Georgia’s Dallas Lee says ‘no thanks’ to joining his family for BCS game in Miami

Georgia guard Dallas Lee (64) offers a forced smile for a photo with brother Dillon Lee in the minutes immediately after the Bulldogs' 32-28 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. (Photo by Rob Saye)

Georgia guard Dallas Lee (64) offers a forced smile for a photo with brother Dillon Lee in the minutes immediately after the Bulldogs' 32-28 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. (Photo by Rob Saye)

ATHENS — Dallas Lee’s parents have begged him to go with them to Miami for the BCS National Championship game. But if Georgia’s starting left guard couldn’t go as a participant, he said he definitely wasn’t going to go as supportive brother.

“I’m still a little upset so I’m not going,” Dallas said. “I’m going to watch it on TV at the house. I’m a little too upset about it to go down there and have fun.”

Lee’s family was the subject of many profiles heading into the SEC Championship as Dallas and his brother, Alabama linebacker Dillon Lee, were facing off from opposite sidelines. But after that game ended excruciatingly close for the Bulldogs, with time running out on the  at the Crimson Tide 5 in a 32-28 loss, Dallas said he just can’t bring himself to go to Miami.

Of course, Lee will be with the Bulldogs at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando for eight days. Lee is scheduled to return to Atlanta on Jan. 2. The title game between Alabama and Notre Dame is on Jan. 7.

“I mean, I’m already going to be in Florida for like a week and a half,” Dallas said. “When my game is over, my parents come home like only a day, and then they’re going back down to Miami two or three days before the game. That just sounds exhausting, to get back on a plane and go back.”

Besides, Lee said he still hasn’t fully recovered from the disappointment of losing the SEC title game.

“The end of the game was terrible, to know that we were that close,” he said. “We were busy blocking; I didn’t even know the clock was running out. When we looked before we got in our stance there was like 15 seconds left. I got done blocking and confetti was popping and they were running on the field. I was confused; I didn’t know what happened because I was blocking off to the left. I had to watch it the next day to find out what happened. It was terrible.”

Dillon and Dallas met briefly at midfield and they posed for a picture for freelance photographer Rob Saye. But it was a somewhat awkward moment, Allas said.

“I told him to have fun in Miami and beat Notre Dame; that was about all I could think of,” Dallas said. “He was looking kind of sad. I was like, “enjoy it. SEC Championships are hard to come by.” I was like, “don’t feel bad for me. Enjoy it for your team.’ We knew one of us had to have a crappy day.”

As it turned out, the freshman Dillon did not play any for the Crimson Tide that day. Dallas is hoping for a rematch next year.

“Seeing my brother was cool,” he said. “Hopefully next year he can be playing so we can hit each other and that will be even more fun.”

77 comments Add your comment

Fan

December 14th, 2012
10:20 am

I don’t blame him for wanting to stay home. I’ll still be rooting for the SEC to win the MNC though. Can’t wait to join the Dawgs down in Orlando.

General Ledger

December 14th, 2012
10:21 am

I don’t blame him for not going. His statements about not yet being over the game is what really concerns me about the Nebraska game. How ready will they be?

columbiadawg

December 14th, 2012
10:23 am

who cares, GO Dawgs in Orlando.

Hold My Beer

December 14th, 2012
10:24 am

FIRST!!!!! Hell yeah im awesome! You guys suck

Coco Flamingo

December 14th, 2012
10:25 am

Dallas, I hope that your relationships with your younger brother and your family — who obviously love you very much — are more important than ANYTHING to do with football. Life is short and from the info in this article ( which is all that I have to base this comment on), it looks like you’re very blessed. Go with your family and support your brother — my guess is that he would most likely do that for you … …

robodawg

December 14th, 2012
10:33 am

Dillon, you shoulda been a Dawg.

Jeff

December 14th, 2012
10:34 am

If his brother was getting playing time, my opinion would have been to suck it up and go. Family before football. But I’m sure after the Capital One bowl he will be ready for a break. I don’t blame him since his brother isn’t playing much (if at all?)

funny...

December 14th, 2012
10:35 am

Oh shut up Coco.

He’s an adult, he can choose to do whatever he wants.

I think UGA is back in class at that point too so he probably doesn’t want to miss class.

This isn’t news,

Don'tsufferfools

December 14th, 2012
10:36 am

I believe Dillion is old enough to decide for himself based on his own feelings. That does not mean he will split from his family over football unless his family refuses to accept his feelings.

old dog

December 14th, 2012
10:37 am

I hope every SEC team dominates their bowl game! And, I hope ‘Bama is up on Notre Dame 45-0 with the ball at Notre Dame’s five yard line with two seconds lerft, and Saban calls a timeout so they can score again. N.D. is the most overrated team in the country…..at least four (UGA, ‘Bama, Florida, and South Carolina or LSU) could wipe them out! Remember when they were supposed to be so good and Jamarcus Russell (Lord help us) picked them apart? They have not faces SEC speed. Whoop ‘em good, ‘Bama, and makes us all look good!

flo-ri-duh

December 14th, 2012
10:39 am

That’s right – if you the state for the enemy – you no longer exist in my book. Have 3 more sweet years as a backup and fade in mediocrity. Dallas will be a part of DAWG history and a member of the Dawg family for ever……. and you? No one in Georgia cares.

