Kirk Herbstreit’s Georgia College Football Playoff Take Is Getting Ripped By Other Analysts

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks about Alabama's strengths.Kirk Herbstreit has really gone out on a limb with his College Football Playoff rankings after the SEC Championship. Not only does he see Georgia football making the field… he thinks the Dawgs could move up.Of course, this would get UGA out of an immediate rematch with Alabama, which is a pragmatic move. But for Herbstreit, it sounds like he actually believes that it is a deserved move.The lead ESPN college football analyst has Georgia at No. 3, Notre Dame at No. 4, and Oklahoma and his alma mater on the outside looking in.Well, @KirkHerbstreit thinks #UGA moves up to No. 3 in the #CFBPlayoff rankings after today. pic.twitter.com/xqQGzJZ7fN— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) December 2, 2018When asked about the controversial call at the end of that clip, Herbstreit said “I don’t get caught up in champions, I get caught up in ‘best.’”Of course, the committee is also tasked with finding the four “best ” teams, but going with two-loss Georgia over a pair of one-loss strong conference champions would be a real limb to go out on.Unsurprisingly, Kirk Herbstreit is catching heat for his Georgia football College Football Playoff stance.Among his critics appear to be two of his fellow former college star quarterbacks in the media, Danny Kanell and Matt Leinart.Neither directly addressed Herbstreit, but he’s clearly the head of the pro-Georgia contingent outside of those in the SEC.“Hey, Let’s lose a game but move up in the rankings.” Says NO ONE!!!! Come on man.— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) December 2, 2018So dumb that people are pushing for Georgia after a loss.Maybe the more important takeaway is that Bama is beatable.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) December 2, 2018They’re not alone:Kirk Herbstreit says Georgia should move UP after a loss?Nah, man.If you want two SEC teams in the #CFBPlayoff, expand it to 8 teams. Simple.— Mitch B. (@MitchBrownTV3) December 2, 2018Kirk Herbstreit really said Georgia should move up to 3 after losing to Alabama. Respect him a lot, but that’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard. Rewarded for losing. Come on!— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) December 2, 2018Herbstreit saying Georgia should stay top 4 even with a close loss today is wild. They’re in the playoff, the playoff starts today for them— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 1, 2018Herbstreit just said Georgia moves UP to #3….my god the world is insane. Why play the games.— CG (@CG2pointO) December 2, 2018Herbstreit just said that Georgia should be number 3 and Notre Dame should fall to 4. What a joke!— Jason Swimmer (@Jswimmer84) December 2, 2018Lot of folks saying Georgia will not drop, hell I just heard Kirk Herbstreit say Georgia should move up to 3rd and move Notre Dame to 4th. Complete total utter joke— Spencer (@skellmarietta) December 2, 2018Two-loss Georgia, non-conference champion Georgia would be setting all kinds of precedents, but the College Football Playoff era is very young, which we can all lose sight of sometimes.This also may be the best argument yet for Playoff expansion. The top six teams all have pretty good cases this year.last_img read more

