Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glory, Glory

As UGa prepares for an SEC Championship Game this Saturday in which they are two touchdown underdogs to top-ranked LSU, I will take this opportunity to reflect on what makes me proud of my alma mater.

Yes, we hold the record for the largest streak.

Yes, one of Mad magazine’s most prominent artists was a student at UGa.

Many schools have football teams, but only one school’s football team is the subject of a novelty song by the Godfather of Soul.

I’ve long been proud of those marks of distinction. But now I’ve got a new one, one that will have me barking louder than ever when the Dawgs take the field Saturday.

We’ve got cheerleaders who win Pulitzer Prizes.

UPDATE:  And now she's been named U.S. Poet Laureate.

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