Favorite moments Between the Hedges don’t just involve football

As proud families of some 4,000 students fill Sanford Stadium again this evening for graduation, it reminds me that for many UGA families, one of their best memories Between the Hedges doesn’t involve football.

Many families have fond memories of graduation day at Sanford Stadium. (Johnny Crawford / AJC)

Many families have fond memories of graduation day at Sanford Stadium. (Johnny Crawford / AJC)

I know that’s certainly the case with me, as my own son walking out onto the field in the procession of graduates in 2007 as we watched from the East end zone seats is one of my favorite moments at Sanford Stadium — even more so than my own graduation there in 1974.

James Brown provided a great UGA memory. (Associated Press)

James Brown provided a great UGA memory. (Associated Press)

Just about all the rest of my Sanford memories do involve football, of course. Here, off the top of my head and in no particular order, are some of those favorite moments I’ve experienced in the stadium. …

The flea-flicker play to beat national champion Alabama in 1965. One of the most unexpected and exciting plays in college football history. The Sanford Stadium crowd was almost as stunned as Bear Bryant and the Tide.

Prince Charles and James Brown in the house. The 1977 Homecoming game was lousy, but the student body chanting “Damn good prince!” for the prince of Wales coming onto the field and then James Brown performing “Dooley’s Junkyard Dogs” at halftime with the Redcoats (with my brother Jon bracing the stage with his back as the Godfather of Soul did those splits) definitely made that day one of the most memorable at the stadium.

The Dawgs bursting out onto the field in those black jerseys against Auburn in 2007. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Sanford Stadium crowd more excited.(And yes, Bama fans, we all know your team won the next time the Dogs wore black Between the Hedges. But that’s a subject for your own favorite moments blog.)

Herschel Walker running 65 yards for a touchdown against Georgia Tech in 1980 to break Tony Dorsett’s freshman rushing record. A wonderful way to finish off the regular season in a year that saw the Dogs win the national championship.

Kevin Butler and The Kick in 1984 against Clemson. The Dogs had battled back and with 11 seconds left, the game was tied at 23 and Georgia had the ball at the Clemson 45 when Vince Dooley decided to send his kicker in to attempt a 60-yarder for the win. “Heck, any time we got past the 50, Kevin would stand right in front of me on the sidelines,” Dooley recalled later. “He always wanted to kick the game-winner. What I remember most about that Clemson kick is that he could have made it from 70.”

Herschel Walker sets a record against Tech. (University of Georgia)

Herschel Walker sets a record against Tech. (University of Georgia)

The electric atmosphere at kickoff of the 1976 game against Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide, which the Dogs won 21-0. As I’ve said before, that was the loudest I ever heard Sanford Stadium before they enclosed the East end zone. A very special night.

Matthew Stafford against Auburn in 2007. (Associated Press)

Matthew Stafford against Auburn in 2007. (Associated Press)

Colorado’s Ralphie rumbling onto the field surrounded by his handlers in 2006. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an opposing team’s mascot draw the kind of reaction that big bison got. That’s one of the things that makes college football special. Not all the great moments are about scoring or tackling.

The clock ticking down to zero in the 51-7 win over Tech in 2002, popularly known among UGA fans as just “the butt whippin’.” A perfect ending to an SEC championship season.

Buck Belue to Amp Arnold in 1978. The making of a Bulldog Nation folk hero, long before the throw to Lindsay Scott in Jacksonville.

Those are just some of the many moments burned into my memory from more than four decades of spending time at Sanford Stadium.

Feel free to share some of your own favorite moments. …

168 comments Add your comment

Frank

May 8th, 2010
11:55 am

Great memories all, and 1st once again.

Carl Spackler

May 8th, 2010
11:57 am

Reading about Cuz and his daughter last year!

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2010
11:59 am

Pictures of Herschel and Stafford on the same page is an insult to #34.

John

May 8th, 2010
12:13 pm

Nobody cares Frank.

GT Fan

May 8th, 2010
12:58 pm

2008 45-42 nuff said.

Shane

May 8th, 2010
1:02 pm

John Dewberry running thru a hole you could drive a truck thru in 1984 as Tech whupped the mutts 34-18. The all bark-no bite rednecks sitting behind me yelling for me to leave and me turning around and telling ‘em I wasn’t going anywhere. Chickens–t fans throwing ice and cups at me and then not owning up to it.

Shane

May 8th, 2010
1:05 pm

Shawn Jones hitting a long TD pass in the 2nd quarter to add to the lead as rednecks around me called for Ray Goff’s head in 1990. Classy Bobby Ross calls off the dogs in the 2nd half to only win 40-23 on the way to Tech winning the 1990 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!

patrick

May 8th, 2010
1:15 pm

Delbert……… one won a trophy…one got picked first overall in the NFL draft. One made a million dollars a year as a rookie…one made over ten million.

Who is embarrassed?

patrick

May 8th, 2010
1:17 pm

Shane….being at the top of a UPI poll is not a national championship

patrick

May 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

Its akin to being at the top of Readers Digest poll

Frank Lane

May 8th, 2010
1:24 pm

The most electric moment I ever spent there (have been going since 1945), was OLYMPIC Gold Medal soccer match between USA women and China. I am getting goose bumps just writing about it. LARGEST crowd ever for a woman’s sporting event anywhere in the World.

Pago Pago Dawg

May 8th, 2010
1:33 pm

Being in Sanford Stadium watching the USA women win the gold was pretty neat. Also when Fran drew up that td play in the dirt beating Auburn and going to the Orange Bowl, Jan 1.,1960.

Dawg Days

May 8th, 2010
1:37 pm

2002 was a great year……if it wasn’t for those darn Gators we would have played for the title and possibly have a Crystal Football in Athens. Congrats to the Grads, now comes the hard part…….finding a job.

Denver Dawg

May 8th, 2010
1:55 pm

Me throwing ice and cups at Shane in 1984…

Jealous

May 8th, 2010
2:07 pm

You Tech fans crack me up. I especially love when you guys brag about GT’s academic prowess. I’m curious, in what engineering field did Reggie Ball decide to major? Sanitation?

Innocent Bystander

May 8th, 2010
2:09 pm

I was at the ‘65 flea flicker game-the only time I ever saw my father jump up and down. The great ‘76 win over Bama was followed by a terrible and unexpected defeat at the hands of Ole Miss the very next week I think. Just goes to show how deadly overconfidence is in football. One great thing about the upcoming season. I very much doubt we’ll be overconfident.

