Friday, December 17, 2010

Fred Gibson Finishes the Drill

As they used to say back when I was in school, "That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!"

I think it's great that Gibson kept pushing, kept striving, persevered through disappointments, and completed his degree. Congratulations to him.

Love to see the good news about athletes after graduation. There are plenty of opportunities to stumble, and plenty of articles written when players succumb. Hat's off to the AJC for writing an article that casts a former athlete in a positive light.


I'll say this, too. One of the reasons why I appreciate Mark Richt is because he does in fact stress more than wins and losses. I know that we hire a coach to win ball games. I love to win just as much as the next guy. But it's a bigger failure to win championships and lose young men. Cutting guys loose after they're injured, or because they've been supplanted at the top of the depth chart. Leaving them with no chance for a degree and no tools to manage life.

Whatever the team's record, the fact remains that as individual student athletes we only play ball for a short time. Our greatest achievements do not lie in the school records or championship rings, whether we have them or not, but who we are as people after we hang up our cleats or sneak's. It's as Fred Gibson has found, what truly matters is the "more", the "life after football", and the care that we give to our five year old daughter or others who look up to us and rely upon us.

As one friend once said, "success is finding out what God wants you to do and doing it with all your heart." I wish Gibson well as he racks up other milestones along life's journey.

Thanks, Fred Gibson, for representin'. Thanks, too, coaches, for those of you who inspire us to stick with it, finish strong, and be excellent in whatever our fields of endeavor. Go Dawgs!

Mark Fox Interview: Around the Rim

Decent interview. Nothing particularly new, but interesting nonetheless, since we haven't played a game in a while.

Fox on ESPN

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can Fox Snag One of 2012's Best Big Men?

Fans know that Georgia will lose two quality bigs after this season when Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes graduate. Although Coach Fox has recruited two tall players in Tim Dixon and John Florveus for 2011, the sense is that Dixon and Florveus will need some time to develop.

In the meantime, Atlanta's high school basketball programs have once again produced one of the top big men in the country. Georgia missed out on Julian Royal and Nick Jacobs in the 2011 class, but we have a shot at successfully recruiting Tony Parker for 2012.

Can Fox go head to head with coaches from the ACC and bring Parker to Athens? What do you think?


If he can't get a championship just like his Dad,

maybe he can help bring back a more important one.

Glad to have spotted this article from ESPN.


That Knicks Celtics Game was a Barn Burner

The refs let them play at the end.

Amare Stoudemire is a man. The guy has just upped his game. If he got every foul called that he should, he'd probably average 40 points.

I wasn't expecting much from Amare after he had the knee problems. But now he has players around him who can shoot the basketball. He probably needs a talented big guard to take New York to the next level. If Allen Houston played for them nowadays they'd be hard to beat.

The Celtics stood up when they needed it. Ray Allen hit big baskets and Paul Pierce had the clutch jumper at the end.

Great game!

Fox on ESPN

Should be a good chance to receive an update from Coach Fox and find out what he thinks of the team's progress so far this year.