FACT

ONLY FOUR PLAYERS WERE DRAFTED FROM UGA ON SUNDAY AND ALL FROM THE FIFTH ROUND ON. NO DAWG WAS TAKEN ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE DRAFT. ARE YOU SAD? I’M LICKING MY CHOPS THINKING ABOUT THE PLETHORA OF TALENT ON HAND IN THE CLASSIC CITY, AND I KNOW YOU ARE TOO. FACT: WE ALWAYS LOOK GOOD THIS TIME OF YEAR. FACT: WE HAVE UNDERPERFORMED UNDER GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN THE PAST. (WE HAVE OVERPERFORMED UNDER LESSENED EXPECTATIONS AS WELL.) AND THIS YEAR THE TALK, TALK, TALK HAS DOGGIE EARS RINGING. NOTHING LESS THAN AN SEC RING WILL BE OF ANY VALUE THIS YEAR, AND WE ARE ONE OF A VERY FEW FAVORITES TO WIN IT ALL: GEORGIA, USC (NO NOT YOU, YOU PERPETUAL .500 CHICKENS), OKLAHOMA, FLORIDA. WE CAN REALLY STEP BACK THIS YEAR WITHOUT MESSING UP IN VERY MANY GAMES. AND THE SCHEDULE IS THE SINGLE HARDEST IN THE COUNTRY. SO PLEASE PEPPER YOUR EXPECTATIONS WITH REALITY. I PREDICT WE WIN IT ALL. ON THE OTHER HAND, I PICKED USC (NOT YOU, CHICKENS) TO WIN IT ALL LAST YEAR, AND THEY LOOKED UP AT OREGON THE WHOLE SEASON AND PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WATCHED THE DUCKS WIN IT ALL HAD DIXON NOT TAKEN A FALL. THINGS HAPPEN IS ALL I’M SAYING, AND, FACT: MISTAKES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARE THE HARDEST TO OVERCOME IN ANY SPORT, COLLEGE OR PRO. THE LAST TWO TIMES GEORGIA HAD HYPE, WE STUMBLED (ONCE UNDER COACH D AND ONCE UNDER RICHT). HARSH REALITY COULD SET IN AT ARIZONA STATE OR LSU OR AUBURN, VERSUS BAMA OR TENNESSEE OR FLORIDA. OR NOT. WE COULD GO UNDEFEATED. FOR THE RECORD I PREDICT WE DROP A GAME, FINISH THE REGULAR SEASON AT NUMBER TWO AND PLAY FOR AND WIN THE TITLE. FACT: RIGHT NOW WE ARE ON A ROLL AS A PROGRAM.

THE DRAFT: HOWARD IS A PERFECT FIT FOR THE FAST D THE COLTS PLAY; BROWN BRINGS CHARACTER AND TALENT TO THE LAME DIRTY BIRDS; ADAMS IS BIG AND TOUGH ENOUGH FOR THAT CHI-TOWN GRIND; COUTU HAS A STRONG ENOUGH LEG AND THE NERVE TO KICK IN THAT WINDY STADIUM IN SEATTLE. NICE FITS.