Sunday, October 03, 2010

"Georgia football may or may not exist to begin with"

And now we begin the strange, out of body experience that is witnessing a previously elite SEC football program, with talent on the level of any team in the country, go 1 - 4 in their first 5 games.

T Kyle King at Dawg Sports pens an eerily even keeled, if insomniac, perspective peice, whereas Hey, Jenny Slater is taking his Audi Q5 to his condo on the Gulf to start writing his second book.

And the Georgia loss wasn't even the worst one of the day. That goes to the LSU Tigers, who lost to a scrappy, never-say-die Tennessee team at home. Or, at least, they should have. But games cannot end on defensive penalties, and the Volunteers inexplicably had 13 defenders on the field as LSU's offensive bumbles would have ended under any normal circumstances. As the Senator says, "That might be the most gut wrenching loss I've ever seen."

Which means next week's Tennessee vs. Georgia game will be won not by the x's and o's, but by whichever team gets the best psychological therapy this week.



DADvocate said...

Tennessee managed to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory against LSU. I'm confident they can do the same against Georgia!! Dooley wouldn't dare beat his daddy's team.

jeffrey said...

Recycling my comment from First Draft:

Miles' uber-stupid is the Tigers' secret weapon. Tennessee had too many people on the field because they were as dumbfounded as everyone else in the building as to what the hell LSU was doing. As an opposing coach, you know Miles is going to do something comically, spectacularly idiotic at some point in the game? How do you prepare your team for that?

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

I'm still stunned. We were at the bar to watch the ill-fated Georgia-Colorado game, and got to see the last 4 minutes of the Les Miles' Journey to the Center of WTF.

The emotional roller coaster being experienced by the LSU faithful Uptown during those last moments is something I will always remember as a football fan. I will be able to say "I watched that as it happened."

And DADV - in case you haven't heard, Vince is not planning on being in the stadium on Saturday. And radio in Knoxville has been chattering all week about "will Dooley take the Georgia job."

What an absolutely unbelievable year of football 2010 has turned out to be.