Bulldogs nearing sellout of opener

Inching toward its 58th consecutive home sellout, Georgia has fewer than 200 tickets remaining for Saturday’s football opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, associate athletic director Alan Thomas said this morning.

A large block of tickets became available to the opener when Louisiana-Lafayette relinquished most of its allotment. The Ragin’ Cajuns were contractually entitled to 4,500 tickets but wound up selling 490, Thomas said last week. That left UGA with the other 4,010 to sell.

If the remaining tickets are sold, Georgia’s streak of consecutive home sellouts will extend into a 10th season. According to associate athletic director Claude Felton, the Bulldogs have sold out every home game since Mark Richt became coach in 2001. The last UGA home game not to sell out, Felton said, was the Nov. 25, 2000, game against Georgia Tech.

The remaining tickets to Saturday’s game are available on-line (georgiadogs.com) or by phone (877-542-1231). The price is $45 apiece.

The game begins at 12:21 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.

Georgia currently has no tickets available to any other games this season.

176 comments Add your comment

Peter

August 30th, 2010
10:22 am

DawginLex

August 30th, 2010
10:26 am

63-10 UGA is what I want

10 QB sacks

4 turnovers to zero for UGA

Both QB’s play

Complete and total beatdown.

Still@theBAR

August 30th, 2010
10:27 am

Why go see UGA play a high school team with so many players having to sit out. Sorry I will stay at the bar and watch good games on the TVs.

Bradley G

August 30th, 2010
10:30 am

I still can’t believe the last game that wasn’t a sellout was against Georgia freakin Tech!

Still@theBAR

August 30th, 2010
10:30 am

I am 3rd just like UGA in the SEC east.

Ed

August 30th, 2010
10:36 am

What? You mean the great jawja dogs haven’t sold out their opener?
You do have a fan base that’s 4 x bigger than gt’s. Maybe 5. SO DUH you should sell out a 90k seat stadium when gt has 50k capacity. I understand many of you ignorants ugag types can’t figure out this simple math. I’m sure some rednecks will avoid paying their child support and scoop up the remaining tix. Enjoy your duplicate 7-5 season. Murray will have a rough one. Keep dreaming denial mutts.

sec preview is screwed up it keeps kicking to a dooley story

August 30th, 2010
10:37 am

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Still@theBAR

August 30th, 2010
10:38 am

Bradley G if you were expecting TECH fans to come to ATHENS to help sellout a game you are crazy. I have not been to Athens since 96. I grew tired of the Drunk A.Hole Uga fans. The Dawgs are a lil better when they come to Atlanta because the ATL Police don’t play. Wright Street Jail ain’t the nice sweet Athens-Clarke County Jail for sure. I would like all the Tech v UGA games be played at Noon every year. That way the Drunks don’t have time to get all Cranked-up.

Who Cares?

August 30th, 2010
10:39 am

Good games at the bar on TV? What “good games” are you planning on watching in week 1 of the college football season? LSU vs. UNC doesn’t start until 8 p.m. and Virginia Tech vs. Boise State isn’t until Monday.

Johnny DangerDawg

August 30th, 2010
10:40 am

This article doesn’t mention that when you buy the tickets online or order on the phone you have to pay a $15 “processing fee” even if you want to pick up at will-call. So basically a ticket will cost you $60!

Applingshire Dawg

August 30th, 2010
10:43 am

Seriously, Ed?… Yes, I’ll be there to watch the Dogs beat that horrndous team just so I can see the debut of our new QB and D. Then head to Auburn so I can do a land speed record of 2 SEC games in one day. Why do you Techies troll our blogs is a question you should be able to answer. Sell out the Nerd Hive with at least 1/2 wearing yellow/gold then report back.

dawgster

August 30th, 2010
10:44 am

Ed, why post such classless comments, or why are you even on here spewing absurd comments…I don’t get some of you on here..instead of talking about football you poor mouth the other schools..and what does that accomplish..as soon as anyown, dawg fans included bashes the other school, someone is quick to come back with their own rude comments…I do believe you should defend your school, but some of these posts come out of nowhere and just show the type of person who is behind the posting…Grow up Ed….

Still@theBAR

August 30th, 2010
10:47 am

Who Cares how about Notre Damev Perdue, Kentucky v Louisville, and Oregon St v TCU?

how2fish

August 30th, 2010
10:49 am

Ed, has the Joke by Coke sold out for the bout with the Might South Carolina State yet?

Johnny3Steps

August 30th, 2010
10:54 am

UGA: 150 LOUISIANA@Layfette: 3

AltamahaDawg

August 30th, 2010
10:56 am

Ed, in a State with 10 million people, I dare say that the fan base for it’s Flagship is much larger than 5X of one of the technical colleges around town.

