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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spikes Goes Dirty

If you haven't seen it yet...



To answer the numerous questions: I don't know what, if anything, can be done about it now. I will ask Mark Richt about it during his teleconference this evening though.

22 comments:

The Watch Dawg said...

After last year when Spikes body-humped Moreno, I shrugged it off as getting too pumped up and emotional at the beginning of a big game. But after seeing this, I'm convinced Spikes is a thug and a POS, and I sincerely hope his issues come to light and it costs him draft position. He belongs in jail.

Jan said...

It's sad that the thing we get the most excited about now is the potential of opposing teams' players getting suspended or lose draft position. I find we UGA fans sound more like GaTech fans every week.

ey218 said...

I saw this during the game and my wife said I was imagining it. It isn't surprising considering this is the guy who refused to help up Moreno after his takle/hump last year. Danielson didn't mention that when Prince refused to help up Pope Tebow I.

Josh said...

I knew I wasn't crazy when I saw that! There were several occasions during this game when I saw players throwing punches and gouges.... It's sad, extremely sad.

Randall said...

Hey Jan,
A piece of trash is still a piece of trash no matter who they play for. Ga fans are Ga fans and we will not change if you don't like it, the nerds down at that vocational school on North Ave. always need a friend.

Anonymous said...

Spikes is genetically lacking - his older brother is serving life for murder.

Evidently he felt the need to retaliate for someone doing the same to Tebow.

But whatever - that stuff doesn't belong in a civil society.

Jan said...

I was just making an observation that I thought was indicative of where the program has gotten.

I think that Spikes's play was about as trashy as it gets, and I doubt anybody disagrees (this side of the panhandle, at least). But had we put up more than a piss-poor performance yesterday, I feel Dawg fans wouldn't be seizing this as their primary talking point.

We did the same with the LSU game personal foul. We can't really talk ourselves up because there's nothing to be proud of. So we have to talk about other teams' players, or officials, etc. And that's what we make fun of Tech fans for, traditionally.

It shouldn't have to be like this.

Anonymous said...

This came directly from Urban!

Anonymous said...

Spike is a low class criminal and I wish him nothing but the worst in life, but I actually feel the same way about many of the the thugs that suit up in red and black and have the arrogance to call themselves Dawgs. It is very hard to support the team with some of the undisciplined embarrassments we have on the team.

http://multimedia.onlineathens.com/photo/2009/103109_vsFLA/slides/103109_fb_Tebow6_kl.jpg

Texas_Dawg said...

Oh, yawn, Jan. Get over yourself.

It's a bad rebuilding year team at a program that has been one of the best in CFB this decade. Yeah, we're not Florida this year and last (though we were much better in 2007), but no other CFB programs have been.

The only one being a crybaby here is you.

Fire Mark Richt said...

Tex, please STFU.

We suck, now get over the fact you were wrong. wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

It is time to go after Peterson, Kelly, or somebody else that can install fundamental football back into this program.

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jlgijzen said...

I wasn't anticipating this getting flamey. If you were to read comments on the EDSBS boards I think you'd see the "crybabies" (I haven't used the term myself).

I agree that this is a bad team in a rebuilding year, but it's become evidently clear that the things that have led us here have been correctable and predictable. This blog (which is excellent, btw, and thank you Dave for the continued coverage and being so open with us readers) has been objectively pointing out the systemic issues that have plagued us over the last two (some would argue four) years.

Anywho, I'm sorry I offended you Texas and Randall. I realize there are few things as annoying as Sunday/Monday/Tuesday morning quarterbacks and take back what I say... though I'm not sure I'm entirely wrong in describing the team's play as shoddy.

What's funny is that we agree on the Spikes thing.

Jason said...

David: Can you ask Richt to confirm whether or not we had only 9 men on the field when they lined up late to kick a FG to make it a three score game? I have seen the video and confirm that it is nine, but I want his take/excuse for why that happened this late in the season at a such critical moment.

This is such a poorly coached team. Shameful, really.

Home and Home said...

I just hope everyone enjoyed their long trip back from Jacksonville after yet another lose to Florida.

And maybe that was some kind of video trickery. NOT!!! It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Jason,

What good would two extra defenders on a field goal attempt matter anyway? They were in a fall back zone coverage and made zero attempt to block the kick. I have never seen a team like this that is afraid to try to attack the other team's special teams attempts.

Anonymous said...

The only thing worse than apologizing for an opinion is actually being surprised that a conversation with a legendary troll got "flamey".

wesley said...

"I find we UGA fans sound more like GaTech fans every week."


Thats what happens when you are staring down the barrell of a 7-5 (or worse) season

Anonymous said...

"Home and home" tells me all I need to know about what kind of whiney fan you are. We all saw the financial numbers this week, it is better for the game to continue in JAX from that standpoint. The field is the same size, no problem there. We get 50% of the tickets every year, no disadvantage there. So what is the problem? Not as convenient for you? Frankly, who cares?

If you don't understand that Florida would have a bigger edge with a home and home, you obviously have never been to a game in Gainesville. They have the bigger edge in home games, and it isn't even close. Also, if you don't understand how unique this tradition is in the world of CFB, you have to be braindead. UGA fans should put there energy behind the team, quit cryng, and spend less time trying to tear down something special and that our players feel is one of the great traditions they are proud to be associated with. Embarrassing!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I think Richt brought this rivalry to a whole new level with the celebration from a couple of years ago. I think Spikes was wrong and should be punished way worse than 1/2 of a game, but Richt is somewhat to blame for escalating this.

Anonymous said...

Good grief! So now encouraging your players to celebrate together when someone makes a play is the same as asking other teams to try to gouge your players eyes out?? How is that a rational conclusion??

There is also a difference between celebrating with your team to encourage excitement amongst the teammates and calling repeated timeouts in an attempt to rub the other teams face in the scoreboard. Case in point... pretend for a moment that never happened during the GA/FL game last year. Does anyone think that Richt would ever in a million years call all those last-minute timeouts while being that far ahead of any team?? The answer is no... because the purpose of that is not to get your team hyped up enough to keep the momentum and win the game (that's already pretty much occurred). Instead, the whole purpose of the timeouts was to be unsportmanlike, which will never be our coach's style.

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