We have a game tomorrow morning against a team whose distaste of us is borne from their feeling that well they are not content having beat us 13 of the previous 52.
Now they’re picked to lose again. This time by 4 points. They haven’t beat the teams who are considered any good yet again. They size us up each year and try not to see wins like us beating a team who beat them by 4 touchdowns North Carolina. Preferring to look at 7-4 for both they prefer to superficially think beating Auburn means nothing to them either but that they have a chance this year.
After all they beat Vanderbilt 38-7 and we lost to Vandie didn’t we ?
That is all they ask. To have a chance to beat THEIR # 1 Rival. They get to look forward every year to saying since they average the # 52 recruiting ranking every year forever that with all our talent we could lose to them.
They wish that the game was just that they are the underdog and we the far better players who just don’t have a distaste for them like they do for us.
We go to Florida and play flat. Florida knows that all of us call them our # 1 Rival.
So this rinky-dink opponent who has not won any conference championship since 1952 and who can not get anyone to come watch them comes in all fired-up.
I live in Atlanta. I always have. Do you see any license plates with their school on it ? Do they even make one ?
Honestly I don’t know. I haven’t seen one. Never have.
Their coach comes into our Home knowing he doesn’t have a losing record here against us at Sanford. He says he knows we recruit a top 10 ranking every year.
They can’t recruit or pass and their defense can’t get off the field.
So just what is it that they cling to ?
No one follows them.
No one cares.
If you could ever find one of their fans and tried to tie their fan down all you would hear is that they really don’t care about football.
Their coach keeps his job with a 68-48 record and they are on NCAA Probation today in football and are back-to-back repeat violators repeat offenders of Major NCAA infractions in football.
They fumble the football more than any team in America.
They actually think # 36 is like being Princeton or Harvard # 1 best colleges when we’re # 51 and closer to them every year as top colleges.
They know they have more Asians than women.
They know they have a general feeling of not being safe there in slums where they stubbornly remain. They have good reason for concern.
Business owners here are all University of Georgia graduates. Our governors are all UGA alumni. We’re passionate about football all of us. We have good reason to be.
We beat them 3 times out of 4 for as long as anyone is alive can remember.
But what we remember is when we lose to them.
Like cockroaches in a tenement down there where the students are forced to live in shantytown in unpleasant hovels ratholes where when the lights are turned-on in the kitchen they spring-up everywhere like they were really there all along.
It’s all they live for.
To beat us.
At any cost.