It’s either “Georgia vs. Tech” or “Tech vs. Georgia” depending on your preference for who comes first. For a Bulldog wife and a Yellow Jacket husband, only once a year does their marriage turn into a “house divided”. Game day the Saturday following Thanksgiving is a huge day for Georgians. It’s a battle of the britches: UGA’s silver against Georgia Tech’s gold. For the past four years, this match-up has been Georgia’s domination (c/o Coach Mark Richt) with the Bulldogs winning 11 of the last 12 games against Tech.
Tailgating behind the Varsity on game day in Atlanta
We’re looking forward to seeing what Hutson Mason is made of, and to see if the Dawgs can beat the Jackets five years in a row. With both teams having a record of 7-4 in the 2013 season, Georgia is picked to win by only a 3-point spread (according to VegasInsider.com). However, if you take a look at the history of this matchup, UGA has won 63 games with Tech only winning 39 games (and five ties). It’s no wonder fans from around Georgia will flock to Atlanta to see the game this year.
Georgia Girls at Georgia Tech
Beware y’all, stay off the connector between noon – 3:30 tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, because if it’s anything like the matchup in 2011 then traffic will be terrible! Here are a few photos from the last time the Dawgs played at Tech.
The sign says it all…
Tailgate Georgia Tech Fraternity
The sassy, classy, Southern ladies of Sh%t Southern Women Say are back with Episode 4! We were tickled pink when Episode 1 came out in 2012, and loved getting to know Julia Fowler (the writer & director). While we’ve replayed these episodes a lot over the past year, this new Sh%t Southern Women Say is just as funny as the first. Enjoy watching, and don’t forget to read our latest comments in Words only Southerners Say.
For those who were watching as Aaron Murray was carried off the field during his final game between the hedges, our hearts all cringed at the news that our favorite QB tore his ACL. Murray worked his tail off during as time as a Dawg. He inherited a whole mess of rotten luck this season with the bevy of injuries which plagued the Bulldogs, only to get hurt playing his last game in the silver britches.
Here’s a stellar recap of highlights from Murray’s career at UGA.
Thank you Aaron Murray for playing your heart out for the Bulldog Nation. And now as Larry Munson famously states in the Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation, “a new generation of Bulldogs stands ready to take the field of battle.”
Here’s everything y’all need to know about Hutson Mason as he prepares to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Hutson Taylor Mason is 22 years old (born Sept. 20, 1991), and a junior studying communications studies. Originally from Marietta, Ga., Mason was a 2009 Parade All-American and alumni from Lassiter High School. In 2010, he appeared in four games completing 9-of-17 passes for 102 yards and a TD.
In 2011, Mason appeared in four games completing 18-of-30 passes for 254 yards and two TDs. He threw for 131 yards and a TD on 8-of-10 passing vs. New Mexico State. Against Coastal Carolina, he completed 6-of-9 passes for 68 yards and a TD and rushed for a TD. Mason was also named one of team’s Most Improved Player on offense at conclusion of spring practice.
Mason red-shirted in 2012. But, he completed 9-of-12 passes for 133 yards and a TD in the G-Day game. In the 2013 G-Day Game, he went 16-of-27 for 191 yards and a touchdown. When he faced off against Kentucky handling the cleanup for Murray, Mason successfully completed 13 of 19 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown, zero interceptions and one touchdown run against the Wildcats.
We can’t wait to see Mason open up against Georgia Tech this Saturday. Hurray for Hutson, and let’s go Dawgs!
Buckhead Barbie a.k.a. Buckhead Betty: This princess Barbie is only sold at Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade handbags, Chanel Sunglasses, Tori Burch flats (she has to take a break from the Jimmy Choos and Manolos), a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign lap-dog named Honey, and a cookie-cutter dream house with a water feature in front. Available with or without tummy tuck and Botox injections. Workaholic ex-husband Ken comes with a Porsche.
North Atlanta (re: Sandy Springs/East Cobb/Dunwoody/ Roswell/Alpharetta) Barbie: This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of Hummer H2 or BMW convertible. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card set, and country club membership. Also available are Shallow Suburban Skipper and Spanish-speaking Nanny. Dunwoody Barbie hasn’t been affordable since the early 80′s. She never sees her Ken because he’s working in Buckhead and battling a commute on 400.
Smyrna/Vinings/Marietta Barbie This modern-day homemaker Barbiec comes with a fully-loaded Ford Windstar mini-van and various various matching gym suits. She graduated from a local Metro Atlanta high school but has no higher education or full-time occupation. She comes with a cell phone permanently attached to her hand (even during traffic) and gets lost easily when she has to venture inside the perimeter (ITP). Accessories include an entire little league team and various neuroses.
South Atlanta Barbie This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, bowie knife, and a meth lab kit. When she’s not hustling, y’all can find her working the stage at The Oasis, Tattletales, Mardi Gras or Pink Pony South. This model is only available after dark and can only be bought with cash, preferably small bills…unless you are a cop, then we don’t know what you are talking about.
Henry County Barbie This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans, a classic Metallica shirt, and tramp stamp tattoo. Wants to major in NASCAR at Clayton State College. She has a six-pack of Coors Light and a Hank Williams, Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken’s ass when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free. Available at Southlake Mall.
Conyers Barbie This tobacco chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased Beer-Gut Ken out of Jonesboro Barbie’s (discontinued) house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, strawberry lip gloss, and a see-through halter top. Comes with Barbie’s dream double wide trailer. Available at Wal-Mart. Cheap.
Decatur Barbie This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, archless feet, hairy armpits, no makeup, and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her “Willow.” She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Decatur Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag sticker free. Available at Your Dekalb International Farmers Market.
East Point/College Park Barbie This Barbie now comes with a stroller, both a toddler and infant dolls, plus she’s got another one on the way. Optional accessories include a G.E.D. and a Snap EBT card. Gangsta Ken and his ’79 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant doll. Poor girl never had a chance in trying to change socioeconomic classes. She makes $18,000 a year working at a fast food chain and wants to nail Ken’s ass for past due child support.
Midtown Barbie/Ken This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the “snap-on” parts. Likes to “experiment.” Doesn’t understand why Smyrna Barbie complains so much.
Editor’s Note There are several versions of the Atlanta Barbies floating around the web, which we’ve compiled and edited with our own two cents of Pretty Southern sass. To whoever created these original images: thanks for the laugh. #LoveTheSouth
Our pals Elizabeth & Julia at Southern Color have crafted the cutest Christmas decorations. Hand painted wooden signs in festive colors shouting “Peace” and “Noel”, chevron-stripe pattern signs with clever quotes, picture-frame ornaments, and event bow ties for your dog in collegiate themes.
All items are on sale at the Smyrna First United Methodist Church this Wednesday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 16. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Ministry.
The Southern Color ladies also have a fabulous etsy store featuring burlap door hangers to root for your school or to welcome a new baby! To see all their holiday items for sale, click here to check out their Facebook page. Prices range from $6 – $45. We love these signs and can’t wait to pick up ours!
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