The inevitable national title game day post

It’s weird.  The only issue I’m consumed with angst about is how easily I’m getting in the stadium.  The prospects of the game itself haven’t tied my stomach in knots.  My head and heart haven’t been doing battle today as they have over much of the season.

Maybe that’s because I’m still on a Rose Bowl high. (Every time I watch the replay of Sony’s run to end the game, I’m reminded of how similar the way I felt when I saw it live was to the way I felt watching Robert Edward’s cathartic touchdown run in the 1997 Georgia-Florida game.  Woo!)

More likely it goes back to the feeling I’ve had ever since Georgia eviscerated Auburn in the SECCG, that feeling that I’m playing with house money.  It’s crazy to process how far this program has come in such a short time — if you for some strange reason don’t believe that, go back and read this post of mine from October, 2016 to put what’s happened this season in perspective — and what that says about where it’s going.  I’ve already gotten way more out of 2017 and the first week of 2018 than I expected before this season got underway. So whatever happens tonight is cool with me.

Okay, that’s not totally true.

No, it’s not that I expect a Georgia win and will be disappointed with the second loss of the season.  If I’m honest about the title game, my head thinks that you can’t go against a Saban team that knows what to do in a momentous game like tonight’s and my heart isn’t really putting up much of an argument in response.

However, believe it or not, that isn’t the main thing I’m hoping for when I watch.  What I really want is to feel that same flash, that same instant realization that hit me midway through the 2002 Georgia-Florida game, when it suddenly struck me that for the first time in over a decade, Georgia belonged on the same field with the Gators as equals.  Don’t get me wrong; the loss was disappointing, but it was such in a very different way than I’d been used to for so many years.

Alabama has been college football’s gold standard for a decade now and, even in the wake of the 2012 heavyweight match that was the SECCG, no one has looked at the Dawgs as being on equal footing with Saban’s teams since the disastrous 2008 blackout meeting between the two programs.  That’s the thunderbolt I want to be hit with tonight.  Give me a true sense that a new sheriff’s in town and even if Georgia walks out on the short end of a field goal difference (which happens to be my prediction, by the way), I’ll feel elated in a way I haven’t felt in many a year.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if Athens has turned elite in less than two years, I can handle that.  At least I think I’d like to try.

As always, feel free to jump in with your thoughts in the comments.  I’ll see you guys and gals on the other side.

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  1. I really don’t want this to come down to a FG by Rodrigo. He has grown by leaps and bounds this year ( thanks Graduate Assistant Butler) but he still has that sliver of doubt when he steps up….To see otherwise be ample evidence of the identity change I believe you allude to. And for which I would be eternally grateful…… Cmon you hairy Dawgs, hunker DOWN one more time…….

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  2. 83Dawg

    Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott!!

    I don’t really believe in karma, but is has felt like we have been paying for that one for decades.

    Last week we got the hand on the ball, the bounce, and a freshman quarterback hitting really really tight throwing windows and the receivers actually, like, catching the damn ball.

    And key blocks in key situations, and key stops when it had to be done.

    Hoping for the best tonight.

    Go Dawgs!

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    • 83Dawg

      Also, I still have the dog suspenders I wore at the 1980 National Title game in New Orleans.

      I was sitting in the end zone Herschel scored into, when Womack just destroyed the defender on the lead block, and I will wear them in his honor tonight.

      Damn good dog, and sorry he is already gone.

      Glory glory!

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      • Mark

        That’s still one of my favorite plays of that game. Womack absolutely wasted that guy.

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        • 83Dawg

          I just looked that one up, and watched the play a few times, and, you get a lead block like that, and it is just awesome.

          As soon as Womack hit that block we were all jumping up and down in that end zone because the touchdown was inevitable.

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  3. Billy Mumphrey

    Experience didn’t help Bama against Clemson last year and it won’t help them very much tonight. This team has played in big games already this year. The Dawgs are going to win this game, period.

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  4. paul

    I would love to be able to hear Larry say just one more time “man is there going to be some property destroyed tonight!”

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  5. JCDAWG83

    I felt the same way about the “house money” thing until Rodrigo hit the fg to end the half in the Rose Bowl. Then, I was suddenly all in and really wanting this thing. Showing we belong on the field with Bama isn’t going to be enough for me tonight. I had a decade of “almost” and “if only” and, to be quite honest, I’ve had a belly full of it.

