Posted: 1:40 am Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Bill Goldberg picked UGA because of a … bottle of Wild Turkey? 

By Michael Carvell

Before Bill Goldberg was a famous wrestler, he was an All-SEC defensive lineman at UGA who played briefly in the NFL.

Goldberg, 47, is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was heavily recruited by the local colleges, including Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, who would drink a “Crown on the rocks within five minutes” after coming over to Goldberg’s house on visits.

How did Goldberg end up all the way at UGA? It had to do with an uncle who lived in Jacksonville, Goldberg told The Ross Report:

“(My uncle) was best friends with Bear Bryant, and Bear Bryant passed way,” Goldberg said. “My uncle asked me if I had any interest in going to Georgia because he thought very highly of a guy named Vince Dooley. Since they were the Junkyard Dogs (and) known for defense, it sort of played into my mentality. It was red and black. It was kind of a violent style of football.

“I gave it a shot … Again, what solidified my trip was a bottle of Wild Turkey that was handed to me as I was standing on top of a bar during my recruiting trip. You know, I had a great time at Georgia, great memories. It will always be that one thing in my life that I’ll want to re-enact again.”

Did Goldberg just say that he signed with UGA because of a bottle of Wild Turkey? It sure sounded like it, but listen to podcast here to decide for yourself. (Personally, I don’t believe it because I would’ve asked for at least a bottle of Crown Royal)

94 comments
Columbus68
Columbus68

Everyone tried crown royal when young because of the hype and while smooth its taste is light years away from the equally expensive Wild Turkey, Jack Daniels, Makers Mark, Knob Creek, etc.  Wild Turkey is smooth and slightly sweet.  I would rather drink black or green label Evan WIlliams before Crown Royal any day. Goldberg would agree I am sure.  But hey if you wanna drink inferior tasting whiskey....go Canadian, Crown, Canadian Mist, Seagrams 7 etc...once you go Bourbon....you never go back to crown or Canadian.  Missing a lot if you don't

Columbus68
Columbus68

Once you mature and get an acquired taste of fine whiskey, Crown Royal and most all Canadian whiskeys....well they suck.  There is no comparison to a fine bourbon or charcoal filtered whiskey or bourbon.  The writer obviously has not grew past the overhyped Crown Royal...

AlicePickett
AlicePickett

Wild Turkey was everything back in the days.  We did not even know about Crown Royal.  Even the name is

kind of ridiculous, so who would have asked for that?  

ishmael
ishmael

I was there and Wild Bill wasn't always a nice drunk while at UGA.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Go YouTube Jericho talking about his fight with Goldberg.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Little Chris Jericho kicked this guy's arse....He was more bark them bite.

MotocrossSurvivor
MotocrossSurvivor

Got any more nothing stories decades old to bore people with/

EricJoiner
EricJoiner

Wild Turkey is much better booze than Crown Royal.  Beta individuals drink crown. 

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

we need goldberg to come to uga as a assistant to teach these guys the attitude we need to get us over the top he could also bring ric flair and stone cold. we could be like the new nwo of college football.  id love to see one of our guys give bamas qb a stunner i remember when goldberg slammed the giant it reminded me of what we do to tech every year!!!

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Who was Goldberg? The guy who spent a lot of time on his back during the 1989 Tech-Ga

game thanks to Mike Mooney. 

TallaDawg
TallaDawg

Wild Turkey is much better liquor than Crown Royal.

maps_retired
maps_retired

back where i come from a 'carvell' was a soft serve ice cream cone and whiskey was blended canadian,

learned real quick from the boys at the loading dock  what's now the AJC that you got your ice at zestos  and your whiskey is BOURBON get with it.


Goldberg is a hoot…..



my last live wrestlin match was in 1968 in Miami and my friends grandfather kept shouting in Spanish warning one wrestler the other had a weapon.  nobody listened we all had a great time and i guess once you've seen it move on to the next thing. though i get the entertainment value, hell i saw blazing saddles 25 times the year it came out (i would interpret the yiddish for my friends who 'missed' half the movie without it)

entertainment max for those who like it

sport  naw



though I do miss BoBo Brazil and the coco butt! 



