How many Arkansas and Georgia players does it take to have a Defense? 201. 100 players from each team, and one to turn on the television to watch Florida.
Hey, Willie Robinson (Arkansas) and Willie Martinez (Georgia): The Little Sisters of the Poor called. They want their defenses back if you’re through using them.
In a dazzling display of either a high scoring football game or a low scoring basketball game, the Georgia offense outlasted the Arkansas offense Saturday night in Fayetteville. The Arkansas Defense was hosting the Georgia defense in a heated tiddlywinks contest in Jane, Missouri at the time, but the defenses for both teams took time out from their play to watch the game unfolding in Fayetteville on ESPN. Meanwhile, the Referees for the game proved once again to the satisfaction of all that the Southeastern Conference leads the nation in blown officiating calls, makeup calls, out and out phantom calls, indecision, and general all-around laughability. At least, as is so often said, the officiating was terrible on both sides.
Arkansas Defensive Coordinator Willie Robinson, meanwhile, when asked about the game, exclaimed, “Georgia? GEORGIA!?! I thought we were playing Missouri State! We prepared for Missouri State!” Uh, Willie, if you’ve not already bought a house in Fayettenam, I would stick with the apartment status. Don’t hang anything on the walls, they charge you your deposit for those holes when you move out.
Holes---Arkansas surely had them. One of the biggest was Middle Linebacker. Why was there a hole there? Because Jerry Franklin, a darn good one, was ejected from the game for pushing two players in the face mask and then bumping an official. Fortunately, unlike the previous coaching regime, Jerry will most likely “feel the love” from Coach Bobby Petrino; stadium steps, anyone?
Holes---Arkansas’ offensive line couldn’t seem to open any for Broderick Green. Wow, first and goal and you get stopped and have to run a pass play? Oh, well, the same could be said for the Eli-Manning quarterbacked New York Giants Sunday night, as they accepted lovingly wrapped presents from Tony Romo to edge the Cowboys in the season opener of JerryWorld.
Oh, well, the Georgia game is in the books. On to Tuscaloosa, where the Alabama Crimson “Tahd” awaits. Bama is hungry, Bama fans believe they’re “back”, and I’d be hard-pressed to disagree with them. Bama looks fierce. We’ve won in Tuscaloosa and I’m not afraid of big, bad ‘Bama---except this year, maybe I should be. They’re no Florida, though. We’ve got them on the road, too.
Had a wonderful time at the tailgate party and the game. Probably my only trip this year (me + career + finances + economic crisis = FAIL; annus horribilis continues unabated).
Nathan and I were in downtown Houston on Friday afternoon at 4:30. Drove to Tulsa, arrived 1:00 am, spent the night. Saturday morning, drove to Rose, Oklahoma and dropped my little Bessie, the rescue dog, off at her forever home. The people there are lovely and will give her a wonderful home. We then went on to Fayetteville, tailgated with old friends, hugged everybody’s neck, had bourbon and coke, watched football (GO HUSKIES!), then walked across the street to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
I don’t know what it was, but it’s gotten a little too busy at DWRRS these days. Sensory overload. WAY WAY WAY TOO MANY FREAKING COMMERCIALS!!!
AND NOW, IT’S TIME TO MEET….A RAZORBACK!!! BETTER PIZZA, MORE INGREDIENTS, PAPA JOHN’S! GREAT MOMENTS IN RAZORBACK HISTORY!!! (In 1954, Arkansas was fighting an uphill battle…”). AND NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE ARE SOME SPORTS FIGURES FROM ARKANSAS’ PAST TO WHOM WE’RE GOING TO GIVE PLAQUES IN A NOISY FASHION!!! THE ARKANSAS WOMEN’S TIDDLYWINKS TEAM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AS THEY TAKE ON AUBURN THIS WEEKEND! PAPA JOHN’S! WASTE MANAGEMENT! PORT-A-JOHN, THE OFFICIAL OUTHOUSE OF THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS!!!
(Note to Long: go to some of the other stadia and see how they do it. It’s just not as intrusive).
After the game (exciting) and the hour getting out of the parking area, then another hour to Ft. Smith, spending the night at the Motel 6 on Rogers, then another 9 hour drive to Houston, then working all day, my brain is FRIED. Accordingly, I’m going to stop writing and post pictures instead.
GO HOGS!!! BEAT THE TAHD!!!
Nathan and his name on Senior Walk
Gage: The Family
Skinny and Minnie
….you just had to be there….