Georgia Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell Is In A Book Club with a Bunch of Moms

August 13, 2014 at 9:46a    by DJ Byrnes    
"Mom on Couch" by Mark Ehr [Flickr]

A lot of Americans refuse to read books because, hell, those are a lot of words strung together for the year 2014. 

Georgia's junior star wideout, Malcolm Mitchell, however, is not one of those Americans.

In fact, did you know — right now — your mom and Mitchell might be chopping it up about the latest best-seller? Oh, it's true.

From Jaye Watson of (via r/CFB):

Mitchell says he didn't read that much growing up, because he was always outside playing football. One day, on an outing to Barnes & Noble, he saw Kathy Rackley. She was holding a stack of books, and he thought she looked like she knew a lot about them. So he asked her for a book recommendation.

The two struck up a conversation and when Rackley mentioned she had just joined a book club, Mitchell asked her if he could join too. Mind you, this book club is all women, and they're all older than Mitchell's own mother.


"All the ladies in the club are great people and good friends, so the relationships are great and I cherish them," Mitchell added.

I bet you do, Mitchell.

Mitchell is out for the "first part of the season" as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damage suffered while "running routes with his teammates." He also suffered a season-ending knee injury during the opener against Clemson last year and was sidelined during spring football.

Mitchell was 24/7's No. 3 athlete from the 2011 class. He's hauled in 85 passes for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns in his Georgia career.



Oyster's picture

He isn't fooling anyone.  He's chasing Cougars.

Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean the PGA is out to get you.

+18 HS
causeicouldntgo43's picture

That's better than chasing waterfalls....

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NW Buckeye's picture

Yes, we all know that you don't go chasing waterfalls!

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FunZone's picture

This guy's got it all figured out. In high school, I acted like I read these books just to get B's in English.

I asked Braxton how his knee was before halftime at Berkeley and he said, "What up, man."

Buckeye Knight's picture

LOL, post of the day Oyster!

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Unky Buck's picture

I mean, with clear cut, factual data to back it up, can you blame him?

73% of Cougars will have sex on the first date, says CougarLife dot com

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

BierStube's picture

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

+7 HS
bodast67's picture

Upvote for the iCarly gif !




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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teddyballgame's picture

i don't even know what icarly is

i feel old

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BierStube's picture

My kids watch it ... therefore .. I watch it ...

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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bodast67's picture

Yup, same here BIERSTUBE...




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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MN Buckeye's picture

I think Mitchell is just in it for the gifts of food.

Stoicpaisano's picture

Between he and Chris Conley (director of a Star Wars fanfilm), UGA must have the nerdiest WR corps in the nation.

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DWright's picture

I just googled 'Chris Conley Star Wars' that is awesome.

Fatpants's picture

"I can read books!" Is only a noteworthy declaration if you're a college student in the SEC. 

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

I wonder if they're reading Fifty Shades of Gray...

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Oyster's picture

Those Cougars laugh at that book, they say it's for rookies!

Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean the PGA is out to get you.

brandonbauer87's picture

That would be some awkward conversation.