If you look up Chantastic in the dictionary…

You can change the coaches, you can change the quarterbacks, you can change the schemes and it won’t matter one bit.  Georgia Tech football will remain just a tick north of mediocre.

Some programs aren’t built to be conference and national contenders but have found a groove at or just outside the Top 25 that has produced regular bowl appearances and just enough victories to keep coaches in place for a long time.

That last part is music to my ears.  Long may the genius run.

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43 responses to “If you look up Chantastic in the dictionary…

  1. Spike

    Mediocrity…. thy name is Georgia Tech

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Paul the Johnson looks drunk in that picture.

  3. 81Dog

    BRACE FOR IMPACT!!!!!!

    (because the Ramblin’ Wreck is going to keep careening between 7-5 and 6-6 seasons like a couple of nerds pulling an unstable trailer carrying a junk car on I-16)

    This statistical study is Christmas in February to those of us who abhor the Old Mustard and White. I hear it’s being met with grimaces in Bangalore, though.

  4. biggity ben

    Is the one caveat to that statement that they have won a NC more recently than we have?

    • Will (the other one)

      They can claim that all they want, but we should claim one for beating a top 15-ranked Nebraska team in a FL bowl in the 2012 season then too. I’d say get the UPI to grant it but they’ve been defunct for a long while.

      1990 was Colorado’s year.

      • As much as I hate to say it, Tech probably deserved it more than Colorado. Colorado got 2 HUGE breaks that year……5th down against Mizzou, and a bogus block in the back call on Rocket Ismail’s punt return for a touchdown that would have won the game for Notre Dame in the bowl game. Colorado back then was what we’ve come to expect from Auburn now, somehow all the chips kept falling their way. They even had the “miracle at Michigan”a few years later that was eerily similar to our game against Auburn this year.

        Let’s just hope that Auburn’s fortunes continue to follow the same path as what Colorado has become since then. :)

  5. ScoutDawg

    Hard to find a good genius these days. Guess I will just have to satisfy myself with CMR who was doing shit ten years ago that Coach Satan is just now getting around to “managing”…

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Before we all break our collective arms patting ourselves on the back, congratulating ourselves on how UGA as a program is so superior to Tech and all….How many conference championships (not division) has UGA won in the last 25 years? Answer: The same amount as Tech has, two. How many national championships has UGA won in the last 25 years? Tech has one. Here’s a clue to the answer to that: It rhymes with “Nero.”

    • PTC DAWG

      Brilliant, I knew GT was playing just as good as UGA. Your post proves it.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        The point of my post wasn’t about head to head competition between Georgia and GA Tech, it was about the overall success of the UGA program in the last 25 years. Except that Georgia has had a winning percentage of about 15 points higher than Tech, that article could just as easily been written about UGA, arguably the most underachieving football program in the nation over that time period.

        • Scorpio Jones, III

          You had to know this was coming…We are 12-1 versus Tech, but does that really…really? mean anything. When we are 12-1 with fucking Florida, then you can chortle.

          Chu guys in Atlanta need to get out beyond the perimeter and breathe the air. Out of the gnat zone…so to speak.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            I’m not sure what you meant by your post, Scorp. Assuming it was intended to be a snark, here are the facts. UGA wins and losses by year for the last 25 years: ’89, 6-6; ’90, 4-7; ’91, 9-3; ’92, 10-2 (Finally, a double digit win season!); ’93, 5-6; ’94, 6-4-1; ’95, 6-6; ’96, 5-6; ’97, 10-2 (Yay! A second double digit win season!); ’98, 9-3; ’99, 8-4; 2000, 8-4; ’01, 8-4; ’02, 13-1 (Great! Double digits and an SEC championship season!); ’03, 11-3 (Another double digit win season!); ’04, 10-2 (Another!); ’05, 10-3 (SEC Champs and double digit win season!); ’06, 9-4; ’07, 11-2 (Double digit win season); ’08, 10-3 (Double digit win season); ’09, 8-5; ’10, 6-7; ’11, 10-4 (Double digit win season); ’12, 12-2 (Double digit win season); ’13, 8-5. That’s 10 double digit win seasons out of the last 25 years (actually out of the last 30 but the article was only looking at the last 25 years–the last previous double digit win season for UGA before 1997 was in 1984 at 11-1). So, you tell me. Is that an elite record such that we should be celebrating how good we are? A Bammer I know once told me that they have a great team almost every year but “Georgia has one about once a decade.” I think we’re better than that, but not by much. Most of our double digit win years have been 10 wins on the number. We have one 13 win season, one 12 win season and two 11 win seasons during that period. Bama has more than that in the last 5 years alone. If you want to really put it into perspective, look at FU’s record during the 25 year time frame. My point: Let’s quit bragging about how good we are vis-a-vis somebody else until we really accomplish something.

          • We are 12-1 versus Tech, but does that really…really? mean anything.

            I’m going to assume you’re being sarcastic there. Because if you’re serious, that’s truly idiotic.

        • “Before we all break our collective arms patting ourselves on the back, congratulating ourselves on how UGA as a program is so superior to Tech and all…” sure sounds like a direct comparison of the two programs to me.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            Reread the entire post. I was talking about Tech’s place in the football universe and Georgia’s place in the football universe, not who beat who in direct games. We may own Tech, but FU owned us for over 20 years. When you are elite, nobody owns you, you own them. My point was, and is, that the subject article could just as easily have been about Georgia over the last 25-30 years. That said, CMR had a really good run from 2002 through 2008 and is a decided improvement over his two predecessors. Next year is really important IMHO because 2011 and 2012 might be the start of another good run which continues with ’13 as just a speedbump, or 2013 might mark the start of another mediocre run, like VD had the last 4 years of his tenure.

