Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A widely viewed YouTube video captures the Christmas joy over a trip to watch the Crimson Tide play Notre Dame.
Tuesday, January 1
UGA fans can't go to the national title game this year, but some might still find a place in their hearts to be happy for this guy. An Alabama dad and Crimson Tide fan had plenty of Christmas cheer, and a widely viewed YouTube video captured the moment. Don Buckhannan of Boaz, Ala., already was plenty pleased when he got a fedora like iconic Alabama football coach Bear Bryant used to wear. But when Buckhannan was prompted to look inside the hat, he found the real prize -- a ticket to watch his beloved Crimson Tide play Notre Dame for the BCS championship on January 7, 2013. Overwhelmed with happiness, his reactions included, "Hot Diggity Dog." The ticket and hat were gifts from Buckhannan's son, Daniel Buckhannan of Oxford, Ala., who …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chuck Oliver of radio station 680 the Fan asked about it right after the Alabama game, then apologized for his timing. Was he right to ask, or right to recant?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Georgia football coach Mark Richt got into it with an Atlanta radio host last weekend after falling just short of upsetting Alabama for the SEC Championship and an invitation to the national title game. The question from 680 the Fan host Chuck Oliver: "There are people who say you and Aaron Murray specifically come up short on the biggest stage against the biggest opponents. Do you have any response to that?" Richt didn't like the question and, after challenging Oliver to make the accusation himself, didn't really answer it. He did come back after ending his conference to say, "If anybody thinks our guys didn't play their tail off and Aaron Murray didn't play his tail off, they're crazy. That's unbelievable that somebody would even bring …
Friday, November 30, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The SEC, Alabama and the University of Georgia are warning fans to beware of counterfeit tickets to Saturday's sold-out SEC title game.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If somebody's trying to sell you a ticket to Saturday's SEC Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, take a close look. It had better have two strips of SEC holographic foil at the top, and more foil on the championship logo in the middle. You ought to be able to see the SEC logo and name in the foil as you move the ticket around in your hand. If you can't, walk away. WRBL News reports that the SEC and the title-seeking teams are worried fans eager to get into the sold-out game might be scammed by counterfeiters. “It’s important to pay close attention to the details of the ticket, especially the holographic foil,” David Knight, director of championship ticket operations, said in a news release posted on the station's site. Are you …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For the Bulldogs, the hype about a possible national championship has begun.
Georgia's Athletic Director Greg McGarity might have been prescient when he asserted earlier this season that Georgia Tech, and not Florida, is really the Bulldogs' biggest rival. Who would have predicted a month ago that so much would ride on this weekend's in-state matchup? Georgia survived the easier of its back-to-back triple-option challenges by defeating Georgia Southern last week. Now the Bulldogs, suddenly catapulted to No. 3 in the BCS standings, must withstand a visit from Georgia Tech before turning their attention to the SEC Championship game, likely against No. 2 Alabama. And then, maybe, the national title game? Not so fast, says Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “Right this minute, all I can think about is Georgia Tech,” Richt …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The No. 1 Tide rallies, and Georgia wins. Share your thoughts.
It will go down as a memorable comeback. Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La., -- one of the toughest places for a visiting team in college football -- top-ranked Alabama pulled off a stirring 21-17 victory. Starting from their own 28 with less than two minutes remaining, the Tide drove the distance for the winning TD, a 28-yard screen pass from A.J. McCarron to T.J. Yeldon being the winning blow. "We told the players they would have to overcome a lot of adversity to win a game here," Bama coach Nick Saban told al.com. "When things went bad and the momentum of the game changed, that's what we kept talking to them about. They kept their poise and we kept playing, we kept competing. -- Courtesy CBSSports.com, here are video highlights of …