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Georgia vs. Auburn, 1895. Piedmont Park, Atlanta.
Saturday will be the quintessential tailgating afternoon in Athens. The high is forecasted at 65 degrees, there is no chance of rain, and we have a 3:30 p.m. kickoff featuring the oldest and most-played rivlary in the SEC.

The Mrs. and I will be at home on baby watch, cheering on the Dawgs from Peachtree Creek....so we need all of you who are going to the game to be drinking extra Bourbon and yelling 3x as loud for us.

In all likelihood, the Dawgs will get completely clobbered Saturday afternoon. BUT...stranger things have occurred in this game. Maybe you remember the 2006 game where the unranked Dawgs and their freshman QB waltzed into Jordan-Hare and demoralized a top-10 Auburn team...

This is only Auburn's third road game of the season, and Auburn has not won in Athens since 2005. To give you some perspective on how long ago that was...I was at my high school homecoming dance that night, the iPhone was not yet invented, and Donald Trump's most influential female adversary was Omarosa.

This is Georgia's biggest home game until Tennessee and Auburn come back to town in 2018. So get to Athens this weekend and paint the town red. Eat at Little Italy, drink some Miller Lites at Roadhouse, throw coloring books at Auburn fans, and be thankful that you are lucky enough to live in a part of the world that allows for a place like Athens and a school like UGA to exist for over 230 years!

Now, On To The Notes!
STILL ON THE LINE FOR UGA IN 2016:

Protecting the series lead against Auburn

Beating Tech for the 2nd Straight Year

Bowl Eligibility
Georgia won, 22-3.
 
  • Game 10: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers
  • Kickoff: Saturday, November 12 - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Sanford Stadium (92,746) - Athens, Ga.
  • Records: Georgia 5-4 (3-4 SEC), Auburn 7-2 (5-1 SEC)
  • Rankings: Georgia NR, Auburn No. 8
  • TV: CBS - Verne Lundquist (playby-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst), Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Video Stream: CBSSports.com
  • Radio: WSB AM 750 - Bulldog Network | Affiliates Scott Howard (PxP), Eric Zeier (Color), Chuck Dowdle (sideline)
  • Audio Stream: georgiadogs.com
  • Satellite: Sirius 83, XM 190
  • Betting Line: AUBURN is favored by 10 points
 
  • Preseason Predication: After hiccups with off-the-field issues and injuries, the Dawgs are finally clicking with Kirby at the helm and Eason under center. Chubb, and Michel or Holyfield each gain 100+ yards on the ground. Eason has a 300 yard day - and no turnovers. DAWGS WIN 56-24.
     
  • Revised Gameweek Prediction: Eason comes alive and the Dawgs outrace Auburn 38-31.
Georgia 2016 Averages Auburn
23.7 Scoring Offense 34.8
25.9 Scoring Defense 16.0
+5 Turnover Margin +2
382.7 Total Offense 494.1
178.3 Rushing Offense 299.8
204.3 Passing Offense 194.3
7.5 Punt Returns 7.4
21.9 Kickoff Returns 20.1
Looking Back: Georgia 24, Kentucky 21.
A legend is born.
FROM UGA
 
With Georgia's 20-13 win over Auburn on the Plains last year, the Bulldogs claimed the series edge for the first time since 1986.

Georgia now leads the Deep South's oldest rivalry 56-55-8.  

Georgia has won eight of the last 10 meetings with Auburn, and the only two Tiger wins in that stretch came in seasons when they played for the national championship (2010 & 2013).

The road team has a better record in the series as Georgia is 16-11-2 on the Plains while Auburn is 18-13 in Athens.

The Tigers are up to No. 8 in the polls this week and are on a six-game winning streak.

Saturday will mark the 120th meeting between Georgia and Auburn, making it the fourth most played active series in the NCAA FBS (also tied with Oregon-Oregon State).

The Bulldogs and Tigers first squared off in 1892 in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. The only event that interrupted the series was a World War as the teams did not play in 1917, 1918 and 1943.

Also of note in the series, the all-time point total differential is 106 with Georgia leading 1,940 to 1,834.

The 2012-13 seasons saw the Bulldogs head to Auburn for consecutive years, marking the first time the game had been played at the same site for two years in a row since 1958.

The game was played in Columbus during a stretch from 1930-58. The first 10 games were played in Atlanta starting in 1892.
 
FROM AUBURN
 
The series is older than the Georgia-Georgia Tech (108 games) and the Auburn-Alabama series (80 games). Auburn and Georgia first met in 1892; each first played its in-state rival in 1893.

Georgia leads the all-time series 56-55-8, winning 10 of the last 14 games.

Auburn owns a winning record in Athens (18-13)

Georgia has a winning mark on the Plains (16-11-2).

The Tigers have won 10 of their last 16 games at Sanford Stadium and Georgia has won on seven of its last 10 trips to Jordan-Hare.

Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden never beat Georgia in Auburn (0-1-1), but never lost in Athens (3-0). Tommy Tuberville had a better road (3-2) than home mark (2-3) against Georgia and Pat Dye, a Georgia grad, had a better record in Athens (4-2) than he did vs. Georgia in Auburn (3-3).

Georgia coach Vince Dooley, an Auburn grad, had better success against the Tigers in Auburn (7-5-1) than he did in Athens (4-8).

World war has been the only thing to prevent the series. The two teams did not play in 1943, because Auburn did not field a team due to World War II, and did not play in 1917 and 1918 because of WWI and the subsequent influenza outbreak. With those exceptions, Auburn and Georgia have played continuously since 1898.
My favorite things about Auburn would include:


 
END OF LIST.
 
