Gator kicker has the right idea on choke flap: ‘It’s ridiculous’

Enough with all the manufactured outrage over Todd Grantham's sideline gesture. (Associated Press)

Enough with all the manufactured outrage over Todd Grantham's sideline gesture. (Associated Press)

There’s something you have to understand about the whole “Chokegate” thing. It’s a slow news week. Idaho State is coming to town and writing about that isn’t going to generate many page views.

A sports editor asked me the other day what I thought of the Todd Grantham choke-gesture flap.

“It’s a nonstory,” I said.

“Yeah,” he replied, “but it’s a great online story.”

Sort of like in the old days of newspapering, when journalists would draw a line between a real story and a tabloid story.

And so various bloggers and columnists in search of stirring up their online readers have expounded on sportsmanship and leadership. A couple of have seemingly gotten really outraged over Grantham’s gesture, writing thundering sermons saying he should have to apologize, be fined or, as one overheated Kentucky writer went so far as to suggest, lose his job.

Let’s be clear about this: It wasn’t Grantham’s finest moment. But it’s the kind of rivalry game where emotions run high, for coaches as well as players, and things are said and done that in polite society (which football isn’t) would be considered rude or immature. Like Urban Meyer gator-chomping toward Georgia fans after the game, for instance. I don’t know what Mark Richt said to Grantham, but a good response would have been, “Todd, let’s try to keep this on an adult level.”

Still, the bottom line, ironically, comes from Chas Henry, the game-winning Florida kicker who was the target of Grantham’s pre-kick taunt. Henry told the Palm Beach Post he took it as part of the game, just the same as Richt calling a timeout to try and “ice” the kicker — as coaches traditionally do. Henry’s response? He laughed and took his helmet off and blew a kiss to Grantham.

But Henry told the Post he does not think Grantham needs to apologize for anything.

“I’ve heard people, ‘He should have apologized.’” Henry said. “It’s in the middle of the game. It’s an intense game. It’s one of the most intense rivalries in college football. Stuff like that, it’s not even on the field. It has nothing to do with it. It’s just football.

“I think it’s ridiculous what people are trying to say that he should have to apologize for it or be fined or anything. He’s a great coach. I look at his record. It’s just an intense game.”

Enough said. Or, really, quite a bit more than enough.

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BlazerDawg

November 4th, 2010
10:37 am

Hurt Kurbstreit

November 4th, 2010
10:39 am

First? I think the kicker should be suspended for blowing a kiss at Grantham.

Dawg_Mike

November 4th, 2010
10:39 am

But it got Tony B what he wanted – over 1800 blog hits.
Mission accomplished.

BlazerDawg

November 4th, 2010
10:40 am

also i agree with chas on this subject, i don’t think a coach should be doing it, but it is not a big a deal as a lot of people are making it…i know i was sitting in the stands in jacksonville giving him the choke sign…part of the rivalry!

Hurt Kurbstreit

November 4th, 2010
10:47 am

It’s much ado about nothing. Coach Richt shoudn’t answer any more questions about it. It’s the intensity of football.

JRabDawg

November 4th, 2010
10:48 am

I wouldn’t even print out Tony B’s blog and feed it to my dog

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
10:50 am

Gee Bill,

One might think you are trying to steal some of Barnhart’s thunder or flagellation. Why did you write about a “non-story”? The more attention this non-incident garners the more the Gomer’s like Tony Barnhart will try to milk it for.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
10:54 am

Grantham’s action was not a display of class. I think Grantham will tell you it wasn’t meant to be. Chas Henry shows class in recognizing it for what it was “football”, instead of taking the low ground like many of the FL (and GT) fans along with Tony the Gomer.

Dawg Man

November 4th, 2010
10:57 am

I think it was not something he should have done as a coach because he is partly in charge of player discipline. At the same time it is a non story because everyone knew emotions were running high and Tony Barnhart (who I like a lot and agree with most of the time) really went too far with his critique.

Glock19

November 4th, 2010
10:57 am

Erk would be proud of Grantham. Strap it on and man up.

They who can do no wrong

November 4th, 2010
10:58 am

Bill King, the world’s biggest UGA apologist.

Buckhead Dawg

November 4th, 2010
10:59 am

Hate to applaud a Gator, but that kicker has got the right idea on this situation.

ga gator

November 4th, 2010
10:59 am

ARdawg, I like most UF fans agree with Henry. As far as Urban giving UGA fans the chomp; most of the UGA fans left as soon as the game was over. Urban was on the field with the celebration until the very end and was simply replying to some Dawg fans who purposely stayed around near the Florida team entrance at the stadium to taunt him and Florida. Should he have ignored the Georgia fans? Probably, but it certainly was not uncalled for. Let’s let this go, it is football and we all have more important things to deal with in life. Just think about Miss State in what they are dealing with with a death of a teammate.

Dawg Man

November 4th, 2010
11:00 am

Bottom Line— There are all kinds of unclassy things that happen at the bottom of the pile, in the coaches office, on the practice field, at game time, and don’t even get me started with unclassy, unethical “business” of meat market recruiting that goes on every day!

Dawg Man

November 4th, 2010
11:02 am

If you love college football and want to know more about recruiting, I invite you to read Meat Market. It’s a great great book about what really goes on in recruiting. What goes on is a lot worse than what Grantham did Saturday.

Dawg Man

November 4th, 2010
11:02 am

Still, not Grantham’s finest day as Bill King has stated.

Tony Barnfat

November 4th, 2010
11:03 am

they are who we thought dey is

Tony Barnfart

November 4th, 2010
11:04 am

dey isnt who we thought is wuz

Dawg Man

November 4th, 2010
11:04 am

I couldn’t have said it better GA GATOR. I agree completely.

UGA man here, class of 71 & 73

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

UGA choked. TG got it all wrong. WE choked andAaron Murray led the parade.

I am sick and tired of losing to Florida. Back in Eric Zeier’s day we were on their 4 and Eric hit TE Randy McMichaels twice in the hands in the end zone in a driving rain and if caught, UGA wins that game and too many other drops like Terence Edward’s WIDE UPEN slant pass from Green on their 40 that would have gone in with NO GATORS around him. He scores and UGA wins. WE CHOKE ABOUT 50% of our losses ………..like they did in the 60s, 70s and 80s. I recall Heisman Spurrier’s LOSS to UGA> How about that??? UGA owned them because of attitude.

No, until we get a coach like MSU’s Dan Mullins, who for two years in a row battled and almost won and did win vs FL this year, I am done with my alma mater and football. Getting too old to care but UGA should win vs Florida or ALabama or ANY SEC school 45-55% of the time.

Richt cannot/will not get it done. Come post Florida 2011,we will be having this same discussion IF he does not resign.

McGarity ……….. make it happen right after the Auburn loss ………let him coach vs GT and then get a new man.

GO Dogs.

ga gator

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

Dawg Man most UGA fans are like you; honest, respectful, passionate about their Dawgs and at the end of the day hard working people who love college sports. Kudo’s and beat Auburn and TECH!!

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:07 am

ga gator

Completely agree. Was Meyer out of line? Absolutely not, it’s football and I don’t care that his is a coach. Was he wrong calling the time outs and kicking the field goal 2 years ago? Absolutely not, it’s football. Doesn’t matter that they are coaches, they can get more emotional than fans and should. Houston Nutt was called to the carpet several years ago as coach of the Hogs for doing the upside down Hook’em Horns sign after Arkansas beat the top ranked horns. Texas fans were livid but, the upside down horn sign has been a beloved Arkansas symbol dating back 50 years. Arkansas most hated team has been and will probably always be Texas. Guess what, that’s football

Athens= God's Country

November 4th, 2010
11:10 am

THANK YOU CHAS HENRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will someone please forward this to Schultz and Bradley! I would actually like to hear about the next opponent instead of the taunting that everyone who has played the game knows takes place.

Happy Dicks

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am

Right on Bill…..I watched Erk Russell walk around for four years with a rubber workout shirt on that had F%#@ Tech written across it—only it didn’t say F%#@. Time to move on.

hornblowermg

November 4th, 2010
11:14 am

if you have ever in your life played any competitive game, you have screamed at your competition at the very end when you know that he will beat you or let you live another day, “DOOOONNNN”TTT CHOKE !”. and we will all probably do it again. give’em hell, Todd.

Athens= God's Country

November 4th, 2010
11:16 am

Willie Martinez never would have done something like this (hold Florida to under 49 points)

Athens= God's Country

November 4th, 2010
11:18 am

crossdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:20 am

The choke story pales when compared to “UGA gets tail kicked again in Jax”

jtdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:22 am

ga gator -

Enough said. I have absolutely no problem with Meyer taunting fans with a chomp that are taunting him. It’s what makes this rivalry so heated and fun. I have no problem with what Grantham did. Probably shouldn’t act this way, but so what? Heat of the moment, into the game, Chas took it the right way and laughed it off.

Grantham goes Woody Hayes? Fire him, ban him from NCAA and throw him in jail. This is just competition and the silly overraction is a bigger embarrasment.

I like the passion, just try to set a better example. Just yell at him to choke next time :)

ATL XMAN

November 4th, 2010
11:22 am

richts not going anywhere uga grad 71 +73 so either jump of the uga bandwagon you have been on or stay on board and support UGA and all the coaches on the football team. they know more about college football than you ever will and unlike you , the new AD knows Coach richt is the guy for the job.

Pago Pago Dawg

November 4th, 2010
11:23 am

I think we all pretty much agree with UGA man 71 & 73…

Sojourner

November 4th, 2010
11:27 am

Tony Barnhart’s blog condemning Grantham is a classic. Tony writes the truth, not apologies for UGA’s pathetic behavior.

