Georgia Football Is…

GEORGIA football is…

a year round obsession with the Dawgs,

parking Friday at 4:30 and saving spaces or getting up earlier than you

do during the week just to get that tailgating spot,

it’s standing on “The Bus”, Loud Music, Red Cars and Georgia Tags.

It’s seeing your best friends pull into the parking lot,

catching up with all your Bulldog buddies and tailgating, tailgating, tailgating.

It’s Champagne after a win and just the right red and black clothes and shoes.

It’s leaving Tuesday for Jacksonville and getting chills in 95-degree F weather when the team takes the field.

It’s G Day and Picture Day and Signing Day and Bulldog Club meetings and getting into practice.

GEORGIA football is the players:

Herschel, Hines,

Henderson and Worley,

Belue to Lindsay Scott,

Zeier to Hastings;

It’s Tate, Garrison,

Edwards and Hampton.

Greene to Johnson

and David Pollack.

It’s Ben Smith, Chuck Carswell, Olandis, Bobo to Allen, and Champ and Boss.

It’s watching your personal favorites and pulling for that special walk-on player.

It’s the Redcoats spelling out G E O R G I A,

UGA attacking that AU guy Baker and Hairy Dawg.

GEORGIA football is GOOOOO DAWGS…..SIC’EM woof woof woof woof!

It’s hating orange and bees and gators and cocks.

It’s Munson and his cigar and “Whaddaya got Loren?”

GEORGIA football is

Coach Dooley dancing down the sidelines,

Erk with a blood-streaked forehead

and Coach Richt yelling, “How ’bout them Dawgs” .

2012 Official University of Georgia Spirit T-Shirt

The wait is finally over and another exciting season of UGA football is here, dear Bulldogs fans. Prepare to witness your Dawgs dominate the gridiron by sporting the 2012 Official University of Georgia Spirit T-Shirt presented by State Farm. Chosen by the UGA Student Body in a contest to design the official UGA spirit shirt for 2012, this soft shirt features distressed “Sic ‘Em” lettering over a print of Uga’s eyes along with “2012 Georgia Football” and the team logo on the front so you can let your rivals know that 2012 belongs to the Dawgs. Best of all, $5 from every shirt sold will go to support Student Organizations at UGA!This year’s T-Shirt Design winner is Christopher Sweat, a UGA fan from Patterson, Georgia. Chris will receive $1,000 Visa Gift Card for his winning design on behalf of State Farm?. Price: $19.95

Quotes from the Late, Great Lewis Grizzard


“I don’t have any out-of-body experiences. I had indeed seen a bright, beautiful light and had followed it, but it turned out to be a Kmart tire sale.”


“If you eat something, but no one else sees you eat it, it has no calories.”

“If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.”

“Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking the cookie causes calorie leakage.”

“Never order barbeque in a place that also serves quiche.”

“Giving Northerners unbuttered instant grits is an old remedy for getting rid of tourists.”

“There are two things man should never see made: laws and Vienna Sausages.” (from a performance at the Jacksonville Civic Center, Jacksonville, FL, 1988)

“My favorite meal is country fried steak smothered in sawmill gravy, creamed potatoes, butter beans, squash, spring onions, thinly sliced tomatoes, and unsweetened ice tea.”

“The idiot who invented instant grits also thought of frozen fried chicken, and they ought to lock him up before he tries to freeze-dry collards.”

(on salad bars) “If I want to go to the trouble of preparing my own salad, I will do it in the privacy of my own home, where I can eat it in my underdrawers if I so desire.”

“I would rather sit next to somebody who smells like a moose than somebody who slurps his soup.”

“There is something wrong when you wait in line thirty minutes to get a hamburger that was cooked for ninety seconds an hour ago.”


“I am convinced Ginger Ale can heal the sick and raise the dead. ”

“Nobody ever knew exactly how much Cordie Mae weighed, but her daddy used to say, ‘If I could get $1.25 a pound for that child, I could pay off my truck.'”


“A kid knocked over my beer with a frisbee at the beach once. I threatened him with a lawsuit and then put this curse on him : ‘May your voice never change and your zits win prizes at county fairs.’ I hate it when somebody knocks over my beer at the beach.”


“Why do service stations lock the bathroom door but leave the cash register unlocked?”

Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)


“Nobody.” (When asked on Larry King Live in 1991 who would be the best Democratic presidential candidate.)

History of Athletics (from 1892 Pandora – 1st football game)

From the 1892 Pandora about UGA’s first baseball and football games:


IT IS AMUSING indeed to hear the older students tell the tales handed down by tradition of how the late Jno. C. Rutherford when in college exercised regularly with a pair of twenty-five pound dumb bells, and how on one occasion when unusually exhilarated, he threw one of them entirely over the Richardson building, a height of forty feet and more. This and other marvelous tales of bygone days, tradition records and bears to generation after generation.

Athletics, however, can practically be dated from a very recent period. Four years ago the Trustees realizing the importance of Athletics in college passed a resolution set ting aside the first Monday in May as an annual Field Day. To show their appreciation of this the students organized what was nominally an Athletic Association. It lacked, however, that spirit of enthusiasm in Athletic sports which is absolutely essential in an organization of this character.

It was not until the fall of 1890, that there was awakened among the students the proper spirit of enthusiasm. At this time Dr. Charles Herty came to the University as Instructor in Chemistry, and the whole success of our Association is due entirely to him. His first step was to call a mass meeting of the students, at which meeting the Association was reorganized, constitution and by-laws adopted (which were very brief) and the following officers elected: President, Dudley Youngblood; vice president, John Boston; secretary and treasurer, Frank Harwell; executive committee, Charles Herty, chairman; J. E. Whelchel, P. D. Youngblood.

During that year the present gymnasium was purchased from the Macon Volunteers for $300, the last payment on same having been made about two months ago. This gym nasium was put up in a building on the campus, and baths, lockers, &c., added.

On the field the athletics were carried on to a greater extent than ever before. A record of Field Day for this year will be seen elsewhere. A base ball league was found and a series of games played resulting in the Sophomore class taking the pennant, A. O. Halsey and B. R. Nalley being the battery for this team.


By far the most important event in Athletics during the year ’90-’91 was the Universities game with Oxford. A special train left Athens Saturday morning carrying the crowd, the ball boys having gone over the evening before.

Bob Gantt and Big Smith were on hand with their ” One stike, two strikes, three strikes, out.” “One strike, two strikes, three strikes, out.”  “Saw my leg off,” and a thousand such hacking songs. There was Raph too, when Oxford was way ahead, betting two to one for the University. These with the college yells did almost as much to win the game as the fine playing of the team, with Herty in the box and Wadley behind the bat.

The University could not be beaten in a match game, and when in the last inning the score of twelve to eleven was made, the boys went wild, carrying Little Herty, Billy Gramling and Wadley off in their arms.


The fall was occupied in practicing and training the foot ball team.

With absolutely no assistance but a book of rules, and their own unyielding energy, they went to work and learned the game thoroughly and well. On January 30th the Mercer boys came over on a special train bringing about two hundred students and citizens of Macon along with them. But the crimson and black, together with the powerful influence of Bob Gantt’s mascotte in the shape of a goat, proved too much for the Macon lads. They went back that night sadly thinking how ” It might have been,” but it wasn’t. The score in this game was fifty to nothing in favor of the University.

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