Yesterday, Georgia Bulldogs played against LSU Tigers ( it’s a team of Louisiana State University). Bulldogs won!!! 44-41 LSU Tigers is a strong team, they are 6th in the country (Georgia Bulldog is at 11th place). So, that was a big deal. Georgia is crazily happy. My husband with his college buddies went to see a game in Athens, GA. I post a picture he took when it said that dogs won. He also tried to take a picture of cute UGA, but the dog was far and I got to see only his little house and cheerleading girls around him.I found similar picture in internet.
There were 85 000 people and a big celebration after the game. It reminds me the time when Saint-Petersburg team Zenit won and whole city was celebrating). I am surprised that Americans care for college football much more than State football. Anyway, Bulldogs won probably because they had 85 000 of fans and little UGA on their side, while LSU Tigers came with less enthusiasm and, obviously, without a tiger.
Back to the symbol of the team: a little white English Bulldog, UgaIt started in 1956 with Uga 1st , and now it’s Uga 9th. The privilege to be a team dog passes to only male bulldogs in the family. Uga is always following team and he participates in each game. He observes it from a special little dog house and even has bags of ice to lie on if he gets hot. So, this is very cute and this is a tradition, and I like traditions, especially cute ones. According to Wikipedia, Uga IV (“Seiler’s Uga Four”, 1981–90) – Won two SEC championships (1981, 1982). He was the first live mascot ever invited to a Heisman trophy presentation in 1982, and accompanied Herschel Walker to the Downtown Athletic Club wearing a custom-made tuxedo -Imagine, how cute was that! Continue reading “The Main Things To Know When You Move To Georgia ( continued from September 20th)”
When you come to live in the State of Georgia, you have to know the main features of this State, and the Georgia Bulldog is clearly one of them. You may not be familiar with the Obama healthcare reforms or the latest Hollywood gossip, you may not know anything about them, but you MUST know the Georgia Bulldog and you’d rather support and like him. I learnt about the Bulldogs twelve years ago when I studied for my Master’s degree at Emory University. I have to say, Continue reading “The Main Things To Know When You Move To Georgia”