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Cocktail Thursday: Vanderbilt Edition

old fashioned

Are your Georgia Bulldogs going on the road for an SEC matchup for the first time this season? You maybe could use a drink. I can (sort of) help you with that.

I have to be honest: I have zero fear of this game. As a card-carrying Munsonite I can always find something to be concerned about in the Dawgs’ upcoming opponent. If nothing else, the fact that I don’t see any obvious problems convinced me that I must just be totally overlooking the obvious danger, and I can worry that the Red and Black are likewise overlooking their opponent. Sort of a reverse double Munson.

But not this week. This Vanderbilt football team to my untrained eye doesn’t look as stout as the UAB team Georgia dismantled two weeks ago. And that was before leading rusher Re’Mahn Davis went down for the remainder of the season with a toe injury.

For the ‘Dores this is a chance to measure themselves against the SEC’s elites. But I have a hard time imagining the Classic City Canines not running away with this one, barring a rash of injuries and misfortune of truly Biblical proportions. The defense we know about. Vandy actually has a pretty sound group of receivers, but I have a hard time believing they’ll keep Ken Seals uptight long enough to get the ball to them.

But the Commodore defense that gave up 41 points to Stanford may really be where things get out of control. This would be a good game for Todd Monken to work out some kinks, iron out some execution wrinkles, and just generally take his offense for a spin and take notes on what he sees. Because I don’t have any confidence in the ‘Dores to stop either the run or pass game, I think this one is going to be dealer’s choice.

Which is what your cocktail for the weekend should be. Reader’s Choice.

Tell me what you’ve tried and liked recently from the world of wine, beer, and distilled spirits. Or what you plan to enjoy this weekend. Again, if you’re readin’, you’re pickin’. Be safe, drink responsibly, and...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!