Monday, September 20, 2010
The anger is strong in the land of Bulldog fans, as Darth Vader would say. Two straight losses have popped the angst meter up to, well not 11 on a 1-10 scale, but let’s say a 7, or maybe 7.5?
Well, filled with angst is no way to start your week. So here are a few tidbits to brighten you up:
- The schedule is about to get easier. Three of the next four opponents have losing records, and the one that doesn’t, Colorado, is the subject of a New York Times story today on how much the program is struggling.
- A strong finish to the season is still possible. Florida is looking vulnerable, Auburn and Kentucky haven't been convincing, Georgia Tech hasn’t been a world-beater. And then there's Idaho State.
- A.J. Green is only out one more game.
- Aaron Murray is coming along pretty well, and is only a freshman.
- Blair Walsh has been pretty good.
- A lot of other problem areas can only improve, right? … Right?
Or if that doesn’t help:
- You live in Athens, one of the most beautiful small cities in America. Or, if you don’t live here, hopefully you at least get to come here a lot.
- You aren’t Tyler Colvin. I mean, ouch.
- The fall TV season is about to start, which means more “Dexter,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Modern Family,” and … OK, that may be about it. No more “24” and “Lost,” which some of you may be happy about.
But the main thing is “Dexter.” Cannot wait.
Speaking of which, “Man Men” appears to be gearing up for a good finish. Sunday night’s episode was more about the women on the show, along with the very interesting dynamic between Don Draper and his daughter. Time-wise, it’s also zipping along so quickly – now in 1965 – that I’m half expecting the next episode to have the ad agency asked to help Michael Vick improve his image.
Wait, where was I? Oh yeah.
- You aren't New Mexico, which ranks 119th out of 120 programs in FBS in scoring offense ... and 120th in scoring defense.
- You aren’t one of the various Canadian media outlets that reported former NHL head coach Pat Burns had died, only to be called and have the story refuted by … Pat Burns.
So there you go, Bulldog fans. It could be worse, and it might get better. Now, go have a good week.
Posted by Seth Emerson at 11:21 AM