Turn it down! And you kids get off my lawn!

Greg McGarity wants to hear the Redcoats, not canned music. (Georgiadogs.com)

Greg McGarity wants to hear the Redcoats, not canned music. (Georgiadogs.com)

A student representative at this week’s meeting of the UGA athletics board raised the issue of some of the commercials on the Sanford Stadium video board being ill-timed and “killing the atmosphere,” which is a complaint I’ve had this season.

The folks in the booth running the board at times seem completely clueless as to what’s happening on the field, letting promotional spots drown out the Dogs’ pregame “Krypton Fanfare” walk toward the end zone, for instance.

The complaint prompted new AD Greg McGarity to say he thinks the way-too-loud “canned music” needs to be cut back some, too. As he put it, “I’m pretty much a traditionalist. If the band’s there, I want to hear the band playing. I think our fans do, too.”

I’m with Greg. How about you?

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219 comments Add your comment

Realistic Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:25 pm

Nothing to add really, FIRST!

Bubba

October 8th, 2010
12:29 pm

Remember when Donnan (or was it Goff?) brought in that steroid-addled male cheerleader who ran all over the field before the game screaming and waving a towel? The artificial noise is 10X worse than that guy. Here’s something that will fire the crowd up: Winning.

joe cox

October 8th, 2010
12:29 pm

Goodbye Mark Richt

VillaRicaDAWG

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

Who cares… Can we get a few Ws before we address the music???

Now Deaf Dawg Fan

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

If they play the advertisments as loud this week as they did last time, I’m never shopping at Academy Sports again.

Georgia Southern is BACK!!

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

Canned noise is a problem in ALL sports venues. Just let the crowd make it. Maybe an organist, but otherwise, it needs to GO AWAY NOW! I agree with Mr. McGarity about UGA….the band should be enough….not to mention the 92,000 folks in the stands. End canned noise and do all sports fans (and their ears) a BIG favor.

Dawg #5

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

LETS BLACK IT OUT SATURDAY !!!

Jim Beam

October 8th, 2010
12:32 pm

But what if our players want to dance?

ATLnative

October 8th, 2010
12:33 pm

I actually saw the electronic sign scroll something like “Stop that drive” once when UGA had the ball! Come on people!

K-Town Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:33 pm

Marshall

October 8th, 2010
12:33 pm

PMC

October 8th, 2010
12:34 pm

This is a good call. Glad to see the AD addressing the atmosphere. This has been lacking for some time. It can be A LOT better.

U Gotta B Kiddin

October 8th, 2010
12:36 pm

Why should I go to Sanford Stadium (or the GA Dome for that matter) and get hammered with incredible loud commercials when I can do the same at home?
Plus, my hot dogs are a LOT cheaper!

B-Mac

October 8th, 2010
12:36 pm

Can we address the issues ON the field first???

PDawg

October 8th, 2010
12:36 pm

OMG What if we lose tomorrow?

Texas Pete

October 8th, 2010
12:37 pm

“We’ve got spirit yes we do. We’ve got spirit how ’bout you?”

UGA Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:37 pm

There are too many pointless commercials, yes, that Redcoats

However, The Redcoats should also grow their repertoire to include more current music to get the crowd hyped up. Michigan and Oregon’s bands, who have zero pedigree from what I’ve seen and heard, make us look antiquated when they make a Lady GaGa song better than Lady Gaga does, and we’re sitting here playing the fight song over…and over…and over…etc

norwood

October 8th, 2010
12:37 pm

the canned music is too loud

Big 'un

October 8th, 2010
12:37 pm

What the hell is canned music?!!

Change or Die

October 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

I’m from UGA, but everyone of my friend’s who hasn’t experienced an SEC game wants to go to a game. I send them to UT or Auburn or Ole Miss. Way more fun than a boring UGA game. No real traditions other than UGA.
No more exciting out-of-conference away games, no music= no fun. Put McGarity in the nursing home. And hire Kevin Sumlin from Houston before somebody else gets him!!

Realistic Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

Not that it’s an on-field concern, but that was my first FIRST!

Andy

October 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

Maybe this is why Georgia’s home record under Richt is worse than his road record (at least until this year). I’ve always found that to be very bizarre.

NC Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Good call Greg. Hate the music. Hate the players dancing on the sidelines. And most of all…hate the losing!

Jason

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

only thing needed at the games are crowd noise and band playing from time to time, cut the outside advertisement crap!!! Good move McGarity.

Frank Lane

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Absolutely. Loudspeakers detract from the game.

Dead Mike

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

The worst is the Braves games. I feel like I am trapped in the movie “Drumline”. It is terrible.

bbb

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

UGA Dawgs I agree. I love our band- but let’s add some songs. They don’t have to be Lady GAGA but just some new fight songs or pieces to play would be nice. These are some of our most talented musicians in the state- give em a challenge.

J-Smoove

October 8th, 2010
12:39 pm

Who cares??? Just win a game for crying out loud… but not too loud I guess. GO DAWGS!

Leslie

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

Maybe they need…cowbells.

Bobby

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

I would be happy if the Redcoat Band would learn how to play “Dixie” instead of being so politically correct.

King Donko of Punchstania

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

McGarity can sick a duck. The louder the better.

BigRedCracker

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

I just want to look at the pretty cheerleaders in peace.

Team sux so I got to do sumthing, right?

Maybe the new UGA will help sum…

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

The running backs did some good dancing to that music. What will they dance to now . . . band music? I can feel all the changes taking place. Change you can believe in. No more canned music. No more Oregon – Charleston Southern, instead. After this week, the inbred mascot will take over. I heard the hedges may come down. Shouldn’t they be worrying a little more about what has happened to the program? When that new mascot drops dead on the field there will be some new worries. That will surely make YouTube.

Observation

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

The fans should do a pink out to reflect how the team is playing this year on both sides of the ball. In fact, I think UGA could get more physicality out of the cheerleaders then this pathetic OL and DL.

Auggie

October 8th, 2010
12:40 pm

Vuvuzelas!!!!!

PDawg

October 8th, 2010
12:41 pm

It’s time for the Home Depot tool race!

Uga the Ocho

October 8th, 2010
12:41 pm

This is great and all, but what if the band sucks? Sorry, but the Redcoat’s leadership isn’t on the cutting edge of creativity.

And, the Michigan Marching Band has quite a bit of pedigree, probably more than most college marching bands.

Lanny

October 8th, 2010
12:41 pm

How about the theme to “Sports Center”, that is all the players care about anyway.

Who cares win some games!!

