Wed, 16 January 2013
You know what the fun thing about sports is? There's always something new going on that makes you say "man, I didn't see that coming."
For instance, Chuck aka chuckdawg and I wax Dawg Poetic this week about a whole bunch of things, from the Men's Basketball program to the departure of T. Kyle King, but we didn't discuss Manti Te'o's craziness, or Chip Kelly doing his best Nick Saban impression. Some things, you just can't predict, folks.
So what did we discuss? Hard times for the basketball program, tough questions for Greg McGarity, LISTENER-SUBMITTED QUESTIONS (always my favorite), and raises for the football staff. I'd tell you more, but that's why they call them "teasers," folks.
Tue, 25 December 2012
No, really. As much as we'd like to pretend that there's a game on January 1 (and we do care about that game, make no mistake), there are just more pressing things that have gotten our attention as of late.
I know that the common thought is as the UGA fan base goes, so goes the team. If the fan base isn't thinking about Nebraska, then the team probably isn't either. However, this show will prove to you that no matter what we're focused on, this team is all about winning.
Sure, we talk some about the bowl game against Nebraska, but we also wax Dawg Poetic about Rodney Garner leaving, who should replace him, and why can't we just throw money at UGA's problems? Seriously. Also, when I say "we," that includes The Mayor and Chuck, aka Chuckdawg. Yes, it's a two-for-one on this episode, and you deserve it, because you've been good this year, even if it is the day after Christmas.
Wed, 5 December 2012
Yep, it still hurts. It hurts bad. It hurts in ways that I can't describe. Thankfully, I have Kyle on the show this week and he tries to help describe it as we wax Dawg Poetic about this game, our showdown with Nebraska, and why it's time to walk away from the base of the mountain so we can truly appreciate how large the climb was.
This isn't an apology show. It isn't an "awww shucks" show. It's an honest take on what happened last Saturday, but if you've come here looking for a "Mike Bobo is terrible, we should've spiked it, Mark Richt has got to go" kind of deal, then I can point you to other podcasts that you might enjoy a little better.
Good thing we're playing in Orlando because maybe I'm just too much of a "Disney Dawg."
Tue, 27 November 2012
I know it may seem ridiculous, but it's worth legitimately asking whether or not this is real life. So, we asked the Roundtable to figure it out for us.
After getting trounced by South Carolina in October, the Dawgs find themselves in a very enviable position by controlling their own destiny towards the National Championship. When you couple that with the similarities of this 2012 team and the 1980 one, it's downright scary how it seems like we've done this all before.
Right now, UGA is playing its best football of the season and is one of the more dangerous teams in America. Much like the 2002 team, we're peaking at the right time, and that happens to be when we're heading to Atlanta. Is this team good enough to topple the Tide? Well, take a listen to this week's episode to find out.
The Roundtable and I wax Dawg Poetic about how sweet it is to beat Tech by a wide margin (again), being the "1" in Florida's "11-1," what it takes to beat Alabama, and then Kyle blows all of our minds with some 1980/2012 comparisons. Unfortunately, no M*A*S*H references of which I'm aware.
Tue, 20 November 2012
Yeah, you get the idea. This week's show tries its best to keep an eye on the prize, which really is winning the next game at hand, but we do venture into talking some about the BCS, how we ended up in this position, and then circling back around to the game this weekend against the most pathetic excuse for a football program that I've seen in a very, very long time.
Look, is it a secret that I hate Georgia Tech? No, it's not. I have proudly worn that badge since 1999, when I made my first trip up to Georgia Tech as a Redcoat. After one trip, and seeing what that "fan base" is all about, I vowed never to think a kind thought for them ever again.
Sure, not every person that roots for Georgia Tech is bad. However, I fully contend that with that fan base, the person is fine, but the people are stupid. If you put them in large numbers (or maybe prime numbers, who knows?), it's like they lose their mind about what it means to have any sort of class about yourself. They're a joke of a team, program, coaching staff, and fan base if I've ever seen one.
