What follows are terms and expressions which appear in the posts and comments at Get The Picture and are of particular interest to the Georgia fan base. Some are of my invention; others have been provided by a group of folks who outdid themselves in the comments to this post. The list is subject to change and expansion; feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.
- Arena (n.) – a special place where people who are critical of a football program have never been.
- Banished from Valdosta (n.) – something bad that happens that really has virtually no effect on the aggrieved party. (h/t David Hale)
- Beer (n.) – a form of liquid refreshment that “drink pretty good”.
- Beyond Crompton (adj.) – 1. the measurement of a truly incompetent performance by a team, unit, or individual. 2. a completely out-of-nowhere superlative performance by a team, unit or individual who until then had given no indication of such capability. (h/t David Hale)
- Blackout (n.) – [NOTE: this entry has been removed or is no longer valid.] See, Fake Juice. (h/t Andy)
- Bulldog Joe (n.) – an anonymously critical Georgia fan who’s never stepped inside the arena.
- Buttah (adj.) – a Ray Goff measure of improvement. (h/t ‘matsdawg)
- Celebration (n.) – an act so depraved that it will be forever in the mind of Urban Meyer. (Which made it totally worth it, of course.)
- Chantastic (adj.) – the general condition of Georgia Tech football.
- Corch (n.) – a term of endearment and respect for Irvin Meyers.
- Corrine Brown (n.) – an articulate Florida Gator fan.
- Cowbell compromise (n.) – the act of addressing a problem by passing a rule that no one will follow.
- Coxian (adj.) – a type of “what, me worry?” on-field decision by a player who should know better that leads to disaster, e.g., “I kind of saw Norwood and was like, hmmm, but I decided to throw it anyway…”
- Creating balance (v.) – dropping a formidable opponent from a school’s schedule in order to avoid an almost certain defeat.
- Dawgrade (v.) – using hindsight in the wake of a Georgia win to reduce the stature of a previously feared opponent to that of an also-ran. (h/t WH) See also, Pupgrade.
- Directional kicking (n.) – a demon that gnaws at the soul of Jon Fabris.
- Dissmayed (adj.) – to be the misplaced object of Mark May’s lack of respect. (h/t NRBQ)
- Dog (n.) – a term of address used by Reggie Ball when in a state of denial.
- Dooley-hour (n.) – a unit of distance, measured by how far a member of the University of Tennessee’s coaching staff can travel in a car in one hour.
- Dooleyland (n.) – an area mapped and claimed by the noted cartographer and football head coach Derek Dooley. Also known as the State of New Tennessee (n.), it consists of a circle having a radius of three Dooley-hours, centered on its capital, Knoxville. It is not to be confused with a larger region, Aaron Douglas’ Home (n.), with which it overlaps and shares certain defining characteristics.
- Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs (n.) – the only extant R&B song with lyrics that include the words “Joel Eaves”.
- Doucheoisie (n.) – a member of a class of individuals, usually male, with a variety of negative qualities, specifically arrogance and engaging in obnoxious and/or irritating actions; in college football, the class includes, but is not limited to, certain coaches, Tom Lemming, Paul Finebaum and John Feinstein. (h/t The Realist)
- Dragon*Con (n.) – an event which causes a football scheduling tug-of-war in the hearts of the Georgia Tech faithful.
- Driving Mudcat’s car (v.) – tempting fate by repeating the same stupid mistake over and over. (h/t Tatum/dave)
- Emerging from an alley (v.) – an act which while seemingly innocuous and harmless is frowned upon by the authorities in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. (h/t Brandon)
- Evil Richt (n.) – a much-beloved persona of Georgia’s head coach.
- Fair catch specialist (n.) – a special teams player incapable or restricted from performing running duties, preferably assigned to backup quarterbacks. (h/t Richt-Flair)
- Fake juice (n.) – the product of obvious gimmickry mixed with embarrassing results.
- Fifty five years and one month (n.) – the amount of time it took Quincy Carter to demolish Jim Donnan’s coaching career at Georgia.
- First! (adj.) – generally, one of the most coherent posts in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports blog comment thread.
- Flag Boy (n.) – one of the grand traditions of Georgia Tech football.
- Flagellant (adj.) – legal terminology indicating untruthfulness, e.g., “It’s just all made up and flagellant”.
- Fourth down (n.) – the down that Patrick Nix uses to set up his fifth down call.
- GATA (v.) – Erk Russell’s immortal exhortation to live by.
- Ginger Ninja (n.) – Joe Cox’ non-Coxian persona.
- GPOOE™ (n.) – 1. Urban Meyer’s pet name for Tim Tebow. 2. shorthand for Tebow worship.
