Contrary to the tunnel vision one-note wonders of sports talk media, it wasn’t the Marcus Lattimores and/or Jadeveon Clowneys that defeated their SEC rival Georgia the last three years and their in-state arch rival Clemson for the last four years. No, it was The USC, founded 1801, Fighting Gamecocks.
That’s right, not the Bush Heisman-forfeiting, perennially-on-probation, 1880-founded prophylactic-Southern Cal Trojan brand of whippersnappers that gave us The Juice (before he retired from The Bills to take up murder in L.A.). Rather, it was the Steve Spurrier-coached Palmetto State variety that has gone 11-2 the past two seasons despite annual injuries to the now NFL draft-departed Lattimore; and who also defeated their Tar Heel border-rivals in last week’s season opener despite a mostly sickening performance from their gastronomically-challenged Clowney that Dawgs Coach Mark Richt declared the best football player on Planet Earth (no apologies to Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt).
Who knew that my Carolina Gamecocks had, not just another defensive end, but at least nine other players who could tackle Research Triangles despite the tar on their heels?
Last week, as the Atlanta Braves were cruising towards their fourth (second in Atlanta, first was in 1995) World Series championship in franchise history this coming October; the Dawgs from Athens re-discovered why Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium-Valley (the Frank Howard Field end zones of which, Herschel Walker never trod) is named after Death.
This week, as the Braves continue their march to the October Classic, The USC will administer a chickin’ lickin to Peach State pooches between the hedges in the hometown of the man for whom our football musings are always dedicated, i.e. the late Leonard ‘Postosties‘ Postero, whose Smart Pill Machine, in collaboration with our alter ego Cockstradamus, says:
Georgia will lose to South Carolina on Saturday
And in tonight’s opening game of the 2013 NFL season:
Defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens will lose to Peyton Manning’s Broncos in Mile-High Denver fashion
More preseason prognostications from the Gamecock Oracle rooster atop Stone Mountain of Georgia since 2010:
Leonard will be back next week with another bunch of losers. Tee-ill then, this is Percy Peabody, Hoping you’ll be with us!”
Get me out of here Percy!
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