You know a team that's ranked #1 in the preseason is destined to get spanked by somebody
As a Tide fan I haven't had to worry lately about getting a pre-season ranking dashed. Hopefully those days will be back in a couple years.
Gotta say I enjoyed this little episode of Southern Exposure in last year's post season. Note - if you look carefully, you'll notice two things: 1) At the instant the photo was taken, Colt Brennan (a true sportsman if there ever was one as long as you omit that little incident at CU that got him a ticket to Hawaii) appears to still be conscious. This is indicated by his left arm stretching to the field to help break his fall. At that moment one can only conclude that Brennan was reflecting on his good fortune to get first hand experience of what getting sacked in the NFL will be like, and 2) Close examination shows #59 was actually getting blocked. This unequivocally disproves the the widely held contention that "the entire UGA defensive line was in the backfield every play."
An interesting bit of trivia about last year's Sugar Bowl: After the game UH medical staff determined that Brennan's spleen was not actually torn from his body by the repeated impact of UGA players. It was shown that the organ willfully left Brennan's body seeking better opportunity for survival outside its host organism
(Jour. Am. Med. Assoc. Vol. 186, p. 422). Fortunately an alert trainer recovered Brennan's speen slithering toward the sideline and kept it on ice until it could be reimplanted after the game.
Oh, yeah, speaking of interstate rival thrashings, here's
from last season.
Looking forward to a fun season,