Wednesday, August 29
Christian LeMay's wristbands
Georgia linebacker Christian Robinson wears a band on his wrist that reads "I AM SECOND."
"It reminds me every day that I'm not the most important," Robinson explained. "I really think about that daily. It's something small, but it's just a reminder."
Many of the Bulldogs' football players wear similar wristbands on and off the field.
None of them, however, can outnumber on quarterback Christian LeMay, who sports six bands on each of his wrists (see picture) at all times. Three on each wrist are "silly bands," he said, that are kind of like rubber bands and they signify family.
"I remember a couple of these I got from my sister and I got one from my niece," LeMay said, "so they're not coming off."
The thicker bands each have a meaning. One on each wrist are to represent high school classmates who died, including the blue "Where there's a will, there's a way," on LeMay's right wrist.
A green one reading, "An audience of one," according to LeMay, "is obviously spoken." Also religious in meaning, the third thick band on his right wrist is from his home church near Charlotte, N.C., and highlights the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 2:14: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."
On his left wrist, LeMay wears three more thick bands. He points out a black-and-white checkered out that pays tribute to a high school classmate who died (in 2008) on LeMay's own birthday.
"The thing about this one, I wear it every day and look it at," LeMay said. "Whenever I'm going through the worst of times, I look at the date and know that somebody died the day I was born. The day that I celebrate another year of life, a family is mourning someone that didn't quite make it."
The "Live Strong" band references the Lance Armstrong Foundation, though LeMay says with a laugh, "I don't know if I want to wear this with Lance's situation right now."
And then there is Georgia football band, "To bring it all back," LeMay said. "It kind of circles around from here."
"Even in the hardest times," he said, "you can just look down and these bands have a lot of meaning to me. It just reminds me there's something outside of football and just to have fun, really."
ON THE AGENDA
Much of Georgia's preparation for Buffalo is already completed, and the Bulldogs will practice the next two days in helmets and shorts heading into Saturday's 12:21 p.m. game at Sanford Stadium.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
A Memphis-based NCAA investigation that appeared to be aimed at Mississippi State will now include an interview with a current UGA player, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Meanwhile, Da'Rick Rogers met the media on Tuesday at Tennessee Tech.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
hey hurricane isaac..bring it on..a lil rain wont hurt us southerners....it just makes the muddin better! see you soon!
DB Blake Sailors
Jarvis Jones told me he'd "make it rain from 3" if given a chance. He's a great player, but a better person. Wishing him a great season.
UGA hoops coach Mark Fox
I'm so anxious for Saturday .. Ready to get things started !!!
RB Keith Marshall
To the girl who is riding her hog in the rain like a boss whoever you are, much respect
OL Kolton Houston
Rainy day on campus without my rain gear
RB Todd Gurley
If you're dry right now, I do not like you.
OL John Theus
So wet right now all I need is a car to splash me right now to make my day!!!!
LB Amarlo Herrera
Man I've dove into pools and been less wet than I am right now!!
OL Dallas Lee
A lot of work to do on the field and in the classroom before saturday, gonna be tough getting through it! I want the hedges! #impatient
TE Arthur Lynch
I hate stationary bikes, your peddling and don't go anywhere #nofun
PK Marshall Morgan
@DrewBut13r- 48 AVG 42 NET... Kapinos 43 AVG and 36 NET--Really, is there any ? @steelers fans?? WAKE up and smell the FEET
Former UGA PK Kevin Butler