Check out Tony’s blog here:
http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college-football/2010/11/03/grantham-should-be-suspended-and-fined-now/

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:29 am

I agree with UGA man and also ATL XMAN is a poser or drinking too much kool-aid

Gbal

November 4th, 2010
11:31 am

It is a slow week for all at the AJT (Atlanta Journal & Tabloid). I have tried to train myself to read only Barnhart and King pieces and go to the Athens Banner and http://www.georgiadogs.com for my other UGA news and info. The ABH is definately more neutral reporting and all press confrences can be viewed in entirity on the georgiadogs.com site.

You will find that all these tabloid writers (MB & JS) are doing is taking press confrence material and putting a negative spin on it. Best to hear the Q&A directly from the coaches without all the tabloid spin. Join me dawg fans and boycot MB and JS among others….

I will give TB one more chance. We all have an occasional bad day. One more chance.

Jailbird

November 4th, 2010
11:31 am

Fire him [Grantham], ban him from NCAA and throw him in jail.

I agree, it’s the right thing to do.

ga gator

November 4th, 2010
11:32 am

jtdawg, even the choke sign is ok. If Tony and Shultz ever actually broke a sweat and played the sport they wouldn’t think anything at all. Far worse goes on at practice and in the locker room. If this offends Tony and Shultz, maybe they should be covering youth soccer.

Red Rules

November 4th, 2010
11:35 am

I really don’t think Eric Zeier and Randy McMichael played on UGA in the same decade dude. They were years apart!!

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
11:38 am

I don’t mind Grantham giving the choke sign, Henry blowing a kiss, or Meyer doing the chomp. How is it different from the non stop trash talking going on the field, in the stands, or on blogs. It’s part of the rivalry thing and people not from the south don’t get it……Fan is short for fanatic and the coaches are some of the biggest fans of their teams….Go dawgs!

Dawg_Mike

November 4th, 2010
11:38 am

Oh god…here we go again. Why dont we just cut and paste Tony’s 1800 blog hits here and be done with it ?

azdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:38 am

The choke is old news. GA ought to get a new DC. Grantham hasn’t done anything better than Martinez and we’re still giving up too many points and yardage to win games. Get manny diaz from MSU.

Richt should rest his starters vs Idaho St so they are well rested for AU game. Be like a bye week. Would not want to risk losing starters to injury w/a huge game coming up next week. Let ‘em sit and give the younger players some experience. That includes the QB.

ga gator

November 4th, 2010
11:38 am

Amen timthebrave.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
11:40 am

I just wish the dawgs would let their actions do the talking. Even though we played good FLA got the last laugh again. I can still talk about their mullets and jean shorts….Go dawgs!

Typical Gator Fan

November 4th, 2010
11:41 am

We love “choke gate” it takes the attention off the the whole Chris Rainey story.

duronimo

November 4th, 2010
11:41 am

It’s a pretty funny and isolated incident actually. What’s not funny is the general lack of control and discipline that marks Richt’s teams ON the field. They talk, taunt, get in the opposing player’s faces
after almost every play. Today’s AJC mentions that T.King acutally researches his opponents so
he can be ready to “talk” trash during the game. Who can forget the Georgia player facing the Florida
bench doing the exaggerated “gator bite” gesture … and we were losing! They remind me of the Miami teams of the past.

It’s little wonder that off field problems exist when the lack of control is so publicly apparent. Sports
and competition have always been considered a microcosm of life — preparing its participants for
real life. This is entirely lost with Richt’s program. There is no respect for the game, for themselves
or for the school. My reference to Miami proves that it will take years for Georgia to recover from
this.
this mess.

jtdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:42 am

timthebrave, because we hurt Sojourner’s fragile sensibilities.

The BIG BAD MAN TOLD ME TO CHOKE wahhhhhhh

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November 4th, 2010
11:43 am

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ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:43 am

azdawg

If it were up to me all of the starting prospects fpr next year would be starting the Ida St game. Especially Mason

jtdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:43 am

Chris Rainey is a done story.

Most classy fans don’t approve either, but move along with it. He’s back and if he stays in good graces and learns his lesson he is going nowhere.

They still won….

radly dawg

November 4th, 2010
11:45 am

I’ve been a dog fan since 1959…been to tons of games, bowls, and red/black games. I like Richt’s character and he is a good man. However, he’s made about $30,000,000 in the last ten years. I think that should buy more than we have enjoyed…especially over the past five years. It’s time for new blood!!! I catch myself feeling like UGA Man….maybe I’ll fish and hunt more…and stop wasting my time on million dollar coaches and spoiled, lawless, over-rated college football players. The game just ain’t the same anymore….nor will it be!!!!!!!!!! It’s all over-rated, over paid, and unfulfilling!!
I’d say Go Dawgs……but I do believe they are already gone….long gone!!!!

Radly Dawg

SoCal Dawg

November 4th, 2010
11:47 am

What makes this such a great rivalry is HATE and the hate and rivalry just went up a few notches. If Meyer dropped trou and mooned the entire UGA section I would be on here calling him classless… but deep down inside I’d be proud that we had one off the greatest rivalries of all time. The only thing that would make it a better rivalry is if the DAWGS started winning some games.

Bill King

November 4th, 2010
11:49 am

ARdawg:

No attempt to steal anyone’s thunder. I wasn’t going to write about this at all initially because, like I said, it’s pretty much a nonstory. But the calls for Grantham to be fined or fired were so over the top that I had to comment.

Let's Talk About UGA!

November 4th, 2010
11:51 am

DawgNation,

Mama blows me a kiss every time I leave for my AA meeting.

Anybody want a beer?

Go Dawgs!
Sic ‘em!
Woof! Woof! Woof!

SoCal Dawg

November 4th, 2010
11:52 am

What makes this such a great rivalry is HATE and the hate and rivalry just went up a few notches. If Meyer dropped trou and mooned the entire UGA section I would be on here calling him classless… but deep down inside I’d be proud that we had one off the greatest rivalries of all time. The only thing that would make it a better rivalry is if the DAWGS started winning some games.

RxDawg

November 4th, 2010
11:55 am

touche’ Bill and good for you.

g8rswinagn

November 4th, 2010
11:55 am

First time poster here, but can someone explain the difference to me between a coach (leader and example setter) that “in the heat of the moment” does this and a player (younger, less mature, grew up in the digital age) that “in the heat of the moment” texts hatred to his long-time, part-time girlfriend? In both cases, the recipient (kicker or girlfriend) say it’s no big deal. But, in both cases, we, on our high-horses, who have never uttered a single threat in anger, think it ok to condemn.

Derek

November 4th, 2010
11:55 am

Finally an AJC writer with some sense. The rest…well they are on the Fire Mark Richt bandwagon. Why does Jeff and Mark want CMR fired so badly? Why do they constantly slant their columns against CMR and his staff? That is the question that folks should start asking. Jeff and Mark are having a hard time with the reality that CMR will not be fired this year. Listen again guys. CMR is coming back in 2011 whether you like it or not. The AD does not listen to AJC bloggers for his marching orders. He knows that CMR is a fantastic person and coach and that he can and will win again at UGA. Richt is here to stay. I really don’t know why that bothers Jeff and Mark so much. Do you?

saban

November 4th, 2010
11:58 am

Grantham was holding his throat because the red panties he had on were too tight.

What worries me is the kisses that were being thrown between the kicker and Grantham.

That speaks to a bigger problem in the Georgia Football program.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:58 am

Thanks for the clarification Bill.

That wasn’t an accusation btw. Agreed, Barnhart was way over the top and Schultz was definitely outside the line IMHO. It is a reflection of where their minds are. Disappointing for a fan really that they would take the position to fine and discipline Grantham for what is essentially, nothing in an effort to be P.C.

Gbal

November 4th, 2010
11:59 am

Bill has called this right… It’s all about hits.

Look at Shultz’s last 6 posts…..

3 recent negative UGA pieces…”Grantams Antics”, “UGA Bowl life down to Tech” & “UGA only proves it can loose a close one”…. total blog hits…. > 4000.

3 other posts ….”Giants, Blackhawks end streak” “ACC in BCS rankings” & “Hawks Right” total hits < 400 hits.

If performance is measured by hits, which it is, this is what the AJC tabloid bloggers (not journalists i mind you) are going to do… write a negative UGA piece!!! This type of AJC reporting does not happen at other schools. You will find them generally supportive of the home team. And this does not help with recruiting and the UGA image.

UGA fans… quit supporting these Shultz, Bradley, and maybe Tony (i hope not) pieces. Go to Athens BH or Georgiadogs.com for your UGA news.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
12:00 pm

Derek

It bothers me as well but, I have resigned myself to the fact we will have to experience at least one more year of Coach Richt

Ed

November 4th, 2010
12:03 pm

I don’t know, when your head coach is 2-7 against a school and moments away from going 2-8, making a “choke” sign is probably not an appropriate gesture.

It looks even worse after the other team’s kicker drills one right down the middle.

If you’re going to make an ass out of yourself, it needs to work.

Ed

November 4th, 2010
12:04 pm

Then again, Grantham works for a man who employs endzone celebrations and Grambling-like uniforms as motivational tools, so maybe he fits right in…

I actually miss Jim Donnan now. Fire Mark Richt.

The DawgsReality

November 4th, 2010
12:05 pm

1. We have a RS Freshman QB who up until sat has played like anything but one. We all had to know that there would be at least one game where he played like a freshman unfortunately it was against the gators.

2. Everyone needs to calm down about the defense. Making the switch from 4-3 to 3-4 is a major adjustment. You can see some glimses of how good the d can be, but we are still experiencing growing pains. Look at Bama’s first season under Saban/Smart when they made the switch. We will be fine here and the future is bright.

