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August 22, 2016

Only a Dozen Days...



We're down to 12... Everyday leading up to Georgia's season opener against North Carolina, stats guru Dave McMahon and I demonstrate six ways each number is relative and unique to UGA football. Check us out everyday at UGASports.com...

July 28, 2016

Rest In Peace, Jack Davis...



Jack Davis, perhaps best known for his depictions of Southeastern Conference mascots that have appeared on University of Georgia merchandise for many years, passed away yesterday at the age of 91. One of the founding editors of Mad Magazine, Davis had an immediately recognizable style and an influence that extends far beyond Georgia. 

With Davis' passing, the Bulldog Nation mourns. Rest In Peace, Jack.

July 1, 2016

The Spirit of '76

For what it's worth, perhaps my favorite UGA football team of all time is the 1976 SEC title squad, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall. With that being said, it was recently Christmas in July at my house. Santa Dawg, or, more like two very good friends, who both deeply appreciate, while wanting to preserve, Georgia football's rich tradition and history every bit as much as I do, generously delivered me gifts from the Bulldogs' championship season of '76. 

From the Georgia-Clemson game that year, a snippet from one of my new presents:



Called by the late and legendary Larry Munson, I am now in possession of the Georgia Bulldog Network's radio recordings from a number of games in 1976. But wait, there's more, like recordings of Munson calling gamesand, most of them in their entiretyfrom the 1975 and 1977 through 1982 campaigns, as well. 

I'm in absolute heaven, and I want to help share the wealth. If you're interested in obtaining any of these recently-unveiled Munson games from 1975 through 1982; you just happen to possess a vintage Georgia football radio broadcast of your own; and, you might be interested in a trade, please shoot me an email at patrick@patrickgarbin.com.

So, whether its the 1976 Florida game, featuring below the unearthed call of Munson on "Fourth and Dumb," please help, if you possibly can, my friends and I keep alive the spirit of the greatest football announcer of all time:

June 15, 2016

80 and Counting...

"80" is for (L to R) a No. 80 and his second chance for a great play; an unsurpassed success rate; and, the late and legendary Coach Russell.

We're down to 80... Everyday leading up to Georgia's season opener against North Carolina, stats guru Dave McMahon and I demonstrate six ways each number is relative and unique to UGA football. Check us out everyday at UGASports.com...

May 26, 2016

100 Days and Counting...

"100" is for (L to R) the one-time cost of a program at Sanford Stadium; Todd Gurley on a few occasions; and what few UGA quarterbacks have been able to accomplish the last 40 years--the last being Quincy Carter at Kentucky in '98.


Beginning today and starting at "100," and everyday leading up to Georgia's season opener against North Carolina, stats guru Dave McMahon and I demonstrate six ways each number is relative and unique to UGA football. Check us out everyday at UGASports.com...

May 12, 2016

Always Happy to Beat Tech

CLIFF KIMSEY (1921-2016)
Rest In Peace, Mr. Kimsey.

A couple of days ago, CLIFF KIMSEY, Georgia's oldest living football letterman, died at his home in Cornelia, Ga., at the age of 94.

A few years ago, I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Kimsey from his home, primarily in regards to his memories of the Bulldogs’ 21-19 win over Georgia Tech in 1941—what he considered the “game of his life”—which earned Georgia a spot in the Orange Bowl. A lasting memory of mine from that interview was more so than the extraordinary game he played against the Jackets was, simply, how proud Mr. Kimsey was to have been a part of defeating rival Georgia Tech—and, Mr. Kimsey absolutely loved it when Georgia beat Tech.

It all started in August of 1938, when Mr. Kimsey was hoping to earn a scholarship to attend and play football in college.  Georgia Tech’s head coach, Bill Alexander, was coaching the South team in the state’s GACA North-South All-Star Game. Mr. Kimsey was playing for the North coached by UGA’s head coach, Joel Hunt. During a week of practice leading up to the game, out of the blue, Alexander approached Mr. Kimsey, who had recently turned 17 years old. The Tech coach informed the youngster that he would actually be a better fit for the Jackets’ backfield than the boy he was recruiting at the time. But, Alexander then curiously added, “You can’t make it at Tech!” 

Mr. Kimsey told me, “Now, I’m not sure if he meant I couldn’t make it academically or football-wise, but either way, it looked like I wasn’t going to Tech.”

In what was the first annual high school all-star football game in the state, the North defeated the South 25-6 in front of 6,000 spectators at Tech’s Grant Field. Much to Hunt’s delight, and Alexander’s chagrin, Mr. Kimsey was recognized as a “star” in the North’s victory, scoring a touchdown in the third quarter.

“And, beginning with that all-star game,” Mr. Kimsey informed me with a chuckle, “I’ve always been happy to beat Tech.” 

In closing my interview with Mr. Kimsey, I referred to the Bulldogs’ recent dominance over the Yellow Jackets in football. “I’ve really enjoyed it,” he stated. “And, any win over Tech is a good win!”

May 1, 2016

Only 125 and counting...

Rest In Peace, ZIPPY.
Only 125 days until kickoff... And, from the late ZIPPY MOROCCO to the "BULLDOG BIGFOOT," see how "125" is significant in UGA football lore HERE.

April 29, 2016

Bulldog Bargains & Busts in the NFL Draft

From Bulldog "bargains," like (L to R) Terrell Davis and Len Hauss, to "busts," err, those first-rounders who unfortunately didn’t pan out, like a giant lineman/kick-blocking extraordinaire, and perhaps the greatest UGA quarterback of all time...

April 19, 2016

Making Things Right, AGAIN


As the players "who most strained their potential" during the spring, CONGRATULATIONS to offensive linemen Brandon Kublanow and Isaiah Wynn, and defensive lineman John Atkins for receiving the HUGH HENDRIX AWARD--an honor that's been very close to my heart.

April 16, 2016