Andrew Hall : Dude You’re Crazy !
Georgia Football: I Don’t Understand Why Everyone is So Damn Mad, I Don’t Even Know Who These Bulldogs Are Yet
Above and beyond the ridiculous notion that a 9-3 regular season record and potential 10-win season is unacceptable, I’m struggling to sympathize with Georgia fans right now.
Well, Andrew, you are the Chuck Dowdle of Bulldogs’ fans, aren’t you ? Lose in blow-out to Florida team who lost 10 of their previous 13 games and who fired their coach the week after to be now 5-9 vs them. Lose to Georgie tek with the average # 52 recruiting rankings to Mark Richt’s # 9. Lose to South Carolina as well, who like Florida, neither were ranked for the season by any poll whatsoever. 3 horrible inexplicable losses to 3 teams far less talented than our men. And, this is a notion you don’t hold dear ? You can kiss my ass Andrew freaking Hall, you little dipshit mother.
Let’s consider some crucial pieces of data regarding the Georgia Bulldogs in 2014:
- Last year’s team finished the year 8-5. Is this supposed to make us feel better?
- That 2013 team graduated the Southeastern Conference’s all-time leading passer in Aaron Murray. So, Aaron Murray wasn’t back in 2014. In his place was a first-time starter. You like excuses don’t you Andrew friqin’ Hall ? Whose fault, by the way, is it that no one was prepared to take over for a 4-year starter who lost the most games as a Georgia QB ever ?
- That 2013 team was dismantled by injuries on offense. More excuses. Todd Gurley was hobbled in 2013 but missed even more time in 2014 thanks to an injury and a suspension. You really should number your excuses, idiot. Keith Marshall was hobbled in 2013 and missed even more time in 2014. Malcolm Mitchell missed almost all of 2013 and was back in 2014 but accounted for 50 or more receiving yards just three times. Justin Scott-Wesley missed the bulk of 2013 and returned in 2014 to the tune of two catches for 33 yards. Starting fullback Merritt Hall was disqualified before the 2014 season began. Running back Sony Michel missed five games to injury. This year’s squad found just as much health-related adversity on offense. I get it. I get it. Mark Richt is not to blame for 29 losses the current latest 7 years, an average over 4 losses a season, because Mark Richt had bad luck.
- That 2013 team struggled defensively and in a fortuitous (long term) turn of events the entire defensive coaching staff was replaced. Few would argue this transition as anything other than a net positive, but one would be hard-pressed to say this was the easy route to improvement. What number excuse are we up to now ?
- The 2013 team struggled primarily in the defensive secondary. Starters Josh Harvey-Clemons and Tray Matthews were dismissed in the spring. Starter Shaq Wiggins opted to transfer in the spring. In the fall, Sheldon Dawson opted to leave the team, Rico Johnson was medically disqualified and Shaq Jones was dismissed. A thin secondary got thinner. Number what excuse is this ?
- Did I mention the best Bulldog since Herschel Walker was suspended for four games and came back only to tear his ACL four quarters later? I am glad you brought that up Andrew Hall, since you never played football while I was a 4-sport letterman and since I walked-on at UGA. Tell us about that ACL for Todd Gurley II, Andrew, did you feel after 6 weeks’ lay-off back then for this game, with his most carries ever in a uni for us, with 5 minutes to go in a 3 TD lead game already trying to make it 4, that Todd Gurley II should have been taken out like CMR did the very next game with Nick Chubb, or left in – especially given that Todd Gurley II had already been injured in the game ? Dumbass.
Did I mention that despite all this adversity—rebuilding from a mediocre 2013 campaign while replacing a ton of coaches, a ton of defensive backs and a ton of passing yards and struggling to stay healthy and missing the best player in college football for most of the season—Georgia won nine games and lost three? Put into context: Georgia finished the regular season with a .750 winning percentage. That’s not bad relative to an all-time program winning percentage below .650.
