Breaking down the SEC Bowls

 

 

Let’s give Urban Meyer a day off and look at nine of the SEC bowl games. We’re not going to include the BCS championship game between Alabama and Texas today. We’ll have plenty of time to write about that later.

Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 (Music City): We may have seen Kentucky’s Rich Brooks coach his last game. If so, that will be a shame because Brooks has done one of the great coaching jobs in this league, getting the Wildcats to four straight bowls, winning three. With QB Morgan Newton, WR Randall Cobb, and TB Derrick Locke all returning, there is a future if Joker Phillips takes over.

 

Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 (Independence): Mark Richt has now won 90 games in nine years as Georgia’s head coach. Now he faces the biggest offseason of his time in Athens as he must hire a new defensive coordinator and develop a starting quarterback for 2010. This was a very good win to start that process.

 

Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (Chick-fil-A, Thursday): Both teams will want to run the ball and play defense. Don’t ask Jonathon Crompton to do too much against a defense ranked sixth in the country. Tennessee RB Montario Hardesty (1,306 yards rushing) vs. Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams (1,538) will be worth watching. I’m giving a slight edge to Virginia Tech, because DC Bud Foster will force Crompton to make plays. Virginia Tech 17, Tennessee 14.

 

Auburn vs. Northwestern (Outback, Friday): Auburn’s offensive balance will be too much for the Wildcats. The Tigers scored 30 or more points in seven of their 12 games. If freshman running back Onterio McCalebb comes back for this game at full speed, Northwestern won’t be able to stop them. Auburn 31, Northwestern 21.

 

LSU vs. Penn State (Capital One, Friday): Look at the record and you’ll see that Penn State only beat one team (Northwestern) in the Big Ten with a winning record. LSU has too many athletes and wants to get to 10 wins. LSU 28, Penn State 14.

 

Florida vs. Cincinnati (Sugar, Friday): This looks like a repeat of the Georgia-Hawaii Sugar Bowl blowout of 2007. Aside from the emotion of Urban Meyer leaving/not leaving, Florida is just too athletic, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Cincinnati does not have its head coach, the interim head coach is leaving after this game, and the defense is not very good. They had to outscore people all season. It is SEC power and speed against a finesse team. While the Meyer flip-flop may be criticized elsewhere, it has served to refocus the Florida team after the loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game. Florida 38, Cincinnati 14.

 

Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma State (Cotton, Saturday): Based on preseason expectations, Ole Miss underachieved in 2009. The loss to Mississippi State was a huge disappointment and probably kept the Rebels out of a Florida Bowl. Now they are in the Cotton for the second straight season. The key is whether or not an Oklahoma State rushing defense (No. 6 nationally at 87.67 ypg, but that figure is misleading because Cowboys are 93rd in passing defense) can control Dexter McCluster. If McCluster goes over 100, the Rebels win. Ole Miss 24, Oklahoma State 20.

 

Arkansas vs. East Carolina (Liberty, Saturday):  Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett will use this game to stage his run at the Heisman Trophy in 2010. The key will be the Arkansas defense, which was last in the SEC, allowing 401.8 yards per game. East Carolina, coached by Skip Holtz, beat a high flying quarterback (Houston’s Case Keenum) for the Conference USA championship. Holtz has 22 seniors on this team which represents his first signing class. This will be a very good game. Let’s go against the grain and pick the Pirates. East Carolina 31, Arkansas 30.

 

 South Carolina vs. UConn (Papajohns.com, Saturday):  After three straight losses to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida, South Carolina salvaged its season with an impressive win over Clemson (34-17), which played in the ACC championship game. South Carolina is a very young team with 15 freshmen and redshirt freshmen in the two deep. Coach Steve Spurrier believed that this year was going to turn a corner from a talent standpoint. South Carolina needs to win this game to set the table for next season. UConn has been through a tough season with the death of teammate Jasper Howard. The Huskies have a great running game with junior Jordan Todman (1,152 yards) and senior
Andre Dixon (967). South Carolina 24, UConn 20.

  

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211 comments Add your comment

Sorry, $1.4mil vs $14mil nerd...

December 29th, 2009
9:12 am

…but all ACC and SEC teams share revenue – the SEC will share $51+mil while the ACC teams will share almost $30mil – GT is still 2nd rate (except, for the most part, their academics).

Dawgrulz

December 29th, 2009
9:17 am

Tony, I think you are pretty close, except I do think Tennessee will handle overrated VT in Chikin Bowl. I am not a fan of UT and CLK but do think with a month to prepare they will shut down VT and win something like 21-13.

UGA win was what it was, a win over mediocre team. No positive, but to lose would have been a disaster so at least the Dawgs took care of business and salvaged 8 wins in a lackluster season.

S. E. See

December 29th, 2009
9:24 am

Heard some hack sportscaster on ESPN radio last week claim that the SEC is “highly” overrated. Wrong. I personally think that the combination of the SEC and ACC in most southern and east coast states constituites true football in the U.S. Other states have a few individual quality teams (Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, California) but there is no football conference to match the overall quality of the SEC/ACC tandem.

BurningRedBleedingBlack

December 29th, 2009
9:25 am

GOOD JOB DAWGS!!!!!! Lets Get a coach for that defense!!!

Blindog

December 29th, 2009
9:30 am

Great win yesterday,the future looks bright for the Dawgs!! 90 wins in 9 years…wow!!

Mikey

December 29th, 2009
9:31 am

Tony, you have the SEC going 6 – 3 with 2 games already done.
If UT can bow up and handle Va Tech and you are right about the remainder of the games, the conference will finish 8-2 after Bama handles Texas.
Not too bad…

What record will the ACC finish their bowl season with?
Right now they are 1-2 with 4 games left…..

VolinSuwanee

December 29th, 2009
9:35 am

I see the SEC winning out. It will take a couple upsets (including the Vols) but I feel everyone can carry the conference flag. It is hard to chear for many of the SEC teams but….. bowl season means we stick together. I am sure some dead heads will argue that point.

Professor Marvel & his crystal ball

December 29th, 2009
9:35 am

Pretty good picks TB. I disagree with the UT pick. I think that VT’s D stats are misleading because they played in the pathetic ACC. I think UT rolls. I also think Cincy plays UF harder than most predict. The pressure is on cry-baby Teblow to have a final big game, and he will push things too hard, like he did against the Tide. Their O will struggle. Cincy is backed in a corner, so they’ll come out fighting. Pike is good under pressure, see the way he came back on Pitt. This game will be close, but UF’s D wins it…34-28. A few more picks…Alabama crushes the Horns. GT will of course get spanked by a good Iowa D and further prove that the ACC don’t belong in the BCS automatic bidding with the real “big boy” conferences. LSU will destroy Penn St. TCU will obliterate BSU and prove they should have played Alabama for the championship, but was screwed by the B ull C rap S ystem. Welcome to the “screwed by the BCS” list TCU….it’s a big, BIG list of teams.

robodawg

December 29th, 2009
9:35 am

Florida vs TCU would’ve been much more interesting. I doubt I’ll bother watching. Some good games to watch otherwise.

Mr Right

December 29th, 2009
9:51 am

How can anyone cheer for that dip in Tenn.

Mikey

December 29th, 2009
9:56 am

By the way, Tony- thanks for the day off from the Urban Meyer circus.
Now it remains to be seen if HE will give it the day off.

Why does watching UGA football...

December 29th, 2009
9:57 am

…always feel like a loss? Those were 2 really bad teams playing yesterday, and yet UGA ended up looking “less bad” (but not not by much). Surely to goodness the team will revert back to what UGA football really is next year!

Bremen Dawg

December 29th, 2009
10:02 am

I think that Ole Miss will lose that one to OL state and Arkansas will win theirs. Florida will hand 45 on Cin.

GO Dawgs

Paul's Johnson

December 29th, 2009
10:11 am

As I said over and over yesterday, the Mutts are liable to do anything. They went into the tank for two quarters and still led, thanks to TAMU’s inept ST play. Mutts played like they actually cared in the 2nd half and did what they should have done against an overmatched opponent. All mutt fans can do is look at that extensive assemblage of talent and fantasize about what could have been. Question is can Georgia conquer the world—as their fans expect—-with a new d-line, new d-coordinator and also a new QB?

Haywood Jablowme

December 29th, 2009
10:12 am

How come watching Tech football always feels like you got screwed without being kissed? I can’t wait to see them stink it up in another Bowl Game and embarrass the state again.

KD

December 29th, 2009
10:13 am

I hope the SEC keeps it’s winning going. To Tony, who was awarded the MVP last night, I did not catch the award presentation ? You know ESPN, they cut away as soon as the game was over, I guess if A&M would have won we would have seen it.

GT95

December 29th, 2009
10:15 am

Tony, watching the Independence Bowl last night was somewhat of a wakeup call for me. Texas A&M, a 6-6 Big 12 team played better defense against UGA than GT did. Is our defense just that bad or is this an indicator of just how weak the ACC has gotten against the SEC and the rest of the BCS conferences? I have to admit it was a little disheartening, especially going in to a game with a very physical defensive football team in Iowa.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:16 am

Look at the lousy opponents the sec plays in bowl games each year. That is why you have good bowl records. Uconn. Northwestern. E carolina. A depleted ok state. And texas am with 6 losses. Give me a break.

