Last week I was chatting with someone who moved here three years ago from Big 10 country and has never seen an SEC football game in person. He asked me which Georgia game in Athens I’d recommend he try to attend this season.
I ended up suggesting the Tennessee game, because it involves two SEC teams (unlike the season opener against Clemson), the weather is likely to be a little more moderate (unlike the season opener against Clemson) and he wouldn’t have to wait until mid-November for Auburn.
My son chided me for offering up only the third-best home game on this year’s schedule to a newcomer, which brought home to me what a terrific home slate the Bulldogs have this season, starting with the return match in a home-and-home with ACC power and long-ago regular UGA rival Clemson (over whom the Dogs are favored by 7 points in the first betting spread out of Vegas). Throw in the