Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

Sometimes motivational ploys “get inside an opponents head.”

And sometimes they backfire creating their own motivations, so much so that you get your asses royally kicked the next year. (Your worst ever loss, in fact)


Thanks from a grateful Gator nation coach "genuis". Nice onside kick too.

9 comments:

DolFan 316 said...

There are actually Georgia fans on the net who are saying the gators only won because the refs gave them the game. Yes, I am totally serious. They are actually acting as if a 39-point drubbing is the result of a few bad calls, and without said alleged bad calls Georgia would've won!

Then again what can you expect from a fanbase so delusional they went around bragging about outscoring Alabama 30-10 in the second half of an 11-point loss?

UgaMatt said...

Yeah, the onside kick was mind numbingly stupid. But between the two coaches, I don't think Richt is the one with the genius ego complex. Until he resorts to referring to himself in the third person in his autobiography, he's got a way to go. Good game UF, good team. See ya in 09.

GATA Dawgs!

Trader Rick said...

Richt is certainly not mind numbingly stupid. He's brilliant coach and an honorable man. His onside kick call was one of shear desperation. He could see the handwriting on the wall. He panicked and tried to do something, anything that might change the momentum, even just a little bit. The risk benefit ratio just didn't justify it at that point, however. I think it may have been in his bag of tricks in case things went south, but I think he realized after that that this was just not going to be his day. He finally realized he made a grave error last year and now had to atone. He realized it was inevitable and that he had to just grin and bear it. He is not a bad man by any stretch of the imagination, he just did a very bad thing, and didn't admit to it, and now had to pay the price, as we all do, eventually.

"There is a tide in the Affairs of men..."

Trader Rick said...

Meyer hasn't written an autobiography, or am I missing something here ugamatt?

Henry Louis Gomez said...

Without the Refs helping the Gators the Dawgs would have won 3-0. Can't you see?

Jason said...

There were some bad calls in that game, to be sure... but bad calls don't cause two missed field goals, they don't allow a backup DT to rumble down the center of the field on what could have easily been a TD return on a fumble by your best player (had they guy rumbling with him done some better blocking) and they don't call for an onside kick that the other team was not surprised by.

mpmarsee said...

UgaMatt, it wasn't an *auto*biography, it was an authorized biography of Urban Meyer written by Buddy Martin with Urban's input. Of course when Buddy refers to Urban, he would refer to him in the third person, like the misquoted line I'm sure you're referring to says, "That wasn't right. It was a bad deal. And it will forever be in the mind of Urban Meyer and in the mind of our football team." So, no he didn't refer to himself in the third person, it was from Buddy Martin

UgaMatt said...

Maybe "Urban's Way" was just an authorized biography, but I'm pretty sure it was an autobiography. I could look it up, buy that would require 10 seconds of effort I'm just not going to put forward. At any rate, UF was ready to play and UGA didn't respond. No excuses, y'all were ALOT better.

The frustrating thing for me is that a LARGE portion of our fanbase is so caught up with the 16 out of 19 thing. We can't win thirteen games in one year!! We didn't lose all those games in a vacuum and it's unrealistic to think we're going to go on a 20 year run and even it back out. Frankly, UGA and Richt- even as much as I respect him and think he's the best coach we've ever had-piss themselves against FL. I do think we can get to the point where we win every other year or so, which to me is as realistic of a goal as we could set, but we won't get there until there is a serious attitude change on our end with regards to the cocktail party.

Bimigator said...

There were some definite bad calls that went our way--Haden's pick and Murphy's TD catch--so we'll take away 14 points from Florida, leaving the final score at 35-10. Of course, Stafford still got picked off two other times and really deserved the Haden pick as well.

Georgia sucks, that's all there is to it. We knew that going into yesterday. A championship team can't go around giving up big plays to a demoralized LSU.