Latest installment in Clean Old Fashioned Hate (Updated)

Clean Old Fashioned Hate reigns every week. (Collegeflagsandbanners.com)

Clean Old Fashioned Hate reigns every week. (Collegeflagsandbanners.com)

I’ve seen this referred to as Hate Week II since Georgia and Georgia Tech meet in men’s basketball tonight, the Lady Dogs already having fallen to the Lady Jackets on Sunday.

But let’s face it, when it comes to the Dogs and Jackets, every week is Hate Week.

You’ve no doubt seen the supporters of the Institute show up in this forum from time to time, taking their shots at UGA. A year ago most of their posts were ridiculing Georgia’s bowl game destination: Shreveport.

Typical was a comment from a GT fan calling himself Toe Meets Leather, who opined: “I think the greatest challenge facing UGA will be concentrating on Texas A&M, given the tremendous distraction posed by leisure time in the great metropolitan area of SHREVEPORT! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

Funny, I’m not seeing too many posts comparing the respective teams’ bowl destinations this year. Both teams finished with 6-6 records, but Georgia is headed to Memphis, home of Graceland and Beale Street and a short ride from the Mississippi casinos, while Tech is going to … Shreveport.

George O'Leary has a 3-4 record against the Dogs since getting rescued off that island. (Turner Home Entertainment)

George O'Leary has a 3-4 record against the Dogs since getting rescued off that island. (Turner Home Entertainment)

At least Tech fans are consistent, though. They didn’t think much of Shreveport last year and apparently don’t think much of it now that their own team is going there; thus the school is offering discounted tickets to the Independence Bowl for just $14 to the first 5,000 purchasers. Maybe they ought to throw in a Coke and a hot dog.

Of course, there’s a slight Tech connection to Georgia’s bowl destination, too, as the Dogs will be playing the 24th-ranked Central Florida  Golden Knights (there’s that color again) led by former Tech coach George O’Leary, who has a 3-4 career record against the Dogs that includes the infamous three in a row that got Jim Donnan canned.

As for tonight’s game, the home team has won all but one of these rivalry matches since the series returned to home-and-home in the 1995-96 season after 14 years at the Omni. The exception was 10 years ago when Georgia won at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. So Tech probably ought to be considered the favorite tonight, even though Georgia comes into the game with a slightly better record and the Jackets have lost two straight, including by 20 points to Northwestern. They also got beat by Kennesaw State earlier in the season.

Last year, Georgia upset the No. 20 ranked Jackets 73-66 in Athens (where Tech hasn’t won since Gerald Ford was president). Making it two years in a row would be a definite step forward for Mark Fox’s program and wouldn’t hurt in recruiting Atlanta kids, either. Also, a win on the road against the Jackets would be a big plus in trying to make the NCAA tourney. Along those lines, the game is being televised nationally on ESPN2.

Win or lose, though, Dogs fans can take comfort in the fact that Georgia’s not going to battle the distractions of Shreveport this year.

And Tech is.

You think Toe Meets Leather is still laughing?

Go Dogs!

UPDATE: Another thriller in the “Thrillerdome.” Great 3-point shooting by Dustin Ware, especially that last basket. But Mark Fox’s Dogs could have made it a lot easier on themselves if their free-throw shooting was stronger. That’s definitely an area that needs improvement. Still, a great win in Atlanta!

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You keep talking. We will keep winning. Against you atleast.

December 7th, 2010
11:05 am

PaulMacon

December 7th, 2010
11:06 am

First? Can’t be. Probably spent too much time reading the actual article.

PaulMacon

December 7th, 2010
11:07 am

Aw crap, looks like someone reads faster than I.

42-34 - Dawgs STILL Run This State

December 7th, 2010
11:08 am

Just like football, Coach Mark Fox’s Dawgs will show THE University of Georgia still RUNS THIS STATE!

Kennesaw State Fan

December 7th, 2010
11:10 am

That’s right, KSU beat Ga Tech who beat Duke last year!

KSU Runs the Nation and OWNS Georgia Tech! We Love Paul Hewitt!!!

DDPO

December 7th, 2010
11:12 am

Didn’t these two teams play at neutral site (The Omni) for at least a decade?

Colorado

December 7th, 2010
11:13 am

How’s that 6 and 6 going for you “we win the SECLeast”.

Dawgtards ruin this state

December 7th, 2010
11:13 am

It would be nice for Coach Fox to finish a season over .500 before you say he has arrived. He is headed in the right direction, for sure. Does he stay at UGA or move on after a breakout season??

I’m guilty as charged with the Shreveport humor. I won’t be tailgating at the Piggy Wiggly.

DDPO

December 7th, 2010
11:14 am

Just like football, Coach Mark Fox’s Dawgs will show tHE University of Georgia still RUNS THIS STATE!

Except for ladies basketball, right? Baseball?

Got a Call

December 7th, 2010
11:16 am

from the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. Told them no, Ga Tech would not be renting space at the local correctional facility for our players to make them feel right at home like Ga did last year.

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:19 am

Dawgtards ruin this state ruins these blogs.

I have made my peace with the Tech faithful and engaged in cordial dialogue on the Tech blogs.

