If you’re in the SEC East and you’re not Georgia, you talk about closing the gap. It’s what you do.
Kentucky did not defeat No. 1 Georgia in Athens. The top-ranked team in the land looked like the best team in college football. The days of moral victories are long behind Mark Stoops’ program, however, you can see that Kentucky is closing the gap with Georgia, one baby step at a time.
And how do we know this? Well, for one thing, there’s that meaningless touchdown drive to end the game.
Kentucky refused to give up, finishing the game with a 22-play drive that ended with a touchdown.
Give ’em a couple more months, and UK fans will be claiming that drive was better than winning the game. Epic, baby.
There’s another reason, though, for shrinkage:
Georgia football fans are about as nice as they come, unless they think their beloved Bulldogs could lose. My previous three trips to Athens were filled with kind words and Southern hospitality. This one was filled with barking Dawgs.
Georgia fans were in the ears of UK fans all weekend. From across the street you could hear “GO DAWGS!” While some were incredibly complimentary after the game, many still did not back down from their harmless trash talk.
College football is a sport defined by inequality. The usual suspects dominate the CFB Playoff so much that expansion is on the horizon. The gap between the best of the best is wide, but Kentucky is inching closer and closer. Even if Georgia fans will not admit it, Dawgs don’t bark at parked cars.
Whatever works for you, man.
I hate to break it to this guy, but he ought to attend a Georgia-Georgia Tech game sometime. We’ll bark at anybody, parked or even moving in reverse.