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What criteria define a DGD ?

donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 1,901 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Kasey and Jim Wallace recently opined that the term DGD might be thrown around a bit loosely. I had never really thought about it but I am now. My question is : What are the criteria you use when you deem someone a DGD.

For me the first criteria would be loyalty to the program - even above ability and performance.

I'd appreciate any thoughts and comments.

Comments

  • texdawgtexdawg Posts: 9,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Respects their parents, eats their vegies, treats women properly, says yes sir/no sir, doesn't cuss, drives with the proper air pressure in tires, doesn't tear the tag off mattresses, doesn't storm the capital.....

    And the most important.....votes republican.

    OK OK OK.. I'm sorry... .too soon?

  • Palm_City_DawgPalm_City_Dawg Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I second the loyalty aspect; number one character trait in my book.

  • DawgGirl96DawgGirl96 Posts: 338 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Agree, thrown around way too much. Great points from Kasey & Jim. It's not about having to be a superstar on the field (although of course doesn't hurt), it's about loyalty, great team player & leader, doing things the right way on & off the field. In recent years we've had a lot of them including LeCounte & McBride this year. Sony and Nick being two of the very biggest in my opinion...their leadership helped catapult us into this new era of Georgia football.

  • SWDawg68SWDawg68 Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    It has been used too often and in doing so, has taken on and become an irrelevant term that is used by many to describe almost every Dawg player.

    I thought of it as a term that represented the best of any Dawg player, Coach or administraor who were just better, greater and fully embody what a True Georgia Bulldog represents!

    I don't use it and haven't used it, not qualified to say it, but at times will agree when others use it for the "right ones"

    I also don't believe I am qualified to even give examples, but I know it when I see it!

    Thanks for posting this, it will make other think about it and maybe over time will become relevant again! Instead of thousands, it will be a couple of hundreds!

    Go Dawgs!

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I too agree with @JimWallace that loyalty is important.

  • moosmoos Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lasting popularity

  • DamnYankeeDawgDamnYankeeDawg Posts: 917 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I agree with @Canedawg2140. DGD is not tangible nor clearly defined. You just know it when you see it.

    It’s very similar to defining what a great leader is. Hard to define. As the great general George Patton once said about leadership...”Leadership is the thing that wins battles. I have it, but I'll be damned if I can define it.”

    I feel the same way about DGD.

  • dragonslayerdragonslayer Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    What he said...

    I'd add: doesn't have to be an athlete, there are plenty on this forum.

  • MWorkman17MWorkman17 Posts: 99 ✭✭✭ Junior

    A player that represented the program and university well, whether through great play or great character.

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 2,322 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited January 19

    Wanted to be Dawg

    Loves being a Dawg

    Represents the team and school in the upmost manner

    Dawg for life

    Not just one but all of these to make the cut

  • Canedawg2140Canedawg2140 Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Doesn't hand out McDonalds bags...

  • dawg1119dawg1119 Posts: 52 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I feel like if you finish the drill as a dawg then you are a DGD. I'm sure we could find a case or two where this isn't the case, but as long as you don't transfer then you're most likely a DGD.

  • Old_lady_dawg_fanOld_lady_dawg_fan Posts: 463 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I have a sense of someone who plays his position well, but sparks the entire team to play better, maybe even better than its constituent parts.

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