Georgia-Vanderbilt game time set

Georgia will have no more than one home football game,  if any, played at night this season.

The Bulldogs’ Oct. 16 game against Vanderbilt in Sanford Stadium will start at 12:21 p.m. and be televised on the SEC Network, it was announced today. That means the Dogs’ first five home games this season have been scheduled in the noon hour.

The Sept. 4 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette started at 12:21 p.m. and the Sept. 18 game against Arkansas at noon. Saturday’s game against Tennessee is scheduled for a 12:21 p.m. start and the Nov. 6 game against Idaho State for a 12:30 p.m. start.

That leaves only one UGA home game for which the starting time has not been set: the Nov. 27 game against Georgia Tech.

Starting times are driven by TV, depending on which network picks up each game. The next two Georgia games (Tennessee and Vanderbilt) will be on the SEC Network.

Georgia has played night games on the road the past two weeks at Mississippi State and Colorado.

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Sanford Drive

October 4th, 2010
2:17 pm

Thank you Michael Adams, for continuing to try and punish the fanbase.

There is no doubt in my mid he is behind these gametime decisions.

NOON GAMES SUCK.

Bryan G.

October 4th, 2010
2:20 pm

SD – I think the team sucking is the reason. If we were actually good, the games would be on CBS at 3:30 or in primetime on ESPN.

Dawg House

October 4th, 2010
2:20 pm

So we are suppose to show up at 6am in order to have any fellowship time with friends and family. We will have to break tailgate down by 9am in order to go get a spot at the Dawg Walk, then be in our seats by 11am to enjoy the in-stadium pregame traditions.

WOW. Thanks for nothing.

Sanford Drive

October 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

Bryan G.

Kentucky has a 7:30pm game this week. Vanderbilt has already had a night game. When we went to Starkville, they were as awful as us and they got a night game.

Theres more to it than the “best game” getting the slot. Michael Adams, who is single handedly trying to diminish tailgating as it is at UGA, is making sure there is minimal chance to do so, after the bad PR we got last year after night games.

It’s a damn shame.

freedyg

October 4th, 2010
2:24 pm

i for one agree with dog house…..

GoDawgs

October 4th, 2010
2:25 pm

The players do not respect Richt and when there is no respect or trust there are problems. Richt needs to be let go at the end of the season. In the Bible it reads “The truth shall set you free.” That’s the truth, now let us move on.

freedyg

October 4th, 2010
2:26 pm

i now all of a sudden agree with sanford drive….

drunken tailgator

October 4th, 2010
2:26 pm

Hey, I’ll get drunk at 12:00 — beer is just as good noon as it is at 7:00 pm. If we play as sorry as we have been playing — the sooner I get drunk the sooner I can passout and not watch the dawgs lose.. Burp!

BIG DAWG HF

October 4th, 2010
2:28 pm

Geez…..another noon kickoff. Who would have thought that would happen ?? These dawgs are hard to watch sober and getting drunk for a noon kickoff is tough when you have to drive from Atlanta for the game. Thanks Dawgs and thanks Michael Adams for making this the worst season of UGA football I can ever remember in my 42 years.

freedyg

October 4th, 2010
2:29 pm

i’m with you… pass me one tailgator……

Angry Dawg

October 4th, 2010
2:33 pm

Wasn’t there an article yesterday about Athens as a city hurting from the recent misfortunes of the football team?

There’s no question or denying it, that Athens is a football driven town. If we continue to have these noon games, businesses will continue to hurt. Nobody goes to a noon game to hit the bars and restaurants before the game. And by the time the game is over at 3pm, people are tired from having to get up at the crack of dawn, set up and take down tailgates, baking in the sun in the stadium and walking miles across campus. Few people stay to enjoy the city afterwards.

My favorite memories of Dawg games are getting to Athens late morning or early afternoon, relaxing with a tailgate and feeling no rush, taking a walk into downtown Athens to grab a drink at a few of the different bars, watch some football already going on, and then make my way to the stadium as the sun is setting on a beautiful relaxing day in one of the greatest college towns on the planet. Businesses love it, the fans love it, and i cannot help but to think the players love playing under the lights.

I am one of many people I know that are so frustrated with the scheduling this year, it makes it hard to get motivated to look forward to them. This season is a wash, in all aspects, and a major part of it is falling on the noon kickoffs.

Count me in as one who also is pointing fingers at Mr. Adams.

GO DAWGS!!!!

Will

October 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

Boy, has this season been a snoozer and it would not surprise me if we lose again badly this Saturday. I have been buying season tickets and rooms at the CE for over 15 years but I think it’s time to find a new hobby in the fall. I think I have had enough after this season of attending games. It’s just too expensive for a noon start time and a jerk like Adams telling me where and when I can tail-gate. The UGA experience has been ruined for me I’m afraid. I hope someone will take over for me going forward.

