It does pay to be #1

Let the good times roll!

The University of Georgia enters the season favored to win college football’s national championship. The Bulldogs could also finish No. 1 in revenue. Georgia’s football program could generate between $70 million and $74 million this season, up from $59.5 million for the 2006-07 season.

Meanwhile, Mercer’s football team is still forecasting earnings of $0 this year.

17 comments

  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Maybe they’ll put some of that money into academics? Now that would really piss off the fans.

  2. Icarus says:

    The Children love the Bulldogs.

    And the Bill Hartman Fund has made several donations to the academic side of the University over the past few years.

    I would prefer they invest the money in 20,000 more seats and better game day parking.

  3. DutchDawg says:

    We ought to give a few bucks to that trade school in Midtown. They always seem to be strapped for cash. For people so “successful,” they never seem to have much money.

  4. debbie0040 says:

    Roll Tide !!

    http://www.tidesports.com/article/20080822/NEWS/49059
    Saban issue selling out; Forbes reprints

    TUSCALOOSA | Forbes magazine has ordered a second printing of its Sept. 1 issue featuring University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban on the cover, the first time in more than a decade that the magazine has ordered a second printing of an issue in anticipation of higher sales.

    The magazine is printing 107,500 extra copies, more than doubling Forbes’ usual run of 90,000 copies for retail distribution. Most of the second printings will be sold in the Southeastern U.S.

    The issue hit newsstands last Friday and is selling out in many locations. The cover story profiles Saban as ‘Sports’ Most Powerful Coach.’

  5. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    So Buzz, you think as an outsider that did not donate any of the money or buy anything that generated the revenue it is your place to dictate that the Athletic Dept. give money to non-university related functions?

    Do any of the “for the children” non-profits violate the intent of their donors by forking over money to UGA? Do they use their fundraising personnel and resources to raise money for UGA?

  6. Demonbeck says:

    $70 to 74 million in court fees? That’s a lot!

    Does any of this go to the General Fund? Maybe it will help keep the lights on in Womyn’s studies

  7. Doug Deal says:

    Icky,

    UC and XU fans from Cincinnati elected Jerry Springer mayor.

    Like Erick, Jerry was a member of council (mayor is the council member who got the most votes in the at-large election). However, the big difference between them was that while Jerry was willing to partake in “third party” “relaxation techniques”, Erick fights tooth and nail to shut down the massage parlors.

    Plus, I doubt Erick would pay by check.

  8. jsm says:

    Man, Jerry made all that money in television with viewers solely from Ohio?! I never would have thought it. I must have really misjudged Georgia rednecks.

  9. Doug Deal says:

    He started his show in Cincinnati. Then, one day at school, I saw him on TV in the Student Center at Tech, and I realized the apocolypse was now.

    Jerry Springer was a very popular celebrity in Cincinnati long before he hit it big in Chicago.

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