There's Been So Much Happening...

kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
edited December 2018 in Football

I'm sure this has been covered more than enough here but these are my thoughts, and now that I've calmed down enough (which is just enough to be able t o write coherently) to come back to board and post, I'll do so. Mostly my posts are typically are brief. Not this time.

Sorry @DawgNationDaily - I haven't even been able to catch the podcast, either live on YouTube, my preferred platform (I like the crew there and I love the fans there) due to physical rehab or just plain soreness (pun intended) over the decision to exclude UGA.

Yep, a lot going on but I haven't been active lately. Thank you @Catfish for the message. I suppose I've been pretty depressed. Although I knew UGA wasn't getting in if they lost, there's no doubt in my mind that the Dawgs are one of the four best teams and I can make a case via stats and eyeballs that they are. In fact, that depression sorta transforms into anger when I think about how UGA were beating Bama for the majority of the de-facto natty before ultimately losing to "arguably the greatest college football team in history." I'll give them their respect. They're a great team, but this debacle, this charade is just absolutely ridiculous if the playoff committee's job is to put the four best teams in the series. That joke of a committee has been slobbering all over themselves from the outset to get ND in, but they've su cked so badly they couldn't justify it in the recent past. But hey, they went undefeated against a terrible schedule and nearly lost to Vandy, while Georgia nearly beats the best team in the multiverse, so they get in. ND finally had their aluminum tubes excuse, Rudy hath risen, and all of the CCG's are worthless.

Another reason I've been down is that my surgery was a failure and I'm scheduled for another one on Monday, this time a reverse-prosthesis, which should have been done in the first place. It's all really complex and technical so I won't bother getting into it. Maybe we have a surgeon here on the board who could pithily explain it, but it ain't me. Basically, my shoulder prosthesis slides around all day provoking ungodly pain. The sick thing is that, once they opened me up (my wife's uncle is a surgeon and explained this to me) they should have seen right away that the alternative, the prosthesis I currently have, wouldn't work. The surgical team made a last minute decision based on hope, not facts, not historical evidence, but "maybe." It was the surgical equivalent of, I dunno, I fake punt or FG. ****. I won't bore you anymore with that which is why I segued back into UGA's season.

At the beginning of this one, that's what we had: hope based on expectations around making the natty last year, and though ungrounded as they may have been, so many of us had it. What I'm about to write doesn't hearken back to the DAD days (Dawgs Against Donnan) or the sadly just-shy of accomplishing what we set out to do under Richt...year after year after year. When I write "next year will be off-the-charts great barring injury", that is not an echo of the decades of disappointment we experienced under Goff, Field Goal U (rich coming from a coach who never really accomplished anything or certainly couldn't sustain anything), or Coach pizza, bowling, prayer, and uncannily predictable losses in all the big games. No, there's ample reason to say point out that we're in for great things because we've already accomplished them. Just not that great thing.

We almost beat a Bama team when we were already beat up. We almost beat a Bama team being the youngest SEC team. That's two years in a row. I don't care what Uncle Lou says: these Dawgs are gonna have their day. It will happen while Saban is coaching Bama, and it will happen w/in the next 3 years.

This post has gone on a long time. Miss everyone here, but life's been rough for me lately and I haven't much felt like writing. But I'm about to listen to today's 12/5/2018 DND and get caught up as I peruse the board.

SIC 'EM! I'm so proud of this team. I could spend more time on how coaching screw'd us more than inexperience and poor execution...but not now. I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening.

Oh yeah. Best of luck to Mel Tucker, who deserves a HC position...just a better one than the one he landed.

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  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Holy @a_rattler , batman

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,220 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kelly_b said:
    I'm sure this has been covered more than enough here but these are my thoughts, and now that I've calmed down enough (which is just enough to be able t o write coherently) to come back to board and post, I'll do so. Mostly my posts are typically are brief. Not this time.

    Sorry @DawgNationDaily - I haven't even been able to catch the podcast, either live on YouTube, my preferred platform (I like the crew there and I love the fans there) due to physical rehab or just plain soreness (pun intended) over the decision to exclude UGA.

