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posted in the thread Diamond Dawgs play best game of the year.. by Frisbee Dawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
An SEC win!
So we won't go 0-30 in conference. Whew...

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posted in the thread Riley Ridley still missing practice. Wondering what's by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Foot injury. "Not too serious."

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Diamond Dawgs play best game of the year..
Win today 4-1, go for series win tomorrow. Friday lost another 1 run game leaving 13 on base...including loaded in the 9th.

Friz

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Riley Ridley still missing practice. Wondering what's
going on. We need him.

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Kind of interested in that one too
Richt won at UGA. And won at a pretty high level too. Everything except for a national title, which he was pretty damn close to 3-4 times in his career.

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posted in the thread The mighty ACC has only one team in the Sweet 16. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Scouts are more interested in the individual talent.
Thornwell is not going to be a 1st round pick. He's elevated. He's a mid 2nd round draft pick at best. But he's elevated his stock because he's gone from 13 ppg to 21 ppg. Those numbers jump. he's a guard who averages over 7 rpg. He shoots 44%, which is worse than Leslie, but 40% from 3 which of course is much better than Leslie who couldn't shoot a 3 to save his life. He only attempted 57 in his career at UGA for a reason. Thornwell's taken 138 this year alone. He puts up over 2 spg and 1 bpg. He's a great player college basketball player. And still, he'll be drafted in the exact same spot that Leslie and Thompkins were. Team success really doesn't count for much. That's why Simmons was the #1 pick last year. And very possible that the guy from Washington could be #1 this year(definitely a top 5) and the PG from NCST will also be a top 10 pick

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posted in the thread 3 teams in the sweet 16 that UGA played twice. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Ha, now that's more like it!

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posted in the thread 3 teams in the sweet 16 that UGA played twice. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 1 day ago
Don't get soft on us
Lordy, Lordy! It is just lowly UGA basketball. Our history in Bball is generally unimpressive and we continue to waller in total mediocrity. Floriduh had a bad history till Donovan and don't look nowjust smoked a memorable last second shot to make the Great 8 over Whisky. South Carolina is in the Elite 8, too while smoking Oregon. SOUTH CAROLINA.really? GA Tech is jamming in the NIT. Kentucky will win it all most likely. UGA has peaked and is seemingly in a perpetual plateau.

McCheapo is happy and everything is just fine. Keep the coach. Don't ever even try to be Elite or at least give a mandate for improvement. It is the Georgia way.

I will not even go into laughable baseball, volleyball, womens mediocre basketball and gymnastics. Stay soft, everyone. It is the UGA way.

[Post edited by KCDawg at 03/25/2017 05:10AM]

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
3 teams in the sweet 16 that UGA played twice.
and 1 they played once. It was a tough schedule. I still think they should have been able to make the tournament. The debacle at TXA&M, loss to Oakland, home losses to Marquette and Alabama should not have happened. But I will soften my stance some.

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Good post. My sentiments exactly.

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Oh and by the way, you still haven't told us why you don't like CMR.
I would love to hear it!

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
You're wrong!!!!!!! jpzd33 is correct. You don't have time
to find anything bad I have said about Kirby because there isn't any evidence. Just make up things as you go will ya! I support every UGA coach, I hope Fox wins next year. I would never root for a UGA coach to lose. You need to follow you own advice concerning Striklin. Now can we live in peace and understand that we all love the Dawgs?

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posted in the thread The mighty ACC has only one team in the Sweet 16. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Would have been highly likely
I mean there's no way to tell for sure, but scouts like to see guys elevate the team. Look at Thornwell. He wasn't on anyone's draft radar going into this season. USC was picked mid-pack or lower in the SEC. But his stock has skyrocketed because of the success of the team. And he's not much different size-wise from Leslie, but Leslie was MUCH more explosive. There's no comparison there. And Leslie shot for a higher % than Thornwell has, fwiw (both for his career and each year).

If they had come back, that team would have won 20 or maybe 25 games, and both of their stocks would have shot up much like Thornwell's has. And even if their pro careers hadn't been much different, they would have earned a lot more because of that first contract. At that level, just 5 or 10 draft positions makes a big difference. In the NBA, for most guys it's all about that first contract.



[Post edited by RedDawg at 03/24/2017 1:53PM]

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
That is simply not true but I am too busy to go back and find the
posts to support my argument about BSD.

