Monday, June 30, 2008

R.I.P. UGA VI - by Dr. Burns

On Saturday Young Swole and I bid farewell to Uga VI, the University of Georgia's English bulldog mascot, who died of heart failure at his home in Savannah. Let us all take a minute to pay our respects and look back on the career of this damn fine dawg:
- In 2007, Uga VI became the winningest mascot in UGA school history with a record of 87-27. The mark surpassed that of Uga IV, who ended his career with a record of 77-24-4.
- During Uga VI's reign, the Dawgs captured the 2002 and 2005 SEC championships.
- Georgia has been to a bowl game each of Uga VI's eight seasons as mascot, and won six of the bowl games in that span.
- Both a local and national celebrity, Uga VI was featured in Sports Illustrated, a 2001 Emmy-winning episode of Turner South's Liars and Legends, has been a part of a college football segment on NBC Nightly News, and was the special guest at a reception for the Georgia Congressmen in Washington D.C. in 2002.

Uga VI will be buried in a marble vault in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium with his ancestors this week. His owner said Saturday that the dynasty's "lineage is secure" and a successor will be announced soon. In the meantime, let all the Bulldawg faithful rally behind the men who wear the red and black with two words--two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldawg Nation--GO DAWGS!


Young Contador said...

How old was he?

Young Knuckleballer said...

You can hate UGA the college but how can you hate UGA the dawg?

Young Swole said...

He was 9, which is old for that breed. UGA is simply the sweeziest mascot in the world, and he not afraid to gut Auburn Tigers wide recievers