Gettin’ your Hate Week hate on, Chris Conley edition

Man, somebody ups the ante.

Chris Conley doesn’t think clean old-fashioned hate goes far enough to explain how Georgia feels about Georgia Tech.

“It’s blood lust,” Conley, the Georgia senior receiver said.

Fair enough, but here’s the thing: No Georgia player, Conley included, has ever lost to the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs have won 12 out of the past 13 against their in-state rival.

What’s more, the two teams are in different conferences. There aren’t a tremendous amount of head-to-head recruiting battles.

So how exactly does this blood lust develop? Georgia’s coaches instill the hate, according to players.

“There’s a quote-unquote indoctrination of the young player to make sure they know what this game means, and the weight and gravity that the score at the end of it holds,” Conley said. “Obviously the older guys know because they’ve played in it before. So it doesn’t lack any of that on our end.”

“Blood lust”?  He’s got my vote to be named the permanent guest Hate Week speaker every year going forward.

“When someone takes a picture of one of your teammates who just got hurt, makes a meme out of it making fun of him, when that guy has never done anything to you, that hurts,” Conley said. “That’s something that stings. Just things like that, that are natural in this rivalry, make it nasty.”

I could be wrong – it wouldn’t be the first time – but I don’t think this team is going to have any problem getting up for Saturday’s game.

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70 responses to “Gettin’ your Hate Week hate on, Chris Conley edition

  1. Dubyadee

    From Redditor MarkRichterScale, and probably borrowed from somewhere else. Forgive if you’ve seen it before:

    Georgia fans who don’t hate Tech are bizarre and incomprehensible to me. I listen to their explanations in the same way I listen to people explain why they don’t hate cancer or why they don’t love America. It’s possible, I suppose, but it just doesn’t seem like a logical way to live. If you identify with the Georgia Bulldogs and their history, loathing Tech is as much a part of that as the color red, or the Arch, or Sanford Stadium. It’s a key component of our job description; always has been.

    Some philosopher, perhaps Knute Rockne, said that a religion can get by without a god but has to have a devil. Tech is our devil, and that’s a life appointment, like Pope or Supreme Court Justice or Lou Holtz’s current job. You don’t vote Satan out of hell. We have to have one eternal foe who unites us in disgust, detestation, and despisement–and in Tech, we have chosen well. Their head coach, who somewhat resembles Shoney’s Big Boy after a chemical explosion, makes it all too easy for me to take care of hatin’ business. And when your kids are born, you teach them to hate Tech, to breathe, and to ingest milk, in that order.

    Nor does it affect our hatred of Tech if they beat us only as frequently as there is a solar eclipse. Ho Chi Minh hasn’t beaten us in what, forty years, but I still hate him and his pajama-clad Communist guerillas. Charles Manson hasn’t killed anybody in a good while, but I haven’t forgiven him, have you? My opinion on the bubonic plague is set for life, and why should I feel differently about Georgia Tech?

    HATE and TECH are two words that desperately need each other, like TAX and REFUND. It’s a discipline in my life, something I set goals on every January. This year, I want to hate Tech more thoroughly, more meaningfully than I did last year. I want to leave it as a legacy for my grandchildren; endow scholarships for young students who excel in hating Tech in the classroom and in their neighborhoods.

    Those who love Georgia and don’t hate Tech are curiosities to me. It’s like saying, “I love cars but not driving. I love pizza, but not toppings. I love beer but I just sit and look at it instead of drink it.” You can drink non-alcoholic beer, but what’s the point?

    We play Tech last for a reason: Can you imagine sex without that last part? Me neither. It can be done. But why? Beating Tech is “that last part” for every Georgia fan.

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    • At Thanksgiving all the families would get together to celebrate and when the kids were young we’d have the annual Georgia vs GT Turkey Flag Football game. We even made T-shirts. It was fun until the kids got a little older. We had mostly girls on the Georgia side plus me and my two sons. All the girls were pretty good soccer players. The GT side guys were 4 wheeler guys. Do the math. We never lost My wife finally pulled the plug on the games. Too confrontational maybe. We still brag though. 😉 GT fans can get a little out of control.

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    • I Wanna Red Cup

      That sir was the best explanation I have seen in a while. I want Tech to lose to every foe in every contest, athletic or otherwise. I have no patience for those who say stupid things like- ” I am for Tech when they are not playing Georgia.” Hell no. Hate Tech early and often. All. The. Time. In. Every. Endevor. Against all foes.

