North Campus pigs have ruined tailgating at UGA

The trashing of campus has ruined tailgating at UGA. (Tom Ritch / Special)

The trashing of campus has ruined tailgating at UGA. (Tom Ritch / Special)

As many fans had feared, the pigs who continued to trash UGA’s North Campus on football Saturdays despite warnings from the school’s administration have pretty much killed off tailgating as it’s traditionally known in that area.

UGA announced new tailgating guidelines today that limit access to the traditional quads on North Campus to four hours before kickoff and ban tents, kegs, generators, televisions, amplified music, grills or cookers of any type, tables larger than 4 feet long and household furniture (folding chairs not included).

If you can imagine tailgating without any of that — spreading a tablecloth on the ground like an old-fashioned picnic — then you’ll be alright. Otherwise, the search will be on for new places to party before a home game.

The tailgaters who abused the campus and those who stood by and watched them have no one to blame but themselves. The tons of trash left on the university grounds and the urinating in inappropriate places (which already had caused the locking of buildings on game days to keep the idiots from using stairwells as toilets) could not be allowed to continue.

In a statement on its Gameday Gameplan Web site, UGA said a committee that was convened to deal with the problem “sought solutions that would maintain the long tradition of tailgating at UGA, but at a level more compatible with the historic buildings and grounds on North Campus. The consistently high traffic and negative impact to this historic area on game days led many in the public to call for a complete ban on tailgating in the area, while others called for increased regulations. The committee took into account the multitude of letters and e-mails from fans and alumni, the wealth of media coverage from the 2009 season and the physical costs involved in protecting this historic and treasured University of Georgia landmark.”

Those planning on moving their parties to the nearest UGA parking lot should think again. In order to accommodate the increased fan traffic that will hit those lots, UGA says, it also is instituting a few changes in parking regulations throughout the campus. Those include: no pull-behind items (trailers, cookers, etc.) on game days, no golf carts or ATVs and no parking on sidewalks (expanded to include Carlton Street). Additionally, the ban on setting up tailgates (tents, tables, etc.) in parking spaces controlled by the athletic association will be re-emphasized.

Congratulations, morons. You’ve ruined it for everyone.

227 comments Add your comment

Peadawg

March 18th, 2010
12:54 pm

“Congratulations, morons. You’ve ruined it for everyone.”

Well said!

Reality

March 18th, 2010
12:56 pm

Another way to solve this tailgating problem…. continue with the ol’ 7 or 8 wins a season ending with a trip to Shreveport!

Peadawg

March 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

How’d the Ga/Ga Tech game go the last 5 or 6 seasons, Reality? 1 win for Tech?

Denver Dawg

March 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

why didn’t everyone just walk over to the Mayflower and use their facilities?

96Dawg

March 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

Pretty soon we’ll all be tailgating out at the 10 loop. Super.

justin

March 18th, 2010
1:01 pm

they should have used a system that allows us to rent spaces out in the area. they could have then used that money for cleanup and preservation

justin

March 18th, 2010
1:02 pm

Enter your comments here

Beter than Tech

March 18th, 2010
1:03 pm

That’s OK, we still rool this state!

How do you tailgate without those items...

March 18th, 2010
1:03 pm

…listed in the article that are banned?

Donald

March 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

Bravo. Soon, NO DRINKING AND NO TALKING.

If you eliminate tents, TVs, tables, music, generators, and grills, then you have eliminated tailgating. I understand your point that the morons ruined this for everyone, but that seems to presume that Adams and the Administration had no other option than the nuclear option of completely neutering tailgating altogether. Was this really necessary? Is everyone aware that even at its worst, the garbage was collected and gone by class on Monday? Complete overreaction is not leadership.

Junk Yard Dawg

March 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

I tried to tell you rednecks you can’t treat other people’s property like you do your own trailer park, but you just wouldn’t listen.

DawgNation

March 18th, 2010
1:10 pm

Oh boy here we go again with all the Bulldog haters comments.

Will Dawg

March 18th, 2010
1:10 pm

No pull behinds. Everyone go pull behind Dr. Adams house and take a deuce. haha!!
GATA!!

Thirty Points to your Twenty-Four Points

March 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

Thirty Points to your Twenty-Four Points

March 18th, 2010
1:15 pm

The Varsity on North Ave has expressed disgust in the wine cooler bottles and asthma inhalers left in their parking lot on Saturdays in the Fall.

Cousin Eddie

March 18th, 2010
1:22 pm

Dang, now where am I gonna park my RV on game days?

i hate slobs

March 18th, 2010
1:22 pm

nothing worse than a drunken lazy litter bug

dawggrl

March 18th, 2010
1:22 pm

No tents – seriously? And eliminating kegs is just going to bring more bottles and cans.

Gen Neyland

March 18th, 2010
1:23 pm

Donald : You overlooked the part regarding urinating in places like an urban outdoorsman would…Just maybe, if the Dawg Obedience Training works, little by little the new rules and regs may be relaxed.

baddog

March 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

This makes me sick! Why can’t these people follow rules and not ruin it for everyone? Not that I am a environmentalist but people who litter and who don’t give a rip are nothing but trash themselves.

30-24

March 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

I heard they were gonna teach a class on snappy comebacks so that we don’t have to post “30-24″ all the time.

02Dawg

March 18th, 2010
1:27 pm

We will see how long this lasts, once donors start pulling money back

Jeff

March 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

No Stupid- Mr. Adams has ruined the tailgating- along with all the other restrictions in place. No more of my money to UGA Football. I am over it!

RFP

March 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

Well said Reality. Another 8 win season and further tailgating restrictions and I will start watching from home. I think UGA can get along just fine without my ticket money and contribution.