As for you and your defense, you are correct that I am being unfair. You do seem to be piling on and I understand why but the season is over and we have Fox again next year. I hope that his reprieve works in our favor and he has a break out year both in coaching and recruiting. If not, it will be ugly. That said, he has my support up until the point we begin laying eggs (again) in games we should be winning. I hold out hope. I apologize for laying into you too strongly. I will delete my posts below if you wish.
[Post edited by AthensDAWGGA at 03/24/2017 12:43PM]

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
I understand what you are saying
but I find he exaggerates our failures, and exaggerates the positives of other teams. It's my perception, which becomes my reality. Moreso, I don't have a problem with saying something long the lines of, 'GT looks to have improved throughout the year and are playing well throughout the postseason. It'll be interesting to see if they continue that momentum in the following seasons.' But no, it's 'GT is really making a splash! UGA is now being highlighted of even more of a failure.' You don't see the exaggerations within this post?

[Post edited by drumlinedawg at 03/24/2017 1:11PM]

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posted in the thread The mighty ACC has only one team in the Sweet 16. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
IDK if either would have been drafter higher
Leslie for sure not. He was a 6'4 under sized SG that couldn't particularly shoot too well. He was a good athlete on the collegiate level, but in the NBA he'd be going against just as good if not better athletes that were bigger and better. I think Thompkins actually should have left a year earlier.

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
There's a difference between making the NIT year 1
when you're supposed to finish dead last and making the NIT year 8 when you're supposed to make the NCAA Tournament. Having 2 of the best players in program history and both making 1st team All SEC, and then failing to make the NCAA Tournament. Georgia should not have just made it, they should have been in as a 7-8-9 seed.

You think Middle Tennessee St would say they had a great year? Made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. I'd say so. You think Duke would say they had a great year? Made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament... Hell no. Preseason #1. Thought they were snubbed from a 1 seed over UNC and Gonzaga.

2014 NIT was a good year for UGA. 2017 NIT was a horrible year for UGA

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Actually BSD has only ever praised Kirby and spoken about how he needs time
There is a big difference between taking a team in year 8 that was expected to make the NCAA Tournament to the NIT and a team that was expected to finish dead last in YEAR ONE of a rebuilding year to the NIT.

Fox did a much better coaching job in year 1 with UGA when they finished 14-17 than he did in year 8 when they finished 19-15(really 18-15).

Where my allegiance lies? After 4 years and roughly $120k, I have no choice but for them to lie with UGA. And since I'm from NY, not Atlanta or anywhere in the area, I have or never had anything for Tech. Saying a coach has done a good job with a rival program or concern that that particular rival program may be improving, which hurts UGA.

Would it make me a bad UGA fan to say that Billy Donovan was a hell of a coach? Or Spurrier? Or Urban Meyer? Just plain stupid

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
I just get annoyed with the double standard...
i.e., '[Insert Football Rival] is playing in the [insert whatever mid-tier bowl game] and has passed us up.' Next year we play in the same bowl and it's 'I can't believe we are such trash we are playing in [same bowl game].' That's ridiculous.

I personally don't have a problem with giving another team/coach credit.

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Exactly!! Between the praise BSD and JPZD33 are heaping on the GT coach
that lost to Fox and UGA, and the weird continual trashing of our program and Fox who will be back next year, you have to wonder where their allegiance lies. I was as disappointed as anyone that Fox was being brought next year because I expected a better year this year, as I should have considering our talent. That said, he is our coach for next year so this continual trashing of him and our program is doing no good and is nothing but whining. Take it some where else. It is done. BSD has been relentless about football and UGA sports in general.

Smart inherited a mess on the offensive line but all of the experts think we will win the east and contend for a national championship this year...while bringing back the a few starters from last years debacle of a line and replacing the others with freshman and players that could not win starting positions last year. Are you kidding me? We are at least a year a way from a big year and being set up for failure by the talking heads!!! Yet, BSD and others will be talking about how much we suck!!!

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Didn't you make fun of UGA for playing in the NIT?
Kind of a strange double standard.

"UGA basketball sucks because we are playing in the NIT."

"GT basketball is destined for greatness because they are playing well in the NIT."


