Know whom I’ll be rooting for next Monday night?  This guy.

May you get your wish, Nolan.



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33 responses to “Legend

  1. Granthams Replacement

    He cried when Georgia lost, I’m pretty sure most of us will cry if he wins Monday.

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  2. Ran A

    The truth… Everything Kirby has done since getting to Georgia has pointed to this moment. It doesn’t mean he will not get there, if the doesn’t next Monday – but this team is primed to win it all.

    Spending a lot of money expecting to lose a close game. But cannot imagine too many memories better than this one, should the Dawgs come out victorious.

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  3. Russ

    Ever since he signed with Georgia, he’s been one of my favorite players. Damned good Dawg for life! And I hope he achieves legendary status next Monday.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Just win, baby! You do, we’ll all be crying

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  5. dawgphan34

    I hope those guys all get to win and win together. They all worked so hard, I hope that it pays off for them. There are so many DGDs on this team.

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  6. Damn right, Nolan…”just go win and play ball”…

    I admire the hell out of dudes like this…GATA

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  7. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Happened to see him in line at Publix in early August. About the same time, Stetson came in and they were talking and hugging. Apart from recognizing Nolan you might not know he was a football player – he could have been and accountant just sporting his Georgia duds. They both looked like they could be friends off the football field. Seemed like a good omen at the time; hoping it comes to full fruition.

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  8. Travis Fain

    He’s the key.

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  9. I admit I’ll get a little misty-eyed on Monday night if the Dawgs come out on top. I’ll probably head to the nearest sporting goods store to be in line to pick up whatever gear I can.

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  10. voxdawg

    You can’t fake that kind of heart. I like our odds. Win in Indy and the sting of Atlanta evaporates.

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  11. godawgs1701

    Nolan Smith is certainly deserving of a championship and of being a Georgia legend. And we have so many other guys who deserve the same. I have loved watching this team and these guys play ball this year. They’re right up there with the guys on the 2017 team in terms of having a place in my heart. I really, really want to see them happy on Monday night.

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  12. theoriginalspike

    Good luck guys! Do your best, and no matter what happens we will all be proud of you all! Spike, Class of 1980.

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  13. Salty Dawg

    I will be so, so, so happy when the win comes! I huge, collective sigh of relief will be let go in Athens, the state of Georgia and nationwide! GO DAWGS!!!

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  14. uga97

    The make of a man isn’t from when he get knocked down, rather it’s how he responds afterwards. Gata.

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  15. sniffer

    My son and I had planned on going to Indy if we made it but now we are going to watch together at home with our group of red and black bleeding friends. Rather share it this way than tell about it later. He aches for this more than I ever have (I was around in ‘81). I choke up thinking about the joy we will have when the clock hits 00:00 and our Dawgs are champions at last. Go Dawgs!

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  16. Random thought on sports and crying:

    My dad was born and raised in Athens. I’m sure he cried when the Dawgs won the 1980 natty, but I didn’t see it. I was born in 1983. (My sister was born in December ’80…. her first words about a year later were “Herschel Walker”…. true story.)

    The first time I remember seeing my father cry was in 1991. I was 8-years old, and the Atlanta Braves advanced to the World Series.

    In case you might be wondering…. I don’t remember him crying when Jack Morris crushed their dreams in the World Series that year. He just merely shook his head and kept saying, “He won the game throwing TRASH. We just kept swinging at TRASH.”

    Lol. Funny how some memories are seared into your brain.

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    • Russ

      If they didn’t play in a Baggie Dome, we would have won easily and gone on an epic run.

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    • Jared, you make a great point. I’m a fan of many sports and many teams of different sports, but I’m only fanatical about Georgia football. I’ve seen the Braves win a World Series (twice), I’ve had my kids be on state hs championship teams, I’ve coached middle school basketball to conference championships, but nothing, nothing consumes my passion for a team more than Georgia Football. I’ve never cussed so vehemently, screamed so loudly (lost my voice more than 5 times) than I have at a Georgia game. Hell I might (no admission of anything criminal here) dusted a loud mouth jort wearing a-hole in Jacksonville back in the 90’s just for calling me a sore loser leg humper…but I digress…my passion, our passion…your Dad’s and your passion for this team transcends causal viewership…we bleed Red and Black…we are Bulldogs

      And we shall have our day.

      Your post brought back good memories for me too.

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      • olddawg22

        Loudest sporting arena ever, they actually warned you about hearing damage in the Metrodome! Weird how it held in and possibly magnified sound, it actually hurt your ears!
        Monday in Indy pretty sure I’m gonna be crying no matter which team wins? Love this team and this year but two losses to Bama can’t happen!!!

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    • satxdawg

      I don’t want this to come off as an “ok Boomer” comment (b/c I’m not a boomer) but crying over sports wins and loses is a relatively new thing. My father and grandfather were huge Bulldawg fans, from the Dooley’s Dogs and Erk’s Junkyard Dogs days, and they never cried, win or lose. Sports was just not as all consuming then as it is now. We watched the 1980 Natty game and then went on about our day. We were super happy, but crying never came to mind. If I recall As soon as the game was over all my friends and I went out riding our motorcycles.

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      • Everyone is different. No doubt. My father (a boomer!) has often cried (teared up, not boo-hooed) for joy during amazing or meaningful sport moments. But I’ve never seen him cry in sadness over a game. Maybe because he’s witnessed so much true sadness in his life that sadness of a game loss isn’t worth crying over.


  17. If the Braves can do it….

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  18. thosebigthighs

    I have a 33 year old daughter who is the sweetest soul you will ever meet. She has been going to Georgia games all her life, she said her first cuss word at a Georgia game at the age of 2. She will get so sideways at anyone who talks about her Dawgs and her family (in that order) it is just plain scary. There is not a person in this whole wide world who will be happier than she will if we win Monday night. Please please please guys win this for her.I know I’m asking a lot you guys, but hunker it down one more time! Go Dawgs!

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  19. TripleB

    These players put it in context for us. As much as we want them to win, I believe they want it more! DGDs.

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