“Will the Auburn-Georgia game always be every year?”

Judging by the rather tepid defense of the game’s future you read here, I’d say not without going to a nine-game conference schedule it won’t.

What do I mean by tepid?  This is what I mean by tepid:

“I’m firm that Georgia-Georgia Tech needs to continue every year,” Adams said, “and I prefer that the Auburn game continue.”

Enjoy it while it lasts, Dawgnation.

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UPDATE:  From Emerson today comes this –

As far as Georgia is concerned, keeping the annual rivalry with Auburn will be of paramount importance. At this point, the rivalry is safe. Yes, there is sentiment to junk it, along with Tennessee-Alabama and LSU-Florida. But is there enough sentiment?

SEC commissioner Mike Slive tends to get what he wants by gently pointing his school’s administrators in his direction. But what does Slive want on scheduling? He’s been cagey on that. When it comes to scheduling, you can sense that Slive wants the SEC to at least consider going to nine games. So it will consider it. But it doesn’t seem Slive is as eager to get rid of more good rivalries.

It also seems that if push came to shove, schools like Georgia and Auburn would accept nine games more than they would getting rid of their rivalry. So if that’s what it takes to preserve the deep South’s oldest rivalry, then they’ll do it.

Selfishly speaking, I’d take that deal all day long and twice on Saturdays.

 

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21 responses to ““Will the Auburn-Georgia game always be every year?”

  1. Debby Balcer

    It is sad that he us still leading the school as this subject comes up. So ready for June 30th.

  2. I thought the sob was retiring?! Hilarious! Even in retirement he’ll still run the UGA AD. He’ll just work through his replacement. “the good ole boy system”

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    F#ck Mike Adams.

  4. NH

    Will someone explain to me why we have to go play at Auburn again this year?

    • IIRC, something to do with the new schools and schedule changes….conference expansion. I may be wrong but I think they come to Athens the following 2 seasons.

    • GaskillDawg

      With the 2 new teams the home/away balance was off last year, meaning some teams played 3 SEC home games and dome played 5. To adjust so everyone has 4 home SEC games some teams had to flip the home and home rotation. We will not play Auburn in Athens two years in a row.

      • Anon

        We play 3 conference home games every other year because of the stupid game in Jacksonville.

        • Macallanlover

          Thankfully, we do. Proud to be a part of one of CFB’s greatest traditions. Even more proud we haven’t done something so stupid as to give that away.

    • WarD Eagle

      Loser gets home field?

  5. Bulldog Joe

    Point of order. It’s Georgia-Auburn.

    Auburn, Georgia is a town.

  6. Slaw Dawg

    So, as someone else aptly said, the upshot is that we’d give up playing Auburn every year so we can play Missouri every year, and UT will give up playing Bama every year for the same privilege. How is that an improvement?

  7. The other Doug

    OK, I have my tin foil hat on and I swear I hear black helicopters, but….

    Maybe Slive wants to ditch the rivalries to dilute the quality of the games a bit. CBS and ESPN might then pay a lot more for better content.

  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    Senator you’re spot on about the keep Auburn/nine game schedule trade off. That’s a win/win to me. I think the 9 game conference schedule will add value back to the regular season. The whining from the coaches tells me I’m right too.

  9. Bryant Denny

    Technically, you could have an eight game conference schedule and y’all could schedule the Auburn game as an OOC game.

    • Macallanlover

      Helluva an idea, and we could choose which eight count as conference games?

    • WF dawg

      The last two years they’ve played like an OOC cupcake. There have been a lot of directional schools to put up more resistance.

      • Macallanlover

        Yup, and here’s to that continuing. Cannot beat Auburn enough, or badly enough for me.

  10. Chadwick

    The God damn Keystone Cops are in control. Slive and Adams separate their shoulders patting themselves on the back for doing fucking nothing tangible other than putting the traditional games that built the foundations of the SEC money machine on the chopping block for leverage……God, what fuck ups. Where is Roy Kramer when you need him?