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Georgia Football: 6 Sanford Stadium Traditions We Love

Ross DurrenceCorrespondent IIAugust 8, 2011

Georgia Football: 6 Sanford Stadium Traditions We Love

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    The historic hedges, the classic architecture, and situated in the middle of campus, you can't beat a fall Saturday in Sanford Stadium.

    Housing 92,746, it is the ninth-biggest stadium in college football and consistently sold out.

    Let's look at six Sanford Stadium traditions that every Dawg fan loves.

Battle Hymn Soloist

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    "In the upper-deck, southwest corner, is today's Battle Hymn soloist..."

    Before each game in Sanford Stadium kicks off, one lucky member of the Redcoat Band has the complete attention of the entire Bulldog Nation.

    A must see for any SEC fan.

Pre-Game Video

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    A blend of Georgia legends and current Dawgs, the pre-game video is sure to send chills up your spine.

    On top of that?  It's narrated by the one and only Larry Munson.

    "Glory, glory to ole’ Georgia. Heroes have graced the field before you. Men with hearts, bodies and minds of which the entire Bulldog Nation can be justifiably proud. The tradition of unbridled excellence demonstrated by these individuals and many others spans more than a full century. And now a new breed of Bulldog stands ready to take the field of battle. To assume the reigns of their Georgia forebearers. To continue that tradition. Understanding that there is no tradition more worthy of envy. No institution worthy of such loyalty as the University of Georgia. As we prepare for another meeting between the hedges let all the Bulldog faithful rally behind the men who now wear the red and black with two words. Two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldog Nation…GO DAWGS!”

Sanford Stadium Chant

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    A few times every game, the two sides of Sanford Stadium engage in their own battle.

    The North side of the stands yells "Georgia!" and the South side responds "Bulldogs!"

    This coordinated yelling match culminates in the kickoff chant that is sure to get all of the Dawgs excited.

4th Quarter Song (Krypton)

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    As the third quarter ticks to zero, every Dawg fan in Sanford Stadium raises four fingers up in the air and anxiously awaits the Redcoat Band.

    The result?

    40 seconds that get everyone in the stands ready to suit up for the Dawgs.

Brook Whitmire

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    Brook Whitmire has been the Sanford Stadium public address announcer since 1995 and has not missed a down since he began.

    His gameday staples have become historic inside Sanford Stadium:

    "If your blood runs red and black....."

    "It's time to tee it up betweeeeeeeeen the hedges!"

    Even the way Whitmire announces a Georgia first down has become iconic.

    Thanks, Brook.

Spell "Georgia" Cheer

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    One of the best Redcoat Band traditions, this cheer takes place during every halftime in Sanford Stadium.

    Keep your seats, everyone.  The Redcoats are coming.

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