UGA football plays Georgia Tech in a clean, old-fashioned hate rivalry

This is college football rivalry game week, although the landscape has changed in recent years with all the conference realignment.

For years I’ve been fortunate enough to play in a few famous rivalry games that happen every fall calendar: Oklahoma-Nebraska That’s Gone, Minnesota-Iowa, Army-Navy, Texas-Texas A&M, Clemson-South Carolina, Harvard-Yale and of course Georgia-Georgia Tech.

To make it to the above games, the schedule had to occur on a date other than the Saturday after Thanksgiving when the Bulldogs played the Yellow Jackets.

Loran Smith

Never made it to the Iron Bowl in Birmingham, which some years was played on the Friday after the bank holiday. This was a missed opportunity. I suspect the Texas-Texas A&M game will make a comeback when the Longhorns join the Southeastern Conference in a couple of years. Such comebacks elsewhere are, for the most part, very unlikely.

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