However, the S.GA redneck that still resides inside of me is capable of rearing its ugly head when provoked by this “dawgtards” idiot.

Remember the shark “Bruce” in Finding Nemo(my kids favorite)??

“JUST ONE BITE!”

Sanford Drive

December 7th, 2010
11:20 am

(((((Shreveport))))) hahahahahaha!!!!!

Them dadgum fish fries in Shreveport are unbelievable! -Paul Johnson

Big time?? Not

December 7th, 2010
11:22 am

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes………..

Got a Call

December 7th, 2010
11:23 am

from the Shreveport Home Owners Association, told them that the local residents did not have to park their cars behind their houses like last year because Tech did not HIT AND RUN THIS STATE

Gordon

December 7th, 2010
11:24 am

I do think it is important to point out that Tech fans were making fun of UGA playing in Shreveport when they were playing in a BCS bowl, while UGA fans are making fun of Tech playing in Shreveport when they are playing in Memphis. I’m not thrilled with Tech playing in Shreveport, but its not because I wish they were playing in Memphis.

Dawgtards ruin this state

December 7th, 2010
11:25 am

@ DawginLex – You troll the Tech blog and post trash over there. So what’s your point??? I know you’re a South Ga red neck by reading your trash, you didn’t have to state the obvious. Get an education!!!

Got a Call

December 7th, 2010
11:30 am

Dawgtards, just goes to show you that dog fans follow that age old adage; Do as I say, not as I do.

guy

December 7th, 2010
11:32 am

difference between shreveport and miami: big

difference between memphis and shreveport: not so big.
(current temperature in shreveport – 46, memphis – 36)

neither team has much to crow about this year. both were mediocre, and the dawgs beat tech on a missed extra point. (and yes, i realize a win is a win)

try not to get stabbed up there while bragging about the greatness of memphis, bill. i’m sure all the layers you’ll be wearing due to the freezing temperatures will help protect you…

FlardaState

December 7th, 2010
11:32 am

Jorga has no room to brag about anything. You all were darn lucky to beat GT. Had Nesbitt played you wouldn’t even be eligible….have fun
in memphis

JaxDawg05

December 7th, 2010
11:34 am

FlardaState

December 7th, 2010
11:32 am

Jorga has no room to brag about anything. You all were darn lucky to beat GT. Had Nesbitt played you wouldn’t even be eligible….have fun
in memphis

Couple things. Nesbitt was “eligible” last year and running quarterbacks get hurt sometimes, that’s the rub of the green as they say.

We Own You

December 7th, 2010
11:36 am

$14? They couldn’t get 5000 tech fans to go to Shreveport if they gave the tickets away. The Joke by the Coke once again lives up to its name. All the Tech fans I know are still crowing about how they “outsmarted” and “outplayed” Georgia. Thank God football has scoreboards and not judges. And to the Techster crowing about the Tech women winning in basketball….yep…you sure did. Congratulations. That’s 3 times now in just 30 years, so your women are following in the steps of your football team. I in 10.

ARdawg

December 7th, 2010
11:36 am

Heh heh heh That’s just too funny. Disgruntled Tech fans hanging out on a Bulldog fan blog p!ssing and moaning about Shreveport. Disparaging against Memphis while they won’t even shell out $14 bucks to see their beloved Jackets in the Independence Bowl. What’s the matter? Holding out for the hotdog and coke?

Gordon

December 7th, 2010
11:36 am

I think Mr. King has proven the point that UGA fans are stupid enough to go to Shreveport to watch a mediocre team play and Tech fans aren’t.

St. Richt

December 7th, 2010
11:37 am

Hey Gomer Pyle, I think Tech fans were making fun of Georgia being in Shreveport last year ONLY because all of you idiots were talking about a national championship before the season. Just like you do every year. Its Groundhog Day every year with you Dawg fans there, Uncle Jessie. I’m sure you’ll find something this offseason to build your expectations again for next season. You always do.

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:38 am

Dawgtards moron,

I have a degree from UGA and have worked in the private sector for 30 years. I no longer post crapola on the Tech blogs. Go look for yourself if you can read that much in one day.

You post nothing of any value on the blogs. You are one of the reasons that cordial dialogue can not happen on these blogs. You come closer to being a redneck now than I do.

Loser.

DawgNation

December 7th, 2010
11:40 am

Colorado @
December 7th, 2010
11:13 am
How’s that 6 and 6 going for you “we win the SECLeast”.

Much better than your 5 and 7 and no bowl is working for you.

We Own You

December 7th, 2010
11:40 am

Gordon…Tech fans won’t even go to your own miserable “stadium” to watch your team. You were even ridiculed on national television. ‘Tech only had 42,000 at that game. I am sure they were happy to sell tickets to anybody.”

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:40 am

Got a call,

Get some new material son.

That Don Rickles 1983 joke book is in need of being trashed.

Dawgtards ruin this state

December 7th, 2010
11:40 am

JaxDawg05 – Nesbitt missed a quarter and a half of last years GT/UGA game after UGA intentionally twisted his knee in a pile up. (That’s why it was funny to hear your fans cry about Fairley this year). It did have a big impact on last years game.

