Readers pick ultimate Bulldogs fan!

Baylie is the readers' choice as the ultimate Bulldogs fan.

Baylie is the readers' choice as the ultimate Bulldogs fan.

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.

Go Dogs!

87 comments Add your comment

Joe Sack-Shack

November 18th, 2009
12:42 pm

How about those Florida Gators? 20 wins in a row and looking for more.

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
12:42 pm

FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
12:42 pm

Crap-Second!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

uuughh...

November 18th, 2009
12:44 pm

Enjoy the game Cuz!!

Steve McGarrett as Chin Ho's Leader

November 18th, 2009
12:46 pm

Nice choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB

November 18th, 2009
12:48 pm

Cuz, your are the best
and Baylie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff #2

November 18th, 2009
12:52 pm

Great job Cuz! I do love you so!

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
12:55 pm

GLORY GLORY TO LIL’ BAILEY!!!!!

HOPE YOU GET TO ENJOY THE GAME, AND FOR 3 BRIEF HOURS OR SO, FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING GOING ON IN YOUR WORLD AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF SANFORD STADIUM IN THE FALL, WITH A TEAM WE ALL LOVE!!!

HOPE ALL IS WELL, AND GOD BLESS!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
12:56 pm

SORRY….. “BAYLIE” <——— CORRECT SPELLING

Red Clay Hound

November 18th, 2009
12:57 pm

Way to go Cuz! Baylie is a cutie, she must get it from her mom. Enjoy the game.

AltamahaDawg

November 18th, 2009
1:00 pm

Hellova deal!

MommaJulie

November 18th, 2009
1:07 pm

It’s too late for me to vote, but the outcome is the best!!!!!Enjoy the game Baylie!

KathyA

November 18th, 2009
1:07 pm

Woohoooo!! Way to go, Cuz and cuz! Have a wonderful time and know that you are both loved – lots!

Cuz

November 18th, 2009
1:17 pm

Wow! I am at a loss for words, which is not common for me. This is a real great honour and gift that the Bulldawg Nation and enemy bloggers, I only mean opposing fans not real enemies, have bestowed upon my daughter. Many of you know that Baylie had to have surgery this year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. I lost count a few years back at fifteen as the number of surgeries she has had in her short life. I would guess twenty and some change. This is a wonderful prize for her after having such a rough year. She is very excited about attending her third Bulldawg game. She was the one that told me she won.

Thanks to all who voted for Baylie and thanks to all who have posted such kind comments. This is one reason why I think that College Football Fans are the greatest in the world. And this is the greatest sport in the land.

Thank you, thank you all. You have made one thirteen year old girl feel on top of the world. Her Dad feels very humble and cannot express in words his gratitude.

Cuz
Proud to be Baylie’s Dad

CraZyTRaDeMaN

November 18th, 2009
1:19 pm

L-Dawg… ( IN A PREVIOUS BILL QUEEN BLOG )
ONCE THE CHAN GAILEY RECRUITMENT CLASS IS GONE, HE WILL BE UP THE CREEK IN RECRUITING, JUST AS HE WAS AT EVERY STOP ALONG HIS CAREER. SUCCEED EARLY, THEN PANIC BECAUSE NO KID WANTS TO RUN THAT HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE, AND NEVER PROPEL THEMSELVES PAST THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

YOU ARE AN IDIOT. The last three CHAN GAILY recruiting classes were 2005 ranked 62nd in the country, 2006 57th in the country and 2007 18th in the country. These are the classes that Chan Gaily recruited that you say are making TECH look so good???? Over the same time span UGA’s classes were 2005 10th 2006 4th 2007 9th. I guess these are the classes making UGA look so good RIGHT? Johnson was recruiting 1 star player’s while he was at Navy now he is getting 3 and 4 star players at GT. You are ignorant when it comes to recruiting. You should do some research before you post something and make yourself look like an idiot.

GeoffDawg

November 18th, 2009
1:28 pm

Congratulations to you and your daughter Cuz.

Eastside Jacket

November 18th, 2009
1:31 pm

Congrats to Baylie (and Cuz). Have fun Saturday at the game.

