A handy fall primer

He ain’t wrong.


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37 responses to “A handy fall primer

  1. Illini84

    We had back-to-back weddings at the start of last season. The first was here in Normaltown and I left in time for kickoff of the Clemson game. The second was at a lake in North Carolina with NO internet or TV! For that one I did a complete info blackout and watched the UAB game on my phone on the drive home!!!!

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  2. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    fall weddings are not ELITE

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  3. 81Dog

    This is the Way. If they really wanted me there, they would get married during football season. My sister decided to get married the day Robert Edward’s scored 5 TDs in the home opener. Still annoyed about that, it’s the only one I’ve missed since 1974.

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    • What a great game, too! Sorry to rub salt in your eye, but I have great memories of that particular game as it was the first game with my new season tickets I shared with my late father (Class of 52). I believe it was the Ray Goff “if you can’t beat the poultry, go back to Moultrie” game, and the summer leading up to it there was a lot of speculation about Edwards move to rb, was it going to work, etc.

      That ’95 team was snakebit, with RE breaking his foot in Knoxville, Bobo getting hurt, etc.

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    • miltondawg

      In the 1990s one of our friends got married on 3rd Saturday in October. The three Tennessee fans that were groomsmen were about 30 minutes late for pictures before the wedding and right at the cusp of the absolutely livid father of the bride declaring that they were no longer in the wedding. Probably the most tension filled lead-up to a wedding I could possibly imagine.

      Also in 2000 my wife’s grandfather passed away in Michigan and the funeral was on the Saturday when Quincy threw five interceptions against South Carolina. Probably the only time that I have been happy to be at a funeral rather than doing something else.

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  4. KingMackeral

    My oldest daughter is getting married in August around Athens (have not been to the location yet, I am told to just pay for it all and show up). She is delaying her honeymoon 2 weeks to go to the Oregon game in Atlanta and honeymoon on the cupcake after.

    I raised her right.


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  5. RangerRuss

    I stopped attending weddings when my tux shrunk.
    My oldest nephew is a damn fine young man, waited until he was 30 to get married and came over to personally invite me to his wedding. I told him I could attend his wedding or he could have these 3 $100 dollar bills in my hand.
    “I’ll miss you Uncle Russ.”
    Smart young man too.

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  6. Bye week between Florida and Auburn back in the day and got back from the honeymoon in time to make it to Greater Opelika to see us win with the game ending on the 1.

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    • originaluglydawg

      The GOAT.
      They’ll never be another Larry Munson.
      It’s time for Ranger Russ to get a shot at announcing games…
      or at least to be the color guy for the Dawgs on College Game Day.
      Can you imagine his comments at the WLOCP or the next game against Clemmons?

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  7. Gaskilldawg

    Every reader of this blog knows this rule but every Mother of the bride doesn’t give a shit about the games and she carries more weight than we do.
    My sister called me on a January day years ago to tell me she was getting married and wanted to give her college friends several months heads up so they could make plans. She asked me if there were any conflicts I had in September or October and actually said, “Georgia football games don’t count.”
    I am still pissed years later.

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    Fall anniversary trips to away games make up for any trouble..don’t want to attend a wedding don’t go. Problem solved.

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  9. Tony BarnFart

    The worst are the bridesmaids / friends of the bride that make it their duty to police score checking / watching in the grill of said location.

    These people exist—watch out for them. If you see one, do not approach, engage or marry it. Turn and run.

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

    I love the chyron: Be a good person. Don’t do it.

    If you live in the South, or even the Midwest I guess, this is the key point.

    Only assholes have Saturday autumn weddings.


  11. Nil Butron is a Pud

    Way back when the Mrs. and I tied the knot she insisted (as did I) that the date be during a bye week. M’lady didn’t want the reception to be everyone at the bar watching the TV. And so it came to pass.

    What we didn’t plan for was the honeymoon the following week, when we were off in wine country and Bobo and the boys beat Auburn in the first multiple OT game. Luckily, we stumbled into a bar just as the OT’s were starting.

    SO the lesson is, don’t just look at the wedding date – look at the honeymoon also…

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  12. Russ

    Yeah, I’m sweating this right now. My niece just got engaged to a tech fan, so you know he doesn’t consider fall sacred. Anxiously awaiting the date to be announced.

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  13. CB

    I’m scheduled for August 6th and my cousin has hers on the off week.


  14. junkyardawg41

    September 24 2004 — first Saturday in 50 years the Dawgs and the NATS shared a bye weekend. Went to Sandals St. Lucia on the honeymoon. Ran into at least 12 couples of Dawg fans. The following Saturday, 12 guys and 1 wife crammed into one of their rooms to watch an LSU shellacking.