It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose, and even that doesn't make that much difference. ~ Coach Finstock ~

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MV7 Returns to ATL

Although this post is about a week late, I felt it was still appropriate to get it out there.

A few Sundays back the Falcons played their first home game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. While the game between two upper tier NFC teams should have been the focus, it was solely on Michael Vick's return to Atlanta as the starting quarterback for the other team. All week leading up to the game everyone in Atlanta had their opinions on who would be cheering for Vick or how many Vick supporters would be in the Georgia Dome. Even the pre-game shows had full segments discussing this issue. From local sports talk radio, to local sports writers, to local and national sports anchors....the Vick blitz was on.

I would like to see this is not a race issue, but you can tell by the callers and the pre-game stories that it is simply that. Terrence Moore (writer in Atlanta for years) came out and said half the dome would be Vick supporters. The 2 Live Stews (local sports radio personalities) said the same and went as far as to say they hope he has a huge game, but the Falcons win. This is laughable to me. To put it simply, if you cheer for someone else on another team, then you are not a fan. In no circumstance would you cheer against your team, no matter what.

As usual most of the so-called experts got it wrong. The Falcons fans showed up and filled the Dome, from accounts there were 5-8% Eagles or Vick fans in the dome. This was evident on NBC broadcast when Vick was exiting the field after being injured, he was getting booed heavily and no doubt was hearing some pretty nasty stuff from the Falcons' faithful. He went as far to point at the scoreboard on his way out, I remember doing that when I was in high school. Also, I'm sure he hears worse at his home stadium, after all he does play in Philly. However, at the end of the game, this is how the scoreboard read.

Vick ended up looking like the picture below in the game and suffered a concussion. I have to give the Atlanta fans credit, they showed up and packed the Dome!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Not the Best Start

Not too much to say about Georgia in their first two games of the season.

In game 1 against Boise State they played well enough to be in the game until after halftime, at which time Boise made adjustments and Georgia seemed to stand pat. Boise came in as a top 5 team and proved again that is what they are.

In game 2 against South Carolina, Georgia decided to do everything they could to hurt your defense. Two turnovers by the offense for touchdowns and another one that South Carolina returned inside the 10 yard line. Not too mention a fake punt returned for 3/4 of the field by a defensive lineman. The defense played good enough to win the game, too bad the other two areas did not.

There have been some bright spots for sure. Crowell looks like the real deal at running back and must become a bigger part of the offense. Jarvis Jones looks like a 5 star recruit and with Alec Ogletree out he has stepped up and made plays.

So with that being said, the Richt seat is beyond hot and no matter what you say there is a the lunatic fringe out there that does not care and wants him gone right now. The bigger issue maybe that Tennessee looks much improved over last year and Auburn has pulled out two games to start off their campaign.

Georgia must finish at 9-3 worse-case for there to be any hope of a okay season, obviously 10-2 would be better, but winning 10 in a row with what we have seen might not be possible.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

To say its a big game is an understatement........

After last week's disaster Georgia has another game that will truly make or break their season today. Georgia welcomes South Carolina to Sanford Stadium with the loser likely out of the SEC Eastern division race, and if it is Georgia, turn up the heat on the coaches seat for Richt. The site will be up and running!!

Boise provided a blueprint for the rest of Georgia's opponents with running 5-7 yard quick pass routes and underneath stuff. Georgia's defense looked plenty fast and for the most part in position to make plays, they just could not get Boise off the field last weekend and the underneath stuff killed them, especially on 3rd down. The best part about this weekend for most fans will be Georgia getting back to wearing their traditional red jerseys and silver britches, even though if they would have won last weekend no one would give a damn.

Georgia's offensive line will have another challenge this week with South Carolina's d-line. It will be interesting to get our first look at super freshman, Jadeveon Clowney at defensive end. From the little bit of success Georgia had running the ball last week it is clear to see that Crowell will be the best option at running back and if he can get into space can make big plays. Same can be said for Malcolm Mitchell at receiver. The veterans must step up and not have the miscues this week.

I would give a prediction, but with what happened last week, all I have now are more questions than answers.

