ATHENS - UGA sophomore Michael DiNardo was thrilled about Georgia's win over Missouri and doesn't mind the unexpected internet fame that followed soon after. His mother is a different story.
"My mom wasn't too happy about it at all," said DiNardo.
DiNardo is seeing his celebration of the Bulldogs' dramatic win on Saturday everywhere. That's thanks to roommate Jeff Moore, a UGA junior, who filmed DiNardo throw a cooler across their apartment, run around and conclude by smashing through a window on another roommate's door. He got several cuts and scrapes, needing 12 stitches at an area hospital.
"The nurses, they loved it," said DiNardo. "They were passing around the video the whole time. They all loved it. I was pretty embarrassed around that time."
Here is a link to the video (warning: some strong language): https://twitter.com/jeffrey_moore7/status/777353955101642752
Moore said he couldn't sleep Saturday night because of all the notifications on his phone after posting the video on Twitter. It's showing up all over the place -- "SportsCenter was a big one" -- and UGA players said they saw the video on their plane ride back from Missouri.
"I love his tenacity," said junior fullback Christian Payne. "It's pretty cool."
Both DiNardo and Moore repeatedly acknowledge, DiNardo's mom is right: it was not smart to celebrate like that and it could've easily been much worse.
"I don't believe I should be glorified for being an idiot," said DiNardo. "It was so stupid what I did. It kind of just happened, so we're embracing it. Turning a negative into a positive. If I made someone's day, they saw the video and it made their Monday better, that's awesome."
The students have done multiple interviews -- in between getting the window measured to be replaced. DiNardo says his arm is just fine, and he'll celebrate more responsibly during Saturday's game against Ole Miss.