Yes, it’s been that long

It’s been a slow week on campus, as odd as that sounds with what’s at stake on Saturday.
Coach Paul Johnson said it’s questionable that Cooper Taylor will play on Saturday. Julian Burnett likely won’t play, as well.
That was the big news from today’s practice.
With that, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at 1990, the year GT won the UPI national championship, and the last year that Georgia Tech won in Charlottesville. This is from the web site

Cost of Living 1990
How Much things cost in 1990
Yearly Inflation Rate USA5.39%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 2633
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.00%
Average Cost of new house $123,000.00
Average Income per year $28,960.00
Average Monthly Rent $465.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.34
Price for a new Isuzu Rodeo $12,4900.00
IBM PS1 Computer From $999.00 – $1,999.00

What Events Happened in 1990

* Saddam Hussein orders Iraq invasion of Neighboring Kuwait

* Operation Desert Shield Begins as the United States and UK send troops to Kuwait

* Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland

* The Saturn range of cars are launched by GM

* The most complete skeleton of a T-Rex is found in South Dakota ( Sue )

* Earthquake in Iran kills 50,000

* Americas Favorite animated family “The Simpsons ” is aired on Fox for the first time

* The US Enters a Major Recession

* The National League for Democracy NLD wins free elections by a landslide majority, but the military regime has refused to hand over power.

* Nelson Mandella is released from Prison in South Africa after 28 years

* Industrialized countries agree to stop dumping waste into the oceans of the world.

* Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British PM after John Major is chosen to lead the country and conservative party.

* A stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca on July 2nd leaves 1,400 dead

* A fire at an unlicensed social club called “Happy Land” in New York City kills 87

* Opposition Parties in South Africa are legalized Nelson Mandella released from prison and becomes leader of the African National Congress ( ANC )

* The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns of it falling over

* East and West Germany reunite including currency and economies

* President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a historic agreement to end production of chemical weapons

* Throughout the year demonstrations are held in cities in the UK in protest at the new poll tax

* Philippines, an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale kills over 1600

* Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and reform his nation

* Tim Berners-Lee publishes a more formal proposal for the World Wide Web and the first web page is written

* Channel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 meters beneath the English Channel seabed, establishing the first ground connection between the United Kingdom and the mainland of Europe since the last ice age

* Art thieves steal 12 works of art from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston

* Boris N. Yeltsin becomes president of the Russian republic.

* West Germany Wins 1990 World Cup in Italy


* The Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit revolutionizing astronomy.

* Tim Berners-Lee publishes a more formal proposal for the World Wide Web and the first web page is written

* Microsoft Releases Windows 3.0

* A 16 megabit chip is shown for the first time

* The First Known Case of AIDS is traced back to 1959

* The Space Probe Voyager launched in 1977 photographed the Solar System at a distance of 3.7 miles from the SUN

* 18 years after its launch the US Space Probe Pioneer reaches a distance of 46.5 billion miles beyond all planetary orbits

* Depletion of the Ozone Layer is discovered above the North Pole

* The First in-car Satellite Navigation System is sold by Pioneer

Popular Culture 1990
# The Sci/Fi Channel on Cable TV starts transmitting
# Twin Peaks premieres on ABC
# The Milli Vanilli duo’s producer reveals that the Grammy winning pop duo were lip synching in the songs on the album which gained them the award

Popular Films

* Home Alone
* Ghost
* Dances with Wolves
* Pretty Woman
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* The Hunt for Red October
* Total Recall
* Die Hard 2
* Dick Tracy
* Edward Scissorhands,
* The Godfather Part III

Popular Musicians

* Tears For Fears
* Kylie Minogue
* Janet Jackson with ” Black Cat ”
* Jon Bon Jovi with ” Blaze of Glory ”
* Erasure
* Maxi Priest
* Rod Stewart
* Depeche Mode
* The Blues Brothers
* Garth Brooks
* Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Billy Joel
* Phil Collins
* Vanilla Ice with ” Ice Ice Baby ”
* Whitney Houston
* Aerosmith
* Cher
* Dannii Minogue
* Mariah Carey
* The B-52’s

91 comments Add your comment


October 21st, 2009
10:27 pm

I remember well when the Jackets put a whipping on Osborns’ cornhuskers. With the help of CPJ and a hardnose bunch of football players, may our good fortunes return to that level again.

Hey Koolaid!

October 21st, 2009
10:36 pm

Sean Jones

October 21st, 2009
10:38 pm

Actually, we had a triple option (slightly different from today’s version) that we used with the CBR teams including the 1990 National Championship team.

"THE University of blah, blah, blah"

October 21st, 2009
10:40 pm

Let’s ride into Charlottesville and kick Thomas in his Jeffersons!


October 21st, 2009
11:44 pm

Just like in 1990, Tech will prevail in Charlottesville. Paul Johnson is an excellent coach. The mission goes on to winn the ACC.

Go to for more Georgia Tech Football articles including a posting about Kam Chancellor, as well as a preview of the upcoming game at UVA. Go Jackets!

