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Jacksonville mayor on Georgia-Florida: ‘We’re going to fight to keep this game here’

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edited July 2022 in Article commenting
imageJacksonville mayor on Georgia-Florida: ‘We’re going to fight to keep this game here’

ATHENS — Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry said he understands Kirby Smart gets paid to win football games.

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    LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2022

    Why should Jax /North FL get all of the economic benefit every year???!!!

    since UGA represents the state of GA, the only fair thing is to alternate between ATL and JAX!

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    David1David1 Posts: 721 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don’t see Georgia agreeing to play fla in Jax for their home game and having more fla fans than Dawg fans, unless they work out a 60/40 split or something close. Playing the game in Atlanta still doesn’t solve the recruiting issue. I also don’t understand why Georgia and fla don’t petition the sorry ncaa to allow recruits to go to neutral site games. We are saying goodbye to a lot of great traditions in college football. Go Dawgs!!

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    ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Pass the pipe mayor! In what alternate universe is there “balance” in recruiting when UF is 70 miles away and UGA is 340?

    UF could certainly entertain players at the game, but I doubt they want to since their recruits would see a middle of the pack team vs. Kirby’s elite Dawgs. That would be two wins for the Dawgs in one day.

    UGA hosting recruits in Jacksonville isn’t in the realm of possibilities since there would barely be time for coaches to visit with players and families much less tour the campus and the best college town in the world.

    C’mon mayor, pass the pipe and please explain the “balance” for UGA!

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    My_Dawg_RyanMy_Dawg_Ryan Posts: 383 ✭✭✭ Junior

    That was an epic stand of Lenny towards Kirby smart! 👀🍿

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    NailheadNailhead Posts: 5 ✭ Freshman

    Let's pretend Jacksonville is Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870's. And get the Hell outta Dodge.

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    Oldddawg76Oldddawg76 Posts: 393 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    "...working things out with former Bulldogs AD and current Gator Bowl president Greg McGarity." M'kay. Wonder how that worked...

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    UGADawgUGADawg Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I wish CKS would have included as a clause in his most recent contract extension to ensure when the Jacksonville contract runs out the series becomes a home and home - assuming UGA and FL are in the same pod or whatever gets decided.

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    BigFanBigFan Posts: 148 ✭✭✭ Junior

    How about the Mayor of Athens getting vocal?

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    keetl21keetl21 Posts: 10 ✭ Freshman

    Move the game!!!

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    jamboogiejamboogie Posts: 188 ✭✭✭ Junior

    How about a three location schedule. In Fl, then Ga, then Jacksonville.

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    BASDawgBASDawg Posts: 39 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Flared won't do anything to help Dawg recruiting.

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    MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    doubledawg1990doubledawg1990 Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Interesting that the Mayor of Jacksonville is all up in this situation while the mayors of Athens and Gainesville are silent. While you can't expect $35 million at either city were it to move to Home/Home series, the economic impact of playing in Athens every other year would be very significant - far more than the $3.5 million paid to UGA. Why are we not hearing from ACC gov't and specifically Kelly Girtz and/or Clarke County's Ga State Delegation? Athens should be pushing for a Home/Home series OR requesting a cut of the $3.5 million paid to UGA to offset the economic loss to Athens/Clarke County from not having the home game. UGA take a huge amount of property of the tax rolls of Clarke County. This is one of the reasons Clarke County has one of the highest millage rates (property tax rates) in the State of Georgia. Move to Home/Home series. This is a win for everyone except Jacksonville, UF recruiting, and UGA/UF school/Athletic Association officials getting perks from keeping it in Jacksonville.

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