Aron

August 30th, 2010
11:00 am

You Dawg fans who keep repeating “30-24″ like a mantra enjoy yourselves all you want. The thing is… Tech alumni and fans have lives that don’t depend entirely on what a bunch of kids does on Saturday afternoons. College sports are fun to follow, but the biggest reason for going to college is to get an education.

UGA fans don’t seem to care about anything but football, and they don’t care if their players are enrolled in silly majors that no parents who are paying the bills would send their kids to UGA for. The very few football and basketball players who graduate have no job opportunities and end up unemployed or working in menial jobs that hardly require a college degree.

Georgia Tech is a real school with serious academic standards, and that includes scholarshipped athletes. UGA has a long history of being a party school, where parents send their kids for an easy degree, even if the degree itself is practically worthless.

Jan Kemp exposed the crap going on at UGA with athletes being enrolled in courses a ten-year-old kid could pass. That was almost three decades ago, and nothing has changed. If anything, the abuses are more blatant today. Way too many illiterate morons are being recruited, and the very high arrest rate shows clearly that Richt does not care if his players have any morals or self-discipline.

The bottom line is that most Tech fans have very good jobs and productive lives that don’t depend on Tech’s football record for their happiness in life. It would be great to beat UGA more often, but when you put scholar-athletes up against dummy-athletes, it’s usually no contest.

It’s pretty pathetic to see UGA fans who typically have never been within miles of a college classroom and who live or die with UGA’s weekly results on the football field.

So keep on posting your “30-24″ all you want, especially since you’re home with plenty of time on your hands. I wish you well, maybe you’ll get lucky and get your old job back at the Waffle House before your unemployment checks stop coming.

DawginLex

August 30th, 2010
11:04 am

cut and paste master strikes again

Applingshire Dawg

August 30th, 2010
11:05 am

Aron, you just pontificated at least 30 minutes’ worth of keyboard drivel on a rival’s blog, yet you like all the other Tech fans don’t care about football? Seriously, give me a break, guy

Bryan G.

August 30th, 2010
11:09 am

Aron, I actually know a Tech grad who was turned down for a job as a Waffle House Mangager. Just sayin.

Aron2

August 30th, 2010
11:12 am

It’s kind of sad to see all the Dawg fans getting so excited this year (just like the year before, the year before that, etc.). How long is it going to take for UGA fans to realize that UGA is simply no longer relevant in the SEC? In the national picture, UGA isn’t even a blip on the radar, and hasn’t been since the preseason #1 ranking two years ago.

Sit back and be grateful for the seven or eight wins you’ll get every year. Coaching genius Mark Richt may take you to 8-4 or even 9-3 occasionally, but Florida will still win the SEC, meaning no BCS bowls and no top 10 final ranking. Most years, UGA will be very lucky to finish in the top 25, and only after a big bowl win over a nobody opponent.

It’s a different world now, and Dawg fans need to adjust their expectations downward to reflect reality.

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until UGA changes its mediocre coaching. That’s where the difference is, and that’s why everyone outside Dawgtard Nation just laughs at Dawg fans getting so excited year after year about what a great recruiting class UGA gets. It doesn’t matter how many blue chip high school players go to UGA, they simply don’t get the coaching they would get at Florida or Alabama, to name two schools whose programs are far ahead of UGA. And that’s not going to change as long as Mark Richt is in Athens.

Get your heads out of the sand and face reality. And mediocrity and irrelevance. 

Applingshire Dawg

August 30th, 2010
11:12 am

Also Aron, my UGA degree was a quite useful segue into Bama’s (I’m sure in your mind an even more party minded, less useful school) law school and a result of which I bank heavily with minimal work with great hometown esteem. You suck, my non-friend.

Aron

August 30th, 2010
11:14 am

Shankit

August 30th, 2010
11:16 am

Dawgs are offering a choice of slaw or chili on their hot dogs.
Get in line for the last 200 tickets.

aron's momma

August 30th, 2010
11:23 am

Boy, you better get off that computer.

Ever since yo daddy left, you ain’t been nuthin but trouble. Ima going to that game Saturday and find me a real man who can whoop your butt into shape.

Stay out them donuts boy. You already weigh close to 400 pounds.

And i ain’t gonna tell you again boy to stop peeking through the hole in the wall and watching your sister take her bath. You are just gonna have to find another way to see some red panties on a girl.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 30th, 2010
11:35 am

Anybody notice Matt K. from GT takes 192 yard shot from the rough and puts it 2.5ft from the hole for a birdie to win the tournament in a play-off, just one week after UGAg’s BUBBA drops a shot 40 yards from the green into water in a play-off to choke away the tournament because he’s pretty much a moron and had no chance of making the green?

You can’t make that kind of stuff up.

…I’m just saying.

Bryan G.

August 30th, 2010
11:36 am

I guess I’d talk about golf, too, if I kept losing to my intrastate rival in football.

