Georgia Tech vs. Virginia

I’m about 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville, riding with former esteemed colleague Dave Fairbank of the Newport News Daily Press.
We’ve passed the time talking about Chairman Groh, the fun of Paul Johnson, etc.
When I get to the press box, I’ll start posting some notes.
In the meantime, tell me about your favorite places to go on the road, stadiums, cities, eateries, etc.

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Jacket08

October 24th, 2009
9:42 am

Silver Skillet in Atlanta is always a good place for food. Also Chicago’s Uno’s or Gino’s.

Gt4ever

October 24th, 2009
9:53 am

Let’s just hope our “nice” guys turn into “nasty” guys, especially on Defense! Otherwise we lose to a really sucky team!

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
10:10 am

Clemson is a beautiful town and great place to WIN. And you have to go to the ESSO at least once when you are there. Va. Tech was nice too. We were there for the GT win a few years back. We went downtown to the Open Market to shop for Local produce and ate in the Market area. It was great fresh food.

TML

October 24th, 2009
10:11 am

The original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa. The chains are all too sanitized. The original looks like some country nightclub/diner you’d see in some 1970’s movie set in the South (think “Deliverance”, “Walking Tall”, “Smokey and the Bandit”, etc.). Ribs to make you wanna eat your hand and banana pudding to make you wanna eat the spoon. And the cool memoriabilia and authographs everywhere are fun to check out.

Today is the day! Time to end this curious streak to the Cavaliers or Wahoos or whatever they’re calling themselves today. GT wins going away and “the ride” continues this season. The last win there was in 1990 and came on the toe of Scott Sisson’s foot – pick up “Toe Meets Leather” TODAY at http://www.stinGTees.com!

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
10:19 am

It’s raining, and raining, and raining.
Paul Johnson just came out for a few minutes and walked around the field.

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
10:22 am

Dreamland you are right. Went with a Bama Fan friend to see the Bama vs UGA when Eric Z was playing. Big John was still alive and you could get Ribs sent Fedex if you couldn’t get to the game. Yes that place is a Shack but like you said the Food was great.

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
10:24 am

I was afraid the weather would be bad. Josh just has to pitch the ball better than last week.

Whatever

October 24th, 2009
10:29 am

I have to say Clemson. Clemson has a beautiful country town and the people are really nice. P.S. The Rain is good for Georgia Tech.

Alabama Jack

October 24th, 2009
10:45 am

Heck, there ain’t anything wrong with a couple of dogs, some rings and a frosted orange from the V. Thank you, what’ll you have? What’ll you have?

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
10:54 am

Virginia defensive end Matt Conrath is out for today’s game.
It’s the opposite for Georgia Tech, with Anthony Egbuniwe in at defensive end. He has missed the past two games with an illness.

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
10:59 am

Emmanuel Dieke made the trip with the team today, so did Robert Godhigh.

BTW, it’s raining Georgia-type rain right now.

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
11:00 am

How many of you will go from watching this game to the Miami-Clemson matchup at 3:30?

Supersize that order, mutt

October 24th, 2009
11:03 am

If the Jackets win, I will definitely be watching the Clemson-Miami game. If we lose…..I guess it won’t matter then. GO JACKETS!!!!

Chaps

October 24th, 2009
11:05 am

Weather Channel Map shows pretty steady rain til about 3 p.m.

GoldenIslesJacket

October 24th, 2009
11:18 am

Who will the rain help more. Jackets or Cavs?

bugsquacher

October 24th, 2009
11:22 am

It wont matter, Jackets lose big today!!! hahahahahahaha

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
11:31 am

I loves me some Varsity, fwiw.

The rain has stopped. The crowd is filing in. Life is good.

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:37 am

Clemson Game will not matter if tech does not take care of business today..and don’t talk about the Defense getting better becasue the second hlaf of the VT game we gave up 3 scores!! far as i am concerned tech Defense is a Big thorn right now!!

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:40 am

No turn Overs!! this is what UVA lived on this whole year!!!
VT, Clemson, FSU are all better than UVA!! GT needs to take care of Business!!

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:40 am

Not sure who the rain will help up there…

atl-xmen

October 24th, 2009
11:41 am

think the rain hurts ga tech more since they rely on pitches and taking the ball in and out of the hands of the running backs.also that one or two passes might slip out and into a VA defenseive back hands.

