6:49 pm October 24, 2011, by David O'Brien
October 29th, 20119:07 pm
Well in general the special team $ucks and they have only attempted 8 FG all year (converting 4). I get the feeling that the team goes for more 4th down conversions than they need to because of this.
October 29th, 20119:11 pm
TnBrian, I told you it was Lentz the other night!
October 29th, 20119:12 pm
Walsh has missed 9 or 10 FG’s this year. Ga went for it on 4th and long, within FG range, a couple of times today because of that.
Fl did the same thing although their kicker did come around somewhat. Of course he’s a back up.
October 29th, 20119:19 pm
I hope Ivan has a defibrillator handy.
October 29th, 20119:21 pm
Speaking of place kickers, I saw that one of my former students kicked a 53-yard FG today to finish the first half.
October 29th, 20119:23 pm
One of my former students kicked a 54-yard FG today to win the game.
October 29th, 20119:25 pm
Very good jeffrey d.
October 29th, 20119:26 pm
I was just kidding about kicker, Bat. Any GA player coming to Tech would have to endure too many jokes at his expense to ever do a decent job.
October 29th, 20119:27 pm
That didn’t really happen.
October 29th, 20119:29 pm
Moe, how are you feeling today?
Any GA player coming to Tech would have to endure too many jokes at his expense to ever do a decent job.
As if he would get them.
October 29th, 20119:31 pm
I did not actually think so. Actually, the football career of my favorite among the student-athletes I have had has ended. He was an impressive defensive tackle but injuries ended his athletic career. At least he was a good student and so will have some other options.
Good one, Bat!
October 29th, 20119:33 pm
Trey, thanks for asking. Better than last night. Have still been dealing with some of the work problems for much of the day today. The snowstorm here in the northeast threw some kinks into it. Now, I am just working on a grant proposal. But less wound up than yesterday.
October 29th, 20119:34 pm
I did my undergrad at UGA but later taught at GA Tech. Not quite sure what that says. But somehow the knowledge gained at one institution had to be imparted at the other.
October 29th, 20119:35 pm
I do have 2 playing, though. One at Tech, one at Clemson.
jeffrey d, it is good to see one’s former students go on to do interesting things.
October 29th, 20119:37 pm
I got moved to freshmen, though, so it’ll be a few years until I see another one playing college ball
October 29th, 20119:38 pm
I did my undergrad at UGA but later taught at GA Tech.
Did you enjoy the “THWGA” edition of ‘nique?
October 29th, 20119:41 pm
Moe – so UGA/Tech game…who do you root for?
October 29th, 20119:42 pm
jeffrey d, do you like freshman? Hope so. I once had a roommate who ended up teaching English to high school freshman. She so despised it that she gave up on humanities and went back to study sciences so she could apply to med school. She is now a psychiatrist in San Francisco. I believe we all know someone who should avail himself of her services.
SB–Not trying to be an ignoramus, but I have no idea what you are talking about.
October 29th, 20119:43 pm
jeffrey d–I don’t have much at stake in it, but I will go with UGA. Really enjoyed the time living in Athens.
McFann O O o Get Well Soon, Nolie!!
October 29th, 20119:44 pm
jeffrey d One at Tech, one at Clemson.
Moe – honestly, no. I had juniors last year and I miss that. I deal with so much apathy, disrespect, and immaturity daily. It wears you down.
October 29th, 20119:45 pm
I just laughed out loud several times watching this 2-1/2-minute clip posted on Twitter earlier by Buster. Animal lovers, do yourselves a favor and check it out:
Moe, glad to hear you are doing better. I’m sure that since you are still newer with the job you will run into a few issues, but once you get them corrected then it will be smooth sailing from then on out. You will have a long and prosperous career with them!
October 29th, 20119:47 pm
jeffrey d–That sounds very much like the experience of my old roommate. She just could not take it anymore. Not sure how that can change. But it seems systemic. Will you be able to get back to juniors or some other group later? Hope so. I know it is frustrating to teach classes when students are apathetic. I have hated teaching core curriculum classes because no one wants to be there. Found it to be excruciating.
Lee in S GA
October 29th, 20119:49 pm
not real big on ga bulldogs as a fan but glad they won…don’t want to see Richt fired and i think he would have been at the end of the season if they lose this game….freddi on the other hand…85 wins or more keep him…anything less and i would not be too upset if he would be replace next season
October 29th, 20119:51 pm
Trey–Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. True. Every new job comes with some period of adjustment. Hope it starts to go smoother. How are you doing?
