Live from Columbia: Georgia aims to bag the Big Chicken

I'm guessing this Gamecock fancies his team's chances, too. (AP photo)

I'm guessing this Gamecock fancies his team's chances, too. Other Gamecocks do. (AP photo)

Columbia, S.C. – Big game here. Maybe you’ve heard.

Listening to the pregame show on the radio riding in — and here let me note that it took Team AJC nearly 2 1/2 hours to negotiate the final five miles — was to hear a heaping helping of Gamecock bravado. Every interview (including one with the famous South Carolinian Darius “Hootie” Rucker) went thusly: Interviewee paid tribute to Georgia’s talent, then opined that there was no way the home side could lose.

I think the home side can lose. I picked South Carolina to win this game several months ago. (I also picked Georgia to finish 11-1 and still win the SEC East and the SEC title.) But Georgia has been the better team to date, and I say this largely because, as a Kentucky graduate, I’m leery of any team that trails the Wildcats by 10 points after two quarters.

Beyond that, I’ve got nothing that you don’t already know. Whoever wins will be in Position A to claim the East — yes, I realize Florida is again looming — and I’m fairly confident someone will win here. I invite you to join me as we ride along tonight, and I can only hope the game itself moves faster than the inbound traffic. And, as ever, I thank you in advance.

By Mark Bradley

2,641 comments Add your comment

Fazemike

October 6th, 2012
6:41 pm

First! Go dawgs!

Todd Grantham

October 6th, 2012
6:41 pm

Mark, have you instructed the keeper of the filter not to be so squeemish about our opponents mascot?

Jon

October 6th, 2012
6:42 pm

Here we go. Let’s go Dogs!!!

Birdhair

October 6th, 2012
6:42 pm

Todd Grantham

October 6th, 2012
6:43 pm

Todd Grantham

October 6th, 2012
6:44 pm

Apparently not. Game—- got caught

Swami SEZ

October 6th, 2012
6:45 pm

Braves lost, Tech losing to clempson, dawgs will lose to Chickens..Bad Weekend for state of Georgia.

Mark Bradley

October 6th, 2012
6:47 pm

The fliter pays no heed to me.

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
6:48 pm

Grilled chicken…

phil

October 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

We’re not gonna win….

We normally lose any game with huge meaning.

Oh well…..uga = braves = falcons. Sigh

Old devil

October 6th, 2012
6:51 pm

Have fun Mark, GO DAWGS! Beat the evil Genius!!!

phil

October 6th, 2012
6:51 pm

Jim Doannan as in Doans Pills

October 6th, 2012
6:53 pm

I dont feel too good about this game.

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
6:54 pm

Phil
You meant to say Losers=GT…

Mark Bradley

October 6th, 2012
6:55 pm

Game time has been reset for 7:15. Please feel free to walk the dog in the interim.

Draggin Fly

October 6th, 2012
6:58 pm

Or walk your rooster, as the case may be…

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
6:59 pm

Iam proud of the Bravos, the Falcons, the Hawks and especially My Dawgs…GT is a blight on the state that needs to be removed…

00mpa L00mpa Dawg

October 6th, 2012
6:59 pm

hope murray will be able to see over those chicken book ends, Clowney is a beast.

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:00 pm

Lol at another Tech debacle!!

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:00 pm

Release Chipper…

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
7:01 pm

Another top ranked Defense bites the dust…TEXAS TECH goes down in flames…bad week for Tech Schools…

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

October 6th, 2012
7:02 pm

Spurrier is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:03 pm

Clowney will kill us….

Henry

October 6th, 2012
7:03 pm

Georgia Tech sucks. And UGA will win tonight.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

October 6th, 2012
7:05 pm

Braves lost, Tech lost, let’s see is Univ. of JawGa can make it 0-3 for the Peach State this week.

Get ready for Rolaids!

October 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

3 in a row to the lowly chickens. What a shame for UGA football.

Big Crimson 75

October 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

king — what up bro?
Good luck to the dogs tonight.
Ga by 13.

Gary

October 6th, 2012
7:06 pm

Can’t believe that so many Dawg fans are predicting a loss. Lou Holtz picked against us. Doesn’t that mean a win?

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
7:07 pm

Great chance to move up. Fla. defeats #4 LSU. Can’t stand Lou Holtz’s voice. Where are all the Auburn bloggers???

Todd Grantham

October 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

I hope your post game piece isn’t entitled “UGA Effort A Turkey”

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

Nooooooooo! Not Brent!

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

Here’s a supprise, Lou is pulling for SC…

Big Crimson 75

October 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

Signature Win for Muschamp today.

Gary

October 6th, 2012
7:08 pm

Crying or trying to raise money for new player

Swami SEZ

October 6th, 2012
7:09 pm

Tonight dawgs fans will see that Todd Grantham aint all that. Bobo will also bet back to being vanilla with play calling.

Big Crimson 75

October 6th, 2012
7:10 pm

What up King.
Dogs by 13 tonight.

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:10 pm

We’re predicting a loss because it’s a big game….

Penalties, fumbles, picks, etc….get ready!

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
7:10 pm

Swami SEZ

October 6th, 2012
7:11 pm

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

Lou is an idiot but he’s right…..sigh

CigarDawg

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

CigarDawg is ready for some chicken-plucking fun tonight!

I was born in GA, went to MS and HS in SC and then back to modern times for college and adult life in the Classic City of Athens. Nobody hates the ‘Tards and feathers like me so let’s GATA and finally put this series back where it belongs like we did against Vandy!!

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

Booooooooooooo, cocks!!

Mark Bradley

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

Doing the “2001″ intro, as usual.

Big Crimson 75

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

Is Ric Flair coming out !!
whoooooo

kingdaddy

October 6th, 2012
7:12 pm

Chick-Fil-A is crowded, guess I’ll hit KFC…

Hillbilly D

October 6th, 2012
7:13 pm

Please feel free to walk the dog in the interim.

What about those of us who are dogless?

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:13 pm

A chicken in a box? THAT’S their pregame?

We win.

Gary

October 6th, 2012
7:13 pm

Is it wrong to hope Spurrier has a stroke???????????

Mark Bradley

October 6th, 2012
7:14 pm

Don’t care who you’re for, but the home team being introduced before a big game is always a spectacle. You know those guys’ heart rates are off the chart

phil

October 6th, 2012
7:14 pm

Are we ready?