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The Georgia Bulldogs, Excessive Injuries, and a Trip (and Fall) Down Memory Lane

The year was 1965. Despite being led by the previous autumn’s SEC coach of the year, second-season skipper Vince Dooley, the Georgia Bulldogs were picked to finish near the bottom of the league due...

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Touring Tiger Town: A Georgia Fan's Clemson Travel

Kyle discusses his trip to Clemson

Why the Georgia Bulldogs Can and Should Play the Clemson Tigers in the Georgia Dome to Open the 2015 College Football Season

There is a new athletic director in Athens, neutral site games at the Georgia Dome are being scheduled, and contests close to home are being favored. Dawg Sports explains why the Georgia Bulldogs can and should begin the 2015 college football season against the Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta.

Remember that in each of the past three seasons, the nation's No. 1 team has lost on Championship...

Remember that in each of the past three seasons, the nation's No. 1 team has lost on Championship Saturday.

Tony Barnhart offers a glimmer of hope. Go 'Dawgs! . . . and go 'Cocks!

Bobby Johnson's Sudden Retirement Sends Shock Waves Through SEC

Vanderbilt Commodores head football coach Bobby Johnson made it plain that he was retiring for reasons having nothing to do with health or scandal and everything to do with quality of life. Dawg Sports reacts to the surprising news.

Monday Night Dawg Bites: Don't Drink and Drive . . . Seriously! Cut It Out, Already!

T. Kyle King is back from vacation and ready to pick up where he left off with a Monday night review of recent events at Dawg Sports.

Why Replacing the Georgia Dome with a Smaller Football Stadium is a Bad Idea

The possibility of replacing the Georgia Dome with a smaller open-air stadium for the Atlanta Falcons is being discussed. Dawg Sports explains why this would be bad news for SEC football fans.

Are the Tennessee Volunteers Now a Bigger Rival of the Georgia Bulldogs' Than the Clemson Tigers?

Throughout the 1980s, the Georgia Bulldogs' rivalry with the Clemson Tigers was one of the most heated in college football. Have the Tennessee Volunteers overtaken the Country Gentlemen as one of the Red and Black's fiercest rivals?

"Don't Mess With Texas": Why Snagging the Longhorns is Critical if the SEC is to Survive Big Ten Expansion

Big Ten expansion may force the SEC to bring in new teams in order to keep up financially. Dawg Sports looks at the landscape and concludes that, history and rivalries aside, the SEC really has no choice but to do whatever it takes to snag the Texas Longhorns.

If Atlanta is dumb enough to be a part of building an open air stadium without a retractable roof,...

If Atlanta is dumb enough to be a part of building an open air stadium without a retractable roof, then the champagne corks will start popping in Birmingham. Because you can bet that they’ll figure out a way to build a ball park to get the SEC championship football game to come back (the first two games were played in Birmingham in 1992 and 1993). And you can bet that New Orleans would be putting together a bid and sprucing up the Superdome. A big part of what has made the SEC championship game one of the great success stories in sport is that weather is not a factor. Weather has been a factor for the Big 12 and the ACC and the results on those championship games has been mixed at best. The SEC, in my opinion, will not play this game in an open air stadium.

I have all the respect in the world for Tony Barnhart, and he makes several good points in this article. (Hat tip: Team Speed Kills.) That said, I don't buy the argument about the weather. Except for the four seven nine years I spent being educated in Athens, I have lived in the metropolitan Atlanta area for all of my 41 years. It doesn't snow in Georgia in December, and it's not like we're in Seattle or Tampa as far as rainfall is concerned. Yes, it gets plenty cold around here, but I've been to any number of games in Sanford Stadium when it was freezing (the 1992 Georgia Tech game and the 1995 and 1997 Auburn games spring immediately to mind), and we're dedicated enough football fans to brave the cold. It's Atlanta in early December. We can tough it out. Barnhart's basic premise about how dumb it would be to dynamite the Dome may well be right, but weather is a factor in football---remember all those rainy Georgia-Florida and Texas-Texas A&M games, or, better yet, all those Nebraska-Oklahoma games played in the sleet and snow?---and the failure of the ACC championship game has nothing whatsoever to do with climatic conditions in the Sunshine State. It's football. It's played in the cold and rain. Cope; it ain't major league baseball, for crying out loud. Go 'Dawgs!
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