Thursday, December 1, 2011

Prodigal Hale returns

the Great Hale...@Philled_In...Cheesesteak...the dude with the Coach Richt curse...

Whatever you want to call him, he's returned from his lavish, cheez-wizzy lifestyle up north to take in the SEC Championship game and hang out with the dudes at the DawgPost. When he left us he was impersonating Knowshon, now he's back to give his outside perspective on the big game.
If UGA keeps it close on Saturday, it'll be something of an upset. But it won't be half as surprising as how far they've come in the two years since I left.
Even if LSU loses, they're still the best team in the country. That's how good they've been in 2011, and that's a far cry from where they were when I last wrote about them.
Maybe they'd be here with new coaches, too. Alabama and Auburn certainly proved that model works.
But after spending the last 18 months surrounded by change, I can't help but find some comfort in knowing that Georgia and LSU stayed the course and were rewarded handsomely for their patience.
It's easy to look ahead and see where the grass appears greener -- or, in Les Miles' case, more flavorful -- but there’s a certain beauty in trusting in what you’ve already got. 
God I've missed that guy. Just hope his dreaded curse gets lost somewhere before baggage claim.

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BONUS - Fletcher says Hale's band is playing Wild Bill's tomorrow night...if you need a new drug.


daveschoolstoejam said...

His brief return could be just what Richt and Co. needs to break it! I think they entered a serious downward spiral after Hale left the Classic City.

BourbonDawg said...

I miss Hale too. Great writer. Maybe those guys at DawgPost will kidnap him for us. Hostilely if necessary.