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RE: Crazy thought.... UGA-Mercer FB game.
(07-08-2013 04:55 PM)SouthGAEagle Wrote:  Yep. We lost the first game 50-0, and never got a win in the series.

A Georgia player even gave us our mascot. Before the days of helmets to protect the head, the players would let their hair grow long to give them a little extra padding. When a Mercer player busted through the line in that inaugural game, a Georgia player shouted “Whence cometh that bear?” (football players were obviously a lot more eloquent in the 1890s!), and the Mercer Bears were born.

That's pretty awesome.
07-09-2013 06:45 AM
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Timeline (2017) for a UGA-Mercer rematch sounds about right, if what I'm hearing is accurate.
08-20-2014 04:22 PM
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This NEEDS to happen! I want UGA-Mercer!! What a historic matchup that would be.
08-20-2014 08:26 PM
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(05-31-2013 07:34 AM)SouthGAEagle Wrote:  2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the first college football game played in the deep South, between Georgia and Mercer, one month before the first Georgia-Auburn game. Wouldn't it be great to celebrate that anniversary with a game?

I know it's a little out there, but UGA does play SoCon teams from time to time, so it's a little less crazy than when we first announced we were starting back a non-scholarship team!

I think it is a good thought, and it is conceivable that this game could happen, We play Georgia Tech 2016, and have Beat Duke in Basketball, with the growth of awareness and quality athletics that Mercer is producing, I would indeed be a good game.

Many of the FCS Schools play their larger State Universities.

Good Though!!! Great Goal, Winning Makes it Possible!!!!!!!
08-20-2014 08:50 PM
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Mercer will play @ UGa in 2017 (as Eric Catman says, "Mark my words!)

Regrettably, Mercer will NOT get a return Home game with the bullpups playing in Macon in 2018
08-22-2014 09:12 PM
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