This may be sour grapes over the SEC Championship game loss. It may be me being a curmudgeon. It could be I haven’t gotten in the Christmas spirit because of the near 80 degree temps we’ve been having. But I have a complaint.
No, it isn’t one of my usual rants about that ass clown Bill Shanks.
Why are Georgia fans stuck in 1980? I mean at this point it is embarrassing. Go look on your bookshelf at your home or office and count how many UGA football books you have relating to Herschel Walker, Vince Dooley or the 1980 season. I mean in the last few years books like Belue to Scott, Vince Dooley’s Tales From the 1980 Georgia Bulldogs, and Then Vince Said to Herschel have come out. There are many others. Now a DVD is coming out for the holidays called 1980 Dawgs.
I know it’s been a while since Georgia has won a National Championship. We all are hungry for one. But why are fans constantly living in the past? Haven’t there been enough good memories in the last 12 years where we don’t have to keep looking to the past? I don’t blame the folks who put this material out. It’s basic capitalism. UGA fans have proven if they put this stuff out, it will be purchased and celebrated.
Let’s stop celebrating something that happened 30 years ago. Instead of constantly bitching about the current team and coaches, let’s rally around the present and the prepare for the glorious future.
Jimmy Buffett said it best: Oh, yesterdays over my shoulder, So I can’t look back for too long
There’s just too much to see waiting in front of me, and I know that I can’t go wrong.
And from F. Scott Fitzgerald : So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.