I do agree running QB’s do get hurt more often and all Nesbitt’s backups are smaller than him. Next year we may need 2-3 QB’s to finish the season.

St. Richt

December 7th, 2010
11:41 am

I suppose that the Liberty Bowl in Memphis is just a stepping stone to a national championship in the years to come.. And don’t take a right or left off of Beale Street or in Tunica or you might get shot. That sure is a first class destination!

Dawgtards ruin this state

December 7th, 2010
11:45 am

@ DawginLex – What “value” does any of your posts have??? I know you think you’re not a jerk, but your posts scream jerk. Sorry to hear you have children, we already have a homeless problem.

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:45 am

RE: Nesbitt

How come no penalty was called last year?
How come Fairley got multiple personal foul penalties?

I had no problem with what Fairley did. I’m only sorry that Ben Jones missed when he went after him on the next play. If Erk was still running the defense, Fairley would have left on a stretcher after the ambulance got brought onto the field.

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:46 am

Glad you think I’m a jerk. If you and I got along at all, I would be extremely worried.

Bright Idea

December 7th, 2010
11:47 am

Most Tech fans did not even show up in Athens. Maybe they were saving up for the BCS bowl trip. Oops, that was last year.

Dawgtards ruin this state

December 7th, 2010
11:49 am

I didn’t say you were a jerk, but your posts make it seem that way. Alot of people post crap that they would never actually say to anyone in the real world.

another ptc dawg

December 7th, 2010
11:50 am

For some reason I did not see that many GT fans at the game in Athens this year. Maybe they were wearing black overcaots instead of yeller t-shirts. How many GT fans do you think were at the game?

DawgNation

December 7th, 2010
11:51 am

Shreveport! I’m still laughing over the irony of that one.

Uh

December 7th, 2010
11:53 am

the ony reason tech is going there is the bowls change conferences every few years so fans don’t have to keep going to the same place over and over. if the sec still had it’s tie in with the indy bowl, uga would be going again. and stop with the we have graceland crap. like any 20 year old cares about that. memphis is a scary city. have fun.

guy

December 7th, 2010
11:53 am

the same reason there was no personal foul penalty on spikes last year against uga. refs cant see everything…

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
11:54 am

How did you come to the conclusion that I have children?
What does that have to do with anything?

Where did I say that?

SCdawg

December 7th, 2010
12:00 pm

I just heard Mettenberger committed to LSU…….

ArkyTech

December 7th, 2010
12:00 pm

Tech goes from Orange Bowl to Shreveport. Dogs go from Shreveport to Liberty Bowl…to place a Confusa team. Looks like one program had a down year, and the other is stuck in bowl pergatory.

Coachdawg 2000

December 7th, 2010
12:04 pm

Techies are sooooo predictable. “We’re smarter than you, we only support out team if they actually win our garbage conference.” James Madison should be ACC champs. “Paul Johnson is smart like us. You got lucky!” FACT: Tech is going to get spanked by Air Force. The actually graduate players and run your offense,except wayyyy better!

Sanford Drive

December 7th, 2010
12:05 pm

What cracks me up about Tech fans, is they want me to feel bad for being a pickup driving, Wal Mart shopping, Cracker Barrel eating Redneck……..

And i’m proud as heck to be all of those!!

DawginLex

December 7th, 2010
12:05 pm

Hey but look at the bright side ArkyTech, we keep progressing up the bowl food chain. Only 68 more years until we play for the BCS title

Coachdawg 2000

December 7th, 2010
12:05 pm

godawgs678-
Or perhaps a wadded up beach towel.

RAMBLE ON!!!

December 7th, 2010
12:06 pm

DawginLex speaks the truth.

The Felton vs. Phewitt games were the worst displays of basketball I’ve ever seen. Pathetic…fouls, turnovers, missed f/t’s, etc…just horrible.

At least one team will have some fundamentals tonight, unfortunately it will be yours. I think y’all win and Phewitt gets booed like never before.

This will be the closest I’ve ever come to pulling for UGA. If the game gets out of hand, I will start pulling for y’all to run it up.

I hope we win, cause we are still going to get kill when the conference schedule kicks in.

Phewitt and his excuses will be gone and GT will start next season with a new coach.

The Blair Miss Project

December 7th, 2010
12:06 pm

After the judges have reviewed the UGA/Tech football game, their conclusion is as expected……

UGA scored more points than Georgia Tech.

(((((42-34)))))

Coachdawg 2000

December 7th, 2010
12:10 pm

Sanford-
Techies eat at Downtown Bistros then get mugged going to their car. Now that is classy!

The Blair Miss Project

December 7th, 2010
12:10 pm

I NEED SOME SERIOUS ANSWERS PEOPLE…..

First: Watch this short clip…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KDrPUcUsFY

Then answer these 2 questions please:

1. Has Roddy Jones been able to see straight since getting LIT UP by Akeem Dent???
2. Do you not think Tevin Washington should have been required to purchase a ticket to ride Justin Houston 8 yards into the endzone???

This, friends, is my Highlight of the year!!!!

(((((42-34)))))