My 3 older sisters were married and gone before I was 5 when these 2 hits hit # 1. They took me everywhere. Sock hops. Pools. I as excited as they when they went out on dates telling me about the guys and then home how they wanted me to grow-up better than their dates. I remember dancing at their parties every weekend. Dad got them a Hi-Fi to play the 45 rpms. They danced together all day every day. It was exciting times. I remember all everything age 3 on. If you couldn’t love this music you couldn’t love your mother. Dad had season tickets Bulldogs and we watched Fran Tarkenton fill the air with footballs. This 50th anniversary all this I am reminded. Ed Sullivan Show had 1 live act each week. Dick Clark American Bandstand. Ed Thilenius Bulldogs. The radio was big. Then TV got color I recall neighbors came over to watch even outside the window.

I know you would enjoy these 2 from 50 years ago :

 

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeKSnTxaE74)

 

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV4NGpoy_E)

 

Can you picture all this ?

 

When the Beatles came to Fulton-Atlanta Stadium 1963 I was there with the youngest of my 3 older sisters listening to the girls all screaming.  For 4 hours.

 

It all started with Chuck Berry the heart and soul of all of this.

 

The Bulldogs were great then as we embark upon Spring Practice tomorrow.  I watched us win 4 national championships in football and regularly beat the top teams.  We had great head coaches.  And we had great assistant coaches.  We had great talent.

 

Music and The Bulldogs go hand-in-hand with me.  I was there.

 

50 years later now I had no idea then that daily new songs would fill the airwaves then that we’d ALL still be dancing and singing to.

 

Good times.

 

We all graduated from The University of Georgia with our degree.  We all had straight A grades.  We all love music.  We all love football.  Dad bought a van and had it all decked-out custom made with Georgia Bulldogs disc player underneath blaring when we pressed the special horn.  Graphics.  Sound system.  Color TV.  Kitchen.  Seats for all 7 of us and more.

 

I am the eldest son.  Dad was valedictorian.  Mom a graduate.  All of us.  One of my 3 sisters was valedictorian too.  I was just top 5% my graduating class and honored 3rd quarter my senior year Foy Fine Arts for them all to come back up and celebrate.

 

I grew-up with music in my ears and Bulldogs in my head.

 

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.  This is love.

 

3-20-2017

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Day after tomorrow Mark Richt attempts to rewrite history that he is just a really nice guy everyone loves who can not win the big game, while the aliens abducted Mark Richt and left us with this clone with his Goody Two-Shoes DNA but left out the fire. God make the aliens give us all back the real Mark Richt – not this clone without fire anymore – oh please Lord ?

The day after tomorrow Mark Richt either attempts to rewrite history that he is just a really nice guy everyone loves who can not win the big game, or he tries to put some damn spin on it again – that somehow he really doesn’t care about it – that instead there’s something besides winning that’s important here.

Mark Richt was so good when he 1st got here.  Then, Kathryn was diagnosed with cancer, and Mark Richt saw his fortunes on the field change with it.  It no longer consumed him.  It no longer was important in the whole scheme of his life.  He even went so far as to share with us all that winning isn’t important.

We watch the national press attempt to mimic Mark Richt’s since mantra that there’s something besides winning that’s important here, but after 2007 Mark Richt has just not been the same man on the football field and his passion for winning has gone by the wayside along with our status as Elite we certainly were when he was doing so well when he 1st got here.  But, deep down, all Bulldogs’ fans know that Mark Richt has most certainly lost control.  Hasn’t he ?

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3

Most recent 16 games vs teams making Top 10 AP or Coaches’ Polls :

