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RIP Uga VII

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HackyMcHack, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Not even two seasons between the hedges.

    http://www.macon.com/local/story/923626.html
     
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

  3. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Damn good dog, etc.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Everyone is sad.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    The lionization of mascots at southern schools is foreign to this Midwesterner, and thus, kind of humorous.

    I was just at LSU and a restaurant I went to in Baton Rouge had pictures of all of the Mike The Tiger's through the years. Of course, there's also the $1.5 million Tiger Den constructed for LSU's living Mike V mascot. Some of the ushers there were giving me updates on where Mike V is in his maturation process. It was delivered to me with such an earnest tone, I had to struggle to keep a smirk off my face.

    It's all harmless, and RIP to Uga, but the idea that there's a faux-royal line of mascots, complete with roman numeral designation just strikes me as funny.

    Up here, we're perfectly fine with our anthropomorphic mascots. Bucky Badger will never die!
     
  6. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Don't pretend you weren't all choked up when Bernie Brewer was forced to take an early retirement in 1984... :)
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Amazing how an animal can choke so much and never die, isn't it?
     
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Uga VII, we hardly knew ye. Ye wast highly allergic to eggs, and Mark Richt layeth more eggs over the last two years than ye could handle.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    When I read the thread title I thought Uga VII was an African tribal prince.
     
  10. vicd

    vicd Member

    I had an old dog, and his name was blue
    Bet your life he was a good dog too
    Blue chased a possum up a hollow limb
    Possum won, got the best of him
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Blue he died, and he died so hard
    He shook the ground in my backyard
    We lowered him down with a golden chain
    Every link we'd call his name
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    My old blue was a good old hound
    You could hear him holler for miles around
    When i get to heaven, first thing i'll do
    I'll grab my horn and call old blue
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
    You good dog, you
    Bye-bye blue
     
  11. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I've always worried about the breeding of those dogs.

    So sad. RIP, fella.
     
  12. ringer

    ringer Member

    I agree! When I read that article/obit, I kept checking the source to make sure it wasn't from The Onion. Seriously -- the school issues a statement, quotes from the AD, players not being available for comment?! It was over the top... for a flatulent little bulldog, anyway.
     
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