A sure sign I am getting old.

Georgia’s newest recruit waxes nostalgic about the good old days… of 2007.

“When I was in seventh grade watching Knowshon Moreno, I knew that I wanted to go to Georgia,” he said.

Sigh.  I fear it’s only a matter of time until I start growling at people standing in front of me at Sanford to sit down so I can watch the game.

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44 responses to “A sure sign I am getting old.

  1. Bulldog Bry

    At least we want these kids ON our lawn……

  2. TennesseeDawg

    His grade point average is almost the same as his 40 time. How many recruits can claim that?

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    We keep getting older, but they’re always 19.

  4. When you growl about the girl with the tramp-stamp tattoo standing up in front of you and your wearing sandals with black socks I’ll just shoot you and put you out of your misery. I knows where you sits.

  5. Bad marinara

    When I was in seventh grade, Lars Tate was pounding def’s. Ugh

  6. 81Dog

    when I was in 7th grade, Herschel Walker was in kindergarden. Typing this sentence has left me needing to go take a nap.

  7. feeding birds and watching the weather channel are also sure signs–or so I have been told by my younger friends-remembering the celebration after we went up and beat Michigan probably another sign

    • Cojones

      My habits as well. Think we could ask the Senator to designate an “Old Fart’s Corner” where we can blog our UGA memories? When we get down on things we could have a “Time Out Corner”? When bad things happen health-wise we could have an “All In Corner”?

  8. hailtogeorgia

    You know, the funny thing about this though is that this is exactly the reason traditional powerhouses enjoy success year in and year out. Marshall was in 7th grade and sees Knowshon Moreno being Knowshon Moreno, and decides he wants to come to Georgia. 5 years later, he’s doing just that. Those are the kind of luxuries that the Johnny Come Lately programs don’t get to enjoy.

    • Noonan

      For some reason that hasn’t worked out for Notre Dame.

      • Normaltown Mike

        Or Army.

      • hailtogeorgia

        Probably because Notre Dame isn’t very popular amongst the younger crowd. The exodus of people from the midwest to the south, coupled with the fact that Notre Dame hasn’t really been nationally relevant in years and the fact that the SEC is the premier conference have kinda left Notre Dame out in the cold.

        I saw a recent article touching on Notre Dame’s fanbase…I can’t remember the exact numbers, but for folks over the age of 35 or so, the Irish were a major player. For anyone younger than that, they were practically nonexistent.

        • Comin' Down The Track

          Oh, and, also, no one has watched NBC in, like, twenty years.

          • hailtogeorgia

            That too. The question is, do folks not watch Notre Dame because they’re on NBC, or do they not watch NBC because they’re showing Notre Dame?

            • Comin' Down The Track

              A little bit o’ this and a little bit o’ that… Admittedly, about the only thing I watch on NBC is just to see if the Irish lose. Well, I do kinda like that new show Grimm.

              • Puffdawg

                This comment reminds me off Howardstern. He got high rating from those who liked him. But he got higher ratings from his detractors.

  9. Will Trane

    I raise hell at my grandsons all the time about the things they do. Then I think back to when I was that age. And memory sets it…do not be too tough, you were there one time. Think we forget that about the players , their daily life outside of sports, classes, friends, family, and etc. Big demand on their time and expectations. I’ve never told my grandsons about some of the things I did…would be embarrassing, but they have never told me all their stuff either.
    Winning games is important. But when I watch them on a field or TV I like to see their eyes and faces and their interactions with peers…you want to see that fun, enjoyment, and personal satisfaction.
    I have friend who is a doctor. He told me awhile back if he knew it would be this tough getting old he would have taken a lot damn better care of himself when younger.
    ESPN writers think our bowl game with MSU is the 4th best of this season. Many would agree with that.

    • Cojones

      “Too old too soon. Too late, schmart” ?

      Wonder if I shouldn’t adopt your philisophy toward young’ens in my blogging?

  10. LB

    more running youngsters are still coming to UGA……
    Up next: Todd Gurley.
    Faton Bauta (Fullback)
    Derrick Henry (2013)
    Shirley Williams (2014)

    • hailtogeorgia

      I thought Bauta was a QB…

      • H-Town Dawg

        He is and will try that first. But fullback is just one of several options he’ll have if it doesn’t work out.

        • It would be some upset or combination of work ethic/grasp of offensive sets if Bauta sees the field before LeMay. In fact, I hope the competition is a level one between LeMay and Murray next season. What we anticipated in accuracy from Murray may be even greater in LeMay.

      • LB

        Forgot to mention Quayvon Hicks (6-2, 249) as Fullback.
        Bauta could also play H-Back.

  11. H-Town Dawg

    I love it that KM was inspired by Knowshon. On top of being a top talent, Knowshon made it obvious how much he just got a kick out of being a Dawg. I believe that KM will have the same effect on some future Dawg as well.

  12. Bubba and Earl

    I remember being at my seventh grade middle school football awards banquet and sneaking off into the teachers break room to watch Bobo, Edwards, and Ward light up the Gators. My head coach was a Gators fan too….made for a great night. Then I remember being a junior in high school and me and my friend had seperate tickets from our folks for the 2000 UT game. Went and sat in the student section and was wide eyed for the next four hours, eventually ending up carrying a goal posts down Lumpkin and breaking off to head back to me my parents with them none the wiser. I only filled out on college application after that night…

  13. Indemnitor

    I was inspired by watching the Godfather of Soul, James Brown perform at midfield on a plywood stage – Dooleys Junkyard Dawgs I believe…

    • LB

      James Brown: Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs (UGA)

    • Dokes

      Remember it well, an indelible impression on my young soul; I was 6 or 7 at the time, at the game with my parents, juking my tail off to JB, slipped on the stand & busted my ass. Good times!!!

      • indemnitor

        anyone remember if bonny prince charles was at this game ? i owe him an apology for an inappropriate gesture i directed toward his princely gaze as I was walking to get more evan williams and he cruised by in a state patrol vehicle …though he probably deserved it based on his later behaviour .

  14. BMan

    Oh crap, will he want Knowshon’s number? He and Boo couldn’t be in the backfield together! I kid, I kid. And I swear to God, if this becomes a rumor in three weeks, someone’s getting hurt.