Clarke Central High School junior Caedmon Churchwell sits in Sanford Stadium just after the University of Georgia’s football team defeated the University of South Carolina football team on Nov. 4. Churchwell has been a UGA football fan for as long as he can remember and attempts to watch every game possible. Photo by Owen Churchwell.
Sports writer Caedmon Churchwell shares his love for the University of Georgia football team.
The sidewalks are packed, tents are everywhere, scalpers sell game day tickets, tailgaters set up for the game and a chorus of alumni scream, “Go Dawgs” in the middle of the street.
For all 16 years of my life, I have been a University of Georgia football fan: good or bad, win or loss, they have always been the one team in my heart.
Being a Georgia fan has run in my blood for a long time now. My grandfather was a raised as a fan himself and has only missed two home games since he was nine years old.
Being the man he is, my grandad has taken me to many Georgia football games throughout my life. UGA’s Sanford Stadium is almost like my second home, and home is where the heart is.
My love for Georgia is mainly for the football team because, like many of us in the south, college football is more than a game: it’s a tradition. Sure, I will watch the basketball team in the SEC tournament every year, but my focus is always on our football team.
The electrifying crowd, the endless tailgates, the blackouts and the pride of Georgia football is nearly impossible not to fall in love with living in Athens. Saturdays in Athens are what drive my love for UGA.
Through college and the rest of my life, no matter what happens, where I go to school, where I live, I will never be a fan of any team other than the than the Georgia Bulldogs.