Saturday, April 28
Suck it, Florida!
The entire world of college athletics owes the University of Georgia, and more specifically the UGA gymnastics team, a hearty thanks today. The Gym Dawgs blew away the rest of the field to claim their third straight national title last night in Salt Lake City, and in doing so relegated the Florida team -- who had been #1 for most of the year -- to third place. Yes, Virginia, somebody has finally kept Florida from winning a national championship in something.
Mayor King at Dawgsports has a full rundown of just how badly Georgia beat everybody else. He says "red-headed stepchild"; my own assessment runs more along the lines of "rented mule," but we'll compromise and say "rented stepchild." Deal?
The guys at EDSBS, not surprisingly, have nothing to say about this. Complete radio silence since yesterday afternoon. That's right, pansies -- when you're ready to come take your lumps, I'll be waiting.
Congratulations, Gym Dawgs. We'll be rooting for a four-peat (quadrupeat?) next year.