101 Reasons to Be a UGA Fan

Does anything with that elongated “G” catch your eye? Does the sound of the Redcoat band quicken your pulse? Do the words “hunker down” bring a smile to your face? Do you have numerous articles of clothing that are red, black or red and black?

 

University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Congratulations, you’re one of us! And if you are, you know that there are many reasons for your devotion to all things Dawg. Starting today, just for fun, we’ll run down 101 of them — not in any particular order. They’re all part of who we are. Here are the first 20 …

 

1. “It’s Saturday in Athens!”

2. Uga VII and all his predecessors. The most recognizable — and, as Sports Illustrated said, the best — college mascot in America.

3. “The ball ain’t heavy.”

4. Erk’s bleeding forehead.

5. The Arch.

6. “There goes Herschel.”

7. The most beautiful stadium in college football.

8. The “G” helmet design — even better than Green Bay’s original and the best-looking in all of football.

9. Hines Ward.

10. Silver britches.

11. It’s still “10 to 9″ in Dallas.

12. Ringing the Chapel bell after a victory.

13. David Greene and “70-X-Takeoff.”

14. “Unbeaten, untied and unbelievable!”

15. North Campus in the spring. Or fall. Or any time, really.

16. How many other teams have a Beatles song named after them (”Hey Bulldog”)?

17. “Run, Lindsay!”

18. We don’t wear orange! Or blue, green, purple or yellow (ugh)!

19. A drive down Milledge Avenue during Pledge Week.

20. “Between the Hedges.”

252 comments Add your comment

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

I live in Atlanta thanks, you’re right it’s so rough with my skyline view surrouned by rich, good looking, important people, world class shopping and restaurants in the wealthiest east coast neighborhood outside of Manhattan, I see why all you UGA grads stay away, its a tough life.
And i’m going to assume you mean the same N. Florida rednecks you JUST admitted make up the largest UGA Bulldog club. And there is a difference between Gator fans and Gator grads chief, anyone can be a fan including people who work at the varsity.

GatorGirlyMan

July 28th, 2009
3:46 pm

Ohhh sizzle….

“Your 100% right…. but I don’t want to admit it so I’ll pick on your grammar!!!!
Typical UGAY thought process.
Have you ever noticed that UGAYS song is a fast version of I’ve been working on the railroad. Real original!!!!!!”

1, 2, 3 you burned us.

Sanford Drive

July 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

UF shares a chant with Alabama. How is that original?

GoHomeGators

July 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

What is your point? You make zero sense. 80% of the students/grads at/from UGA are from the ATL area. You are most certainly from FL with those kind of cheesy arse comments. Not too smart of a Gator are you, eh?

DAWGNUTZ

July 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

If I have to take a 3-point “beatdown” every 8 years, Then so be it!!!!!!!!!!!

NO WAY

July 28th, 2009
3:59 pm

#4 party school but can’t find a job. Greatest conference in the universe.

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:02 pm

Atlanta area and Atlanta are two VERY different things. Atlanta has more Gators than Bulldogs. But you are right such beautiful progressive areas such as Cobb pkwy and Gwinnett i’m sure are predominantly Bulldog. Those areas make the urban sprawl wasteland in Jacksonville look like paradise, thats probably why UGA fans are so comfortable there.

Croc of..

July 28th, 2009
4:03 pm

I thought I recognized your cheesy butt, go gators, working at Nickolai’s on the Roof. You were that rude bus boy that brought over my wine. I didn’t know they let you stay there at night. Man I guess that would be a sweet view, and I guess you would be surrounded by rich, good looking people (most of which are UGA grads) all of the time.

Sanford Drive

July 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

GoGators,

Where did you get the info about Atlanta having more Gators than Bulldogs?

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

oh man you recognized me, and weren’t you the guy who tried to squeegee my windshield on the way to the Braves game? You’re welcome for the dollar.

GoHomeGators

July 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

Come Croc of…GoGator rents a little studio apartment in Midtown, and thinks he/she/it has “made it” to the BIG TIME. What a cod!

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

Sanford Drive,
I know that the largest Gator Club is in Atlanta and i defintley come across more Gators here than Bulldogs, but i’m sure they are here.

