To answer the question:
Yes, I have already thought about what I would say at a press conference after being named the AD at Georgia. It's kinda like how I recite a press conference in my head after I play a game of EA Sports NCAA Football 2003 on Playstation 2 and barely beat Vanderbilt. Try explaining that to a crowd of ruckus Georgia beat writers..
I can honestly say, it is a dream come true to named the athletic director at The University of Georgia."
And then I carry on with my thank yous to the people who supported me, blah blah blah. Oh, and the headline in the AJC and Athens Banner-Herald would read, "A Dream Come True." Not to mention I've already thought about who I would hire. There are several people I already have in mind for key positions in the department, but my first hire would have to be Kevin Welch, current softball assistant coach. After constant begging and pleading, I promised him he'd be my first hire. So Kevin will be named the hitting coach for the UGA baseball team shortly after I am hired. He'll probably make $80,000 and have lots of vacation days.
But I'd hire Kevin. I'd hire Red as my Associate AD for Media Relations. I'd hire Flippen as my Associate AD for internal operations, being the #2 guy in charge. I'd hire Fleish as my women's tennis coach. Kahlgirl as my volleyball coach. Basically I could fill an entire athletic department with people I already know. People who work hard and want to be a part of something special.
Yeah, I'm just being random today. Things are going well with work. I'm still hunting for an apartment. Found a pretty cool one last night, which overlooks the main street downtown. Plus, it is close to 4 watering holes, which is A-OK with me.
Is anyone else watching The Real World as closely as I am? I swear, I think this is the most immature group we've ever had. Everyone over reacts to every little thing. A guy gets a fork thrown at him, and he acts like it was a grenade. One chick is threatened to be kicked off the show, and she acts like her life will end right there. Granted, it was a silly incident and she shouldn't have been kicked out ... it shouldn't have even been brought up ... but people, there is more to life than "The Real World." I think that is a huge problem with our society today (jaylowe on soap box now). There are all these reality shows on TV now, and people use them to become famous. I can't remember who said it, but I just hear a fabulous quote the other day. It was something along the lines of, "It used to be that if you were special, you would become famous. Now people search for fame so they can feel special."
That is so true. We are growing up in a time where so many people feel like they HAVE to be famous. Of course I've dreamt about hitting the game winning shot in the NCAA basketball tournament. Hell, I've even applied and been to a casting call for The Real World. And I know I'm generalizing, but it just seems like fame and fortune are of the utmost importance to many more people today, than it would have been to generations before us. I suppose that is just the way the world changes.
It was supposed to snow here today. It hasn't so far. Needless to say, I'll be pissed if it snows on me this early in the year. I know, I know ... get ready jay, here comes winter.
Ok kids, hope you all have great weekends. It is homecoming here in DeKalb, so a busy weekend is ahead. It's also homecoming in lovely Athens, GA. I hope all of my Athens peeps sing the Alma Mater loud this weekend:
... Georgia, hail to thee.