And when extenuating circumstantial data is taken into consideration, those nine wins should be even more meaningful. Georgia’s nine wins come at a time when the nation’s best conference—you know, the one the Bulldogs play in—has become so strong that it is threatening its own run of dominance and knocking on the door of the first ever implosion of power. The SEC isn’t too big to fail. The SEC is too good not to fail. And Georgia won nine games during this knockdown-drag-out slugfest despite playing two ranked teams in out-of-conference play. What in the hell do you want to bring up now about The SEC when Mark Richt has not won The SEC in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 ? What’s your bullshit excuse for this ?
Why the hell are Bulldog fans angry?
Disappointed: I’ll give you that, sort of. Frustrated: Sure. Wondering what could have been: That’s kind of what sports are for. Wait a minute now, Andrew freaking Hall is disappointed, frustrated for sure and wondering what could’ve been ? God Almighty you 2-faced sucker, make up your damn mind son ! Which the hell is it ? You have a ton of excuses, or in fact, you agree with ALL the rest of us that 2014 was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT – as has been the 7-year period after 2007 with 29 losses ? Which please ? Just make a point and stick to it, ok ?
But angry? No way. Oh, ok, you’re not angry about all the 29 losses after 2007 ? You’re not angry about all the 25 games against teams who are ranked higher than us for the seasons after 2007, of which Mark Richt has won 4 of the 25 ? Grow a pair and quit being 2-faced and admit that we are to quote the guy you tried to use as an excuse for Mark Richt’s 29 losses more than 4 a season after 2007 (seven years of futility) ? Remember what he said ? Todd Gurley II said in 2014 that HE was TIRED of LOSING and being MEDIOCRE here at Georgia. You ? You selectively choose that which you remember. That is how advertising works as well Andrew. You know your BBA ? That is the degree you got from my alma mater, isn’t it ? BBA ? Like me ? My BBA Top 5 % of Graduating Class Honors. How about your BBA Andrew Hall, since you are all so fired a better University of Georgia ambassador than I, according to you. How about it ? BBA ? You recall selective perception and selection retention ? Probably not. Since you said you made all C while I made all A.
In addition to the general misguided Georgia fan angst—the type that wants Mark Richt fired despite the fact that he wins at a higher clip than any Bulldog coach in history against tougher competition than any of those other men faced—two equally irrelevant forces are at play. Excuse me ? Mark Richt once had a 81 % win percentage here at UGA. For the latest most recent 7-year period, it is ONLY 68 %.
The first false context has to do with what could have been. If Georgia hadn’t lost to Georgia Tech on Saturday, the playoff picture could still be there. If Missouri had lost to Arkansas the SEC East could still be there. If Georgia hadn’t laid an egg against Florida or found ways to lose against South Carolina, where could the Dawgs be? You friqin little liar. There was not any damn play-off picture for UGA after having lost already to two (2) totally unranked teams in any poll. The season was shot already. You are so full of shit Andrew Hall, and always have been you little snot-nosed bullshit artist who, if Mark Richt stopped too quickly, would find your nose all brown.
Those questions are understandable and they merit conversation from fanatics. Oh, I get it finally. We’re ALL fanatics, but you aren’t about Mark Richt with his 29 losses the latest 7 years ? # 11 All-Time in Wins in College Football our program is, but you wouldn’t know anything about all that. Because you did not get out of your season ticket seats and go sit on the Railroad Tracks all those years, now did you you little twit ? No. You lived in friqin Tennessee then. Did your Daddy, since you pick on mine, graduate Valedictorian ? No. Did he have seasons tickets before you to UGA games like mine either ? No. But, my Dad you can put shit on in public unprovoked ? Friq you son, his Golden Gloves would stomp the shit out of you for picking on him in public like you’re some God Damn God yourself at sports and being a Bulldogs’ fan. FU. But those hypothetical scenarios lose credibility when they are used to imply that Georgia should have accomplished more. Yes, Georgia could have easily defeated South Carolina and Georgia Tech and in doing so the Bulldogs would have clinched the SEC East without help from Missouri and Arkansas and Richt’s team would be an SEC Championship away from participating in College Football’s inaugural playoff experiment. That could have happened. But based on all that went against Georgia—much of which was nothing more than dumb old luck—one would be off-base to say that those fantastically favorable things should have happened. You don’t even know what the friq you’re talking about Andrew Freaking Hall ! We could have beat easily South Carolina and Florida, you mean right ? To have easily beat USCe and FU so that we had won The SEC East ? That what you mean ? You got something to say, please by all means, do so. I have read your bullshit for at least a decade now online in the blogs, and you know exactly that I have. I have lambasted your bullshit about Mark Richt for more than a decade every time you ventured where I was discussing his inexplicable losses. Inexplicable losses EVERY YEAR. All 14. Year Number 15 is this 2015 season, and CMR will add to this list again making you MORE “FRUSTRATED” and “DISAPPOINTED” to quote YOU here in this blog today Andrew freaking Hall.
