Big weekend for lots of Tech teams

Colossal. Important. Fun.

Whatever word you want to use, it’s likely appropriate.

Many of Tech’s spring teams will be playing important games starting Friday:

  • The baseball team will host Miami in an important three-game series with a share of first-place in the ACC at stake. More on that on ajc.com later this week.
  • The softball team will be trying to defend its ACC tournament title in Blacksburg. More on that on ajc.com later this week.
  • The men’s and women’s tennis teams will start NCAA play, the women at home and the men in Lexington, Ky.
  • The track and field teams will host the Georgia Tech Invitational, which continues Saturday.

All in all, a lot of stuff.

But first, the baseball team will honor the 1985 team, dubbed the Joltin’ Jackets, on Saturday.The Joltin’ Jackets won Tech’s first ACC title, the first of four consecutive under former manager Jim Morris, who is now with Miami.

As part of the honors, the team will wear throwback uniforms from that year.

After you see them, well….it was a different time for fashion. The hats are cool, though.

Replica of the hats the team wore in 1985

Replica of the hats the team wore in 1985

The Old Gold is back

The Old Gold is back

46 comments Add your comment

POAD

May 11th, 2010
2:34 pm

Still have my original 1885 -1985 hat with K. Brown Autograph on it.

kennyh

May 11th, 2010
2:36 pm

i love the old unis!!

POAD

May 11th, 2010
2:40 pm

Sorry First! I really want the Women’s Tennis Team to do well. UGA Tennis has been tops too long. I used to have mixed feelings years ago when we played against Morris. It took only a few years for my dislike of “the u” to overcome my like of Morris. The Lady Softballers need to make a BIG Statement heading to the Post Season.

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
2:43 pm

Check out the backdrop behind the baseball player. Typical tech! LOL! Techs got to have THE worst fan base of any school in the country.

30 - 24

May 11th, 2010
2:49 pm

HBTD. “Old Gold may be back”, but the fans never came! What a joke of a fan base.

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
2:49 pm

Now you want some Typical me. I need to go by me some more beer and clean up my double wide. My Sist er girlfriend is coming over.

30 - 24

May 11th, 2010
2:54 pm

Another sad techie posing as HBTD – see 2:49 post. I’m guessing POAD is the likely culprit!

Brad

May 11th, 2010
2:55 pm

Typical half wit Georgia fans, there is no game going on, just a few Georgia grads sweeping up after everyone’s gone home.

POAD

May 11th, 2010
2:56 pm

UGA fans pouring out of Sanford during the 4th qtr. against Kentucky is what your fanbase is about. Uga could still win, but I guess your fans needed some more Beer to cry in about Bobo and Cox. UGA VII was so sick of you fan last he just died so he could be done with you sad sacks.

POAD

May 11th, 2010
2:57 pm

No HBTD I don’t pimp other people’s names.

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
3:00 pm

Brad

May 11th, 2010
2:55 pm
Typical half wit Georgia fans, there is no game going on, just a few Georgia grads sweeping up after everyone’s gone home.

Good one!! I guess the tech player was taking a relatively lengthy reflection (note glove still on hand) of another loss long after “everyone’s gone home.” hahaha!

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
3:04 pm

POAD

May 11th, 2010
2:56 pm
UGA fans pouring out of Sanford during the 4th qtr. against Kentucky is what your fanbase is about.

No POAD, our fan base is all about showing up in support of our team. You may have read where we had near 40,000 make it to this years’s G-Day game. Conversely, I think I saw where close to 350 nerds made it out to this year’s tech spring fling. I’m assuming you did NOT make it this year??

POAD

May 11th, 2010
3:19 pm

HBTD: I did miss this year. I didn’t feel like sitting in the rain and having to drive in Atlanta traffic after it starts raining. Have you seen UGA baseball record? GT might be thinking about 1 of their rare losses. UGA is what 13-31? HAHHAHAHAH. The baseballers need to blame that record on Drinking too much Beer.

