Today we are just a little over a month away from the start of football season. So for those of you who are getting a little anxious and wishing to see some gridiron action, here is a little fix for you courtesy of Youtube. Hop into the time machine with me and prepare to blast back into the past.
The place: Auburn, Alabama. The year: 1992.
George Bush (Sr) was still in office. Pink was still a color, not a pop singer or a Victoria’s Secret clothing line. Nirvana was just starting to take off. Britney Spears was still just a Mouseketeer, not yet known for her prowess at singing or at attacking cars. And O. J. Simpson was still a well-respected member of society. (Imagine that.) And Georgia and Auburn were celebrating the 100th anniversary of their rivalry, one of the oldest in the entire country.
Georgia was celebrating the 100th anniversary of its football program’s existence. And what a fortuitous time to be celebrating this: it was at this time that Georgia was at the pinnacle of such success as it would attain during the course of the Ray Goof era. For Georgia was on its way to a 9-2 season which would finish with a trip to the Citrus Bowl. Of course this team was expecting bigger and better things; with Eric Zeier, Garrison Hearst, and Andre Hastings at their prime, this team was hyped to contend for an SEC championship and possibly a national championship. But heartbreaking losses to Tennessee and Florida had taken Georgia out of contention; both of these were games which better-coached teams would have won. Continue reading “Come Take a Trip Back in the Time Machine With Me: A Reminiscence on Georgia-Auburn 1992”