College football is here. Once again, Saturday’s greatest tradition brings us another round of can’t-miss action. While some programs around the country hope for a season in which eight, nine or 10 wins is the goal, there’s only focus at the University of Georgia: bring the school’s third national championship home to Athens.
The Georgia Bulldogs are as close as any team to capturing their first College Football Playoff national championship. It’s year four under head coach Kirby Smart, and after two-straight seasons finishing in the top-10, the stage is set to finally get over the hump and finish the job.
A Sugar Bowl loss to the Texas Longhorns in 2018, following the last-second heroics of Tua Tagovailoa and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the previous season’s CFP title game, left a sour taste in the mouth of every Georgia fan around the country. But that’s not going to stop quarterback Jake Fromm, running back D’Andre Swift, and one of college football’s best defensive units from making another run in 2019.
And as every good Dawg knows, you can’t kickoff a Georgia football game without The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” blaring over the speakers at Sanford Stadium.
Thanks to YouTube user Mitchell Smeak, fans across the country can prepare for every game this season with an iconic mashup in this must-see Georgia football hype video:
UGA Hype Video
When the video shows Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks throwing an interception at the exact moment lead singer Roger Daltrey wails, “Don’t cry, don’t raise your eye. It’s only teenage wasteland,” do you think that’s simply coincidence?
Nah, I didn’t think so either.
UGA football’s 2019 schedule has the team set up for another double-digit win season, and potential SEC Championship Game berth for the third-straight year, with home games against Murray State, Arkansas State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas A&M.
You can be sure that The Who’s iconic No. 1 hit will be playing loud and proud at every game in Athens, Georgia throughout the entire 2019 football season, too.
This post was originally published July 31, 2019.