Bulldog Bites: Bowl tickets on sale Sunday night

Will the Dogs go bowling in Atlanta or Shreveport? (UGA Sports Communications)

Will the Dogs go bowling in Atlanta or Shreveport? (UGA Sports Communications)

Atlanta? Shreveport? We’ll find out Sunday evening.

I’m hoping for the Chick-fil-A Bowl but recognize there were times this season when the Dogs looked like they’d be lucky to make it to the Independence Bowl.

I noticed the other day when I wrote about how Shreveport is not a popular destination among SEC teams, some defender of the Louisiana city took umbrage in the comments. Hey, I’ve got nothing against Shreveport itself. But its bowl, in its last year of a tie-in with the SEC, doesn’t generate much buzz. Though whenever I hear the Independence Bowl mentioned, I think of a time back in the 1990s when I was at a UGA baseball game and a guy sitting behind me, who did a dead-on impression of Ray Goff, kept drawling, “Dadburnit, Vince, I like Shreveport!”

Anyway, whichever bowl the Dogs get, the athletic association has announced that tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday online via the ticket office Web site. Fans also can order bowl tickets by calling 1-877-542-1231 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. All ticket requests will be filled in the order in which they are received, subject to availability.

All Hartman Fund donors will receive the number of tickets to the bowl they requested during the pre-order process and also will receive priority on ticket assignments based on their cumulative donation score, the athletic association says.

The Dogs will be making their 45th bowl game appearance. Georgia currently has a 25-16-3 bowl record. This will be the Bulldogs’ ninth straight bowl appearance under Mark Richt.


All-American Drew Butler, who leads the nation in punting, is considered the leading candidate for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s top punter. The winner will be announced on ESPN’s College Football Awards, televised starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday. ESPN is conducting a straw poll online as to who should win the award. To show your support for Butler, go here and vote.


The Lady Bulldogs take on Tech’s women’s basketball team at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens in a game that will be televised regionally on CSS and carried on radio in Athens via AM 960 The Ref. The game will be the first of a school-record 14 regular-season TV appearances for the Lady Dogs this season.

Georgia, ranked No. 13 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today poll, is 7-0 so far this season, while Tech, ranked 23rd in the AP poll, is 5-1. This will be the first time both teams have entered their matchup ranked in the AP poll.

Georgia leads the series 28-3, including an 11-0 mark at Stegeman Coliseum. Tech won 57-42 last year in Atlanta.

Go Dogs!

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December 4th, 2009
7:06 pm

I can’t wait for the bowl announce. I have to get a ticket to shrevpot, a Greyhound bus ticket, a sixpac of bud and a room at the Motel 6. we gonna party with the Bayou farm animals.


December 4th, 2009
7:15 pm

UGAFAN – I could not have said it better.
Except for the sixpack.
A trip to Shreveport is gonna take at least a case or two.
Do you want to party or do you want to party?


December 4th, 2009
7:19 pm

Got to be a tech fan……………….
A six pack would just piss off a real Dawg!


December 4th, 2009
7:25 pm

Hey Sara, if you have a problem with any Georgia fans, why don’t you just punch them in the face as advocated by your coach, turkey neck Johnson? You might even hold your own for a few seconds as I’m sure that you’re way more manly than the average Tech fan.

Tiger's Wood

December 4th, 2009
7:25 pm

Congrats on getting to the Shreveport Bowl, boys. Enjoy those weed-eaters you get as gifts, but…..

…be careful about putting those things in the garage or by the door when you have a fight with your women…wish I’d locked up my clubs in a “gun-safe” like the red-necks use for their guns.

Hey Montez…them women can be trouble can’t they?


December 4th, 2009
7:27 pm

how about the all time leading tackler ben Z from macon ga for DC


December 4th, 2009
7:38 pm

Underachieving, seven-fivers deserve NW Louisiana to celebrate….uh…something


December 4th, 2009
7:54 pm


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this special news alert! Here is FOX News anchor Simon Poindexter.

Simon: Ladies and Gentlemen we continue to cover the bizarre story of Coach Paul Johnson of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. This story has had many really creepy twists over the last six days.

We now join our correspondent Buzz Nutley at the scene.

Buzz Nutley: Thanks Simon. We are here at the athletics offices of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. We’ve been here since early this morning after reports surfaced that Coach Paul Johnson spent the night in his office curled up in a fetal position and sucking his thumb.

We have been trying to get a word with Coach Johnson to find out why he is still here when the football team has already left for Tampa and Saturday’s ACC Championship game.