- Herbstreit Doctrine (n.) – the principle that no team that is in a conference may play for the BCS title without first winning its conference championship, except for Ohio State or Michigan and possibly Southern Cal. (NOTE: While the dictates of this rule are generally immutable, Kirk Herbstreit reserves the right to alter them at any time without cause.) (h/t Brandon)
- Inman (n.) – an ill-timed personal foul by an offensive lineman. Usage: “We were in field goal range until _______ pulled an inman”. (h/t Brandon)
- Jonesed (v.) – having to change positions to allow an upperclassman to start, even if he should be 4th string. (h/t Julie)
- Jorts (n.) – slang for jean shorts. These are most often worn by the fashion illiterate and the fan base of the University of Florida. (via Urban Dictionary)
- Likes the challenge (v.) – irrationally attempting to justify unjustifiable, quasi-insane decision-making; frequently accompanied by eventual loss of employment.
- Lulu and Junior (n.) – visual shorthand for the Tennessee fan base.
- Montana (n.) – Stewart Mandel’s state of mind.
- Mustained (adj.) – the descending arc of a career path shaped by a football mother’s direction.
- One arm (n.) – a symbol of misplaced bravado.
- Pessimist (n.) – Larry Munson in a good mood.
- PH™, or Preseason Homerism (n.) – prior to the start of the season, a fan’s quasi-religious conviction that his or her previously mediocre program is destined for greatness in the upcoming year, based on the belief that every shortcoming which contributed to the prior lack of success has been overcome, coupled with the equally deeply held notion that none of said team’s rivals have addressed theirs.
- Pumping gas (v.) – ego-driven predicting of someone’s disappointing fate fueled by the personal rejection of the accuser.
- Pupgrade (v.) – using hindsight in the wake of a close Georgia win to raise the stature of a defeated also-ran to that of a feared opponent. (h/t Bulldog Joe)
- Radakoviched (v.) – when your athletic director cancels games with opposing teams he respects even though he knows it would be great fun to play them. (h/t Dog in Fla)
- Rebuilding (adj.) – state of mind in which fan thinks team is improving, but in reality the team isn’t yet done falling apart. (h/t Section Z alum)
- Reddinged (adj.) – an official, after-the-fact type of explanation of why another SEC team has been screwed out of a win due to inexplicably bad, game-changing calls by Wagers, Curles, etc. (h/t Julie)
- Reggie Ball (n.) – the greatest Georgia Tech quarterback in the history of Georgia football.
- Seat 37F (n.) – the functional equivalent of Siberia for members of the Florida Gators media who run afoul of Urban Meyer.
- SEC speed (n.) – Jim Delany’s code phrase for the academically ineligible. (Or something worse.)
- Second Chance U (n.) – Any place that stands for the principle a football player’s character is a terrible thing to waste.
- Shreveport (n.) – the ultimate destination for college football mediocrity.
- Six degrees of Richt (n.) – the concept that everyone in the college football world is separated from the Mark Richt-is-on-the-hot-seat meme by six links.
- SOD (n.) – acronym for Son Of Dooley; refers to Derek Dooley, the orange pants-wearing fruit of Vince and Barbara Dooley’s loins.
- Third and Willie (n.) – a situation when a defense has absolutely no chance of stopping a (usually long) 3rd down conversion. (h/t Trey)
- Thug (n.) – an African-American football player who enjoys dancing in public.
- Thug Love (n.) – tough love with an unregistered hand gun and a joint under the driver’s seat.
- Touchmybaby (adj.) – accolade reserved for a player or coach who performs his duties in a Godlike manner. (h/t Red Blackman)
- Tripp (v.) – ruthless continual changing of a player’s position. (h/t Brandon)
- Verne crush (n.) – a form of extreme admiration for another man expressed ad nauseam by the CBS football broadcast team.
- World’s Smallest Outdoor Cocktail Party (n.) – Jim Donnan’s designation for the ACC Championship Game.
- Yaw yaw yaw yaw yaw yaw yaw footbaw (n.) – the way a Cajun says “football” after his seventh Red Bull of the morning.
- Year of the Gamecock (n.) – an era currently spanning the period from the second week of January to about the middle of the month of October for the years 1992-2010.
- Zabransky’d (v.) – 1. being exposed in front of a national audience as a falsely hyped program which reputation was built beating up on patsies by scheduling a difficult season opener against a quality team in the best conference in the country in order to bring positive attention to said program. (h/t Puffdawg) 2. being asked repeatedly to verify the religious affiliation of a football player whose career you haven’t closely followed.
- 51-7 (n.) – a metaphor for an ass whipping.
- 2004 (n.) – the season when Auburn under Tommy Tuberville won its only football national championship.
- _IAR,B! (n.) – the way in which a Georgia fan tracks the Georgia Tech series.
- 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 cokes (n.) – the quintessential Georgia Tech marketing promotion, offered as a substitute for a successful, entertaining football program.
- “We didn’t come to paint.”® (n.) – proof that profound and Bobby Petrino don’t mix, and that Arkansas fans can’t tell the difference.