3.Richt and Bobo need to quit being so stuborn and trying to live through their QBs. Richt never got a real shot at QB in college and Bobo had an “ok” career. D.Mullen gave everyone the blueprint for beating UF. Run the ball and keep it out of the air. Caleb King has two touches in the UF game and gained 31yds. We should have run the ball until the wheels fell off and then when their d is tired hit them over the top with the passing game. Richt and Bobo SEEM to be more concerned about style points and winning the game with a great passing game that they abandon the run WAAAAYY too early. A.Murray is a great talent at QB, but they need to establish the run and let the passing game come to him as the game progresses rather than forcing it. Even being down 21-7 at half-time, we still had plenty of time to run the ball.

4. The key ingrident that is missing from our coaches (save Granthum)THE KILLER INSTINCT!!! CMR simply let’s off the gas too soon in games. Meyer, Saban, Spurrier all go for the throat once they have you down. Even in the Tenn and Vandy blowouts you could see where he let off the gas towards the end of the game. This is why we struggle with the Vandys and Kentuckys we have given them a sense that they can compete with us because unlike the UFs and Bamas we let them stay in those games WAAAY too long. We need coaching that will go after the jugular early against lesser competition and will motivate the players to smash teams dead in the mouth from start to finish. This “we’ll work harder, we’ll try harder” crap is for the birds.

Go Dawgs!

bruce mac

November 4th, 2010
12:05 pm

duronimo, I basically agree with your UGA perspective. You do however need to look in the mirror my friend, the Gators and their fans are not the most disciplined, classy and respectful bunch, do you think? How many arrests, how many times have the fans booed their team, how many eye gouging type incidents, how many times taunting and dancing, on and on. He who lives in the glass house as they say.

thUGA

November 4th, 2010
12:06 pm

thUGA in da house!!! You better believe the Gators will remember the “choke” next season just like they remembered the “dance” a couple years back. This will come back to bite thUGA next year.

Always does.

Derek

November 4th, 2010
12:07 pm

ARdawg,
Why does having the 4th winningest D1 coach in America leading your team bother you? Can’t get my arms around that thinking. 750 winning percentage. 3 trips to SEC championship in 10 years with 2 wins. You know the stats and you know that the greatest of coaches go through down periods. We are finishing up a 3 year down time. Things will start turning again soon. I hate to think of the chaos that would be UGA football if CMR were fired. #1. It would take YEARS to get recover. #2. You probably have no idea the kind of fan support that CMR has. If you read the blog comments you will get a skewed view of CMR. The situation would be not be good if CMR were to be fired. #3. Does Urban Meyer need to be fired? What about Mack Brown? Are they terrible coaches? They are in a down period. Texas probably will follow with another bad year and Florida likely has two more bad years before they are back. By then Tennessee and UGA will be strong again. #4. Read Loran Smith’s defense of CMR at OnlineAthens.com Great piece. Don’t join Mark and Jeff by your negative rantings against a truly great coach.

Todd

November 4th, 2010
12:09 pm

Bill as a 85 grad and letterman, I suggest to you that UGA looks bad in this situation.

The old koon Dawg Ga fan that you represent, the one that wouldn’t back down to FL on anything, if it meant GA didn’t appear to be classy doing or not, Grantham looked like a clown outside of Athens, Ga.

Do you think a HS coach would be reprimanded for doing the choke hold like Grantham?

Grantham is an overwieght, cussing, blowhard kind of a coach. He made a big mistake and Richt looked bad as well with his “I know he’s not proud…” Richt also said after Kentucky, “I,m so thankful no one was injured coming of the bus and we got out of here domination a fine Kentucky program”

Ga is getting clowned as a football program as well as it should. LSU went in to the Swamp fearless and beat the Gators down. It took Ga as usual a whole half offensively to do nothing, before they started to play with some swagger.

No one fears, or outside of Athens knows Mike Bobo. We know him as a hero for beating Spurrier 1 time.

So continue to koon dawg it, dawg cuss Florida around your buddies, downplay Grantham’s antics, think Richt will do something other than getting blown out on the plains and Ga’s football program getting clowned outside of Athens.

edumacated

November 4th, 2010
12:12 pm

Tony B got 1800 blog hits over “ChokeGate”, including one from me, but you can bet your season tickets that I won’t read another damn article of his again.

Derek

November 4th, 2010
12:13 pm

Fire Urban Meyer for the classless Gator Chomp to UGA fans. How disrespectful for a middle-aged man to be employing such immature antics. Meyer must go. Thats the logic of the fire TG movement. I don’t particularly care for TG or his 3-4. It has cost us a couple of games at least but–grow some, guys and stop being such sissies.

SECWasteManagement

November 4th, 2010
12:13 pm

Thank you Mr. King. Bill is right, Chas Henry is right, Grantham was wrong (now righted), and all is well. On another note, thank you Bill King for making Schultz and Barnhart look like fools!

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
12:19 pm

Pretty much everyone not associated with georgia football believes Todd Grantham was wrong and looks like a fool for what he did. I suppose you could side with one of the most respected sports writers in america, or a blithering idiot of a georgia fan who tries to compare a coach taunting a player during the game with a choke sign to urban meyer doing the gator chomp. The fact is that if Urban Meyer had done a choke sign to Aaron murray before OT (which it turns out, wouldnt have been needed) Georgia fans would be calling for him to be fired, the same way they thought Brandon Spikes should be kicked out of school and arrested for dirty play at the bottom of a pile.
And really, why should grantham react so angrily to being laughed at? I know he’s new but that coaching staff has been a joke for years.

75-76 DAWG

November 4th, 2010
12:21 pm

Bill , good article to end this crap once in for all.
I played baseball until I was 21 and I can tell you that when you get past about 16 years old it doesn’t matter what someone on the other team does or anyone in the stands. If you are good at what you do all you care about is improving and not making a mistake. When you make a mistake the only thing you have to control is your own criticism of yourself or effort for screwing up and you could care less what anyone else does or says.
Henry showed a lot of class in what he said and he is exactly right . This issue was media driven and was a non issue from the beginning. A lot of people that have never played sports on a high enough level to know that something like this may affect an seven or eight year old but a college athlete has no business on the field if he didn’t get over this type mental mind game back when he was no older than fifteen or sixteen.

RiffRaff

November 4th, 2010
12:21 pm

What would Woody Hayes do?

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
12:26 pm

Derek

Take CMR’s body of work in the last 5 years and gauge where the program is right now at this point. I want more SEC championships and I want to be in the hunt for a national title. Even more than that I want to beat Florida with some regularity. For a premier program paying top dollar that isn’t too much to ask. In Richt’s 10 years Georgia hasn’t been a serious contender in the NC race once. When one looks at the past 5 years and the state the program is now, it won’t happen in the next 10 years either. I like Richt. I think he is a great guy but, great guys don’t necessarily win football games. I’m not happy dancing with my sister

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
12:28 pm

freelemur

you are full of kaka

Wally Butts' Designated Stumbler

November 4th, 2010
12:30 pm

Bill, if you’re going to call out TB at least have the cahones to do it by name.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:30 pm

g8rswinagn “First time poster here, but can someone explain the difference to me between a coach (leader and example setter) that “in the heat of the moment” does this and a player (younger, less mature, grew up in the digital age) that “in the heat of the moment” texts hatred to his long-time, part-time girlfriend?”

I would be glad to explain the difference.

Sending a death threat to your ex is a felony that may be labeled a misdemeanor

Hoping someone misses a kick and throws up a choke sign is not illegal and may or may not be labeled as stupid…

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:33 pm

g8rswinagn, Is cursing and shooting someone the same since they are both done in the heat of the moment. Your argument is a really bad one….Do you have a mullet and wear jorts??? Just asking

Confused

November 4th, 2010
12:33 pm

Barnhart, Schultz, and Bradley are all poor journalists and were really stupid on this one.

Lake Oconee Dawg

November 4th, 2010
12:37 pm

So what, the choke hold that The DAWGS defensive coach did was not more than a coach calling time-out when the kicker is ready to kick, to “ice” him.
What about a coach that runs onto the field to protest, placement of ball, for a penatly not called, or for a offensive holding call. Why aren’t they put in the paper. Maybe this message will get to Dr. Barnhart, he write about everything that’s negative or something to cause a uproar!!! Go Mark B.

Redneck Jawja fan

November 4th, 2010
12:39 pm

No timthebrave I weigh 300 pounds, drive a beat up pickup truck shop at Kmart and wear a “Damn right Im a Dawg” red T-shirt under my overalls.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
12:39 pm

Confused

Nah, they’re not. Barnhart and Schultz in an apparent attempt to pick some dingleberries with the PC crowd crowd throw a good guy like Grantham under the bus. Bad move in my opinion. The sad part is, there is plenty to write about so, why are they writing about this? Barnhart and Schultz are both talented guys but you do have to wonder if they have done or played anything competitive outside of the Georgia Press Association yearly, contests

Jeff

November 4th, 2010
12:40 pm

SOOOOO..urban Meyer doing the Gay Chomp to UGA fans…..maybe by the end of the year we can see Urban cryin a river like his sorry excuse for a human being Teblow did in the SEC game. Funny how Urban and Tebow act like they are so God like….what a bunch of crap….

