Luda's guide to being a better female Georgia Bulldogs fan

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Aug 31, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs cheerleaders pose for a picture with mascot UGA prior to the start of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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Today I wanted to tackle the subject that too few want to take on, and too many want to ignore – female football fans. Specifically for our purposes, female Georgia Bulldogs fans.

I grew up in a family of mostly women, and football is like a religion in our home. My mom, aunts, female cousins and even grandmother can tell you almost the entire history of SEC football, and of this I am proud. Once I began school I found it hard to relate to why most of the other girls who wanted to play with barbies and my little ponies, while I was over in the corner explaining to the boys how Herschel Walker will always be better than Bo Jackson.

Over the past ten years I have noticed more women sporting jerseys and sports memorabilia and I am very excited to see members of my gender starting to enjoy the one thing I have loved since birth (no, not fashion…football). With that I have noticed a few things some women do that must be stopped for the sake of female fans everywhere.

These are not necessarily steadfast rules, but more suggestions of common sense, and to keep the press clippings and YouTube videos of how ridiculous UGA fans can be to a bare minimum. Let’s leave the stupidity to the Crimson Tide fans, shall we? And what you do in the privacy of your own living room or basement is your business, but these guidelines really do apply when attending a game in person.

Guys, if you’re spouses, girlfriends, dates or whatever you want to call your amorous conquest is guilty of any of these infractions, please…throw a flag on the play and make sure it doesn’t go to the booth for review.

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