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posted in the thread The mighty ACC has only one team in the Sweet 16. by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 2 days ago
Who rated him 5 stars?
Not knocking Thornwell, he can flat out play, but he was rated 4-stars by Scout, 24/7, Rivals, and ESPN. Did someone rate him 5-stars?

He had a Sophomore slump, but otherwise has steadily improved - thanks, at least in some part, to a better surrounding cast. But he's exploded this year.
Last year, he wasn’t projected to be drafted very well, if at all, so coming back was the right move. And he’s really improved his draft standing - to early 2nd round, possibly late 1st. He’s a poster child for (non-one-and-done) guys to return to college because he’s most likely increased his career earnings potential by hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not a million.

Talking about KCP below, the thing that comes to mind is Trey Tompkins and Travis Leslie leaving early. Trey was drafted mid-2nd round, and Travis late-2nd round. Neither lasted in the NBA more than a couple years. Had they returned to UGA, they’d have played with KCP, and that would have been a dynamite team. And they both would have been drafted earlier, and likely earned more over their pro career (career earnings are very closely correlated to draft position, I mean a 1st round guaranteed contract is huge).

One thing that does give me some hope is that we have several guys in a similar situation as Thornwell. We’ll have four 4-star guys (plus Yante) next year. They should all learn from Sindarius and not jump early - barring some huge jump in draft stock. But if Ogbeide, Crump, Harris and Hammonds play into their Sr (or at least Jr) seasons, we’ll have a good stockpile of experienced talent, and they will help their career earning potential to boot.



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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
The love affair I have with GT bball?
"Tech was supposed to finish dead last in the ACC. They ended up as a bubble team with some pretty good wins." What a scandalous thing to say. Saying that Pastner is a better coach than Fox and with him at the helm Tech will be better than UGA? Being able to admit that just means I am not delusional. Doesn't mean I am rooting for Pastner/Tech. Is it a crime to say Tech under Hewitt was better that UGA under Felton? Does that mean it's a love affair? Or is it just a clear obvious observation.

UGA is just as much my alma mater. And I'll continue to watch and cheer and support the team. Doesn't mean I am going to be blinded into thinking that there aren't coaches that are better than Mark Fox, whether they coach at Tech, Florida, Auburn, South Carolina etc
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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
Spin it any way you wantUGA beat GT this year in BBallthat is all I
care about regarding that game. As for Fox and UGA, apparently he will be back so I will support him until the end of next season. I have no choice and UGA is the team I have always supported. UGA is my alma mater. Piling on and praising GT for their coaching choice or whatever is never going to happen. Good grief.
[Post edited by AthensDAWGGA at 03/24/2017 12:44PM]

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posted in the thread Looks like GT and their "new coach" are making by bigshotdawg on the The Dawg Run 4 days ago
8 or 9 games into the season?
Tech was supposed to finish dead last in the ACC. They ended up as a bubble team with some pretty good wins. Pretty sure Brian Gregory had a winning record vs Fox. But he wasn't a better coach. Tom Crean beat both Bill Self and Roy Williams this year. He's on the unemployment line now.

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posted in the thread WOW!!!! by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 5 days ago
Well,....
If you missed yesterday's blistering testimony, you missed an unfortunate, preemptive slice of history about to unfold!

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posted in the thread WOW!!!! by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 7 days ago
Hard to keep up with all the scandals...
If I fall out of following the news for a few days, I feel as if I'm a decade behind on the scandals. Such is life in the Trump era.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 10 days ago
So long dawg pub....can't take this BS anymore and
goodbye to Gulfport Dawg,,,a damn good American.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 10 days ago
WOW!!!!
I'm not exactly sure which is worse, the unrepentant, pathological lying, the holier than thou contempt, the flippant inability to keep constituent promises made, the amateurish installation of and sophomoric attempt at governance, or the growing probability of criminal collusion and perhaps much worse!

I've seen some dumpster fires in my years on this blue marble, but never the likes brought upon this great republic, in such a short time, as that provided by the Cheeto-n-Chief.

Sad!!!...Embarrassing!!!

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posted in the thread Time to appoint a Special Prosecutor... by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 18 days ago
We have needed a SP for 8 years and never got one so why now?

