Hey JoePa, I wanna party with you!

Maybe it’s the Tim Tebow effect.

Those Gators just aren’t the party animals they were a year ago, falling from first place to second behind that bastion of hedonism, Penn State, in the Princeton Review’s new listing of the top party schools. 

Following the Gators were those hard-partyin’ Rebels at Ole Miss (mint julep, anyone?) and then UGA, up from its seventh place finish last year. The rest of the Top 10 in descending order: Ohio University (in the lesser Athens), West Virginia (couch burning!), Texas (do they go shirtless like Matthew McConaughey?), Wisconsin (killer cheese dip), FSU (good to know they’re still good at something) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (surf’s up!).

Seriously … no, wait, there’s no reason to take any of this seriously. The list was compiled from the votes of 122,000 students nationwide and apparently resulted in some Facebook ballot-box stuffing on the part of the Nittany Lions, who for some reason desperately wanted this, uh, distinction.

And I can understand that. When I was younger, I thought these lists were fun. I remember Playboy did one back in the 1960s and legend had it they retired UGA from their list because its partying was so far ahead of other schools. I have no idea if that was really true, but that was what they told us at orientation when I was an incoming freshman in Athens.

And we didn’t even have the hundred-plus bars in downtown Athens to go to like today’s young Dogs!

The rest of the Top 20 found the partying out of bounds in places like Iowa City, Schenectady, Grand Forks, N.D., and Tempe, Ariz. Question: How can the folks at Tulane, located in the Big Easy, hold up their heads after finishing behind Greencastle, Ind.?

26 comments Add your comment


July 27th, 2009
6:26 pm

It’s okay, uga is still #1 in drunken football players.

saint simons

July 27th, 2009
6:51 pm

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

god and greyhound

July 27th, 2009
6:53 pm

Dont miss the bus rickt


July 27th, 2009
7:12 pm

Yep them thare Waste Virginny boys lykes to burn them thare couchezs. Beat them thare doagies in a bowal gaime a few yers baick too! Look at them thare couchezs a fallin out of the skies!!!!

Bill King

July 27th, 2009
7:27 pm

Maybe if Tech was more of a party school, you guys could get out more … and off the blogs. Just sayin’.


July 27th, 2009
7:31 pm

Go Dawgs!
Before the haters hate, remember, college is supposed to be fun. Why not party down and get a good education at the same time? I’ve been to lots of other schools and I know one thing, no other school has anything like downtown Athens. 65+ bars, great restaurants, music venues, etc. in a square mile radius! Throw in all the beautiful women, and you simply can’t beat it.
I wonder where Tech was ranked?

god and greyhound

July 27th, 2009
7:58 pm

Bill King you look like an ewok


July 27th, 2009
8:04 pm

Tech is ranked 284th behind the “Fighting Amish” of East Pennslyvannia State. Those guys know how to party like it’s 1899.

Mitch Cumstein

July 27th, 2009
8:26 pm

That was funny Cuz!

Hope Baylie is doin’ good.

Mike T.

July 27th, 2009
9:00 pm

42-45 A FLUKE!!!!


July 27th, 2009
9:29 pm

Tech was ranked #1 in the category “Campus most likely to be assaulted on”. It was also #1 in the category “Most male student virgins” . In the “Beautiful women on campus” category, Tech ranked just behind the Naval Academy and West Point.

They did receive special honors for it’s tickle piles and for it’s library attendance on Saturday.


July 27th, 2009
9:37 pm

Who wants to go to Tech and get mugged and robbed. Bunch of nerds with there Ipods and laptops.


July 27th, 2009
10:45 pm

Maybe there are people whose entire social existence is a meet and greet with an assailant. They would attend the Institute.

Island Dawg

July 27th, 2009
11:49 pm

HOPE has done wonderful things for the UGA bustlines and oddly enough for the M/F ratio


July 27th, 2009
11:55 pm

The only thing that Tech ranks in is whinning. They wouldn’t know a party if they threw one!!!! Plus all the advantages of the fabulous ghetto view and I-75 make me want to go pick up some Tech women.Now that they actually won a game against UGA makes them feel good. Well all I know is that come Nov., they can go back to whinning about how they got their ass handed to them again, and how CPJ sucks and should be fired!!!But theres always basketball season!!!

m for gt fan blogger

July 28th, 2009
12:59 am

I would like to see the ajc hire m as the gt fan blogger.

Michael Scharff

July 28th, 2009
7:16 am

Bill, the Playboy poll you refer to actually came out in the late 70’s – I should know – I was there…


July 28th, 2009
8:25 am

Another great story from a great media outlet…..why do I keep coming here?


July 28th, 2009
8:57 am

Michael I think Playboy may have started the poll in the sixties. But the one with the asterisk that says we do not judge professionals did come out in the late seventies and solidified my choice to attend UGA.


July 28th, 2009
8:58 am

jim, let me guess. You are bored at work.

Long Dawg

July 28th, 2009
9:07 am

You see who is always first on the Georgia Blog…. Tech nerds… is that weird or what? One, they are obviously at their computer 24 hours a day, two they obviously don’t have much else to do and three, have you ever seen more envy and a bigger inferiority complex in your life?


July 28th, 2009
10:35 am

That was a real mature comment there Billy Boy. You must feel great knowing that you are fat slob with no future job prospects except writing a fan blog. Yep, sounds about right for a UGA grad.

Bill King

July 28th, 2009
11:10 am


Maybe Playboy retired Georgia from their poll more than once. Either that or our orientation leaders in the summer of 1970 could see into the future.

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Ashley Schaeffer

July 28th, 2009
10:20 pm

I love women so I’ll take that as a complement.. woo!

Denver Dog

July 29th, 2009
12:16 am

Georgia Tech has a blog? I just thought they used ours, they can never get over the fact that they were founded by UGA grads.

Joe Pa, the last party I saw you enjoy, Clarence Kay dropped a touchdown pass and a 2 point conversion.

Ga Tech Party? Sitting around and watching a parking garage fall down. Has anyone looked into whether or not Ali Akbar had anything to do with that? Tech no longer has a greek system, they have changed it to Arabic. A sororirty mixer at Tech, a trip to Smithfield to meet some more pigs.

Sorry guys, if you are in Saint Simons, or Jekyl this year and you smell that awful smell, it is because of a Tech grad’s design for the air clearners at the paper mills.

Do Tech ball players still take courses at Dekalb? That is how they get through over there!

We saw your new victory rings while you were picking your noses