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Spud Chandler (1907-1990)
Arguably the greatest baseball player produced by UGA was Spud Chandler, born in Commerce, GA. However, Spud was an outstanding athlete in other sports too. He arrived at UGA and met with Head Football Coach Harry Mehre. After a requested quick tryout, Spud immediately earned a spot on Mehre’s football team; and he quickly became a very good player as an option halfback. He threw critical touchdown passes in the victory over Yale in the 1929 Sanford Stadium Dedication Game, and again in 1930 in the victory over Rose Bowl bound Georgia Tech. The speedy Chandler also ran track as well as playing baseball for the Dawgs. He actually had chances to sign a MLB contract early in his college days, but turned them down because (1) he was having too much fun playing college football, and (2) his childhood favorite New York Yankees hadn’t come calling yet.
As is the case in so many great athletes, injuries hampered his professional career. In fact, after graduating from UGA, Chandler never had an injury-free season. Part of that was simply hard luck, but a lot of it had to do with … Continue reading
A parody of “7 Notes” – by Saxondawg
You wake up in the top bunk, snug within your Star Trek bedsheets, with that feeling in the pit of your stomach. That pounding feeling, that giddy, nauseous rush that can mean only one thing. You rush to the potty and take care of business. The feeling goes away. But something about tinkling–the colors, the sounds–makes you remember: Yellow Jacket football today!You put on your best yellow sweater and yellow knee-socks, though you call them “gold,” natch. Then, moving to the dresser, you specially polish your thick glasses, adding one final flourish–fresh tape wrapped around the bridge. Speaking of bridges, your braces are also polished to a fine sheen, new zits are popped, and you’re lookin’ GOOD! You’re lookin’ JACKET.
The Techie went down to Athens
He was looking for a game to steal
He was mean and sly and his team was small fry
And he was willing to cheat and lie
When he came across this Bulldawg
Throwing with a football and throwing it hotAnd the Techie jumped on an inflatable bee