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1. Preliminary
2. Getting Under Way: The Fifth Georgia - Missouri Game
3. Miscellaneous - Historical 
4. Symbols: Missouri Tigers
5. Outstanding Missouri People I Have Known
6. I'll Have Whatever He's Having: The Big Man on Campus
7. The Saturday Sartorialist: Homecoming
8. Names of Note: Missouri TIgers
9. Pure Reason (Who to Pull for and Why) 
10. Fellow Poor Men and Women in the News 
11. Editorial Difficulties / ETC.
Michel stepped up big for the Dawgs. IMAGE: UGA
"For human Error walks in a cycle, and reappears at intervals." - Thomas Carlyle
"I'm sick of looking at that placekicker and his damn short pants!" - Rhode Hill
Oh, here we are again. 
For a solid 10 months we Georgia fans have worked hard to convince ourselves that this year would be special. 
That it would not be like all the others. 
That Coach Richt had found his killer instinct, and overcome his roster management-woes that seem to always give us a scrub at QB (Stafford and Murray excepted) and 8th graders playing Defense.
But no. Here we sit midway through October and it's the same old BS that we have seen time and time again. I'm not advocating to replace Coach Richt tomorrow - there is still some season to be salvaged here. But how long can the powers that be expect us UGA loyalists to stick around with such fervor (and financial support)?
Saturday was:
- The second UT win over UGA/Florida/Bama since 2008. (the other win was also against UGA in Knoxville) 
- The end of Georgia's longest win streak in the Tennessee series: UGA also won five in a row over the Vols from 1909 to 1924. 
- Tennessee's first win over a ranked opponent since 10/19/2013

- The win that gave UT the series lead, which UGA has not had since 1989

- The end of Nick Chubb's season, and his historic
13-game 100 yard rushing streak

- UGA has not overcome a deficit of any kind this season
As silly as it may seem, Saturday is a big day for Bulldawgs.

First of all, it is homecoming. Col. Waffles Scates will be making his first trip to Athens and plans to conquer the law school tailgate around 4:45 p.m. We would love to see you there.
Next, the Dawgs host Missouri, who is undefeated between the hedges.
Finally, if LSU can beat Florida under the lights at Red Stick, and if UGA beats Missouri, the table is set for a Cocktail Party that will decide the Eastern Division Champion. Remember when the PMGN advocated for pulling for UF over UT in September? This is why. Had UT won that game UGA is likely shut out of the SEC race before daylight savings time ends.

And while it sure sucks to be a Dawg fan about this time every there any school you would rather spend homecoming than the University of Georgia? I'd rather be a heartbroken fan with reasons to go to Athens than a jolly fan of about any other team.
The Table is Set - On to The Notes!!
2. Getting Under Way: The Fifth UGA - Missouri Game. 
Game 7: Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) vs Missouri (4-2, 1-2 SEC)
Rankings: Georgia - NR AP, NR Coaches; Missouri - NR AP, NR Coaches
Date: 7:30 p.m. ET - October 17, 2015
Site: Athens, Ga.
Stadium: Sanford Stadium
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG -
Scott Howard (PxP), Eric Zeier (Color), Chuck Dowdle (sideline), Loran Smith, Neil Williamson, Jeff Dantzler, Kevin Butler
Bulldog Radio Network Affiliates
TV: SECN - Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer (color analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline reporter)
Statellite: Sirius 83/XM 190
Internet Broadcast: Free Audio - Free Streaming on | Free Mobile Audio
Free Video -
Twitter: #MIZZvsUGA
Weather Clear, high of 65.
Mizzou Game Notes:
Georgia Game Notes:
Poor Man's Preseason Prediction (5-1): Both Mizzou fans in attendance compliment Marshall Morgan’s right side flexibility as the Dawgs ride everyone’s favorite BUI-convict to a 9-7 victory. DAWGS WIN 9-7. Nick Chubb does not make it to this point in the season due to leg injury.
Revised Prediction (5-1): DAWGS WIN 28-10.
- Game Headlines
Since 2007, we are 68-31, which amounts to a .687 winning percentage. That basically means that his teams have averaged about a 9-4 record every season, which is pretty good if your Maryland or Iowa.

