It’s not going to be a normal bowl season. That should mean only one thing.

Two of college football’s preeminent bowl games will not allow fans to attend when they kick off early next year.

The Rose Bowl, one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games, and Fiesta Bowl made their announcements Thursday.

The Tournament of Roses said it requested special permission for a limited number of fans or select number of guests of both teams to be in attendance for the Rose Bowl, which will be played on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, but was denied because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and city of Pasadena.

Let’s face it, this year’s bowl season will be unlike any other.  Either no fans in attendance at all, or in very limited numbers.  And no win requirement means… well, this.

Fans or no fans, ESPN is going to churn out its usual amount of broadcast product.  I think there are something like twelve slots in the postseason available for SEC teams right now.  Jeremy Pruitt lobbying for his 2-5 team to play in a bowl game isn’t as much of a joke as we’d like to think it is.

So, allow me to beat that dead horse again.  Greg McGarity will be spending the next three weeks taking his retirement victory lap.  Josh Brooks, you want that job?  Show me how much.  Throw out the rule book and lobby hard for Georgia to play Georgia Tech in a bowl game.  Might I mention that the Jackets have the same number of wins right now as do the Vols?  It’s not even that much of a stretch to make the argument.

I’d much rather get my annual dose of COFH than watch the Dawgs face the third or fourth best team from the Big Ten.  I suspect much of the Dawgnation feels the same.  Just do it, guys.

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116 responses to “It’s not going to be a normal bowl season. That should mean only one thing.

  1. gotthepicture

    I’m on board for COFH Bowl instead of facing Cincy or Indy/Wiscy/NW.

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  2. DC Weez

    Yessir. Give me Georgia vs. Georgia Tech in Charlotte. Georgia vs. Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl doesn’t compare. Do it Josh!

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    • Down Island Way

      Why charlotte, we don’t need no stinkin’ bowl thing to play nerd football, keep it in state, Piedmont park, Macon, Ga. or even at the Braves ball park…just bring it!

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    • NC is only letting 7000 in outdoor stadiums right now. Wouldn’t be surprised if the Governor changes that in the near future too.

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    • Greg

      presume that is sarcasm….but would take Cincinnati or BYU as it stands now over GT any day. They are not even competition anymore, rather see the Dawgs go schedule a good Georgia HS.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Playing GT in the Mayo BOWL would be a joke. A bad one.

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    • Muttley

      The bowls should also be trading conference alignments where (if?) possible to keep schools in their region. Tech-Georgia in Charlotte, Birmingham, Jax, Atlanta…

      But for bonus points, McGatory, get CHOA involved in the tradition of the old Scottish Rite games. Schedule it in Atlanta as a benefit if the bowl doesn’t work.

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  3. I want us to smash Fech but we’re going to Atlanta.

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  4. D as in Dawg

    Guess it’s being a FL Dawg, but I’m not remotely interested in that game. I’d rather play a team with a pulse because a) it’s something different and b) it could be much better prep for next year’s huge opening game against Clemson.

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    • Biggen

      Yeah I’m also not interested in playing a Tech squad that couldn’t give a shit less.

      JT and receiver need reps. Lets play a team that knows what they are doing.

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      • fisheriesdawg

        “Yeah I’m also not interested in playing a Tech squad that couldn’t give a shit less.”

        Until we streak past eight, I am. We’ve wasted a year towards putting the drought in the dustbin of history.

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        • ugafidelis

          I think that’s the difference between Georgia based Dawg fans and Florida based Dawg fans. For y’all it’s all about the Nerds, and for us it’s all about the damn Gators.

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          • As a native South Georgia Dawg, it’s both for me. The Handbags and the Nerds of North Avenue are 1a and 1b for me.

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            • With the Barn as a rapidly closing 2nd.

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            • otto1980

              Metro Atlanta native, Auburn was #1 in the 80s with UF #2 when SOS arrived the Crocs went to #1, and GT was stable at 3. Currently UF #1, Auburn and UTk fight for 2 and 3, and GT #4

              I had rather play GT than Cincy. I am over getting the prize of playing the group of 5 school that thinks they were cheated out of being in the playoff. I am also not overly excited about playing a Big10 team. GT works just fine.

