The Georgia Way is on the mother.

The ink is barely dry on this post and here we go:

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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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51 responses to “The Georgia Way is on the mother.

  1. PTC DAWG

    Not sure why someone thinks this is bad, or something to complain about. Winning brings in money….

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  2. aladawg

    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.

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  3. tbia

    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.

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  4. Rocksalt

    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.

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  5. Jared S.

    …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….”

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  6. Yo

    I’m hearing it going to take +30,000 points to get SEC Championship tickets.

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    • PTC DAWG

      I think they get around 12-13k to distribute…your figure is probably close…

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    • If you read the linked announcement, cutoff is 20,000 points.

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      • Vidaliaway

        Unfortunately this is for the 2017 Hartman Fund only. 2018 priority points do not count towards this year’s bowl eligibility.

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      • Jim Traficant

        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.

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      • Chi-town Dawg

        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.

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        • 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.

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          • aladawg

            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.

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  7. Tatum

    Closed my wallet in 2014 after being a season ticket holder for 20 years. Have not regretted it one bit. Go Dawgs!

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    • jtp03

      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.

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  8. Looks like a great opportunity!

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  9. Debby Balcer

    McGreedy is right. Donate now and again in January let’s squeeze all the money out of the fans we can.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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?

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  12. ChiliDawg

    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.

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  13. Bright Idea

    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.

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  14. Dolly Llama

    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.

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  15. 92 grad

    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.

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