Obama_Joke
Obama_Joke

The UGA BagMan probably gave Bill his first pair of panties to wrestle in.

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

Remember watching Goldberg play defensive tackle in the game against Tech in 1987. A beautiful and warm day in Athens. Tech had the ball on their own 15 yard line or so in the east end of Sanford Stadium and ran to Goldberg's side (the left side of the defensive line). Someone just blew up their running back (maybe Goldberg) and the Tech kid fumbled. Godberg scooped up the ball and scored probably his only touchdown as a Dog. He was one tough kid in college and quite a celeb for years in wrestling. Go to Wikipedia and look him up. Interesting guy.

Clarkslawga
Clarkslawga

Just so the members of the intelligentsia here that seem to think  they have stumbled upon some great revelation that wrestling is scripted......here's something else for you to ponder: 


Hugh Jackman............not really Wolverine. 

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

UGA = recruiting home of drunks & criminals

CreamofBuckwheat
CreamofBuckwheat

Uh-oh, you think we'll get sanctioned by the ncaa for likkering up recruits or something? Those were the good old days, yes sireeee!

BCW1
BCW1

Whatever works i guess!!!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Columbus68 


Could you please run this by W H I S K E Y   B R E A T H ?????


I wouldn't drink  A N Y T H I N G   without his/hers/its   approval!!!!!!!

pbwashere
pbwashere

I was there too and he was a jerk and so was Tim Worley. Both so roid-ravaged they would pick fights coming out of Odyssey. Me and my gf (now wife) were headed out and they followed us out. We were going to stumble down to Herbs and of course they tried hitting on her. Nice. At least Tim Worley has been redeemed.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Alternative.....hate to burst your bubble, but pro wrestling is fake. Outcomes are pre-determined.

You're insults are becoming more stupid every day.

pb
pb

what is a beta individual?

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@MoistDawg  Isn't the " stunner" kind of what Bama did to Ga in the " Blackout" game?

I seem to recall an incredible amount of Ga players went down because of injury.

Please got dry off. 

RxDawg
RxDawg

@TallaDawg Apples and Oranges.  Wild Turkey is bourban, Crown is a blended whiskey.   Similar, but different none the less.   So it's a matter of taste.

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

Another jealous one. Thanks for checking in with Georgia.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Had a tv shoe about muscle cars for awhile, too.

BigGAdawg
BigGAdawg

@MiltonMan  @MiltonMouse, Whine all you want; all the wringing of hands and thumb-sucking and crying won't help you guys.  And I am sure that none of your guys have ever taken a drink since you only recruit pure and innocent virgins from the little sisters of the poor orphanage. 

allamerican
allamerican

@CreamofBuckwheat  

Good ole days indeed.  Hershel came from a poor hard working family in Wrightsville. His dad was a pulpwooder (logger).  Probably could not have afforded that new Trans Am that Hershel   drove during his college days.  (-:   Just saying..

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Tim Worley seems to be a different person but Goldberg was always known as an arse in WCW days until Jericho took him out.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Hey moron...who said he got beat up in the ring. It was a real backstage incident where Goldberg got in Jerichos face and he took him out.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Allamerican....you're an idiot..."just saying".

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

You do realize it was not a wrestling match but an actual fight.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@AlternativeDawg  uh, you do realize that that is all scripted, don't you?  Jericho didn't do anything but what the wresting powers wanted to be done.  If you think anybody is bigger, badder, or a better wrestler than XX guy, it's only because that is what they want to happen.  Please tell me you don't believe any of it is even close to real.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

What did I say? Jericho took him out. Did not say it was in a scripted match. Wake up dude.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@AlternativeDawg  that isn't what you said.  And then comes the real question: Who cares?  Bill Goldberg was a good football player and that is where my interest stops.

HotDawg
HotDawg

100% wrong... roll turrd

pb
pb

Don't deal in generalizations and stereotypes. UGA has had its share of disciplinary problesm for sure, but don't think they purposely recruit "drunks  and criminals". Just works out badly sometimes. Even probably happens at Tech occasionally.