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Why Georgia Tech’s coaching future holds the key to ‘Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate’ mattering again

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edited November 2022 in Article commenting
imageWhy Georgia Tech’s coaching future holds the key to ‘Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate’ mattering again

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    VetdawgVetdawg Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2022

    I recall the Joey Hamilton years and that Roddy Jones game, those memories still sting. I know there are some who talk about the forecast calling for rain, well let me tell you…rain, sleet,snow, or shine I hope they beat the brakes off of em.


    go Dawgs!

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    Billy2131Billy2131 Posts: 161 ✭✭✭ Junior
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    LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2022

    I believe it was Buck Belue who said that you might think that Rburn, FU, or UTjr would be the dirtiest rival, but it was Yech.

    He said they would do stuff that was just u.g.l.y.

    Honestly, I think the biggest insult of all would be for UGA to say, "Since y'all are irrelevant, we don't feel a need to continue the rivalry."

    If UGA puts it away in the 1st half, I really want to some Beck come out in the 3rd quarter and light it up for the fans!

    Go Dawgs!

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just goes to show you how worthless and what a joke bowl season has become when a potential 6-6 Tech team (Tech currently 5-6) might even remotely be considered for a bowl. With 30+ bowls it's become ridiculous and not special at all for the few teams that actually deserve the recognition and bowl game.

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    VetdawgVetdawg Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Gotta say I have mixed feelings about all the bowls. I like having games all December and half january. I see there are a lot of doo doo bowls out there but for those teams going to them I see it as an opportunity for them to feel important even though they aren’t playing for a natty. It also allows for a dozen more practices for these kids to get better for future endeavors.

    just my 2 cents.

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Vetdawg....understand what you are saying, but with so many bowls now, the "special" and meaning of it has gone out the window. The bowl season used to be great when you had a dozen games between Christmas and New Years involving teams that earned a right to be in a bowl. It's just about money now, nothing more. It's a joke now. I don't even watch the bowls until much closer to New Year's Day. A team that is barely batting .500 or just above that shouldn't deserve a bowl. They are just trying to fill slots now with too many bowls and not enough deserving teams. It's a slap-in-the-face to deserving teams and makes a mockery of the entire bowl system. We all make fun of it.

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    David1David1 Posts: 768 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The Jasper Sanks phantom fumble really turned this into more hate towards them for me. Johnson’s arrogance too. Go Dawgs!! Wreck tech!!

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    VetdawgVetdawg Posts: 763 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,612 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I couldn’t care less if this is ever a “real” rivalry game again! I want the Dawgs to beat the ever-loving crap out of Tech every time we play them!

    As for the bowls, there is only one bowl season now…those bowls that make up the playoffs. Players opting out and coaches using practices to prepare for next season has reduced all the other games from The Granddaddy of them All, when not in the playoff rotation, to the Toilet Bowl to nothing more than no big deal exhibitions.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    About bowl games...

    I, too, am on both sides of it. I do like the idea of bowl games throughout the holiday season, but recognize that it's gotten out of hand. Fortunately, I have a solution!

    Get it down to 10-15 games, outside of the playoff, and base it on the final rankings. The playoff ranking goes out to 25, so put the rest of that official ranking to some meaningful use. It would take a little tweaking, since an even number of teams is needed to make bowl matchups. But they could take it out to, say, a top 30, and have 13 bowl games outside of the playoff. Then match up 29 vs. 30, on down the line until you get to the New Years Six games.

    Which brings me to my second point. And honestly I think this is at least as important as reducing the total number. Give every bowl game a real name. No more of this Corporation.Com Bowl bullsht. Even if good teams are playing, it's not possible to take a game seriously when it's so blatantly reduced to a glorified ad. At most it should be Real Name Bowl presented by Corporation.

    And just to make sure everything stays fair, just give every team those extra practices. Why not? It would actually set up nicely going into the next season for teams that don't have any more games to play, since it will allow them to focus more on the players who will be coming back. Each team can decide for themselves how to incorporate the players who will be moving on. I imagine it would be optional, and they can take on more of a coaching role if they want to be a part of those practices. Or they can keep getting reps if they have a shot at the draft.

    Anyway. It'll never happen. The fact that bowl season is in its current state to begin with is a testament to the power that corporate money has over the sport. Next up: 12 team playoff.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2022

    Also, does anybody know what Connor's tweet above is about? Beating 1, 4 and 5 by 142 points?

    Update: Never mind, was stuck on the thought of actual rankings.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Call Tech a rivalry. Don't call it a rivalry. Makes me no difference. It's just game #12 on the schedule and we need to win it to remain undefeated and keep the top seed in the CFP. Go Dawgs!

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2022

    @E_Roc....not bad suggestions. Yes, the silly names have gotten out of hand. I remember growing up how cool it was and how much I looked forward to bowl season back in the 70s and 80s. The games meant something then for teams that deserved to be in one. And like you said,10-15 games IS plenty.

    Another idea: The FCS just announced their 24-team PLAYOFF schedule. Expand the FBS playoffs to 24 teams and include MORE teams in the actual playoffs. Do that and get rid of the bowl games altogether or incorporate more of the bowl games in the playoffs.

    I'm halfway joking about the idea above, but the idea does have some merit. If the FCS can handle 24 teams, then there's no reason we couldn't expand further.

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    Dawg01Dawg01 Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Junior
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    Dawg01Dawg01 Posts: 53 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I was at Mark Richt Field for last year's game. 52,000 there and I promise you, 45,000 were Dawgs. It was their Senior Day. The small crowd was so uninvolved with Senior introductions that you had Dawg Fans clapping for them (kid you not). The clock ran the entire 2nd half and the quarters were shorten to 12 minutes and it was still 45-0. It is the most one-sided football game I've ever attended at any level.

    I think they'll come in and battle - but it will not matter. Fully expect the Dawgs to take care of business.

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