2013 we beat Kentucky a ranked team on the road but Marjorie Butler did not play at all. In fact, she did not start at all in 2013, only a bit role as a poor shooter.
2014 Marjorie Butler started 5 of 32 games and 7 games did not play at all because she can not shoot yet jacks it up.
Last year 2015 Marjorie Butler became the Starter at Point Guard for Andy Landers and he quit coaching all together because of the bad example she sets bringing the ball up court for us and jacking it up. And missing. She is an awful shooter.
Joni Taylor took over the team this year for Andy Landers who could not take another year of her shooting and Joni Taylor has made no changes to the line-up because she has zero experience and still today does not see what a pariah Marjorie Butler is to her own job of getting the team to take good shots – shots they have some prayer of making.
If you look at her shooting, Marjorie Butler in her career here has shot the worst of any player in the history of the game. She is 19 % from the 3-piont line for her entire career now a senior and jacks them up from there EVERY game her entire career. Clank.
I hate to admit that she has taken the joy out of watching them last season and this for the 1st time in my life yet I am so addicted. So addicted.
The team can not win with her. We do have the # 33 RPI because the rest of the team is really really good this their senior seasons for the entire team. We lose everybody after this season. Everyone.
The bad news is we lose all our players after this season.
The good news is that we lose Marjorie Butler who is on to medical school.
I presume we are Starting her because you must be the Starter to be Academic All-America.
There are 131 UGA Academic All-America in all 19 sports which is # 11 All-Time all schools winning Academic All-America. Coach Kirby Smart is 1 of the 131 in 1998.
I do not see the Big XII Big 12 surviving in ANY sport although we have propped them up for years to support this inequity of Texas getting so much revenue. I remain amused that Oklahoma has remained this long. Adding Podunk teams to their only 10 would be bad for the Big XII. When we study these minute details of EVERY sport what we find is that The SEC is just so damn strong ! Imagine a 9-2 Bowl Record this year again in football ? Still it pisses me off that Ole Miss gets a new $ 100 million dollar gym with their SEC revenue-sharing monies and we don’t when their old gym was the same age as our gym still is. We must do something for our men and women in basketball to get our players in-state to want to play here. Now that we have our over $ 30 million dollar 20-yards longer Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility than Georgie tek yellowjackets have, we must turn our attention quickly to catching-up with the other SEC schools in our gym. Something showcase with all this money we get from The SEC that for the 1st time in over 50 years’ time now will make us competitive again with this antiquated old gym. If it were bigger then better recruits would flock here and fill it !
Some other of the 131 Academic All-America at UGA All-Time include Bill Stanfill, Kevin McClee, Jeff Pyburn, Terry Hoage, Chad Kessler, Alec Kessler, Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, Coco Miller, Kelly Miller, Courtney Kupets, Gordan Beckham, Ty Frix, Aaron Murray, Drew Butler, and Fran Tarkenton was our 1st Bulldog Academic All-America in 1960. 1960 is when we decided we needed a new gym. I remember it well.
131 in 56 years is more than 2 a year for us which is GREAT !
But also VERY RARE. To be a Dean’s List Honor Roll Scholar and STARTER on your team is as you can see .000 percent. Have to take it out 4 decimal places to see how infrequent it is that a Starting Athlete would also be a top scholar !
Utterly amazing feat.
I will just be glad when the career 29 % from the field shooter 19 % career from the 3-point line is gone.
You can use this URL Link to look-up ANY player ANY sport and goes back at least to 1964 for the major sports and goes back to 1932 for football and 1947 for men’s basketball. Very cool useful URL Link I use all the time when I want to know about a student-athlete’s entire career up-to-date to the moment, not just looking at a single year. Thank you NCAA for adding this for us.
If she would just quit shooting !
Unfortunately this does NOT bode well for the career of Joni Taylor here because next season is going to be STARK.
And not because she loses Marjorie Butler.
We might actually beat Alabama on the road tonight on National TV, but only if Marjorie Butler never takes a 3-point shot ever again in her lifetime and only if she limits her shots from the field to 4 one of which she MIGHT make. Might not based on her career here. Otherwise we are doomed even against a lesser foe we own like Alabama.
It is sad when one who is so smart as Marjorie Butler can be so damned selfish and set such a hideous example to all her teammates taking the ball down the court and jacking it up.
So when 1 of the others gets into the game, they have to do the same to get any shots.
And, very aggravating.
Our football team got to this point too where if the opponent was ranked and we played them away from Sanford for these last 8 years we lost 15 of 24 games going into this 2016 season, which is not even Top 25 in the nation away from Home for # 11 All-Time Football Wins’ Georgia. It is a measure. How well you do against ranked teams away from Home.
The Lady Bulldogs used to be great. We’re the # 5 women’s basketball program of All-Time !
Our men have an RPI of 68. So our women # 33 RPI are far more likely to make the NCAA Tournament than our men.