    I want to win this game.

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  6. Michael L. Murphy

    To borrow a popular refrain…”This ain’t Dodge City and Saban ain’t Bill Hickok”…. we are no longer the team that lost to Auburn the first time….we are the team that manned up and beat Auburn and then OU….have a little faith…:)

    ________________________________

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  7. Starbreaker

    Your comment on “looking like they belong” was my only goal for this year’s team, but it related to the SECCG, which I assumed would be against Bama. That game is just coming two games later and includes an amazing win against OU (which if you told me would happen after seeing how they handled OSU way back in week 2, would have blown my mind). After playing out the season, this Bama team is more than mortal and we 100% have a legit reason to think a win is possible. The key here is our offense has to find a way to keep the ball moving in the first half (even if they don’t score) and not hang the D out to dry. No turnovers, and not giving Bama penalties to move them downfield on key plays (so basically, the only warts we’ve had in games this season). Bama’s lines are super physical, which worries me…but if we make it through the first quarter even and are getting some movement, I like our chances. No championship is a cakewalk, so we’re going to have to earn it…if you want to be the best, you got to beat the best! GO DAWGS!

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  8. James Stephenson

    I do not want it to go like the Superbowl. I went in thinking well, the best coach and QB in the history of Football. As long as the Falcons do not get embarrassed and make a game of it, I will be happy. Then the 28-3 happened. Is Bama going to win, probably. But I feel that the Dawgs have a chance.

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  9. Jared S.

    Bama has the edge for all the reasons examined ad nauseum across all college football news outlets, namely Saban.

    But Georgia can win this game, and convincincingly, if they play with discipline and physicality. Just keep the main thing the main thing. Keep chopping wood regardless of the score board or what just happened or did not happen on the last play.

    Oh yeah, and get after their ass.

    Go Dawgs.

    I’ll be back later to post “I love everybody!!!!”

    That is all.

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  10. Dee Herb

    I think you just completely summed it up , playing with house money. I have been a fan since I was a kid watching the Junkyard Dawgs, and I think the best thing we have going for us is neither the team nor Kirby is afraid of Bama’ , they don’t need our memories! Whichever way it goes tonight, this has been one bad ass season.

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  11. Got Cowdog

    I said it somewhere else, it’s gonna be a war. Little Larry ain’t said shit all day. He’s just kind of sitting there with his jaw set and his fists balled up. Looks like he’s serious about this one, steely eyed.
    Vegas has the Dawgs as the dogs by what? 4? That’s too close to call. Go you Hairy Dawgs! Lets play already.

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  12. SlobberKnocker

    I’ve been waiting for this post to come up all day cause it means it’s game time.

    GATA Dawgs! Let’s go get us a Natty!

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  13. doofusdawg

    I don’t feel good about this game and had no concerns prior to Oklahoma. I fear that our game plan will be to burn clock and get the game into the 4th quarter… and I feel this plays right into Bama’s hands. I hope we try to light them up early and often… then try to pound them in the 4th quarter.

    The key to the game imo is not letting them gash us up the middle. An early lead for us might cause them to throw the ball more… which is good.

    I can also say that I am so sick of the hype leading up to this game that it won’t crush me if we don’t play in it next year.

    Regardless I think we get it done tonight. Safe travels to all those repping the G. Go Dawgs!!

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    • Starbreaker

      Agree…that is what we tried against AU in game 1 and it didn’t work. One big advantage over Bama is that we are more dynamic on offense and we need to exploit it. Chaney needs to bring his A game and put Bama on their heels in my opinion. RPOs, runs to the outside with our backs, Wims, Mecole…I want us to be the aggressor. Don’t do anything stupid, but let Fromm do what he does best – make decisions and get the balls in the hands of our playmakers.

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      • HahiraDawg

        Hunter not the hunted!!!
        Amen.
        The winner of the first quarter and a half will run away with it unless they give it back to the other in the last minute and half of the first half, then we have a game for sho!

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    • dawgtired

      “I can also say that I am so sick of the hype leading up to this game that it won’t crush me if we don’t play in it next year.”

