UPDATED: Bulldogs’ fans fanning out all over Missouri this weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — Greetings from Missouri.

Jefferson City is not where Georgia and Missouri are playing their football game. But this place — the state capital 30 miles south of Columbia — is where I could find a hotel room. But I’ll be driving up to Columbia tomorrow to check out the scene as the Tigers get ready to play host to the Bulldogs in this historic meeting late Saturday night.

UGA’s ticket allotment from Missouri was 6,000 for the game and those, of course, all went to season-ticket holders. But I know even major donors had a hard time getting more than two apiece, so you know it’s a really tough ticket. Nevertheless, past experience tells me a couple of thousand more Georgia fans may find their way inside Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium. I’m guessing the Bulldogs will be well represented inside the 71,000-seat stadium.

There is enough of a presence that the action has spilled over here in Jefferson City. Tonight in downtown, the Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding an “SEC Pep Rally & Street Fair.” If you buy a $2 wrist band and cup, they say they’ll even waive their public drinking law for you.

It’s interesting how Georgia’s contingent is kind of spread out all over Missouri. I think the grand majority of folks are flying into St. Louis where a lot of them are taking in the Cardinals-Brewers game tonight. Others are flying into Kansas City and making that home base. A lot of those folks will drive into Columbia to catch the Georgia game, then go to the Chiefs-Falcons game on Sunday in KC.

I talked to Brian Hoyt of Atlanta earlier today. Hoyt, an engineer and producer for Dickey Broadcasting’s 680 The Fan, is flying into St. Louis today with four of his fellow Parkview High graduates: Steven Berrier, Dennis Hanson, Jimmy Whitlock and Mark Zabrosky. They’re getting in the whole shebang — taking in the Cards’ game tonight, doing the casinos after that, heading to Columbia on Saturday for Dogs-Tigers, then driving on to Kansas City to catch the Falcons-Chiefs. They’ll drop off their rental car and fly back to Atlanta from Kansas City Sunday night.

“It’s the ultimate guys trip,” Hoyt said. “Everybody’s kind of getting married and settling down, so we said, ‘let’s take one more trip.’ It’s one of those things where we just started talking about it and were saying ‘that’d be fun to do’ a few months ago. Then it from from being a joke to, ‘No, let’s do this.’ And now we’re on our way.”

Berrier, the most seasoned traveler of the bunch, is cashing in miles and points for the plane fare and hotels. Hoyt came up with Georgia tickets and Whitlock chipped in with Falcons tickets, so it’s a true group effort.

Anyway, the Dogs-Tigers should be an awesome game on Saturday. We’ll get more into that later.

For those of you still coming this way, be warned: Columbia is not a very convenient place to get into. Flights directly into Columbia are few and very expensive. It’s 100 miles from St. Louis and 125 from Kansas City, so it’s a haul either way.

And bring a light jacket or pullover. Forecast for tomorrow’s game is sunny and 72 degrees but overnight low could get down to 50.

That’s all for now. Check back for regular updates.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you Georgia fans with this from Grandpa Simpson:

153 comments Add your comment

willypmd

September 6th, 2012
10:19 pm

feeling ok about Saturday night, will feel even better if Alec and Sanders Commings make the trip.

Bulldawg Rick

September 6th, 2012
10:22 pm

Shout out to Stan & Cindy!! Bring home a W Baby!!!

norcrossdawg

September 6th, 2012
10:28 pm

is that u AHS aka bulldawg rick?

45-7

September 6th, 2012
10:35 pm

go dawgs! statement game!

Old Man Football Lover

September 6th, 2012
10:50 pm

Left Coast Dawg

September 6th, 2012
10:52 pm

Ditto Old Man and @ willypmd, they need to not only make the trip but play too!

Left Coast Dawg

September 6th, 2012
10:53 pm

Oh yeah, NICE find on the video clip Chip!!

MIZ...

September 6th, 2012
10:59 pm

Welcome to Columbia ya’ll (yes I’m a Mizzou grad from TX). For food you have to try Shakespear’s Pizza on 9th street next to campus and maybe Booche’s for a burger. Columbia is a great college town with beautiful campus and it’ll be great weather compared to 94degree southern days.