Fluff Fluff Fluff

July 28th, 2009
4:15 pm

goodness you are pretentious Go Gators. I would be ashamed to have you as an alumnus of my school and I went to uber pretentious Emory. And I agree with the south sucks that living high in the skies in atlanta isn’t that much to brag about. This place sucks though I wouldn’t say the whole south sucks

Sanford Drive

July 28th, 2009
4:15 pm

Okay, just checking. For a second, I thought you might actually have a credible source to backup your statement.

GoHomeGators

July 28th, 2009
4:17 pm

“I know that the largest Gator Club is in Atlanta and i defintley come across more Gators here than Bulldogs”

Would that be at The Gator Club, your apartment complex in Midtown, or the Atlanta area? Out of pure curiosity, where is the main Gator Club located at? Is it ITP or OTP?

Festus

July 28th, 2009
4:18 pm

Them thare burnin coucheezes….

Red n Black

July 28th, 2009
4:20 pm

GoGators,

I live in Atlanta and attend UGA and work in Atlanta interning for the summer with your so called “important people” in the high rises, and I think we can all agree that this is not a beautiful city. You can enjoy your “rich and scenic” view of the smog that covers the city while you are surrounded by many homeless… I mean “good looking” people while the rest of us live in the Buckhead area away from the jort wearing Gator grads/hobos

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:20 pm

ok, our differences aside, we would be horrible SEC fans if we didn’t atleast unite against the guy who keeps saying the south sucks, thats uncalled for.

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

hey there red n’ black last i checked Buckhead was very much part of the city of Atlanta, but you’re the Georgia expert right?

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:25 pm

I think Atlanta is actually really pretty, if you go on Peachtree from Piedmont to Lenox or from 17th to 10th thats as nice as any place you see in NYC or Chicago.

Henthabox

July 28th, 2009
4:28 pm

I remember the Fall because of that giant Ginkgo tree on North Campus, with its apron of golden leaves. That tree made me feel optimistic each fall.

Sanford Drive

July 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

Add/Drug people!

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
4:35 pm

The main Gator Club is ITP they meet to watch the games in Buckhead

Red n Black

July 28th, 2009
4:35 pm

At least we can agree on that area gogators, I thought you were talking about places that didn’t have any UGA grads which is wierd because those areas are heavily populated with some bulldogs.

As far as reasons why to go to UGA… Sorority bid day… white dresses on the lawn
If you went there you know what I am talking about.

Cuz

July 28th, 2009
4:40 pm

Thank God and Greyhound you can leave if you don’t like it here.

Fluff Fluff Fluff

July 28th, 2009
4:40 pm

If you think Atlanta compares to either Chicago or NYC, I would presume you have never been to either of those cities.

Herschworld

July 28th, 2009
4:42 pm

what number is spray tan coach

Sanford Drive

July 28th, 2009
4:43 pm

Fluff Fluff,

THANK YOU

dawghouse1011 -Athens

July 28th, 2009
4:47 pm

Football weekends in Athens…downtown is buzzing with excitment….every eating hole is packed, horns are honking , the bars are full and everybody who walks past says GO DAWGS!!!!!!

GoHomeGators

July 28th, 2009
4:51 pm

“The main Gator Club is ITP they meet to watch the games in Buckhead”

Interesting…right, smack in the middle of the heart of Bulldog Country, and where my home and office is located.

101 Reasons it is great being a Bulldog…the smell of Walter’s BBQ (called something else now) wafting in the air as you drive into Athens on the Atlanta Highway near Gresham’s Disco.

GoGators

July 28th, 2009
5:05 pm

I have to say though we are all a little delusional if we think one is really significantly better than the other. This is the SEC we all have huge stadiums, loyal fans, great college towns,the best tailgating and gorgeous sorority girls in sun dresses…except maybe Vandy. I’ve spent time in Knoxville, Gainesville and even Athens and honestly the overall scene is the same in all of them.

Atlanta_Tiger_Fan

July 28th, 2009
5:27 pm

Funny stuff….”most beautiful stadium in college”……this guy must never have been to LSU’s Tiger Stadium!

Damngooddog

July 28th, 2009
5:30 pm

Nerds doing the football team’s homework during the game.

