Exec says calling off Bama-UGA game will save fuel

Published 9:04 am Friday, September 26, 2008

ATLANTA (AP) – A spokesman for the governor says a suggestion by a petroleum executive to cancel Saturday night’s Alabama-Georgia football game as a fuel-saving measure is “ridiculous.”

Tex Pitfield, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Saragay Petroleum, made the suggestion in an interview on WGAU radio station in Athens.

Gov. Sonny Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said, “The governor is not going to consider a ridiculous idea like this. We’re also not going to stop living our lives.”

Meanwhile, UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said fans who can’t make a round trip on one tank should stay home.