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posted in the thread Time to appoint a Special Prosecutor... by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 20 days ago
Understood,...
but if any of what has been exposed in the last few weeks, days, hours is remotely truthful, this makes cigars and sexual misconduct, even Watergate pale by comparison. The politics must be removed from this investigation and I believe the only way to ensure this is via an independently appointed Special Prosecutor.

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posted in the thread Time to appoint a Special Prosecutor... by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 20 days ago
Re: Time to appoint a Special Prosecutor...
Not yet ready for that. First, I don't know if anyone did anything wrong, and if they did, was anything illegal.
If the congressional investigation gives us anything, I might be for it.
I still remember Ken Starr and his witch hunt. Only as a last resort will I support a special prosecutor.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 20 days ago
Time to appoint a Special Prosecutor...
and let the cards fall where they may. This republic deserves no less!

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 24 days ago
See my post above...
I'm not so easily distracted by tonal pivots devoid of substance...

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posted in the thread Twitter Perspective........ by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 24 days ago
Who knows...you might be !

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 24 days ago
Twitter Perspective........
@Davidlaz

I spoke to my dog this morning in calm, measured voice. She thought I was very presidential....

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posted in the thread He very best speech these old ears can remember...awesome. by valley dawg on the The Dawg Pub 25 days ago
He did a damned good job last night*
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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 25 days ago
Trainwreck address?...
You were saying???

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posted in the thread He very best speech these old ears can remember...awesome. by valley dawg on the The Dawg Pub 25 days ago
Re: He very best speech these old ears can remember...awesome.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 25 days ago
He very best speech these old ears can remember...awesome.

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 26 days ago
Agree, and I should have pointed out...
...that I have always found the 1984 comparisons to be mostly absurd, wrt specific administrations.

But under the current administration, weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth has been particularly absurd. Just my opinion. Could be wrong, it's been a long time since I read the book and I always preferred Animal Farm.

Link: Absurd

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 26 days ago
Fact is,....
comparing modern times to Orwell's novel is nothing new! A quick check of Google will display numerous articles and essays condemning previous administrations. Is it nonsense? Perhaps, but the reality is comparisons are, have been and likely will continue to be made, whether you or I care for them or not.

As for the fervor of criticism surrounding the POTUS, he has brought same upon himself. I suspect after tonight's train wreck address and the growing investigations, said criticisms will only get worse...

Buckle up,...we are all about to witness the stuff that makes it to the pages of history books!

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 26 days ago
Read it in 10th grade*
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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 27 days ago
Not a Trump fan, but the 1984 bit is nonsense....
...so far.

You can't find a channel where somebody isn't criticizing Trump for one thing or another.

Reminds me of Tim Robbins with his "chill wind" bullshit post 9/11.

Big Brother my ass.

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 27 days ago
Cliff Notes???
I had to read it in HS,..didn't think much of it back in the day, but I do recall the uproar when it was first released...Fast forward some 40 years and voila'...

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posted in the thread Cause & Effect by NC_Dawg on the The Dawg Pub 29 days ago
LOL on #22...
I just bought 1984 last week. Never read that book yet. Gotta get up to speed.

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posted in the thread Bad word to use but TOTAL BULLSHIT NC. by valley dawg on the The Dawg Pub 33 days ago
His butthurt knows no bounds*
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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 33 days ago
Bad word to use but TOTAL BULLSHIT NC.

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started a new thread on the The Dawg Pub 34 days ago
Cause & Effect
Just a bit of irony for those that believe Trump will (inadvertently) make America Great (again). Since ascending to the Oval the following has occurred:

1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement.

2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google.

3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They're holding signs and marching every week.

4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone's forgotten he's kind of a jerk.

5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns.

6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants.

7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective.

8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.

9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive dissonance.

10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year.

11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work.

12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies.

13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6)

14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.

15. Stephen Colbert's "Late Night" finally gained the elusive #1 spot in late night talk shows.

16. "Mike Pence" has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th.

17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.

18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48 hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.

19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy.

20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians.

21. Massive cleanup of facebook friend lists.

22. People are reading classic literature again. Sales of George Orwell's "1984" increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now rock stars.)

23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important.

24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President.

So there's that!!!


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posted in the thread Happy Valentine's Day! by gulfportdawg on the The Dawg Pub 38 days ago
My Ex???
....No, she is the epitome of a yellow dog!

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