Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Thrash: Dawgs Walking A "Tightrope" In First 2 Games

Thursday Thrash is a weekly segment in which we incorporate some of the greatest songs of all time (mostly metal, but not always) into a topically relevant post revolving around current issues at the University of Georgia. As a note, artistic liberties will be frequently used in this relation. Basically, the only premise/rule is that I can't put on some crappy Shania Twain song or some no-talent lightning catcher with autotune (see KESHA).

I think we'll know what kind of team we're going to have about 8 minutes into the game Saturday. If we look bad, give up a bunch of big plays early and get down, I'm going to be a pretty poor fellow in the stands. Subsequently, I'll get over it shortly after the game and convince myself that the game "didn't really matter" and "no one's gonna remember this at the end of the season" if we "put Garcia in a vise next week". 

Make no bones about, this season for the Dawgs could end as soon as it starts. On the other side of the coin, it could very well be a "mythical" season should Richt's Dawgs come out of the gate hot and grab a few wins. What will we be thinking after game 9 if we end up with the following records after game 2 (now you're confused)?
  • 0-2 : Really 6-7 again? Someone get Kirby on the phone, STAT! (Just kidding... but seriously, how many silly fans would be saying this?)
  • 1-1 : Well, I hope the Carolina's kicker misses this field goal or Vandy beats the Vols later.
If we start out 2-0, I'd have to say that's likely Richt's most impressive start in his tenure. I hate to say beating the Cocks and a mid-major is impressive, but they're two pretty daggum good teams with a lot of weapons this year. In fact, winning these two games would be the most impressive wins since the Cocktail Party in 2007 - maybe more so depending on how these teams pan out at the end of the year. Suffice to say, he'd do himself a HUGE favor with the Dawg faithful.

Considering the implications of such a tough early slate, I thought an SRV classic would sit in well here. I couldn't say that I could find a more appropriate one for your listening pleasure. This week's Thrashing is none other than Vaughan's Tightrope. (Just pay attention to the mastery of the guitar here - it's mind-numbing.)


1 comment:

  1. McGarity is going to look real smart or real dumb, in about 3 days for scheduling Boise St.