It's a special day, a day to spend time with family and friends. And we here at Dawg Sports like to think of you all, the best commentariat in the collegiate sports blogosphere, as family. That's why I'm pleased to be able to share a few moments, and a few of the things I'm thankful for, with you.
I’m thankful for defensive tackles who require double teams on every play.. For the Lone Bugler. That I haven't visited a single Georgia Tech site this week but know they're talking about Georgia all the same. I'm thankful for 14 wins in 16 years.
I’m thankful that Julian Rochester is a true freshman. That Roquan Smith is a sophomore. That both will be back next season with over a dozen other UGA defenders who’ve played big roles in 2016. The future is bright. I don't know how bright, but I can't wait to find out.
I’m thankful that Jacob Eason keeps getting better, and that Jim Chaney’s getting better at using Isaiah McKenzie. I’m thankful for the faint nasal burn that comes with drinking a fresh Coca Cola, and for it getting just a little better with a generous pour of bourbon.
I’m thankful for little kids getting high fives from their favorite players during the Dawg Walk. For onion rings from the Varsity and breakfast at the Mayflower. And for Nick Chubb working his ass off to get back on the field in Sanford Stadium. Go make that money while you can, Nick. But come back whenever you can. Because even though you may leave Athens it never leaves you.
I’m thankful for well-executed tunnel screens. And for P-44 Haynes. And 70-X Takeoff. I’m thankful for Larry. As he put it, there’s just not enough time.
And I'm thankful for the team of talented writers here at Dawg Sports. They bleed red and black and they write about it even when Georgia is 4-4 and just got stomped in Jacksonville and it ain’t no damn fun to do it. When I say there is no group of people with whom I'd rather do this thing, I mean it without sarcasm or hyperbole. And you guys know how much I love sarcasm and hyperbole.
Finally, for the tenth year in a row, I'm thankful for those of you who read Dawg Sports. You make this place go. Your comments are the pulse of Bulldog Nation, and even when I don't agree with some of you, it’s still great to know that pulse is still strong.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. And...