Flaunt it, baby.

Matt Stafford rolled into Athens yesterday.  Not on a scooter, either.

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  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    Looks like there is room for a keg or two in the trunk a that ugly fucker…whatever it is.

  2. TomReagan

    A bit of a change in style for our recruiting, as well. Not used to seeing recruiting staff make the pro money such an explicit selling point. #thegeorgiaway

  3. Spence

    Man, Hyundai makes a good looking car these days.

  4. John Denver is full of shit...

    If I ever snap a photo of your fancy car and post it on the interwebs.
    I here by give you permission to punch me in the face.
    /majordouchery

  5. Silver Britches

    It’s a Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe. About $300K.

    • Macallanlover

      Made in Detroit I assume.

      • BMW makes them. Volkswagen makes Bently. Bently outsells RR. Jeep and Dodge Viper are the only cars I know of still being made in Detroit. 65% American made. But at least GM and the Volt survived. Canada bought 200 Volts in 2012 and China bought 12. We own a Prius, Ford 150, and Honda. CMR drives a Ford. ;-)

        • Macallanlover

          Other than my Jeep Wrangler, I haven’t bought an American made car since the 80s but if I were to do so, if would definitely be a Ford product. Have to respect the way they manned up and went their own way.

    • Dawgphan

      Thanks. I was wondering what type of car it was.

      All I knew was that it was clearly a very expensive car.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Oh…ok, well it really is ugly from this angle…Built, one would assume, in the RR plant at Stoke-on-whatever, England with mostly BMW parts.

        Looks much better from the front.

        Stafford’s keg is in the tail car.

  6. Indemnitor

    Someone please alert athens pd-im sure they can at least put a parking ticket on that and make sure it doesnt illegally emerge from an alley

  7. JAX

    Dear Matthew,
    It’s nice to see you drop by and say hello. Very pleased to know your career is so successful, hopefully it will inspire some guys on the team to take the game up a notch.

    Too bad you didn’t win an SEC title while in Athens, that would have been a nice exclamation point to your Bulldog career. But given the fact that the team’s defense severely underperformed (aside from 2007), I can see why, even if we did have arguably our best “on paper” team in 2008 — at least many that follow this game closely thought so.

    So with all that said, thanks again but please do us a favor. Get a haircut, dress like a professional, and for the love of God if you must ear a cap please turn so the bill faces in the right direction.

    Regards,
    Bulldog Fan

    • Matt Stafford ain’t got time for your sh*t

    • JRod1229

      Kid is obviously doing something right.. I don’t think the opinions of this board are going to have any effect on him. He’s not a high schooler remember?

    • D.N. Nation

      I had two goals when I was at UGA.

      1) Get a degree that would get me a job and money; and
      2) Get laid

      I don’t think Stafford’s goals were very different than mine. More power to him.

      • Slaw Dawg

        There ya go, buddy!! 100%

      • Mayor

        I also had two goals when I was at UGA: (1) Get drunk; and (2) Get laid. The degree part was optional but I’m glad I got my degree and things worked out the way they did.

      • DN, the hat comment goes for you too. Turn it forward, bub. Stop embarrassing us. #Sarcasm #nobodyatugaisembarrasessedbystaff

      • JAX

        I think his goals were much different than yours and most other students. And while he’s always represented the school well and it’s awesome that he came back to visit, I don’t think it’s professional to wear your cap backwards (something he has always done) and dress slovenly.

        That’s just my opinion, of course. If it were possible to combine Stafford’s talents and Murray’s heart then you would have all-world.

  8. It’s good to be #7 especially teamed up with Megatron. Stafford is one of those guys who has turned into a good ambassador for the Georgia Way. I want to see the picture of McGarity hitting up Stafford for a contribution to the Reserve Fund, baby.

  9. PTC DAWG

    The jealousy shown by some on here is embarrassing.