75-76 DAWG

November 4th, 2010
12:42 pm

I’m a 76 alumni and any criticism of Grantham is crazy and just doesn’t have any merit , yet. He had to bring in a complete new defensive scheme that CMR decided would help in recruiting because so many PRO teams use the 3-4 defense and had two months to teach all the defensive players their assignments on ever play that the other team throws at you. This is going to take a few years.
Now this time next year I may be joining you in Grantham’s criticism but for now he get’s my support 100% . I like him and his fiery attitude , at least you know he cares what happens and he doesn’t mind showing it openly.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:43 pm

Redneck Jawja fan, I wasn’t talking to you…So do you agree with
g8rswinagn that doing a choke sign and death threats to your ex are equal or did the jort/mullet comment hit a little too close to home? just asking

Redneck Jawja fan

November 4th, 2010
12:43 pm

Jeff and I suppose you dont think that hypocritical Suntanned Richt is much better? He planned a celebration in 07 that could have turned into a brawl then lied and said he didnt approve of it when CBS’s cameras clearly showed him laughing. What a Bobby Bowden punk clone! Gay chomp to U G A Y, how appropriate.

Redneck Jawja fan

November 4th, 2010
12:45 pm

They are not equal, but Rainey’s ex didnt want charges pressed and how similar was a text similar to Odell Thurman beating his pregnant girl friend?

g8rswinagn

November 4th, 2010
12:45 pm

timethebrave – No, and no. first, cursing is communication, be it verbal, written, or acted out like this coach did. Shooting someone is actual harm to the individual and, as you stated, illegal. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone either action. I just saw it interesting how one was so quickly condemned and the other so quickly excused, when in reality, both were poorly communicated emotions, no more and no less. On to your other questions…no mullet, I keep it high and tight. And, yes, I have an old pair of jean shorts. I wear them when I work in the yard or clean the house, not that I see how either of those topics has anything to do with the conversation, other than it being a weak attempt on your part to cast irrelevant and inaccurate insults.

Redneck Jawja fan

November 4th, 2010
12:47 pm

g8rswinagn give up communicating to these rednecks. The gay bombs are the first thing they throw when they don’t know what to say.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:50 pm

g8rswinagn
Saying time to die bi$# is also ILLEGAL and he was first charged with a felony and then reduced to a misdemeanor….If you don’t get the difference than I can’t help you

Redneck Jawja fan, the difference is that I am not defending Odell Thurman. I didn’t say that beating your pregnant girlfriend is like killing a mosquito that bit you because they both are out of anger….

DIT

November 4th, 2010
12:52 pm

Hey Bill, Can we fine or fire Barnhart and Schultz for whinning?

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:52 pm

Redneck Jawja fan, I’m glad you support Rainey…I wouldn’t

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
12:53 pm

ARDawg, Georgia isnt a premier program.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
12:55 pm

Comparing Mark Richt celebration, Grantham choke sign, Meyers timeouts and gator chomps are comparing similar things….Death threats and bad sportsmanship are very different things. Rainey might be a good guy and turned his life around but just because the girl didn’t want to prosecute doesn’t make it right or less ILLEGAL

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
12:56 pm

freelemur

Your kaka is free flowing and never ending. Yes, Georgia is a premier athletic program. You believing otherwise doesn’t make it so.

Redneck Jawja fan

November 4th, 2010
12:57 pm

timthebrave, kind of like you supporting Caleb King for his crap when he threatened to blackmail the girl who he owed money too. Maybe UGA fans should worry more about their program than others since you have led the SEC in arrests the last 5 years. Hey if you are happy with Richt, the rest of the SEC East certainly is.

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
12:57 pm

DIT, the only ones whining are Georgia fans defending Grantham. Everyone else is just pointing out stupid behavior by a stupid coach on a stupid coaching staff.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
12:57 pm

Barnhart & Schultz should start a new blog together.

Call it: “Welcome to mamby Pamby Land!. Check your nads at the door.”

I hope all of this dissatisfaction with Mark Richt goes away.

November 4th, 2010
12:59 pm

From the Daily SEC East Blog.

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

AR, what makes them a premier program? One championship from 1980? Is Clemson also a premier program? Their 1 title is even more recent.

truthteller

November 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

freelemur is right. UGA really isn’t a premier program.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

freelemur

It was a stupid thing that he did. I’m not on here saying that what he did was good. I’ve played ball in HS and College and people act as if this never goes on. Was it a stupid gesture on a coaches part? yes!, but way too much was made of it. Every Henry is laughing at it!

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

Redneck Jawja fan, Do you see me defending any of these actions?
Follow the logic you fu**** idiot. Talking to g8rswinagn i said that death threats and bad sportsmanship are not comparable and you jumped in to defend him

Oh, I get it…Time to come out of the closet GT fan…It’s ok to admit it

g8rswinagn

November 4th, 2010
1:01 pm

tim..-I do understand the difference, and in none of my posts above was I defending Rainey, taking his side, or trying to minimize his stupidity. Beyond the legality of both issues, right is right and wrong is wrong. BOTH, were wrong. All I was pointing out is how quickly everyone (here) wanted to jump on the player for a rival team, but defend their own coach for an equally classless move. If you don’t see the similarities, and you think as long as it’s legal it’s a good classy move, then as you said “I can’t help you.”

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
1:01 pm

“timthebrave, kind of like you supporting Caleb King for his crap when he threatened to blackmail the girl who he owed money too. Maybe UGA fans should worry more about their program than others since you have led the SEC in arrests the last 5 years. Hey if you are happy with Richt, the rest of the SEC East certainly is.”

burn.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:02 pm

You nailed it timthebrave…. Closet GT fans

The Most Interesting Man Alive

November 4th, 2010
1:02 pm

As Andy Staples from CnnSI stated freelemur, The Georgia Fan Base is the most delusional in College Sports. Every year in their minds they are Preseason SEC Champs. If it wasn’t for the Vince Dooley G a y runningback they wouldnt have won in 1980.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:04 pm

Can’t we all just agree what Rainey and TG did was stupid. No one should have to defend them OR critize them. It’s done! It’s over! Let’s just move on.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

g8rswinagn, was it bad sportsmanship?…yes…I don’t have a problem with Meyer calling the timouts….was that also bad sportsmanship?…yes

I wouldn’t compare it to death threats and that’s all my post was about….

WE

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

The Most Interesting Man Alive

Spoken like a true geek from the Nerd Herd!

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

Yeah i mean i dont begrudge them their 1 title… they got 1 great player and he carried them… without Percy and Tebow we dont win our most recent one. But for them to think they’re a “premier” program is laughable. They have a good regional program but thats it. They’re not elite or premier, they want to be.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

freelemur

Yes, I would say Clemson is a premier program. Why is it you are beginning to sound more and more like a Tech fan? I wouldn’t say Clemson is of the stature of Georgia’s athletic program but, the is a substansial difference in size and revenue

The Most Interesting Man Alive

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

Absolutely DIT and while you are at it, throw in a Freshman 4-star Safety that Meyer booted off the team this week.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:06 pm

freelemur, find any post where I defend caleb kings actions…keep looking…

Do you want to join the pro Rainey bandwagon?

truthteller

November 4th, 2010
1:07 pm

Could someone please explain to me how UGA is a premier program? Your last national championship will be celebrated this weekend and it was 30 years ago. You are on your 3rd head coach in the last 20 years and all of which have a combined 3 wins againt your most important and hated rival. The best prospects from your own state end up in places like Florida, Alabama, and Auburn. There is nothing about UGA right now that even remotely hints at being premier.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:08 pm

Let’s face it. Both prgrams have had things happen this year that we are all not too proud of.

The Most Interesting Man Alive

November 4th, 2010
1:10 pm

timthebrave, what Grantham did was not even stupid, it just happened to be caught on TV. That is why more and more coaches are banning the media from practice. Far worse stuff goes on in practice. As far as Rainey, what he texted is no different from half the crap that is mentioned in the Rap Music that those of their culture listen to. It was stupid to text it, but no one for a minute believed that he was actually threatening her to die. She even tried to get the COPs to not arrest him. Worry about your program. I bet if UGA had of won Saturday, that they would be wanting Rainey to play against Carolina in 2 weeks.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
1:10 pm

Funny how juvenile delinquency reeks in some posts

the_fat_one_in_red_on_the_right

November 4th, 2010
1:11 pm

Look, can’t we all just take pause in this back and forth nonsense, and get a double pounder or something? Losing makes me hungry.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:12 pm

truthteller
I absolutely agree. Right now UGA is not a premier program, but if you can honestly say for most of the 2000’s we were not considered an elite team, granted no NC, but the media sure did treat UGA like one from 2002-2007. As for now, I agree 100%! UGA is not a premier program. This year, neither is UF!

Derek

November 4th, 2010
1:13 pm

No one is defending TG just saying that the emotional reaction of anti-UGA writers like Schultz (Tony is not anti-UGA–just out on a limb on this one and usually very balanced), was out of line. I still want to know why Jeff and Mark do not have the ability to every put a positive spin on UGA. Yeah, we got problems…but there are many good things about program now and a very bright prospect for the future. Why does it seem Mark and Jeff want CMR fired? How does that benefit them? You know who I respect on this matter. Former UGA players who played under Richt. Almost to a person you get 100% support for CMR. Former players love Richt even Stafford and Moreno. Richt is a great coach and great man doing what he can with what he has. Only a foolish, short-sighted person would call for his head. He is probably the finest coach in UGA history. I love Dooley but CMR is head and shoulders over Dooley as a coach.

