Yes, Atlanta Still Matters

After the sting of Saturday’s loss to Misery wore off, the realization had to be dealt with. That this team will not win a MNC, not with so many unbeaten or 1-loss teams ahead of it.

To me, though, I wasn’t terribly down about it. Coming into the year, I saw this as a 2 or maybe 3 loss year. This team had to run a gauntlet early on with its schedule, and it finally caught up with it, emotionally and physically.

Even if this team does not win a MNC, Atlanta still means a GREAT deal.

Yes, I know the Sugar Bowl sounds like a consolation prize. And even if the Gumps drill us in Atlanta, getting there is huge. Why? Because to be an elite program, you have to have the expectation of a fan base that if it’s December, odds are that you’ll be headed to the SEC championship game. When you are a factor in that each year, it makes you an upper-level program.

So if this team can somehow get to Atlanta, it’ll continue its path back to where it needs to be.

All it has to do is get Mizzou to lose twice and find a way to beat Vandy and Florida.

Simple enough, right?

Go Dawgs!

Lugnut Dawg

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2 Responses to “Yes, Atlanta Still Matters”


  1. 1 paul October 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I am often rightfully accused of being a Disney Dawg. I will bitch and moan my fair share, I listened to Larry for thirty years after all, but I love my Dawgs. The truth is, those folks who were talking MNC preseason were just delusional. We missed our chance last year. This year, even at full strength we were playing Big 12 football. We didn’t really need to stop you so much as we needed to make you use enough time to give our offense a breather before they came back out and scored again. Big 12 football generally doesn’t win national championships.

  2. 2 PatinDC October 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    The best part for me, is if we get to ATL it means we have 1. Beat FLA again, 2. Beat AU again. and chapped SOS beyond belief. How far would his visor fly if they lose the tie breaker to UGA based on the head to head.


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