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September 26, 2008

Do yourself a favor: Car Pool to this Game

Athens is legitimately low on fuel. Having 120,000 extra fans in town all gassing up before going home just isn't going to work on Saturday. The Athens Police have warned that filling up on gas in Athens will be extremely difficult on Saturday.

My advice...Car Pool and get some fuel before you get into Athens. Be smart.

31 comments:

Fisheriesdawg said...

Against their advice, I'll be coming from Florida. I'm not missing this one. At least I'm riding with someone else and not taking my full-size pickup. We'll just stop and fill up somewhere like Macon or Forsyth on the way up.

Maybe this will discourage Alabama fans from coming, though.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for some loser hippy to blame George Bush for this.

Will said...

I shower and I'm not a "hippy" but I'll put a good bit of blame on Sonny for this one.

He was warned this could happen before Ike even hit, and all he's done is come out and say "there's plenty of gas." I haven't seen that big a denial of reality since I read the SoCar message boards before football season started.

Grant Wood said...

If you're coming from Atlanta, like I am, finding gas to get to Athens is becoming a huge problem.

I would like to know how many people will change their plans because of this.

The Realist said...

As an Athenian, I can attest to there being little to no gas here already. Don't arrive in Athens on empty unless you plan on staying for a week or so... and I really hope you don't. Not that I don't love you, but, no wait, I don't. Much like my house guests, I like to see you on Friday, but I'm glad to see you leave on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

No one I know of is changing their plans totally.

Instead of taking two cars and driving separtly we are now car pooling in my friend's diesel F250. I'm leaving a few hours later because of the car pool but thats it.

Hassan said...

I plan to siphon gas from Saban's motorcade.

dawgnotdog said...

Any rumors yet that this whole "gas shortage" is a master plan by Adams to curtail tailgating?

S.A.W.B. said...

@ dawgnotdog - I don't know if there's any credence to that, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Presbident Mikey open up a gas station in the 'Family Friendly' zones, and then take pictures of the overflowing crowds to 'prove' that he needs to 'restructure' all of North Campus tailgating to be booze and fun free...

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows this is Bill Clinton's fault.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! This isn't just a GA thing so don't blame Sunny. I live in Nashville and we have been out of gas for two weeks. I waited in line for 2 hours directed by police to get enough gas to go to work so it's not just GA
dawgfan

Dawgnoxious said...

I'm blaming Jimmy Carter for the gas shortage. Force of habit.

Mackalicious said...

What sucks is when all the Bama fans are leaving in the 3rd, they're gonna hit the stations up for any remaining gas before they take their trail of tears back to T-Town.

A-Phiz said...

This is all Nick Saban's fault...yeah i'll go with that

Anonymous said...

As a loyal reader of this blog and someone who works in this town, I can attest to this. There's no gas.

Yesterday, the gas stations at Lexington/Gaines School were all sold out. The few stations that I've actually seen with gas are limiting their sales to 10 gallons or in one instance $25 dollars.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will free up some tickets. Go ahead folks, might as well pile in someone's car and give your tix to a friend to sell if you can't fit.

iamaproudconservative said...

Will, you need to go back further than Bush for blame on this one. How about Clinton who decided everyone in America should own homes even if they can't afford them. He & his administration set forth laws that tied lender's hands and forced them to allow deadbeats to buy homes only to have hard working taxpayers bail their asses out.

Baxter Sanford said...

I'm in Jackson, MS, and post-Katrina, we had a massive gas-shortage. Most of it was created by the public freaking out over the potential gas shortage, which in turn, created an actual shortage. I remember getting up at 3 a.m. to go find a gas station that had the shortest line at the pumps, waiting for the store to open 3 hours later, and then pray that they actually had gas. The lines were a mile long by the time they opened. Scary times.

Obviously, I will not be driving to Athens this weekend, but the one obvious thing I can pass along is to just relax. If you're in line, just make friends with everyone else around you. No one is getting gas any faster than you, and if anyone else tries to jump the line, those friends you make will be more than happy to kick that person's ass for skipping.

Go Dawgs! Everyone be safe.

ruteger said...

I'm pinning the blame on Ernest Borgnine. Him, and Punxsutawney Phil.

Aside from that, if that Atlanta/Athens rail line ever made sense, this would've been the weekend.

Smitty said...

My car gets 40 rods to the Hog's head and that's the ways I likes it- Grandpa Simpson

Anonymous said...

I blame Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's getting bad here in Athens. Even the Wal-Mart is completely out of gas. The few stations that do have gas will be out soon the way people are piling up at the pumps.

Will said...

@imaproudconservative
I'm going to try and stay football focused here, but I'm like 99% sure the housing crisis has nothing at all to do with the gas shortage.

Diesel does seem to be holding up ok (well, other than the cost), all Dawg fans with large trucks or german sedans could be in great shape.

And stealing Saban's gas (and blaming Adams) sounds like a bang-up idea.

Anonymous said...

ha ha! southerners are funny. . . causin' their own damn gas shortage!

you'll all be ok when the rapture sucks you up though.

mitch said...

The eastside of athens had gas at 12 noon today.

Dawg19 said...

At least it's not as bad as Nashville:

http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/pitw/2008/09/inside_the_metro_bunker.php

Dawg19 said...

Sorry about that. Links are being left short for some reason.

Somebody did a funny take on the gas shortage in Nashville, TN.

Click here:
http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/pitw/2008/09/

And then click on:

"GrimeyBoy spoke on Nashville's Gas Crisis: Inside the Metro Bunker?'

It's worth it, I promise...

Hobnail_Boot said...

The problem that there are enough selfish assholes out there who think 'well everyone else is conserving so that just means more gas for me'.

RedCrake said...

There was gas today at the Shell and BP at Milledge and the Loop but there were only a few pumps open at each and when I filled up at the Shell, the pump was vibrating and making weird noises. The wait was about 10 minutes.

I have a feeling that this time tomorrow, I'll be glad I have a full tank.

A-Phiz said...

The Shell and BP on Milledge right off exit 6 had gas 2 hours ago. Both had $20 limits and only had regular gas but there is still some gas in Athens. The Shell on Barnett Shoals/College Station still has gas last I heard.

Hunkering Hank said...

You know, if you can't drive to Athens, you can always save gas and fly your private jet.

 
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