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Riley: The best part of covering Georgia football and the importance of connection

SystemSystem Posts: 10,735 admin
edited July 2023 in Article commenting
imageRiley: The best part of covering Georgia football and the importance of connection

When people tell me I have a pretty sweet job covering the Georgia football program, I usually agree with them. For a long time, I thought there was nothing better than getting paid to watch a game, ask questions and write about it afterward.

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    BackHomeBackHome Posts: 54 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Good perspective, thanks. Georgia Football for me is definitely about the relationships and memories that surround it. There are definitely some plays that I’ll never forget, but mostly when I talk about Georgia fandom, I talk about the experience and the people - Tailgating all day long in college with basically a pizza and a football; my time with the SoCalDawgs, making lifelong friends and hosting a home away from home; getting my dad to the Steg when UK came to town; my Rose Bowl/Natty2 seatmates; my best college buddies; the mini-reunion which turned out to be the Hobnail Boot game; the commiseration after a second half defensive collapse (guess the years) — all of it. Nice to think about the good times!

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    truthtellertruthteller Posts: 232 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited July 2023

    Good stuff Connor. Thanks for the insight as to how a job like yours can have impact on a life (Good and Bad). Very saddened to read about your accident, but thankful that you survived and will continue to thrive on the web pages of DAWGNATION. My story in journalism was a bit different as I was in TV news and working for a major national network. The relationships there were not as connected as it is a very "dog eat dog" industry and everyone is trying to get a step up on the ladder, many times at the expense of someone else. Thankfully, I made my way off of that grind and have a normal life now that doesn't rely on being better than someone else. Your course, went a different route and I have to admit, I am a bit jealous, because college was in large part, the connectivity that serves you and your relationships to this day. I have to admit, I found myself comparing my experiences on campaign trails, press conferences, murder scenes, etc, to what you experienced and I am saddened I could not enjoy mine more. Just a different world I guess! Anyway, thanks for the "behind the scenes" peek and the positive life lessons you provided. It got this reader to think and wonder "what if"? Have a great day!

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    GtheGreekGtheGreek Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Connor, I am an Athenian, a son of The Classic City, a "Y" Boy and the product of The University of Georgia. So many stories and memories of growing up during the 50's, 60's, and 70's. But alas, after I graduated in 76, I left and now live 2000 miles away. I am a DAWG for life.....Thanks Connor for keeping my love for all things UGA burning brightly. Thanks for making our football success as well as our disappointments real. No, you're not Leonard Postoasties, or Larry Munson but you are Connor and you're carrying the torch along with Brandon and all of Dawg Nation and I'm most appreciative!

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Good article. Great memories I have had meeting people from California (Rose Bowl) to New York City (American Whiskey). Made lots of great memories with friends. In life the friendships are what is most important the backdrop of watching the Georgia games is second to none.

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