Over that same time span, he is now 14-22 against top 25 ranked teams (compared to a 24-13 record before 2008), with an average margin of defeat of about 13 points in those games. Even more frustrating is his 4-13 record against top 10 teams, with an average margin of defeat of 17 points in those games. Georgia has also lost to an unranked opponent 9 times since 2007, and has lost at least one game by over 15 points each of these seasons. To make matters even worse, of the 31 games that Richt has lost, Georgia was favored in 21 of them.
SB Nation: 15 Reasons Not to Fire Mark Richt
Another common phrase that is used by some as a euphemism for "we haven't won a national championship yet" is "We need to find a coach who can take this program to the next level." Well, see, the funny thing about that is... we're the 3rd-winningest program in the SEC over the past decade. The next level above where we are is labeled "Alabama." 
My retort: Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, LSU...even Tech, would all be above UGA on the National Championship rankings

Bulldogs like the look of 260-pound Quayvon Hicks at tailback
“Playing the position at 260 pounds, I just pound the rock,” said Hicks, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior who played defensive tackle at Pierce County High in Blackshear. “I do what I do best. It’s just like fullback. It’s a man position. You’ve got to be a man.”
Davis listed the types of people he’s heard from since Saturday night: “Family members. Friends. Fans. Enemies.” Enemies? “The opposing team’s fans reached out to me. Some good. Some negative,” Davis said. “It was a part of the game, it comes with it.”
“The season is far from over,” Rome said. 
special teams continue to be horrible, with the occasional outlier like Davis’ 70-yard punt return Saturday, but it’s Georgia under Mark Richt, so what else is new?
Missouri spreads it out quite a bit in the passing game. Six different Tigers have at least 11 receptions on the season and six different players have at least 100 yards receiving.
Dawson, a senior from Tucker, did not start in the Tennessee game and did not record a tackle or any other statistic against the Vols. Perhaps defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is sending some sort of message to his unit, which gave up 519 yards and allowed the Vols to run 90 offensive plays.
When a fire at Auburn destroyed 20 books, Spurrier quipped: “The real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.”
3. Miscellaneous - Historical
From Mizzou:
Despite Florida’s 21-3 win Saturday over Mizzou, the Tiger defense played much better than the final score might indicate at first glance. The Gators scored only 14 points offensively, as their final TD of the game came on a 3rd-quarter pick six that accounted for the final score. 
Prior to that, the Gators mustered only 14 points, on a pair of 1st-quarter TD drives (with both aided by 15-yard personal foul penalties on Mizzou)
Mizzou’s disruptive defense had 9.0 tackles for loss against Florida on the night, 
The Tigers have won their last six games coming off of a defeat, dating back to 2013, with bounceback wins against Oklahoma State, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky
From UGA:
Georgia holds a 3-1 edge on Missouri, including 2-1 in the last three years since the Tigers have joined the SEC.
In 2014, the Bulldogs blanked Missouri 34-0 in Columbia. The Tigers are two-time defending SEC East champs.
Missouri will become the 10th different SEC school that will serve as a Homecoming opponent for Georgia since the league was formed in 1933. The others from the SEC that Georgia has faced on Homecoming include Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
It will mark the 51st time Georgia's Homecoming foe will be an SEC rival.
Since 1922, Georgia is 74-17-2 in Homecoming contests, and the Bulldogs have won eight straight on this special day.
Last year in Columbia, the Bulldogs blanked Missouri 34-0. However, the Tigers rebounded to win six conference games in a row including three on the road (Florida, Texas A&M and Tennessee) to claim the Eastern Division with a 7-1 league mark.
451.3 Total Offense 311.5
231.5 Rushing Offense 117.2
219.8 Passing Offense 194.3
37.2 Scoring Offense 18.3
21.7 Scoring Defense 13.5
+1 Turnover Margin +1
15.6 Punt Returns 6.9
15.0 Kickoff Returns 15.3
- Not Just Another "Tiger":

The nickname ‘Tigers’ given to Mizzou's athletic teams, traces its origin to the Civil War period. Small towns, defending themselves against attacks by plundering guerilla bands, formed ‘home guards’ to provide protection. Columbia's home guard was called ‘The Missouri Tigers.’ Soon after Missouri's first football team was organized in 1890, the athletic committee adopted the nickname "’Tiger’ in official recognition of those Civil War defenders."
- Aaron Bartelt

- Dick Bestwick

- Tripp H'Doubler (NOW A BULLDAWG!!)

