As part of their
bid to keep viewership from plummeting off a cliff during the summer programming package, the SEC Network is dedicating a full day over a 2-week period to each SEC program. Everybody will get a 24-hour shot in the spotlight... even Vanderbilt. (I recommend you do not watch Vandy day, as it is likely to include at least 1 football game where they beat Georgia. #SignatureWinU) And don't even bother watching today (July 1), either... today's Auburn day. You'll only angry up the blood.
But the Dawgs' 24 hours in the spotlight conveniently falls on a day many of us already will have off... this Friday, July 3. The schedule for UGA Day on the SEC Network is as follows:
Midnight - 2:00 AM: 2005 SEC Championship Game - D.J. Shockley lands a permanent spot in the hearts of Dawg fans for all time as he leads #13 Georgia to a SEC Championship by walloping #3 LSU. (Coincidentally, this win is almost 10 years old, and it's the last real upset we've seen in the SEC Championship game.)
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM: LSU @ Georgia, 2013 - The Aaron Murray vs. Zach Mettenberger offensive explosion from 2 seasons ago that ended with Mark Richt choking up on camera when asked about Mett's performance.
4:00 AM - 6:00 AM: Georgia vs. Florida, 1980 - I CAME RIGHT THROUGH MY CHAIR... A METAL STEEL CHAIR!! MAN, IS THERE GONNA BE SOME PROPERTY DESTROYED TONIGHT! (Note: Vineyarddawg's DVR is already set to record this.) Munson's classic call won't actually be on display in this game. Al Michaels was the play-by-play man for ABC, though, and his call of this event is pretty cool, too. (And Arkansas legend Frank Broyles was his color man, which is always entertaining.)
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM: SEC Storied: Sarah and Suzanne - The 30 for 30-style documentary on the Georgia-Alabama gymnastics rivalry and the personal rivalry between Suzanne Yoculan and Sarah Patterson. My review of this show is here, but TL;DR: this would be a good time to grab breakfast, or even a little morning nap.
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Tennessee Lady Vols @ Georgia Lady Dogs, 2000 - Remember that one time in Andy Landers' entire career when we beat a Pat Summitt-coached Tennessee team by more than 20 points? This is that game.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: SEC Storied: Miracle 3 - the 30 for 30-style documentary of Georgia's SEC Basketball Tournament run in 2008, when the Georgia Dome was hit by a tornado and the tourney finished in Georgia Tech's arena. This is a really good documentary, and I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.
10:00 AM - Noon: 2008 SEC Tournament championship game - Georgia vs. Arkansas - The championship game from that 2008 SEC tourney.
Noon - 1:00 PM: SEC Storied: Dominique Belongs To Us - Another 30 for 30-style documentary, this time about the Human Highlight Reel, Dominique Wilkins.
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Georgia @ Auburn, 1996 - The first overtime game in the SEC, when UGA and Auburn went to 4 OT's and quarterback Mike Bobo RAN THE DANG DAWGS to a victory. Also, when Uga V did this.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Georgia Football Summer Tour - A
time-filler spring and summer update on the UGA football team.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Committed: The Best Stories of the 2014-15 Georgia Bulldogs - An hour highlighting various UGA student-athletes across all sports from this past academic year.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Auburn @ Georgia, 2007 - The first blackout. We even got crazy old Uncle Verne to dance during this one.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: SEC Storied: Herschel - If you don't know the relevant details of this documentary by heart already, you're not a true Georgia Bulldog fan. (I'll help you out, though: the most important new information from this show is that Herschel raced actual trains when he was a kid in Wrightsville. ACTUAL. TRAINS.)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: 1981 Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame vs. #1 Georgia - The de facto national championship game for the 1980 season. Herschel separates a shoulder in the 1st quarter, but he's f***ing Superman so, you know, no big deal. Scott Woerner makes a huge play to help ice the game, too. Basically, every game of the 1980 season in a microcosm.
10:00 PM - Midnight: 2005 SEC Championship Game: Georgia vs. LSU - A re-air of the 2005 championship game. What, was the 2002 SEC Championship game tape not available for some reason?
The UGA marathon will also be hosted by D.J. Shockley, who is a DGD for life, so I'm happy to see him involved in this event. Set your DVR and use this to help nourish you during the long, dry desert of the offseason!