Georgia Bulldogs voted AJC Sports Turkeys of the Year
Congratulations to the Georgia Bulldogs, who were named the AJC Sports Turkeys of the Year Thursday.
The Bulldogs received 30 percent of the nearly 8,000 votes and edged the beleaguered SEC officials for the coveted title.
Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes finished third.
Fans disagreed with the selection of Braves’ outfielder Matt Diaz as a finalist. The top write-in candidates were: AJC sports writers (thanks!) and Braves manager Bobby Cox and G.M. Frank Wren.
Results and complete list of finalists are below.
Have a happy Turkey Day everyone. Till next year .. gobble, gobble.
Mark Richt's team, for the second straight season, was one of the most penalized teams in the nation. Bad, Dogs. Bad.
Brandon Spikes. Which is worse: intentionally trying to poke Washaun Ealey in the eye or the 1/2-game suspension he originally received?
Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin arrived in the SEC with plenty to say. He gobbled about this and that; some of it was even true.
Poor, indecisive Matt Diaz. After a September surge, his base-running blunder squashed a ninth-inning rally and the Braves' playoff hopes.
Jason Elam's two misses against the Saints were bad. Two in N.C. and N.Y. were worse.
How many SEC officials does it take to blow a call? Depends how many are on the field.
Who was the biggest sports turkey of 2009?
- Georgia Bulldogs (30%, 2,352 Votes)
- SEC officials (27%, 2,165 Votes)
- Brandon Spikes (16%, 1,238 Votes)
- Jason Elam (13%, 1,037 Votes)
- Lane Kiffin (12%, 937 Votes)
- Matt Diaz (2%, 181 Votes)
Total Voters: 7,909