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I see what you're saying and I don't think Tennessee approaches AU or Florida, but I am a relatively young UGA fan, and as long as I can remember, UGA and Tenn has always been a big game esp. in the early 2000 when Tenn, Fl, and UGA were all competing for the top spot. PLUS, the Tenn game always falls around my birthday, so I always had that in mind too.
That's crazy. I'll ignore all the insults....but I can't ignore the idea of giving up the rivalry.
We've played 115 times and the record is 54-53-8. After the 2005 game (after 109 games) the total score of our games was 1650 to 1648. And since the 1950's it's been close the whole way....
Look at the series record at the end of each decade....
1960 - UGA leads 30-28-6
1970 - UGA leads 35-33-6
1980 - UGA leads 39-38-7
1990 - AU leads 45-42-7
2000 - AU leads 50-46-8
2010 - AU leads 54-52-8
We've been within a few games either way for a long, long time. Auburn was 10-2 in Athens from 1983 to 2005. Georgia was 9-5-1 in Auburn from 1980 to 2008. And during that time we've seen both teams use wins to go on to great things, and we've seen both teams lose their season against each other.
Not to mention the memories of great games. Think about David Greene throwing a 4th down, 4th quarter touchdown at Auburn to win 24-21 in 2002. Or Brandon Cox completing a 4th down pass for about 80 yards to the 1 yard line in the 4th quarter in Athens to win 31-30 in 2005.
Dooley being from Auburn, Dye being from Georgia. A lot of fans from both schools have friends and family that attended the other school. A lot of these players played together. And at least 75% are recruited hard by both programs. There are just too many connections for too many people.
It just doesn't make sense to end the history of such a great rivalry. Tradition and history is what fans cling to in college football. It's what drives the passion, what makes it different. The game is going to change as the years go by, but If we slowly start chipping away at sacred things such as 100 year old rivalries, the game will change too much and will no longer be what we all love. Things like this rivalry are worth fighting for.
As a Auburn fan in GA I would be lost without this game. Its a fun rivialry. We live for 365 days of bragging. They get rid of this game and I will feel cheated. My first real College football game was in 2002-2003 season when UGA came to AU and sadly beat us in the final minute. It was on of the best games I have been to live.
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Well if we are what you say we are Auburn learned it from Georgia!!!!!!!!!!!
"A rogue program mired in slush funds, bogus players...." "Just trashy stuff surrounding their program" I'm must a little curious, do do have factual evidence of any of that, evidence that would stand up in a court of law or are you just spreading lies and slander? Unless you have actual proof then what you are guilty of is lying and spreading slander. So why don't you come forth with some hard evidence of that, not internet message board rumor, but hard evidence. If you can't, then shut your lying mouth.
this guy is the man.
Just playing devil's advocate, but he doesn't need any evidence. Having that reputation is enough, true or not true. I've seen many business die in my day just because someone posted lies that were not true, and there is nothing you can do about it.
That's straight ignorant talk....this is one of the most historical rivalries in the land. Thinking like that is giving into the Mike Slives of the world who are more concerned with $$ when it comes to scheduling than the actual fan bases. This guy has a fantastic take on how big of a mistake it would be to get rid of this monumental game each season and I agree big time. Just can't do that to Georgia and Auburn fans. There's too much history and It ain't right ...
In college football, theres nothing that infuriates me more than business folks thinking impractically and selfishly at the expense of the fan. This tim
OK, gonna step in here.
Two things ...
--This is the UGA board. And while we welcome our visitors, I do not think any of our members should apologize or be told to "shut your lying mouth" for something posted here. This wasn't posted in an Auburn forum, though I can't really blame you since I did see that this thread was posted over there in an attempt to stir everyone up.
--To our Junkyard crew, this is why I always try to caution you to go VIP when other schools are being discussed. It's easier on all of us to just click that little box under "Post Reply" when you start a thread.
-- Both sides have had enough to say on this matter, so let's halt it here.
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