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          • Spell Dawg

            You got that right, the gator hate flows through me like the force. Kirby might have coined FTMF, but I’ve been living that sh*t for decades down here.

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          • mddawg

            I’ve always thought the difference was due to age rather than geography, but it could be either (or some combo of the two of course). Growing up, I wasn’t really interested in college football, but I remember at least being somewhat aware of it during high school. The 37-17 victory stands out a little because I remember a few of my high school teachers who had the score posted in their classrooms. So once I became a Dawg fan, the Gators were the big bad. And then Auburn became big bad 1B after the 2010 game.

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            • Spell Dawg

              Well, you’re not wrong. I’m on the bad side of 50, Gators won every year I was in college. It was the beginning of that god-awful decade. That sucked, but attending a Florida college made it that much worse.

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          • fisheriesdawg

            I went to grad school at Florida during the era of Tebow idol worship. I had to put up with two basketball and two football national titles while I was down there. Believe me, my passion to beat the Gators burns with the fire of a thousand suns. There is no team out there that I want to beat more in a given year.

            Tech is different. I want them fully subservient to us. Walking out of that stadium after beating them yet again (it’s been 21 years and counting since they beat us at Mark Richt Field) is one of the great joys of life. And the drought is the one thing that they still have over us, because I don’t count that asterisk of a half-title in 1990. Hating the Gators doesn’t in any way preclude wanting to boot-stomp the nerds again and again and again.

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          • Dawglicious

            I hate ‘em all, except Vandy. I spread that Vandy hate around when I need a little extra hate. Most of that has gone to Auburn since Cam and Nick.

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          • charlottedawg

            To me florida, will always be public enemy #1 and tech will never come close.

            We need to beat florida to accomplish our goals in any given season. If we want to play for a NC, we have to win the sec, if we want to win the sec, we have to win the East, if we want to win the East, we have to beat florida because the balance of power in the division now and for the foreseeable future is georgia or florida will be the division winner. (I think tennessee is well on the way to permanent irrelevance). Therefore the florida game will always be more important than the tech game and even more important than auburn.

            Throw in the fact that tech is just not in the same tier as georgia as a program (not should they ever be) and it’s not even close. Tech is the cousin at Thanksgiving bragging about what a big shot he is because he just got promoted to branch manager at enterprise rent a car. Florida is the guy you gotta beat out for the partner promotion if you want to be CEO someday.

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      • gotthepicture

        I think most of the valuable reps are in the 10-14 practice sessions, not in the 3.5 hour game. Yes, the competition might be a little stronger if they play in the Peach Bowl, but I’m not sure that makes a difference 9 months later compared to the overall reps of the bowl season.

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        • Biggen

          It makes a difference when we get a monster lead on tech by the 2nd quarter and we go into manball in the second half using Bennett and Beck to hand the ball off. What good does that do??

          There is no reason that UGA needs to play this game. Pride and Vanity notwithstanding.

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    • tenesseewasnevergreat

      Count me in there. Tech is irrelevant and all the more so when we don’t give them a game they don’t deserve. We don’t prove anything by beating them and they don’t deserve to play us. I’d rather see a matchup with a team that we wouldn’t ordinarily get on our schedules.

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  5. fisheriesdawg

    I’m all about playing Tech in a bowl game this year…but it’s hard to see us not getting into the NY6 games this year at this point, and no AD is going to turn down one of those games, even in this weird-ass year.

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  6. Jim Cook

    Rather see a top ten mach up, maybe BYU?

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I agree about playing Tech. Just as an alternate thought, what if we play a big name program we haven’t played in decades? Who? Good question, I’m open to suggestions.

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  8. NotMyCrossToBear

    I would love to beat the shit out of Tech. I’m talking a relentless and embarrassing ass beating. I could not think of a better way to end this football season.

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    • tenesseewasnevergreat

      IF Kirby was willing to go for the all time high score on them, then I think it would be worth it. That won’t happen, though. Kirby will go up by 28 and then coast. I’m not interested in this game at all.

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  9. Interesting that nowhere in that bowl-game logo, or the tweet itself, is it mentioned where the Lockheed-Martin Bowl game will be played. Just the time of the game and the TV network.

    Makes me suspect a conspiracy, that this bowl will be a video-game simulation, not two real teams getting together on an actual field of grass somewhere.

