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Video: A.J. Green Picking Up His 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S

May 1, 2011

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WR A.J. Green with Marvin Lewis, head coach of the BengalsIt appears Braves pitcher Derek Lowe isn’t the only professional athlete in Georgia with a weakness for Porshe’s new Panamera 4S sport sedan.  Well, we assume that new Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green — the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft — hasn’t fully moved out of Athens yet, but it should be a smooth ride when he does.

Here’s a nice video of the former Georgia Bulldog standout picking up his “hard” wheels at a dealership not too far from Athens — about a month ago.

But yeah, before anyone jumps the gun — i.e. starts making jersey jokes and what not — this is a good time to remind you youngsters about the power of income potential when you sit down to negotiate your first big loan.  That and the importance of signing endorsement deals with Nike and Gatorade, and stuff, but let’s just take it one step at a time.

Now, while I’m still not sold on the Panamera, and swear it may very well be the world’s first Sport Sedan-Station Wagon crossover, I do truly hope A.J. fares better in his new ride than Derek Lowe has.

Fanly advice, A.J.: Don’t let the lovely lady friend drive it — that was cute of you to tease her like that, though.

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Your (Last Minute) 2011 NFL Draft Prop Bet Guide

April 28, 2011

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2011 NFL Draft Prop BetsAssuming you can do it legally, what better way to spice up the 1st Round of the 2011 NFL Draft tonight than with some prop bets, right? I mean, if it works for Super Bowl parties, why not the NFL Draft?

Best of all, unlike your average prop, most of these have been analyzed and discussed (albeit indirectly) by countless “Draft Experts” for months now — so you’ve actually got a wealth of supposedly reliable, predictive information to work with.

Let’s take a look at what’s arguably tonight’s marquee prop, for instance:

Cam Newton’s Draft Position: Over/Under 1.5 (+250/-400)

Carolina Panthers will likely select Cam NewtonOr, in other words: Will Cam Newton go #1 Overall, or not?

Now, if you’re at all interested in this year’s NFL Draft, you’ve probably read no less than 10 articles in the past 72 hours on what the Carolina Panthers are gonna do with the #1 pick.  The overwhelming consensus: They’re going to draft Cam Newton (but aren’t necessarily over the moon about it).

Carolina is certainly in an unenviable position. Newton, despite how high his ceiling may be, is still almost certainly somewhat of  a project, at best.  Gus Malzahn’s “One Read and Go” offense  at Auburn — however misconstrued it may be — probably didn’t prepare Cam for the complexities of an NFL passing attack as much as it could, amongst other red flags .

It also appears the Panthers, in desperate need of QB help regardless, may not be able to find a viable trading partner for the #1 pick, and Newton — at -400 — is the clear favorite to be selected first overall (Marcell Dareus is the next favorite at a distant +300).

All that said, roll the dice on Newton Under 1.5, and — particularly if you’re a Panthers fan — make sure your fingers are firmly crossed….

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Uga VIII: Unleashed

October 13, 2010

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Georgia coach Mark RichtIt’s no secret that the Georgia Bulldogs have struggled mightily – both on and off the field – so far this year. Currently 2-4, the Dawgs have hit some rather unsavory benchmarks to help remember the relatively young 2010 season: First three consecutive losses since 1990, first 0-3 SEC start since 1993, and 11 player arrests, to name a few.

Some have blamed the much talked about 4-game suspension of Georgia’s marquee player, WR A.J. Green, as the primary reason for the team’s rather lackluster performances. Others have cited the fact that a new defensive coordinator (Former Dallas DL coach, Todd Grantham) and an entirely new defensive scheme have necessitated growing pains simply too great to overcome. Still others have suggested that the game has passed head coach Mark Richt by somewhat, and that he’s been far too slow to adapt and change to a college football landscape that’s radically different from his days as Florida State’s Offensive Coordinator, and even his earlier part of his more recent years as head coach in Athens.

Russ - Uga VII's replacement - steps down as Georgia's mascot this weekendPerhaps most curiously, however – albeit jokingly, I assume – some Georgia fans have scapegoated the stand-in mascot, “Russ,” as the source of the woe in the Classic City (he does have rather noticeable liver marks, after all).

Russ took the place of Uga VII last season, after the latter’s untimely death. Filling in nicely, Russ witnessed an upset victory over bitter rival Georgia Tech and a Liberty Bowl win against Texas A&M prior to suffering the debacle of the 2010 season.

Regardless of how much Russ’ legacy may be maligned or appreciated, a new era of Georgia Football begins this Saturday when Georgia formally introduces the next in a long line of storied – all white? – English Bulldogs for the homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Say hello to Uga VIII, after the jump…

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