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DudeYouPodcast 144: UGA Week Ten Recap


NOT your typical DudeYouPodcast. Not just because Georgia won (ha ha ha), but because the crew breaks down not only the game, but perhaps the biggest story in college football in decades: the student action at Mizzou.

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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.

Love this? Hate it? Think I’m an idiot? Don’t just curse at me under your breath, head to the Dude You Podcast iTunes page, and leave a 5-star review to make sure I know it, and have your voice heard on the air. Follow me at @dpalm66.

Georgia Football Knee Jerk Reactions: Florida Edition


Welcome to basketball season!

The Hawks are off to a SCORCHING start, beating down the division rival Hornets over the weekend, and doing it in those idiotic mix and match road jerseys. I don’t like the look, but I also openly acknowledge that I am an old, and these things aren’t meant for me. Hell, win like they did last year, they can wear whatever they want.

What? I HAVE to talk about football? Fine, but you literally asked for this.

I’ve been the babyface of this site since I started working here three season ago. I have single-handedly manned the DPalm Spinzone © against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. I have listened to Jason push for Bauta (LOOK HOW THAT TURNED OUT), Ramsey (hahahahahaha) and insert quarterback here, and I have fought back. I have stood with Chad and Andrew against the #FireMarkRicht crowd, preaching caution and a steady hand than a reactionary bent. But I can’t anymore. And I don’t think Andrew can either. There’s much to be said about what actually happened this season, and best believe we will be doing that down the line. The small sample size of Saturday is 100% on the head football coach for a litany of reasons to be discussed at LENGTH on tomorrow’s DudeYouPodcast (/shamless plug). Let’s get after it and put the events of Halloween 2015 to bed for now.

The Good:

– It ended? I accurately predicted the amount of bourbon required to watch (and then re-watch, since I’m now exploring the depths of self-harm one can do via football) this football game. Spoilers, it was a lot.

– I get to look super smart for my preseason question regarding the quarterback situation: “What if they’re all bad?” Nostradamus, I’m coming for that prediction title. Then again, you probably saw that coming. Stupid Nostradamus.

– DYP double whammy of good: Chad got to be wrong about Brendan Douglas, AND we should get full blown Heel Jason tonight on the podcast.

The Bad:

– This game was not safe for men, women, children, pregnant women, women who may become pregant, the young, the elderly, people with preexisting heart conditions, Georgia fans, sobriety, hope for a better tomorrow, football fans, people whose wardrobes do not consist mainly of cut off jean shorts, and everything not nailed down in my liquor cabinet. Florida did exactly what they wanted, when they wanted to, and as aggressively as they could.

– Hitting Treon Harris early was a good gameplan, advocated for heavily on Friday’s DudeYouPodcast, and it seemed to have the starter turned back-up turned starter again looking to be playing off of his heels early. But then he hit that there big pass. And that was that.

– The Florida running game is guaranteed to get healthy against UGA’s defense. It’s a metaphysical certaintiy at this point. If Kelvin Taylor and company could play Georgia every week, they’d do it. And that’s not a good thing.

– Hey, special teams. Could you not be so, yanno, special?

– Wait, even Zook? *drinks more*

The Ugly:

– I’m a Mark Richt fan. I think he’s the best coach Georgia has ever had by far, even in the face of one of the more more entitled, idiotic and whiny fanbases in the country. He has done his job year in and year out despite non-football people talking down to and about him regarding football. It’s not a game for him, it’s how he feeds his kids, and to suggest that he doesn’t take it seriously or doesnt care shows just how divorced the average fan can be from this new thing called reality.

That being said.

For the first time in 15 years, I feel like he let the wailing and gnashing of teeth get to him and act in a very un-Richtian manner. Playing the third string quarterback to spark a team already reeling from the loss of their senior leader and best running back in the nation was a JV, desperate move by a coach I honestly thought was better than that. Wrong again Dpalm.

Well, that was a game that happened, and it was the same game that has happened over and over and over and over again since I was old enough to understand that Florida will always hurt me. Tune in to DudeYouPodcast for more therapy recapping, and let’s leave with one last quick look at the DPalm Spinzone ©.

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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#FloridaHateWeek 2015. It Begins.


I HATE FLORIDA.

Ahem.

If you’re new to the site, I feel like it’s important that you know that about me. I hate Florida. Everyone on this site hates Florida. And, truth be told, most Florida fans hate Florida too. Hell, even Steve Spurrier’s long standing hatred of Georgia stems from his inferiority complex about having played for Florida and the rest of his team not showing up that day UGA beat the doors off of him.

Andrew wrote about it here last year.

That’s right. The man who brought Florida to prominence briefly as a player, and permanently as a coach, hates Florida too. And so should you.

Go Dawgs.

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