Perhaps liberated from chasing clicks by his move to The Athletic (for more on that, if you subscribe, you should read baseball beat writer David O’Brien’s remarkable introduction here), Jeff Schultz ($$) has a great line about where the Georgia program is at now:
Year 3 is about handling success. It’s the same situation Saban deals with, the only difference being Georgia’s problem has seldom been, “How do we handle success?”
Remember, peeps, just because it’s sad doesn’t mean it’s not true.
Man, I wish I had the balls to come up with an analogy like this one:
“One-and-done” is college basketball’s version of the wall.
It’s good because it rings true.
This, quite frankly, is brilliant.
I only wish I’d have thought of it first. Well played, sir.
Stewart Mandel, for the win…
There are times when the Twitter 140-character format is perfect.
Spencer Hall finds himself in a place past pity. Join him there:
The best way to show the size of the giant asskicking pile the Georgia Bulldogs amassed in a 42-7 win over Florida: start with one small point. Jake Fromm, Georgia’s redshirt freshman quarterback, threw seven passes, not in one quarter, not in a half, but for the entire length of one regulation football game against a conference opponent and hated rival.
Unless you are Navy or another triple option team, let me tell you what throwing seven times in a 42-7 win means. It means one team beat the other team’s ass so badly, they didn’t even have to get up off the couch to do it. It means Georgia saw Florida getting Georgia’s last beer out of the fridge, and without really waking up, winged the remote control all the way across the house and into Florida’s temple. The remote control came flying back like the hammer of Thor, of course.
There’s more, so indulge yourself and wallow in it.
While we’re on the subject of Florida trash talk, the underlying article is pretty meh, but I want to take this header home and marry it. Or at least put it on a t-shirt.
We Georgia fans may be optimistic, maybe even a little confident in our team’s chances this Saturday, but there won’t be any swag because, memories.