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  10. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    the F-16 hellfire manufacturer bowl is based in Ft Worth at the home of the purple horny frogs.

    playing and crushing Tech is the remaining goal for 2020. we need to go a uf-uk type run on those nerds.

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  11. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Right now Georgia is slotted for the NY6 Peach Bowl, not one of the Florida bowls to play the Big Ten.

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  12. Will playing Tech provide quality football viewing? No. Help provide good practice reps? No. Help recruiting? No. Increase UGA’s ranking? No.
    Can somebody name a positive other than we get to seal club these guys because I don’t see one?

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    • Increase UGA’s ranking? Seriously? Who gives a shit?

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      • End of year rankings affect the initial rankings the following year. Period.

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        • The only rankings that matter are those of the selection committee, and they don’t come out until late November.

          But, sure, if you’re all wound up by that preseason AP poll, knock yourself out.

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            • otto1980

              Dude you have a point and I might agree with you if UGA were not not in the SEC. However a SEC Champ gets in the playoff and thus I am not concerned about preseason rankings. If UGA were in the Big12 or PAC, I’d change my mind.

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              • originaluglydawg

                If ND or anOSU are ranked in the top four or five (they almost certainly will be) they will have to have a miserable 21 season to move their asses out of there. A one loss SEC team would be denied over a one loss Notre Dame regardless of which team is actually better. I may be wrong about this, but I believe it. That’s why I’d like to finish strong against a top ten team. I believe it matters even if it doesn’t.
                That’s my belief and I’m sticking to it like Corch sticks to the Kirby loves Stetson meme.
                And for those that bitch continually about playing cupcakes, GT is a cupcake with double frosting, a cherry on top and soaked in sweet milk. They’re not about to sign up for that ass beating. They would be a good match for Vandy’s second team or the New Hampshire state HS football champs.
                Georgia’s better than that. We’ve finally gotten GT to where they are completely irrelevant. Ignoring them is best.

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              • Derek

                Yep, there are two paths to the playoffs for us:

                1 (maybe 2) loss or less SEC Champ
                Undefeated entering SECCG and lose a close one.

                Preseason rankings will not matter if we don’t do one of those.

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    • akascuba

      Ill never tire of grinding tech into the dirt. Ive taken too much abuse from their fans while at Mark Richt field to ever forgive or forget.

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  13. Dawg93

    sorry, but I have zero desire to play Tech in a bowl game. I’d rather they be sitting at home during bowl season and that we play/beat a halfway decent opponent. Given the cumulative record of the teams we’ve beaten so far this year (a woeful 17-32, which will be 17-41 after this Saturday), I’d like to say we actually beat a relatively good team in 2020.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Well said. If Brooks wants the A.D. job, I say he can show it by landing a Florida bowl against a worthy opponent.

      If gtu were a good team I’d say yes. But that team sucks and has zero business being in a bowl game.

      Given the choice of Monken polishing his offensive attack against a team with a winning record, versus seal clubbing a terrible gtu team with 40+ running plays up the middle, I’ll take the former.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        WHAT???

        What is going on here. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

        Why would we go to a Tier-2 Bowl (Outback or Gator) or even a Tier-1 Bowl (Citrus) when we are currently slotted for a NY6 Bowl (Peach)???

        Why would we turn down more money to go play in Florida???

        If Josh Brooks actually does do that, he should be fired on the spot!

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  14. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    The Senator has a real point but it doesn’t need to be a Bowl game. Is the UGA-Mizzou makeup game going to be played and if so when? If yes and it’s played on December 12 then play Tech in Athens (the game was at Grant Field last year) on December 19. If no, either play (again, in Athens) on December 12 or 19.

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  15. Vapordog

    Destroying the Nerds in Charlotte does not sound that entertaining, or productive (we would get more value playing Grayson HS). Miami or BYU would be ideal, but it seems we are a lock for Peach vs Cincy

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  16. One of the posters known as Mark

    I am both a south Georgia (Moultrie) Dawg and older (class of 78), and there is zero doubt in my mind: there is no pleasure on planet earth as good as beating tech, regardless of whether they are 9-0 or 0-9. The only question is whether it’s better to beat the living hell out of them, a la 2002, or to give them hope and then snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, a la 1997.

