Will you follow the Dogs to a bowl outside Atlanta?

(University of Georgia)

(University of Georgia)

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.

227 comments Add your comment

Steve Carter

November 30th, 2009
4:01 pm

I think the fans would follow the team anywhere. My biggest question is who will be the opponent? There are some interesting possibilities? Would be cool to see Georgia play someone new for a change.

being from Tifton, I wanted to thank everyone for their support of Chance Veazey.

Georgia will allways dominate GT

November 30th, 2009
4:02 pm

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

shankit

November 30th, 2009
4:03 pm

Hope where ever it is, it is a televised night game
so it don’t interfere with my hunting.

Mickey

November 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

They will never dominate the GATORS.

Big time?? Not

November 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

Yes to Peach or Nashville……no to the rest

Cuz

November 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

So long as I can do it from my couch. The tickets are cheaper, the food is better, bathrooms are real close by and I get to watch it with my own Ultimate Fan.

PTC DAWG

November 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

They won’t fall lower than Nashville in the Pecking Order. Atlanta vs Va Tech wouldn’t surprise me.

Big time?? Not

November 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

Oh, almost forgot

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes

Dawg Bone

November 30th, 2009
4:06 pm

I’ll go to Atlanta, not nashville or shreveport. Too cold in those cities for bowl games.

Juan

November 30th, 2009
4:07 pm

Si we will follow the dawgs where they go! We went to Kroger and CVS and bought a bunch of UGA gear. We so excited. We all got laughs when no GT gear sold in Kroger and CVS. They crazy.

Cuz

November 30th, 2009
4:07 pm

Steve, hats off also to the Tech baseball players who have started a fundraiser for Chance, some things are bigger than sports.

jarvis

November 30th, 2009
4:08 pm

Nashville or Atlanta yes.
Shreveport is a dump, and I don’t do Legion Field.

shankit

November 30th, 2009
4:09 pm

Gator buddy of mine was scoffing me,
Yea, we’re going to the BCS championship
and Georgia is going to the Music City Bowl.
I responded, ” Yea, congratulations, I understand
your half time show is a tribute to Michael Jackson,
the Music City Bowl is featuring Dolly Parton and
Shania Twain.
He shut up.

knoxdawg

November 30th, 2009
4:12 pm

Loss to UK was a bigger blow than people realized. Cost us the Outback bowl as well as 2nd place in the SEC East. I don’t have the funds to go bowling no matter where they go. However, would rather see them in Atlanta than Nashville or Shreveport or Birmingham. Weather will probably be lousy in outdoor stadiums so lets hope they make Atlanta. I believe Dawg fans will follow them no matter where they go but not as many as in past years. Economic hard times will have an affect on this years bowl games in my opinion. There are too many games anyway so maybe some will be weeded out.

MilanDog

November 30th, 2009
4:12 pm

Will go to Chick Fila or PapaJohns! My reason for not attending one of the others is not related to how the season finished, but instead it is related to not being able to get off from work for those particular dates.

collegeballfan

November 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

I would like to see UGA get the best bowl possible that assists the fans in making a decision on a trip. As a Tech fan I can tell you some trips suck – take Boise for example.

BUT, if UGA fans keep calling their victory over Tech Saturday the same as beating a high school team, then UGA will probably end up in Shreveport. That is where you go when you beat high school teams.

BUT, if you brag on beating a top 10 team, and beating them soundly, then you probably earned the right to take that spot Tennessee now holds.

Just saying.

Biggdawg33

November 30th, 2009
4:17 pm

I would love to go to any bowl that UGA goes to myself. Funds are a little low to spend on that. So if any fair-weather fans don’t want to go I would be more than happy to take off and bark my freaking head off for the Dawgs in the silver britches. Hunker Down!

Paul H

November 30th, 2009
4:18 pm

Unlike Tech fans, UGA fans actually travel with the team.

Oh and by the way, 30-24.

Georgia Dawg By Way Of Las Vegas

November 30th, 2009
4:20 pm

Mickey ??? :

They’ve already dominated the gators … just not in recent years. How old are you???

Oh yeah! I visited the Tech blog and I saw far more Bulldog posts than Techies.

I will admit I was shocked.

After all that crap you folks talked you bugs went into hiding after your 1 game win streak blew up in your faces.

I can live with that. (smiling)

Bryan G.

November 30th, 2009
4:21 pm

Negative. I MAY go to Nashville, but I’d say the odds on that are about +180

Dawg94

November 30th, 2009
4:23 pm

I’m a old “Dawg” I’ll go anywhere

jaxdawg

November 30th, 2009
4:28 pm

Nashville is a blast… more fun than tampa-unless you want strip clubs. Atl would meen a bigger crowd but being from there I’ve been there done that.. Lets go to nashville….30-24 (Ha Ha Ha SSI)

Styles

November 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

Knoxdog you’re right. If we get back that dismal second half against UK and are not falsely penalized the last play vs. LSU, our season shapes up very well considering. I’ll eat the UT loss for the GT win any day!! Oh well, coulda, woulda, shoulda!!

sammiamm

November 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

cuz:

ditto.
ditto.

mcdaviddawg

November 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

No bowls, Florida game the last two years have cured traveling with Richt. Won’t go out of town until Richt’s gone.

Blackberry Cobbler

November 30th, 2009
4:33 pm

Steve Carter–

The people of Tifton seems to be supporting Chance but where’s the support from the baseball team and Blue Devil boosters.

Maybe I missed something. The baseball team and Coach Beale haven’t said or done anything, have they?

