Monday, October 29, 2007

If I got my way...

The place: Sanford Stadium, a gloriously cool autumn afternoon between the hedges.

The date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2007.

The time: 3:12 p.m.

The setting: Georgia has its football game firmly in hand, leading Troy 34-0 with a quarter to play. The Bulldogs are anti-Belichicks, already playing some second- and third-string guys on defense, resting their big Dawgs for Auburn.

Troy QB Omar Haugabook, playing with a tender hammy, hasn't had a great day. Five sacks, two interceptions, and a fumble. With 13 minutes to go, however, he launches one, and somehow finds WR Josh Allen alone in the endzone. Six points.

Trojans coach Larry Blakeney immediately signals to his players, and the entire team rushes the field and celebrates the score in the endzone. Two flags fly, and Troy is called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Mark Richt, grinning ear-to-ear, declines the penalties.

(Ok, I don't think you can decline unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. But this post is titled "If I got my way..." for a reason, dammit.)

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