Saturday, December 1, 2012


I just wanted to share a quick thought on today’s SEC Championship game.  Thanks for stopping by.  I promise this won’t take long. 

We are as proud of this team as we can possibly be.  It is damn great to be a Georgia Bulldog.  To a man, this team laid it all on the line and simply came up short. 

It is not my intention to break down the game for you here and now.  There are a couple things that can be said, but I don’t get paid nearly enough to write this to get into all of that.  I am a professional sports journalist and I live this sport. It is my job to understand the game on a deep level and see it through a different prism.  With that said, I will simply leave that breakdown stuff for others that feel it is necessary to get into it because for me tonight’s game is not about the Xs and Os.

Back in the summer, I laid out the DAWGS road map to national respect.  That path included what would have to be an SEC East division crown and I hoped for a shot at Alabama to decide the league crown.  That’s what came to be and I am thankful.  To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.  The game played itself out, the DAWGS gave it their all and the dust has settled.  What we saw today is what this game is all about.

When you step into the arena of champions your opponent will be fierce.  Some times you win and some times you lose, that is simply the natural way of things.  As fans we can only hope that our team will play the game the way it’s supposed to be played, with character and sportsmanship, honor and with fight, with an allegiance to their teammates, with supreme effort and with pride for their fans, their state and their university. 

On each of these counts, our DAWGS rose to meet the measure of a man…of a champion. 

I am as proud to be a Georgia man and a pure bred member of the DAWG Nation as I have ever been.  I appreciate this team for all they are and all they have given this season.  There is nothing more I could ask of this team. 

Georgia did not get that SEC crown they so desperately wanted on the field against Alabama, but even in defeat this team showed what they are about and left no doubt they are worthy of the respect of the rest of the college football nation. 


Glory, Glory.