Post Game Thoughts on the SEC Championship

The Grantland column said that the SEC Championship was a chance for the (paraphrasing here) University of Georgia to change the narrative…and reframe what many people say about the Dawgs (pretenders, perennial bridesmaids, can’t get it done). I think at the end of four quarters the Bulldogs proved that they did indeed deserve to be on the stage with the Crimson Tide.

Now, shore up that running D. Stop giving up those big yards off tackle. Replace some key losses and get back to the game again. Important to note here that just playing close in the SEC Championship game is a big improvement over some of their past efforts. You did yourself proud on a national stage.

Looking forward to seeing you next year in the real Death Valley. If not before then in Atlanta.

Oh, and Ouch!

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Goodbye to a best friend

So  I realized tonight that my Facebook posting rules so some of you might not be up to date on what has been happening. We had to go to the vet and have Hugo put down this morning. It was a tough couple of days for the family, and I am not even sure that Sarah Kate has figured out what happened yet. We are going to wait for her to ask before we have a talk about it with her.

Hugo was my best friend for 13 years.  I will miss him terribly.
I wrote some things down earlier this week that I wanted to share about him.

To the best cat to ever utter a meow:

There are so many things that I can say about you.

You have been my best friend for almost as long as I can remember. From the day you showed up on my doorstep in LaGrange…we have been partners. Sitting in the north facing window (looking to your Canadian homeland), chattering at the various birds and squirrels that dared to cross your path, answering my whistle. (It will always be the Hugo whistle to this family), busting in like the Kool-Aid man to get your water from the shower. You loved to spend time in the sun, just lounging…but always quick to answer with a meow if I called your name.

You graciously allowed Frankie to join us when Linds moved in. You (begrudgingly) gradually came to know Lidsey as Mom.

Hugo did not like when Mom watched Glee.

I remember the time that I totally freaked out on a pizza man…because you escaped from the apartment. Luckily…you hadn’t gone far, and I corralled you back inside.

I think you spent most every night for the last 12 years sleeping between my legs, or at the foot of the bed. You were also pretty cool when we brought home a baby. Sometimes you even let Sarah Kate pull your tail without popping her in the head.

I am writing this while you are still around. I don’t want to try and remember these things after you are gone. My real hope is that I made your life maybe even half as awesome as you made mine.

I am not sure that I could have ever ordered a better cat. You did a great job finding me. I will miss you terribly. There will be a real void in my life without you around. I know there is a great debate about animals and heaven. But honestly if you are not waiting for me at the rainbow bridge…then I am not sure heaven will be what I expect it to be.

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Dirty Guv’nahs release the video for 3000 Miles

And it is awesome.

If they come to your town…don’t miss it.
Check out their website.

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Speed, Sport, Beauty.

If you are bothering to read this post, than you probably already know just how much I love racing.
In case you ever wanted to know why…I would just point you to this video.
You probably won’t watch all 16 minutes of it, but then again…you might just find out that you just can’t stop watching.

Racing In Slow Motion IV from Mattzel89 on Vimeo.

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My Kid is Cute

And she LOVES Bacon.

Seriously, we went out shopping this morning, and hit Star Provisions to restock on Bentons.

I took out the pack to take a picture, and I hear:

Daddy….Yes Baby?…I want to hold the bacon please…Ok babe.

Seriously. She wanted to hold the bacon.

Holding the bacon…and saying “cheese!” I love this kid,

She also got 3 separate compliments on how well-behaved she is. That obviously comes from her mom.

Oh, and right after this picture…she asked to hear “Hold on.” I am convinced I have the coolest kid ever.

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Laid Back….Sippin’ on Gin and Juice

I have some cool things to share. Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing Independence Day week. Time to get back at it at the office. Definitely hard to believe we have hit the mid-point of summer (and the year for that matter).

Found this link to some good summer cocktails. I have been on a gin kick lately. Mostly really good gin.

OK, add Mun, and this should be my most-viewed post EVER!

As Daniel Bryan would say… “Yes, Yes, Yes!!”

I could not go without mentiong how dissappointed I was to learn about the drug-related suspension of NASCAR’s A.J. Allmendinger. If it wasn’t a false positive, then I hope that A.J. can get his stuff together. There is no doubt that he is talented.

And congrats to Kevin and DeLana Harvick on the birth of their son…if you read his statement, you realize that despite his reputation…he really is a pretty good guy.

 ”Waiting on Keelan was the longest nine months of my entire life,” Kevin Harvick said in a statement. ”But time literally stood still when I held our baby for the first time. I’ve accomplished a lot in my life that I’m proud of, but those moments don’t hold a candle to becoming a father and seeing that little face looking up at you.

”DeLana and I are just amazed by how special and rewarding this is.”

This should do it for this week. Trying to get back into a regular posting habit. I got some good fishing stuff saved up to share. This was just more of a post about drinking.

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Click-Clack! Steve Spurrier takes another shot at Georgia | Throw The Flag Blog

 

Steve Spurrier takes another shot at Georgia | Throw The Flag Blog.

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