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HAHAHA Saxby Chambliss Sucks [Wonkette]


Saxby Chambliss deserves to lose
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Back in ’04, the national GOP went hard after Sen. John Kerry to talk shit about his service in the military during the Vietnam War. Kerry, like many other vets, saw the war for what it was and reacted against it when he came home.

That’s what’s so sick about Sen. John McCain’s assertion that he’s served the country since he was 17 and “has the scars to prove it.” The RNC didn’t seem to care about that with Sen. Max Cleland in 2002.

Cleland was a man who served in Vietnam and lost not one, but three limbs in the service of his country — two legs and and arm. Who among you could say that you would lose two legs and an arm in an unpopular war, yet come back home and want to serve your country?

Yet, Chambliss and the RNC set to make it like Cleland was allied with Osama bin Laden and the like.

Riddle Vierdsen this — if a Democrat ran an ad saying a Republican, who lost three limbs in Vietnam was un-American, what would be the amount of time until he was forced to drop out from the race?

Still, Chambliss was complicit in these attacks. Now, it looks like he might lose. Sen. Barack Obama is getting a large number of young people and blacks to return to the polls, and that very well may make the difference.

As of right now, Chambliss is up by less than three percentage points. Considering the amount of “non-likely voters” who are heading to the polls, hopefully he will get beat. Anybody who will put their stamp of approval on a despicable campaign like he did on the ’02 race deserves to get beat.


Georgia is a toss-up? Seriously?

If this map is anything close to accurate, Sen. John McCain better start getting his concession speech in order.




Thoughts on No. 2

In the latest AP poll, Alabama is ranked No. 2, with 21 first-place votes and only 34 votes out of first (which is close, natch). This, this feels strange. But, not unexpected, at least on the quality of how Alabama’s played.

John submits, for your consideration, Bama’s games against Arkansas and Colorado last year. In both, the Tide put up a big lead, which it tried to hold on to in the second half. If a team is good enough, it will come back on you. Hence, Georgia outscoring Bama 30-10 in the second half. Clemson and Arkansas are not good teams, so big comebacks didn’t happen.

There are problems with this team. The Tide’s pass defense basically laid down for Matthew Stafford in the second half. Bama has intensity issues, to say the least. Up 31-0, Bama looked like it just planned to coast through the rest of the game. That is not so good.

But, here we are, from No. 24 to No. 2 in five easy weeks. What is remarkable about this team, though, is in many places. Quarterback John Parker Wilson appears to have solved his confidence problems and isn’t making mistakes. He’s also hitting his receivers well, like freshman Julio Jones. Jones was hyped to the skies before he got to Tuscaloosa, and he’s proven the hype true. The defensive line, led by Terrance Cody, is simply nasty. The Bama run-D has shut down Clemson’s vaunted backfield and made Knowshon Moreno a non-factor. You’re not going to run against the Tide this year, so figure out something else.

On the other hand, Bama will run on you. Glen Coffee and Mark Ingram are taking advantage of the Tide’s veteran offensive line and making defenses pay. Even against Georgia, which had the best run defense in the conference, Bama still put up 129 yards rushing to compliment 205 yards passing. Georgia, on the other hand, with its Heisman-hyped back, only managed 50 yards on the ground.

Bama hasn’t trailed all year. Not for one second. In five games.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. Bama gets Kentucky this week, an off week, then giant-killers Ole Miss and an angry, though offensively-inept, Tennessee team in Knoxville. If Vierdsen’s right, Bama hasn’t beaten the Vols in Knoxville since 2002.

The pundits are already looking ahead to the Tide’s trip to Baton Rouge against LSU, a game which Pat Forde of ESPN said, “expect Alabama to be 9-0 when it heads to Baton Rouge in November for a game that now has Armageddon stamped all over it.”

Alabama at its highest point in 15 years [The Press-Register]


Georgia’s going to a funeral

Around the one minute mark, you hear Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran saying, “They’re wearing black because they are going to a motherfucking funeral.” Ha!

Alabama Coach Says Georgia Bulldogs Are Going to a MF’ing Funeral Saturday Night [The Sporting News]


John wants to SEC you up: Week Five

For entertainment purposes only!

Spreads count, you blue law junkies. John will be taking the open line from Alabama native and resident USA Today oddsmaker Danny Sheridan.

No. 8 Alabama (4-0) @ No. 3 Georgia (4-0)
Line: Georgia by 7.5
Vierdsen’s a homer. Take the Tide. In his objective opinion, though, Georgia is excellent on both sides of the ball. Coach Mark Richt has made his imprint in Athens, and that means a great team that comes up just short on a regular basis. The last time these two teams were both good (2002), Georgia won. Then again, Bama almost pulled it out last year, so go figure.

Ole Miss (2-2) @ No. 4 Florida (3-0)
Line: Florida by 24
Though Ole Miss lost to Vandy, who isn’t these days? Ha! But seriously, the Rebels are too well-coached to get nailed by Florida by more than three touchdowns. Take the Fightin’ Giggity Giggity Goos.

Mississippi State (1-3) @ No. 5 LSU (3-0)
Line: LSU by 23.5
There’s no way in the deepest, darkest, hottest parts of Hell that MSU keeps this close. The Bulldogs have no offense, and as shown by the utter shit they took in Atlanta over the weekend, the defense may not be so good, either. Take the Bengal Tigers and the points.

Tennessee (1-2) @ No. 15 Auburn (3-1)
Line: Auburn by 6.5
Even though Auburn screwed the pooch against LSU on Saturday, and its offense looks positively shitty shitty shitty, Vierdsen doesn’t have much faith in the Viles. Florida did a good job in Knoxville, and John doesn’t think that Auburn’s any worse than the Gators. The Plainsmen War Eagles Tigers should cover.

UAB (1-3) @ South Carolina (2-2)
Line: South Carolina by 26.5
Vierdsen’s first sports memories are of attending UAB basketball games (against such then-Sun Belt luminaries as VCU and Old Dominion). His parents went to UAB. He has love for the Blazers. He also knows that UAB really, really sucks this year. This could go one of two ways – either UAB will show up, put on a good show and keep it relatively close, or Carolina will put up over 40 like in ’03. Take UAB – it’s doubtful Carolina will be able to cover, what with the offensive issues so far this year. Also, please, never ever refer to UAB as “Alabama-Birmingham.” The school never refers to itself this way, and neither do students, alumni or hangers-on. It’s “UAB” or “the University of Alabama at Birmingham.” Get it right, assholes.

Western Kentucky (2-2) @ Kentucky (3-0)
Line: Kentucky by 22.5
Ah, hell. Who cares? UK to cover.

Arkansas (2-1) @ No. 7 Texas (3-0)
Line: Texas by 26.5
The line is not even close to being high enough. Arkansas is a terrible team. Getting out of Fayetteville may have been the best thing for Houston Nutt to do. Texas will score early, often, and utterly embarrass the Hogs. Take the Longhorns and the points.

Vanderbilt is off this week. The Dores get Auburn on Oct. 4, which will be the first real test for the team (oh, the pain of USC and Ole Miss fans).

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