Monday, October 27, 2008


GEORGIA rolled up 52 Points in Death Valley and snapped LSU's 30 game home winning streak. Huge games were turned in by Darryl Gamble, Knowshon Moreno, Matthew Stafford and AJ Green. The offensive line had a solid game against a veteran front and the defensive ends were much more active than we have seen in most games this season.

(I did not catch these two reds, but no one else wanted to hold them for the picture.)

We had a great trip to New Orleans. Thanks to Kent Morrison and his family for hosting us for a fun day of trout and redfish fishing on Friday. On gameday, we had an entertaining bus ride to BR thanks to Andrew Rothschild and his hilarious impersonations. The game itself was shocking from the standpoint of how many big plays we were able to produce. To win in Death Valley and to make it look almost easy was completely unexpected. Our defense tackled poorly and gave up too many big plays. But, the offense (and Darryl Gamble) were up to the task to outrun LSU in this horse race.

Our bus ride back to New Orleans was a celebration as Rothschild again entertained and made our sides hurt. It was a terrific road trip, but we are glad to be home.

Now, all eyes turn to Jacksonville and the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Obviously, we here at Amelia Island enjoy this week and weekend as much as any other week of the year. It is always exciting to watch all the Dawg fans rolling into town with their flags flying as early as Monday. By Thursday, a drive down Fletcher Avenue along the beach, you will see big Georgia banners hanging from most balconies.

We hope to see many of you here by the weekend. This will be an epic match up between two explosive offenses. There is the whole "celebration" thing that Urban says in his book will be a big deal and now is saying it is not a big deal. Anyway, it's a big deal. The SEC East is on the line. Time for the Dawgs to put together a complete game in every phase of the game. I will get into the match up later in the week. Enjoy this week Dawgs, it is a big one.



Bubba said...

Hamp, had a great time meeting you in New Orleans/Baton Rouge and that bus ride really capped off a fantastic weekend, we are still talking about it. Looking forward to Jacksonville and hopefully we can run into each other again.

BFR said...

Great to meet you on the NOLA/BR bus. What a great time and what a great game for the Dawgs! Can't wait for Jacksonville, I'll be on the road first thing tomorrow! Glory, Glory and to hell with FLORIDA!

Hunker Down said...

The bus ride was almost as epic as the game. Great trip. Getting fired up for the WLOCP already. Holler at me if we cross paths in Jax. I will be along Talleyrand (on the river side of the stadium) hitting some tailgates beginning around 11:00 am. GO DAWGS!