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Monday, July 16, 2012

According To Sports Illustrated...Georgia Is An Enigma Wrapped Inside of a Mystery.

So we borrowed from ECDawg who gave us an Oregon Blog's call on the SI article that says we are underachievers.  The SI article was written by Stewart Mandel and can be seen here.  Now of particular interest to Dawg Nation is that not only does Stewart call us second tier but he also tackles the question of discipline at UGA.

The gist of Stewie's article is pretty simple....there is a pecking order and teams fall into one of of four categories:  Kings, Barons, Knights, Peasants. 
So where are the Dawgs listed?  As Barons. 
So why are we second tier? 
Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California are the four largest producers of D1 talent in the country.  The University of Florida, Texas, and Southern Cal are all listed as Kings. 
So why are the Dawgs (as Georgia's flagship school) listed behind the flagship school of the other big four states?
Who do we share second tier status with?
The likes of: Auburn, Clemson, W.Virginia, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas AnM, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.

Auburn is second fiddle in a state that produces less home grown talent than Georgia.
Clampsun is not the state school (but still probably the flagship school) of a state that does not produce the same amount of talent in three years that Georgia does in one year.
UCLA is not only second fiddle in California they are second fiddle in their own city.
Virginia Tech has been better at football in the last 20 years but they are still Virginia's little brother.
Texas AnM is not so much considered a little brother by Texas as they are considered the red-headed, homosexual, slightly retarded, step-cousin.  So why in the world are we listed with all the second fiddles and little bros?
Well how about this for an answer:
Then in the second part of Stewie's article he fields a question from a ROP named Wayne from St.Augustine, FL.  In this question and the subsequent answer we find out just why UGA is second tier.  Wayne wants to know why Richt is catching heat for running a troubled program.  Stewie gives us a PC answer but you can also tell that he knows the real reason.  So just for Wayne in St.Augustine:

WHEN YOU MAKE UP ADDITIONAL RULES THAT MEANS YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINARY INCIDENTS!!!!! RICHT RUNS A TROUBLED PROGRAM BECAUSE HE MAKES MORE TROUBLE THAN HE ACTUALLY HAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then Ol' Stewie give us the biggest truth that SI has put in print in quite a long while:

"If LSU beats Georgia in the SEC title game due to a big showing from Mettenberger, no one will take pity on Richt for taking a hard line when the quarterback was arrested, nor will Richt get a pass in Week 2 if he loses to Missouri because his suspension-depleted defense gives up 500 yards. That's the world we live in: Coaches take heat when players get in trouble, but receive no credit for disciplining them."
 

1 comment:

  1. Personally I like things wrapped in bacon. Just saying.

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