Premature Hype

I meant to say something about this on Sunday, then again on Monday, but you know how things go sometimes. I can admit when I’m wrong, and now is one of those times.

Last week, after the Lady Dawgs beat UT, I was very premature in celebrating what was seemingly a road to a #1 seed in the NCAA tourney.

So, what do the Lady Dawgs do? They lose their very next game. I was warned in the comments section that the road wasn’t clear, but I continued to disagree. Surely, I thought, if we can beat UT then we can remain focused and take care of business. Shows how much I know.

So, my apologies to Cojones. You were right, and I should have listened. The Lady Dawgs play Mississippi State on Thursday and Auburn on Sunday. Maybe they won’t prove me wrong again. But I will shy away from making outlandish predictions in the future.


4 Responses to “Premature Hype”

  1. 1 Greg January 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Andy Landers and this UGA women’s program haven’t been relevant in a decade or more; however, in Lander’s defense, the Ole Miss game was lost due to choking at the foul line(which resulted in blowing an EIGHT point lead over the final two minutes) and the team was without its best post player in Angel Robinson.

  2. 2 Corbindawg January 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    The Lady Dawgs, at 2 losses, can still have a magical season.

  3. 3 Cojones January 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Apologize for what? We all put our thoughts out there for comments, not as part of a contest in predictions.
    My comments were more to laud the Ladies for their hard work that we should not take for granted. Kupets was a good example last year. At the zenith of her GymDogs career and national fame as the outstanding female athlete of the year we collectively yawned. If it had been a male athlete achieving beyond an individual sport(i.e., a football player winning an award beyond The Heisman), we would go bananas.

    Point is, we should be more sensitive toward the acclaim that females earn toward recognition of our University in the sports/sporting world. They have to overcome injury, attend class with alacrity and overcome personal problems as do male athletes. What makes them less a person and heroine than male athletes we (me included) lift to the heights for accomplishing no less/no more than the UGA female athletes? The girls just don’t get the publicity because of our collective reading and worshipful habits. Sad ain’t it? Not the case at Georgia where we can each dedicate more time toward appreciation of their accomplisnents that make us collectively PROUD. Each student and alumnus should celebrate their accompanying alumna by requesting more personal stories in campus, local and national media of their past and present accomplisments in and beyond University of Georgia life.

    Damn! They lost by 1 point. We feel their hurt.

  4. 4 Gators Wear Jean Shorts January 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I saw Courtney Kupets downtown one time. I, in a respectful way of course, told her how awesome she was and she was the greatest gymnast. I did my part.

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