Craig

March 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

Hey Billy- why dont you call it what it is…another dumb move by the “Doctor of evil”. Write about that!!!!!!Agree- no more of my money will be spent on UGA

Dawg Fud

March 18th, 2010
1:31 pm

Will Dawg,

your comment is totally juvenile but i am laughing out loud. good stuff.

lastgrad

March 18th, 2010
1:33 pm

We have been entering the commercialization of UGA tailgating period for many years now. We have been losing so many of our favorite traditions since the late Sixtes by my memory. I loved it when the seniors dressed up and paraded around the field back before 1970. Wish we could have found a way to have kept our railroad seating section. I loved it when a train actually came through and everyone had to scramble out of the way for a couple of minutes only to return to their original seats once the train had passed. And how about just ten years ago, when the big winnebagos were parked all along Lumpkin and Baxter. Now aren’t they banned to a distant parking lot? Tailgating will never be the same. Oh for the good ofd days. Head full of hair, half the belly size and energy to make the walk to the game.

Just Noticed

March 18th, 2010
1:34 pm

Bill King looks like Jerry Garcia, sans a neck.

JimBob Billy Goat

March 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

What iffin I got a turtle head pokin?

#2 BAMA FAN

March 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

Well you can stay home and watch on TV or wait for the rerun on CSS with Matt and Buck!!

The D

March 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

No crap Craig, has anyone been to Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, or anywhere in the SEC. Trash is everywhere you go. Athens has plenty of bums begging for my money every game day. Hire their butts to clean up the mess. Adams is a tyrant!

Otto

March 18th, 2010
1:44 pm

lastgrad, As a former 80s/90s Lumpkin st. tailgater agreed. Sad to see morons ruin it, that includes the pigs and the admin. They both have blame in this.

The tiniest violin playing...

March 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

“If you eliminate tents, TVs, tables, music, generators, and grills, then you have eliminated tailgating.”

Geeez what a bunch of spoiled snots. Your butt ain’t so special it can’t sit on the ground on a blanket. And if you’re worried about your clothes–UR doing it wrong. Cook before you leave home, throw it in the cooler–no need for a grill. Carry a radio–they have batteries–there’s your music. Generator? You need a generator to tailgate? Honestly you folks care more about tailgating than the actually game. Just stay home and throw a party in your back yard.

Tracey

March 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Tailgating died and now has to be regulated because of many things, but the predominant reason is that people no longer just view it as a chance to get together and have a meal together and a couple of drinks. They view it as a chance to get together and eat a little and drink way to much.

There were always drinkers in every era of college sports. Unfortunately what we see today is binge drinking, irresponsible drunks who don’t care if they are smashed beyond belief, and people who are so drunk that they don’t care if they trash someone else’s property.

I’m not opposed to drinking, but if you feel that your gameday experience isn’t complete unless you are completely trashed, you got bigger problems than tailgating regulations!

And to the guy that said, “The trash was gone by Monday”, that’s not the point. Whoever taught you that you could throw crap on someone else’s property and not clean it up???

The D

March 18th, 2010
1:49 pm

sit on a poolstick violin

Jacket Backer

March 18th, 2010
1:51 pm

hilarious!

THWG

RAMMER JAMMER YELLOW HAMMER

March 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

HEY D YOU’VE LOST YOUR COTTON NO PICKIN UP TRASH MIND IF YOU THINK UA LOOKS LIKE THAT AFTER A BAMA GAME.WE HAVE PRIDE BUT I DO UNDERSTAND YOU THROWING TRASH ON THE SEPTIC TANK.SORRY FOR YELLIN, JUST SAYING

Marcos

March 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

Love these comments blaming the administration… If you use the stairwell as a urinal and leave tons of trash for someone else to deal with, then you are the problem, not the administration. How lazy and self-important are you that you demand others clean up after you? Seriously… what is this state coming to when personal responsibility is seen as a bad thing?

Thirty Points to your Twenty-Four Points

March 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

at least we don’t get mugged leaving the game.

Hendu

March 18th, 2010
1:58 pm

Enter your comments here

JimBob Billy Goat

March 18th, 2010
2:01 pm

Whera Ima goings to empta ma mellow yellow filled bladder?

Will Dawg

March 18th, 2010
2:05 pm

You have pride alright….in dating your sister!

BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

Nick

March 18th, 2010
2:08 pm

Look…this was UGA’s fault. Instead of increasing the # of trash cans and portable toilets, they did nothing. People are still coming to tailgate. This did nothing to solve the problem. Only overcrowding for tailgates EVERYWHERE else.

Cash Option

March 18th, 2010
2:10 pm

I am shocked, shocked I tell you to see this announcement come out after the donation deadlines! I am sure this was only decided after Feb. 15. Mikey at his best!

RAMMER JAMMER YELLOW HAMMER

March 18th, 2010
2:10 pm

tell your sister to pick up her trash

Peche de Georgie

March 18th, 2010
2:14 pm

What do you expect from a bunch of dawgs

how2fish

March 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

Peche de Georgie

March 18th, 2010
2:14 pm
What do you expect from a bunch of dawgs
We expect to stomp a mudhole in the Bugs…

jay

March 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

The AJC loves their Dawg bashing. I work right across from the AJC
and the entire building is an eyesore.

Iceman

March 18th, 2010
2:18 pm

Thanks a lot, ya trashing dopes.

Athdog

March 18th, 2010
2:19 pm

Nick, you are the dumbest SOB in the entire state. It’s NOT the University’s fault that slobs throw their trash on the ground and don’t pick it up. It’s the slobs fault for not picking it up and either finding a trash can or bringing their own. It’s what many of us do that want to continue to have the opportunity to tailgate before the game, you ignorant snot eater. Bring your own bags, for crying out loud.