Rise and shine!

The Ole Miss game’s gonna be one for the early risers.

Not sure how good or bad that’ll be.  Ole Miss will be coming off what I hope is a real grinder against Alabama, so the less time for them, the better, but we saw how well Georgia played at noon last weekend.

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35 responses to “Rise and shine!

  1. Red Cup

    Good news and bad news: the good news is more time to spend at Reds on Saturday night. The bad news is less time to spend at Reds Friday night.

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    Perfect for us. I know Vaught Hemingway isn’t exactly Death Valley, but an 11 am start will keep the noise down and help to negate the home field edge.

    IMO, when playing tough road conference games, the earlier in the day the better.

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  3. @gatriguy

    I actually think this is by far the best case scenario.

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  4. The Truth

    From the standpoint of quieting the home crowd some, this is probably good. But I’m a little surprised LSU v. AU was more attractive in that 6p ESPN slot.

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    • BCDawg97

      I can see LSU-AU being a late game, more traditional rival than us Ole Miss. But how do you make SC KY a late game?

      I guess the order of picking the games.

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      • The Truth

        Probably right, but over history LSU and AU have played 50 times and UGA and Ole Miss have played 45. More recent, division history certainly matters more to the TV marketers.

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        • I was about to say – we played Ole Miss every season from like 1970 until they got rid of the 2nd permanent cross-division opponent after 2002. It’s not like it wasn’t a regular series for a large chunk of time.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Espn picks before the SECNet

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  5. Ricky McDurden

    Lord help the TV geniuses that made this schedule if Ole Miss upsets Bama this weekend; they’d have relegated what could be a 1 loss Ole Miss team vs what we hope to be an undefeated UGA team to a noon slot on a channel that not everyone has access to.

    For a lot of reasons, I’m really excited by this news: this time favors the road team, I’ll actually get to watch the game BEFORE this damned wedding I have to go to, AND there’s the possible bonus of making the TV folks look like total asshats. Everybody wins!

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    • Ricky McDurden

      Then again, these are the some folks that put a top ten Louisville-FSU matchup in the noon slot on ABC this weekend. Still…

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    • David K

      The UGA Ole Miss game is on ESPN at noon, not SEC Network. But you’re right, the reason they did this is because they believe Ole Miss gets beat by Bama giving them two losses. And after our weak performance against Nicholls State we look beatable on the road vs. Missouri. It came down to our game or LSU vs. Auburn in that 6pm slot.

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      • sniffer

        I follow your reasoning, but, how in the name of anything holy, does SC-KY make the primetime slot?

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        • Wolfman

          That slot, for the ESPN folks, isn’t your typical “primetime”. The noon slot we are in is generally considered to be the 3rd best SEC game, behind the CBS 3:30 and the ESPN late night. That SEC network game (SC-KY) is hidden behind the ESPN primetime game (LSU-AU), and they’d rather have something people will watch at noon, instead of stacking all the conference games into the same time slot. THE “primetime slot” is that LSU vs Auburn matchup.

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        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          The SEC Network night game is low rung. They don’t want it to cannibalize the two games on the mothership.

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    • De-Friend all people who have wedding on the weekends of Georgia games…. at least for the fall…rule of life 22A(1)a

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  6. HVL Dawg

    The good news is that we can tune in to at 3:30 and hope to finally see a meteor hit a game. Maybe this year?

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  7. Debby Balcer

    Makes no sense.

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  8. sUGArdaddy

    This is because there wasn’t good content to go around that day from other leagues. ESPN rarely has a noon SEC game, as those are usually ACC, Big 12 or Big 10 games. But, they must not have had good content, so they picked it. They’re going to fill up the main network before they start regulating things to SEC Network and ESPN2.

    This is great for the dawgs. Absolutely great.

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  9. So much for a fun day @ the Grove…

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  10. The Dawg abides

    Good and bad. On the front end, the team will be getting in mighty late from Missouri, so it’ll be a short turnaround. On the back end, they will getting back from Oxford fairly early. Tie-breaker is a sluggish home crowd and the team not having to wait around at the hotel all day. Most coaches like the early road start.

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  11. Athens Dog

    Was looking forward to long tailgate in the Grove. Rethinking going.

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  12. stoopnagle

    Who’s going? What’s your plan?

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  13. PTC DAWG

    Best case scenario for UGA, IMHO. Now tell me that the USVI gets Espn…..

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  14. Macallanlover

    Doesn’t hurt us for reasons stated above, but ESPN is just the worst. I watch the live CFB games and then turn them off until the Masters and US Open. Back on next fall.

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  15. Nashville West

    You guys have no cause to complain; that is a 9 am start for all of us on the left coast. Kinda early to pop that first beer but the second one at 9:10 should go down smoothly.

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  16. AthensHomerDawg

    Dawgs prevail. 21-10

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  17. AthensHomerDawg

    Go Dawgs!

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