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It is a long and perhaps boring story. My cousin was a famous professor at Tech and a local Atlanta politician yet the rest of my family, myself included, has a multiple-generational tradition of attending Emory and being doctors, lawyers and preachers. One of Emory's founding principles was that everyone should be an amateur athlete and the monetary corruption of big time college athletics should be eschewed. Hence there was born early on at Emory an appreciation for Tech football which was not only the only game in town in Atlanta but which seemed to avoid the corruption of big times sports while upholding the tradition of academic excellence, something Emory sought to uphold by simply forgoing certain intercollegiate sports.
I saw Dodd coach as a small child and never forgot the experience. In my neighborhood in NE Atlanta we played tackle football on the lawn and everyone took the name of a Tech player. To this day I have trouble grasping why anyone would live in Atlanta and be a Georgia fan. It was Tech and Emory that helped build the town and Georgia fans only came later to try and reap the harvest. I am overstating the case of course but it is appropriate hyberbole when compared to the barking mutts who do not understand the relationship between academic rigor and quality of life.
My current professional career has taken me to Massachusetts though I still own a home in the North Georgia Mountains. As I get older I become more selective about which sports I follow. Tech football remains part of the small pantheon which adds spice to my life.

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Now for further recruiting discussion, how about this?
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 28 2014, 8:12p
Now here is why I am not as concerned.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 28 2014, 8:08p - 2 replies
Your trip to Iceland did you a world of good.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 28 2014, 7:33p - 1 reply
Was never a fan.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 7:22p
Bastions!
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 7:19p
I am definitely not a computer pro.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 4:56p - 2 replies
He deserves credit but . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 28 2014, 4:04p
After listening to several pieces of advice on this . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 3:56p - 2 replies
It is easy to remember this way
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 3:53p
Understood
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Breakout Players - DE Tyler Stargel on Jul 28 2014, 3:51p
And an article coming up on Whitehead on August Second.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Breakout Players - DE Tyler Stargel on Jul 28 2014, 2:30p - 1 reply
Spoiler Alert!
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/28 on Jul 28 2014, 9:57a - 1 reply
As someone said on another blog....
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 27 2014, 11:33a
So now we are describing a different criticism.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 27 2014, 7:20a
Then, if he did it again and was arrested . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 27 2014, 7:15a
You left out...
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 9:44p - 1 reply
And a random piece of encouraging news from today.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 7:34p - 1 reply
I agree.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 7:29p
Your bet is a safe one.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 26 2014, 7:07p
CPJ has always said number of recruits helps.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
Not to continue to beat, pulverize and cremate the dead horse . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 7:02p - 2 replies
Forgot.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 4:02p - 2 replies
I think you are about right.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 4:00p - 1 reply
Having him back gives me hope.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players -- DB/KR Jamal Golden on Jul 26 2014, 3:11p
Please post the UNC kickoff return too.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players -- DB/KR Jamal Golden on Jul 26 2014, 3:09p
We have been in a long process of balancing the classes since CPJ arrived.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Anthony Autry, Darius Commissiong, Travin Henry Dismissed, Lynn Griffin Suspended on Jul 26 2014, 3:05p
So CPJ does change
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 26 2014, 2:57p - 1 reply
Good pedigree too.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brandon Singleton Becomes Commit #17 on Jul 26 2014, 2:52p - 1 reply
It is more than that.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 26 2014, 2:47p
This should not go plaid . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 26 2014, 2:44p - 1 reply
I am still clutching my lucky silver coin...
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players - DT Adam Gotsis on Jul 26 2014, 2:42p
I have always wanted to eliminate...
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 9:33p
Is there a moderator for this blog?
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players - DT Adam Gotsis on Jul 25 2014, 9:29p
I think you are very correct about this.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 9:04p
Interesting to know.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players - DT Adam Gotsis on Jul 25 2014, 8:51p - 1 reply
Me too.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 25 2014, 8:49p - 1 reply
And I forgot to add....
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 25 2014, 8:05p
Feeling really, really positive right now.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 25 2014, 8:05p - 2 replies
Oh....
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 7:42p - 1 reply
These guys are really impressive
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 25 2014, 6:46p
There it is!
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: Brad and Scott Morgan Become GT Commits on Jul 25 2014, 6:45p
Right.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Anthony Autry, Darius Commissiong, Travin Henry Dismissed, Lynn Griffin Suspended on Jul 25 2014, 6:17p - 1 reply
O.K., packerman, let's slow down a moment.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 25 2014, 6:09p - 2 replies
Ha!
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 6:03p
Did you send a flag of truce to him?
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 5:43p - 2 replies
Preach it.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 5:38p
I get you, I really do.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 5:02p - 2 replies
What can we say, he's a star!
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Five Impact Players - DT Adam Gotsis on Jul 25 2014, 2:59p - 2 replies
Of course.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Anthony Autry, Darius Commissiong, Travin Henry Dismissed, Lynn Griffin Suspended on Jul 25 2014, 2:53p
I want to sit by you at a game.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:52p - 2 replies
I am not sure but I think what Jason is saying . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:35p - 2 replies
You would think.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:29p
If I was till a writer . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:24p
How dwag fans will see it.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:17p - 1 reply
It's very hard for a narcissist to learn a lesson.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 2:08p - 2 replies
But he feeds off that.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 1:00p
Rec.'d for best comment yet on the subject.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 1:00p - 1 reply
You guys were not supposed to share that.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 12:15p - 1 reply
Hey, here's a football question.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/25 on Jul 25 2014, 12:14p - 1 reply
Joey's an easy mark.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/25 on Jul 25 2014, 12:12p
It's not official.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 10:34a - 1 reply
It is an ethical thing, I think.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 9:58a - 1 reply
Hard question on DBs.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/25 on Jul 25 2014, 9:09a
I was trying to be funny.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 8:55a - 1 reply
I think we have already had some.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 25 2014, 8:51a - 1 reply
Recruiting is taking a big upswing.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 24 2014, 9:42p
And I was thinking top 25 recruiting.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 24 2014, 8:34p
@Very funy jerkface@
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 24 2014, 8:30p
Yes! Welcome aboard!
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 24 2014, 8:26p
We will talk.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Myles Autry Released from Scholarship on Jul 24 2014, 6:07p
You are right.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 24 2014, 5:53p
One other point.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 7/23 on Jul 24 2014, 5:18p - 1 reply
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