Saturday, August 30, 2008

I Bleed Red and Black

If you follow me on Twitter -- and frankly, there's really no reason you should as I rarely twit anything other than "Me too!" or "Yeah, I hear ya" -- you know that I'm very excited that college football starts today, particularly the Georgia Bulldogs. The #1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs!! Woo hoo!

Over the summer we lost our beloved mascot, Uga VI, and yesterday they finally named his successor, Uga VII (officially named Loran's Best). Isn't he the cutest?

He'll be officially installed at center field before today's game after a video tribute to Uga VI. You can call us silly if you want, but I doubt there'll be many dry eyes in the house. I would give just about anything to be there.

I promise I'll try not to be too obnoxious about our #1 status. I know it is a fleeting thing and could even be gone by the end of the day depending on how we play. Also, I learned my lesson the hard way several years ago. Mr. Daddy's brother is a HUGE WVU fan and he and I used to have very spirited debates about who would be victorious in a UGA/WVU matchup. I used to talk a LOT of smack. When we finally had the chance to play them in the Sugar Bowl in January of 2006, the Bulldogs didn't even show up. I mean, they DID show up, obviously, but not to play. It was a massacre and I had to eat a lot of crow. So, lesson learned.

Anyway, if you need me today, you'll find me huddled around the radio, cheering on my Dawgs.

Goooooooo Dawgs! Sic 'em! Woof, woof, woof!!


Jyl said...

Good luck! Love the UGA VII pic. CUTE!

Susie said...

When we lived in Lexington, we lived right near the stadium. On this weekend every year, we would see the blimps, hear the marching band and the fans cheering every time there was a touchdown. UK had a good team at the time (I have no idea how they are now) and just today, I was feeling nostalgic for the ambiance of the first game. Sigh...

Katie in MA said...

I am (sadly for you) not a college football fan. BUT, I am a Patriots fan! And somehow I have this feeling that this season is going to be a crow-filled season. Yes, this admission is coming from the girl who still insists the Pats won the Superbowl. Because OBVIOUSLY what really happened is too painful to exist in reality.