October 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

Good idea let’s worry about everything else BUT winning games! Because that’s what the fans really care about the music level not the W’s!

So dumb!

Bravedawg

October 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

I couldn’t agree with this more. I hated when they brought that crap in…I remember laughing at my first UGA/Auburn game at Jordan-Hare when they played “Welcome To The Jungle.” I thought – “wow, this feels like an NFL game. No place for this in college football.”

Sandie

October 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

How about them playing the sound of police sirens on the PA, that will get them running faster!

Bama in Atlanta

October 8th, 2010
12:42 pm

Can’t you just TiVo the commercials and play them after the game??

Percy

October 8th, 2010
12:43 pm

UGA should post the Rivals.com profile of each recruit who has turned UGA down this year thanks to losing and the lack of discipline at the UGA program as of late. That should get the players attention.

Valdosta Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

I am with the AD let our band play and the fans cheer! Let me tell you I was in Colorado and their adds and music were too loud and ill timed! Now I did find it funny that we took so many dawg fans out there that our kick off cheer drowned out the Buff fans so the music operators played very loud crap right up til the ball was kicked to drown out our GOOOOOO DAWGS SIC EM cheer! Oh and they proclaimed Ralphie as the # 1 mascot in College Sports! I though SI and ESPN settled that, WE NEED UGA VIII! GO DAWGS!

Observation

October 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

BTW, I’m with the others that have been very underwhelmed by McGarrity to date. He’s nothing but a throwback in terms of his mentality and management style. Instead of trying to move forward and establish new standards and traditions, he wants to go back to the 50’s and 60’s.

Percy

October 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

On the big screen, of course!

@cropdusting

October 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

ALLLLLLLLL THE WAYYYYYYYYY TURRRRRNT UUUUUUP needs to be played at least 8 times a game!

Bob Griffeth

October 8th, 2010
12:44 pm

The ads/music are so annoyingly loud it’s going to wake up my grandparents who are buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery next door.

Observation

October 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

I do agree the canned music is obnoxious and contrived, but in terms of McGarrity’s other actions and statements, I’ve been unimpressed.

helmet head

October 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

How about investing in a video board from this century?

Patty

October 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

We were winning more back in the 50’s and 60’s….

McDawg

October 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

pipe it to the Dooley’s house this weekend

SEC4Life

October 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

Loudspeakers?

Is THAT what’s affecting Bobo’s playcalling?

Native Atlantan

October 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

How about getting rid of the loud music altogether. Atmosphere with the Redcoats during the 70’s and 80’s was great. It would be nice to cut out the ads as well.

Rhett Butler

October 8th, 2010
12:46 pm

I like Greg’s call here. Nice job. We have a great band, so let’s let them play Usher’s hits.

Next, let’s resort to public humilation. The next player to fumble or be arrested will have to be physically punished during a TV time out.

Larry

October 8th, 2010
12:47 pm

Ever seen a typical European soccer match, talk about crowd noise!!! SEC or any other college football cant compare!

Cohutta Dawgman

October 8th, 2010
12:47 pm

I think we need something to divert our attention from the field this year.

Von Gannon

October 8th, 2010
12:47 pm

The Buffs had obnoxiously loud commercials, too. WHAT WAS NOT LOUD was our crowd in the 4th qtr. After everybody put their four fingers in the air as if they were going to finish the drill with the team, they went into snooze mode. The team actually stopped Colorado on its own. It had zero help from the UGA fans. Their vocal chords were apparently done. Blame it on the altitude (and maybe also about 10 hours of hard partying). I say fire the fans and get some new ones.

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
12:47 pm

The theme from Krispy Kreme . . . ta da! Coach Grantham will be the one dancing! I am trying to get back on his good side (all sides are enormous) so I bought him some doughnuts for tomorrow’s game. If you see icing on his lips please know that he’s been in the doughnuts – he’s not foaming at the mouth. For $750,000 a year you’d think he could look a little more professional on the sideline.

Penny

October 8th, 2010
12:48 pm

Anybody remember Knowshon dancing to “Soulja Boy” on the sidelines a few years ago…that’s where it all went down hill.

Madison Avenue

October 8th, 2010
12:49 pm

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ANY OF THOSE ADVERTISERS WHO RUIN THE ATMOSPHERE!

Habibi

October 8th, 2010
12:49 pm

NCAA should allow consumption of alcoholic beverages at the games…that would get things more “spirited”.

That Band Kid

October 8th, 2010
12:50 pm

As a member of Redcoats I feel it is my duty to inform you all that we are told what to play for the most part by the Athletic Association. We try and add to the repertoire every year, but Athletics tells us to play the same old stuff over and over again. They literally have someone telling us at the games what to play.

You want more music, talk to the guys in charge. We’re doing all we can.

Go Dawgs!

Observation

October 8th, 2010
12:50 pm

Actually, UGA was really bad during most of the 50’s (outside of 1959) and the first half of the 60’s….UGA had 5 losing seasons in the 50’s along with one .500 season. They followed this up by having 3 losing seasons from 60 – 63….

Papi

October 8th, 2010
12:51 pm

I would love it if all they ever played was “Whoop! There it is!” over and over all game.

sunnyD

October 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

I think the canned music is fine if properly balanced. I personally loved the “Welcome to the Jungle” days at Auburn, and nothing gets me more fired up than those first few opening bars of “Eye of the Tiger.” The canned music is held at a minimum though – accompanying team videos, or just before kick-off when the band is headed back to the stands, or any other time the band may not be in place to play. No commercials except for way before the pre-game show starts or on the VERY slight chance there is time leftover during halftime. Commercial advertisements are pretty limited to the billboards and silent matrix adds in the middle of the seating areas on each side.

Justin

October 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

That Band Kid, its not YOUR music we are opposed to, its the commercials on the loudspeakers instead of the crowd and band making the atmosphere. Play on, Brethren.

That Band Kid

October 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

To Von Gannon:

Yes. Trade tickets with some people who actually wanna cheer for this team. And who don’t leave at the first sign of trouble. Where has the pride gone? I know it’s a losing season thus far but grow some damn balls. Sheesh.

Red Clay Hound

October 8th, 2010
12:52 pm

As long as they don’t screw with UGA hiding behind the french fries bit… Just saying.

Lonnie

October 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

Observation, yes…but in this decade, we are 1-4.

