Welcome to Athens, Jarvis, it’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog!

Some nights, it's even greater than usual to be a Georgia Bulldog! (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Some nights, it's even greater than usual to be a Georgia Bulldog! (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

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?

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June 16th, 2010
11:52 am

“It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog” simply says it all.

DAWG Trapped in BAMA!

June 16th, 2010
12:03 pm

Bill… you forgot the most important thing…..We also get to bark at the other team!

AZ Bulldog

June 16th, 2010
12:10 pm

Unlike Tech, we don’t play in a Jr. High stadium in the middle of the ghetto, with absolutely no chance to talk to members of the opposite sex after the game. Gotta love UGA!


June 16th, 2010
12:11 pm

Good news. I didn’t realize that Jarvis decided on Georgia. I guess I was having too much fun in Athens.

Frank Lane

June 16th, 2010
12:15 pm

Blood is red.


June 16th, 2010
12:18 pm

“You get to go to school in Athens” – assuming that you actually go to class

“One of the most impassioned fan bases in college sports” – Obsessed with 1980

“You get to wear red” – Makes you easy to spot at the Gator Bowl

“The best-looking helmets in college football” – Depending on which game it is.

“Saturdays at Sanford Stadium” – Just watch out when KY comes to town

“Why else is it great to be a Georgia Bulldog?” – You get your bail paid for, more chances than a cat before you get kicked off the team, free tanning salon sessions, free swimming lessons, your own minister instead of a coach, a chance to advance to Dancing With The Stars.


June 16th, 2010
12:23 pm

I forget where we’re ranked but I’m sure it’s in the top five for placing NFL players for the last eight years or so. He’s going to thrive in Grantham’s 3-4. This was a GREAT get. He’s a monster and his presence will allow others like Houston to be even more productive.


June 16th, 2010
12:28 pm

My bad. I didn’t realize he was redshirting this year. I just heard it on the radio and behaved like a 13 year old boy. He’s still a great get for the purported ‘dream’ recruiting team of 2011 which is a little silly really.


June 16th, 2010
12:30 pm

Because, whether you’re a fan or not, there is a ton of interest in this program. With new coaches and a solid recruiting class so far, there is a lot to be optimistic about. 2010 may not be the breakout season everyone is hoping for, but the future certainly looks bright for these Bulldogs.

Dawg House

June 16th, 2010
12:35 pm


Every negative slander you come on here and crap out of your mouth makes the decision for the next recruit teetering between the Dawgs and your school that much easier!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!

80 days til:

1. 92K FANS fill up the stadium on Athens
2. 25K “fans” spread out through the “stadium” in Atlanta
3. 20K “fans” skip the game in Atlanta to go to a sports bar to hate on UGA

We. Run. This. State.


June 16th, 2010
12:45 pm

The only thing that would make it better would be a healthy Larry Munson coming through the ear phones.


June 16th, 2010
12:54 pm

They forgot another reason…..U have the best hated rival in college football!!!! The Florida Gaytors!!


June 16th, 2010
12:58 pm

SSIgator classy as we have come to except from a Gator…Jarvis welcome to the Bull Dog Nation let the dancing begin!


June 16th, 2010
12:59 pm

1eyedJack I agree about Larry the Nation misses him.


June 16th, 2010
1:06 pm

I think the only people who would want to buy those helmets would be Florida fans. Or maybe even Tech fans.


June 16th, 2010
1:07 pm

Maybe one of the most stupid and embarrassing things ever allowed online. I’d laugh if it didn’t cause me to vomit.


June 16th, 2010
1:12 pm

SSIgator is just upset cause Tebow is gone and UF will have to come back down to earth. I agree with CSA, 2010 should be a good season but maybe not the breakout season, but a freshman qb and new def are two things to look at, but 2011 should be outstanding, when the def players completely know the scheme and Murray has a year under his belt and gets to compete with Lemay and throw to Justin Scott-Wesley, cant wait to see that 10.35 speed showcased in Athens. it is great to be a Ga Bulldawg!!