      The off season is made for getting over the media hype. Get use to this, we’re going to be in it often going forward. To the victors, go the hype. Learn to embrace it.

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  14. Dovedawg

    Our team is good enough to win this game. We need a break or two plus minimal penalties. Remember: AU beat them. Why not us? We have great senior leadership. I don’t think you will see us waiting until the second half to play ball. Bama is Bama, but they come into this came with a few pieces missing. We can beat them. We just need to believe and then execute. At this point I’m not satisfied with just being here. If not now, when? Go Dawgs!!

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  15. PTC DAWG

    Win. The. Damn. Game.

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  16. Jack Klompus

    I cannot believe we are playing for the National Championship. I really did think this day could come, eventually. But, I didn’t know when. All I can say is that day is here and it’s spectacular.

    I have no doubt that this team is going to give it everything they have and leave nothing on the field, just as they have done all season.

    Go Dawgs!

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  17. David K.

    Let’s just blow them out. Screw Bama.

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  18. Ozam

    Amen Senator…. Couldn’t have said it better! Thanks again for all you do. Go Dawgs.

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  19. Sportsdawg

    As The Nature Boy said: “To be the man, you gotta beat the man”! Let’s go beat the man!

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  20. ApalachDawg

    To be the MAN you got to beat the MAN.
    Go Dawgs!

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  21. No Axe To Grind

    No matter what happens tonight, no UGA fan anywhere cannot call this season anything but the best season for UGA since I was in the Superdome the last time UGA won it all. As I said before, Smart and Tucker need $$$$ added to their base salaries after the season ends. Probably Chaney too.

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  22. Cojones

    The War Dept just returned from the grocers with fresh wings to cook for the game. At the counter she saw the “G” displayed on one side of a large Butterfinger bar and picked up a couple. Have any of you seen our logo on various items at commonplace stores?

    I do have an unopened bottle of commemorative Coke from the 1980 NC, but don’t remember ever seeing it on foodstuff packaging.

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  23. Aladawg

    IOMG! Words can’t say enough. Either way this has been magical. I love the Dawgs and the Senator. Woof. Just woof!

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  24. 69Dawg

    My heart says Georgia but my head says Alabama. Here’s hoping my heart is right. It’s been a long time since we’ve been here so enjoy it.

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  25. Herschel Talker

    I wish it felt like playing with house money for me. I’ve gotten way too invested in this thing. I’ve been a bundle of nerves for the last 48 hours.

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    • I feel like we’re playing with house money. That doesn’t make me not invested. We’ve come me this far … no reason to back down. Bama has all of the pressure of expectations. We can let it fly just like we have since the SEC championship game.

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  26. I am just tired of all of the Bammers and their crap. If we beat them, I might just have an out of body experience. Go Dawgs!

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  27. Tronan

    I will be disappointed if we lose tonight. It’s been far too long since UGA won a natty and the times since 1981 that we’ve had teams good enough to be #1, we screwed up just enough to fall short. This has been a long, long time coming. The Dawgs have the talent and appear to have the hunger. Let’s win this damn thing.

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  28. Debby Balcer

    This Alabama team has shown vulnerability and Smart has been analyzing their loss since it happened. I believe we are equal and could end up with the wind. I don’t believe we will fall five yards short again.

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  29. dawgtired

    The only thing that will help me live with a loss in knowing we have arrived and will be playing in many more championship games. It is now ‘WHEN we play again’ not ‘IF we play again’. It’s just a matter of time before we are right back in the playoffs. Of course I would rather NOT have to live with a loss.

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  30. siskey

    Senator, I, couldn’t agree more. A win tonight would erase UF in 2002, UF and LSU in 2003, UT in 2004, JTIII in 2005 , the blackout in 2008, and everything since 2010 even the SEC championship in 2012. If they come up short I still feel great about the season and the future.
    Go Dawgs!!

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  31. I’m pretty bummed I had to give up my tickets but that’s small shit compared to what this great season has brought.

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  32. Hogbody Spradlin

    The best positive analogy I can think of is the 2012 SECCG. We had a skilled passing QB and a stud tailback. Murray and Gurley had their yards. If we coulda held ’em a time or two we woulda won. So, is our run D better than 2012?