October 29th, 20119:52 pm
I don’t think so, Moe. They either moved me to freshmen 1) because we had too many freshmen failing and they needed a good teacher down there, or 2) because I was so bad and they didn’t want me ruining juniors. Ahh well.
October 29th, 20119:55 pm
jeffrey d–We will just assume that it is option number one. That is sad–to be too good for one’s own good.
October 29th, 20119:58 pm
Touchdown USC!!! All right, cabravesfan.
jeffrey d–Was Neutral Milk Hotel still around in Athens when you were there? If so, did you ever see them? I was listening to them earlier. Really quite like them.
October 29th, 20119:59 pm
She is now a psychiatrist in San Francisco. I believe we all know someone who should avail himself of her services.
Not a good idea, Moe. He’d make her wish she was teaching freshman English, again.
October 29th, 201110:00 pm
So is Tom O’Hawke just kissing up? Or is he acting out of a Dentzian ressentiment?
How was your snow up there? It was a bit nasty when I was out this afternoon. But the cancellation of flights (had a friend supposed to be coming in from San Francisco today) seemed a bit unnecessary. I have flown into Boston in far worse storms.
October 29th, 201110:01 pm
True enough, Tom. I won’t make the referral.
October 29th, 201110:02 pm
Technique – the student paper – has a special edition before the Ga – Tech game called “To Hell with GA”. It’s weird, to say the least.
October 29th, 201110:04 pm
50 miles to the west – no snow. 50 miles to the east – up to 2 feet and still snowing hard.
Here in Albany, a few inches.
October 29th, 201110:06 pm
I had to think about that for a moment. A little of BOTH, I have to admit.
Moe – I’m slightly embarrassed to say I didn’t take advantage of the music scene in Athens as much as I should have while I was there. My (old) band played there a couple times, but I only went downtown to see bands a few times. Most recently Will Hoge a couple years ago…I like him.
But no, I don’t remember ever hearing about them.
OK, that was hilarious/adorable! Thanks for sharing.
October 29th, 201110:07 pm
Moe, right now I am doing alright. My job has been causing me extreme stress and anxiety, as well. I’ve always had poor stress levels, but they seem to be getting worse and what not.
October 29th, 201110:08 pm
SB–I see. I must confess that I have not read the student paper at any of the schools where I have taught. Probably makes me sound rather disengaged. But in general, they are not in places frequented by faculty.
Tom–They were predicting 5-8 inches here. When I was out in the early afternoon, it looked like 3-4 and it has continued to snow. Maybe it hit but not sure. I am glad that I am not 50 miles east of you. That much snow before Halloween is just wrong.
October 29th, 201110:11 pm
Another TD for USC!!!!!!
Ha, ha, ha, Dentz
(I may as well be honest.)
October 29th, 201110:13 pm
Tom–You are more than honest. And I think both motives are equally valid.
jeffrey d–Completely understand. So much going on while in school that one can’t do anything. When I lived in Chicago, I did not do half of what I wanted to. I was in Athens earlier than you–early 90s, and the recent music scene heyday was much closer. So the sense that one ought to explore was probably much more omnipresent. (Although Neutral Milk Hotel was later than my undergrad years.)
Trey–Very sorry about work causing stress and anxiety. But I understand. I was dealing with work issues until 1:00, when I went to bed. Then woke at 4:30 and could not sleep for another couple of hours before getting up just after 8:00 to deal with work stuff. It is no fun when work becomes all-consuming.
October 29th, 201110:14 pm
Moe, being you’re south of me, aren’t you receiving a mixture of snow & rain?
October 29th, 201110:15 pm
I’m rooting for Stanford.
….and LSU/Bama, and Oklahoma State, and Boise, and even Houston (but not Clemson…I’ve got a few Clemson friends and they’re getting bigheaded and annoying). I’d like to see 4 or 5 undefeateds with a legit claim to the national championship game to hopefully ignite some sort of change to the current 2 team BCS system.
October 29th, 201110:19 pm
The Techies and UGAers are gonna take over sports radio this week. Fun.
October 29th, 201110:20 pm
Moe, that is how it really seems to be. Work has so much bull spit involved, that it’s not even funny. I guess it’s better than nothing, though. Moe, up until 1:00 doing work, wow, that’s awful. I’ve been doing a little bit of work at home, but I’ve pretty much said f*** it. Has your stress caused you to have night sweats?
October 29th, 201110:21 pm
I think cab & VJ are at the game.
Stanford just scored. 20-17 (w/pat) USC.
