At least Barbara Dooley’s keeping it to herself this go ’round.
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I can think of a lot greater sins than a mom pulling for her youngest son in a football game. Or a dad, either. Always seemed weird to me that anyone would make a big deal out of that.
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Don’t have a problem in the world with her pulling for DD, just no need to make a public spectacle over it.
Agree, nothing wrong at all with a parent pulling for her child to succeed. In fact, it would be unnatural, and troubling, if she did not. But wearing an orange outfit in Sanford when SOD was at TN, was just slapping UGA fans in the face. Will not forgive her for that. Vince walked the line very well, Babs was an epic fail. Expected more from her as a former UGA First Lady. Gracious and classy….not!
So, pull for your son, just not vigorously? Speak for yourself about feeling slapped in the face. I didn’t care a bit, and figured being a UT fan was it’s own punishment, anyway. YMMV, but still don’t see why anyone would care. It isn’t like she was waving an orange shaker in your face. Vince was much more measured, as you’d expect. Moms aren’t objective, in my experience. You may have a variety of complaints about her, and your opinion is your opinion, but this seems like pretty small potatoes.
I always felt SOD took more after Barbara than he did Vince. Important question: Will SOSOD (aka GSOD) see playing time vs. Missouri?
He’s not on the travel roster per the article but is going to be in the stands.
It’s her son – I think we all get that.
I think if he were the head coach, you’d here more out of her. For eithe4 Dooley, it’s like they can’t lose this game. But Babs may take the loss a little harder.
I thought Vince always handled his son’s time at UT with a lot of class, and really didn’t hear anyone get upset about it. Everyone seemed to understand. As for Babs and her over the top Tennessee flavored dresses and unabashed allegiance to her son… I always thought we were good natured in our criticism… maybe I missed something ugly though… who knows.
Yeah, I didn’t care if she wore that ugly-ass orange. Didn’t hurt my feelings at all. She’s pulling for her son.
Gosh, a couple of glaring errors in that article. First, it claimed that Dooley has been associated with UGA athletics for 64 years. Second, Vince did stay at home and watched his son on television so Vince would not create a story. By contrast Barbara declined the tickets offered to UT family in the UT section, insisted in sitting in the VIP box she usually sat in surrounded by UGA folks, wearing garish orange and cheering loudly for Precious.
She made herself a big story.
I would have cheered for Precious, too, but my complaint is how obnoxious she was about it.
And she has a stupid stance on breastfeeding!
Well, at least metaphorically, it seems she believes Precious hasn’t been weened yet.
Well 1980 was almost 40 years ago, so 64 years might not be that big of a stretch.
Maybe I’m mellowing in my old age. but I thought it was a nice article.
This was a nice article. Thanks for refraining from your usual poking at Derek.
Looks like Dooley has done okay so far with the Mizzou offense. I guess he’s learned to stay out of the way. And I mean that seriously. Sometimes doing nothing/very little is the right approach.
Actually articles mention he has made some nice changes with nudging them more to a more conservative position by using more running, play action off the run, and less frantic tempo. Some positive reaction from the players, including Locke. Seems to more than just staying out of the way, good for him. Who said UVA grads couldn’t learn from life’s lessons and overcome their learning?
They can finish 11-1 for all I care, as long as we’re the 1.
But color me surprised that he hasn’t screwed up their offense.
Is this a recycled article from when DD was at LSU or UT? Feels like deja-vu.
I would tell my kid how much I loved him and wanted him to kick Georgia’s ass. Then I would sit in the stands on the Georgia side of the field and holler and scream for the team that made me a multi-millionaire. But then I am a greedy SOB. I also know Mrs. Dooley and I would never expect her to be dishonest. She is/was a very nice lady.
“We’re always looking for the aggregate of marginal gains.” — Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 7/16/19
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