Did the Post Kill the Annual Alabama-Georgia Matchup?

There’s a lot of history in the Alabama Crimson Tide-Georgia Bulldogs rivalry. It dates back to 1895 when the two teams first met (and Georgia won 30-6).

For decades, the annual Alabama-Georgia game was a highly anticipated event. But in 1965, despite its popularity, the yearly tradition ended. In the 53 years since then, the two teams have faced each other only 17 times.

A former Georgia coach, quoted in an article by David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, said the two schools decided it was best not to continue as natural rivals after a lawsuit against The Saturday Evening Post.

There’s a curious story behind that lawsuit. It involves both schools, the Supreme Court, $3 million in damages, and a controversy that continues to this day.