By the way….Mizzou has a much better football team than media and many SEC fans think…so don’t be too surprised if they win this home opener (similar to #1 OK getting beat by Mizzou on College GameDay when Mizzou broke the gameday attendance record). This town is ready for SEC ball….excited, amped….not afraid in the least. MIZ

georgiagirl

September 6th, 2012
11:21 pm

A SEC Team beat the hell out #1 OK, so we will see when the clock says zero and the media I read is talking about how good Mizzou is. The Dawgs will come to play and so will every SEC team.

georgiagirl

September 6th, 2012
11:23 pm

The SEC is always excited, amped, not afraid to play, nothing new, that’s THE SEC ALWAYS. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polecat

September 6th, 2012
11:26 pm

I’m headed to Missouri tomorrow. Going to to Cards game Friday night and UGA on Saturday. Missouri fans have no idea what is about to hit them.

KJ

September 6th, 2012
11:27 pm

I am arriving via STL tomorrow afternoon. I am bringing 2 extra tix with me. Section T row 75.

keijohnson80@gmail.com

cdpridg

September 6th, 2012
11:28 pm

Sic’em Dawgs!!!

tony

September 6th, 2012
11:35 pm

Mizzou is unrank and pose no threat to the sec. Should be a easy victory for the dawgs.

Lamar

September 6th, 2012
11:43 pm

I know one thing, if GA does not try and throw the ball every down and don’t try to throw it 50 yards down the field, they will win. Missouri on offense will be like trying to handle Hawaii in 2007. They both like to dink and donk you to death on short crossing routes. This lets the QB get it out of his hands before Ga’s defense EATS HIM UP! The corners need to press the WR’S and tackle in space. By pressing the WR’S at the line, this will make Missouri hold the ball longer and GA”S DEFENSE WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY!! Like I said, GA needs to line up and impose their will in the running game. This will put together LONG DRIVES, which shortens the game, because GA can RUN THE BALL DOWN THEIR THROAT!! GA out weighs them 50 lb’s per person! USE IT TO WEAR THEM DOWN AND THIS WILL BREAK THEIR WILL AND THE CROWDS TO!! GA WINS 34-20. GO DAWGS!!!!

Bulldawg Rick

September 6th, 2012
11:57 pm

@Norcross – That be Avondale HS baby!! Is this ole #81??

Blue Ridge Dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:01 am

Thanks for the update Chip! Wish I was there … Really glad to see droves of UGA fans takin over the city like we did in Arizona!… Keep Dawg Nation posted! Thank you for your info!!

Blue Ridge Dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:05 am

KJ.. and Polecat… AWESOME.. just glad to hear we got some DAWGS heading that way… Sic Em..

Daytona Dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:07 am

Hey MIZ,
thanks for the heads up on Shakespear’s & Booche’s. I’m not traveling up there but I’m sure someone reading this will be. Classy post.

Like many UGA fans, I haven’t figured out where this new SEC rivalry with Missouri is headed. I mean, we’ve already got enough teams to really hate – Auburn, Florida, Tennessee…
(Here’s my advice to you as an SEC newcomer: If it’s got that God-awful orange in it, go ahead and just hate ‘em now.)

I’m also just learning about Missouri’s rivalries. It seems that some of the Big 12 teams didn’t really like you, especially Kansas (who knew?). Well, you know what? Screw them. You’re one of us now, so with the exception of gameday against the Dawgs we’ve got your back!

Welcome to the SEC.

Blue Ridge Dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:07 am

Any updates on Kolton Houston??… Any news on this horrible situation Chip??

Blue Ridge Dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:20 am

Here’s the deal Dawg Nation… If CMR does not win the National Championship this year…. We still got one of the best coach in the Nation… UGA will contend for the SEC East year end and year out.. So get your panties out of a wawd.. and lets as fans.. FINISH THE DRILL… !!!!!!

Dawg-Gawn

September 7th, 2012
12:21 am

History is about to be made this Saturday night at Faurot Field in Columbia, MO…. I just have this feeling that another miraculous play will take place allowing UGA to win the game. I am sadden to the fact that the Legendary voice of UGA football, Larry Munson will not be there to record this historcal event.

“Lindsay Scott”, “Lindsay Scott” “Lindsay Scott” “I just broke my chair”, “There goes Herschel” or “Sugar is falling from the sky” I would feel better if Larry Munson was there… it will be up to Scott Howard to record this historcal game!