            • Reread my post. I wasn’t talking about anything but Tech.

              The idea that any mockery I direct towards another school must be filtered through Georgia’s shortcomings is irritating and ultimately irrelevant… at least as far as I’m concerned. Feel free to disagree, and I’ll feel free to call you on it.

  7. This song exemplifies the rich tradition that runs deep through the heart and spirit of the Bulldog Nation. As a fan of several different collegiate teams and marching bands, I feel that this one song can make anyone, even those who are dedicated fans of other colleges, understand the strong and passionate tradition that resides in the heart of every Bulldog fan.
    — ALL CONTENT BELONGS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA REDCOAT BAND–

    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      Thanks to the students who wrote the arrangement, to Dwight Satterwhite who added it to the Redcoats repertoire, and to whomever decided to add the Munson commentary. If this doesn’t raise goose bumps, you are not a Dawg.

  8. Scorpio Jones, III

    I grew up in a time when beating Tech 12 our of 13 years would have had the Bulldog nation in paroxysms. Then I moved out beyond the perimeter.

    For those of my father’s generation, having a 12-1 record with Tech would have been a true measure of the program’s place in the football world.

    In fact, I was in the stands when Theron did his deal, so I do understand that beating Tech used to be quite a big deal.

    I am sure, for instance, that Greg McGarity is just tickled pink with the success of his football program…and he can point to that Tech record when somebody gripes about the lack of national championships, and he does without a doubt.

    What the Mayor and I are saying is that we have bigger dreams (hopes?) for our football program than beating Tech 12 out of 13 years.

    Of course I want to beat Tech…they are on the schedule, are they not?

    If you want to talk about something relevant, what’s our record with South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Bama over the last 13 years?

    Or would you prefer to pick the low-hanging apples?

    • FIFY Scorp.
      Georgia 8 uSC 5
      Georgia 4 LSU 3
      Georgia 8 Barners 5 (6-2 in last 8 years, should be 7-1 but “ole lady luck looked down and laughed out loud” at us.)
      Georgia 5 Florida 8 ( I see this trend reversing itself)
      Georgia 3 Alabama 2 (should be 4-1 with a Crystal but again “ole lady luck”)

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Now THAT, Homey is something to brag about….I left off Tennessee, too which ain’t bad, either.

        • Georgia is 9 vs uT 4 since CMR headed up the Dawg Nation.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            AHD, the stats you cite (which are good and I heartily approve) are for the CMR era only. The article under discussion spoke of the last 25 years and specifically covered multiple coaches. That article was about the institution, not just the head coach. It has been my premise, and I have written about it extensively on this blog, that most of Georgia’s problems come from the administration, not directly from coaching. That was what the article in question was really talking about vis-a-vis Tech. The Engineers change coaches but things stay the same. Each Tech HC wins just enough to keep his job for years before moving on and the next guy does the same and the next………

            • I was responding to Scorp.
              “If you want to talk about something relevant, what’s our record with South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Bama over the last 13 years?”

              “Scorpio Jones, III
              February 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

              Now THAT, Homey is something to brag about….I left off Tennessee, too which ain’t bad, either.

              “Georgia is 9 vs uT 4 since CMR headed up the Dawg Nation.”

  9. 81Dog

    you guys who scoff at the pleasure some of us take in Tech’s mediocrity are missing the point, I think. Just because we revel in the fact that a. Tech sucks, and b. UGA has owned them for about 50 years now, and never so much as the last 13 years, it doesn’t follow that nobody cares if we beat Flordia, AU, etc, or that we dont want to win SEC titles.

    It just means we enjoy having the upper hand on those smug bastards from North Avenue. By the way, we are 3-0 the last three years against Florida. Does that meet your standard for something to be happy about, or is every season a complete waste unless we ein the national championship?

    the perfect doesnt have to be the enemy of the good.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Sorry man, even as much as I dismiss Tech as relevant, this is a little off
      “UGA has owned them for about 50 years now”

      I got no problem with anyone who enjoys Georgia beating Tech.

      What I DO have a problem with is pointing to beating Tech as some sort of benchmark for a program that plays in a far superior conference, has significantly more resources and plays football-important teams year in and year out.

      And to make this clear, even if we fuck up so badly that Tech actually wins a game, Tech is still not a worthy opponent for us to brag about beating.

      Besides, if you run in to a recent Tech graduate in a bar or your club the chances are pretty good he won’t have a clue what you are talking about unless you speak Urdu with a New Jersey accent.

      • The series is 38-12 in favor of Georgia over the last fifty years.

        What I DO have a problem with is pointing to beating Tech as some sort of benchmark for a program that plays in a far superior conference, has significantly more resources and plays football-important teams year in and year out.

        Who’s done that?

        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Scorp sighs, looks out the window…thinks of sitting at the stands at Grant Field watching Theron thump, wonders why we are having this conversation.

          You brought it up, Bluto.

          • Bullshit. My post said nothing about UGA.

            • Scorpio Jones, III

              Oh…silly me, all along I thought the whole raison d’etre for Get the Picture was Georgia football.

              “That last part is music to my ears. Long may the genius run.”

              And your hope Tech remains mired in mediocrity has nothing to do with your obvious “interest” in Georgia football?

              • So everything I post at the blog is infused with Georgia football? Don’t be absurd.

                As for my hope, you have to be a Georgia fan to wish for mediocrity for the genius?

                And yes, you are being silly.

  10. You are so right. As usual….