11/25/2013 04:27 pm ET

Get Schooled: Basketball vs. Football

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This summer, shortly before I moved to Athens, Ga., I decided I wanted season tickets to Georgia men's basketball. I was moving just down the road from Stegeman Coliseum, so, still in New York, I hopped on the Georgia basketball website and filled out a simple contact-for-information window. I heard back within the hour, with exclamation points. I halfway expected them to ask if I wanted to play. When I went to my first game this season, I discovered my seats were on the floor. I am not complaining -- it's a nice arena, too -- but suffice it to say, if I wanted similar treatment for Georgia football, I'll need to get in the ticket queue 20 years ago and live to be 143.

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