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

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Nov 29, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs band member on the field before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Georgia 30-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 9: The Redcoat Band was trying to destroy the turf at Jordan-Hare stadium, and that’s why they got the fire hoses

This one has always been laughable.

In 1986, the Bulldogs traveled to Auburn and beat a highly favored Tigers team, 20-16 (and did it with a backup quarterback). Georgia fans stormed the field and were dancing and partying along with the players. The Redcoat band was in their assigned spot, playing postgame music as was the norm.

The grounds crew at Jordan-Hare became to incensed by the fans, they turned on the sprinklers and fire hoses to disperse them. The Redcoats got caught up in the gully wash, and several instruments were ruined in the proicess.

Nobody was destroying the field. Was it a bit much on an opponent’s field? Yes, probably, but the response was over the top in the opinion of many.

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