The Georgia Bulldogs became the first repeat champion since Alabama as they claimed the 2023 College Football National Championship in a convincing 65-7 victory over TCU on Monday in front of a crowd of 72,628 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Georgia capped off a perfect 15-0 season with an effortless display of dominance in their blowout win over the Horned Frogs.
Everything is all good now, right? Not for everybody.
TMZ Sports is reporting that PETA is now demanding that the Bulldogs get rid of their live mascot after they sent a letter about it.
Via the report:
“TMZ Sports has learned, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals fired off a letter to University of Georgia president, Jere Morehead this week … asking the school to replace its iconic English bulldog, Uga X, with a human at sporting events.
The org. claims Uga’s presence at games increases demand for breathing-impaired breeds like pugs, bulldogs and boxers … and they want Georgia to lead by example.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman released a statement on the matter … saying, “As the back-to-back national champion, can’t UGA find it in its heart to honestly examine the impact of its promotion of deformed dogs and call time on its outdated, live-animal mascot program?”
“PETA is calling on Jere Morehead to be a peach and replace poor Uga with a human mascot who can support the team in a winning way.”
Georgia has used live mascots since the 1950s, so the tradition is unlikely to stop now.
With their second straight championship, Georgia’s place in the Pantheon of the best college football programs in the country is secure. Georgia’s back-to-back titles are thanks in large part to one of the best defenses in the country over the past two years.
They showed that once again as they held the high-powered offense of the Horned Frogs to just seven points.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.