Somewhere, society got the notion that God strikes down blasphemers with a bolt of lightning. We’re pretty sure that’s inaccurate on several levels, not the least of which is the fact that Zeus is nowhere to be found in the Bible.
(God smiting His own people? It’s more likely than you think.)
If He does do his smiting with a bolt of lightning - which, we must admit, is admirable for its elegance - he is obviously not above doing so to students at Christian schools, as we just found out at a football practice at Pinewood Christian Academy in Georgia.
Referees: You need ‘em. You may not like ‘em, but without referees, linemen would hold on every play, NBA players would travel with impunity, and hockey players would fight all the time. Err, bad examples, all of them.
But seriously, you need referees, which made yesterday’s Region 7-AAAA playoff game in Georgia so unfortunate. The referees’ association just plain forgot to assign any (did we mention this was a regional championship? It was. Whoops!).
To make matters worse… they still haven’t gotten any refs there! Everyone’s tired and hungry and… okay, I made that up. Read more…
Things just work a little differently in the American South, and sometimes these customs are worth embracing. Such is the situation at the University of Georgia which unveiled its new live Mascot UGA VII today. UGA VII replaces the late and beloved UGA VI who died a few weeks ago as he neared retirement as the winningest ‘Dawg of all time.
He’s a cute little fella, no? If you disagree, feel free to take it up with Brooks, Georgia Sports Blog, Dawg Sports and Get The Picture. They’ve got my back. Got it? Just remember this phrase in the presence of UGA fans and you’ll be alright: “hunker down you hairy dawgs!”.