And we’re back

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I know my family and I did.

I’ll be heading to Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow, or today, as the clock turns.

Tech is still favored by oddsmakers to win the Orange Bowl, which ain’t too bad considering how the ACC is taking it on the chin during the bowl season with  North Carolina, Miami and Boston College have already lost in their postseason partypalozzas.

It’s no secret that the ACC isn’t thought of fondly nationally (cueing the Georgia fans for the comment section below). With only Clemson having won their game, the league really needs the Yellow Jackets to defeat the Hawkeyes to save its reputation.

Everyone knows the ACC’s rep in BCS games, and that the ACC has yet to place more than its champ in one of those  games for the past decade or so.

Virgina Tech and Florida State are next on the docket before GT takes the stage.

What say you, is there a theme to the ACC’s losses so far? Can the league save face with a Jackets’ victory?

Did you get any GT stuff for Christmas? Did you give any? Share, if so.

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Oh, and the ban on the SCORE has been lifted.

383 comments Add your comment

Shane

December 30th, 2009
12:25 am

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Shane

December 30th, 2009
12:25 am

AlabamaRamblinwreck

December 30th, 2009
12:41 am

Well, I think all of the ACC games have been different.

B.C., a well-coached, disciplined team, played a much more talented USC team and gave them a battle. But in the end, 5-Star talent overcame BC’s fight and smarts.

North Carolina could have won, but IMO, some bonehead coaching cost them the game. But, they lost to the Big East runner-up, who almost beat number 4 Cincinnati.

Miami, a poorly coached, undisciplined team, looked disinterested and not happy about playing in cold weather. (poor little hurricanes) They should have beaten Wisconsin based on talent alone, but they did not come to play.

I don’t think any of these games have anything to do with how GT will play against Iowa. Hopefully, they have learned that if they don’t show up and give their best effort, they can and will lose to good teams.

Got a new gold GT hoody, white GT#21 jersey, and an ACC champs t-shirt for Christmas. It was a great Christmas!!

Go Jackets!!

AlabamaRamblinwreck

December 30th, 2009
12:44 am

Oh yeah! Forgot the best Christmas present of all….tickets to the 2010 Orange Bowl….it truly was an awesome Christmas.

ACC Joke

December 30th, 2009
12:47 am

Looks like the nerds winning the acc is like being the tallest midget……..not too much to brag about based on the postseason records thus far.

ACC Joke

December 30th, 2009
12:48 am

Of course this year is no different than last year in regards to acc performance in the bowls……or the year before…..or the year before……….

vamosjackets

December 30th, 2009
1:06 am

Got a 2009 ACC Champions t-shirt from my wife’s grandmother. Definitely my favorite gift this year. Already the new #1 in the rotation.

The Grinch

December 30th, 2009
1:10 am

So Roll Tide Jacket is the poor sap that has to go to the Orange Bowl…….who did he p!ss off?

The Grinch

December 30th, 2009
1:11 am

Vamos,

So does this mean the tuxedo t-shirt has been vanquished to the 2nd slot?

The Grinch

December 30th, 2009
1:12 am

I am sure everyone will be impressed with the acc champions t-shirt………kind of like being the tallest midget.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

December 30th, 2009
1:19 am

Looks like the UGAG talking points are published and read by all muttlanders this holiday season. Excuse me, I meant their friends with GED’s have read the talking points to them.

Enjoy your fun while you can mutts! You know who the new sheriff is, and he has tasted your bitterness in our rivalry now. I’m just glad you guys made him mad!!

Go Jackets!!

Shane

December 30th, 2009
1:38 am

When will Tech fans figure out winning the ACC means nothing.

NOTHING !!!!!

The only reason you are in a BCS game and have a nice record is the fact that your league sucks.

Facts are facts.

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:43 am

30-24 Nerds suck!

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:44 am

Almost Clown Conf Chumps; 30-24 Clearasil kids suck!

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:46 am

Johnson lovers; pretty good description of Male tech fans; 30-24 lol!

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:48 am

GT second best college football team in the state; 30-24 losers!

The Grinch

December 30th, 2009
1:48 am

Roll Tide wreck is making fun of others reading ability and he is from Alabama? He is getting a little upity since he has a double wide and all his relatives in the trailer park only have single wides.

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:50 am

The Joke by Coke, Classic! 30-24 warcraft wannabes!

Robert B.

December 30th, 2009
1:50 am

I had a great Christmas. My girlfriend made me a Georgia Tech blanket, and my parents got me many ACC Champ shirts, and a GT sweatshirt. I also recieved a Georgia Tech ACC Champs hat.

