Georgia Football: Well that was Fun! Top 10 (or 11) Thoughts About Saturday’s Blocking of the Cocks


These are ranked in order of how I thought of them, so yeah there’s no real reason here:

  1. Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “The Dawgs are Favored by 15.5 Against South Carolina and That’s Too Damn Low.” I meant every word of that piece—everything from the Georgia-Should-Always-Beat-South-Carolina narrative to the math behind why Georgia was more than 15.5 points better than the Cocks. I’m not saying, “Told you so,” because I didn’t think Georgia was 32 points better than South Carolina…just more than 15.5. But damn. The South Carolina blog that called this post “highly insecure” was actually right. I should have felt even better about Georgia.
  2. I also wasted 2,300 words explaining why Greyson Lambert was the right guy under-center and I really just needed to give him 25 passes. Nobody saw this performance coming, but it stands to reason that I feel good with my pre-game assertion that, “I think we’re all foolish if we think we’ve seen the very best Lambert has to offer.” The good news: I was right. The bad news: Now, we probably have seen his best. The duh news: 96% is a nice ceiling.
  3. Beautiful day tailgating in Athens. Can’t beat it. The first highlight of the day was undoubtedly showing up to a tailgate and finding Jason Smith actually watching soccer. You can’t make this stuff up, folks. 

  4. Also, beer(s) were brought to us for free. Shouts to friend of the podcast Sam Franco starting that trend. 

  5. The crowd was electric despite a disastrous effort by whoever runs the music/sound at the game. The silence during timeouts is incredible. Also, if you’re playing rap songs that I associate with high school/early college, you’re losing the student section. Much to my chagrin, it’s not 2006 anymore.
  6. My buddy Casey and I sat in the South Carolina section which was completely delightful. If I had to describe my effort during the game, I’d use words like: gracious, classy, light-hearted and the best. I think about half the fans around us would agree the other half put a bounty on my head. It’s not easy being on top.
  7. Seriously, don’t ever be “I paid good money for these seats so you better not stand up in front of me” guy at a football game. Just don’t do it. First of all, South Carolina fans…did you really want to watch all that? Secondly, guess who else paid money for the seats: me! Thirdly, don’t act like I’m some kind of rebel revolutionary who stands at football games. Fourth, no.

  8. Out of smartassedness, I made a conscious effort to only stand when Georgia scored and/or when Georgia stopped South Carolina drives. So I only stood like 15-20 times. And late in the game I didn’t even really stand, I just briefly Lebron’d. 

  9. 10,000 steps. And the sun was still up. 

  10. Casey and I Sandstormed the hell out of the ride home. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of comedic chops by the Georgia fans around us as we sat in traffic blasting the world’s worst song as a sarcastic tip of the cap to South Carolina’s effort. But you can’t win ’em all. 

  11. I’m not a “Fire Everybody” kind of guy, but it’s kind of awesome seeing Georgia hand out a fire-everybody defeat for a change and it’s especially sweet knowing that Steve Spurrier was on the other side. I have my own take on the state of Gamecock football (don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened, also it may not happen again, so enjoy the legend and press Spurrier brings), but everybody around us—even the really cool, fun, nice South Carolina fans that really were pleasant—seemed ready for a change.

 

 

Now we turn the page. Southern University this week. Also, Happy Second Anniversary to this Georgia passing record. Can’t wait for Lambert to shatter it with a 99-yarder…

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

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Posted on September 21, 2015, in Blog, Georgia Bulldogs, SEC, South Carolina Gamecocks, The UGA Vault. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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