My challenge is to all of the Bulldawg Nation. Show up at Sanford Stadium Saturday and be loud from the get go. This team needs your support and they still have a lot to play for, the SEC is still out there to be had. Georgia's schedule gets a little easier after this weekend so they need to figure out a way to survive!! Go Dawgs!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

A few weeks back I finally made it out to see "Horrible Bosses." I will definitely say that this is the best comedy movie I have seen in a while, maybe since "The Hangover" a few years back. The movie stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as friends who all decide they want to kill their bosses. The bosses are played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston.

The movie follows each of them at their jobs and works up to where each of them want to kill their respective boss. So then the movie walks through each of them trying to get intel and figure out the best way to kill them without there being a trace of them, basically trying to set each of them up to look like an accident. All the bosses play great roles and Jennifer Aniston plays a dentist who sexually harasses Charlie Day. She is hot in this movie and is different role for her. The movie has a few twists at the end. Bateman, Sudeikis and Day all play there same character, but the little one liners by Sudeikis and the high pitched voice of Day make this movie really good.

There are a few cameos along the way too, Jamie Foxx caught me off guard, but his role is hilarious. I would give this movie 5 out of 5 beers. It is a must see and worth the $12 movie ticket.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


So a few weeks back our long awaited guys' trip to Boston finally happened. Needless to say it was not your normal weekend.

Everyone got into the city Thursday night and we got started by drinking a few on the rooftop bar at the Rattlesnake around the corner from our hotel. Once we got ready we took the T down to Government Center and once we got off the train Jason stopped me and said he recognized one of the guys from the TBS show "My Boys." So we walked back up and introduced ourselves to Mike Bunin (who played Kenny on the show) and asked if we could take a picture with him. Two seconds later another guy from the show, Jamie Kaler, (who played Mike on the show) walked up and said they had to take care of something right quick and then they would. Long story short someone had stolen their friends' iPhone and they called it and told the guy who answered to meet them at Gov't Center and they would buy it back. Once the guy walked up Jamie told him to give it to him or he would kick his ass and the take it. Then the cops walked up so we started to head off to the bar. Mike ran us down and told us he appreciated that we like the show and took a quick picture.

After all of that exceitement we ended up at a place called Howl at the Moon where a dueling pianos band was playing. When we walked in the band was about to start playing Florida's fight song so Kirn donated $20 to the pot and they played "Glory Glory to Georgia" instead. In turn McSwain threw in $40 for them to write gators eat dawgs or something dumb like that. The bar was fun and afterward we headed back to our hotels. Branden and I went on a late night search for food and decided to take directions from Jason and Kirn which led to us going the wrong way looking for 7 Eleven and ending up at CVS.

On Friday we had a late lunch and in the mid afternoon started making our way to Fenway. Before the game we hung around the park on Yawkey Way and Cask 'n' Flagon. Makes me wish that they would have built Turner Field in downtown ATL like it was planned, nothing like the pre and post-game atmosphere around Fenway.

Other than the fact that the Red Sox got killed, the game was a blast and it is always great to go to those old ballparks and see baseball the way it is supposed to be. Also, bit of advice, after the game you are required to get an italian sausage (street meat) from the vendors outside.

Saturday was a cluster, Hurricane Irene was making its way up the East Coast so we started trying to figure out how we were going to get home. All of us had flights Sunday morning returning home. Mike and Jason were on AirTran and we able to switch their flights to that afternoon. Unfortunately for Nick, Brando and I Delta could not get us on a flight until Monday afternoon.

So Nick, Brando and I made the best of our extra day and a half and went out on Saturday to a few bars. Recommend hitting up "McGreevy's." The original was the first Boston sports bar and is was reopened a few years back after being bought by Ken Casey from Dropkick Murphys. Sunday the weather rolled in and needless to say the city shutdown, the wind blew 40-50 mph and it rained until a little after noon. That last night we had a nice dinner at Rock Bottom.

Looking forward to our next trip, talked about hitting up everyone's hometowns. So here we come Pittsburgh, Dallas, Oklahoma, Marietta and Douglasville.