But seriously, that’s all we do. Oh yeah, and we beat No. 1 teams. It’s a great day to be a Gamecock.
Screw that — it’s a great year to be a G-cock.
I’m referencing the recent baseball win over Florida, in case you didn’t know … but you should. Again, I honestly wondered if beating a No. 1 team made us No. 1, as we rightfully should be, but it does not.
“Ooh he is cute.”
“No, he is mine…you can have him if I can have the other guy.”
We’ve all been there. I mean…all girls have been there. Trading cute players here and there, stalking out our favorites, creating our fantasy team (or fantasy relationship). Think I sound creepy? Well it’s real life. And we do it. Every game.
I consider myself a true
But when I entered the bottom of Williams-Brice Stadium the other day, it hit me. I’m a fish out of water here. Seriously out of my element. And as I sat front row facing Spurrier himself, I wondered if this was my initiation. Like, am I a true fan now? The real deal?
It’s common human behavior to think we could do a better job in the coaches’ or players’ shoes. We see ourselves making flawless catches, foolproof calls and even hard tackles that “normal” players just let slip by. I can write this blog and bitch and moan about how they should have done this or that, but in hopes of an actual athlete stumbling upon this in his Google search one day, I have a few questions for the team thus far.
1.) Who. Is. Marcus. Lattimore?
2.) Does anyone have Auburn QB Cameron Newton’s phone number? But really, I’d like to discus some...plays of his from the last game.
3.) Why Connor Shaw?
And finally my classic question…
4.) Really, Garcia?
Lattimore, the literally unstoppable freshie from Sparkle City, accumulated 366 yards in the first four games. Um, what? And he has plenty more games to keep gathering those yards to (hopefully) break the record for freshmen. Speaking of young ones, remember when Alshon Jeffrey was a freshman? Yea, well he’s done playing around with those freshmen jitters…and continues to impress us.
Also, I can’t write this without fawning over Bryan Maddox. The boy has got hops. I wish he would be for real and admit that he planned that jump over the Auburn player just to land on ESPN…but more power to him.
Speaking of power, Spurrier is getting insulted for abusing his—as demonstrated in the last game. He admits to putting Shaw in because Garcia was “woozy.” But why are fans angry? Shaw needed to experience a true game, and did an admirable job in it.
We’ll have to wait and see what the Gamecocks have to offer in future games…but for now, we just have to sit back and imagine ourselves doing a better job at it.