1eyedJack

May 8th, 2010
2:54 pm

I had the pleasure of being on the 50 yard line at the 1976 game against the Crimson Tide when the dogs whupped up on the highly ranked Hepfalumps during Bear Bryant’s last trip to Sanford Stadium.

phil collinswirth

May 8th, 2010
3:20 pm

The most electric and memorable moment in Sanford Stadium for me was the 1959 Georgia vs Auburn game in which Fran Tarkenton connected with Bill Herron for a touchdown to tie the score at 13, and then Durwood Pennington, “The AUtomatic Toe”, kicked the extra point for the win with less than 30 seconds left on the clock for the win and Georgia’s first SEC crown in over 12 years.

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

May 8th, 2010
4:09 pm

1995 UF-UGA game played in Athens…. What a great game!

Jayna

May 8th, 2010
4:35 pm

Nice article, It ceratinly makes you think about special moments at Stanford Stadium and Special times with friends. I remember some times from a viewing point just outside the stadium too, the infamous TRACKS!! Kevin Butler contributed to some of the most exciting Clemson games I can remember, while both teams were competing for NC for a couple of years in the early 80’s, that was a run to remember!

Shane's mother

May 8th, 2010
4:39 pm

Is that where you got all thouse bruises from shanes???? I told you to take off you glasses before you tlak smack to those bulldog boys, You little tech boys got no business on the field with them men anyway!!
34-24 shane……0-2 in bowl games with you special offense hang it up son!!!!!!!

BurningRedBleedingBlack

May 8th, 2010
4:40 pm

Congrats to all in the bulldog who are grads today !!!!

motown hound

May 8th, 2010
4:46 pm

Transferred is as a Junior 1976 and my first GA home game with pint of rum and iced cold coke. Priceless!

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2010
5:00 pm

patrick – Walker, all about “team.” Stafford, spoiled brat.

KornDawg

May 8th, 2010
5:01 pm

I attended my first UGA home game in 2001, so my list of moments is relatively short. The team running on to the field in black jerseys vs. Auburn was incredible, and the absolute whoopin’ the Dawgs put on LSU in 2004 are the two that stand out the most for me. I’ve never had more fun at a game than I did at those two.

Jackson

May 8th, 2010
5:15 pm

Alicia Bridges singing “I love the nightlife –I love to boogie” at homecoming halftime 1983??
or was it Laura Branigan “GLORIA”??… a Big blur

GT Dog

May 8th, 2010
5:16 pm

GT Fan and shane…you’re embarrasing the rest of the Tech people with your childish bs. Grow up, go to the Tech blog and support the team there. Is that hard to understand?

And before the UGA fans get too excited and start agreeing…you guys stay the he11 off the GT blogs.

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2010
5:18 pm

patrick – UPI was the coaches’ poll in 1990. USA/CNN took over the coaches’ poll responsibility in 1991. Page 105 in “the book” is misleading unless one reads the fine print.

Nerd Slayer

May 8th, 2010
5:41 pm

Top 2 moments for me both involve tech. 1. 4th and dumb- I don’t think i ever heard so many of my fellow bulldogs laugh at the same time. The epitome of tech football.

2. 51-7 – Tech fans were leaving early and I even saw one of their fans crying. What a fun time to ring the bell.

Savannahdawg

May 8th, 2010
6:01 pm

Not a bad list. And as a ‘74 grad with a son who graduated in 2005 I unkownigly shared all those moments with you.

Hutson Mason

May 8th, 2010
7:09 pm

I get chills up my spine when another victorious opponent starts ripping out the hedges.I know I will see that many times before my career is over BABY!!!!!

Hutson Mason

May 8th, 2010
7:11 pm

Lets not forget the blackout against Alabama too many stories to tell.

jimmy

May 8th, 2010
7:19 pm

when did shane come out of the closet

Minnesota Dawg

May 8th, 2010
7:22 pm

How about in the early 80’s when Clemson and Georgia were highly ranked. They played a night game and Hershel was hurt with a broken thumb I think. He was questionable about playing. We faked the ball to him and handed it on a reverse to a wide receiver (can’t remember his name) and he scored, only to be called back. Yet, Sanford Stadium errupted.

Scott

May 8th, 2010
7:44 pm

The decoy reverse in the Clemson game was a great call to Tron Jackson.

CONFEDERATE DAWG

May 8th, 2010
7:56 pm

DENVER DAWG, DAMN THAT WAS FUNNY

PUT THEM GAYTORS IN THE DIRT!!

Good times in Sanford

May 8th, 2010
8:05 pm

The year 2000 win against Tennessee when the goalposts came down

Also the 2003 Auburn game when Odell Thurman intercepted an Auburn pass in the endzone and ran it all the way back for the score on the way to a 26-7 whipping

CharlieAlphaBravo

May 8th, 2010
8:08 pm

How about the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team winning gold in the ‘96 Olympics?? It’s not too often you see a crowd of 86,000 or so at a soccer game in Georgia…

Gt man

May 8th, 2010
8:24 pm

Watching Adrain Rucker carry 2 dogs into the endzone in Peppers first year and winning 34-14. Listening to “one” of Dooleys favorite excuses for loosing ” the field was muddy and slick”, and Pepper coming back with ” we both played on the same field”.

Shane

May 8th, 2010
8:25 pm

Watching Goose Godsey and his 5.0 forty yard dash outrun all of Ugag’s “5 star” recruits for a long TD in 2000. Seeing all of those shocked faces going up the aisle at halftime after GT took a 27-3 lead. Funny how they don’t ever bark in my face there, instead looking for some 5 year old kid or woman to bark in the face of.

Albert

May 8th, 2010
8:30 pm

Remembering all those “dawg” fans wanting the “Gators” to come to Athens, between the hedges, and Surrier destroying uga 52-17—–priceless!!!!!

Michael Scharff

May 8th, 2010
9:05 pm

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Michael Scharff

May 8th, 2010
9:06 pm

Sorry – I didn’t mean to hit “submit” on a blank comment!
Anyway, Scott Woerner against Clemson, 1980!

Barry

May 8th, 2010
9:17 pm

How about Scott Woerner Homer Jordan pass in the end zone and taking it back 98 yards against Clemson in 1980? Or Herschel going the distance against South Carolina, outrunning 3 players having angles on him.

Frank

May 8th, 2010
9:25 pm

I just checked the all time Associated Press National Champions list and did not see gtu listed in any year EVER!!!

THWGT!!!

Dawg stuck in Bham

May 8th, 2010
9:28 pm

Early 80’s…Towards end of the game…me throwing a sugar cube randomly into air…it hitting a Techie in the eye as he left the game….the drunk UGA fans behind me that had imitated Al Ciraldo all game then verbally abusing the Techie as he left…the Techie pulling a knife in the fight….my dad jerking the whole family out to leave the other way..my uncle leaning over and quietly saying, “You know you started that fight”…me thankful that my uncle never told my dad…..a GREAT memory.

Barry

May 8th, 2010
9:38 pm

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BobDog

May 8th, 2010
10:45 pm

I was there for quite a few of these. My favorite was when Prince Charles walked out from the endzone toward the bridge. As he walked out, some people on the bridge unfurled a banner that said, “Prince Charles Does It Dog Style.”

