Go to the homepage of CNN or the AJC and see today’s headlines. Wars in the Middle East. Bad weather across the Southeast. Europe and the rest of the world on the brink of financial meltdown. Nancy Grace on “Dancing with the Stars.”
The world is a scary, confusing place right now.
With all the problems in the world, nothing scares me more than the Bulldogs somehow losing 5 games.
Now, I don’t necessarily think that will happen. It is a foregone conclusion to everyone-including Steve Spurrier-that Georgia will beat Kentucky. What if-WHAT IF-Georgia screws around against Tech, loses to LSU and whatever Big 10 team we would play in a Bowl?
Sure, Mark Richt wouldn’t be fired, and nor should he be. But that will mean 5-count them-5 losses. The Dawgs would be South Carolina 2010 Part II.
There is a big difference between a 9 win season and a 10 win season.
Now, do I think that would happen? No. I think we have a better shot at going 12-2 or 11-3 than going 9-5.
But we’ve come so far now. Anyway we slice it, 2011 will be a “good” season and a stark, drastic improvement from 2010. Going 10-2 and beating Auburn, Tech and Florida for the first time in my lifetime would make it a great season. Winning the SEC Championship and playing in the 4th Sugar Bowl since 2002 would be, well, I can’t even describe how awesome it would be.
It is my fear that we are so close to the finish line, so close to glory again, and somehow, the Dawgs stump their toe.