Blair says support has been positive

Georgia Tech kicker Scott Blair said he has received mostly positive support from fans, family and friends since he missed an extra-point attempt against Georgia that would have tied the game at 35. The Yellow Jackets lost 42-34.

“They have supported me the whole year as well, but they really got behind me after the kick to help me kick my head up,” Blair, a senior, said.

Blair said the snap was good, the hold was good, but the kick was bad, sailing to the left. It was his first miss in 77 attempts.

There have been some ugly cyber-moments during the past two weeks.

Blair took down his facebook page because of some negative messages. However, someone told him he should turn it into a positive and post a message thanking fans for their support. He posted this:

I want to thank you all for your support the past 4 years. You have made my college football experience a memorable one. I enjoyed playing for GT and for every one of you. You all inspired me to give my best effort each moment I have stepped on the field. I have not always been perfect (no one is) but I have played to the best of my ability. I will miss playing for GT and I will always be thankful for the memories.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

With the Independence Bowl remaining, he said he hopes that miss isn’t the memory have of his career.

Blair leads the team in scoring this season (81 points), and has hit 15 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 8 of 10 from 40 yards or more. He’s hit 74 percent of his field goals during his career, averaged 33.3 net yards per punt, and even threw a touchdown pass in last year’s win against Clemson.

“I know how I kicked at Tech,” Blair said. “I’m happy with how I progressed in my career. I hope that’s not what people think of me.”

56 comments Add your comment

reebok

December 9th, 2010
3:22 pm

Tech won several games this year because of Blair’s kicking. The loss to UGA was absolutely not his fault. He needs to keep his head up and enjoy the bowl game!

Burdell

December 9th, 2010
3:22 pm

Blair was instrumental in helping us win the ACC Championship game last season. I just wish he had been given the chance to put a few points on the board earlier in the Georgia game.

Alabama Jack

December 9th, 2010
3:22 pm

No reason to hand your head Scott. You gave it your best and that is all anyone can do.

Eastside Jacket

December 9th, 2010
3:24 pm

Nice to see Blair has a good attitude about it. That kick wasn’t the reason Tech lost the game any way. He seems like a classy kid with a bright future. It’s also good to see the Tech community is behind him (for the most part). Good luck to him and the rest of the Jackets !!!

The Blair Miss Project

December 9th, 2010
3:28 pm

<————– WIDE LEFT <—————–

The Blair Miss Project

December 9th, 2010
3:29 pm

You simply blew it son. If you make that CHIP-SHOT, the entire dynamic of the game changes. You can sugarcoat it all you want, but you simply blew it.

42-34 Glad it hurts!!

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
3:32 pm

Do you Techies think for a second if the tables were turned, you wouldn’t be flooding out blogs making fun of our kicker??

You guys LOVE to hate UGA… so I am glad you guys are witnessing first hand the hatred UGA ALSO has you you.

THWGT

Tech Rules

December 9th, 2010
3:33 pm

Project, I’m glad you’re a UGAG fan and not Tech fan.

CC

December 9th, 2010
3:34 pm

I’d like to thank Blair as well….. 9 out of 10.

Burdell

December 9th, 2010
3:36 pm

Project is much more of a Tech hater than he/she is a UGA fan. It’s easy to go through life hating others when deep down inside you are miserable yourself. I pity the fool.

Flapjacket

December 9th, 2010
3:36 pm

I’ll remember the two Clemson games last year – big time right there.

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
3:37 pm

Scott Blair,

Will you ever be able to watch Ave Ventura: Pet Detective again without thinking of this fateful night in Athens??

I hope not.

UGA=YAWN

December 9th, 2010
3:38 pm

Unfortunately, it will be the memory that lasts with him and his GT legacy forever. We didn’t lose the game because of him – but the outcome could have been different. We do not get to ‘choose’ how our legacy is solidifed – it just happens. He made 76 easy ones – missed the hard one. It will always be attached to him.

