Using Social Media to Enhance Your Georgia Bulldog Football Experience


This weekend is homecoming at the University of Georgia. It’s a weekend, my husband says, that all good Dawgs come home.

Thousands will come to Athens to tailgate with fellow alums, whether it be at the Terry College of Business, the Georgia School of Law or just at the Wray-Nicholson House with the alumni association.

Before the age of social media, this was really the only time of year fellow University of Georgia alumni got together. Yes, they could write letters or call on the phone, but with busy lives and children, it just didn’t happen. Homecoming was one weekend you could catch up on the latest in each others’ lives. Not anymore.

Thanks to social media, people are now more connected than ever. Families and friends across the country know what is going on with each other everyday. No more snail mail. No more phone calls. It’s all Facebook posts, Snapchats and texts. Because of social media, we now have a new way to experience homecoming and our fabulous Georgia Bulldog football games.

Every season, social media is more embedded in the game day experience and it’s only right that we take advantage and make the most of our Georgia Bulldog Saturdays.

Here are 4 ways YOU can use social media to enhance your game day experience…

Follow and use the game’s hashtag.

Doing this lets you search and see what people are saying about the game, tailgating, the referees, etc. To see an example of what this is all about, click here to see what was said about this past weekend’s Tennessee game. The University of Georgia has done a great job incorporating hashtags into the games. One example, if you tweet them (@ugaathletics) with your game day picture and that game’s hashtag, your photo just may show up on the jumbotron.

Snapchat with your friends.

What better way to make fun of the other team’s fans or even your friends, than sending them a Snapchat! You can caption your photo, screenshot it and share it on your other social networks or just keep it for yourself. This really comes in handy at the Georgia/Florida game. Can you say plush Gator bookbags on sorority girls?? No seriously, I have proof, but that’s another post.

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  • Create a Twitter list to follow players and media outlets.

    This is something I do and read multiple times a day. I usually keep it private, but I’ve made it public so you can subscribe and follow along. You do not have to follow someone to add them to a list. My list is made up of current and former Georgia Bulldog players, current Georgia Bulldog coaches, Georgia Sports outlets and a few fun others, such as the Penn Wagers parody Twitter account.

    Use FanCred to interact with other sports fans.

    FanCred is an app I discovered through one of my clients. It’s a fun app that lets you interact with other sports fans across the country. You can talk about baseball, the NFL, college football, etc. The great thing is that it’s free! I’ve met some pretty cool people through this app, even though I think I’m one of the older ones using it (I’m 34, LOL).

    Of course, you can use Facebook and Instagram to enhance the experience as well, but you’ll get more enjoyment out of what I’ve listed above.

    What ways do you use social media during your Georgia Bulldog football Saturday??