Et tu, Uncle Verne?

After waxing rhapsodic over the glories of Athens, Georgia (his favorite SEC venue, doncha know), Lundquist has to go and say this:

“You guys need to win more often so we can come to Athens more often.”

I wonder if he blames Bobo.

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17 responses to “Et tu, Uncle Verne?

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well he’s got a point.

  2. What a great man! Now for a little levity…Name that caption….

  3. Greg

    With the game in Jacksonville on CBS every year, seems we would probably be doing well to get two more games on CBS each year…maybe one of those would be in Athens. So I don’t know if Verne really has a point.

  4. JaxDawg

    It was a tongue-in-cheek comment, but he makes a terse point. Stop losing the big games and we’ll get to see more of your special little town.

  5. Lowdawg

    UGA The new Notre Dame

  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    Geez, Uncle Verne is even acknowledging our second-tier-ness….the good thing about being bummed is that getting over it is exhilarating.

  7. Always Someone Else's Fault

    It’s becoming the first rule of Georgia football:

    We don’t gotta be great. We just gotta be us.

  8. Bevo

    I guess if there’s anything positive to take away from the last few seasons, it’s that we were able to put to rest the debate on whether or not Georgia is an elite program.

    We flirted with joining the club around the middle of Richt’s tenure. But we’re undeniably a second-tier program, a talented and interesting team but one that doesn’t win big games and doesn’t contend on the national level.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      Credit where it is due – we were an elite program in the first half of CMR’s tenure.

      • Bevo

        I think we had elite teams during that time. But I think you become an elite program by consistently fielding elite teams.

        We made steps towards that distinction under Early Richt but, sadly, I think we turned around and went backwards before we really made it to elite status as a program. Just my opinion.

        Really hard to measure something like that, as has been well documented by this blog.

        • The Lone Stranger

          +1 … this is all too true. But that can be flipped, at least slightly, on its head with a winning performance at the WLOCP. We’ll just see if UGa gets the pundit love that has flowed toward UF if it is the Dawgs that go stepping into the GA Dome.

          • Bevo

            I agree. As usual, the season will likely turn on what happens in Jacksonville. But, for the WLOCP to be that meaningful, we need South Carolina to lose today.

  9. TheHerschelYearsDawg

    My brother and I were eating in buckhead a couple of years ago in a small Italian restaurant on a slow Monday night… and at a table near ours was none other than Uncle Verne and, yea, you guessed it, Loran, along with their wives. I found myself looking for the TV the entire night as I could hear Verne talking and my brain kept telling me to find the TV… The no surprise part was they finished dinner about 10 minutes before us and when we left, you guessed it (part 2)… they had simply moved to the bar area for more after dinner apertifs… they had a good night… and by the way, there is no secret as to why Uncle Verne may have to shop at the big and tall store…For that, he absolutely cannot blame Bobo.

  10. rugbydawg79

    I loved it -he pointed out that Athens is a special place-we have a good football team and I am proud to be a Georgia Bulldog ! Just beat fla–I don’t understand the part of the fan base that has to have a MNC–it is fleeting–you either Love the University-or you don”t really get it ! GATA

    • Carolinadawg

      Wanting our football team to succeed means you don’t love the University. Got it. Damn that’s a dumb comment.