Lexicon bleg

There ought to be a name for this kind of after-the-fact rationale:

What’s going on in the East? After getting smoked by the Broncos in W1, the Dawgs are where many thought they’d be and everyone is once again talking about their easy road to Atlanta. So do victories over two disappointing Mississippi schools and a close loss against an average USC team mean much?

That “average USC team” was ranked 10th before the loss to Auburn.  MSU was ranked as high as 16th before the same thing happened.  Now they’re just a couple of stiffs.  Which conveniently makes Georgia about the same.

I guess if the Dawgs take care of business tonight, we’ll hear the same thing out of this guy next week, regardless of Dooley’s attire.

Give me your suggestions about what you’d call that… best idea gets an entry.


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39 responses to “Lexicon bleg

  1. Dawgfan Will

    Georgia’s own fans are as likely to do this as anyone, and it drives me nuts.

  2. Scott W.

    How about Transitive Back Peddling?

  3. Castleberry

    Did he write “NEVER bet against the pumpkin in October”? Must have meant November. They may go 0fer the rest of the month.

  4. Joe

    We heard that all winter from January 1, 1981 as well. An oldie but goodie meme.

  5. Keese

    Is there a way to tie this in with Craig James?

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    When we kick UT’s asses the same people will say UT was a stiff and the win means nothing. Just keep winning Dawgs and sooner or later they’ll have to shut up.

  7. WH


  8. Bevo

    It’s going to take a lot for Georgia to get respect on the outside again.

  9. MT

    Hope springs eternal. You hear the same sort of dreck about hypothetical win/loss combinations that alter the race.

    And the only time I’ll never underestimate the TRUE “The Pumpkin” is in an eating contest

  10. As stated above, can we just refer to this as “Georgia fan syndrome – an attempt to belittle every accomplishment of Georgia football by proclaiming that all accomplishments were against crappy competition.”

    I swear, we could beat the Gators by 50 points and our fans would figure out a way to feel bad about it because Florida’s back-up punter had an ingrown toenail and therefore they were inferior opponents or something.

  11. H-Town Dawg

    Pennington and his crew have a problem with Georgia.


    “National Team of Disinterest”

  13. Mike Cooley

    Gotta love revisionist analysis. Do we honestly care what these clodhoppers think?

  14. I like sneakquilibrium. Or scheduleluckadosis reality SECyndrom.

  15. ScoutDawg


  16. dawgshack

    Herbstreit logic: when a Georgia or Auburn team gets no credit for wins that other teams would. See 2002, 2004, and 2007 for examples.

  17. Scott

    UAB is up 3-0 on Miss. State at the start of the 3rd quarter. Miss State has 108 total yards. I hope this doesn’t mean our defensive accomplishments last week were overrated.

  18. Dawginmaine

    Sharin’ Taint

  19. AusDawg85

    “driving through the beam-view mirror”

    “Dawged down” (i.e. MSU was a former Top 20 team until being Dawged down)

    -PWG (negative Playing WITH Georgia = loss of stature)

  20. Zdawg

    After the fact jack

  21. Cojones


  22. Just Chuck

    It’s obviously “Tyler Talk”.

  23. JG Shellnutt

    Division revision.

  24. Brandon

    As a little shout out to clear and present danger, call it potomac two steppin’. After all anybody capable of that kind of reasoning obviously could have a big future in Washington.

  25. BCDawg97

    I like dawgraded or dawged down.

    My other question is this – both Auburn and Florida are now 4-2 like we are. Do they get unranked this week with us or do we get ranked too?

    It’s a rhetorical question. Just keep winning Dawgs!!

  26. DawgWalker07

    Jaded Journalism: When a sports writer (or blogger) ignores conflicting information from earlier in a season in order to strengthen their current storyline.

  27. BMan

    Hobnail Moot: when stomping on opponents is later rendered meaningless by revisionists.

  28. Bulldog Joe

    Chalk up another “moral loss” for the Bulldogs.

  29. Bulldog Joe

    Volsheimer’s disease.

  30. Jferg

    Revisionist prognosticating?

  31. Chip Bankhead

    Hype Regression

  32. Kevin

    L’esprit de l’escalier

  33. SJT

    Idiocism – it should be called that…He picked LSU to win by a TD and said he smelled an upset. Therefore, he is an idiot. They’ll put anyone on the internet and call them an expert…

  34. Chip Bankhead

    Degenerative Hype Disease