I'm not going to rank them. Just publish them by dates.
Jan. 30, 1892 - Dr. Charles Herty organizes the first football game at Georgia against Mercer. The most amazing thing is that the first game was in late January likely conflicting with the Super Bowl.
Oct. 12 1929 - A capacity crowd paid $3.00 per ticket to watch the Georgia Bulldogs beat then powerhouse Yale, 15-0, in the opening of Sanford Stadium. The new stadium legitimized the Georgia Football program, forcing Tech to play Georgia in Athens regularly. Left to his own devices, Vince Dooley probably would've put Yale back on the schedule in the early 1990s. He scheduled every other half assed team he could find.
The stadium in 1929. So let me get this straight..did they take this photo from a bi-plane or what?
1946 - John Wooden interviews with Wally Butts for the head coaching job with the Georgia basketball program. Butts apparently levels with him admitting that the SEC, State Government and the university won't let Wooden recruit players of all races. Wooden turns Georgia down. Two years later he accepts the job at UCLA. Wooden's decision rescues Georgia from becoming a nancy boy southern athletic program like Kentucky only interested in roundball success.
Wooden would've own Rupp's ass at Georgia. Just like he did at UCLA.
1964 - Vince Dooley hired as Georgia Head Coach. When he was hired, Tech had a larger stadium, more media pull, a larger fan base, and a three game winning streak against Georgia. 40 Years later, Georgia beats Tech 70%+ of the time, their stadium was briefly 1/2 our size, and it takes a world class search and rescue team to find a Tech fan the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Even the A-Team has trouble finding Tech fans after "Clean Old Fashion Hate"
April 1980 - Herschel Walker signs his letter of intent to play football at the University of Georgia. Walker waited two full months after national signing day to sign his papers on Easter Sunday. Thus beginning his journey as one of the greatest college football players of all-time. If Herschel signs with USC or Clemson, there is no national title.
Nov. 8, 1980 - Georgia defeats Florida on the strength of a 93 yard pass completion from Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott. Called by some one of the greatest finishes in college football history. Earlier that day #1 Notre Dame tied Georgia Tech opening the door for the Dawgs to be ranked #1 in the AP poll for the first time ever with a win in the Cocktail Party. If Buck doesn't complete that pass, he wouldn't be working in sports talk now. And my head wouldn't hurt when I accidentally let the station rest on 680TheFan in the afternoons.
RUN LINDSAY RUN!
Jan. 1, 1981 - Georgia defeats Notre Dame to win the National Championship in football. Georgia had won a piece of several other national titles, but this was the school's first undisputed title. Tech fans weep openly at the realization that they helped make this game possible with their tie vs. ND earlier in the year.
Herschel runs over Notre Dame
March 1983 - Georgia defeats Michael Jordan and the North Carolina Tarheels to advance to the Final Four. Prior to that, the underdog Georgia team beat #1 seed St. John's led by Chris Mullins. Before to the UNC game, Sam Perkins insulted the Bulldogs by saying he "didn't even know what conference Georgia was in." Oddly, most Georgia fans didn't know either at the time. We all just assumed it was the SEC, but if it had been the MEAC or SWAC we wouldn't have been the wiser. This is still the biggest oddity in UGA hoops history as it happened the year after 'Nique left.
Georgia's Final Four Team
December 1988 - The Georgia Athletic Department manages to screw up the biggest hire in 25 years by naming Ray Goff as Vince Dooley's replacement. Erk Russell was right there, and he wanted it. But somehow the whole process went to hell. Suddenly, Tier 5 coaches all over the country are climbing out of the wood work to turn the job down. If he had taken it, there is no way that Spurrier owns us, and there is no way that the program falls apart defensively. The entire decade of the 90s would've been different for the entire SEC.
Photo: God Bless Erk Russell. The definition of bad ass.
Dec. 20, 2000 - Mark Richt turns Georgia Down. Only to reconsider later that night and ultimately accept the job. If Richt hadn't accepted the job, we could've ended up with someone like Chan Gailey. Frankly, Gailey would have been about as successful a football coach at Georgia as Bela Karolyi. Only Bela has more charisma and is better at developing short athletic kids with spunky attitudes who clearly aren't football players.
What did I leave off the list?
Starting the equestrian program didn't quite make the list