I've been patiently procrastinating and waiting for someone else to satisfy the multiple requests we've seen for a "newcomer's guide to DawgSports Lexicon(TM)"
Since no one else has stepped up to the challenge, though (and since I was apparently "volunteered" for the project), I humbly offer my services as a catalyst for starting the Lexicon discussion. I have included the words and phrases I can think of below (in no particular order). Your input is appreciated!
- DGD - Damn Good Dawg, which is considered acceptable profanity on this site due to its historical usage in Bulldog Nation. When Uga I was eulogized in Sanford Stadium prior to the introduction of Uga II, and the student section spontaneously broke out into the aforementioned cheer. In fact, while other Uga's have multiple-sentence epitaphs written on their tombstones, Uga I only has three words: "Damn Good Dawg."
- DTD - DaveTheDawg, a regular commenter who is definitely a DGD, but is not to be confused with the more generic "DGD" remark. He is also a world-renowned meteorologist, but keeps getting squeezed out of the Atlanta market by Florida Gator alum Glen Burns.
- Butter - DTD's sustenance of choice when jacked up and/or happy.
- I hate Auburn - Kyle's catchphrase. He hates Auburn. He would like us to know this.
- I hate Florida - Vineyarddawg's catchphrase. He hates Florida with the fire of a thousand suns being fueled by the fire of an additional thousand suns. He would also like us to know this.
- Totally Surprised - Tankertoad's catchphrase. He is, apparently, caught completely off-guard by things that should have been readily apparent. For example, take the following exchange:
Bobby Petrino: I have decided to leave the University of Arkansas to coach the (insert the name of any team here).
Tankertoad: Totally Surprised.
Les Miles: Woeojuwejhdjwe.
Tankertoad: Totally Surprised.
- Sacrifice a goat (at the Arch or otherwise) - When you hit a schneid like the collective Georgia Bulldogs athletics teams have recently endured, your fans get desperate. We decided that the best way to turn around the Bulldogs' fortunes was to roast a goat. And, despite evidence to the contrary, we will continue to believe this. (It's a fact!)
- It's a fact! - Once upon a time, a wayward Ohio State Buckeye fan wandered into a DawgSports threaad. During this time of southerner/midwesterner interaction, said
poisonous nutBuckeye claimed, repeatedly and with increased emphasis (and ignorance of counter arguments), that Ohio State had the best out-of-conference schedule in the country not just that season, but every season. He finished more than one of his comments with the phrase, "It's a fact!" and passed into DawgSports lore.
- Green notebook - As you might be aware, there are some people in the Bulldog Nation who, let's say, take issue with the way Mike Bobo calls plays for the Georgia offense. (Much in the same way, for example, that Dwight Eisenhower took issue with the way the Nazis were taking over Europe.) (And, there we go, this post has already been Godwin'ed, and by the author himself.) In reference to their displeasure, Bobo's detractors frequently say that when he calls a play that spectacularly didn't work, it came "from the green notebook." This is a reference to the movie The Waterboy, in which stupid plays were written down in a green notebook.
- Petrino Math - This method of calculation is named after
Louisville Auburn AtlantaArkansas head coach Bobby Petrino. To use Petrino Math, you first have to be trailing your opponent (much like Bobby Petrino's teams usually are). Then, you calculate how many field goals and/or safeties it will take to either tie or win the game, because lord knows you won't be scoring any touchdowns. This is known as Petrino Math.
For example, if Arkansas is losing to LSU by 14 points, one does not say that the Hogs are losing by 2 Touchdowns. Instead, you say that using Petrino Math, the Hogs are down by 4 field goals and 1 safety, and that they only need 1 additional safety beyond that to win the game. So, they're actually only 6 possessions away from winning.
- GATA - Get After Their Ass... or, if you prefer a more child-friendly version, Get After Them Aggressively. This phrase was first introduced at Georgia by the legendary Erk Russell, who, the legend goes, saw a Techie sporting a "G.T.A.A." shirt (Georgia Tech Athletic Association) and decided to rearrange the letters in a typical Erk-like unique fashion. This is also the phrase to which Mark Richt is referring when he says in interviews, "We weren't really 'getting after it' today," or "We're really going to have to 'get after it' this week."
- KTMFD - Knock That Mother F***** Down. A more modern version of the GATA phrase, created in response to a (real or imagined) phrase uttered by Coach Todd Grantham in exhortation to his players.
- Thread-altering mojo - Tankertoad's seemingly single-handed ability to either cause a Georgia Bulldogs athletics team to either win or lose a game they had previously been either losing or winning (respectively) just by showing up and commenting in a live in-game thread.
- How did we lose to (insert team name here)? - See UGA vs. Colorado (football), 2010.
- SOS - Synergy of Suck. See previous reference, along with "UGA Football, 2010 season."
- Shit ____, Get It Together - Ok, let's just go ahead and admit that many, if not most, of these lexicon entries are going to be not entirely family-friendly. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this picture is what ignited the aforementioned phrase.
- Loyalty - Sorry, I could not find this word anywhere in the college football lexicon anymore.
- FYG - The "YG" part stands for "Your Grandmother," and yes, the "F" stands for "that F word." I'll just link to Kyle's explanation on that one (it's in the 3rd paragraph from the bottom).
- "Red Panties" - Anyone who utters this phrase is subject to immediate bannination. What is bannination? It's when Kyle, MaconDawg, or podunkdawg press this button so fast that they strain a muscle.
Well, that's all I've got at this point. What else should we add?