Lewis Grizzard UGA Archive

Photo courtesty of The Times-Herald, Newnan, GA, home of The Lewis Grizzard Museum. You can find the "official" Lewis Grizzard website here, with archived articles.

Photo courtesty of The Times-Herald, Newnan, GA, home of The Lewis Grizzard Museum.
You can find the “official” Lewis Grizzard website here, with archived articles.

Lewis Grizzard is one of my favorite writers. His wit and wisdom is missed by all. While reading through his books, I always made a point to notice his love of the University of Georgia and his hatred of Georgia Tech. I also clipped a few of his columns while I was a student at UGA. Two of my favorite UGA memories have Lewis in them. When UGA participated in the 1993 Citrus Bowl versus Ohio State, the Redcoats had to perform at a pep rally at Seaworld. Well, we had already marched in about three or four other parades and had been getting up at seven each morning. Needless to say, we were pooped, and I wasn’t exactly thrilled about doing another parade. As soon as we got up to the front of the crowd, who did we see on stage but ole Lewis himself. I immediately forgot all about my weariness as soon as he started speaking about UGA vs. Ohio State. I wish I could remember his entire speech, but I was laughing too hard. Basically it was about how any Southern team can beat up on a Yankee team, especially UGA.

My second memory of Grizzard occurred before a Georgia home game. I was walking down to the stadium with a couple of other band people. Right before we started to go down the steps on Sanford Drive, one of my friends piped up “Hey! I think that was Lewis Grizzard!” Well, we turned around and walked back to where she thought she saw him. Sure enough, he was sitting there next a limousine. I didn’t know what to say (my friend still laughs about this) so I just kind of stared at him for a minute. Finally, I said, “I really enjoyed the article that you wrote last year about the Tech band.” [See below “Does Tech’s T”] He replied, “Yeah, they are the worst damn band I’ve ever seen.” AMEN.

Lewis, we really miss you.

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