    Yep, a lot going on but I haven't been active lately. Thank you @Catfish for the message. I suppose I've been pretty depressed. Although I knew UGA wasn't getting in if they lost, there's no doubt in my mind that the Dawgs are one of the four best teams and I can make a case via stats and eyeballs that they are. In fact, that depression sorta transforms into anger when I think about how UGA were beating Bama for the majority of the de-facto natty before ultimately losing to "arguably the greatest college football team in history." I'll give them their respect. They're a great team, but this debacle, this charade is just absolutely ridiculous if the playoff committee's job is to put the four best teams in the series. That joke of a committee has been slobbering all over themselves from the outset to get ND in, but they've su cked so badly they couldn't justify it in the recent past. But hey, they went undefeated against a terrible schedule and nearly lost to Vandy, while Georgia nearly beats the best team in the multiverse, so they get in. ND finally had their aluminum tubes excuse, Rudy hath risen, and all of the CCG's are worthless.

    Another reason I've been down is that my surgery was a failure and I'm scheduled for another one on Monday, this time a reverse-prosthesis, which should have been done in the first place. It's all really complex and technical so I won't bother getting into it. Maybe we have a surgeon here on the board who could pithily explain it, but it ain't me. Basically, my shoulder prosthesis slides around all day provoking ungodly pain. The sick thing is that, once they opened me up (my wife's uncle is a surgeon and explained this to me) they should have seen right away that the alternative, the prosthesis I currently have, wouldn't work. The surgical team made a last minute decision based on hope, not facts, not historical evidence, but "maybe." It was the surgical equivalent of, I dunno, I fake punt or FG. ****. I won't bore you anymore with that which is why I segued back into UGA's season.

    At the beginning of this one, that's what we had: hope based on expectations around making the natty last year, and though ungrounded as they may have been, so many of us had it. What I'm about to write doesn't hearken back to the DAD days (Dawgs Against Donnan) or the sadly just-shy of accomplishing what we set out to do under Richt...year after year after year. When I write "next year will be off-the-charts great barring injury", that is not an echo of the decades of disappointment we experienced under Goff, Field Goal U (rich coming from a coach who never really accomplished anything or certainly couldn't sustain anything), or Coach pizza, bowling, prayer, and uncannily predictable losses in all the big games. No, there's ample reason to say point out that we're in for great things because we've already accomplished them. Just not that great thing.

    We almost beat a Bama team when we were already beat up. We almost beat a Bama team being the youngest SEC team. That's two years in a row. I don't care what Uncle Lou says: these Dawgs are gonna have their day. It will happen while Saban is coaching Bama, and it will happen w/in the next 3 years.

    This post has gone on a long time. Miss everyone here, but life's been rough for me lately and I haven't much felt like writing. But I'm about to listen to today's 12/5/2018 DND and get caught up as I peruse the board.

    SIC 'EM! I'm so proud of this team. I could spend more time on how coaching screw'd us more than inexperience and poor execution...but not now. I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening.

    Oh yeah. Best of luck to Mel Tucker, who deserves a HC position...just a better one than the one he landed.

    Hang in there Kelly B. Better days just around the corner for you.

  • DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 669 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    " I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening."

    Oh Man, could someone please put that into a Kick Azz song!

  • JimWallaceJimWallace Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I hope and pray your next surgery goes exactly like you'd want it to.

    Let's stick around and see our Dawgs win it all. We've been waiting long enough.

    Kirby is bound to learn something even if it takes a bunch of mamas and grandmamas of potential recruits getting on his case about 4th and Boneheaded.

    Go, Dawgs!

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 2,609 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yo Kelly B bro, chin up and hang in there

  • allywallyw Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I am so sorry you’re going through this, @kelly_b. I’m going to keep you and your family in my prayers. We are all rooting for you!!!!

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,402 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This is such a sorry point for so many in the forum, I almost hate to bring it up. But with regards to almost beating Bama twice...

    Both times I sat down to watch the game thinking we had a chance, but not much of one. Both times I’m watching the game thinking, “Holy ****! We’re beating them!”. Both times Bama came back in the fourth quarter and barely eked out a victory, We are doing so much better against Bama than we’re supposed to be doing,

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 11,630 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kelly_b said:
    I'm sure this has been covered more than enough here but these are my thoughts, and now that I've calmed down enough (which is just enough to be able t o write coherently) to come back to board and post, I'll do so. Mostly my posts are typically are brief. Not this time.

    Sorry @DawgNationDaily - I haven't even been able to catch the podcast, either live on YouTube, my preferred platform (I like the crew there and I love the fans there) due to physical rehab or just plain soreness (pun intended) over the decision to exclude UGA.

