It goes without saying that any loss by the Georgia Bulldogs to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, no matter what the endeavor, is a bad thing. However, because I consider a Red and Black loss to the Ramblin’ Wreck at historic Grant Field on Saturday to be an inevitability, and because Orson Swindle recently suggested the Doctor’s robot companion K-9 as a successor to Uga VII, I am reminded of the line from "Doctor Who" to the effect that, even out of an evil as great as that of the Daleks, some good must come.
With that in mind, I now provide you with a chronological listing of the five "best" Georgia losses to Georgia Tech:
- December 3, 1927: Georgia Tech 12, Georgia 0. Because of the lack of an adequate facility in Athens, the Bulldogs were compelled to play this game in Atlanta for the 18th consecutive series meeting, the last rivalry clash in the Classic City having taken place in 1899. Georgia came into the game undefeated, and, with a Rose Bowl berth on the line, the Bulldogs came up short, much to the disgust of Steadman Vincent Sanford. Sanford immediately began the capital campaign to build a new stadium in Athens, which was dedicated two years later, in the same month and year as the stock market crash. Had the setback suffered in the City Too Busy To Hate not given Sanford the impetus to raise the arena that bears his name, the Great Depression might have delayed the construction of Sanford Stadium by a decade or more.
As negative as I try to be, I still make the effort to look for the silver lining for the men in silver britches, and, right now, this is the best I can do.