Atlanta people and places

They’re here! Watch UGA’s arrival into downtown Atlanta

6:59 pm Jan. 5, 2018

Georgia players rolled into downtown Atlanta moments ago ahead of Monday’s national championship.

The weather’s just a little different than it was in sunny Pasadena, site of the Bulldogs’ historic Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma.

UPDATE: Lots of tickets still available for the national championship

But Friday’s arctic temperatures didn’t detract from the warm welcome the team received.

Watch their arrival here:

UPDATE: The price of national championship tickets

Yep, UGA superfan Trent “Big Dawg III Woods” will be there Monday

3:38 pm Jan. 5, 2018

The Big Dawg will be in the house come Monday. Trent “Big Dawg III,” that is.

The superfan who carries on the tradition started by his grandfather and made famous by his father – attending University of Georgia games with a bulldog painted on his head – was able to attend the Rose Bowl courtesy of Atlanta-based PrimeSport. We caught up with him a couple of days ahead of time holding court

What UGA’s celebrity alums are saying ahead of the national championship

10:24 am Jan. 5, 2018

Ryan Seacrest is seriously ready for some football. Deborah Norville says everyone can be part of the Bulldog Nation. Deborah Roberts – who watched the Rose Bowl with University of Georgia coaching legend Vince Dooley – is ready to cheer her Dawgs on all the way. (NEW: What you need to know this weekend).

UGA’s fan base includes numerous celebrity alumni, who are taking to social media like

UGA standout Herschel Walker’s longtime friendship with Trump

8:24 am Jan. 4, 2018

President Donald Trump, who plans to attend Monday’s national championship game, hasn’t picked sides, but he’s enjoyed a longtime friendship with UGA titan Herschel Walker.

A retired NFL running back who played in Trump’s short-lived United States Football League and appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice,” Walker threw his support behind Trump at the outset of his presidential campaign.

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Will Trump’s ex-wife join him at the national championship game?

7:42 am Jan. 4, 2018

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Atlanta to watch the Universities of Georgia and Alabama compete for the national championship title on Monday.

A former Mrs. Trump could be there, too.

NEW: Remembering Mike “Big Dawg” Woods 

Georgia native and UGA alum Marla Maples has been celebrating her alma mater’s path to victory along with everyone else on Twitter these days – and

A peek at the private, six-figure suites for the national championship

4:41 pm Jan. 3, 2018

Private suites for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship offer luxury amenities, exclusive entry access and primo views of the field. They’re not cheap, but when is the University of Georgia going to be in a national championship game in a brand-new stadium again? Think of it is as a priceless opportunity.

NEW: President Trump is coming to the game. His ex-wife might be there, too.


Hurry! Site has UGA-Alabama tickets at a “bargain” but they’re going fast

12:13 pm Jan. 2, 2018

Shortly after we posted an item this morning on the $95,000 Stubub listing for Monday’s National Championship game, aimed at a flush fan who wants to cheer on either the Bulldogs or Crimson Tide in style, we heard from a site offering tickets at a relative bargain.

Vivid Seats had tickets for under $1,800. Scratch that. Not 5 minutes after we heard from Vivid, the lowest priced offering