My favorite things to hate about Auburn would include:
1. The People. Auburn people are the worst. They are a bunch of toilet paper throwin', player payin', Atlanta-invadin', big screen TV buyin', Cam Newton lovin' folks. 

I have been acquainted with the below Auburn people. Sure I love these people...but I have the suspicion that each and every one of them is lulling me into liking them so that they can find a way to cheat my Dawgs out of some athletic feat somewhere down the road....

You can't fool me, Auburn people!
 
Ashley Letson

Mark Dodson

Ben Beaty, UGA SID extraordinaire.

Gray Brantley

Hace Cargo, a Georgia fan whose hatred for Auburn makes him worthy of this list

Ben Carter and the entire Carter family of Phenix City, Alabama

Wes Collier

Barbara and Vince Dooley

Jim Fletcher

Callie and Jacob Harcrow

Laura and Bryan Higginbotham

Jim Hutchinson

Rob Lancaster

Matt McGee's sister

Lanier Milner

Charles Milner

The Paffenback Family

Dr. Randy and Pam Webb
2. Cam Newton

 
If you missed out on Fiddler last week...an afternoon kickoff in Athens is the perfect time to catch up.

Classic games equal classic cocktails in America's greatest college town. This week calls for a Bourbon and Coke. Styrofoam cups are non-negotiable.

You can find Fiddler today at:

- Tower on Piedmont
- Tower on BuHi
- Mac's Beer and Wine
- Peachtree Road Liquors
- Decatur Package
- H&F Bottle Shop 
- Ansley Wine Merchants
 
There is a slight chill in the air and it is finally practical to dress in something non-synthetic to an outdoor event. The afternoon kickoff may threaten to cut your tailgate party short, but no worries if you are sporting this bad boy, the Barbour Beaufort Waxed Cotton Jacket from Onward Reserve.


This thing has pockets big enough to bring the tailgate with you where ever you may go. It is like the Grand Wagonneer of Jackets. 
Marlon Character Jr. DB 6-0 181 FR Atlanta, Ga. (Grady)

Robert Muschamp FB 6-1 255 RS FR Rome, Ga. (Darlington)

Prince Micheal Sammons OL 6-7 289 FR Clarksville, Ohio (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy)

Prince Tega Wanogho OL 6-8 282 RS FR Elmore, Ala. (Edgewood Academy)

74 Bubba Dowdell OL 6-2 297 FR Auburn, Ala. (Beauregard)
 
So we are down $1,000 on the year. 

Just wanted to post an ad of my own on here...

FOR SALE: DOG.

HE HAS THREE COLORS AND LIKES TO SLEEP. PRICE $2,000. CASH ONLY. SLIDE IT UNDER THE DOOR. DOG WILL BE DELIVERED IN A WEEK OR SO.
 

#21 North Carolina (-10.5) at Duke - Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 PM ET 

Mississippi State (+30) at #1 Alabama - Sat, Nov 12, 12:00 PM ET

South Carolina (+11.5) at #11 Florida - Sat, Nov 12, 12:00 PM ET

Kentucky (+13.5) at Tennessee - Sat, Nov 12, 12:00 PM ET

#9 Auburn at Georgia (+10.5) - Sat, Nov 12, 3:30 PM ET

Georgia Tech at #19 Virginia Tech (-14) - Sat, Nov 12, 3:30 PM ET 

#13 LSU (-7) at Arkansas - Sat, Nov 12, 7:00 PM ET (170)
In the bummer department, Rodrigo Blankenship's Dad is trying to publicly pressure Kirby Smart into giving "Hot Rod" a scholarship...From the AJC...
 

If you sense some tension between the Blankenships and UGA, you’d be right. According to Ken Blankenship, this goes back to when Blankenship agreed to become at walkon at Georgia when he graduated from Sprayberry High in 2015. He has always asserted that his son, a U.S. Army All-American, had as many as 10 offers to attend other schools. He claims that Rodrigo came to UGA — which still had Marshall Morgan on the roster as a scholarshipped senior at the time — under an agreement with then-head coach Mark Richt that he’d be placed on scholarship if he eventually earned the starting job.

That narrative is disputed by others in the microcosmic world of place-kicker recruiting. 

Can you imagine how Nick Saban would respond to that kind of talk? I sure can.


UGA Law leads the state in Bar Passage Rates for 2016.

The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87.5 percent, 12.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 75.3 percent for ABA-approved law schools. For all Georgia Law graduates who took the July 2016 exam, 86.1 percent passed versus the state average of 71.1 percent.

The AJC (rightfully) takes the legislature to task for "Kirby's Law" of Kirby's Law 

Last spring, UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity complained that UGA’s athletics department had to work through mountains of records requests, almost 100 in the past four months. I called Atlanta police. They get 4,000 a year. And they answer in three days. McGarity did not respond to my request to talk.

UGA Law's Sonja West quoted in WaPo

“Juries have never been the media’s best friend . . . but I think we are seeing a trend against the press lately,” said Sonja R. West, a First Amendment expert at the University of Georgia law school. “The courts and the public seem to be becoming less likely to give the press the benefit of the doubt and more interested in protecting individuals from what they view as the powerful and sensationalistic media.”


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What is the Poor Man's Game Notes? These weekly emails are a hobby that serve as an unofficial version of the official game notes produced by the UGA Sports Information Department (UGA SID) ahead of each UGA football game. They are called the Poor Man's Game Notes due to the fact that they are irreverent, incomplete, often include typos, and are blatant rip-off of the outstanding work of the professionals at the UGA Sports Information Department. It is my great honor that we now include many members of the UGA SID among our community of "Poor Men" on this email. 
 
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