Happy Halloween everybody!
Oh, wait. That’s not right. Forgive me, it’s been a heckuva year.
That being said, there’s still a lot to be thankful for on this day.
For example I’m thankful I’m not a fan of Georgia Tech football, which hasn’t played a single game since Halloween. Not surprisingly, no one outside downtown Atlanta has even noticed.
On the bright side the Jackets are really bummed they won’t be getting a chance to lose their fourth game in a row to Georgia. It’s okay gang. There’s always losing to Georgia State in basketball. For the first time in 44 years.
I’m thankful for JT Daniels, who may or may not be “the answer” at quarterback for Georgia, but is getting serious recognition for his performance against Mississippi State. In addition to being named SEC offensive player of the week, he’s also drawing buzz as a potential first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
It would of course be the most Georgia football thing ever to find an elite graduate transfer quarterback, dodge questions for weeks about why he isn’t playing, then watch him turn pro after stirring efforts against Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. But it’s worth noting that mock draft still has Daniels as the sixth quarterback taken. It’s a stretch to imagine five quarterbacks going that high. But I think the big issue is that Daniels has a long way to go to prove he can stay healthy through a full season.
I’m also thankful that, while Tom Crean’s team has to wait until Sunday to open the season due to the cancellation of last night’s opener against Columbus State, the women’s team got the chance to notch a solid win in their opener against historical rival Mercer.
I’m thankful I’m not South Carolina interim coach Mike Bobo, whose top receiver Shi Smith appears to be out for this weekend’s game due to a concussion, and who is apparently trying to simulate George Pickens with kickers.
I’m thankful for the smart, irreverent staff here in our little corner of the college football Internet, who make the guy who edits the site look like he knows what he’s doing ( he doesn’t, and has just kind of been making it up on the fly for fourteen years now).
Finally, I’m thankful to each of you who join us here at Dawg Sports. Thanks for making time in your day for us, for sharing in the highs and lows, and always coming back for more. May your turkeys be moist and your martinis dry. Until later...