In celebration of Jarvis Jones deciding that playing linebacker under Todd Grantham is the best way to prepare for an NFL career, here are five more reasons it’s great … to be … a Georgia Bulldog, presented in no particular order …
You get to go to school in Athens. I mean, really, is there any better college town than the Classic City? As Southern Living recently noted, there’s a vibrancy there that many other college towns can’t match. Great places to eat or drink beer. A beautiful campus. The best-looking women in the SEC. An internationally renowned music scene. Plus UGA sports. What’s not to love?
One of the most impassioned fan bases in college sports. As Mark Richt put it in an interview with Dawg Post, “There is so much passion and love for Georgia. Some of the folks have never stepped foot on campus and love it — that is their team; they want them to do well.”
You get to wear red. Not orange. Not yellow. Not blue like half the schools in the country. And not some off shade like Alabama or Arkansas wear, but rich, bright Georgia Bulldog red! Gotta love it.
The best-looking helmets in college football. And here’s a plus: As a UGA player in the future, chances are you won’t have to don the ill-fated black helmets trotted out for the Florida game last year and widely panned by the Bulldog Nation. They’re selling them off as collector’s items.
Saturdays at Sanford Stadium, the crown jewel of college football stadiums, with Uga, the best mascot in America.
That’s just scratching the surface, of course. Why else is it great to be a Georgia Bulldog?