A lot of bowl projections currently have the Dogs winding up in Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl, which certainly would please the fans since it’s the best Georgia can do bowl-wise. And it no doubt would guarantee another quick sellout for the bowl formerly known as Peach.
But there’s still a good chance the Dogs could wind up in Nashville. Or Shreveport. Or even Birmingham (which is where CBSSports.com sees Georgia playing).
A factor in determining where the Dogs end up playing will be how well the bowl officials think the Dog fan base will travel.
Mark Richt made reference to that on his TV show Sunday, pleading with the season ticket holders who can buy tickets in advance up until 5 p.m. Friday to go ahead and do so. The more tickets sold in advance, when fans still don’t know what bowl their team will get, the more impressed bowl officials are.
This is especially a concern when the team in question has underperformed, like the Dogs have this year. With half a dozen 7-5 teams in the SEC, the question in their minds is which fan base will follow their team despite not being that excited over the season.
Are you willing to follow the Dogs to Nashville or one of the other non-Atlanta bowls? Have you already put in for tickets? Or does a third- or fourth-tier bowl not interest you?
I’ll be off Tuesday, but the Blawg will return on Wednesday.