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    Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    This is one for the old-timers, how come there has never developed a natural rivalry or a decent string of games in recent times (since the 50/60's) between UGA and Alabama? I would think this would be a very good one against two teams whose hallmark has traditionally been smash-mouth football and the fact that the two states are adjacent.
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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Probably because we never saw Georgia as much of a threat unlike Tennessee, LSU or even Auburn. Georgia has had some great seasons but they can't maintain. Vince Dooley may have been their best coach but without Walker was very average.

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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    This is one for the old-timers, how come there has never developed a natural rivalry or a decent string of games in recent times (since the 50/60's) between UGA and Alabama? I would think this would be a very good one against two teams whose hallmark has traditionally been smash-mouth football and the fact that the two states are adjacent.
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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    I believe we matched up better with Tennessee and Auburn did so with Georgia and the rivals resulted. Georgia, while good, has not been worthy of being our Rival historically. Too bad Birmingham vs. Atlanta didn't end up better.

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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    We played them every year from 1944 to 1965.
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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Fallout from the alleged fix in 1962.

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    Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Because being that Auburn and Georgia share the same state it's more natural for them to be rivals.
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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Fallout from the alleged fix in 1962.

    Cool off.
    I tend to believe this. Coach Bryant won some serious money suing the accusers.
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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    I thought that was the GT game.

    [QUOTE=selmaborntidefan;2042618]Fallout from the alleged fix in 1962.

    Cool off.[/QUOT

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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Because that's API's rival.

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    Re: Why no Bama/Georgia natural rivalry or at least a string of games?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapstoneTider View Post
    I believe we matched up better with Tennessee and Auburn did so with Georgia and the rivals resulted. Georgia, while good, has not been worthy of being our Rival historically. Too bad Birmingham vs. Atlanta didn't end up better.
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