Georgia’s first nooner of 2018

… is the Mizzou game.

My first reaction was a little surprised, but once you see that CBS wanted ‘Bama and Mickey wanted Georgia for sure, I can see how that wound up happening.

Still, whenever I see a morning game scheduled for television — out there, it will be — I’m always reminded of the grizzled ballplayer in Ball Four who, after being told his team was playing an early Game of the Week, complained, “Eleven AM?  I’m not even done throwing up then.”

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76 responses to “Georgia’s first nooner of 2018

  1. Well that’s to UGA’S Advantage… Can’t see the Mizzou crowd showing up in droves ‘early’. And with ‘energy’? No chance…

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    • SlobberKnocker

      Mizzou fans don’t show up in droves any time.

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    • Brandon

      Agreed. Also we won’t get back too late with Tennessee the next weekend. We need to beat Big Urnge about 60-0 for recruiting purposes, in order to throw some shade on that hope and change message Pruitt’s trying to sell.

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  2. ChiliDawg

    On the flip side, this sets up nicely for parking one’s ass on the couch for 10 hours.

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  3. Debby Balcer

    It will be 11am there. Yuck!

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  4. p44haynes

    Not a huge fan of noon games, but at least it won’t be a 5 hour affair on CBS.

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  5. DoubleDawg1318

    I am actually okay with a noon game in CoMo. The start time hurts the CST team more than the EST team and it takes the fans out. More importantly it allows us to get back to Athens and into recovery sooner. I also have a big bag of popcorn ready for the UT/UF game, so I am glad the UGA game won’t interfere.

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  6. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Love the Ball Four reference. One of my favorite books.

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  7. The bigger questions is whether Mississippi State @ Kentucky will draw more eyeballs than Tennessee-Florida. The 1990s weep.

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  8. ChiliDawg

    Oh no, do you realize what this means? Our 2nd game with Beth Mowins.

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  9. stoopnagle

    Love it.

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  10. Bigshot

    Early games on the road are good. Can get back home at a decent hour.

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  11. The 4th installment of the semi-annual Grown Man Football Classic!

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  12. Bright Idea

    We kicked some serious ass out there at 11am in 14, without Gurley.

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  13. Russ

    Surprising looking at rest of the schedule. Seeing as how Mizzou is the next “trap game” for the Dawgs, you’d think it would be afternoon or evening game.

    And thanks for reminding me that was a “Ball Four” quote. I’ve used it for years but forget I read it when I was 10 years old. Quite eye-opening at that age. And it was a gift from my Godmother. 😉 She obviously just thought it was a “baseball book”.

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  14. 92 grad

    I guess I shouldn’t be, but I’m surprised the fl tn game is at night. I guess they’re counting on the checkerboard being done and the drama of “can tn win a conference game?”.

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  15. MGW

    At least it’s away so we don’t have to read about some administrator bitching about students not showing up till the second quarter.

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  16. Jt10mc (the other one)

    That sucks for the viewing audience. My son’s Bday is that day and we have festivities planned. We were counting on this being an evening game.

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    • Bigshot

      That’s your fault for having children during football season. Mine were born in January and February. Grandchild July. Lol

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      • Russ

        My daughter was born 9/4. I learned after the first birthday to offer to plan the birthday celebrations. Since it’s usually Labor Day weekend, I always have it on Sunday.

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  17. ilini84

    There is a famous photo of renowned jazz musicians titled “A Great Day in Harlem”. They took the shot at 10am and the photographer said “most of these cats didn’t know there was two 11 o’clocks in a day!”

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/amazing-photograph-jazz-history/

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  18. The 984

    This is such a strange out of conference series we got going. I can’t believe we’ve scheduled a home and home with them every year since 2012.

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  19. Hogbody Spradlin

    Along the lines of the Ball Four story, is the tale of a 75 year old man from North Wilkesboro NC who smoked 2 packs of Camel straight pipes per day for about 40 years. R.J. Reynolds invited him to Winston-Salem for a publicity thing to prove cigarettes aren’t harmful.
    He said sure. R.J. said ‘can you be here at 9:00?’ He said ‘no way, I don’t quit coughing till 10.’

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  20. PTC DAWG

    9 AM Vegas time..get your bet on…

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  21. Will (The Other One)

    Mizzou’s game vs Purdue is a 7:30 kick, so even if they win in regulation, that’s a late flight back. Curious how that one goes, as Purdue, who doesn’t look that good, is still probably the toughest test the other other Tigers have faced this season.

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  22. Soccer Dawg

    I will be in Columbia and will be tailgating at the radio station. 11:00 am doesn’t give us much time to prepare but we will do our best.

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  23. Spike

    Let’s play some Old Man Football!!

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