Saturday In Athens: Through The Eyes Of A College Kid

Saturday In Athens: Through The Eyes Of A College Kid

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Saturday In Athens: Through The Eyes Of A College Kid


Alarm sounds.

Get up, it’s gameday—not just any gameday—it’s Saturday in Athens.

Have you ever wondered what a Saturday in Athens is like from the perspective of a college student? From the tailgates to the fourth quarter, game days are the best days. Especially at the University of Georgia.

Here’s a Saturday in Athens from the eyes of a college kid:

Jump out of bed (not get, you jump of excitement) and pick out your outfit. Something predominately red of course. Then, you head to your tailgate spot. Whether at a frat house or a family location, it’s always a good time. Cookouts, corn hole, and loud music fill the atmosphere where friends and families get ready to cheer on the Dawgs. Next, you make your way to the Dawg Walk. You see the players rocking the buses, while the band plays and you yell and scream of excitement, and then the players and coaches make their way through the crowd. Fromm. Hardman. Baker. Swift. Kirby. Here they come. And in this moment you think to yourself, “This is my school. These are my colleagues. This is my team.” Chills.

Rain or shine, a UGA student never leaves the game early

Now your blood is pumping. You find your way to the student gate; this is by far the most stressful part of any game day. Thousands of students pouring into the stadium. Yelling, chanting. Finally, after some time, you make it in. Find a wristband. Put it on. Hurry, get to a seat. Once your nerves settle, you take a look around. Surrounded by a sea of red, by 93,000 of your best friends. And then you think to yourself, “Wow, this really is my school. These are my people. This is my stadium.” Grab your pom-pom, and get ready to rock the hedges.

Pregame chants, pointing to the South West corner, and spelling “G-E-O-R-G-I-A” all lead up to kickoff. “GOOOOOOOO DAWGS, SIC-EM WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF” And the game has begun. The student section is wild, vibrant. The stadium is so loud your ears ring. You’re surrounded by friends, classmates, but never strangers. The game plays on, you scream and yell. And you think to yourself, “This is the best time of my life.” The fourth quarter comes, you hold up “four” and get chills. You’re filled with anxiety and excitement as the Dawgs go into the final 15 minutes of the game. Dawgs win.

Then, we get ready for the next one.

Nothing beats a Saturday in Athens.

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