A golden oldie that’s still golden…
via Curtis Compton/AJC
By all means, please keep telling us this rivalry doesn’t matter to us anymore.
Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football
I only wish that Kirby would’ve Spurriered them by hanging a record on them. I know we have bigger fish to fry but putting them further in their place would’ve been fun.
Oh, they know where their place is… The last two years have been won with such domination, that there can be no doubt with where they stand. May as well drop them and move on… They wouldn’t want that by the way…
Why? Revenue… They greatly rely on Clemson and Georgia to help their attendance.
Why give them a chance to have a better record?? It is an instate rivalry and always will be. No reason to give the best HS players in the state a reason to play there. Need to keep spanking that ass….
Never drop Tech. One of college football’s oldest rivalries and a near guaranteed P5 win each year. Tech wins enough games otherwise to look like a decent opponent and we get to silence their yapping for another year. Plus, Kirby needs to run off 10 straight against them.
“Kirby needs to off 10 straight”
From your keyboard to God’s ears, sir.
I’m with you. Keep the in state rival down.
It doesn’t it. With Georgia playing A&M in the game before Tech next year – the complaint will be that Georgia plays a ‘light weight’ at the end of their schedule every year, where Ohio State and Michigan play, Alabama and Auburn play, LSU and A&M play, Notre Dame and USC play – just watch…
None of that matters, it is the entire season they look at….including the SECCG.
Say we drop Tech, who do we put in the spot for the last game? It couldn’t be Aubie, SCjr, Florida. The only realistic option that wouldn’t be considered perennially weak would be Tennessee.
And it wouldn’t even be Tennessee since they play Vandy at the end every year since that’s when in-state rivalries are typically played. The best bet would Mizzou, but they seem happy ending with Arkansas every year.
Also, let’s say we drop Tech. There would be three SEC schools with OOC end of the year rivalries: UF/FSU, SCAR/Clemson, UK/UL. That would leave 11 SEC schools that need to find games for the final weekend. Eight are already set (Bama/AU, MSU/Ole Miss, UT/Vandy, LSU/A&M). So then UGA, Mizzou, and Arkansas would have to find games, so we’re trying to play Mizzou every year for Thanksgiving? That would leave Arkansas out in the cold, and they wouldn’t like that.
If, instead, we go out of conference, we’re basically looking at teams like Miami, West Virginia, Maryland, or Rutgers for a random end of the season game each year.
Tennessee’s getting there, though. Vandy embarrassed them again yesterday with not just a win but a borderline beat-down. Three years in the row..against Vanderbilt.
Just watched Kirby’s presser. He was asked about whether or not he liked playing that offense. He said it is what it is. If we don’t like it, beat them every year and eventually you don’t have to play it anymore. LOL!
Anyone that saw the absolute glee on the face of Kirby Smart as he raised the Governor’s Cup knows that this game means something to him.
Will Kirby have “State of Georgia Champions” rings made like Fishbreath did a few years ago when he stumbled into a win against UGA?
“Conan, what is best in life?”
“To crush Georgia Tech, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their…uh, so anyway, yeah, the crushing and driven-before-you thing.”
StingTalk is melting down.
I loved the reference to quitters on the Stanktalk. I’ve always marveled how their most esteemed coach was a quitter, TWICE. Dudd quit the SEC when he realized the schools in the conference were getting quality coaches. Then, when he realized he couldn’t beat Dooley the Great, he quit the trade school.
The north avenue trade school….
where the tradition of quitters lives on!!
“Quite a few Georgia fans were absolutely thrilled to beat their in-state rivals. There’s always a lot of chatter between these two fan bases, so you can bet Georgia fans were more than pumped to let Georgia Tech fans know which team runs the state. The win on Saturday also put an end to Georgia’s two-game home losing streak to the Yellow Jackets.”
Man, that’s some hard hitting analysis. If this kid isn’t the future Mr. Conventional Wisdom then idk what life is. Hope Dawg Nation is hitting you with some nice kickbacks to post this shit.
“... 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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