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

Being a little mascot is hard work. I will be doing my very best tomorrrow trying to even my record before the new, inbred, white-a$$ed, 3-eared, weak bladdered dog comes on board. That Deliverance music was driving me crazy anyhow so I am okay with cutting it out. The new dog prefers Barry Manilow so here’s hoping the band can carry it off. I hope you will all stop by tomorrow and say goodbye. I will be the little dog on the field wearing RayBans.

Christopher

October 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

who cares about the music or how loud a speaker can be…JUST START PUTTING THE BALL IN THE END ZONE!!!!!

Michael

October 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

I was looking forward to the Oregon trip, but I agree with the AD on this one. There’s something special about the college gameday atmosphere, and the bands add alot to that. If commercials and canned music are going to drown out the Redcoats, I might as well go to a Falcons game. At least they might win, and I can find a bridge to tailgate under.

Potsie Webber

October 8th, 2010
12:55 pm

Maybe we should head over to Arnold’s for a root beer float?

Ralph Malph

October 8th, 2010
12:56 pm

I still got it!

Sportsfan82

October 8th, 2010
12:56 pm

I agree with McGarity the advertisements are way too loud. I sit opposite the video screens near the band and it kills my ears at times. I would also like to have canned “GEORGIA” music when the Redcoats are on the field preparing for halftime. The Dawgs score and there’s no fanfare during that period. Get with the program. I’ve also noticed at some schools when their defenses are facing a 3rd down, they have something prompting their fans to get up and make noise, i.e. a bell or gong. I would also like to have a Train Horn sound when the Dawgs score. “That’ll get you going” GO DAWGS, BEAT THE VOLS

Chachi

October 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

I love eating short cake.

Mtn Dawg

October 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

Absolutely with Bill on this one. In the word’s of Jimmy Dorsey, ‘Let the band play on’.

@cropdusting

October 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

BREAKING NEWS:

Far East Movement “Like a G6″ will be played tomorrow when UGA runs onto the field

ugared

October 8th, 2010
12:57 pm

It would be nice not just to turn down the volume on the advertisements, but to amp up the band when we play Tenn this weekend. There is nothing more annoying than hearing “Rocky Top” over and over and over. The Tenn band has never wasted an opportunity to play the song during pauses in the game. In the past during pauses in the game, it seemed that the Tenn band always beat the UGA band to the start line. The first band that starts playing is the one that gets the attention. The band director needs to get the band moving quicker and louder. Drown out the Rocky Top.

June Cleaver

October 8th, 2010
12:58 pm

Gee Ward, dont you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?

yep

October 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

TThank you. I’m sick of Phil Collins getting cut off too.

Uga the Ocho

October 8th, 2010
12:59 pm

@That Band Kid

I’m quite sure you could add music to your book if the director really wanted to. I realize the band works in conjunction with the AA, but I find it hard to believe they have total “creative control.”

Athens= God's Country

October 8th, 2010
1:00 pm

I hate the loudspeaker music at Sanford. Its called tradition.

day dream believer

October 8th, 2010
1:01 pm

Fan for 40 years. I don’t mind change and there has been a bunch. Just look at our damn team! Losing to the Arkansas and Missy States of the world. Hell we used to own their Butts. Vince Dooley coached team schooled Missy State and some school out West that has a Rodeo team for goodness sake. Rule #1 you NEVER lose to a team that has a frigging Rodeo team!

I agree the canned music sux. Lets field a damn team then think about partying it up. Teach Ealey how to hold on to the ball then it might be a little more fun watching him dance in the huddle.

Turn down the music. Turn up the Fans and the Coaching!

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
1:01 pm

Get some of the running backs to help you with the band music. Those guys can dance!

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
1:02 pm

This team needs some fire. Somebody needs to make ‘em mad. I say paint all their a$$es white before kickoff.

bruce mac

October 8th, 2010
1:02 pm

The good news is this guy who thinks he is funny with the The Temporary Mascot mantra will disappear forever. Dude, you have posted hundreds of times and you were not funny on the first one. Get a job or something.

Lars

October 8th, 2010
1:03 pm

I’m a little slow to respond, but DeadMike is absolutely right about the Braves. I actually quit going to games because of the “forced” atmosphere. Ev-re-bod-y Clap Your Hands clapclapclapclapclapclap…. By the way, other than Sweet Home Alabama at games in Tuscaloosa (for obvious reasons), get rid of all the canned music.

BobDog

October 8th, 2010
1:03 pm

UGA Dawg, you’re kidding about the Michigan band, right? I think they are rated the top marching band in the country just ahead of FSU and Georgia.

The canned music is an annoyance and breaks the rhythm of the crowd and one of the top bands in the country. Auburn was even more annoying playing “Eye of the Tiger” between plays at high decibel levels, but they seemed to cut that two years ago when we were there.

sthgaboy

October 8th, 2010
1:04 pm

The Redcoats need to step it up with a few new songs. Paint it Black has gotten very old. Let’s surprise Michael Adams and play Dooley’s Junk Yard Dawgs!

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
1:05 pm

bruce mac, thank you for your comment. I will now post so you can comprehend: “Tank you for you’re comment. They’re should be more smart bloggers like you. Go Dawgs!”

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME

October 8th, 2010
1:05 pm

10/9/10 UGA vs UT

Special halftime show by BENNY BENASSI performing his smash hit from True Life: I Have a Summer Share… SATISFACTION.

Also scheduled to be an honorary captain for UGA celebrity TOMMY CHEESEBALLS

Antoine Dodson

October 8th, 2010
1:07 pm

UGA should play “All I do is Win” by DJ Khaled. oh wait……. they don’t win. hands go upppp!!!

T

October 8th, 2010
1:07 pm

Perhaps the band will be more entertaining than the football team!!!

NativeAtlantan

October 8th, 2010
1:07 pm

Uh-oh…this Tech fan has never agreed with an UGA AD before…until now.

Canned music / commercials / promos ruin the atmoshphere and are so loud that one can’t even hold a conversation with someone sitting next to you. We’re moving our season tickets at Bobby Dodd Stadium next season because we’re sick of being so close to the dangerously loud speakers. Way to go, Greg!

James

October 8th, 2010
1:08 pm

The Sand Storm Video really had the Carolina Fans(especially the students) jumping in Columbia! It was almost like it had been rehearsed.

sthgaboy

October 8th, 2010
1:08 pm

Von Gannon – What section were you in at Boulder? Our section was very loud in the fourth quarter.

the real Kirby Smart

October 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

God forbid it actually gets loud in the stadium. It might wake up some of the old geezers that also want richt to stay b/c he’s a “good’ man and goes to church all the time. sometimes it just embarrassing to be a UGa grad. I just don’t get it.

