Unlike some of the fan base, it doesn’t sound like Kolton Houston’s ready to see an end to the Georgia-Georgia Tech series.
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I’d like to see us win twenty straight and then tell them to piss off just for the fun of seeing their reaction, frankly. It would be priceless.
What is the deal with putting a piece of the Hedges in your mouth after a (rare) win? Is it just me or does that really look stupid? I guess I should not expect more from them, though.
I don’t think anybody likes it. Wish they could put a stop to it but I don’t see how. It does elicit an appropriate response though. I did read somewhere that there were complaints we damaged their turf. The nerve!
Damn right! Glad our players have this attitude. Avoid the rush, hate tech early.
We need to go to Atlanta and beat them unmercifully in November to the point that the techmites want to turn Vince Dooley Stadium at Richt Field into a big concert venue.
Georgia used to have a big annual rivalry game with Clemson, too. That disappeared with conference expansion. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the SEC went to 16 teams and the resulting increase in conference games caused the annual Georgia-Georgia Tech game to disappear sometime in the future.
Mayor, I could see that happening as well with a move to 9 conference games with the WLOCP in Jacksonville.
A move to 16 would be absolutely terrible. You might as well have 2 conferences with 8 teams each. Don’t doubt the power of greed of those running college sports.
$$. It’s all about the $$.
The “big annual rivalry game with Clemson” was big for about a decade. Before that, it was annual but not much of a rivalry. And I don’t mean because we won every year, but because nobody much cared about the game. It’s apples and oranges to compare that with Georgia and Georgia Tech, which has been rich, colorful and bitter for a century. It had to be called off at one point because of the bitterness of it. People who don’t know or understand our heritage want to simply discard it. This game is as ingrained a part of our identity as the color red, the bulldog mascot, and Athens itself. Throw it away and take one more step toward being a generic, NFL-like team that switches cities and colors without thinking much about it. This is already what many of our fans think rivalry is: just whomever you personally hate the most at the moment. Which changes by the year. In the early 80s, indeed Clemson might have been our “biggest rival.” The game was huge. In the nineties, there was a period when it was Tennessee. After that, the Gators and no question about it! Until we won three out of four, and you can already feel it fading as “most hated.” Auburn sticks around, always about #2 in our hatred and momentarily #1 after certain bitter losses. I would argue that there is always the hated team of the moment, and then there is your historic, in-state rivalry you were born to play, will always play, and will always hate. Which is why the game has always been last on the schedule. It’s not a coincidence, it’s a statement of priority.
I don’t disagree with a single thing you said, Saxy. But if/when the SEC goes to 9 conference games (or maybe 10 at some time in the future or we’ll never even see some teams for 8-10 years in a 16 team conference if we keep doing things like we do them now), and Georgia still plays the WLOCP game in JAX annually, something has to give. The Tech game is a prime candidate, like it or not. Auburn used to have an annual home and away game with Tech and it was a pretty big rivalry game back then. About as big as Georgia’s rivalry with Auburn. Now they don’t play at all.
In the CFP era, why in the world would you ditch a game against a P5 conference team that you beat 12 out of 14 times?
Because your conference goes to 9 conference games and you think cupcakes at home are delicious?
Because they are so miserably unsufferable when they get lucky..and they parade around as if the tables are permanently turned and Georgia is now their bitch. I don’t know if beating them12 out of 14 out weighs the indignity that goes with the 2 slip-ups.
I’d like to play them less occasionally. Maybe rotate them through the schedule with Wake Forest and North Carolina..every three years.
I hate ’em.
Because the conference schedule makes you. Remember, the cupcakes are all in Athens. Tech is home and away.
if push came to shove – Id rather drop the bunglebees than move the cocktail party out of Jax.
It may come to exactly that, BJ.
As GT enrolls higher and higer percentages of kids that aren’t really a part of the american culture..kids that just aren’t interested in football or tradition, and as the GT fanbase of alumni and old men that remember Coach Dodd and being in the SEC and all of the associated nostalgia dwindle…the program will reach a crisis stage. The crowds will continue to shrink and fewer and fewer people will follow that program. Tech will become a program that isn’t wanted at bowl games because they will have such a miniscule following. They’ll need something really huge to save the program. I can’t imagine what it would be.
The luck-out at Georgia probably infused a good bit of life into that program. But even the success of the Joe Hamilton era…with a mnc accomplished, did little to energize the nerd nation.
This is a trend.
This will also happen to most schools, including UGA..but slower and to a lesser extent.
My hope is that I’ll see the GT worm turn before I croak.
Tech could always start a badminton or cricket team. That could fill up their stadium.
You have something against badminton?
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You have something against cricket?
A neighbor and good friend who is a Georgia alum had two sons who went to tech (he feels like a failure as a parent). At both of their graduations, he said it felt like a UN meeting there were so few white Americans there. He has a healthy hatred for tech, but he said it was really sad to see what it was becoming.
I don’t remember which tech player said it but one said something to the effect “a third of tech’s students don’t even know what football is”.
There’s nothing wrong with graduating from Tech. It’s a very good school. What i have a problem with is their extreme little brother complex. Their fan base spends more energy obsessing over and hating Georgia than cheering on/supporting their own team. That’s what makes their fan base so freaking pathetic.