    Yep, a lot going on but I haven't been active lately. Thank you @Catfish for the message. I suppose I've been pretty depressed. Although I knew UGA wasn't getting in if they lost, there's no doubt in my mind that the Dawgs are one of the four best teams and I can make a case via stats and eyeballs that they are. In fact, that depression sorta transforms into anger when I think about how UGA were beating Bama for the majority of the de-facto natty before ultimately losing to "arguably the greatest college football team in history." I'll give them their respect. They're a great team, but this debacle, this charade is just absolutely ridiculous if the playoff committee's job is to put the four best teams in the series. That joke of a committee has been slobbering all over themselves from the outset to get ND in, but they've su cked so badly they couldn't justify it in the recent past. But hey, they went undefeated against a terrible schedule and nearly lost to Vandy, while Georgia nearly beats the best team in the multiverse, so they get in. ND finally had their aluminum tubes excuse, Rudy hath risen, and all of the CCG's are worthless.

    Another reason I've been down is that my surgery was a failure and I'm scheduled for another one on Monday, this time a reverse-prosthesis, which should have been done in the first place. It's all really complex and technical so I won't bother getting into it. Maybe we have a surgeon here on the board who could pithily explain it, but it ain't me. Basically, my shoulder prosthesis slides around all day provoking ungodly pain. The sick thing is that, once they opened me up (my wife's uncle is a surgeon and explained this to me) they should have seen right away that the alternative, the prosthesis I currently have, wouldn't work. The surgical team made a last minute decision based on hope, not facts, not historical evidence, but "maybe." It was the surgical equivalent of, I dunno, I fake punt or FG. ****. I won't bore you anymore with that which is why I segued back into UGA's season.

    At the beginning of this one, that's what we had: hope based on expectations around making the natty last year, and though ungrounded as they may have been, so many of us had it. What I'm about to write doesn't hearken back to the DAD days (Dawgs Against Donnan) or the sadly just-shy of accomplishing what we set out to do under Richt...year after year after year. When I write "next year will be off-the-charts great barring injury", that is not an echo of the decades of disappointment we experienced under Goff, Field Goal U (rich coming from a coach who never really accomplished anything or certainly couldn't sustain anything), or Coach pizza, bowling, prayer, and uncannily predictable losses in all the big games. No, there's ample reason to say point out that we're in for great things because we've already accomplished them. Just not that great thing.

    We almost beat a Bama team when we were already beat up. We almost beat a Bama team being the youngest SEC team. That's two years in a row. I don't care what Uncle Lou says: these Dawgs are gonna have their day. It will happen while Saban is coaching Bama, and it will happen w/in the next 3 years.

    This post has gone on a long time. Miss everyone here, but life's been rough for me lately and I haven't much felt like writing. But I'm about to listen to today's 12/5/2018 DND and get caught up as I peruse the board.

    SIC 'EM! I'm so proud of this team. I could spend more time on how coaching screw'd us more than inexperience and poor execution...but not now. I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening.

    Oh yeah. Best of luck to Mel Tucker, who deserves a HC position...just a better one than the one he landed.

    Medical issues can have many layers and types of pain. I'm contemplating risking surgery on a hernia, I've rejected the procedure for 3 years because so many of this type go bad and make matters worse. Now the hernia has worsened and I'm reconsidering my alternatives. It's painful, limiting, and isolating.
    Good luck with your prosthesis, I'm sure they'll get it right soon and you'll be back out there fighting the good fight.

  • Dawg1419Dawg1419 Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Good luck @kelly_b they will get it right this time. Dawgs on top soon.

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,129 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Good luck to ya B. I’ve been thru a couple of major surgeries over the last year, stay positive and faith.

  • Bulldawg1982Bulldawg1982 Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @kelly_b said:
    I'm sure this has been covered more than enough here but these are my thoughts, and now that I've calmed down enough (which is just enough to be able t o write coherently) to come back to board and post, I'll do so. Mostly my posts are typically are brief. Not this time.

    Sorry @DawgNationDaily - I haven't even been able to catch the podcast, either live on YouTube, my preferred platform (I like the crew there and I love the fans there) due to physical rehab or just plain soreness (pun intended) over the decision to exclude UGA.