Dawg Nation

November 18th, 2009
1:41 pm

congrats on the game guys. Hope ya’ll have fun!!! go DAWGS!!!

FalconUGAFan

November 18th, 2009
1:42 pm

Congrats Baylie and Cuz!

Folks please keep this one blog clean…….

me

November 18th, 2009
2:02 pm

Congratulations Baylie, you sound like a very wonderful young lady. Have fun! Good Daddy-work Cuz…it’s a nice story and will be a great experience.

Tech Fan

November 18th, 2009
2:14 pm

Hey Bill, shut the heck up. Some things are a bit more important than teams, wins and losses. Get over yourself and your petty, insensitive comments . Congrats to Baylie. Enjoy the day!

Tech Fan

November 18th, 2009
2:17 pm

Uh L-Dog, are you talking about that struggling UGa team from last year that was ranked preseason #1 and had 2 first round draft picks on it? And Paul Johnson hasn’t been run out of any school he’s ever coached at. Do you realize how stupid you sound?

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
2:30 pm

TECH FAN……

YOU REALIZE HOW STUPID YOU LOOK COMING ONTO A UGA BLOG TO TALK SMACK??? PLEASE TELL ME OTHER THAN THAT SLOPPY WIN LAST THANKSGIVING, JUST WHAT EXACTLY HAS GEORGIA TECH ACCOMPLISHED?????

I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT ANSWER…… BECAUSE IM PRETTY SURE THERE IS NOTHING ACCEPT AN EMBARASSING LOSS IN THE CHICKEN BOWL AND A COASTAL DIV CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE….ACC. BUT GO AHEAD AND ENLIGHTEN US ON WHAT THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED…………

Fools Gold

November 18th, 2009
2:31 pm

Congrats To Baylie and CUZ ! Im proud for them too!

macrotech

November 18th, 2009
2:39 pm

Cuz, YOU da MAN!!! I love that we get to see the little girl that we’ve all been praying for!!! Amanda, the cheerleader to the left is one of the sweetest gals I know…..LOVE that Baylie got to meet her! Best blessings!

tech

November 18th, 2009
2:43 pm

congrats cuz, i will be praying for a DAWG win for you and your daughter over the wildcats. I’ve seen my share of injuries and combat wounds. This one tugs at the heart, even from an Infantryman. RLTW!

tech

November 18th, 2009
2:46 pm

No more talking smack from either side. This should be a celebration blog. Please try to only post how something in college football has touched your life. Or, college sports for that matter. This one is for CUZ and his little girl!

EW

November 18th, 2009
2:48 pm

And of course you have idiots who make the blog a name calling contest. Way to make it about you and not what this entry was meant for. Real stand up, classy move guys.

Congrats to Cuz and Baylie, it sounds like she has endured and long and tough road and deserves this honor. Anyone who has kids can understand how terrifying it is for your child to go to the hospital, much less go for more than 20 surgeries. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family from bulldog nation. Thanks for being an example of strength and perserverence for the rest of us. Have an awesome time on Saturday!!!

Say What?

November 18th, 2009
2:49 pm

Great post, tech. Hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears. Congrats to Baylie and Cuz. I have a special needs son and nothing compares to finding something that you both can enjoy and get excited about.

LARRY

November 18th, 2009
2:52 pm

HEY LOOK AT ME I FOUND THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

j

November 18th, 2009
2:54 pm

L-Dawg,

GT has 4 national championships to UGAY’s 1.

On a better note, Congrats to Baylie! You are the number 1 fan!

MtnDawg

November 18th, 2009
2:56 pm

CUZ,
What a blessing that you get to go to the game with Baylie. Hope yall have a blast and the Dawgs take care of business!

Go make some memories!!

ARdawg

November 18th, 2009
2:57 pm

Congratulations Baylie! you too Cuz!

L-Dawg

November 18th, 2009
3:00 pm

j…….

YOU ARE ON A BULLDOGS BLOG TO TALK SMACK ABOUT THE BULLDOGS. YOU’RE A REAL WINNER.

TELL US ALL PLEASE, WHAT HAS TECH ACCOMPLISHED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2008….. WE ARE ALL AWARE YOU BEAT A STRUGGLING UGA TEAM BY 3 POINTS IN THE RAIN ON A SLOPPY DAY….. SO ILL NAME THAT ONE… NOW LET’S HEAR FROM YOU WHAT ELSE HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED……..

