Saturday, January 6, 2018 / by Susan Annis
UGA Football Program
You have to go all the way back to 1980 to find the last time the Georgia Bulldogs have been declared National Champions, but after a heroic season they will have their shot to do that on Monday. They also have the bonus of playing to a home crowd in Georgia with the game being played at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. University of Georgia’s football program goes back a long way, with a rich history and we would like to share some interesting facts from an article on www.saturdaydownsouth.com titled 20 interesting facts about Georgia Football. Here are a few of those interesting facts from the article:
- - Most people know that the English Bulldog is the official mascot. It actually originated in 1956 when coach Wally Butts asked Sonny Seiler from Savannah, Ga if he could use his bulldog that Sonny had brought to the stadium as a mascot. There have been nine different dogs in total since starting this tradition.
- - Georgia has actually won 6 national titles, however only 2 can actually be claimed on the field. The other titles were recognized through mathematical titles from various outlets not recognized by the NCAA before the Playoffs were initiated.
- - Who is Georgia’s biggest rival? You could argue Auburn since they have played Auburn 118 times which is the most of any team in UGA’s history and the rivalry definitely shows if you speak with fans from either side.
- - Georgia ranks fifth all time in bowl game appearances with 50 and with 28 wins they only trail Alabama and Southern Cal.
- - Only four jerseys are retired in Bulldogs football lore — Walker’s #34, Sinkwich’s #21, Theron Sapp’s #40 and #62 from Charley Trippi.
These are just a few facts from the article and plenty more to explore all over the internet. Susan Annis & Associates wants to wish everyone safe travels whether going to the game or travelling to their favorite watering hole, or to a friend’s home to watch. Since we are in Georgia, and we are proud of the University of Georgia’s football accomplishment, it is only fitting to end our thoughts with a GO DAWGS!!!