Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

College Smackdown; Dawgs Won ... Now, Some Words about That Letter

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

College Smackdown; Dawgs Won ... Now, Some Words about That Letter

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Byline: Trey Dennard

On Oct. 11, the Dawgs dominated the Volunteers from the opening kickoff until the final tick of the clock.

The No.10-ranked Bull Dawgs won 26-14 over Tennessee, but the score is not indicative of how dominatingly the Dawgs controlled the game. The Vols were held to 1 yard rushing and 208 yards passing and possessed the ball for only 18 minutes of the game.

Some areas of concern for all "Kool-Aid drinking" Dawg fans are still the penalties. The Dawgs committed 11 penalties Oct. 11. Playing like this could hurt the Dawgs with their remaining schedule, throwing the heavens out of whack, because of the Dawgs' "God-given right to win."

If you didn't notice, this past week we, Eric, W.D. and myself, but mostly me, finally got some reader response in the opinion section of the Sun, after nearly a year of no hits on our blogs. So I would be remiss in not using the remainder of my 650 words to respond to Mr. Brick Taylor of Atlanta, a retired psychologist, and new inductee to the Smackdown club.

In Mr. Brick's first three paragraphs he indirectly diagnoses the writer "as a nail-biting, Pepto Bismol- and Kool-Aid-guzzling, God-given-right-to-win" fan, whose next three weeks and mental health are suspect, resulting in uncontrollable swearing and drooling due to a lowered IQ, causing the Forrest Gump Syndrome, all because the writer's team lost.

Mr. Brick, you were reading out of context. This column is the College Smackdown and it is a game summary of each of the three local teams with some humor and smack talk mixed in. We are all local guys who are involved in our community and didn't need retirement or an ex-wife to get us active.

The three of us are also not professional writers, but we do provide a nice cross section of fandomhood. One guy is a mortgage broker, one runs a pest control company and one owns a landscape company. …

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