In Munson’s Spirit, I believe UGA will win this game, that will forever be remembered along with Larry Munson’s historic works of art! Go Dawgs make history!

“Our Team” Our Time” “No Regrets”

“Fan-Up”

“Get the G On”

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

snellville dawg

September 7th, 2012
12:21 am

My wife and I , along with other friends from Rockdale and Carollton , ill will be there with bells on. Staying in Grafton Ill on a River Boat and doing a little gambling at the Argosy on Friday Night.
hope the rest of you have as much fun as we plan to.

RED DOG 77

September 7th, 2012
12:37 am

Me? Yesereebobtail…………this’un will be whole lotmore like UGA vs Hawaii, than Georgia vs Boise St. or Oklahoma State…………..Yup………..Them Hairy Dawgs gonna open a great big ‘ol can of whupin’ on one of several “Tigers” in 2012………….So strap it on men, and GATA……………RED

Missouri Mel

September 7th, 2012
12:43 am

1959………….Helll no we ain’t forgotten……………Fran T beat us 14-0 and it is payback time. My my how time flys :)

SECnewcomer

September 7th, 2012
1:21 am

As a previous poster remarked, those from GA try Shakespeares, Booches, or Bambinos for some good grub, and welcome to Columbia!!! Can’t tell you the impact to this town the SEC brings. Have heard the SEC travels well, and from the seeing many cars with GA flags on them downtown tonight, I truly believe it, and it’s only Fri morning. This is being treated as the OU game from 2010 and is HUGE to us. This old man football rmk made by Richardson, he does not represent Columbia. We welcome this conference to our world and are glad to be part of the best conference in the nation. MIZZOU will not go down withoutva fight, were not some ex Big-Bevo pushover, and will hold our own. Will be there Saturday night, may the best team win, and again, those from Athens, welcome, to Columbia!!!

Go Dawgs!!!!

September 7th, 2012
1:34 am

The state of GEORGIA is gonna take over the state of Missouri this weekend…1st the GEORGIA BULLDOGS gonna hammer the Missouri Tigers saturday night then the ATLANTA FALCONS gonna smash the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday….what a great weekend!!

doggone

September 7th, 2012
3:03 am

All I can say guys is get ready to play some good ole fashion Smash Mouth, Pro set football. Strap those helmets on tight and get ready to get hit. Since you aren’t big you best hope you are very very fast cause our guys are very big and very fast.. Go Dawgs!!!

Larry

September 7th, 2012
6:32 am

Welcome to Columbia, MO, Georgia fans. What a nice upgrade from lowly unregenerate Jayhawkers from out on the Zeroscape! Enjoy the game! It should be VERY exciting!

M-I-Z!!!!! Z-O-U!!!!!

:>)

Larry

September 7th, 2012
6:34 am

RE: “big boys”

If you check the lineups, you’ll find that Missouri doesn’t play pee-wee football:

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/06/3800681/mizzou-georgia-football-preview.html#storylink=omni_popular

DawgNation

September 7th, 2012
6:44 am

Classy, classy, classy posts from the Mizzou fans. Thanks for starting this rivalry with civility. To all the Dawg fans traveling be safe and have fun. Cheer them Dawgs on to victory and represent UGA with class and pride. Goooooooooo DAWGS! Sic em! Woof Woof Woof!

DirtyDawg34

September 7th, 2012
6:53 am

Our defense will shut Mizz down and our offense will score enough, Dawgs win 31-17!!!! Welcome back Ogletree and Ramboooooo!!!! GATA

Sopwith Camel

September 7th, 2012
7:01 am

Hey Chip, check out the Bar-B-Q in Missouri while you’re there and let us know how it compares. And I bet they don’t have Moonpies out there???

Chuck UGA

September 7th, 2012
7:05 am

With Bobo’s inability to scheme against a team’s weakness, I suspect Georgia will not run the ball as much as they should, therefore keeping Missou in the game into the 4th Quarter. Georgia by 7 when they should win by 21. Then we have to worry about Vandy and especially Tennessee due to ineptitude in our offensive scheme.

