I love opening day. I make my preparations, get in the car and cruise up to Athens surrounded by hundreds of happy Dawg fans all looking forward to the same experience. I park, spin up some tunes, spread out the chairs, do the beer and fried chicken thing and speculate on what’s coming with friends. The expectations grow. The time comes to pack it all up and take that pleasurable first-of-the-season walk to Sanford Stadium. The crowd grows. We’re all excited. I get inside, go down to my seat and take it all in. Vince Dooley walks in a special football and hands it to Allison Schmitt, who takes it up to a big crowd assembled at mid-field for the coin toss. It’s all good. And then I see this man’s puss on the big board.
Why, SEC? Why you gotta go and spoil my day like that?