I have waited a lifetime, spent my time so foolishly. But now that I’ve found you, together we’ll make history.
Welcome to Thursday Bulldog Fans! It’s kinda like Wednesday in that you still can’t believe you beat
the dog crap out of all your rivals, won the SEC Championship, and won the Rose Bowl; but you must face the reality, and soon, that your University of Georgia Bulldogs are playing in the National Championship. For some of us, myself included, we’ve been down this road before. Though a youngster, I vividly remember the city, street, house, and room where I saw Buck Belue have a below-average passing day in route to the 1980 National Championship. I have the same vivid recollection of the game New Years Day 1983, but with a different result. I was in my formative years, and these indelible images are burned into my memory more than my own athletic performances (though they weren’t that memorable). So us old folks know this feeling, and it doesn’t get old.
For others of you, those born after around 1980, this is the closest that UGA has climbed to the top of the mountain in your lifetime. But for young and old alike, thanks to a rejuvenation not seen in a decade and a half, it still feels like the first time.
Enough with the feels, here are the Dawggity Bites and news to note:
We stay away from politics here at Dawg Sports, but this bears repeating. Did you know Kirby Smart tallied twice as many votes in the recent Alabama senatorial special election as Paul Finebaum, Pat Dye, and Jalen Hurts? He was only 10 votes short of Gus Malzahn.
If UGA wins Monday, there might be another opportunity to play some football. That isn’t likely, but I agree that every team that beats Auburn should throw a parade.
Let’s say you’re a North Dakota football fan and you’ve come here to understand the differences between Alabama and Georgia football. USA Today has a primer. Granted, there are huge differences not mentioned, but still. It’s good for you Fightin’ Hawks fans.
During the Rose Bowl, my wife oft turned to me and said “well, what does Kirby Smart do here?” My answer, usually clouded by poor explanations of both sides of any potential decision, inevitably ended with “I don’t know, that’s why he’s getting paid.” But Justin Fields isn’t getting paid, and he’s faced with a heckuva decision, and he has to make it soon.
By now you’ve heard Alabama OLB Anfernee Jennings had surgery and will miss Monday’s game, but it looks like there might be some questions on their Offensive Line too.
Though this train of thought seems foreign to me, a lowly part-time blog writer, it appears some members of the UGA 1980 Championship team want to be left alone. But for good reason.
Chubb, Michel, and Lorenzo Carter weren’t the only high profile Bulldogs who wanted to return for their senion season. My favorite quote of the article was by Derek Ogbeide: “As long as the G is rolling, we’re all happy about it.” Woof.
You’re probably aware that Kevin Scherrer’s replacement has been named (and he comes from the newly planted Kirby Smart coaching tree), and it has now been confirmed that special teams analyst Scott Fountain is leaving for the Bizarro Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs captured a win on the hardwood last night too.
In other news, LSU is losing their defensive coordinator, again, to Texas A&M, again; and Auburn is losing it’s two best running backs, and Carlton Davis on D’ also for higher-paying jobs. The NFL draft will include Sam Darnold of USC and Josh Rosen of UCLA; guess both schools should have recruited Warner Robins, GA for a QB who could win all their games in SoCal.
A special thanks to RedCrake who swapped spots with me at the 11th hour for Dawg Bites this week. I know you’ll agree that he encapsulated such a raw, fresh, emotional moment with aplomb, simplicity, and his usual brilliance. Now if he would only give up on the Detroit Lions. At least he’s a Bulldog, and a damn good ‘un.
And as always,