Equating what could happen with what should happen is a dangerous habit, and unfortunately it’s an age-old tradition for far too many Georgia fans. In the short term, it vests itself negatively in diluting the accomplishments of this team and labeling their efforts not as disappointing but as a failure. In the longer term, these sentiments will cheapen a national championship some day. When Georgia wins one, with or without Richt on the sideline, the narrative will be partially one of celebration and partially an exasperated cry of “about damn time.” Now, Andrew boy, you said it was a disappointing season 2014 to you, boy. You said it right here above in this 1 post. Now, you pick on ALL of us others who AGREE with you and say we and not you, are negatively diluting the accomplishments of the 2014 team. I also represented UGA on our Debate Team. I can tell you that you fare poorly in such arguments, but you wouldn’t understand. Go party, get drunk, make bad grades, and act Holier Than Thou. And, oh by the way, do not expect to get it back in your damned little face online where you act so high and friqin’ mighty. Ok ? You little punk.
The second lens which is adversely filtering this season’s campaign is who Georgia lost to. Georgia didn’t just lose three games. Georgia lost one game to South Carolina, one game to Florida and one game to Georgia Tech, and that is alleged to be much, much worse. Georgia lost to three rivals. Oh, the horror! The furor in losing to USCe on 1st and goal from the 4 and Mark Richt saying that he was WRONG that he should’ve pounded it with Todd Gurley II, seems to have escaped you, again Andrew. I presume you are not used to having folks challenge you on your bullshit ? Pontificate from upon high and then run and hide like a little girl. Well ? Did Mark Richt admit he was WAY WRONG in USCe loss ? Which is it ? As for the Georgie tek loss, what about that one too ? Again, CMR admitted he was wrong. That with a miraculous come-from behind to go ahead by 3 with 13 ticks remaining that he should’ve kicked-off deep, not hand them the ball at the 43-yard line. You ? You here, take the cake and say shit on ALL of us Bulldogs’ fans that WE (and not you son calling it here disappointing) oh the horror you exclaim from your perch of your shit doesn’t stink to high freaking heaven. While discussing all 3 losses, you failed to point out as well with your again selective perception and selective retention that Mark Richt told the press when they asked him his opinion of all the Bulldogs in the locker room afterwards saying that he took Florida lightly, when then Mark Richt blew-up and said tell all these UGA Football Players on the Team 2014, to shut up !
But this feigned outrage negates the very nature of a rivalry. Georgia and Georgia Tech, for instance, never seems more like a real, meaningful rivalry than when the Yellow Jackets find a way to maneuver past their big brother Bulldogs. This matchup hasn’t felt like a rivalry as of late, but for it to be one Tech was going to have to win some games. Losing unexpectedly to a theoretically inferior Florida team is not an anomaly; it’s the Georgia Way. And lest that read too much like an indictment, it’s the Florida Way sometimes too. And could more have gone wrong against South Carolina? Hell, the game didn’t even start on time because of lightning. Sounds like a weird rivalry to me. Excuse me, did you just say that the 3 losses were not losses ? Let me roll my pants legs up if I ever come to read your bullshit on your damned blog again, ok ?
Georgia lost to three rivals this year. That happens. Yes, and it is NOT GOOD, and is disappointing according to you. Georgia also defeated several rivals this year, but nobody seems to have noticed. The Georgia/Clemson game is now rarely played but the two schools are bitter rivals and Georgia extracted revenge for a 2013 loss in this year’s season-opener. Tennessee football has been down in recent years, but the Bulldogs still found themselves in a bloody battle with the Volunteers and came out victorious. Georgia and Missouri have combined to win each of the last four SEC East division crowns, so a rivalry may be budding. Georgia destroyed Mizzou on the road. Georgia beat the living hell out of an Auburn team that was ranked in the Top 5 in at least one major poll for each of the season’s first 11 weeks. And, Florida, who had lost 10 of their previous 13 games, beat the living hell out of Mark Richt again to leave him 5-9 against them. Why can’t you say that ? Auburn is a rival. Florida claims us as their # 1 Rival. Auburn certainly does NOT.