Our men because they can shoot but too many turnovers not enough rebounds and no defense.
Our women because despite being unable to shoot do play defense and rebound and do not turn the ball over.
There is a lesson there somewhere.
Last night for example our men lost in basketball at the Stegesaurus because we had 150 % more turnovers than Texas A & M committed, because we were outrebounded again and because we played absolutely no defense allowing Texas A & M all kinds of open shots making no effort to play defense again. Texas A&M plays defense, rebounds and does NOT turn the ball over. Result only 45-points we score in a 34-point then blow-out of Biblical Proportions as I have maintained about this team, also suffering greatly after this season with us also losing all our players as we do in women’s basketball after this season.
The Dawgbone for the last 8 years of Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor here, refused to allow any updates on its site if he LOST AGAIN fearing that someone might actually 1-line the poor efforts of our “coach” cough cough. They make no such effort when not Apologizing for HIS sorry ass – please note. The Dawgbone waited 24 hours after every loss before updating a DAY LATE then anyone’s and everyone’s efforts to discuss his bullshit coaching these last 8 years before he was finally FIRED as I predicted all along had to happen.
Men’s Basketball – Fair Game !
That certainly is one-sided, isn’t it ?
Mr. Blue’s The Dawgbone – he gives you some URL Links mostly to pay-per-view sites notably during 8 years of unsatisfactory results refused to provide that news until one full day out-of-date ! Freaking Apologist to THIS VERY DAY !
Isn’t he ?
And, you look at Coach Mark Fox on the sidelines and he is just peeved at the players. He stands there shaking his head, bemused at the bullshit efforts by his troops – unlike his predecessor’s counterpart in football ever was.
But it is ok for us to say that about Coach Mark Fox but not ok to say that about Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor until no one bothered to look that deeply into the archived URL Links Mr. Blue decides when and if he will show you the URL Link to the real news on our football team. He still does choose the URL Links the damn Apologist – and biased son of a bitch.
He wants to control what we think.
How did that work out for you Mr. Blue ?
I will tell you how that worked out tens of thousands flocked HERE instead and read what I had to say.
Because I predicted it ALL ALONG and why daily.
I will be watching us tonight at 5 pm to 7 pm Comcast 792 HD. Will you ?
There is a lesson there somewhere too.
Joni Taylor played at Alabama from 1997 to 2001 but only has the 1 SEC win all season against # 20 Florida Thursday. When they look back at Georgia under Andy Landers who up and quit entering this season facing these prospects again this season of our horrible shooting and a ball hog jacking it up bringing the ball up the court setting such a horrid example and she so smart what is always found is that Georgia is # 5 in the nation all-time with The Lady Bulldogs. It is quite a precedent !
With all the resources we have except a new gym we could’ve been even more. Instead we are in a no-win scenario for both Joni Taylor and Coach Mark Fox who is great. But I would not have taken this gig without assurance The University of Georgia would build me a new gym before they fired me or pay me a penalty of one million lump sum cash. I call it my one percent penalty tax because the new gym is going to cost one hundred million dollars – certainly not chump change – but if Ole Miss can pony-up a hundred million for a new gym to replace their gym also which opened in 1964 as ours did then by God we HAVE TO !
1 year now to the day from now, our Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility opens at which time I sincerely hope the entire University pushes hard for the new gym our men and women have such richly deserved – a long time coming !
We have been rubbing salt in the wounds of our richly deserving men and women basketball fans with all the traffic getting into and out of the Stegesaurus due to the construction of the Erk Russell Indoor Practice Facility closing down all the streets to traffic.
This also is the reason why the new gym can not be on the site of the Stegesaurus.
We can use the Stegesaurus for other events besides basketball, which the Stegesaurus never was built for specifically anyway. And, we can keep wasting money on it until the cows go home. If you have never been on a dairy farm, the cows go home when they decide amongst themselves.
We have momentum in football because we dared to be great yet all we have in basketball is that we have a great Coach for the men. Unfortunately he would be so much even better somewhere else and he would be so much far greater here if he had a new gym as well.
If we gave a shit about trying to win around here.
Maybe Fran Tarkenton would give us some money for a new gym too since we are content to sit on all this cash The SEC gives us every year in the over half a billion annual SEC revenue-sharing which is going WAY UP beyond that now with the SEC Network kicking-in finally now. Fran Tarkenton remembers when the new gym was built as do I. And, we can not buy a new gym but Ole Miss can.
Dare to be great ! Elle Macpherson shown in the 2 pics was born in Sydney where I lived for 3 years the day we opened the Stegesaurus !
Billy Joel wrote 3 songs about his dating Elle Macpherson but no one writes shit about the Stegesaurus in 52 years !
The Stegesaurus has not been an up-town girl in 52 years – half a century.
This is Christie Brinkley in the video of the song, both in Billy Joel’s entourage.
We need an uptown girl for our gym.