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SEC Championship “cheap seats” priced around $400

Chip Towers, the AJC’s beat writer for UGA, may have said it best: If you thought it was hard for Georgia to make the SEC Championship game, try getting a ticket in the Georgia Dome for Saturday’s game.

It’s one of the most expensive non-Bowl tickets in college football.

On Sunday night, the cheapest ticket on StubHub.com was $320 – and that doesn’t include shipping and handling (It ends up being closer to $400).

And those were seats in the upper, upper section of the Georgia Dome and in the corner of the end zone. But at least you could say you were there, right?

What if you’re a Georgia fan, you think this is the first must-see game since the 1980 national championship, and you want tickets on the 50-yard line? Those will run you anywhere from $794 to $1,176. Maybe an early Christmas gift to yourself?

The winner of Alabama-Georgia will advance to the BCS championship game.

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Nick Saban gives some love to Todd Grantham

Nick Saban gave out a lot of love for UGA during his Sunday teleconference for the SEC Championship game

Much of Saban’s love was for Todd Grantham, UGA’s intense defensive coordinator. Grantham worked under Saban at Michigan State as an assistant from 1996-98.

Nick Saban hired Todd Grantham as an assistant at Michigan State (AP)

Nick Saban hired Todd Grantham as an assistant at Michigan State (AP)

The way Saban reminisced, it was like the two were together drawing up X’s and O’s yesterday. Saban dared to rank Grantham as one of his best ever assistants – a group that includes Derek Dooley, Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart.

Here’s what Saban said:

“Todd is an outstanding coach, coached on our staff way back at Michigan State. That seems like a long time ago.  But had a lot of good experience in the NFL. I’ve always been really close to Todd professionally and personally.  I think he’s done a phenomenal job there (at Georgia). There are some similarities in the system and scheme they use relative to what we use.  But I just think …

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UGA’s Rambo: “I feel like we’re more talented (than Alabama)”

One of UGA’s veteran defenders has provided some of the first bulletin board material of the week in advance of Saturday’s SEC Championship showdown between the Bulldogs and Alabama.

UGA's Mark Richt (AP)

UGA's Mark Richt (AP)

UGA safety Bacarri Rambo went on ESPN radio after Saturday’s blowout win over Georgia Tech and said some words that will surely get the attention of Nick Saban:

“I feel like we’re more talented (than Alabama). We have better players at each position, across the board, especially on defense. It’s going to be a great challenge for us. I know it’s going to be a battle. It’s going to come down to who has the best defense and who makes more turnovers. It’s going to be a battle of the defenses.”

Which defense is better?

  • UGA
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BCS Championship odds

Georgia's Aaron Murray is gunning for an SEC title.

Georgia’s Aaron Murray is gunning for an SEC title.

The prospect of playing for the BCS title may have some Georgia fans thrilled, but Vegas isn’t quite sold on the Bulldogs’ chances.

While Jeff Schultz has a tough time believing an SEC team will miss out on playing in the championship, the odds are not in his favor.

Georgia’s odds of making the title game stand at 20-1. Too high or too low?

Check to see how the remaining BCS Top 5 fare.

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Isner subdues Sock to advance at BB&T Atlanta Open

Andy Roddick will face John Isner in a semifinal worthy of a final in the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station.

But it may have a hard time topping Friday’s nightcap between the top-seeded Isner and19-year-old Jack Sock, eight years his junior and playing in his first ATP quarterfinal.

Isner and Sock engaged in a slugfest of big serves, delicate drop shots, lost-in-the-lights lobs, unforced errors and surprising rallies that Isner won 7-6 (7), 6-4, after a rain delay of 1 hour, 4 minutes. The match ended at 12:41 a.m.

The Isner-Roddick semifinal is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. Because of the late start and the delay, Isner said he might be at a disadvantage against Roddick, who has won nine of his past 10 matches. Isner has won seven consecutive.

“It’s going to be obviously tough,” Isner said. “He’s playing very well. We both don’t want to lose, that’s for sure. It’s going to be a very tough match.”

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Isner advances at BB&T Atlanta Open; UGA/GT tandem lose

John Isner fired 16 aces to advance to the quarterfinals of the BB&T Atlanta Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Ruben Bemelmans on Thursday night at Atlantic Station.

Because he was playing his first hard-court match since Miami in March, Isner said he didn’t feel comfortable early in he first set in which Bemelmans broke his second serve.

“I just told myself not to get too frustrated and to try to let the match run its course,” Isner said.

Isner bounced back, breaking Bemelmans’ first serve in each of the next two sets to take command. Isner, the No. 1 seed and a former standout at Georgia, will play 19-year-old Jack Sock on Friday, not before 9 p.m.

Isner is attempting to win his second consecutive tournament after taking the title in Newport, R.I. last week. He is one of four U.S. players in the BB&T who will represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

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Winning weekend for UGA, Tech, GSU

College football fans in Georgia have lots to celebrate after the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets and Panthers all emerged victorious from their Saturday matchups.

Here’s the rundown on how they won and how they looked on the gridiron doing it all:

UGA 43, Vanderbilt 0
Game story: Georgia shuts out Vanderbilt | Photos
Uga VIII officially debuts as new mascot | Photos

Georgia Tech 42, Middle Tenn. State 14
Game story: Jackets pick off MTSU | Photos

Georgia State 20, North Carolina Central 17
Game story: Panthers pull out OT win | Photos

TALK ABOUT IT: Share your thoughts on the UGA, Tech and GSU victory trifecta this Saturday.

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Herschel Walker: ‘I would hurt’ Canseco

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Herschel to Canseco: 'This is no joke.'

Herschel Walker said he “would hurt” Jose Canseco if the two ever met in a MMA bout.

“Jose wants to do this for money,” Walker said Wednesday on a Dallas radio station. “My thing is, if he wants to fight me and he thinks it’s going to be a circus, I will hurt him. This is not a joke, I will hurt him, because I don’t do things as a joke. I don’t do this as entertainment. If we go out and play a flag football game, that’s entertainment. We’re having fun. But this MMA fighting is real. You can get hurt, and he doesn’t understand it. I do this as an MMA fighter, not as a joke.”

On Monday, Canseco challenged Walker on his Twitter page, tweeting “I guess I may have to show Herschel Walker who the real bad Boy of the Sports industry is. If the powers that be are reading, I want in.”


Strikeforce, the company that promotes Walker, has said a Canseco-Walker bout is highly unlikely. But if it was to come to fruition, would you pay to …

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How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia’s effort Monday against the Texas A&M Aggies in the Independence Bowl. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia’s effort Saturday against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

AJC

AJC

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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AJC

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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AJC

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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AJC

What grade would you give the Bulldogs’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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