Area 51

October 22nd, 2009
3:20 am

The Space Probe Voyager launched in 1977 photographed the Solar System at a distance of 3.7 miles from the SUN

I don’t think so. A distance of 3.7 solar units, maybe.

"Price for a new Isuzu Rodeo $12,4900.00"...

October 22nd, 2009
7:25 am

That is one expensive car!!!!


October 22nd, 2009
7:45 am

…and Brett Favre retired for the first time…

Tremblin Chihuahua formerly known as BuLLDawg

October 22nd, 2009
8:10 am


October 22nd, 2009
8:58 am

“The Space Probe Voyager launched in 1977 photographed the Solar System at a distance of 3.7 miles from the SUN

I don’t think so. A distance of 3.7 solar units, maybe.”

Yeah – that’s what I was thinking. I imagine Voyager would have vaporized loooong before it ever got within that distance. Can we get a fact check at register 3?

Joe Schmoe

October 22nd, 2009
9:02 am

19,000 feet above the sun? I dont think so. lol


October 22nd, 2009
9:29 am

GT has never beaten The University at anything, certainly not on Grounds. The streak will continue.


October 22nd, 2009
9:54 am

It’s going to be an absolute blowout.


October 22nd, 2009
10:24 am

Wahoowa, I have a high opinion of your fine university, don’t lower it.

"THE University of blah, blah, blah"

October 22nd, 2009
10:32 am

If God were to give Earth an enema, he’d stick it in at “The Grounds.”


October 22nd, 2009
11:03 am

Why is it every week these people invade the Tech blog saying how much they are going to shut down the option and win….you never seem to see them the next week…..


October 22nd, 2009
11:26 am


GQ recently rated UVA one of the country’s “douchiest” universities. Namely for doing things like referring to your school as “The University” and hanging out on “the Grounds”. C’mon, man. Chill with the Proper Nouns, Mr. Jefferson.

Trade School Junkie

October 22nd, 2009
11:39 am

Was at the 2001 GT @ UVA game. Charlottesville is a must see.
Godsey leads late TD drive to go up 33-32 with less than two minutes to play. UVA score winning TD on Hook & Lateral with about 20 seconds left. Damn !!!!!!!!!!

GT returns 17-18 starters from ast year.
UVA returns 8. Thats not a typo. 8.
Fewest in ACC, and perhaps in D-1, except maybe “Marylan” (no D).

GT should completely crush UVA.

UVA HC AL Groh is DEFINITELY out at season’s end.

Mike London HC at U of Richmond is likely the new UVA coach next year.
He’s a proven winner and amazingly good at recruiting. BTW, Richmond won the D-1AA NC Title in 2008.

When UVA hires London, it will mean the start of a downward trend for VT. VT has ben getting the all the best in-state recruits by default b/c all the good recruits cant stand Al Groh.

So, Hello Mike London, goodbye Hokies.

Trade School Junkie

October 22nd, 2009
11:42 am

Oops. Meant 38-32, before UVA scored.


October 22nd, 2009
12:15 pm

Yep, I was in Saudi when tech won, Received care package with the Nebraska Orange bowl game late Febuary from my now wife and watched it. But I knew who won from the news on base. I remember watching that game like 5 times over their. Send me Ga Tech game, Roll of Copenhagen, some chips and stuff, best care package ever.


October 22nd, 2009
12:35 pm

I had that game on my DVR ( from ESPN classic ) until lightning storm recently….bummer, lost that game, 45-42 game and the entire last season of the 70’s show…lol

Innocent Bystander

October 22nd, 2009
12:38 pm

So basically, in 1990 oil was at an all-time high and we were at war with Iraq. Looks like Tech walks away with a win this weekend!


October 22nd, 2009
12:50 pm

You are right. There must not be anything going on in Atlanta. Looks like you are pretty caught up! Got time to mow some grass?????


October 22nd, 2009
3:35 pm

Go Dawgs! Tech your day is coming soon….get ready for the beat down….


October 22nd, 2009
4:37 pm

bugsquacher – You mean a beat down like the one the butt sniffers put on Tennessee? I’m still laughing about the fact that Bud Foster (Virginia Tech DC) consulted with Willie Martinez on how to stop Tech’s option offense. I guess that means we’ve gashed ol’ Willie twice already. Clearly, he still doesn’t have a clue on how to stop us.

Wait, this just in – Roddy Jones just took another pitch and ran down the sideline for a score. The UGA defensive backs stare in disbelief at the realization that Jones didn’t go down when they tried to bump him out of bounds. Sadly, they now realize they are boys playing a man’s game.


Not Disappointed

October 22nd, 2009
4:57 pm

1990 was awesome for me Jackets. The movie: “The Hunt For Red October.” Totally cool! I remember the kick like yesterday.

We all long for those days again.

Ramblin Wreck!

Beat Virginia!


October 22nd, 2009
5:20 pm

Hey Tech82,,,, Im still snickering about MIAMI! You trade school nerd…..National Championship my ass!