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
1:13 pm

HAHAHA AR, seriously, Clemson is a premier program?! haha ok well at least i now know you have a very loose definition of the word Premier.

truthteller

November 4th, 2010
1:15 pm

DIT
It takes more than one season to knock a team off of being premier and what you point out about ‘02-’07 was for the most part all pre-season hype. You never lived up to any of it and in your best seasons still couldn’t handle your hated rival in their bad/average seasons.

freelemur

November 4th, 2010
1:16 pm

“He is probably the finest coach in UGA history”
if he is, thats a sad statement.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:17 pm

I hope they fire Richt and he comes to the Big Ten.

south eastern chumps

November 4th, 2010
1:17 pm

hypocrites all of you, if it were reversed you would be appalled, all of you

south eastern chumps

November 4th, 2010
1:18 pm

it is one thing a player does that to another player, but a grown man who also is the coach does that to an opponent’s 19/20 year old kid, shameful

g8rswinagn

November 4th, 2010
1:19 pm

timthebrave…I think we agree, just approaching it from different angles, and making different points. Perhaps Rainey wasn’t the best example to use, but you see what I was saying. As far as classless moves, I’m sure we could look back across the history of this game and find plenty on both sides of the ball. RE: the timeouts, my nephew’s middle school team was down in a game 50ish to 30ish with a few seconds on the clock and the opposing coach called a time out to stop the clock and get in another play from the 2 yd line. Of course, they scored. Yes, I made a point to stop by the bench on the way out of the stadium and congratulate the coach on the win and point out how classy it was for him to do that. Oddly enough, I think he though I was serious.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:20 pm

truthteller
I don’t understand? How can you say not living up to expectation? Went to 3 SEC CG’s. Won 2 out of 3. The last one we were suppose to get kicked by LSU, but kicked them instead. 2008 we did not live up to expectations. That’s why I left that year out! UGA finished in the top 10 those years. Yes, not NC, but pre-season hype. I don’t agree for those years mentioned above.

McDawg

November 4th, 2010
1:21 pm

if he took off his helmet…..

Typical Gator Fan

November 4th, 2010
1:21 pm

Why do I continue to troll UGA blogs to add my 2 cents? I’m such a loser.

countdawgula

November 4th, 2010
1:21 pm

Personally, I think it shows how classless Urban Meyer is for letting all of his players run into the endzone and celebrate after that Hill guy ran the interception back for the apparent TD! No way would our coaches pull some bs stunt like that. They should have gotten a penalty!

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:22 pm

freelemur, How many teams do you consider premier? Ga is top 10 in wins over the last 10 years. I think around number 6 or 7. This year we are mediocre just like FL

McDawg

November 4th, 2010
1:23 pm

the most classless move still has to be the Auburn game when they turned on the sprinkler system and hosed down the UGA fans

g8rswinagn

November 4th, 2010
1:23 pm

timthebrave…since you seem to actually put together a coherent thought, unlike many that post, explain to me the whole jort thing. How is it that when a UGA fan wants to insult a UF fan, the first thing to come out is jorts and haircuts, both of which cross well over the team affiliation?

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:25 pm

McDawg
I remember that game well. As a Dawg that did stink, but I look back at it now and have to laugh.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:26 pm

g8rswinagn, it is because since they cannot win on the field, they like to point out what they think is classless dress. Never mind that many of the fat people in overalls also are UGA fans.

McDawg

November 4th, 2010
1:26 pm

UGA upsets the war eagles/tigers/plainsmen or whatever the hell they call themseleves

McDawg

November 4th, 2010
1:28 pm

looking back on it-it was pretty funny

Typical UGA Fan

November 4th, 2010
1:28 pm

g8rswinagn, please troll the Orlando Sentinel, Gainesville Sun and the St. Pete times and leave the UGA blog alone. Nobody needs to read Gator drivel under EVERY article.

truthteller

November 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

DIT
Well now I’m confused, you backed into an SEC championship in ‘05 and upset a lame duck LSU team. ‘02 you have your best team in 20 years and still can’t beat an avg FL team. ‘03 you really did nothing. ‘04 nothing significant. ‘06 what did you accomplish? ‘07 great finish but still no championship. Yes, all that makes you really premier those years.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:30 pm

Typical UGA Fan

It bothers you because you are as Rainey says, our bit$h

doggit

November 4th, 2010
1:31 pm

can’t agree more – non story on a slow news week – let’s move on please

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:32 pm

truthteller
We are not getting anywhere. We see it differently that’s all. Let’s just agree to disagree!

gatorman770

November 4th, 2010
1:33 pm

The idiots complaining about Grantham choke sign are probably also really upset with the Conservative’s landslide wins on November 2 and just wish they could figure out some way to bring race into the non-issue!

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:33 pm

g8rswinagn, the jort/mullet is just talking trash that comes with a rivalry. It’s funny because it’s true

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:34 pm

Goot one Gatorman.

DIT

November 4th, 2010
1:34 pm

gatorman770

Good One!

Vick=Dog killing Thug

November 4th, 2010
1:35 pm

Can’t we all just agree to hate GT and get along ?

Typical UGA Fan

November 4th, 2010
1:36 pm

No Ron, I can deal with a loss and I can deal with the fact Urban Meyer has no ethics or morals I’m fine with all that. It’s just that I come here to get away from all the mouth breathing Gator rhetoric that is under every other article here on the AJC. That’s all. Thank you for your concern, figured you’d be pretty busy get the Fightin Zookers ready for Saturday, guess not.

McDawg

November 4th, 2010
1:36 pm

Actually race is brought up quite often on these blogs–THUG

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:37 pm

Ron Zook….Would you be ok if he texted that to your sister?

You can all join the Chris Rainey fan club
You can register at http://www.ilovemullets.com
If you get over 500 to join Chris Rainey will personally send time to die bi** to your mother or any other female you hate

Chris Rainey

November 4th, 2010
1:39 pm

The Gators treated the Dawgs just like I do white women rudely. By the way they both love it.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:39 pm

Typical UGA Fan, yea but I wish I was back in the SEC East so at least I would be assured of one beatdown a year. By the way, I was an assistant to Spurrier when he “hung half a hundred” on the Humpers in Athens.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:41 pm

No timmy, my sister wouldn’t date a thug like him or Caleb King.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:42 pm

Ron Zook, everyone knows you are a GT fan…No self respecting FLA fan would have Ron Zook as their name.

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:43 pm

It doesn’t matter, I was 2-1 against the holy one.

JaxDawg05

November 4th, 2010
1:49 pm

This “nonstory” is getting almost as many comments as the original story.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:50 pm

Ron Zook, Why don’t you represent your real team and find out what your record is against the “holy one”…No FLA fan would have their name as Ron Zook…They ran that guy out of town. Even when my team loses I still represent UGA. I graduated from there and will be a fan no matter what. Go dawgs!

Chris Rainey

November 4th, 2010
1:53 pm

Grantham…………… Its time to die!!!

Ron Zook

November 4th, 2010
1:54 pm

timthebrave it is a good thing that Foley isnt the AD at U G A Y, he would already have fired the holy one.

ga gator

November 4th, 2010
1:55 pm

Great non story Bill. Get over it already, Grantham did nothing wrong.

Dan Mullen

November 4th, 2010
1:55 pm

When is McGarity going to call me to clean up this mess you guys have going on in Athens? Maybe after UGA loses to Auburn and Georgia Tech my phone will be ringing.

stevo

November 4th, 2010
1:55 pm

Eric Zier to Shannon Mitchell…As I recall, I think he had about 14 catches that game. Now that was a heartbreaking loss. One of the best Ga Fl games in my mind.

timthebrave

November 4th, 2010
1:57 pm

Ron Zook, Why won’t you answer me?……hmmm….
Who is your real team?

Rodney King

November 4th, 2010
1:57 pm

Can’t we all just get along?????

egeagle

November 4th, 2010
1:58 pm

Leave it to the Yellowtors or Gackets to chime on and on. Only at Georgia do players get such attention from a paper.AJC has Steve Hummer of Fla as an editor. Schultz has always hated georgia and Georgians in general. See Bradley’s last line of his “Tech” article today? TB is a UGA grad, but he’s had man-love for Spurrier and even Meyer for a long time.I’d like to know what VD did to him as a writer for the R&B many years ago.The post about hits was spot-on. That’s all it is about

Mark Richt

November 4th, 2010
1:59 pm

Come on Randy Shannon I know you can lose the rest of your games!!! If you hurry up and lose, and I keep losing at thUGA then they will fire me and Miamia will fire you then I can finally take over Miami and bring back the U !!! This is going to be SWEET !!!

simplythetruth

November 4th, 2010
2:00 pm

Georgia vs Florida… The rivalry continues… gotta love it…..this is why college football is far more interesting than pro football in my opinion…. this blog starts off with a non story and then progresses to a debate on what constitutes a premier football team….. better than watching Obama whine after getting his ass shellacked…. Go Dawgs…Go Gators….

Miami Hurricanes

November 4th, 2010
2:01 pm

We don’t want Mark Richt here at the U, he ain’t thugged out enought for us.

Cuz

November 4th, 2010
2:01 pm

Look Chas had the last laugh, the goat became the hero of the day. If he thinks it is nothing then it is nothing.

I find it a little ridicoulous a coach would do it but I am more than sure that thousands of Dawg fans were doing it before the kick. He should have just texted Chas.

Cuz

November 4th, 2010
2:02 pm

Coach Mullen, I have spent several nights in Starkvegas. Athens would be a big improvement. And no more godawful cowbells.

Chip Kelly

November 4th, 2010
2:03 pm

Man you guys better be lucky McGarity called me and cancled the thUGA vs. Oregon series. I was planning to break Spurrier’s record and score 70 points between your crappy hedges. The quack attack would have crushed those thugs.

Dan Mullen

November 4th, 2010
2:06 pm

You can bet your *** I’m the man for the UGA job. I know how to beat Florida with mediocre talent so imagine what I could do with Georgia’s talent. Hell, I’ve beating both of them in the same year!!! You guys better get me before its too late.

