Today, in euphemisms

Can you say “adjustment”?  I thought you could.

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39 responses to “Today, in euphemisms

  1. Never let an epic season go to waste if you’re the AD and the chief revenue officer.

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  2. 79DawgatWork

    As is becoming more common, the actual story and headline appear to be in conflict. While the headline says the “adjustment” is for 2018, the second paragraph of the actual story says it is unclear whether “the adjustment” is immediate, for 2019 or sometime in the future. Sad!

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  3. CB

    Wonderful! A decrease in ticket prices to help offset our costs for ND, Rose Bowl and CFPNC. McGarity is a saint.

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  4. Uglydawg

    Be reasonable..you know this is the way it works.
    After all, haven’t the ticket prices gone down after “not so great” seasons?

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    • Stoopnagle

      Well, in a sense they did because they offered season tickets this year without a donation at all and that’s the first time I remember that happening ever.

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  5. Sanford222view

    I don’t have a big issue with them raising ticket prices. I am more annoyed by the increase in the Hartman Fund requirements.

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  6. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    What I took from it was then trying to figure a way to maintain without tax-deductible donations. That could involve a lot of things, including waiting and seeing what actually happens to Hartman fund contributions in the new tax scenario. Everyone that has an opportunity is looking for a post championship game bump, but I think this is coincidentally beyond that.

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    • ATL Dawg

      You may be right. Or it could be that as well as a discussion about raising “donations” and/or ticket prices.

      I will be very surprised if the overall cost to obtain tickets (“donation” + ticket price) doesn’t increase for 2019.

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  7. ATL Dawg

    I seriously doubt that any ticket price “adjustments” (increases) will be in place for the 2018 season. They haven’t even remotely hinted anything of the sort to this point and they’ve been collecting Hartman Fund donations for months now (the deadline is in 2 weeks). Season ticket orders get placed in a little over a month. It’s too late in the game to spring a surprise on everyone.

    But you better believe that ticket prices are going up in 2019.

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  8. AusDawg85

    Stubhub and “Clarence” who stands on the corner across from the Arches on game day set the real ticket prices.

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    • ATL Dawg

      Why anyone would buy from a street scalper for anything more than maybe $50 is beyond me. That’s taking a big risk that the ticket you’re being sold hasn’t already been transferred/sold to someone else electronically.

      But I agree, Stubhub is the market. It’s cute when someone is trying to buy for less (or sell for more) than what is on Stubhub.

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  9. That 14,500 number has to refer to individual subscribers, right ? (it says actual tickets). I’m assuming it means 14,500 Hartman donors buying around 52,000 season tickets…..

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  10. Macallanlover

    Targeting takes on a whole new meaning when you offer games which are a waste of time versus the highlight games. In 2018 you can get great seats for Auburn and TN, watch the others at home and save lots of money. In 2019 you can target the ND and A&M games and do the same (“For a Few Dollars More”). The scheduling in CFB is going to lead to the season ticket holders jumping ship, and deservedly so. I know some of you won’t, and bless you for that, but when management ignores the consumer and reduces the value, they will pay a price.

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    • It will go just like the cord cutting analogy. The younger fans are eventually going to demand to pay way less (or nothing) to show up for an Austin Peay game. The good news for the University is that the change in tax laws will probably only prompt the gradual move to dynamic pricing where the ACTUAL market price for the ticket becomes the “face value” of the ticket.

      Sure they will always have season ticket packages that are purchased, etc etc, but all schools will eventually be drug into the arena that we now call the Secondary Market. But Stubhub has already blurred the line dividing the primary and secondary markets, but I think in the future you might see schools being more direct participants in the dynamic pricing market.

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  11. 3rdandGrantham

    Good. Basic, economics 100 level move. Prices very well should increase.

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    • DawgPhan

      The total cost of tickets are going up at least 10% for everyone if UGA does nothing because the donation loses it’s tax status.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        I’m sure that’s the case, but that doesn’t benefit UGA with additional income (only the IRS), so they probably don’t care all that much.

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  12. Debby Balcer

    For a while a corporation had the seats next to us I am sure they used the donation as a tax write off. Every game I had to sit next to the fans from the opposing team they let use their tickets.