Matt the Brave

October 8th, 2010
1:12 pm

THANK YOU. Could you also get the band to play stands tunes instead of “Hungarian Dances”, “Paint it Black”, and anything else they play thousands of times and sounds like crap?

South Ga Dawg

October 8th, 2010
1:13 pm

The atmosphere needs to be loud and with some hip hop when possible for the recruits. duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WAKA FLOCKA FLAME

October 8th, 2010
1:15 pm

The REAL UGA…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrkjEl63G-0

I PUT OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

DU DU DU DUUU DUUUUUUUUUUUU

Everyone follow me to UPTOWN LOUNGE for 25 cent happy hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colorado Dawg

October 8th, 2010
1:16 pm

AMEN! I’ve been getting tired of this trend of colleges piping music in through loud speakers. And CU was even pumping in a recorded cheer last week! Pathetic and lame.

But, I’ve got to say that the Redcoats need to learn a new song to play on 3rd downs. That funeral dirge thing is nothing to get excited about and about the least energetic thing you could play at a point when the team and fans need to be getting pumped up.

Here's the only motivation speech you need....

October 8th, 2010
1:17 pm

The last thing he said to me, “Doc,” he said, “some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Doc,” he said, “but I won’t smell too good, that’s for sure.”

kee

October 8th, 2010
1:17 pm

I think we need to wrry about getting the stadium filled before the game before we start talking about lowering the noise level of advertisements. Our student section IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The type of atmosphere that we need is like the one I see at all of the other major opponents stadium when I visit them…loud and crazy ALL THE TIME!!!

?????

October 8th, 2010
1:18 pm

Grasping at straws.

mamiefone

October 8th, 2010
1:18 pm

i like to see the players dance. its better than watching them try to tackle.

?????

October 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

Whistling past the graveyard.

j

October 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

I guess the noise and the band is all that the dog poop nation can talk about now.

oh well there is always nexr season’s preseason national championship.

the ship be sinkin. all pups jump off.

bdawg59

October 8th, 2010
1:22 pm

I’d like to hear more than three tunes the entire game…especially that slow funeral dirge they play. What is that? Sounds like they’re warming up! I’ve been to high school games with better developed set lists.

I’d like to see some action from those guys to get the crowd fired up too. Have you ever watched Clemson or Auburn? Those guys must have physical tryouts for the band…they’re duckin’ and weavin’ the entire game.

Listening to the Red Coats is like listening to Baroque chamber music.

BG

October 8th, 2010
1:23 pm

Greg is right again!

Tim '85 DAWG

October 8th, 2010
1:24 pm

THANK YOU! I hate that crap. Not only does it kill momentum, it kills tradition. College football is about pageantry and tradition, and that is where the band comes in, not the latest top 40 hit blaring at ear blistering decibels. If I want commercialization I can go to an NFL game. College is not and should not be about that! But it is the almighty dollar at work.

DawgBuzz

October 8th, 2010
1:26 pm

The only noise I want to hear is the crowd loud and supportive of the team. And the band of course. Go Dawgs!

Theron Sapp

October 8th, 2010
1:26 pm

I’d like less music and more major college opponents.

Gbal

October 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

BRING BACK JAMES BROWN!!!!

Richard Cranium

October 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

Maybe the inbreds should try a “pink out” … or more cowbell…

What’s the over & under on a player getting arrested this week..??

bob

October 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

War Eagle!!!

natedawg

October 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

we should play “bottoms up” on the loud speakers. remind the other fans we still are #1 in something…partying!!

4williec

October 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

Get back to basics….band music and hard nosed football…screw the rest of that crap!

Red

October 8th, 2010
1:29 pm

I’ve complained to the athletic department last week about this. It is true at basketball games and baseball as well. The artificial noise and “music” is unbelievably awful. And, as someone else said, you can’t even have a conversation with the person sitting next to you.

Johnny Nam

October 8th, 2010
1:30 pm

The only music you guys will hear this weekend will bethe funeral dierge!!!!

Mike

October 8th, 2010
1:32 pm

Canned music is everywhere. It used to just be in dental offices and elevators. Now it’s in the school plays, sporting events, and at CHURCH! That’s the worst. Using canned music to worship the Lord. Man, get a piano and an organ, + a choir. Do you know what it’s called when a singer gets up on stage at church and sings to a CD? Karaoke.

Love My Dagz

October 8th, 2010
1:33 pm

WOOF WOOF WOOF! I love my dawgz… bleeding red and black baby! I’ll be barking til the end! Sic Em Woof Woof Woof GoDAWGZ… gotta go buy some more UGA gear at the wal mart now … i never been to athens nor did I attend college but I love me sum good ole georgia Bulldawgz!!!!

weloveruss

October 8th, 2010
1:34 pm

Russ, we are UGA fans and you own us. Keep it up.

Reptiillicide

October 8th, 2010
1:34 pm

I’m fine with the band getting more time, but like others have said, I wish they would add new material into their repertoire. Aside from Glory, they play all of about 3 songs. Their halftime show selections are usually crap too. Mix it up, jazz it up a little and create a little energy. The past couple of years watching the Redcoats has reminded me of what our team has looked like all year thus far – flat and uninspired.

Mike

October 8th, 2010
1:34 pm

I don’t mind the Redcoat Band, but I wish they’d stop dressing like Michael Jackson. I realize it’s the whole “military honor” kind of thing, but it’s so old. Does every band have to dress like they’re right out of the Ottomon empire?

Chip

October 8th, 2010
1:34 pm

I agree we need less canned noise and more genuine fan support. We need more enthusiastic fans in the seats from start to finish. What’s worse the students that drift into the stadium late or the 25,000 alums that leave at the end of the third quarter to beat the traffic on the Atlanta Highway? These fans missed a chance to cheer on a spirited come-back in the fourth quarter of the Arkansas game.

Roll Tide

October 8th, 2010
1:35 pm

Maybe they should let the bad play football and the football players sing in the stands…can’t be any worse than they have been the last 4 weeks. There isn’t any way Georgia can bet Tennessee…if Tennessee could count they would have beat a ranked LSU team

Roll Tide

October 8th, 2010
1:35 pm

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UGA Dawg

October 8th, 2010
1:37 pm

OSU, UGA, Alabama’s Million Dollar Band, USCWest, UT-Austin, and LSU were the first bands to come to mind. (also Auburn because they completely outplayed Redcoats last season). and every HBCU band. Michigan slipped my mind o_O

Love My Dagz

October 8th, 2010
1:38 pm

BARK BARK BARK! I love my doggies, and my red truck and my UGA hat… to me they arent a college they are the pro team for Georgia, Ive never been to athens or to college but I love spending my money on them and acting like I know what Im celebrating when I bark after a 3 yard gain… I dont really care that me and my UGA friends dont understand the sport it all about the BARKING … Bark Bark Bark … woof … sic em yall good ole dawgz you

chickenman

October 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

ya the music is causing mike bobo to call the wrong play… it really isnt his fault..HAHA.