    Perhaps I do not have the tech/Florida conflict because I was raised by a pair of 1930s UGA grads, for whom hating tech was as necessary as breathing.

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    • TripleB

      I think Mark hit the nail on the head. He hates Tech because that was the biggest rival when he came into being a Dawg fan. I came into UGA fandom a little later (Class of 90). When you are in school its not as big a deal as when you graduate and become an adult fan. From the time I graduated it’s been Florida that has been the biggest thorn in our sides. Tech not so much. My year as far as football goes turns on what happens in Jacksonville.
      Playing Tech this year would not mean much to me. How about a rematch with Florida after Alabama kicks there ass!

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  17. Russ

    I’d love to beat the crap out of tech this year instead of a meaningless bowl game. At the very minimum, our AD should publicly and loudly advocate for it just so we can hear tech come up with reasons why it can’t do it. No humiliation is too small for the nerds.

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  18. Illini84

    I just want to see the Dawgs play as many games as possible.

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  19. charlottedawg

    So assuming we don’t lay eggs against vandy or Mizzou, I only want to play tech if they’re good enough to get into the peach bowl, which….. they’re not. I care much more about ugas resume than proving, again, that we’re better than the local division 2 team (yes, I know they’re in the ACC, let me get my jabs in)

    I’m an alum who grew up in atlanta but would we really even think about tech more than once a year if it weren’t for how pathetically obsessed with UGA they are? It’s really satisfying to beat them but it’s more a feeling of reinforcing and reminding them of the pecking order as well as an annual reality check on their delusions than some big accomplishment. To me they’re basically vanderbilt with more hate in their heart.

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  20. RangerRuss

    If you don’t have enough hate for tech in your heart then click on to stinktalk and read the vitriol and disrespect those weaselly, pencil neck, pale skin piss stains sling toward us and our fine institution. I’m still mad those cunts scored in that 52-7 beatdown the Dawgs laid on ’em last year.
    The hell with Georgia tech, those slimy, mung infested pussies.

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    • Got Cowdog

      One of the great things abut your posts, RR, is pretty much once a week there will be an insult to a rival that I’ve never been exposed to. That said, I’m off to google “Mung”….

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    • originaluglydawg

      Ignoring them is best. They know they suck. Engaging them in conversation or on the field is just giving them an opportunity to display their vitriol.
      Besides, they have already committed to play in the Rhode Island HS Football championship game (if they can muster one more ACC win).

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    • Derek

      I think the folks at Georgia State, Kennesaw State and Georgia Southern may be more deserving of our attention.

      Those assholes only exist because of us. Maybe they need a reminder….

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    • Russ

      Preach, RR! Just cruised by Stinktalk and there were at least three threads about UGA there. The hate flows through them, and by extension, me. I was raised to hate Tech by my father, who grew up in Athens and then had to put up with Tech in-laws during the dark 50’s drought. We can never beat Tech badly enough or often enough.

      I moved to Florida right before the ol’ Ball Sack invented football at UF, so the hate is pretty strong there, too. But Tech hate is old and ingrained, and I hate Tech to honor my father.

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  21. Derek

    If Josh Brooks asks the rhetorical question:

    “so Tech ONLY gets into a bowl game if we agree to play them?? Otherwise they stay home, yes? Well, let’s see….Hmmmm…. I say fuck ‘em!!”

    AD for life I say.

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  22. Lin Clayton

    My disdain for Tech isn’t what it used to be, but I will admit the Saturday after Thanksgiving was plain weird. Having said that, I’d rather see us in the Peach vs. Cincy or BYU over playing the Joke By Coke. Now, if it ends up being vs. a lower tier Big 10 team, then, yeah, line up the Nerds for some further humiliation.

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  23. Rivals? FU, as I was practically raised in Hogtown. Married one of ’em, though. That keeps the fire burning.
    Auburn, as I was at UGA 77-81 and watched them dash our hopes 3x
    Tennessee just ’cause they suck.
    Tech used to rank 2 but they’re just irrelevant any more.

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  24. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Hey y’all… I hate the NATS like any good Dawg should… but we’re not going to play them in Charlotte. We shouldn’t even think about playing them in Charlotte.

    Why?

    BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO PLAY IN A NY6 BOWL. THE PEACH BOWL!

