You know, I’ve mentioned before that the Lexicon badly needs an entry for The Georgia Way, but I’ve really struggled to come up with a succinct description.
A couple of recent things have come up that may have helped me sharpen my thoughts on the subject. First, this tweet sent my way a few days ago:
Then, comes the news this morning that McGarity has seen fit to can the gymnastics coach he hired five years ago, right after she dismissed three players from the team, naturally. I’m sure the program is just around the corner from greatness.
Anyway, a phrase popped into my head in response to both of those items, and the more I chew on it, the more it grows on me: arrogance in the service of mediocrity. I mean, arrogance is tolerable, if you’ve got something rightfully to be arrogant about, and, well, as a Georgia fan, I’ve certainly been familiar with my fair share of mediocrity.
It’s the combination of the two, along with the money fixation, that makes the Georgia Way special for me. Am I off base with that, does it resonate with you, too, or is it just a decent start?