NC Dawg

August 30th, 2010
11:38 am

will be in atlanta sat for UNC/LSU game, will the dawgs be on TV in the ATL?

DawginLex

August 30th, 2010
11:39 am

You have to forgive Rambler. He predicted GT 56 UGA 18 last year and hasn’t quite gotten over it.

Golf on a football blog.

The UGA obsession continues.

Bryan G.

August 30th, 2010
11:44 am

NC Dawg – I think they’re on Peacthree TV. Local Channel 7

joe

August 30th, 2010
11:50 am

Better go see ‘em while they’re undefeated, cause that won’t last very long this year…I.E. game 2.

Bull

August 30th, 2010
12:00 pm

Ummmm….The Georgia Institue of Technology is not a technical college. It is one of the nations top research universities. Just saying…….

icallbs

August 30th, 2010
12:01 pm

“UGA fans don’t seem to care about anything but football, and they don’t care if their players are enrolled in silly majors that no parents who are paying the bills would send their kids to UGA for.”

Thank you, Aron, for taking the time out of your day to enlighten us. Oh, but why do you care? And I guess that most GT football players chose Tech JUST so they could take calculus? Most GT football players would be UGA football players if given the choice. Most of the players at either school could not really care less about an education. They just want to play ball. The reality is a college undergraduate degree is overrated.

Big L

August 30th, 2010
12:04 pm

Richt should take this opportunity to open up the offense. 65 points should happen. It should be a totally dominant performance. Teams that win national titles open up against an inferior team.

Hey, RAMBLE ON!!! ...

August 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

…how many has Kuchar won on the tour this year and how many has Watson won on the tour this year? Kind of like one year GA wins, then the next year GA wins; then the next year GA wins; then the next year GA wins; then the next year GA wins; then the next year GA wins; then the next year GA wins; then the next year Tech wins; then the next year GA wins…OOPS, probably not a good analogy.

Dumbo

August 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

Yechies…your anger and arrogant snobbery is something to behold.

Richard Tardits

August 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

Aron, get a life. You are obviously trying to make yourself feel better about your pathetic existence.

Papadawg

August 30th, 2010
12:12 pm

Is Tech near a sellout for their opener.

dougdawg

August 30th, 2010
12:14 pm

this is all so silly. there are tickets remaining for ALL gt games; just read their websites. you could walk right in to that dump of a stadium, pick up your hot dogs and cokes for free, and enjoy south carolina STATE — not usc. go for it. and, for heaven’s sake SHUT UP. gata, dawgs.

Red Ryder

August 30th, 2010
12:15 pm

Louisiana Lafayette- playing the Dawgs in Athens? This can’t be a good thing for them. But do not fear- Buffalo is coming in 2012- that should give the SOS a major boost.

Red Ryder

August 30th, 2010
12:16 pm

Finish the Drink!

Red-N-Black

August 30th, 2010
12:17 pm

Forgot one – Still at the bar with your mom, you keep bringing up drinking and being around GA fan’s who are loud – that my friend is an emotion winners like to permeate to the masses around them. I know being a tech fan you will never get use to that feeling so keep hating it really is amusing. That is all you are officially dismissed.

do-dah do-dah

August 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

Permeate this!

Red-N-Black

August 30th, 2010
12:24 pm

Since 1964, the Jackets have managed just 12 wins against Georgia. Let me say that again for all of you Jacket fans out there…12 wins in 45 games.

Dumbo

August 30th, 2010
12:24 pm

Techies…why all the Penis Envy

Red-N-Black

August 30th, 2010
12:24 pm

I didn’t include this decade that would be just mean 51-7 2002 anyone?

Still@theBAR

August 30th, 2010
12:27 pm

No Papadawg we are not soldout. I think I will be spending the Holiday weekend with my family having a cookout and backyard Volleyball. Dad and I might go to the game we haven’t decided. If we go to the game maybe sis and her kids will come downtown and go people watching at DragonCon. Say what you want about NERDS, but Dragoncon is a HUGE deal and very fun to see. The Bama fans in town last year for the Bama v VT game had a blast checking out the Coustumed folks and the parade. I like that the game is early and if we do go we can get home at a good time and still have time to finish the ribs, eat and play in the pool.

do-dah do-dah

August 30th, 2010
12:27 pm

None of us care how many times you beat Ga- we just care and enjoy how over-rated you always are and how surprised you are when you learn that your beloved Dawgs are just ordinary. Sweet.

AltamahaDawg

August 30th, 2010
12:31 pm

Calling Georgia Tech a technical college is far more accurate than suggesting that all UGA grads are deadbeat dads who can’t add and subtract, now isn’t it?

Sweet magnolia

August 30th, 2010
12:35 pm

1980 what a year for the Dawgs. Living in the past is so much fun. We’ll worry about today tomorrow!
As God is my witness I will never eat dirt again or go 3-17 against those terrible Gators.