And to all of those who say winning the ACC means nothing, last I checked it meant that we go to a BCS bowl. Last I checked, BCS bowls were sort of a big deal…

I hope all of you UGA fans had fun in Louisiana playing a team that has one of the worst defenses in the nation. Congrats on beating us this year…but now we have more important things to worry about. Like a BCS Game.

Robert B.

December 30th, 2009
1:51 am

Oh, and I forgot to add, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas (Even the UGA fans). And I hope you had a great Christmas too, Doug!

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
1:53 am

King just scored AGAIN! 30-24 ROFLMAO!

A she she

December 30th, 2009
1:59 am

Well it looks like the a she she has managed to make the Little 10 look good. How is it the a she she does so bad in postseason games against other conferences?

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
2:01 am

Robert B. has a girlfriend that made him a blanket? I didn’t know blow up dolls could knit… LOL!

D&D fan

December 30th, 2009
2:03 am

A she she; the answer is, they suck like a fat kid with a milkshake

tech fan

December 30th, 2009
2:37 am

Well I guess everyone is correct the ACC is just not as good at football.I wonder why that is.Stinger your an idiot.

teck son

December 30th, 2009
2:52 am

My dad went ga tech and he invented a machine that could make people invisible.It works to just go to Miami and try to count the tech people.

Shane

December 30th, 2009
2:58 am

ACC

ALL CUPCAKE CONFERENCE

ThirdParty

December 30th, 2009
3:55 am

“winning the ACC means nothing”

Ok, well talk about the SEC all you want, but a championship in any conference followed by a good season will put ANYONE in position for the BCS-NC game. Don’t believe me? Ask the kids in a non-AQ conference that were 00.01 away from playing the SEC champ for all the marbles. So even with evident SEC dominance they still annually put only ONE of two teams in the NC game. The other? Well, even the much-maligned ACC could put one there (given an undefeated season after a decent pre-season ranking). In a world where sucky 6-win seasons get you a bowl game, winning ANY conference is still notable. And the ACC in most people’s minds is still doing better (now and in the forseeable future) than the Big East and maybe one or two other AQ-ers. It’s just a lot of noise from SEC-ACC rivalries…there is always at least one ACC team that rises up to the level of the SEC’s middle ranks every year (not that this year’s rivalry week showed it). All that said, the ACC sure could use a few more bowl wins this year to get things headed right again…

Scott

December 30th, 2009
4:09 am

Seriously. It’s starting to look like the ACC might not win another bowl game this year.

Cuttysark

December 30th, 2009
4:43 am

Miami sure didn’t come to play against Wisconsin, but the badgers played very well and deserved the victory. Georgia Tech will have their opportunity to knock off a very good Iowa team, and this will be an opportunity for the Yellow Jackets to finally get into the discussion of being a contender for the BCS each and every year. We will find out next week. Congratulations to UGA for their win in the bowl game without any defensive coaches.

For more Georgia Tech football articles as the Jackets get ready for the Orange Bowl, go to http://isportsweb.com.

Biff Pocoroba

December 30th, 2009
5:39 am

It looks like the Dawgies were up late posting on the Tech blog last night. I guess a lot of people will be calling in sick to work this morning so I won’t be able to get my Egg Mcmufin today. Of course these are the idiots who actually think Kirby Smart will leave Alabama to coach in the weedeater bowl.

Phil

December 30th, 2009
5:49 am

And yet another ACC team goes down in a bowl game, but this time it was the best ACC team and they failed to beat lowly Wisconsin!!! Looks like trouble for the tools next week!!

WORST CONFERENCE EVER!!!!!

December 30th, 2009
5:51 am

looks like the crap ACC picked up where they left off last year, losing bowls!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

how embarrassing

December 30th, 2009
6:11 am

the best ACC team gets waxed by Wisconsin!!! Lol!!!!

Tech fans

December 30th, 2009
6:14 am

ACC this football season is 10-14 against other BCS teams, so far.

Big XII this football season is 4-8 against other BCS teams, so far.

Big 10 this football season is 6-9 against other BCS teams, so far.

Mountain West Conference is 7-9 against BCS teams, so far.

PAC-10 this football season is 9-7 against other BCS teams, so far.

Big East this football season is 10-7 against other BCS teams, so far.

SEC this football season is 11-5 against other BCS teams, so far.

