Merry Independence Day!

This has nothing to do with the Founding Fathers, but I just want to say how grateful I am to live in a country where freedom of the press allows once callow young men to reflect back on their shortcomings and provide us with some insight as to their hard won wisdom.

Thus, from the July 1 edition of The Northside Neighbor comes this retrospective on the currently unemployed (at least football-wise) Reggie Ball:

He would never lead Tech to a win over Georgia.  In his four games against the Bulldogs, Ball threw for 418 yards, completing 45 of 104 passes, which throwing for just one touchdown and five interceptions, resulting in a 0-4 record against the rivals in Athens.

“To be honest, I never really knew what happened,” Ball said.

We’d already figured that out, but thanks for that anyway, Dog.

God bless the First Amendment.



Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

4 responses to “Merry Independence Day!

  1. JasonC

    While Kyle is leading the campaign to get Erk into the College HoF, I think someone else needs to petition the NCAA to get Reggie Ball lifetime eligibility with the Ramblin’ Wrecked.


  2. heyberto

    He and Casey Clausen are probably hanging out these days.


  3. 81Dog

    Give Reggie BaLLLL his due; it wasn’t that GTU couldn’t win any games while he was the starter. He beat a more highly ranked Auburn twice. He beat a more highly ranked Miami at Miami. He led GTU to a division championship.

    Of course, he wet the bed 4 straight years against UGA, but unlike Joe Hamilton, at least he was actually academically eligible against UGA his entire career. Thanks for keepin’ it real, Reggie.


  4. I blame the east EZ scoreboard.