I agree, the 1976 Alabama game was the most electric I have ever seen Sanford until the black jerseys against Auburn.

FG

May 8th, 2010
11:09 pm

Brad Chambers

Vol Fan

May 8th, 2010
11:24 pm

Forget that past… how about that 25-5 whooping at Foley Field today. Nice graduation present for a nerd school. We are the real redneck school of the SEC! Vandy rejects!

HanDAWG

May 8th, 2010
11:26 pm

GCB

May 8th, 2010
11:29 pm

My favorite moment: David Jacobs being introduced on Senior Day before the 2002 Tech game. I think it’s the only time that the players were called in numerical order, and not alphabetically, so that he would go last (#99). Not able to run at full speed (because of the stroke), his family met him halfway as he ran onto the field. He was so proud and excited to be in his uniform, in Sanford Stadium, with his teammates. I still get choked up thinking about it.

uuugh...

May 8th, 2010
11:31 pm

I was at the ‘95 UF game…That was the low point for me. Highpoint was probably the UT night game when Robert Edwards tore it up in the first half (’94 maybe?) only to get injured in a game we ended up losing. He was Herschel for a half…and I have never been so excited during a game.

Next was probably the Mens Gold Medal Soccer Match in 1996. It was nice to see so many soccer fans filling my favorite stadium. (Thanks again for the ticket Tommy!)

Vol Fan

May 8th, 2010
11:43 pm

2007 Auburn was such an overrated team…that’s like being excited about a wet dream… all they did was beat the Zooker and Shula…

Vol Fan

May 8th, 2010
11:55 pm

wasn’t 2007 the year yall claimed to deserve a chance to be in the championship game yet you were 5th in the BCS… seriously… you thought you deserved to be there by a streak that included auburn, Can’tucky, Tech, and a one armed Tebow…35-14 is the only thing a voter or one of those computers need to know.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
12:00 am

Back to today… yall are starting to embarrass the SEC… no good bowl game… basketball is still a joke… and what happened to Diamond Dave and the Perno Stars…

We might have to get Clemson, Tech, Miami, or FSU to replace yall in the expansion. My money would be on Clem… they are true rednecks… frauds.

We own your state pups! Actually its a joint custody… with Florida!

Gulf Coast

May 9th, 2010
3:04 am

1965 Bama game broke my heart but we never lost again and won the NC. Replays showed the Georgia wideouts knee was down before he lateraled but play stood.

Bama had one it’s weakest teams in early 1976. OL was really young. QB was mauled in Athens. Team jelled later and killed a very good UCLA in bowl game.

Blackout affair with Bama in 2008. UA played an almost perfect first half to lead 30-0. 12,000 Tide fans made the stadium shake in the 4th Qtr playing Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. Birmingham TV sportscaster doing live postgame outside stadium had a beer thrown on him by a drunk Georgia fan. Losing brings out the worst in some.

Gulf Coast

May 9th, 2010
3:16 am

Correction–Bama’s 1976 team was one of the weaker units during Bryant’s strong run in the 1970’s. But give Georgia credit. I’ve never seen a town & team so hyped for a game. Bryant had the team rolling late season and ended by nailing UCLA in a frigid bowl game at night in Memphis. I think Georgia played Pitt and Tony Dorsett in a bowl game.

Another Dawg

May 9th, 2010
3:27 am

When Tennessee lost at home to Wyoming, the right to talk about SEC embarrassment went out the window.

[...] Bill King shares some Sanford Stadium memories: [...]

Underdog

May 9th, 2010
6:54 am

When Bama lost to Louisiana-Lafyette at home, thr right to talk about SEC embarrassment went out the window.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:31 am

scratch the zooker comment from above… Aubie was still a paper tiger though.

Go Vols!.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:37 am

Wyoming hurt… but you still sold your rings on Ebay… You are the kings of SEC embarrassment… 35-14, 45-19, 25-5… losers.

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
7:38 am

1995 (52-17), the Mighty Gators coached by SOS hung “half a hundred” on the Dawgs between the hedges. History was made! Only time I’ve ever been to Sanford stadium, so that has to be my best memory!!!!!!

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:39 am

And don’t even talk about the Lame Kitten… he was at least good for 45-19.

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
7:41 am

Sunday morning smack talk! Does it get any better?

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:44 am

Hey Gator Jive… Since we have joint custody over this state… I say you take the kids (students) and I take the house (samford)…

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
7:49 am

The house is in my name! You can take those unruly kids and I’ll just have to pay you child support.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:51 am

my reasoning is yall don’t play there and we do… plus you got the higher ranked school so you probably employ them

Reality

May 9th, 2010
7:54 am

BuLLdawg

May 9th, 2010
7:58 am

B.S. Bill King, as per usual for you and your damned lists of nothingness’s.

1959 Dad had season tickets to UGA and later when the Falcons would get in town, he bought those every year too. We attended the Atlanta Crackers games every night, the whole family.

We are playing Alabama and I recall specifically had Dad said, watch this man; he is Hall of Fame; watch him fill the air with football – and deep.

The Autumn Days in Athens leave such an impression on me as a youngster. The cool breeze, the sunshine and mostly the beauty to watch all around the field.

Wally Butts.

We are playing “Tween the Hedges” which would provide me a scar I carry proudly later jumping the Hedges.

Auburn is in town this day, and UGA is playing for The SEC Championship.

It is down to the last minute or so in the game, and we had lots of excitement, but we were never feeling like we could pull it out; we kept pegging away and throwing the ball and it was a flight of beauty to watch the ball go way up high in the air and go way down field to our men.

We are losing 6-7 and Dad said son, we can throw one of those deep passes and win this game.

Fran Tarkenton would do just that to Bill Herron.

SEC Championship.

College Football Hall of Fame for Fran Tarkenton, who by the way was also Academic All-America.

It was 4th down when he threw the TD Pass to beat Auburn 13-7.

Fran went on after the Auburn Victory in 1959 and Won the Orange Bowl 14-0 over Missouri.

Fran Tarkenton in an Era where the air was never filled with passes, had that special arm that destined him to be a great quarterback.

I remember it fondly.

Later, as I would attend The University of Georgia, I recall sitting on the Railroad Tracks and watching the games through the East End Zone. We had tickets, but all of us preferred to be on the Tracks. I knew that I could use my one dollar ticket and go sit in the stands, and late one game I use that to get into the stadium in a blow-out and went down behind the same End Zone our real seats were at on the Railroad Tracks. I saw we were going to score again, leaped The Hedges and ran to a spot deep behind the Goal Posts. Allan Leavitt always kicked his extra points as deep back toward the Railroad Tracks as he could. And, it dawned on me, I could get the ball and throw it over the Fence up to my roommates and friends on the Railroad Tracks.