June 16th, 2010
1:14 pm

That’s a good get for the Dawgs. This kid is good. Time will tell if it all works out.


June 16th, 2010
1:15 pm

Tough picture to look at. Either way, hope the kid gets it right this time. Good get, Dawgs.


June 16th, 2010
1:21 pm

I tried to tell all of you guys yesterday that we would sign Jomes today or tomorrow. However UGA insiders did not tell me about the possible redshirt. CMR could be reading out of the Obama playbook and not telling us everything. I do trust CMR a million more times than our president but I think Jones will play and play well THIS season. We just don’t want everyone else in the SEC to know how loaded we are this year.

Hey TigerTime

June 16th, 2010
1:24 pm

Hey TigerTime are you a Clem or Plainsman Tiger? In any how did your team fare against UGA the last 4 or 5 meetings?


dawgfanatic 24-7

June 16th, 2010
1:36 pm

UGA has the best fans and best traditions in college football. Its time we get back to playing like #1 and stop making so many penalties and turnovers.

Dr. Dawg

June 16th, 2010
1:38 pm

It’s great to be a Georgia bulldog because Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights in Athens are better than a weekend night anywhere else. A Friday night in Athens is unreal. And Saturdays between the hedges are Gods gift to man!


June 16th, 2010
1:40 pm

And you get to sign on the AJC blogs and read the inane drivel posted by the fans of all the rival schools who are obsessed with all things UGA.

Charlotte Dawg

June 16th, 2010
1:55 pm

So we just accepted a kid with open arms after he pledges 4 years of his life to Lane Kiffin? Great player or not, I question any athlete that would think the Kiffin culture is an acceptable one. He actively decided he wanted to go across the country to play for that turkey.

Hopefully I’m wrong.

Dog Whistle Translator

June 16th, 2010
2:01 pm

No matter who you are, WE are your biggest rival. We’re the game you circle. You know it. We know it.


June 16th, 2010
2:02 pm

@Charlotte Dawg

He committed to Pete Carroll, not Kiffin


June 16th, 2010
2:03 pm

How sick is it that we could possibly have two linebackers redshirt one year (Jarvis and Samuel) and make all SEC the next? The future is always bright in Athens too!

GA Dawg in Iraq

June 16th, 2010
2:31 pm

Great to be Dawg because they are the Dawgs. Man, I can’t wait till the season starts. I only wish that I could get the games here in Baghdad. It will make the winter go by faster just following them on the net. Can’t wait to see the speed on defence, Houston and Washington should flurish of the ends. God bless you all, even our haters.


June 16th, 2010
2:44 pm

Ga Dawg in Iraq, Just wanted to say thanks for what you and your comrads are doing. Sometimes freedom is taken for granted. I’ll never forget the GI hanging tha UGA flag at beginning of Iraq war. Take care, and Go Dawgs!


June 16th, 2010
2:50 pm

Reason # 6: Never seen a bumper sticker that said “Bulldogs Eat Boogers”.

Old Dawg

June 16th, 2010
2:52 pm

The best thing about being a Bulldawg is the fan following and the great team traditions. You simply can’t beat Sanford Stadium for game experience.

As for Tech, it has some good traditions and its academics are pretty strong. Too bad Paul Johnson messed up a classic uniform. His choice looks like something out of Class A high school football. He stuck with Erk’s design at Georgia Southern and then he went and made a bad choice.

Bobby Dodd is rolling in his grave over that one!


June 16th, 2010
2:53 pm

Thanks for all you do DAWG IN IRAQ.

We are what we are as a country because of people like you.


June 16th, 2010
2:53 pm

Haters getting nervous…..Gators saw that 2007 team dismantle them and Tebow cried ( I like the word weep) on the sidelines….They are scared we will get back to that 2007 type team and they ( Gators) have some serious questions themselves…….

