Well Amigos, The Red Man has a big battle on his hands today, and it’s a fight with one of his biggest enemies and no, he’s not talking about the Devil, although the Devil is certainly a Biggie.
Nope. The Red Man’s Public Enemy Number One: Gamecock Negativity. Gamecock Negativity has left him alone for the past three years due to the winning ways of the old Bald Coach and three seasons of eleven wins and three losses and of course finishing in the Top Ten in the nation those same three years.
But here we are winding down the 2014 season and last night Gamecock Negativity came swooping through the bleacher seats at Casa de Canterbury like a Category 5 Hurricane as Pretty, the old woman Slow, TBO Chelsea, Spike and The Red Man watched the Cocks blow a 42 – 28 lead late in the 4th quarter and end up losing to the Tennessee Volunteers 45 – 42 in OT.
It was like deja vu all over again. Same thing happened against Missouri and Kentucky this year. As QB Dylan Thompson was tossed up in the air and thrown down on the ground while he was trying to throw passes every play at the end, The Red Man had, like, a thousand follow-up questions. Where was Mike Davis? Where was Brandon Wilds? Where was David Williams? Where was Pharoh Cooper? Where, oh where, were they and why, oh why, do they vanish along with our running game when we are WINNING?
Now why didn’t I call the run?
It’s too easy to blame the Defense because even The Red Man believes he could score against a defense which puts three Cocks on the line and scatters the other eight loosely around the field where they stand like deer in the headlights. Unable to move to the ball. Unable to tackle if they do. Sweet Lady Gaga. Okay. The Red Man blames the Defense, too. Note to Defensive Coordinator: Prevent Defense…doesn’t.
And so Sports Fans, GN landed with a thud at Casa de Canterbury the night after Halloween as the Cocks dressed in all-black to play the Vols who brought a hound dog named Ole Smokey to the game with them. Rocky Top rolled.
The Cocks are at 4 wins and 5 losses already this year with Visions of Sugar Plums fading into the sunset and GN rising in the east with the sun. BTW, Slows’ Longhorns won yesterday and they are thrilled to have 4 wins and 5 losses. The Fickle Finger of Football Fate writes and having writ, moves on.
Get me outta here Percy…I forgot to turn my clock back…I started being negative way too early this morning…I need to pace myself.