Not much time for links this morning, but a handful of reading material to get you through the day...
-- First off, a shout out to friends of the blog in NYC. Reader Matt S. has started up a Web site for the NYC Bulldogs Club, so if you're a UGA fan in the Big Apple, check it out. And go Phillies!
-- I have a story in today's Telegraph on the Bulldogs' thoughts about playing for 2010 vs. worrying about winning the next four games.
-- And Mike Lough has some thoughts from Eric Zeier about the state of the Georgia program.
-- Some thoughts from the Anonymous Suck-up, a veteran Bulldogs Blog commenter:
"So let me get this straight. Mike Slive thinks a coach criticizing game officials is a worse offense than a player intentionally trying to blind another player. Nice. The real shame is that this is what we all expected. We didn't expect Florida or the SEC to do the right thing. We had no reason to do so, but we had lots of reasons to expect what we got. It's a sad state of affairs.
"Oh...and one more thing...what do you think the reaction would have been if Reshad Jones had been caught gouging Tebow's eyes? Certainly the reaction from the game officials, the media, the coaches, and the league would've been exactly the same, right? Riiight."
Chris Low agrees, bashing the decision to suspend Spikes for just a half of action and pointing the blame at Mike Slive.
-- Jeremy Fowler has the potential background for the Brandon Spikes' eye gouge.
-- Low also thinks putting the blame for Georgia's woes on Joe Cox's shoulders is unfair.
-- Think those black helmets were bad? What if UGA had run onto the field wearing throwback "Georgia Wildcats" uniforms? T Kyle King provides some context on a notable day in Georgia history.
-- One "Lunatic" Georgia fan provides some very lucid insight into the problems of the Georgia defense.
-- The Grit Tree is among the many fans unhappy that Joe Cox will be under center again this week and looks deeper at the Cox-Aaron Murray debate.
-- Did you see Syracuse's best player quit the team? I'm actually happy about this. I'm glad Doug Marrone is laying down the law after Greg Robinson let that program fall apart from the inside out.
-- A "Lost" star will have a guest gig on "Law & Order: SVU."
-- A familiar face will be returning to "24" this year.
-- Ever wonder what the odds are that a meteor will actually hit the Earth? It's about the same odds of Morgan Freeman becoming president or Bruce Willis becoming an astronaut
-- Finally, a real explanation for the career of Keanu Reeves. "I am an EFF-BEE-EYE AGENT!"-- The most inexplicable thing about me is that I don't watch "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Makes no sense. Everyone tells me I'm dumb. I'll go get the DVDs sometime after football season and catch up, I promise. I did this with "The Wire" and I still beat myself up about not watching it right off the bat. Anyway, a treat for those of you who do watch "Sunny"... a montage of all of Charlie's dance moves.
-- And finally, the answer to yesterday's trivia question...
First off, here were my 10 favorite guesses:
10. Debbie Gibson -- Sadly, no. But she was my first true love.
9. ZZ Top -- I'd still like to see ZZ Top. Interesting fact about ZZ Top: The two guitar players are notorious for their long beards. The drummer, however, is completely clean shaven. His name? Frank Beard.
8. Loverboy -- Nah, no Canadians.
7. Enuff Z Nuff -- Actually, I have seen Enuff Z Nuff in concert. They were the opener in a show that featured Quiet Riot, Warrant and Poison. A lot of aging '80s groupies went topless. It was interesting to say the least.
6. Blue Oyster Cult -- Nope, but that reminds me... I got a fevah!
5. Firehouse -- Nope, but when I lived in California, my roommate had a penchant for blaring '80s music very loud at 3 a.m. while playing beer pong in the garage, and Firehouse's "Love of a Lifetime" was a favorite. Well, not for the neighbors.
4. Parliament Funkadelic -- Nope, but I may watch "PCU" tonight.
3. Red Buttons -- Hilarious.
2. Strawberry Alarm Clock -- I'll admit, I had to Google them.
1. Kenny Rogers with special guests Paul Anka and Lee Greenwood -- Now, THAT'S a concert. And what more can you say about Kenny? The man makes a good bird. (And after finding that video, I spent about another 45 minutes watching other clips.)But no one guessed the correct answer, which was.... Ah, just watch this.