Jimmy Crack

September 7th, 2012
7:06 am

Prediction: Murray overthrows 2 sure touchdowns and we still win by 2 touchdowns.

ugacolumbusgafan2012

September 7th, 2012
7:11 am

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!! TIGHTEN UP PLAYERS, BE CONSISTENT WITH SCORING ALL THE WAY TO END OF FOURTH QUARTER… GO GURLEY , AND REST OF YOU DAWGS…. SMOTHER MIZZOURI, MAKE HISTORIC NITE FOR THE DAWG NATION ! GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

HUNKER DOWN FOR LARRY MUNSON!

September 7th, 2012
7:21 am

To all of you going to the game…PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, BE LOUD AND PROUD! This is SEC history!!! Make some noise for all of us Dawgs that can’t be there! I want to be watching this game on TV and hear The Dawg Nation being EXTREMELY loud! I am also begging all of you to represent UGA and it’s fans with the utmost respect. Be respectful, but MY GOD ALMIGHTY, BE LOUD AS YOU CAN BE!

Let’s make Larry Munson proud in our show of force! Let’s not just sit there in their stadium, let’s make that bad boy rock with some LOUD DAWG FANS! Let’s leave a lasting impression on them Tiger fans! We want to win this game and the fans also need to do their part. Please!!!!!!!! Again, THIS IS SEC HISTORY!!

REPRESENT US DAWGS!!! Let’s do this for Larry!!!

All of you be safe and have a wonderful time!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAAAAAAAAAAWGS!!!!!!!!

HUNKER DOWN FOR LARRY MUNSON!

September 7th, 2012
7:23 am

MAKE SOME NOISE, BULLDOG NATION!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!

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VA_ARMY_DAWG

September 7th, 2012
8:02 am

I am flying from richmond to Atlanta and then to KC, renting a car and driving to the “zoo” tomorrow morning. I know atleast 15 other people here in VA that are following similar paths to our SEC opener. I bought tickets from a Mizzou fan, so I am sure I will be in a group of Mizzou fans. Something tells me I will be the only one cheering in my section by the time the 4th QTR starts. I hope the Tigers are ready for a HUGH DAWG presence tomorrow night.

RxDawg

September 7th, 2012
8:11 am

Love the Simpsons clip

kingdaddy

September 7th, 2012
8:12 am

Go Dawgs, be safe and woof it up…

Mike

September 7th, 2012
8:14 am

Typical Chip not mentioning the extra flights Delta has scheduled.

HUNKER DOWN FOR LARRY MUNSON!

September 7th, 2012
8:18 am

You all be safe and have fun VA_ARMY_DAWG! By the way, my sister lived in Virginia Beach in the early 80’s. I went and stayed with her during summer break and had fun!

REPRESENT THE DAWG NATION WITH SOME NOISE!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

BG

September 7th, 2012
8:34 am

UGA will have 4 defensive starters suspended for this game. I never want to hear anyone say UGA and Richt are soft on discipline. There is not another team in the SEC that hands out this kind of piunishment. If I’m wrong someone should prove me otherwise.

DawginLex

September 7th, 2012
8:36 am

Across the wide Missouri

September 7th, 2012
6:37 am
Missouri 41, Georgia 24

Sorry, dawg fans, it’s going to be a long trip back to Georgia after Mizzou’s hobnail boots smash your faces in! And it won’t be sugar falling from the sky, it’ll be raining tigers.

********************************

Another TROLL in a long list of Tech TROLLS hiding behind another team that he thinks might have a chance against the DAWGS.

After we win Sat night, you will go back inot hiding until you become Mr Vol or Vandy Sandy

HoneyBadger Has the Munchies

September 7th, 2012
8:37 am

Run Run Run Dawgs! Long drives keeps that bubble screen throwing offense of Mizzou off of the field and our defense will not be gassed in the fourth quarter. That is one huge key factor. That will open up the passing of Murray, a little play action.

1eyedJack

September 7th, 2012
8:39 am

Dawg-Gawn
September 7th, 2012
12:21 am

Munson WILL be there. Trust me.

ol'seadawg

September 7th, 2012
8:39 am

@VA Army Dawg From an old sailor who was sentenced to Norfolk for many hunker down and be safe. Also to our new opponents welcome to the show and like another poster said ” hate anything Orange”

UGA Dawguy

September 7th, 2012
8:40 am

My son and I are making our way to Columbia. We’ve seen a few other brave souls driving as well!
Our seats are in the visitor’s section. According to the MizzouGameday website, the visitor’s section is right above the Mizzou student section. So we need to make some noise Saturday night Dawg Fans!