    Why the fuck would we want to go play in a Tier-3 Bowl instead of a NY6 bowl? Some of y’all are off your rockers. Even as a thought experiment, this is dumb. No one trades a NY6 Bowl invite to go play in a Tier-3 Bowl. That’s idiotic.

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    • RangerRuss

      There you go making sense again. Hate is basically senseless and unreasonable. I despise those piss ants and all they stand for. I ask The GRITS for forgiveness the mornings I put mustard on my sausage biscuit. Yeah, there are more prestigious and lucrative Bowls for the Dawgs. But the opportunity to humiliate and mentally sodomize the nerd’s egos again is a GEORGIA thing.
      With props to originaluglydawg,
      FTMIPussies!

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        fuck those mother… itching… pussies?

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        • RangerRuss

          Fuck those mung infested pussies.

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        • Got Cowdog

          “Mung” is a bean, soybeans. After harvesting they are stored in Silos, big tank/ upside down funnel looking things. If the beans are too wet when harvested or they get wet in the silo they rot and clog the exfluent funnel of the silo. The only way to clear it is to shovel the whole damn thing out, then wash the inside of the silo down. I personally have never had to do this, but I ran “mung” by Got Sr. and he said this:
          “Mung? Rotten fucking beans? Fucking rotten beans are the nastiest thing I’ve ever dealt with. Granddaddy put me and Uncle Cowdog down in a silo on ropes to shovel that nasty shit out. We had to burn our fucking clothes when we were done and the stink stayed on us for days.”
          I’d say “Mung infested pussies” might be a high water mark for insults.

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          • RangerRuss

            Well, Mr Got Sr.’s definition of mung certainly fits. We considered it as that toe cheese-like substance that forms in the crotch area of grunts who didn’t bathe regularly or of their similarly nasty female companions.
            I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary. For a real treat I recommend you do the same. That more aptly describes our North Avenue “rivals”.
            Hehehehehe.

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            • Got Cowdog

              Got Sr. is a treasure. He grew up hard, and when I came along…fast. Anytime the subject of “Should we play Tech” comes up? I’ll never forget walking out of Grant Field and the drunk tech fan spitting on Uncle Cowdog when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old. I’ve never seen anyone hit that hard.

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              • RangerRuss

                I would’ve enjoyed watching Uncle Cowdog dole out that instant respect to the disrespectful gnat. It’s amusing to see the look of surprise mixed with pain if they’re still conscious.

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              • RangerRuss

                Ah! I do understand.
                Ya know, a smart man learns from his mistakes. A genius learns from the mistakes of others. I’d be willing to bet a liter of Lagavulin 16 year old that you never threw down with Uncle Cowdog or particularly Mr Got Sr. once you saw that.

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            • Got Cowdog

              Left out #fuckthosemunginfestedpussies

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  25. Tony BarnFart

    I think a creative play could be to play Tech in a “bowl” but make a “concession” that they’ll get it as a “home” game at Bobby Dodd so as to flip-flop Tech and Auburn back to the way they were.
    /Although as I type this, I think that would now implicate a domino effect of the math of total home games and future non-cons. Maybe you could flip flop the home/away years on some of those future non-cons.

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  26. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    ” I suspect much of the Dawgnation feels the same.”

    Of course we do (well, except for a few Floridian outliers 😉) and, oh yeah, Disney. We don’t get to go anywhere that ESPN doesn’t approve of because, well, when they say it’s about the kids/fans/anything but the money, they really mean it’s about the money.

    It is a nice idea, though.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I know we all dislike Mickey and his control over our sports consumption, but the CFB Playoff committee doesn’t answer to ESPN.

      ESPN has to show the games they pick. Case in point: Does ANYONE think Georgia-Cincinnati is gonna draw eyeballs? Wouldn’t Georgia-Iowa or Georgia-BYU be a bigger draw for ESPN? Of course it would. But the Playoff Committee will slot us to play Cincinnati, because it’s the system, not the network that determines the NY6 match-ups.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        “… the CFB Playoff committee doesn’t answer to ESPN.”

        Yeah, I’m sure that ESPN has no input on their decision. 🙄🤔

        But you are right that we won’t play Tech because Peach Bowl money is mo’ bettah than anything we could get playing Tech. But from a fan’s standpoint, Tech would be more fun. By a lot. You know how much fans count in the decision making, don’t you?