Recent events and outbursts have led some to believe that Coach Johnson might be suffering from a nervous breakdown. We are here trying to dispel those rumors. So far, with no luck Simon.

Simon: Buzz, could you tell our viewers…has there been any sign of Coach Johnson so far?

Buzz Nutley: Simon, we’ve been camped out here since about 7:00 this morning and Coach Johnson has not left his office, although he has had a few visitors that we have had a chance to talk with.

This morning a kid wearing a Mr. Spock t-shirt, who identified himself as an assistant to the assistant uniform washer, took in two dozen Krispy Kreme plain glazed doughnuts. We thought we heard some growling from inside the office and when Mr. Spock came back out he was minus a point on one ear and refused comment. We were not able to see or talk to Coach Johnson.

Later in the afternoon Pizza Hut delivered three large onion, sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, and anchovies pizzas with extra garlic butter. This time we definitely heard Coach Johnson shout “Are you f***ing stupid?”

The pizza delivery guy quickly exited and appeared to be quite shaken.
We managed to catch up with him and asked him what had happened.

He related to us that when he entered the office he could smell the fear and tension. Coach Johnson was drawing up triple option plays on his walls with different colored crayons, red crayons for defense and yellow crayons for the offense. I asked if he could remember what coach was saying. Not much he admitted. “….As soon as he yelled at me my fight or flight instincts kicked in….and everything was happening so fast….one thing though,” he did say, “Coach Johnson said if CJ Spiller breaks one Saturday he might just pull a Woody Hayes on him,” adding, “he threatened to punch me in the face if I asked for a tip and he took my lunch money!”.

Simon: Buzz, I wonder if….

Buzz Nutley: Excuse me Simon, but I think I see Georgia Tech’s athletics director Dan Radakovich approaching! ……Sir…Mr. Radakovich….could you answer a couple of questions?

Dan Radakovich: Briefly, I am in kind of a hurry.

Buzz Nutley: Sir, could you confirm or deny that Coach Johnson is suffering from a nervous breakdown?

Dan Radakovich: I can adamantly put those rumors to rest. Coach Johnson is dealing with personal issues right now but all those charges have been dropped, except for the neighbor who’s kid got punched in the face for walking on his lawn and a couple of Santas he allegedly roughed up this past Saturday night who took out restraining orders.

But no matter what happens I want the Yellow Jacket Nation to rest assured that we feel extremely confident in temporary Head Coach Dave Wommack’s ablility to lead our team to victory.

Buzz Nutley: Could you tell us Mr. Radakovich, why Coach Johnson is still here instead of in Tampa with the team.

Dan Radakovich: Coach Johnson felt he needed to stay behind and break down last week’s game film again to see what went wrong….(lowers voice)… He also has expressed some revelations about flying… But our School of Aeronautical and Space Age Stuff Engineering is working on an alternative plan to get him there. Excuse me.

Buzz Nutley: Georgia Tech’s athletics director Dan Radakovich is now entering Coach Johnson’s office. I guess that’s it from here Simon……………….Wait!……..Just a second Simon……

(Sounds of glass breaking, voices shouting, and someone screaming like a girl.)

Simon: Buzz….what’s happening?

Buzz Nutley: Just a moment Simon……….. I think someone is coming out!

(Georgia Tech’s athletics director Dan Radakovich exits Coach Johnson’s office sporting a big brand new shiner and a trickle of blood from the left corner of his lip.)

Sir……Sir…..Oh My God…..Could you tell us…..Sir…..Could you tell us what happened to your face?

Dan Radakovich: I….I…ran into a door! No more comments!!!!

Buzz Nutley: Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that Nurse Ratchit from the Grady Memorial Hospital’s psychiatric unit has been sent for……Well Simon, that’s all we know for now….but we’re going to stick around for now should the situation change.

Simon: Thanks Buzz for that exciting report. We’ll be back after these messages.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
7:58 pm

gtu OWNED again… LMAO
The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC Champions!!!!


December 4th, 2009
8:10 pm

can’t spell thug w/o UG, enjoy Shreveport you loosers.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
8:14 pm

I love how badly it hurts you gtu folk.

The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC Champions!!!!

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
8:17 pm

We are just better than you. Period.

Milburn Drysdale

December 4th, 2009
8:30 pm

Phil, no matter what bowl the Dawgs wind up in, it’s better than the bowl you clowns played in last year. Or next year.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
8:30 pm

60 wins over gtu and counting…

Pining for the Frog pond lounge

December 4th, 2009
8:35 pm

Posted this once… but it never showed: enough time has passed; who are the real candidates for the D-coordinator job? Forget Tuberville, BVG, Kirby Smart, or Will Musschamp? Anybody heard of some names that might get an interview?