DawginLex

July 28th, 2009
5:45 pm

I see the bobo interception idiot is back. Still waiting to meet you at my seat in Sanford this fall to discuss your disdain for UGA.

Still a gutless wonder posting hate on an internet blog while refusing to admit:

1.) You never played any kind of sports at any level
2.) You never had a date with a female
3.) You think cover 2 means what you and your boyfriend do under the covers

You bash people who have done things you have never done nor ever will do. I bet your parents don’t even claim you anymore, if they ever did.

TOOL

St. Nick

July 28th, 2009
5:45 pm

Blackout success ???? BAHA

Hill Dawg

July 28th, 2009
6:21 pm

Ok, Cuz, you take the cake. Bees should “change to Locus because they only come out every seven years!” That is a real BAAHAHAHA! Could have said something about going to the bathroom so the Bees would read it. They like that talk don’t they.

clickdawg

July 28th, 2009
7:10 pm

yo fluff fluff, texas couldn’t even beat texas tech, and olemiss handed it to them in their bowl game, be real, big 12 plays no defense.

gtfanfrom1951

July 28th, 2009
8:41 pm

Mighty SEC could not beat the Mountain West or have winning record against the ACC. Just the facts……and it is a yankee marching song like it or not.

ghost dawg

July 28th, 2009
10:57 pm

It’s 4th down and the tech qb threw it away. Big freaking ha ha to you wanna be somebodies Ha

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
9:24 am

So buck, do you admit to being the interception idiot who posted above you who I was responding to?

Nice post BTW, full of class. You must have gone to Tech.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
9:39 am

102nd reason to be a UGA fan and grad:

SO YOU WON’T TURN OUT LIKE BUCK

ugablows

July 29th, 2009
9:56 am

love how you keep trying to bring class into this Lex….met many uga fans in your life? have you ever seen how uga fans treat visiting fans? have you ever heard of any other fanbase that indiscriminately poured cups of pi$$ onto people walking into the stadium? NO group of college fans have LESS class than your own pathetic group…..pot meet kettle….have you ever even been to the cesspool?

ugablows

July 29th, 2009
10:10 am

1) our quarterback has a mouse in his pants.
2) you can piss wherever you want. no really, you can.
3) you can buy all our stuff at any truck stop.
4) if you lose your hat, all you have to do is follow any landscape truck and wait for one to fall off.
5) no one cares if you spoon your best buddy.
6) its so easy, even a caveman can do it.
7) You enjoy Scout rankings and beauty pageants more than football
8) Spray tans make you look good without the risk of skin cancer
9) Free passes to the Redneck Games on the back of each ticket
10) Diagram the half-court line
11) You get to rationalize away your losses, but keep your wins
12) You can easily make yourself look smarter by using Caps lock and adding “!!!!!!!!!!!1!!” to everything you say.
13) Ignorance is bliss.
14)Being a fan is as close as the sale rack at Walmart.
15)Teeth: Optional.
16)Make the trailer park unanimous.
17)Red matches your neck.
18)Your ugly dog will look handsome next to Uga.
19. Your fight song was played by the folks who burned the your state to the ground.
20. The redcoat marching band—hurray for the British redcoats who resisted America’s freedom!
21. Your mascots used to be the goats, until Yale came South, whooped your butts, and then you changed your mascot to the same one Yale was using.
22. The hedges. A weed, in the form of the shrub, that shows up at exactly 29 other Division I-A stadiums. How very original (see #3).
23. You can hear your fight song played by several other schools in your conference. It is their fight song too! How neat!
24. Wally Butts was an alcoholic and womanizer.
25. Larry Munson takes after Butts.
26. Your mascot likes to sniff butts.
27. You are firing professors because of a budget crisis but you athletic department had a profit of over 40 million. Which was spent on a statute honoring VD.
28. Jan Kemp.
29. Ed Tolley.
30. Misdrawing the GA Tennessee border.
31. Dishonoring GT veterans in both WWI and WWII!
32. Your stadium corridors were built only half too narrow.
33. Your stadium is a poor man’s version of UNC’s, because you couldn’t spend as much as they did on the same plan.
33. Your stadium is a pet cemetery.
34. Herschel Walker, Herschel Walker, Herschel Walker, Herschel Walker, and his other personality, Larry the Cable Guy.
35. Athens is easily accessible via major highways.
36. The pristine condition of the North Campus after a game.
37. Billboards bashing your own receivers.
38. Three wins in 19 years against UF. But you still don’t like to admit Tech is a bigger rival.
39. Your mascot is a genetic eunuch.
40. 2008 Preseason National Champions.
41. More #1 recruiting championships than actual championships.
42. Many of your women prefer to marry Tech men.
43. Mike Bobo stopped beating up 110# kids (with the help of o-lineman) and took up coaching.
27. Highest per capita use of spray on tans.
44. Everything but the scoreboard looks good in black.
45. Moreno sprints off the field nearly as fast as he sprinted to the NFL.
46. You have a long history of playing ginger’s at QB.
47. Your mascot has better potty training than most of your fans.
48. The #4 business school in the state.
49. The literacy rate of your students is the envy of many rural areas in third world countries.
50. In the 1980’s Athens had an awesome music scene. Today, part of it is(was) on fire.
51. You’ve really improved on that Greenbay G by changing the colors.
52. You are original by not being original at all.
53. The world is shocked that your fans can count to 101.

