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  • joined Jul 27, 2009
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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I am the "old man" of the FTRS team. I saw GT lose to Johnny Majors in 1956 as a young boy. I almost never missed a home football game for the next 15 years. I eventually moved away from Atlanta for work reasons, then retired to eastern NC, where I sail and cycle when I am not watching sports on TV. I travel to the Triangle for games when Tech is playing Duke or UNC or NC State.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NBA Atlanta Hawks
  • NFL Atlanta Falcons
  • NCAAF Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • NCAAB Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • Cycling Alberto Contador
  • Soccer Pamlico High School Girls
User Blog

FTRS Season picks

The FTRS staff picks the entire season. Let's see how this unfolds.

Newbies to Watch For - Step Durham

Our series continues today with a look at a brilliant young cornerback that should contribute very early on.

How a 1962 Tech game ball came to be mine.

It was a rainy day at Grant Field when I found myself holding a treasure.

Famous quotes

22

Add your favorite sports quote to the list.

The NCAA and anti-trust law

33

What happens if the NCAA looses the current anti-trust lawsuit?

Could illiterate athletes survive at Ga Tech?

College athletes have been in the news recently, as many are taking and passing college-level courses, even though they have the reading level of elementary school children.

Where are we going with big time college athletics

68

How would you feel about Tech football and basketball if we were experiencing what UNC is going through?

Paul Johnson's Bowl History

The man is a great coach, but does not have an illustrious postseason record since moving to FBS.

Aaron Murray: Get Well.

No Tech person should rejoice in the injury to Aaron Murray. This rivalry is one of respect and a desire win against worthy opponents. Then we walk away with our heads held high.

What have we learned about Ga Tech hoops?

13

Are these Jackets ready for prime time? They are certainly improved, but how much is yet to be determined.

POSTGAME: Clemson Prevails, 55-31

Clemson has far too many better athletes for a Jacket team with three quarters of its defensive backfield starters sidelined by injury...

Is the End of Football Coming Soon?

Violence in football is both appealing and revolting. Could it bring on financial ruin for the sport?

Georgia Tech Football: BYU Game Preview

The weekend is upon us, and so is our matchup against BYU. Here's a preview of the game and what we should expect to see.

Friday Music - The Avett Brothers

5

The North Carolina connection for the NC part of our schedule

Friday Music - The Velvet Underground

5

Another female singer who is easy to watch.

Music Friday - The women of country music

3

Has country music ever had this many wonderful young female stars?

Who is Blink-182???

30

This band is not on my regular iPod rotation, put they are fun listening during a work out. All The Small Things is a great song.

Friday Music - More Patti Smith (sort of)

First Aid Kit covers a Patti Smith song in this video.

Friday Music - Patti Smith

14

Maybe she was not the inventor of punk, but no one did it better.

Friday Music - Elephant Revival

3

This is another band that may be new to music fans in the southeast.

Friday Music Returns

The return of Friday Music means the return of last summer's stream of new and old music.

Tech Wins in 11 Innings, Takes Series from #1 UNC

After a weekend of closely-fought baseball, the Jackets pulled off a miraculous comeback to take the series from a conference opponent who hadn't lost a series since the last time the two teams met...

One-and-Dones, and their Impact on NCAA Basketball

With regards to NCAA Basketball, a hot topic in recent years has surrounded the requirement of players to be at least a year out of high school before jumping to the NBA. Is it really such a...

ACC Player of the Year

4

Who will be the ACC Player of the Year? Do you really care?

After a Rough First Week, More Picks

The ACC is still a mess for predictions, so my 6-6 start is probably about par.

Let's Pick 'em 2013

I will pick every ACC game this season. See if you can beat me.

I survived this weekend, barely.

2

The weekend of lost joy was endured by most of us. But not all.

Should Solomon Poole play this year?

18

Brian Gregory may have rotation problems if the younger Poole suits up.

What is the ACC up to?

49

Is the ACC trying to force a settlement on Maryland well in advance of 2014?

Bold Prediction: We will win 12 games this year. Before Christmas.

38

I am excited about this season and our prospects for having a lot of fun. Winning is a lot more fun than losing, so winning is what we need. I drove through the cheap liquor capital of the east...

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