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BAMAPHIN 22
05-17-2009, 09:36 PM
From the blogs to the Bulldog Club meetings, the debate rages: Where should the Georgia-Florida football game be played?

Should it remain in Jacksonville, its traditional home? Or move to the campuses? Or to the Georgia Dome on occasion?
“It really is a hot-button topic,” Evans said. “You sit there and say, ‘Whatever you do, Damon, maybe you should just do [a contract] for a long period of time so you don’t have to deal with it anymore.’


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SpaceMountain16
05-25-2009, 12:08 AM
I've never been, but i heard it's a great party there. I say leave it.

BobDole
05-31-2009, 03:23 PM
that is my favorite game weekend all year and if it gets changed to the fugging georgia dome i will eat all the babies. there's nothing quite like the landings after a florida win.

cdy_0513
06-04-2009, 08:59 PM
you gotta alternate between Jacksonville and Atlanta. Jacksonville is pretty much a home game for UF. I think you have to give that to UGA every other year.

Namor
06-05-2009, 10:36 AM
you gotta alternate between Jacksonville and Atlanta. Jacksonville is pretty much a home game for UF. I think you have to give that to UGA every other year.

i would agree...

frady2001
08-23-2009, 01:07 AM
If you are going to do that then why not just alternate between campuses?

Is it much farther to Jacksonville for UGA than UF? UF just travels well wherever they play.

JCane
08-23-2009, 01:45 AM
If you are going to do that then why not just alternate between campuses?

Is it much farther to Jacksonville for UGA than UF? UF just travels well wherever they play.

We we all know that Florida always tries to dodge quality opponents.

BobDole
08-23-2009, 07:43 AM
i love it. hate = dominance. that game isn't going anywhere.

JCane
08-23-2009, 11:39 PM
We're still one of the most hated programs in the country and we aren't dominating anything.

Jaxfan904
08-25-2009, 05:50 AM
It's not a home game for Florida unless we fill the stadium full of Florida fans... They 50 - 50 the fans so it's a neutral site. Big deal one team has to travel 3 to 4 hours compaired to 1 hour...

Jaxfan904
08-25-2009, 05:53 AM
We we all know that Florida always tries to dodge quality opponents.

But when we have to play them for a National Title we show how easily we can dispose of them.

JCane
08-25-2009, 05:58 AM
But when we have to play them for a National Title we show how easily we can dispose of them.

Because you haven't played anyone in a national title game yet lol. Alabama was a tougher out than Oklahoma. The Big 12 was highly overrated last season. No one played any defense. Everyone was so impressed with the offenses...that's because no one in the Big 12 had a defense as good as even South Carolina lol. Pathetic defenses in the Big 12.

And don't even get me started on Big 10 football. Might as well be playing Clemson for a national title.

I'm not saying Florida isn't a great team on both sides of the ball, but when you schedule cupcakes and dodge quality opponents, I expect you to get to the national title. When was the last time Florida traveled outside of the South? When was the last time they traveled out to the West Coast like Tennessee did against UCLA or Georgia against Arizona State. When was the last time Florida wanted to play us before last season when they were almighty and we were just another average team? 2003 Peach Bowl doesn't count either because you guys didn't have a choice but to play us.

Jaxfan904
08-26-2009, 04:51 AM
Because you haven't played anyone in a national title game yet lol. Alabama was a tougher out than Oklahoma. The Big 12 was highly overrated last season. No one played any defense. Everyone was so impressed with the offenses...that's because no one in the Big 12 had a defense as good as even South Carolina lol. Pathetic defenses in the Big 12.

And don't even get me started on Big 10 football. Might as well be playing Clemson for a national title.

I'm not saying Florida isn't a great team on both sides of the ball, but when you schedule cupcakes and dodge quality opponents, I expect you to get to the national title. When was the last time Florida traveled outside of the South? When was the last time they traveled out to the West Coast like Tennessee did against UCLA or Georgia against Arizona State. When was the last time Florida wanted to play us before last season when they were almighty and we were just another average team? 2003 Peach Bowl doesn't count either because you guys didn't have a choice but to play us.

Didn't we travel to Arizona to play Ohio State?? That would be 2008!! Also, that same year we had one of the top 3 toughest schedules. Yeah I'll say last year our schedule was cupcake, but it wasn't cupcake enough to put us behind Texas in the rankings so we could play in the BCS Championship. The only team last year that I could see beating us in the Championship game would have been USC.

