Georgia-LSU, too tempting to pass up

I thought it was likely CBS would grab next week’s Georgia-LSU match as its 3:30 game of the week, and it has.  The pairing of two top ten teams (barring an upset this week) was bound to be attractive.  But there’s another selling point.

CBS has selected the LSU-Georgia game for its featured broadcast that day, and the game will kick off shortly after 3:30 p.m.

The fast start by Ole Miss, which just won at Texas, increased the chances that CBS might want the Rebels’ visit to No. 1 Alabama. But the network evidently preferred what seems likely to be a matchup of top-10 teams, as well as the return of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger to Athens.

Mettenberger was dismissed from Georgia before the 2010 season. He transferred to a junior college and then LSU, where he is currently in his second year as the starter.

Oh, yeah, the Mettster.  The prodigal son’s return home should give Uncle Verne and Tracy plenty of fodder to fill the dead air time with during the broadcast.  Look on the bright side – at least it should cut down the Manziel chatter.


Filed under Georgia Football, SEC Football

59 responses to “Georgia-LSU, too tempting to pass up

  1. TennesseeDawg

    This game has “Evil Richt” written all over it

  2. DugLite

    Feeding the trolls Senator?

  3. Brandon

    This segment is called “banished from Valdosta” the Zach Mettenberger story.

  4. charlottedawg

    I just hope the defense shows up to play. Aaron > Mett but all we’re going to hear is the opposite if the Palmetto state D makes another appearance.

  5. uglydawg

    I’m as guilty as anyone for responding to the trolls, but we really need to totally ignore them. They feed on our responses and are by no means interested in honest discussion. I’m going to try to limit my response to them as “ITT” (Ignore the troll) and hope everyone will. They seek to poison something we all enjoy…this blog. IGT

    • uglydawg

      Too early for such seriousness…”IGT” should be “ITT”. Sorry.
      Maybe the stadium will reach new heights for noise. It’s been a whole week since so much was on the line for two teams playing between the hedges.

  6. Brandon

    What they really should be doing a story on is what makes Georgia different, why are our cast offs now QB’s of two SEC West schools, inquiring minds want to know.

    • uglydawg

      “What makes Georgia different”…is a good thing. If done honestly it would demonstrate the difference between a coach who practices integrity and all of the great pretenders. I’d love to see it if it was done honestly.

      • Brandon

        Agreed, it would be a great opportunity to highlight one of the guys doing it right in college football and being successful.

    • Bourbon Dawgwalker

      Mark Richt has a bigger QB development resume than Les and Gus combined (and Nick for that matter). Why wouldn’t they want our castoffs?

  7. Chris A

    Does anyone know a good place to watch the game in Seaside FL? My wife planned our vacation to leave that day! Told her we will have to leave at 7am so I can get down there to watch the game. Something’s are just important!!!

  8. stuckinred


    Lot’s of TV’s andoutdoor seating and we take our dogs when we go.

    • stuckinred

      Be forewarned, lot’s of Coon-Asses down on 30-A!

    • Is that across the way from RedBar? It used to be called something different, I think. We haven’t been down that way for a couple of years now. Miss those white sand beaches.

      • stuckinred

        The Hurricane is just north of 30a on 283, the road that runs from 98 to Grayton Beach. It’s in a small complex of businesses, mostly touristy stuff, but there is a hardware and building supply place there
        in case you are dumb enough to dump your keys in the gulf yak fishing like I did!

  9. AthensHomerDawg

    I know this is weak sauce but I feel for Mettenberger’s mom having to go through those memories again.

    • Lrgk9

      Yep, Mett’s consequences passed on to Mom & Dad. Such is life.

    • Andrew

      Seriously? How about for the girl? Kids lucky he isn’t doing time. He molested someone. His punishment is switching schools?! Strong armed QBs have it so so rough.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Sydney your reading and comprehension skills are off this morning. I was posting about Zach’s Mom. She has been involved with the University since she was 8 and has worked in the football office for the last 10 years. Any empathy I have for her does not cheapen the sympathy I feel for Met’s assault victim. Met created several victims that night. But, I don’t demand that he carry a scarlet letter around for the rest of his life. He hasn’t been in any trouble since that night. He seems to have moved on with his life and learned from a very expensive, embarrassing and painful lesson. There were a lot of losers that night and not just the two at the bar.

  10. Not at all excited about to hearing how Mettenberger “outplayed” Murray in the spring game for 3.5 hours.

  11. Beakerdawg

    Red Bar has plenty of TVs

  12. GreenEggDawg

    Suggest Whiskey Bravo. Lots of TV’s and upper level outside Bar.
    Watched the bowl game there against Nebraska with lots of other

  13. Debby Balcer

    I do feel most sorry for the girl and his parents. I hope we shut the haters up.

  14. Bulldog Joe

    Keep working on that pass rush, Bulldogs.

    That would be worse punishment than he could ever get in Lowndes county.

  15. IveyLeaguer

    The Mett storylines are interesting, for sure. Too bad we’ll all be sick to death of it before gameday even arrives .. par for the course these days. But it’s OK, because it’s good for Georgia. The Auburn game will have a similar line.

    Question: How many teams in SEC history have had a schedule with two opponents whose starting QB’s were kicked out of their program?

    • Bulldog Joe

      If we had beaten the first ex-UGA QB we faced in 2001, we likely would have faced a second one in the Cotton Bowl.

      (Neither was kicked off the team. Both left on their own.)

      • Will (the other one)

        Was that Cobb and Hybl, who both lost out to QC? I swear Cobb was a sophmore in 1998 and played for 6 years somehow.

  16. Ed Kilgore

    Glad it’s the one game this California resident will be able to attend in person this year (unless we make it to Pasadena!). Really don’t think I could bear hours of Mett-centric gabbing. And to think: we may have to go through this again in the game with The Barn.