I remember that I hate Georgia Tech.
Last fall, I engaged in a bit of a debate with Travis Fain about if it was 'ok' to lose to Georgia Tech. At the time I said that a season, to me, doesn't hinge on one game, a notion I still agree with. The debate has been engaged in and will continue to be engaged, but I fall firmly in the 'Florida is the most important team to beat' camp. Part of that is where I am from, part is the ongoing fact that a win against Florida means a likely date in Atlanta in early December. I have never liked Auburn, but I don't harbor the animosity some do. By some, I mean Kyle King. However, I don't like losing to Tech, but doing so doesn't automatically doom a season to badness.
When you grow up here, you just hate Florida more.
In that thread, I posited that there was a hidden silver lining to the Georgia Tech loss. Say it was wake up call that wasn't answered after Alabama, Florida, Kentucky or Auburn (or LSU, if I am being honest). There was difference in mindset and approach in the preparations for Michigan State and it paid off to the tune of a 24-12 win, with only 235 yards of total offense given up against at team with a stellar running game and back in Javon Ringer.
I also noted the other day that Georgia Tech was made after their win in Athens. Nearly everyone has mentioned Tech's win over Georgia in justifying their ranking to start the season. It is almost like the Peach Bowl never happened. In a turn in logic I cannot understand, those same people point to Georgia's 'dissapointing' season and how maybe the Dawgs were not a good as anyone though after all. While that is a whole other post waiting to happen, I just want to make sure I get this right: Georgia Tech is awesomeness because they beat Georgia and Georgia was overrated? Huh?
All that being said, I don't like Georgia Tech very much. I usually am not that upset when they win, unless it is when they beat Georgia. However, the way the average Georgia Tech fan has handled winning has really upset me (there have been some exceptions, with my closest Tech fans being gracious and only moderately annoying). I get it. It has been many, many years. Ok. I will say that as a rule, I don't engage in debate with idiots. They will bring you to their level and beat you with experience. Every time. I will stay with that rule again and not challenge Tech fans to a debate about what I am about to say.
"Georgia Tech ain't back." Yeah, that's right. Not. Back.
Bulldog Josh at Bubby 'n Earl noted the phone call he got this week begging him to buy season tickets to Georgia Tech. He bought a flex pack of tickets a few years back (as many, many Georgia fans did) to ensure good tickets for the Tech game in Atlanta. Now, they are calling him, a mere two weeks before the season begins, asking him to buy tickets again.
Any Tech fan out there thinking the order has changed needs to remember this one thing: Even if you win this year (which it is too early for me to say if that is going to be the case), the state of Georgia will belong to the Dawgs at least until your own fans start supporting the team in sufficient numbers that you can sell out a 55,000 seat stadium.
If there are so many Tech people out there that we Georgia grads are allegedly working for, then why can't all of those bosses afford $275?
This and $2.35 will get you decent seats AND a cup of coffee.