It’s finally here. This is the game that has been anticipated from the time it was announced last year. But after Georgia’s dismal 6-7 record last year, fans and players are even more pumped up for this game.
The last and only time the two played they kicked off the 2005 season in Athens and the Bulldogs beat the Broncos 48-13. But since then, the Broncos have risen to national prominence, while the Bulldogs have faded away.
However, all of that will change during a three and a half hour period tomorrow when the two team meet in the Georgia Dome.
It says neutral site game on the program, but this isn’t a neutral site game by any stretch of the imagination. The Dome will be bleeding red and black like it does when the Falcons play there on Sunday’s.
The Super Bowl was held in Atlanta back in 2000 when the Rams defeated the Titans is a great Super Bowl. I am not going to say that the atmosphere will be the same, but it might be very close to that. The largest crowd for a game in the Georgia Dome was for the 2008 SEC Championship when 75,892 people came and watched the Florida Gators defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Of the 75,000 or so that will be in attendance, all but about 7,500 will be screaming “Go Dawgs” and dressed up in the classic red and black. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank might get his dream of having an open-air stadium, because the Georgia fans might blow the roof off of the Dome.