St Simon

May 11th, 2010
3:21 pm

UGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHHAHHAAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!

WE RUN THIS STATE!!

hbtd

May 11th, 2010
3:22 pm

I have aids. Got if from CMR’s brother.

Burdell

May 11th, 2010
3:23 pm

HBTD = troll

“How ’bout them dawgs” = “Ain’t skeered” = “Git’r Dun” = favorite redneck sayings also seen on bumper stickers and F-150 back windows….

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
3:28 pm

Yeah. I heard there was some rain. Apparently the team quit at the half reflecting the fans lack of interest in the football program. No surprise.

Nah. The UGA baseball team’s just not very good this year, but as is the case with most all UGA teams, the fans do come out in support, and we always have a good time!

POAD

May 11th, 2010
3:35 pm

I know you have a goodtime. I see where 11 Faculty, Staff, and Students were arrested on Cinco de Mayo. Did they all get bailedout for the Graduation ….Parties?

HBTD

May 11th, 2010
3:55 pm

Gosh! I bet they’d been drinking some alcoholic beverage and partying too much!! Can you imagine such a shameful thing in a college town? I bet they were having fun too!!! They should have been studying like all the good litttle nerds over at tech!

GMAFB!

I WAS GOING TO TECH

May 11th, 2010
4:13 pm

but they turned down my app because i had actually seen a woman not related to me without her clothes on , I knew i should have checked no on that question.

Jake

May 11th, 2010
4:29 pm

You are all a bunch of cu#!$. Go Tech. I hope that all the teams go out and play great this weekend. Im glad that the flagship program is something other than gymnastics.

TDone

May 11th, 2010
4:50 pm

The University of Georgia is still seeing a university for which the athletic department and be proud.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
5:00 pm

Jake

This is Coach Small Johnson

What is the flagship program at Tech?

The Garbage team picking up trash after all UGA games

The SWAT team making sure every Tech fan makes it safely back to their cars

The Toilet team who repairs the broken or flooded toilets during the games

Or The cheer team who stand outside begging people to come watch a sorry program that is Tech athletics?

bb

May 11th, 2010
5:06 pm

What a bunch of trolls. It’s obvious that the picture is a publicity shot to show the throw back uniforms. I don’t think Tech has worn those unis this year (or since the 80’s). Crawl back into your hole.

GTPhenom

May 11th, 2010
5:07 pm

I love your jealousy small. It gives people like me a great feeling to know just how jealous sidewalk, redneck UGAg fans like you are.

POAD

May 11th, 2010
5:19 pm

It the sports that GIT and UGA compete:

Men’s Tennis: 17-7 GT 17-7 UGA EVEN

Football: 11-3 GT 8-5 UGA Adv GT

Baseball: 39-9 GT 13-31 UGA Adv GT

Basketball: 23-13 GT 15-17 UGA Adv GT

Softball: 46-9 GT 43-10 UGA Adv GT

W’s Tennis: 18-9 GT 12-8 UGA Adv GT

W’s Bball: 23-10 GT 26-9 UGA UGA

Vollyball: 22-10 GT 18-11 UGA Adv GT

And how does UGA run this state again? UGA is better in girls basketball and that is it.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
5:20 pm

What jealousy

Ducking for cover
Cleaning toilets
Hoping fans will come to make noise

No jealousy here just thankfulness Im not a fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POAD

May 11th, 2010
5:28 pm

Small Johnson: by your name we know you can’t reach bottom! I hope you can touch the sides. After a year at UGA the girls are like throwing a hotdog down the hallway for you I guess. They do sell a PUMP thing you could try.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
5:31 pm

POAD or TOAD

GT football better than UGA really 30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GT basketball better than UGA really 73-66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GT womans basketball better than UGA really 56-50!!!!!!!!!!!!
GT M Tennis better than UGA really 5-2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GT M &W Track Better than UGA really Not we won both

I think we own this state not you

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
5:33 pm

POAD or TOAD

As your coach please send me anything that will help my pride.

