Envy and jealousy: perspective can be fun edition

Seth Emerson, who in a previous life was a South Carolina beat writer, just popped this out:

… I find it amazing that Georgia hasn’t had a three-game losing streak in two decades. At the program I just got done covering, South Carolina, they had a word for a losing streak of three or more: November.

Well played, sir.

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12 responses to “Envy and jealousy: perspective can be fun edition

  1. Biggus Rickus

    I’m amazed we didn’t have at least one three-game losing streak between ’93 and ’96.

  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The last 3 game losing streak I remember was 1977 with losses to FLA, AUB and GA TECH. Were there any later than that?

    • Biggus Rickus

      We went 4-7 after a 3-1 start in ’90. Lost the last four after a win over Vandy.

      • Go Dawgs!

        I’m going to be shaking so many hands next week in Boulder, thanking them for splitting Tech’s 1990 “Championship”…

        • Biggus Rickus

          Thank God for horrible officiating…sometimes.

        • Russ

          +1

          I remember one year riding over from Atlanta to Athens after that fiasco of 1990. I had a sign in the window of the car that said “1990 National Champs”. Every gnat car that we passed would honk and wave, until I flipped the sign over and said “Go Colorado”.

          CU will always be my 1990 champion, bad officiating or not. Tech’s MNC ranks right up there with that classic battle of BYU over a 6-5 Michigan team in the Holiday Bowl.

    • Bob

      We lost the first three games in 79 and were 0-3 heading into SEC play. I believe they were all ACC opponents. We wound up almost winning the SEC that year, but a late season loss at Auburn kept us out of the Sugar Bowl with 4 losses. And you all know what happened the next year.

  3. Perhaps Seth is the problem.

    • Go Dawgs!

      Hale left and went to the Phillies. Phillies catch fire and have only lost three games this month. Seth comes to Georgia and tracks in his South Carolina all over Georgia’s carpets. Georgia goes into the tank.

      Senator, begin distributing the torches and pitchforks.

    • 69Dawg

      +1 I long for the good old days when we thought David Hale was jinks. Hale was good luck compared to Seth.

  4. the Coondawg

    They call it November…Hahahaha!
    Out Friggin Standing

  5. Dog in Fla

    Dr. Math* would call this a prime number overdose:

    (a) The South Carolina word for a losing streak of 3 or more is November, month 11.

    (b) UGA has no 3 game losing streak in the past 2 decades.

    (c) UGA has won 3 games v. Florida in the past 2 decades.

    * “Here are the first few prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11,” http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.prime.num.html