Mikey

December 29th, 2009
10:17 am

KD- Aron White was offensive MVP

Mike

December 29th, 2009
10:19 am

GT95
Huh? They scored 44. Gt gave up 30. What game were you watching? Stats are for losers. The final score is what matters. And bowl games, well you can’t judge a teams entire season on one bowl game. Many times some teams don’t care about being there. Or they just don’t play like they would say in week 6. One thing about ga. They sure get some easy opponents in their bowl games recently. No wonder they have a good record. Even when they play in a bcs, they get hawaii.

Techademics

December 29th, 2009
10:21 am

“except, for the most part, their academics”

Try ‘for the whole part,’ dipstick. Look at some rankings and then report back to us. US News and World Report is a good place to start. Yep, go ahead and check out MBA’s and business degrees too. Someone in gold has moved up to first in the state there too…

Stan Rome

December 29th, 2009
10:21 am

Scott look at the lousy opponents that every team in the ACC plays before ever getting to a bowl. That’s exactly why the ACC is so overmatched even against lower rated opponents from the other BCS conferences.

I think you have lost your mind

December 29th, 2009
10:26 am

You seem to be pretty close on the majority of your pics, but I am not sure Ole Miss beats OSU in the Cotton Bowl. If they play like they did against Miss. State, they will get blown out. Also, how in the world could you pick ECU to beat Arkansas. Arkansas really came on strong as the year progressed, and were two short field goals away from beating Florida in the Swamp and LSU in Baton Rouge. The Arkansas QB will have a field day against ECU. This game is not even close, and in my opinion, is the lock of the bowl season. Take the HOGS giving up the points, and collect your money.

GT95

December 29th, 2009
10:27 am

Mike UGA had trouble running the ball on A&M the entire 1st half. They absolutely manhandled our defense from play one on the ground. We never came close to stopping their ground game. Half of UGA’s points against A&M were ST points. What game were you watching Mike?

Not Bad

December 29th, 2009
10:27 am

I only disagree with two of them. Ok. State beats Ole Miss and Uconn beats SC.

KJ

December 29th, 2009
10:29 am

“They scored 44. Gt gave up 30.”

24 of the 44 were off special teams mistakes, not the defense. Anyone with half a brain can see that A&M’s defense played much, MUCH better against UGA than NATS did.

“Stats are for losers”

LOL, from a gnat, no less.

Paul's Johnson

December 29th, 2009
10:29 am

I’m a loser and like to write mutts, yeah me:)

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:29 am

Surely you jest Stan. You mean the power teams that fla and bama played this year? The charl southern. troys. fius?

I will give uga a tough ooc schedule. But give me a break. the sec never plays tough ooc games. esp the top teams.

and the acc strength of schedule was 3rd in conf rankings this year. quit making it to be at the bottom. things go in cycles. watch as the next decade comes you will see a fsu, miami, gt or someone else emerge and make it to the title games. it will happen.

Gator Mike

December 29th, 2009
10:29 am

Congrats to the UGA DAWGS and their fans on an impressive win against TX A&M. Well Done!
Go Gators!

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:33 am

And stan lets just look at the teams the acc has played in bowl games so far.

clemon beats kty. who beat you.
bc plays usc. i don’t care this was a down year. it’s still usc with future nfl players.
and unc played pitt. who was ranked 8th before they lost to cincy.

and your conf has played that 6 loss power a&m and clemson.
clemson is just as good as the top 3-5 teams in the sec. yes they are not fla or bama.
and next you have e carolina…wow tough. uconn who unc beat. tough. northwestern? good gosh. auburn will easily beat them. and then fla gets stuck with cincy. of course they will win that.

penn st lsu i think will be a good game. lsu will lose imo.
vt tenn is a coin flip.

Denver Dog

December 29th, 2009
10:34 am

And the beat goes on! UGA played well, stayed in the game, and won. The defense played reasonably well, made some breaks, were more agressive than we’ve seen in a while. The competition was weaker than most of our schedule. They were well fired up, but our Team made good adjustments and won. Special Teams play looked better for UGA, more disciplined. Once UGA could run the ball, it was over. I think I go for most of Tony’s picks, cut not the Florida game. Florida will hang about 60 on these guys if they want. Go Dogs!

Stan Rome

December 29th, 2009
10:36 am

Mike I hate to break it to you, but GT has played nothing but cupcakes in every bowl they’ve played in this decade and still they lose. Got stomped by a 5 loss SEC team just last year. Of all the teams they could have drawn in the Orange Bowl they drew the most favorable. GT is lucky they didn’t get TCU.

Scott, as long as there’s a SEC, Big 12, PAC 10, or Big 10, no ACC team will sniff the BCS title game unless they’re an undefeated FSU, VT, Miami, maybe Clemson. Nobody else in the ACC can give a NC the economic bang for the buck that the NC game demands.

dawgfan

December 29th, 2009
10:37 am

Per the usual, VT is grossly overrated. They live off an erratic ACC and a usually creampuff non-conference schedule. Every time they square up to a big time BCS opponent they get punkslapped back to reality. And I do mean EVERY TIME. The media absolutely loves to hype this program, but never mentions that they have beaten a grand total of ONE top 5 team in their entire history. They are pretenders. Plain and simple.

I have nothing against VT, but this is the truth. They are one of the most overrated programs in America. They have done absolutely jacksquat outside of the Big Easy and All Crap Conference.

I don’t see that changing against Tennessee. SEC teams are always too big and too deep for VT. They can’t hang.

Just keeping it real.

GR82BAG8R

December 29th, 2009
10:37 am

Tech’s defense was suspect this year, given the losses to graduation last year and the transition from Gailey to Johnson’s impact on recruiting. Georgia has better talent than Tech every year, based on the recruiting rankings. Georgia simply out-talented Tech again, as they should do every year. Their game plan was to run it down Tech’s throat, and it worked. If Tech wants to really compete, they need to get as creative on defense as Johnson is on offense, given their limitations on recruiting.

Florida’s defense was supposed to be one of the best this year, with the majority returning from a BCS NC team. Alabama showed that a motivated team (still smarting from last year’s SEC-championship loss), with comparable talent, can dominate.

m

December 29th, 2009
10:37 am

Clemson kicks kinnntucky by using their ACC SPEED.

They made kinntucky look like they were in slow motion.

sec speed…my arse.

reservoirDAWG

December 29th, 2009
10:38 am

A win is a win. Kid of like 30-24. I’m glad the gnats are still bitter. 8 of 9. Go DAWGS!

Stan Rome

December 29th, 2009
10:39 am

Clemson Scott? LMAO! The same Clemson that got the hell beat out of them by South Carolina. What was Carolina’s ranking in the SEC? You don’t have a leg to stand on Scott.

UGA gave up 471 yds to ATM

December 29th, 2009
10:41 am

special teams won that game last night, certainly not the Dawgs defense

yo m

December 29th, 2009
10:44 am

you must be right. The nfl avoids drafting SEC players because they are notoriously slow. (sarcasm)

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:46 am

stan
lsu is cupcake? ok. well you’ve played cupcakes too. and iowa is not a cupcake. at least they are RANKED unlike your team.

you could say the same thing about the sec. remember lsu had 2 losses and played in the nc game 2 years ago.

in most years if you go undefeated, you will be in the nat champ game. this year was the exception and shows the flaws the bcs has.

the bcs is all about $. why do you think gt would get beat by tcu when tcu beat clemson by the amount we did. nice logic.

YellowandBlackAttack

December 29th, 2009
10:46 am

Impressive win for UGA. Congrats on making the state proud. Again UGA’s OL dominates, shutting down that AA defensive end of the Aggies. UGA’s OL will be REAL tough next season. Looking forward to seeing if Aaron Murray is as good as hyped. If he is, lookout. As for my Jackets…I don’t think anyone is giving us much of a chance against Iowa, but I got a feeling that the TOA will be hard for them to defend. Ferentz even said they have no way of simulating it in practice. I expect Nesbitt to have a big game and hopefully pull off a tough win. As for the NCG…UGA squashed the Aggies that came REAL close to beating Texas. Not sure their D is ready to stop Ingram. The Tide rolls. I think VT’s D shuts down UT, but that should be one of the better bowl games IMO. Should be a real physical game. Good luck to the ACC, everyone have a happy New Year.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:48 am

stan
i love how you ga fans look at one game to make a determination of an entire season. nice logic again. hey they beat kentucky. who beat you. gosh should we look at ucla’s schedule and see who beat them since they beat tenn and tenn crushed you?

Boneyard Randy

December 29th, 2009
10:49 am

Movin’ on from UGA til Spring… How bout them Hawks? Back to back games against King James. Tonight at the Highlight Factory!

CrackerJacket

December 29th, 2009
10:49 am

The dogs are a much better team than A&M and it showed. I don’t think any conference can match up with southern football, SEC or ACC. Good game, Dogs! I hope my Jackets can finish things off with a big win.

Atl

December 29th, 2009
10:50 am

Georgia Tech 38
Iowa 12

BILLY JACK

December 29th, 2009
10:52 am

Scott-you sound like a fool and a jackass-SEC is the superior conf in the land and this will never change.You are talking like the sec teams pick who they are gonna play in bowl games.Please stay off the blogs until you are better educated.You sound like some ignorant techie.The only thing I heard all week is how A&M was going to kill UGA because of the way they pushed Texas around all night.I hope this helped you.

VolNation

December 29th, 2009
10:54 am

Tennessee’s lack of depth right now is what could hurt them against VT. I do see Crompton being able to make some plays against the Bud Foster Defense, he did against Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and even (when allowed) against Florida. I don’t see him being the intangible that he was in the beginning of the year, he’s an asset to us now.

