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Monday, October 19, 2009

We'll Be Right Back...

OK, folks, this will officially be the last post of this week for me. As I mentioned earlier, I'm on furlough the rest of the week.

I've written often about the problems of the newspaper business, and this is another symptom of that. My hope is that this is a small sacrifice to get through a tough time. We shall see.

What this means is that I'll be off the blog, off email, off everything for the next seven days. In fact, here's the rule, according to the Telegraph's FAQ on furloughs:

"You must completely detach from work while on unpaid furlough leave. There can be absolutely no work performed during this leave. That includes, but is not limited to, reading, monitoring and responding to emails; listening to voice messages or responding to calls; working on projects or assignments; working on the weekend or other regularly scheduled days off that fall within the workweek that you take your furlough leave."

That about covers it.

So, if you have emailed me, I can't reply. Don't take offense. If you had a question you posed in the comments, I can't answer it for you. Sorry.

But here are two options for you:

1.) Be sure to keep up with the other great UGA coverage out there. May I suggest reading the AJC's coverage or the Banner-Herald's work this week. As for the blogs, check in with the usual suspects: Georgia Sports Blog, Get the Picture, Dawg Sports, Bernie. Or simply check the blog roll to your right.

2.) I'll leave this post up as an open comment thread. If you want to talk about issues facing the Dawgs this week, post your comments here and hopefully the other readers will jump in and add to the conversation. Here's a good starting point for you.

Sadly for me, I'm stuck having to avoid "SportsCenter" for the next few days thanks to Andy Reid's fine performance in leading the Eagles to a loss against Jamarcus Russell and the Raiders (which should also be a good reminder to all you "it's just Vandy" folks that, yes, wins are to be celebrated).

Oh, and before I leave you, a few links...

-- Here's a list of the best haunted houses in the U.S. I've been to No. 2, and it is pretty cool.

-- Every wonder why songs get stuck in your head? Here's your answer. I've had "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police stuck in my head for three days now.

-- And, to really top things off right, a mash up of every Kramer entrance on Seinfeld.

I'll be back Monday. Until then, have a great week!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nooooo!!!! You can't leave!!! Does that mean I'm actually going to have to *gasp* do work....at work??? The horror!!! Enjoy your time off, David.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the ladies at the Omni Club will love seeing more of you this week. Please remember to slap the floor after you get off the tread mill in honor of the immortal Greg Paulus. Enjoy your fall break, Dave.

Anonymous said...

David, This is horrible news. What happens if you defy the policy? Please.

Texas_Dawg said...

Furloughing your CFB journalists in the middle of CFB season. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Please stay ... don't leave us alone.

Bernie said...

I've always thought Kramer's exits were just as brilliant, yet often under-appreciated.

We'll wait here and discuss nothing in true Seinfeld fashion until you reopen the door.....

S.E. Dawg said...

David, my wife works for a small college in South Georgia. She is required to take one furlough day a month, however there is so much work to do she works anyway and and the pay is deducted for that day. Therefore she give the college a free days service.

As far as a song stuck in my head it's got to be Rocky Top. Even the Weather Channel plays it on their local on the 8's.

Enjoy your time off.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this on CBSSPortsline regarding the awful personal foul call against Arkansas that allowed Florida to score on the next play. Unbelievable!!!!

"It was the same group of officials that called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called."

Anonymous said...

Bill King of the AJC is a damn joke!

Anonymous said...

This is why, after I got my degree in journalism from UGA, I didn't even bother trying to get a job.

Anonymous said...

My daughter, and son in law are both teachers, and have been forced to take furlough days. All this means is you take more work home, and do that work for no pay. Amounts to a cut in pay. Nothing more, nothing less. Meanwhile they get hit with a six per cent increase in insur rates with bigger co-pays, and a higher deductable. Now I can't get my daily dawg fix from David. Dam, just dam.

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Muckbeast said...

Yeah, the idea of a furlough for a CFB writer during CFB series is shockingly stupid.

I guess they figure UGA is on a bye week so this is the best time.

If money is tight, its better this week than some other.

BigMuddyDawg said...

I must keep thinking that maybe a week has gone by and I just haven't noticed yet because everyday I come to your site and hit refresh. It's starting to worry me.

Enjoy your time off, David. You surely deserve it.

JRL said...

I'm starting to appreciate what a crack addict goes through when his main source goes missing.........

Anonymous said...

The dawgs miss you at the construction site.

No one there to talk to about the hard work this week on their clusterkicks, their fair catches, their thudtackles, their willie contains, their willie covers, their one-second spikes, and their two-yard bobos?

It must be lonely out there.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the hard work on their weekly Logan's Run play.

Gold said...

Thanks for sharing up!

FL Dawg said...

Hale we need you bra. Tired of reading the same old stuff from AJC. When can we expect some words of wisdom? And do most teams give the players the weekend off on bye weeks? Just thought it was strange that they are not practicing for the Gayterds and going out of town , is this an NCAA rule?

Anonymous said...

David, please, please return. We're sad. We need our fix.

Layton said...

looking forward to getting you back tomorrow!

jm from louisville said...

glad to have you back tomorrow. hopefully you'll start the week off with a bang!