    Yep, a lot going on but I haven't been active lately. Thank you @Catfish for the message. I suppose I've been pretty depressed. Although I knew UGA wasn't getting in if they lost, there's no doubt in my mind that the Dawgs are one of the four best teams and I can make a case via stats and eyeballs that they are. In fact, that depression sorta transforms into anger when I think about how UGA were beating Bama for the majority of the de-facto natty before ultimately losing to "arguably the greatest college football team in history." I'll give them their respect. They're a great team, but this debacle, this charade is just absolutely ridiculous if the playoff committee's job is to put the four best teams in the series. That joke of a committee has been slobbering all over themselves from the outset to get ND in, but they've su cked so badly they couldn't justify it in the recent past. But hey, they went undefeated against a terrible schedule and nearly lost to Vandy, while Georgia nearly beats the best team in the multiverse, so they get in. ND finally had their aluminum tubes excuse, Rudy hath risen, and all of the CCG's are worthless.

    Another reason I've been down is that my surgery was a failure and I'm scheduled for another one on Monday, this time a reverse-prosthesis, which should have been done in the first place. It's all really complex and technical so I won't bother getting into it. Maybe we have a surgeon here on the board who could pithily explain it, but it ain't me. Basically, my shoulder prosthesis slides around all day provoking ungodly pain. The sick thing is that, once they opened me up (my wife's uncle is a surgeon and explained this to me) they should have seen right away that the alternative, the prosthesis I currently have, wouldn't work. The surgical team made a last minute decision based on hope, not facts, not historical evidence, but "maybe." It was the surgical equivalent of, I dunno, I fake punt or FG. ****. I won't bore you anymore with that which is why I segued back into UGA's season.

    At the beginning of this one, that's what we had: hope based on expectations around making the natty last year, and though ungrounded as they may have been, so many of us had it. What I'm about to write doesn't hearken back to the DAD days (Dawgs Against Donnan) or the sadly just-shy of accomplishing what we set out to do under Richt...year after year after year. When I write "next year will be off-the-charts great barring injury", that is not an echo of the decades of disappointment we experienced under Goff, Field Goal U (rich coming from a coach who never really accomplished anything or certainly couldn't sustain anything), or Coach pizza, bowling, prayer, and uncannily predictable losses in all the big games. No, there's ample reason to say point out that we're in for great things because we've already accomplished them. Just not that great thing.

    We almost beat a Bama team when we were already beat up. We almost beat a Bama team being the youngest SEC team. That's two years in a row. I don't care what Uncle Lou says: these Dawgs are gonna have their day. It will happen while Saban is coaching Bama, and it will happen w/in the next 3 years.

    This post has gone on a long time. Miss everyone here, but life's been rough for me lately and I haven't much felt like writing. But I'm about to listen to today's 12/5/2018 DND and get caught up as I peruse the board.

    SIC 'EM! I'm so proud of this team. I could spend more time on how coaching screw'd us more than inexperience and poor execution...but not now. I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening.

    Oh yeah. Best of luck to Mel Tucker, who deserves a HC position...just a better one than the one he landed.

    Medical issues can have many layers and types of pain. I'm contemplating risking surgery on a hernia, I've rejected the procedure for 3 years because so many of this type go bad and make matters worse. Now the hernia has worsened and I'm reconsidering my alternatives. It's painful, limiting, and isolating.
    Good luck with your prosthesis, I'm sure they'll get it right soon and you'll be back out there fighting the good fight.

    Get it done, man. Hernia surgery is nothing like it used to be. I had the procedure done in 2014 in Jacksonville FL. I was good to go 3 days later and been fine since. I really don't even have a scar anymore.

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Been through my share of pain and I was encouraged by my faith and by the words of Clint Eastwood from Heartbreak Ridge, "Improvise, adapt, overcome." Just keep puttin' one foot in front of the other brother. @kelly_b you and your doctors are in my thoughts and my prayers.

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited December 2018

    Thanks to everyone. Sincere thanks. Two surgeries (because of a poor decision the firs time around) has taken their toll. This has been a 20 year old problem and I've gotten used to a certain level of pain, but this has been the worst. I knew the first surgery was bad because I was still dislocating. In fact, every day, but the prosthesis made it easier for me to push it back in myself. I had some really bad experiences this time hospital as well, so I'm fighting off pain and depression. The latter whether or not I should pursue them legally or just let it go. The issues were serious enough to warrant consideration, but it's depressing to being in this position. If I let it slide, which I have in the past, I know from experience that it could eventually make me bitter. But I am simply not litigious person. But there are several serious things that went down this time, so I dunno.

