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The University of Florida has the worst football ticket ordering system in the country.

Here's the deal. Starting Friday, at specified times, students can call in to the ticket office and request tickets. There is no other way to get tickets. In effect, this reduces the entire campus to a large mass of speed-dialers and redialers, trying to be one of the 20 or so who can get in and get a ticket at any one time. This is rather difficult when you've got about 40,000 people vying for one of those lines.

I have tickets now, thankfully, but it wasn't without a lot of busy signals and "This line is busy...we will continue to try the number for 30 minutes for 90 cents" messages and a couple of cramped fingers at the end.

And by the way, the title of this entry has nothing to do with the phone system. It's the particular area in Dante's Inferno that I'd liken this situation to, if repeated ad infinitum.

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Wow...that's pretty bad. Alabama students can get theirs on the internet now...

A Roll Tide and an Amen to that, Ricky!!! It was so easy...