The 3 Conferences, ACC, Big XII and Big 10, who are WORSE than the Mountain West Conference in games against BCS teams this season so far, has some explaining to do as to why they deserve some automatic anything – not giving the Mountain West Conference an opportunity to continue to beat the crap out of the ACC, Big XII and Big 10.

Big XII has to win tonight against the PAC-10.

All season long, here are the ONLY WINS by the Big XII over a BCS team :

Oklahoma State before NCAA ruled player not eligible beat unranked UGA.

Oklahoma beat none. Lost to Miami of Florida 9-4.

Texas Tech beat none. Played none.

Texas A&M beat none. Lost to Arkansas and to Georgia.

Baylor beat 7-5 U Conn. Lost to Weak Forest 5-7.

Kansas beat Duke 5-7.

Colorado beat none. Lost to West Virginia.

Iowa State beat none. Lost to Iowa.

Kansas State beat none. Lost to UCLA.

Missouri beat Illinois.

Nebraska beat none. Lost to Virginia Tech.

Texas beat none. Played none.

The Major Reason why the BCS is under fire is that these 3 suck conferences, ACC, Big 10 and Big XII do NOT do as well as the Mountain West Conference against BCS teams.

Nebraska, supposedly the 2nd best Big XII team, plays tonight.

Nebraska had better win for the sake of the Big XII.

Nebraska, whose NCAA Official Strength of Schedule was Number 46 before the bowls (GA tek SoS # 51 before the bowls), played Eight (8) games against “opponents” not even in a bowl game. (GA tek played 6 games against “opponents” not even in a bowl game.

Nebraska ALWAYS schedules teams who are NO DAMN GOOD.

Nebraska that is ALL they EVER do.

Nebraska beat no BCS team all season long.

Nebraska beat no ranked team.

Nebraska lost to the only BCS team they played outside the sorry Big XII.

Nebraska played 8 games against “opponents” who are NOT in a bowl game.

Nebraska, for all this, is Ranked # 22 in the Polls and got to play Texas for the Big XII Championship.

Because Texas won, they get to play Alabama, instead of TCU.

TCU of the Mountain West Conference has A FAR BETTER CLAIM than does Texas of the lousy sorry Big XII, to be playing Alabama.

And, if we had an 8-team Play-Off this season based upon BCS Rankings, the ACC would NOT even have a team in the PLAY-OFFS.

We don’t need 2 bowl games tonight. 1 is plenty.

We didn’t need 2 bowl games last night either. Again, 1 would have been more than plenty.

And, we don’t need 5 bowl games tomorrow night for God’s sake.

There are another 5 Friday. Good Lord.

And, another 5 on Saturday. We don’t need 5 bowl games in a day.

You cannot watch them all. It’s not possible. It waters down the bowl games.

The Bowl Games will exist AFTER the Play-Off is implemented.

Unless you do a 64-team Play-Off like Men’s Basketball, for example (65 play-in.)

There are 34 Bowl Games.

If you did an 8-team Play-Off and Started the Week after the Conference Championships (CHUMPionships in the cases of the ACC and Big XII), then you would play :

4 Bowl Games without a damn month or month and a half, the week after The SEC Championship Game. Both of those teams would be in the 8-team Play-Offs the following week.

Play-Off Games are on Saturdays, not Fridays or Thursdays or Mondays.

8-Team Play-Off AND BOWLS continue otherwise, just get rid of

5 Boise State plays 4 Cincinnati, first Saturday. Dec 12.

6 Florida plays 3 TCU, first Saturday. Dec 12.

8 Ohio State plays 1 Alabama, second Saturday. Dec 19.

7 Oregon plays 2 Texas, second Saturday. Dec 19.

2ND ROUND :

4 Cincinnati (if wins) plays 1 Alabama, third Saturday Dec 26.

3 TCU plays 2 Texas (if Texas beats Oregon which they would not.) Dec 26.

NOTE all the other bowl games, just continue on as planned and as they always have.

NOTE the ACC is NOT in the 8-team PLAY-OFF.

This is because the Mountain West Conference is BETTER than the stinking ACC.

The Mountain West is a better conference than the Big XII and the Big 10 Conferences too, but at least in the Big XII and in the Big 10, they have fans who follow college football.

The ACC doesn’t even have any fans who even follow the game of college football.

WORST ATTENDANCE.

WORST TV RATINGS.

If you want the Rose Bowl to have a game on the following Saturday January 2, have at it. They have always sent the LOUSY Big 10 to the Rose Bowl. What a crock.

Now, the Rose Bowl would actually get a TEAM for a damn change.

