So I’m sitting in my AJC Brainstorming session — it’s Day 1, with two more to come — and I just got, of all things, a brainstorm.
I’m going to the Bulldog Club of Greater Atlanta meeting tonight at the Cobb Galleria, and I’ll be blogging live from it.
A word or two about this particular Bulldog Club gathering: I’ve been to a half-dozen in the quarter-century I’ve worked here, and I always find it educational. Sometimes we as jaded journalists forget just how big college football is in this city, but the Atlanta convocation always serves as my personal reminder.
I’ve seen all four Georgia football coaches of my quarter-century — Dooley, Goff, Donnan and Richt — appear at this meeting, and the dynamic has always been fascinating. Dooley was revered; Goff was liked but not respected; Donnan was respected but not particularly liked; Richt is both respected and liked.
I was there the night Richt, coming off the 2002 SEC championship, yielded the final spot in the speaking order to