Glory Glory

December 9th, 2010
3:39 pm

I have been trying desperately to find a clip of the missed extra point (extra point!!!) on YouTube to throw in your faces on these blogs, but it appears Fish Fry johnson is doing a fine job not letting it hit the mainstream…..

one will come.,…..one. will. come.

GTBob

December 9th, 2010
3:39 pm

Anybody who blames Blair for the UGA game is an idiot. We had the ball down by one with plenty of time left and we didn’t get it done. Not to mention all the turnovers and terrible defensive play. Blair was one of the main reasons we won the ACC championship last year and had a great season this year.

JacketBacker01

December 9th, 2010
3:41 pm

Blair Miss & Sanford,

You’re really showing your intelligence and class. Blair isn’t at all the reason we lost that game. Five turnovers, 2 inside the Thuga 15, for a 21 point swing is the reason. Thuga got lucky as he!! again so go on back to your blog and start drinking the kool-aid for next year.

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
3:47 pm

JacketBacker,

congrats on the Moral “we didnt get out butts whipped as bad as we should have” Victory.

Do’nt forget the UGA turnovers and missing on 4th down twice…. it’s not like we played perfect offense.

Anyway……

<———– WIDE LEFT <———— hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

THWG

December 9th, 2010
3:50 pm

I work at a construction company. This morning, I made a comment to one of my workers who was wearing a uga hat. He said he would rather be a uga fan than a GT fan any day. He went out to work in the field in sub-freezing temps. I spent the rest of the day in my heated office. Check mate.

Paul Johnson

December 9th, 2010
3:50 pm

Scott, I am SO glad you missed that extra point. Don;t listento these people. You WITHOUT A DOUBT cost us that game!

Anyway, by missing it, and us being beatten by the worst UGA team in 20 years, we were in turn sent to Shreveport!! and Shreveport means MISSISSIPPI RIVER CATFISH FISH FRY BABY!!!!

FISH FRY! FISH FRY! FISH FRY! FISH FRY!!!

RambleOn84

December 9th, 2010
3:54 pm

Scott,
Without you, Tech doesn’t win the 2009 ACC Championship. No one can take that away from you.

So you m.issed a k.ick a.gainst U.GA in 2010…big deal! Don’t let some l.osers who have never a.ccomplished a.nything try to make you feel bad about m.aking a m.istake.

T.hanks for your hard work and g.ood luck in the f.uture!

GO JACKETS!

RambleOn84

December 9th, 2010
3:55 pm

Scott,
W.ithout y.ou, T.ech d.oesn’t w.in the 2.009 A.CC C.hampionship. N.o o.ne c.an t.ake t.hat a.way f.rom y.ou.

So you m.issed a k.ick a.gainst UGA in 2010…big deal! Don’t let some l.osers who have never a.ccomplished anything try to make you feel bad about making a mistake.

Thanks for your hard work and good luck in the future!

GO JACKETS!

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
3:55 pm

Techies….

You DO understand why we ridicule him right?

This is a RIVALRY. You hate us, and we hate you just as much. It goes both ways.

There is ZERO question in my mind that if UGA’s kicker missed an extra point, and the dynamics of the game changed and we eventually lost to you, you would have rings and t-shirts made to commemorate the occasion.

Just so happened, this one went in UGA’s favor. Minus the rings and t-shirts of course.

GO DAWGS!!! <————WIDE LEFT <——————

kennyh

December 9th, 2010
3:58 pm

what makes these stupid as* renck s post and read the GT blogs?? lol i dont read or give a damn about what happens in athens….. but i am glad they do.. it just shows why i am a tech fan.. we have class!.. to hell with GA! most of them never even knew anyone who went , much less could graduate from College!

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
3:59 pm

“we have class!.. to hell with GA!”

define “oxymoron”…….