UT 28-VT 24

Denver Dog

December 29th, 2009
10:54 am

Hey Scott, “Clemson is just as good as top 3-5 teams in your conference”. But you forgot to say not as good as the #9. I think our Papa Johns bowl team, beat the heck out of Clemson. and our Independence bowl team beat the heck out of your champion. You conference is really weak and they are not getting stronger. The SEC had two teams that didn’t go to bowls. That means 10 did. Tech had a good year, and that is about it for the ACC. The fun part of this is that it gets settled on the field. Just don’t make stupid statements about the comparisons. Use the games for that.

Mike S

December 29th, 2009
10:55 am

<<< Hands Scott a cheese tray as it goes really good with Whine.

But you are right, the SEC played a lot of Patsies – Ala played Va Tech, UGA played Ga tech, SC played Clemson, Florida played FSU.

Cameron

December 29th, 2009
10:56 am

Tony:

I agree with most of your picks. However, I think Arkansas is the lock of the bowl season. No way ECU slows down Mallet and those WRs. Maybe if they could run, run, run, but Malcolm Sheppard will be unblockable. Tenn and VT is a toss up. Both have inept offenses even though they showed progress this season. Tennessee will stop the run, they have all year. They will make Tyrod Taylor beat them with his arm, he can’t and won’t. Plus, Monte knows how to play against running QBs (see Vick, Mike when he was in Tampa). However, Bud Foster will make Crompton look like what he is…ordinary. First to 20 wins.

Denver Dog

December 29th, 2009
10:59 am

Hey m, looks like Caleb just ran by your team for another score.

BILLY JACK

December 29th, 2009
11:00 am

GOOD ONE MIKE S-I DONT THINK WE WILL SEE CLEMSON SCOTT AROUND HERE AGAIN.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:03 am

billy
nice name calling. not that i don’t expect that from your type.

i never said they pick who they play. i said they play crap teams in their bowl games. they are favored in their remaining games except for vt and psu. gee what a surprise.

i never said anything about the ga game. you were favord by 7 against a 6 loss team. anyone thinking you would lose was nuts.

now go back and learn how to communicate without acting like a 3 year old with a bad temper.

Pigsken

December 29th, 2009
11:05 am

Virginia Tech will wipe out UT and their bigmouth Coach Kitten. 31-16 Hokies.

Stan Rome

December 29th, 2009
11:07 am

There’s no hope for Scott. He’s way out of touch with reality.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:10 am

mike s
those teams play every year with the alab vt exception. duh

yes playing e caro, northwestern, uconn. wow tough games. no surprise you are favored in them. but yeah pound your chest when you beat them!!

Stan Rome

December 29th, 2009
11:10 am

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:48 am

stan
i love how you ga fans look at one game to make a determination of an entire season. nice logic again. hey they beat kentucky. who beat you

So I guess that means Kentucky beats GT’s azz since UGA deballed GT.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:11 am

stan

so you think uconn, e carolina and northwestern and a&m are tough competition?

BitDawgBarking

December 29th, 2009
11:12 am

Scott you’re too dumb to be arguing in here.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:15 am

btw, e carolina went 0-2 against the acc. uconn went 0-1. and greg paulis and syracuse beat northwestern. but you go ahead and pound your chest for the sec when they beat these oh so tough teams. lol

BitDawgBarking

December 29th, 2009
11:16 am

Stan the dumb ones never will shut up. Scott will get dumber and dumber and dumber before he figures out everybody in here knows he’s stupid.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:21 am

yes i know how it works. when you lose a debate, you resort to name calling. shows the maturity and intellectual level of a ga fan.

DandyDon

December 29th, 2009
11:23 am

Scott are you one of those guys that pizzes into the wind and never thinks to turn around?

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:23 am

much tougher than GT Vtech clemson and FSU

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:25 am

scott, what are you even arguing? That the SEC got lucky in their bowl pairings? What kind of argument is that?

How about we look at the regular season to compare the ACC and the SEC. You know, the games that have already happened.

How about your 4 best teams losing to our 2 best and our 7th and 8th best?

And that my friend has ALREADY HAPPENED!

SUCK ON THAT NERD

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:26 am

congrats on beating the perennial worst teams in the SEC.

pound your chest on that!

Dawgrulz

December 29th, 2009
11:27 am

Thank god and Greyhound that UGA did not have to play an ACC team in the bowl or we would have lost. CMR has had trouble with the ACC only 12-1 versus GT, Clemson and VT since he arrived.

There is an old sheriff back in town, CMR.

30-24, Glad it hurts so bad.

Oh, BTW, WE RUN THIS STATE.

Ernie Pyle

December 29th, 2009
11:28 am

Scott…..PUHLEEEZZZE! You haven’t said one thing to bolster your argument. Facts and history just don’t back you up. You’re embarrassing yourself Scott.

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:28 am

scott –

stop bypassing the head to head results and looking for some far fetched common opponent. you only do that when the two conferences don’t play eachother every year.

stop acting like a schoolgirl and go get mommy to help pop your pimples. get that sponge-bath lined up for later while your at it.

Tide Rising

December 29th, 2009
11:32 am

Scott,

You criticize someone else for faulty logic and then you use even faultier logic. Using the ole this team beat this team which beat your team is dubious logic and best.

And as for playing crap teams in our bowl games Texas A&M was 6-6 but Georgia was only 7-5. The 2 teams were within 1 game of each other, they finished in very similar positions within their respective conferences and thus this was a comparable game. I’m certain that if we looked at the ACC schedule we will find some equally comparable crappy teams playing against the acc in bowl games.

And to call LSU a cupcake? Are you serious? LSU, which is a 9 win team with 2 national titles in 6 years is not exactly a freaking cupcake. That kind of logic is truly perplexing.

And you need to actually take a look at the seedings of the bowl games. After Bama and Fla you will notice that a lower seeded sec opponent is usually pitted against a higher seeded opponent from another conference to kind of keep it fair. That’s how much respect the sec has earned.

For example, Kentucky is probably the 9th or 10th best team of the 10 sec bowl games so instead of being paired against a comparable seed from another conference they are paired against Clemson which is the no. 2 seed from the acc. UT is the 5th or 6th best sec team and is paired against a VT team that is the 2 time acc champion even if they didn’t win it this year and VT is easily the 3rd best team in the acc.

Its pretty obvious that the bowl committees that select these games select them with the idea in mind that an 8 or 9 seed UK from the sec is comparable to a 2 seed from the acc Clemson and that a 5 or 6 seed from the sec UT is comparable to a 3 seed from the acc VT.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
11:33 am

Georgia beats a 6-6 school and starts beating its chest about SEC dominance. What a joke. We will show you SEC dominance when we put a beat down on Texas. You all should be embarassed about having to play in Shreveport to begin with. Georgia, with its one national championship, is an overrated program, with unrealistic expectations. Get ready to take a back seat to Tenn and SC.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:33 am

stinger
nice to see you fit with the uga mold. no dialogue without name calling. nice

why don’t you look at the subect of this blog. it’s a discussion of the SEC BOWLS. hence, my point that you should win most of these games. you are playing 5-6 loss crappy teams who some already lost to these inferior acc opponents.

i guess in your eyes miami isn’t a 4th best, but fsu is? i didn’t see miami playing the sec this year. good for you as you would have lost to them in a bowl if you did.

well, obviously there is no one here capable of a intellectual discussion without name calling and smart ass remarks with no logic whatsoever. i guess i should expect that with most uga fans.

Captain

December 29th, 2009
11:33 am

Geez Scott – you are a one man ACC defender buddy. Can’t speak for anyone else, but posters like you are out in force during Christmas break. How did you do the first semester? You expect to be in 9th grade next Fall dude?

You go right ahead with your SEC is overrated malarkey, just keep pumping the ACC. You may be the only person in American who believes the SEC is less than the nation’s best football conference. Certainly CBS, ESPN, the NFL, virtually every conference in America’s members, the sportswriters and commentators agree the SEC is THE PREMIER football conference in America. Why the Big 10 is discussing expansion and a championship game and readily admit they have to do something to try and catch the SEC. Let’s try this one, I know you will like it. Use your logic applicable to the SEC vs the ACC in basketball. Is the SEC a better basketball conference than the ACC? If we plug in your arguments about football for basketball, one could make an argument that the SEC may be better. I don’t accept that, however you may. Let’s not forget, Georgia destroyed GT, the ACC champs; S Car demolished Clemson on the same day. Georgia beat S Car. Using logical deduction, Georgia is the ACC champ, yet we are no better than 6th or worse in the SEC. Hmmmmmm. Yes, playing Iowa from a very weak Big 10 as opposed to TCU does benefit GT greatly. Iowa is no better than Miss St. TCU’s defense would shut down “Fish Fry” Paul Johnson’s offense and the GT Def hasn’t stopped anyone yet.

Scott, what classes you have next semester buddy? I don’t know what classes 8 graders take, help me out.

GDG

December 29th, 2009
11:34 am

UGA starts 0-2 next year including a first class beat down in Columbia. No one’s scared of UGA any more. New QB. New DL. Rennie may be gone. Going to take UGA a couple of years to get back. Meanwhile, Spurrier finally has players.

