Saturday, June 28, 2008

From the "Awww Department": UGA VI has died

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 10:56 PM

click to enlarge UGA IV

by Alejandro de los Rios

NOTE: LSU Tiger Fans would be remiss in using the term "Tiger Bait" for the next day or so. At least in regards to the Georgia mascot.

It comes with much sadness to report that this beautiful hunk of dogness has died of congestive heart failure. It should be noted that, when I speak of UGA VI as a "beautiful hunk of dogness" I mean it solely as a dog lover and not as a fan of the University of Georgia. I mean, seriously, would you look at that face?

/makes baby noises, pokes computer screen, loses online manhood.

But in all seriousness, UGA VI served nine seasons as the football team's winningest, and heaviest, mascot. I guess that, in a perverse way, this bodes well for LSU fans as the Georgia football team went 87-27 with two SEC championships (2002 and 2005) during the big dog's reign.

UGA athletic director Damon Evans, in a very eloquent Georgia manner, said this of the deceased canine:

"Uga VI was a damn good mascot and a damn good dog," said Evans.

Far be it from me to remind Georgia fans that, at least this week, he wasn't the country's best bulldog.

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