Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Scheduling Boise State- We Keep Missing on the Simple Stuff
This or something like this has been popping up on Georgia message boards and blogs in reference to the kick-off against Boise St.
Now let me be 100% clear......I expect Georgia to beat Boise. I expect it because we are one of the top schools in the top conference in the land. I expect it because no matter how bad Georgia is and how good Boise is we should still be better. That being said this false sense of bravado that I am seeing and hearing everywhere is a classic example of people missing the Forrest for the tree in front of them.
There is no good reason to schedule this game....NONE!!!!!!!!
Yet so many Dawg fans are excited about it ( I can only assume it is because they are stupid). This anyone, anytime, anywhere battle cry is being adopted by by the four lesser sub-sets of Dawg Nation: Richt-O-Philes, Pee-Pee Dawgs, Disney Dawgs, and Holy Dawgs (see our original classification system). In fact- per the usual- the Cold Blooded Sausage Making faction of Dawg Nation stands alone in opposition to this ridiculous scheduling blunder.
Richt-o-Philes love this game because if the beloved fails to produce a win then they can say...
"Weeeeellllllll.....Boise is an elite program you know."
Disney Dawgs love it because "Hey man its just real cool that we get to play on TV man. You know not everyone gets to do that. I think that everyone really wins no matter what."
Holy Dawgs love it because " You know back when I was the starting fullback on my 8-man private school flag football team we never backed down from a challenge!"
Pee-Pee Dawgs love it because (no quotes here) they just want this game because the Sausage Makers don't want it. We don't want it because it is a lose-lose game. Pee-Pee Dawgs think our common sense approach is actually fear. If there is one thing Pee-Pee Dawgs know all about it is fear. So now they are walking around with their chests poked out talking about how they "ain't skeered of nobody."
When D'Amon "Panty-Raid" Evans got his walkin papers we were relieved. No more unqualified AD to fill a quota for a Southern school. When G-Mac got the job we were very relieved. A long time assistant at a successful program with Athens ties. G-Mac went straight to work undoing the scheduling retardation his predecessor left behind. In a very sound maneuver he got us out of a home and away with Oregon. We thought "Ok he gets the deal....he is going to be good for us." Then we were floored by this absurd Boise game. Like we said before, if Georgia wins they were supposed to win. If Bosie wins the Media will spooge all over themselves. The SEC will be done. Bosie will get a ticket straight to the title game. Bosie picked the worst SEC program with National street cred. Most people outside of the South will just think "Georgia.....didn't they win a National Title or something a few years ago? Oh I cant remember all I know is Boise is the best team in the universe because ESPN said so."
Let me shift gears and present this argument in a different light.
Georgia is the only legit team Bosie plays next year. If Boise wins the media will use this as an excuse to catapult Boise into the headlines and keep them there all year (especially since they can't spooge their pants over Ohio St. anymore). Boise will be relevant even when they play Upper Western Wyoming International A&M Beauty School. Beating Georgia will push them into the top two and if they win out they are National Title bound. If the SEC round-robin Russian roulette of a season leaves none undefeated-- and a lesser team like Wisconsin or W. Virginia wins out then you get Boise against a non-SEC team for the title. Boise would then have a real chance. If Boise wins then the BCS is broken. We would them move into a Super-Conference / Play-off World and who wins in that scenario? The Media namely ESPN. Television fuels sports and Super Conferences as well as a play-off would sent college football ratings into orbit.
However, for the SEC it means the meat-grinder that is the SEC season, a Conference title game, and then what will no doubt be a stacked bracket to prevent the SEC from always winning. You have to understand for the media's master plan to work the SEC must be broken. At this rate west coast/midwestern/southwestern/and yankee white people will keep trending harder to the NFL because why would they care---the champion is always from the South.
I said we are the only legit team that Boise plays. Think about this--Since 2000 the SEC has on average sent 40 players into the NFL via the draft and roughly 25 per year as UDFA. That means that in any given year the SEC has 65 players in uniform that will play in the NFL the next year. Not counting 5th year seniors you have four classes on the field at any time from freshmen to seniors. At 65 per year that means you have roughly 260 future NFL players in the SEC in any given year. That averages out to about 21 per team. Some like Vandy have fewer and some like us have more. Bosie will see more NFL talent in the Georgia Dome than they will see if you combine all their other games all year long. We on the other hand will see just as much talent the next week against South Carolina. Don't tell me Bosie isn't putting more on this game. Don't tell me that a "six win, depending on freshmen, under a coach who always has slow starting teams (remember SC in 07') with a conference opener the next week" team wasn't hand picked for Boise.
The SEC's conference schedule is harder than anyone else by about 100 fold. The media and other conferences always complain about our non-conf. schedules....................uuuhhhhhhhhhh yeah because they want the SEC to cancel itself out so they can have an SEC free national title game. Here is a definitive list of acceptable non-conf. opponents for Georgia or any SEC school to schedule:
Tulane, ULALA, LA-Monroe, LA Tech, Southern, Grambling, Ark. St., Alcorn St., Miss. Valley St., So. Miss., Memphis, Mid Tennessee St., UAB, Troy, Alabama A&M, W. Kentucky, Georgia St., Georgia So., S.C. St., N.C. A&T, Duke, E. Carolina, FL. Inter., FL Atlantic, Florida A&M, UCF (well maybe not UCF for us).
Any deviation from this means your AD is stupid. The South has everything you need to win- tons of talent and tons of cupcakes. We don't need the money we need the wins!
Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere.........ask Napoleon how Russia in the winter worked out for him. Ask the Romas how Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Canne against Hannibal worked out for them. Ask every Union General not named Grant how that attitude worked out for them against Robert E. Lee. In The Art of War Sun Tzu tells us to:
-know thy enemy
-know the land on which you will fight
-always be the one who chooses when to give battle
Do you know who is famous for saying "Anyone, anytime, anywhere"? Well do you know? I will tell you...you don't and do you know why? Because that moron got beat by Sun Tzu.