D(r)ooley

December 29th, 2009
11:34 am

The Independence Bowl was a joke, ESPN 2 – 5:00 P.M. – Two second tier programs battling it out.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:35 am

bama
yes i do believe you will beat texas rather easily. i think it will be a boring game with bama up 17-3 at the half and finish them off 31-17

Neutral observor

December 29th, 2009
11:36 am

Scott,

It is clear you simply do not know what you are talking about. You should just quit blogging before you really embarrass yourself.

Coach Pa Jamas

December 29th, 2009
11:38 am

Maybe our fans should focus on OUR blog rather than dabling in the UGA blogs. Guess this is why UGA takes top & center on local media –NOBODY can stay away……….

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:41 am

so because were playing “crappier” teams in bowl games the ACC is a better conference?

you’re a joke.

Tide rising and capt. over here said what needed to be said. As soon as you realize what everyone else in the nation does regarding the SEC’s dominance, the better.

Like tide said, it’s not our fault the better seeds from other conferences are seen as “worse” in your eyes.

So sorry the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC has to play VT (the #3 team) in the Chic bowl.

It’s all been said, go home rookie

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:41 am

captain, i think you’ve been hitting the captain a little early today, huh?

i never said the sec was “weak”. i said the acc is not what some on here claim it to be. and i said the sec play weak bowl teams so any chest pounding when you beat 7 loss a&m, uconn, e carolina, northwestern, is a bit exaggerated, wouldn’t you say? if you beat vt, psu and texas, then that would show the conference as the best. but if you lost 2-3 of those games, then turn around and talk how you beat the aforementioned teams, well let’s just say that would be a joke.

again, why do you think tcu would stop the gt offense? since you like to do head to head comps, clemson lost to tcu by 4. we beat them by 3 and 5. hmm. seems like a wash. seems like it would be a great game if it had happened. but the money in the bcs knew tcu gt in miami wouldn’t do as well as iowa and tcu has a larger fan base near tempe.

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:45 am

GDG, what?

You forgot to mention that there is addition by subtraction with Joe Cox and WM being gone.

And yeah the dawgs are going to lose to the Rajun Cajuns the first game of the season. You’re out of your mind.

By the way, next year is the easiest schedule UGA will have had in 6 years. No more bama, no more LSU.

UGA back on top of the east next year.

Spike

December 29th, 2009
11:46 am

You UGA critics can say what you want. But 90 wins in nine years is quite a feat, by any standard. So suck on that Tech. UGA-30. ACC Champs-24.

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
11:50 am

The only reason TCU isn’t in the Orange bowl is because the BCS powers that be didn’t want two teams from lower level conferences to potentially be undefeated at the end of the year. Thus creating more havoc that the Texas/Bama winner is not as worthy.

End of story.

Coach C

December 29th, 2009
11:53 am

TCU, Scott? Because of their top 5 run stuffing defense and their top 5 offense against the GT defense. GT would be overmatched on both sides of the ball. It’s that simple. TCU would be a nightmare game for GT. Hell, Iowa might be a nightmare for GT.

Scott

December 29th, 2009
11:53 am

stinger
we’re you dropped on your head when you were a child?

where did i say the acc was a better conference? i never said that. some of you on here are completely illiterate.

what i have been saying is the sec is playing inferior comp in many of their bowl games. i gave those teams. a&m, uconn, nw, e caro.

the acc has played, ky, who beat uga, usc–speaks for itself–and pitt.
they’ve won the games they were suppose to. clem over ky. they lost the ones they were suppose to. bc to usc and unc to pitt.

if the sec goes 7-3 in bowl games, it will be a good bowl season. if they go 6-4, with 4 games being cakewalks, it won’t be that good.

the acc plays tougher bowl opponents. wisc, wv, iowa, tenn, pitt, usc, ky.

much tougher than am, uconn, e caro, clem, vt, nw, ok st, etc.

again, the sec is the best conf. duh. i never said it wasn’t. what i said and have been saying, is half the sec’s bowl teams are weak teams. even ok st is weak without bryant.

look at who’s favored. you were favored in every game but 3.
the acc–usc was fav by 8 over bc. pitt was fav over unc. they were suppose to lose. you were suppose to win and you should win at least 7 of your bowl games. if the acc goes, 4-3, then that would be successful as they were favored in 4. the sec favored in 7 of 10. i hope you can comprehend this. i know it’s long and perhaps you should take some time to read it and think thorougly before responding.

Rob

December 29th, 2009
11:59 am

I think all bowls are wayyyyy overrated. Most teams have 3-4 weeks to prepare for their bowl opponent, coaches change, players get suspended. Alot of the time, teams go into their bowl games with different players and/or coaches than they had during the regular season. During the regular season, you have a week, maybe two to prepare for a team. You normally dont have 3-4 players flunking out of school and not playing in a game or coaches changing jobs in mid season like you do in bowl season. Every conference has its share of cupcakes, but even the cupcakes in the big conferences get good players due to the exposure they will get by playing big time schools (Brees, Cutler, E. Manning, Rivers all played for traditional ‘cupcakes’ of thier conferences)

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
12:00 pm

sweet argument scott.

this is something you bring up after the games have been played, not before.

so your saying wisc is better than nw?

and you’re already conceeding that tenn and ky are better than VT and clemson?

and i think you may have forgot about the #6th at best SEC team in Auburn who handled WV earlier in the season.

Ok, at least you admit your SEC opponents are “tougher” than our ACC opponents. You may want to look at the conference seeds in those games, in which case it would seem as a much harder game for the SEC.

O, well at least you understand how awfully weak your almost competitive conference is.

Alabama Jack

December 29th, 2009
12:01 pm

Now we can get back to relevant football.

Stinger

December 29th, 2009
12:03 pm

since you probably don’t know and your gonna say o well Wisc is definitely better than Northwestern!!

NW beat wisconsin, so there saved the google search for ya.

go home

South FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

December 29th, 2009
12:09 pm

Great Win Dawgs! I was definitely worried with the play but pleased with the score at halftime. When A&M came out with their opening drive and tied it up I didn’t feel any better, but our boys kept playing their butts off and in the end it was a whoopin and a great showcase for UGA! I’m very proud of the way the staff kept it together and the way the players stayed focused on the task at hand. It Great To Be A Georgia Bulldog! Now, lets get our staff together and close out this top notch 2010 incoming class!

I’m always reading all this bs from classless people who rant about crap that has nothing to do with any team that was mentioned in this article….to be honest, who cares what you have to say! Sore looses, poor sports, cheaters, cheap shot artest….I’m sure that those adjectives describe all of your classless people sporting careers…oh wait, I forgot one or two…bench warmers, team manager, or didn’t make the cut. There is a difference between the majority of fans who have class and cheer for their respective teams and even others within their own conference this time of year, and others who just are clueless…and that is knowledge. That’s knowledge of the sport itself and of how of act as an individual…Regardless, try this for a 2010 New Year resolution….GET SOME CLASS! No one really cares to read about your nonesence! I know that’s probably a little much to ask for some of you blogers, but it’s definitely worth a try! Good luck and we’re all counting on you!

Now, back to business…..SEC, go handle your biz!

2010’s going to be the year of the Dawg! How Bout Them Dawgs!!!! Happy New Year!

secisoverrated

December 29th, 2009
12:10 pm

The sec is overrated. There out of conference schedules are all nobody’s and then they think they are good because they beat up on each other. Texas will kill Alabama, Vt will beat TN, Cinncy will beat Florida, and the other sec teams might have a chance because they are playing there usual out of conference nobody’s.

Courtney

December 29th, 2009
12:13 pm

The UGA defense seemed to play better with no DC than they did under Martinez. I only saw 2 times where the tackler attempted a shoulder tackle. And only once where a LB was stuck in “no man’s land”.

elcubismo

December 29th, 2009
12:16 pm

i’m a packers fan, so i love to see detroit and minnesota play well.

oh wait, that’s stupid.

but i’m a clemson fan. remember the 90s, when our conference finished in the top 5 all those years? gosh, those were great years.

seriously, what is it with “sec fans?” i think they are either:

1. paid internet posters working for espn, or;
2. involved with some kind of confederate heritage/football thing.
3. south carolina fans

i just can’t figure it out . . .

rogeriter

December 29th, 2009
12:18 pm

December 29th, 2009
6:14 am

Interesting note on Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry. In Georgia’s season, every team they played, except two, went to a bowl. Tech played six teams that didn’t make a bowl. Might show that some results depend on strength of your schedule. But good luck Tech against Iowa. This is one Georgia fan that will be pulling for you.

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brucemac

December 29th, 2009
12:29 pm

Scott, IMO you are correct for this year but over time it is about the same for all. ACC is a good conference but not the depth of SEC and no Alabama/Florida type teams since FSU and Miami went away. I think you are also correct about the swings. The ACC (which is FSU and Miami) will be back. Unfortunately that means GT will head south. I look for CPJ to be gone after next year. He, like Coach Fox at UGA, is swimming up stream and will go to Big Time football school at first opportunity. Can you really blame him?

PJ

December 29th, 2009
12:32 pm

((((((((((((((((((30-24)))))))))))))))))))))))

Still no word on that pseudo Mr. College Football.

brucemac

December 29th, 2009
12:32 pm

secisoverated, I wish I was your bookie. You are clueless, but don’t let that stop you. Bet on big boy.

