It’s time for the annual venture out on a limb, as I was reminded the other day when my son decided to poll family and friends on the 2010 Dogs’ win-loss record.
What he found was a whole lot of enthusiasm for this team, with predictions of 10 or more wins the norm and several folks (including both my brothers) going all-out with visions of an undefeated season. Even that wasn’t enough for young Bill’s friend Rusty, who predicted the Dogs would go 15-0 by being invited to take on the Super Bowl champ after winning the BCS title. As my son noted, “Rusty may not have taken the exercise seriously.”
My son was actually the most conservative picker in his poll, going with 9-3. His view: “UGA spilts the S.C.-Arkansas games, with the loss not coming in Columbia, but rather to Arkansas, which puts up too many points and has just enough defense to pull it out. I’ve felt like this is a year where we have enough talent to beat