Cocktail Party redux?

If this ever came to fruition, how much “another Gator home game” whining do you think there’d be if Georgia and Florida faced off in a playoff game there?

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24 responses to “Cocktail Party redux?

  1. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Recognizing an advantage isn’t “whining.” You don’t think UGA playing in the Georgia Dome would be an advantage over whoever the opponent would be? I’ll bet you don’t believe in gravity either and still think the world is flat.

    • You don’t think UGA playing in the Georgia Dome would be an advantage over whoever the opponent would be?

      I’ll simply point out that Georgia’s won more recently in Jax than it has in the Dome. ;)

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        It’s just an advantage senator, not a guarantee of winning. besides, we won the first half of the SECCG, didn’t we? :-)

      • Bob

        Right…;), I am sure the level of opposition had nothing to do with that.

    • Mike

      That UGA “home field advantage” has really helped it out in SEC Championship games, has it not?

      • cube

        Well, we won one in which we were heavy underdogs (2005). I’d say it helped out then. I’d also say it helped out in the first half of the most recent one. And in 2002 when we came out to a crazy atmosphere and blew the doors off the Razorbacks. That covers 3 of the 4 SECC games we’ve played in.

        Care to make any more lame attempts at sarcasm?

        • Cojones

          cube, that’s all he has. Not a good subject nor day for Mike to try to enter the conversation.

        • Careful Brad

          In 2003 the Dawgs were seen as favorites by some because they played LSU to the wire in Baton Rouge. That didn’t go so well and you can’t just say that the dome was an advantage for half of a game. It is either an advantage or it isn’t. Did they play the second half in the Superdome?

          • cube

            So it can’t be considered an advantage if you lose the game? Does that mean that in every game you lose you had no advantages? Home field advantage is just one of many variables that go into deciding the outcome of a game. And there are some variables that are much more important.

            But if what you really want to do is argue that home field and crowd doesn’t matter, that’s a losing position. Stats show otherwise.

    • TomReagan

      No, it’s whining. Whether the folks complaining about Jacksonville recognize that they sound like a bunch of p@##$%& or not, the rest of the world does.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Are you the spokesman for the rest of the world, Tom? Sure sounds like you think so. :-)

        • TomReagan

          I just believe in calling a spade a spade. Not necessarily saying that folks who have that opinion are actually p!@@#$@, just that they sound like them when they propose throwing away one of the defining traditions of Georgia football because they think that playing a game in front of a 50/50 crowd is a problem.

          I’d also like to point out that, in exchange for the disadvantage of playing in Jacksonville, Georgia has only made one trip to what has probably been the toughest stadium to play in as an opponent over the last 20 years of college football and which is unquestionably a bigger home field advantage than Sanford Stadium. Surely the ‘home field advantage’ enjoyed by the Gators in Jacksonville is less than the balance of the advantage in a home and home, isn’t it?

          • Macallanlover

            You shouldn’t point out the obvious inequity in a home and home with UF versus the neutral site Tom, it will make those who don’t get it feel bad. They might blame it on concussions, or childhood issues, etc. But then, they still won’t get because they are not really thinking when it comes to this issue.

    • Macallanlover

      The obvious answer Mayor is a resounding NO, we would have no advantage if the tickets were divided equally like they are in Jax. Get off it, an opinion that you want a home and home is fine, everyone has a right to an opinion. But don’t use faulty logic, it truly becomes a whine at that point.

  2. Spike

    Jorts galore!

  3. cube

    Jacksonville outdoors in late December/early January? Uh, no, they aren’t getting one of those games.

  4. Cojones

    J’ville, Dallas and Atlanta will enter the fray depending on location of the teams playing.

  5. cube

    So it can’t be considered an advantage if you lose the game? Does that mean that in every game you lose you had no advantages? Home field advantage is just one of many variables that go into deciding the outcome of a game. And there are some variables that are much more important.

    But if what you really want to do is argue that home field and crowd doesn’t matter, that’s a losing position. Stats show otherwise.

  6. Jacksonville doesn’t stand a chance in hell of landing that regional game. Atlanta, however, with Arthur Blank’s new football stadium, would be a lock to get it.