I don’t travel to UGA games even in Athens. Interferes with deer hunting.

Chipped Tires

November 30th, 2009
4:39 pm

Im not going anywhere until a new coaching staff is in place. All you morons running your mouths about being ACC champs may be eating crow if UGA plays Clemson in the Chicken Fillet Bowl. Clemson will not lose 3 in a row.

UGADawg83

November 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

If you won’t go–don’t post! Your opinion counts for nothing

The Ghost of UGA VII

November 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

I want my homeys to go to the first ever THUG BOWL, played in Chattanooga, which is halfway between my UGA THUGS and the Knoxville Correctional THUGS at UT.

THUG BOWL!

Winners get bling, which they sell on e-bay like my homeys sell they champ rings.

Losers get plowed down in a drive by outside the stadium.

Winning Coach gets Black Caddy with spinning wheel rims.

Loud Gansta music played all during the game, lots of sideline dancing.

THUG BOWL!

No coin toss, the team with the most arrests prior to the game gets the ball first.

THUG BOWL!

Ca$hville Dawg

November 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

If it is the ATL Bowl, then “maybe” I’ll go even though I’m in Cashville, TN, but still have families in ATL.

If it is other lower tier bowls, then “NO”.

If Richt wants to impress the selection officials, then maybe he should pre-paid 20,000 bowl tickets and try to win back his leadership. I’m sure he can afford it with his salary.

UGADawg83

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

In fact one should receive bonus Hartman Fund Points for the purchase of Bowl tickets….many schools do this.

Big Dawg

November 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

Yes, we’ll go to the Peach Bowl!!

dap01

November 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

UGA will take to any bowl game more fans than the nerds take to their crime infested home games.

Oh, I forgot! Coach Johnson invented football.

Tech fan

November 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

Most DAWGS fans take one shirt and a $10 bill to the bowl games and do not change either one!!!

t

November 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

We will follow Coach Richt and the Dawgs anywhere! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

Who needs a motel when you can hitch up your house and drive to Shreveport

November 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Crow all you want, but GT is still the best team in Georgia, hands down. The tide is changing and Tech will be in the hunt for a BCS Bowl every year, and UGA will struggle to be 3rd or 4th in the SEC East (Where other than the Gators, the teams stack up like the MAC, at best). Congrats, you upset a great team on a day in which they played their worst game of the season (BY FAR), and STILL would have beat you if it hadn’t have been for some very questionable play calling on the last drive. If Tech wins out, they will be ranked in the Top 15, maybe even the Top 10 preseason next year. UGA will get the pity SEC Top 25 bid based on recruiting class, which the Dawgs have proven (this year) is about as strong as Uga’s right coronary artery. Florida will own you, as will Tennessee, and Tech will win 7 of the next 10, at least. There is the sad future for all the Dawg fans who live for UGA football.

Jbird

November 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

Caught the Orlando bowl, whatever it was, in Jan. Nashville is a blast. Would rather stay home than Peach Fil A.

dap01

November 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

Tech fan: Your mama takes $1 bills.

True Dawg Fan.

November 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

Mickey

The DAWGS have in the past dominated the gators and could in the future as I believe they will again. Please enjoy your teams present fortune and time will tell about the future. Thank God thats not up to you or me. GO DAWGS ! regardless.

Georgia will allways dominate GT

November 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

GT fans/alumni will now pose as UF fans on AJC blogs untill further notice…see a la Mickey’s post

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

fisher

November 30th, 2009
4:48 pm

For the Mickey (mouse) fan of the gator bulls, hope you live long enough to see the DAWGS kick you around like a little ball. I’ve had the pleasure of watching year after year. Brag while you can M.Mouse

Go DAWGS

UGA_2001

November 30th, 2009
4:51 pm

Time to dominate the Gafors again, after Cum and Tebow leave together.

“Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame!”

PS- I will follow this team anywhere after what they did to tech!

Cuz

November 30th, 2009
4:52 pm

Who needs, sounds like them grapes you are eating are pretty sour. Your face is as puckered as one of Paul Johnson’s body parts Saturday night, fourth and ten.

Buckhead Dawg

November 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

To the “who needs a motel..” moron: Lose with some dignity, Tech got whipped on Saturday night. And the best team in Georgia won.

True Dawg Fan.

November 30th, 2009
4:55 pm

Bill

In anwser to your question about following the DAWGS. We ordered tickets today for the Music City Bowl and the Peach Bowl just incase they are picked for either one of those bowls. I have had a great time at both of them in the past.

Go Dawgs !

Dawg9472

November 30th, 2009
4:55 pm

I would travel to Nashville since I was at Northside Hospital with the birth of my son the first go round in 2001. Having gone to Shreveport in 1991 as a member of the Redcoat Band…..not a chance of a repeat! I haven’t lost anything in Birmingham either. Oh and I am from Ocilla originally Steve so prayers go out to Chance!

RedPantsDawg

November 30th, 2009
5:01 pm

Put my ticket order in for Music City and Peach Bowls.

red5.ws

November 30th, 2009
5:02 pm

I will travel anywhere in the continental US.

45ACP

November 30th, 2009
5:04 pm

I think we have some familiar Jackets posting under different names.
Cowboy up and take it like a man.
30 – 24.

True Dawg Fan.

November 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

Tech fan

How could you possibly know what Dawg fans take to the bowl games without attending them yourself ? Think about it. I think you have become awe struck by fools gold hoping it would turn out like RED and BLACK.

Go Dawgs !