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Thread: Why playing Georgia State on Thanksgiving weekend is dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ Eagle View Post
    You were the one that said we were missing the point. Had you left that part off your post, no one would have argued with you at all.
    And it was the POINT of my OPINION they missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfart View Post
    And it was the POINT of my OPINION they missed.
    so, people are not allowed to respond to your posts now????
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    We should treat Gag the same way Georgia treats Tech. It’s a game that you gotta play and you gotta win to accomplish your goals. It should be an easy win, but they are going to make it as tough on you as they can, and if you lose, you’ll never hear the end of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlueDrew View Post
    We should treat Gag the same way Georgia treats Tech. It’s a game that you gotta play and you gotta win to accomplish your goals. It should be an easy win, but they are going to make it as tough on you as they can, and if you lose, you’ll never hear the end of it.
    Pretty much this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ Eagle View Post
    so, people are not allowed to respond to your posts now????
    No. Because I'm special. And always right

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlueDrew View Post
    It all comes down to maintaining fan engagement throughout the season. Sure we would get a good turn out if we front loaded our schedule with our important games, but by the end of the season, fan engagement would be way down and our fans would lose interest. Most of y’all’s reasoning includes that we shouldn’t play a rival the same day as UGA/GT because that game could capture some of our fans’ attention away from our game, but swapping out Georgia State for a South Alabama or Texas State only ensures that. There’s a reason UGA plays UF in the middle of the season and GT to round the season off. It’s how you build and keep a fan base active. If State and Southern both continue to improve and we solidify this in-state rivalry as part of The Rivalry Weekend, eventually playing the same day as UGA/GT will be a non-issue.
    Nailed it.

    Everything about Saturday was perfect - to me. The weather rocked, the tailgating was the best it has been all season, there were so many people that came to THIS game that hadn't come all year or hadn't come in actual years. It's a great idea to play this at night on rivalry weekend. Paulson was a good environment.

    We have a huge ATL alumni base and that will continue to make the games at GA State full of our fans, and if we keep it at night at Paulson, we will continually draw 15k+ for it too.

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    Default Re: Why playing Georgia State on Thanksgiving weekend is dumb

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglemark View Post
    Nailed it.

    Everything about Saturday was perfect - to me. The weather rocked, the tailgating was the best it has been all season, there were so many people that came to THIS game that hadn't come all year or hadn't come in actual years. It's a great idea to play this at night on rivalry weekend. Paulson was a good environment.

    We have a huge ATL alumni base and that will continue to make the games at GA State full of our fans, and if we keep it at night at Paulson, we will continually draw 15k+ for it too.
    After the season we've had, not counting all the adversity the team went through, from a pure fan experience it's been really miserable. It was amazing to finish on such a great note though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglewraith View Post
    After the season we've had, not counting all the adversity the team went through, from a pure fan experience it's been really miserable. It was amazing to finish on such a great note though.
    +1000, a perfect GS football Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfart View Post
    No. Because I'm special. And always right
    oh, well in that case.....
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    The sad point of this thread subject is that the SB does not care about GS or our attendance at all. We play all of our most desirable games on weeknights or Thanksgiving weekend. If we played App or Gstate on a non Thanksgiving Saturday at 3 pm or later we would probably draw close to 25,000 to both of these games.
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