It's that time again folks. Time to disdain the Florida Gators with every fiber of your being (that you haven't committed to hating the Auburn Tigers, of course).
You don't need any help with that, but if you'd like a little appetizer before the hatey main course in six days, the SEC Network is happy to oblige. The Network will be showing a replay of the 1980 World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party tonight at 10:00 eastern. Thrill to the heroics of the freshman tailback from Wrightsville. Perch on the edge if your seat as the forces of evil appear destined to conquer the field. Then rejoice as all that is good and right in the world instead snatches victory from the jaws of defeat while the late, great Larry Munson breaks right through his chair up in the booth.
Also feel free to use this post as a sort of open comment thread/time machine. If you watched the 1980 game live, those of us too young to remember or witness it would love to hear what you were thinking at the time. So whether you're in the mountains or down where all those Georgia people are on St. Simon's, tune in tonight. And if you'd like an interesting read on the game before tuning in, take a gander at this cool post by Bill Connelly from a couple of years ago over at Football Study Hall. It's interesting to consider both a) how many yards Herschel churned out in that game and that it still almost wasn't enough, and b) what Bulldog message board posters would say today about Buck Belue's preternaturally awful passing performance.
Until later . . .