Are You Ready for Some Football? Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sets Kick Off TimePosted on June 29, 2016
This is a rare down time for Georgia football players. Many are back home, hanging out with friends and getting a break from the grind. Some are taking trips to the beach, fishing or hunting. They’ll be back to Athens this month to turn their attention to summer workouts and gearing up for the season opener against North Carolina Sept. 3 in The Georgia Dome. Kick off time has been set for 5:30 p.m. EST and the game will be nationally telecast on ESPN. It’s the kind of big-name opponent to open the season that coach Kirby Smart has said he prefers to line up.
Our residents could not be happier. Not only do we wait all summer for the first big game, but this year we are very excited the first game will be in our own back yard, at The Georgia Dome. The Georgia-UNC rivalry has been on hiatus for more than 40 years, but the SEC and ACC powers will continue the series for the first time since 1971. This game marks the ninth straight year the college football season has opened on a national stage in Atlanta with two powerhouse programs in a bowl-style, blockbuster game.
Overall, the Bulldogs currently hold a 16-12-2 advantage over the Tar Heels. The teams will battle for The Old Leather Helmet Trophy, one of college football’s newest rivalry-style icons. Traditionally, winners of The Old Leather Helmet don the helmet on the field after the game, starting with the head coach and then rotating from player to player as the team celebrates its victory. A home near a university provides easy access to sporting events. Living near the championship University of Georgia Bulldogs means a full athletic calendar for football.
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