“I’m here because you asked me to come in…”

Can’t say that I’m a huge Joey Galloway fan, but, damn, if he doesn’t nail the worthlessness of preseason rankings here:

A reminder why we don’t start the Mumme Poll until six weeks of football are in the books.

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19 responses to ““I’m here because you asked me to come in…”

  1. I agree that UGA doesn’t have any excuses not to be able to execute…the Alabama and OK love doesn’t surprise or offend me…frankly they’ve earned it.

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    • BA Baracus

      Alabama has earned it. Clemson (having beaten Bammer for titles) has earned it. But OK? Meh…. If we did a “trading places” with OK, I’m quite confident we’d have a better resume than OK currently does.

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      • I pity da fool that disagrees with you

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        • You do have to give OK credit for making it to the CFP dance 4 times to our 1…now they’ve laid an egg all 4 times, but they were there…I get your point about trading places…could we have done more with another opportunity, yep, probably…but you gotta get in to make a splash…no argument from me that the Big12 and ACC have a much smoother path than having to fight Bama in a phone booth every year before you can get a bid…but that’s our reality

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  2. akascuba

    I’m not a Joey Galloway as an analyst fan. This is the most relevant and refreshing response I’ve heard him make.

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  3. Derek

    I hate the predictive model of preseason polls.

    Your no. 1 team is the team you’d pick to beat every other team in country on a neutral field.

    No. 2 is the team who you would pick to win over everybody except #1 and so on.

    On that basis, we should be preseason #1, but I’m glad we’re not…. Heavy is the head and whatnot.

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  4. MGW

    They should do both; a “quality/power” poll and a “where I expect them to finish” poll. Then you place them side by side and explain what it means for each team. Clicks galore.

    As those guys demonstrated, you can’t be sure which way voters are looking at it with your typical “preseason poll,” so the rankings are about as inaccurate as an already patently inaccurate poll can be.

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    • originaluglydawg

      How many of those polled haven’t even looked closely (or at all) at the teams, schedules, etc. but are just voting on name recognition and history? I’d rather hear from a handful of folks that have knowingly done deep analysis. For instance, realizing that last year Georgia’s offense was handicapped in a bunch of ways that won’t be there this year. Just for instance.
      And should Clemson lose to Georgia their chances of making the playoff should be absolute zero. There should be not path to redemption for them.

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  5. The Decider

    A preseason poll ranking the worst teams would be much more entertaining. At the end of the season they could revisit the poll and see who got it right.

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  6. Greg

    Can recall the preseason rankings before our last MNC season, it was #17…..a magical season,they believed!.

    DGAS what some think, talking season is just that…..talking season.

    There is still some luck involved, team chemistry, hard work, talent and the “want to”.

    Hell, I believe…….and if it doesn’t happen this year, it will happen very soon.

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  7. Jack Klompus

    Maybe you’d get more ad revenue if you had a preseason Mumme Poll. You can have Corch and Derek as your analysts. 😁

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  8. Picking a top 5 these days is so easy a Caveman could do it.

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  9. 69Dawg

    With the continuation of the 4 team playoff, we get to look forward to facing Alabama twice again this year. If we happen to beat them in the SECC then we will get in but if we lose the Committee won’t treat us like a one loss Alabama. We beat Bama once then face them again. How do you think our chances would be to beat them twice in one season? I’ll answer my own question, not going to happen.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Are you saying if Alabama loses to UGA they will still get in if that is their one and only loss, but if the shoe is on the other foot (UGA has a single loss to Bama) Dawgs don’t get in?
      That’s illogical as hell, but you’re probably right. That’s exactly the way it works.
      If Clemson loses to Georgia, will that be it for them? Should be.

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      • rigger92

        UPS guy delivered a shipment to me today (I’m in upstate SC 90miles E of Athens. He asked me “you ready?” I said yeah, I am, are you? He’s a Clemson sidewalk fan. He plans to watch the first game and “maybe the last since this NIL stuff”. He says “I can’t get behind these star players making money and the left tackle getting nothing.” “I will watch the first game and maybe the last”.

        It took all I could muster to say “well, Clemson is basically a two game season anyway, you’re not missing much….”

        Me thinks this NIL stuff digs deep with the non degree crowd that don’t dig in for the slog that the four year degree crowd went through. The UPS guy is awesome though, I help him every time he makes my dawg bark. I don’t get why my dawg barks every dang time his brown truck comes by, she doesn’t even care about FedEx or usps.

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        • RangerRuss

          When the Brown Truck of Happiness comes here it’s delivering ammo or gun parts. I bark more enthusiastically than Uga ever could.

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