“We have to go to a wedding that weekend.”

Wouldn’t it just be easier to wait until the spring?

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UPDATE:  Here’s the SEC version.  If you’re interested, my advice would be not to admit that here.

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14 responses to ““We have to go to a wedding that weekend.”

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    Planning a wedding….now I know it is the Doldrums. Can’t wait to see Faton win the G Day game.

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  2. PatinDC

    Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. Don’t get married during football season.

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  3. Macallanlover

    With a handful of exceptions, maybe, that is a great example of how bad a conference that really is. Those reasons for “I don’t’ included some awful football games. As much of a an addict I am about CFB, watching every bowl and all Thursday night games, that would make me find a new passion for the fall. I am not one that says no one in the Big? could compete in the SEC, of course they could win a title occasionally, just like the SEC schools do, but NO ONE would dominate and cruise through the schedule like those posers do. Can you imagine the lack of interest if two schools had won over 90 conference titles in the SEC? Padding your schedule with weak sisters and cupcakes from the MAC does not make you a football power. Had they not hidden from bowl competition for decades they would have been exposed much earlier.

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  4. stuckinred

    I am sick that my niece is getting married in LA the day of the Bama game.

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    • Macallanlover

      No offense, but that doesn’t sound like a hard decision to make. It would be a serious problem if I were the groom but a no-brainer for me the uncle. I do wonder why so many weddings are on Saturday, why not a Friday night party for the wild ones and Sunday for the ones who are more into ceremony. But then, I don’t get the whole ritual thingy anyway so I am in no position to decide when an overblown celebration is held anyway. Go the courthouse on Friday afternoon, get the legal requirements taken care of, call your friends and tell them which bar to meet you for that evening’s toasts….at the most, have a private party that night and pay for the band/drinks that Friday evening. That would open up all football weekends and give you the whole year to schedule a weekend, not just summer, winter, and spring.

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      • stuckinred

        It’s a difficult situation for me. Two years ago we flew to Maui for the other niece’s wedding (where I caught a huge yellowfin) and In guess I just feel it would be low-class to not go for this one. I’ve been in Athens for 30 years and this is, what, the third time they have been here? I’m the oldest left in the family and, as my wife said, “it’s weddings or funerals” take your pick.

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        • AusDawg85

          Can I buy your tickets?!

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          • Macallanlover

            No “buy” to it Aus, if he is getting weak enough to fall into that, you can talk about helping a young dawg realize his dream game fantasy coming true despite the financial difficulties you face in escaping Austin. It would make it hurt less if he thought he was doing something noble and giving them away.

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            • stuckinred

              I have two season tickets and on those occasions that I don’t have someone go with me I try to find a kid to give it to. It got more complicated when f/s tix went to the credit card set-up because people are suspicious about “I’ll take you in but I have to have the ticket back”.

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        • Macallanlover

          Stuckinred, this is your chance to teach a “life lesson” on planning, consideration of others and how that impacts the size of the gift, etc. Explain your dilemma, but tell her you would rather give them an extra $2k that you would otherwise spend on your trip, or come and bring a toaster with you. Let her (or the groom) decide.

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          • stuckinred

            That IS good. I sent the video to my brother, a die-hard sports fan, as a laugh and told him it was just between us. We’ll see where it goes.

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  5. 69Dawg

    Had a big UGA fan tell me that his daughter told him she was going to get married in the fall. He told her as long as it was an off week he was ok but if she put it on the day of a game she had better plan for it to be on the 50 yard line at half time or she could get somebody else to give her away. It worked she got married in January.

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  6. Russ (the first one)

    Don’t know why people who are football fans get married during football season. It’s not like the season is a 57 week NBA season, there’s plenty of time to schedule around the games. If my family and friends are into tiddlywinks, I’ll be a nice guy and avoid the National Tiddlywinks tournament weekend. It’s just common courtesy.

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