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Saturday, November 24, 2007
In case you missed it, the Vols are the SEC Eastern division champion after their spectacular 52-50 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. Lots of coverage here.
And for some sour grapes coverage, see here and here. One particularly amusing article stands out in the Athens rag. The reality-challenged sportswriter penned this hilarious item:
"If Georgia's players saw the Tennessee-Kentucky highlights after the Bulldogs' seventh straight win over Georgia Tech, they had to realize how badly they played against the Volunteers on Oct. 6. Bottom line? If Georgia played Tennessee in a week, the Bulldogs would win by two touchdowns. Tennessee, as the rest of the country saw in Lexington, Ky., is nothing more than an average team."
This ilicited the following response from me:
Do you really believe that? You think that the Dawgs just played poorly, and that the Vols' effort in the 35-14 pasting in Neyland Stadium had nothing to do with the result? That's more than just arrogant. It's stupid.
Look, I've watched every available SEC game this season. The Dawgs had their moments. So did the Vols. Who is the better team? There's only one way to know for sure, and that's to look at what happened on the field.
It bears repeating (since you firmly believe that the Dawgs are far superior to the Vols) - 35 to 14. In case you are numerically challenged, that's thirty-five for the Vols, and fourteen for the Dawgs.
So when you're sitting at home years from now recalling your BCS invitation, remember this - only one thing matters in competitive team sports, and that's championships. And in 2007, the Vols won the SEC East. The Dawgs did not.
Now excuse me while I go to the TiVo and watch the 35-14 Vols win over Georgia. It bears viewing again, for old times' sake.
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