A.B.C. Always.

Gotta love Kirbs for this.

As he has mentioned several times since that night, when a state-record crowd of 93,246 attended the game, Smart reiterated how important the whole affair was to Georgia’s recruiting efforts. The Bulldogs would go on to sign the nation’s No. 1-ranked class in 2020.

“It impacted recruiting probably more than any other one thing,” Smart said. “Everybody who was there that night fell in love with the place.”

Georgia football, where winning big games is a means to an end.

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17 responses to “A.B.C. Always.

  1. Derek

    But don’t try to convince anyone that booing during Arik Gilbert’s official was a bad idea.

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  2. Muttley

    I wonder how many hardcore Notre Dame fans have it as their number one fan ambition to live to see a win over Georgia. They gotta hate us.

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    • Muttley

      My personal revenge tour includes, but is not limited to: Oklahoma State, Boise State, Boston College, Texas, West Virginia, Wake Forest (!- yep, I was there), Stanford, and most of all- PITTSBURGH.

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      • Derek

        Given the 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2018 x 2 results, how can the revenge list be longer than 1?

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        • Muttley

          That isn’t revenge, that’s Job One, the job actually on the desk. The other stuff’s purely petty. But I’m a petty guy.

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          • Derek

            I have no problem with being small. And spiteful.

            I would also note an anomaly i noticed years ago that your revenge list reminded me of.

            While we’ve dominated midwestern teams. Northeastern teams? Not so much.

            We’re:
            2-2 vs BC
            2-3-1 vs maryland
            0-2 vs Navy
            1-1 vs PSU
            0-3-1 vs Pitt
            0-1 vs WVU

            Just awful. Meanwhile were something like 15-2 all time vs teams in the big10 (at the time we played them) and ND.

            It makes no sense at all.

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            • Muttley

              It’s almost all , except for the bowls, which should be played on a pretty equal basis. But the big one we both missed: Southern Cal. 0-3, and two were epic beatdowns, due in some part to the toll of train travel (they flew in 1960). I want a correction game with them real bad… preferably four corrections

              Weird anomaly from the olden days- our last meeting with navy (I’d feel guilty beating up on them now) was a rare in-season bowl game, the “Oyster Bowl”. One of those weird things they used to do…in 1957, the year we only played two games in Sanford due to economic chaos in the UGAAD..

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            • Muttley

              PS you got it right on the Big 10 thing by saying “at the time we played them”. People usually count that record up about right but miss on counting Penn State (not in as of 1-1-83) when they should actually count something like the University of Chicago- I’m too lazy to look it up.

              But if you try to tally any other way, it gets crazy, like counting decades of pre- 64 tech games in our record against the ACC.

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      • Down Island Way

        Add pedophile state to that list…

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        • Muttley

          We actually disposed of that one in 2015. Karma got ’em , too…

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          • Down Island Way

            Taxslayer bowl didn’t cleanse me from 1983…sorry, it’s just me, having that qb doing play by play on way too many UGA games just chaffs my ass…a true burial (104-nothing) is the only way…..

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            • Muttley

              I’ll buy that. One quality beating or a quantity of beatings would pay some of the bill for that Blackledge clip on an endless loop for forty years.

              On the other hand, they never need to be in a meaningful game again, and we never need to slay anything but the Gators in Jacksonville again, so I don’t know where I’d want to see ’em.

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    • trbodawg

      My UPS driver is a ND fan. He definitely hates us.

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  3. BuffaloSpringfield

    The 2 games in 57’ was because of the Asian flu. It killed 1.2 million worldwide and over 150,000 deaths in US. There was no TV most all news were by radios and there were not politicians that felt their great grandchildren should never work. This was the essence of the birth of corporate America.
    You didn’t have corporate grocery stores where your lettuce came from Guatemala. Your local grocery had their own butcher shop and a fried bologna sandwich was great for lunch.
    Mom and Dad and I had this for 3 weeks. To keep our fever down by grandmother stayed and broke ice cubes out of metal trays and held them on our heads.There was no talks of pandemics and our doctor came to the house.Think was my first exposure to penicillin. A thick milky substance shot in your ass. I had 2 in those 3 weeks and things were pretty much normal except we didn’t get our meds from China or Turkey. Our meats came from farmers we knew. Our milkman came in the house and left however many gallons we needed. He also carried small chocolate milks that were great.
    We have progressed so far. Is technology great
    Yes you could afford tickets to get in to see the Dawgs play. It was a different time social distancing meant you had to walk or ride a bike if you had one 45 minutes to throw and catch with your buddy.
    Sorry I guess ya’ll were talking about actual game opponents. Seems like we have a formable one just suiting up this fall.

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    • RangerRuss

      “Every nation ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials of national supply.” -Alexander Hamilton

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