So this week, I have nothing of note to add, other than Tuck Fech, and that I honestly hope this is the last year we ever play them. No, seriously.
Tue, 13 November 2012
The Dawg Gone Podcast Show 57 is ready and is really glad we could rest our starters for Georgia Southern.
There are games you win and there are games you lose. There are also games where you get embarrassed and games where you do the embarrassing. We were the latter of that second statement on Saturday.
This week, Kyle was feeling a little under the weather (he was REALLY bummed we didn't hang 50+ on them), and so we have the ever-capable MaconDawg waxing Dawg Poetic with me about various topics including how awesome Georgia looked against Auburn, how terrible Auburn looked against Georgia, and where Auburn and Tennessee may look for their next head coaches.
It's a great show, but the glory belongs to MaconDawg. He stepped in on a moment's notice and filled in beautifully in his first time joining me on the program in any format other than the roundtable.
Let's stop wasting your time with all this reading and get you some links:
Tue, 6 November 2012
You heard right, ladies and gentlemen. Your regularly scheduled Dawg Gone Podcast Presented by Gordo's Cheese Dip has been replaced with a trip back in time when disco was king and the porn mustache was more of a statement than an indictment.
This week Kyle and I wax Dawg Poetic about the Ole Miss drubbing, how much we'll miss Marlon Brown, the suck that is Auburn, and why Brian Van Gorder needs to retire his DVD of "Boogie Nights."
BONUS: This episode packs in 100% more M*A*S*H references than previous shows.
Tue, 30 October 2012
Sure, call us naturally pessimistic. I'll wear that badge with pride. When Larry Munson taught you every thing you know about the history of Georgia football, you kind of pick that up along the way. That's not to say Ole Miss isn't a good football team, because trust me, they are.
This week, Kyle and I wax Dawg Poetic about how it'll be a cold day in you-know-where before Kyle even attempts to have anything less than pure hatred for Florida, how awesome it is when Gordo's Cheese Dip sticks to your bones on a chilly day, and why Ole Miss has pure ice in their veins. There's also a plethora of ways that you use synonyms of "cold" in a paragraph. I'm sure Ole Miss' Head Coach Hugh Freeze appreciates our effort.
Tue, 23 October 2012
If there's one thing we like to do, it's pander to the masses. Flattery will get you everywhere. Such is the case with the Dawg Sports Georgia-Florida Roundtable's return. You guys have asked for it many, many times, and so we delivered.
There are some things that this show isn't. The first is well-produced. I couldn't take the bass-riddled intro on a week so big, so I found a clip of some Dawg fans saying "Go Dawgs, Sic 'Em" and I hope that's enough to avoid some type of issue with the legal folks. I just couldn't do an intro and cut music that didn't have some type of UGA feel to it. The intro music will be back next week, but I had to have some Red & Black flavor in there for this week. Yeah, the music is there at the end, but at least it's at the end.
The second thing this show isn't is lacking information. We have nine of the best minds in Georgia Football on the air at the same time. What you're left with is a plethora of "man I hadn't thought of that" when dissecting this game. Is it all sunshine and roses? Absolutely not, but it's honest.
So, if you were clamoring for a whole bunch of great minds doing a whole lot of waxing Dawg Poetic about the biggest game of the year, then today's your day.
Tue, 16 October 2012
No one's paying attention to it, but we actually have a game this weekend. Sure, we're all still shell-shocked from the events of two weeks ago, but at some point we (both as a team and a fan base) have to realize the sky never fell and in fact, after the events of this past weekend, the ceiling has been raised.
So that's what Chuck and I focus on this week. We wax Dawg Poetic about the Kentucky game (not too much) but essentially "get it out of our system" in regards to shaking off the loss, identifying what went wrong, and whether or not there really is a coach out there to replace Mark Richt (should that ridiculous idea come into fruition).
The opinions are strong, the questions that came from you guys over Twitter were great, and we will probably say some things that make those in the fan base upset. However, it's a great conversation and one that I hope you guys truly enjoy.