Halloween Horrors for Dawgs and Horns

The city decided to officially declare Saturday night as “trick or treat” night. You know we cannot have any of the devil’s work happening or witches’ scurrying about on Sunday. That sort of foretold what would happen to my beloved Dawgs and Horns.

First up was the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, which we all know “is what it is” no matter the Presidents of UGA and UFL wanting to call it something different. The Gators own the Bulldogs, winning 18 of the last 21 games. While a lot of Georgia fans thought this year would be different. I entered the game with dread; knowing that this is the year we should win, but could we?

Four turnovers doomed Georgia, the last one on the Bulldogs’ first possession of overtime, resulted in a 34-31 loss. Make no mistake that this was a good game, but as a fan I am ready to throw up (and not just because of the assortment of delicious adult beverages that I had yesterday).

The AJC’s Jeff Schultz sums it up best

But this program should not be about gauging the degree of severity of losses.

But here’s the reality check. This is not a great Florida team. It entered with its worst regular-season losing streak in 22 years. This is certainly the worst team Urban Meyer ever has fielded. It’s so bad that a 4-4 Georgia team on the wrong end of a lopsided rivalry was favored.

The Dogs lost anyway.

At 4-5 overall, they are clinging only to mathematical possibilities for a lower-tier bowl.

The Liberty Bowl never should be the objective.

Time to move along …

Baylor 30 – Texas 22
I didn’t see the game, but looking at the box score was not a happy experience. Every team has down years, but Texas (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) is supposed to re-load, not re-build. I know this next part is going to sound like crazy talk because the Big-12 does not play defense, but defense should carry the day for Texas. Instead the Longhorns lost the 4th quarter 13-3. To f’ing Baylor (7-2, 4-1 Big 12).

Probably too much of that devil’s work happening on the Austin campus, which explains why the Baptist Bears won on the witches’ night.

Sigh. Still waiting for the sun to come up.

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