Remembering one of UGA’s finest – Spud Chandler

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 … Continue reading

Four Notes on a Trumpet: The Tech Experience

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 … Continue reading

You Might Wear Orange If…

  • You think the play The King and I is about Elvis.
  • You ever listed fuzzy dice on an insurance claim.
  • Your trolling motor used to be a fan in a barber shop.
  • You list “tick removal” as a skill on your resume.
  • You use an ironing board as a knick-knack shelf.
  • You think The Battle of the Bulge is an argument between your wife and mother.
  • You’ve ever driven around looking for your porch roof after a bad storm.
  • Your brother-in-law is also your … Continue reading