It’s the beginning of one of the most hateful times of the year: Tennessee week.
If like me you came of age as a Bulldog fan in the 1990s you understand that no matter how many games the Vols lose, and how embarrassing those losses may be, it’s not enough. So let’s keep our eye on the ball here.
Georgia enters the game as a 22 point favorite over the Creamsicle Cadets. For what it’s worth the Red and Black were a 32.5 point favorite last year in Athens, so I guess Jeremy Pruitt is making progress?
No one is a bigger fan of coordinated fan attire than the folks on the masthead of this site, but checkering Neyland Stadium in red and black would be ambitious even by UGA fans’ rabid travel standards. That being said, with get in prices on secondary ticket sellers having hovered below $60 per seat for most of the last two weeks, expect to see plenty of Georgians in Knoxville.
Among the reasons I want the Athenians to salt the field at Knoxville like the fields of Carthage? They were jerks to Nick Chubb. But it’s okay, Butch Jones is still an intern and Chubb is making millions and doing Chubb things in the NFL. Life has a way of turning out how it’s supposed to.
Finally Marc Weiszer has a good look at the early season surprises for the Bulldogs, including what I believe to be one real puzzler: the fact that Jake Fromm is completing nearly 76% of his passes and everyone is still talking about Justin Fields and Jacob Eason. Until later....