Here and There in College Football This Week

By Posted on: September 25th, 2008 in Football Comments Off

Then depression set in on the ride home from Auburn late Saturday night, then continued  like a hangover into Sunday. Reading the blogs after a loss is usually no fun, but the purple Tiger fans I know have been very gentlemanly, and the criticism on the homer sites has been pretty mild and generally constructive. We’ve been able to put things in perspective and realized that this team still has some growing to do and the season is still young.

The great thing about Tennessee coming to Jordan-Hare this weekend, other than the prospect of hearing Rocky Top 67 times, is the realization I had today that we have not lost a SEC rotator game in SIX years. You have to go back to the Florida game in 2002, when Cadillac went down, for our last loss to a rotating east team.

Of course, technically, Florida was a permanent game that year, the two-rotators didn’t begin until the following year, but you catch my drift. The point is that we play the rotators strong, and I don’t see any exceptions with the state of Tennessee delegation of UT and Vandy this year…

 

 

 

THEY PROBABLY THOUGHT IT WAS THE OTHER TEAM FROM THE STATE OF ALABAMA COMING INTO TOWN

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                                                         Oh No! Not Again!!

Looks like Mark Richt and Georgia are up to some old tricks for this weekend. Yea, another black-out. No, not that kind of blackout. This isn’t the NFL, it’s the SEC, and they sell all their tickets. Nope, it’s that time of the season again where Georgia has to resort to gimmickry to get an edge over an opponent, which is rapidly becoming a hallmark of the Mark Richt era. For this Saturday’s nationally televised game with Alabama, Richt has green-lighted the players to wear black jerseys instead of their normal red ones. Fans are also encouraged to wear black, in order to not only support the team but to also mourn Wall Street and the death of capitalism last week. 

This would be the second successive year in which Georgia has resorted to the trendy black garb, which not only make them look more menacing to opponents, but instantly qualifies them to either work in a hair salon or serve at Ruby Tuesdays in the off-season. No confirmation yet whether or not Oregon will up the ante. The Ducks are currently the NCAA record holder, with more choices with their uniforms than you can get hashbrown combinations at Waffle House…

I think that Alabama shouldn’t stand for being upstaged like this and should introduce a little nostalgia on their own. Perhaps Nick Saban and Mark Richt should conspire before Saturday to ‘fix’ the game like they used to do in the good old days with Bear Bryant and Wally Butts…

But seriously, this is really silly and I can’t believe that it’s even being reported. It would be the equivilant of us coming out and wearing orange jerseys. Yea, it’s one of our colors, but it’s the secondary one. Just look into the stands and see if you see anyone wearing oran—ooops. Never mind…

We need Georgia to win, so don the black jerseys, oh, darkened ninja-doggies of the night. Do some voo-doo (Wait, Is that LSU?) and sacrifice a chicken if you have to. Just win baby! After our game, I’ll be tuned into ESPN later that night looking like Johnny Cash…

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