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  33. Busta

    I know what you all mean by this season has been “magical”, but we didn’t need or use any magic to get here…DAWGS EARNED EVERY BIT OF THIS!!!! Bama had the magic to be positioned here. We’re gonna go out and take what we earned, no regrets, beat the man, become the man, giant is now awoke, run the damn ball, hunker down…WON MORE!!!

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  34. Dolly Llama

    This God damn pregame shit with Gus and Jimbo Fisher and whoever this God damn gray-headed fool is on the left sucks moose shit.

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  35. ugafidelis

    His legacy is football. And Bulldog is his name.

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  36. Dolly Llama

    Gus Malzahn as an “analyst?” Really? Damn. Just Damn.

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  37. Hunkering Hank

    Just find a way to win. Any way.

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  38. Mayor

    Joe Tessitore is making me sick. What an asshole!

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  39. Mg4life0331

    Corso picked bama. We win.

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  40. TXBaller

    Derek, DJT said “Suck it”

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  41. ChiliDawg

    I cant fucking believe Trump is doing this. Oh wait, yes I can, he’s a fucking cunt.

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  42. Trump is a total savage!

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  43. In 1980 a freshman led the Dawgs; 2017 is the same. And UGa is contractually obligated to win the National Title either one year before or after Clemmons.

    So it is written. Sic “Em!!

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  44. Kdawg

    There’s some serious nerves out there. Let’s through the first quarter unscathed and settle in.

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  45. dawgman3000

    Too many athletes. We can’t match up with em yet.

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  46. Mayor

    Hurts just got hurt I think!

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  47. Truckin

    This cverage is awful. I don’t want to see commentators walking up and down sidelines.

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  48. Tn Dawg

    Too many athletes my ass.

    We got plenty of players. F*ck that respect them mentality.

    GATA!

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  49. dawgman3000

    We have to start attacking the edges with jet and toss sweeps to try and make those big boys run.

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  50. Tn Dawg

    I like how nonchalantly that is stated.

    “Georgia has been remarkably injury free except for losing Jacob Eason”.

    Umm, yeah losing your starting quarterback is kind of a big deal. Fromm has just made it seem insignificant.

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  51. Raleighwood Dawg

    That was a money throw to Ridley for the first down

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  52. Raleighwood Dawg

    Roquan on punt coverage!

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  53. AusDawg85

    Wait…is the game tonight?!

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  54. They can’t stop Fromm. This game’s over.

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    • I think probably so too, but a quick Elephant INT for 6 would flip the vibe real quick. Fromm gotta stay humble. And I want somew more Bellamy roaring around the edge.

      First time Bama held scoreless in 1st Half since 2007!

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  55. AusDawg85

    Wow! Better than anybody expected. Bama will come hard after Jake in the 2nd half. Time to ground and pound, wear their asses out like we’ve done all year.

    You gotta believe!

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  56. dawgman3000

    Unless Saban puts the Tua tongue twister last name kid in for Hurts, I’m feeling pretty good about our chances here. Keep Chopping!

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  57. Jared S.

    Why is Bama wearing red and Gs on their helmets.

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  58. The Truth

    Those striped shirts have one fucking job — MAKE THE RIGHT FUCKING CALLS!!! DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT A FACEMASK IS!!!

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  59. dawgman3000

    Why is Parrish covering Ridley? That is not a good match up for us.

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  60. The Truth

    Have a freshman qb dead to rights in the backfield. Let him escape for a first down. TD ensues. I hope that’s not the play where it came unglued.

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  61. Doggoned

    Goddamn Big 10 refs.

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  62. Doggoned

    Where is the sideline interference?

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  63. Mayor

    Refs gotta insert themselves into the action. It is, after all, all about them and not the players you understand.

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  64. Alright Fromm convert another 3rd down

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  65. Raleighwood Dawg

    Brice almost f*cked that one up

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  66. SCDawg

    4th quarter. Crazy game. Hold on Dawgs. Hunker down.

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  67. Mayor

    The refs are blowing a lot of calls and all of them seem to be going against the Dawgs. I wonder if somebody has money on the game?

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  68. Ellis

    No way refs are going to let us win this game. Second half officiating has been horrid.

