There’s No Crying in Football!

Sorry…someone has to say it…

Maybe Frank Beamer and his cHokies should have been thinking about their game against North Carolina rather than whining and crying about getting blocked a few times by the Jackets.  Its funny how they didn’t complain last year when they won the game.

I already suspected that Beamer’s boys were having a tough time working through their manhood issues based on what had been in the press the past week.  But then the cHokies allowed a woeful Tar Heels team to come into their house, supposedly tough Lane Stadium, and score twice in the last three minutes of the game to tie and then win the game.  Less than two weeks ago VT was being mentioned in national title conversations…and now they aren’t.

I wonder what the complaints will be this time?

Travel Plans for Tampa?

How many of you have made travel plans to be in Tampa on December 5th?

With the aforementioned loss by Virginia Tech, the ACC Coastal Division title is squarely in the Jacket’s sights.

Miami and VT now both have two conference losses against Tech’s single loss.  The only two teams that look to offer a potential challenge are Duke and Virginia.  The Jackets hold a head to head tiebreaker over UVA and will have a chance to deliver a similar beating to Duke later in the season.

But before that, UVA and Duke will face off this weekend.  That will guarantee another ACC loss for one of them.

Duke will have to play UNC, Miami, and Wake Forest along with the Jackets to close out their season.  UVA will have to face Miami, Boston College, Clemson, and Virginia Tech to end their season…a tough row to hoe following Duke this weekend.

With the Jackets facing only Wake and Duke in conference down the back stretch, things certainly look good.

Sick of ESPN?  I am!

I think if I hear “SEC Speed” one more time on an ESPN broadcast I’m going to vomit.  It seems like ESPN goes out of its way to mention the SEC in every single broadcast.  It doesn’t matter what teams are playing.  They just have to compare everything to the SEC.

The truth of the matter is that the SEC is extremely top heavy with Florida and Alabama sitting high in the polls.  Beyond those two teams you’ve got Ole Miss and South Carolina loitering around #21 and #22.

I almost, ALMOST, hope that UGA beats the Gators this weekend.  It would be worth it to see ESPN’s pet team fall down the polls a bit.  And it would help GT’s strength of schedule at the end of the season when the Jackets knock off the Mutts to go 3-0 in the SEC.  (Yes, we’ll beat Vandy this weekend…Paul Johnson has demonstrated that his 2009 team can handle success without stumbling…)

Go Jackets!

Beat Vandy!

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Leon

October 30th, 2009
12:27 pm

“I think if I hear “SEC Speed” one more time on an ESPN broadcast I’m going to vomit.” You must have been violently ill after your bowl “game” last year. I guess the BCS couldn’t convince Cumberland College to accept a bowl bid to play you.

“Paul Johnson has demonstrated that his 2009 team can handle success without stumbling…)” Like you did against Miami right?

Good times. Eat pie.

Techfan78

October 30th, 2009
12:29 pm

Jerry, at this point in the season who in the SEC other than Florida and Bama is gonna make a BCS bowl? IT WILL NOT BE LSU! And it certainly wont be your bullpups. Heck the dogs will be lucky to get a bowl bid period. As for the ACC, the only 2 chances would be the jackets and the canes, but with 2 losses I dont like the canes chances, so the only ACC BCS team will likely be the league champion…but whats new? Thats how it always is. Go Jackets

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
12:30 pm

PS….Will any ACC team other than Tech even be ranked in the Top 15 after this weekend? Will there be more than two ACC teams even ranked in the top 25?

SF Jacket

October 30th, 2009
12:35 pm

Gator Bowl and Peach (never calling it Chick-fil-a) Bowl, not to mention a few more, so yes, 5 or 6 ACC teams will play after Christmas, it’s how the system works.

John

October 30th, 2009
12:42 pm

Again with the ignorance Jerry. Please look up the bowl schedule before asking a stupid question. Off the top of my head, the Chick-fil-a bowl is new years eve, the gator bowl is new years, and there is some small-time bowl that we may not even field a team for right in the middel of the BSC run. That one has me kinda of confused. Why is there a bowl with a MAC team on Jan 3rd? (or 4th)

GT fan

October 30th, 2009
12:43 pm

Jerry, you are running out feet to put in your mouth…last I checked the Chick fila bowl is played on Dec. 31. Surely you know that is a match up between an SEC and ACC opponent? Think twice before your next post.

