UGA football fans’ G-Day game Twitter-fest proves that everyone’s a sports reporter these days

Caleb King and dropped passes were hot G-Day game Twitter topics. (AJC photo)

Caleb King and dropped passes were hot G-Day game Twitter topics. (AJC photo)

We’ve gotten really into this Twitter thing here at AJC Recruiting, so we asked our faithful followers on http://twitter.com/CARVELLajc who were heading to Saturday’s G-Day game to check in via Twitter and share their impressions of who looked good, who needed work, what have you.

PHOTOS: Georgia’s 2009 G-Day spring football game

And they did, proving the power of social media. Sure, we’ve got our reporters’ take and that’s great. But we always like to get the scoop from the fans and Twitter, despite the 140-character limit, definitely makes that possible. It allows us to get realtime running feedback from our readers, who are our most important and valuable source of information.

Here’s what YOU thought about the 2009 G-Day game

Caleb King and the slew of dropped passes were the hot topics among our regulars. Fans weren’t thrilled with the butterfingers they saw on the field and were not shy about calling out the Dogs for the sloppy play. But they praised the positives, too. From Twitter…

DawgfanTC: “Is Caleb King Jasper Sanks v2?”

amymengel: “Sounds like Dawgs are honoring the heralded Georgia tradition of dropping the ball like it’s their job.”

bradfordwatts: “The G-Day game was just about what I expected. A few more dropped passes than I cared for though. There may be some hope at DE.”

GadgetDawg: “Just watched the G-Day game on tape delay…. Gotta love Houston and Washington and all that pressure off the edge…”

The young quarterback corps of Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, Joe Cox and Logan Gray earned praise for their play. Fans eagerly await the decision on who will take Matthew Stafford’s place in 2009.

jdawg56: “Lot of dropped passes. Cox looked great, defense looked a lot better; our new QBs got a lot of pressure.”

DawgfanTC: “Impressed by Aaron Murray. Looks to be the future.”

amymengel: “Are they splitting time evenly among Cox/Gray/Murray? Anyone look like an obvious frontrunner?”

Bulldogs alum Rex Robinson, kicker from the 1980 national champion squad, offered his insights on the ‘09 G-Day game.

“Carlton Thomas! Heard great things about him giving #1 defense fits last fall…”

“Saw some flashes that were encouraging, but we have a long way to go.”

And, of course, with ESPN televising the event, there was a healthy (good-natured) dose of snark among Dogs fans worried that TV time might run out before the game was over.

amymengel: “ESPN sweating out this drive. Overtime might preempt women’s bowling or world’s strongest man.”

So if you’re among our regular Twitterati on CARVELLajc quoted here, we thank you for being our eyes and ears in the field. To see what everybody wrote about Saturday’s G-Day game, check out these cool Twitter pages: #gdaygame, #dawgpound or #dawgs.

NOTE: Georgia Tech fans, we’re not forgetting you! If you’re going to the April 18 T-Day game, post to @CARVELLajc on our Twitter account (CARVELLajc) and we’ll post a blog just like this for YOUR thoughts on how the ‘09 Jackets are looking this spring.

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  • 6 comments Add your comment

    Dumbdogs

    April 13th, 2009
    10:53 am

    How long did it take to teach them how to twitter? You know there’s more of a learning curve up thataway!

    jon

    April 13th, 2009
    1:05 pm

    Thank you, Dumbdogs! I did not know that one was coming! How long did it take you to think that one up? I don’t usually smack other posters on the board; however, you pushed the door WIDE open! Better yet, did it ever cross your mind that, “You know, this is a pretty predictable statement…posting this will make me really look a little goofy…low on the cool factor.” Or….are you just so clueless that you actually thought it was funny? Sorry…you did accomplish one thing…not only did I waste time reading this post…I actually took time out of my day to respond!?!?!?!?!?

    Saint Simons

    April 14th, 2009
    2:49 pm

    twitter on this 45-42!!!!!! hahahhahahahhahahaha

    jj

    April 14th, 2009
    7:52 pm

    Twitter is just freakin’ stupid.

    DOG FAN

    April 16th, 2009
    12:41 pm

    COX WILL GET THE START BUT WHEN I LEFT THE GDAY GAME LAST YEAR I THOUGHT GRAY SHOULD BE #2 AND HE LOOKS READY TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM COX THIS YEAR.

    DOG FAN

    April 16th, 2009
    12:45 pm

    SAINT SIMONS 2001 31-7 2002 51-7 2003 34-17 2004 19-13 2005 14-7 2006 15-12 2007 31-17 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA AND THE NEXT 7 WILL BE WORSE!