The Taste of Dawg Tears is Bittersweet in Tracker’s Crystal Ball
Maybe I’m spoiled. Maybe I’m delusional. What I really feel is that some potential joy has been taken from me and it can’t be gotten back. I’m ecstatic over the fact we finally beat the dawgs. So what if we knocked them out with a horseshoe. That was bonus joy and their tears should be hydration for my soul. We tore them up with 2 quarters of body blows, but getting FG instead of touchdowns was killer early on.
Kudos to the their D and a learning opportunity for our offense. Our complacency in the second half was a heaping helping of humble pie for our players. Take your focus off your task even for a moment and the wheels can come off in a hurry. That speed bump was well timed and thanks to the immaculate deflection we have a looming showdown with the tide.
Here’s what no one wants to hear. Their is a cap on just how much joy we can get from the remainder of this season and that stinks. This is the part where I guess I’m spoiled. We’re bringing our horseshoe, still covered in blood and dog hair, back into JHS and hunting larger prey. We’ll beat bama and it will feel awesome. We will beat Mizzou in the SECCG and HOLY COW! Talk about TigerTrek: The Wrath of Malzahn what a blockbusting turnaround. Hey Auburn, you’re SEC champs. I mean the SEC has won 7 national titles in a row. Winning the SEC is like Charlie unwrapping the golden ticket to Wonka’s factory. I mean other than the first few plays of the LSU game and last night when you kept stepping on your own#@$% you guys have been getting consistently stronger every week. You’re in! <RING, RING> Sorry man, I hate to take calls when I’m standing in front of someone, but it’s 2004 Auburn calling. I mean I can’t ignore those guys right??
And this my friends is why for me these Dawg tears are bittersweet. Because the inevitable is coming. I’d like to thank CGM and the Tigers for their effort and sacrifice. In total 2 Auburn teams will have approached the precipice only to see a “Tigers not allowed” sign posted a safe distance away from the edge. The BCS has smitten us before, once during an undefeated season and again when the Tide backdoored a championship without winning the conference.
It’s only fitting it gets in one more haymaker before its demise. And that is why I’m so confident we will beat both bama and mizzou and we will still be denied the mere possibility of that pinnacle of joy that we shared in 2010. So with that I say farewell BCS and pour some of these dawg tears on to douse the flame.
Come on Tigers and lets ride some momentum into 2014 and a top 5 ranking to start the year. I’m not mad at you. Just mad at the system and it’s finally going away! Bring on the playoffs, BEAT BAMA, and let’s at least squeeze all the joy we can out of whatever happens!