This is just wrong.

And anyone involved in this travesty should be shunned by polite society.

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82 responses to “This is just wrong.

  1. Athens Dog

    Michael Adams. Douche.

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  2. jt (the other one)

    Absolute Garbage. It has, is and always will be The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!

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  3. Jeff Sanchez

    Time to move it. Past time, really

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    • That would certainly take care of the t-shirt.

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    • JCDAWG83

      How about time to win it? Getting beat in Athens and Gainesville wouldn’t be any more enjoyable.

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    • dawgfan

      Or at least make them come to Atlanta every other year to a neutral location out of Florida.

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    • CPark58

      Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion. No one had a problem before Spurrier arrived and its not like UGA always shines under the Georgia Dome lights anyway.

      The players stay in a hotel either way, the preparation for the game should be the same, not to mention UGA has played in Jacksonville 2 more times than Florida going back to 2013 if you count the gator/tax slayer bowls. If we had any mental toughness over the last 25+ years, the trip to Jacksonville would add to the team’s focus going into the game rather than exacerbating the yips.

      Whining about the neutrality of one of the last great annual neutral site games and traditions of college football is only for the Atlanta-centric part of the fanbase who are accustom to the 1 hour glide to Athens and back.

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      • Jeff Sanchez

        “No excuses, play like a champion” and “mental toughness” are nice little buzzwords that are ultimately meaningless.

        Modern day UF is not the UF of the 80s and earlier and likely isn’t coming back. Bottom line, playing there is a disadvantage every year and screws with UGA’s schedule in other ways too

        I’ve been to the WLOCP dozens of times and have enjoyed myself but it’s getting harder and harder to justify it. But, October golf and industrial wasteland tailgating are somehow sacred to many UGA fans, so ain’t much changing.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          True, UF is better now and UGA is worse. Maybe we should join the SunBelt. We could probably dominate without playing in Jax. Starting in 2018, of course.

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        • CPark58

          “Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion” is from a movie. It was used in that case not as a buzzword or buzzphrase(?), but to highlight the fact that playing in Jacksonville has somehow turned into an excuse for losing in Jacksonville.
          Mental toughness is a thing, but has been absent from UGA so long its probably not recognizable anymore.

          I’ll concede that this isn’t the 80s anymore but its not the UGA of the 90s either, we shouldn’t be scared to play a team in a stadium 5 hours away just because its in their state or closer to their school than it is to ours. Do you think LSU or Alabama has ever been concerned about playing a team from the East in Atlanta?

          Playing Florida in Jacksonville is part of UGA traditon that predates Uga, Sanford Stadium, and even the nickname “Bulldogs”. Not to mention it is a traditional marquee game that results in either euphoria or soul crushing agony but never anything in between. That is the sacred part.

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        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          We’ve won 3 of the last 5. And of the last 9 games, in regulation…4 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie.

          But yeah…there is NO WAY a neutral site game will produce neutral results.

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      • lakedawg

        Agree with part of your comments, but does irk ether we play 6 home games every year and The barn and Bammer play 8.

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      • Bazooka Joe

        Amen brother….
        We used to own that town, the gators high-tailed it out of town as soon as the game was over and Georgia ruled the streets of Jax.
        US 301 is not known as the gator trail of tears for nothing.
        Its not the location…. its the quality of the product.

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  4. Spike

    Time to rev up the Deathmobile to ramming speed!

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    • Mike

      Actually, Georgia sucks. That is why the St Johns flow north!

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      • Old joke. But Jacksonville gave the world Limp Bizkit and Corrine Brown, so the joke’s on you funny man.

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        • Mike

          But you have to live in Georgia

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          • Macallanlover

            Seriously? You think Florida is a better state to live than Georgia? I have lived in several states, the one that was never an option was Florida…for many reasons unrelated to FU or their fans. As I consider places to live when I leave the mountains, the one thing my wofe can always agree on is, it will never be Florida. As I have moved around, your state is usually the butt of most jokes about states. Enjoy your delusion.

