On Saturday, Georgia football defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 42-41 in a game that fans will still be talking about 30 years from now. Despite trailing for most of the game, the Dawgs outscored the Buckeyes 18-3 in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.
They also got a little help from old lady luck when OSU missed the game-winning field goal with eight seconds left in the game.
Like the National Championship game last year, you can’t help but wonder what Larry Munson would have said about some of the legendary plays during Saturday night’s Peach Bowl. Munson, who was notoriously pessimistic during games, would have been surprised with the rest of us with Georgia’s come from behind victory. In his own words:
“Dawgs on Top! We were gone. I gave up, you did too. We were out of it and gone. Miracle!”
Thanks to the technology of today, fans have been able to create tribute calls, bringing the legendary former voice of the Dawgs back to life.
One fan wrote up a script of what Larry might have said during the final offensive and defensive drives of the game.
Part of Larry’s style was his descriptive vocabulary and witty humor that made you feel like you were at the game. Props to this fan for capturing that spirit.
Others made videos with clips of various Munson calls that matched the situations. Similar videos were made after the National Championship game last season.
Munson arrived in the south in 1966 when he was hired as the first play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves, who were relocating from Milwaukee. During the Braves’ spring training, he heard that the Georgia football play-by-play job had become open, and after making some calls, he was hired. It was a role he would be in until 2008.
We know for a fact that Larry would be loving the success Kirby Smart has brought to this program since he took over seven years ago. The Dawgs won their first National Championship in 41 years last season, and they are in a position to win it a second straight year as they face TCU on January 9th.