Ol Balls Coach

October 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

Agree – no to the canned music – sorry Ealey – try running instead of dancing.

UGA Dawg

October 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

and also the world famous Leland Stanford Jr. Band

gerald

October 8th, 2010
1:40 pm

How about some Canned Heat….Im going to the country, baby do you want to go?

GStateBen

October 8th, 2010
1:42 pm

The main issue in Athens is that the fun stops when the tickets are taken. There is so much focus (and rightully so, it’s a fun thing) outside of the stadium and tailgating. The game is almost an after thought. I grew a Florida State fan and Doak was packed and jumping 45 minutes before kickoff because they were ready to see top notch college football. The tailgating was very good but the game was the best thing.

Good for McGarity for stepping down the artificial noise. Use digital crowd prompts and the fans will yell. Ask Jacksonville State how loud it was when he played Georgia State in the Dome this year:
““I’ve been in the Superdome playing Michigan,” Crowe said. “I’ve been inside loud stadiums, but I had no idea that this number of people could make so much noise, especially down in the bowl. It’s loud. I was thinking about it the whole time.”

Step your game up Georgia fans!

CoachT

October 8th, 2010
1:43 pm

Traditions?
Well, a bunch of lame cultural marxists thought it was a fine idea to change the name of the band from the Dixie Redcoat Marching Band to just Redcoat Marching Band (as if UGA had some connection to the British Army)……how’s that working out?
Our band is getting trashed for having no tradition but Dixie Cups, Dixie Chicks, Dixie Crystals, Dixie Stampede, Winn-Dixie, Dixie Wooten, Dixie State, Dixie-Electric, Dixie Outfitters, etc. are still doing fine.
P.C. Marxist trash always comes back to bite.

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avid dawg fan

October 8th, 2010
1:46 pm

Lets put some points on the board and get some wins before we concern ourselves with the music being “too loud.”

PTC DAWG

October 8th, 2010
1:49 pm

I agree with GM 100%

corkylovesbeer

October 8th, 2010
1:49 pm

Does this mean no more spearchucking music??

Go Dawgs!

October 8th, 2010
1:49 pm

McGarity went on to admonish all of the kids to get off of his damn lawn.

Will

October 8th, 2010
1:49 pm

Wasn’t there a politician recently that told us change was good?

VOLNATION

October 8th, 2010
1:50 pm

Don’t worry guys. You’ll be hearing Rocky Top far more than you’re stupid Georgia-based commercials tommorow anyways.

Jeff

October 8th, 2010
1:53 pm

FINALLY……GET RID OF THE MUSIC……..LET THE BAND PLAY……

Mike

October 8th, 2010
1:54 pm

I guess they don’t want to call them the Dixie Redcoat band anymore because that would imply that they’re losers, like the CSA.

fdfdf

October 8th, 2010
1:55 pm

Way to try to take the focus off of four back to back beatdowns

bozydeco

October 8th, 2010
1:56 pm

I want to hear more Redcoats Band plus I wish the tv networks would show them on TV during telecasts. Nina, the clarinet player ROCKS!

TD

October 8th, 2010
1:59 pm

This is what Bulldogs talk about when they are 1-4!

blazerdawg

October 8th, 2010
2:02 pm

Agreed…canned music and loud commerials are annoying. The Braves games and Auburn football are the worst….booth DJ guy does not need to jack-up the crowd…let it happen on its own, when it gets quiet most crowds will respond on their own…let the spontaneous happen.

San Francisco Dawg

October 8th, 2010
2:03 pm

What crowd noise? When you are losing every game you better have loud canned music!!

Vol Lady

October 8th, 2010
2:04 pm

Her’s something that will keep the crowd noise down:

Tennessee 31, Georgia 21.

Mr. Obvious

October 8th, 2010
2:05 pm

If UGA stops playing loud hip-hop music at the stadium on game days and glorifying that type of (ahem) culture, the school will stop attracting so many THUG recruits who will eventually only be arrested for felonious behavior and keep us in contention for the infamous “Fulmer Cup” each year.

Dawg Catcher

October 8th, 2010
2:06 pm

I’ve never understood how anyone – even an alumnus – could support and take pride in UGA’s football team. When you look at their history for the past forty years, how can anyone ignore Jan Kemp and the “remedial studies” scam, the Jim Harrick fiasco, the DUIs in the athletic office, the DUIs and other arrests of players, the #1 party school tag (i.e., the most drunk students), the suspensions and outright dismissals, the Fulmer Cup, and on and on?

As disgraceful and humiliating as it is, I don’t see many alums and fans demanding an end to this sordid activity. It sets UGA apart as the kind of school most people abhor, and it’s become an embarrassment to the whole state of Georgia.

Will it never end? Apparently not while Mark Richt is at UGA. Richt is perhaps the biggest hypocrite in the United States. But even with all the cheating and lawlessness that he ignores, he still can’t win the SEC.

So you’re paying him to be BCS champions, but he can’t even win his SEC division. So why do you pay him millions of dollars a year?

Just asking.

Dawg Hater

October 8th, 2010
2:07 pm

Just something else for UGA to whine about. THWG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cg

October 8th, 2010
2:08 pm

Just hired and acting a ASS already. WIN A GAME!!!!

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
2:08 pm

I have written a little hip hop song for the game:
Paint ya’ a$$. Paint ya’ a$$, Paint ya’ a$$ . . . WHITE!;
Paint ya’ a$$. Paint ya’ a$$, Paint ya’ a$$ . . . WHITE!;
Now that’s a SIGHT! Painted all WHITE!;
Wont’ do any good ’cause we have no FIGHT!;
Run to left, Run to the RIGHT!;
Hit and Run then Run out of SIGHT!;
WHITE! WHITE! Paint ya’ a$$ WHITE!;
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT Dawgs FIGHT!

Thankyouverymuch. Russ

Angel

October 8th, 2010
2:08 pm

Play some heavy gangsta rap. That ought to get the player-thugs all worked up.

cg

October 8th, 2010
2:09 pm

Just hired and acting a ASS already.. WIN A GAME!!!!!

