“Back in my day…”

Kirk Herbstreit professes to be ignorant about the motivations of today’s yoots.

It’s the air quotes around “meaningless” that really sells it.  Dude, it’s your employer who drove the meaningless bus by promoting the CFP as the be all and end all of college football, and you ought to know that better than anyone, because it’s your ass they drag out for those meaningless — air quotes not provided — weekly selection committee shows that are nothing but broadcast fodder.

At least you know what Kirk’s gonna sound like in a couple of decades when he’s chasing the neighbors’ kids out of his yard.

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19 responses to ““Back in my day…”

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    As Herbie’s only about 10 years older than me, I’ll give him a pass here. As a fellow Gen-Xer, today’s yoots are also a complete mystery to me. They listen to shit music that isn’t really even music. They enjoy watching other people enjoy watching things on YouTube more than they enjoy watching the thing the other people are watching. They allow social media and screens to dominate their lives, and actually think this Metaverse thing is a good idea because they avoid anything to do with actual human connection and contact.

    It’s no wonder Millennials and Gen-Z are the most depressed generations ever.

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    • Tony BarnFart

      Quit throwing millenials under the bus. The oldest millenials are 40, with grey hair and kids.

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      • Tony BarnFart

        and don’t even know what half the social media shit even is nowadays.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

        Generalizations about generations are generalizations because they’re true for the majority, but again, there will always be exceptions to the rule.

        It also depends on how you measure as to how old they are, and how I’ve seen it measured that makes the most sense to me is that Millennials turned 18 in the first year of the new millennium. Meaning Millennials start on January 1, 1983 (if you watch Seinfeld, you know why 2000 wasn’t the beginning of the new millennium).

        So given that, they may have grey hair like my brother who was born in 1983, so you’re half right, but they’re not quite 40 yet.

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  2. I can’t lay the blame solely at the feet of the broadcasters/networks. The fanbases preach the same thing – all the chatter about “you’re nothing if you don’t win a title.” It got Richt fired. It’s gotten plenty of other coaches fired on much shorter leashes. There are absolute MORONS talking about Smart needing to be on the hot seat if he doesn’t win on Jan 10.

    It’s “Championship or Bust” mentality all the way around, and that will naturally bleed into the players. Why SHOULD they care about a bowl, when all season long they’ve been told that the only thing that matters is the Championship?

    After the game last night, I looked at a few of my friends as a sad realization set in – if UGA loses AGAIN to Alabama, they will have (in the eyes of too many) nothing, nothing at all to show for this amazing year. No SEC Title, no National Title. Just 12 regular season victories, and an Orange Bowl victory, which all add up to “not good enough”.

    Why should the kids care if they aren’t one of the two teams in that game? As Metallica says, “…Nothing else matters…”

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    “The two what?”

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  4. Terry McCullers

    The computer age is the downfall of mankind.

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  5. cpark58

    There were 19 bowl games in 1990. There were 44 this year including the jimmy kimmel and roofclaim.com bowl.

    It used to be a reward for a good season but now it’s essentially a participation trophy for any team not named Georgia Tech. That is the smoking gun and Mickey Mouse pulled the trigger.

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  6. Spell Dawg

    Saying bowl swag doesn’t mean as much as it used to isn’t make the point DH thinks he’s making.

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  7. Down Island Way

    Meaningless happened when Agent Herbstreit opened that pie hole…

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  8. HirsuteDawg

    Been watching the Dawgs for a long time (I’m turning into a middling’ old Dawg) and can tell you seasons like this have come along rarely in the last 40-45 years and for most teams much longer. Enjoy it – revel in it – brag and bark and get down on all fours and woof. We might go on an extended run or we might become the poster child of mediocrity, who knows? I’m glad I was here for this season. I’d like to see us beat BAMA but, damn, this team is great – and we have had a hell of a ride this year. Go you Hairy Dawgs!

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  9. Ranted about this at length on Twitter just this morning. If college football’s Powers That Be—coaches, ADs, conferences, TV networks—are all putting money above loyalty and tradition, why would you expect the players to behave any differently? And why would you bitch at them while apparently giving everyone else a pass?

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  10. Russ

    Momma told me that ESPN is the devil.

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  11. classiccitycanine

    I muted it after I heard them get started on complaining about the opt outs that they created with the stupid playoffs. The broadcasters are complaining non stop about the opt outs and it’s their own employer that created this mess. Fuck ESPN. I bet they even told OU and TX to move to the SEC so they didn’t have to split their games with Fox. The Feds need to break up Disney and make ESPN stand on its own for the sake of competition and saving CFB from the TV overlords.

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  12. I have no problem with opt outs. Let’s see what the new guys have to offer. Get a head start on next season. (Of course this only applies to all those teams not in the national championship game. Go Dawgs!!!)

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  13. Info Info

    Kids aren’t entitled because of video games…kids feel entitled because of poor parenting…that is they learn it from adults.

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