Friday, October 27
Friday Bostonblogging and Random Ten: Yea Though I Walk Through the Shadow of the Valley of Death edition.
We must protect this couch.
I haven't mentioned it much because other bloggers are doing a far better job of covering it than I could, but this weekend is the annual hugenormous matchup between Georgia and Florida in sunny Jacksonville. Florida is favored by not one but two touchdowns, which should kind of give you an idea of how this one's looking to the rest of the country and, quite honestly, to most people in Bulldog Nation; my own prediction has the Gators actually winning by a wee bit more than that. Jeff Schultz, shockingly, is picking Georgia to cover. But people picking Georgia to actually pull the upset are about as scarce right now as "Re-Elect Mark Foley" yard signs.
Last year around this time, as Georgia went into battle with backup QB Joe Tereshinski having to lead the team due to D.J. Shockley's injury, I confessed to feeling a "weirdly electric atmosphere around the game" as if "something really amazing is gonna happen that one team's fans are going to be talking about for a long time." I'll refrain from making any such statements this year, because I honestly don't feel anything like that this year; I'll simply say I think Matt Stafford will play better than people expect, and Georgia will be in it for at least the first half, and leave it at that. But nevertheless, I will be doing all my usual superstition observance the next couple days and doing anything I can to help bump up Georgia's karmic mojo, including putting my dog in a sweater.
"Like you haven't embarrassed me enough already. Assface."
To paraphrase a popular Ole Miss slogan, "We may not win every game, but we never lose a battle of mascot cuddliness." So that's a moral victory right there.
Anyway, no more predictions or anything remotely resembling same, other than to speculate that a lot of people will get really stinking drunk this weekend. Of that you can be quite certain.
1. Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky"
2. Rinôçérôse, "La guitaristic house organisation"
3. David Cross, "Although Indigent, Rural Families Have Little To Say In The Matter, Their Meager, Third Rate Public Education Has Kept Them Ignorant And Thus, Great Sources Of Ridicule!"
4. Pet Shop Boys, "Somewhere" (Forthright mix)
5. R.E.M., "Let Me In"
6. 3rd Bass, "No Master Plan No Master Race"
7. Beck, "8.6.82"
8. Cee-Lo, "Scrap Metal"
9. Johnny Cash, "Bird on a Wire"
10. Talking Heads, "Wild Wild Life"
Random Tens? Weekend predictions? Proposals of marriage? Easy ways to get out of traffic tickets? Put 'em in the comments por favor.