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  69. Truckin

    Chubb seems off a step or two.

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  70. Doggoned

    Clear horse-collar tackle on Hardman.

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  71. Doggoned

    Clear horse-collar tackle on Hardman.

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  72. Tn Dawg

    F*cking blew it.

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  73. Tn Dawg

    Yet another cock-tease season.

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  74. Ellis

    I assume the officials will get the game ball. Absolute garbage refs in the second half. I wish we had been beaten by a better team than lose like this.

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  75. HOLEEE SHITEE. Team of destiny is the only explanation.

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  76. AusDawg85

    You gotta believe….

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  77. Doggoned

    Cut our hearts out.

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  78. Coweta Dawg

    3rd and Grantham: damn what a call.

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  79. Dolly Llama

    I still love everybody.

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  80. Debby Balcer

    We can’t beat Bama and the refs.

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  81. Paul

    Well they did what Alabama does. Wore us down. We just didn’t have anything left at the end.

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  82. Mayor

    Notice how tv won’t show a replay of the final play. That’s because Bellamy was held on the play. Refs decided this game.

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    • There were penalties all thru the 2nd half and they all tilted the same way. I hate to come off as the jaded conspiracy guy, but sweet Gawd the 2nd half was jobbed.

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      • Mayor

        Yup. The refs were bought. Bama is a really good team that doesn’t need much help. The blocked punt would have put the game out of reach so….flag on Georgia to take it away. Another Georgia score would have put the game out of reach so no-call on a face mask that would have given the Dawgs a first down in Bama territory. I’m sick of seeing refs steal wins from the Dawgs. If you will recall the refs tried to help Auburn in the SECCG but the Dawgs were able to play through it.

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    • And what would you expect with the P*ssygrabber-in-Chief in attendance?

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    • Mayor

      FWIW I have now seen a replay and I don’t think Bellamy was held on that play.

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  83. 😦

    That one hurts. That one really hurts.

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  84. HVL Dawg

    5 yards short.

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  85. D as in Dawg

    Bottom line: UGA had a solid team w/ possibly the worst group of defensive backs in college football. Also, the play calling went complete bullshit in the second half. Lastly, Michel should have been on the field over Chubb, but Chaney can’t see that. Good night. There’s always next year.

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  86. Biggen

    Second half play calling was a scratcher. We took our foot off the gas

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  87. AusDawg85

    Nuts kicked.

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  88. Doggoned

    Our day is coming.

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  89. Rebar

    What a wonderful season!! Any honest soul would admit to astonishment at the quick turnaround. We stood toe to toe with best and came out a very grudging second. Go Dawgs!

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  90. dawgman3000

    Great season. We let this one get away, but the SEC and the college football world has been put on notice. This is the worst team Kirby will have. We will be back. GO DAWGS!

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  91. Damn. I KNEW we had it. I think I’m going to puke.

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  92. Fuck a bunch of whining, be proud of these kids.

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  93. You called it Senator, we lost by 3.

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  94. Doggoned

    Helluva year. We need better receivers, defensive backs and OL.
    Thanks, seniors and Roquan, and all you DGDs.

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  95. That’s what it feels like to be a Georgia fan … get screwed by the officials and then have your heart pulled out.

    To the team, thanks for an incredible ride … SEC champions and Rose Bowl champions. You made Georgia football fun again.

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  96. Tn Dawg

    Yeah, the refs sucked.

    But we just blew it.

    We are cursed.

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  97. Tua seems like a pretty good guy. Proud of our Dawgs, congrats to bama.

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  98. Cosmic Dawg

    We all love Chubb, but as mentioned above I just do not understand giving him so many carries when he obviously didn’t have it tonight. Here’s the box score for the tailbacks:

    CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
    Sony Michel 14 98 7.0 0 26
    Nick Chubb 18 25 1.4 0 7
    D’Andre Swift 4 15 3.8 0 7

    Sony was having great success, and it wasn’t even close. I understand how you might split carries through the first half, but the difference in winning or losing might have been swapping the number of carries above.

    Combine that with the weird schizo playcalling – brilliant one drive, then three runs up the gut on the best run defense in America on the next drive, and I just get pissed. We stopped passing on 1st down. What was the Ramsey thing?

