Always Chantastic

What sold Georgia Tech’s latest commit on playing for the Jackets?  Why, moral victory.

Ratliffe’s heart was stolen when he attended his first Georgia Tech game, last November’s thriller against archrival UGA. “When I went to the Georgia-Georgia Tech game, I just fell in love that night. To me, the atmosphere was like an SEC game. I fell in love with it. They took it to double overtime. If you can go double overtime with Georgia, you can win against anybody. They were up 20-0 at the end of the third quarter. I fell in love with Georgia Tech that night, and wanted to come back and see the campus this spring.”

I hate to break it to you, kid, but the only reason you sensed an SEC-like atmosphere at that game was because 40% of the stadium was decked out in red and black.  Get back to us after your first home game against Duke.


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18 responses to “Always Chantastic

  1. If you can go double overtime with Georgia, you can win against anybody.

    Well, except, you know, Georgia. But have fun, kid.


  2. Go Dawgs!

    It sounds like some nerd pulled a Jedi mind trick on him.


  3. Dawgfan Will

    “If you can go double overtime with Georgia, you can win against anybody.”



  4. I thought they were all so much smarter than us. I doubt he’s going to be in a degree program that includes calculus.


  5. Irishdawg

    Techs game day experience is about as close to a SEC atmosphere as Brigham Young’s party scene is close to Arizona State’s.


  6. 81Dog

    Bless his heart.

    If you want to take an unrealistic view of the prosepects of your school’s football team, where every “quality loss” is a harbinger of championships just around the corner, you’re at Georgia Tech! YOU CAN DO THAT!!!!


  7. Spike

    I truly don’t know whether to feel sorry for this kid, or laugh….


  8. Also in the “unable to count” department, Georgia Tech wasn’t up, 20-0, at the end of the third quarter; Georgia Tech was up, 20-0, near the end of the second quarter. Georgia scored just before halftime, and had cut the deficit to 20-17 by the end of the third quarter.

    But, hey, if Reggie Ball couldn’t distinguish between three and four, why should we expect the next great Yellow Jacket superstar to be able to distinguish between two and three?


  9. Big Al

    yeah, I’ve seen this kid before….he’s the one on the right.


  10. BMan

    He also didn’t realize so many attractive women went to Georgia Tech, and apparently they wear red on game day for some reason.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      I used to think that. My youngest son dates a Chem Engineer from Tech. She is very attractive. My wife and I joke about Georgia guys cherry picking the girls at Tech. Poor nerds. They don’t stand a chance. 😉


      • Comin' Down The Track

        And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

        They don’t stand a chance, indeed.