Jim morrison

July 29th, 2009
1:00 pm

Gators beating GA again!!

HA, Ha!

Enough Said!

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 29th, 2009
3:40 pm

Gatorman

You are dead on. UGA only cares about and SEC ring every 4-5 years (or longer) and beating UF, which can only happen about every 10 years or more.

Have you noticed that no one can defend this program with the important stats like national titles are brought up? UGAY fans start hammering the BCS system, and fail to blame their program.

I have yet to ever hear a UGAY fan criticize their program, only make lame excuses. I guarandamntee you a New York Yankee or Boston Red Sox fan will tell you when their organizations sucks, but I guess the South is just all too polite.

Mike Bobo 17 INT

July 29th, 2009
3:45 pm

Gator Trauma

It is a said state of affairs when UGA fans can only reach back for the all-time record against Florida, instead of hammering their coach and program.

The problem with the program lies in the political correctness of the Athletic Department and the lack of foresight to land a qualified AD who can make the critical decisions. It is like CMR is “hands off” and please do not make him mad, because he will leave for Miami.

Look, CMR is using the UGAY program as a minor league training program to move a a better and larger program like Miami, OU, or even USC. Spurrier said it best when South Carolina beat UGAY at home and said “it is not like we beat some powerhouse.”

There is no respect for this program, and even Montana could see it during their visit. It is a very redneck and hostile environment to anyone who does not wear blue jean shorts, wife beater shirts, and has a chaw of Redman in their mouth.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
3:55 pm

bobo the interception idiot,

We all get it. You don’t like UGA. Go blog where your team’s blog is. You are so stupid it is unbelievable. You only judge UGA because of national titles and you expect someone to respond and try to justify the lack of national titles? That makes UGA a sorry, second tier program?

You are too stupid to even respond to.Your stereotypes need some upgrading there bozo. You are so stupid, you can’t even bash some team that you hate in a way that makes any sense.

MORON

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
4:15 pm

102nd reason to be a UGA grad/fan:

So you won’t end up like the interception idiot spewing venom on a UGA blog, refusing to acknowledge who his team is and refusing to admit he has never played a quarter, a down, or an inning of any sport in his entire lifetime.

DawginLex

July 29th, 2009
4:35 pm

Keep quoting Spurrier einstein. 1-3 vs richt at SC about to be 1-4.
0-2 start for the obnoxious ole ball coach and he will be playing golf on Saturdays in the fall.

Talk about living in the past. SOS has won two big games at SC in 4 years, UGA and Fla. The rest is crap including losing to Vandy 2 years in a row. and having a losing record against clempson.

The fact that you continue to quote him speaks volumes about you, your intelligence and your character.

Jim morrison

July 29th, 2009
5:11 pm

Hey DawginLex, there isn’t a program out there that would not take Spurrier as their next head coach if he were available, including sorry, UGA!

Enough Said!

Go Gators!!!