Thanks to a commenter on Islandermania, I was reminded of an ITV clip where Billy Jaffe did seem to go out of his way a few times to mention the Islanders might trade down. My man Jaff is a very smart guy, but knowledge like this usually does not come out of thin air.
I'm thinking maybe Garth did try to get the word out. I guess it wasn't enough, buddy! Still, it was a noble try.
As another poster on the official fan message board wrote, the signs were there and we chose not to pay attention to them.
Figures to be another couple of interesting weeks in the Country. Enjoy it.