Go Jackets

The Perfect Option

October 30th, 2009
12:48 pm

All Bowl Games associated with the ACC are played after Christmas Day.

The Perfect Option

October 30th, 2009
12:49 pm

All ACC Bowl Games are after Christams Day.

Burdell

October 30th, 2009
12:54 pm

Yeah, its usually Uncle Jesse that is always talking up the SEC speed on defense. He should know he crushed by it enough.

We have hotel rooms booked for Tampa and are planning on driving down from ATL on Friday the 4th if it happens.

Let’s just take care of business…one win at a time.

GO JACKETS!!! BEAT THAT SEC A$$!! (again, 3-1 and counting)

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
1:14 pm

I have looked at the bowl / conference alliance list many times and I understand how the auto selection process works.

I also know that the ACC is going to be sending some pretty undeserving teams to some pretty respectable bowls.

Why not stay home and not embarrass yourselves, your school, your momma, and your conference???

Just sayin’

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
1:19 pm

PS….nice try with the clock but it is still off by one hour unless Atlanta is now on Central Time. On the other hand, they will be correct come Sunday morning.

Sam Houston

October 30th, 2009
1:21 pm

Folks, the ESPN network has to talk up the SEC. They are now business partners and the broadcasters have to talk up their partners. Just like any business deal you have to build up your product to put money in your pocket and theirs. This might not be fair to the other conferences, but it is going to be that way for a long time. The coverage on ESPN is going to be one-sided for as long as the contract with the SEC runs.

wiley

October 30th, 2009
1:28 pm

Jerry are you bitter about being denied admission to any of the fine schools in the ACC? Heck even Clemson and FSU have higher academic standards than all but 1 of the 11 schools in the SEC. This is a GT blog and we talk ACC football….go somewhere else if you want to gloat.

RandyRhino

October 30th, 2009
1:30 pm

The Gator & the Chic-fil-A are played after Christmas and I’m pretty sure ACC plays in those bowls too, MORON Jerry. You are proof that 10% of the people waste 90% of our time. Go find some Special-Ed Conference site to drivel on…THWG

Lynn

October 30th, 2009
1:32 pm

Jerry
Yo Dawgs might all be in jail by bowl time.

Not Disappointed

October 30th, 2009
1:53 pm

Keep it up Jackets! Just win!

GT For You And Me

October 30th, 2009
2:16 pm

Jerry Smith is just Bugsquasher playing pretend….. You know when you were little,like you are now and still pretending to be something you aren’t……..

GT For You And Me

October 30th, 2009
2:21 pm

Your question has no merit! Jerry The Bugsquasher Smith……….

Jackets #1

October 30th, 2009
2:28 pm

Tampa reservations made. With the VT loss last night, Miami is the only other contender as they own the tiebreak on the Jackets. CPJ will make sure the focus is on the next game. But us GT fans can’t help but think about that 10-1 vs 6-5 game coming Nov 28th.

Jerry – nice work with the “my dad can beat up your dad” whines, since your team obviously can’t get it done by themselves…

He's just

October 30th, 2009
2:30 pm

Screwing with you, acknowledging him keeps him going. He wants to waste your time with these b.s. questions.

?

October 30th, 2009
2:31 pm

You forgot to name LSU as another SEC team in the top 10, who quite easily beat the crap out of Tech last year. I like Tech a lot, but the SEC teams they play during the season are the cellar dwellars of the conference – Miss St. and Vanderbilt….Georgia isn’t far behind…

gte268p

October 30th, 2009
2:39 pm

The ACC >>> SEC

Everyone except Jerry >>> Jerry

Hayseed Dixie

October 30th, 2009
2:40 pm

I’ll root for fricking Saddam Hussein before I root for UGA.

Any long time Tech fan should feel the same.

Hey pups, what’s the over/under that Richt will be crying by the third quarter vs. Florida?

VegasGT

October 30th, 2009
2:49 pm

Jerry, you have issues. That’s all I am going to say about your comments or reasons for posting them.

