The author of this are saying things that us SEC fans already know. It's the SEC and then everybody else. For all of the haters and envious people out there, if you can't beat us, ( And I believe you can't)then join us.
Hi SF3. Did I miss something...I do not see where they picked the DAWGS to even make it to a BCS Bowl!!!
"Hi SF3. Did I miss something...I do not see where they picked the DAWGS to even make it to a BCS Bowl!!!"
Yes - obviously in Big 10 Country they are focused on their little fiefdom, and fail to see the big picture. He does point out that the Dawgs have a tough September, but I see them winning those games and being much more confident (and stronger, barring injuries to key players) going down the stretch. Wins over those three teams will hold them in good stead psychologically for their inevitable contest with AL.
"...if you can't beat us, ( And I believe you can't)then join us."
Of course they won't. They are hoping that the cyclical nature of EVERYTHING eventually levels the playing field. Personally, I believe that it will and that eventually we'll have relative parity across the major conferences in NCAA Division 1 football (that's parity in post season records and relative competitiveness among the top levels of the major conferences.) It may take awhile, but it will happen.
The author is also obviously playing to his primary audience - i.e., the Big 10 and the local Chicago, northern Illinois and northern Indiana college football fan base. But I thought he gave a pretty fair shake to the college football world in total - even if he has it all wrong about the Dawgs.
How is it going? Goodness, this is an exciting week. The Bradwell Institute Tigers vs The Liberty County Panthers.
Let the trash talking begin.
The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs vs The No. 8 Clemson Tigers.
Let the Dawg Days Of Summer wreak havoc in Death Valley Stadium on the Tigers.
Hey, Sporty. Pretty good - I hope things are going well for you, too. Yes - this week the mantra is:
They have to win the first one in order to stay undefeated. It will be a GREAT game (I hope).
I, personally, am more afraid of just Jaedevon Clowney than I am of the whole Clemson TEAM. I think the DAWGS will light up the scoreboard on Clemson and come away with a win. But I am more worried about the lights in Aaron Murrays eyes and them staying in there proper sockets when we play South Carolina, and Clowney.
Sebe, BTW please feel free to post anymore of them lovely majorette pictures or even cheerleaders. These ladies bring MUCH to the Game and are very important. I kid you not.
The photo above is of the AL cheerleaders. I can think of one in particular that I have archived that I know you will appreciate. I'll upload it when I get back to Hooterville. (Am at Dr. Ofc with wifey for some tests she took right now.)
Danka Sebe. Hope all goes well with your wife. Taking mine to Dentist in Sav. tomorrow for Crown fitting. Then going by Memorial Hosp. to check on my brudder. He's in ICU with acute pancreatitis. Been there for 10 days and still has a fever.
Oh, boy....hope the pancreatitis works it's way out okay. Wifey was put in hospital for that around 2005 as a result of a pancreas test that "1% or so of the patients get complications." She was a 1-percenter again. She spent about 10 days at St. Joseph's.
I'll add the photo that launched 1000 ships in a minute.
...actually, I added four. For the first three, the viewing strategy is to play "Where's Waldo" and look for the pom-poms. The last photo is for our super-rabid Dawgs fans. I call it:
How 'bout dem GUNS!!!
Clowney is getting a lot of attention along with Manziel. The stats of the two were good last year. But this is new season in the SEC. I believe the hype have swollen the heads of these two and there stats will not be as good as last year. It will be a payback for Alabama this year and you can believe that they will beat Texas A&M convincingly. Same for Georgia. They will contain Clowney, and Aaron Murray will pick that Gamecock Defense apart. This is Georgia year. I firmly believe that they will be playing fir the National Championship. Go Dawgs!!!!
Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel is suspended for the first half of the opening game for violating the autograph rule.
I saw that. Odd "suspension" don't you think? Suspending somebody for one HALF of a game? I guess this means there was "wrongdoing," but if there WAS - I should think it deserves more than a 30 minute suspension.
I love defense, but this game isn’t going to have a ton of it. I am not saying both teams don’t have talent on the defensive side of the football, but to me this shapes up as an offensive game. Aaron Murray to his tight ends and receivers and the far better running game. Clemson looks strong with Boyd, who can do it all, and Watkins, who Georgia doesn’t even have a player on their roster that can cover him. This pick is a lean at best for me but I am going to go with the Dawgs, primarily because of Gurley and Marshall, who should be able to wear Clemson down. Dawgs win by at least 3.
Put your money down Jimmy "D" for the No. 5 Dawgs. They are not No. 5 for nothing.
Murray has to show up - BIG TIME - for my prediction of a Dawg undefeated season to come to pass. Boyd will be tough to contain, but the Dawg D must be up to the challenge. My hunch is 27-24 DAWGS, but the point gap could be wider.
Yes, i gave it a 3 point won too becUse of the Dawgs young defense. The offense is loaded. The go to wide recievers are back, both runningbacks are back, and the tight end is back. The Dawgs offense are a lit better than Clemson's Defense. Dawgs will win.
It was a 3 point game - THE WRONG WAY. The Dawgs better play better next week or they're looking at 0-2.
That game last night out me a football depression. Heck, I'm still in bed. I have to get up and go workout at the Gym. Yeah, I joined the gym to lose this beer gut that I acquired over the summer months. Maybe I can work this anger by oumping some iron and run on the treadmill. Georgia's secondary were the pits last night. Also that bad snap was the huge mistake that cost them the game. Georgia has the same problem as they had the last two years. That is their defense. I dont know what Nark Richt and Todd Grahatham are going to do, but they better do something, and do something fast. The offense are doing their job somewhat. The line has to do better as well blicking as Aaron Murray was sacked four times. It will be difficult for Georgia to get to a National Championship game with this one loss. They MUST WIN ALL of the remaining games now. They MUST Beat South Carolina and LSU which will be their toughest opponents. Is Clemson that good or Georgia is that bad? I dont know anymore. The team did not play up to expectation.
Yes - it was a real bummer. Last night was a "too" game for the Dawgs:
*Too many penalties
*Too many injuries
*Too many missed assignments - both on O and D
*Too elusive - as in Boyd being just slippery enough to buy time and make plays work
As it turned out, that missed opportunity for a TD in the 4th quarter was the difference - although we can't be sure if Clempson would have gone into prevent mode and allowed that TD during the last 2 minutes.
I agree that it was the D that needed to step up in the second half and they didn't. But after the O scored three in a row, they went dormant as well. At times, I wondered whether I was actually watching two top 10 teams. Usually, top 10 teams are built on DEFENSE. (I watched a little of the Alabama-VT game, and one of the commentators for that game made this statement:
"Virginia Tech has the best defense Alabama will see this year."
That doesn't say much for the defensive units of the SEC teams Alabama will face this year, does it? That wasn't my read of the state of defensive football in the SEC. But that's what the guy said.
Is Clempson that good or GA that bad? Well - it WAS the first game of the season; spotlight/national televised game; lots of young kids playing in the NCAA big show for the first time. Hopefully, the Dawgs will get it together for next week, 'cause you can be sure Spurrier will bring it - as there's nothing he likes more than to beat GA and FL.
......and it gets worse. Mitchell lost for the season with torn ACL he got CELEBRATING the Dawg's first TD.