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Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Links (5/15)

I'm going to be tied up over the weekend with some stuff, so this will likely be my last post until Monday, barring any big news that comes out. We've got some good stuff lined up for next week already though, so you've got that to look forward to... which is nice. In the meantime, some Friday links to help finish out your work week...

-- Mark Bradley wonders if Georgia should be staying a little closer to home on the recruiting trail as other schools are targeting the local kids hard.

-- I offer this as reason No. 1 why people (particularly Mark Richt) need to stop talking about moving the Cocktail Party from Jacksonville.

-- Rex Robinson has some thoughts, too, and he also doesn't seem to be the biggest Willie Martinez supporter in the world. (Side note: Isn't it funny how Urban Meyer won't allow a paid commentator like Shane Matthews to speak ill of his former program, but you don't hear Mark Richt calling out Rex for his personal critiques on his blog?)

-- Loran Smith tries to put some context into Jim Donnan's career, highlighting some big moments both with and against the Bulldogs for the former coach.

-- And Kyle King goes in the other direction, noting that he'd prefer to never see Donnan's name matched with Georgia again.

-- If you're in the market for some new fashions for your Sunday finest, Knowshon Moreno Broncos jerseys are now available.

-- Apparently Tommy Tuberville has a new job, and um, it aint exactly the SEC. Man, ever since Paul Dehner and I snubbed him on an elevator at last year's SEC Media Days, it's been all downhill for Tubs.

-- Speaking of coaches getting new jobs, Steve Spurrier seems to think Urban Meyer could be in line for a new gig somewhere in Indiana in the not-too-distant future. Two notes on this: 1.) I was working on a freelance story on the Gators and spoke with a longtime UF booster, and yes, this is a big worry for Florida fans. And 2.) I love, LOVE, LOVE all the back-and-forth between SEC coaches this offseason. Regardless of what happens on the field, this coming season should be chock full of great story lines.

-- Bunch of good stuff from ESPN's Chris Low: First, here's his run down of the ultimate SEC road trip for the 2009 season. Next up, he updates his SEC power rankings through the spring, with UGA at No. 5. And finally, he's counting down the top 30 players in the SEC, with his latest post giving us numbers 16-20. So far, Rennie Curran and Geno Atkins make the list from Georgia.

-- Mark Fox met with hoops boosters last night, and here's a recap of the events (h/t PWD).

-- And more importantly (although not entirely surprisingly) Trey Thompkins has decided he's sticking it out at UGA.

-- In one of four stories involving former Georgia players or coaches on the AJC's UGA page, there's news that Dennis Felton has turned down a chance to coach in Nigeria.

-- Dawg Sports has its usual excellent wrap-up of the baseball game last night. Unfortunately the Diamond Dogs weren't up to those same standards.

-- Georgia's tennis team has advanced to the quarterfinals.

-- Georgia's golfers are in seventh after the first round of NCAAs.

-- Senator Blutarski jumps into the debate between Joe Cribbs Car Wash and Smart Football on an article by Malcolm Gladwell, which means four very smart people are all talking about the same subject. A must read. (BTW, I'm currently reading Gladwell's "Outliers" which is a really interesting look at how little actual ability, intelligence and talent play into success. I highly recommend picking it up the next time you're at Barnes & Noble.)

-- I'm guessing a lot of the student readers on here are just getting their heads clear after a week of post-graduation partying, so allow me to help out with planning the future a bit: Here's a list of the top 10 best cities for recent graduates. Never would have guessed No. 1.

-- Well, it looks like "Scrubs" will be back again, as two of its biggest stars have agreed to return for a handful of episodes.

-- If "Chuck" is going to be renewed, it'll be for a shorter season at a cheaper cost. (Warning: Some spoilers for other shows in this link.)

-- The A.V. Club has a tip o' the cap to one of my all-time favorite films.

-- Did you know that yesterday marked the 11-year anniversary of the final episode of "Seinfeld"?

-- And speaking of long-gone great shows, here is as stange a story about a former "Cheers" star as you'll find (which is really saying something considering it doesn't involve Woody Harrelson).

-- Wired offers a list of 100 geeks you should be following on Twitter. For some reason, I was not included, but feel free to follow me anyway.

-- And finally, I've greatly enjoyed the discussions of "Lost" from yesterday on the blog. Isn't that the best part of the show? So, with that in mind, I'll end with some more "Lost" links.This blog post counts down the best Hurley moments of Season 5 (and I agree, there were some good ones). USA Today has a pretty positive review of the season finale, while the Mercury-News is a bit less complimentary. Two questions that crossed my mind upon a second viewing: Is Jacob supposed to be Jesus, and how come Jacob didn't visit Julliet in her flashback? The Washington Post has another question: Did anyone actually die? And finally, this article looks at how the finale sets up what should be an amazing final season. (Sadly, all those links still won't be anywhere near enough to get me through to January.)


NCT said...

I've seen all of the Cohen brothers' movies, and I'm a huge fan (even though a couple of the more recent ones have been a bit of a letdown). For some inexplicable reason, I've not gotten around to The Big Lebowski, and I feel incomplete as a result. David, if you haven't seen *all* the others, you should (except you'll be fine if you skip that divorce one with Clooney and Zeta-Jones).

David Hale said...

You know, I didn't hate the divorce one. I though the most recent one with Malkovich and Brad Pitt was awful though, and I'd never said that about a Cohen Bros. movie before.

Lebowski is the gold standard though. But, NCT, you need to not only watch it once (I actually didn't really like it upon first viewing) but you probably need to watch it a good six or seven times before you really appreciate its greatness. And a few White Russians before each viewing wouldn't hurt.

The Dude abides.

NCT said...

I'm sure I'll get around to it, and I have no doubt it'll get multiple viewings. I can recite passages from Barton Fink, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, (there's no point listing them) from seeing them so many times. I don't recite The Man Who Wasn't There, but I've seen it at least six or seven times just because it's such a pleasure.