Both of his sons got business degrees from tech. It’s a great engineering school, I don’t know why people go there for business degrees. His youngest son walked on and made the football team as a kicker. He was good and was looking like he was going to get some playing time. O’Leary led him to believe he was in the running for the starting spot and then signed a kicker to scholarship and basically told him he was back to third team so he quit. I tried to talk him into transferring to Georgia and he almost did.
Considering what they have to work with, their athletics are actually pretty good. Their fans are the epitome of obnoxious when they have any success though.
What i have a problem with is their extreme little brother complex. Their fan base spends more energy obsessing over and hating Georgia than cheering on/supporting their own team.
Ditto. More power to you if you graduated from Tech as it’s an absolutely fantastic school. However, I guaran-damn-tee you that none of their fans are willing to admit that about UGA. Therein lies the penis envy problem with them.
Right down the road from GT is a great business school..Ga. State. I can’t imagine hiring a GT business major over a GSU grad. Then again..there are people that attend Auburn for their engineering school…But that may be a matter of getting accepted..
exactly what Charlottedawg says. Tech, academically, is a very fine school, and I have no problem admitting that. On the other hand, many, many Tech fans think the only smart people in the world go to Tech, which is not only wrong, it’s kind of pathetic. Also, they like to pretend their athletic program doesn’t recruit the same guys virtually everyone else does, or that the ones they do get into school are some more highly evolved species of human, instead of (generally) marginal recruits that weren’t generally chased by big time football programs.
Talk about your belligerent. awkward nerds with a chip on their shoulders, and you’ve described a large, large chunk of the Tech athletic fan base.
Ug, the thing Tech people never want to talk about is the foreign student problem. The academics are all in love with it because it makes them feel so “international.” But in reality it is a terrible thing for the State of Georgia. Almost half the student body at Tech is from outside the US–mostly from Asia. They are taking up spaces that should be reserved for Georgia residents. After all, Georgia Tech is a state university, right? Tuition, even out of state tuition, doesn’t come close to paying the real cost of providing a space for a student at any state institution and that is true of Georgia Tech just like any other state school. Who pays the bulk of the cost of educating these foreigners? YOU do, that’s who. Each of them takes up a space that should be for a Georgia resident. But those in-state kids can’t get in because Tech actually favors international students. And what happens when these foreign kids graduate? There are only 2 choices and both are bad for us. (1) they go back to their home countries and compete with the US; (2) they stay here and take a job that otherwise would have gone to an American (likely a Georgian around here). This has been going on for a while now, but actually only has become a critical problem in the last few years. I got into an argument with one of our state “leaders” about this recently and he never really had an answer to my questions about this. He just said “we need the foreign students” to do the engineering jobs, and then walked away. Why do we need the foreign students/workers? We didn’t before, back when the US was the world leader in manufacturing and science. This is just one of the 1,000,000 things that is wrong with our state and it all gets back to bad leadership in state government. The Board of Regents needs to end this problem and if the Regents won’t, the legislature should. In Virginia and North Carolina it is hard as hell to get admitted from out of state and there is a cap on how many. The State of Georgia should do likewise.
According to this, 10.6% of Tech’s student population is international. Not anywhere close to your “almost half” claim.
I don’t know who wrote the linked material you included with your post above or where that person got that information. Also, that information does not include student percentage from out-of-state and some of the differential might be explained by foreigners becoming a resident of another US state, then applying to Tech from there and being admitted. All I can tell you is a young guy from my home town who graduated from Tech recently estimated that foreign students make up about 40% of the Tech student body. Try driving through Tech’s campus around the time classes change. You’ll see.
Nice anecdotal data there. “I know some guy who blah, blah, blah…”
They may not be “international”, but they’re not you typical Georgians.
There’s nothing wrong with diversity, but diversity for the sake of diversity is as wrong as segregation for the sake of segregation.
It’s a very multi-cultural campus..and it’s by design. To believe otherwise is to walk around that campus with a blind-fold on…which I do not reccomend.
Multi-culturalism should be encouraged..but not at the expense of our dollars and our citizens and education.
But my original point was that this is not conducive to having a great football following. But the stadium’s location is central to ATL and a great venue for things like rock concerts,.dragoncon and geekfest.
I just hope they’re able to keep people off of The Bears grave..there in the North endzone.
Mayor..it tells you right there at the end of the link…that data was gathered in 1478 (AD).
Oh, yeah. That was before Columbus discovered America in 1492, so there weren’t many exchange students yet. 🙂
Techs new motto: Georgia Tech, training tomorrows terrorists today….
Ah the Tech game.
What I remember is the defensive line got the hell kicked out of them by Tech’s offensive line. And their running back shredded the linebackers and secondary.
And the offensive genius now at CSU had burned down a frosh TB and missed used a recovering TB in a one-sided game.
Yes sir, 100% of Tech’s foreign student O-line hammered the Dawgs on defensive.
Hopefully in 2015 the Georgia Southern game will get the D better prior to the return to Atlanta. We hear the foreign exchange eye candy is good to watch during games at Grant Field just in case the D suffers another collapse at year end.
DAMN!! A voice from the past!
I keep hearing people say over and over that the GSU game will prepare us for Tech. While that was true the last time we played them, they have a completely different offense under Fritz. What they run is closer to a Malzahn or Rich Rod offense.
New course at tech. Learning how to hide Easter eggs!!!!!!!!
The only thing that keeps this game interesting to me is what over the top dickheads their fans are. That makes beating them fun even though we beat them almost every year. They always think they are going to win and always run their mouths like they are the ones that own the series. I hope we beat them 2002 style this year.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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