It is a rivalry that goes back decades, the Georgia Tech versus Georgia game. Both sides have their fans that take this to the extreme and to be honest, when they make the schedule out every year, it is not coincidence that Georgia versus Georgia Tech is the last game to be played. Regardless of who wins the game, the visiting teams grounds crew is going to have a lot of work to get the field back to some since of normal. Yes, this is a game that can take a family and tear it apart like no other rivalry. So the age old question is exactly who has the best fans? The case can be made for both sides, let’s look at the fan base and determine whose fans reign supreme.
If you are a fan of Georgia football, then you know that on game day when the Dawgs are at home, the true fans show their dedication. One look around Sanford Stadium, and you realize quickly you are in Bulldog country. From the sight of fans who have taken their bald head and painted the Bulldog logo on it to fans dressed in ways that would make a biker gang scared even. Yes home games during the fall in Athens can be an experience. When the Bulldogs get to play host to the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech and win, well that makes the environment that much intense and wild. There is no doubt that Bulldog loyalists are some of the most passionate fans in Georgia, but there is the other side of that coin when talking about Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
If you have been to a game at Bobby Dodd Stadium, then you know that Yellow Jacket fans are not to be taken lightly. Let’s face it even the fight song and cheers are designed in a way to belittle the University of Georgia. If that does not scream rivalry, then nothing else does. One reason that the game between these two is so important is the fact that the winner takes the Georgia State Governors Trophy. Over the last 100 plus meetings, Georgia leads the series 64-41-5. that being said when Georgia Tech won last year at Georgia, players and fans alike went a little nuts and destroyed the hedges at the stadium. The big shot to the heart of Georgia was watching the Tech flag be planted securely in the middle of their G.
Without a doubt, there is as much of a rivalry as to has the best fans as there is the actual football games. Both sides of fans try to one up the other in the way that they show school pride and there have been instances where fights have broken out between these two sides. If you think that this is a rivalry that is taken lightly, then you are mistaken and will quickly learn that there is nothing that these fans won’t do to show their devotion to their team.
Overall, the Georgia Bulldog fans are just a little more passionate than those of the Yellow Jackets and yet this will be a rivalry that has no end point in the near future. This will go on as long as there is breath in the lungs of either school. The one thing that both schools can agree on is that they both have fans who have a deep passion for their schools and are not afraid to show that passion. If you happen to be in Georgia on game day, be aware that it is not a good idea to take sides unless you are in friendly territory.