Posted: 11:41 am Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Skateboarding down Sunset Strip a good idea for Todd Gurley? 

By Chip Towers

It might not be that big of a deal to some people, and certainly isn’t to Todd Gurley. But personally I found it a little alarming that Georgia’s star tailback, a Heisman Trophy candidate this coming season and a likely Top 10 NFL Draft pick a year from now, is spending his down time this month skateboarding down Sunset Strip and hanging off balconies in Hollywood, Calif.

At least that would appear to be the case, according to a couple of photos Gurley posted on his Instagram account (copies below).

I think about things I did as a 19-year-old (Gurley doesn’t turn 20 until Aug. 3), like jumping off cliffs into the Chattahoochee River and playing pick-up tackle football games on hard-pan fields, and I just shrug at what Gurley does with his free time. Then again, I wasn’t preparing to try to win a championship for my school or sign a multi-million-dollar professional contract.

Not judging here. Just figured I’d share it for discussion. Thoughts?

Hanging off balcony

Learning to skate on Sunset Boulevard

268 comments
AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

I am mor concerned with his drinking to the point of passing out at 19 at a Buckhead bar.

RX
RX

He needs to be encapsulated immediately, hermatically sealed, and launched into outer space until September. In other words...LIGHTEN UP FOLKS!!!

UrbanMeyerisapansie
UrbanMeyerisapansie

Chip do you seriously have nothing to write about?  Are you truly this pathetic.. that you go snooping around on Todd Gurley's twitter account.  The kid has been absolutely perfect at UGA.  He does not get into trouble.. he goes to class, he keeps his mouth shut and handles his business.  Come on dude, "hanging off a balcony"  that is a bit of a stretch.. you are absolutely a MORON.   How you got a job at the AJC is beyond me.  The guy is in Cali, relaxing and its well deserved.  He is skate boarding down a sidewalk not a half pipe.  My advice, start looking for a new job. 

RxDawg
RxDawg

Chip....I'm dissapointed in ya man.   It's fine, let the young man play and have some fun.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Have fun Todd. Lose the hoodie...it"s not cold.

HotDawg
HotDawg

the wussification society.....do kids have to live in a plastic bubble?

Much ado about NOTHING.

ColumbusDawg
ColumbusDawg

In early 2012, Gurley and Marshall were tabbed 1a, and 1b on depth chart. While I won't say that Chubb will overtake Gurley II, I believe he will be the back getting most carries behind Todd. Marshall does well if nobody can touch him, but he goes down entirely too easy. Chubb does not. UGA, Bama, Auburn, and LSU will  have monsterous running games.

Kushdawg
Kushdawg

I think Rich et al need to have a serious talk with #3!  As we all over the age of 1 know it only take s a second for something bad to happen!!!!!!

harworkinman
harworkinman

By game 5 Nick Chubb will be the premier back at Georgia, not Gurley.

forexbomb
forexbomb

Doesn't Gurley just make you proud to be a UGA fan... lol...  Young kids these days are CLUELESS

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

This is the most fun you can possibly have for free, it has to be in the top 3.

kindergartenmath
kindergartenmath

Pro scouts are also probably noticing the gang sign that he is throwing in the balcony photo. Is he a wannabe ? Does he know what he is doing ? You can bet that gangs in LA are noticing.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Is he going to have a TV show where he terrorizes his parents?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Wanna know how you're a great player? You get 200+ comments on a blog about you skateboarding! Mostly filled with trolls! LOL

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Is he going to be in the x-games if he doesn't win the Heisman?

SinceVince
SinceVince

Let Gurley have his fun because its not gonna matter too much for our football season anyway. Gurley will do well  personally, but lets face it, our Defense is still a mess. It will take Pruitt a couple of years to get us where we need to be. . Our offensive line isnt that great either and the jury is still out on Hutson Mason.  All these clowns sipping the kool aid and predicting a beatdown on Klimpson havent been paying much attention. Our recruiting needs to step it up but then again Mark Richt has been known to fall asleep at the wheel sometimes.

POAD2014
POAD2014

Shouldn't most of you be watching some UGa Softball somewhere?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@HotDawg That's probably what he thinks about your John Deere hat.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Grow a pair...he 's still a kid ....this is not a BFD.

DHJohnson
DHJohnson

@gtcaryd, i'm a Dog fan, but you got some zingers going on in this blog.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Kinder....know a lot about gang signs?

LouisHarris
LouisHarris

@Bubbatavious  I think we will be about the same as last year.  You do have to figure that the defense will again be rebuilding.  The offensive line is biggest concern for me.  Still Gurley can be a game breaker if he gets good blocking. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@POAD2014


Hi  POADIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You seem to be in a rather nice mood today/yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grant1296
Grant1296

Much more entertaining watching POAD embarrass himself over and over and over again...

FlatTire
FlatTire

@POAD2014    Shouldnt some of you Tech fans be showing those Tech Sanitation Engineers where the clogged toilets are cause we all know sports is not that important

HotDawg
HotDawg

Gt....ROFL....not even close to knowing the person i am. Although i've seen many good, hard working Americans wearing John Deere hats....keep tossing the personal insults...thats what will get ya banned.

harworkinman
harworkinman

@Snagglepuss

I'm saying that Chubb is going to be the most dynamic running back Georgia has seen in a very long time. He has incredible strength and speed. He's a combination of Larry Csonka and Barry Sanders. He can run you over or run by you. With Gurley's injury history, it's very possible that Chubb will be the primary back before season's end.

