The ink is barely dry on this post and here we go:
They didn’t even wait until the season was over to look for ways to get us to open our wallets for more. Better get used to it.
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Not sure why someone thinks this is bad, or something to complain about. Winning brings in money….
Does that mean I get a rebate after a shitty season?
I’ll hang up and listen to your answer.
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No, you’ll get blamed for not paying “Fair Share”
Nobody is forcing anyone to donate…you choose…
Gosh, never realized that. Thanks.
So you don’t think it’s a good idea what UGA is doing here?
It’s good for the athletic department’s bottom line. Can’t say much for it in terms of good will/public relations with the fan base.
Either way, I doubt anyone at B-M cares what I think about it.
By the way, just curious… how long have you been a season ticket holder?
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I’ll hang up and listen.
Thank you Senator. I have seen as mean shitty ones as I have great ones. McGoofy now gets a second name……..McGreedy. I sure didn’t get a rebate back last year.
I actually have no problem with this. My next big McGaribitch is gonna be when they start charging “big game premiums” to season ticket holders.
Kirby is bringing UGA out of the doldrums, and some folks aren’t going to like it, period…
McGarity is looking down the barrel of a Coach/Assistant hiring bonanza this off-season that only higher Assistant salaries can hope to protect the UGA staff from, and Kirby is gonna need a few more shekels. That reserve fund ain’t gonna protect itself.
…as an aside…. first thing I thought is, “Wow, UGA gets to use Chubb’s image to help make money for the university, but Chubb can’t use his own face to make himself a dime while at UGA….”
I thought the exact same thing, and the AD would suspend his @$$ if he tried (see Gurley, Todd).
I’m hearing it going to take +30,000 points to get SEC Championship tickets.
I think they get around 12-13k to distribute…your figure is probably close…
If you read the linked announcement, cutoff is 20,000 points.
Unfortunately this is for the 2017 Hartman Fund only. 2018 priority points do not count towards this year’s bowl eligibility.
I’m the email sent to faculty/staff it mentions Hartman scores for some reason and it says they are thinking it will take 30k but accepting applications from anyone over 20k. In 2012 I think the cutoff was about 18k so a big jump for 5 years.
I am just curious; are you part of the Youngstown Traficants or, as I suspect, do you use the moniker sarcastically?
Apologies to everyone in Youngstown. I just always admired the mans hair.
Jim Traficant is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice. I once saw him drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic’s and his hair was perfect.
Actually that is rather an odd arrangement of side-hair. And he may already be rocking a wrist manacle!
The man had a known history of wheeling n’ dealing, either on the dark or light side of the law. And he always was impressively coiffed.
The other interesting point in the email for the SECCG is the 1,100 point annual donation minimum requirement in addition to the 20,000 point cumulative requirement.
That’s probably a way of urging (punishing) people with huge point totals accumulated from years of giving, but who have also greatly reduced their allotment, to get back on the train. Prompt them to get back to the 4-6 tickets they had before they got angry and went down to 2.
Absolutely the boat I am in. Now go to stub hub and see the pricing. For me the math works(Unfortunately) like this. I give an extra $1,500 , get 2 more tickets, then turn around and sell them on Stub Hub for about $2,400(Based on my cumulative points) net pocket the $800, get 80% tax deduction on the $1,500 and TAKE 2 tickets away from someone with a borderline 20-30K point level. Now that’s what McGreedy is forcing for the Georgia Way so UGA can pocket the extra money. Ain’t that FINE.
$275 x 4 = $1100
That’s exactly how I interpreted the requirement as well
Closed my wallet in 2014 after being a season ticket holder for 20 years. Have not regretted it one bit. Go Dawgs!
Me too. Haven’t missed a single game that I’ve wanted to see and has cost me less overall. And had better seats for most than my old “renewable” seats.
Looks like a great opportunity!
McGreedy is right. Donate now and again in January let’s squeeze all the money out of the fans we can.
The prices for the national championship game are eye watering too. $675 a ticket for the game through the school — pretty much for the privilege of watching the game on the Mercedes-Benz halo board.
With 5 tickets to buy, ain’t no way I’m paying that kind of money. I can take my family to the beach or to Disney World for a week for that kind of money.
