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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Links (8/28)

Last practice before game day, and there's actually a bunch of games being played tonight. I couldn't be more excited for football season.

In the meantime, here are your first-day-of-real-games links:

Gotta love how much national media attention the Bulldogs are getting. The Washington Post has a story on Georgia's battle plan for stopping the spread.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press has a story on Vince Vance, who, if you go by the media coverage, could be the break-out star of the offensive line this year.

A good friend of mine recently moved to Salt Lake City, and she has said the people are extraordinarily nice out there. That seems at odds with this SLC Tribune columnist who takes some cheap shots at the Dawgs.

The AJC has a story about the ticket crunch following Georgia's No. 1 ranking.

The AJC also has a nice feature on D.J. Shockley. It's hard not to wonder if D.J.'s decision to wait his turn at Georgia cost him a better chance at a more distinguished NFL career, but it certainly endeared him to Bulldogs fans forever.

The Sporting News writes about Georgia's offensive line concerns.

Dawg Bone's Chris Wilson previews the Georgia Southern game. As does the Game Day Chef.

The Red & Black gets you excited for the first game of A.J. Green's career. I'm going out on a limb here, but I say it's a 75-yard, two-TD performance for Green against Georgia Southern.

Scout has its fearless predictions for the SEC for Week 1. They are predicting a 48-7 win for the Dawgs, which is probably about the minimum spread that would keep fans happy.

Lucid Idiocy lets you know what you can do to be environmentally friendly on game day with UGA's new recycling program.

And finally, the Michael Phelps world tour begins with Jay Leno and Saturday Night Live. I think making SNL funny again would be even more impressive than those eight gold medals.

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