I am a big yellow lab, and you may not know me (yet), but I have watched your story with interest (and a little drooling…I am a dog after all). Russ…on behalf of your canine pals everywhere in the great state of Georgia, I want to take this opportunity to let you know we are proud of your official swearing in tonight as the new UGA.
It has been a long road for you, and truthfully, you had to earn the right to be UGA. We watched as the humans argued and carried on, but finally…finally they did the right thing. Heart of a lion, face of a true dawg, I will look forward to watching you prowl the sidelines (or rest on a bag of ice) for years to come.
Whatever glory comes or doesn’t come for those guys chasing that strangely-shaped piece of leather all over the grass while all of those humans look on in a frenzy (or in mystification), all of your dog friends will celebrate for you.
The dawgs will bark in Georgia tonight…may you receive the game ball.