Mr. Conventional Wisdom on the Cocktail Party

Welp, if you’re looking for unique insight, podnah, you’ve come to the wrong place.

“We know there’s a fine line between winning and losing,” Barnhart said. “Georgia is 4-3. Well, if a ‘Hail Mary’ gets knocked down against Tennessee and Georgia can convert fourth-and-1 against Vanderbilt, they’re probably sitting at 6-1 going to Jacksonville and everybody’s happy. Well, everybody’s not happy.

“Georgia’s 4-3 and they’ve looked ugly doing it. They’ve had moments where they can’t run the ball and so they’ve got to get back on track, and they’re going to try and do it against a really good Florida defense.”

Barnhart emphasized how important this part of the season is for Smart and Georgia to rejuvenate the team and the program.

“Kirby knows they need to play better than they’ve played,” Barnhart said. “Georgia’s season, guys, every year is pretty much defined by Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech. Georgia has hit that span now.”

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52 responses to “Mr. Conventional Wisdom on the Cocktail Party

  1. Tronan

    Any idea what this savant earns for such prognostication? Anything would be too much, but I’m just wondering how much more than nothing he gets.

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  2. Uglydawg

    Dear Tony.
    Kindly STFU!
    Sincerely Yours, Uglydawyg

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  3. Otto

    Still a better editorial than the current AJC clowns with the exception of Seth Emerson

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  4. He must be doing well enough now that he can afford to be lazy at his job

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  5. Deep insight there, MrCW. Don’t work too hard there, Tony …

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  6. Rick

    Georgia needs to play football, on both sides of the ball, from the appointed time at which the football is designated to begin until such time as the football is over. Do that, and they should be able to secure a football result of some kind.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Wow, you just can’t get that deep insight from anybody but Mr. College Football. LMAO

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  8. PTC DAWG

    If a frog had pockets, he’d carry pistols and shoot snakes.

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  9. 3rdandGrantham

    You forgot to include this blurb from Mr. CW:

    “The SEC, led by the paragon of virtue, Greg Sankey, has beautifully marketed this game for years and in fact deserves most of the credit for building this unique rivalry. Other conferences such as the Big 10, and its malcontent leadership under Jim Delaney, could only dream of fostering such a rivalry — and that includes OSU vs. UM. I applaud the wonderful institution known as the Southeastern Conference for generously providing fans around the world such a wonderful product for enjoyment each Saturday during the Fall, and SEC fans should certainly do the same.”

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  10. Ed Kilgore

    As a writer I would point out that the ability to succinctly present the CW is not without value. I’d rather read Barnhart that any number of “unconventional” blowhards who just make stuff up. But I’d rather read Bill Connelly–and of course, the Senator–than any of them.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      You must have a field day critiquing many of the entries here.

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      • Ed Kilgore

        I cut a lot of slack for people who don’t get paid to write (not sure I’d want to be judged on the quality of a whole lot of things I do as hobbies), and who also may be under the influence of hooch and rage when they fire up the laptop.

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  11. 81Dog

    I guess it would be unsporting of me to point out to Mr. CW that we are a knocked down pass at Missouri and one bad defensive assignment miss from being 1-6, too. Possibly 0-7, save for Nick Chubb’s stellar performance in the opener. So, maybe 3-4 is about right, breaks-wise.

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    • 81Dog

      defensive assignment miss against Nicholls State, I mean. I hate the no edit feature.

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    • You could make that argument for a lot of the middle of the pack teams year in and year out. Most are a busted play here or there away from one-two more losses or wins. That’s football. Hell, Ohio State just lost on a blocked field goal and they are an elite team.

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      • Ohio State also didn’t struggle to beat any team as bad as Nicholls and didn’t lose to a team as awful as Vandy.

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        • So? My first point was that middle of the pack teams typically have those type of plays. My second point was that even an Ohio State can have one that costs them a game. What’s your point?

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          • You seem to be excusing the performances against Nicholls and Vandy as “just football” from a middle of the pack team. They weren’t … they were epically bad performances where we were fortunate to win one and lost the other.

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            • Will (The Other One)

              No excusing the Nicholls game, but you have seen how UF played vs Vandy this season right? If we traded special teams just for that game, we’d be way too smug going into Saturday.

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            • Whatever man. I stand by my statement. You just want to bitch about the loss to Vandy. Can’t say I blame you, but it still does not change the fact that….like I said….”Most are a busted play here or there away from one-two more losses or wins.” In Georgia’s case, yes, one more busted play means we lose to Nichols. Also, a busted play cost us the Tenn game. That has nothing to do with how we played overall in either game, which is what you are harping about, not me.

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            • We lost to Vandy as recently as 2013.

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      • 81Dog

        Maybe you didn’t get the point. Mr. CW spins that we could easily be 6-1, and everyone would be happy. He skips past the fact that we could just as easily be 1-6, at which point I assume almost no one would be happy. My conclusion was that at 3-4, the breaks have kind of evened out and we are what we are at this point, which is not too good. Not sure where you’re going comparing us to TOSU. They’re clearly elite. We clearly aren’t even average.

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  12. Irwin R. Fletcher

    You know those apocalyptic scenes in movies where the guys are strapped into chairs with their eyelids held open and forced to watch the brainwashing propaganda?

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  13. Mary Kate Danaher

    Check out who the College Football News writer, a Gator, is picking to win the WLOCP:
    http://collegefootballnews.com/2016/florida-vs-georgia-game-preview-prediction-line-tv

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    • Mark Richt

      Hmm… both UF and GT managed to beat Vandy. I’m thinking UGA goes 0-3 in this stretch, including Auburn.

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      • doofusdawg

        Kirby has lost the luxury of sticking with the process. He needs wins from here on out… 8-4 is probably best case scenario but 6-6 or worse is staring him right in the face. Curious to see what offensive scheme and play calling we see to try and get thirty points on the board. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lambert get some snaps in the next few weeks. But banging our head against eight and nine man fronts trying to establish the run to open up the pass is no longer an option to salvage this year and get some momentum heading into the off season… or at least make a bowl.

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        • Mayor

          I don’t see 2 wins for this Dawgs team out of the last 5 games. UK and U La La are the only possibilities and UK actually has a decent team and U La La is no walkover game for any Kirby Smart coached team. (See Nicholls State)

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  14. Bulldog Joe

    Me thinks Tony picked up Leonard’s smart pill machine at a yard sale in Union Point.

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  15. jermainesdye

    “We gotta get out there–whether it’s Preston Jones or Greg Talley or Joe Dupree–work hard and get butter.”

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  16. Intussusception

    Why is it assumed Georgia would’ve won if that 4th and 1 was converted against Vandy? So we can criticize the play call as the reason why they lost?

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  17. Will Trane

    Jeff, Tony, what bitch whelped you poodle boys.

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  18. Will Trane

    And what if McKenzie fails to catch the ball in Missouri.
    And what if Chubb got hurt in the first game.
    And what if the AD does not play on a Sunday road game.
    If, if, if,
    If Eason can go deep with those frosh receivers and TE against the Pro Bowl Gator corners,
    Well I do not want to get ahead of Verne and Gary.

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