JCane
08-26-2009, 04:58 AM
Come on...Arizona...Ohio State. That's a title game man. Like you're going to turn that down. Florida was damn near 10 point underdogs in that game and I was telling fools not to piss away their paychecks on Ohio State because they were about to get rolled up. Go take some West Coast road trips during the season. Schedule Oregon. Schedule Cal. Go to Arizona State. Play Colorado. Go pick on Wisconsin. But travel outside of the SEC for a change. Don't hand me Arizona for a title game.

And by the way, Texas played a cupcake schedule as well. Texas can complain all they want about beating Oklahoma and being left out of the Big 12 title game but it's their own damn fault.

Jaxfan904
08-26-2009, 06:31 AM
Come on...Arizona...Ohio State. That's a title game man. Like you're going to turn that down. Florida was damn near 10 point underdogs in that game and I was telling fools not to piss away their paychecks on Ohio State because they were about to get rolled up. Go take some West Coast road trips during the season. Schedule Oregon. Schedule Cal. Go to Arizona State. Play Colorado. Go pick on Wisconsin. But travel outside of the SEC for a change. Don't hand me Arizona for a title game.

And by the way, Texas played a cupcake schedule as well. Texas can complain all they want about beating Oklahoma and being left out of the Big 12 title game but it's their own damn fault.

Yeah I honestly didn't know how that Championship game was going to turn out. When Ginn ran that kickoff back I thought it was going to be a long night! Well man if I was the coach I wouldn't mind throwing a team from the Pac 10 on my schedule... I don't really know why Meyer's wont do that. Because if Florida really wanted to solidify a top 1 or 2 seed they would put a team like USC or Arizona on their schedule. I see you're point on traveling outside the SEC... But honestly what team travels outside of their conference on a regular basis?

Jaxfan904
08-26-2009, 06:35 AM
And I just took a look at Florida's schedule this year... sad! It may be the easiest I've ever seen. Atleast we had Miami on ours last year. So now your point becomes even more clearer. Charleston Southern... Come on Meyer's.

JCane
08-26-2009, 06:37 AM
PAC 10 teams do a great job of traveling and scheduling top out of conference schools. When we were in the Big East we traveled outside the conference often. Next season, we're go TO Ohio State and TO Pittsburgh. The SEC chooses not to travel outside of their conference for the most part because they know that playing in the SEC alone and playing well in the conference is enough to get you into the title game. And I guarantee if we see a 1 loss Florida team and an undefeated Penn State team eyeing a shot at a title game that Florida gets the nod. Penn State's schedule might be the easiest schedule in the past decade. They could EASILY go undefeated this season. I still have Texas and Florida in the title game this season and Texas winning it. There's just too much experience along their offensive line and Florida lost more than they realize with Percy going to the NFL. Debose isn't ready.

Jaxfan904
08-26-2009, 06:50 AM
Yeah Texas and Florida will probably be playing in the Championship game... But I'm not going to call a winner between them just yet. I have to see Florida's defense first... All 11 starters coming back. Not that the defense will have any big challengers this year until LSU or the SEC Title game. Yes we're going to miss Percy this year... We don't really have any great receivers this year... It's all on Rainey and Demps. Brandon James may get the nod at receiver also.

COphinphan89
08-29-2009, 10:15 PM
And I just took a look at Florida's schedule this year... sad! It may be the easiest I've ever seen. Atleast we had Miami on ours last year. So now your point becomes even more clearer. Charleston Southern... Come on Meyer's.
Our OOC sucks year in and year out because Foley will have no part of a schedule that involves Florida playing less than 7 home games. Those bring in a lot of money and fund the athletics department so UF wants as many of those as possible. And seeing as no respectable program would ever agree to a one and done without a return game, UF is left taking anyone who will take a nice check to make the trip down to Gainesville. This of course results in 2-3 games every year that are damn near unwatchable. I really wish we could be playing UM and/or a home and home with a TCU or a Cal every now and then instead of the likes of FIU and the Citadel, but it won't happen.

JCane
08-30-2009, 02:59 AM
And seeing as no respectable program would ever agree to a one and done without a return game.

And no respectable program would ever schedule a home and home with a program, get their game at home, play and win that game, and then try and weasel their way out of traveling to the opponent's field to hold up their end of the deal would they?

COphinphan89
08-30-2009, 12:43 PM
And no respectable program would ever schedule a home and home with a program, get their game at home, play and win that game, and then try and weasel their way out of traveling to the opponent's field to hold up their end of the deal would they?
If you're referring to the 2013 game that will be played in Miami, the rumors about UF trying to get out of that game were not true at all. Foley quickly squashed those and said that there were never any plans to drop that game. That was just a rumor started up on a message board like this one.