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Jun 30 2008   1:17AM GMT

UGA VI- We will miss you – Go DAWGS!

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

I didn’t cry this week when George Carlin died, I just wondered if he got his chance to meet God and God got to tell him he was wrong. I didn’t get upset when Bo Diddley died either, but I made me listen to his music for a few days. I felt bad when Tim Russert passed away all of a sudden and really just thought that was sad, but I didn’t get really upset. In the past few weeks we have seemed to lose someone important in America and this weekend one of the most important icons to me passed away.

Kelly read it to me out of the paper and I think we both cried a little, and I was heart broken. See here is the issue, UGA holds a special place for anyone who grew up in Georgia. I still have the collectors Coke glasses my grandfather purchased went The Bulldogs had the greatest season ever. I still think Hershal Walker is a magical person, and that name alone makes me warm inside. But when you say UGA, meaning the bulldogs that Sonny Seiler owned UGA and lived in Savannah, GA, then and only then do you get my true and undivided attention.

UGA VI you will be missed.

If they would have had an open public funeral I would have packed up Peaches and been off to Athens. I know he and all the other UGA’s before him will be happy in that special place watching those special games, being the most admired mascot in all of college football. Not only is UGA a Bulldog, an icon, be he is also like me and Peaches a Savannian! and a great one at that!

I am a little wet around the eyes now thinking about it all, farewell to a great DAWG, I think this year UGA needs to romp and stomp like a Bulldog does and show UGA VII what college football like played the UGA way! While UGA VI may have been the winninnest UGA, I want UGA VII to help inspire Bulldog Football to be the most impacting and hard football the SEC has ever seen. I want to them have another 1981 all over again. I want to watch good Georgia Bulldog SEC football and I want the LSU Tigers to know, you don’t bring a Tiger to a DAWG fight, cause your going to get Bulldogged all afternoon. UGA VII the weight of the Bulldog nation is upon you and I stand up proud, never have been to Athens, never have seen a Georgia Game in person, knowing I am from Georgia, I am from Savannah, and I own a Bulldog and I love UGA Football! Go DAWGS!

Damon Evans, the university’s athletic director, called it a “sad day for the entire Bulldog nation.”

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