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Slow News Day Tuesday: The Legal Edition

Slow News Day Tuesday is upon us once more, as it will be until college football season begins or something bad happens, and today we will be looking at new laws based on college football. I am a big believer in the connection between sports and self-government, so what I propose to do this week is discuss changes to the law inspired by intercollegiate athletics. Here, for example, is my proposal:

Two cars arrive at an intersection more or less simultaneously. Both cars display clearly visible team-specific tags, decals, or other indicia of rooting interests. Each driver is able to see that the other driver is a fan of a rival school.

Under such circumstances, I propose that the rules of the road be changed to award the right of way to the driver whose team won the most recent previous gridiron meeting. Thus, as a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs whose loyalty is displayed on his vehicle, I would take the right of way when encountering a fan of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, but I would yield the right of way when crossing paths with a fan of the Florida Gators.

I freely admit that one potential problem with this approach would be the possibility of an asterisk-shaped collision at mid-intersection with a fan of the Auburn Tigers, but, hey, even changes for the better entail unavoidable side effects.

What college sports-inspired changes to the Georgia Code would you like to see implemented? Let us know in the comments below.

Go ‘Dawgs!