Thursday, May 10, 2012

McGarity's Gameday, sponsored by cupcakes

Evidently Bill King reads Groo's blog. Can't say that I blame him. But between the two reads I come away with two thoughts:
  1. I can't wait to plan the tailgates around the tv schedule this Fall
  2. I will frequently get frustrated with the kickoff times and post-tailgate competition this season
King raises some ideas for making the gameday fare more palatable amidst early starts and less competitive opponents. But even if one day the new Michael Adams' tailgating restrictions were eased a bit (whether they were paid for or not) and the cupcakes came with a later start time, the new era is still going to take some getting used to. As both Groo and King point out, we're locked into McGarity's scheduling philosophy now. I don't like it, but I'll somehow come to accept it.

I'd rather see the big games. More bang for my buck as far as I'm concerned. I loved the trip to Tempe. And even though our AD has less control over it, I'd even rather be going to Tuscaloosa this Fall than out west to the other Columbia.

Even so, this philosophy worked at Florida. And even though future schedules will have at least a little more bite than 2012, it can work in Athens too. We'll all spend more on sunscreen and kick ourselves if we forget our sunglasses coming into Sanford. But at least we'll save on the electric bill too.

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