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In related news, Tech fan haz a sad.
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What I can’t believe is that they made young Mr. Mega-Nerd Commencement Speaker into an actual, official TV promo, and that they’d play it one of the very few times they’re on a truly national stage. Even the dumbass geeks at Stingtalk (or most of them, anyway) hate that shit and realize just how bad it makes them look.
When I saw that commercial I thought it was something the ESPN guys were playing as a joke, then I realized it was the Techsters’ promo.
It depends on the target. If they are targeting football recruits with it, it’s awful. If they are targeting engineering nerds, it’s damn near perfect to the point of inspired. You have to build your brand around who you are. Not who you would like to pretend to be.
But like I said…if it was meant to get a DLineman to commit. Then it’s epic fail. For that, they need to run a promo of Clark Atlanta’s campus. :-)
As many folks will remember, that speech was plagarized from the kid’s high school teacher. Suggests that Tech isn’t exactly a bastion of academic integrity.
I didn’t realize that, but it doesn’t really surprise me. If there were ever a group of people who need to get over themselves more than the students and alumni of Georgia Tech, I’d like to know who they are.
yep. not exactly the academic honesty that you would want the university of ga tech promoting.
Wuh he said.
Wait a min…He say whut….?
Lie and cheat? At Tech you can do that.
+1. I have a daughter and son in law who graduaed from Tech and they don’t want that as the face of Tech.
I can believe it. I can’t believe anybody would think it a good idea, honestly, not for any school. It boggles my mind that the Tech administration — not the students, mind you, but the administration — sees that as being PR gold, good enough to build a national-audience TV commercial around.
I was led to believe the Techsters were supposed to be smart. Every year they act like they are completely shocked their team sucks. We’ve known that for decades.
“Math smarts” and “real life smarts” are two totally separate things.
I just moved to Smyrna, and while I really like my neighborhood, it has a disappointingly large number of Tech grads. They didn’t mention that on the realtors website
Hah….lucky you, nobody in your new neighborhood will speak to you.
Don’t be disappointed, you might need help with some electrical problem.
Irish..that may be grounds for a lawsuit…full disclosure and all of that…and Scorpio…even if they do speak to him it probably won’t be in English.
As a native of Marietta, the turn-around of Smyrna into an attractive destination for thousands of yuppies has been stunning to say the least.
As another Marietta native, I get what you are saying….I thought they built I-75 so I did not have to go through Smyrna to get to the Royal Peacock.
So THAT’s where their moms live!
Are you sure you can assume Tech people have them?
Absolutely. They have to live somewhere after graduating.
What’s surprising is that they chose only to go just beyond the Perimeter
I was once neighbors with a uT fan. Giant “T” flag on game days and he had the wanna be Tennessee mascot complete with a Tennessee sweater. I have enjoyed all my neighbors but that was the only one that threatened to sue me. Once when my sons were in middle school and made a Georgia G flag and ran it up is flag pole and once when our Jack Russell/ Bandit chased his coon dog through the neighborhood.
At the risk of jinxing us, I believe the two worst special teams programs in college football are in Georgia, and we’re not quite the very worst.
I do not have room to fear Tech yet.
Has anyone noticed the Barners talking about the biggest Iron bowl ever? We need to go ruin their season on Saturday with an ’06 type of performance on the Plains. Then, beat UK on Senior Night, and then start up where we left last year in Athens on Thanksgiving weekend and beat Tech senseless in Atlanta.
The dudes on ESPN last night were going over the Auburn UGA game but didn’t mention UGA much, just how awesome the Barn is. That led to Iron Bowl talk……..no one is giving us much hope. Just the way we want it, setting up nice for us. I am going to be upset if Marshall has his way with us. It is time for CTG to earn some of that $850K or whatever.
All of the pundits forget the better QB will be in white, the better RB will be in white, the better set of receivers will be in white and the better offensive line will be in white. The defenses are about the same. The only question is whether the Auburn offense can get enough push to give the zone read option a chance to work. If we play well and stay away from the killer mistake (special teams), I really like our chances.
Actually AUB’s defense is statistically a good bit worse than UGAs. And that’s with facing (slightly) less potent offenses.
One of the things that scares me to death is conversation here and there that Marshall can’t throw the ball…has anybody looked at this guy’s numbers in high school? Scarey, very scarey.
