April 8, 2018

Sunday Check-in: 4/8/18

8 April 2018


So a couple of weeks ago I basically said the following:

From here on out, you can count on your old pal MB, at least for a Sunday post.

Well, I'm a man of my word. 

And when the Senator smiles, that makes GYSB smile. 

And apparently numbnuts won The Masters.  And word on the street is that he hates old people, children & dawgs, but still loves nothing more than cheating on the golf course & stealing from his teammates. 

Dr. Choad Boy 


GO DAWGS! 

April 1, 2018

4/1/18: A Trip Around the Dawgosphere

1 April 2018

Greetings & Salutations, Dawg fans, and we hope it's lovely out there. He is Risen! Happy Easter to all. No Sunday Treatment today, so let's get straight to it:

Okay for now, friends. GO DAWGS & GATA! 

March 25, 2018

3/25/18: Hello Again; The Sunday Treatment & a Trip Around the Dawgosphere

25 March 2018

And we're back...

A bit of a layoff there, folks. Sorry about that. But the big news is that GYSB is back in action.

Why the long break? That's a good question & I'm glad you asked. The usual suspects. Laziness, maybe. But not really. I've just been really busy. Plus, I pretty much stayed drunk there for a few years, so there's that, too.

I've been concentrating on my main writing project, The Piedmont Chronicles. It's an online newspaper that covers the glorious Georgia Piedmont, and the city of Covington & Newton Co. in particular. Originally just a personal blog where I concentrated on local history & people, it has now became a full-blown thing with local advertisers & everything. I've told my readership there that a relaunching of Go You Silver Britches! was imminent as the main part of the new Sports Division of TPC. We're really excited about it & hope you are too!

The Sunday Treatment 

New UGA Hoop Dawgs Head Man Tom Crean
This is typically kind of a slow time of the year for UGA athletics, but this year is a little different for a few reasons.

The biggest of which, naturally, is that while we're not talking about UGA Hoops in the NCAA tourney, as usual, we are definitely talking about UGA Hoops in the month of March. That's because we've got a new head coach that most everybody is pretty pumped about. Tom Crean, by all accounts, is truly a top-tier coach. With a high level of success at his previous two stops - Marquette & Indiana - there's a palpable sense of excitement surrounding the UGA B-ball program that we haven't seen in the Classic City since...well, probably since we hired Mark Fox in 2009.

With the level of talent we have in the great state of Georgia & now with a coach of Crean's caliber, there should be no reason at all, in our estimation, for the Hoop Dawgs not to make it to the Big Dance almost every year and to advance at least a couple of rounds on a fairly frequent basis.

Diamond Dogs Skip, Manager Stricklin
Switching gears to baseball, the UGA Diamond Dogs have been impressing folks so far this year. A 17-6 regular record with a 4-1 conference mark approx. a third of the way through the season has some wondering if AD McGarity was right to bring Scott Stricklin back after three underwhelming seasons at the helm. Although we're just underway in conference play, it does look like this edition of the Diamond Dawgs has the potential to do something this year. We'll keep an eye on it.

And enough with the filler stuff, the UGA football spring game - G-Day - is less than a month away. April 21, 2018 can't get here soon enough for a lot of us. Many are anxiously awaiting seeing some action from some of the players of the consensus top recruiting class in the country. And Justin Fields, though! Very exciting.

A Trip Around the Dawgosphere 



Welp, that'll do it for this go 'round, gang. Thanks for reading. No promises moving forward than this: you WILL be able to count on the Sunday Treatment every Sunday, and hopefully a few other write-ups here & there. Til next time.

Your Pal, 

MBM

September 12, 2016

The Sunday Treatment & a Trip Around the Dawgosphere: CANCELLED due to "medical episode," and/or "overheating."

Regrettably, Go You Silver Britches! had a medical episode after the abomination that was Saturday's game. Per advice of staff, the Doc, the Dr., and counsel, it has been decided that we'll skip this week.

Look for a breakdown of the Mizzou game on Thursday. Maybe. We are the laziest blog in the Dawgosphere. So, you never know.

And hey, winning always beats losing, right? So there's that.

GO DAWGS!

September 4, 2016

[GYSB] - The Sunday Treatment & A Trip Around the Dawgosphere: UNC Edition

Go You Silver Britches! 
4 September 2016

Our boys and Red and Black got a big win last night over their boys in baby blue from Carolina at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. 

We amassed 33 points to their 24 and would've been lost at sea if not for the thoroughbred-like running abilities of the odds-on favorite to win this year's Heisman, Nick Chubb. Just like Herschel some 30-odd years ago, you just keep givin' that stud the ball. He might just get a few here and there, but a lot of times he'll get more - and you know at some point he's gonna break one just like he did last night to seal the deal. Man, what a man! Chubb, FTW!

And what a win for Kirby Derpy boy. Anybody see him after the game with that old-school leather helmet on? He looked dumber than a bucket of warm spit; and hell, he might be, but it certainly seems like he can coach, and his players seem to love him. And most importantly - he won!