 Chubb not only has the physical skills, he is also an extremely intelligent and high character guy. You just don't see players like him come along. I love Gurley, but I don't think he'll stay healthy enough to be the feature back throughout the season. If he does, Georgia's backfield might have the greatest 1-2 punch in the history of college football. Chubb is that good.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Grant1296


It's a   F A M I L Y    T R A D I T I O N      Grant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd Nah unfortunately Middle Tennessee is like losing to Valdosta St

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydYea they are similar to central florida U or what ever that high school was you guy's crapped your pants with.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd   yea I agree but whats even worse is losing to Middle Tennessee.  I never heard of that school until they embarrassed Tech

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd @FlatTire


The backup is, and always will be,  T H E    B A C K U P  unless he/she/it  B E A T S   O U T  the  S T A R T E R  and earns the title of    S T A R T E R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In that case the S T A RT E R   will become the B A C K U P  unless  he/she/it  transfers to BARN    or   LSU where he/she/it may once again become the    S T A R T E R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@FlatTire @gtcaryd  


"UGA has had 2 Heisman winners Tech 0"


Tech has had JOHN HEISMAN himself. FlatTire, you might have stepped in it with that last remark. 


Y'all two carry on now.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@FlatTire actually i think Herschel Walker can claim that national title....LOL instead of having the trophy at his home the got a Trans AM.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  Let me know when Tech wins an outright National Title.  UGA can claim that 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydLike i said and you said, we have more NC. But now all those things you mentioned were very impressive, congratulations.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  More NC? oh from the cracker jack years when 10 teams were awarded those.  UGA has 5 if you count those

UGA has more wins

UGA is #4 in bowl victories Tech isnt in the top 5

of course UGA's record vs Tech

and Tech has only 1 BCS level bowl appearance in 40+ years

UGA has 2 Heisman winners Tech 0

DawgNole
DawgNole

@DawgGoneIt @POAD2014  

The SEC won it from 2006 through 2012. You're into some really fuzzy math if you think that's 8 years in a row.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydMore NCs, The Heisman Award, you might not have heard of him. The Bobby Dodd Coaches Award. In 1976 they were nice enough to award it to ole Vince Dooley, heck he wasn't bad himself. And numerous wins throughout the years in all the major bowl games. It is a great day to be a damn jacket!!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydJust remember Flat, your leg-humpers will never,never,ever have the football history that the institute has. So keep reveling in that Governors Cup. And heck maybe this is the year!

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  I disagree you lose because you have a 1920's style of football

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydNo flat we just lost to a better team, we have been doing that for a while now. OK i will say it, way to go dawgs. You guys own this state in football! Feeling pretty good now i bet.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd   ok ok I will play along 

Tech lost to a QB that had 2Qtrs of College football experience.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd   Hey glad to see you are trying to look at the positive even though the back up replaced the injured QB

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydWhen the game started who was listed as the dawgs starting QB? It's really not that complicated.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  yea it is a let down to think you think you lost to last years starter

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd seriously?  had the starter not gotten hurt would the back up be the starter?  Or is that too much for ya?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014  UGA has always been either 1st or 2nd in the SEC East except for the 2001 season (Richt's inaugural season), the 2006 season, and the 2010 season. (no worst than 3rd) Every other year has been 1st or 2nd in the East. We're always the cream of the crop. 

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt yes you did AFTER I said you say that every year and I didn't say just with RICHT as coach. You had to add that so you would be telling something closer to the truth. 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydMy point is when the starter craps out the back up is the starter. Not going to fast am i?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014  I SAID LOOK AT RICHT's RECORD. 8 out of 13 is more than half am I correct? That's MOST. Damn you are ignorant.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  at the time he was a back up the starter has left whats your point?

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt so you don't mean your ORIGINAL POST like you just said? You are the one having issues remembering what you even type. You also said MOST years. I think Uga has been playing 10 or more games long before Richt came to campus so not MOST years.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014 @DawgGoneIt  Ok but your sidekick made a statement that "the ACC won the last title"...so what? It wasn't GT and before that the SEC won it 8 years in a row and we all wondered would it ever stop!

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  that doesnt say too much for Tech then since they lost to UGA with a back up QB

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014 @DawgGoneIt  Go back up. After that you said "You guys say 10 wins every year" and then I responded "Most years we do, look at Richt's record"...damn man can you read? I know that GED comes with a reading comprehension package LOL

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014 @DawgGoneIt  I said look at Richt's record in my original statement. Did I not? I go by regimes. I don't go all time. And even if I did, UGA is still top 10 All-Time in wins so what's your point?

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt Richt isn't the only coach UGa has had and you guys have been saying 10 wins long before he showed up. 

FlatTire
FlatTire

@POAD2014  LOL a Tech fan talking about someones schedule

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt playing basically 3 easy OoC games plus Vandy, Kentucky and SC since forever it isn't that hard to win 10 games.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@POAD2014  is this a 6-6 year or after you beat Wofford by 80 points like Elon last year will you guys be talking about the new sheriff in town?

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014 @DawgGoneIt  No? Richt has been here 13 years, 8 of those years were 10 or more wins

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgGoneIt  what is UGa's average # of wins since teams were playing at least 10 games

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@POAD2014 @DawgGoneIt  Most years we do. Look at Richt's record.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FlatTire @gtcarydWell now your going out on a limb, Guess you havn't broke it to the rest of these rubes it's another season down the crapper.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@gtcaryd  no i dont live in delusionalville but I am feeling 9-3 with one of those 9 being another victory over Tech