I likes a little blogger pong as much as the next guy. Kyle King’s answers to a couple of questions I raised last week…
So here’s what I’m wondering this morning – if Georgia walks out of the Dome on 9/3 with a win, is it going to be brushed off, much like the 2005 results were? Will a Georgia win be seen as saying more about Boise State than Georgia?
Senator Blutarsky (July 27, 2011)The answers to the Senator’s questions, obviously, are: “Yes” and, “Yes.” Actually, the answers to the Senator’s questions are: “Hell, yeah” and, “Well, duh,” but we try to maintain a respectful tone around these parts.
Simply stated, the Boise St. Broncos stand to gain more by beating the Georgia Bulldogs than the Bulldogs stand to gain by beating the Broncos. This, by the way, is unbelievably, comically stupid, but that does not make it any the less so. Boise State has been demonstrably the better program in recent years, and the undeniable distinction in schedule strength attendant to playing in the SEC as opposed to the WAC does not change this fact in the slightest.
… raise a question in response that I think is best addressed in a reader poll.
Keep in mind that going into the Kickoff Classic, Boise State is expected to be anointed with a high preseason ranking – somewhere between fifth and tenth, I expect – and Georgia, um, not so high. The Dawgs may quite possibly enter that game not ranked in the top 25, in fact. So here’s my question: if Georgia wins, what will the pollsters say about the two teams? After all, if a Dawgs win is merely seen as a confirmation that Boise State is still a lesser program than an SEC squad coming off a losing season, shouldn’t the Broncos be severely punished in the polls for that perception? The thing is, that’s a long way down after just one game.
Anyway, tell me what you think.