October 29th, 201110:26 pm
Tom–It started as rain this morning but moved definitely into snow by late morning and early afternoon. When I checked out the weather info, they said that there was more west of I-95 (I am a little bit west of it.) There is so much fog out, it is hard to see, but when the Rutgers game was still going on a bit ago (the stadium is across the river from me, snow was still steadily coming down. At least I have power. A good friend in north Jersey lost his. He also lost his in Hurricane Irene. Probably good to not be in his neighborhood, even though it is much nicer than mine.
Trey, I know that is how it is. I started being this way, when I was your age. Please learn to somehow bracket work. Learn to leave it so you can have a life. Don’t be overtaken by it. I know your job has lots of stress. But try to find some way to say that work is over–a walk or jog or something. You will have a much happier life.
October 29th, 201110:31 pm
Tom–Think you must be right. Otherwise, we would be hearing updates on the blog by a certain friend.
October 29th, 201110:32 pm
Moe, yeah, I like to run at least three days a week. Unfortunately no matter where I go, I am working. I have to have a blackberry with me, since I am the Funeral Coordinator and it’s a way to have access to my work e-mail, so I can confirm funerals and get it set up. Funny thing is that is not a primary job, but an extra duty, yet it includes so much work to make it a full time job, itself. How do you usually handle stress?
October 29th, 201110:34 pm
Trey: How do you handle death? Just wondering?
October 29th, 201110:37 pm
I think VJ said earlier that they would be at the game. Looks like a pretty exciting one for them so far.
October 29th, 201110:38 pm
Trey–When I was your age, I used to run every other day to deal with stress. But a series of ankle injuries ended that. I try to exercise. I spend time with friends. I read. And (admittedly not something I would advise) I drink.
I think I mentioned this on here once before. Freud says that there are three primary ways for dealing with misery or stress:
* deflections–make light of our misery
* substitutive satisfactions–diminish it by focusing on something else
* intoxicating substances–make us insensitive to it
I would say that finding a substitute–something else that is more important is probably the healthiest alternative. Things like baseball, friends, or a hobby.
Funerals bother me,and don’t like going to them. Too darn sad………
October 29th, 201110:40 pm
I believe she goes to all of their home games.
Many areas to the south and east of me have lost their power. October snow storms are a big problem with falling tree limbs. Many of the trees still have leaves on them.
That was my biggest worry. All around my house are maple trees that are just beginning to turn color. I’m glad we only had a few inches.
October 29th, 201110:44 pm
This time some where at home,Cab, could be sad Cab if the game holds out,and VJ may have to pass her the beer……small joke…..
October 29th, 201110:45 pm
Tom–Falling limbs are definitely a problem. I run a nonprofit that has multiple properties around Central Jersey. Falling limbs were an issue at a couple of my properties today. Fortunately, I had staff in place to handle it. I have been talking with staff all day to keep things cleared and operational.
I remember once, when I lived in Boston. We got two feet of snow on April 1st. (A horrible April Fool’s joke.) Because leaves were already sprouting, there was an inordinate problem with fallen limbs.
Ward, other than the fact that it takes a lot of time, it’s not too hard to deal with it.
Moe, yeah. I have never been much of a drinker, the thought of alcohol makes my stomach turn. Most of my friends actually live a good distance away. Even though I am an introvert, I have actually been going to NASCAR races and baseball games, trying to break away from the introverted status. Actually, I did have a hobby back in Norfolk, by going to the shooting range.
October 29th, 201110:46 pm
You’re right, BFinBC. Very exciting game. USC just reclaimed the lead.
October 29th, 201110:47 pm
Then again Cab, could be happy?
October 29th, 201110:48 pm
Being hailed to dinner. Hopefully for cab ad VJ, fortunes will reverse. I had a few good friends who went to Stanford. An ex who went to USC. My guest whose flight tonight was cancelled was just giving a talk at Stanford. All to say, I don’t know where my feelings fall. But I must hasten to dinner.
October 29th, 201110:49 pm
15Wisconsin at Ohio state has been a battle,and a good one!
October 29th, 201110:50 pm
I guess I missed it a few days ago. Keith Law ranks the Braves as the third best system this winter, so I guess all those “Law hates Braves” posts are not really the way it is.
October 29th, 201110:52 pm
Dang it! I wanted to eat and watch an episode of “Psych” at 11:00.
Now I’m forced to watch the rest of this game. GO USC!! (says the Penn State fan)
October 29th, 201110:53 pm
I’m glad we only had a few inches.
So far…I think you and I may get up to 3 more inches. But still anything under half a foot isn’t too bad..that’s just the norm. Well I guess that’s the norm in winter…and it’s technically still autumn right?
October 29th, 201110:54 pm
Ward, two of the hardest funerals I had to set up had to be a 36 year old woman who served for four years, had two children and was killed by her ex boyfriend, because she broke up with him. Another was for this 36 year old Reservist who drilled out of my command.