AssBackwards

November 4th, 2010
2:08 pm

I cannot believe you wrote whole column about how this isn’t worthy of being a story. If that’s what you truly believe, then just find something else to write about and don’t even mention this.

wildbill

November 4th, 2010
2:10 pm

Maybe Grantham will get a choke hold on some defensive players this week ……………..and their tackling just might improve Saturday, especially that overrated Rambo.

edumacated

November 4th, 2010
2:19 pm

You knuckheaded GT guys are on here, again, screaming Georgia is not a premier program. Look, just because we can’t beat Florida doesn’t exclude us. Friggin nobody has been able to beat Florida the last 20 years either. Name one team in the SEC who has been able to consistantly beat Florida in the last 2 decades. That particular argument is invalid. The one about no NC for 30 years, holds water, but not the Florida one.

Mobile Dawg

November 4th, 2010
2:20 pm

I think because of all the controversy we should just have a do-over. You know, play the game again….

Henry Heimlich

November 4th, 2010
2:21 pm

There is a HUGE difference between a coach celebrating after the game by doing HIS school’s traditional cheer and a coach taunting an OPPOSING player with the choke signal during a critical point in OT. UGA & CTG = NO CLASS!

Ace

November 4th, 2010
2:28 pm

The best part was when he made the kick. UGA is a program in the gutter.

cmac

November 4th, 2010
2:31 pm

its one thing when a player does it. It’s another when a coach, the LEADER of young men, & a guy making $750,000 per year (way to much for the results provided) does it.

You ugaly fans are incredible.

Does nothing embarrass this program … the arrests, the record, not beating a team with a winning record this year, an adult trash talking a 20 yr old? This is how far this program has fallen!

Ace

November 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

Somebody call the BCS, they may want to know that UGA claims to be the best team with a LOSING record. Now that some funny chit.

cmac

November 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

Hire Dan Mullen NOW!!!

Smokewagon

November 4th, 2010
2:43 pm

Game over! Congrats to the winner! See you next year!
Don’t think we will hear much out of our Tech friends after tonight.

King Gator

November 4th, 2010
2:43 pm

That was a choke sign for the kicker?? Oh, I thought it was just the same old defensive signal that Grantham had been using with his defense all day. No apology needed. Go Gators!

Ga8er

November 4th, 2010
2:44 pm

I really don’t think the choke signal was intended for my UF team. I think it was intended to be a representation of UGA’s season. 4 – 5? Really?

49yearGAFAN

November 4th, 2010
2:45 pm

To UGA man here: Right on the money. Unfortunately, Richt is not going to resign. He will have to be fired. Hopefully during or after the 2011 season. Seems they are determined to have him hang around an extra year. Just another year wasted.

Florida kicker who ran Grantham's d-ck

November 4th, 2010
2:45 pm

what a waste of space this junkyard blog is.

Bud

November 4th, 2010
2:46 pm

Bill-

Well said, the objective of certain writers, seems to be sensationalism, over truth,

Getting more hits to blogs, than truth,

No difference in sign/gesture than Meyer’s Chomp to Georgia fans.

Nothing rude, in fact, it’s expected, it’s what makes this game so much fun.

Personally, I feel Jeff Schultz OFTEN dramatically over-reacts to minor things like this.

In fact, he does it so often, I don’t even read his blog anymore.

But that’s just me.

King Gator

November 4th, 2010
2:46 pm

Choke sign confused Bobo .. nice play calling in overtime. Go Gators!

Itsover

November 4th, 2010
2:54 pm

Well, the dawgs suck. CMR sucks. See what happens when you pay people extravagant salaries. They fail! They fail businesses and they fail as coaches. Please, someone justify the salary of CMR and his choke-a-flukes.

DBD

November 4th, 2010
2:56 pm

I agree with ga gator…all part of game..don’t see any big deal with what Grantham, Henry or Meyer…did. It’s why girls don’t play the game..

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

I thought most of the Teachers made the “CHOKE SIGN” as UGA athletes came to take their final exams. Is that wrong too?
Bill King
You are right that is not a real issue, but it was still not something a coach should do. A coach should admonish his players for letting the game get to the point where a FG would beat them.

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

Dawg fans I need some help. I don’t want to buy A J Green jersey, but I want to know where I can go and buy KATI BREAZEAL’s GYM DAWG SEC CHAMPIONSHIP LEOTARD. Are there any Dawg fans that can help with this quest?

rebeldawg

November 4th, 2010
3:10 pm

Thank you for having a brain.

UGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

November 4th, 2010
3:14 pm

the real story is Grantham’s defense giving up 30+ points to an offense that wasn’t doing squat lately. heck, maybe Urban should’ve flashed Grantham the choke signal.

Alphare

November 4th, 2010
3:17 pm

You guys got it all wrong, Grantham’s choke sign is for Bobo.

Alphare

November 4th, 2010
3:21 pm

Wait a minute, didn’t Grantham did the choke sign to himself?

What’s all the fuss about?

kevin

November 4th, 2010
3:22 pm

This just in. Grantham’s choke sign was not directed at Chas Henry, but at Sanders Cummings for trying to pick up a ball inside the 10 when he could have simply fallen on it and Bacari Rambo for dropping as easy INT at the end of the game that could have very well been a pick 6.

75-76 DAWG

November 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

ugaaaaaaaaahhhh
The reason Florida hasn’t scored much before the UGA game was because their number one and two play makers were hurt or suspended. They scored only 7 points on Mississippi State but had 400 yard of offense . If these two play makers had played in that game Florida would have scored 21 to 27 points.

The Ghost of Wally Butts

November 4th, 2010
3:25 pm

Obama has invited CTG and the Florida placekicker up to the White House for a beer. Afterwards, they will have a big “Meyer-Teabow” like man-hug, then sing Kum Ba Yah. The touching ceremony will end with Obama having been awarded yet another Nobel Peace Prize.

Then, all will be well.

sogadog

November 4th, 2010
3:33 pm

Mr. King, great piece, I agree 100% and I am surprised the usually wise and insightful Tony Barnhardt called for CTG’s supension and reprimand.

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
3:33 pm

Wally BUTT
Isn’t that the same picture of Bobo and Murray? A HUG and Kiss with a nice cry is better after a win than a loss. Bobo do I see your tongue heading to murray’s lips? Dude you have 5 kids do you really need to turn on a male footbal player with a kiss?

Alphare

November 4th, 2010
3:35 pm

Bill, why don’t you give Tony Barnhardt a choke sign? just to see what he can do to you.

Russ the Passed Over Mascot

November 4th, 2010
3:52 pm

This GTer says that this is a total non-story. Let’s hope there is that much passion left at the end of the GT-UGA game. Go Jackets!

Mike

November 4th, 2010
3:59 pm

The kid shows some class. I’m proud he’s from Georgia.

Hairy Perry

November 4th, 2010
4:06 pm

5150 P.O.A.D,

I’ve seen you on this blog before, seemed like a respectable person, but you just revealed alot about yourself.

Coachdawg 2000

November 4th, 2010
4:21 pm

Barnhardt is trying to plug his patheitc show with uber-hack wes durham on 790. That is absolutley putrid listening.

Tom

November 4th, 2010
4:21 pm

Like Florida players haven’t given us gestures before….get over it! The loss to Florida is not Aaron Murray’s fault. However, the very first play of the game is Aaron Murray’s fault. But, here are the main problems.

1. Mike Bobo’s play selection-I thought we were past calling a running play on 3rd down
2. Aron White-catch the ball!!!! his non catch went right to a Florida guy. Florida’s drive resulted in 7pts.
3. Bacarri Rambo’s missed interception-Florida scored on that drive
4. The defense’s lack of intelligence. 1st quarter fumble by Florida, and then recovered by Florida. Just fall on the ball!!!! Don’t try to pick it up.

On top of all this, we have a Jacksonville jinx. We are defeated before we even get to the stadium. Its time to change the site. Even as crappy as Florida is this year, we still couldn’t beat them!!!!!

THIRTY FOUR POINTS to your thirty one points

November 4th, 2010
4:28 pm

Doesn’t matter…

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18 out of 21
8 out of 10
3 straight

Jack Nine Offsuit

November 4th, 2010
4:35 pm

I’m a UGA fan but I certainly don’t think this is a “non-story.” IMO, it’s inexcusable for a coach to do something like that in college game. Shows no class whatsoever. And spare me the excuse of it occurring “in the heat of the moment.” Coaches (rightfully) expect players to be disciplined “in the heat of the moment”—indeed, that’s when it’s the most important to keep your head together and make good decisions.

If the coach (the friggin’ D-Coordinator) can’t keep his composure with the game on the line then what can you expect from the players????

Tony Barnhart was dead accurate on this one. Grantham should be suspended for a game and docked some pay.

And again, I’m a UGA fan. But I’m embarrassed by this class-less behavior.

ml

November 4th, 2010
4:38 pm

stupid thing to do from someone who is a leadership role for people who aren’t complete adults yet. he should be talked to about it and then it should be dropped. it wasn’t the right thing to do. but a misdemeanor type thing, the first time.
but an observation to those that have totally dismissed it:
I have never know anyone that uses the terms ‘grow up’ ‘be a man’ or ‘man up’ to every be on the right side of a debate. those are things used purely for manipulative purposes when truth and facts won’t work in their favor

LakeDawg

November 4th, 2010
4:44 pm

Thanks Bill for a SANE blog on this subject.

BillKingTheCheerleader

November 4th, 2010
4:59 pm

Is it a non-story because you are the cheerleader for the boooldawgs? Funny how you deride it as an online story, yet that is what you write—a freaking blog. You dedicate a whole ONLINE story to tell us how much of a non-story it is. How ironic.

You jump to Henry’s words as evidence of how little meaning this has. He was instructed by Meyer to downplay it. Of course, while you are shaking your pompoms, you can’t take time to contemplate such a thing.

Online blogger dressed in red panties crying about what a non-story this is—or—Tony Barnhart ( a well-respected college football journalist)? Meh, think I will go with Barnhart on this one.

Andy

November 4th, 2010
5:00 pm

Yeah, and they still beat your asses again, yet again…it’s hysterical.