Alphare

December 29th, 2009
12:39 pm

VT-UT should be a fun game to watch. Arkansas loses to EC? I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Darindawg

December 29th, 2009
12:41 pm

Hey “Bamaboss”…why the bashing? I thought Tide fans and UGA fans got along pretty good. Heck, I am pulling for the Tide to whip Texas. No problem with the Tide at all. Gees….go to the Auburn board and spew your venom.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
12:59 pm

Top 10 most valuable college football programs released by Forbes magazine last week. UGA #9. See any ACC teams? NOPE BTW, 8 of the SEC teams are listed in the Top 20. ACC-0

1. Texas Longhorns

Team Value: $119 million

Profit: $59 million

Head Coach: Mack Brown

Conference: Big 12

Previous Value Rank: 2

Austin, Texas, Metro Population: 1,652,602

University of Texas licensed merchandise has outsold all other academic institutions for four consecutive years.

2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Team Value: $108 million

Profit: $38 million

Head Coach: Brian Kelly*

Conference: Independent

Previous Value Rank: 1

South Bend, Ind., Metro Population: 316,865

An agreement that gives Notre Dame 1/66 of all Bowl Championship Series net revenues, means the Fighting Irish have received $4 million in payments from the BCS over the last three years, despite going 15-21 in the regular season and not qualifying for a single New Year’s Day or later bowl game.

*Replaced Charlie Weis after 2009 season.

3. Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions

Team Value: $99 million

Profit: $50 million

Head Coach: Joe Paterno

Conference: Big Ten

Previous Value Rank: 13

State College, Pa., Metro Population: 144,779

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is the largest building in college football with a listed capacity of 107,282 (but has held almost 111,000 on game day).

4. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Team Value: $93 million

Profit: $49 million

Head Coach: Bo Pelini

Conference: Big 12

Previous Value Rank: 18

Lincoln, Neb., Metro Population: 295,486

Donations required by Nebraska for season ticket holders to keep their seats totaled $15 million last season.

5. Alabama Crimson Tide

Team Value: $92 million

Profit: $38 million

Head Coach: Nick Saban

Conference: Southeastern

Previous Value Rank: 9

Tuscaloosa, Ala., Metro Population: 206,765

The waiting list to obtain season tickets for the Crimson Tide is currently 15,210 names long. Once selected, new ticket holders must make a donation to the athletic department that ranges from $5,000 to $500,000 (depending on seat location) before receiving any tickets.

6. Florida Gators

Team Value: $88 million

Profit: $41 million

Head Coach: Urban Meyer

Conference: Southeastern

Previous Value Rank: 5

Gainesville, Fla., Metro Population: 258,555

Gator fans shelled out a total of $145,000 last year just to have their names inscribed on the brick pathway leading up to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

7. Louisiana State Tigers

Team Value: $86 million

Profit: $39 million

Head Coach: Les Miles

Conference: Southeastern

Previous Value Rank: 6

Baton Rouge, La., Metro Population: 774,327

Each Tigers home game weekend generates an estimated $8.2 million in direct spending by visitors to East Baton Rouge Parish.

8. Ohio State Buckeyes

Team Value: $85 million

Profit: $36 million

Head Coach: Jim Tressel

Conference: Big Ten

Previous Value Rank: 10

Columbus, Ohio, Metro Population: 1,773,120

Ohio State is the only athletic department in the nation that can lay claim to having a team in the top 10 in both Forbes’ college football rankings and college basketball rankings, where they are the 10th most valuable team.

9. Georgia Bulldogs

Team Value: $84 million

Profit: $45 million

Head Coach: Mark Richt

Conference: Southeastern

Previous Value Rank: 3

Athens, Ga., Metro Population: 189,264

Georgia Bulldogs apparel was the third-highest selling of any university last academic year, behind only Texas and Florida.

10. Oklahoma Sooners

Team Value: $83 million

Profit: $40 million

Head Coach: Bob Stoops

Conference: Big 12

Previous Value Rank: 11

Cleveland County, Okla., Population: 239,760

Of the $19.4 million raised by the Sooners in donations tied to season tickets last year, 92% was generated by the football team.

Monticello Dawg

December 29th, 2009
1:00 pm

You are welcome, Independence Bowl officials. I am sure you wanted to thank the Dogs for appearing, and elevating, for one year at least, your bowl above its usual position in the bowl pantheon. Sorry to say we will not be back anytime soon, BCS bowls are waiting. Hunker down, SEC opponents, the Dogs are coming for you in 2010.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:03 pm

Unfortunately I live amongst too many bulldog fans with their typical over inflated view of their program. Every program has its fair share of overly bias fans, but it seems to me Georgia takes the cake in that department. It has soured my tastes for all things bulldog. Once they go and win another ten or so NC’s then maybe all their bark will be justified. Until then, I will pull for whoever they play.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:04 pm

BamaBoss, you are going to be cheering for losers a lot then. BTW, Alabama was just in the Independence Bowl (2 YEARS AGO).

reservoirDAWG

December 29th, 2009
1:06 pm

Bamaboss, now you know how UGA fans have felt about Bama fans for the last two decades.

Spike

December 29th, 2009
1:06 pm

Bamaboss.. Pot, meet the kettle.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:07 pm

Your point has no relevance, just as your football program. Ask anyone outside the state of Georgia about the dogs, and you will hear that it’s a pretty good football program, but not a powerhouse. Never was and never will be.

DawgTime

December 29th, 2009
1:08 pm

As an SEC fan, I’m definitely excited to watch the Chick-fil-a, Capital One and Cotton bowls. Look like great matchups on paper. I wouldn’t be shocked if the SEC goes 9-1 or 8-2 in the bowls.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:09 pm

Alabama football versus Georgia football. There is no comparison.

Fran Tarkenton and Elway?? What? %$#@

December 29th, 2009
1:11 pm

To say “look at who the SEC plays in their bowl games is how they win” bowl game is as dumb as saying that Fran Tarkenton and John Elway ( at one point ) were “losers because they never won” a Super Bowl ( Tarkenton went about 4 times and lost) as a QB. Dumb that is. How great were the Vikes for being there in the first place over many years IS the point. There are some empty heads on this site friends. Dumb asses. Obamarons all.

The teams that get i-n-v-i-t-e-d to the various bowls are guests of the bowl sponsor. The KEY POINT IS the number of SEC bowl caliber teams year in and year out and over the decades. Geeeeeeez there are some dumb guys that try to offer their opions here.

That the SEC wins more than not is due to the region being in love with football, the local midget, middle and high school interests and the coaches and yes, the money made by it all.

Tradition says it all. SEC tradition that is.
goooooooooo Gogs.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:11 pm

Bamaboss, Look at my previous post on valuable college teams. Looks like UGA is only behind Florida and Texas in merchandise sells in college football. I am proud Bama is back in the NC game, it’s been way too long. Good Luck. But, if UGA is not known outside of GA, then a hell of a lot of merchandise flows through Ga.

brucemac

December 29th, 2009
1:11 pm

Bamaboss, oh don’t pull the “just ask anyone” card. Please, not that. You are so powerful with your words, I feel bad. Just because the Bulldawgs have beaten you 3 or last 4 games, dont’ be too upset, you still have all those made up National Championships before you were born. Just hold on to those.

OldDawg72

December 29th, 2009
1:12 pm

The biggest win or loss was with the Dawgs alum. For a school whose alum could purchase 100,000 tickests, only 6800 were purchased. The alum have made a huge statement. I hope CMR is listening. Improvements with special teams was dramatic. The defense also seemed better. I respect CMR greatly and I hope he is with UGA a long time but I also hope, that he addresses problems immediately and not wait until the problem becomes nuclear before he corrects it.

One other comment, the SEC is the finest conference in college football and we should all be rooting for the SEC team in all the bowls.

Go Dawgs!! Go SEC!!!

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:12 pm

Alabama 12 NC, Georgia 1

AtownDawg

December 29th, 2009
1:12 pm

Bamaboss,

I’m an “overly biased” UGA fan, just as I suspect you’re an “overly biased” Bama fan. UGA is not a powerhouse as you so politely pointed out. We are a very good program, but not an elite program. That is what we are striving for and I believe we’re almost there. We have some of the best homegrown talent in the nation. Unlike Alabama and Auburn, we don’t have to go into other states and steal talent due to the fact Bama has none of it’s own. Congrats on your season, but don’t get too full of yourself. UGA is a sleeping giant and if we’re ever able to close off the border, not only will we thrive, but your program will definitely suffer.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:13 pm

Bamaboss, when you say no comparison between Alabama Football and UGA Football I say you are wrong. Alabama lived on a man that had passed away over 20 years ago, save one year, until Saban arrived. Plus, in Ga. we have professional teams as well, not like Alabama that has (2) college teams and a twice a year NASCAR race.

Correction

December 29th, 2009
1:13 pm

UGA has 2 National Titles. If we used Tech methods of claiming titles, we could easily say we have 12 as well.

Thanks

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:15 pm

Georgia high schoolers know a winner when they see one. Just like Spurrier said, Georgia gets all of those five star recruits and then something just happens to them.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:15 pm

Oh and Bamaboss, don’t forget you were in the Independence Bowl just 2 years ago. Oh, and we are looking forward to getting Kirby Smart back in Athens where he belongs.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:18 pm

Georgia has all those great high school players. Has one of the great campuses and football stadiums in the land. Has an $80M annual athletic budget and celebrates after beating a 6-6 A&M team. One national championship. Underwhelming at best.

history lesson

December 29th, 2009
1:19 pm

As a football fan I love Bear Bryant. He cheated like hell, but he was the best there ever was. Bear went 9-3 against UGA. He’s the reason why Bama is up 11 wins in the head-to-head. Without him the series would be basically even.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:19 pm

You can have him. Saban calls the shots on defense anyway.