October 22nd, 2009
8:57 pm

Oh! here is something to jog your memory….(((31-17))), (((15-12))), (((14-7))), (((19-13))), (((34-17))), (((51-7))), (((31-17))….. wonder what game scores these belong to? Losers!


October 22nd, 2009
8:59 pm

I can’t wait to see some ass busting Nov.28.If you don’t think UGA is coming for blood then stay under the bandwagon where it is safe.


October 22nd, 2009
9:00 pm

Bugsquacher: start crying now about how the SEC REFS screw UGA in Atlanta this year. CRY BABY CRY. Take your win against the Gators and live on it. UGA will keep CMR for sure. If you do and I think you will beat the Gators UGA will keep BOBO and Willie the the DELIGHT or every team that Plays UGA. CRY DAWG CRY.


October 22nd, 2009
9:05 pm

SUPER the BANDWAGON is EMPTY because all the DAWGS are drunk, crying, and trying to count to 6 wins. TECH is not scared of UGA. You do know SEC refs will be calling the game at TECH this year right? EASY TECH WIN.


October 22nd, 2009
9:06 pm

poad your turn to cry grows near.


October 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

Dawg days are coming, the beat down is near…. GT run for your lives, you trade school nerds…. I only hope that VA doesnt pound you on saturday… It will be so much better when UGA beats GT!


October 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm


Don’t send my boy to M.I.T.
The dying mother said.
Don’t send my boy to Emory
I’d rather see him dead.
But send my boy to Georgia Tech
‘Tis better than Cornell.
But as for University of Georgia:

To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
To hell, to hell to hell with Georgia,
The Cesspool of the South!

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the stomping of the dogs,
We will teach those poor darn farm boys they should stick to slopping hogs,
When the Jackets are triumphant we will raise a mighty cheer,
“We’ll do the same next year!”

On the field between the hedges there arose a mighty stench,
In the dog machine the engineers will throw a monkey wrench,
When the Jackets are triumphant we will raise a mighty yell,
“Them dogs can go to hell!”

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the NCAA,
They’re investigating Georgia players to see how much their paid,
After counting all the cars, and the loans alumni made,
They outpaid FSU!! (sucks dick!)


October 22nd, 2009
9:26 pm

bugsquacher, this song fits you perfectly! THWG


October 22nd, 2009
9:28 pm

here is something to jog your memory….(((31-17))), (((15-12))), (((14-7))), (((19-13))), (((34-17))), (((51-7))), (((31-17))….. wonder what game scores these belong to? Losers!


October 22nd, 2009
9:29 pm

whatever, dont choke on the scores…. trade school puke!


October 22nd, 2009
9:29 pm

45-42…it really hurts you. hahahaha


October 22nd, 2009
9:30 pm

24-10,20-13,45-19…..and more to come…..


October 22nd, 2009
9:30 pm

One out of 8 isnt bad….hahahahahahahahhaha


October 22nd, 2009
9:31 pm



October 22nd, 2009
9:32 pm


October 22nd, 2009
9:34 pm

455555555555555555555555555555555-4222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222. #1 in the nation to #2 in the state, suck on that dog bone!! haha…. and Crompton just completed another touchdown pass!!!!!


October 22nd, 2009
9:34 pm

I hear the the Gators are going to let Plant High School play the whole game against the DAWGS. The Gators want Willie to stay too.


October 22nd, 2009
9:36 pm

Gator bait!!!!


October 22nd, 2009
9:36 pm

ahhhhhh, did you get your feelings hurt? MIAMI…let it sink in… ….(((31-17))), (((15-12))), (((14-7))), (((19-13))), (((34-17))), (((51-7))), (((31-17))….. let it sink in…. boo-hoo,,,, remember, I think GT has turned the corner….. to loserville…. trade school nerds!


October 22nd, 2009
9:39 pm

I think MIAMI is ranked in the TOP 25, but I don’t see the Dawgs or the VOLS. OKIE STATE is rapidly moving out of the Top 25. Feel good the Dawgs were lucky to beat S. Carolina who is in the top 25. Lets not talk about how the REFS STOLE the LSU game from the DAWGS. But LSU is in the top 25 so feel thet SEC LOVE. What is Tenn Tech ranked this week? Is Tenn Tech just ahead of Auburn, Kentucky, and Vandy or they just behind those SEC POWERHOUSE teams in the rankings?


October 22nd, 2009
9:40 pm

hmmmmm…I forgot….is UGA even in the top 50… You got beat buy a sorry aSS tenessee team and sorry a$$ LSU team, and a really sorry a$$ OLK. ST team. Leave in the future not the past. That’s what wins football games..


October 22nd, 2009
9:41 pm

Hey,,,, shhhhhhh,,,, keep this really really quiet, but gt LOST TO MIAMI…..hahahahahahhahahahahah


October 22nd, 2009
9:42 pm

Miami beat TECH for the first time in how many years? I thought you Dawgs wanted to talk what you did last Game right? UGA lost to TECH and Miami finally won against TECH.