2008 Alabama he lost at our home Sanford behind nothing to 31 at half

2008 Florida he lost at site of Gator Bowl blown-out 10-49, scored TD end game lose by 5 TD

2009 Florida he lost at site of Gator Bowl blown-out 17-41, lose by 3 1/2 TD

2010 Auburn he lost at their house 17-41, blown-out by 3 1/2 TD

2011 Boise State he lost at Georgia Dome, bought T-shirt at game, 21-35, lose by 2 TD

2011 South Carolina he lost at our home Sanford

2011 LSU he lost at Georgia Dome, ate Jambalaya at tailgating, 10-42 blown-out 4 1/2 TD

2011 Michigan State he lost

2012 South Carolina he lost 7-35 blown-out at their house

2012 Florida he WON 17-9 at site of Gator Bowl

2012 Alabama he lost at Georgia Dome Aaron Murray 3 times overruled CMR spike it

2013 Clemson he lost at their house, taunted them pre-game on field coming down steps

2013 South Carolina he WON at our home Sanford

2013 Missouri he lost 26-41 at our home Sanford more than 2 TD

2013 Auburn he lost at their house

2014 Georgie tek he lost yellowjackets at our home Sanford

He’s lost 14 of 16 games after 2007 vs teams making AP or Coaches’ Polls Top 10 for these latest 8 years now

The 2 wins ?

2013 when we lost 5 games and ended-up ourselves NOT RANKED ANY POLL.

2012 when we got blown-out 7-35 by 4 TD by USCe and refused spike it vs Alabama.

Mark Richt really nice guy everyone loves who can NOT win the big games any longer.

Here are all the games Mark Richt has played against teams who ended up higher ranked than him for the season, after 2007 in either the AP or Coaches’ Polls :

LOST UGA # 13 AP Poll 2008 lost to Alabama # 6

LOST UGA # 13 AP Poll 2008 lost to Florida # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to Okie State Coaches’ Poll # 25

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to LSU # 17

LOST UGA unranked 2009 lost to Florida # 3

*Won UGA unranked 2009 beat Georgie tek # 13

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to South Carolina # 22

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Arkansas # 12

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Missy State # 15

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Auburn # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2010 lost to Central Florida # 21

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to Boise State # 8

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to South Carolina # 9

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to LSU # 2

LOST UGA # 19 AP Poll 2011 lost to Michigan State # 11

LOST UGA # 5 AP Poll 2012 lost to Alabama # 1

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Clemson # 8

*Won UGA unranked 2013 beat South Carolina # 4

*Won UGA unranked 2013 beat LSU # 14

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Mizzou # 5

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Vandie # 24

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Auburn # 2

LOST UGA unranked 2013 lost to Nebraska Coaches’ Poll # 25

LOST UGA # 9 AP Poll 2014 lost to Georgie tek # 8

* Note : Mark Richt won these 3 games against teams higher ranked than him for the season, after 2007, but he himself was an unranked team all of these seasons, despite the win.  He lost every other game after 2007 against teams who in fact were higher ranked than he for the season after 2007 in either the AP or Coaches’ Polls.

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&yrk=on&allop=1&cres=1

I have documented here on this blog daily how when he 1st got here, before Kathryn’s diagnosis with cancer, that he did win the big games (He still had inexplicable losses those years too.) but, it has become so routine for the entire 2nd half of his career here that our fans have quoted to us all now that right NOW, it is almost expected for him to collapse several times every year all of us hoping for the best and expecting the worst.

Moniker Nice Guy Everyone Loves but can NOT win the big game

It really all started with this game the last time they came to town.  It really did.  Before that we might beat top teams more often than we lost – a lot more often – AND, if he did lose back then, even then, it was close by a score.

We took solace in that.

When way back then, he lost in a close one-score loss.

We were, after all, Elite then.

We as fans took that too far.  We try even today when he now wins 68% to back then 80% wins, and try to take solace we made a score close.  There is a difference.  Please see it !

But, we as fans took that too far when things changed here for Mark Richt that ill-fated game on National TV – everyone watching us – the higher ranked team then too, as now, against these same wounded Elephants – seeing Red then although we in all black – as they see Red only now.  Like raging bulls, they see Red now this season.  Disrespected now and treated like all of a sudden they can not stop the run.  Where did that come from ?  Sure they can.  Disrespected now like they will throw 3 interceptions and have 2 fumbles against Georgia when they lost by less than one score against Ole Miss with 5 turnovers.  I mean give me a break.  They are not going to repeat that against us, and note when they did 5 turnovers to Ole Miss, Ole Miss beat them by less than a touchdown.

See ?

These are not what we’ve seen that we did see 2001 through 2007, since :

Mark Richt’s results were GREAT 2001-2007. So what happened afterwards ?

