Here’s the spot:
I’m never afraid to criticize the “Worldwide Leader in Sports”, but I happen to be a big fan of the Georgia ad. Even though it’s highlighting a play from over 30 years ago, it’s still one of the iconic plays in SEC history and it announced the arrival of Herschel Walker to the world of college football, where he’d go on to become arguably the greatest running back to ever play in the SEC. Any Georgia fan who sees that powerful run still gets chills thinking about the greatness of Herschel.
Despite the fact that Georgia has had many great players over the years who’ve gone on to tremendous NFL success, is there a Bulldog more recognizable than Herschel Walker?
It also says something that he’s one of the only players featured in any of the SEC Network ads. The Florida ad makes no mention of Tim Tebow. The Tennessee ad doesn’t include anything about Peyton Manning. No Johnny Football in the Texas A&M spot.
And this video isn’t just about a UGA running back. This video and highlight pays tribute to the man who always be the voice of the Dawgs, Larry Munson. Though Munson passed away a few years ago, his presence will always be a big part of Georgia’s rich tradition because he was the one narrating many of the greatest moments in the history of the program. ESPN deserves credit for figuring out way to weave him into the spot.
To the people who want to criticize the ad and say it’s not representative of UGA Athletics - are you also the type that hates all new uniforms? And that more bowl games are ruining college football? And that everything in the world is relatively terrible?
The only thing that might have been better is Bubba Watson riding around in his hovercraft while wearing his green jacket.
Regardless of your opinion about the UGA spot, can we all just agree that the Arkansas spot is hilariously trashy and terrible?