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Mandel's Forward Pass: Separating the worrisome from the 'oh well'

September 2, 2019
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In theory, the best approach to Week 1 is to not wildly overreact one way or the other to a surprising result. In reality, it’s not humanly possible to do so if, for example, your favorite team gets run over at home by a Sun Belt opponent coming off a 2-10 season. Or blows an 18-point lead to suffer a loss even more excruciating than its season-opening blowout the year before. Or loses at Wyoming. Or Nevada.

Instead, like with a few Tennessee fans, you come into The Athletic’s post-Georgia State subscriber discussion to declare, “I wish the lord would take me,” “I genuinely don’t care anymore” or “We’re a basketball school now.

 
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