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2001&thy=2007&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3

Why do DISNEYdawgs.com fans attempt to include what he did do 2001-2007 to what he is doing now, in the 2nd Half of his Career here and say that he is great on the road, wonderful away from Sanford, wins the big games, is one of the best coaches, and recruits really well has tons of talent and a guy who is a nice guy everyone loves ?

He is not the same coach after 2007.

Is he ?

Same guy, different coach.

I still love Mark Richt.

I still know he is one of the best guys on the planet maybe even of all-time.  A hero to me.

But, damn it all, he can no longer wear his Superman cape in the 2nd half of his career here after 2007 as he did prior.

Can he ?

Not on the football field.

Off it, oh hell yeah.

On the field after 2007 ?

He has SUCKED.

72-19

64-29

He cannot win these games like this after 2007.

And, his cupcakes he loses to, too.  Oh, God Save Us.

10 cupcakes not ranked either time of game or for season in AP or Coaches, he’s lost to nowadays after 2007.

10.

Mark Richt has lost 10 games to unranked not Top 25 teams time of game or for the season in either the AP or Coaches’ Poll after 2007.

Here all 10 are :

(1) LOST Okie State unranked AP Poll for 2009 season

(2) LOST vols unranked AP and Coaches’ Polls for 2009 season

(3) LOST Kentucky unranked AP and Coaches’ Polls for 2009 season

(4) LOST Missy State unranked time of game 2010 both AP & Coaches’ Polls

(5) LOST Central Florida unranked time of game 2010 AP Poll

(6) LOST Missouri unranked time of game Coaches’ Poll 2013

(7) LOST Vandie unranked time of game both AP & Coaches’ Polls 2013

(8) LOST Nebraska unranked time of game both AP & Coaches’ Polls 2013

(9) LOST South Carolina unranked AP & Coaches’ Polls for 2014 season

(10) LOST Florida unranked AP & Coaches’ Polls 2014

If anything, we’ve gotten worse against unranked teams the more recent we look at it.  We’re trending toward losing more of these type games against unranked opponents.

Double-whammy

No damn good against the teams better than us for the season after 2007 losing 21 of 24 higher ranked than him in the AP or Coaches’ Polls for the season.

Lose to unranked teams in addition, 10 losses to unranked teams after 2007.

Damn it all.

Every game by UGA after 2007 against a team who played in a  bowl game that season :

Won vs Central Michigan 2008, who lost their bowl game.

Won vs South Carolina 2008, who lost their bowl game.

LOST vs Alabama 2008, who lost their bowl game.

Won vs Vandie 2008

Won vs LSU 2008

LOST vs Florida 2008

Won vs Kentucky 2008

LOST vs Georgie tek 2008, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Michigan State 2008, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Okie State 2009, who lost their bowl game

Won vs South Carolina 2009, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Arkansas 2009

LOST vs LSU 2009, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs vols 2009, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Florida 2009

Won vs Auburn 2009

LOST vs Kentucky 2009, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Georgie tek 2009, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Texas A & M 2009, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs South Carolina 2010, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Arkansas 2010, who lost their bowl game OSU win vacated Arky Loss not vacated

LOST vs Missy State 2010

Won vs vols 2010, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Kentucky 2010, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Florida 2010

LOST vs Auburn 2010

Won vs Georgie tek 2010, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Central Florida 2010

LOST vs Boise State 2011

LOST vs South Carolina 2011

Won vs Missy State 2011

Won vs Vandie 2011, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Florida 2011

Won vs Auburn 2011

Won vs Georgie tek 2011, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs LSU 2011, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Michigan State 2011

Won vs Vandie 2012

LOST vs South Carolina 2012

Won vs Florida 2012, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Ole Miss 2012

Won vs Georgie tek 2012

LOST vs Alabama 2012

Won vs Nebraska 2012, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Clemson 2013

Won vs South Carolina 2013

Won vs North Texas 2013

Won vs LSU 2013

LOST vs Missouri 2013

LOST vs Vandie 2013

LOST vs Auburn 2013, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Georgie tek 2013, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Nebraska 2013

Won vs Clemson 2014

LOST vs South Carolina 2014

Won vs vols 2014

Won vs Mizzou 2014

Won vs Arkansas 2014

LOST vs Florida 2014

Won vs Auburn 2014, who lost their bowl game

Won vs Louisville, who lost their bowl game

LOST vs Georgie tek 2014

33 wins vs bowl teams, 29 losses for 62 games vs bowl teams 54 % games vs bowl teams won after 2007.