I sure enough with the ball boys trying to get back to where he kicked it, caught it and ran up to the fence and threw the ball over the fence, but they had guys outside the fence too, and before we could get away with the Game Ball, they took it from one of my buddies.

At another game from the Railroad Tracks with my college roommates and friends, we had stayed up all night long on Baxter Street just really whooping it up and getting ready to play Alabama.

Vince Dooley had said that Ray Goff was the Starter, but everyone knew that Matt Robinson was destined to be an NFL Quarterback and clearly the real quarterback and better player of the 2.

We stayed on the Railroad Tracks and at the end of the game, I went into Sanford Stadium and went down to the Locker-room.

The players were all inside, just beside themselves as Matt Robinson had defeated Alabama 21 to Nothing, but himself. They kept the locker-room double-doors closed. Then, after a while, they opened them up and I guess the Press went in. It was a lot of people going through the doors. So, I went with them. I went over to Matt Robinson’s locker and he was being interviewed and turned to take off his tear-away Jersey. He had several hooks there and as he was answering questions, he turned half-way to put the 17 Jersey on the hook.

It fell in a heap at the bottom of his locker. I thought to myself, if he doesn’t want it, I do.

I picked it up as they kept interviewing him after the Great Win 21-0 over Alabama, and went back to the Tracks. I wore it to every game. Matt offered to buy it from me many years later, and have not done that. Not yet.

Those were Championships.

Those were Great Times.

Those were 10-Win Years.

10-Win Years when 10 Wins MEANT SOMETHING.

Not like nowadays when 10-Win Years are talked about in The Same Reverence in 14-Game Seasons nowadays, as those 10-Win Years.

They are NOT.

I know.

My own personal season tickets on the 2nd Row on the Upper Deck, right directly in front of me when Amp Arnold caught that pass from Buck Belue from half-way down the field. We were LOSING Bill King. You seem to have forgotten that. 21-28. And, that was a great Touchdown too. Amp Arnold caught the pass for the TD from Buck Belue, and Amp Arnold ran it in from the 2-yard line, since the score after the TD Pass was 27-28. And, we had Rex Robinson that year. You left that out too, Bill King. We easily could have tied the score. But, Amp Arnold ran the ball in on the 2-point Conversion and we Won 29-28.

You have a fuzzy memory Bill King. Mine is Chrystal clear.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
7:59 am

Actually I don’t want the house either… it had some sanitation problems on the field… plus in the early games, their fans sit in the ice coolers… that get used for drinks… don’t they have health science at their school.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
8:04 am

Amp Arnold was not the hero… the play of the game was the linebacker that got to Ivory’s ankle… poor Tech.

Smack

May 9th, 2010
8:09 am

Speaking of embarrassing, how about the way Tenn treated Phil Fulmer.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
8:09 am

Championships in the 60’s? Really?

Oh, by the way… why are North and South written on your stands… do you really need that? A real redneck just has to look at the sun or the stars. Posers!

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
8:10 am

We got the love for Uncle Phil… he just stayed around too long… happens to best of them… seems like its happening to CMR and he is just too young for that.

bad brad

May 9th, 2010
8:13 am

My favorite moment was actually the entire game in 1978 vs Tech. That game had just about everything you’d want to see in a game. I remember it looked bad for the Dawgs and some Tech fans floated 3 huge hot air balloons, each with disparaging messages that came up over the tracks and by the time the last one cleared the bridge, Buck and Amp had performed their magic.

It seemed to me that they carried Eddie Lee Ivery off the field at least 3 times and he kept coming back.

Just an outstanding game; would love to see that one on ESPN classics.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
8:15 am

At least we didn’t blow a championship run by doing it doggy style on a FLA guy to ruin a momentum changing drive with an unsportsman like penalty. 4th and 10 Conversion wasn’t it?

Can yall name another team that blew a championship run do to sexual assault on the field?

Or are yall the only ones?

Examples please?

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
8:16 am

due to.. my bad

92 Dawg

May 9th, 2010
8:23 am

Hey Vol Fan, don’t knock it, you may wish you had our house soon. My UT buddies tell me that the story out of Ob-knoxville is that they are installing chair backs on every seat in the house. When this happens, they tell me it will bring the total capacity down from 102k to around 94k, as now they have each seat only occupying about 12 inches, and most of the people up there take at least two of those seats (which explains why i have to stand every time i go to that God forsaken he11 hole), but with the seats installed, it will require them to use a standard size for every seat. Welcome to reality, i’m glad to see we may be able to sit down up there next time.

Smack

May 9th, 2010
8:26 am

Your “love” for Phil Fulmer? Wow.

With love like that, who needs love?

92 Dawg

May 9th, 2010
8:28 am

And by the way Vol fan…. glad to know you can read the North and South signage on our stadium. Bet you must have been the “vol-a-dick-torian” in your East Tennessee vocational prep school.

Smack

May 9th, 2010
8:33 am

I guess you guys “love” Phil Fulmer as much as Lane Kiffin “loves” TN football, the players, and the fans.

Then you had to hire the son of a UGA coach to save your program!!!

Why don’t you guys just make it official and trade in that hounddog for a Bulldog?!?

King Gator

May 9th, 2010
8:35 am

Spurrier running it up on the Pups @ home and a close 2nd was my roomate picking up two girls from UGA and after being caught with both in,umm ..well you know .. that night forever being referred to by my college frinds as the night Dannyboy was “between the hedges”! Good Times – Go Gators!

Smack

May 9th, 2010
8:42 am

Given the amount of jewelry and hair product that Gator men typically wear, ol’ Dannyboy probably picked up two male Gator fans.

King Gator

May 9th, 2010
8:49 am

Funny Smack, but they were UGA coeds… although one was an “uga” in my opinion the other was an SEC starter.(plus niether was wearing jorts) Jax was always the best and shortest roadtrip of the year. (and we usually won the game – but you already know that) Go Gators!

harleydawg

May 9th, 2010
8:56 am

Dawgs vs. Clemson 1991, under the lights. The Dawgs weren’t even supposed to be in the game. Dawgs rolled from the beginning. Zeier was on fire! I was a senior, and bourbon soaked! I consider it my graduation gift from the Dawgs. Athens rocked all night long. The sun was coming up and there were still fans all over downtown.

Spike

May 9th, 2010
9:04 am

June 10, 1980, and the 1978 Tech game when Belue came in to take over from Jeff Pyburn. That is as good as it gets, boys.

PTC DAWG

May 9th, 2010
9:08 am

I have no problem with rival fans coming on here, if they have something halfway intelligent to say. Fact is, they are almost always throwing MUD. It gets old.

Smack

May 9th, 2010
9:20 am

Speaking of getting old, where’s Vol Fan?

I guess he’s off “lovin’ him some Phil Fulmer!”

