We do have some players who are doing well.
We used to play a LOT of our games in what we called neutral cities. That was before we built Sanford Stadium and why we built Sanford Stadium to see it now be the # 1 college football town. Auburn was never played at home for us. We played Georgie tek yellowjackets every year in Atlanta. Auburn was Columbus.
We played 23 of 24 games in Atlanta against Georgie tek yellowjackets from after the eighteen hundreds until several years after we had joined The SEC. We won 8 of 24 games. Some neutral game.
We played Auburn in places like Macon Atlanta Columbus Montgomery Savannah for 59 years until last in 1958. We lost not only the last 6 in Columbus but lost all the games in Montgomery never won in Savannah won only twice in 4 games in Macon and won only 4 of the 12 games in Atlanta.
We did the same with Alabama trying best as we could not to give Athens any revenue.
We also did the same with North Carolina again let’s play them anywhere but Athens.
The tradition for UGA is to play our games NOT at HOME and we fixed that with every team save one.
World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. I was the poster boy.
We all know why Florida fans want the game to STAY down there. We even have those of us who have been to JAX 25 times like I have for the game who paint some picture about themselves which disregards our coach saying every year before going down there that it is a disadvantage to him and to his team – no matter how popular our coach may or may not have been.
Now our Athletics’ Director who is STILL HERE who used to work on the staff at Florida and could answer the tough questions on this if pressed from the Florida point of view, has us at our worst in all sports we’ve ever been since he took-over at the behest of Mike Adam$ – nothing but a puppet and NOT that popular right now however high he steps. And he has capitulated on JAX as well.
Mark Richt did NOTHING BUT COMPLAIN about playing Florida at the site of the annual Gator Bowl and then promptly went-out and lost 11 of his 16 games there.
There is NO QUESTION that we could play HARD-BALL with the Gators about this game and FAIL to take advantage of doing so. We negotiate like wimps.
It takes us 6 hours 2 tanks of gas a cheesy motel room and bad seats in a decrepit stadium with temporary seats in a city I don’t enjoy like I do even in Daytona Beach an hour away with far better accommodations and restaurants and a far nicer beach. The DeSota Hotel in Tybee Island I prefer as well to all the cheap-ass bug-infested motels in JAX. And that also is a far better beach with again better restaurants too at Tybee Island than JAX. All the places I really love to go on Vacation by stark contrast and certainly NOT 2 days before November with it 46 degrees when I awoke this morning.
It’s just not our idea of a vacation spot.
So why purposely then totally disregard our coaches and players state they are at a disadvantage – not the least of which is again it was 46 degrees when I awoke and expected to be 90 degrees game time, giving the Gators a decided advantage in us trying to acclimate to the humidity showing-up on Thursday. A day and a half while they live in that Hell Hole.
So that you can take a vacation in November in that God-Forsaken parking lot where we are even mistreated where we park.
WAKE UP !
Still I have been to the Hell Hole 2 dozen times to watch the game. This year will NOT be another. While I am excited to see us break-out and have a good game, we just don’t want to go this time.
I feel like we are targeted the trip down there and mistreated in the Hell Hole when we finally get there worn-out. We don’t want to go this time. This year it is a mutual decision we came to.
4th and Dumb. Now that was a fun time to go. I said I was studying that week-end then was zoomed-in-on 3 times on TV. I maintained it was not I. But I came home with the 4th Down marker, which when we stormed the field, I stuck inside my # 17 jersey and walked-out with it between my legs straddling it very nicely thank you.
Las Vegas gives you a + 3 points home field advantage.
In Athens that is supposed to mean at least that. Over time, there is no question that we play better at home than not – and certainly giving-in to ANY advantage against Alabama, Georgie tek yellowjackets, Auburn, North Carolina and the Gators is a decision which long-since has been clear to MANY of us.
Why fix Auburn, North Carolina, Georgie tek yellowjackets, Alabama and leave the Gators as it is ? Because THEY want it there ? The Florida Gators. Yeah them and our own fans who don’t give a shit about the team as long as they get to party November in that awful place – like it is good for our players and coaches.
Count me and many others like us, out.
I do not want them getting our revenue any longer.
Let them spend half the time coming-up here and giving us their revenue for say the next 50 years ? Or, at least home-and-home. Forget Atlanta. Athens.
If THEY want to play their game against US there at the site of the annual Gator Bowl, that is fine.
But our year is at SANFORD Stadium.
Florida is a six and a half and 7-point Favorite.
Mark Richt lost 11 of his 16 games at this site so he wasn’t going to win there this year and is unranked himself this year with no win over any ranked team time of game or for the season and has added again as always with him, too, multiple losses for Mark Richt 2016 season as well to unranked teams.
Another loss would be just devastating for all the quiet Bulldogs while it seems none of us have anything to say – and that grim prospect would give us 4 losses the last 5 games.
The Georgia Bulldogs can put behind the entire season with this game Saturday. How can we put behind the entire season Saturday night ?
- There is nothing anyone can do about the games won or lost so far this season. Right ?
- And well, while it has been quite quiet for all of us, there is no game for Georgia after Saturday which offers-up any hope of salvaging anything from this season. While it is true that we lost 22 seniors off last year’s team all 22 of whom Started for Mark Richt, we do have players although most of those were added 2016 for sure. It’s now or never for this 2016 season for this Georgia team looking to salvage something from this season for the final time Saturday night.