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    • Russ

      That sums it up nicely.

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      • We can all agree that Tech sucks and their fans suck more. From their obsession with all things Ga to their fallback excuse that it’s academics that hold them back even though they have been on academic probation for idk how many years now and Reggie ball apparently didn’t learn to count to 4 in his calculus class.

        And how all UGA players are thugs while ignoring the fact that one of their former basketball players shot an innocent mother in a drive by. I could go on and on but while it’s necessary to hate the nerds it pisses them off if you just ignore them like the buzzing little gnats they are. Fuck Tech and I hope Mohamed and Jugdish once again cry in their comic books after Saturday.

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  2. Charles

    If McGarity wants to further enhance the reserve fund, he’d be wise to auction off a “Beer with Chris Conley” type event. Conley would be a heck of a guy to share a round with, hear some war stories, etc.

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  3. Harrogate

    It’s too bad we couldn’t muster the blood lust when someone took a picture of a teammate signing autographs, then went out of his way to see that the player was suspended.

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  4. watcher16

    Why can’t we have the same mindset with Florida?!

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  5. Uglydawg

    That’s a tough act to follow. I raise my glass to you Dubyadee!

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  6. Uglydawg

    I did see the pictures mocking Gurley’s injury on Stingtalk.
    I hope it’s printed and put on the front of every Georgia player’s locker.

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  7. Cojones

    Conley has a great IQ that makes him ideally suited for such an event. Bet he drinks some great-tastin’ beers also. Yeah, that would be fun. Goes w/o sayin’ that Andrews would make for good conversation as well.

    ‘preciate Conley putting those feelings into words. Bet he could produce a great script for a movie based on this game. Shall we tout that up?

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  8. Skeptic Dawg

    Great. Let’s get all jacked up for a meaningless non-conference game now that we have two losses yet come out flat for Florida. Makes complete sense to me. I can’t wait to read the exciting comments about the Peach Bowl!

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    • “Meaningless”? And you call yourself a Georgia fan?

      Turn in your badge, fella.

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    • Gene Simmons

      Agreed. Too bad the coaches cannot indoctrinate the same “blood lust” against the Gators. Surely losing to them has cost us much more, especially recently. I don’t like losing to Tech, but I completely, utterly, and in every other way despise losing to UF.

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      • Georgia won three of the last four, remember?

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      • Gene?… May I call you Gene? I had an Aunt Gene once. Nice lady. Listen… hmmm… Skeptic is probably done here at GTP. He once promised to not doubt Coach RIcht (broke his promise), he made a bet and lost and Never paid up (welcher), and then he disparaged the annual beat GT game. Senator Blutarsky yanked his fricking fan badge. I don’t know if Bluto reinstates it or not. But listen up…
        We are a team. We live, eats, sleep, and fights as a team. This individual hero stuff is bullshit. The bilious bastards who write that pro Tech stuff for the AJC don’t know any more about real football than they do about fucking. We have the best team—the best fans-we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity these poor Tech bastards we’re going up against. Now quit hanging out in the parking lot with Pee Pee Dawg (formally Skeptic) and get your game face on.
        We good?

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    • JP

      You seem very punchable.

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    • I get that we lost two games and the second one was in fathomable. However, beating tech never gets old so by all means everyone should get jacked up for this game!

      For example I never wear yellow, but this week I will not even eat mustard.

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      • Uglydawg

        You can put food coloring in it and change mustard’s color. Add enough colors and it should turn black…then you can have Red Ketchup and Black Mustard.

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    • As bummed as I am that we crapped the bed against Florida, that doesn’t change how important this game is.

      I still cringe when I think of that 2008 game. I want their 8 game streak record snapped so badly.

      Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee are all games I want us to win more, but there is no game I hate us to lose more than Tech.

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    • I Wanna Red Cup

      Skeptic, you have forfeited the right to call yourself a DAWG. Go ahead and wear orange. Pathetic really. If you don’t HATE Tech you are not a real DAWG. Go on outta here.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Folks, Skeptic’s schtick is an act. I think he’s a Blutarsky sock puppet trying to drive traffic. 🙂

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      • AusDawg85

        I have suspected this for some time now. Compare the handwriting. Both are typed! And you never see Skeptic and Blutarsky in the same room together. Coincidence? I think NOT!