    • I was thinking the same thing just didn’t want to ruffle anyone’s feelings. I had an uncle that owned an older one. Wasn’t a real collectors item or real expensive. Just something he happened upon at RAFB-somebody transferred and let it go. We use to borrow it and motor on up to Pawley Island. Stayed at a place called the Grey House. Cheap and on the beach and they served breakfast. Bought shrimp from the local shrimp stands and grilled on the veranda. Deep sea fishing was great and always managed red snapper and a few 8 lb groupers. Slept in a hammock and read Travis McGee . Recharged the batteries. Simpler days.

      • Dog in Fla

        ” ruffle anyone’s feelings”

        Nor are you the type of person who would want to hurt anyone’s feathers

        • lol. I started to write feathers … honestly, but wouldn’t that be insulting? Feathers? After all except for the occasional troll who may be in his hole. We are all Dawgs here. I took the high road!

          • Dog in Fla

            You have been remarkably well-mannered lately. Are you feeling okay?

            • Cojones

              Thought he was aiming at my wife’s chickens. Had to be away a couple of days trying to move things (deep vein thrombosis and lung embolism) while her chickens rested up. When the hospital and I parted ways and I was back birdwatching on the screen porch, a large rooster flew to a perch just outside, looked hard at me and cookle-doodle-dooed. I chuckled until later found a favorite plant gobbled to the ground. Had him lined up with the 410 until the wife stopped me and said a worm did it (with a straight face). Does anyone doubt she should be on staff at B-M as go-between for Jimmy and the players?

              • Dog in Fla

                Did you go to the manure pile and empty all your ammo into it to make the worms pay for it?

                • Cojones

                  She confiscated my ammo and gave me a paint-ball gun. Everything was ok until she found out the blood on the dead rooster’s head was red paint.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      I like Stafford and he seems to be a pretty good Joe…I don’t care what he does with his hair or ball cap and I salute him for making time for his alma mater – dude does not have to do jack for UGA , gives me the warm fuzzies he’s here…

      However… that is a supremely ugly car…it’s called The Wraith, perhaps they spent $10 on a designer and $299,990 on invisibility device?

  10. is that one of the Rolls where the hood ornament only shows when the car is running?

  11. Calling all Dawgs parking passes on sale today parking@uga.edu

  12. Dog in Fla

    @Macallanlover July 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    “but if I were to do so, if would definitely be a Ford product. Have to respect the way they manned up and went their own way.”

    Even Daily Worker-like propaganda outlets respect the way Ford manned up and went their own way:

    “Yet there’s only one Detroit automaker still in hock to U.S. taxpayers and – guess what? – it’s not GM or Chrysler.

    Ford Motor owes the government $5.9 billion it borrowed in June 2009, the same month GM filed for bankruptcy. By Sept. 15, Ford needs to start paying that money back. In a government filing, the carmaker said $577 million is due within the next year, and the full amount must be paid off by June 15, 2022.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/08/29/automakers-report-card-who-still-owes-taxpayers-money-the-answer-might-surprise-you/2/

    “Ford sought and received ‘billions’ in government loans to retool its plants, which is probably why Ford’s CEO was such a vocal advocate for bailing out his rivals. Had Ford not failed prior to the collapse and hired Mulally to rescue it, Howes writes, Ford might well have lined up at the trough for the big bailouts in 2008 and 2009.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/27/ford-pulls-bailout-criticism-ad-after-pressure-from-obama-administration/comment-page-1/

    “Ford expects to begin repaying the loans in 2012, with an interest rate based on the current U.S. Treasury rate hovering between 3 and 4 percent, said Ford spokesman Mike Moran.

    “If it were at market rates it would be in the double digits,” he said. “That’s a huge thing for us.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/06/23/ford-gets-5-billion-government-loan/

    Ford Motor – the Craig T. Nelson of Dearborn

  13. ugalestat1

    So getting a LOAN and repaying that LOAN in order to stay in business is the same as filing for bankruptcy?

    • Russ

      I’m sure the old GM creditors think it’s the same. ;)

      • Macallanlover

        And that is the point, even if they owe money at least they didn’t steal anything. You can spin anything I guess….or try. If Ford could get rid of the union they could make a car as well, or better, than they do in Japan. And the workers would be allowed to vote for America again.

