My mother is a Georgia grad, so everyone in my family knows and (is forced to) loves UGA. Sadly, Uga VI died this weekend.

RIP, Uga.

37 replies
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    Helena Montana says:

    Was that the same Uga that was in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or was this a successor? Very sad news for the Seilers, anyway, and to the U of Georgia extended family as a whole.

    I really feel a lot worse about Uga’s passing than I would about most people’s.

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    southpaw says:

    Poor thing. Assuredly, it led a happy life filled with attention, plentiful pulled pork, and adoring coeds.

  3. 3
    KC says:

    Is the blond you mom, John?

  4. 4
    calipygian says:

    UGA VI? What kind of a stupid name is that? Sounds like Kirk should be starting a log entry from there.

  5. 5
    D.N. Nation says:

    Helena- it was UGA V.

  6. 6
    Joshua Norton says:

    Do they have another UGA-in-waiting? I understood that UGA was kind of like Lassie – there’d always be one.

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    scarshapedstar says:

    What’s the good word?
    To hell with Georgia!
    What’s the good word?
    To hell with Georgia!
    What’s the good word?
    To hell with Georgia!
    How ’bout them dogs?
    Piss on ’em!

    Sorry, as a Yellow Jacket, I just gotta rub salt in this wound.

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    scarshapedstar says:

    Seriously, though, it’s a real shame to see UGA lose one of its finest minds at such a young age.

  10. 10
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    So, just wondering, any famous rivalry pranks involving UGA?

    Such as stealing the Navy goat ?

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    scarshapedstar says:

    I’m pretty sure that Uga was painted white and gold at some point.

    I’m also tempted to start a drive to donate cartons of Marlboros and cases of Michelob to the UGA scholarship fund in Uga’s memory…

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    kate r says:

    scarshapedstar, didn’t you learn anything from the Russert event? you’re only allowed to mock ’em after they’re interred. Next week Uga’s going into a marble vault along with Ugas I-V

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    scarshapedstar says:

    Yeah, I heard that they’re keeping him around for a week so that the bio department can perform their first dissection.

    Bonus joke:

    Did you hear that UGA finally cancelled their rocketry program?

    It never got off the ground…

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    pranks involving UGA

    Oops, Uga, not UGA.

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    Krista says:

    Awww….look at that mug. So ugly, it’s cute. I’m sure he had a great life and was spoiled rotten.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Awww….look at that mug. So ugly, it’s cute. I’m sure he had a great life and was spoiled rotten.

    The dog is pretty cute too, though a little on the fat side.

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    caleb says:

    That must have been a hell of a lot of fun watching the Sugar Bowl. in your house.

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    Warren Terra says:

    I do not have a dog in this fight, as it were, but reading this thread it seems to me that some people could usefully contemplate the difference between irreverence and unkindness.

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    JL says:

    Idol curiosity. Do all mascots get buried in a marble vault near the field?

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    Frank Jacobs says:

    My condolences to all Georgia fans and particularly to Uga’s caretakers and friends on this sad day. My wife’s Alma Mater’s team was dealt a similarly sad (not to mention tragically Oedipal) blow earlier this year. It has been an unkind year for the mascots of southeastern teams.

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    Adam says:

    What I’d like to know is how John got a picture of him in doggy Heaven.

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    James M says:

    She looks so young. Was the dog hers?

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    MMM says:

    I only looked at the picture….

    I thought it was of our own John Cole getting kissed by a coed after she learned of his role in the Bay of Pigs.

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    D-Chance. says:

    Time to bring out the joke about UGA.

    Two guys at an Alabama-Georgia game. Out comes UGA, gorgeous bulldog. And right there on the 40 yard line, he begins to lick himself… where dogs are sometimes prone to lick themselves.

    One guys elbows the other and says, “Heh. Man, I wish I could do that!”

    Other guy says, “Man, that dog would bite you.”

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    Alexa says:

    Sorry to hear about your dog. Made me stare at mine and say LIVE FOREVER.

    In other things that have died, it’s the old The Field. You need to change your link.

    Now its, and you’re mentioned in his latest post.

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    The other USC (SoCal) had “George Tirebiter” and on at least on one occassion, one of the namesakes was killed while chasing a car.

    Lucky are the more pampered mascots.

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    Darkness says:

    Just out of curiosity… why did Georgia copy the Green Bay Packer logo?

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    Damn that’s an ugly dog.

    Then there’s the droopy faced just plain BIG ones like Gus.

  29. 29

    I’m a Gator, but I’ll say it: “Damn good dog! Damn good dog! Damn good dog!”

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    pinola says:

    What an awesome lookin dog! RIP, lil buddy. I bet you made a lotta people smile.

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    Foxhunter says:

    Just out of curiosity… why did Georgia copy the Green Bay Packer logo?

    Georgia G

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    Sarcastro says:

    Just out of curiosity… why did Georgia copy the Green Bay Packer logo?

    Green Bay adopted a G logo similar to the one used today in 1961 while Georgia adopted theirs, designed by Vince Dooley and identical to the one used today, in 1964. They were similar enough that Georgia went ahead and got permission from the Packers to use it. Since then, however, Green Bay has redesigned their logo to be pretty much identical to Georgia’s. Thus Georgia does hold some rights to the logo and were not forced to remove it like Grambling State – which adopted the logo in the 1980s – was in 2005.

    As for Uga, his death was the front page headline in my local paper. I hate the south sometimes. I’d still be pissed if Smokey’s death was the front page headline, but at least he’s the mascot for MY STATE!

    You know how to get a Georgia co-ed into your dorm room?

    Grease her hips.

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    blondie says:

    HEY scarshapedscar, when was the last time that the yellowjackets beat Georgia in football???

    What? I can’t hear you.

    Wait, you say its been SEVEN YEARS????

    sit down and shut up.


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    Jeremy C. says:

    Send him over to the local Vietnamese restaurant.


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    scarshapedstar says:

    *pictures Blondie counting on her fingers, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven…*


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    * says:

    Coming from a Georgia fan, she was probably counting her remaining teeth.

    Warren Terra, they don’t call it good old fashioned hate for nothing. If you can’t hate on toothless, ignorant, Southern nationalist/apologists who use a Union hymn as a fight song, who can you hate on?

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    Blondie says:

    that’s right, me and my two undergraduate and additional post graduate degree, are sitting in my cushy uptown office laughing at Tech’s horrible little football team, and reliving the glory of the 31-17 spanking that the Bulldogs unleashed this year to Tech at Bobby Dodd stadium. If you will recall (and I understand if you would prefer not to, but since we are all for rubbing things in today) the game was so bad they fired Tech’s coach. Now that’s just ugly for you guys. So I understand the hostility, however that hostility is decidedly misplaced, and the disappointment you have been repressing for so long is coming out in an entirely inappropriate manner. I suggest that you find a more constructive outlet for your anger, perhaps toward your sucky football team?

    and P.S. . . . THHHHHBBBBBT! So there!

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