Dawgfan15

October 8th, 2010
2:10 pm

Granted some of the canned music is a bit much but it also appears some gets the crowd revved up. As a few others have noted, if the Redcoat Band would start playing some current stuff as well there would be no need for all the canned stuff. And don’t forget, those ads bring in money for the athletic department and university.

Mike

October 8th, 2010
2:10 pm

To “the real Kirby Smart”: Seems to me the only embarrassment here is your grammar, son. You did say you were a UGA grad? I’m one of the “old geezers” to which you refer (graduated December ‘76) and I certainly get it. I’ve been a season ticket holder and financial contributer for 30 years and attend all home games and most away games EVERY YEAR. Yes, Richt is a good man and I remember when coaches stood for more than just wins and losses. I think you need to re-take a grammar class and get to church. Yes, I’m tired of losing too, but Richt won’t be fired this year nor should he. He will, most likely be req

Siegel Joe

October 8th, 2010
2:11 pm

How on earth is this front page (of the entire online AJC) news?????

Mike

October 8th, 2010
2:12 pm

Sorry for the interruption … He will most likely be required to make some changes at the assistant coach level, but with a multi-million dollar buy out, Adams won’t pay – nor is it time. Learn a little patience and grow up, sport …

Ted Striker

October 8th, 2010
2:12 pm

1) The commercials/promotions are often a problem and ill-timed. They bring in money to UGA but at the expense of game flow and crowd enjoyment. Most people could totally live without them. The Academy Sports promo is way too loud.

2) Music over the speakers is another matter. I personally like it & know a lot of other people who like it too, although it’s impossible to please everyone.

dawgdawgdawg

October 8th, 2010
2:17 pm

Vol Lady:

You must be the only one that knows how to use the computer and count…welcome to technology.

Music Man

October 8th, 2010
2:20 pm

Glad McGarrity is focusing on the big picture! Just don’t take away Baba O’Riley!

Helmand Dawg

October 8th, 2010
2:21 pm

It’s the “me too” syndrome amongst sports marketing departments. If Florida has a jumbo tron and scrawls the names of recruits on it then UGA needs one too. I applaud McGarity for addressing this crap. Life-long college football fans become such due to game-day atmosphere and tradition. If I want to take my kids to folks dance to synthesized music I’d go to a Hawks game (no chance). UGA and many other programs seemed determined to make game day as sterile and safe as possible. From tailgating restrictions to excessive marketing, UGA and college football are dying the death of a thousand cuts.

Jay

October 8th, 2010
2:23 pm

Might as well keep the music, no one is going to cheer when you replace games like Oregon with Charleston Southern.

dawg stuck in AL

October 8th, 2010
2:24 pm

Bill,

I would really love to have “like” and “dislike” buttons for the comments on your blawg. Some of the comments express a suggestion that I’m sure many of us would like to second!

I would also like Fuzzy’s back in operation with Joe Dale in the kitchen.

And a pony for Christmas.

But mostly, I would like for the dawgs to WIN !!

x dog ticket holder.

October 8th, 2010
2:24 pm

can someone turn up the sound when the announcer states FIRST DOWN GA. I CAN’T HEAR IS AS I DRIVE AWAY IN THE 3 QUARTER!!!

Itsover

October 8th, 2010
2:25 pm

We need the advertisements to pay for Richt’s and the other coaches’ salary. Geez, how do you expect UGA to make money–sell jerseys?

richard rodriguez

October 8th, 2010
2:29 pm

The music is great. Unless the band is facing you, you cant here them. The ads need to go.

4williec

October 8th, 2010
2:29 pm

I sometimes wonder if the band director, or whom ever is determining what the band plays and wears, as well as deciding what hideous noise is blaring from those mega watt stadium amps and speakers, is suffering under the illusion that this is Grambling or Morehouse…

The Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ

October 8th, 2010
2:31 pm

We haven’t had a drive-by so far this season. Is it because nobody on the team has a driver’s license? When that new mascot gets in place you don’t want to ride with him because you never know when he will drop dead. Enlarged heart and other issues too numerous to mention here. Did I mention the third ear?

boots

October 8th, 2010
2:31 pm

Spot on. A comment that all the pro franchises should listen to as well. They should try upgrading the food and bathrooms. I think we can afford it.

Ralphie The Buffalo

October 8th, 2010
2:35 pm

RUSS..Come back to Colorado after they kick your brown a$$ out after this weekend. You can share my pen/crib. Our fans would love to have you as a reminder of beating the “Mighty Georgia Dawgs” cause we cant beat anybody else. Oh and write us a new fight song too !

Your Pal

southernboy144

October 8th, 2010
2:36 pm

I’ve been going to Georgia games for 20 years and the only game that our fans have been LOUD at was the first BLACKOUT against Auburn!! The music that was played two and three years ago was great! It stinks now!! The Band is fine, but they really don’t get our team or fans excited.

Miss State Bulldog

October 8th, 2010
2:42 pm

RUSS I heard it on good authory that the reason the crowd noise in Sanford & Son stadium was quiet the last yr or so was because of your white painted a$$…nobody wants an Uga inposter with a painted a$$…but thanks for visiting Starkville and giving us a WIN.!

RxDawg

October 8th, 2010
2:47 pm

Turn down the commercials. Love the canned music, but sounds like we could upgrade the speakers, alot of times it sounds like blown speakers. Would love to hear the redcoats broadcast live over the speakers.

Jackson

October 8th, 2010
2:49 pm

Von Gannon

October 8th, 2010
2:53 pm

I was in the heart of the Bulldog Nation on row 34 – apparently named for Hershel – in section 102 I think it was, on the 20 yard-line, west stands (gym side). It was a mausoleum when Colorado had the ball right before we got it back. Yes, the crowd was great till quarter # 4. In fact, the Bulldog nation had been phenomenal all day long in Boulder. But, if you’re going to act like you’re a real “Finish the Drill” ballplayer with 4 fingers in the air at the beginning of the 4th qtr., “FINISH THE DAMN DRILL!”

DoofusDawg

October 8th, 2010
3:00 pm

If the fans would actually MAKE some noise during the game instead of making it a social event, we wouldn’t need artificial noise. Socialize before and after, get loud during! We could have one of the most intimidating places in the country to play if we would just do it!

EB

October 8th, 2010
3:20 pm

I’m a Redcoat, I love this!

