This Georgia/Alabama Power Couple Have The Formula To Survive The SEC Championship Game 

This Georgia/Alabama Power Couple Have The Formula To Survive The SEC Championship Game 

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This Georgia/Alabama Power Couple Have The Formula To Survive The SEC Championship Game 


For former Georgia running back Tim Worley and his wife Dee, a legendary University of Alabama gymnast, this weekend’s SEC Championship has a bit more meaning to it.

But it’s not a house divided this Saturday, I was informed.

“We’re not a house divided,” Dee said. “We’re a house double-blessed!”

Tim Worley was a superstar running back at Georgia from 1985-88, well-remembered for one of the more iconic moments in Georgia history, an 89 yard touchdown run in a win over the top ranked Florida Gators. He was a consensus first team all-American and a first-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dee was a highly decorated, Olympic-caliber, youth gymnast, recruited heavily by Georgia and Alabama, among others. She ultimately settled on Tuscaloosa to continue her gymnastics career. Dee had one of the greatest collegiate careers of any SEC athlete. She was a 17-time All-American, a four-time champion and a nine-time regional champion. As a senior in 1993, she set an NCAA record with perfect 10’s in five consecutive meets.

Now the two former athletes have formed a power couple and together own a communications consulting and leadership development company, Worley Global Enterprises.

The Worley’s reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, not far from Tim’s hometown of Lumberton. Although they are happily married, during the three hours when Georgia faces Alabama, college loyalties prevail.

“Tim will be glued to the TV,” Dee said when I asked what game day will be like in the Worley household. “I will be in another room – one that’s as far away from him as possible – pacing and watching via a few go-to Twitter feeds and on my computer.”

In the past four meetings between Georgia and Alabama, the Tide have come out on top. In two of those games, stakes were high, and Bama won by a combined seven points in Atlanta.

Both Tim and Dee predict a close game again this Saturday. Tim predicts Georgia wins 38-30 and Dee is guessing Alabama wins 35-28.

No matter who has the correct prediction, the Worley’s have an agreement. No trash talking. Not before the game, not after.

“We have two rules in the Worley home for Bama vs. Georgia:

1. No taunting before the game.

2. No gloating after the game

We have managed to stay happily married through an SEC Championship and Natty Championship because of those rules!”

One way to avoid temptations to taunt the other is by watching in a different room, which is what Tim and Dee will be doing when Georgia and Alabama meet on Saturday.

If you’ve ever seen one of Tim’s speaking videos, you know he has a engaging voice that can take over a room. But during Georgia games, the former SEC Female Athlete of the Year says it can take over the entire house.

“Tim controls the remote because I can’t be anywhere near him during Bama vs. UGA battles. I watch in other rooms in the house. Sometimes I have to put headphones on and listen to Eli Gold because Tim’s voice REALLY carries! I can tell what’s going on in the game based on his commentary.”

Between shouts of “Go Dawgs!” and “Roll Tide!” on Saturday, the Worley home may offer some challenges. But whatever the outcome of the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, these two SEC legends will maintain that special bond, both professionally and personally.

To learn more about Dee’s communication and brand consulting services and Tim’s leadership and speaking consulting, visit http://www.worleyglobalenterprises.com.

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