Let the Big Dawg speak

I was driving over to visit with my Dad Sunday and pulled up behind an SUV sporting a nice shiny “Let the Big Dawg Eat” bumper sticker, and that got me to thinking about favorite Bulldogs slogans of that sort over the years.

What's your favorite UGA bumper sticker slogan?

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Currently, I’d say “Let the Big Dawg Eat” (which was originally popularized by the late Lewis Grizzard) is the one that I see the most, but “How ‘Bout Them Dawgs,” which first started showing up in the mid- to late 1970s and came to national attention during the 1980 championship season, remains another favorite.

A slogan harking back to the 1950s is “Go, You Silver Britches,” which reappeared on a bumper sticker in 1980 after Vince Dooley revived that part of the game uniform. I remember buying one of the new “Silver Britches” stickers at the old Barnett’s Newsstand in Athens just prior to that season and posting it on the wall above my desk at work.

The most popular slogan back in the ’60s, and one you still see from time to time, is “Go, You Hairy Dogs” (or “Dawgs” in later years), from which the taller of our two mascots, Hairy Dawg, got his name. (I’ve always figured Hairy was actually inspired by the old “Harry Dog” cartoon character the late Don Smith used to draw for the game day fronts of the now defunct Athens Daily News.)

Another slogan that still shows up on stickers and magnets gained its greatest prominence during that remarkable early 1980s run — “You Can’t Spell Sugar Without UGA.”

The not very original but nevertheless appropriate “I Bleed Red … and Black” has its fans, too. 

And while I don’t think I’ve actually seen this one on a bumper sticker (too many words), a beloved and oft-quoted slogan after a fall win is “It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog on Saturday night.”

So which slogan is your favorite? Feel free to comment, vote in the poll or do both.

102 comments Add your comment

coachdawg 2000

June 29th, 2009
7:23 am

dawgfan

June 29th, 2009
7:33 am

I think it is, “There is nothing better than being a Georgia Bulldawg on Saturday night”.

Browncoat

June 29th, 2009
7:33 am

Boss Hogg

June 29th, 2009
7:41 am

Let the Big Dawg Cheat

Cuz

June 29th, 2009
7:53 am

Go Dawgs.

I still like my idea of favortie Athens restaurants. When is that going to come up in the rotation?

athensdawg

June 29th, 2009
7:55 am

one
too
tree
fo
five
dem gators don’t take no jive.
go gator.

TommyP

June 29th, 2009
7:55 am

I think the “rotation” needs to end here.

What does GATA mean?

June 29th, 2009
8:04 am

Sorry for not being a “real” fan.

dd

June 29th, 2009
8:09 am

GATA means “get after their ass”

P

June 29th, 2009
8:11 am

What a bunch of freakin redneck idiots!

Corrine Brown (D-FL)

June 29th, 2009
8:14 am

No, it’s GATA as in “go GATA”.

Sanjaya and Rosie O'Donell Love Georgia Tech

June 29th, 2009
8:15 am

What’s that comin down the track!

fwheel

June 29th, 2009
8:19 am

How Bout’ them DAWGS

dawgfanatic24-7

June 29th, 2009
8:21 am

I Bleed red & black!

Saint Simons

June 29th, 2009
8:22 am

45-42!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha

Cuz

June 29th, 2009
8:26 am

Erk Russell’s family version of GATA was “GET AFTER THEM AGGRESIVELY”.

P, I resemble that remark.

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 29th, 2009
8:26 am

“That was a terrible call”, or,” yeah, but we had a bunch of injuries”

BigBen

June 29th, 2009
8:29 am

Open up a can of whoop ass and feed that dawg! Sic’em……

Rick

June 29th, 2009
8:30 am

You can tell when Bill writes his own blogs and when someone else does.

godawg

June 29th, 2009
8:35 am

“There’s gonna be some property destroyed tonight!” – Larry Munson

Mark Twain

June 29th, 2009
8:37 am

I prefer my ignorance over another man’s knowledge because I have so much more of it.