The Orange Bowl can go away for all I care. It has horrible ratings. It has horrible teams. It is in CRIME-RIDDEN Miami where NO ONE IS SAFE. No one goes, and it has the WORST ATTENDANCE of any Major Bowl Game. The Peach Bowl is a better bowl, for example.

The Sugar Bowl, since no one wants to play The Mighty SEC, always gets a crap team. Hawaii, please. Notre Dame, good Lord. Virginia Tech, I mean a lot of the time, the Sugar Bowl is LEFT with the dredges because NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY THE SEC in the Sugar Bowl.

So, the Sugar Bowl gets a good team as the opponent for the Sugar Bowl for a damn change, too.

Fiesta Bowl NEVER has been a MAJOR BOWL. That’s B.S. in the firs place. Just get rid of it too.

As far as I am concerned you can get rid of all the Major Bowl Games.

That is what the 8-TEAM PLAY-OFFS ARE. Anyway. Just drop the Major Bowls. They are the ones who DON’T WANT A PLAY-OFF.

Let the damn Peach Bowl BID against the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl for the 8-TEAM PLAY-OFF BOWL GAMES. Let every bowl bid against each other. Whoever ponies up the most money, gets the game.

We will still watch these other bowl games, like Nebraska playing Arizona tonight.

Just get rid of some bowl games where there are 2 in one night to try to watch.

Or, get rid of some of the 3 days we have 5 bowl games no one can possibly follow; yet, those are supposedly the better bowls.

I think this will work.

Just the damn sorry ACC out in the cold.

And, gets rid of the bias of the Big XII and Big 10 and ACC over the Mountain West Conference, which is better than all 3 of those conferences.

You would have TCU playing Alabama.

I can assure you of that, too.

Alabama Jack

December 30th, 2009
6:54 am

Y’all notice how fixated the dawg fans are on suckin’? I guess when you are irrelevant, you get into that sort of thing big time. At least they are no longer talkin’ about their friends, the sheep.

LET THE BIG DAWG EAT!

December 30th, 2009
6:58 am

dagnabit

December 30th, 2009
7:37 am

Shane is entitled to his opinion ; not his own facts. When did the BCS come under fire. The college teams raking in millions are not doing any shooting.

more of the same

December 30th, 2009
7:46 am

Another bowl season means another year of the All Cupcake Conference with a humiliatingly bad losing record

Alabama Bob

December 30th, 2009
7:47 am

The only thing irrelevant is apparently the ACC in bowl games. I ask the question again, why do ACC teams even bother having football programs?

half the ACC is .500 or worse

December 30th, 2009
7:48 am

I think that pretty much explains how Yech finally won the ACC. By default!!!! LOL!!!!

wow

December 30th, 2009
7:52 am

If the best team in the ACC can’t even handle a bunch of slow white boys from Wisconsin playing in their own state, imagine how bad the corn fed whities from Iowa are going to be beatdown the thugs from the trade school.

dagnabit

December 30th, 2009
7:56 am

The SEC and the ACC have already played a bowl game against each other. I see where clemson got stomped by kentucky. Yep. That SEC sure is good. Don’t know why other teams even show up.

James T. Kirk

December 30th, 2009
7:59 am

Look at the puppies on here thumping their chests. So what, you barely beat the Longhorns. They had a horrible year and you struggled to beat them. Their thrower of the ball is clearly better than yours. As usual you had to cheat to win. Now excuse me while I go hit the beautiful white sand beaches of Miami with all my exotic hot lady friends I have made.

simms

December 30th, 2009
8:00 am

Yes, the SECOND place ACC team barely beat the 9TH, I repeat, the NINTH place SEC team. Congrats.

Stinger

December 30th, 2009
8:03 am

Poor little ACC teams. Looks like the only conference that they can beat is the SEC. Clemson beat Kentucky who beat UGA. Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha!!

Stinger

December 30th, 2009
8:03 am

Nuff Said !!

Stinger

December 30th, 2009
8:07 am

Ohhhhh, more excuses. Looks like Oklahoma State cheated to beat UGA. I guess Kentucky did too huh?

Huntsville Dawg

December 30th, 2009
8:17 am

Does anyone else find it amusing how the Tool fans are whining about A&M’s record, yet they don’t seem to mind that half of the ACC is .500 worse? The same ACC that they proudly won? Just a thought

Stinger

December 30th, 2009
8:19 am

I’m just a lonely little boy that is bored since school is out for the holidays. I wish I didn’t have to live vicariously through other teams, but my team is such a pathetic joke, we can’t even beat a poor UGA team, without their best player, with our best team in 20 years.