Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Thrash: Phil Steele Picks His "Love of A Lifetime"

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).

Each week, after the games are played and the polls are released, Phil Steele releases an updated projection of where he thinks each team will find themselves come December. He breaks down each conference, division by division (where appropriate), and predicts the games they'll win or won (in GREEN) and the games they will lose or lost (in RED).

Here's this week's edition. Pay close attention to the top line of the Eastern division.

If you're having trouble counting, or your eyes deceive you, that's 7 SEC wins and only 1 SEC loss, which has already found it's way on the record. That means to me that he also thinks our record will end up 10-2, as I highly doubt that he thinks the Nerds will beat us if they can't finish better than third in their division of a watered down league like the ACC.

I'll never predict we're going to beat Florida, and based on what they looked like Saturday at Kentucky I'd be hard-pressed to think we have a good chance in that one. If you boil it down, the Gators are much like we are - not a lot of playmakers on the outside it seems (though there is young, promising talent), talented at running back, yet a bit flawed (Gators are handicapped a little because they aren't really RB's, and we're such because we're young), and have a talented, but inexperienced defensive unit. 

We do have three things in our favor, however, that they don't:

Aaron Murray. Ole Miss. Mississippi.

Instead of:

John Brantley. Alabama. LSU.

Because it looks as though we've wooed Mr. Steele's affectations this early season, I think some Firehouse is appropriate. There's nothing like a power ballad to get you started off on the right foot anyway. Well, that and I had to find a way to get CJ Snare some face time this week. Seriously, I think the guy's parents just said "Your name shall be insurmountable in halls of music. I now dub thee C.J. Snare. Go forth and conquer the realm of rock." Really, I think the only thing that would be better would be, like... B.J. Stratocaster or D.R. Bass.

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