Sunday, February 19, 2006

Fulmer Cup

Orson and Stranko over at Every Day Should Be Saturday have been keeping a running tally for the "Fulmer Cup" (you accumulate points for offseason legal problems). It's nice to see that our neighbors in Athens are up to their old tricks already and making a strong run at the Cup again. They got off to a slow start, but OL Ian Smith picked up a public intoxication arrest and will be suspended for two games to get the yearly spring and summer police blotter action kicked off.

From the AJC article:
"I'm very disappointed, and penalties for behavioral issues are going to be severe," Richt said in a statement. "Playing time is valuable to all players and it will be very limited to those who cannot conduct themselves in an appropriate manner."
Yep, severe penalties for backups. I'll believe it when I see it at UGa, otherwise it's just FSU Lite.


Blogger paulwesterdawg said...

Now, Nathan. You guys played a guy with a Federal Felony Drug Charge hanging over his head with only 2 days of practice under his belt.

Are you SURE you want to criticize UGA for not playing a guy who got drunk?

Bee for real.


9:31 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

Oh come on - you expected me to let a UGA offseason arrest go? It's too easy - the yearly parade of DUI's, public intoxication and other minor arrests provides endless entertainment.

When another Tech player gets arrested, I'm sure you'll be on it (and yes, Houston shouldn't have played - you know where I stand on that).

9:55 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

"Severe penalties for backups" is also kind of disingenuous, since the only guys to have gotten in trouble at Georgia this off-season are backups.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Harper said...

A court did force us to play Rube.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I thought they forced us to put him on the team. I don't think we had to play him. Even if the ruling was "treat him like any other player" you only need some low level legal chicanery to get around that. Reuben should never have set foot on the field. Even if he was still on the sideline.

12:42 PM  
Blogger paulwesterdawg said...

Nathan, we're breaking towards the front on the Fulmer Cup. 2 in 2 days.

Giddie. We're off to the races. The AJC is just a day late on the next one. Athens paper has it. So did my site.

Just thought I'd let you bask in the glow of our misfortune.

10:13 PM  

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