Alabama sucks

December 29th, 2009
1:20 pm

If Bama had to play with their own pathetic homegrown talent they’d be forced to join the ACC in hopes of just being able to compete.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:21 pm

And if Georgia/Bama played every year while Bryant was there, he would have been 20-4 and we would really see the dominance of Tide football.

jeff

December 29th, 2009
1:22 pm

Give Alabama a break. They don’t grow men in that state, they grow pu$$ies. You know the ol’ saying about Texas? All that comes out of there is either steers or queers? The same can be said about Alabama, only they have no steers so that just leaves you with…..

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:23 pm

thanks to Georgia’s ineptness, we don’t have to.

lawzoo

December 29th, 2009
1:25 pm

Scott—- don’t take any crap from these ga. people! Tell ‘em about what a great game the Tigers played against Maryland. No top 5 team in the SEC could have accomplished that—actually Middle Tenn. St. couldn’t.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:26 pm

The next time the Alabama queers play the dogs it will be worse for you than the last, and it won’t matter what color jersey’s you come out in.

Bamaboss's boyfriend

December 29th, 2009
1:26 pm

Come back to bed sweety. I’m ready for my midday hummer.

Bamaboss's boyfriend

December 29th, 2009
1:26 pm

Come back to bed sweety. I’m ready for my midday hummer.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:26 pm

Ok Bamaboss, go put your teeth back in and start spitting into that cup you are holding. If you want to see a real city, come over some time. But make sure to wear shoes.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:27 pm

Oh Bamaboss, you mean like the whipping UGA put on you in 2007 in YOUR stadium. Short memory huh.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:29 pm

Thanks for in invitation, just let me know which trailor is yours on the way over so I can show you my autographed picture of Saban.

KevinF

December 29th, 2009
1:29 pm

I, as many do,watch as many high school games as possible & love seeing the GA young men achieve in college and the NFL. I root for UGA but am not so blinded that I did not realize when UGA played Tech, that Tech was a shell of what they were before injuries set in. Some, no many, of you people posting here need to find something constructive to do. Even with their depleted OLine, Tech beats Iowa.

DawgFan

December 29th, 2009
1:31 pm

Kevin, Did Ga Tech ever have an offensive line?

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:32 pm

Memories, distant memories. When the present sucks, live in the past DawgFan. That’s all you have left to hang onto.

1eyedJack

December 29th, 2009
1:32 pm

I suspect you are all arguing with a NERD posing as a ‘Bama fan. But, just in case….I’ve been to Alabama and anyone who is bragging about being from there is retarded. #1 Gross Domestic Product is false teeth.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:32 pm

good thing I don’t have my four front teeth. makes slurping on that pole a whole lot easier.

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Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

I’ll leave you guys so that you can fuel your inferiority complexes by bashing Tech and the ACC.

PS. don’t forget to tune in to the NC game to watch how a real SEC team competes.

Bamaboss

December 29th, 2009
1:39 pm

I’m a loser and never actually played football because my mommy thought my pu$$y would get hurt.

lawzoo

December 29th, 2009
1:56 pm

Wow. This is great. A name calling contest without me having a dawg in the fight. Just an observation.

Alabama had …..BEAR.

ga. had……….VINCE

and you are calling the Alabama guy GAY?

lawzoo

December 29th, 2009
1:59 pm

I am bamaboss’ boyfriend. Tehe:)

BILLY JACK

December 29th, 2009
2:01 pm

BAMA BOSS-THATS FUNNY YALL JUST PLAYED IN THE INDEPENDENCE BOWL 2 YEARS AGO.

BILLY JACK

December 29th, 2009
2:04 pm

Hey guys- bamaboss is a tech imposter-ignore all of his post.

Chris

December 29th, 2009
2:05 pm

“Bamaboss” is almost as big a loser as those Tech fans that come on here and blog. I feel for him. He says UGA fans “live in the past” yet he is the one who mentions Bamers 12 national championships from long, long ago. Lets look at more recent times you loser. I believe UGA has done much better then Bamer this decade. Oh, and nice showing last year against Utah. Was that a “real SEC team?” What a loser.

Boat Drinks

December 29th, 2009
2:07 pm

elcubismo……well said. These “sec apologists” are amazing. When clemson beats usuc, which is most years, as they say you can look it up, its because they are beat up by the sec schedule. Soooooo, if they lose its because they are in the sec and if they win its because they are in the sec. LMAO. It would be like me living through Duke/UNC in basketball. I personally hate everyone else regardless of what conference they are in. And DawgFan……who cares?

Joe Rox

December 29th, 2009
2:49 pm

Another year, another cupcake for the Dawgs to play in a bowl. A&M, Michigan State, Hawaii, Purdue, Virginia, Virginia…..again, Virginia……..once more, Purdue…….again, Wisconsin……………………………. Those are second tier programs

brucemac

December 29th, 2009
2:51 pm

Please don’t tell me somebody for ALABAMA just pulled out the Trailer reference. My goodness we have pushed poor ” Bamaboss” over the edge. He is on his way to the medicine cabinet for sure now.

Peemoan

December 29th, 2009
3:04 pm

Congratulations to the mutts for packing the stadium. Only 7,000 out of the 12,000 tickets you were alloted were sold. And, an easy drive straight down I-20. Freakin stinkin fleabags! You suck!

gem dawg

December 29th, 2009
3:04 pm

This reminds me of all the mouthing the Bama fans did before their bowl game last year. They were really going to pound those Utes’. And, you haven’t beaten TX yet, so don’t get so puffed up Bamites. You may end up being verrrrrrry quiet like last year.

Hatfieldgeoff

December 29th, 2009
3:05 pm

Hey Scott, you don’t have any say in who you play in the bowl games and if I were you I would just be happy you are playing Iowa. Because they are one of the few BCS teams I think you can beat (Cincinnati, Boise St perhaps) and we will see if you can take Iowa. Alabama, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Ohio State and TCU would all handle Tech, not to mention several “average” sec teams.

Reality

December 29th, 2009
3:10 pm

GA Tech fans are collectively known as TechVillage or A Gaggle of NERDS!

One thing is for sure…there are not enough Georgia Tech fans to be called ‘Nation.

Chris

December 29th, 2009
3:35 pm

Peemon are you serious? An easy drive right down I-20? 7,000 is pretty good considering the location, DAY OF THE WEEK, time, and how short it was after Christmas. How about you check out UGA ticket sales for every bowl since 2002? Moron.

Its a Gator World

December 29th, 2009
3:36 pm

I’m not a Bama fan but Bamaboss has it right. You dawg fans have a vastly distorted view of your program. I’ve traveled a lot around the country and in other parts when they think of big time football in the south they think of Florida more recently but they think of Alabama as the big boy tradition in the south. They never talk about Georgia. Its a middle of the road program.

I consider us the most dominant team of the last 20 years but Alabama is without question the most dominant southern program all time. They’re the only team that’s been competitive with us over the last 20 years and I certainly respect them as do a lot of gator fans.

But the dawgs. What a dam joke. And everybody seems to know it except dog fans. I look forward to many great battles in the future with Bama for conference championships. Whupping Georgia’s behind for me is now just an afterthought. Simmer down and quit your barking. Judging by your number of championships you guys are all bark and no bite.

Its a Gator World

December 29th, 2009
3:40 pm

That was funny the post about Bama had Bear and Georgia had Vince. Vince’s big thing is that he is a passionate gardner. How dam gay is that? But tell him congrats on those prize winning rosebushes. Vince Dooley wouldn’t be worthy of shining bear bryant’s shoes. Or Spurrier. Or Urban Meyer.

URBAN MEYER

December 29th, 2009
3:53 pm

I not getting any attention after the SEC championship…I quit…wait I am just joking..sombody send me some flowers!

Go DOGS

December 29th, 2009
3:58 pm

When did ATL allow bama and Uf scuz to slither into our city?

No homo

December 29th, 2009
4:01 pm

But I love Its a Gator World and Bamaboss telling UGA fans what its like, and the same thing I have been saying since I was born. Thankfully it wasn’t around the early 80s when Hershel was running back at Georgia. If UGA fans talk about their team this much NOW, I can’t imagine what it was like back then.

Publicity Stunt?

December 29th, 2009
4:21 pm

Are we just sweeping the Urban “Publicity Stunt” Meyer story under the rug?

GT

December 29th, 2009
4:48 pm

How does Georgia manage always to play these big hat and no cattle schools when they go out of conference. The problem is they now think they have some gunpowder instead of the wet noodle they are operating with with. That was not a very good team they played last night and like all year the spin is way out in front of the performance.

jarvis

December 29th, 2009
4:52 pm

Isn’t dam spelled with an “n” unless it’s built by a beaver?

jarvis

December 29th, 2009
4:53 pm

GT I agree. Our last two out of conference games have been against garbage.

brucemac

December 29th, 2009
4:53 pm

Its a Gator World, can’t we just all get along. Usually when you are on top of the world, proper educate is to be nice to us underling Dawgs. I still will pull hard for your Gators in the Sugar Bowl even though you are a self righteous snob.

Shane

December 29th, 2009
5:11 pm

They never talk about Georgia. Its a middle of the road program.

Nice Try. Fans everywhere know all about UGA. I have traveled around the country and everyone has heard of

1. Athens
2. UGA famous mascot
3. The great football tradition at UGA

90 wins in 9 years isnt middle of the road my friend. Its leading the pack.

