Happy Super Bowl Sunday Reader! We have finally reached what is officially the nation's most recognized unofficial holiday. We here at the BEAST hope that you enjoy your game day experience and that we are all treated to a classic game.
A fun Super Bowl note DAWG fans: Jon Stinchcomb is one of three former Georgia players that will be participating in the big game, along with teammate Charles Grant and Tim Jennings (Indianapolis Colts).
This means that Georgia now has brothers that have appeared in the Super Bowl. Matt Stinchcomb was with the Raiders when they played in the big game in 2003.
The Stinchcomb brothers are Damn Good Dawgs. Both earned All-America honors during their time in Athens...Matt in 1997 and 1998, while Jon was recognized in 2002. Jon was also a two-time Academic All-America (2001 and 2002) and was a member of Georgia's 2002 SEC championship team.
Matt was selected as the 18th pick of the first round in the 1999 NFL Draft to the Oakland Raiders and also played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during his seven year NFL career. Jon was a taken in the second round (37th overall) by the New Orleans Saints in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Here's another fun footnote from www.georgiadogs.com:
Georgia now has had at least one representative in the Super Bowl for nine straight seasons.
That is the longest streak for at least one ex-Bulldog in the Super Bowl, breaking the tie of eight straight from 1985-92 and 1971-78.
Georgia also had at least one Super Bowl player in six straight years (1995-2000).
Be proud of our DAWGS and be safe out there Reader. Enjoy the game!!!