Here Comes the Boom

The college football season in the US is now in full effect. Of course, being from Savannah, Georgia I am a huge University of Georgia fan. Georgia has one of the most iconic mascots in all of college sports. It is a white English bulldog. The current line of bulldogs started in 1956. The first bulldog was given to Sonny Seiler as a wedding present. Since then there have been eleven bulldogs who have served as the official mascot. The bulldog’s  name is UGA (pronounced uh-gah). UGA is present at all home games, many away games and even some bowl games. UGA even has his own air-conditioned doghouse. He wears a spiked collar and red sweater with the letter G on it. This years UGA is new (his name before becoming the official UGA was Boom) and he will be there at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia to “bark on” the DAWGS to victory. On a sad note UGA’s owner Sonny Seiler died in August 2023 at the age of 90. He will be remembered as a “Good Dawg”.