GT

December 29th, 2009
5:17 pm

I noticed a guy saying Alabama was the ticket and nobody talks about Georgia outside this area. I respectfully disagree. Georgia under Vince Dooley was as good as any program in the country. Dooley was there for a long time and is Georgia’s equivalent of Bobby Dodd. You didn’t want them on your schedule if you had national or conference ambitions. Somehow Bama and Georgia kept away from each other when Bear was there, and I got to think that was more Bear than Vince. If Bear wanted to play em they would have played em. I wish Tech could have figured out how not to play them, I think Dodd retired early seeing the writing on the wall. Georgia is weak now only because of coaching. Coming off the bus they are as talented as any team in the country always have been. They have got to get more disciplined, stop getting so excited about how hard they hit somebody even if it is at the end of a 50 yard run. One of the most penalize teams in the country, and doing so in order to make the highlight film instead of helping the team. I am sure that is how they arrived at Georgia, five stars that got a lot of that rating showboating and drawing attention to themselves. The press including Tony just feeds that, overstating and being blind to poor conduct on the field by them but not by the other team. A good coach like Bear or Vince or Bobby would not let the players heads get that big. You never see a Spurrier or Johnson letting the reality get beyond the healthy level. This much I know, and the talent is there when ever someone decides to coach it.

Dostoyevskiy

December 29th, 2009
5:40 pm

Tech’s defense may be weak, but not UNC’s. They gave up 19 points to #17 Pitt, and held them under 300 total yards. Pitt needed a last minute FG to win. UNC appeared to me to be Pitt’s equal. Only one team scored as many as 30 points (FlState 30) against UNC’s defense this year. And, all members of the UNC will be back next year.

Preston

December 29th, 2009
6:10 pm

Bamaboss, the only reason you say that our fans are over biased is because you come to the AJC blogs to talk about college football. Now think about that. Which team do you think will have the most fans blogging on an Atlanta newspaper’s website? I know you’re from Alabama but surely you can figure this one out. BTW, do you know how they perform circumcisions in Alabama? They kick their sister in the mouth. LOL!

Preston

December 29th, 2009
6:11 pm

I am pulling for Bama though. Roll SEC!

Sonny Clusters, I'd really like:

December 29th, 2009
6:36 pm

your take on all this about the Bowl Games and which Conference is stronger. I think I would trust your opinion better than the ones above my post.

IMA BAMA FUTBAWL FAN!

December 29th, 2009
6:39 pm

Bamaboss: If we payed our coach $4million a year, we’d be pretty good too. Nice to see academics is such a priority at your fine institution. Your football program might be better than ours, but our university and our state are light years ahead of yours, and our overall athletic program is better than Bama’s as well. Quick, name a sport besides football that Bama is good at? Yeah I can’t think of one either. Enjoy Nick Saban while you have him.

2dawgs

December 29th, 2009
6:46 pm

s.c. is going to a bowl that pays $300K, while the the others are in the $1.m’s.

Some how this fits for a mediocre sports program and an academic ‘wasteland’…

Preston

December 29th, 2009
6:49 pm

I think urban crier wants to quit because he knows his butt buddy teblow is leaving. he was gonna have some commas rearranged in his contract if he walked so he’s forced to stay. doesn’t look good for uf at all.

Can You Dig It

December 29th, 2009
6:58 pm

Hey Bamaboss are you kidding me?…where has Bama been the last ten years. Granted Bear Bryant was a great coach but he lost his mojo during his last years as a coach. Vince Dooley out coached Bear twice when he faced him…Nobody was scared of Bama the last five years Bear coached them. Did you forget that a Saban coached Bama team lost at home to La. Monroe two years ago…La. Monroe…come on man…even the great Bama should never lose to them …ever. Saban has done a great job turning the Bama program around and they should win the NC this year but they are beatable..Auburn proved that.For you to get on this blog and tell everybody else in the SEC that their team sucks is a joke…that just shows how narrow minded you are. Do you really think that Bama is gods gift to college football..please remember last years Sugar bowl ass kicking Utah gave your team. Great teams don’t lose bowl games…they stay motivated and beat the teams they should beat. So grow up …..at least act like you have a set of balls. Because when Bama does eventually lose …and they will.. you have set yourself up for a major verbal beat down by everyone on this blog that supports other teams……..but you probably don’t care…most guys like you that are hung like a field mouse ……don’t know how to spell class. Can You Dig It !

Too Funny

December 29th, 2009
7:00 pm

Hey 2dawgs…USC has as good of an academic program as UGA…they also will own you in football for the next several years.

Alphare

December 29th, 2009
7:03 pm

Can you guys please stop talking about how much money your football programs make?

Yes, football does bring some money, but that money is chump change compared good academics. Let’s take Tech as an example: Tech is 1/4 of UGA in size, but Tech’s endowment is nearly twice as big as UGS’s. How much is Tech’s endownment you may ask? 1.4billion US$. It’s billion, not million. Does Tech admire UGA’s 40million brought in thru the football program? not much I’d say.

How come a small Tech has a much bigger endowment than UGA? It’s academics, not games.

jesse james

December 29th, 2009
7:22 pm

Alphare – I agree that a degree from Tech carries alot of weight. But it really irks me that the Jackets brag about academics for their athletes. But my son asked a good question at the UGA-Tech game. He asked why did they give the majors of the Senior Band members, but they didn’t the Senior Football players. This was on the Jumbo Tron. Just Curious.

mason

December 29th, 2009
7:27 pm

(( 30-24 ))
hahahahahAAAAA

Go Hawkeyes!!

just a fan

December 29th, 2009
7:27 pm

Enter your comments here

mason

December 29th, 2009
7:31 pm

>>>That was not a very good team they played last night

LOL It just chapps yer hiney doesn’t it that the dawgs whipped Texas A&M. Glad it hurts.

Almost as much as this hurts:

(( 30-24 ))
hahahahahahahahahaha

Excuse me...

December 29th, 2009
7:31 pm

Is this the spelling bee blog?

Scott's Big Brother

December 29th, 2009
7:43 pm

Scott

December 29th, 2009
10:33 am
And stan lets just look at the teams the acc has played in bowl games so far.

clemon beats kty. who beat you.
bc plays usc. i don’t care this was a down year. it’s still usc with future nfl players.
and unc played pitt. who was ranked 8th before they lost to cincy.

and your conf has played that 6 loss power a&m and clemson.
clemson is just as good as the top 3-5 teams in the sec. yes they are not fla or bama.
and next you have e carolina…wow tough. uconn who unc beat. tough. northwestern? good gosh. auburn will easily beat them. and then fla gets stuck with cincy. of course they will win that.

penn st lsu i think will be a good game. lsu will lose imo.
vt tenn is a coin flip.

Scotty,

You DO realize that the Iowa Hawkeyes recently LOST to Northwestern, right? Yeah… right. That’s the Iowa that plays the ACC Champions in the Orange Bowl. The one’s who recently lost at home to Auburn’s bowl opponent. I’ve tried to tell you not to start this head-to-head crap! Now go home and eat your supper!

Barack Dawg

December 29th, 2009
7:44 pm

Hey Bamaboss – don’t get all hyped up just yet. You got your ass kicked last year by Utah. You were weak in the SEC bowl rounds last year. Don’t let that happen against Texas. Come back after you win and pound about SEC dominance.

SC Rules!!!

December 29th, 2009
7:56 pm

bamaboss;

Hey dudette when you put away the crayons and actually read an article or two on the history of college football MAYBE you’ll realize that cr@p you’ve been shovelin’ is just that! Everyone on the planet knows the SEC is the best OVERALL conference; even us out here on the West (BEST Coast! But Bama ISN’T all alone in that conf; they are but ONE team!

Then again, we really don’t care much about ANY conference as we’ll (SC) PLAY ANYONE ANYWHERE ANYTIME they want too! Too bad y’all refuse to sign on the dotted line to set up a game; but time is on our side, EVENTUALLY y’all will have to play us in a bowl game. Then the PAIN will reign! Until then, be happy that y’all have had the success y’all have and go win your bowl matchups and we’ll be waiting. Coach Carroll isn’t going anywhere, he is a patient man.

Fight On!!!

p.s. Bama don’t forget that Texas is a damned fine team; they have enjoyed some success in the Rose Bowl. (’04/’05) Don’t go countin’ yer chickens ’till them eggs hatch!

SC Rules!!!

December 29th, 2009
8:07 pm

To that UGA Fan who was taking a shot at the great state of ALABAMA!

Stop right there! Now I think the world of Georgia; it’s a beautiful state with many great things to be proud of, but SO TOO is ALABAMA! Without the contributions those good people in Huntsville have made over the past several decades we wouldn’t have beatin the Soviets too the Moon! Think (Saturn V) The shuttle program wouldn’t have gotten off the ground and the ISS (Space Station) wouldn’t be orbiting Earth right now! Y’all BOTH have great states that y’all should both be proud of!!

Fight On!!

Bamaboss is a Poseur

December 29th, 2009
8:20 pm

Alabama should be better prepared for post-season play this year. They were out of place last year sitting at the No.1 spot for half the season. They were ahead of schedule. It’s true that Bama has seen some rough times lately, but there is more to their football history than just the Bear Bryant era. You may not care about undefeated seasons and Rose Bowl victories in the 1920’s and 1930’s, but it’s a part of the tradition and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Alabama doesn’t claim all 17 of their recorded National Championships — only the ones which were considered a consensus Championship at the time when it was awarded. Since the AP Poll started, they don’t claim UPI titles unless they also won the AP title. Otherwise, they would have already won three in a row.