30 players arrested, how many kicked off the team, the AD in a Panty Raid drunk, more students arrested and then tossed, coaches trying to bow up to players like it’s the WWE….

You guys take the cake for the most absurd excuse of a school and program, by far, ever.

Please, don’t stop though….you are too entertaining. Kind of like Hee-Haw on Crack, with a suspended license.

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
5:00 pm

Hairy Perry
You do know it is all in fun. UGA fans all gave TEBOW for crying after a loss. The UGA dawgs also gave URBAN hell for huging Tebow while calling it MAN LOVE. So why am I wrong for calling out Bobo and Murray for doing the samething? I do understand the pain of loss on the field of BATTLEFIELD. I am just poking fun back at the UGA fans that ran their mouths about TEBOW and Meyer. Is that fair? Please tell me if I crossed the line no UGA fan crossed.

Truth is..

November 4th, 2010
5:00 pm

BK,
I think it’s a nonstory as well. The fact of the matter is that if the defense didn’t give up 450 yards and 31 points to an offense whose most effective play was to have a running back line up at qb and run the ball, the entire episode would never have happened.

Tom...

November 4th, 2010
5:03 pm

Tom, you’re an idiot. There is no Jax jinx. We dominated during Dooley’s 25 years, they’ve dominated 21 years since. If we can get some defensive players that play defense, we’ll dominate, or at least hold our own, again.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
5:09 pm

I second Lake Dawg and take it one step further, Thank you Bill King for the fine job you do from a fan’s perspective

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
5:11 pm

Do any of you know Lil League football? Do you know Chastin Park? Do you know the past great Christian man and lil League coach Ivey johnson. He coached many youg boys that went on to good high school careers and a few of us played major Colleger football. i can name 2 right now but there are more. Wes Prichett- Westminster-Notre Dame, Shan Morris ( Tech Great Larry Morris’ son) Riverwood I think and Auburn, Bucky & Denton Shamburger that played at TECH. Do you know I never saw the MEN make a SHOKE Signal to the other young players. I did get a Slap to the Helmet after I made a stupid play, but coach came back to me and asked what I was thinking or seeing on a play. Coaches never need to be so childish as to make a Choke Signal to the other team. I guess the next time I see BOBO’s wife I will act like I am putting on a Rubber so she will not have anymore kids. Is that OK too?

5150 P.O.A.D

November 4th, 2010
5:15 pm

Bill is what every fan of their team wants. Bill is a DAWG DAWG DAWG to the end. he will live High with the Dawgs or he will cry in the Pound with the Dawgs, but you will never think Bill is going to leave his Dawgs. He may call them out but he nevers throws them under the bus unless he is willing to crawl under the bus too.

Alabama Dog

November 4th, 2010
5:30 pm

Andy: Since you have absoluely no respect whatsoever for Georgia’s program, it’s players, coaches, or fans, just who is it YOU back?????? Go back to Mayberry, and hang out with Barney, Gomer, Goober and the gang!

From Where I Sit

November 4th, 2010
5:32 pm

I love the reference to WE when people speak about their teams and they have never played a down for the team.

Anyway, Tom you must be on crack as FL out recruits most of the SEC year end and year out, so there is no way GA would beat them if they had a defense. How about winning some NC or the SEC for a few years in a row?

LMAO!!!!

Enough Said!

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
5:38 pm

Andy….well what do you suppose happened to Florida this year? Why with all that talent and just about the only team they could be was Georgia. How’s that “Out recruiting everybody” working out for you?

Mr

November 4th, 2010
5:40 pm

Coming to a internet blog nearest you the Barnhart/Schultz Mamby Pamby Land blog for all of you whinny little “Jack Wagons”
“needs to be fined or fired” wussies!

Gatorbait

November 4th, 2010
5:41 pm

Frankly, Grantham is a good addition to Richt staff, he shows more passion for the game in one year than I’ve seen from Richt since he’s been there. A few f-bombs don’t amount to a hill of beans, these players have heard it before. Only suggestion is to put his play sheet over his mouth when he drops them, so he won’t be caught on national TV again.

Henry had the perfect response, it’s just football and a great rivalry. See ya’ll next year.

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
5:56 pm

I’m thinking on a glass of quality bourbon while I watch Tech embarrass themselves. Good luck Bugs

FlaOwnsGA

November 4th, 2010
6:05 pm

Florida fan here. I don’t think what Grantham did is a big deal. Its a rivalry. We hate you, you hate us. However, I do think it is hilarious that your coach got owned by our Kicker! He does the choke sign, and our (backup) kicker (and the nation’s best punter) blows him a kiss and knocks it right through the uprights. Talk about some balls. And all you Georgia folks should appreciate it as well, since he is from Georgia and he told all the whiners to drop it and move on.

UGA VIII

November 4th, 2010
6:11 pm

One big gator chomp and dawg bark for Chas Henry.

Now, let’s move on to something else.

59bulldawg

November 4th, 2010
6:28 pm

TB is a PC Jackass!

Paddy

November 4th, 2010
6:39 pm

The UF kicker had the perfect comeback!!!! But come on guys, what coaches don’t cuss and degrade the other team? It part of sports. If you do not understand what the UGA coach did, you have not been on many teams in your life! You just can’t get seen doing it.

Early of the Squidbillies

November 4th, 2010
6:40 pm

Win something then you can brag, give the gator chop, give the UGA choke, bark like a dawg….do or say whatever you want to. Just beat Florida!

ARdawg

November 4th, 2010
6:47 pm

FLAowns

We DO get it. The irony of it is not lost on these knuckleheads attempt at making what TG did a Faux Pas. Hats off to Henry. It is he who has shown the class and gets the last laugh. Truth be known Grantham did what many do for any FG kicked to win a game. If they don’t do it they damn well think it

JaxGator

November 4th, 2010
6:55 pm

TimtheBrave:
You talk too much about criminal cases about which you know nothing. From which law school did you get a degree? How many criminal cases have you handled in court? Rainey was arrested for aggravated stalking; because the police arrest a person for a crime, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a valid charge will follow; it all depends on the facts. It should have been evident that from the reported facts that a charge of aggravated stalking could not be supported. Many on these sites has referred to Rainey as a felon; he was not convicted of any crime, and if he had been convicted, it would have been a misdemeanor. I do not approve of that which Rainey did; it was wrong and stupid; however, I think that the comments about Rainey, like from the knownothing Tim theBrave, are made in frustration fom losing to the Gators–AGAIN. The flap over the choke sign was much ado about nothing.

Delbert D.

November 4th, 2010
6:57 pm

Try the NC State WolfPack chomp. Left-handed is even harder.

Delbert D.

November 4th, 2010
7:04 pm

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CopyandPaste

November 4th, 2010
7:06 pm

Looks like the adult spoke up. Chas Henry answered Grantham’s choke sign appropriately. He made the kick. I still wish he had choked though.

D Fence

November 4th, 2010
7:47 pm

Shouldnt have even mattered to begin with but once again the Gators talent and the Dawgs inventing new ways to lose equal another loss in Jax. UGA is 2TD’s better than Fla without the mental game and the TO’s. Good for all you Gator fans.

RNB

November 4th, 2010
8:13 pm

Finally someone with some sense. Good job Chas.

Top Dawg

November 4th, 2010
8:30 pm

Tony Barnhart has gotten boring.

Bob

November 4th, 2010
8:55 pm

No attempt to steal anyone’s thunder. I wasn’t going to write about this at all initially because, like I said, it’s pretty much a nonstory. But the calls for Grantham to be fined or fired were so over the top that I had to comment.

Thanks for standing up for UGA and CTG against the manufactured outrage from these writers at the AJC.

Bob

November 4th, 2010
9:02 pm

I watched the replay and this is what happened in this order. CMR called timeout and the Chaz Henry looked over at the CMR standing next to CTG and said “Are you going to ice me? You going to ice me? I’m not even the kicker.” Chaz takes his helmet off and blows a kiss and laughs. CTG then says you are going to choke.

He Hate Gator

November 4th, 2010
9:12 pm

Agree…much ado about nothing….actually glad to see some fire for a change…

He Hate Gator

November 4th, 2010
9:14 pm

You may have some things to write about Idaho St should Dawgs lose this one…

Coastaldawg

November 4th, 2010
9:26 pm

I wish Richt would show even a tenth of his passion!

Ga Dawg 97

November 4th, 2010
9:32 pm

He was giving the choke sign to Aaron Murray! I have a reliable source.

Ga Dawg 97

November 4th, 2010
9:34 pm

Grantham just made a complete jack azz out of himself and embarrassed his school and head coach. Way to make us proud coach. We might as well be some podunk, redneck high school team.

Ga Dawg 97

November 4th, 2010
9:37 pm

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He Hate Gator

November 4th, 2010
9:39 pm

Coastaldawg, I wish our DC would show a little class and I wish we could beat that mean old urban meyer. I just hate those mean old gators.

The Exterminator

November 4th, 2010
9:40 pm

Non-story. Yawn.

Tech lost Nesbitt tonight. Pity.

Top Dawg

November 4th, 2010
9:43 pm

Does anyone remember when Odell Thurman actually beat his girlfriend and only got a 2 game suspension? Just sayin, when we complain about rainey we are complete hypocrits.

Top Dawg

November 4th, 2010
9:44 pm

We actually have a countdown to kickoff for idaho state?

Pitbull

November 4th, 2010
10:21 pm

If Ga was a real Man up team, they would play the second stringers only against Idaho. But I will see it when I believe it. Richt will leave Murray in untill the 3rd quarter at least, maybe 4th qtr. It’s embrassing. Like beating up the smallest kid in the classroom. Classless!

