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Stetson Bennett’s Teammates Love Him

I didn’t exist yet the last time the UGA Bulldogs won a college football national title.  Cortez Hankton, pass game coordinator and wide receiver coach for UGA, didn’t exist either.  Well, they did it tonight against the Alabama Crimson Tide, winning 33 to 18.

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Here’s the google chat log I had with a friend during the final couple minutes of the game:

Me: UGA’s QB’s teammates love him. They’ll cry happy tears with him.
Friend: you’re watching?!

Me: I started watching at the bottom of the 2nd quarter.  I was watching movies before then.  I’ve had the game mostly on mute, though, cause I’ve been listening to music on YT.  I know, it’s been a while since I watched a college game.
Friend:  you picked the right game to watch.  you’re watching history. first UGA national title since 1980

Me: But, I did watch the failed 2pt conversions of both teams in the 4th and then UGA putting two back-to-back TDs up. Of course, I was going to watch at least the second half of the game..,i know how big a deal it is.  the rivalry. I used to watch quite a bit of college football in the yrs after I got my MA. I know a lot of people don’t see the big deal with competitive sports, participating or watching.  But, it really is important… where else does society get to see young men get to experience and express supreme joy and disappointment? Where else does society get to see young men convey so many emotions so publicly? nowhere.  And…in some very subtle way, football hasn’t been commodified to quite the same degree as basketball.  Basketball players in the spotlight, with endorsement deals and commercial value, are depicted much more like musicians than football players.  Football players, even household names, multiple conference or league winners, are more like… Miss America winners? Same with baseball players.

Friend: how happy must a braves and UGA fan be in these last 3 months?
Me: And how awesome the World Series happened before Omnicorn was a thing. This was very good vicarious joy.

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Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

A Tale for the Unexpected

After recovering from the wonky hearing incident (my sinuses were clogged), I’m now nursing myself back to digestive health after an early morning of spewing forth whatever it was that my bowels didn’t want to deal with anymore.  Not something I would wish upon anyone…not even a person who believes women have no right to decide what happens to their own bodies.

So, while I get my gut flora back to optimal operational levels and digestive capacity back to solid/dense foods, I’ll leave you with visual media of a musical artist whom I find so familiar (especially in the way he speaks and grins), but I cannot figure out why.  Is it because his stage name, Machine Gun Kelly, makes me think of the Japanese rock group Thee Michelle Gun Elephant?

I came across Machine Gun Kelly’s name and likeness because I was looking up videos of Fifth Harmony (yes, I went down a mashup-rabbit-hole).  He and Camilla Cabello (one of the 5h members*) did a duet recently called “Bad Things,” which features a reinterpretation of Fastball’s song “Outta My Head.”

Machine Gun Kelly has a few films and TV work on his resume too.  I don’t listen to enough diverse, American rap to form any opinion on his skills or talent from a technical level.  I haven’t listened to enough of his own music to gauge how poetic his lyrics are, but he has a great voice.  Sure, nothing can compare to this original song here, but MGK does an impressive cover of it (alongside Tillie).

Why does he seem so familiar…like I know him from an alternate reality?

I love this clip.

I figured it out! His eyes make me think of Viktor Petrenko, the Olympic figure skater.

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In other news, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets beat the UGA Bulldogs on November 26 by one point. 28 to 7. Read all about it at SB Nation.

* Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony at the end of 2016; she’s gone solo.

So Close and So Horse

UGA’s Bulldogs made an appearance today at Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets’ playground.  I watched some of the first half and the Yellow Jackets were up to twenty points in the lead (the Dawgs had a score of 0 until the bottom of the second).  The Yellow Jackets remained on top through the entire game, despite the Dawgs’ increased scoring — and then there was and overtime, another tie! But then, possibly by sheer luck or coincidence (?) UGA 41 and Georgia Tech 34.

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Read more about the game here and here.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

I went to North Point Mall on Black Friday.  I didn’t look at all of the stores I wanted because it was warm and stuffy in some of these stores, mais ce n’est pas grave.  There was a lot more people at the mall than this photo suggests (upstairs facing Von Maur).

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I saw a horse at the Forum today.

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RIP Paul Walker.  Shock! Yes, he has died.

SEC Championship 2012: Crimson Tide wets the Bulldogs

Oh, snap peas.  Alabama Crimson Tide just turned UGA’s Bulldogs’ dream into a fantasy, claiming the SEC Championship title with a 32 to 28 victory.  I didn’t watch the game, but I checked the score several times in the fourth quarter on SI.com.

For game summary, stats, and play-by-play, click here.
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UPDATE: Sigh, Florida State Seminoles cool-whipped the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the ACC Championship title.  21 to 15 final score.  Again, I checked scores several times in the fourth quarter.  Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

Overheard at Taco Mac

Table 1 consisted of Florida Gators fans, two guys and one girl.  Guy 1 faced me.  He had hot wings.  Guy 2’s back faced me.  He had a taco.  I’m not sure what the girl ate other than the new loaded sweet potato fries.

Guy 1 reminded me of Tom Hardy and Sam Worthington.  Imagine Hardy’s features on Worthington’s face.

They clapped whenever the Gators got another ten yards and applauded every flag on South Carolina. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they ended up cheering every time a Cardinal got an aesthetically unflattering televised close-up.

Guy 1 said at one point, “You ain’t Tebow.”
Guy 2 barked, “Oh come on!” after the Gators quarterback got sacked either at the bottom of the third quarter or the top of the fourth.  (Their beloved reptiles eventually lost to the birdies by just five points.)

The occupants of table 2 were at Taco Mac for the UGA-Auburn game and talked about the state of Penn.  As of the bottom of the second quarter, the Tigers have a lot of catching up to do in the second half.