I am sorry to report that after 2007, we’ve played 62 teams who played in a bowl game the season we played them, and that we won only 33 of the 62 games, for a miserable paltry 54 % win percentage after 2007 against bowl teams.

God Freaking Awful.

Mark Richt wins the Big Games and is a Big Game Coach ?

He was.

2001-2007

He won 80 % of his games including all these big games I just will list a few of for you his 1st half his career here 2001-2007.

He wins only 68 % after 2007 of all his games, losing all these type games and when he does win a game like this one coming-up the day after tomorrow, he sprinkles in his 10 losses to unranked teams that year anyway.

And, NEVER gets us on the Big Stage everyone watching us on the National Stage at the end of any season, as a DIRECT RESULT thereof.

Mark Richt is the Big Game Coach on the National Stage ?

Elite ?

He was :

beat # 4 vols at their house 2001

beat # 24 Georgie tek yellowjackets 2001 at their house ending them then forever since

beat a solid # 11 Alabama team (AP Poll as they on probation ineligible for Coaches’ Poll) 2002 at their house

beat # 14 Auburn their house 2002

blew-out # 21 FSU neutral field 2002 beating his old boss

blew-out # 22 Clemson at little Death Valley 2003 shutting them out 30 to nothing

blew-out # 15 vols at their house 2003

beat # 18 Purdue neutral field 2003

beat # 16 LSU 2004

beat # 25 Florida 2004

beat # 17 Wisconsin neutral field 2004

blew-out # 6 LSU 2005 handily and win The SEC Championship Game

blew-out # 9 Auburn 2006 at their house

beat # 19 Virginia Tech neutral field 2006

blew-out# 13 Florida neutral field 2007

blew-out # 15 Auburn 2007

blew-out  # 19 Hawai’i 2007

We replay the Larry Munson’s calls of all of these games

You remember all this ?

Back then, he was making a statement.

Since then, you and he have been making excuses instead : Haven’t you and he ?

Or just internalized it as who is he, and have failed to readjust to what he IS doing, not what he used to do ?

He is NOT that guy.

Not anymore.

Not since.

Is he ?

If he had won those games the 2nd half of his career here, he won when he 1st got here the 1st half of his career here 2001-2007, he would still be winning 80 % of his games, would be the nicest guy on the planet, and be winning the right way.

Instead, they say he does it the right way and LOSES – and we would rather do it the right way and lose than do it the wrong way and win.

That’s bullshit.

He was doing it the right way and WINNING.

Now, he isn’t.

Is he ?

Quit making excuses for the guy.

Get him up and off his damn duff and let’s get going again !

Beat Alabama !

Like he used to.

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2001&thy=2007&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3

Before he tried a wardrobe change as motivation the last time they came to town.

Why all this bullshit since seen at this URL Link by direct stark contrast ?

http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2014&teamname=Georgia&cres=1

This is not the same guy.

Aliens have come down from the sky and taken our coach – replacing him with a facsimile of his former self.

The aliens copied all the Goody Two-Shoes DNA and left out the fire genes.

Dear God, pray oh please give him back to us for just this one game – we need him !

Look what you left us with !

He cannot beat shit anymore.

When he does, it is just to keep face its seems anymore now with inexplicable loss heaped upon inexplicable loss anymore the same season nowadays – in stark direct contrast with what he once did – oh so long ago now way back 2001 to 2007.

The 1st half of his career here.

Is he the same coach if he was winning 4 then losing 1 from 2001-2007 and since has been winning only 3 then losing 1 ?  Is there any difference here that you can deduce from winning 4 then losing 1 to now after 2007 winning only 3 and then losing 1 ?  I guess the question is, is this the same Mark Richt at 68 % win percentage NOW after 2007 as he was before 2007 at 80 % win percentage ?

Have I documented this to you now that it has finally gotten through to you, that this is not the same coach ?

I want the fire to win, not the excuses.

God, make the aliens give us all back the real Mark Richt – not this clone without fire anymore – oh please Lord ?

 

10-1-2015