Of course you could. But it’s the Dawgs. In Atlanta. National Championship. It’s been waaayyyy too long. You’ll go. You’ll have to go. The kids can learn a trade…college is overrated anyway these days and they’ll still inherit your tickets. Can I buy one of them from you? A ticket, of course, not a kid. 🙂
I’ll watch from Section HD … when we’re there. 🙂
Section HD is the best sports experience on the planet.
Even with 30,000 points we are only eligible for 2 tickets this year not four like in previous years. Is the new stadium smaller than the Dome?
The most frustrating part is that MB Stadium will seat 75,000 for the SEC Championship and the participating schools will only get 12,000 seats each. Does the SEC have so many corporate mouths to feed that they can’t offer more than 1/3 of the stadium to fans?
People have had rights to the tickets since 1992. It’s sort of like the Masters now with those tickets.
About 20,000 A-holes have annual renewable tickets. Seth Emerson and/or Chip Towers did a story on this back in 2012, I believe. As I understand it, they are mostly from Birmingham since (a) 1992 was pre-internet and (b) the game was at Legion Field. Total BS.
If Kirby’s gonna rail on something, spare Jacksonville and call this out. A buncha blue bloods over in Mountain Brook get face value tickets that they either RMFTR with or, I guess if they’re Auburn fans, sell to everybody else for 5x the price.
Exactly. Beat me to the punch here.
Does anyone know if any Falcons season ticket holders that had to buy the ‘personal seat license’ get the opp to buy SECC tickets? That was my impression but not sure.
Numbers like these are why I’ll always be a StubHub attendee. Even 8 years out of college, I’m still in no place to sink the necessary cash into the Hartman fund to get tickets. Just too high a threshold. I mean it dropped down pretty low after the ‘09 season but I was a broke first year graduate at that point.
A guy I know donated big bucks this year to get into a sky suite for political and business reasons that I don’t comprehend. He cares nothing about football and did not attend UGA. He got invited to a meeting with Kirby and a practice which my piddling donation made for 38 years would never merit. Now he or anyone who can afford it can donate before Nov. 16 and surpass my priority in a heart beat, potentially cutting me and other long term loyal fans out of SEC and playoff tickets. I don’t begrudge this, its the American way, money will always trump longevity and loyalty. I’ve been buying SEC tickets from the SEC from year one and have already received notice that my 2 will ship next week. The process to buy this year extended into October due to the move to the new stadium. I was afraid I was going to get cut out with the move so I feel lucky to still be receiving them from the SEC. They are rewarding my longevity and foresight. Some years I’ve gone to the game, or given the tickets away or sold them for face value. Only in 2010 did I sell them for a substantial profit to an Auburn fan. Just like Notre Dame there will be people at the SEC game who have seldom if ever set foot in Sanford Stadium declaring themselves loyal Georgia fans.
These are threads that I just stay out of because I don’t go to games — the older I get, the more crowd-averse I get, and I don’t live especially near Athens anymore to go if I wanted to anyway — and I don’t give money to the Athletic Association.
I am a True Spectator, in other words. I hold two degrees from UGA, and I love to watch every minute of every game, but Butts-Mehre gets nothing from me but eyeballs. I have my own small handful of organizations I donate to annually, and modestly, as I’m able, but the UGA football team isn’t one of them. There are far more places of dire need in this world.
So this is a “My name’s Paul, and this is between y’all” thread. I enjoy reading them, but if you start pulling the “So how much do YOU give?” card on me, I have literally nothing.
Hope it works out in the fans’/contributors’ favor here. I’m just one out of two on that score, so I do not and should not have a voice in it. I leave that to the wealthy to work out amongst yourselves.
I still think it’s messed up because before the sec network the athletic budget was tight. Since the sec network they have had over $20mil annually to play with. Seems to me that tickets should be subsidized where the donation structure remains the way it is but if you get tickets they should be half price, at least. I know it’s dumb, but dang, the money is huge and they literally piss it away by over paying anyone they care to hire for fake positions that pay 200% or more of the real market value.
“It’s not like we’re saving ourselves,” quarterback Stetson Bennett said. “We’re going every play like we’re trying to do something. I don’t really know how to answer that. It’s not like we just flip a switch.”-- The Athletic, 11/13/22
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