Sure to delight no one! Our annual look at Tech and UGA fans

Two years later, Tech's hedge fun still rankles. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Two years after the fact, Tech's hedge fun still rankles. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

I ask: What would Thanksgiving be without our annual Field Guide to Tech and Georgia fans? You answer: “A heck of a lot better, you jerk!” Being the stickler for tradition that I am, I choose to ignore you and offer, in the spirit of the holiday, something guaranteed to make both sides spit cranberry sauce across the room. Enjoy!

• Georgia fans refer to Bobby Dodd Stadium as the Joke by Coke; Tech fans refer to the gesture made in Jacksonville by defensive coordinator Todd Grantham as the Choke by the Dope.

• Tech fans aren’t looking forward to a bowl trip to Shreveport; having heard about Shreveport every day for the past year, Georgia fans look forward to the Independence Bowl being renamed the Karma Bowl.

• Georgia fans are still miffed that Tech players appropriated some of Sanford Stadium’s hallowed hedges after winning two years ago; Tech fans are miffed their team has beaten Georgia once in the time it takes a redwood tree to grow to the sky.

• Tech fans found it amusing that A.J. Green sold his jersey for $1,000; Georgia fans find it amusing that Tech can’t sell out its stadium.

• Georgia fans are mortified that the Bulldogs considered Auburn quarterback Cam Newton a prospect to play tight end; Tech fans wouldn’t mind seeing their team sign a tight end just for the heck of it.

• Tech fans are tired of being reminded how lousy the ACC is; Georgia fans never tire of reminding Tech fans how lousy the ACC is.

• Georgia fans giggled when Tech lost at Kansas; Tech fans giggled harder when Georgia lost at Colorado; neither side has giggled much since.

• Tech fans are starting to wonder about coach Paul Johnson’s offensive approach; Georgia fans have long found Johnson’s approach — “Punch somebody in the face” — offensive.

• Georgia fans doubt that any Tech player really takes calculus; Tech fans doubt that any Georgia player has a valid driver’s license.

• Tech fans refer to Derrick Morgan, who left early for the NFL, as the one who got away; Georgia fans refer to Da’Rick Rogers, who signed elsewhere, as the one who went to Knoxville and got arrested.

• Georgia fans hate it that Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina program has passed them by; Tech fans would love it if their team completed a forward pass.

• Tech fans don’t know what to make of Al Groh, the new defensive coordinator; Georgia fans have a pretty good idea what to make of Mike Bobo, the not-new offensive coordinator.

• Georgia fans never knew broadcaster Chuck Dowdle was such a rabid Bulldog backer; Tech fans knew it all along.

• Tech fans are starting to wonder if Johnson could only win big with Chan Gailey’s players; Georgia fans are starting to wonder if Mark Richt could only win big with Jim Donnan’s players; both sides are starting to wonder, period.

• The Georgia fan’s credo: “We run this state”; the Tech fan’s retort: “Your players can run but they can’t drive.”

• Tech fans get really upset when an opposing coach complains about chop blocks; Georgia fans got really upset because Auburn lineman Nick Fairley played unfairly.

• Georgia fans scoff at Tech’s low recruiting rankings; Tech fans scoff at Georgia’s high recruiting rankings.

• The Tech fan’s favorite unintentionally funny video: “Party in the UGA”; the Georgia fan’s favorite unintentionally funny video: Joshua Nesbitt’s Heisman campaign.

• Georgia fans think Richt is a great pitchman for Ford trucks; Tech fans think Damon Evans would be a great pitchman for Victoria’s Secret.

508 comments Add your comment

jeff c.

November 24th, 2010
11:30 am

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:30 am

sure to delight no one sure is right Mark

Harrison

November 24th, 2010
11:31 am

GT FAN IN PA

November 24th, 2010
11:32 am

Good ole fashion hate regardless of record looking forward to the game…THWG

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:32 am

this is just my opinion Mark, but should a comment of “first” really be counted as an actual contribution to the discussion?

Pago Pago Dawg

November 24th, 2010
11:34 am

Word on the street…..the gt coaches will only dress 20 players…the rest will have to dress themselves…pretty funny.

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:35 am

I feel dumber having read this.

a minute of my life wasted that i can’t get back.

Kinda like watching Napoleon Dynamite………………….

Mark Bradley

November 24th, 2010
11:36 am

Kudos, Jeff C.

J Pruett

November 24th, 2010
11:36 am

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:37 am

Tech fans hate their team’s record. Georgia fans assume most of their team has one.

Mark Bradley

November 24th, 2010
11:37 am

And yes, Coach Todd, I believe “First” serves a vital purpose in kicking off, as it were, the usual round of badinage.

J Pruett

November 24th, 2010
11:37 am

Oh well, if at first you don’t succeed, play in the ACC!

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:38 am

Tech fans: Bill Lewis was the worst coach in history. Georgia fans: not when he was with us.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:39 am

sort of like “when toe meets leather” so to speak

J Pruett

November 24th, 2010
11:40 am

Georgia fans hope that the Dawgs win and that Tech loses. Tech fans only hope that the Dawgs lose.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:40 am

Georgia’s favorite DUI arrest: John Dewberry in Athens. Tech’s favorite DUI arrest: John Dewberry in Athens.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:42 am

Tech fans are unhappy with Paul Johnson. Georgia fans are very happy with him.

honest_abe

November 24th, 2010
11:45 am

Severe case of depression mr. Bradley? Get a prescription for some vicodin and cheer up will ya? Besides calling for every coaches head in the state of georgia, your articles have been a boring mess. Stop stating the obvious and can we have some thing at least bordering on interesting to read?

