It’s time to get our collective heads out of our asses, people – Georgia Tech’s next up!
I’ve been waiting for this game all year. My normal attitude about Georgia’s schedule is that Florida is the game I want the win the most, while Tech is the opponent I most hate for Georgia to lose to. Not 2008, though. This year, there’s a point of pride to take away from the detestable insects, a record that I doubt most Tech fans were ever worried about seeing be erased.
Georgia Tech holds the series record for most consecutive wins, at eight. As much as the series has come to be dominated in the here and now by the team in red and black, that streak still sits out there festering. But the Dawgs are on the verge of rewriting the record books. If they pull it off, it’ll be one of the towering achievements of the Richt era – after all, don’t forget that Richt’s predecessor was canned for the ignominious sin of dropping three in a row to the Jackets (the last of which was particularly embarrassing).
Best of all, this is a two year project. If Georgia gets the win in Athens, it will hold the streak in the books along with Tech. And if the Dawgs go to Atlanta next year and pull off another one… well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
Anyway, to honor the current streak, and to get the hate moving in the right direction (since we’ve got two weeks), I’ll post a review every day of each Georgia-Georgia Tech game that Richt has coached. We’ll relive the most lopsided game in the series, Tech’s unfortunate inability to count, Massaquoi!, and, of course, the most significant playa of the streak.
To give this the historical perspective it deserves, though, I’ll start tomorrow with a post on the game just over a half century ago that ended Tech’s run. After all, you can’t have EIAR, B! without stopping the Jackets’ streak first.
Go get your game face on. It’s not too early.