Learning from experience

Well, I give Greg McGarity credit for something else today — at least he’s not signing contracts anymore without having them vetted by the lawyers first.

UGA and Bowling Green athletic officials last week signed off on a nonconference men’s basketball game to be played in Stegeman Coliseum in the second week of November.

It’s a standard move in the springtime to fill out holes in a schedule for the coming season.

What was different in the two page document — obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald from Bowling Green in an open records request — was the language that reflects planning for future sports events in the time of COVID-19.

It refers for the first time in a UGA contract to “epidemic, pandemic or public health emergency,” in a force majeure clause that would make it “impossible or impractical the playing of the Game or which prevents the participation of at least one of the Parties in the Game.”

You’ve come a long way from condom clauses, Greg.  Good show.



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6 responses to “Learning from experience

  1. UGA '97

    Always carry adequate protection. Indeed, one of an ADs life instructions.


  2. Might be giving him too much credit. Wouldn’t be surprised if the SEC sent this clause out to all of the schools, recommending or requiring that the clause be added. 🙂

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  3. FlyingPeakDawg

    They left out Killer Hornets. We’re going to be talking Killer Hornets sooner than later.


  4. Macallanlover

    Believe virtually all significant contracts I was involved with had a force majeure clause contained within. I am surprised it has to be that specific to allow relief to both parties, if they choose to walk away. A health emergency has always been an event with some awareness, and reasonable likelihood to me.