Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Seeing Red

Athens is home to the University of Georgia. The college crowd brings plenty of commerce to the city but nothing compares to a weekend when the mighty Bulldogs play.

This past weekend was the first game of the season. We played (and beat) Georgia Southern. I tried to get tickets but had to walk away when the price exceeded my budget. I still wanted to be involved so I went downtown and documented the energy as best I could with my camera.

Someone once told me that in the South, football is religion. As you can see, Sunday dress certainly applies.






Well, okay, maybe not everyone was dressed in their Sunday best.
But here at the Sanford Stadium Ministry, we don't discriminate. Come as you are!

No shoes? No problem.

No shirt? No problem.

No barber... um, we can help.

No fashion sense, come anyway!

Goooo Dawgs!

17 comments:

Saule Cogneur said...

This year is certainly the time to be a Bulldog. To be a Yellow jacket on the other hand...

Beth said...

I'm surprised the bulldog wasn't decked out in something red!

Patience said...

Everything's coming up . . . RED!

Shankar said...

Y'all already know how I feel 'bout dem Dawgs.

Dean said...

That girl without shoes is only missing a man by her side, did you get her number?

Charlotta-love said...

Saule~ please don't mention the Yellow Jackets. In fact, only Bulldog related topics are welcome in Athens.

Beth~ I know! There was a little dog someone was holding that had on a GEORGIA dog shirt.

Patience~ Exactly. The phrase 'paint the town red' actually means something here.

Shankar~ Yes, you mentioned something about the Dawgs on your blog. We hope to keep the season entertaining for your sake. :o)

Dean~ I did not get her number. I'll try and spot her next game and give her your digits.

Coordination Queen said...

Do they put flags on their cars too?

Celine & Cameron said...

What about you? What kind of UGA gear do you have? ;)

Craze said...

I love it!

Bone said...

Red is OK, but crimson is sublime :)

TUG said...

No fashion sense - so you were fine ;)

The Clanton Gang said...

You know, I have never ventured downtown on a football Saturday during my eight years as an Athenian. I see that I'm not missing much. Except those red Georgia pants that frat boy has on. I'm only a Georgia supporter by association but I love those pants. :)

Alex & Anna Winn said...

Do you remember when we painted BYU on our faces and did it ourselves and painted them backwards because we painted it in the mirror? It happened. We were so cool back then!!

Charles said...

Is that what you wear to Church nowadays?

Jared and Katy said...

Gooooo dawg, sic em whoof whoof whoof!

Dorky Dad said...

I told my wife to shoot me if I was ever spotted in bright red pants. For some reason, she keeps buying me bright red pants.

Staci said...

Love the pics -thought I'd give you a little shout out :) sorry it's been so long. Had my hands full. ;)