January 01, 2008
New year's day (2004)
Originally published January 2, 2004
I didn't do anything yesterday, except sit on the couch, watch football and eat. I had shrimp and lobster while I watched my beloved Georgia Bulldogs blow a 24-point lead against Purdue and hang on to win the game in overtime. That one almost gave me an ulcer.
I watched Southern Cal manhandle Michigan, which proves the stupidity of the BCS system. We're going to have "co-champions" this year, which is a ridiculious idea to me. Play one more game. Let the winner of the LSU- Oklahoma game play USC for all the marbles. Why not?
The players damn sure want to prove their mettle on the turf, the schools could make a whole bunch of money, some TV network could generate a fortune televising the game and we would end up with ONE champion, outright and clear. That's the goddam American Way. The best are the best, and they should have a chance to prove it.
Bobby Bowden lost to Miami again because of a missed field goal, while I ate corn on the cob and boiled potatoes. How many times has a kicker cost him a game? One thing I did like about Vince Dooley when he coached at Georgia was his ability to have one of the finest pressure-kickers in the nation, every year. Those guys win football games.
Billy Bennett cost us a victory against LSU and Florida during the regular season, but he came through in the clutch yesterday. A good football team needs a good field-goal kicker.
I didn't wear anything other than a bathrobe yesterday. I've got to get off my dead ass and go into the world today. I don't want to.
Yesterday was fun.
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