The Rolling Stones concert at Bobby Dodd Stadium finally came and went last night, so please enjoy this photo gallery of the concert itself and all of the preparation that went into making it a success. I'm honestly very pleasantly surprised at how many people showed up -- hopefully enough for the AD to exceed expected earnings -- and the concert appears to have been a hit. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see it spur on a few more concerts at BDS given the stadium's location and the success the Stones experienced. I spoke a lot about the demographic at the concert, but even after seeing that gallery I have no clue who was there. If anyone in the comments could help me out with that, I'd be grateful. Were they elderly? Elderly on the inside? I must know.
Season tickets for the 2015-2016 basketball season have officially gone on sale in anticipation of what should be an interesting season at McCamish Pavilion. Ticket prices start as low as $360, which seems reasonable to me given the level of success that we expect from the program. If everything goes well, you very well could be getting a great value for your season tickets; there is no way the 2015 Jackets can be as bad as the 2014 version. In fact, I'm pretty excited for the upcoming season. There is plenty of new and returning talent to make it a memorable year, at least in comparison to previous seasons.
Former Yellow Jacket and current Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas, who was franchise tagged by the team this offseason, was a no-show at Denver's offseason workouts as he seeks a new contract in the Mile High City. This is a very common thing for players who are looking for an extension to do -- attending the non-mandatory workouts risks injury -- and head coach Gary Kubiak is expecting the two sides to reach an agreement shortly. Thomas, selected out of Tech back in 2011, has emerged as a top-3 receiver in the NFL over the last three seasons and will be searching for a Super Bowl ring in what could be Peyton Manning's swan song season.
I'll leave you today with a quick congratulations to former Yellow Jacket A.J. Murray, who was selected in the 14th round of the MLB Draft yesterday by the Minnesota Twins. Murray played much of his early career as a catcher on the Flats before making a very nice transition to designated hitter for the later part, leading the team in homers this season. Thanks for four great years and good luck in the Twins' system!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PROJACKETS?src=hash">#PROJACKETS</a> | Senior C A.J. Murray picked in the 14th Round by the <a href="https://twitter.com/Twins">@Twins</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLBDraft?src=hash">#MLBDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/k5LVH19Rh1">pic.twitter.com/k5LVH19Rh1</a></p>— GeorgiaTech Baseball (@GTBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/GTBaseball/status/608678629120294912">June 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Should we feel optimistic for the upcoming basketball season or will it end as poorly as last season did?
Have a great Thursday!