Marshall has not demonstrated a consistency of throwing the ball. Bobo wanted him as a QB but Marshall wanted to play corner. The big thing is he doesn’t have the quality of WRs that Clemson or Missouri have.
Marshall threw more Interceptions than Touchdowns in Junior College. The kid can throw, but I like our chances way better if we control the line and force them to pass to beat us.
So you’re saying this is the game in which those pup DBs strike back!? I can live with that, no doubt … and I trust Lil’ Shaq will be working his own bad self under plenty of Warplaintigersmen’s skin. I have good feelings about that CB for this tilt and out 2-3 years.
Defense needs to beat Marshall like he stole something…
Cheers on that one!
Golf clap, other Will. Well done, sir.
It’s Ted Roof’s fault!
Yep. That roof still has quite a few leaks in it.
I thought the tech nerd spot was perfect for them (didn’t know he plagiarized it – links?). I am looking forward to what our DL will do against them though I also see a couple of long wheel routes to that midget in the backfield. Still we win be three TDs.
Oh and I love the fact we’re being overlooked for this weekend.
I love that we’re being overlooked. These are the games where Richt has done some of his best work like USCe and LSU this year.
Remember the year Tech won the ACC and UGA had an off year, 2009? Everybody expected UGA to lose to Tech that year. Didn’t happen. I see some of that with this Auburn situation.
Here ya go on the link.
Plagiarized may be a strong word, I’ve seen a couple of articles and even the teacher says that he called him in advance and asked if he could use that in his speech.
Tech isnt presenting it as the work of the teacher though. they are presenting it as the work on one of their students. it isn’t.
“Plagiarized may be a strong word,”
Not to Rand Paul. He blames der footnote Polizei. Even the Nice Polite Republican radio network thinks there’s a 50-50 chance it’s just a breach of good form
Do you really want to suggest that somebody trying to make a point to the Rotary Club who takes from Wikipedia to give a synopsis of a movie is plagiarizing? Is he really hoping to “take credit” for that awesome film summary in hopes it makes the history books and launches his presidential campaign? Isn’t he actually just trying to give some quick n dirty background to lay the foundation for the point he’s trying to make?
Given all the truly offensive things our elected officials on both sides of the aisle are doing daily, focusing on this nonsense is truly Kardashian.
I’m all for anything that gives the no good Paul boy a ration of shit. Am anxiously awaiting his duel with Rachel Maddow. I bet they’re going to do it with derringers. It will be Surf’s Up time for both of those bitches
Thos yellow rat caps tell you all you need to know about that place..
Just the fact that the fan on the left in the gif has two shades of mustard yellow gear…ugh.
They need to officially switch the colors to mustard yellow and navy (and white or whatever). That would at least explain all the variations of the color scheme…’this is our dijon and navy swarm outfit….while this is our French’s Yellow Mustard and Navy Choo Choo train sweatshirt…thursday nights we will be wearing our grey poupon and white alternates’
In addition to the horror of mismatched gear, why is she not putting peanut shells on his head?
that was supposed to be a plus one but as it happens it was just a new reason to hate the text feature on my android
I figured M+q1 was some trendy space rock group from Belgium I’d never heard of.
Like “Arcade Fire” or “Vampire Weekend” or some other such over-cool unmelodic haggis.
Or the effects of that “killer” peyote. I’ve always appreciated your style Sir Cosmic, only now I’ll take a more nuanced view! Rand Paul would hardly abide; yes, yes?
There’s a clear and present danger that Cosmic may have attended Tech. If he knows the long secret M+q1 formula (which may be for Dr. Pepper) but now tries to disclaim it, there’s an even chance that Cosmic also has all these wiki amirite formulae committed to memory which even without attribution is precisely why he has so much energy
Ha! You are all as funny as usual, but as a libertarian-leaning type, I do not think Rand cares what I’m smoking. But if he continues his neo-con slide I will certainly like him less….
…why not leave the “mus” out of mustard?
Da-yamn, I am feeling right surly about the Music Scene about now! Hearing John Hammond doing Tom Waits in blues time and postulating what killed contemporary musical creativity. I’ll blame it on either Saddam or Obama. Just go on and “Sic ‘Em” Saturday you hungry Dawgs!
Ahhh. Very satisfying night. Thank you Caleb ’75 yard’ King.
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