October 29th, 201110:59 pm
Trey: Sounds tough. I don’t like being around lifeless bodies. It’s just uneasy……
October 29th, 201111:01 pm
Ward, it really can be tough.
October 29th, 201111:04 pm
Funerals/death used to bother me…but then I started running through this big cemetery that’s nearby. I love it…it’s showed me that death is so peaceful.
Unless the storm makes a big shift to the west, which is always possible with a nor’easter, we should be about done.
October 29th, 201111:05 pm
Channel 10 is giving an update right now.
October 29th, 201111:06 pm
“Funerals/death used to bother me…but then I started running through this big cemetery that’s nearby. I love it…it’s showed me that death is so peaceful.”
Until you ask your self their possible cause of death. Some deaths are extremely brutal.
October 29th, 201111:07 pm
Jeffrey d: Do it at night by your self…..I dare you…….Cemeteries give me the creeps.
October 29th, 201111:10 pm
jeffrey d–Was Neutral Milk Hotel still around in Athens when you were there? If so, did you ever see them? I was listening to them earlier. Really quite like them. — Moe Berg
Coincidentally, I was just listening to Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea album a couple days ago. Hadn’t played it in years. Great stuff.
October 29th, 201111:12 pm
Brutal storms… death…
I’m starting to miss the in-game blog.
October 29th, 201111:15 pm
Unless the storm makes a big shift to the west, which is always possible with a nor’easter, we should be about done.
Sounds good to me. I got my info from the weather channel who is often wrong.
October 29th, 201111:16 pm
Anyone watching the Wisconsin game…..Wow……
It’s cool seeing a huge crowd at the Coliseum in L.A. Too many years with too many empty seats there. And a great game, to boot.
October 29th, 201111:17 pm
Holy s**t..wow.. Ohio St just scored with a hail mary pass.
October 29th, 201111:18 pm
Ward…I have it on in the background.. crazy game that I’m not really paying attention to ha, except for these past few minutes.
Kat, the Weather Channel?
tsk, tsk, tsk…
October 29th, 201111:19 pm
DOB–That is the album I was listening to earlier tonight. I agree. Great stuff. I, too, had not listened to it in awhile, but a great album.
dang, Just read the Marlins are increasing payroll by 27 million this season putting them up to around 85 mil. Nationals will most likely have a increase too considering there in the market for a top bat and pitcher.
October 29th, 201111:20 pm
Interception!!! Touchdown!!! USC!!!
I can hear cabravesfan from here.
Kat: This game has been a battle,and will be talked about tonight.
October 29th, 201111:21 pm
Luck gets pick-6′d to put the Trojans ahead. Helluva game in L.A.
October 29th, 201111:25 pm
1B TERDO [.373 BA] 0–4, 1 BB, 2 SO.
CF TODD CUNNINGHAM [.323 BA] 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B , 1 SO.
LF WILKIN RAMIREZ [.200 BA] 0-3, 1 BB.
DH JOSE ‘George’ CONSTANZA [.467 BA] 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB .
LHRP JOSE LUGO [H 3, 0.00 ERA] 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 BF, 1 GO/ 1 AO.
RHRP JAIRO ASENCIO [SV 3, 0.00 ERA] 1.0 IP, pristine with a ‘K’, 3 BF, 1 GO/ 0 AO.
SS DIORY HERNANDEZ [.289 BA]1-3, 1 R, 1 HR , 2 RBI 
C WILKIN CASTILLO [.250 BA] 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SB off CASTILLO [2nd and 3rd].
No BRAVES active.
No BRAVES played.
LHSP LUIS AVILAN [1-1, 0.63 ERA] 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 0 SO, 16 BF, 4 GO/ 2 AO.
1B ERNESTO MEJIA [.278 BA] 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR , 2 RBI , 1 BB.
That was a great game,and will swithc to USc game…..
October 29th, 201111:26 pm
Two good games. USC is playing tough too.
October 29th, 201111:28 pm
October 29th, 201111:29 pm
Gosh, baseball season needs to start.
October 29th, 201111:32 pm
Stanford ties it up with :38 seconds left.
I’m gonna miss the next episode of “Psych”, too.
October 29th, 201111:35 pm
Well, Dule Hill was better in the West Wing, after all.
October 29th, 201111:38 pm
I’ve never seen WW, Moe. I only started seeing a few episodes of Psych.
One of the local stations is running the episodes in syndication.
October 29th, 201111:40 pm
This game is something. Either it’s overtime, or there’s still a second left on the clock for USC to go for a game-winning field goal.
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