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Jacksonville's $35 million gain comes at expense of Kirby Smart and Georgia

SystemSystem Posts: 7,416 admin
edited July 2019 in Article commenting

imageJacksonville's $35 million gain comes at expense of Kirby Smart and Georgia

Georgia football gives up a lot to play a designated home game against Florida in Jacksonville every other year, and Kirby Smart has pointed out the disadvantages to that

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  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yep. As always, it's all about the money. There are lots of "traditions" that come and go and I can guarantee you that if money wasn't involved, the "tradition" would've ended a long time ago (or at least changed).

  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    We are going to miss this game when it's gone.

  • ScoreCheckScoreCheck Posts: 974 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Change the game to Home and Home!

  • jarred_buckjarred_buck Posts: 958 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Home/home or Jacksonville/ATL is the way to go!
  • SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Georgia simply can't afford to limit it's recruiting potential. I hate to see the game get moved away from Jacksonville because it's unique in so many ways. But it's time to say good bye to the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party...

  • JoeFannJoeFann Posts: 170 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I've loved many trips to J'ville for GA/FL, but the recruiting game has changed. As much as I hate to see the tradition end, I hate putting my Dawgs at a disadvantage more than that. Time to change. Go Dawgs!

  • bull68dawgbull68dawg Posts: 809 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    I live an hour south of Jacksonville with both my sister and father both still living there. Love to go to the games almost every year there but for years have thought this game should be moved. IMO it has cost us at least one NC by giving UF essentially a home game every year. I know people will disagree but this game should’ve been moved to home and home a long time ago
  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    If UF fans and administration love Jacksonville and the money it brings to the local economy, they can have their home game there. Bring UGA's home game to Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium and support the Athens economy plus widen the great divide when it comes to Kirby vs. Mullet on the recruiting trail. Win-win for the Dawgs!
  • DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,266 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I hate that this game is leaving Jacksonville, and yes I hate it because of the tradition lost. If we want to get rid of a tradition, let's stop playing Georgia Tech. I suspect Jacksonville officials (who I never see anything from in these stories) are already working on contingency plans to line up another big rivlary game in Jacksonville. All I know is, for all of the talk about how this game is such a disadvantage to UGA, we STILL lead the overall series (and that's despite the Spurrier years). So if we move the game, all I know is CKS should be bringing home National Championships on a regular basis.

  • rxerdawgrxerdawg Posts: 7 ✭ Freshman

    Nothing beats a Saturday football game in Athens. That is the tradition we need to be concerned about. And also the Dawgs tradition of winning. Time to go home/home with the gators.

  • EricDawgs1EricDawgs1 Posts: 602 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    Lsu and Bama play home and home and it doesn't hurt their rivalry. it's time and i hope we can hang 50 on them in the dump
  • HamdawgHamdawg Posts: 9 ✭ Freshman
    I think the ultimate goal is to force the NCAA to allow schools to recruit at neutral site games...stay tuned.
  • BiggDawgg63BiggDawgg63 Posts: 539 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited July 2019

    I hope they move the Florida game to a home and home. By 2022 Georgia will probably have alcohol sells to the general public and I think that will make the 50 50 split in the poll more for a home and home.

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