‘Minivan Misfits’: Group of UGA fans road trip across country to National Championship Game

ATLANTA — One small group of fans is driving cross-country to watch the Bulldogs play TCU, and they’re documenting the entire trip on social media.

They’ve dubbed themselves the Four Dawgs, or the Minivan Misfits.

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They spoke to Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m. on video chat as they headed through Arizona on Sunday.

Their Twitter bio jokes, “Athens to L.A. for the CFP Championship – 2,267 miles, 240 ice cold beers, 80 hours, four Dawgs, 2 two casino stops and one luxury minivan.”

Marcus “Mo” Simmons said they left Athens Friday afternoon and went to Tunica and gambled there.

“Good thing is, nobody lost a lot of money, and we got up and “Bear” drove up to Albuquerque yesterday,” said Simmons.

“If I die next week, I’ll die happy,” laughed Bob “Bob-O” Kenerly, in the passenger seat.

Another one of the dawgs, Craig “Bear” Meeks, said there has been a lot of “silliness” on the trip.


“17 hour journey with a lot of silliness in between,” said Meeks.

When asked why the men didn’t fly, Meeks said this would be an epic journey.

“We decided this would be the most epic journey we’ve ever taken. So, we said, you know what, let’s do it,” said Meeks.

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