Stay classy, Knoxville!

Spike

May 9th, 2010
9:31 am

Vol Fan.. Your last coach blew you off after fourteen months. Your new coach you hired had a losing record at LA. Tech! Your old offensive coordinator, now the DUKE coach, turned you down. Your only experienced QB quit. Yea, you guys reall got it goin’ on up there.

Dawg98

May 9th, 2010
9:45 am

1991 vs Clemson when the tomahawk chop went out over Sanford Stadium. Coach Goff told us in post-game that “We won, the Braves clinched, Florida lost, Tech lost, …and Jan Kemp was heading to jail!” Incredible night!

Bulldog59

May 9th, 2010
9:45 am

Vol Fans have to invade our space, 7-6 last season, and that seems to be the norm in K-town these days. Even the most avid Vol lovers see the writing on the wall. With DD at the helm, things won’t get any better. Bray, Simms, NANCE, are you kidding me?

Pago Pago Dawg

May 9th, 2010
10:03 am

Other great moments….when The Red Coat Band was The DIXIE Red Coats!

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
10:08 am

All in good fun, guys. Just some friendly ribbing from your “neighbors”.

Inlet Dawg

May 9th, 2010
10:32 am

While living in Reed hall.me and a couple of buddies breaking into sanford and making it to the press box before setting off an alarm.It was the longest and farthest I’ve ever run.

George

May 9th, 2010
10:34 am

The 1976 Georgia-Alabama game was NOT a night game as the writer stated.

Fair and Balanced

May 9th, 2010
10:58 am

Why do TN fans write on this blog?

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
11:04 am

What are they gonna write about on their bolg? How Kiffin hosed ‘em? How bad they are gonna be this year? How they had to get a UGA legacy’s son to TRY and salvage their program? Naw, they’ll just hate on everyone else!

BuLLdawg

May 9th, 2010
11:08 am

George,

Alabama, the night before the game, the entire city and all us students, were on Baxter Street.

YOU were not there, George.

The game happened EXACTLY as I stated.

Smack

May 9th, 2010
11:12 am

TN fans write on this blog because there aren’t points taken off for spelling or grammatical errors.

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

May 9th, 2010
11:13 am

Dawg98, so you’re implying that you’re one of the players that Coach Goof talked to in his postgame speech? In 1991? Or did it take you 7 years to get your general studies degree?

virginia dog

May 9th, 2010
11:14 am

in 1971 i scored a TD before the UGA / Auburn game. Too bad i was 11 and a member of Athens “Y”. Unfortunately UGA made Pat Sullivan into a Heisman award winner that day and forced the dogs into a brother vs brother Gator bowl.

BuLLdawg

May 9th, 2010
11:14 am

vols have not been ranked better in the Final AP Polls ANY year since 2001.

who cares what their fans say ?

Fulmer out-lived his welcome ?

Fulmer stole the job in the 1st place.

Fulmer was a fatt-butt joke of a coach from the get-go.

Had you not paid Tee Martin, from Alabama, $7,000 in 2 wire-transfers to the 7-11 within 2 weeks of him winning the National Championship, your 1 NC would not be tainted.

As it is, he LIED ABOUT IT FOR 7 YEARS.

Then, talking in the 3rd person, Tee Martin admitted :

“Now, I would NEVER take that $7,000 in the 2 wire-transfers to the 7-11. That was a DIFFERENT Tee Martin back then. Tee Martin is a Christian now, and Tee Martin, today, well I never would have taken that money if it were now.”

Tainted.

I think he thought he come clean about it, thinking I guess that the statute of limitations had run out.

BuLLdawg

May 9th, 2010
11:38 am

vols fan

That was the 1950’s I was talking about the Auburn game. Not the 60’s as you said. And, it was an SEC Championship. We were 10-1 and SEC Championship, back when 10-Win Seasons meant a damn thing.

Know why the Gators NEVER talk about old games ?

Because they LOST them all.

Like the 4th and dumb by Dickey in JAX at the Gator Bowl when we came back and beat Florida.

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
11:52 am

You’re right BuLLdawg. Not much to talk about before 1990. But we’ve got PLENTY to crow about the last 20 years. Wanna discuss some of that?

One, two, free, fo, fi, dem der Gator don't take no jive!

May 9th, 2010
12:07 pm

Actually, I looked it up, BuLLdawg. Seems since 1950, UF is 34-24-1 against UGA. How far you wanna go back? I think 60 years is long enough!
I will admit to being used to seeing the Dawgs beat the Gators routinely in the 70’s and 80’s when I was growing up in Jacksonville.

Cuz

May 9th, 2010
1:25 pm

I have many great memories in Sanford Stadium. I was there for the Wonderdawgs of 78. The Blunderdawgs of 79 and the Superdawgs of 1980. But my absolute favorite memory is having my daughter Baylie win the AJC Ultimate Fan Contest. The attention and love she got that night is indescribable. Her picture was on the jumbotron right before the game and I just caught a second of it because you could not hear the stadium noises inside the skybox. The entire AJC staff and Bill King were as gracious to us as anyone could ask. Thanks for making my favorite memory the memory of a 13 year old girl whose struggles in life were eclipsed that day. She was on top of the world, and so was her Dad.

Buckhead Bulldog

May 9th, 2010
2:12 pm

My funniest moment/memory(?) of Sanford was when my girlfriend and I were so bourboned out at a UGA/OleMiss game in the late 80’s that we left at halftime. We get home to our apartment, it was still early Sept and warm, so we went to the pool. At the pool, I hear Munson on the radio, and I ask the people who had the radio if that was a replay of the game. They looked at me with a ‘whoa’ look on their faces and said it was the SECOND half. Whoops!

If I’m in Sanford….all is good!!!

yellowjacket82

May 9th, 2010
2:25 pm

I grew up a UGA fan. I remember attending the UGA-Alabama game in 1976. Both teams were undefeated and the Dawgs took the Tide to the woodshed…21-0.

Unfortunately, once I entered GT in 1978 and became a Tech fan, there have not been many favorite moments Between the Hedges.

Dorsey Hill

May 9th, 2010
5:12 pm

The 1991 Clemson game is one of my fondest memories at Sanford. Why it gets overlooked, I’ll never know. Clemson was #6 in the country and we hadn’t beaten Clemson since 1985 having lost 2 close ones with Coach Dooley and an embarrassing loss at Clemson in 1990 (34-3) under Coach Goff. The series seemingly had begun to be dominated by Clemson.

We were struggling to become relevant again after the Jan Kemp scandal. Tech had won a National Title in 1990 (we went 4-7) and had beaten us twice in a row. We had won 10 games and lost 13 combined in 1989 and 1990.