December 4th, 2009
8:40 pm

we need someone who won’t just hand out strap on but beat us with them when we lose and we will lose consistently.

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
8:44 pm

Same song 60th verse. LMAO


December 4th, 2009
8:57 pm

I can’t wait for montez to try it his new techniques he learned from willie and rosie odonnell on his prison room mate.

It just makes me want to put on my own strap on like a product uga man.


December 4th, 2009
9:18 pm

Alabama and Florida will be here tomorrow to piss on a dawg. You might have the runs butt you don’t run this state. You barely run Athens.

Punch'em in the face

December 4th, 2009
9:26 pm

But we punched you Yellow Jacket! Don’t smack me bro…


December 4th, 2009
9:33 pm

I’m So Glad…… that L-Dawg has a life that involves something about “Glory, Glory”.


December 4th, 2009
9:37 pm

How can Mark Richt keep a straight face when he talks about standards and moral values? If a high school senior can play football, it doesn’t matter an iota about his misdeeds–robbery, arson, forgery, treason–come to Athens and play ball for the Dawgs!

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
9:40 pm

And you know it. lol

Barbara Dooley for Congress

December 4th, 2009
10:04 pm

Is the Shreveport Greyhound station near the stadium?

5th year Joe Cox will do just fine

December 4th, 2009
10:20 pm

Enter your comments here

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 4th, 2009
10:44 pm

Russ took a huge steaming dump on the gtu logo after the game. LMAO


December 4th, 2009
11:13 pm

I thought is was odd that there wasn’t a logo at midfield of that little dog park I was at last Saturday night. I did take a couple of big dumps before I left. I also hiked my leg on some a-hole named Coach Johnson.

bob sander

December 4th, 2009
11:37 pm

hey if ur a dawgs fan then spell dawgs right!! GO DAWGS!!!!!


December 4th, 2009
11:43 pm

A friend of mine close to the situation has informed me that UT vs VT in chick fil a bowl is a done deal. Here we come Shreveport, but we deserve it.

Gator Man

December 4th, 2009
11:45 pm

Sorry, we are the ACC Champs not you…. Evil Elf’s!


December 4th, 2009
11:53 pm

well at least richt should take heart. he got the decicsion right.

martinez, fabris, and jancek were not only lousy coaches but they have ZERO character.


December 5th, 2009
12:01 am

Phat Phil’s comment was the funniest by far.


December 5th, 2009
12:02 am

The Dawgs beating the Bugs was a great win BUT the Bugs are at least playing for a championship.

Jim Ragan

December 5th, 2009
12:17 am

790 The Zone’s Mike Bell’s impressions of Ray Goff are some of the best, especially his “Five Flags over Athens” Ray Goff impression he did several years back in an obvious takeoff of Six Flags.

frank james

December 5th, 2009
12:25 am

I don’t blame the three coaches for not coaching in the bowl game. Let the big boosters and all the bashers coach the defense. Let Mark Bradley, Jeff Schultz and maybe Terrence Moore coach them up. It’s not a lack of character that they are not coaching in the bowl game. If I were in there shoes I would tell them to kiss my ass. A lack of overall discipline was the reason for a 7 and 5 year.


December 5th, 2009
12:47 am



December 5th, 2009
1:11 am

So, the 3 coaches who were fired have decided to not coach in UGA’s Bowl Game. Hey, CMR, that’s some LOYAL friend you have there in CWM.


December 5th, 2009
1:13 am

frank james, You don’t know CRAP about UGA football and what the defense has been through the past few years. Yes, let’s chalk it all up to undiscplined players, and forget who want such UNDISCPLINED players to be recruited.


December 5th, 2009
2:47 am

Texas A&M Starting Quarterback is 10-12 as a Starter in his career. Jerrod Johnson was redshirted his freshman year. Then,, in his sophomore year, he did not start the 1st game, and Texas A&M was beat by Arkansas State. At this point, he became the starter, as Texas A&M ended not in a bowl last year, either, at 4-7.

This year, Jerrod Johnson’s Junior year, Texas A&M has 1 of the nation’s top 6 Offenses in the nation with a trio of running backs including Jerrod Johnson and a prolific passing offense.

This is not a good match-up for our secondary, apparently still coached by Willie Martinez.

Texas A&M has 1 of the worst special teams in the nation.

Texas A&M also has the worst defense in the nation at NCAA Rank Number 107 Total Defense and NCAA Rank 105 Scoring Defense.