    I've gotten a lot support here, I don't meant to whine or anything. I was really enjoying be here almost daily getting info, laughing at a lot of funny people (with various styles of humor), and basically staying connected to a part of my life, no matter how far or close I am, that will always be a part of me. That first game at Athens in '80 when my uncle, who graduated from pharmacy school there, had me and my departed father up for my first game at Sanford. People out picnicking and tailgating. Seeing the band warming up. It impacted me and hasn't ever left me. In some ways those bad years made the UGA family aspect of it all stronger. So, I know I'm repeating myself, but it's true...being away and having DND in all its forms, its great content, and most importantly, the people, really keeps me plugged in. The site users are always the strength of the site and definitely, along w/ the content, are the things that make me keep coming back.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,220 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kelly_b said:
    Thanks to everyone. Sincere thanks. Two surgeries (because of a poor decision the firs time around) has taken their toll. This has been a 20 year old problem and I've gotten used to a certain level of pain, but this has been the worst. I knew the first surgery was bad because I was still dislocating. In fact, every day, but the prosthesis made it easier for me to push it back in myself. I had some really bad experiences this time hospital as well, so I'm fighting off pain and depression. The latter whether or not I should pursue them legally or just let it go. The issues were serious enough to warrant consideration, but it's depressing to being in this position. If I let it slide, which I have in the past, I know from experience that it could eventually make me bitter. But I am simply not litigious person. But there are several serious things that went down this time, so I dunno.

    I've gotten a lot support here, I don't meant to whine or anything. I was really enjoying be here almost daily getting info, laughing at a lot of funny people (with various styles of humor), and basically staying connected to a part of my life, no matter how far or close I am, that will always be a part of me. That first game at Athens in '80 when my uncle, who graduated from pharmacy school there, had me and my departed father up for my first game at Sanford. People out picnicking and tailgating. Seeing the band warming up. It impacted me and hasn't ever left me. In some ways those bad years made the UGA family aspect of it all stronger. So, I know I'm repeating myself, but it's true...being away and having DND in all its forms, its great content, and most importantly, the people, really keeps me plugged in. The site users are always the strength of the site and definitely, along w/ the content, are the things that make me keep coming back.

    Persevere homme.

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kelly_b said:
    Thanks to everyone. Sincere thanks. Two surgeries (because of a poor decision the firs time around) has taken their toll. This has been a 20 year old problem and I've gotten used to a certain level of pain, but this has been the worst. I knew the first surgery was bad because I was still dislocating. In fact, every day, but the prosthesis made it easier for me to push it back in myself. I had some really bad experiences this time hospital as well, so I'm fighting off pain and depression. The latter whether or not I should pursue them legally or just let it go. The issues were serious enough to warrant consideration, but it's depressing to being in this position. If I let it slide, which I have in the past, I know from experience that it could eventually make me bitter. But I am simply not litigious person. But there are several serious things that went down this time, so I dunno.

    I've gotten a lot support here, I don't meant to whine or anything. I was really enjoying be here almost daily getting info, laughing at a lot of funny people (with various styles of humor), and basically staying connected to a part of my life, no matter how far or close I am, that will always be a part of me. That first game at Athens in '80 when my uncle, who graduated from pharmacy school there, had me and my departed father up for my first game at Sanford. People out picnicking and tailgating. Seeing the band warming up. It impacted me and hasn't ever left me. In some ways those bad years made the UGA family aspect of it all stronger. So, I know I'm repeating myself, but it's true...being away and having DND in all its forms, its great content, and most importantly, the people, really keeps me plugged in. The site users are always the strength of the site and definitely, along w/ the content, are the things that make me keep coming back.

    @kelly_b , you looking at reverse total shoulder at this point? It does limit function but have seen some good results with it as far as pain management. Keep plugging away at it, man. Thoughts and prayers headed your way -

  • kelly_bkelly_b Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @PTDawg - That was the planned procedure the first time around, then when they got inside me they found that the ligaments were in better shape than they thought, so they made the decision then to go with the anatomical prosthesis. I've learned a little about the shoulder over these two decades and that didn't make any sense to me, nor my uncle-in-law here in France. He was a little angry that they did it that way. Within two weeks, I told the (young) surgeon that I was having a lot of movement, but he said it was normal. But it clearly wasn't. Not until the third follow-up did he even physically examine me. Before, he just looked at the x-ray and said it was perfect. Meanwhile, everything got worse. Finally, he pushed my shoulder around and "discovered" the amount of movement and scheduled the reverse prosthesis right away. It does feel more stable this time, so here's hoping. Thanks again to all.

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