He Hate Gator

November 4th, 2010
10:22 pm

Thank you imposter

Imposter

November 4th, 2010
10:30 pm

Yes, I’m bored, what of it?

The real imposter

November 4th, 2010
10:31 pm

No, I’m the real imposter

The mother of all imposters

November 4th, 2010
10:31 pm

Preston

November 4th, 2010
10:48 pm

Class! Kudos to Henry for saying it like it is. Give it a final rest….pleeeeeease!

katherine

November 4th, 2010
10:49 pm

why didnt my post show up grrrr

katherine

November 4th, 2010
10:51 pm

Pitbull
November 4th, 2010
10:21 pm

If Ga was a real Man up team, they would play the second stringers only against Idaho. But I will see it when I believe it. Richt will leave Murray in untill the 3rd quarter at least, maybe 4th qtr. It’s embrassing. Like beating up the smallest kid in the classroom. Classless!

The game hasn’t even happened yet and you are already saying classless LOL It’s not like idaho didn’t know what they were getting into when they signed on for this game…good lord give the classless thing a rest!

Preston

November 4th, 2010
10:53 pm

Pitbull is an idiot. Watch and pay attention before spewing such bile on the blogosphere. Richt NEVER runs it up on anyone. Not even when he should! Hutson Mason will see plenty of playing time this week.

Wreckmaniac

November 4th, 2010
11:15 pm

Maybe, just maybe, UGA will not run up 80 on Tech and give Murray the Heisman like most dawg fans think they will.

Wreckmaniac

November 4th, 2010
11:19 pm

A “slow news week” ? SF wins the World Series. Moss goes to the Titans. The Repubs take the House. No. Whats news is that UGA once again
looks like a pack of fools.

Wreckmaniac

November 4th, 2010
11:23 pm

Who’s Tebow ? FL certainly doesn’t need him to beat UGA. Just dress up a donkey with a FL jersey and he’s ready to run UGA out of Jax.

NashDawg

November 4th, 2010
11:27 pm

Tony B is clueless on this issue.

Can Newton's Illegal Payday

November 4th, 2010
11:31 pm

We all know now.
SHOW ME THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY

30-24
Nesbitt for Heisman – BBBBWWWWAAAAHHHHAAAAHHHHAAAAAA

Wreckmaniac

November 4th, 2010
11:32 pm

GBAL, why give Barnhardt any more chances ? Why not just go back to your Athens paper ? After all, UGA is in Athens. Are you ashamed of your local newspaper ? Why rely on an out-of-town paper like the AJC to write it like you want it ? If you like out of town papers try the Kansas City paper. You may read something you like. Why read the AJC ?
The AJC is Tech’s paper since Tech is in Atl. Isn’t that obvious ?

Can Newton's Illegal Payday

November 4th, 2010
11:34 pm

30-24
8 of 9
Unfilled “Stadium” in downtown ATL
60-35-5
and yet you d@uche$ still try to talk trash
BBB…BBB…BBBWWW…BBBBBUUUUHHHUUUUWWWWAAAAHHHHAAAAHHHHAAA

Can Newton's Illegal Payday

November 4th, 2010
11:34 pm

I meant 60-39-5 and oh yeah
73-66

Reggie Bush

November 4th, 2010
11:43 pm

D@mn!t Cam Newton, at least I got to hold my Heisman Trophy for a while after my scandal of getting paid under the table. Oh well, at least I got to keep Kim Kardashian for a while…yeah she was hot, she was a trophy as well, d@mn now Miles Austin has took her too!!! WATCH OUT CAM

Heisman Trophy

November 4th, 2010
11:45 pm

When will one of the thUGAs ever win me? I would only stay in a thUGA player’s possession for only a while until their scandal is revealed and the NCAA takes me away from UGA. Man I sure would’ve looked sweet next to that shiny Fulmer Cup!!!

patrick

November 4th, 2010
11:46 pm

kinda interesting….Grantham suppossedly taunted a player…actually he gave an alignment signal but thats for another time.
.
But the same game (after Fla won) Urbam taunted UGA fans with a gator chomp ….but it didnt get reported…double standard?
.
here is a picture of his taunting…Grantham was an assistant…this is the Head Coach.
.
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/after-hard-times-florida-gators-and-urban-meyer-have-a-reason-to-cheer/1131412

Larry Tucker

November 5th, 2010
12:39 am

I agree with you 100% and it is so silly what Tony Barn******** wrote that I’m surprised that article even got published. He should have give him the eye gouge and non of the Florida Fans would have seen that, much less acknowledge it. Tony has let his position among College Football reporters go to his head and cloud his thinking.

Reality

November 5th, 2010
6:14 am

How do it know? Are we supposed to score touchdowns when we play Florida? Nobody told us that. How do it know? Where do it go? When do it stop? How do it go?

THIRTY FOUR POINTS to your thirty one points

November 5th, 2010
7:17 am

hey mutters. how’s our little beeyotches this fine morning? BTW

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real kicker

November 5th, 2010
8:50 am

everyone that thinks this is bad is a big fat baby….. every coach that calls a time out before a fieldgoal is saying one thing to the kicker… “i think you’re going to choke”…. so suspend everyone and lets shake hand and kiss at midfield… give me a break and if the game is too rough for you …. watch the WBA

takedowndawg

November 5th, 2010
8:54 am

Bill, watch out for Mark, Jeff and Tony with hangmen nooses. How “dare” you minimize their contributions, insight, and depth of wisdom they so skillfully dissected from Grantham the “choke” incident. Bill, I am just glad to have a coach with UGA staff that does not appear to be a platonic, depressed accountant on game day!!

takedowndawg

November 5th, 2010
9:02 am

so pitbull, in your mind Georgia should play only our third and fourth stringers until the 4th quarter and if the score is close, then bring in 2nd stringers and possibly the first team water boy. When did you ever play football?. You probably were a band member who changed his name to make himself sound like “one tough guy”. Football, is not played in that fashion.

humpgator

November 5th, 2010
9:06 am

Hey ga gator, why don’t you change your name to ga dawg cause you sure do sound like one.the choke sign was only half of it.A.j. Green face masking our guys everytime he caught the ball and the ref standing right there with his finger up his *ss,and when #82 of the gators helmet flew off it was because a dawg was giving him a uppercut with his fist. IT’S GREAT TO BE A DAWG HATER,YES IT’S GREAT TO BE A DAWG HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

takedowndawg

November 5th, 2010
9:28 am

hump gator, I am sure that you can understand we DAWGS would have difficulty feeling much sympathy for your gators right now. You know, the violin “tears”. If you want to see the worst on the field behavior in football regardless of league, including professional. Go to Utube and look again at the brandon spike eye gouging incident he was performing on Washun Ealey. It is nauseating to watch. I have participated and viewed football for over 40 years, and it was the worst that I have ever seen. Remember, what was done afterwards by your coach and the NCAA. Pathetic. For your mental health, go take a look at it, hump.

dawgonit

November 5th, 2010
9:29 am

Yeah, and who are the idiots that are calling for him to be fined or suspended? Wait, they are the idiots that write for the AJC.

Snoop Dawg

November 5th, 2010
9:36 am

Grantham did exactly what the bulldog nation needs…someone who fights for his team through actions and emotions!!!

Dont ya think all the political correctness has started to get outta hand??

UGA college student

November 5th, 2010
9:39 am

Find something real to write about. Yes, he shouldn’t have done it as a coach, but every UGA fan in the world was doing it (or at least thinking it). Quit making a big deal out of something so trivial. I know you’re a sports writer for the AJC so I shouldn’t expect this (or quality writing in general) but try writing real stories about Georgia football and supporting the team. I’m tired of reading this crap, move on.

Gbal

November 5th, 2010
10:11 am

Guess everyone saw that Jeff Sleeze had to jab on the TG choke sign yet again today!

Gbal

November 5th, 2010
10:13 am

So Wreck… Why does your paper write 80% of its pieces about UGA?

humpgator

November 5th, 2010
10:26 am

takedowndawg, I guess the endzone dawg dance of 2007 is inmaterial too huh.!!!!!

Dirty Dawg

November 5th, 2010
10:53 am

An earlier post reminded me…maybe Granthum should have run out on the field and tried to ‘gouge the eyeballs out’ instead. And I’m probably wrong about this, but it seemed by some comments on one of the radio talk shows yesterday that the ‘kiss-blowing’ thing came before the ‘choke’ thing. Is that so? If it is then maybe he, Granthum, should have ‘mooned’ him – that might have distracted the kid…and then maybe he would have blown another kiss.

producewiz

November 5th, 2010
10:54 am

CHAS hENRY HAS A WONDERFUL FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM BECAUSE HE HAS COMMON SENSE.LOOK AT WASHINGTON TODAY.THINK WE COULD USE PEOPLE LIKE HIM?

Michael Hassen

November 5th, 2010
11:20 am

It was part of a heated moment, no big deal, lol what ga fan didn’t want him to choke!!! and if they didn’t what kind of fan would they be, it’s sports and not to many of us like to lose God bless college football !!!

takedowndawg

November 5th, 2010
11:51 am

hump, did you get a good copy of the spikes gouging video. Good Holiday viewing for the entire family, wouldn’t you say? Florida’s proudest moment. Regarding the end zone dance by UGA, it was unnecessary and UGA was penalized for it but not dangerous to someone’s health, like their EYES! Hump, not a good comparative event. Try a little harder.

droopydawg

November 5th, 2010
3:50 pm

THANK YOU BILL. Bradley and Schultz have been feigning outrage on this in a cynical ploy to drive page views. They have taken the criticism of this minor, minor incident to levels of hyperbole unseen since Joe Buck on the Randy Moss “mooning” incident several years ago.

That is not “journalism,” it is irresponsible and obnoxious.