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Join me as I discuss everything about the Georgia Bulldogs Football Team!
Many fans left the stadium (early) on Saturday with more question marks than answers about this year’s Georgia Bulldogs football team. Mikey broke down the first half film and shares with you the area of concerns and the bright spots. This is just one part of Dawg Dial and the full broadcast will be posted soon. Mikey will provide the link to the full broadcast when it becomes available. Leave your comments.
The National Football League is among the strictest sports league in regards to their policies on sports betting. Players, officials, and executives are not permitted to engage in gambling activities and the league is very strict in regards to enforcing these policies. Fines and or suspensions can result from those that violate these policies.
The main question that fans ask when they hear these policies is “why does the NFL care so much about gambling?” The answer to this question centers around the leagues concerns over potential game fixing. Their concerns are that if their players, officials, and executives become involved in the gambling world, certain criminal elements could potentially influence them to fix games. As such, they are essentially worried about the purity of games.
When talking about players that could be easily influenced, we aren’t necessarily talking about the superstar players who make Millions each year. While they can be influenced, it is the rookies and non-superstar players just starting their careers that could be the most vulnerable in something like this. The league minimum for rookies will be $405,000 in 2013 and a second year pro will make $555,000. Consider taxes and other expenses, these players could get find themselves in a situation to be influenced if not careful.
The only instance where the NFL seems to back off of their gambling policies is in regards to charity poker tournaments. With the exception of an event that was held at the Golden Nugget casino last year, the NFL has allowed their players to play in charity poker events. The reason behind this is that these events do not award any type of real money prize to participants. All the money collected goes to charity, and as such there is no monetary influence on anyone involved.
Stories have appeared on this site and others in the past about the dangers of pro athletes getting addicted to gambling or getting in trouble over gambling habits. The NFL may have a strict policy regarding gambling, but their stance is one that they have taken to protect both their players and the integrity of their game.
by: Andrew Perry
Camden County QB and UGA commit Brice Ramsey will be my guest on the radio show tonight. As always, the phone lines will be open and you will be able to ask questions to Brice and/or show him your support.
Also, I will discuss today’s scrimmage and other camp notes.
And of course, I will discuss everything involving UGA and recruiting: Bostick will announce Monday at 11:00 am and I expect that he will select UGA. I’m as close to 100% certain about that as I can be. For those of you who don’t know his story, let me just say this: He is a kid that EVERYONE should be rooting for.
If you can join us live, please do. If not, the show is archived and you can go back and listen at any time. Tray Matthews was on last night and many other recruits have been on in the past. These shows are available on iTunes or on the website.
It sounds like the OL played well today vs the 2′s. The #1 defense also shined as expected. Corn was playing with his hand in the dirt at DE when he recorded those three sacks. I LOVE that position for him and the fact that it allows the young JJ to be on the field to come off the edge during passing situations. It also means that Vasser will have a bigger role when his suspension is over. Also, I hope Swann gets well soon as he is going to be a breakout player this year. The kid has star potential.
Hell, I could ramble all day but I will cut it off there. I hope all of you can join us tonight and call in.
I have a great deal of respect for Cornelius after reading this. I understood his stance from day 1 but it’s nice to hear him explain it for himself.
This is a tough week as July 4th lands on Wednesday. I won’t be on the air again until Monday, July 9th. Have a great 4th of July week and join me next Monday as we get back at it! We should have a lot to talk about after “The Opening”.
“‘all (of you) think you know so much, but in reality you know nothing. You don’t know what we come from, you don’t know our struggles, all you know is the number on our jersies. 99% of you don’t give a crap about us outside of football. When we’re doing well you’re all in our faces, when things get tough and we need encouragement you’re nowhere to be found. You’re fake and I despise you for it. We shall band together guys, we’ve been working hard and we only need each other. NONE of those outsiders will contribute to our survival as a team or as individuals, you can guarantee that.
#stickclosetoeachother ~corn washington”
Rebuttal from Bobby Nettles (Random guy on facebook):
OK Mr. Corn, I’ll bite, what oppressive circumstance that none of us can possibly understand are you referencing?
Are you suggesting that none of us come from families that struggled to make ends meet? Maybe none of us were raised by a single parent? Perhaps some of us didn’t eat grilled cheese sandwiches, cheap hot dogs (with no bun), ramen noodles, or fishsticks for dinner AS A TREAT because we came from an era of economic recession that makes today’s seem tame?
Let me tell you something you shortsighted little moron, poor when I was a kid meant something entirely different than it does now.. and we had it good compared to our parents and grandparents who survived on hope, sunshine, and tap water…
When I was a kid, I didn’t have a video game system, the TV in the LIVING ROOM was 19 inches of black & white goodness and it got 4 channels; two of them without adjusting the rabbit ears every few minutes, and one of those channels was PBS – so Sesame Street & Mr. Rogers all freaking day. This TV was shared by 4 people, you dig?
Hell, I woke up everyday wondering if Russia was going to nuke our asses for no apparent reason or if I might spontaneously explode if I didn’t wear a condom during sex…
I grew up listening to Georgia football on the radio – A.M. RADIO! We were lucky if 4 games were televised a year. I never missed a second of ANY game. I would sit in a 120 degree car until the final whistle if need be.