DP

December 14th, 2012
10:47 am

Right duh, I’m sure that’s how people in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas feel about Aaron Murray, A.J. Green, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Matt Stafford. As a representative of the worst of Dawg Nation, do you also regard those guys as traitors for leaving their home states to play for UGA?

slydog

December 14th, 2012
11:03 am

If I was his father, it would have never, ever, ever, had an inkling, theory, or hypothesis, let alone the balls, to invite my son to this game. Talk about asking you to continue to rub more salt in the wound. This should have been initiated by Dallas, not the other way around. Dallas and Dillon’s personal relationship has absolutely nothing to do with football. DUH!!! But for now, Dallas is with his football family, his tribe, his clan. They can do the family thing during the off season.

Latigerland

December 14th, 2012
11:09 am

awwww….Poor little guy

Al

December 14th, 2012
11:12 am

This is off topic but what ever happened with Kolton Houston?

smlarsen

December 14th, 2012
11:13 am

No they arent they just no where the best atmosphere to play college football is as well as one of the best schools to get drafted out of (A.J. Green best receiver in the NFL, Matt Stafford Just go to wiki to see his records.) I mean is there a question here?

sflanagan21

December 14th, 2012
11:16 am

I can relate, the last place he wants to be is at the NC Game! Like he said he wouldn’t be able to have fun… In his heart he should be there playing in that game and there is NO way he would enjoy the game with that state of mind, plus his bro won’t even play more than likely! I’m sure his parents fully understand!

smlarsen

December 14th, 2012
11:18 am

Latiger? Are you kidding me? Your team sucked this year. I mean legitimately sucked. I’m sorry you pussy cats didnt make it to the game this year. Tisk Tisk. Maybe next year after GA wipes the floor with you and Dallas up ends your defence like a bulldozier we will see whos sayin aww poor little guys. Your team is exactly what they are called pussies

azdawg

December 14th, 2012
11:30 am

If Dallas and his dawg team mates beat NB maybe he’ll have a change of heart and go see his bro in Miami. Just hope the dawgs can rebound from that heart breaker in Atlanta and get back in a winning frame of mind and soundly beat the huskers.

honey boo boo

December 14th, 2012
11:34 am

How can he turn it down?

It’s the only way a uga dog will ever be at a game of that magnitude.

SEC

December 14th, 2012
11:39 am

Dawg fan you take losing to a whole new level. That game is 2 weeks old, get over it you bunch of cry babies.

GIGO

December 14th, 2012
11:44 am

Seriously, what kind of asphole parents try to get him to go to the NC game? Thats like inviting Romney’s top aide to Obama’s election night ceremony because he has a brother that voted for Obama…these parents clearly don’t understand sports.

montanadawg

December 14th, 2012
12:01 pm

good for you Dallas..Don’t go support those Bammers..

Gator Mike

December 14th, 2012
12:07 pm

I wanted the DAWGS to beat Bama, but you lost 2 weeks ago. I was upset that my Gators lost to you Dawgs. I will not blame it on the 6 turnovers because you simply beat us. I was over it by the Monday after the game. Yes, it is just a “game” played by guys from 18-22 years old. UGA had breaks in the game as did Bama. The fact is that Bama won. Get ‘em the next time you play them. If ya’ll keep grieving a porr team like Nebraska may beat you. We cannot have a team of Nebraska’s ability beat an SEC team like UGA. Let’s get over it and start your “woofing” again.

smlarsen

December 14th, 2012
12:22 pm

Haha. Honey boo boo. Are you serious? You must have the Iq of the little girl you named yourself after. Want some sgetti and butter loser. Gigo, I dont think they are ass holes for asking. However, I think whoever that was said it best. They should have waited for him to ask and if he didnt to leave it alone.

smlarsen

December 14th, 2012
12:25 pm

Damn gator mike, New respect for florida fans. Well said my dude.

MurfDawg

December 14th, 2012
12:36 pm

When do classes start at UGA?

And who wants to be around a bunch of fans who have toilet paper and laundry detergent as their mascot. Roll Tide Roll!!

