There is no better morning snack than the tears of Tennessee fans. Dig in, before it gets cold.
I’m sure like me you have seen this video dozens of times. And I’m sure you will also agree with me that it absolutely never gets old. Ever.
There are a few things going on here. There’s Jabari Davis, the former five star tailback and Tucker High standout who famously chose Tennessee, spurning the home state Bulldogs because he wanted to "play for a winner."
Tennesse was 1-3 against UGA in his time in Knoxville, with the one win coming during a senior season in which Davis rarely saw the field.
There’s Casey Clausen, who had said after Georgia’s 2002 victory that he could have beaten the Bulldogs "with one arm." He never beat them, no matter how many arms he played with.
There’s Tennessee fans smelling blood as the Vols drive for a potentially momentum-changing touchdown right before the half, only to see it vanish in the blink of an eye. Tennessee was three yards away from taking a 14-13 lead into halftime. Instead the Vols found themselves down 20-7 at the half, and wouldn’t sniff the endzone again until punching it in with 0:52 left in the fourth quarter to cut the Bulldog lead to....41-14.
It was the worst home loss for the Creamsicle Crowd in a decade (when Florida beat them 31-0). It was also Georgia’s fourth straight win over Tennessee, arguably cementing the changing of the guard in what had been a lopsided and painful rivalry for Bulldog fans during the 1990s.
And every time I see this highlight, it makes me feel like a Champion of Life (tm). Until later...