You know, once you get past the classlessness, the hypocrisy about drug usage, academics and player ineligibility, as well as the sad attempt to relive the highlights of the series (it doesn’t take long)… there’s still a lot to mock about the Georgia Tech fan base.
One of my favorite pastimes is to watch some of them fire up the ol’ laptops and put those engineering degrees to work by searching for statistical proof that theirs is the superior team. It never gets old, because it never makes too much sense.
Like this dramatic message board announcement: “MYTH: UGA’s schedule is sooo much tougher than ours” that peters out with this conclusion:
So looking back at the totals, you have four games that are even, four with a slight Tech advantage, and two with a slight UGA advantage … and then the Boise game. Other than the Boise game, you could argue that Tech’s schedule was as tough (if not slightly tougher) than Georgia’s…
Sure, you could argue that. You could also argue that if the Spanish didn’t have guns and smallpox, the Aztecs would have kicked their asses back to Europe.
And then there’s this astute comparison of the two defenses (as a general rule of thumb, Tech message board threads which contain “On paper” in the header are usually comedy gold, Jerry):
… Besides, we are about as good as they are there in terms of talent and execution. Lard will only get you so far. And both Ds are just what everyone expected: average. They’re better against the run, we’re better against the pass.
Well, hell, that had me worried a little bit. I was sort of under the impression that Georgia’s defense had been pretty stout this season. Could I be seeing that through red and black colored glasses?
Nah. Average? Georgia ranks 4th nationally in total defense; Tech is currently 43rd. (Hey, that’s only off by a three, no big deal.) Tech isn’t better against the pass, although they’re not bad. Give him credit though – Georgia is better against the run, so he got one out of three right. You can make a good living playing baseball doing that.
Back to the drawing board, fellas. Keep ‘em coming.