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    • Dawgfan Will

      Dude. DUDE. Dude.

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    • PTC DAWG

      ESA GET SICK

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      Ah, good grief. I’m still annoyed about the Florida game, but that was what, three weeks ago? Are you not going to enjoy anything for the rest of the season?

      Here’s the deal, Skeptic – and forgive me for sounding preachy – but if you love something, and choose to devote your scarce free time and energy to it, and it’s not something you can control…well, I personally had to get a little zen about it and make a conscious decision to enjoy the ride – not some perception of a be-all, end-all destination, and not let it make me crazy.

      It’s surprisingly easy to recalibrate your emotions about the Dawgs and let yourself be okay with wins and losses – you just have to step back from it a bit and think, okay, it’s college football. I could have gradulated from Maryland. Life is pretty good.

      I want the Dawgs to win, I want the coaches to make smart decisions, I want the players to play hard every single game of their careers, etc – I want all that pretty badly, but I also decided to enjoy this thing I claim to enjoy and not spend 4 out of 5 autumns pissed off for weeks on end.

      Again, do not mean to preach…if we go to the Peach Bowl I will buy your ass a ticket and we can sit in the east bumfalla section and snort Makers and talk about next year. Seriously…my promise to you.

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  9. Athens Dog

    Never capitalize tech

    ever

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  10. Cojones

    There you go; going all-troll on us.

    Calling AHD. Calling AHD.

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  11. heytogoober

    The elders who have gone before us are smiling down on this young man …

    As G a DGD as there ever has been!

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  12. I”ve got two (clean) words for you: WRECK TECH!

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  13. Cousin Eddie

    Yeah, somebody is getting their butts kicked. Hope the tech fans know that part of this butt whipping that their poor pathetic team is going to get is partly their fault.

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    • Uglydawg

      Oh, there’s gonna be an ass whuppin’!. The Dawgs are going administer the whuppin’ and the nerds are furnishing the ass!

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  14. William Bigham

    Man, it sure would be great to beat the ACC Champs! As I’m typing this, Danny Kannell says if we beat Tech and Bama in the SEC Championship game, we’ll be a lock for the 4 team playoff! Now we just need Arkansas to handle business!!

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  15. Beer Money

    “That’s something that stings. Just things like that, that are natural in this rivalry, make it nasty.”

    This is actually usually only true of Tech fans. Case in point…last year they celebrated and mocked Aaron Murray’s ACL tear. I told a few of them down there that I didn’t give a shit who their quarterback was or was /wasn’t playing due to injury because it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference to me anyway. We will line up, whip their ass and win the game and they can go back to making sad and juvenile photoshopped pictures of our injured players.

    Bring your A game Saturday fellas. Leave the women and kids at home. They may have to pull the national guard out of Ferguson to handle what we’ll be bringing for Tech fans on Saturday. These people really are just like the little bitch kid down the street who you put your hand on their forehead as they swing away at you only so you can come across their face with a knee to the jaw and drop them like a bad habit.

    And don’t forget to drink plenty of water this week so you are good an hydrated to spit on them all like we did at the Auburn game. Hopefully you’ve had time to replenish yourselves in the 2 weeks since then.

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    • AlphaDawg

      True story. A friend and I went to the 02 UGA/GT game with 2 friends from HS, both GT fans. We spent all weekend in Athens staying with a another friend who was teaching at ACC at the time, we went out Friday night wearing our college gear around town and sat next to the student section during the game, I drank Friday night but stayed sober because I was the driver Saturday. We never left each others sight except for a few times and we went out downtown Saturday night as well. Nothing untoward happened other than the good ribbing you would expect. Fast forward to a few years ago I was home for xmas and went to a party, both of the GT fans were present and one of the Tech fans who went to the game with me told about how awful he was treated, spat on, pushed and intimidated etc. on his one and only trip to Athens. He was drunk and lying his ass off about the treatment he got from drunk UGA fans, I called him on his bullshit and was backed up by the other GT fan who was there. His drunk ass mumbled some shit about it happened to others he knew.

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    • “And don’t forget to drink plenty of water this week so you are good an hydrated to spit on them all like we did at the Auburn game.” So you were one of those guys?

      The Auburn fans that went to the game said it was worse than going to LSU or even Bama. I tried to explain to them that the series changed after the Fairley game and the hatred for Auburn is at a all time high…however I would never condone spitting on any fans, but that’s just me. I was hoping we could show a little more class than that.

