In the fast paced , 24 hour news cycle, Twitter world we live in, having a semblance of perspective and rational thought on the big picture is something that is often missing.
First some perspective on the South Carolina loss and the rest of the season.
How bad was this loss? It was bad. No two ways about it. It was bad to get embarrassed on national TV in a marquee game (again). It was bad that of all the people to give us this national embarrassment, it was Steve Spurrier. South Carolina has won 4/6 and three in a row. It’s like the early 1990s again and South Carolina is the new Florida. That is the most damning fact.
Even the always positive Corbindawg can’t muster a way to polish this turd. I wish I could. But for all the fans out there I have read proclaiming us to be finished, ease it up. Most of us said before the seasons started we would lose to South Carolina. OK, that’s happened, and it happened in grand and glorious fashion. Bitching and moaning thought the rest of October ain’t gonna solve it.
We have a bye week. We have Kentucky, then the Gators. November’s slate of games are as easy as September’s. This season comes down to 1 game-the Cocktail Party. I will not be delusional to think we can make it back to Atlanta, but we have 6 games left. We will be heavily favored in 5 of them. We have three weeks to fix some problems before Florida. We had Saturday night and all day Sunday to bitch and moan. Let’s move on. A victory over Florida and the debacle Saturday night might not be forgotten, but it might be forgiven.
But let’s, as fans, have try and have perspective about life. I am pissed about Saturday. Several people asked me about it yesterday and I just changed the subject. I ignored text and phone calls to avoid talking about it. But doesn’t anyone really think Saturdays loss hurt them worse than the boys in Red and Black? As much as we want to get on the coaching staff, they put in countless hours and spend time away from their families. The outcome of games don’t affect us near as much as it does others.
What is worse than your team and alma mater being embarrassed on National TV is seeing the behavior of our fanbase after the game. It is sickening to see people act a damn fool. When I woke up yesterday morning, I didn’t have to deal with vandalism to my house like Christian Robinson did. Some redneck, White trash retard didn’t egg my house. How about Aaron Murray’s day? A day after being embarrassed in front of millions of people in prime time, he learns that his father was diagnosed with cancer. So how was your Sunday again? I bet you your shitty day didn’t compare to these two.