I am sure Georgia (6-6, 3-5 SEC) is not terrible excited about playing in Memphis, TN on New Year’s Eve (afternoon), however at this point they should be damn well grateful if they receive any invite. Georgia’s cause is probably helped because some other conferences may not be able to fill their allotment of teams. Regardless of where the Bulldogs play, expect to hear that Bowl Committee’s Chairperson talk about what a rare and unique opportunity it is to have a quality team such as Georgia fall into their laps. That is becoming the norm of late for the Bulldogs; hope I do not hear it again for a while!
You will also hear a decent amount of backdrop on George O’Leary, who once upon a time put out decent Tech teams to face off against the Dawgs. Should be an interesting matchup, and really, this is an opportunity for Coach Richt to get his team up, show that this year was a fluke, and take things back up a notch for the 2011 season.
I am really looking forward to watch Oregon and Auburn square off in the BCS Title Game. I have very mixed emotions pulling for the Tigers, but unless something strange happens (like Texas vs. Alabama last year), I always support the SEC. It would appear that SEC fans are rabid that way.
Once upon a time I would attempt to watch every Bowl game; doubt I will get to that point this year, but there should be some decent action throughout the Bowl season, which starts December 18. Of course with the advent of the BCS title game, with each passing year, there is a matter of indifference towards the plethora of Bowl games. To the casual fan, these other games are just meaningless. In the immortal words of Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first, you’re last. You know, you know what I’m talking about?”