Dogs fans, what’s your preference: Shreveport or nothing?

shreveportI listened to Mark Richt’s teleconference with media members Sunday night and had to chuckle (quietly) when somebody asked the Georgia coach about the bowl picture. “I’m not sure where [we're going],” Richt said, “but I can promise you we will be thankful anywhere we get to go.”

It wasn’t just what he said but the way he said it, as in: “We’ll take anything.”

A question for you: Would you prefer anything or nothing? Because the “anything” is not going to be very good.

The SEC bowl tie-ins are: 1.) BCS  bowl(s); 2.) Capital One; 3.) Outback; 4.) Chick-fil-A; 5.) Cotton; 6 and 7.) Liberty and Music City; 8.) Independence; 9.) Papajohns.com.

It’s looking more and more like Georgia is ticketed for one of the bottom two bowls, either the Independence in Shreveport, La., Dec. 28, or the Papajohns.com in Birmingham, Dec. 29. ESPN.com projections have them playing Connecticut (Papajohns.com) or Iowa State (Independence). CBSSports.com has Georgia playing Florida State in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Dec. 27.

If the Dogs lose to Georgia Tech, they will finish the regular season 6-6 (one of those wins coming over Tennessee Tech). Would you look forward to one of the lower-tier bowls, or has the season left you too upset to even want to watch or attend?

546 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

November 23rd, 2009
11:04 am

Carpets of Dalton bowl!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahha

Phil

November 23rd, 2009
11:06 am

They don’t deserve to go to a bowl.

mambo

November 23rd, 2009
11:07 am

Matt

November 23rd, 2009
11:08 am

UGA is lucky to get to a bowl and should take any one they can get. It’s apparent that the team could use the extra practice time that goes with it. That extra practice will be beneficial to the freshman and redshirts especially Aaron Murray.

George P

November 23rd, 2009
11:09 am

What about the American Standard Bowl?

smittydawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

In my opinion, this team does not deserve a bowl trip. Soooooo tired of CMR being “thankful” for everything. This program needs to stay home and start putting a staff and plan of action to get the program where it belongs.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result! Saban and Meyer are perfectionists…CMR is a thankfulnists

Lindsey

November 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

If the Dawgs end up with a 6-6 finish I would look forward to cheering them on in a bowl game no matter where they play, GO DAWGS!!

dagnabit

November 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

Of course the bulldogs should go to a bowl. A game against Florida State would be great. Let the seniors have a bowl game.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

at large bid to Boise?

EmbarrassedDawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:10 am

Great news! We are ranked #2!! FoxSports.com has us ranked #2!……behind Notre Dame in their “Not-so-hot top ten poll…. Oh well….

ParrisIslandawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

15 additional practices to install new DC or OC or both schemes. 15 extra practices for one of the two Frosh QB’s to get reps. 15 extra practices for our young secondary to learn to play man coverage. We’d be foolish to pass on a bowl.

Charlotte Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

Of course we go to a bowl!! It’s the extra practice time they need for the young guys!! Phil….deserve it or not, they need to go!! Players get better by playing games!! Not watching others play! If it’s Birmingham or the Independence bowl, then let’s go and finish on a positive note!! Saint Simons….if we beat you nerds this weekend are we going to see you on the blogs? I doubt it, you will run and hide like the roaches all of you Tech geeks are!! Dawgs in a tight one this weekend!! Go Dawgs!!

David

November 23rd, 2009
11:13 am

Sit one out this year and stop the madness!!!! We will be lucky to get an invite to the American Standard Toilet Bowl….

Red-n-Black

November 23rd, 2009
11:15 am

NO BOWL- But practice for it anyway, maybe we could I don’t know – work on “coaching” fundamentals.

P-Man

November 23rd, 2009
11:16 am

The extra practice time to get ready for a bowl would be invaluable, so, yes, they should go to whatever bowl will take them. Plus, you sportswriters like to cite meanimgless stats like “FSU has been to a bowl game for 27 consecutive years”. If UGA doesn’t go, it will break their “streak”. Then all the Tech fans could claim their streak is longer. Can’t have that, can we?

1eyedJack

November 23rd, 2009
11:17 am

If offered they will accept. Bowl money is pooled for the conference and then divied up, so to not go would mean less money in the pool. Not gonna happen.

Besides the extra practice will give the younger guys a chance to get some reps.

WilliamG

November 23rd, 2009
11:17 am

This year more than ever the Dawgs need a bowl, any bowl. They need the extra practice time that a bowl offers to get ready for next year. So it’s a time to swallow the pride and go where they can.

Pete Orr

November 23rd, 2009
11:18 am

Herschel Talker

November 23rd, 2009
11:18 am

Nothing.

Schultzie – when are you going to start blaming Richt for this debacle, whether directly or indirectly by keeping incompetent assistants around? Enough with the madness. He has kept these idiot assistants around for 4 years running now. That is on him!

P-Man

November 23rd, 2009
11:18 am

Besides, this is what is wrong with college football today. It used to be a bowl game was a reward for a good season. Now, there are so many bowl games, a 6-6 team can go.

Sick of it

November 23rd, 2009
11:18 am

Are any of you really thinking that the new qb’s are the answer? Remember these coaches are the ones that did the recruiting. Look at our so called talent. They have lost 8 games in the last two years, most in blow out fashion. Our coaches can’t coach the talent we have up, down or sideways.

PMC

November 23rd, 2009
11:19 am

They should practice for the bowl… and then instead of playing… stay home and practice. There’s no real reason to go out and see 5 more turnovers and 150 more yards of personal foul penalties.