+/- Over/Under on this game will be 100 points.

Texas A&M is Number 87 SoS at 57 wins by their opponents and 66 losses. My God, their Strength of Schedule is worse than Georgia Tech, if that is possible. Texas A&M’s SoS is better than Duke, Boise State, and BYU.

This will hurt UGA’s SoS at NCAA Rank Number 6 right now, our opponents are 67-45.

57-66 Texas A&M opponents. SoS # 87.

67-45 UGA opponents. SoS # 6.

vols’ SoS is Number 44.

Georgia Tech’s SoS is Number 49.

Outback Bowl is a rogue bowl. Something must be done with the Outback, every year now, picking 1st in The SEC.

As the Number 29 team in the BCS Rankings, and Number 17 in the Jeff Sagarin BCS Poll, Number 21 Kenneth Massey BCS Poll and as the Number 24 Anderson-Hester Seattle Times’ Poll, The University of Georgia deserved the 3rd best SEC Bowl Game. Our SoS at Number 6 in the nation is better than all the other SEC teams except for Arkansas whom we beat.

BCS # 29 UGA.

BCS # 30 Arkansas.

BCS # 32 Ole Miss.

BCS # 35 South Carolina.

BCS # 44 vols.

BCS # 48 Auburn.

BCS # 51 Kentucky.

And, Auburn gets the 1st SEC pick ?


Also, that is not good for The SEC.

The SEC is going to lose bowl games this year, because the match-ups are all wrong.

Totally wrong for The SEC.

This bowl season will be very bad for The SEC, compared to last year for example, when the bowls were legitimate picks pitting SEC top teams against other conference top teams, who played no one. And, pitting the bottom picks of The SEC against the bottom picks of other conferences, who played no one.

Auburn’s NCAA Strength of Schedule is not even in the Top 25.

We beat Auburn.

Auburn is not in the Top 25 of any poll. UGA is in the Top 25 of 3 Polls before we play our bowl game, with an outside slim chance now playing Texas A&M at 6-6 against a weak SoS in the seriously down Big XII Conference, for UGA to continue the longest streak in the nation of being Ranked in the Final AP Poll now every year starting 1997.

We needed to play a Wisconsin and beat them, or a Virginia Tech and beat them, both of whom UGA would have beat.

This is the other part of the B.S. BCS.

1st please note that the BCS Public Relations’ Director states that the BCS is the best possible arrangement to assure that # 1 and # 2 play each other.

Excuse me, there are 120 teams.

34 Bowl Games.

BCS does nothing else but pit # 1 and # 2.

Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee.

Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee determines who will play in what bowl if there is a breakdown in the bowl’s selecting on their own.

I would say that UGA should appeal to The Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee today, before the bowl bids are Official tomorrow.

We’d have a better bowl game if they just simply put all the bowls in one hat and all the teams in another hat, and drew a name from the bowls’ hat and 2 from the teams’ hat.

Tony Barnhart, what did you do to your hair, son ?

God, that look’s horrible. Like a Toupee that doesn’t match.

Color your Hair Tony Barnhart ?

Very disappointed in Coach Richt agreeing with the idiots on the Internet that the only issue UGA has is with our Defense.


54 UGA Rushing Offense Rank # 54.

23 Texas A&M Rushing Offense Rank # 23.

79 UGA Passing Offense # 79.

21 Texas A&M Passing Offense # 21.

72 UGA Total Offense # 72.

6 Texas A&M Total Offense # 6.

58 UGA Scoring Offense # 58.

15 Texas A&M Scoring Offense # 15.

119 UGA Turnover Margin # 119.

67 Texas A&M Turnover Margin # 67.

47 UGA Passing Efficiency on Offense # 47.

33 Texas A&M Passing Efficiency on Offense # 33.

199 UGA Joe Cox Total Offense yards per game 199.

306 Texas A&M Jerrod Johnson Total Offense yards per game 306.

This is no different for UGA on OFFENSE this year than it was last year. UGA was Turnover Margin Number 73 Last Season with Matthew Stafford. UGA was Rushing Offense Number 56 Last Season with Knowshon Moreno.

For God’s Sake.

The Year before Last, UGA was Number 83 in the nation in Passing Offense with Matthew Stafford. We were Number 74 in Total Offense with Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno.

Can we please be REALISTIC ?

OFFENSE, UGA’s Offense sucks.


It is horrible.

Our Offensive Play-Calling SUCKS.

3rd and 10 and Bill King AJ-C Bulldog Blawg poster complains that 100 percent of the fans in the stands BOO the play calls.

