In an effort to provide an alternative opinion to many people who feel the scheduling of Idaho State is pathetic, I wanted to explain why throwing a couple of cupcakes into a schedule can be beneficial to UGA.
9.4.2010 - L.L. Rajun' Cajuns
11.6.2010 - I.S. 'Tater Tigers...RAAAAAAAARRR!!!
Reason #1: Apparently if Boise State can beat 12 cupcakes + Oregon and be in the running for a BCS Bowl game, I doubt playing 2 cupcakes + the SEC + Colorado + Tech will hurt America's opinion of UGA's schedule strength.
Reason #2: Remember earlier last week when we thought Arizona State would be a welcomed break for our boys who might finally get a blow-out win we've been looking for? Nope, I don't remember that either...must notta happened. It also doesn't hurt we get Idaho State in between the Cocktail Party and Auburn next year, the next best thing to a bye week is a cupcake.
Reason #3: I know they say if you're going to lose, lose early. But I'm a little selfish and prefer starting out 1-0...even if it means I don't get to drive a hundred thousand miles to Oklahoma and spend a lot of money to get a good match-up.
Reason #4: (and perhaps my best reason) I think cupcakes are the best opportunity for families with small children to enjoy a game in Athens. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the big-time match ups like LSU and Tech, but having a family friendly environment where young children don't have to hear nerds yelling "TO HELL WITH GEORGIA" or see LSU fans puking and defecating themselves goes a long way toward molding the next generation of Dawg fans. I'm sure this reasoning will go over as well as Mike Adams' "family friendly tailgate zones", but I will readily admit those no drinking ghost town areas were a bad idea. If you don't want your children to hear cursing and see me streaking, don't take them to Georgia/Auburn...take them to Georgia/Midvale.
Willie Martinez is pulling on the other side of that door.
I know it's not as exciting, and I know the stadium might not sellout. But there is a soft, Communistic side of me that feels parents of small children should have the opportunity to let their children bark in public without having some visor-wearing douchebag with a "COCKS" shirt on dropping F-Bombs and shooting birds at them. Just my opinion, please somebody think of the children!