We had one telephone, with a cord and it was a rotary that I had to ask permission to use. I ate in a restaurant 4 or 5 times a year and wore clothes til they either fell off or I outgrew them.
We had 2 window units in our house and I didn’t own a car until I was a senior in high school – guess who bought it and insured it?
Crime was high and if we wanted to go somewhere during the day, we walked – often many, many miles.
When I started looking for a job, it took 47 applications before I finally got one – at McDonalds, making $3.35/hour.
I attended shitty Georgia Public schools that were UN-air-conditioned (you may find it hard to believe, but it actually used to get hot back in the 70s and 80s… who knew?)
I played high school football in the era where coaches only let us drink water once per practice, before there were limitations on when we could start practicing each year, so we practiced all summer if we wanted to start. My helmet had straps inside, not pads – and spearing, clothesline tackles, horse collar tackles, head slaps, and taking cheap shots @ wide recievers & quarterbacks was not only legal, but expected…
I’ve never run a 4.4, never benched 500 lbs and never been visited by a college coach. I paid my own way to college and worked at Pizza Hut wearing brown polyester for 40 hours a week while attending a full load of classes.
My family is full of nuts, my neighborhood kind of sucked, and so did my my prospects.
I would have killed to have worn the red & black, just to run onto the field and stand on the GOD DAMN SIDELINE – ONCE.
When I screwed up and got a DUI, no one came to bail me out, I went to court alone, paid my fine, did my community service and dealt with it. It sucked, but I figured I learned that was probably something I shouldn’t do again…
So that I could afford my DUI fine, I went without electricity and and gas for a summer, which meant the only 2 things that worked in my house were the door lock and the toilet… I ate white bread and canned mushrooms for many weeks in a row because that’s what the gas station on the corner had.. When I was feeling fancy, I’d buy eggs or *gasp* Chef Boyardee Ravioli…
So now, here we are.. one of your poor downtrodden teammates has suffered unjustly from some heretofor unknown boogey man that clearly has stacked the deck against him.
Nevermind that 3/4s of the state would have loaned him their car and put him up for the night after he decided to stay in state and play for dear old UGA. Nevermind that 65% of the state forgave him the 1st 4 or 5 times he failed a drug test, acted like a petulant little bitch about school or classwork, came out of every game that an opponent busted him in his little bitch assed mouth, and generally acted like a little dreadlocked flower with all of the toughness of a three legged kitten, possessing the smarts of a window licking retard with water on the brain…
So now he’s taken to driving around with the next generation of UGA players with a gun that apparently isn’t his and lo & behold, the serial number has been removed ( a Federal Offense that carries a penalty of 2-10 year in the joint).
But it’s clearly not his fault, I mean.. how could it be, he’s been a model citizen since he left Columbus and arrived on the big stage. Every gesture, every nuance would lead the dispassionate bystander to the opinion that this just COULDN’T POSSIBLY be IC1′s gun!
What the fuck is the matter with you morons?
I was around when Frank Ros and the boys stole a pig before the 1980 season.. I was aware of the entire defense getting suspended before playing Miami of Ohio in the Tangerine Bowl ( a game I watched on that black & white TV – we lost as a result in spite of being heavily favored), hell I even vaaaguely remember some of the expoilts of Jake Scott…
Every one of those guys was punished in some way that made them want to die & then they contritely returned to the team, better men for it. (Well, except for Scott who told Dooley to fuck off and went to play in Canada before becoming a Super Bowl MVP eventually.. but he didn’t whine like a freaking bitch that nobody understood **sniff**, **sob**, and besides, I’m pretty sure Jake Scott could kill any one of you just by yelling)
How did your boy IC1 fare after his 6 or 7 chances?
Your little boy brains need to catch up to your full grown man bodies before you find yourselves hanging off the back of a trash collection truck IF YOU’RE LUCKY!
You’re blessed with health, superior athletic ability, and keen minds.. every advantage possible. Free school, a huge support system, the adulation of fans everywhere.. and somehow, we just don’t understand?
Understand what, that you’re a freaking moron? That some of you waste these gifts and then whine like a bitch because instead of giving you a 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th chance we dare wonder what’n the hell is the matter with you?
I suppose instead I should EXPECT YOU TO FAIL? Then I would understand, right?
Are you idiots eating lead paint sandwiches between all the bong hits you’re apparently doing?
Be a freaking man and own up to your situation. It’s not everyone else’s fault, the quicker that takes root in your addled brain the better.
Take the gifts that are given you – the OBVIOUS advantages the wheel of fortune has allowed you to enjoy and make something out of yourself.. or disappear into oblivion (preferably quietly, lest we think you are an even bigger idiot than you have led us to believe already)
I hope your dad is en route to Athens to kick you in the ass (because I doubt our candy-assed coach will), you need it…
Rico was terrific at the Mark Richt Camp and he was offered a scholarship on the spot. It had to be a great moment for this young man. Listen as I ask Rico about that and many other things. Rico Johnson = Dawg!