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  16. Biggus Rickus

    I hate Tech, and I don’t even know any Tech fans. If I lived in Atlanta and actually had to work with them, I’d probably care more about this game than any other. One thing that Richt has done better than any coach in Georgia history is keep Tech down in this series, and for that he deserves praise. I have no doubt they’ll continue the trend this year.

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  17. paul

    I’ve been around for a while. My final year in Athens was 1980. A nice finish. My oldest brother graduated from tech. Kicking their butt never gets old. Ever. Most younger Dawg fans remember Buck Belue for ‘Run Lindsay Run!’ but his legacy really began in 1978 with a tremendous second half comeback against none other than the north avenue trade school. My entire family was in Athens for that game. Fond memories.

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  18. Spike

    The 1978 game was one of the most exciting games I have ever seen in person. And what a comeback by the Dawgs Between the Hedges on a cold day. Buck Belue. Amp Arnold.. Ahh, what good memories. Remember that day Athens Dog?

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  19. Derek

    Beating tech is meaningless. Losing to tech is on the other hand incomprehensible. Hatred of tech is at it hottest when they’ve figured out a way to get a W. After the 2000 game and losing three straight, well I’ve never hated anything like that…for a year. Didn’t feel too good after 08 either. I remember going to play #7 tech in Atlanta the next fall. No one gave us a chance. I never doubted that WE RUN THIS FUCKING STATE!!!! That was a glorious evening. Caleb and Washaun may have been disappointments in a lot of ways, but they righted the universe that night.

    Again a win over tech is no big deal. We are supposed to win. After all they are tech for God’s sake. What we can’t do is lose….ever.

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    • Russ

      Except to the rest of the country, its a win over a Big 5 conference school, and one that’s a ranked division champion this year. That’s a nice bonus to whipping tech.

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    • Beating Tech is meaningless… but winning in ’09 was glorious. Which is it? 😉

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      • Beating tech after losing to tech is essential. Beating tech on a winning streak is “ho hum.” I don’t want to give the bastards the pleasure of thinking it has any greater meaning than beating charleston so., most of the time.

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  20. I hate Tech & I remember Bobby Dodd beating us 8 years in a row. I also remember Tenn. doing the same thing. We all know about Spurrier.
    Growing up in South Georgia the Gators are my most hated team.
    Tenn. & A.ubarn round out my top 3;. But Tech & USCe are certainly in the mix. Does any other team have 5 rivalry games that compares to these ??.

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  21. Scorpio Jones, III

    BAYONETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Russ

    Squash the maggots!

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  23. Scorpio Jones, III

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  24. I’ll always remember my one trip to the Flats. It was a recruiting visit for their Honors Program. I was all serious about it, too, since I was the first in my family to attend college, and thus a sidewalk fan with no real ties to anyone in particular (Family is sidewalk UGA fans/FSU fans). Needless to say, I was shocked at how bad it was. The campus sucked. The students sucked. The intramural facilities sucked. The student center sucked. The traffic sucked. The housing sucked. The lunch they served us sucked.

    But, what sums up the whole trip for me was a bit of honesty from an actual Tech student. He walked up to the group and said, “DO NOT GO HERE. IT IS AWFUL.” Everyone laughed it off, but he reiterated, “I”M SERIOUS. YOU WILL REGRET IT.” Up until that point, I felt like the trip had been a colossal waste of time. But, that one interaction made the whole trip worth it.

    I don’t really hate Tech. I dismiss them as beneath me. They aren’t even like little brothers. They are the worst parts of the UGA fanbase. They are all sidewalk fans with all the class and attitude that come with such a designation. Tech graduates are not Tech football fans. The Tech grad I work with wears red and goes to UGA games. Yet, Techies hold this belief that their school’s (which they never attended) chemical engineering program somehow makes their $10 per hour job not so shitty. Guess what. It is still shitty, and so is everything about that school. Unlike Tech fans, I’ve actually been to experience it for myself. It sucks.

    Beating them is not important for bragging rights. Bragging is for people with nothing else good in their lives. Beating them is giving the finger to the underbelly of college football fandom. In terms they would pretend to understand, they are the lowest common denominator. UGA should beat them because they are better at football. However, it is our duty to put them in their place… to match their second-rate football team in their second-rate conference to their second-rate school. That is all. Beat Tech. Forever.

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