Big win for the home team.

Random thoughts:

- the SEC, other than 'Bama and maybe us, looks like a warm pile of doo-doo. 

- speaking of 'Bama, they can't really be that good again this year, can they? 
- and that's the thing - we just really don't know enough about anybody to really be able to discern things. By 'bout the end of September, we should. 
- and how 'bout that one pass Eason threw for a TD. Man, I think the hype might be true. He's got a long way to go, though.

And now, without any further ado, let's take... 



A Trip Around the Dawgosphere 


Not a bad way to start things out. I'm just still so happy that it's finally back!

How 'Bout Them Dawgs!

-MBM 


November 30, 2015

Thoughts on the Richt Firing

To paraphrase Lewis Grizzard, Mark Richt's been fired and I ain't feelin' too good myself. I'm not going to lie, and even though a time or two the past couple of seasons I've openly wondered if we needed to move in a new direction, I just...don't feel good about it.
Looking back, I think the end was really a year or so into the making. Trying to incorporate "The Process" of Saban and 'Bama into "The Georgia Way" didn't seem like a good fit. I think whatever happened some weeks back - the "incident," or the "altercation" - whatever it was - was a direct result of that. With that said, I wonder if it could have developed into something rather amazing. The infusing of that operations system into ours would certainly be difficult, but what if it reached a point of equilibrium (which, for the record, I think we were right there), and it was going to be the new model in which to run a program. We'll never know now. At least at UGA.
And naturally it was all about money and politics in terms of this firing happening at the time it did. Just a quick back-of-the-envelop calculation will tell you that only about 1/3 of the fan base was really unhappy. In terms of who really made this happen - the high dollar folk - truly just a minuscule percentage. But, like with the political system, the old model still holds major sway at most major athletic departments and the alternate golden rule is in effect. But think about this - the bastards wouldn't even let the fan base have the entire weekend to enjoy the Tech victory. No, their frantic desiring to finally rid ourselves of Richt was too much. You could feel it all the way from Athens. Seriously...
I wish Mark Richt nothing but the best. I love him, and I know many of us do.
And I think T. Kyle King may have been right - if Damon Evans had hailed a cab some time back, things might be very different right now. Of course, you could say that with several other events as well. But...interesting to think about.
In terms of our new coach? Hell, I don't know. We'll get somebody. As I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, I think I'm at the point where I'm going to take on a secondary college team from our great state. UGA will still by my Alma Mater and I will still try to get to at least a few games like I always do, but I'm fascinated by maybe watching a Mercer game. Maybe throwing them a few bucks. The upstart Kennesaw St. program. Georgia State needs all the help they can get. Hey, competition, changing things up, and the free market - always a good thing.
As always, it's a great day to be a Georgia Bulldog.

November 29, 2015

[GYSB] - The Sunday Treatment, A Trip Around the Dawgosphere, and some thoughts on Richt...

Greetings, fine readers.

Hope it's good out there for everyone. It's been a bit since we've last conversed, and for that, I apologize. To use an electoral term, I had to reset my precincts.

But this isn't about politics. No, this is about the Greatest Program in the History of College Football. Sorry, 'Bama, we know you have a bunch more trophies but you don't have Uga, the Hedges, the Chapel Bell, Downtown, the legend of Herschel, and a few score other things. You've got your own deal. Now, you have The Process. And...it seems to be working out for you. So good for you.

It is in the estimation of this writer that the 2015 version of the Georgia Dawgs will go down as the worst 9-3 team in the history of college football. But hey...better lucky than good, right?

In terms of the Dawgosphere, I think that's a feature I'm going to put on the shelf for the time being. If you're reading this, then you've already read or probably will read the usual suspects. My favs are Bernie, Tyler at GA Sports Blog, and naturally, that esteemed magnificent Jew Lawyer - the one and only one - the Honorable Sen. Blutarsky.

*****

Regarding Richt:

He's our coach. We love him. But let's see what happens in the bowl game. And naturally there's the whole Eason thing to study on. And them o'er boys. They all seem to really like Richt, and their folks, too. There's the money concerns. Coalitions, Alliances, and Power Plays. Shit. Maybe this is a story about politics...

Certainly Richt seems to be living the charmed life; one has to think about that. There's something more to this story that I just can't quite put my finger on...a story from Antiquity, maybe? No. Duality of Man. Evil Richt???!!! } cue the dramatic music { Ha, ha...just having some fun with you, you beautiful, wonderful readers. No, but one certainly has to entertain the idea that perhaps this man's faith is, indeed, helping him.

And finally - I think it was Bernie, or was it Tyler...think it was Tyler, who reminded us that almost every close win this year was a just about a complete redo of any number of Dooley games during the 80's. We all know the formula: solid kicking game, killer D, and an offense that flirted with abomination. As I said, John Lastinger would have felt right at home here, and somewhere George Haffner is smiling...

As the wise one says, "Ain't no tellin'!"