Don’t expect the Georgia Bulldogs to start scheduling any Thursday night games. And not because of any Georgia Tech copyright.
Tim Bryant of WGAU (1340AM) had Michael Adams, the president of the University of Georgia, on his morning radio show this morning. Bryant thoughtfully shared a sound clip in which Adams said:
”To the best of my knowledge, and I think this is accurate, we’ve not played a home or away Thursday night game during my time here, and we won’t.
“I don’t do scheduling, but I do set certain parameters and certain rules within which the athletic departments are expected to operate. We don’t let teams play on exam days, for instance. We don’t like for them to play on reading days, but there’s been a time or two that has been unavoidable because of conference commitments.
“But generally, I think football ought to be a Saturday occurrence. I think it ought to be fun for an entire community on weekends.”
But Adams didn’t stop there.
”I just go one more. Given the fact that we’re playing in the [Georgia] Dome this weekend, I think people ought to view this as a one-time event. I’m a very strong believer in on-campus, student-centered football.”
So enjoy those Bulldogs while you can, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. Athens is sacred ground.
And to be sure, the locals probably don’t appreciate Atlanta poaching on their economics. Not in these hard times.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider