South Carolina vs. Georgia: Why the National Press Isn't Giving 'Cocks Any Love

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South Carolina vs. Georgia: Why the National Press Isn't Giving 'Cocks Any Love
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During the football season, one of my most cherished Friday afternoon rituals is cruising the major online sports sites during my lunch break. Ordinarily, I wouldn't be too terribly surprised to find that the national media aren't giving South Carolina much of a shot against the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Saturday. 

But what I saw this year was almost enough to make me cough leftover mushroom stroganoff all over my keyboard.

Over on CBSsports.com, only Dennis Dodd and Tom Fornelli are giving us any love in Saturday's contest. On ESPN.com, the mood is similar. Vegas seems to think the Gamecocks will pull out a close one, but the measly three-point spread isn't exactly a resounding vote of confidence.

So what gives, you ask?

Here are my five best guesses.

 

 

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