Zeier was a freshman with great promise and Garrison Hearst and Andre Hastings were Sophomores. We had beaten a not so great LSU team earlier that year and two weeks before the game we lost 10-0 in Tuscaloosa vs. a very good Alabama team, a game in which Zeier had fumbled twice inside the Bama 10. The week prior we had struggled mightliy to put away Cal State Fullerton. Fullerton, whose colors, being very similar to Cedar Shoals High School, inspired our cheerleaders to begin a sarcastic chant of “Beat the hell out of Cedar Shoals, go Dawgs go!” We had shown some life but also some glaring weaknesses and no one gave us a chance to beat Clemson.

Not long before kickoff, the Atlanta Braves had clinched the Western Division championship by beating the Giants. The entire Sanford Stadium crowd was doing the Tomahawk chop and chant, setting the mood for the night.

We whipped Clemson pretty good that night (27-12) sending them off with a long rendition of “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey goodbye!!!!” (While its hard to be sure of anything with the BAC that I was carrying I’m relatively sure that I started that chant in the student section and soon the whole stadium was giving Clemson a hearty sendoff.)

I do remember specifically seeing two students running past me through Oconee Hill Cemetary with nothing but thier socks on as I headed back to my apartment. (I think they must have lost a bet.)

In any event it was a great evening at Sanford Stadium and the highlight of the home games I saw as a student. The best part is that Clemson hasn’t won a game in the series since, going 0 for the last 5.

Finally, I do have to say that while I’ve seen great moments and bad at Sanford Stadium, win or lose there’s no place I’d rather be than Sanford Stadium on a fall Saturday with my fellow Dawg fans. In victory or defeat, its my favorite place in the world to be.

Small Johnson

May 9th, 2010
5:59 pm

Great memories for me was beating FL on a consistant basis and a coaching staff who believed they could. Anyone around to remember those days?

Bulldog59

May 9th, 2010
6:49 pm

Too many great football memories to list. Working my way thru school, working nights at UPS, UGA football was a real highlight of my years there. Watching Hershel on Saturdays, is hard to beat.

Sitting in Sanford Stadium in 1983 for my own graduation ranks up there.

My son’s graduation in 2008 rates at the top too. Although he finished a semester early and December commencement is done in Stegeman.

The graduation of my son’s girlfriend, in Sanford Stadium last May, also pretty special. She’s part of the family too.

You are right Bill, it’s not all about football.

BuLLDawg full of crap

May 9th, 2010
6:53 pm

Yeah bobo you just decided to walk in the Georgia licker room aftr Bama game. And grabbed QB’s jersey. LMAO!!! Puppy Dawg fever.

1eyedJack

May 9th, 2010
6:54 pm

There was one helluva party after that ‘76 Bama game too.

Dorsey Hill

May 9th, 2010
7:00 pm

Small Johnson,

Of all of the reasons that we are 3-17 in the last 20 years vs. FL, I’m not sure that anyone has ever suggested the possible causal relationship between the record and the subjective mental condition of the UGA coaching staff. I really hope that Paul Johnson doesn’t start thinking he can beat Georgia. You see the problem with revealing the most incredible football insight that I have ever seen (thanks, btw) is the possibility that some opponent may see your great genuis in print. I can just see the South Carolina coaches going: “Finally we can with the East so long as we think we can.” Hell, who knows maybe Vandy will win a National Championship based on the power of positive thought. Who knew football was so simple that we knew all we needed to know about it when we read “The Little Train That Could” in Kindergarten?

Larry Ballard

May 9th, 2010
7:13 pm

Herschel’s 76 yard run against South Carolina in 1980.

The field goal that beat Tech in Athens in 1976.

Legoland

May 9th, 2010
7:14 pm

This litle stroll down memory lane is all well and good, but…

Now that we’re officially in the off-season, wouldn’t this be the perfect time to take an in-depth look at UGA and have a free-ranging discussion about the problems at UGA and why the arrest rate of players is the highest in the country? it’s common knowledge that UGA is a party school, but have any football players every actually graduated with a real degree? Jan Kemp exposed the school and the coaches almost three decades ago, but there is no sign that anything has improved; if anything, the arrest rate shows that things are getting more outrageous every year while Mark Richt – a decent fellow with no coaching skills – has no clue what to do.

UGA has become a major embarrassment to all Georgians, and we want some answers starting now.

North Avenue

May 9th, 2010
7:18 pm

2008 – UGA begins the season ranked #1 in the country, ends the season #2 in the state of Georgia in one of the most humiliating collapses in collegiate history.

Hunk

May 9th, 2010
7:34 pm

Yeap–2008 was the same year UGA was #1 and Bama schooled Mo-Reno and Georgia. Lead 30-0 at half and the stadium was mostly empty except for Bama fans by the 4th Qtr. Georgia fans jizzed on themselves during the week leading to game. But it looked like a real funeral. Richt and his puppy dawgs got schooled on being ready when the whitsle blows and not during pre-week festivities. Lets see if Georgia pulls that black jersey crap again. Doubtful.

Dorsey Hill

May 9th, 2010
7:42 pm

Legoland,

Does Terry Hoage’s degree in Genetics with a 3.9 count? He was also a Rhodes Scholar. Do some research before you show that you are a bigger idiot that our dumbest football player.

AltamahaDawg

May 9th, 2010
8:32 pm

Wow, did hell freeze over? I can’t believe BuLLdawg actually shared a human moment about being a Dawg fan. And it didn’t even involve him braggin about Booing somebody.

George

May 9th, 2010
8:48 pm

Bulldawg…I was there, sitting in the upper deck on the north side. Someone stole the Bear’s hat immediately after the game. The city went nuts that night, but it was after a day game.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
9:22 pm

I am back guys… Nice sweep at Foley today… I think we outscored you by more than 30 over the weekend… what was the last weekend yall won a series? who was it against?

AltamahaDawg

May 9th, 2010
9:44 pm

Legoland, I don’t care what they say about you. Anybody that carries 10 million proxies has got to be very important.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
10:09 pm

Why am I here?
1. I live in GA.
2. I read the AJC… Barnhart rocks by the way. Good product of yall’s school.
3. We had a series against you that just concluded. Just talkin smack. Perhaps yall don’t like it when the opponent talks smack during the game(s). Makes sense… yall are quiet when you’re losin’.

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
10:10 pm

What happened to the pride of the 80’s? Yall just ain’t the same.

Dawg98

May 9th, 2010
10:44 pm

Diamond Dog’s Parole Officer,

The fun we had unleashing a year’s worth of payback on Clemson in ‘91 pales in comparison to the fun we had with your mom at the post-game celebration at MacWhorter Hall. How ‘Bout THAT Dawg!

Vol Fan

May 9th, 2010
10:51 pm

Now that I’ve got some of yall’s attention today. I got a serious question for yall and there aren’t any blogs for this.