The only thing I have going for me is the middle school option veer in this wonderful loser conference

POAD

May 11th, 2010
6:23 pm

I didn’t say TRACK. You won head to head, but you can’t win more games in a season. I guess App State was better than The Wolverines? Yes, in 1 game they were but not overall. It is like your dad getting lucky once. It can happen, but I wouldn’t count on it regularly if drinks were not involved.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
6:34 pm

POAD

Could you send those devices to help with my pride you were talking about.

Send them to

Attn: Coach Small Johnson
North Ave
Atlanta, Ga

Oh and I guess we got lucky multiple times!!!!!!!!!

POAD

May 11th, 2010
7:19 pm

Your team may get lucky but your wife was never lucky mulitple times when your lil Johnson was involved. YOUR TEAM? Do you play for UGA? I don’t play for TECH I an just saying If the Team Wins more than It Loses then the TEAM is better. UGA’s beer Pong Team is Champs for sure. The UGA baggy Pants in jail are the favorites in the Shower.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
7:56 pm

POAD

Your right My wife is unlucky thats why you need to send that stuff to my address on North Ave

Thats why I always tell her like I tell UGA, we have other fish to fry and she usually shuts up!!!!

Brunswick Tech

May 11th, 2010
8:26 pm

good luck every one….Go Tech…

POAD

May 11th, 2010
8:52 pm

Athens-Clarke County Jail just qualified for the SEC championship in Football for the 2010-2011 season. Have no fear UGA parents your kids will get their education because A-CC and the GSP are arresting UGA teachers and Staff as fast as students. Look at Mandela! He came out of Jail and did great things. Nelson is no Mett, Odell, or UGA Staff member but you can DREAM.

Small Johnson

May 11th, 2010
8:56 pm

Thats right Tech parents

Have no fear

North Ave has plenty of armed guards and armored vehicles for your childs safety.

Be assured that if your kid does get into trouble it will never be known due to all the crime and violence that occurs right here on North Ave

POAD

May 11th, 2010
9:27 pm

Hang in Athens and your Fake Blonde Daughter will be abducted or raped.

POAD

May 11th, 2010
9:28 pm

All the drunk boys in Athens take “NO” for an answer.

suntan head

May 11th, 2010
10:37 pm

OLD GOLD LOOKING DAMN FINE, ANYONE GET RICHT OUT OF THE TANNING BED YET? TELL HIM ANOTHER PLAYER JUST TRANSFERRED

Fillin' up @ Juniors

May 12th, 2010
9:30 am

I just suddenly feel a need…a need to have a son and dress him up in that white and gold…

HBTD

May 12th, 2010
2:45 pm

Ho Hum…………….Still no interest over here with the nerds. Y’all are going to fit in real nice with the other fans of the WAC! LOL!!!

Reality

May 12th, 2010
9:48 pm

So many ugay people on the Tech blog…. so many jealous idiots. It would be kinda funny if it wasn’t so sad.

HBTD

May 13th, 2010
12:32 pm

I guess all the nerds saw where McDonalds will no longer be adding a “toy” the Happy Meal provided to tech ticket holders? That’s gonna really hurt attendance!

HBTD

May 13th, 2010
12:43 pm

Uh oh! 30% chance of rain this weekend. Can you say another NO SHOW in support of the tech teams. Talk about “fair weather fans.” You guys are a joke!!!

JawjunY'all

May 13th, 2010
6:25 pm

Out of 46 “comments” so far there aren’t a half dozen that merit display here. Let’s limit publications to bona fide TECH students/grads or to others with IQ’s better than 80. This would eliminate 90% of this garbage. UGA really has some fine academics who if they had any desire to do so would not have their opinions published alongside these other TECH HATE retards. Look up TECH, don’t wallow in the hog pen with these slime.