Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the relevant UGA football news and takes every Monday through Friday. In today’s edition, fill-in writer Connor Riley breaks down how Georgia football would celebrate Festivus. But first another classic holiday song. And may we be the second to wish you happy holidays, because Chris Berman was first.
For those who don’t know, Festivus is one of the greatest holidays in the television universe. On the iconic television show Seinfeld, George’s father invents a holiday that is an alternative to Christmas that is made up of two parts, the airing of grievances and the feats of strength. To get a better understanding of the holiday, watch the video below.
So, in today’s Good Day, UGA, which falls on the day Festivus is supposed to be celebrated, we’re going to take the two parts of Festivus and apply them to the Georgia football team.
The airing of grievances
This section is pretty self-explanatory, but in here we’re listing all the problems Georgia football had this year.
The offensive line play: In one sentence, it was not a good year for the offensive line or offensive line coach Sam Pittman. Nick Chubb especially suffered, as his yards per carry dropped from 7.38 coming into the year to 4.77 this season.
The play-calling: Another Georgia tradition, but the play-calling was a bit predictable, especially in the Florida game.
The end of the Georgia Tech game: No more words on this subject, it was bad.
The handling of Nick Chubb in the Tennessee game: First, there were reports that he was out. Then he came in for one play. I really hope this wasn’t done to stick it to a media member, because that seems very childish.
The fourth down play call against Vanderbilt: I know we touched on the play-calling earlier, but this one deserves its own mention. In a game Georgia dominated, the Bulldogs gave the ball to Isaiah McKenzie on fourth down instead of just handing the ball to Chubb.
Got any more grievances with the Georgia football team? Let us know in the comment section. I’m sure you’ve all had a lot of problems with the Georgia football team.
The feats of strength
And now for the feats of strength, where we will highlight the things the Georgia football team did well. It’s a departure from the regular Festivus tradition, but I am not going to wrestle anyone on the Georgia football team because I will most likely lose.
The defensive performance against Auburn: It seems like the Bulldogs shut down Auburn every season, but the Georgia defense held Auburn without a first down in the second half and scored the team’s only touchdown that day.
Jacob Eason’s game-winning touchdown pass against Missouri: It was an up-and-down year for the freshman, but he showed off his abilities in crunch time. On fourth-and-10, trailing by six, Eason found McKenzie for the game-winning score with just over a minute remaining.
Nick Chubb’s performance against North Carolina: This seems like ages ago, but it did happen this season. In the opening game of the season, and his first since his season-ending injury the year before, Chubb ran for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Kirby Smart’s performance on the recruiting trail: While Smart was still learning some of the aspects of being a head coach, he had no problem with recruiting. In his first full class, he has Georgia with the third-best crop in the country. He also has the Bulldogs well-positioned to add a number of blue-chip recruits in the run-up to signing day.
- Georgia assistant coach Shane Beamer fined for involvement in Wakeyleaks scandal (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- How the freshman class lived up to the hype (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- A few unforgettable moments from Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class (Jeff Sentell,DawgNation)
- Matthew Stafford gives Christmas gifts to 2 fallen police officers’ families (Matt Jennings DawgNation)
- The 51 most unforgettable moments from the 2016 season (Alex Martin Smith, SEC Country)
While some of you might be dealing with less-than-ideal weather situations, it could always be worse. You could be this dog, who is struggling to stay afloat in a pool and is not happy about it.
This is Pavlov. His floatation device has failed him. He's quite pupset about it. 11/10 would rescue pic.twitter.com/MXd0AGDsRJ
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) December 19, 2016