I come to you as an ambassador for Bulldog Nation to welcome you to Athens, and to congratulate you on your upcoming 20-point victory over Georgia, and your ensuing division title, trip to the SEC Championship Game (most likely to face South Carolina), and national title shot (most likely against Clemson).
You see, the bad news recently was delivered that "College GameDay" will be in Athens next Saturday, which means a victory for the visitors is assured. Chris, Lee, and Kirk have ventured to the Classic City twice previously; both times, Georgia was expected to secure a signature victory which would vault the 'Dawgs into the midst of the national title discussion. Both times, disaster struck.
"GameDay"'s first visit to Athens was for the 1998 Tennessee game. The Volunteers won handily, in a game that was not as close as the score indicated, and the Big Orange went on to win the Eastern Division, the SEC title, and the national championship. A decade later, "GameDay" came around to see Georgia face Alabama. The Crimson Tide won handily, in a game that was not as close as the score indicated, and the Tide went on to win the Western Division and play for the SEC title in a game that would deliver the winner a chance to play for the national championship.
Therefore, the announcement that "GameDay" will broadcast from Athens next Saturday is the best news the LSU faithful could have received. I encourage all Bayou Bengal fans to begin celebrating now Louisiana State's upcoming beatdown of the Bulldogs, and to go ahead and book hotel rooms in Atlanta for the first weekend in December. I congratulate you on the win, and I now will begin drinking heavily to numb myself to the depression of my team's certain defeat.
Still, stop by and see me if y'all are in Athens next weekend.
Go 'Dawgs! . . . even though we're doomed.