From the age of 5 years old, I have been going to Athens, GA on Saturdays in the Fall to watch the Dawgs play between the hedges in Sanford Stadium. And now as a recent UGA graduate, my love for the University of Georgia continues to grow.
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The sea of red and black, the music from the Redcoat Band, the tailgating, the cheers from the stands, and the electricity all over campus make the UGA gameday experience unforgettable. It really is an atmosphere that can’t be topped.
After reading Brendan’s article that shamed three SEC teams for their fairly unattractive jerseys, I thought to myself about how appearance was key in the sports world. Sure, Tennessee’s addition of smoky gray is a great idea and a beautiful tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains, but it’s very apparent that pairing a darker gray with their classic big orange on a uniform is absolute trash. I personally believe that’s something you can attribute to any poor performances on their behalf. Look good, feel good. So when it comes down to it, what essential part of appearance or article of gear can assist in producing the best kind of performance? Cleats, no question. Here I am, counting down the top 10 SEC school cleats (and attributing them to various degrees of success, but mainly just admiring how dang good they look.)
What did we learn from Media Days? Not much. But that was not a surprise. You never really learn much from Media Days. I think most SEC football enthusiasts go into SEC Media Days thinking their coach is going to let their guard down and start dishing out insider information.