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
11:41 am

Don’t forget to join the AJC’s Georgia Tech fans page on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/AJC-Ga-Tech/164582392136?ref=mf

jabster

October 24th, 2009
11:43 am

We need to not just win but win BIG. This is where style points start to matter.

Rain helps Tech–hurts throwing offense. Compare GT-Miami with VT-Miami.

2BT

October 24th, 2009
11:48 am

Anytime visiting UNC/Duke/or NC State in the triangle, my posse and I ALWAYS make time to visit Bullocks Bar-B-Q in Durham.

atl-xmen

October 24th, 2009
11:49 am

hey doug what kind of recruits are tech looking at right now? anyone that looks like nesbitt dwyer and thomas? when those guys leave tech is in trouble again. i dont think tech can recruit those type of players with that high school offense they run. what big time back will go to tech where he only gets the ball 8 -10 times a game and never really learns how to play the running back position at least to get to the next level. receiver too. i think pj hurts this team in the long run. right now he is having sucees with Chans big time recruits but when they leave he will have div 1AA players there running that offense and it will really look like a high school offense then. so do you see tech ever winning a National Title with PJ there? i dont see them even getting close.

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:50 am

doug whats the wheather doing up there?

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
11:51 am

The ROAD to TAMPA takes some big steps today for UVA, GT, and MIAMI.

Buzz Aldrin

October 24th, 2009
11:51 am

Every GT fan should switch from this game to the Clemson-Miami game. We have to cheer loud for Clemson today!

“All the way turnt up!”

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:52 am

no way we loose to a freakin school who looses to William and Marry!!
Come ON Defense!! Gee Wiz!!

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
11:53 am

Jason Peters won’t play today because of illness, i’m told.

Arno

October 24th, 2009
11:54 am

They were still talking about the “curse” in the Charlottesville paper yesterday. If that’s all they have against CPJ’s Jackets, then it will be a pitiful day for UVA.

atl-xmen

October 24th, 2009
11:54 am

i can see both ga tech losing and clem winning today..so i guess that would help va tech.seems like tech and miami come up short every year with them losing these type games..

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:54 am

Buzz Aldrin,
What are you talking about!!!
We lost to this bunch last year. When have we beat UVA at UVA?
Come on this game is Way Way way more important than any Clemson game..

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
11:55 am

Jason Peters not playing is REALLY BAD!!!!

Buzz Aldrin

October 24th, 2009
11:56 am

The Miami game is at 3:30…I am saying the second this game is over turn to root on Clemson.

atl-xmen

October 24th, 2009
11:56 am

that clem-mia games come on later right? so you can watch both..techs games are usually pretty short.

bugsquacher

October 24th, 2009
11:56 am

the road today….ends for GT… (dont you just hate those wrong turns!)

bugsquacher

October 24th, 2009
11:59 am

I like men, especially UGA men

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
12:00 pm

This is one geriatric crowd. Nothing wrong with that. Just saying.

Engy

October 24th, 2009
12:03 pm

Old fans are the most loyal fans. Remember that.

Joe Schmoe

October 24th, 2009
12:04 pm

Is this the GT game day blog?

B'Ham Jacket

October 24th, 2009
12:04 pm

All you non-Jackets: Get off this site!
Show some class!
Even if you have no class, pretend you do!

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
12:07 pm

Let the Dawgs play on the BLOGS because we know their team can’t play on the field.

Pi$$onaJacket

October 24th, 2009
12:08 pm

Go Virginia and Miami! Look for the carriage to turn into a pumpkin.

Doug Roberson

October 24th, 2009
12:09 pm

Cooper Taylor and Julian Burnett won’t play today, either.

Pi$$onaDawg

October 24th, 2009
12:09 pm

Nesbitt passes for 1 TD, Runs for 1 DT, Dwyer get 2 TDs. Tech wins by 17.

Georgia

October 24th, 2009
12:11 pm

yeah But Buzz Aldrin,
If Tech does not win today here in Charletsville then we might as well be Miaim fans..

B'Ham Jacket

October 24th, 2009
12:12 pm

The Dawgs have nothing of any interest or intelligence to contribue.

Not Disappointed

October 24th, 2009
12:13 pm

Afternoon Jackets!

Pi$$onaJacket

October 24th, 2009
12:14 pm

Look for Tech to fumble all day long in the rain.