- Dr. Bill Keyes, Greg Keyes and Bob Keyes, despite Will Keyes

- Katie Pryor

- Aaron White

- Any in-laws who actually read this!
Ah, homecoming. The time for former campus captains, kings, queens, and presidents to return home to roost. 

This week we make a keg-beer toast to the schools, clubs, philanthropies, honors, school newspapers, fraternities, sororities, protest groups, political campaigns, counter culture clubs, Red and Black Op-Ed writers and the like that made every day at UGA a new adventure.

Anyone can graduate from college, but only Damn Good Dawgs can make it through 4 or 6 years at the United States' Oldest State Chartered University!

Go Dawgs!
Have a big homecoming reception/tailgate to attend? These Bulldawg blazer buttons from Miller Brothers are a great way to spruce up your blue blazer. Add a Smathers and Branson flask to the front coat pocket and you are ready for a high-fallutin' weekend in Athens.
Kenya Dennis Defensive Back Leland, Miss. Leland While we can't make our last names exotic, props to this guy from getting his groove on with his first name
Maty Mauk Quarterback Kenton, Ohio Kenton Maty? Who names their kid Maty?
Eddie Printz Quarterback Marietta, Ga. Lassiter Named for the infamous alternate member of New Kids on the Block
Corbin Berkstresser Quarterback Lee's Summit, Mo. Lee's Summit Never going to start. Berkstresser is a horrible QB name. Like "Dan Williamsgoingtothrowapickwiththegameontheline"
Oke Akushe Wide Receiver St. Louis, Mo. McCluer North Also the name of St. Louis' best sushi joint
Finis Stribling IV Defensive Back Thompson's Station, Tenn. Independence Stong, Vandy-caliber name here
Franklin Agbasimere Linebacker Lagos, Nigeria Montverde Academy I hope he gives Kenya Dennis hell for his name.
Jacob Trump Linebacker Kahoka, Mo. Clark County TRUMP!
Max Kavy Offensive Lineman St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis University High Sounds like an energy drink
Harley Whitehouse Offensive Lineman St. Louis, Mo. Parkway Central Maybe the most pornstar name in the SEC?
A.J. Logan Defensive Lineman Columbia, Mo. Rock Bridge The rare initialed double-first name full-name
Josh Augusta Defensive Lineman Peoria, Ill. Peoria Not from Richmond County
9. Pure Reason: Who to Pull For And Why. Hosted by Col. Waffles Scates

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015      
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online Col. Waffles Rooting Interest
Auburn at Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Cat-on-Cat crime commencing soon.
(20) UCLA at (16) Stanford 10:30 PM ESPN / WatchESPN  
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015      
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online Col. Waffles Rooting Interest
(14) Ole Miss at Memphis Noon ABC / WatchESPN The 5-0 Ghetto Tigers are about to pickup a transitive win over Alabama
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACCN / ESPN3 Tech at 12:30 and UGA at 7:30 allows the rare ability for an Atlanta house dog's owner to see two live conference games on the same day.
(8) Alabama at (9) Texas A&M 3:30 PM CBS / Roll Tide
(4) Michigan State at (18) Michigan 3:30 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Lots of Love to Poor Man Tim Mitchell, but you have to respect what is happening at Michigan right now.
(11) Florida at (7) LSU 7:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Geaux Tigers
Missouri at (19) Georgia 7:30 PM SECN / WatchESPN Headed to my first UGA game Saturday. See you at the law school tailgate!
Penn State at (1) Ohio State 8:00 PM ABC / WatchESPN Barking against Ohio State is as fun as barking for UGA this season.
Order takers and cashiers for the new three-story restaurant are New Yorkers, not transplants from the company’s home in metro Atlanta. “We had to teach them not to go South, but teach them the things that make our hospitality special,” said David Farmer, the chain’s vice president of menu strategy and development.
- Last week I said former UGA DC Willie Martinez now holds the same position at UT. That is incorrect. Former UGA assistant John Jancek is the DC at UT, and Martinez is the UT  DBacks coach. (h/t Taylor Bird)
That's all for this week. Safe travels, and GO DAWGS! BEAT MIZZOU!

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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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