Last night reminded me again of one of the reasons I’m so enamored with college football. Despite the greed, the stupidity and the arrogance that routinely drive me up the wall, there’s also that wonderful sense of community we fans share with each other. Just because the suits running the game treat us like wallets doesn’t mean we have to.
I’m in Austin, Texas. Not Athens, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia or even Jacksonville, Florida, places where I can count of a bevy of like-minded Dawgs. Yet the scene when I walked into The Tavern in downtown Austin managed to feel oh so familiar.
An entire floor given over to Georgia fans, who had a blast with each other all night. Okay, sure, there were a few anxious moments, but the last two minutes of the game reminded me of the pleasures of the shared experience.
It will always be great to be a Georgia Bulldog. Keep rocking, Austin Dawgs.