Georgia Football: 10 Myths, Stereotypes Bulldog Fans Need to Dispel

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Nov 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fan plays with Bulldogs macot UGA prior to the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Being a Georgia football fan is something that people take seriously, but those outside the Bulldog Nation have a few preconceived notions that should be brought to a screeching halt.

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Every school has a loyal fan base….hmm…fans.

Fan is short for fanatic, and Georgia fanatics are among the most intense and passionate in the country. The Bulldog nation bleeds red and black, still calls for the silver britches to hunker down one more time, barks at opposing fans, and puts their hand over their heart when the name Larry Munson is mentioned.

Yes, being a Georgia Bulldog fan can be frustrating, exhilarating, infuriating, and validating (although, at times we need some decaffeinating).

But when you travel beyond the warm embrace of Athens and all its southern charms and musical prodigies, you run into people who don’t quite understand the Bulldog Nation, and who have bought into some unfairly propagated myths and stereotypes about Dawg fans.

Just like there are those who believe in the Nigerian bank emails, there are all sorts of wild and unsubstantiated urban myths about the typical Dawg fan (and of their exploits on game days and otherwise) which need to be dispelled, dissuaded and other wise disassembled.

Here are the top ten things you’ll hear about the Dawgs and their fans which need to be straightened out, and hastily.

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