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
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.
Well the good thing about being a Georgia football fan is you are somewhat emotionally prepared for this
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) February 6, 2017
Welcome to being a Georgia sports fan, America. #SB51
— Jamie Gottlieb (@jamiegott) February 6, 2017
When u become a Georgia sports fan u sign a contract that states that your heart will be ripped out and sewn back in multiple times…
— John Robert Nelson (@jman_nelson) February 6, 2017
Being a #UGA fan is like living in the perpetual FRIEND ZONE of dating. Always close, never close the deal.
— Matt Hayes (@matthayes) October 3, 2015
As a native Georgian I feel for every sports fan in Georgia. This … how do you describe it?
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) February 6, 2017
Sports in the state of Georgia, perpetually pic.twitter.com/w5duPYJbck
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) February 6, 2017
Cigarettes are better for your health than being a Georgia sports fan
— Farbz (@FarbloPicasso) February 6, 2017
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.
FINAL: Georgia falls on the road 77-75 to #19 South Carolina.
Frazier and Maten led the Dawgs with 18pts each. #UGAvsUSC
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) February 4, 2017
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.
Huge win for the Lady Dogs tonight!
— Georgia Basketball (@UGA_WBB) February 5, 2017
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.
Congrats to Yante Maten on being named to the final watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award! #RaiseTheFlag
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) February 3, 2017
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.
- Some Dawgs fans actually think Jake Fromm could unseat Jacob Eason (Bill King, DawgNation)
- Losing Super Bowl leaves bitter taste that never goes away (Loran Smith, DawgNation)
- From Jake Scott to Hines Ward: A look at Georgia Bulldogs in the Super Bowl (Connor Riley, DawgNation)
- UGA adds the state’s best unsigned player in QB Stetson Bennett IV to its 2017 haul (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
- Jim Chaney on key to UGA improving offensively (Jake Rowe, Dawgs 247)
- ABC = Always Be ‘Cruitin. A look at next year’s roster and 2018 signing class needs (Mr. Sanchez, Dawg Sports)
Where does one fluff end and the other begin?
"I'm just gonna hide in here"pic.twitter.com/GgC13iK77p
— Dog Olympics?? (@DogOIympics) February 5, 2017