Will

October 8th, 2010
3:23 pm

Also, If we start getting blown out tomorrow, I am all for loud canned music drowning out the boo birds. I have a pulse on Bulldawg Nation and I don’t think it’s going to be pretty if we go down 14 points in the first quarter. Please everyone, I am as frustrated as most please but realize there are a bunch of 17 and 18 year old kids watching us trying to decide if UGA is the right place for them. Try and hold your boo’s until you get into your car to go home like I do.

South Ga. Girl

October 8th, 2010
3:31 pm

Temporary Mascot formerly known as Russ-YOU are the best! Why the dawgs would ever want to get rid of you is beyond me. Stay on the blogs and keep posting. You are the funniest one on here. Love your new hip hop ditty too!

Former Athletic Office Assistant

October 8th, 2010
3:43 pm

Actually Uga the Ocho and sthgaboy, I worked in the athletic office for two years. The athletic office has COMPLETE control over what/when the band plays. What other kind of music do you think old, rich white men want to listen to? Hint: It’s exactly what The Redcoats play b/c it’s what got them pumped up in their glory days.

Uga the Ocho

October 8th, 2010
4:05 pm

I can see them controlling WHEN the band plays, but not WHAT they play.

That’s a little far-fetched to me (and I’m a former band knob who once worked in a major D-I athletic department, so I’m quite familiar with how college athletic bands work).

Redcoat

October 8th, 2010
4:15 pm

I love hearing people complaining about the band whenever the subject of gameday atmosphere is brought up! If you actually cared about the band, you would know the band director’s name! Also, we only play three songs? Ok… Here’s a few that we play: Glory, Krypton, All the Way Turnt up, Shout it out, Glory Dixieland, Tara (after the game), Hey Baby, and Bacchanal. This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s definitely more than 3 songs. I thank the people who made the comments about the Athletic Association controlling us (the band). I also thank the author of the article for his awesomeness. It is great to see that there are still people out there that understand.

Uga the Ocho

October 8th, 2010
4:26 pm

Unless his name is Art Bartner, John Paynter or William Revelli, well, you get the picture…and anyway, yes, you do need a better list of charts.

Just another Redcoat

October 8th, 2010
4:58 pm

@ugared, I’m a third year member of the Redcoats, and please believe me when I say that we hate Rocky Top just as much as everyone else. We don’t want to hear it either. The Tennessee band, however, has a very limited list of songs they play during games and Rocky Top happens to be their favorite. We do our best, but when they play the same song over and over there’s not much we can do about it.

Calvin Ruff Ruff

October 8th, 2010
5:02 pm

I have no problem with the change if we really are going to have fewer ads (even though they bring in the money) and less “canned music.” I really do like being able to hear my buddies in the stands and not having my ears blown out. My suggestions are as follows:

1) No ads from athletic directors or any UGA officials talking about trash pick-up and drinking. This public announcement crap is useless. Fans are gonna do what they do.

2) No “All I do is Win” by D.J. Khalid. Number one, we don’t win. Number two, the artist has a Islamic sounding name. You could play “The Little Man” by Alan Jackson in honor of Carlton Thomas, but that would be a country song. (see #4)

3) No “Who let the Dogs Out.” This is old and lame. It played out years ago. Whatever happened to some good old fashion James Brown!!!

4) No country songs either. They don’t really fire anybody up and if the players start line dancing somebody will complain about that too.

5) Definitely do not play that song they kept playing in Colorado. It started out “Hey hey…” and they played it every single time Colorado made a play. (somebody tell me the name and artist and I’ll hunt him down.) That song should never be played in a stadium.

6) Redcoats. Keep playing what you play, but add a little more to the playlist. I’m not asking you to be Grambling, Florida A&M, or LSU, however I absolutely would love it if you would do some drum solos and have a few jam sessions. The band can have the crowd rockin’

7) Show the cheerleaders on the big screen more. They fire me up!!! People will cheer for them.

8) Unlike Fred Gibson…… I do not under any circumstances like the Rocky Top Song!!! Defense, please keep them from scoring so I don’t have to hear that datgum song. It is sickening.

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Ben There

October 8th, 2010
6:52 pm

You da man, Greg! Like everything you have said / done!

ddt

October 8th, 2010
7:49 pm

If the Vols win tomorrow the band will need to play some funeral home music since most of the UGA fans will kill themselves.

ozzfest

October 8th, 2010
11:12 pm

McGarity had better worry about the idiot responsible for our garbage non-conference schedule the next 10 years instead of the songs being played. I doubt the fans from Idaho State or Coastal carolina will notice the song selection.

doneit

October 8th, 2010
11:27 pm

Yes, the music the band plays is terrible. The band music is more like funeral music. How you gonna cheer anyone up with that stuff? What ever happened to marshall music, football music? Every band you hear now a days at football games play that stuff. I even heard ‘pop goes the weasel’ a couple of times. It is my theory that all the band directors in the country were at a convention and decided that football music was beneath them. They decided to play more sophisticated stuff.

Tide Roll

October 8th, 2010
11:29 pm

TELL THE REDCOATS (OR IS IT REDPANTIES) TO QUIT PLAYING “PAINT IT BLACK” OVER AND OVER. IT’S A LOUSY SONG AND THE LAST TIME YOU WORE BLACK, YOU WERE DOWN 31-0 AT HALF!!!

K-Baby

October 8th, 2010
11:56 pm

Learn your history folks. A Marxist plot????? Get real. The Redcoat Band stopped playing Dixie and dropped Dixie from their name because in the early ’70s, some people were throwing things at the band BECAUSE they played Dixie and some others because they WOULD NOT play it. Someone actually threw a can at a sousaphone player and busted out his front teeth. So it was done for the safety of the band members in a lose-lose situation. If fans had acted civil and not endangered the band members, this would have not happened.

Also, the canned music should be CANNED! The Redcoats play the same music because it is tradition. That tradition is what makes college football and bands so special in the first place.They played “Glory” 77 times in the 1979 GA-GA Tech game when the commentators on ABC sports said that Redcoats were the “key offensively and defensively” for the game on national TV. They add new selections every year as they do new halftime shows and have the best music arranger in the country – bar none.

The Redcoats probably don’t play as much because they have to compete with that loud canned music. Dump the canned music and let the Redcoats play.

Old Redcoat Band Alumnus
AKA K-Baby

Former Redcoat

October 8th, 2010
11:57 pm

@Uga the Ocha. Remember when Soulja Boy was played over the speakers and by the band? And then do you remember when it suddenly stopped being played?

