this AM but famous people like me don’t listen to ESPN Radio.
But in any event, if you’re new to DudeYouCrazy, welcome. We’ve been here for almost six years. We were small and then we got bigger and then we got smaller and maybe now we’re big again? Make us big again.
That’s all I got/
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/