GT needs to worry about Vandy, period. They cannot control what happens with the rest of the ACC, SEC, etc. They cannot control what happens on ESPN. The only thing in their immediate control is their next game. Focus on one game at a time, the rest is out of our control.

None of the remaining games are certain wins. GT could lose each one of them, but they shouldn’t. UGA is by no means a slam dunk. What happened the last time we were favored against UGA, which we should be should the next three weeks fall where they should?

Again, worry about Vandy and go D….a…..w…gs. That was just too hard to type.

Jackets #1

October 30th, 2009
2:51 pm

Tampa reservations made. Miami is the only real threat as they own the tiebreak over the Jackets; no way Duke or UVA run the table. CPJ will keep the Jackets focused on the next game. But us GT fans can’t wait for that 10-1 vs 6-5 game coming on Nov 28th.

Jerry – nice effort with those “my dad can beat up your dad” whines because your team is a 98 lb weakling…

Signature win?

October 30th, 2009
3:11 pm

How strong does Tech’s “signature” win over VaTech look today?

Goal posts were torn down after a win over a team that won’t even be ranked in next weeks poll. Signature win or an excuse for a ticklepile?

Goal Posts

October 30th, 2009
3:13 pm

So, how strong was that signature win over VT? Was it really worth tearing the goal posts down after beating a team that will be unranked 10 days later? Or just an excuse for a ticklepile?

Goal Posts

October 30th, 2009
3:15 pm

Wow, that win over VT looks strong now! Was it really worth tearing the goal posts down (after beating a team that won’t be ranked 10 days later)? Or just an excuse for a tickle pile?

misterwax

October 30th, 2009
3:27 pm

YEs, I have reservation for Tampa…an old frat brother is flying in from Detroit and we are driving down for the weekend….should be a lot of fun….un like 3 years ago in Rainy cold JAX…..with Reggie and Chan…… ugh!

The General

October 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

1. Outside of Fla, Ala and LSU, the sec is working with nothing.
2. Outside of Ga Tech, Miami, and Va Tech, the ACC is working with nothing.
3. Most all other conferences have 2-3 legitimate teams.
4. I’d say that this year the ACC, sec, Big 12, Big East, Big 10, & Pac 10 are pretty even.
5. I give a rats a$$ what a conference does, all I care about is that Ga Tech wins.

I know it pains a lot of you haters out there to know that Ga Tech is successfull this year. For all Tech fans that respond to idiots on these blogs, you are just fueling their desire to be negative. You can’t reason with the unreasonable. I suggest taking the higher road, ignoring the BS, and let the results of our team speak for themselves. We have a good team and a great coach. I expect nothing but great, positive, strides in our program over the next few years. It is enough to WIN the ACCCG and the Orange Bowl this year. Next year we will have another opportunity and we will see where we are at.
Go Jackets!

GT GRAD

October 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

Why even respond to ignorant punks like Jerry?

Ignore him & his obvious attempts to get a rise out of GT fans……….if you simply refrain from reading any of his posts and make a decision to create posts as if he never existed, we will all be much better off because eventually he will get bored and find some other person or group to annoy (probably his family & friends if he even has any). He is obviously an unhappy loser who wishes he could bully someone……….ignore him and his ignorant comments!

I try to scan past and ignore all of the useless crap, but when soooo many other posters respond to the idiots, it is difficult to concentrate/find the insightful posts.

GT is having a great season and the future is definitely bright……..we only lose 1 senior from the current 3 deep depth chart!!

damn

October 30th, 2009
4:03 pm

Enter your comments here

Almost

October 30th, 2009
4:09 pm

how cool would it be if tech wins the orange bowl over florida, goes to the final four behind the best frontcourt in the nation, and go to the college world series, all of this is possible and for all the haters i know this is wishful thinking but im a fan its all we do if not hating on someone else

superDawg

October 30th, 2009
4:13 pm

If your nerds heads swell any more you should buy a BANJO!

champions of what?

October 30th, 2009
4:14 pm

Do not see why Fl or Bama would not make it to title game. They sure do not play each other in regular season. In fact, Bama has FIU, North Texas and upcoming Chattanooga. Fl has Troy, Charleston Southern and FIU. I can understand one Div IA school but 3 for crying out loud and you call yourself the national champs? Is it too much to ask if you truly think your the top team in the country to play somebody week in and week out? Ought to penalize any team that pulls this stunt and not allow them in the top 5 period.

superDawg

October 30th, 2009
4:20 pm

The reason I went plural in my last post is because I wanted to included macro,ramble,stinger and yellow fuzz.POAD you have a purty mouph.

champions of what?

