F-bomb dropped into UGA article

An investigation is under way to determine who dropped the f-bomb into a UGA article that appeared in The Greenville News.

The only kind of bomb UGA fans want to see in a sports article.

The only kind of bomb UGA fans want to see. (AJC)

John Pittman, executive editor of the South Carolina paper, told media expert Jim Romenesko the article, which appeared in Thursday’s editions, “shocked and saddened” him.

Pittman said only 18 people have complained, which shocks and saddens me.

The UGA article was headlined “Georgia Defense Looks To Make Mark Against LSU.” UGA, as we all know, plays LSU in Saturday’s SEC Championship game.

The profanity occurred as a standalone, lower-case, short third paragraph.

I once toiled as a copy editor, and can honestly say I never let that particular word slip past me. Though I did once craft a 100-point headline that screamed “Habit for Humanity builds 5 new homes.”

This can only be the work of a disgruntled Alabama fan, whose team will NOT be appearing in the sacred title game.

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Boring & Irrelevant

December 1st, 2011
2:58 pm

What editor allowed you to post this story? I just wasted 30 seconds of my life…

DublDawg

December 1st, 2011
2:58 pm

It was St. Simons. He was released from his straight jacket earlier this year and was allowed to leave Trembling Oaks on work release. Then GT lost to Georgia again last Saturday, and he fell off the wagon.

yawn

December 1st, 2011
3:01 pm

cool story Hansel

junkyarddawg34

December 1st, 2011
3:03 pm

Frustrated South Carolina fans . . . You didn’t have a picture newer than the Oahu Bowl against Virginia when Donnan was still coaching?

George Mathis

December 1st, 2011
3:04 pm

Irrelevant is my forte!

bama fan

December 1st, 2011
3:07 pm

Uh, we bama fans couldn’t be happier resting up for the bcscg. Also, we don’t cuss

HAHA

December 1st, 2011
3:09 pm

nice picture

claytondawg

December 1st, 2011
3:14 pm

Why is it called a “bomb?” It’s just a word. FORGET ABOUT IT.

mike

December 1st, 2011
3:21 pm

get a life and write something worth reading george

lame attempt to get people to read this crap

December 1st, 2011
3:21 pm

Who is the editor who approved of your sensationalist headline? This is a Greenville News article, not a UGA article.

Boring & Irrelevant

December 1st, 2011
3:25 pm

…when there’s nothing else to write about, here you go Atlanta. Enjoy!

Is this the best you have, AJC?

Blunderbuss

December 1st, 2011
3:26 pm

What team is that player behind the UGA reciever?

I can’t for the life of me figure it out. Is that a Purple top and white pants?

Football Guy

December 1st, 2011
3:26 pm

UGa fans wont be seeing any bombs against LSU’s defense on Sat night.

Blunderbuss

December 1st, 2011
3:27 pm

Clues.. Empty stadium, A bunch dudes wear shorts on the sideline.. Is this the Oahu Bowl?

chuckie doll

December 1st, 2011
3:46 pm

Honestly I probably would have just read over it and laughed then continued on reading.

KJ

December 1st, 2011
3:47 pm

Terrible F-ing article.

Evansdawg

December 1st, 2011
3:49 pm

What a waste of journalism. This is not even mentionable. Who cares?? …and that picture is about 14 years old. WTH?

George Mathis

December 1st, 2011
3:49 pm

It was indeed the Oahu Bowl, UGA defeated Virginia. Here’s the original caption … HONOLULU – At the top of the fourth quarter, Damien Gary catches a pass from Cory Phillips and scores a touchdown at the Oahu Bowl Sunday, December 24, 2000 at the Aloha Stadium. (T. LEVETTE BAGWELL/AJC STAFF)

Noah Webster

December 1st, 2011
3:52 pm

I can only hope that one day we shall live in a world where an “f-bomb” making it into a broadcast or print publication doesn’t constitute “news.”

Oh wait… we already do.

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December 1st, 2011
4:00 pm

F-ing A, mother F-er!

s

December 1st, 2011
4:08 pm

Nah…it’s probably a Georgia Southern fan.

cc

December 1st, 2011
4:09 pm

Glad to see that some people still mind their manners. There is no need in writing for profanity. In reality, there is no real need for it at all and it is way over used and excused these days. I hope whomever wrote and “edited” it got more than a harsh word said for doing it.

Aquagirl

December 1st, 2011
4:09 pm

This is not even mentionable. Who cares??

And yet here you are.

Brown Dog

December 1st, 2011
4:14 pm

George, you’ll need to file a correction. Bama fans are feeling pretty good these days. I suggest you call Baton Rouge.

Wide Eyed Southern Boy

December 1st, 2011
4:17 pm

Around the bowl and down the hole – roll tide roll !
What a joke the tide will get into the NTG and they didn’t even win their conference.
Didn’t Auburn win the conference last year? I guess the tide is no Auburn.

Wide Eyed Southern Boy

December 1st, 2011
4:19 pm

Do you know why the tooth brush was invented in Alabama?
Because if it was invented anywhere else, it would be called the TEETH brush.

dre

December 1st, 2011
4:20 pm

Tony Montana would have been proud

T Tinklenutz

December 1st, 2011
4:25 pm

“So be it” and then BLAM. There it was. There was that dirty word in the newspaper. It started with and F and ended with a K. I think they should publish dirty words it more often. I like it. Regards, TT

Blunderbuss

December 1st, 2011
4:52 pm

Thanks George..

But why in the world did you choose a picture from 2000? lol, I imagine Georgia has caught a few more “bombs” since that day.. Haven’t you a picture of them?

mike

December 1st, 2011
8:32 pm

hope that is not because only 18 people read the gville new! Now if it had been a Clemson Article….

Overreact much?

December 2nd, 2011
12:35 am

Blah. The pope uses that word now. It has no shock value anymore. Quit being granny and move back into reality

Abdullah

December 2nd, 2011
12:22 pm

Great story, good stuff. You know a bunch of the good ole boy holy rollers over there in Grain-veeyl had to be resuscitated after they saw the f-bomb.

Ben Bradley

December 4th, 2011
4:38 pm

OMG! College kids typed an OBSCENITY! Wash their mouths out with soap! OMFG!!!!11! Yes, it’s a story too controversial for even @ajc to tweet!

Ben Bradley

December 4th, 2011
4:45 pm

Woops, shame on me, I had to look – @ajc DID tweet this story:
http://twitter.com/#!/ajc/status/142327969531166721

Just ****. (not the F word, and fondly remembering Royal)

Donna Outlaw-Plank

December 6th, 2011
4:36 pm

Who cares? LSU is the #1 team and has been since the first BCS poll this season!

Paw

December 29th, 2011
9:21 am

Its not a bomb – and this article is not news.

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