Almost like being there

Interesting story about Mark Richt from Ivan Maisel:

Georgia coach Mark Richt went from the regular season to bowl season to recruiting to offseason conditioning to spring practice. Now that the Bulldogs have finished and Richt has room to breathe, he has circled back to last season to begin watching every game — the TV video, not the coaches’ video. Richt said he gets a better sense of the emotion of the game and of what Bulldog fans see.

I wonder if he’s watched a replay of the SECCG yet.  I still can’t bring myself to watch that, but if it’s emotion of the game you’re after, that one’s chock full of it.

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27 responses to “Almost like being there

  1. Dawg93

    He wants to know what it’s like being outside the arena.

  2. JohnDenver

    If we shall meet them again for the first time, for the last time…It should be a requirement to watch that entire game in the locker room before kickoff. SECCG. That will be the only time I watch that replay.

  3. gastr1

    I’ve watched the last series of downs many times. Many. times.

  4. Skeptic Dawg

    Richt and the team should hold their heads high after rewatching the SECCG. There is nothing to be ashamed of in that game. Now, the USC game is a completely different story.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      That was a tough game to recover from. uSC spent all their energy on us and had nothing left for LSU and UF. I watched the UF game and enjoyed it.

  5. fuelk2

    This sounds like one of the few weeks in which I would trade jobs with CMR. Watching replays of UGA football games all day? Sign me up. It would be hard to keep from having a bourbon or a beer, though.

  6. wnc dawg

    It’s still sitting there on my dvr. Can’t bring myself to watch it or delete it!

    • ETennDawg

      I deleted it with out rewatching it. Regret it all the time.

    • Darrron Rovelll

      For games that I do not attend, I do not watch the games live on TV. I dvr them (including the SEC champ game) and will find out the result before watching them. It makes for a much more peaceful household. My 11-year old son on the other hand would not wait and watched the entire SEC championship game (until the last drive) on a tv upstairs. He gave me updates good and bad. It took every ounce of resolve to not start watching that game especially when we had the lead.

      My son begged me to put the game on the big tv downstairs when we got the ball back for the last drive. I relented and we turned it on. We all know what happened and as my son collapsed in tears and disbelief at the loss for the next 30-45 mins I realized a couple of things:

      1. My 11-year old son may have been heartbroken but he was braver than his Dad.
      2. I have less patience for losing than winning and “not having the time” for the pure enjoyment of sport is a bad place to be.
      3. I do not think I will ever again will be able make the investment in sport that my son can now so getting old sucks.

      • PTC DAWG

        You missed a great game, yeah we lost, but still…missed a great game with your Son…

        • Darrron Rovelll

          Yeah I know and I don’t have a problem attending games like that. I have season tickets and go to every game in Athens. If the timing is right, I go with my son and we have a great time. Something about not being there and watching on tv drives me crazy.

      • Cojones

        The part about getting old that sucks is that your mind doesn’t age alongside the body with some of us. Getting old gets worse when the body just doesn’t respond(without pain) to what the brain tells it to do. And if you haven’t been tongue-training for most of your life, you are in for another terrible surprise.

        You gotta have cojones to grow old.

  7. Irishdawg

    I can save Coach Richt the time if he wants to get the “emotional feel” of the SECCG. I’ll just go to his office and stab myself in the heart.

  8. AusDawg85

    Send him transcripts of the Senator’s post-game reviews and comments. Where could he possibly get more reasoned, rational, balanced analysis than that?

    P.S. Don’t send him to the website directly. He’ll just get lost in the “You may like” Taboola ads (which might be funny to see what they reference for him!).

  9. AusDawg85

    Oh no….no, no, no. Just no.

    (from Seth’s tweet…sorry for the threadjack, but related to what CMR is doing with his free time now.)

  10. DavetheDawg

    I’ve watch up until the last :10 seconds on several occasions. Then, I pop in Belue-to-Scott and have a beer.

  11. JG Shellnutt

    The SECCG is still on my DVR, unwatched.
    Normally, when we get home from Athens on Saturday nights, I watch the recorded version of the game right then, and then again Sunday afternoon.
    As I drove home from the Dome that night, I told my wife, “I don’t know if or when I’ll be able to watch the recorded version of that game we just watched.”
    Here we are 5 or 6 months later and I still have not been able to watch it.