October 30th, 2009
4:26 pm

Hey Jerry, no I’m sure all bowls will be played by powerhouses like Ky, Tn, Auburn, Miss, Miss St, Ga, Vandy….if these teams could learn to do what Fl and Bama do, play FIU twice, North Texas, Chattanooga, Troy, Charleston Southern, maybe they could fool a few more of those who vote on the rankings give the SEC teams all crowns..so much to brag about

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
4:34 pm

I apologize guys. I was having fun and got carried away.

I’m not even a UGA fan. I have a BS/MS from THE University of Florida in Nuclear Engineering.

I’m over 50 years old and shouldn’t even be playing internet games.

Please accept my apology. I have many Tech friends and enjoy their company very much.

Cuttysark

October 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

I bet Frank Beamer is wishing he spent more time preparing to play a game, than griping about getting blocked by Georgia Tech. Bad Karma.

Go to http://isportsweb.com for more Georgia Tech Football Articles including Virginia Tech’s Kam Chancellor, and a preview of the upcoming game against Vanderbilt. Go Jackets!

Jim Grogan

October 30th, 2009
4:57 pm

Go Jackets!!!

superDawg

October 30th, 2009
4:57 pm

I thought this was a tek blog.GO DAWGS!!

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
5:03 pm

Are you jealous of the SEC, the Gators, or just ESPN? Hard to tell!

How many ACC teams are in the hunt for a title other than the one for their pathetic conference chapionship? A game that will be played with very little attendance or coverage by the media.

Go back to focusing on basketball ACC. Get rid of your football programs and your half empty stadiums and build bigger basketball arenas.

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

PS….will any ACC team even make it to a BCS bowl this year? Highly unlikely now that what looked like your shining star, VPI, just went down to one of the worst teams in your conference.

John

October 30th, 2009
5:06 pm

I will be pulling for the dawgs this week too. For some reason these days I am finding myself hating florida and “superman” almost as much as the muts do. And I agree, any help to our strength of schedule would be welcome right now.

Jerry Smith

October 30th, 2009
5:07 pm

PSS….Unless you live in Europe, your clock is WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY wrong.

TML

October 30th, 2009
5:09 pm

Chris, I’m one of the biggest Tech homers there is, but let’s be honest – the ACC cannot compare to the SEC…yet. I do think that the ACC is as competitive (if not slightly more so) as the SEC but in overall average quality of teams, the SEC is better. When Dook can beat Richmond and Maryland can beat James Madison, then we can start saying we’re as good. CPJ and Tech are leading the way out/back/whatever you wanna call it for the rest of the conference, though.

“Toe Meets Leather” – available at http://www.stinGTees.com.

John

October 30th, 2009
5:11 pm

Jrry must be new to football. Its ok Jerry, we all make stupid comments, like “will an ACC team even go to a BSC bowl” Apparently someone doesn’t know about automatic bids.

rduck

October 30th, 2009
5:16 pm

Jerry- The winner of the ACC championship game is automatically in the Orange Bowl which last time I checked is a BCS bowl. I agree that the SEC has the best talent in the country and Fla and Ala are two of the best teams in the nation but the world does not start and end with the SEC. Even those two have looked mediocre lately. For some reason though, no other conference gets the pub the SEC does. Right or wrong, who knows, but you have to admit that the rest of the SEC is about weak as any other conference. I can only imagine the orgasm ESPN will have if those two make it to the SEC title game. Oh Timmy, don’t stop…

Jacketsonly

October 30th, 2009
5:17 pm

Jerry is just another dog or dawg that can’t spell. An ACC team will make it to a BCS bowl, The Orange Bowl! Get ready uga to lose to that “high school” offense for 2 years straight and more to come.

rduck

October 30th, 2009
5:20 pm

BTW- Tim Tebow still in the running for the Heisman is a joke. Put him on any other team with those same stats and he is not even in the conversation. Time to rename the Heisman trophy to the Most Talked Up Player In The Country award.