David Ching knocks the cover off the ball with this article on UGA legend George "Kid" Woodruff. The article starts with Woodruff screaming at General Eisenhower during WWII about the UGA vs. Auburn series. Woodruff was a former player, coach and booster for the Bulldogs.
Woodruff was one of the chief power brokers behind the construction of Sanford Stadium and the UGA and Auburn series being played in Columbus.
The article reads like one of Dan Magill's walks down memory lane with Bill Brasky. All of Magill's stories seem to involve a 7'4" 356 pound man who once wrestled a rabid platypus near the County Fair while a small Tech man cried.
Seriously...all of Magill's friends have life histories so off the chain that hyperbole just undermines the reality of their existence. Friends like Herschel Carithers who once flew a small airplane under Stegeman Coliseum's roof. Or Fred Birchmore who built a 9 MILLION pound wall at age 75 on his property in Athens...decades after walking down the stairs of the Washington Monument on his hands, riding his bicycle 25,000 miles across Europe or being a champion boxer. But I digress.
The point is...the tale of Woodruff is in that same ballpark of over the top coolness. It's a great history lesson and a great read. Nice work by Ching. Magill would be proud. (Note: It's 3 pages)
-- Kid Woodruff's bio -- Georgia Encyclopedia