Writing about the Georgia Bulldogs rivalry with the Tennessee Volunteers? Oh the trouble I am going to get in for this article.
For those of you who do not know I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN – actually even born at the University of Tennessee Hospital. Almost all my family and friends back home are Tennessee fans, so I feel this is the perfect rivalry for me to write about.
Georgia vs. Tennessee isn’t the oldest SEC rivalry, in fact, in comparison to many of the others, it’s still in its infancy. Although its a series that dates back to 1899, it was sporadically played for many years, sometimes taking decades off. But in 1980, when Herschel Walker bulldozed his way over the Tennessee defense, things began to heat up.
Once 1988 hit, the Volunteers became a permanent part of Georgia’s schedule, and it’s been a back and forth rivalry, with each team winning for large blocks of time. Right now the Dawgs have won the last four meetings, including last year’s 34-31 overtime win.
For most Georgia fans, the hate swells for Tennessee once a year, although the animosity remains during the offseason.
For me, the Tennessee vs Georgia rivalry is year long. Every day I have to deal with a Vol and I decided to write down the top 5 reasons Georgia fans hate them. So even though I am probably going to lose about 200 Facebook friends and be written out of a few wills, I am going to do it…for you…my readers!