Super Bowl Sundays offer up several types of treats, but Georgia fans should find this year’s version particularly appetizing.
There may be plenty of debate when it comes to drinks and appetizers, but the one thing all UGA fans can agree on is their love of the Bulldogs, and in that sense, they can’t lose tonight (TV: 6:30 p.m., CBS).
Both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams feature former Georgia players, starting running backs, at that, in Sony Michel and Todd Gurley.
Commercials are another highlight of Super Bowl Sunday, but Bulldogs’ fans have essentially been treated to two weeks of Georgia football advertising, capped off by today’s entertainment.
In addition to hearing from the former Bulldogs playing in tonight’s game — New England center David Andrews was a popular interview —other Georgia stars past and present were prominent in the headlines.
The most recent display came Saturday night, when former Bulldogs’ defensive back Champ Bailey became the fourth UGA player elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Fran Tarkenton, Charley Trippi and Terrell Davis.
Earlier in the week Cincinnati Bengals star A.J. Green — a future can’t-miss Pro Football Hall of Famer — told DawgNation’s Brandon Adams last week he has revelled in Georgia’s success under Kirby Smart.
“These last two years have been very exciting, given me a lot of bragging rights for them in the locker room,” Green said. “When the Bulldogs are doing great. I’m always talking a a lot of trash, so these last two years have been great.”
NFL Hall of Famer and former Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis has enjoyed watching Smart lift the program to national prominence and hopes the program will continue to elevate the schedule.
Georgia all-time great Herschel Walker was also on display this week, looking like he could still rush for 200 yards while celebrating the current stable of backs.
“These guys are making the University of Georgia the Running Back U of colleges,” Walker said. “It’s got nothing to do with me — it’s got to do with those guys getting out and paying the price.
“When I played was a long, long time ago. Those guys are going out there paying the price and doing their thing, and that’s what’s important.”
Tarkenton took advantage of Super Bowl week in Atlanta and the game being played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to call out the Atlanta Falcons.
Smart, meanwhile, let his recruiting do the talking, traveling by helicopter to shake hands and seal commitments on what’s expected to be the No. 2-ranked class on Natioal Signing Day on Wednesday.
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