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  1. Gator By Marriage

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    Will the UAA accept Oxbucks?
     
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      So if I read this correctly (probably not), it looks like it's saying thanks for your donations. We've already spent them on non-revenue sports even though we know that isn't what you donated for. Now we're asking for more, so trust us, we'll actually spend it on Football this time. Honest!
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        All I know is if we don't have a football only putt putt course and and a football only water park this will be a giant fail. A football only monorail system to classes would also be nice and cut down on scooter accidents.
         
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        • YLGator

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          That’s one lane ass cheese platter. Goes perfectly with our lame ass facilities. I can see the UAA putting that on a folding table in front of a couple of boxes of wine and scratching their heads wondering why nobody showed up to their party.
           
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            This is such nonsense. Yes, it is true that if I take my kids to the b-/c+ level amusement park in Valdosta, Ga, they will have a great time and love it. Just like if we stay in a Holiday Inn with a pool, they will have fun in the pool.

            But, if given the choice to pick, they are picking Disney World, not Valdosta World, and they are choosing to stay in the Grand Floridian, have dinner with Mickey, and hop on the "monorail" you reference right from the lobby.

            This preference for nicer, more convenient things doesn't change throughout life. You can be happy and successful without access to the best things in life. But, it is ignorant to suggest that most people "choose" to not have the best things when those are available. It is far more often an issue of access. The best players have access to the best facilities (if they go somewhere other than Florida) Our housing, training facilities, and off-time environment for football players is substandard and it shows in our results. My point, is our AD's office still seems to not care much about it.

            Swinney wasn't an amazing recruiter. Now he offers Disney World to his players, and he is.
             
            • oxrageous

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              Honestly, I really don't understand this. Can someone clue me in? With their revenue, they could easily get the loans they need to build any damn facilities they want immediately. Why the hell do they need $100+ FREAKING MILLION in donations? It's beyond belief.

              It's like Jeff Bezos starting a GoFundMe to get money to build a new Amazon warehouse.
               
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                So spend the money on all sports, because it WILL help attract this generation of athletes


                Look no one is saying dont spend on other sports. But we have to fix football NOW and they are imstead saying

                1. We are keeping all the current income (still top 10 despite Fooley's efforts).
                2. Spending most of it on us/admin or giving it back to the unicersity.
                3. Spending on every other sport first.
                4. Football last and only if you give us a huge amount EXTRA


                It is long past time for us to clean put UAA.
                 
                • oxrageous

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                  Methinks the Donkey wants to antagonize a few people on Twitter again. :lol: Think you can get Stricklin to give you another public beatdown?
                   
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                    Fortunately for you you have not lived as long as I have. Fortunately for me I have lived a long time, seen a lot, and am told by many of the young people that work for me that I'm not senile. Of course that's when I stroke them a check. I am, however, an old fart.

                    Screw off and I mean that it in the kindest way possible.
                     
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                      This is what happens when non-football people infect the athletic administration.
                       
                      • oxrageous

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                        So they need 9 figures in handouts. What they hell do they do with the mountain of TV money they get every year?
                         
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                            They might just end up enclosing a parking garage and add several window A/C units.
                             
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                              I'll continue to complain about it incessantly until we actually do something about it, or I stop breathing.
                               
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                                Yeah, if you can't understand a possibly racist situation, as contrived as this, then you are clearly racist.
                                 
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                                  Who among us cannot figure this out? How many people donating those millions thought it would benefit football first? My guess is most. It's outrageous and yes, I can see why many now have rethought their position that Foley was a great AD.

                                  It also seems likely that Nay'Quan Wright's recent tweet might be that players disappointed to find out we don't have money for the upgrades. Is there any indication the new facilities are on hold until donations help make it affordable?
                                   
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                                    Where should I drop it off? ms-UAAjbA.gif
                                     
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                                      You can read?!
                                       
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