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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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Good grief the typos in my previous post.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 2:10p - 2 replies
Rec.'d for all of it. Every bit of it.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 2:07p
No Subject
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 2:03p - 1 reply
The better version of this, in my opinion . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 28 2014, 12:43p
Well said.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 12:36p - 1 reply
But here is my problem with the polls.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 12:34p - 1 reply
Or, to put it another way, preseason predicitons have historically been zero percent correct.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
Over many years of pre-season rankings one thing is a constant . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/28 on Aug 28 2014, 11:53a - 1 reply
Call me strange but . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 28 2014, 11:14a - 2 replies
Maddening.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 27 2014, 9:06p
There you go . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 27 2014, 12:44p
Rim shot?
Commented on The Georgia Tech Marching Band on Aug 27 2014, 12:39p
Well . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 27 2014, 12:34p
"Objectified"
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 27 2014, 12:31p
Prohibiting left-handedness is barbaric.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 26 2014, 8:14p - 1 reply
Makes sense....
Commented on Intro to Football Analytics: Pre-Season Ratings on Aug 26 2014, 8:04p
Popular wisdom years ago discouraged left handedness.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 26 2014, 1:37p - 2 replies
I was narrow minded about BBQ unitl I tried some in Texas that blew me away.
Commented on Monday Mailbag 8/25 on Aug 26 2014, 11:48a - 1 reply
Colorblind . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 26 2014, 11:36a - 2 replies
Where can I find....
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/26 on Aug 26 2014, 10:44a - 1 reply
LOL
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 26 2014, 9:26a - 1 reply
I am thinking these are some of the nicest people I have ever met in Atlanta....
Commented on Monday Mailbag 8/25 on Aug 26 2014, 9:23a - 1 reply
Contribute nothing to society?
Commented on Monday Mailbag 8/25 on Aug 25 2014, 11:31p - 1 reply
"No music majors" blew me away . . .
Commented on The Georgia Tech Marching Band on Aug 25 2014, 5:57p
I always thought that was a cool song.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 25 2014, 3:52p
All my stats from GTAA
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 25 2014, 3:44p
I will stop about Emory now.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 25 2014, 9:57a - 2 replies
Pepsi is not allowed. Ever.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 25 2014, 9:40a - 1 reply
CPJ is one of the top ten winningest active coaches in the country.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 25 2014, 1:20a - 1 reply
I got it.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 25 2014, 12:49a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Expected Case Scenario on Aug 25 2014, 12:48a - 1 reply
I would argue that . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 24 2014, 7:09p
I am tired of giving them that much power over my moods.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Best-Case Scenario on Aug 24 2014, 6:57p - 2 replies
Just Wow.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Best-Case Scenario on Aug 24 2014, 6:48p
Wow.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Best-Case Scenario on Aug 24 2014, 6:48p - 1 reply
If you want to know more about this very old college symbol.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 24 2014, 2:29p - 2 replies
I aree.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 24 2014, 2:06p - 1 reply
Exaxtly well said.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football 2014 Worst-Case Scenario on Aug 24 2014, 1:30p
Calling Jason . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 23 2014, 4:13p - 2 replies
Emory people and Tech people . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 23 2014, 4:08p - 2 replies
So here is my honest feeling about that.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: 2014 Best-Case Scenario on Aug 23 2014, 3:53p
And I have the funniest sense of humor.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Monday Mailbag 8/25 Questions on Aug 23 2014, 3:50p - 1 reply
And now could we move your other excellent article to the front page?
Commented on In which Ken Sugiura has figured us out on Aug 23 2014, 11:29a
Now, the only concern raised by your excellent article.
Commented on Shatter all those stereotypes, Tech fans! on Aug 23 2014, 10:37a - 1 reply
Bless you my son....
Commented on Shatter all those stereotypes, Tech fans! on Aug 23 2014, 10:26a
Thank you, Jason.
Commented on In which Ken Sugiura has figured us out on Aug 23 2014, 8:33a
Mary Macs was there when you were at Tech.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/22 on Aug 22 2014, 11:24p - 1 reply
I just feel sheepish...
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 22 2014, 10:51p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 22 2014, 3:54p - 1 reply
Which is why I put in number (4).
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 3:51p
I think that is right.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 3:38p
Oops. I did. Sometimes I forget to use the "up" feature and my eye fools me on who is responding to what.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 3:36p
Who has the funiest sense of humor on this site?
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: Monday Mailbag 8/25 Questions on Aug 22 2014, 3:03p - 1 reply
I am clueless.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: #GTCAMP14 Concludes with Scrimmage on Aug 22 2014, 12:04p
I hope by now everyone knows where everyone stands.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: That Bad Offseason? It Wasn't As Bad As You Thought It Was on Aug 22 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
I am just saying that is the way Curry talked.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: That Bad Offseason? It Wasn't As Bad As You Thought It Was on Aug 22 2014, 11:22a
Hey, I let 90% of the grammar things on this site go .
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 11:12a - 3 replies
I feel like we are all stumbling over our preconceived notions about this kid as well as the situation.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 11:06a - 1 reply
Ice water on a bulldog . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/22 on Aug 22 2014, 10:02a - 1 reply
Don't think I have ever told you . . .
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/22 on Aug 22 2014, 9:56a
That was going to be my word.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/22 on Aug 22 2014, 9:51a
Good point.
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: #GTCAMP14 Concludes with Scrimmage on Aug 22 2014, 9:46a - 1 reply
All of this reminded me . . .
Commented on Georgia Tech Football: That Bad Offseason? It Wasn't As Bad As You Thought It Was on Aug 22 2014, 9:39a - 2 replies
It is a big deal but unfortunately this kind of thing should almost be expected.
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 9:33a - 1 reply
I continue to be concerned over the use of the word, "concerning."
Commented on Georgia Tech Recruiting: B-Back Commit Mikell Lands-Davis Arrested on Aug 22 2014, 9:24a
All of which is one reason I own no Tech clothing and never have.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 22 2014, 8:53a - 1 reply
You can find doggie swag in the airport in Bangor, Maine, for crying out loud.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 22 2014, 8:33a
Glenn named for William H. Glenn, the first person to register at Georgia Tech.
Commented on Technical Tidbits 8/21 on Aug 22 2014, 8:30a
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