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  13. RandallPinkFloyd

    Have y’all seen this 110% promotion they’re doing? If you want to give 110% to match the 110% effort given by the players, you give 110% of what you gave the previous year. This gets you a commemorative gift from the University(probably a program or a clear bag with a G on it for your wife) and enters you into a drawing to win an on field experience during one of the seven home games. Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s because I can’t stand McGoof, but just come across as extra cheesy and gimmicky.

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  14. illini84

    Anyone heard anything about them sending out a “commemorative: National Championship Ticket?

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  15. Chico Dawg

    This is all fine by me…but the one thing the Athletic Department better do very soon is come up with an “inheritance plan” for the families of the aging baby boomers, especially now that Hartman/ Magill donations are not a write off to the donors. I have an idea, but they aren’t gonna ask me.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      nahh. They all likely have white collar jobs and are in their early 40s. They can afford it if they want it. Let them pony up like the rest of the plebes.

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  16. PTC DAWG

    Don’t like it, don’t pay it.

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    • Tim in Sav

      That’s right PTC, on top of the cost its the travel time, the parking hassles, etc….I can see the game much better from my living room.( and Drink my cold beer and eat my chicken wings) It was much different in the 70’s and the 80’s when only a few games were on TV, now every game is on TV somewhere.

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      • Then don’t complain from your living room about the lack of a home field advantage when the crowds don’t show up or they become more corporate because of the cost. Eventually, you have to understand that the customer isn’t just a wallet to extract as much cash from as possible. For those of us who are loyal season ticket holders (going on 26 years for me), it’s tempting not to donate and just pay through the nose for the games you want to attend.

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        • Macallanlover

          I understand your sentiment but feel UGA is going to be in the same boat as others. All schools will face declining live attendance overall, but big games will be SRO. It isn’t just the tax law changes, it is generational for the most part both because of attitude, finances, and not growing up with the game day social experience ingrained in them like those over 50 when the TV option was so different. Honestly, even the improved schedule would not prevent this from happening. It might slow the inevitable, but TV and the treatment of tailgaters/attendees has put things on a whole new direction.

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          • I totally understand, but you compare the Samford game to the Nicholls game … it was night and day literally. The crowd rocked for what was a cupcake because it was at night rather than at noon. Sure, the place started emptying at halftime and emptied out after “Light Up Sanford,” but it was a fun game to go to.

            Season ticket holders with their Hartman Fund contributions (and for some, their Magill Society commitments, of which I am NOT one) pay the freight and provide the home field advantage. When the powers that be decide to jack up the contribution minimums and the price of admission and then wonder where everyone went, it will be that they finally killed the goose that was laying the golden eggs.

            This is my personal perspective, but the day that it’s no longer worth it to buy Georgia season tickets and make my contribution is the day that I probably will never watch another college football game other than with passing interest.

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        • Tim in Sav

          If we lose our “home field” advantage so will everyone else.

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          • Macallanlover

            And that is what I said in my reply to EE. The other point though is it will not be a lot different for the big games, for us, or our opponents. Since UGA will always a big name opponent when we travel, we will play in hostile environments against the Bama’s, LSU’s, ND’s, etc., but we will give them a rabid environment as as well. EE’s point about night games is valid, I think our season got jump started by the number of early season night games in 2017. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over that.

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  17. JoshG

    Enjoying sitting in my living room in front of my 60” 4K with a growler of good ale and a clean pisser down the hall just fine.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      i wish i could have attended the Rose Bowl, but the broadcast was Super Bowl quality. Unbelievable how well they captured the visual pageantry on TV.

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    • Yeah, sitting at home doesn’t hold a candle to being there. Doesn’t really matter how you word “I can’t afford it.”

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      • JoshG

        I went every week in my twenties when coming up with the cash was a struggle every year. Now that i can easily afford it, I just enjoy the luxuries i have at home. I went weekly for a decade and sort of had my fill. Now, going once a year is enough. Preferences change as I age.

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  18. Yo

    After Hartman donations are due, mcgoofy raises football ticket prices to $65.

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  19. Granthams replacement

    Anybody else catch basketball, baseball and gymnastics priority points roll up into one fund with the Hartman points?

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  20. papadawg

    “It does not say whether any change would be … an increase or decrease.”
    Hahaha. Good one, Seth. That’s funny.

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