THWG

December 9th, 2010
4:04 pm

Sanford Drive,

For the record, that’s not an oxymoron. Maybe you should look up the definition…

juvenal

December 9th, 2010
4:07 pm

baloney, not like there wasn’t plenty of time for uga to answer with an fg, easily in range the end of the game, should have gone for 2, now that might have put some pressure on the daugs,;shows the sheer silliness of some of these posts-take a try at the FG after the opening KO fumble, bigger ?…………painful to see such ignorance, but more pity-like, been a long time since a ball game was more important than life, happy to disappoint you………

Bug Zapper

December 9th, 2010
4:07 pm

I will speak as honestly as possible….

Scott, I hope you read this. I also hope that moment sticks with you for the rest of your life. You and your Jacket “Coach”, Teammates and fans are so full of hatred toward the University of Georgia, that it has recently spawned an entire new generation of UGA Coaches, players and fans who HATE you too. I think it is truly poetic that you missed the easiest play in football, and in turn it cost you the game. I am sorry you were not able to get a ring made for a victory in Sanford Stadium like you did in 2008. I hope every time you see the UGA logo you think back to the moment you let your entire Nerd Kingdom down. I hope you are ridiculed, heckled and reminded of your failures the rest of your life, because I know good and darn well, if this were the UGA kicker, you and your “bretheren” would have the same feelings toward him that we have towards you.

42-34 so glad it hurts so bad.

Bug Zapper

December 9th, 2010
4:11 pm

I would LOVE to hear a Jacket supporter even attempt to admit they would feel differently if one of the hated Dawgs was in this same position……

please humor me!!!!!!!!

GoJackets

December 9th, 2010
4:11 pm

You stay classy UGA fans!

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:12 pm

I am LAUGHING at the idea of these pup fans posting these comments aimed at a kicker….TOO FUNNY!!! It’s, as if they’re in a dark room somewhere typing…giggling as if they’ve REALLY hurt someones feelings. It’s ALMOST adorable!!!

Outside Observer

December 9th, 2010
4:14 pm

The Georgia Fans showing their class… I agree with you that there would probably be a few Tech people loading up your blog. I would not be one of them and I would not support them. I am glad to see you have the incredibly intellectual “They would do it too” approach to things. You Georgia fans over here ragging on a 21 year old kid are one of two things A) an immature teenager who needs to grow up, because you have no idea what it’s like to deal with pressure. The only “pressure” you have ever dealt with is having a big test in your high school class or thinking about asking some girl to prom (once you grow up, you will understand that neither of these things is anything remotely close to being important) or B) you are an immature adult who has no self respect because you come on here and criticize a 21 year old kid. Really, if this is you, you have no hope. Might as well accept that you are a failure at life, you have no class, and I would be shocked if you ever actually went to college. Most friends I have that went to Georgia are much classier than you. Have a good day, and try not to trip over your own ego.

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
4:15 pm

macrotech…….

and you don’t think the tables would be turned if UGA missed a extra an extra point that cost them a game to the jackets??

It’s a 2 sided rivalry, buddy. We don’t like you either.

GoJackets

December 9th, 2010
4:15 pm

And just for the record BugCrapper I’d never make fun or personally call out individual players in your team. They are just kids for Christ sake. Anyway you guys keep showing your class … and you wonder why every other fanbase hates yours.

saban

December 9th, 2010
4:17 pm

Just in Richt has accepted the head coaching job at Florida. All of Georgia is rejoicing so they can finally beat Florida.

ManUp...

December 9th, 2010
4:17 pm

When we lose 3 turnovers and the Dawgs turn them all into points and gain 3 turnovers from them WITHOUT turning them into ANY points…the loss is NOT the kicker’s fault. That’s the offense all the way! Lose the ball 3 times then when you get the ball from the defense 3 times you do nothing with it. Sounds like offense to me.

Blair’s going to be remembered for 2009 against Clemson. BOTH of those games! That’s his legacy for the GT fans. The real ones anyway.

Go Jackets!

GTBob

December 9th, 2010
4:18 pm

@Bug Zapper

That was probably the most classless post I have ever seen on here. Seriously, there are a lot of good UGA and GT fans on here who do a lot of innocent trash talking, but wishing some young guy is tormented the rest of his life because of one moment in a game just makes you look sad. Do you really think you are representing your team and your fanbase well when post stuff like that? If that is truly how you feel then you should really seek some help from a professional.

