Good morning, college football fans. We now have only twoscore days to go until we are greeted again by the warm, soft glow of 18-23-year-olds grinding each other to a pulp on a football gridiron.
And how many days is twoscore, you ask?
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And to answer your next question, this man is Theron "Drought Breaker" Sapp. After fracturing a vertebra prior to his freshman year, Sapp came back to play for Georgia in 1957 and '58. During the 1957 Georgia Tech game, Sapp recovered a Tech fumble at midfield (this was back when everyone played both ways), and proceeded to carry the ball 9 times on the next possession, scoring Georgia's only touchdown in a 7-0 victory. This snapped an 8-game losing streak to the Golden Tornado, and Sapp followed this performance by being named to the All-SEC team in 1958. His jersey number was only the third (at the time) retired by UGA.
It's 40 days until the start of college football. What does that mean?
40 is the number of fractured vertebra that Georgia would have to collectively suffer before we could lose to Tech again. (37 votes)
40 is the number of times Georgia will score against Florida in 2012 (I hate Florida.) (72 votes)
40 is the number of losses Georgia will have in the 2012 season (pessimists vote here) (19 votes)
40 is the number of acres Les Miles will eat in grass during the 2012 season. (27 votes)
Trolls vote here. (15 votes)
170 total votes