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          This decision is irrespective of what fans may want, you do realize that, don’t you? (Not nice to be patronized to, is it?)

          When you’re not good enough for the playoff but better than the Tier-1 Bowls, you get matched up against other highly-ranked teams in the NY6. Period. What a minority of fans want have nothing to do with it, as most fans would want to play in the best bowl regardless. As would players and coaches.

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  27. PTC DAWG

    IF you want to blame someone for UGA and GT not playing this year…go yell at Bobby Dodd’s grave.

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  28. 123 Fake St

    Nah, Yech is irrelevant.

    Seems that most of the geezers on here want to puff their chest out by beating a really bad Yech team, instead of playing a top 10 opponent.

    Go take your meds Grandpa.

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  29. tiredofidsearch

    Will never happen… payout for Peach bowl much higher than the ones being floated for us to play the sweat bees.
    Dont you know the Georgia Way by now ? Rule #2, never walk away from more money…..

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      It’s not just the money, there’s also the prestige factor, which is important for recruiting.

      The is a though exercise in futility.

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  30. I really miss playing Tech this year. Tech is our #1 rival IMHO, because I love to beat Fla, Aub, SC but Tech is the team I hate losing to the most.

    But, I don’t want to play them in a bowl game. The time for playing Tech is past. Covid has wrecked a tradition dating back to god-knows-when, but as long as I can remember (and I can remember a long time) we’ve played Tech either Thanksgiving weekend or the first Saturday in December. Wouldn’t seem right to be playing them any time other than that.

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  31. archiecreek

    Born in SOWEGA , entered UGA fall of 1979, graduated 1983 (the great years).
    Our biggest rival then was clemmons, followed closely by nats, followed closely by the ditch lizards and the east alabama reform school.

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  32. waterloodawg

    So, we aren’t playing Ga Tech in Atlanta Twice next year to make up for the missed game then?

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  33. 123 Fake St

    I’d much rather play a team in the top 25 such as Cincinnati, Miami, Oklahoma, BYU, Oklahoma St, North Carolina, Iowa, Southern Cal, Washington, or Oregon.

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  34. CB

    Never thought I’d see the day that Georgia fans would honestly be lobbying to play CinciFuckingNatty in a meaningless bitch ass bowl game. What a joke. COFH all day everyday.

    Tradition of beating nerds >>>> peaking G5 schools in glorified scrimmages.

    “no fans in attendance at all, or in very limited numbers.”

    ☝🏼that’s most bowl games in a regular year. I’m old enough to remember when tickets to the Georgie v Texas Sugar Bowl were going for $10 on StubHub.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      How about the fact that it’s a more prestigious bowl game, and it’s a better game against a better team?

      Or how about the fact that it gives more money to Georgia?

      Or how about how it looks WAY better to recruits to play in a NY6 Bowl than some Tier-3 bowl in Charlotte?

      Some of us are taking the long view for what’s best for Georgia and some of us just want what we want no matter what, I guess.

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      • CB

        Right. Because money and recruiting are major concerns for Georgia. I don’t recall losing any recruits to Texas after the 2019 Sugar Bowl or gaining any from the 2020 Baylor win.

        NY6 is a label tantamount to lipstick on a pig. Any bowl outside the playoff is of equal value with regard to winning a championship. Meaning zero.

        In the long view nobody will care if Georgia won or lost against Cincinnati. But the series record with Tech will last as long as long as both programs do.

        In the grand scheme a bowl game against either opponent will mean little on its own in 2020, but I’ll hang my hat on beating Tech 10 out of 10 over any G5 school.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          Losing recruits TO Texas? WTF are you talking about?

          You play in the best bowls and it looks good to the recruits you’re trying to recruit, because elite recruits want to play for programs that are in or compete for the Playoff or at the very least make NY6 Bowls. Again… it’s feels like I’m taking crazy pills how some of y’all just don’t get it.

          It doesn’t fucking matter what YOU think about the NY6 Bowls. They’re a big deal to most everyone else. To the coaches and the players who decide to play, and the swag they get for playing in it. To a 19 year old kid, getting a Xbox or some bling or some nice shoes is about as good as it gets. And the best of that stuff is at the NY6 Bowls outside of the Playoff.