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:19 pm

ha ha…like I said, “ADORABLE”! Sanford Drive…we KNOW you hate us…we just don’t care! To answer your question; I wouldn’t be on a blog about a uga kicker…I was at the game and it would’ve been nice had Blair made the kick, but his missed kick didn’t cost us the game. Had it been in the final moments of the game and it would’ve given us the victory, then that would be a different situation all together. But, I wouldn’t be on a pup blog making hateful comments to a kid…I’d be making fun of all the pups on Tech blogs, though!

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
4:20 pm

You can trace the new level of hatred towards one another straight back to the 2008 UGA/GT game, and the complete, utter immaturity of the Tech fans after that game.

We had to hear you for a year, solid, on our blogs rubbing it in beyond control. This grew old quick, and you bet your tail you are going to hear it back 10 fold as long as possible.

All you Techies think it’s just the funnest game in the world to hate on UGA, but when that hatred is returned, your feelings get hurt and you consider it a classless act.

TO HELL WITH GEORGIA TECH!!! (see how cool i sound!!)

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:22 pm

Bless your little heart Sanford Drive…Bless your little heart

fan of Tech football

December 9th, 2010
4:23 pm

Mr Sanford, please list your address….I’d like to send your a Christmas card.

The Blair Miss Project

December 9th, 2010
4:23 pm

<———- WIDE LEFT <—————–

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:24 pm

Just for the record Sanford….did you yell that last part out loud?

Dawghater

December 9th, 2010
4:25 pm

A view of Sanford Drive
- Live in his mother’s basement
- Unemployed
- Has as small refrigerator completely stock with Bud
- Barks during TV games and you can only imagine him in the stands of a UGA game
- Doesn’t have a life I.E. his constant blogging
- Dreams of another Nat’l Championship but has his hopes dashed every year in Jacksonville
- Still thinks UGA is a premier Football Powerhouse (6-6 by the way)

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:25 pm

The Blair Miss Project……

Glory Glory

December 9th, 2010
4:26 pm

You want to know the play that REALLY cost the Jackets the game??

Right Here……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KDrPUcUsFY

Oh my, I get goosebumps every time I watch Tevin Washington being dragged 8 yards into the Endzone. Has Roddy Jones been able to see straight yet??

42-34

Dawghater

December 9th, 2010
4:26 pm

And your not that cool. Trust me! Sanford!

macrotech

December 9th, 2010
4:28 pm

Dawghater

December 9th, 2010
4:30 pm

Times they are a changing in Athens. To Glory Glory the only triumph on UGA schedule this year was a 6-6 Tech team. Are you really that proud of winning the State of GA Toilet Bowl. Neither team beat anyone. Neither team won 6 games agains Div. One opponents. Regardless of who won the Ga – GT game neither fan base had anything to brag about. Yet, the UGA puppy dawgs think they won the Nat’l Championship. Well, in reality that’s as close as UGA will get to any Nat’l Championship again. 1980 was 30 years ago and COUNTING!

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
4:31 pm

Does anybody have an inside scoop on which Engineering Firms are recruiting Josh Nesbitt and Anthony Allen??

Will they start their own world renowned Engineering Firm?

Any chance Reggie Ball or Joe Hamilton could help get thema job at the Engineering Firms they are currently employed at?

Just curious…..

Sanford Drive

December 9th, 2010
4:34 pm

oh Dawghater…..

you really do not understand college footbal rivalries do you.

Do you think Harvard and Yale do not talk smack back and forth because the winner is not mentioned in the National CHampionship game? Do you think Ohio State fans have taken it easy on Michigan fans the last couple years? Do you think Texas A&M players arent getting tattoos over beating Texas this year?

A college football rivalry is when you throw away the records, and the gloves, and go at it. I GUARANTEE you if Georgia Tech had won this game, you would be gloating JUST as much as I am, if not worse.

42-34 :)