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Back to the future: UGA football games I wish I’d seen in person

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edited June 2019 in Article commenting

imageBack to the future: UGA football games I wish I’d seen in person

Imagine traveling back in time to see the Dawgs play.

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    JimWallaceJimWallace Posts: 5,745 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wonderful article, Bill.

    I remember riding the Southern Crescent between Atlanta and New Orleans, many times. One of the great parts of those trips was eating in the dining car. The food was quite good, and not too expensive. The views were great. The service was perfect. It was an elegant, top drawer restaurant experience on the train tracks.

    Once I ate in the dining car while the train was stopped. It had hit a car. Apparently it was suicide by train. Not such a pleasant memory, that one, but it's overshadowed by many great memories of Southern Crescent trips.

    Thinking of your father at that game but headed off to war brought tears to my eyes. Your father, like mine, survived, but he didn't know on that day what would happen or that he'd have the pleasure of having a son like you, sir.

    Go, Dawgs!

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Fun article Bill. We were close to the same years at UGa. I missed the famous Flea-Flicker game against Bama in 1965 because I was in the infirmary with “Mono”. It would have been my first home game since I was a freshman that year. Bummer to miss that one so I’d have to include it on my “top 3” list. I’d also include the 1980 Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame and one of those 2 big wins against the hated Gators (Spurrier being destroyed by Bill Stanfill & Jake Scott, and Company or the “run Lindsey run” game).

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    rhbatchrhbatch Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I was in the stands for the flea flicker against Alabama, it happened right in front of me. We had led all game but Alabama scored just before the flea play and I was hanging my head. Alabama fans were sitting in front of me and celebrating. After the flea jumped, when I realized what I was doing, I was beating the Alabama fan on the back yelling "Damed if we didn't do it". With a sad look on his face, he replied "you Dam*ed sure did". I don't know if I could have been that magnanimous.

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    MLVMLV Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Excellent article! A most splendid morning read! Why do we have to settle on just 3 trips if we have this time traveling machine? I'd consider going forward to watch the Dawgs take down Bama in this year's SEC championship game, Oklahoma in the semifinals, and then Bama again to win the National Championship(the Tide will have beaten Clemson in the semis). 😎

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    MarkGelbartMarkGelbart Posts: 53 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Pretty sure the Yale band played "Dixie" and not "Hail to Georgia." I remember watching the commentary in a documentary called 100 Years of Georgia Football produced in 1992. They even had an interview with an ancient Catfish Smith detailing how he scored those touchdowns.

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