Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday's Meatloaf - Love, Hate and obstacles

It's a bird, it's a, it's a
douchebag! (via Anti-Orange Page)
Look Dawg fans, it's gonna get darker before the dawn. We've got to be strong. I don't have anymore answers than you do as to why this team continuously under performs. And although I'm not saying it's impertinent to ask such questions, I am urging everyone to focus on the task at hand. 

Because every season there is one game that stands above all others on the schedule. There is one game that gets our blood pumping a bit faster. There is one game that means more than all the others...Florida.

There is but one solitary thing we have in common with gator fans, hate. They hate us and we hate them. The only difference is that we can actually spell the word correctly. We have to remind them that college football began before Spurrier slithered back to the swamp in 1990, and they remind us of the importance of an actual college education. Hell, an actual third grade education.

The team isn't playing well right now. This is stirring a lot of emotions up we were hoping to avoid this season. But these players need our support. They need our bark if we are to continue to turn the tide along the St. Johns.

So, I'm giving us all homework. Each night this week I'll be re-posting one of my Georgia-Florida Chronicles, the 2011 season preview. I'm asking that you read it before you go to bed. Let it sink in. Because...

We. Hate. Florida.

Today's Ingredients
  • The best resumé in college football? The Fightin' FU gators!!
  • You're not going to get a more complete recap of what happened Saturday than Groo's laundry list of items he'll one day be telling a therapist. It's no laughing matter, for sure.
  • Tyler finds some similarities between the game and his trip to Keeneland.
  • ecdawg is urging us to move forward, in a positive direction.
  • Speaking of the WLOCP, Blutarsky finds the OBC still has an eye for one side only.
  • cocknfire wonders if there's yet another turn in the SEC East race in this week's Topics for Discussion.
  • Weiszer runs down the arduous task that is this week's preparation.
  • But if you're looking for hope, Lugnut Dawg has that for you.
  • Macondawg's Monday to do list includes an abundance of overly eager and all too premature Geno 4 Meisman buttons.
  • Lastly, I've discovered some kind of glitch with the comments. I think it's only affected a couple people. But if you ever make a comment and it doesn't show immediately, please email me and I'll resolve the issue.
To close up I have to give a shout out to a very special little boy. My nephew Ryan was born a year ago with a heart defect that puzzled surgeons across the country. Just days old he was flown by helicopter from Greenville to Charleston to prepare for a surgery that would be referenced in all medical books going forward. It's a miracle what can be done in hospitals these days, even on parts that are not much bigger than the tip of my pinkie finger.

Ever since then Ryan's passed every test and aced every checkup. He was walking at eight months. Even more impressive, he manages to hold his own even against his strong willed big sister and much older cousins. Most importantly he's reminded all of us that some obstacles exist for the sole purpose of getting over them, and that life is a precious thing. Embrace it fully!

Happy Birthday Ryan! The rest of y'all gaze a moment into those beautiful blue eyes and then go have a great Monday.