Thursday, February 24, 2011

UGA AA: Don't drop ball on the big screen, Florida

Marc Weiszer reports that the UGA Athletic Association Board of Directors will take up two items today: replacing the jumbotron in Sanford Stadium and raising Florida ticket prices by $10.

The big screen probably needs to be replaced. It looked pixelated during the past season, with some sections distractingly lighter than others. It wasn't like that in previous years, so something's probably wrong with it.

According to Weiszer, we installed that screen in 2005. I hope when we install this next multi-million-dollar television, we get one that lasts longer than five years. Arkansas' far superior screen, for example, was installed in 2000. So it can be done.

As for the Florida tickets; yeah, please make me pay $10 extra to watch the most profitable program in the SEC (and No. 2 in the nation) get reamed by the University of Florida.

Update: Weiszer says the board voted to delay the Florida increase to 2012, and to spend $1.4 million on a video board upgrade. They're sticking with the same company that did the current board, though, Daktronics. Here's hoping it gives us a better result this time.

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