Today marks the start of bowl season, so I thought I’d open up a general postseason comment thread, and raise a couple of questions in the process. (There will be a separate thread this evening for tonight’s basketball game.)
As you know, last year’s Georgia Bulldogs went 6-7 and failed to beat so much as a single Division I-A team with a winning record. This autumn, the Red and Black went 10-3, with a bowl game to go, and much has been made of the supposed weakness of the Classic City Canines’ slate.
The ‘Dawgs lost to the Las Vegas Bowl-bound Boise St. Broncos (11-1), the Capital One Bowl-bound South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2), and the BCS Championship Game-bound LSU Tigers (13-0), and the Athenians’ victims included the Music City Bowl-bound Mississippi St. Bulldogs (6-6), the Liberty Bowl-bound Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6), the Gator Bowl-bound Florida Gators (6-6), the Chick-fil-A Bowl-bound Auburn Tigers (7-5), and the Sun Bowl-bound Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4). Wins by some or all of those clubs---particularly the 6-6 ones, for whom a bowl victory represents the difference between a winning and a losing season---would validate the toughness of the Bulldogs’ schedule, but, on the other hand, a loss by a rival is, well, a loss by a rival.
Which way will you be rooting this postseason? Let us know in the poll and the comments below.
How will you be rooting during bowl season?
I want every team Georgia played to lose. (16 votes)
I want every team Georgia played to win. (93 votes)
I want the teams Georgia beat to win and the teams to whom Georgia lost to lose. (12 votes)
I want the teams Georgia beat to lose and the teams to whom Georgia lost to win. (7 votes)
I want the non-SEC teams Georgia played to win and the SEC teams Georgia played to lose. (3 votes)
I want the non-SEC teams Georgia played to lose and the SEC teams Georgia played to win. (39 votes)
I want the non-rival teams Georgia played to win and the rival teams Georgia played to lose. (41 votes)
I don't care about any bowl game but Georgia's. (65 votes)
It's complicated. (I have explained in the comments below.) (21 votes)
297 total votes