Damn Good Dogs!: The Real Story of Uga, the University of Georgia's Bulldog Mascots

Damn Good Dogs!: The Real Story of Uga, the University of Georgia's Bulldog Mascots

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by Sonny Seiler, Kent Hannon
     
 

Readers are offered a rare glimpse into the personal 50-year history of the nationally acclaimed mascot for the Georgia Bulldogs, Uga, English bulldogs so revered they are buried in a mausoleum at Sanford Stadium when they die. Full of anecdotes such as Uga V's famous plunge at an Auburn player in 1996, his appearance in several major Hollywood films, and Sports

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Readers are offered a rare glimpse into the personal 50-year history of the nationally acclaimed mascot for the Georgia Bulldogs, Uga, English bulldogs so revered they are buried in a mausoleum at Sanford Stadium when they die. Full of anecdotes such as Uga V's famous plunge at an Auburn player in 1996, his appearance in several major Hollywood films, and Sports Illustrated's decision to put him on the cover of their 1997 college sports issue this new softcover edition of the book is lavishly illustrated with color photos and memorabilia, and features other stories involving longtime Georgia head coach Vince Dooley and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.

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From the Publisher

“If I ever got in trouble down South, first thing I’d do is call Sonny Seiler. If I ever got bored, I’d ask Sonny to pull up a chair. Pick up Damn Good Dogs! and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a damn good read!”—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

“There are certain things in sports that need no explanation . . . Uga’s one of them. He’s an icon.”—Greg McGarity, athletic director at the University of Georgia

“Let the word go forth to every present and future Georgia football player or coach. You may win the Heisman Trophy. You may capture the national championship. But no matter what you do, you will remain the A-Rod to Uga’s Jeter. In the state of Georgia, Uga rules.”—Bob Ryan, Boston Globe columnist and ESPN commentator

“Our mascot represents everything we want our players to be—proud, loyal, tenacious, fierce, relentless, and a great representative of the university. This book captures all of these attributes.”—Mark Richt, head football coach at the University of Georgia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596701472
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sonny Seiler is an attorney in Savannah. He is the owner of the English bull­dogs who have served as the University of Georgia’s mascot since 1956. He was the victorious attorney in the murder trial made famous in the best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. He later appeared with Uga V in Clint Eastwood’s film version of that book. Kent Hannon is editor of Terry Magazine at UGA’s Terry College of Business. He has been a staff writer at Sports Illustrated, a bureau chief for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and editor of Georgia Magazine.

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