And, all we can get on the Internet is FIRE WILLIE MARTINEZ.

10 points UGA scored against Oklahoma State.

20 points UGA scored against hapless Arizona State.

13 points UGA scored against LSU.

19 points UGA scored against the vols.

17 points UGA scored against Florida.

14 points UGA scored last year against South Carolina.

10 points UGA scored last year against Florida.

17 points UGA scored last year against Auburn.

12 points UGA scored 2 years ago against South Carolina.

14 points UGA scored 2 years ago against the vols.

20 points UGA scored 2 years ago against Vanderbilt.

18 points UGA scored 3 years ago against South Carolina.

14 points UGA scored 3 years ago against hapless Colorado.

14 points UGA scored 3 years ago against Ole Miss.

14 points UGA scored 3 years ago against Florida.

20 points UGA scored 3 years ago against Kentucky.

15 points UGA scored 3 years ago against Georgia Tech.

17 points UGA scored 4 years ago against South Carolina.

14 points UGA scored 4 years ago against Georgia Tech.

10 points UGA scored 4 years ago against Florida.

13 points UGA scored 5 years ago against Marshall.

14 points UGA scored 5 years ago against the vols.

19 points UGA scored 5 years ago against Georgia Tech.

6 points UGA scored 5 years ago against Auburn. 6.


Why does UGA have a Losing Record of 17-20 against Final AP Poll Top 25 teams in the Coach Richt NON OFFENSE ERA ? Why does Coach Richt have 6 LOSSES against teams NOT EVEN IN THE FINAL AP POLL TOP 25 ?


We go out there and stink up the field not knowing what play to call, dimwit. You cannot be a top tier college team with 24 games in the 5 Years averaging 14 points.

14 points UGA has averaged over the last 5 years in 24 different games.

14 points 24 games over the last 5 years. That’s our Average on Offense.

Who are you going to hire as Defensive Coordinator to overcome that 24 games over last years ?

Paul Brown, Erk Russell, Mike Smith, Chuck Noll, George Halas, Don Shula, Vince Lombardi ?


December 5th, 2009
5:27 am

Willie Martinez and Jon Fabris took one look at Texas A&M Offense and said, man, let’s get out while the getting out is good.


December 5th, 2009
5:27 am

You cant spell loser without l-o-o-s-e-r. Rejects


December 5th, 2009
5:43 am

“Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!” likes to pucker my sausage
And you like to have your “sausage” (more likely Vienna)
puckered by dudes


December 5th, 2009
5:47 am

BuLLdawg…… What was the score at Arkie? You have miles of stats but stats are just that.


December 5th, 2009
7:09 am

I saw Munson in walmart the otherday. ll he would say was Dawgs Suck! dawgs Suck! Dawgs Suck! wheres lindsey scott

5th year Joe Cox will do just fine

December 5th, 2009
7:13 am

Does Shreveport have an airport?

For you, Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!" likes to pucker my sausage

December 5th, 2009
7:23 am

December 4th, 2009 8:16 pm: “UGA folks are already embarrassed about the quality of their education – your not helping them. Go ahead – whoever wants, post your sniveling, weak retort.”

This one is too easy but you asked for it. The correct contraction for you are is “you’re”, not “your”. Now what does that say about the quality of your (not you’re) education? When do you get your (not you’re) GED?

Now, I’ll have a ham and cheese omelet, hash browns scattered and crispy and black coffee. And hurry, boy!

30-24 We're just better than you.

December 5th, 2009
8:07 am

gtu, always our B*TCH.

The University of Georgia – 2009 ACC Champions!!!!


December 5th, 2009
8:20 am

Hey….I done booked my room in Shreveport at the Motel 6. They got a speshul promoshun that if when you call you yell into the phone “sic em woof woof” you get $5.00 off of yore room each night. And more good news is theys a Waffle House right next dore to the Motel 6. Life cant get any better for Dawgg fans. Now if I just had me sum tickits for the big UGA game in Shreveport. I will be taking Greyhound to Shreveport so I can get my drink on during the trip. Remember to yell “sic em woof woof” to get yore speshul promoshun deel. Man it shore is great to be a Georgia BuLLdawg.


December 5th, 2009
8:20 am

At 7 and 5 it should be Shreveport. You do not deserve the Chicken bowl. Thugs from the cesspool need to be in lower LA.


December 5th, 2009
8:28 am

Pathetic garbage from both sides. I hope none of these people are associated with either team. If they are, I can’t imagine what other people think of our state.