I’m not gonna lie. I was flat out inspired by GlimmerTwinDawg’s “nonsensical song lyric included in totally unrelated football post”. It made me simultaneously think about everything I love about the Georgia Bulldogs and also all I neeeed to know. I was so inspired, in fact, that I’ve decided to take a moment to dedicate a song* to our 2017 Dawgs. This one goes out to our ridiculously stacked backfield, amazing front 7, stingy DBs, massive offensive line, miraculously leaping receivers, underutilized tight ends, controversial QBs, and surprisingly fantastic kickers and special teams squad. From the bottom of my heart, this is how I feel about all of you:
If the sultry tones of Mr. Aaron Neville don’t give you goosebumps, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re a damn robot.
Now on to the news of the day!
- As evidenced above, I’m obviously pretty happy with how the 2017 season is going so far. That said, I don’t want to spoil all the frivolity, but there is just no way you’re going to convince me that we aren’t completely wasting the considerable talents of our tight ends. Even if they seem to be okay with it.
- Now that I got that out of my system, let’s move on to a positional group that isn’t being misused. Dawgs247 has a nice (if short) piece up on the impact of Georgia’s freshman tackle, Andrew Thomas.
- As usual, The Red & Black brings us Wednesday’s practice report. And, as usual, it’s pretty sparse (through no fault of their own). But if you look close, there are a few good tidbits in there.
- I want to take a moment to give some well-deserved attention to UGA punter Cameron Nizialek. Sure, it’s a position that we usually only think about when the guy playing it screws up, but if you want to see one area where Georgia is significantly improved this year, just go watch the punts from last year and then check out the first 6 games of 2017. It’s hard to quantify the impact of this improvement, but it sure as hell isn’t making things harder for the defense and that’s enough for me.
- Finally, in a hard left turn (and despite my excitement), I’m still not sure I’m prepared for Georgia and Kirby Smart to be media darlings. Maybe it’s the 20+ years of smack talk, but I have a hard time believing all of this isn’t some kind of long-play conspiracy to yank the football away just before we kick it. For those of you that struggle to understand the Kirby Smart Hater’s Guide post each week (I’m looking at you, Facebook commenters), what I’ve done here is create a metaphor in which Charlie Brown represents UGA and Lucy represents ESPN. There is no actual football in this scenario.
That’s all for this morning, folks. Until later...
* RedCrake would like to take this opportunity to reiterate his previously stated position that Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind is the single greatest musical achievement of the 1980s. This in no way represents the views of the Dawg Sports editorial staff (which only makes it obvious that they have terrible taste in music).