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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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Exactly.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/18 on Apr 18 2014, 11:38a
So I will jump in here.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/18 on Apr 18 2014, 11:28a - 1 reply
Yes, but how is he dressed.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/18 on Apr 18 2014, 11:07a - 1 reply
Thanks Cade!
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/18 on Apr 18 2014, 8:10a - 1 reply
I thought Joey was the Ga Tech mascot?!!?!?!
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/18 on Apr 18 2014, 7:51a - 1 reply
How young our viewing audience is.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 18 2014, 7:36a
ugh
Commented on Basketball Recruiting: PF Abdoulaye Gueye is Signed, Sealed, Delivered to Georgia Tech on Apr 18 2014, 7:33a - 2 replies
Sublimely understated.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/17 on Apr 18 2014, 7:29a
I was terrifc in the post.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/17 on Apr 18 2014, 7:26a
Yvon was quite the athlete for a "project."
Commented on Basketball Recruiting: PF Abdoulaye Gueye is Signed, Sealed, Delivered to Georgia Tech on Apr 17 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
Well, you see what happens if you ever have to make deadlines with editorial copy.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/17 on Apr 17 2014, 4:09p
This and only this.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/17 on Apr 17 2014, 4:05p
It is a dialectic.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 17 2014, 7:04a
I think that is what we all want to see.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 17 2014, 7:01a
To beat a dead horse . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 8:25p - 1 reply
Clemson is a nobody?
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 8:19p - 1 reply
Time was . . .
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 16 2014, 2:16p
Why not?
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 2:10p
ALL the caveats would have to apply.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 2:09p - 1 reply
Byerly is solid.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
I hate to put a number on it because every number has a context.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
The "Vad Lee Question."
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 9:55a - 2 replies
I agree.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/16 on Apr 16 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
Somebody stop this thread; I want to get off.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 16 2014, 9:29a
And the other guy brings more mirth because
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 16 2014, 9:15a - 1 reply
Of course he did.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/15 on Apr 16 2014, 9:09a
But for his time?
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 15 2014, 4:14p - 1 reply
Never tire of this.
Commented on Venturing into Enemy Territory on Apr 15 2014, 4:00p
Three sounds about right.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/15 on Apr 15 2014, 3:55p
It is as different as you could imagine it being.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 15 2014, 7:51a - 1 reply
Better than Paul Dietzel?
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 5:28p - 1 reply
I would also add this.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 5:25p
How did you know?
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 5:16p - 1 reply
Sheer laziness on my part, sort of.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 5:15p
The state of Alabama is steeped in these stories.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 5:02p - 1 reply
To me '08 was a toss up game from the beginning.
Commented on Venturing into Enemy Territory on Apr 14 2014, 4:56p
What is the age difference between Kuchar and Watson?
Commented on Technical Tidbits 4/14 on Apr 14 2014, 9:07a
He gets better and better with hindsight and reflection.
Commented on Georgia Tech's Bobby Jones: The Original Master on Apr 14 2014, 9:02a
I say "No" also.
Commented on Venturing into Enemy Territory on Apr 14 2014, 8:39a - 1 reply
A friend of mine teaches at UGA.
Commented on Venturing into Enemy Territory on Apr 14 2014, 8:34a - 1 reply
Well, they are germane in one sense.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 8:24a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 8:16a
So, if I am reading you correctly . . .
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 14 2014, 8:15a - 2 replies
ie., playing with emotion . . .
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 14 2014, 8:08a - 1 reply
I hate to admit it but . . .
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 13 2014, 7:37p - 1 reply
You may be onto the place.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 13 2014, 7:35p
The Hill was a sylish and pretty area to me.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 13 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
Is there such a thing as partial rogue?
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 13 2014, 7:21p - 1 reply
SMU was slightly different however.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 13 2014, 7:15p
That seems rather defeatest.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 13 2014, 2:13p - 1 reply
What you say is not unreasonable to me.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 13 2014, 2:08p - 2 replies
Some things should not be said . . .
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 12 2014, 3:23p
Yes, Washington Rd.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 12 2014, 11:09a - 2 replies
I remember when the internet used to be fun.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 12 2014, 10:57a - 1 reply
Legendary tailgating.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 12 2014, 10:51a
So here's a question for you Jason.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 12 2014, 10:48a - 1 reply
No disagreement.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 12 2014, 10:41a - 1 reply
Of course but hyperbole is part of rivalry.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 4:28p - 2 replies
I hope they errected a statue in your honor.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
Comme ci comme ca . . . as the French would say.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
But let us not ignore one irrefutable fact
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
There you are!
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 1:11p - 1 reply
This.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 1:03p - 1 reply
We were in the Augusta area about 23 years ago when we were calling it that.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 11 2014, 12:54p - 1 reply
Green Akers, you are what we call a "close reader," which I appreciate.
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 11 2014, 9:37a - 1 reply
My family thinks we made that name up.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 11 2014, 12:17a - 1 reply
Sometimes I am just proud to be on the same site as you guys.
Commented on Four Tech Alumni Storm Amen Corner on Apr 10 2014, 5:37p
Great article!
Commented on Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money on Apr 10 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
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