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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call for the mailbag

It’s time for another in our (tepidly) popular segment, the ol’ mailbag. As has become our custom, please post your questions below, or email me at semerson@macon.com, or tweet at me, or stop me later this morning while I’m working out – actually don’t do that, please.

Things you should feel free to ask me about:

- Georgia football, men’s basketball and other sports.
- Geopolitics.
- What was the most recent movie I attended, and did Natalie Portman do anything very strange in it.

Things NOT to ask me about:

- The Carmelo Anthony trade. Pretty sure we're all sick of that.
- The standoff in Wisconsin. I can’t really figure out what’s going on there.
- How to get a good rental car. After my experience this weekend – when I got a car with a seat that has left me with intense back pain – you can chalk up another subject I’m not an expert on.

Otherwise, go crazy. If you can, please keep your queries to a reasonable length. And once there are enough questions – and hopefully no breaking news, or non-news that still breaks (cough, cough, sprained ankle, cough) - I’ll post the mailbag later today.

Fire away.

42 comments:

Ben said...

We recruited some pretty high profile linemen that were then injured - see Austin Long and Brent Benedict. How are they progressing and will they start to get some playing time. I appreciate that Mark Richt is loyal to his recruits and it probably helps his recruiting, but want to see if these guys are going to contribute to our offensive line.

Robert K. Burnham said...

What brand of chewing gum does Travis Leslie prefer ?

Ben said...

Another question about the OL - So Boling has impressed the NFL scouts and Jones and Glenn were highlighted as top OL prospects for next year's draft - what gives with last year's running game. Many blame our running backs, but they are talented if not ADD off the field. Any comments from the coaches/players as to how they will rethink our running game - the talent is there.

Rick said...

I hate Tennessee. Are they a sure thing for the tourney, or are they on the bubble like some think? Of their remaining games, what would have to happen for them to miss the NCAA tournament?

Erked Russell said...

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Andy said...

Why is your Twitter photo of Uga and not yourself?

Sam said...

Why do our dogs keep dying? Does anyone really believe that it just a coincidence that our past two dogs have each had a disease that kills them incredibly young? At what point is the school going to recognize that the Uga line is too inbred to continue to produce healthy dogs and that they need to do something about it so we can have a dog that lives longer than a season and a half?

Jonny said...

Why is "Colonoscopy for Dummies" advertised at the bottom of the page? That is creepy.

j.leonardjr said...

What is the coaching staff's reaction to the Murray injury? Are they miffed he was playing a pick up soccer game or are the athletes at UGA allowed to lead somewhat normal lives in this area? Does the football or basketball team have a policy regarding activities to avoid in the off season?

While I hate that Aaron hurt himself playing a pick up game I think it would be unfair to expect players not to be allowed to play basketball, soccer, mountain bike, etc. on their free time. It isn't like they are being paid millions to play for the University. They aren't Ron Gant riding motocross in the off season for the Braves, you know?

Russ for UGA IX in '011 said...

When do you think Georgia gets on the board for the Fulmer Cup? I'll set the over under at Mar. 11 (Start of Spring Break). I'll take the under. Although I don't know if they can duplicate the championship run from last year.

Anonymous said...

What is the latest on Ealey?

bee said...

I loved your post regarding all the basketball stats where you analyzed the areas that we are supposed to be weak in. With all that top notch research done, what is the problem if the numbers are in our favor?

Eric said...

What is up with our baseball team? I mean, we got swept by Stetson!!! Doesn't give us much hope for the year.

Eric said...

What's your latest sense of whether Leslie and Tompkins will enter the draft? They haven't looked exactly dominant and we could be awesome if one or both were to come back.

Dawgfan1307 said...

Seth,

Which would you take on the life expectancy of UGA IX.... Over / Under 3 years?

PTC DAWG said...

What are your plans to get the trolls somewhat under control?

Anonymous said...

Hi Seth-

So glad you opened this up. I'd love to have your take on this:

Is it possible to extend the Kronecker–Weber theorem on abelian extensions of rational numbers to any base number field?

Cartter Fontaine said...

You have friends come in town who have never been to Athens. Where do you take them to eat? Where do you take them to drink?

Anonymous said...

Why does our universe have 1 time and 3 space continuams?

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

Rick said...

Seth,

Are you a fan of comic books or comic book movies? What's your take on the latest batch of Marvel movies? Are you looking forward to Captain America, Thor, and/or the Avengers? If it helps spark your interest, Natalie Portman is in Thor, and there's a chance she may do something weird in it.

Anonymous said...