Nobody likes losing to rivals. That’s kind of the nature of the beast, though. But to suddenly ignore the success Georgia had against rivals while simultaneously looking beyond recent successes that Georgia has had against the likes of Georgia Tech, Florida and South Carolina (Georgia beat all three teams in 2013) is short-sided. Furthermore, to take a loss to a team like Georgia Tech and extrapolate it to mean anything long-term or consequential for the future is ridiculous. By the time kickoff arrived that game was damn-near meaningless for a Georgia program that had won 12 of the previous 13. There’s no excuse for the loss, but that performance didn’t define this team. The only point which is ridiculous is that you talk out of both sides of your same two-faced mouth calling 2014 disappointing to you.
And that question—What defines this 2014 Georgia Bulldogs team?—falsely adds to the frustration of the loss to Tech and other rivals and it lends validity to the missed opportunities storyline. And that’s exactly my point. In our rush to make a judgment of a team whose season isn’t even finished and whose coach is still reeling from the most recent hard-fought game, we’re making broad sweeping generalizations that are false and borrowed.
Truth be told, college football is a bit more residual in its nature than any of us want to admit. We want to believe that anything can happen any week. And anything can happen any week. But that’s still not the norm. In our haste we often overlook the fact that even seemingly transient talents stick around for three, four or five years and in doing so they build—both individually and collectively—on a host of experiences.
If you think about it, this residual build-up has never been more evident than it was (and is) with the 2014 Georgia Bulldogs. The injuries from last year carried over. The inability to find ways to win close games against Tech and South Carolina is understandable given five losses a year ago. The defensive struggles were different than they were last year, but they were indicative of a work in progress. Hell, even Todd Gurley’s autograph “transgression” dated back to a previous year.
The residual build-up is that we have lost to 21 of the most recent 25 opponents ranked higher than us in either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Polls for the 7 seasons after 2007.
In that regard, I’m not going to put a generic label like “disappointing,” “terrible against rivals” or “prone to missing opportunities” on this team. Part of this refusal is because I find those labels to be inaccurate. But the bigger part is because I don’t think we’ll know this team’s identity for another year or two.
Excuse me ? Yes, you are labeling the 2014 season as disappointing. Or, take the red letters here and edit them on your blog to say that you did not say what you did say that 2014 is a disappointing season to you, personally, you bullshit artist Andrew Freaking Hall !
Rest assured, Richt-haters. In 12 months we may be looking back at a 6-6 2015 campaign saying, “We should have seen it coming. Georgia couldn’t get past crappy South Carolina or Florida teams in 2014 and even Georgia Tech beat the Dawgs.” Nobody is a freaking Richt hater, so grow up. We all love Mark Richt as a man, and as a freaking Christian you little piece of shit. What we do not care for is ALL THE DAMNED LOSSES. 29 in 7 seasons. You said you were disappointed. So, get the friq off my back and all the rest of us about you also saying that you are disappointed in 2014 season for Mark Richt your own damned self ! That’s right Andrew Hall, Dude You’re Crazy ! You just said in this blog right here, right now, right above this statement also by you here now, that YOU son said that Mark Richt’s 2014 season was (1) Frustrating to you personally, and (2) a disappointment to you personally, son. Didn’t you ? Without a question ?
That could happen.
Or, we may look back and recognize that a team of talented youngsters like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Isaiah McKenzie, Jeb Blazevich, Dominic Sanders, etc. learned a lot from the resilience of Todd Gurley, the patient leadership of Hutson Mason, the wise tenacity of David Andrews and the versatility of Damian Swann. And if that’s the case, those youngsters will likely have learned as much in defeat as in victory during the 2014 campaign. That could be one heck of an identity for this team.
That’s all I got/