I have hired UGA graduates just out of school since the 80’s for sales positions and yall have been good to me. But yall have changed over time and it has concerned me. Yall have gotten a little less country and become a little nerdy. Sales numbers and learning curve just not the same as before. About 2000 I started experimenting with Tech and that was a mistake. Just as nerdy, but they left too soon for other employers before I could make a buck after training them. But hey their business school was rising so I gave it a chance. Never again. I thought maybe it was a generational thing, but then I started giving Georgia Southern a chance about three years ago. I’ll be darned, they seemed just like the UGA kids of the late 80’s and early 90’s. A little more country and a bit more common sense.

Then I saw two things this year that just left me slack jawed. 1) The Can’tucky game. Yall had a chance to tie the game and the students were leaving… on national TV.

2) Turner field baseball game. I love baseball as you can tell. I go to that game every year. Good SEC/ACC matchup. But this year Tech matched yall in attendance. Once the families started to leave when yall were still winning… there were only Tech fans and students to boot. Then it dawned on me… the UGA kids didn’t show up like they had in years past.

What the hell is up with these yuppy nerds? Yall are going soft!

I don’t know if its the Hope scholarship, Damon Evans, or CMR, but yall just ain’t the same Dawgs of the 80’s.

Any theories?

RED DOG 77

May 9th, 2010
11:59 pm

The happiest University of Georgia Football moment, acually lasted it seemed, oh, about one, no two, mabe three weeks, when I didn’t see a single post from “Little Miss Debbie Downer” aka………….”YeLLow JackET ” aka………. ” BuLLdawg “………………Now those were indeed, “The Good Ol’ Days “

RED DOG 77

May 10th, 2010
12:07 am

Oh ” BuLLdawg “………….I’m hiding behind my keyboard, like a coward, as you say….Betcha can’t find me…………You must be eatin alot of those Varsity hotdogs, and rangs………cause thats an awful lot of gas you been posting today…….er….yesterday, bye now !

BuLLdawg

May 10th, 2010
1:27 am

P.O. RED DOG 77

George, get over yourself. Go back read it again and tell me where I said the game was played at night.

Cuz

May 10th, 2010
3:55 am

One of my all time favorite moments.

http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/?s=baylie+symms

thanks Bill.

Bulldog59

May 10th, 2010
6:48 am

Vol Fan, you’re asking UGA about pride? Really?

UT hired P.T. Barnum to run the football program and he left it in shambles, in the middle of the night by the way, stating his famous line, “there’s a sucker born every minute.”

It sank so low, UT couldn’t coax any big name coach to take the job now, even with all their millions to throw at him.

Dawg Fans will have another favorite moment coming this season when DD and the Vols come to Sanford.

Hopefully you have some favorite moments of your own from Neyland, b/c you won’t get any new ones for the next 2-3 years. 7-6, get used to it. DD is in way over his head right now.

hank

May 10th, 2010
8:27 am

No doubt the 1977 homecoming game. As I recall, the Dawgs lost to Kentucky 33-0. Still, the Prince Charles/James Brown thing was cool. When the Prince was introduced, the students on the bridge unfurled a banner that said “Prince Charles Does It Dawg Style”. Now that was funny.

AltamahaDawg

May 10th, 2010
10:08 am

Are you sure that you didn’t really go to that game, then later when it turned out to be a good game, you blew your top telling everybody not to get on that bandwagon, you and only you had been to the game “all along”? I’m just saying.

mhk52

May 10th, 2010
10:32 am

My first game at Sanford in 1999 when UGA beat LSU 23-22 when Witherspoon knocked away a two-point conversion with no time left on the clock.

Lowest point was a few weeks later when Auburn spanked us 38-21 when UGA’s defense made Ben Leard and Ronnie Daniels look like Montana and Rice

Some other good ones…LSU 2004 when all the Tiger fans began pouring out of the stadium in the second half. Boise 2005 when DJ got his first start. Sanford was rockin when they announced the starting lineup that night.

Bud Kilmer

May 10th, 2010
10:41 am

Stick to the basics!

How2fish

May 10th, 2010
10:43 am

Sitting on the tracks watching the 76 game vs Bama..next season sneaking in the empty stadium with Becky Williams to this day I have no idea how we managed that..still a great non football memory for sure…watching a bunch of buddies from UT get off their rented bus prior to the 2000 game in Athens UT had won I think 10 in a row and these clowns were singing the “Oh its great to be a Georgia Bulldog” song as they exited the bus..they were NOT singing after the game..it was glorious! A lot of great memories of games with a departed friend who was as Bull Dawg as they come and who I can’t help but think of every time I walk into the stadium .

bamafan

May 10th, 2010
10:43 am

Come on Bill! When UGA beat Bama 21-0 in 1976, it was daytime not “a special night.” Sanford Stadium didn’t get lights until 1982 or later. If I recall, the opening game of 1982 was an ABC night telecast and UGA had temporary lights installed for that game. Let’s not let our favorite memories change history.

The Ol Bawl Coach

May 10th, 2010
10:46 am

How about October 28, 1995 when I hung 52 on the puppies in historical Sanford Stadium.

How2fish

May 10th, 2010
11:26 am

The Ol Bawl Coach hey visor head…how’s that UGA series working out for you in the new gig?

How2fish

May 10th, 2010
11:29 am

bamafan you are correct it was a day game..but Bill is right also it really was a “special” night in Athens that evening..from what little I remember. I worked in a ATL bar at the time and we closed up and drove to Athens and got on the tracks around daylight I think the kickoff was at 1pm….it was a long day and longer night….man that kind of a party would kill me now!

Kelsey

May 10th, 2010
12:04 pm

My favorite moments happened on the football field. They were the years everybody counted Geogia out of the National Championship race.

1979, Georgia only won 6 games, nobody thought they had a chance to win it all. But they went 12-0 in 1980 with a freshman named Herschel.

2001 & 2006, same story. Both seasons, all the critics jumped ship on Richt and become his naysayers. He proved them wrong both times, rebounding faster than they thought possible to finish in the top 3 in the country in 2002 & 2007.

Georgia loves to play the Underdog. We love it when you count us out.

When Richt starts winning each game by more than 20 points this season, the refs & 100 penalties won’t matter, ESPN’s commentators & bias won’t matter, turnovers won’t matter. If you outscore oppoenents by 20+, those other things don’t matter.

The only thing Richt can control, is not ESPN commentators, not refs, not even turnovers, it’s the scoring margin, and as Florida proved in 2008, and Alabama in 2009, if you win by 20+, you can have a lot of stuff go wrong, and still be the Champ.

bigdawg

May 10th, 2010
12:17 pm

final play against USC last season…beutiful

Kelsey

May 10th, 2010
12:27 pm

A favorite moment was Herschel winning his Heisman.

One thing we havn’t had a while is a Hesiman Trophy winner at Georgia.

