#93k?

As mentioned in the comments to my previous post, one thing you couldn’t miss watching the three spring games yesterday was the size of each of the crowds.  Maybe everyone was on spring break or at home getting ready to watch the Final Four, but it was not an It Just Means More Saturday.

Trend?  Timing?  Who knows, but maybe that explains why Kirby hasn’t been quite as pushy this year about G-Day as before.

So while there hasn’t been that much buzz to date, it doesn’t sound like Smart’s ready to relinquish the Bulldogs’ place in the battle for spring game supremacy.

“University of Georgia fans love this game,” he said after the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage in Sanford Stadium. “I certainly don’t expect anything less. I’m not sitting here proclaiming that everybody has to come to the game. I think we’ve got a really good football team coming back. I think we’ve got an exciting team.”

I agree.  I’ll be there.

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  1. 3rdandGrantham

    The SCU crowd was horrid; there couldn’t have been more than 8-10K there. I mean, it was really, really bad, and I’ve experienced and/or witnessed more fans at a UVa spring game in the past. Also, based on the ol’ eyeball test, the cocks aren’t in the same statosphere as us talent wise, and the difference in size/athleticism was striking to me. We have Smart’s recruiting to thank for that, as just a few short years ago that gap was non-existent.

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  2. JCDawg83

    Not showing up in the Sugar Bowl won’t help the G Day attendance numbers either. Lots of fans will take the “if you don’t care, I don’t care” attitude.

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    • Salty Dawg

      I think a lot of fans are ready to start anew and are anxious to see how everything shakes out, even if it’s just a practice. I just hope the Dawgs don’t go into sleepwalking mode and will play with some fire!

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      • JCDawg83

        I’ll be there. Any reason to spend a day in Athens is fine with me.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          Baseball games are fun. Sold out every game this weekend, but just over 3K in the ballpark.

          It’s time to move the bullpens and the production truck area and expand seating down the foul lines.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      You may be right but I agree with Salty Dawg. While I don’t think anyone was happy with – or even willing to excuse – the Sugar Bowl performance, there’s just too much to hope for with this team not to be excited about it. Especially in the spring.

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    • TN Dawg

      If the off season arrests are any indication, the team should be fired up for the spring game.

      I’d wager they are firing up right now, in fact.

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  3. I wouldn’t be surprised to see better effort at G-Day than I did in New Orleans.

    I’ll probably go to hang out my daughters and eat at DePalma’s.

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  4. GruvenDawg

    First time in 6 years my kids and I won’t be there. There is nothing like Athens in the spring, walking around campus and downtown, ringing the chapel bell. My kids genuinely love it. All the while I pontificate about the hopes and dreams for the upcoming season. Crazy thing is this is the most excited I have been in a long time for an upcoming season. I don’t know if I can wait until the fall to get back to campus…damn

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    I’ll be there.

    Georgia’s social media team has been pushing G-Day for a month or more with the photo studio shoots of the cheerleaders, spike squad members, band, fans, etc. It’s a little bit of a quieter effort than years past, but it’s there. I’d imagine that most people who doen’t have a dumb wedding or something that day will get their butts to Sanford Stadium.

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  6. WHB209

    When I saw the heading of 93K, I thought that our dear Senator had come up with a figure that all football players should be paid. I was going to reply concerning Saban bitching about a third round drafted UA player going to the NFL for only 1.3 million a year and has to make 1.3 M for the next 3 years and according to Saban he could be making 18 million a year for the next 3 years if he has stayed at Alabama for another year. So I was assuming our Senator has come up with a plan that paid college athletes somewhere between 93K and 1.3M. I was so wrong in my thinking that I am embarrassed, even though we all agree players should be paid (my idea was to split the difference and pay players 47M each, per year).
    Very sorry I did not read the post before jumping to the “pay players” topics
    that come up EVERYDAY. My bad…

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