GTDog

December 14th, 2012
12:36 pm

See Slydog, I can agree with you sometimes…..lol

KOOL

December 14th, 2012
12:36 pm

You Georgia fans that root for the SEC in bowl games are pathetic… how does UGA benefit from our rivals winning national titles? We don’t. SEC head coaches recruit the same players Mark Richt does, and it doesn’t help UGA when rival coaches recruit these players with multiple rings on their fingers.

You won’t catch me rooting for florida, auburn or alabama.

Go Irish!!! My hope is that Notre Dame thrashes alabama so bad on January 7, that Harvey Updyke attempts (and fails) to go spray graffiti on Touchdown Jesus when he gets out of the clink.

Go Dawgs and go Irish!!!

McDawg

December 14th, 2012
12:49 pm

they need to get over it and whip Nebraska

i don’t think most people on these UGA blogs understand how good NDs front seven are

old dog

December 14th, 2012
12:57 pm

Kool,
Congrats! You are obviously the stupidist person on the planet, and we get to be on the blog with royalty!
The better the SEC looks, the better we look……….

Natureboy809

December 14th, 2012
12:57 pm

He should kick his little brother’s @ss for being a traitor.

Natureboy809

December 14th, 2012
12:58 pm

100% agree, KOOL

Blue

December 14th, 2012
1:48 pm

Wow…old dog…are you really calling someone “stupidist”? Lern two spel befor yue go cawling peeple stoopid…

Dawg Fud

December 14th, 2012
1:50 pm

The Lee Boys can grow some serious chinstraps. Just need to work on the cookie duster part of it.

KOOL

December 14th, 2012
1:58 pm

old dog, you are symptomatic of the problem of some of UGA’s fan base… inadequate intelligence… I presume that you are still living in the 1950s & think GT is UGA’s biggest rival, too…

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WDE

December 14th, 2012
2:08 pm

Kool old dog is right your as screwed up as a left handed football bat…and Bama will beat the Irish like rented mules..

WDE

December 14th, 2012
2:11 pm

Hell after being tied to the team night and day for the entire season I bet the idea of having a house to yourself for a week is really compelling for the young man.

Dawg-Gawn

December 14th, 2012
2:11 pm

Sounds like Dallas will be setting up a “House Party” while his family is out of town… just going to watch the game on TV…. let’s crash it!

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

Put in Timeout by Ken Sugiura,Filtered by Mark Bradley, Banned once by Bill King & Chip Towers but only slightly loved by Jeff Schultz.

December 14th, 2012
2:28 pm

Even the dWag players are CrYBABIES about the Bama loss.
Why wouldn’t you CELEBRATE your Brothers chance at a National Title with your parents?
What a baby.
I would be on the sidelines with my brother Watching and Listening to what the Bama coaches are saying and doing during the game.

Eisendawg

December 14th, 2012
2:39 pm

Makes me respect Dallas that much more. Vince Lombardi said, “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser”

BAMA FAN

December 14th, 2012
2:46 pm

geez…honestly im not surprised considering the way Richt and Murray have handled the loss to hear other players are just as bad of losers…Richt has STILL yet to say one positive thing towards BAMA and our players who worked just as hard as the GA ones and deserved that win as much as GA would have had things gone a little differently…that was a GREAT game from both teams and the fact that Richt and Murray still havent acknowledged BAMA at all and just keep saying “time ran out” shows that theres some issues from the staff as far as sportmanship and losing go…as far as Dalls goes, thats ur brother, shame on u for refusing to support him in such a big game…enjoy sitting at home butthurt…

dobee58

December 14th, 2012
2:51 pm

Dallas, Put your big boy panties on and go support your brother. One day you guys will be laughing at how you played each other and he won first. He’s your brother for God’s sake. Mark needs to talk to you about being a man and what’s really important.

Ed

December 14th, 2012
2:58 pm

Don’t give me this SEC pride crap. If you pull for Florida in any game, you’re only pretending to be a Georgia fan. I’d rather pull for Tech than those SOBs. Go Louisville!

chuck

December 14th, 2012
2:59 pm

Dallas and the entire lee family are very classy.

Neutral

December 14th, 2012
3:02 pm

Thanks Dallas for supporting and playing for YOUR HOME state team……and Dillon, I wish I could say the same for your loyalty. I guess some folks will do anything for a ring!!!

JB

December 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

Used to be only three things a Bama fan cared about….and now it’s 4. A new double wide, a riding mower and a picture of the Bear over the mantle…….now they gotta hang a picture of Saban somewhere.

JB

December 14th, 2012
3:29 pm

Maybe Dallas can get some pointers on how an OL can go all year and get no holding calls. Good coaching I guess.

UGA75

December 14th, 2012
3:30 pm

I hope Satan, er Saban gets to his underground home before the game. UA is taught to cheat and the oficials never see it, sort of amazing how that happens. The empire of evil will not always succeed, hopefully ND Priest will exorcize his influence. GO IRISH