Bread and circuses. Beer and football. After a long college football drought I made the scene at the SEC Championship Game yesterday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Ryan Tully, an Arizona State student who came to hang out with some Georgia fans in Atlanta, sleeps off the Friday night partying before the start of the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta Saturday.
The first part of my day was taken up with pre-game feature photos. Food and drink, tailgating, etc.
Once inside, a subtle shift to drama.
Georgia's Nathan Theus straps on his helmet in the tunnel before taking the field against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game Saturday.
The Georgia Band warms up as fans cheer before the start of the SEC Championship Game Saturday.
A Georgia cheerleader gets ready to take a flag on the field before the start of Georgia's loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game Saturday.
So, on to the game. If you watched, you know it was really, really well contested. Right up to the last seconds. Highs and lows, peaks and valleys, but ultimately the valley for Georgia.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray tries to pull away from an Alabama defender in the first quarter.
The University of Georgia Bench, including head coach Mark Richt, left, celebrate Sanders Commings interception that robbed Alabama of a touchdown in the second quarter.
Onward to basketball, eh?
Thanks for looking,