Alabama hasn’t been as terrible as some suggest even in the dark, dark past decade. They’ve posted ten win seasons about every three years and spent a fair amount of time in the Top Ten. Georgia did beat Bama in 2007, but it was hardly a blowout. The regulation game ended in a tie, which pretty well represented the difference between the two teams. Georgia was fortunate to escape OT with a win in that game. You don’t want to talk about last years Bama vs. Georgia game.

Texas has an excellent football team and an excellent coaching staff. If Alabama wins this game and secures a National Championship it will be a game on par with those Rose Bowl games of old. I hope that they do well. I expect Texas to be ready to play. That said, I think that Alabama will win if both teams play their very best game.

RTR!!!

Call It Like It Is

December 29th, 2009
8:29 pm

AMEN Can You Dig It

There sure are a lot of bandwagon Bama fans in this area as before this season, we hardly ever saw Bama flags on cars or on blogs.

Gators win the East again 2010!

Enough Said!

Joe Rox

December 29th, 2009
8:31 pm

IMA BAMA FUTBAWL FAN!

December 29th, 2009
6:39 pm
Bamaboss: If we payed our coach $4million a year, we’d be pretty good too. Nice to see academics is such a priority at your fine institution. Your football program might be better than ours, but our university and our state are light years ahead of yours, and our overall athletic program is better than Bama’s as well. Quick, name a sport besides football that Bama is good at? Yeah I can’t think of one either. Enjoy Nick Saban while you have him

There you go, another Dawg fan green with envy. December 28, 5 P.M., ESPN…………2, Go Gators! Get Up And Goooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg Mike

December 29th, 2009
8:52 pm

Gator Mike

Thanks for the congrats. Good luck to the Gators in the Sugar. I know they’ll represent the conference well. Go SEC…run the table!

P.S. as a Falcon fan I sure would like to see Joe Haden in the Birds’ secondary next year.

Bamaboss is a Poseur

December 29th, 2009
8:55 pm

Mr. IMA BAMA FUTBAWL FAN!
December 29th, 2009
6:39 pm

Look Bubba, It’s not like I’ve never been to Georgia. So don’t try to tell me all about how “superior” it is. The University of Alabama is proud of it’s accomplishments in academics and sports. We do enjoy having Nick Saban as our Head Football Coach, thank you very much, and he’s worth every penny that he’s paid. He is free to leave whenever he wants, but I can’t imagine why he’d want to.

RTR!!!

Big L

December 29th, 2009
9:41 pm

Two really good things outta yesterday’s bowl win. One-defense kept us in it. Line got after Johnson and secondary played fast. Two-adjustments at half time. Vince Vance stnkin up line, in comes Anderson and , viola. We running the ball. Make no mistake, A&M is a tuff team who coulda made us look bad yesterday. But Richt did what an elite coach does , adjust to put players in best position to display the better talent.

DawginLex

December 29th, 2009
10:08 pm

Cheeseheads 17
Miami 7

Oh, that ACC speed and dominance……………………..

Florida Down Big in 2010

December 29th, 2009
10:17 pm

Florida gave up 490 yards to the #29 ranked team in total yards, Bama.

UGA gave up less yards to the #5 ranked team in total yards, Texas a & m.

DawginLex

December 29th, 2009
10:39 pm

If Alabama has 12 true national titles, I’m George W Bush……..

Read the history idiot. 5 guys at Tuscaloosa Drug Emporium voting you national champions doesn’t count.

45ACP

December 29th, 2009
11:02 pm

Looks like Wisconson has beat the big bad U.

45ACP

December 29th, 2009
11:10 pm

Wisconsin, that is.

jughead

December 29th, 2009
11:28 pm

The only SEC team he picked to lose was TN. Why am I not suprised? He picked against them all year!

whitedawg

December 29th, 2009
11:32 pm

The U goes down and goes down hard to the cheeseheads.

Red Dog 77

December 30th, 2009
12:35 am

Tony, I would agree with you on all but two games : Oklahoma St. rolls over a mentally drained Ol Miss team 31- 21 and a fired up Northwestern team tired of hearing about the fast and furious SEC will dismantle Auburn 28- 17. Congratulations to Coach Mark Ritcht on 90 wins in 9 seasons, As for Rich Brooks leaving Kentucky having turned that program into something special, What a shame ! But ol Rich might just want to go out leaving Joker Phillips a little to work with , he is a classy enough guy to do just that, but i will tell you one more thing . Joker Phillips wont need alot of help , I think Joker will take Kentucky to even higer ground. As a Bulldog the man sure has my respect!

gcs

December 30th, 2009
12:53 am

East Carolina over Arkansas? I’ll take that bet!

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Red Dog 77

December 30th, 2009
12:55 am

Big L where you been hidin your bad self, I have enjoyed your plain talk wisdom the last couple days.You are dead on about our win over AM . Owens, Westin, and Atkins had a great game putting pressure on their QB . The poor boy looked like he was about to mess himself, if you got a good look at his face. But did you see De Angelo Tyson flying all over the field? he comes back next year along with Abry Jones, Kwamee Gathers, Garrison Smith, Justin Houstin , and a host of SEC man eaters . AH it is great to be me ! Im a GEORGIA BULLDOG !!!! GO DOGS..!!!

Scott

December 30th, 2009
4:13 am

It’s starting to look like the ACC won’t win another game this bowl season.

PirateNation

December 30th, 2009
7:45 am

If ARk fans are sooooo sure they will run rough shot over ECU, they should put their spot in the SEC on the line! I think if we can pull it out, it will be close just like you predicted here. They may have a great QB, but if you look at there rcent history, this ARk team is USED TO LOSING, not winning, and ECU is used to winning, not losing. I say if ECU can put Mallet on his back some early, they will easily fall back into their loser mind state….

Also GREAT WIN DAWGS!!!!! (lived in Athens for a few years)

Have a happy new year all!

Spanker

December 30th, 2009
8:31 am

Tony you should change your moniker to Mr SEC. It would be far more appropriate.

rogeriter

December 30th, 2009
8:44 am

To all of the Alabama, Tech and even the Georgia bloggers on this site–GROW UP! You all act and reason like a bunch of teenagers.

Reality

December 30th, 2009
9:08 am

If Willie Martinez, Fabris & Jancek had coached the Dawgs in this bowl game, the Dawgs would’ve lost the game by a touchdown, instead with Garner and two grad assistants coaching the D and special teams the Dawgs won by 24 points! It was the Dawgs best defensive and special teams performance of the year. This game they were freed up to actually make big plays on defense. Remember, only losers whine about yardage, while winners control the score board!

Talk about garbage out of conference games?

December 30th, 2009
9:15 am

Then you have to talk about Georgia Tech!!!!! Tech schedules the likes of Jacksonville State, Stetson and Garner-Webb. Georgia Tech truly has no right to complain about other people’s schedules. The only other out of conference game Tech plays is against UGA which Tech has lost 8 out of the last 9!!!! And gee, how many bowl games has Tech won in the last ten years? Did Tech go to any quality bowls? Did Tech play on a blue field? Finally, after 40 years, Tech is going to play in a major bowl. But they still weren’t good enough to be the best team in their own home state!!!! 30-24!

SEC overrated!!!

January 1st, 2010
7:08 am

The ACC may be 2-3 in bowls this year but both their wins are over SEC teams. The SEC is overrated this year. All dawg fans are hyping up a mediocre performance over a terrible A&M team. That’s the same A&M team that lost to Kansas State 62-10 or something. Very few signature conference wins. Go Virginia Tech, and good call on that one Dawgrulz.

SEC overrated!!!

January 1st, 2010
7:12 am

Talk about Garbage,
Tech was supposed to be playing Ole Miss this year but they cancelled on us. Besides, one patsy per year is not bad. We played three SEC teams this year and 2 last year in out of conference. Mississippi State was almost a bowl team at 5-7 with that close loss to LSU. And how could we know Vandy would go from bowling last year to terrible this year? Also, starting in 2 years we play a one and one with Alabama. We play Kansas next year. After the Alabama game we have another series with Auburn. Get your facts straight. I do believe that the SEC is consistently the best conference, but not because of their cupcake out of conference schedule. Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee are about the only teams that will suck it up and play big boys.

From one tech dork...

January 1st, 2010
7:20 am

To Reality,
As part of TechVillage, I rebut. The only reason there are so many Georgia fans is that every GED toting, trailer park dwelling hick in the state has hitched their wagon to the great UGA bandwagon. Nobody just chooses Georgia Tech to cheer for. Our fan base is so small because we consist of mostly alumni, and I’m fine with that.

Rebel Ace

January 6th, 2010
12:55 pm

Hey Bremen Dawg: You still like Oklahoma State?

LOL

Brian CT

January 13th, 2010
4:09 pm

Tony, I love your show but I have to tell you I was troubled watching your biased “Bowl Review” which made it sound like LSU lost to Penn State due to poor clock management. WRONG! LSU lost to a clearly superior, better coached team that STOMPED them in the trenches for four straight quarters. Period. Fact – Were it not for the sloppy field conditions that resulted in the fumbled snap at that 1 and the narrowly missed TD reception, Penn State causes this particular LSU squad to get laughed out of the stadium before they even have a chance to shake hands (which they didn’t bother to do anyways. Nice college sportsmanship, people).

Let’s try and tell it like it was next time, Tony, ok? -Brian LB-U