What are the chances Crowell or 5 star RB's coming out of high school have a 1000yard + rushing season?

Anonymous said...

At the handshke after the Vanderbilt game it looked like Coach Fox had something long to get off his chest and the Vandy coach just listened, smiling graciously.

Do you think Coach Fox had something to apologize for? I didn't see the technical foul and the crowd reaction just before the end of the game. Did something ugly happen?

Anonymous said...

Okay I'll bite, which Natalie Portman scene was hotter in Black Swan:
- "Fun time" by herself
- Mila Kunis joining in on the fun

Also, have you seen any other Darren Aronofsky movies (The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Pi)?

Robert K. Burnham said...

Any truth to the rumors that Harvey "Al" Updyke is responsible for UGA VIII's death ?
And will there be a Mad Men Season 5 ?

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of having 1 football practice before a week layoff for Spring Break XI?

NCDawg said...

Why does the Hoop Dog offense seem to sieze in the second half of every game. I know Leslie said they get complacent, but I hope that's not the issue at this level. Do they get rattled, or do they simply need some CoachT90X S&C/

Riley said...

What are the new coaches doing to catch up on the personnel at their disposal and the players/coaches they'll need to build relationships with for recruiting? Also, how are the coaches assigned recruiting areas?

Anonymous said...

In light of the recent struggles between the NFL player's union and the owners to agree on a new CBA I was wondering where the NFL coaches stood in this stand-off? We hear lots about the player's contracts, and the owner's books, but we rarely hear anything about the coaches and their assistant's contracts. Do NFL coaches side with the players or the owners/upper management? Could the lack of a forseeable CBA be pushing NFL coaches towards the college ranks next season, a la Coach O, or are they merely standing by awaiting the new CBA?

Anonymous said...

With what happened to the US citizens and pirates this morning, President Seth how would you deal with the pirate problem? Should we cut off aid to countries that don't police the pirates? Should we blow all of them out of water? Give them some of the opium from Afganistan to help mellow them out?

crap sandwich said...

Many Bulldogs were worried the S&C program would bring about a mass exodus of players. That has not been the case, what are you hearing from the players or others close to the program about the changes in S&C?

Anonymous said...

At some point last year, we heard about former players speaking to the team about the UGA way. Any idea who they had speak before the bowl game? Do they have speakers for every game or is it bowl games? Who and how do they decide on speaking?

Anonymous said...

Roseanne Barr or Barbara Bush. Both have a massive visable cold sore.

Death is not an option, and there are no alternates allowed. Which one do you choose?

Either way, your disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Do you think someone from GaTech poisoned the UGA line from Seiler way back in the day and just didn't brag about it on a radio show?

Anonymous said...

When is the G-day game this spring?

Bulldawg said...

I'll comment on Murray-

Is it only me?

Why is the star QB allowed to play pick up soccer? I mean I understand the kid is supposed to have a life other than football, but c'mon, he is an elite QB, at an elite school (work with me here) in an elite conference.

The kid should not be playing pick up soccer, BB or any other sport where he can get hurt. Go play some golf or something Aaron...

Is there any policy against this and if not, why not?

Anonymous said...

The softball team is ranked pre-season number 1. Are there any other sports that UGA should be in contention for a championship this Spring? Golf, tennis, badminton, track, water polo?

Bulldawg said...

Geopolitics for 500 Alex-

Seth, would it make you feel as good as me to see Moammar Gadhafi drug through the streets of Tripoli, bloody and dead? Or would your liberal tendencies take over and say, "no, that would be mean and inhumane. I don't care if he is a murdering despot"

Harold said...

Let's get the readers to chime in on some good nicknames for our incoming recruits. I've got a few to get us started:

Ray Drew-"The Pastor of Disaster" or "The Minister of Defense"

Johnathan J. Jenkins-"Trey-J"

Zach "Saved by DeBell" (Hey, he's a offensive tackle.)

What say you?

Eric said...

In the new addition to the Butts-Mehre building, what's the point of having 15 yards of covered practice field? You can't even run a play in that thing! Why didn't we at least have 50 yards of a field covered?

Anonymous said...

Bulldawg said:

How about a new Fulmer poll for how many times the NCAA can screw up during a calendar year. We can call it the NCAA No One's Home Poll.

Anonymous said...

@ Bulldawg

If it worries you that Murray is out playing soccer, you should be even more worried that he's in playing racquetball a few days a week. It's a little unnerving to see your starting quarterback playing that game with zero safety equipment on and a tiny ball flying around at a 100 mph