NYC Dawg

June 16th, 2010
2:58 pm

A UGA EDUCATION!!! Thanks GA Dawg in Iraq!

Burdell, PhD

June 16th, 2010
3:01 pm

Good luck to Jarvis in Athens. I hope his health concerns are a thing of the past. Just imagine what a beast he will be after spending the year working out, getting healthy and learning the system. Good luck every Saturday except for the last one in November. GO JACKETS!

Charlotte Dawg

June 16th, 2010
3:07 pm

Well I could be wrong but I thought Jarvis committed to USC and Kiffin after Kiffin bolted for LA.

I guess if he be-heads Duh’ Rick, all will be foregiven.

Burdell, PhD

June 16th, 2010
3:09 pm

BTW…from a proud Tech alumnus…Athens really is a fantastic college town. Having grown up in Georgia obviously a lot of my friends from high school went to UGA and I always enjoyed visiting….and for most of the reasons described in Bill’s article.

But when it comes to college allegiance…I just happen to love my Jackets as much as most of you love your Dawgs.


June 16th, 2010
3:17 pm

Pure class Burdell. Appreciated from Dawg Nation.

Reality Check

June 16th, 2010
3:17 pm

Looks like momemtum is gaining for UGA.Quote from JJ said one of the reasons he chose UGA is the vibe with the new DC. All prospects out there also understand on Defense their is a new sheriff in town and it is CTG. Wish is did not take this many years to change DC’s but now it looks like the tide has turned. If the recruiting class keeps on look out for UGA in 2011 and beyond. For all the idiots who say the CMR has under coached over the last 9 years look at the record. Top five national in winning percentage, three SEC championship games and three BCS games. Road winning percentage, bowl winning percentage outstanding , on and on… Last year was horrible but every team has these every once and a while. Go Dawgs!!!

Dr M

June 16th, 2010
3:23 pm

It just is. You gotta be one to know. And around here, we’re all Dawgs!


June 16th, 2010
3:41 pm

NO BLACK HELMETS. EVER. AGAIN. If CMR is stupid enough to pull that stunt again, he should be fired on the spot.



June 16th, 2010
3:51 pm

I wish Munson was still calling the games. I can imagine his enthusiasm watching CTG’s warriors out there kicking butt. Thanks Burdell for showing class when so many of your Yellow Jacket lovers have known. Can’t wait for the season to start. GATA!


June 16th, 2010
3:55 pm

@Charlotte Dawg, kiffin was still in the nfl when he committed to usc.

obviously, as it says juniors and seniors can transfer without sitting out.

Delbert D.

June 16th, 2010
4:06 pm

“I think the only people who would want to buy those helmets would be Florida fans. Or maybe even Tech fans.”

If TV was still black and white, Green Bay could use ‘em. It’s their logo. I still like the plain silver helmets better. Same for the pants. Not gray, silver.


June 16th, 2010
4:08 pm

Silver helmets? Delbert, you’re showing your age.

Delbert D.

June 16th, 2010
4:12 pm

DawginLex –
“And you get to sign on the AJC blogs and read the inane drivel posted by the fans of all the rival schools who are obsessed with all things UGA.”

That’s why the blogs about expansion were such a nice change. I wish they’d dragged that out some more. Beebe screwed up the rest of my summer plans.

Delbert D.

June 16th, 2010
4:16 pm

1eyedJack – I know. I grew up near Athens, and we used to go there for the McDonalds on Friday and Saturday nights, after the Varsity got to be boring. “Over 1,000,000 Sold.”


June 16th, 2010
4:25 pm


“Over 1,000,000 Sold.”

You’re about 2,000,000 sold older than me.

You got to think of that in exponential form. Double the population since then.


June 16th, 2010
4:28 pm

Bill, Jarvis will mend real quickly after getting back home
on a diet of turnip greens, okra and fresh tomatoes. It
was either the artichokes he was eating out there, or
Lane Kiffin that caused the pain in his neck.