Wet Hot American Style: Prepare Yourself For Camp

first_imgREI evrgrn Starry Nights 2P TentWe’re guessing you probably won’t do much camping around cabins or bunkhouses. For shelter, allow us to recommend the REI evrgrn Starry Nights two-person tent, which has plenty of headroom and a seamless mesh roof that provides a peek at the stars.$199.00REI evrgrn Downtime HammockCamping should be relaxing; it is technically vacation, after all. If you’d like to feel the breeze while you read or take naps,  you might check out the Downtime Hammock. It can accommodate two or three people, making it a sort of wilderness couch.$130.00 The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Experience Life on Mars With TripAdvisor’s Astroland Agency 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Life Editors’ Recommendations Alternative Light French Terry Contrast ShortsA good pair of comfy shorts is a must for the summer. These lightweight French terry shorts are highly breathable and flexible. Also, they boast the simple charm of shorts you probably wore back when you were at camp.$64.00K-Swiss Classic VNThe K-Swiss Classic is one of those shoes that never changes because it never needs to change. The iconic design came to us in 1966 — it was stylish in 1981 (when Wet Hot American Summer is set), and it still looks fly today.$75.00The James Brand Knife Though you’d probably get in trouble if you brought a knife to Camp Firewood, it’s an essential tool to have when you’re camping under most other circumstances. This 2.81″ blade can hold an edge and resist corrosion for virtually a lifetime.$275.00Fjallraven Rucksack No.21 MediumIf you’re planning some day hikes this summer, you’d do well to outfit yourself with one of these. This rucksack is made with strong waxed fabric and natural tone leather. You’ll be the fliest fella on the trail with this Fjallraven rucksack on your back.$180.00center_img Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is premiering on Netflix on July 31, and we couldn’t be more excited. The 8-episode follow-up to the 2001 cult classic will take place before the events of the original, despite being filmed 14 years later. We’re not precisely sure what to expect, but it’s probably safe to bet on another delirious romp through 1980s camp life.After you take in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, you might consider doing a little camping yourself — that’s why we’ve put together this list of WHAS-inspired throwback camping gear. This gear will serve you well as you attend a tasteful lakeside wedding, engage in an absurd fitness montage, or repeatedly roll a D-20 to prevent a wayward satellite from destroying your camp.Alternative Contrast Eco-Jersey Ringer T-ShirtThis comfy number from Alternative is made with eco-friendly materials, and includes bands along the neck and sleeves for a splash of throwback style.$32.00Cotton Modal Baseball T-ShirtThis shirt has your classic 3/4-length baseball sleeves, and is made of 60% cotton and 40% modal. You might recognize this as Michael Showalter’s character’s shirt of choice throughout much of the first Wet Hot American Summer.$48.00 It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks  Related: Pack It In: Summer Car CampingPalladium Pampa Sport TWThe Palladium Pampa Sport TW is a sturdy hightop boot made of cotton canvas twill, with an EVA footbed that provides outstanding comfort all day long. There are several color and lace options, making customization easy.$75.00Fjallraven Kiruna HatThis soft, water-resistant hat offers excellent comfort and 360 degrees of sun protection. It’s also easy to fold, allowing you to shove it in your pocket when you’re in the shade.$45.00Shwood Canby Fifty FiftySlick shades and summertime go together like Camp Firewood counselors and neglect. If you’re looking for a good pair of throwback shades, we suggest these bad boys from Shwood. These wayfarer shades are just like the retro ones you’re bound to see in WHAS.$109.00REI evrgrn Crash SackGetting up in the morning is one of the hardest parts of camping. No one wants to forsake a warm sleeping bag for the cold wilderness air. REI and evrgrn have taken care of this problem with the “Crash Sack” sleeping bag-jacket hybrid.$119.00last_img read more

Home sales plummet in previously redhot Vancouver as market softens

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 2, 2017 11:26 am MDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A real estate sold sign is shown outside a house in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017. Home sales in Metro Vancouver last month dropped by almost 40 per cent compared with January 2016 with the sale of detached houses falling hardest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward VANCOUVER – Home sales in Metro Vancouver last month dropped by almost 40 per cent from the year before with the sale of detached houses falling hardest.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says the townhome and condominium markets are more active than sales for detached homes.Just over 1,500 residential properties sold in January, down 39.5 per cent from about 2,500 sales that were recorded in January 2016.Board president Dan Morrison says it has been a “lukewarm” start to the year.“While we saw near record-breaking sales at this time last year, home buyers and sellers are more reluctant to engage so far in 2017,” he said in a statement.Sales last month were also down about 11 per cent from December, when about 1,700 homes sold.The benchmark price for detached properties was about $1.5 million in January, down 6.6 per cent over the last six months. The board says townhouse and condominium prices have remained steady.The B.C. government brought in a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers in the Vancouver area last August but some analysts have said the market was already showing signs of softening after months of scorching sales.Last month, provincial government data showed a steep drop in real estate transactions in the Vancouver area after the tax came in.Tax revenues from property transfers in Metro Vancouver indicate there were almost 15,000 transactions in a seven-week period ending Aug. 1, but the number declined to a low of about 4,700 in October.The number of foreign buyers fell from about 1,970 in the period ending Aug. 1, to 60 in the rest of August. In November, about 200 property transfers involved foreigners.The board says the number of new listings for detached, attached and apartment properties also dropped by almost seven per cent last month compared with January 2016. The inventory of homes listed for sale grew by about 14 per cent in January compared to December.Royal LePage recently forecasted an 8.5 per cent price correction in Greater Vancouver this year. Home sales plummet in previously red-hot Vancouver as market softens read more