Kenny Chesney

November 24th, 2010
11:45 am

CJ

November 24th, 2010
11:46 am

Everyone on this blog is now stupider for having read this. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:46 am

Tech fans’ favorite public service video: Damon Evans admonishing those who would dare to drink and drive. Georgia fans’ favorite public service video is Damon’s appearance on “Wildest Police Chases”.

harold

November 24th, 2010
11:47 am

THESE TWO TEAMS ARE AVERAGE AND IRRELEVANT!

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:48 am

Georgia’s Mark Richt endorses Ford trucks. Tech’s Wes Durham wishes he could fit in one.

dap01

November 24th, 2010
11:48 am

If you want to see a UGA fan, go to any home game, there are 93,000. If you want to see a Tech fan, good luck. There are only 25-30K at any home game. You can’t compare the two. Numbers don’t lie. Fan base numbers don’t lie. Attendance numbers don’t lie.

Mark Bradley

November 24th, 2010
11:50 am

Coach Grantham, I do believe you’ve caught the holiday spirit.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:50 am

Tech fans insist that its football team is representative of the entire student body. Georgia fans are thankful its team isn’t.

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:50 am

Hey Mark,

Need a spellcheck on the front of the sports page under the picture for this blog

“GA, Tech have lost to play for”

Then again, there may be a lot of truth in that statement…………..

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:50 am

yes, taking the day off of work and enjoying every moment of it.

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:51 am

Tech fans believe Larry Munson broadcasted games while drunk.

UGA fans are thankful he was drunk during several games vs Florida.

juvenal

November 24th, 2010
11:52 am

call it sanford & son, myself-it’s a dump!…..

producewiz

November 24th, 2010
11:52 am

Georgia and Florida hired D.C.s from the pros. After this year,send them back.College coaches should draw from college. I truly believe they understand the college game better.Spurrier hinted at that after he beat the Dawgs. Love him, or hate him, he knows football and I believe him.He beat bothGa. and Fl. easier then the score indicated,especially Florida.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:52 am

Georgia fans enjoy the company of Jack Daniel’s before games. Tech fans are more Evan Williams types.

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:53 am

Tech fans believe Pulpwood Smith never attended class.

UGA fans wave to Pulpwood every time he rides by on the back of the garbage truck.

rduck

November 24th, 2010
11:53 am

Georgia fans hate that Richt can’t coach his talented players, Tech fans hate that Johnson has no talented players to coach…

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:54 am

Georgia fans love their new athletics director. Tech fans cant remember their athletic director’s name.

brokeback jacket

November 24th, 2010
11:54 am

tech has a tiny, ugly, empty stadium that all but 40 tech nerds have never even been to, despite free hotdogs and free Cokes.

tech has butt ugly cheerleaders.

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:55 am

spellchecker working the day before a holiday, I’m impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aderb

November 24th, 2010
11:55 am

Amen to rduck. Please get rid of Rodney Garner and our crippled S&C coach.

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:55 am

Tech fans love slide rules. Georgia fans love it when rules slide.

Mark Bradley

November 24th, 2010
11:56 am

Thanks, DawginLex.

rduck

November 24th, 2010
11:56 am

UGA hates that 93,000 people have to witness their losses, Tech hates it can’t get 50,000 to witness a win…

DawginLex

November 24th, 2010
11:56 am

Why did Tech remove the artificial turf from Grant Field?

To keep the cheerleaders from grazing.

Why was the UGA team late to last year’s game in Atlanta?

On the way to the game, they saw a sign for “Clean Restrooms”.
They stopped and cleaned them………………….

bugsquacher

November 24th, 2010
11:56 am

lets see…..differences (just a few)

1. Ga fans are great….. Tech fans are nerds
2. Pretty girls at Ga ….. hahhaha, do I have to even say
3. Not a trade school …. trade school
4. Superior football program ….. joke of a football program
5. beautiful campus……. middle of atlanta
6. great football stadium…… again, lol, what a joke

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
11:57 am

Georgia fans hated it when A J Green sold his jersey. The Tech store wishes it could sell a few.

bugsquacher

November 24th, 2010
11:57 am

hey bugs, your time grows near, get ready for destruction……. saturday night, athens,,, be there nerds

BaseballBuff

November 24th, 2010
11:58 am

During their 3-game win streak from 1998 through 2000, Tech fans were beyond obnoxious. I heard and read about how they are the wine-and-cheese crowd whereas we Dawg fans are the barbecue-rib crowd, rich guys like them never have fat wives like we do, UGA fans are whiners, and on and on. Can you say 52-7 (score of the 2002 game)? In fact, we of the Bulldog Nation are for the most part the smug, reticent ones about this lopsided non-rivalry that means so much to the North Avenue bugs.

rduck

November 24th, 2010
11:59 am

Georgia fans claim “We run this state”, Tech fans say “sure but you still work for us”..

BeatTech

November 24th, 2010
11:59 am

Gosh Mark, I enjoy these every year. This year…well, it appears you’re having a tough year too! Sorry.

juvenal

November 24th, 2010
12:00 pm

Dodd, a place you can see from any seat, & no jostling: sanford & son, 3rd level you’d have to be dedicated to pay to sit a whole season, crowds that are a water festival waiting to happen…….

todd grantham

November 24th, 2010
12:00 pm

To Georgia fans Buck Belue is a hero. To Tech fans he is some annoying guy on the radio.