Take the money…. and round up a crowd from the stands to play the game.

Paul H

November 23rd, 2009
11:19 am

I would say nothing, but it would be good for the guys who will hopefully make a difference next year to get some quality practice time.

PMC

November 23rd, 2009
11:20 am

Wait… I mean… are you kidding?

Miss a chance to wear new uniforms???

Paul H

November 23rd, 2009
11:20 am

Simons – there’s no such thing as the carpets of dalton bowl. Not that your joke isn’t still funny after the 258th time…

F-105 Thunderchief

November 23rd, 2009
11:21 am

Seriously, I like Birmingham a lot. Good city.

Sick of hyperbole

November 23rd, 2009
11:23 am

“They have lost 8 games in the last two years, most in blow out fashion.”

Uh, not.

DownerDawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:23 am

We’re the worst underachievers of the year in college football. From first to worst in two years. We deserve nothing but a fresh start next year with a COMPLETELY new coaching staff. Who’s going to a bowl game to watch us lose again to a team we should beat? No one.

LR

November 23rd, 2009
11:24 am

Stay home. We did not earn a bowl game this year. All teams should have to have a minimum of eight wins to attend a bowl game. Six and Six is not a bowl worthy season.

Swamp Chomper

November 23rd, 2009
11:26 am

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to invite all dog fans to come on out and root the Gators on at the SEC Championship game here in Atlanta. Then please feel free to come watch us in Pasadena, CA when we go on to win our 2nd National Championship in a row. Maybe some of our winning ways will rub off on you, who knows?

JDW

November 23rd, 2009
11:30 am

I prefer nothing to Shreveport, B-Ham or Nashville. Only thing those games buy us is more practice time and at this point I don’t think it does much good.

Harry Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:30 am

I’m not willing to watch the Tech game let alone anything else these coaches are going to and have another shot at screwing up our program.

Just let the season be done and let’s start making changes.

Fair and Balanced

November 23rd, 2009
11:31 am

The only real reason to take a bowl game is so that the team gets to practice. Or, maybe some foolish arrogance in being able to say 9 consecutive bowls……..

There are too many bowls now. If you don’t go to a bowl then you suck pretty bad these days.

Heath

November 23rd, 2009
11:31 am

Connecticut would be a good opponent. I get tired of playing the same old teams in bowls every year. It’d be nice to play some of the guys who are going to be starting next year even if they don’t “give us the best chance to win.”

Perfect Option

November 23rd, 2009
11:33 am

I give thanks for having this week off so that I can look at GT highlights…this is for GT fans..got to take a look at 2nd half highlights of 08 Tech UGA game. If that doesn’t fire you up nothing will!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJPTYTswPCI

Diamond Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:33 am

Jeff, go find something else to stir up. At this point the Dawgs need to go to any bowl because of the practice time. They can use this time to evaluate the youth as well as coaching and philosopy.

Halberstram

November 23rd, 2009
11:33 am

UGA should accept any bowl that is offered. The additional practice time in December is necessary, as seen by the record this year. The important thing will be can the coaches actually make use of this time.

Hack bowl

November 23rd, 2009
11:34 am

any chance bowl officials could be convinced to allow UGA to play Notre Dame in Boise at the Ice Bowl….could not happen to two better teams

SuperB

November 23rd, 2009
11:34 am

Aren’t they synonymous?

Rickster

November 23rd, 2009
11:34 am

The Dawgs need to pray they don’t get a bowl invite. The way they’re playing… they’d wind up at 6-7 after a bowl game, instead of 6-6 after the Tech game.

BC

November 23rd, 2009
11:35 am

-I would prefer not even bothering with a bowl game..might at least give us another month to prepare for next season with how much we suck this season

-Joe Cox poisoned UGA VII

-Lastly, I just saw a blurb on ESPN’s bottom line that said Charlie Weis “would have a hard time arguing with Notre Dame if the school decided to fire him”, because according to Weis “6-5 isn’t good enough.” Sound familiar CMR?

SuperB

November 23rd, 2009
11:36 am

to “Swamp Chomper;” Thanks for the nice invitatio! Wanna buy some orange paint?

SSI gator

November 23rd, 2009
11:38 am

Go to the bowl. Leave the coaches at home. The players could hardly do worse on their own.

86Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:40 am

After this season, I think it would be better not to go bowling in either Shreveport or Birmingham. It would send a signal to our returning players that 6 wins is not acceptable or rewarded in Athens. It would also give Damon Evans time to sit down with CMR and redesign our staff. This year has been awful, and the players have not responded to adversity at all. Time to move on and start over from scratch.

Pete

November 23rd, 2009
11:42 am

Sir Pimpsalot

November 23rd, 2009
11:43 am

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Billy Baroo

November 23rd, 2009
11:44 am

No bowl. Instead, the Roman Coliseum. Lions versus Martinez/Bobo.

Leon "Pooch-Kick" Trotsky

November 23rd, 2009
11:45 am

Normally I would say yeah, a bowl provides extra practice… we need it!

Unfortunately I think I’ve seen enough this season and doubt the extra practice would do much good.

EmbarrassedDawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:47 am

Okay, you’re right Hyperbole (11:23), he should have wrote, “…….half in blowout fashion.

86Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
11:47 am

Oh yeah, and since the SEC screwed us with that officiating crew in the LSU game, why should we go to B’ham or Shreveport and give them a little more money? I say make a stand on “winning” and not accept a bowl invite for a pathetic year. Also sends a signal to Judge Slive that officiating still sucks in too many games.