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ACCESSING FAMOUS TECH TRIVIA

  If you wanted to find out why Marilyn Monroe was on the Tech campus and how she got talked into putting on that tight sweater with the "T" on front for the cover of the football program where would you go?

  If you wanted a listing of unusual  Tech connections that included people like the famous dance instructor Arthur Murray where would you go?

   Searching the web for movies with Tech connections usually only brings up John Wayne and a few recent connections.  But how would I find out about Clark Cable singing "Ramblin' Wreck" or where would I go to find out the Jimmy Stewart connection or the Cary Grant or even if there is an Oliver Hardy connection?  There are many obscure film and media tie-ins which don't sound like much but which serve to remind us that the rest of the country once considered Tech the premiere football power in the South.

   Last but not least why is it that no matter how one searches the web one cannot find classic Tech wins from the past but one can easily find old footage of other teams beating Tech.  It clearly is important to Alabama, Notre Dame, Auburn and a host of other schools to show historic wins over Tech on You-Tube that date back to the 1950's or 1960's.  I would love to see at least one film clip of Tech's national championship team of the 1950's or even Tech's epic last minute loss against a power house Southern Cal team in 1969.  I can see film of Penn State beating Tech in the 1961 Gator Bowl but I cannot see film of Tech beating Texas Tech in the 1965 Gator Bowl.  It would be neat to see footage of Tech's 1962 win over Joe Namath and Alabama and I would love to see Lenny Snow run again.

  Anyway, this is not meant as a rant; it is just an observation that Tech has a much richer tradtion than most other college football programs yet most of the folk lore has to be carried and passed down word of mouth.  Other schools seem to be able to get more comprehensive lists of information in one or more easily accessible locations.

    I would love to hear what other Tech fans have to say about this.

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