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Being a sports fan in Georgia is the worst

Cy Brown

Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the relevant UGA football news and takes every Monday through Friday. The Falcons lost the Super Bowl. This one is going to sting for a while, but such is the life of a sports fan in Georgia.

Brown’s report of the Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl

Frankly, I don’t want to talk about it.

Misery loves company

I don’t want to talk about it, but some Georgia fans do, and did. And their thoughts were fairly unanimous: This sucks.

Another close loss for UGA hoops

In other losing in a different sport, Georgia basketball suffered yet another narrow, disappointing defeat, falling to South Caroline, 77-75, Saturday in Columbia. It’s the second defeat in a row for the Bulldogs, who also lost to Kentucky last Tuesday, to drop them to 13-10 on the season, a paltry 4-6 in the SEC.

UGA is no stranger to close losses this season, especially in the recent past. In just the past month, it has lost four different games by four points or less. Its season seemed to be on life support well before January because of a slew of bad out-of-conference losses. But you have to wonder what position UGA would be in if it could have pulled out some of those close losses. Two of the were defeats to a pair of ranked teams, Florida and Tennessee. It might not have been enough to get the Bulldogs in the tournament, but we surely wouldn’t be sitting here preparing our drafts of this season’s postmortem.

Lady Dogs upset Lady Vols

Although it was a bad weekend for Georgia sports in general, the UGA women’s basketball team scored a huge upset. The Lady Dawgs took on the Lady Vols in Athens Sunday and beat No. 25 Tennessee, 81-78, in double-overtime.

The win doesn’t right what has been a bad season for the Lady Dogs. They’re still jut 12-11 overall, 4-6 in the SEC and outside consideration for the NCAA tournament. But it is definitely a step in the right direction. Joni Taylor hasn’t won many big games since taking over, but this could be a sign she, and her team, are turning a corner. Plus, the Lady Vols will always be the ultimate rival of UGA women’s basketball, so anytime UGA can get one over on them, it’s something to smile about.

[Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the location of the Georgia-Tennessee women’s basketball game as Knoxville.}

Yante Maten up for best center award

Georgia’s basketball season has not been good by any stretch, but Yante Maten has put together a spectacular individual campaign. Maten, who averages 19.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, was named to the shortlist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given to the best center in college basketball.

Terrell Davis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Georgia Bulldogs running back and Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos) was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2017. During his time in Athens, between 1992 and 1994, Davis rushed for 2,186 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Broncos in 1995 and rushed for 7,607 yards and 60 touchdowns in his NFL career. He joins Fran Tarkenton and Charley Trippi as the only former Dawgs in the Hall of Fame.

ICYMI

Good dog

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