I noticed an auction on Georgiadogs.com yesterday. There is a sideline pass being sold for the LSU game in Athens on September 28th in upwards of $2,000. That’s “two-thousand-dollars,” if you needed it spelled out after you just spit out your after-lunch coffee. This past Saturday, for a game equally as large as the upcoming LSU game between the hedges, I was able to utilize a sideline photo badge provided to me by Bulldawg Illustrated. I would love to share with you what ti looks like to gain this type of unprecedented access to a team I grew up loving.
Whenever any fan walks into Sanford Stadium, the ghosts and memories of those who played on the hallowed ground before tham always makes one take a brief moment of silence while navigating through a rush of memories and appreciation. While looking out at the meticulously manicured field, it’s only natural to dream of what it may be like to stroll around, perhaps pausing on the G at midfield to just soak it in. This is precisely what I was able to do Saturday. I could feel the eyes of envy from fans young and old watching over pregame, perhaps landing eyes on me once in a while, wishing they could trade places so that their shoes could touch what my shoes were touching, and their eyes could see, if even for a moment, what my eyes were seeing.
Please take yourself to that moment, and imagine you are the one taking the photos that I got to take prior to UGA making the world right again, and thumping Steve Spurrier and the highly touted, highly publicized Gamecocks of South Carolina.
(All photos by Logan Booker/BI. Click any image to enlarge into high resolution)
Keith Marshall’s game face.
Coach getting his boys ready.
The student section, as always, was turned up early.
Connor Shaw just sat there and starred at our boys.
Don’t worry. Faton Bouta starred right back. It was kind of awkward.
Brice Ramsey’s first time as a Dawg in Sanford Stadium.
Aaron Murray has an invisible floating chair.
The crowd was turned up early!
Watching Murray throw is truly impressive.
Sad to see Malcolm Mitchell out. He was going to have a big year with Murray.
Shaq Wiggins (6) felt at home. His first game between the hedges as well.
That crowd, again.
Grantham decided to stare back at Connor Shaw as well.
That’s Amarlo Herrera leading the player pep-talk.
Red, red, red!!
The keeper of Russ, Sonny Seiler.
Miss University of Georgia!
Pointing to the trumpeter.
Breaking through the G!!
What an experience for the little fella!
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