  14. You can pry my Ford 150 from my cold dead hands. ;-)

    That wasn’t part of a bailout…..Ford wasn’t on the verge of bankruptcy at the time. The government offered lows interest loans to help auto manufacturers meet new fuel-efficiency standards that was put in place. The money was to help manufacturers develop fuel-efficient vehicles. I’m pretty sure a loan has to be paid back on the lender’s terms, while a bailout is paid back on the debtor’s terms.

    Not that it matters, Ford is still chained to GM and Chrysler,Ford had a 70% supplier overlap and 30% dealer overlap w/ GM and Chrysler so they would have been dead in the water if those two failed. Also, Ford had just borrowed ~$20B to finance a massive restructuring plan a year or so before. Restructuring was scaled back and Ford used most of the money to weather the downturn. And there were all those pensions to fund.

    On another note my brother in law works for a company that makes transformers and switches for huge power grids. He travels back and forth to Germany. At my youngest son’s graduation he said that Germany was cutting back on it’s nuclear power and….. returning to coal.

    • Dog in Fla

      Retooling was a part of it but I take Ford’s rebranding of itself as financially awesome with salt blocks.

      “Ford Motor Company was able to survive without entering bankruptcy partly due to a large line of credit which it obtained in 2007.” (wiki amirite)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_the_2008%E2%80%9310_automotive_industry_crisis_on_the_United_States

      “The company also disclosed that it had pledged all its buildings, trademarks, intellectual property, shares in the main company, and shares in Volvo, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford Motor Credit and other operations as collateral for a $23.4 billion line of credit to fund its restructuring plan and cover losses expected until 2009.”

      http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/01/business/worldbusiness/01iht-ford.4763952.html?_r=0

      Ford’s timing was perfect. It got the money the old-fashioned way, by making an application for a LOC and pledging substantially all its assets.

      If GM and Chrysler had been able to get a + or – $23,400,000,000 LOC in 2007, in all likelihood, they would not have had to file bankruptcy.

      Had Ford not had available to it a $23,400,000,000 LOC in 2007, in all likelihood, it would have had to file bankruptcy.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Everything will be ok
        in the end…
        If it’s not ok
        it’s not the end.

      • The Bruce

        Dude…Ford borrowed the $23.4 billion from BANKS. Not from the government. So there’s really no comparison whatsoever between that and a bailout. And, like you said, they got the $23.4 billion because they were willing to do what it took to get it. And they had the foresight to know they would need it, which is more than can be said for the other two. Ford borrowed those billions “when capital markets were thriving.” What you seem to see as a knock against Ford, some would see as a wise business decision.
        http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/business/09ford.html?pagewanted=all

        But I don’t think anyone here is arguing that Ford is a paragon of corporate virtue. They’re basically the best-run of three poorly-run companies. BUT they didn’t take bailout money, and taking bailout money is what people have issue with. They did take out a much smaller government LOAN, and are repaying it WITH INTEREST. In other words, they may not be great, but at least they didn’t run their company completely into the ground and then expect taxpayers to cover their sorry ass. Plus there’s this, from your Forbes article: “GM: repaid $23.1 billion of the $49.5 billion it got from the U.S. Treasury, including all of its outstanding loans.” How does that amount to being paid up? Beats me.

        • Macallanlover

          Pssst…..quiet, doesn’t fit the comrade’s agenda. Thinks everyone is “blue state smart”. Let’s steal from the owners and make ‘em love it.

          • Even as much as you wish it to be true, bankruptcy proceedings even in Red States is not considered stealing. Those proceedings are however been a great way to hammer unions such as in Chrysler and GM and have been since Eastern Airlines in Miami so that should certainly be the silver lining for you and take away some of the sting of not yet having debtors’ prisons

  15. Careful Brad

    He was there to pick up Hutson and go down to Starbucks for his new web series “Quarterbacks in Cars Getting Coffee”

  16. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Not envious of that car at all. Happy with my Miata and Stafford can’t put the top down on that thing.

  17. Matt is probably pulling a Fredo right now and it’s only 6:35 pm.

  18. Relatedly, I saw a Mabach the other day and mistook it for a Buick.

    None of these are trucks, so I don’t know why anyone would bother.