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            • Mike

              Apparently many people think living in Florida is better than living in Georgia. Population of Florida:19.9 million. Population of Georgia: 10.1 million. So about 9.8 million more people?

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              • Macallanlover

                Helluva stupid response. There are more people living in Russia than Florida, but it has nothing to do with the best place to live. Sorry man, didn’t mean to make fun of you. Enjoy your life there

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Gag a maggot.

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  6. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    If you live in Georgia, Columbus is the River City. The last time we played there, we played Auburn. Don’t buy the shirt.

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  7. Jared S.

    What the hell.

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  8. Rp

    If we lose this year we can be 0-1 in the River City Showdown and not count the loss for the WLOCP!

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  9. Gene Simmons

    Sounds like a local bike ride or “Battle of the Bands”
    UGH.

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  10. paul

    If you spend a minute on that site you’ll see they have a whole bunch of stupid crap over there. Not sure who would buy any of it.

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  11. Russ

    Someone should trademark WLOCP and make sure we have those shirts every year.

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    • Uglydawg

      For a lot of Georgia fans there is no cocktail involved..it’s straight-up bourbon by the end of the third…and on the road by the fourth.
      We’re in bad need of a “Hunkering Down” type of win to lift our spirits.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        when I was a kid and would hear references to the WLOCP, I had visions of smartly attired ladies in cocktail dresses and dapper dressed men in the West Palm sttyle of clothes, sipping martinis.

        Then I actually went to the game and understood the whole “cocktail party” thing was a bit of a euphemism.

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      • RG

        Not a lot of time to sober up then before getting behind the wheel. Luckily SSI is only an hour away…

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  12. Dawgy45

    Da fuh???

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  13. WarD Eagle

    Surprised they aren’t beige logos on beige shirts.

    On one hand we want to discuss selling beer at games, on the other we can’t acknowledge the legitimacy of having a tipple (or three) at an all-day sporting event.

    I’ll be glad when the temperance union is tempered again.

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  14. Cousin Eddie

    Are the rowing teams having a meet on that date also?

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  15. Scorpio Jones, III

    Football ignorance is rampant. I blame ESPN.

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  16. The Dawg abides

    Funny line from that twitter thread: ‘the loser has to claim Florida Georgia Line’. That should be motivation enough, they’re absolutely the worst thing I’ve heard in several years. They’ve been appropriately dubbed ‘Hickelback’. Bro country is a plague, and these guys are patient zero.

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  17. The Independence Bowl

    Someone stole my slogan

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  18. Mike

    A travesty and mockery, all rolled up into one. A travesmokcery, as it were.

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  19. Tmflibrarian

    The thing is, it has the official logos. So both UGA and UF agreed to license this shirt design.

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  20. paul

    When you posted this earlier today I thought it was just some inane shirt. Am I to understand this is actually something official? They’re trying to re-brand this game as the “River City Showdown?” Yet another in the l-o-o-o-n-g list of reasons to fire McGarity.

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  21. That T-Shirt would be sufficient reason for me to punch out someone at some point this Saturday…I just HOPE its a Gator.

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  22. Do you think Alabama would agree to play LSU at a neutral site in NOLA every year so that there fans could go some good food and drink on Bourbon Street? Why or why not?

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    • CPark58

      Yes because it seems to work well for them.

      See: 2011-2012 season

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      • Yeah, they aren’t giving up a home game every other year for the privilege of having time in New Orleans. Neither is Ole Miss. Neither is Arkansas.

        You don’t think New Orleans could make that financially viable for both schools?

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        • Cpark58

          Are you saying they wouldn’t in the interest of the ticket holders, competitive scheduling, or loss of revenue?

          Assuming you are correct that (insert West SEC team here) would not entertain such an arrangement, I would argue that the uga/fla game is different on the grounds that-

          -Ticket holders-
          A)Many UGA fans make arrangements years in advance to travel to the Coast for a fall vacation and have done so for years.
          B)See previous statement in the comments about tradition of the rivalry in Jacksonville. Fans, especially the older stuffier fans with money, get real sketchy about deviating from tradition.

