Pushing Bama Back?
Now…I’ll admit that I don’t like Nick Saban and I don’t like Alabama. (No GT fan should like Bama honestly…we should still be holding a grudge after the Chick Granning incident and Bear Bryant’s back stabbing of Bobby Dodd with regards to the SEC…)
So I was a little miffed when the schedule was changed to push the game back. Like many other GT fans, I want to see that game played…as soon as possible. Tech has a habit of knocking Bama down when they are riding high.
I respect Dan Radakovich immensely and think we’ve very lucky to have him running the show down on The Flats right now, but I think his explanation of the postponement may not be 100% forthcoming. Doug Roberson quotes Radakovich as saying that Tech needs to balance out its schedule. Umm…having Bama come to GT in 2014 would have gone a LONG way towards that end since our home schedules have become notoriously weak in even years.
It just doesn’t make sense.
The Hive rumor that I tend to put the most stock in revolves around the suspicion that Bama got offered big TV money from ESPN (already an SEC sycophant and shill) to package the GT game at a neutral location in 2014. That would have effectively given Bama the home game with GT and moved GT’s half of the “home and home” to a neutral site.
If there is any nugget of truth to that rumor, then kudos to GT leadership for backing away from the table.
Nick Saban and ESPN can go pound sand if they think GT is so desperate to play Bama on TV that we’d give up a home game.
Now…again…this is a rumor that was circulating earlier in the week.
We may never know the full truth on this one. Just rest assured that neither the GT staff, coaches, players, or fans are “afraid of Bama”.
Kudos to the Aspire Group for doing a great job selling season tickets in a tough year. Not only is the home schedule less than compelling but the economic environment is less than supportive of luxury expenses like season tickets and Tech Fund contributions.
It sounds like we’ll have good home crowds this coming season, as we should…befitting a conference champion.
Apparently Tech fans up in the Clemson area have heard Leggett on local radio up there complaining about verbal abuse and heckling from GT fans during baseball games. I don’t doubt that this has happened in the least…especially considering Leggett’s past history and behavior at Russ Chandler Stadium. Maybe he shouldn’t spout off at fans in the stands or trash talk opposing players.
Here’s a snippett from a recent interview courtesy of From the Rumble Seat…
I go to Georgia Tech ,3 days in a row, 27 innings and I get absolutely verbally abused. From first pitch to last pitch at the game at Georgia Tech is by far the worst college baseball atmosphere for coaches that I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to get on the bus and get home…our players get chewed up alive down there and they can’t wait to get home and play in a positive atmosphere…
Has noone told Jacket Leggett that there is no crying in baseball? Does someone need to rent him a copy of A League of Their Own?
Someone may also want to warn him that his next trip to play at Russ Chandler is going to be absolutely brutal. Section 10 knows they are in his head now…its going to be like throwing blood in the water while sharks are feeding…