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Alabama and Georgia are preparing to gain fans this 2018 with their first-ever showdown football match in Atlanta. The University of Alabama and University of Georgia football teams are made of players born in the United States, who are eligible to play NCAA football as long as they don’t transfer away from a D-1 school.
In 1963, The Saturday Evening Post magazine reported that Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Georgia athletic director and former coach Wally Butts had conspired to fix the 1962 game, which Alabama won 35–0. After the story broke, Butts resigned as athletic director, though Butts and Bryant denied the allegations. The two sued the magazine's publisher for libel, and the case reached the United States Supreme Court as Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts (1967). The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Butts, with the publisher eventually being ordered to pay more than $3 million in damages. The lawsuit has been credited with leading to the end of the magazine.
On December 4, 2021 the two teams met again for the Southeast Conference Championship Game in Atlanta. Georgia was undefeated and ranked number one in the nation at the time while Alabama had one loss and was ranked number three. Alabama again prevailed, 41-24, this time dominating the majority of the game. After both teams prevailed in their national semifinal matchup, the teams again faced off on January 10, 2022, in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, marking the shortest span between two successive matchups in the rivalry. Georgia won the National Championship with a 33-18 victory. This marks Georgia's first National Championship since 1980. It was also Georgia's first win over Alabama since September 27, 2007, snapping a seven-game losing streak against Alabama. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams injures his knee after a second-quarter catch. He was taken to the locker room and later ruled out for the rest of the game. Alabama was already down one star receiver after John Metchie tore his ACL in the SEC title game.
Georgia shackled Clemson early and then ran roughshod through the SEC until its aura was punctured by a familiar boogeyman: Alabama, which scorched them, 41-24, in the conference championship game. (Source: www.nytimes.com)