          -Competitive Scheduling-
          A) stick with me here because I know it’s a tough concept. 100% home field advantage every other year equates to a 50% advantage overall. This can be achieved by playing a game where the field is claimed by neither university and filled 50/50 between the fanbases split down the center. One could argue since you never know how your team will stack up against the opponent, a 50% neutral site is ideal most years.
          B) A unique game with a lot of attention is great for recruiting. Why do you think LSU and Alabama often play marquee games to kickoff the season? They could schedule a 9th home game against directional state.

          -Revenue-
          A) Two Words- “reserve fund”
          B)Considering all the evidence of greed presented over the years on this blog. If abandoning the game really meant increased revenue do you think they wouldn’t have already pulled the trigger?

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          • I grew up in South Georgia, in Savannah, going to Jacksonville every year starting in 1992. I missed 94/95 when it was home and home (I was in 9th grade and had a XC meet for the 95 game in Athens). I went every year the game was in Jax from 1992-2006, including my time in Athens.

            Haven’t been back since and have no desire to.

            It get that to the generations older than me, that it is a tradition.

            But to me (and a lot of people my age), it is stupid and it sucks. You get gouged for hotel/condos, the tailgating atmosphere sucks, and on Sunday, all those supposedly neutral people of Jacksonville put on their Gator gear and count our money.

            To each their own, I’m just done and want home and home. I felt the exact same way when we won 3 in a row.

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            • the tailgating atmosphere sucks…

              I tailgate in a parking lot in Athens; I tailgate in a parking lot in Jacksonville. What am I missing here?

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              • C’mon, seriously? You don’t see a difference in tailgating on a college campus in Athens vs tailgating next to industrial natural gas takes and equipment rental shops in Jax?

                I’m biased, I know. I admit that fully, so I know I’m not being impartial.

                I hope that everyone that’s going has a good time and that we pay UF back for some of the times we were better and lost.

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                • Bazooka Joe

                  Hmmmm hang out in Athens for a day (a good thing !) or hang out at the beach for 3-4 days, eat great seafood, play golf if you play.
                  For this game its not even close…. Jax here I come.

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                • A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot.

                  I don’t know about you, but what makes for great tailgating are the friends and fans I surround myself with. Jax is unique in that you’ve got a 50/50 mix of fans. I really enjoy that.

                  Tailgating in Athens hasn’t been the same since Adams got his hooks into it. And they know how to gouge visitors in Athens just as well as they do in Jacksonville. It’s the American Way.

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            • Mike Cooley

              Agree. Jacksonville is a shit hole. I’ll never understand people who like going there. I’ve got my own tradition for this game and know it’s not goi g to be moved but that doesn’t mean I have to like the arrangement.

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              • It’s all about the reunions on SSI and Amelia. I get that. I have traditions with my friends that I don’t want anyone shitting on either, so I really do get it. And I’m sure it’s nice and everyone has fun.

                Just not a fan of Jacksonville itself.

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            • Cpark58

              I grew up in Savannah too, still live in the area.

              I guess it’s just different strokes for different folks. I have season tickets and although I love Athens, I have always looked forward to Jacksonville because of the magnitude and uniqueness and of the game. I have lived in other parts of the country and have always been proud that Georgia is part of such a nationally recognized tradition.

              I will concede that the area around the stadium is pretty crappy but it’s the equal and opposite hatred that makes the atmosphere, not the venue. I was born in 1987 so I mostly know heartache on I-95 but I can still appreciate the game for what it is and I just feel like a big part of that is where it is.

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  23. Mike Cooley

    Also, why don’t they just give up on this pointless and stupid crusade of renaming this game? It’s the Cocktail Party whether they like it or not. Worlds Largest Outdoor Rivalry? Nope. war For Athens Oar (remember that?)? please. Now here they come with River City Showdown? Who do they think they’re fooling?

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  24. Bazooka Joe

    I hope it never leaves Jax… it should never leave Jax. Don’t like it ? stay home.

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  25. Mike Cooley

    I am staying home. I do every year. Jacksonville is like watching a football game in a giant porta John.

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  26. Hardcoredawg 93

    We must get the Okeefenokee Oar back!!

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