    Georgia probably had the better team tonight Except possibly for Fromm being off a bit from his usual game, I think this loss is mostly on the coaches.

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  99. Helmand Dawg

    We had done a good job defending the big play all night and got burned in OT. With Bama there’s just no room for error.

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  100. ChiliDawg

    I told y’all everything Trump touches turns to shit.

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  101. 92 grad

    Fucking refs. That game was fixed in BHAM. No doubt. I’m fucking done.

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  102. Tn Dawg

    Well, a few things are still for sure…

    6 a.m. will still come early, I’ll still have to pack my daughter’s lunch in the morning, work will still suck and the coffee will be taste like cheap Sam’s Club filtered through a used tube sock, the Bama douchebags will update their wardrobe the whatever number they claim this one is, and life will be miserable and mundane for a few months.

    Then, as spring emerges and spring ball starts up, I’ll start getting excited again, much like a battered girlfriend who really believes their boyfriend has changed and won’t beat their eyes shut this time and that white picket fences are right around the corner. Who knows how long that excitement will last before the cold, open-handed slap of reality reminds me yet again that as much as I want it to be different it always ends the same way.

    Night y’all. It was a fun year!

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  103. Biggus Rickus

    One day I’ll watch Georgia not get fucked over by officials in a game against an SEC opponent. Still, it was a good game and a great year. And the future still looks bright for the program.

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  104. ugafidelis

    I wanted it for those Seniors. Dannit!! It was not to be…

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  105. Bulldog Joe

    Just got home. Proud of them.

    Three overtimes in one week. What a ride.

    We’ll be back.

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  106. Don’t let one troll take over.

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  107. Triple Dog Dare You

    They still won’t know us in Montana But I ain’t never met no hot chick fromm there anyhow.

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  108. dawgtired

    The morning after:
    Well obviously there is some emotional pain, after coming so close. I wanted it bad for the seniors and the Bulldawg nation…and for my daughter and myself.
    But what a year! There is so much to celebrate. If you had laid out the year and told me what might happen before it began, I would have paid good money to ensure it played out.
    From the awesome wins in historic venues, like South Bend and the Rose Bowl, to an SEC Championship and a close overtime game against Alabama for all the marbles, not to mention a Kirb-stomp on the Gators in between, and we did it with a freshman QB…yeah, I’ll take it.

    To sum it up in a few words…

    It’s STILL great to be a Georgia Bulldawg!

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  109. Russ

    Well, I guess it all evened out. We come back from 17 down, and we lose being 13 up. It sure sucks.

    Second half play calling was a head scratcher. On our last drive to possibly win the game, neither Sony or Chubb see the field? Bizarre. Fromm throws a helmet pass? And it wasn’t Parrish’s best night. Maybe give him some help?

    Anyhoo…great season by the Dawgs. I still say we’re ahead of schedule and expect to be back real soon. I just hope our luck with injuries this year doesn’t swing the other way next year.

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  110. Uglydawg

    For any of you that take the AJC..one of their “features” this morning, something that they saw as fit to print, is an article consisting of GT fans mocking “Georgia’s crushing loss”. Of course I didn’t read it and neither should you, but I have never seen a paper do anything that classless before.

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    • Russ

      LOL! That’s all they’ve got. We killed them in football and basketball. I guess they win the anime competition.

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    • Wow. The funny part is that those GT fans have no idea what tools they look like by doing that. That was 60 + minutes of ass kicking football. Tech couldn’t have hung with either team for a quarter.

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    • PatinDC

      Too late. We can’t go back. Bad calls are part of the game.

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    • Uglydawg

      Watch at full screen. This was the turning point of this game. It’s not going to change the outcome but it might change the way the loss is seen by some. Once again, the refs effected the outcome of a billion dollar game.

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  111. PatinDC

    Who does that?
    Who pulls their starting championship QB after one half for a freshman who has never played and still wins the game?

    FFS.

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  112. AusDawg85

    Blackledge, Marino and now some hawaiian tupperware kid. Thank God the ND qb couldn’t throw. 1 – 3 in my lifetime now.

    Sighhhhhhhh………..

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  113. Uglydawg

    That giant running back that Alabama inserted late in the game was a hoss.
    He’s a true freshman?

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