Will Aaron Murray, the nation’s top ranked QB, win it this year or next?

Can a WR, even one as good as AJ, win it, if so, what kind of numbers?

Can RB Washaun Ealey win it if Georgia wins the SEC? If so, what kind of numbers?

droopydawg

May 10th, 2010
1:05 pm

I would add the win over UT in Donnan’s last year (the torn-up-hedges game). It was my freshman year at UGA and rushing the field after that victory was great fun.

And despite all the hand-wringing and b**ching by the alumni, the hedges survived.

DawginLex

May 10th, 2010
1:13 pm

My favorite moments in toothless hillbilly wonderland called Neyland include the 3 straight beatings in 2001, 2003 and 2005 with the 2003 41-14 blowout being the best.

Dr. Phil

May 10th, 2010
1:36 pm

Kelsey, which Hershel are you talking about? The Midget will have to improve drastically over his last appearance in Sanford and Son Stadium to even beat South Carolina.

Steve

May 10th, 2010
1:58 pm

“The Ol Bawl Coach hey visor head…how’s that UGA series working out for you in the new gig?”

I took the satisfaction in beating the Dawgs in 2007 which ultimately led to them not being in the SEC Title game, probably a BCS Title Game shot, and perhaps winning a crystal football like their friends the Gators, Vols, Tigers, and Crimson Tide all have.

Kelsey

May 10th, 2010
3:09 pm

Which Herschel? The one who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 9 times.

RED DOG 77

May 10th, 2010
10:47 pm

“BuLLdawg ” aka “Little Miss Debbie Downer ” aka “YeLLow JackET “…………P O RED DOG 77 ?…………….I’ve been called alot of things in my day, Mr. ” BuLLdawg “………But never, George……………George ? Which planet were you on when you thought that one up ?…….It would seem this George dude you refer to [ not reefer, by the way ]……….is yet another University of Georgia football fan or grad that just simply doesn’t like you………Gee ?…….Wonder why ?

RED DOG 77

May 10th, 2010
10:58 pm

Oh, and by the way, Mr. ” BuLLdawg ” I officially challenge you to a debate [ subject: CMR ] When we are 5-0 going into the UT week……….wanna know from you how bad you think UT is gonna whip us in Athens………Until then, I’ll probubly be hiding behind my keyboard, like a coward, as you say………….Regards, RED

Vol Fan

May 10th, 2010
11:13 pm

Sure the championship was tainted.. but no one was hurt by it. Yall’s chumpionship carries the tattered remains of Jan Kemp’s career. Cheatin’ is wrong, but trying to destroy someone is evil.

Still no one has any theories yet on why yall’s kids are yuppie nerds? They are going soft I tell you, when you see the lack of support. Jeez and it was a charity event too! How many $$$ did they cost CHOA ’cause they didn’t want to come out to support their team like past years.

If you don’t fix it it is going to get worse.

Keith Folds

May 11th, 2010
1:44 am

I was at all except the flea-flicker game and I saw that on TV.

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2010
8:50 am

Vol Fan, the Jan Kemp episode had ZERO to do with cheating. A HR blunder no doubt. Who was accused of cheating on anything? To “cheat” there needs to be some “rule” broken. If UGA was cheating, so was everybody else. At least that was the NCAA take on it.

If anybody got destroyed it was Fred Davidson of his own making.

As for Ms. Kemp, it’s too bad she had to give up her promising career as an obscure remedial English teacher to bear the burden of noteriety and cash.

Ron Mexico

May 11th, 2010
9:09 am

Hey GT Fan, – Done, considering we bulldawgs don’t care what Tech does anyway lol.

Probably the reason Hershel left college early

May 11th, 2010
9:16 am

Altamaha the jury found that the

Altamaha if that isnt cheating then what is? Of course passing a remedial reading course is too much to ask for, especially at the home of the humpers.

Jan Kemp (1949 – December 4, 2008) was an American academic and English tutor who exposed the bias in passing college football players and filed a lawsuit against the University of Georgia began teaching at the University of Georgia in 1978. In 1981 Kemp was one of the teachers who complained claiming that Georgia officials had intervened allowing nine college football players to pass the remedial English course, allowing them to play against Pittsburgh in the Sugar Bowl.

RaleighDawg

May 11th, 2010
9:46 am

I’ve told people thru the years that the loudest place I’ve ever been in was Sanford in 1976 when UGA scored on Bama just before the half. The place just exploded in noise. I remember parking about two miles away, getting out of my car, and hearing, what I soon found out to be, the crowd. Never felt that type of ‘charge’ before or since. Thanks for the reminder.

Bill King

May 11th, 2010
3:56 pm

Bamafan:

The “special night” I was referring to was the celebration after the game. It was wild in Athens and they had to close some streets.

AltamahaDawg

May 11th, 2010
4:02 pm

Found what? finish
I dont even really need to know what you found in wikapedia.
I know what the case was about.
Cheating implies that rules were broken that existed at the time. Did Bear cheat by having more than 80 kids on scholarship? That is the rule now now.

BTW if a “jury found” anything , I assume you mean in her wrongfull termination case, which is what went to trial. There was no jury on her claims of bias. I don’t think anybody actually disputed that there was.

Bill King

May 11th, 2010
4:06 pm

GCB:

The David Jacobs introduction was indeed a special moment at Sanford Stadium. Thanks for the memory.

Vol Fan

May 12th, 2010
12:06 am

That sugar bowl wasn’t the only game that players cheated there way into. The program had been rotten for years.

James T. Kirk

May 13th, 2010
8:38 am

The best moment was when our classy, intelligent, actual “student” athletes destroyed your weeds after we destroyed your rec football team a couple of years ago.

fwiw

May 13th, 2010
10:20 am

Favorite memory…

Seeing Jan Kemp sack UGA team by the final score:

Jan Kemp: $1.6 Million
UGA: 0

THAT, was a thing of beauty.

George

May 14th, 2010
1:33 pm

bamafan, Bill doesn’t wish to admit he was wrong. A “very special night” in the context that he used it, certainly implied the game was at night. I think any reasonable person would assume that.

GaDawg

May 16th, 2010
9:40 am

One play I have never forgotten was against South Carolina in 1967. Quarterback Kirby Moore ran, what I like to call, a QB sneak, from his own 13 yard line. He went untouched 87 yards for a TD. It caught the SC defense totally off guard. I still chuckle every time I think about that play!

GaDawg

May 16th, 2010
10:04 am

One more before I go. That same season, 1967, Spike Jones made a punt against Auburn that was officially credited for 87 yards. Standing in punt formation just inside his own goal line, his foot made contact with the ball at his own two yard line. The Auburn return man, who finally caught up to the ball, was tackled at the two yard line at the opposite end of the field. The ball actually traveled 96 yards That was one hell of a punt; one I’ll never forget!!!