Friday, September 08, 2006

Georgia Preview

If you look at this game on paper, South Carolina cannot win. Georgia's defensive line is too overpowering to allow Blake to throw the ball to Sidney; running will not be an option; South Carolina's defense is too inexperienced to play with Georgia's offense. Luckily for South Carolina the game is not played on paper.
It will be played in Columbia, where South Carolina fares well against Georgia.

Georgia's O v. SC D

If you have been under a rock for the last few months then you don't know that Georgia will start Joe Tereshinski III at quarterback. Joe T's father played at Georgia, his father's father played at Georgia, his Uncle played at Georgia, his dog played for Georgia and so on and so forth ad nauseum. Unfortunately for Georgia they only have the latest incarnation of the Tereshinski family tree under center. He was less than impressive against a subpar opponent last week, and the talk around Athens has been that backup Matthew Stafford should be playing this week.

Joe T is not a quality quarterback. Period. He can be pressured into making interceptions and mistakes. Without pressure he has not proven himself to be an especially accurate passer or effective leader. South Carolina needs to put pressure on him as often as possible, and their ability to do this could portend good things for the rest of the game.

Speaking of pressure, South Carolina will also have to try to stop the Georgia backfield. As always they will have a stable of quality running backs ready for action against the Gamecocks. South Carolina will probably not be able to contain them with their base defensive package. Stacking the box and blitzing will be key. Unless Tereshinski gets off to a hot start or can find some other way to stretch the field the Gamecocks should be able to stack the box, much in the way they were able to do against Mississippi State.

South Carolina O v. Georgia D

South Carolina's offense didn't really authoritatively answer any questions against Mississippi State. The only question that was answered for sure is that Cory Boyd is indeed back like cooked crack.

This matchup will be decisively determined by the play of the South Carolina offensive line. If the o-line can create some running lanes and give Blake some time to drop back, the offense should be able to put points on the board. Look for Sidney to be more effective against a depleted Georgia secondary (starter Thomas Flowers is suspended for the game).

What to look for

1. The battle in the trenches. South Carolina's o-line must give Blake some time if the Gamecocks are going to score with any semblance of consistency. Conversely, the d line must provide enough of a road block to keep the Georgia line off Jasper Brinkley.

2. Turnovers. This game is almost always close when its played in Columbia. Expect turnovers to play a big part in the momentum of the game and the ultimate outcome.

3. Obnoxious Georgia fans. They will not be hard to spot, and they will be everywhere. The best thing to do with them is to ...uh,....uh,.... I don't really know actually, I usually end up in a fight (and winning).

Sorry this is so short but I want to start drinking.

Drink, Drink fight a dawg

On the eve of Carolina’s home game, the liquor has been bought, the food is being planned, and the friends are coming into town. What more could you ask for, well a Gamecock win would be nice. The UGA game is always one of my favorite games of the year, it is early in the year, and it has such a impact on the season. Granted Georgia fans are the worst, usually all decked out in sweaty red shirts looking for a fight. Just like a couple years ago when Gay Jay(greatest football player to ever live) got his ass kicked down in Athens while Penny and I were downing Jagar bombs in a bar below ground. Where I used a couple UGA fans as a pillow as I decided to roll down a flight of stairs. Good times. I can only hope that tomorrow goes as well.

Predictions for the game.

Carolina- 17

UGA- 13

Clemson- 28

BC – 14

Ohio State- 14

Texas- 17

UNC- 7

VT- 21

And in our weekly shit talking about playing a two man football game

LJ/Lee- 50

Billy/Tyler- 48

Even thought Billy can run a 4.7 forty and Tyler's 4.5 speed is a tough match.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

'Tis da season....

Tailgating Drink Mixes
This was posted on The State website and wanted to share with everyone. I was surprised the paper would publish this article but it is a college town and a big weekend for football in the state. So kudos to The State paper and hope all we learn from what they read in the daily news.

Below are recipes for ‘pitcher’ drinks for the tailgating season. Hope you enjoy and if you chose to make one of the below this weekend; let us know how it is. Full article here.

The Gamecock Cooler
10 servings
1 pint lemon sorbet
1 to 1½ cups vodka
• Combine both ingredients in blender and whir on high speed until fully blended and soupy. Place in freezer.
• Five minutes before ready to serve, remove from freezer and pour into champagne glasses.
• Note: Consider other varieties more in keeping with Gamecock colors such as vodka with raspberry sorbet or a very dry white wine with a scoop of raspberry sherbet or sorbet or a bit of crème de cassis.
—A renamed scorpion and kir royale from “Perfect Party Food” by Diane Phillips (Harvard Common Press, 2005)

Bulldog sour
6 servings
1 fifth sherry
1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Maraschino cherries for garnish
• Combine sherry, lemonade and lemon juice; mix well.
• Refrigerate eight hours or up to four days. Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with a cherry. Add ice, if desired.
— Renamed sherry sour from “Peachtree Bouquet” by the Junior League of Dekalb County (Wimmer Brothers, 1987)

Victory punch
64 servings
2 quarts white wine
46 ounces pineapple juice
1 fifth tequila
2 quarts club soda
2 fifths champagne
strawberry halves for garnish
orange slices for garnish
• Chill all ingredients. Mix wine, juice and tequila in large container. Add soda and champagne just before serving.
• Float strawberry halves and orange slices in punch for garnish or freeze fruit in ring mold.
— Renamed tequila-champagne punch from “Peachtree Bouquet” by the Junior League of Dekalb County (Wimmer Brothers, 1987)

Gamecock mimosa
1 cocktail
¼ cup vodka
¼ cup champagne
½ cup cranberry juice
Crushed ice
2 strips orange zest (each about ¼ inch wide and 2 inches long)
• Combine vodka, champagne and juice in large-stemmed red wine glass. Add crushed ice and stir until mixture is well chilled. Twist orange strips over glass, drop in and serve.
— From “Southeats: Tastes and Tales of Championship Tailgating” (M&C Ideas, 1999)

Georgia sloe dog
1 cocktail
1 ounce sloe gin
1 ounce gin
2 ounces grapefruit juice
1 slice lime
• Mix liquids with ice and either strain or serve on the rocks. Top with lime slice.
— From “Southeats: Tastes and Tales of Championship Tailgating” (M&C Ideas, 1999)

Red Rooster non-alcoholic punch
12 to 20 servings
1 (2-liter) bottle 7-UP
1 large can orange juice
3 cans water
1 large can pineapple juice
1 large envelope pre-sweetened cherry Kool Aid
• Mix all ingredients together in a large container.
• Freeze. Remove 3 hours before serving it as a slush drink.
— Adapted from

Red hot non-alcoholic bulldog punch
20 servings
1 cup warm water
1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons cinnamon red hot candies
½ cup sugar
2 (46-ounce) cans pineapple juice, chilled
2 quarts ginger ale, chilled
1 quart vanilla ice cream
• In a small saucepan, combine water, red hots and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until red hots have melted (approximately 20 to 30 minutes).
• Strain and allow to cool.
• In a punch bowl, combine red hot mixture with pineapple juice and ginger ale.
• Just before serving, add scoops of ice cream.
— Adapted from


Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Cory Boyd had the only touchdown vs. MSU and the best quote “I'm back. I'm back like cooked crack." Lets she what he does against the Dawg's.