READY,…..GO!!!!

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ZZ

November 18th, 2009
3:04 pm

L-Dawg, do you ever go out and even look for a job? What happens when the food stamps and welfare checks run out?

Happy Gator' from Gainesvile, GEORGIA!

November 18th, 2009
3:13 pm

The ‘G to the 5th Power’ : GREATER GAINESVILLE GEORGIA GATOR GROUP and THE GATOR NATION is proud to be a part of this vote for the BEST GA DAWG FAN- Baylie! If you can’t be a GATOR–, being a GA DAWG is OK! ~~~22~~~22^*<

45ACP

November 18th, 2009
3:14 pm

Congrats to Baylie and Cuz!
Have a great time at the game.

Memories are priceless.

GO DAWGS!

RxDawg

November 18th, 2009
3:47 pm

Gen Neyland

November 18th, 2009
3:58 pm

Way To Go Baylie..! Enjoy The Game.

Barkin'Dog

November 18th, 2009
4:24 pm

Sorry I’m so late getting on here… but, congratulations Baylie (and Cuz). Hope you all enjoy your special day in Athens, GA! You deserve it. Guess you won’t be bloggin’ with us on this gameday, huh, Cuz!? That’s okay… we’ll be thinking about you guys and hoping to see Baylie on the big board. Cheer on the Dawgs to a big win, Baylie!! Woof-woof!

Michael Scharff

November 18th, 2009
4:29 pm

Cuz, congratulations! Hope you and Baylie have a wonderful time!

Okefenokee Dawg

November 18th, 2009
4:35 pm

Congrats Baylie! You know you won the tickets, so Cuz has to do what you tell him to. But he probably does that anyway.

CO-STARRING LEE VAN CLEEF AS THE BAD

November 18th, 2009
4:55 pm

Congrats Cuz!!!!! Charlene Darlin said this’un made her cry. Me too, well almost. I was tearing up untill I remembered that ya’ll have to sit with Bill. BUMMER!

superDawg

November 18th, 2009
4:59 pm

Baylie is in the house DAWGS do it up right.I will lead the standing ovation have a great time and HUNKERDOWN ON kentucky.

OldDawg

November 18th, 2009
5:12 pm

Cuz i do not know you personally, but have read and kept up with interest with your beautiful young daughter Baylie and her challanges thru your blogs!
Congrats Baylie and I for one will be thinkiing about you and your dad sat. as i watch our Dawgs!

Hope you and cuz have a glorious day and our dawgs pull out a win for us!

Hershel is mental…..you sir are the scum of the earth and there is a special place in hell for the likes of you….to come on THIS blog of all places to spew your venom at a precious young lady who has been thru the trials and struggles that she has had to endure….you are a very lucky man we are not talking face to face!!!!

ATL AU ALUM

November 18th, 2009
5:17 pm

Hey Cuz –
Congrats on winning the contest!! I know Baylie will have a blast!
I don’t know if you’d be interested – and I don’t know how to get my contact info to you without making it totally public (maybe BK has a way?) – but this Auburn fan would like to offer you a pair of my tickets to the Dawg game in AU next year. Yes, the offer is legit…
War Eagle!

# 1 Family

November 18th, 2009
5:29 pm

We just wanted to say congrats to Baylie and thanks to Bill, we enjoyed being in the contest!
Enjoy the Game and Go Dawgs! Jeff, Kristi, Nicholas, Anthony, and Alyana

godawg

November 18th, 2009
5:39 pm

Excellent! I know with Bailey, Dayna and CUZ in the house, the Dawgs cannot lose! Congrats! WOOF! :-)

DBalcer

November 18th, 2009
5:43 pm

Cuz I am so happy for you and Baylie.

Cuz

November 18th, 2009
5:47 pm

Atl Auburn Alum. If you want to contact us send an email to emrbg@aol.com I will then send you an e-mail from one of my main addresses.

Thanks again to everyone that has posted such kind comments. Baylie has read everyone and loves them. She has not posted anything yet, maybe I can talk her into it.