Saturday, December 03, 2005

"Bad dog!" (whispered in his ear a moment later: "That's a damm good dog")

In an effort to give the dawgs a little bit of luck today in the SEC title game, I thought I'd revisit one of the best moments in UGA football in the last 10 years....

After scoring a touchdown against Georgia in 1996, Auburn wide receiver Robert Baker's momentum carried him through the side of the endzone, where Uga V was patrolling the sidelines. He got a little too close to Uga before heading back to the bench, and Uga leapt up and tried to take a chunk out of his leg. Baker jumped out of the way just in time.

No one should have been surprised that Uga went after Baker. It wasn't just because he played for Auburn. If you remember anything about Robert Baker, (and several other Tigers at the time), he probably had at least a pound of weed stashed in his pants.

Georgia had the 'Victory on the Plains,' 56-49 in 4 OT's.

Photo — Taken by a Montgomery Advertiser photographer, this photo of the Uga V-Robert Baker incident, was reprinted so many times the negative wore out. (photo from and the page about the book "Damm Good Dog", the story of Uga. Link on title of post above)