          Playing and beating a pitiful Tech team this season nets Georgia NOTHING. It’s not lucrative. It’s not going to help recruiting. It would look colossally stupid to turn down one of the best bowls to play in one of the worst.

          Playing Cincinnati, again, regardless how YOU feel about it, nets Georgia so much more for 2021. It’s a match-up of top-10 teams. It will impress recruits. The players will be more happy. The coaches get better bonuses. The program gets more money, which it then can use to funnel back into recruiting and more off field roles. And of course, playing well in the game and winning, especially if Daniels and the offense impresses, sets Georgia up nicely for 2021. More media attention. Heisman hype. Top-3 ranking. More spotlight games. Which again, all of that helps with recruiting.

          How do you not see ANY of that?

          The short-sighted are many here.

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          • CB

            Lol that you actually believe playing Cincinnati matters to recruits that much. You could just as easily argue that an in state kid considering Tech might choose Georgia instead because we beat them. Both would be a dumb hill to die on because Georgia is a recruiting juggernaut as is.

            Neither game would really matter. The kids getting swag at the bowl are already on the team so why as fans would their swag be relevant to us, and what does it have to do with recruiting?

            The only real value of any bowl outside the playoff is the extra practice. Kirby says it every year. Everything else is fluff.

            As I said before Georgia has no issue with recruiting. Hell the early signing day is before the bowl game anyway.

            Whatever lofty value you’re placing on a NY6 bowl is fantasy. Especially if it’s against Cincy. Even if it did have more value in the eyes of some recruits I’d say it’s more than likely a negligible amount.

            Short sighted? You’re worried about one bowl game. I’m talking about an entire series against a rival.

            The final nail in the coffin that Georgia playing against Cincinnati is stupid is that it’s exactly what will happen. College football always does the stupidest thing possible when given the chance.

            I don’t intend to bemoan it. I’m just pointing out how ridiculous it is that Georgia fans support it. Makes no sense in the grand scheme.

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          • CB

            To clarify. If NY6 bowls were important as you claim why didn’t we have any recruits flip to Texas after they beat us in the Sugar Bowl?

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            • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

              Because it’s not about winning and losing you frustratingly obtuse person. For fuck’s sake.

              It’s not about LOSING recruits to the team your playing. That makes no fucking sense.

              It’s that you played in the bowl. Your team got that exposure. Your players got all that swag.

              The fact that you continue not to understand this is a you problem.

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              • RangerRuss

                Corch, I get it. I really do. Whoever is calling the shots for the AD gets it also and there’s no doubt which bowl the Dawgs will attend if there is a choice. But we obsessed with tech hatred little girls can dream, ya know.

                I was spending a weekend with a friend/distant cousin when I was 15 or so. They owned a few dogs with one being an English spaniel and another an English bulldog. Those two got to fighting and it was going badly for the spaniel. I had a claw hammer in the bulldog’s jaws and still couldn’t pry him loose. Their dad came out to see what all the commotion was, licked his index finger and shoved it up the bulldog’s ass. Ol Bully released his death grip on the spaniel’s throat most rikki tik.
                I love you, man.

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              • CB

                How could the concept of losing a game and recruits to a team not make sense to you? It makes clear sense and it seemed like the point you were trying to make, but it turns out you think simply paying in an NY6 bowl is a precious opportunity not to be forsaken.

                Show me a quote where a kid said “I chose this team because they played in (not because they won) a NY6 bowl, but if they had played in the Capital One Bowl instead of the Cotton Bowl it would have been a no for me.”

                Let me be clear that I understand exactly what you’re saying, but I’m just not a big enough idiot to think it really matters. Because it doesn’t. This isn’t a life or death situation that anyone will look back on with either lament or fondness. In short you’re “we have to play in an NY6 against a G5” comes off as a dramatic temper tantrum.

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  35. ricdawg

    Our last 4 games consist of 2 teams with first year coaches (Miss State and Mizzou) and 2 teams that just fired their coaches (SC and Vandy). Maybe ending the season with a sorry GT team in a bowl game would be fitting in 2020, but I’d much rather play a top 10 or 15 team to see how we stack up against a good opponent. Hopefully. we could end the season on a high note instead of with another yawner against a vastly inferior opponent.

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