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The Power of Negative Thinking: Curbing Your Enthusiasm for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2010

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I am a great admirer of the work of the Senator, and not just because we share political nicknames. However, his recent bout of positive thinking is making me nervous, because positive thinking is what got us into this mess in the first place. I'll keep repeating it until everyone gets it: when you expect the worst, your only options are to be proven correct or pleasantly surprised.

Accordingly, I feel it is my duty to encourage you to be as pessimistic as possible, because the certainty of defeat is the only way to preserve even a fighting chance at victory. Looking for the dark cloud behind every silver lining is an ingrained part of the Georgia tradition, as exemplified in such damn good 'Dawgs as Wally Butts, Vince Dooley, Larry Munson, and tankertoad. In that spirit, therefore, I bring you the pessimistic quotation of the day, which comes to us from Lord Salisbury (1830-1903):

Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interests that as little should happen as possible.

For the record, I'm going to keep bringing the negativity for as long as necessary to keep your spirits as low as possible. This has been a public service announcement.

Go 'Dawgs!