There's Been So Much Happening...
I'm sure this has been covered more than enough here but these are my thoughts, and now that I've calmed down enough (which is just enough to be able t o write coherently) to come back to board and post, I'll do so. Mostly my posts are typically are brief. Not this time.
Sorry @DawgNationDaily - I haven't even been able to catch the podcast, either live on YouTube, my preferred platform (I like the crew there and I love the fans there) due to physical rehab or just plain soreness (pun intended) over the decision to exclude UGA.
Yep, a lot going on but I haven't been active lately. Thank you @Catfish for the message. I suppose I've been pretty depressed. Although I knew UGA wasn't getting in if they lost, there's no doubt in my mind that the Dawgs are one of the four best teams and I can make a case via stats and eyeballs that they are. In fact, that depression sorta transforms into anger when I think about how UGA were beating Bama for the majority of the de-facto natty before ultimately losing to "arguably the greatest college football team in history." I'll give them their respect. They're a great team, but this debacle, this charade is just absolutely ridiculous if the playoff committee's job is to put the four best teams in the series. That joke of a committee has been slobbering all over themselves from the outset to get ND in, but they've su cked so badly they couldn't justify it in the recent past. But hey, they went undefeated against a terrible schedule and nearly lost to Vandy, while Georgia nearly beats the best team in the multiverse, so they get in. ND finally had their aluminum tubes excuse, Rudy hath risen, and all of the CCG's are worthless.
Another reason I've been down is that my surgery was a failure and I'm scheduled for another one on Monday, this time a reverse-prosthesis, which should have been done in the first place. It's all really complex and technical so I won't bother getting into it. Maybe we have a surgeon here on the board who could pithily explain it, but it ain't me. Basically, my shoulder prosthesis slides around all day provoking ungodly pain. The sick thing is that, once they opened me up (my wife's uncle is a surgeon and explained this to me) they should have seen right away that the alternative, the prosthesis I currently have, wouldn't work. The surgical team made a last minute decision based on hope, not facts, not historical evidence, but "maybe." It was the surgical equivalent of, I dunno, I fake punt or FG. ****. I won't bore you anymore with that which is why I segued back into UGA's season.
At the beginning of this one, that's what we had: hope based on expectations around making the natty last year, and though ungrounded as they may have been, so many of us had it. What I'm about to write doesn't hearken back to the DAD days (Dawgs Against Donnan) or the sadly just-shy of accomplishing what we set out to do under Richt...year after year after year. When I write "next year will be off-the-charts great barring injury", that is not an echo of the decades of disappointment we experienced under Goff, Field Goal U (rich coming from a coach who never really accomplished anything or certainly couldn't sustain anything), or Coach pizza, bowling, prayer, and uncannily predictable losses in all the big games. No, there's ample reason to say point out that we're in for great things because we've already accomplished them. Just not that great thing.
We almost beat a Bama team when we were already beat up. We almost beat a Bama team being the youngest SEC team. That's two years in a row. I don't care what Uncle Lou says: these Dawgs are gonna have their day. It will happen while Saban is coaching Bama, and it will happen w/in the next 3 years.
This post has gone on a long time. Miss everyone here, but life's been rough for me lately and I haven't much felt like writing. But I'm about to listen to today's 12/5/2018 DND and get caught up as I peruse the board.
SIC 'EM! I'm so proud of this team. I could spend more time on how coaching screw'd us more than inexperience and poor execution...but not now. I'm looking forward. I'm looking forward to making Saban's eyelids curl and shrivel and weep grease, bacon-like. as reality finally catches up with the Bama mystique - GO DAWGS! It's happening.
Oh yeah. Best of luck to Mel Tucker, who deserves a HC position...just a better one than the one he landed.