Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Georgia Correctional Facility at Athens

Late last week, I posited some questions regarding the reinstatement of Ronnie Wilson, allowing that it might appear motivated by personnel weakness without more thorough explanation given Meyer's past disciplinary history.

Interestingly, the Bulldog Backwoods gleefully seized on this, started posting hither and thither and generally started cackling like so many disturbed hens.

The sky is not falling. Meyer's gaffe was more along the lines of skipping the "double dog dare" and moving straight to the "triple dog dare." A slight etiquette miscue in a world where all coaches beg, borrow and steal to get their best players on the field to win, satisfy their alumni and thus keep their exceedingly well-paying jobs.

Perhaps the UGAns should be looking in the mirror instead of peering over the fence into our backyard.

It seems that 8 UGA players have been arrested in the last 7 months.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution did a marvelous expose of this Rogue program and Coach Richt acknowledges the damage caused by his lack of control admitting that, "It's embarassing." Richt also apparently acknowledges that his approach to discipline has been lax.

As the article points out, Richt suspended 8 players in 2003 while in 2005 one got booted from the team and one was jailed. This is no anomaly.

Now, I enjoy the good-natured bickering that goes back and forth in college football over any and everything related to football. There is rivalry over every detail. Not only how good you are, but how you got there.

However, during this discourse, I couldn't help but notice that the Bulldogs Backwoods slavish devotion has apparently blinded any sense of objectivity whatsoever. They scream like banshees at the possible minor transgression of a rival while ignoring one of the most serious, long-term discipline problems in Div. I.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, eh Blutarsky?

For Shame!


Bryan said...

And, may I point out, UGA is still ahead of us in the ol' Fulmer Cup.

Senator Blutarsky said...

Sauce... heh. Teh funny.

Henry Louis Gomez said...

I can't wait to talk about football.