Live from Athens: Me, I’m thinking UGA wins easily and calmly

"You, sir, are no gentleman! I'm not even sure you're a real commodore!"

"You, sir, are no gentleman! And furthermore, I'm not even sure you're a real commodore!"

Athens – I can’t imagine Todd Grantham and James Franklin renewing interpersonal hostilities tonight. Such things don’t happen two years running. Did Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz get all huffy over another handshake when the 49ers and Lions met again last Sunday? Nope. Did John Chaney threaten to kill John Calipari more than once? Nope.

I expect this to be a well-mannered game on the part of the coaches, if not necessarily the players. (Young men will, as we know, be young men.) I also expect Georgia to win by at least two touchdowns. I can’t see a team, meaning Vanderbilt, that lost by 11 points at Northwestern two weeks ago coming here and keeping it close.

But I’ve been wrong a time or two, and tonight could be another of those occasions. Vandy could win. Franklin and Grantham could trade bon mots, or something approximating them, at 10 paces afterward. Whatever happens, I’ll be here to watch, and I’d appreciate your company. I thank you in advance.

By Mark Bradley

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Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:16 pm

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:18 pm

Well it’s been awhile but what better day than UGA game day! I agree Mark, I think it will be easier than most think.

Ted M

September 22nd, 2012
7:23 pm

I can’t believe anyone ever thought Paul Johnson was a genius he far closer to a moron.

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:23 pm

What I’m really curious to see is how Grantham is able to game plan for offenses that he has gone against previously, now that his honeymoon period is over. I expect significant improvement against Vandy over last year’s performance, despite the absence of Ogletree and Rambo.

Ted M

September 22nd, 2012
7:24 pm

he is far closer to a moron.

"Chef" Tim Dix

September 22nd, 2012
7:24 pm

I don’t think Dawgs forget and rub Vandy’s nose in it.

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:28 pm

Yeah, Paul Johnson needs to be called out on that decision to go for it on 4th down instead of kicking the field goal. I’m saying it now (sadly), I think Tech has a new coach by next year.

Not Ready for Prime Time

September 22nd, 2012
7:28 pm

South Carolina had their way with Mizzou….. Very impressive today and there was no doubt the chickens would win. Bama is crushing FAU. Dawgs still got a long ways to go

My Old Kentucky Home

September 22nd, 2012
7:29 pm

I prefer 3:30pm kick offs….me thinks the dawgs will have 2 in a row..after tonight…

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:31 pm

Kudos, Left.

Swami Sez

September 22nd, 2012
7:31 pm

Dawgs will struggle with Vandy today….. Book it!

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:32 pm

Not ready for this blog…..so go somewhere else with all that rubbish.

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:33 pm

Thanks MB….was wondering where you were :-)

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:33 pm

Care to elaborate Swami?

Swami Sez

September 22nd, 2012
7:34 pm

Connor Shaw will carve up the unimpressive Dawgs D come October 6. With his feet……..

Ted M

September 22nd, 2012
7:34 pm

GT is doomed Paul Johnson sucks and GT is too poor to fire him.

Swami Sez

September 22nd, 2012
7:34 pm

No need to elaborate…just wait and see. See you after the game……

Not So Fast

September 22nd, 2012
7:35 pm

If UGA and USC east can both hold up their ends of winning how big is that game going to be…

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:39 pm

@Swami – so if you’re wrong can we still expect to see you back here after the game?

WDE

September 22nd, 2012
7:40 pm

Vandy first then we worry about the game hens…Go Dogs !

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:41 pm

Swami Sez

September 22nd, 2012
7:41 pm

Yes
Remember I said Struggle……… But I wont be wrong……

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:41 pm

….but isn’t Tennessee before the clucks?

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:43 pm

Richt needs to put a whuppin on The Dores…. or we could be a laughing stock once again….

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:43 pm

@Swami – got any stock tips, since you’re exuding so much confidence?

Draggin' Fly

September 22nd, 2012
7:43 pm

Zips 7 Vols zip

Not So Fast

September 22nd, 2012
7:46 pm

Yeah Tennessee is before USC and that game scares me. As good as Richt was early in his career his teams always lay one dud no matter how good they are. Anyone remember the Florida game in 2002.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot now UGA IX

September 22nd, 2012
7:46 pm

I have beer in my little house tonight- a gift from the running backs.

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:46 pm

The Stadium is worse than bonkers!

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:48 pm

The crowd is very much alive tonight!

00mpa L00mpa Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:48 pm

Murray will need to protect the ball!

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:49 pm

I was just saying the same thing @ Bonkers

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:49 pm

Georgia wearing those handsome black helmets.

Kidding.

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:49 pm

About to start. Stadium is indeed more wired than I’d have expected. It is, after all, Vandy.

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:51 pm

I know I’m color blind (somewhat) but Mark had me adjusting my TV for those black helmets….lol

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:51 pm

Aaron Murray covering kickoffs, I see.

Kidding again. But boy do I hate those double numbers.

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:52 pm

First play and they’re scared already.

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:53 pm

I wouldnt be opposed to the black helmets,jerseys and pants. I think it would look awesome.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

September 22nd, 2012
7:53 pm

Spurrier is coming…………………

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:54 pm

Wow too many yards

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:54 pm

Vanderbilt with two penalties already. Whoa.

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:54 pm

Thanks for the penalty

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:54 pm

Good timing on that flag after the 2nd down run they had.

Since Vince

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

Break their will dawgs

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

Three and out (plus two penalties) for the Commodious Doors.

45ACP

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

3 and out………..

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

Mark Bradley

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

Three penalties.

Swami Sez

September 22nd, 2012
7:55 pm

Gift by penalty

Left Coast Dawg

September 22nd, 2012
7:56 pm

I old you they’re scared!