Well off

You may remember that last year’s EADA report confirmed what we already knew:  protests aside, Georgia’s athletic department ain’t missing any meals.

The newest numbers are out, and guess what?

#2 Georgia $123.1 million (=)

UGA remains the richest program in the SEC. Long blessed with the combination of a fan base seated in the largest metro area (Atlanta) amid the epicenter of the most fervid football conference in the nation, Georgia now adds its most competitive program since the glory days of Hershel Walker. The Dawgs lost a 35-28 SEC title battle in a rematch with Alabama from the prior CFP championship, then dropped the Sugar Bowl to Texas. UGA still cleared a gargantuan $73.9M in profit.

Pretty awesome they’re using that financial depth to deliver championship after championship, amirite?  Er… what’s that you say?  Georgia’s 61st in the latest Director’s Cup standings?

Allow me to use this evergreen quote again:

I keep coming back to this quote from McGarity when he was hired.

McGarity, who played and coached tennis at Georgia and worked in its athletic administration before leaving for Florida, said “there is nothing greater than being part of championships. That’s why we do what we do.

“At the end of the day,” he continued, “all the time you put in at the office, the fun comes when you’re competing for championships and you see what these coaches have done over a number of years to finally get to the top of the mountain and you’re able to be just a small piece of that.”

You having fun yet, Georgia fans?

We may not have the athletic director we want, but we do have the athletic director the powers that be think we deserve.

True dat.  Suckers.



Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

16 responses to “Well off

  1. Bulldog Joe

    Not sure if this is real. If so, it may be the most Lane thing, ever.


    • It is, but let’s not hijack this comment thread, please.

      Was saving that for a post tomorrow.


      • Bulldog Joe

        At this point, is just is what it is. With the seasons on hold, the best thing the Georgia AD can do is lengthen the time for getting 2020 ticket money in.

        Given the current situation and the fact they already have the required Hartman contributions banked, a one-week ticket extension is tone-deaf at best, arrogant at worst.

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      • Not the best timing for something like that … good job, Ole Mi$$. You people are just as dumb as you’ve always been.

        By the way, the UGA Foundation also asks for people to remember UGA in your estate plans.


  2. What Fresh Hell is This?

    …but but but he’s doing a great job with the reserve fund


  3. Bet McGarity was thrilled to learn he doesn’t have to win championships to keep his job.


  4. FlyingPeakDawg

    sighhhhh….the Georgia Way.


  5. elloyd18

    Not bad company we are keeping either. The five schools directly ahead of us are: Rice, South Dakota State, Hawaii, Weber State, and James Madison. I wonder if their coaches and administrators’ salaries are roughly the same as UGA’s.


    • And that my friends is where the willingness on admin to pursue the directors cup…DGS attitude towards it makes no end game on the checking account….spring sports have moved UGA in the past towards cup standings, gymdawgs, both tennis teams, golf, both swimming teams earned championships…(plus an occasional baseball move) bm will move only when the voices outside scream loud enough…(still say the tennis facility was pure bullshit)


  6. ATL Dawg

    But the concession and bathroom problems can’t be fixed because blah, blah, blah…

    The Georgia athletic department motto is “We can’t do that because blah, blah, blah…”

    “We can’t extend the season ticket order deadline more than 6 whole days because blah, blah, blah…”

    And the real reasons are NEVER given because those would infuriate their customers even more than the bullshit they throw out there. The Georgia Way.

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    • Down Island Way

      UGA ad and bm have no plan…5,8,10 year plan except to ca$h the sec checks, $kim the fan base and live in the moment…true there are shovels in the ground currently, campus logistics can make growing facilities rough….but there still is no voice from leadership when it comes to the future, besides a new coat of paint…(oops, forgot the red LED light show)


  7. Mayor

    When you look back at all the minor sports that used to win conference and national championships (men’s golf, women’s gymnastics, tennis to name three) before McCheap became AD it really is disappointing that he’s still AD.


  8. Well, we were gonna win a CWS this year, right?