A University of Georgia Wallet and Team Allegiance
Old Traditions and Young Blood
Every year, the University of Georgia takes in thousands of freshmen, increasing their base of Bulldog fans. The novices are introduced to quaint
sports traditions that have survived the decades. In exchange, the freshmen bring in new practices reflective of their generation. They have their
tailgate parties, new fight songs, collegiate belts, and many a Georgia wallet, wristwatch, and more.
The old traditions continue to cloak university sports with stability and credibility. No student of the university leaves the school without experiencing
the interesting practice of ringing the 877-pound chapel bell circa 1835 every time the Bulldogs score a win, and every Georgia student knows what is
meant by \"between the hedges\" and what\'s it\'s like to boo rivals after a lusty \"what about them dogs!\"
The vintage rituals continue to inspire both fans and teams, and there\'s no holding back the excitement that\'s building up for the regional
conferences. The yells and the impressive 375-member UGA marching band go hand-in-hand with the Georgia wallets, red and black banners, money
clips, and tailgate accessories for those game day celebrations.
How\'s Your Team Allegiance?
How would you rate yourself as a Bulldogs fan? Would you consider yourself the fan of all seasons, never mind reasons like talent, great coaches, and
improved playing skill? Are you the type who buys all the Georgia wallets, pennants, jackets, grill covers, backpacks, and everything that scream
Do you watch all the home games, and trail the Bulldogs to regional conferences, or comfort yourself with watching the game on TV? Do your hackles
rise when you hear any slurs heaped on your Bulldogs? Are you the type who has a Bulldog license plate and banner proudly stuck to your pickup?
Then call yourself the real Georgia Bulldogs fan.
No amount of team shuffling and coach-changing can affect your loyalty. Even when your team gets the slack, you\'ll be cheering your