Editor's Note Issue #17 - Georgia Tech
by Vance Leavy
My oh my, what can transpire in a weekend of college football is simply amazing as our beloved Bulldogs now find themselves in control of their own destiny towards a national championship.
That was a pretty good lead sentence if I do say so myself. But I can assure you that it will be the last mention of such silliness you will see in the remainder of this offering. And the reason is simple, Georgia plays the Jackets on Saturday and if our team, its coaching staff and most importantly its fans are not 100 percent focused on that then I fear the worst could occur.
For that reason, rather than having a celebratory player or fan shot for our cover, I was finally able
to use a submitted photo that I received before the 2012 season began. I was hopeful that the right
opportunity to use the clever photo would present itself. And boy has it ever with the massive Georgia-
Georgia Tech game that will kickoff at noon in Sanford Stadium.
I’m not sure if Harlow Ragsdale of Blackshear will be at the game on Saturday because she is only two-years-old. But I sure hope that her adorable smile, suitcase and sign will inspire all of you out there to get yourself to Athens to support our boys in red and black.
Not only do our players need the masses to show on Saturday, they need them to be as loud as humanly
possible. Yes early kickoffs are always a challenge, but when the stakes are this high, I would assume our fan base wouldn’t need much motivation.
As fans, the goal should be to be in your seat 30 minutes before kickoff. Yes, we are playing our hated in-state rivals. And yes those Bees are always pesky. But the biggest reason to be early is to make sure you don’t miss our seniors get recognized before kickoff.
Senior Day is always special as each player runs out onto the field to greet their family and
Coach Richt. And these seniors are extra special in my opinion because they accomplished something that I personally have sought for over two decades … beating the Gators twice in a row. And a win on Saturday would move this group of Bulldogs a step closer to the rare air of Georgia teams of the early 40s and 80s.
However as great as all that sounds, I have to admit to being absolutely terrified about the Tech game. Bottom
line is that the Bees are due for a victory, mainly because they rarely get them. And boy don’t you know they would absolutely relish this one more than anything.
Although I am worried, I do have faith in the leadership on this team. Since the Florida game, each team that Georgia has played has given them their best shot. But our guys have never panicked. Instead they have stayed the course and eventually worn down the lesser team.
That must be the objective on Saturday. Tech is going to come out with a ton of emotion with the thoughts of taking the Bulldog Nation out of the game before it really ever gets started. Let’s be ready for whatever they can dish out and then let’s smush those nasty insects.
Please enjoy this issue. It certainly comes to you from some sleepy bodies. The outcomes of this past Saturday night’s games certainly provided an awesome excuse to whoop it up for all of us that love the Dawgs.
But it will all be for naught, if we lay an egg against Tech.
In this issue, you will find plenty of fan photos from the Georgia Southern game. And JD, Murray and Travis get us ready for this last regular season game of 2012. And you definitely need to check out Travis’ interview
with Christian Robinson on page 18. Number 45’s love of Georgia is so special.
Finally in our center spread, you will find a big announcement from us at BI. We are happy to introduce a new social network to everyone who loves Georgia. WeAreBulldawgs.com will be a place where we hope many will choose to not only join, but also help populate. From creating groups for Greek Life organizations to specific
majors, we hope folks will use our network to keep up with fellow Bulldogs. And for inspiring writers, photographers and multi-media folks, we hope you will bring your special talents to the network. WeAreBulldawgs.com is going to be a blast. We look forward to hanging out there with you.
Well, I’m out of space, but not so badly that I can’t say one last thing.
For the love of everything Georgia … BEAT TECH!!!!!