- 10:55 am Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Bill King
This weekend, when Georgia travels to Columbia to meet the Gamecocks, it will mark the third week of the 2014 football season. But in my first year attending games as a UGA alum, mid-September was when the season actually started!
That was 1974, a year of important events in my life that are now marking their 40th anniversary.
It’s 40 years since I graduated from the University of Georgia. Forty years since I started working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And 40 years since I became a UGA football season ticket holder and Bulldog Club member.
Looking back on the latter half of 1974, [More]
- 10:33 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Bill King
Recently I was looking at some photos from last year’s LSU game, which was not just the high point of the season but probably of the past seven or eight seasons.
As I wrote after that memorable late-September day:
“I’ve been going to Georgia football games for 50 years and I can say without hesitation that was the loudest I’ve ever heard Sanford Stadium from first kickoff to final whistle. On that last futile drive by LSU, particularly the fourth-down incompletion, the place was literally vibrating with a decibel level that must have approached that of a jet engine. A spine-tingling moment [More]
- 10:55 am Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Bill King
Long extinct in college football and most other sports played in this country, the triumph and tragedy of a tie score in a big game has reared its head again thanks to the quadrennial return of soccer’s World Cup tournament to our TV screens.
Other sports may want no part of it, but the tie is still honored in soccer. In fact, a win or a tie against Germany will be good enough for the U.S. to move on to the second round of the World Cup.
But thanks to Portugal’s stoppage time goal forcing the U.S. into a draw this past [More]
- 9:24 am Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Bill King
Welcome to the new location for the Junkyard Blawg! In case you missed it, here’s my most recent post …
The other day a Bulldogs fan asked me to look into my crystal ball a bit and predict whether potential Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley will go down in the annals of UGA football as one of the program’s greatest backs.
My answer was that, if he is 100 percent healthy this season and remains that way, he certainly would at least merit being in the conversation.
Gurley definitely is one of the most talented running backs I’ve ever seen playing in Athens. [More]