There’s an old saying: “The arch of history is boring, but it curves toward justice.” Today, you really have to question the wisdom of that motto.
UGA was the rightful national champion in 2017 and will be again this year. It has not lost a game legitimately since the first half of 2016. These are facts. Reasonable people do not dispute them. In the words of someone on Twitter, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”
The mass media’s shameless bias against the SEC is well-established. The modern SEC is without question the most difficult conference or division in sports history. It is home to 7 or 8 of the top 10 teams in the country every season. The grind of the SEC schedule puts SEC teams at an unfair disadvantage during the playoffs and bowls. Yet, the media continues to squeeze deserving SEC teams out of the playoffs and put out polls that are laughably deficient when it comes to the SEC presence. Hell, ESPN controls the SEC Network so that it can use the channel as a tool for undermining the conference and advancing an anti-SEC agenda.
The forces conspiring against UGA, however, are much more sinister. And they’ve have been around for some time. Back in 2012, after Alabama “beat” UGA in the SEC Championship Game, I made a tape of each of Alabama’s twenty-nine uncalled holds. I provided voiceover commentary pointing out the hold for each play. The tape was mailed to the SEC offices, to 60 Minutes, and to the FBI and the CIA. Despite leaving dozens of voicemail messages with each office, I never received a response. I filed lawsuits, only to see each dismissed and find myself with hefty court-imposed sanctions. In my eyes, this confirmed that there existed a vast anti-UGA deep state with its tentacles in every aspect of American society.
Sadly, six years has done nothing to weaken these forces. If anything, they are stronger. We saw it last year during the national title game, where the refs missed a host of calls in regulation and then missed a clear hold and offensive pass interference on the “2nd and 26” play.
Yesterday’s SEC Championship game was even worse. By my count, Alabama committed 53 uncalled penalties. They held, chopblocked, and clipped on every play. They hit us after the whistle and out of bounds. They tackled our wide receivers. They celebrated excessively. Yet, nary a flag was to be found, because the officials had their marching orders from Birmingham. When one ref stepped out of line in the second quarter and correctly called a fumble recovered by Georgia in the end zone, a review was quickly called in so his call could be reversed. He’ll probably never see his family again.
The reason for this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with half a brain. In October, Nick Saban endorsed some guy who was running for Secretary of State. In November, that guy won. In December, the favor was returned. The final blow came earlier today, when the playoff committee passed over UGA to vote in Notre Dame and Oklahoma – two teams who would finish with losing records if they were in the SEC East. Oh, by the way, the former head of the EPA is a rabid Oklahoma fan who flew out to the Rose Bowl last year in a failed attempt use the force of the federal government to defeat UGA.
These aren’t coincidences. A coincidence is the fact that several of the players on the youth football team I coach appear to be over the league’s age limit, yet happen to have missing birth certificates. What’s happening to UGA makes Watergate look like a parking ticket. And it needs to stop.
I’m doing my part. I’ve got my cousin the workers’ comp attorney drafting lawsuits as we speak. I’m conducting a thorough film review, and there’s no doubt that my own official records will once again reflect UGA as the national champion. I’ve been trying to get 60 Minutes on the horn all day to get them to do a segment on the game. But it’s becoming increasingly obvious that if the anti-UGA deep state is to be eradicated, it will require the efforts of many.
Please join the resistance.