The Ghost of G-Day Past

Boy, lots of great, memorable performances here.  Like this one:

APRIL 12, 2012

Red 32, Black 31

… The 2012 game also provided the platform for Christian LeMay’s only big Saturday as a Georgia Bulldog. He completed 7 of 10 passes for 154 yards and an interception and threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jay Rome in the fourth quarter that would have been a game-winner had the Black team been able to make the 2-point conversion. LeMay wound up transferring to Jacksonville State.

Er… okay, how ’bout this one?

APRIL 10, 2010

Black 17, Red 7

At the time of the 2010 game, Reed Plaza on Sanford Stadium’s north side was undergoing extensive renovations, so several sections were closed. Redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger was the game’s big dog, completing 6 of 10 passes for 150 yards and touchdown passes to Rhett McGowan and Arthur Lynch.

Eight days later, Mettenberger was dismissed from the team due to an incident that earned him an arrest near Valdosta. A former Oconee County High standout, Mettenberger went on to play at LSU and was a starting quarterback in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans.

Eh, screw it.  I’m just going for the tailgate, anyway.

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10 responses to “The Ghost of G-Day Past

  1. Exactly why I will rep the G from Section HD … that, a kid’s lacrosse games, and the traffic/parking will keep me away from Athens today.

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  2. Derek

    As unimportant as the outcome today: individual performances.

    Still interested in watching Fields, the ILB group and Lecounte this afternoon.

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  3. Bright Idea

    I finally caught on that G Day under Richt was a joke, 1s vs. 2s and and a hurry up get it over with running clock. I’m not going today either because I want to watch a football game on my new SHD TV. Also if I peep through the fence at practice they run me off since I’m not a big donor, but they beg me to come to G Day and tell me where to sit. Not complaining, just sayin’.

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  4. Brandon

    Banished from Valdosta,

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  5. Dolly Llama

    Arthur Lynch. There’s a player I liked but haven’t heard about in a while.

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  6. ugafidelis

    Wow, that’s kind of sad to read.

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  7. Dave

    Wonder how the history of UGA Football might have unfolded had Zork Muffintopper not been so frisky and gotten the boot.

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  8. We_Will_Get_Fooled_Again

    I forgot it was only eight days after the G-Day game that Mettenberger got kicked off the team. I could have sworn that the Murray-or-Mettenberger debate raged on for a while after Mett’s performance in the spring game. Memory’s a funny thing.

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  9. Fetch

    Ok, technically, it wasn’t just “near Valdosta” but “in Valdosta” as Remerton is an island totally surrounded by Valdosta.

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