Spurlock

June 29th, 2009
8:38 am

My favotite was when UGA was playing Penn ST. in the ‘83 Sugar Bowl and you could see ‘Lion Meat Gives Herschel The Runs’ stickers everywhere.

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 29th, 2009
8:39 am

“Wait till next year”

Good Dawg

June 29th, 2009
8:42 am

How about “HUH!!! It’s a Dawg’s World”

Mikey

June 29th, 2009
8:51 am

TS7

June 29th, 2009
8:55 am

“It’s not a neutral site. That’s why we’ve lost 14 of the last 16.”

Gen Neyland

June 29th, 2009
8:55 am

‘REMEMBER THE DOOLEY’…ok, I just made that up…

some sense

June 29th, 2009
9:01 am

Another, uh, “family” version of GATA is “Give all to academics”.

MattDawg

June 29th, 2009
9:04 am

I say “How bout them Dawgs!!”

Calvin

June 29th, 2009
9:04 am

Hunker down you Hairy Dawgs!

RAMBLE ON!!!

June 29th, 2009
9:06 am

As a Tech undergraduate, my favorite t-shirt in my dresser reads “I trained (I mean “studied”) in Pakistan and all I got was this cruddy t-shirt”

Mr. Skynyrd

June 29th, 2009
9:14 am

Let’s save ourselves a bunch of trouble. We get it guys.

All Georgia fans are toothless rednecks. All Tech fans are nerd terrorists. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over. You’re out of middle school now. (Well, maybe).

Let’s move on.

Dawgs

June 29th, 2009
9:15 am

2001 31-17
2002 51-7
2003 34-17
2004 19-13
2005 14-7
2006 15-12
2007 31-17

Talk to us in 2014 Bees.

Old Buzz

June 29th, 2009
9:16 am

We just got Munsoned!!

Hugo Chavez

June 29th, 2009
9:19 am

Que’ tal los perros!

Orlando_Dawg

June 29th, 2009
9:21 am

My favorite was “Junkyard Dawgs” … We need to get back to that defensive mindset!

Zoomie

June 29th, 2009
9:28 am

Don’t know if it’s my favorite, but @#$%&! (expletives deleted) is the one I was screaming during all the games last year . . .

Dawgdays

June 29th, 2009
9:32 am

North Avenue Terrorist School

some guy

June 29th, 2009
9:41 am

dont forget the mother of all uga slogans:

“Next year is totally THE year”

Chip

June 29th, 2009
9:48 am

“Gator Bait”

Will

June 29th, 2009
9:48 am

“GATORS EAT BOOGER’S” Was a clasic bumper sticker in the mid 90’s. Right about the time they started kicking our ass every year. So I took it off my ride.

gtfanfrom1951

June 29th, 2009
9:52 am

north georgia agricultural college or uga Unemployable Georgia Agricultural

woodee

June 29th, 2009
9:54 am

we were #1… for a whole week!

woodee

June 29th, 2009
9:56 am

I’m a uga fan, but please God let me have kids who are smart enough to get a degree from TECH!

Tom

June 29th, 2009
9:56 am

“Georgia fans are passionate, but let’s face it – they’re not the brightest fans. Passionate, but not bright.” – Eric Zeier, Novemeber 21, 2001

Admittedly, it makes for a rather verbose bumper sticker.

woodee

June 29th, 2009
9:59 am

Mark Richt – 2009 and still sportin’ the butt cut

Scott

June 29th, 2009
10:00 am

“THE DOGS LOSE ANOTHER BIG GAME” !

woodee

June 29th, 2009
10:02 am

stay out of JAIL in ‘09

Scott

June 29th, 2009
10:03 am

Since I know you can’t count higher than 7, Dawgs.
The consecutive winning streak in the Tech – Ga. series is 8, held by….TECH !

GO BEES !

woodee

June 29th, 2009
10:05 am

UGA = split hoofed, cousin Fkers