The Britain Project

A Brit intends to visit the states for a week to take in a few college football games with his friends and asks Stewart Mandel to suggest an itinerary for them.  Mandel obliges, starting with a trip… to Athens, Georgia.

To truly experience as many different styles and scenes as possible, I think you need to hit three games in a week. Here’s the itinerary I’ve come up with:

• Sat., Sept. 27: Tennessee at Georgia. Visit the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, then make the short drive to Athens, where your friends will get a taste of all things SEC football: the sundresses and the khakis, the Redcoats, Uga, the hedges and Todd Gurley running between the tackles.

I’m finding it extremely difficult to tamp down the snark bubbling up inside me.  So before I burst, let me just say, Mark from London, I hope you’ll visit the Classic City.  Feel free to drop by our tailgate anytime.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

13 responses to “The Britain Project

  1. Dawgfan Will

    Obviously, at some point in our struggles the last few years since “the Montana incident,” we have been raised from baron to king.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Good show. Jolly good show.


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Besides, I thought Stuart was a pretty good sport when he found out about your Montana project.


  4. Dog in Fla

    In news that was not unexpected, Mark from London might be moving to Montana soon.


  5. AusDawg85

    Have them listen to a recording of Andy Griffith’s classic, “What it was, was football” story.


  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    The Brit has a son who is a world class soccer style kicker, right?


  7. Macallanlover

    There is precedent: a British Prince attended a UGA game in Athens and, I still contend, the Beatles’ song, Come Together, had a lyric that went “you got Georgia football”. Still, you would be hard pressed to give the gentleman a better idea of what the college football experience is all about at the highest level…especially if you get nice weather.


  8. Can’t help but be reminded about the 1977 Homecoming game when a young(er) Prince Charles was in attendance as a stop on a US tour. Same game when James Brown performed ‘Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs’ at the half. Amidst all the pomp and circumstance, a sign in the student section read ‘Prince Charles does it Dawggy Style.’ Perhaps our finest diplomatic hour.


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  10. Dawgwood

    Before the trip over the pond, these Brits must watch this