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Would you take a bullet for a UGA National Championship? These 1,000 people said yes

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during the Bulldogs’ session on the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during the Bulldogs’ session on the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

What are you willing to do for your beloved college football team to win a national championship?

Specifically, one with a long title drought such as the University of Georgia.

Well, a Georgia radio station posed a hypothetical Tuesday with a poll question posted on Twitter. The question, from 960 The Ref in Athens, was, “Would you take a non-lethal gunshot to the thigh in exchange for a UGA football national championship?”

Yes, they really went to that level.

As of late Tuesday morning, the poll had more than 2,500 votes and 53 percent of respondents voted yes.

Here’s a sample of some of the reactions:



Georgia last won a national title in 1980. SEC rival Florida reportedly trolled the Gators with their spring game attendance figure of 39,476 to signify 39 years and 476 games since UGA won the national title in football.

UF coach Dan Mullen later said the number was random, according to multiple reports.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.
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