Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy Nhew Year

To Gheorghies and all who espouse Gheorghiness, warm wishes for a happy, joyful, and silly 2016.


Now someone hurry up and finish the Twelve Days of Gheorghemas.

54 comments:

Squeaky said...

To puke or not to puke, that is the question .. Happy New Year, all!

Squeaky said...

Almost forgot, Happy Hew Year, Gheorghies!

Danimal said...

Drinking whiskey for the better part of the eve was poor decision making.

rob said...

i was on duty to pick up my daughter from a friend's house at 12:30. i haven't been this hangover-free on new year's day in decades.

zman said...

Dabo Swinney sounds like a name for a Star Wars character.

TR said...

I too am hangover-free, preparing for a big night on Saturday. I may go for a run in a bit. Unfortunately, the gym is closed today, so nautilus for this guy.

rob said...

nautilus is still a thing?

zman said...

Chambered nautilus. Like Jules Verne.

zman said...

I went out harder than i meant to on 12/30 so I was sober last night and got a pre-zkid-like 10 hours of sleep. I will feel awful in 36 hours though.

Marls said...

New Years 5K in the books. Slow but the heart did not explode. 2016 is awesome.

TR said...

It's still a thing to me, Rob. They made a movie about it that's highly rated. I think It was a recent release.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089798/

Mark said...

Happy New Year, Gheorghies! I think 2016 should be the year we try for another large scale G:TB Summit.

I'm relatively hangover free as I had to pick up the 14 year old at 10:30. I had a couple whiskeys after that but all in all it was a quiet night. My gym is closed today too but I've sprung for the 24/7 key pass so I went this morning. Just hit the local Irish pub for brunch.

Any picks for today, Danimal?

I like Tennessee -8.5 and the under. I think Florida loses (though I won't bet it) but I'll bet the under (41). I also like Notre Dame +6.5 and the under in the Rose Bowl.

Danimal said...

I'm a little gun shy after yesterday's o'fer. But I too like nd to cover. It isn't often BK doesn't play to his competition, both when it is better and weaker than his squad. I think they'll have a chance to win it at the end.
Didn't bet on this UT game but SEC > BIG10...

Marls said...

RIP Natalie Cole & Trapper John MD.

Danimal said...

Wow....Jaylon Smith. Man. God I hope he is okay.

Danimal said...

I don't care about this game anymore.

Marls said...

How was the Fiesta Bowl fucked in the whole playoff process and who let the Cotton Bowl sneak back into the picture?

Danimal said...

This is going to be a fucking blowout.

Mark said...

Florida looks exactly like I thought they would. Which is to say...shitty.

rob said...

what is a battlefrog? also, outdoor hockey!

Danimal said...

It's another obstacle course based racing circuit. I'm gonna guess they don't have many $'s left in the 2016 marketing budget.

Danimal said...

I love the AT&T commercials.

Danimal said...

Have rallied and am on my second beer.

Danimal said...

That is with an asterisk. First one was a cute 8oz bud lite. The wife bought them on accident.
Couldn't feel worse for Jaylon Smith. So unfair. And now the guy that replaced him, a freshman, is hurt. Nd's d is littered with 3rd stringers.

Danimal said...

36 events in 2016. Fees range from $5 to $108. They also charge the spectators....$15 for adults and $5 for kids. Quick and fuzzy math: 36 events @ 3000 participants and spectators per event @ mixed fee of $50 = $5.4M in gross revs. What's it cost to sponsor the Fiesta Bowl? Gotta me a mil or 2 no? Anyone help with that?

Danimal said...

Whoa! $20M!

Danimal said...

I got a hunch this will be Battlefrog's last year in biznass.

rob said...

gotta spend those investor dollars somewhere, danimal

zman said...

Yes. A lot of these small oddball companies have venture backing and big loans. Machine Zone sells Game of War and the other game wi the Schwarzaneggar ads. Their model is to blow every cent they have on advertising, hence Kate Upton and Mariah Carey (and the aforementioned Governator). If they have any money leftover at the end of the year, they have failed. Battlefrog might have a similar approach.

rob said...

tough one for your tribe tomorrow, as charleston comes to town fresh off a road win at jmu. really need this one, as two of the next three are against northeastern and charleston again. a loss tomorrow and we're looking at the real possibility of a 1-4 conference start. that would be suboptimal.

Dave said...

wow, i too am a hangover free gheorghie-- went to bed at 10 PM s we could beat the crowds on the slopes. no people at stratton until 10:30 AM, then all the yahoos shook off their hangovers and starting clogging up the very few trails that were open. then ian hit his head pretty hard at the tippy top of the mountain, which was mainly ice, fog, and wind, and it was a LONG and slow trip to the bottom. i need to get out west again, this vermont snowboarding is treacherous.

Mark said...

Florida. Thanks for showing up.

If I'd have known it was going to be like this if have had more to drink at brunch.

Mark said...

I'd have more to drink. Shit, maybe I'll start again.

Danimal said...

O'fer 4 now on the wkd.

mr kq said...

I'm with Mark on the big Gheorghefest. Another suite for Wiz game?

2 hours old boy touch rugby this am followed by 3 hours at Vienna Inn. Where's my Motrin?

Danimal said...

Can't remember such a shitty streak of bowl outcomes. Every game has sucked.

mr kq said...

I'm with Mark on the big Gheorghefest. Another suite for Wiz game?

2 hours old boy touch rugby this am followed by 3 hours at Vienna Inn. Where's my Motrin?

mr kq said...

My phone is drunk.

T.J. said...

I've been pondering Gheorghefest 2: Electric Bugaloo for my 40th birthday in early April. I'm sensing there would be interest.

Mark said...

Count me in, Teej.

So...Christian McCaffrey is getting 500+ all purpose yards today? Cool.

Danimal said...

Productive things I did today:
-showered
-picked up pizza

Danimal said...

You blokes ever watch Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee? Occasional here. Below is the most recent episode with your guy Barry. It's pretty good.

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/president-barack-obama-just-tell-him-you-re-the-president

Danimal said...

Mccaffrey is unreal.

mayhugh said...

Iowa's offense is unbelievably impotent this afternoon.

Wife and I had to stay sober last night due to her work event but we made up for it today. The end result is me drunk on the couch watching football and her in the kitchen whipping up some spinach and broccoli enchilladas.

Mark said...

New Year's Day got the best of most of the G:TBers it seems. Can't blame you. The games have been awful today. Well, except for the Individual brilliance of Laqon Treadwell and Christian McCaffrey.

Clarence said...

I just got out of bed from NYE. Phew.

Dave said...

what? you slept an entire 24 cycle? am i doing my math right?

Dave said...

i'm in for gheorghefest, unless big gheorghe shows up again. that guy makes me feel puny! i prefer to hang out with rob.

Danimal said...

Seriously. What is up with these bowl games?

Mark said...

You happy now, Danimal?

Marls said...

ZMan and TR say that you guys are soft for not coming to DC for the DLC birthday.

zman said...

I'm over served.

Marls said...

Ouch

T.J. said...

I haven't been that drunk in years.