August 3, 2006
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Update: It looks like the game will be at 12:30 afterall. The JP site's 12:00 listing apparently deals with the start time of their telecast. Not of the game. - pwd
Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun had this one first. Although, IronChefTurducken had the more accurate info from Lincoln Financial.
Apparently, the Gators didn't want to start their season at 12:30 vs. Southern Miss in the sweltering Florida heat. So they convinced the SEC to let them play at 6:00 pm. The SEC still needs a game for 12:00, so UGA will play WKU at that time on Lincoln Financial Sports (formerly known as JP Sports).
Why would UGA play a game at 12:00 in the slamming early season heat, while the Gators are so smart as to play one at 6:00 pm?
In my opinion, it's because Mike Adams is hell bent on having an early game kickoff to showcase how his new tailgate restrictions reduced trash and unruly fan behavior. Never mind the fact that everyone tailgates less for small games.
If you weren't planning on attending the game, this is a huge win for you. You'll be able to see it on TV. If you were planning to attend the game, it absolutely blows.
the dawgfather also gave a heads up.