Dave Dawg

October 4th, 2010
2:34 pm

Why blame Michael Adams???!! The reason we have such early kickoffs is because our team sucks! If we were any good we would be on CBS or ESPN not SEC network. I think we need to get used to it unless we show Richt the door.

BIG DAWG HF

October 4th, 2010
2:39 pm

I’ll hook you up freddyg. I hope and pray they make the Kentucky game a night game as that is the one away game I’m going to. I guess I’ll have to get all my tailgate fun into that one weekend. Somebody got a spare liver they can give me….???

Dawg House

October 4th, 2010
2:41 pm

The only people who like the Noon kickoffs are the old folks who make the trip up from somewhere south of Macon.

These people cannot drive at night, and feel they are owed the chance to get home before they have to pull out their night-vision glasses to go with their oxygen tanks blowing breathable air into their noses.

Look at the brightside TRUE UGA fans…… if you don’t have season tickets now, the price just may be right this coming offseason.

reebok

October 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

i think the networks get dibs on who to televise and when. all these noon games are just an indication that many teams in the SEC are now bigger TV draws than UGA. SEC network at noon…that hurts. that’s the slot you get when CSS doesn’t want you.

bill

October 4th, 2010
2:42 pm

The University of Georgia…your flagship SEC team for the Dave Neal game of the week…at this rate, the GA-FL game will be at noon for the 1st time in decades!

faithful til the end

October 4th, 2010
2:44 pm

GO TO HELL MICHAEL ADAMS!!!!!!!

DAWG FAN

October 4th, 2010
2:50 pm

For those of you blaming Michael Adams for the game times being so early so we can’t tailgate as long, we have noone to blame but ourselves. Did any of you see how much trash was left on the ground last year!! What a shame, you call yourselves fans but all you care about is getting drunk and are to lazy to throw trash in a trash can. So why don’t you look in the mirror instead of blaming someone for your mistakes! you don’t deserve to tailgate if you are to dumb to throw your own trash out. what a shame, but like always lets blame someone else for everything!

jimmymack

October 4th, 2010
2:50 pm

team’s with a losing record usually don’t have their games on tv.12.21 is better than no tv at all

Glory Glory

October 4th, 2010
2:51 pm

This is an outrage. Being a lifetime Georgia native, UGA Alum, and 100% supporter of all things UGA, it is getting harder and harder to get excited about Saturdays.

I absolutely LIVE for the Fall Saturdays in Athens. Not just the Fall Saturday MORNINGS in Athens.

I joke to my wife about selling my tickets for the remainder of the season, then she gives me the “I know your full of it” look. She is right. But for how long………

Brian Asselstine

October 4th, 2010
2:58 pm

It is not the Presidents fault for the crappy game times, it is the crappy play. CBS or ESPN does not want a sorry team in their main slots unless they are playing Florida or Alabama. A better product on the field will get better game times.

Glory Glory

October 4th, 2010
2:58 pm

Dawg Fan,

your biggest mistake is making it sound like tailgating is ONLY binge drinking and seeing how wasted one can get. This may be true for about 15% or so of the student population. Most people I know and see who LOVE to tailgate, do not even drink. And if they do, it is in a 100% responsible manor.

It may be easy for people like you to look at the North Campus scene, and think that is the signiture UGA fan. North Campus has been the traditional gathering spot for the more wild student tailgaters for as long as I can remember. They are the ones who are exhibiting the lack of responsibility and immaturity. I was once one of them, and had the time of my life.

Yes, we need to do a better job at cleaning up North Campus. And unfortunately the best solution for Michael Adams and UGA is to not give them the opportunity to make a mess. The just need to realize it is hurting a lot more than it is helping, in several aspects of the gameday experience.

Boom

October 4th, 2010
3:00 pm

Those of you who think Networks will not carry UGA because of our sorry record are idiots. UGA is one of the premiere draws for a network to have.

Unlike Tech fans, UGA fans continue to tune in, regardless of our record.

a dawg fan

October 4th, 2010
3:03 pm

i’s don’n get off from dis dri’thru till tree. how i spose to see’s a game dis earle.

Boom

October 4th, 2010
3:07 pm

When you ask anybody in the Nation their thoughts on UGA this year, they typical response is “What is going on. They should be better than that”. NOT…. “Oh, Georgia? They just suck”

People know we are an elite program. People will still watch us outside of the State of Georgia.

