Why should the grass on the campus of a southern college grow rank to weed, unmolested by the obtruding foot of some sturdy athletes? Why should the invigorating, health-giving, breezy sports of [autumn] flush the cheek of the northern student with rosy bloom, while the southern youth at college languishes in indolence and bad health, unfit for study, lazy, and almost tired of life?
–from the Atlanta Constitution article on the first University of Georgia football game, January 30, 1892
So…who’s ready for some college football? I know I am, especially for my beloved Georgia Bulldogs!