The AA figured out the words and “meaning” of Soulja Boy and ordered us to stop playing it. Apparently they disliked it so much, that the band director was told he’d be dismissed if it was played again. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. But yeah, the AA pretty much tells us what we’re going to play. By the way, having good music arranged well is expensive. How bout you send some of your dollars to the Band Department?

K-Baby

October 9th, 2010
12:13 am

Former Redcoat….the Athletic Department tells the Redcoats what to play? You have got to be kidding me. Why then don’t we just have the band tell the football coaches how to coach and have the band director call the offensive plays. Maybe the drum majors could set up the defensive game plan. Then the rehearsal assistants could be in charge of team discipline. Couldn’t hurt considering the current state of the football team.

Former Redcoat

October 9th, 2010
12:38 am

@K-baby I’m really not pulling your chain. They like us playing something, they tell us to play it more. They don’t like something, they tell us to stop. We were going to save Angel Tag for only the big wins, but they insisted we played it after every victory. You don’t think the Athletic Dept wants to control every bit of the game experience?

Clean House

October 9th, 2010
1:49 am

Yes ! I am sick of the hip hop gansta thug music at Sanford Stadium. I want to see some smash mouth football and championships!

Grohbo

October 9th, 2010
1:57 am

They should play the theme from C.O.P.S. when both teams run out.

Bulldarg

October 9th, 2010
2:21 am

LETS BLACK IT OUT SATURDAy”

It will be. Dogs suck so much, no TV

dagnabit

October 9th, 2010
3:49 am

Georgia is fixing to go 0-5 while you folks are getting tore up over canned music?

Brenda

October 9th, 2010
4:38 am

Thank you, Greg McGarity. I hate that music. We have one of the best collegiate bands in the country — and we hardly ever get to hear them play. Our cheerleaders can’t get anyone excited — but the band sure can!

dd

October 10th, 2010
9:14 am

I was in Colorado too.

God, that music is so annoying especilly when it’s played that loud and I was on the other end of the stadium.

If I had been in the UGA section I would have had to let my wife loose on somebody.

If I want to hear rap, I’ll put up at any redlight in the Atlanta area with my car window down.

SKB

October 10th, 2010
10:21 am

I hope McGarity knows what he is doing…

masterplan

October 10th, 2010
11:09 am

dueling banjos would go over brilliantly with the jort-wearing crowd at sanford

OSCAR

October 10th, 2010
11:10 am

Let’s have more of DIXIE played. The fans really want it and Sanford will come back to life!!!!!!!!!!

Ben

October 10th, 2010
11:15 am

This is just a symptom of having a bad year when “canned music” becomes the issues. I honestly don’t mind it either way but agree it should be used sparingly.

I know it sounds bad on paper now (given the disasterous results from the Bama game) but in the first blackout game when they came out to “Back In Black” by AC/DC and then in the 4th when they played Souljah Boy against Auburn was the best experience I’ve ever had in Sanford stadium. Period. And I’ve been going for 17 years regularly.

Then again, winning helps cement those memories. If we’d have lost it would’ve been mocked mercilessly (again, the Bama game)

Still, it was lame watching the sound people attempt to recreate at that moment the next year by trying to pick THE song to make it happen. “Put On For Your City” anyone?

playmeortrademe

October 10th, 2010
12:25 pm

Ben @ 11:15 got it exactly right. People who run the sound and video board in the UGAA I think try to “recreate the moment” with the piping of the hip-hop music after big scores or plays to try and get the Soulja Boy vibe back, but that moment was just exactly that, a moment. You can’t recreate it.

I like the pre-game stuff, especially Baba O Riley, but I’m in favor of the band playing more covers of songs rather than piping the music in DURING games. This isn’t pro football.

Boz

October 10th, 2010
12:39 pm

There shouldn’t be any recorded music, period. We’ve got a great band, so let them play what they want, when they want. And while we’re at it we can get rid of all that fake PA announcer cheerleading. It sounds like a high school game where one of the dads got hold of the microphone. Let the cheerleaders lead the cheers.

scott

October 10th, 2010
1:27 pm

Sorry you old farts, that music get the players and crowd in to the game. And how about updating the 1980 speakers on the board, and the boob tubes all around the consessions, that place is becoming a dinosaur. One thing with other stadiums I visit to watch the dawgs play, is the atmosphere is much louder and more interesting than Sanford by FAR! Unless we score or have a sack our stadium is wine/cheese.

Another Redcoat

October 10th, 2010
1:59 pm

Former Redcoat speaks the truth.

In 2007 when “Crank Dat” was so popular, we were suddenly barred from playing in by the Athletic Association once they found out the meaning of the song. After the victory over Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl that year, Mark Richt walked over to the then-director of Redcoats and ASKED him to play the song, but he couldn’t because, as we later found out, the AA threatened to fire him if we played the song again. This is ironic because he was let go after that year anyway, but that’s another story.

Also, during the games we are pretty much told when and what to play. Ever notice the headsets the drum majors wear? Wonder who they’re listening to? Yep, that’s right — the Athletic Association. Sure we have opportunities to come up with new songs to play, but when it comes down to it, as it did in 2007, the AA is going to make us do what it wants us to do.

So, as a Redcoat, I try to do my part as best I can. I’m one part of a huge gameday machine that includes a lot of people. What should those people do? Support the team, even when they’re down. Get loud, get crazy, and let’s end this season on a high note, shall we? And no matter how it ends, just remember: Once a Dawg, always a Dawg. How sweet it is!

wildbill

October 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

My wife was in the Dixie Redcoat Bland. We want the band to play Dixie, and adopt a fanfare of Dixie as a UGA trademark.

wildbill

October 10th, 2010
3:18 pm

adam

October 11th, 2010
2:43 pm

“Who cares… Can we get a few Ws before we address the music???”

because, you know, blocking well and establishing an offense are both related to pregame ads. isn’t there a “fire richt!!11!1″ blog you should be keeping up?

honestly, don’t post things that you don’t have the sense to think through.

Go Redcoats!

Aint nothing finer!

October 13th, 2010
12:44 pm

THANK GOD SOMEONE IS TRYING TO GET US SOME PLAYING TIME! Also until you decide to criticize what the band plays know that we have to play whatever the people in that pressbox tell us to no matter how many times we’ve played it before. hopefully we’ll get some new up to date things to play but you have to realize that Redcoats sometime isnt as groovy like an HBCU… we’re working on it hahaha. When we get new music we rehearse it but many people in redcoats dont necessarily listen to the most up to date stuff..so it usually gets shot down by a majority b/c they’ve never heard it.