Michael Adams

October 4th, 2010
3:08 pm

You all are welcome for the early start times. That way everyone can get home at a resonable hour. It also helps that you inbred hillbillies are not trashing the campus…I told you I would get you

chuck

October 4th, 2010
3:16 pm

I think Adams is ruining the football experience because he hates the fact that UGA is a “football school”. I agree that drinking and driving is a punishable offense. However, standing on a fraternity lawn drinking a beer shouldn’t be a criminal offense. The University police as well as the various area law enforcement communities have gone WAY overboard in harassing students. I believe that Adams is pulling all of these strings. I hope he leaves with Bobo and CMR ASAP.

kydawg

October 4th, 2010
3:32 pm

Jimmymack…I agree 100% (speaking as one who lives too far away to attend games)

This Dawg's Day

October 4th, 2010
3:37 pm

I have never met anybody who had a positive thing to say about Michael Adams.

WHY WHY WHY do we continue to pay his salary then? How on earth do we get rid of him?

TheTaxJacket

October 4th, 2010
3:39 pm

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))

DDPO

October 4th, 2010
3:40 pm

Boom -

Yeah… The networks appear to disagree with your position.

dawg from a distance

October 4th, 2010
3:44 pm

I’m surprised they would even televise the games….

suwaneedawg

October 4th, 2010
3:51 pm

Regarding the Georgia-Florida game, does the game really have to be televised? If it does, would C-Span carry it? Just asking.

MikeP

October 4th, 2010
4:00 pm

Georgia-Vandy should be a real barn-burner. Two well matched teams with Georgia having the advantage in talent and Vandy the advantage in coaching. CBS missed a real treasure when they let this one slip by. There’s a lot at stake, with the loser being the cellar-dweller in the SEC This one should have been the featured game that Saturday.

For those of you blaming Adams, that’s just not so. Read the deals the SEC has with the TV networks. The networks pick the games and set the times and the schools adjust accordingly.
CBS has first pick, ESPN second, ESPN2 third, and so on down the line. There’s nothing Adams, Richt, or Interim UGA can do about it.

FRED

October 4th, 2010
4:03 pm

NOON TIME IS A GOOD IDEA GET IT OVER EARLY AND MAYBE NO ONE WILL NOTICE WE PLAYED.

BirdDawg

October 4th, 2010
4:10 pm

Replay of the Colorado game on tonight for those who are interested…

suwaneedawg

October 4th, 2010
4:11 pm

I agree with Mike P, Adams has nothing to do with what time a UGA game is shown. It all comes down to who will draw the viewers and right now only die hard fans are spending time on a Saturday watching this team. And I am honored to say I am one of those idiots..I mean die hards.

ugaclassof2004

October 4th, 2010
4:16 pm

Wow! A noon time game! Didn’t see that one coming! Well at least we can go ahead and get our next embarassing failure of a loss out of the way so that we can watch real football teams play at 3:30pm and at night.

ICMIII

October 4th, 2010
4:21 pm

I’m afraid I have to agree with Dawg Fan. The garbage (and human waste)left on North Campus last year was both disgusting and reprehensible. Karma strikes again.

INSIDER

October 4th, 2010
4:30 pm

Does anyone watch anymore anyway?

Saben

October 4th, 2010
4:41 pm

Woner how much Vanderbilt will be favored by?

Bremen Dawg

October 4th, 2010
4:41 pm

Change is coming soon. I am a loyal UGA fan, not loyal to any coach. I think that is where fans get it wrong is that you should be loyal to your program.

MS Bully

October 4th, 2010
4:44 pm

MS. State can’t be as awful as Georgia. I think Georgia was twice as bad (24-12) and it wasn’t that close. Vandy vs Georgia, I can’t wait!! What is this, Can’t miss TV!!

Dawg Fud

October 4th, 2010
5:06 pm

Sanford Drive,

Your “Michael Adams rules the world with his puppet strings” theory regarding kickoff time is simply inaccurate. Networks choose based on the teams available.

yogi2

October 4th, 2010
5:08 pm

The bulldogs have the worst record in 20 years with the easist schedule in 30 years. Obviously we have the worst coaches in over 20 years. Fire them all, especially C Mark Richt for keeping Bobo the Clown

JDawg

October 4th, 2010
5:21 pm

Glad I don’t have a glass box!!

Letsgetitright

October 4th, 2010
5:22 pm

Last year Uga made sure there were plenty of trash cans around North campus and advised folks to use them but the trashing didn’t stop, so those that tailgated on North campus only have themselves to blame. Don’t blame M. Adams, he is only protecting the campus of UGA.

JDawg

October 4th, 2010
5:22 pm

Hey Dawgs………..I feel the pain with you. I think the guy will right the ship. Class act! Be the Nike Coach……..just do it!!

This is big time UGA football

October 4th, 2010
5:27 pm

America knows Georgia sucks. Another noon kickoff for UGA and nobody will be watching.