Can’t anybody play this meteor game right?

You know Tony Barnhart’s head is about to explode now.

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17 responses to “Can’t anybody play this meteor game right?

  1. Uglydawg.

    The Tony Barnhart quip bought a laugh!

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  2. sniffer

    Tony said the other day, “we will learn who is the better team Saturday”.

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    • Macallanlover

      Actually, the modern game of football is challenging these old truisms, so TB may be out on a limb with this time honored, safe prediction of yesteryear. Will we really know who is best, or just who scored the most points in this particular day, in these weather conditions, at this location, with these particular athletes healthy, etc.? If one team wins, say 21-20, on Saturday, I think I would say I still don’t know.

      Also, a rushing attack like GT, Navy, or the Oregon of old, versus a passing offense like Mike Leach/Hal Mumme, etc., can really upset the guarantee that the better rushing attack should always win. Much different than when the offenses featured little, to no, passing and consisted of 1-2 formations running the ball straight at you for 60 minutes.

      I don’t mean to mock conventional wisdom, but there seems to be a lot of exceptions these days to what was considered safe harbor assumptions when many of us came along. The better team probably did win almost every time in the “3 yards and a cloud of dust” days. Tony may well be wrong in what looks to be a close game, that decides little. I don’t subscribe to the best team wins on Saturdays, and don’t get me started on how officials often make the difference to who wins (looking at you Mr. Linesman in our last game against Alabama!)

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    • Down island way

      just not this saturday…………….GO DAWGS!

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  3. dawgtired

    So what does this say about the “you have to run the ball on O and stop the run on D” to win in this league, meme? I’m sure there is some defensive scores, some turn-over data and some passing yardage lost in there somewhere.

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  4. Dolly Llama

    I will have to say that I’m looking forward to this game Saturday more than I’m looking forward to ours. We will learn what happens when a stoppable force hits a movable object over and over and over.

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  5. ApalachDawg

    Easy Butch Jones was the UT coach

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  6. Mayor

    Close games. Two equally shitty teams.

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  7. Muttley

    The officially safest prognostication in all of sports is “It’ll all come down to the turnovers!!!” Just say that, and all the other prognosticators will bare their talking heads in reverence and nod in silent awe.

    Every time you lose two fumbles and throw a pick but still pull out a close one, a prognosticator dies.

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  8. Cousin Eddie

    It is almost like neither team wants to win. How is UGA not 8-0 vs them in this time period?

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    • Muttley

      That’s a hell of a question. The simplest answer is that’s why we have a new staff. In terms of specifics, one huge deficiency was too much turbulence at QB after Murray. Though many of our rivals had problems at the position, too, we weren’t in position to take advantage- despite an absolutely world-class running game. And then you had the OLs…

      And yet we continued to smack Auburn around in that span.

      Here’s to 2018 and the second round of frontier justice due in October. No prisoners, no mercy.

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  9. AusDawg85

    Mullen reads these stats and decides it will be bombs away on O.

    Pruitt decides to run 3 & outs on O and let his D win the game.

    Likely result? 0 – 0 through 4 quarters.

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