- 3:02 pm Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
According to legend, my third favorite source after Netflix and the Google search window, where you can find just about anything except the Ray Rice video, and we know this because Roger Goodell did an exhaustive seven-second search from his Barcalounger before declaring, “Nothing to see here!” and retiring for his afternoon nap, the expression, “The dog ate my homework” predates Goodell by over 100 years.
“There is a lure in power. It can get into a man’s blood, just as gambling and lust for money have been known to do.” – Harry Truman
Last week: 11-2 overall, 7-6 against the line.
- 3:29 pm Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Before getting to this week’s lox — oh, you thought I meant locks last week? Uh, no – here’s an update from the programming department at HBO. In this week’s episode of, “Jonah From Tonga,” Fobba-lisicious and Kool Kris pick up a triumphant Jonah from prison, just in time to take part in the Feel Da Beat dance competition with their song “Don’t Be A Bully.” While Jonah has been locked up, everything seems to have changed and Jonah is forced to make some real adjustments.
I’m not sure — because the lines between real and unbelievably-stupid-and-scripted-made-for-TV-verbal-undressings-of-characters often seem to get [More]
- 1:58 pm Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Remember Stephen Garcia, the overgrown frat boy and former South Carolina quarterback who was suspended something like 37 times by coach Steve Spurrier (expect, coincidentally, always in a non-game week because of Spurrier’s keen sense for timing)?
Well, I’ll recap Garcia’s failed attempts at professional football shortly. But first, let me share with you what he’s doing now.
Here goes . . .
I’ll resume when you stop laughing.
OK . . .
Thanks to alert reader @MelissaRabb1 on Twitter for bringing this to my attention: Garcia, who managed to party his way out of a potentially great college career and possible [More]
- 11:00 pm Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Here’s my short takes on Georgia’s 45-21 win over Clemson Saturday night in Athens. My full column on the game can be found by clicking here.
1. Todd Gurley, Heisman favorite: I know this was only one game. I know he’s not a quarterback and he doesn’t play for a team that anybody was talking about as being a national championship contender. But how could anybody not consider Gurley as a Heisman favorite after his opening season performance against a pretty good team? The junior rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a [More]
- 2:49 pm Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
ATHENS — Hello. It’s hot. As I type this it’s 90 degrees in Athens but it feels like a 137 with the humidity. It’s days like this when I think a beer, ice bucket and deodorant concession stand would do quite well.
Anyway, onto the game of the day: Georgia vs. Clemson. I sat in the Clemson press box a year ago at this time expecting the Bulldogs to open with a defeat. The Bulldogs’ defense was missing Josh Harvey-Clemons and several other players because of either injury or suspensions. The Tigers had some of the nation’s best talent on offense, [More]
- 2:15 pm Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Against the backdrop of a USC player making up a story about jumping out of a window to save his drowning cousin (a Bobby Petrino starter kit), four North Carolina players suspended for undisclosed reasons (oh look, a teammate was beaten senseless. How’d that happen?) and the Heisman Trophy winner shoplifting crab legs because, well, THESE SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES ARE STARVING!!! ….
Hello. I am back.
You know how this works. Every week, I give you the winners. It’s your job to find them.
If I went 17-0 every week, it would make it too easy for competing investment services like Charles Schwab, Morgan [More]
- 1:13 pm Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
The college football season begins this week. You might’ve heard something about it. The first episode of Weekend Predictions will be online Thursday and in print (old school) Friday, and there’s still time to register for the annual “Sack Schultz” contest, where you have a chance to outpick me in a set of 15 games every game. (Hah. Just kidding. It’ll never happen. But click here for details if you want to give it a try for some fabulous prizes.) Until the games start, here are some odds and a few thoughts on the four FBS teams in the [More]
- 11:48 am Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Hello again. It’s almost time for college football season, and that means it’s almost time for the “Sack Schultz” contest, and that also means it’s almost time for Weekend Predictions, so let me start with an off-the-books wager (not to be confused with an off-the-books attorney hire, because Cobb County, it seems, has cornered the market on those).
Bobby Petrino vs. Todd Grantham: boom.
Now, back to football.
Weekend Predictions returns next week. The “Sack Schultz” contest returns now. You can register beginning Sunday at AJC.com/go/sackschultz2014.
This contest provides you with the opportunity to pick the outcomes of games better than me, [More]
- 2:59 pm Sunday, August 17th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
Florida State is No. 1 , Georgia is No. 12 and eight SEC teams are in the top 25 of the Associated Press’s preseason poll. Well, that certainly means . . . nothing.
Preseason college football polls are great for stimulating debate. But they invariably mean little by the end of the season, and their significance has been diminished even more by the four-team playoff beginning this season. Polls are great for feeding perceptions about how good or bad a team may be but those perceptions last only until a highly ranked team loses or a non-ranked team keeps winning.
This was [More]
- 8:17 pm Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
It was never my intention to write another blog about Tim Tebow or why he’s not cut out to be an NFL quarterback (still). But then Urban Meyer told the assembled media at Big Ten Media Days, “I still don’t get that part of it. He’s the second-most efficient passer ever to play college football.” And that sound was me slapping my forehead.
If you ever wondered whether Meyer could work in the personnel department — or coach — in the NFL, there’s your answer: no.
Tebow obviously was a great college quarterback at Florida and remains one of the greatest [More]