Readers have picked a little girl named Baylie as the ultimate Bulldogs fan. And I think that’s a shining example of the true spirit of the Bulldog Nation.
The photo of Baylie with some of the UGA cheerleaders was submitted in the Junkyard Blawg Fan of the Week contest by her dad Mark Symms, a longtime and frequent commenter on the Blawg under the name of “Cuz.” He says, “My daughter Baylie is disabled and unable to attend many games. She is a fervent Dawg fan and we watch on Saturdays together.”
Baylie, who has had to undergo multiple surgeries in her young life, drew 51 percent of the vote in our online poll and numerous expressions of support from readers in the comments, even from the daughter of one of the other contestants.
The Symms family will get three passes to join me in one of the sky boxes at Sanford Stadium on Saturday for the game against Kentucky. Plus, Baylie’s picture will be shown before the game on the big video screen. (When you hear barking coming from the screen, that’s the cue that the Junkyard Blawg spot is beginning; usually it comes right before David Chandley’s game-time weather update.)
That’s it for this season’s contests. Congratulations to Cuz and particularly to Baylie.