Welcome to Tuesday, Bulldog fans! In case you didn’t know, I spent my formative years in the 80’s (emotional development was thwarted during the same span). As such, I will try to bring you the best** music from this seminal decade that gave us the third and fourth best albums from The Cars discography.
We have our first night game on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium this season. And the nights are getting strange (Foreshadowing!!). After the passing of Ric Ocasek, my memories took me back to high school, and summer nights with my friend David Robinson, and our mutual friend who had an old 70’s Mercedes 300 with an 8 cylinder. One that somehow blew past a Deputy Sheriff somewhere outside Perry on a 2 lane country road and never got caught. With the sunroof open, and Candy-O on full blast.
Now let’s move on to news and notes from the University of Georgia.
Probably the best place to start is the early week presser from the Top ‘Dawg:
Coach Smart kept to the script (rarely has he not). He acknowledges that the fans want better games against ranked Power 5 teams, and the fact that the FCS or Group of 5 teams serve their purpose too. He addresses some injury status. He’s excited about the atmosphere, but intends to block it out. He doesn’t really call out any particular Notre Dame player - Brian Kelly’s press conference wasn’t quite the same.
Y’all are used to what comes next: the practice report from the Red and Black. They mention who is present on the offensive line, some of our receiver injuries, and who is playing in the defensive backfield. Good on ya.
Not much more from dawgnation on the same subject. Other than DB Tyson Campbell was seen actually in a walking boot (the Medicare allowable for the HCPCS code for a walking boot is actually decent profit margin. Oh, sorry. You didn’t need to know that).
And to give our current journalism wunderkind some more credit, check out this quaint piece on UGA facing the big stage. Editors Note: I didn’t know the 2013 LSU game was the last time ESPN GameDay came to town.
Guess what? ESPN GameDay is coming to town. Did you know the Irish have been part of the GameDay site 26 times? Nah, no national media favoritism towards Notre Dame, because they’ve won just as many championships in that period as UGA has.
Did you also want to revisit the times Georgia has been involved in an ESPN GameDay site? Only if you want @uganihilist to send you a Christmas card. Yeesh. There are a few good memories too, but the Macon Telegraph walks you through the ages.
You might have seen on this blog that the University of Georgia runs the ball well. And maybe that Notre Dame doesn’t necessarily defend the run at an elite level. You can find the solution to that equation here.
Do you have your tickets yet? Aside from contributing to various UGAAA foundations, you can also go on the secondary market. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it ain’t easy.
Just so you know, don’t go asking Brad Nessler for tickets.
I could go on and on. But I’m tired, depressed at childhood idols passing into the great beyond, and I have to reserve energy to get hyped up for Saturday’s nights slugfest. Then again, I may just worry about a couple (or 3) things. So that’s all for now - turn to any national media site and they will fill you with tripe on this weekend’s game. Don’t worry, Dawg Sports will come back today and through the week with more info, stats, and things to watch to keep you tuned in and turned on. And as always...