You’ve may not have heard anything about this, but Georgia Tech came from behind for a spectacular 28-27 victory over UGA in the 2016 edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. Notching his third victory in Athens as Tech’s head coach, Paul Johnson completely out-coached Kirby Smart in the second half to secure win number eight on the season for his Jackets. I honestly feel for Kirby, who seems like a nice and passionate guy, but his team let off of the gas and completely exploded over the final thirty minutes; the powers of the bowl cut were thwarted by Paul Johnson’s scowl. This is the part where’d I’d like to write “what else is there to say?” and go watch the highlights a few times, but there’s so much to talk about that I just can’t stop. So many story-lines, so many excuses, so many broken televisions...
“LOSING TO VANDERBILT IS ONE THING, BUT LOSING TO GEORGIA TECH? I AM AT A COMPLETE LOSS FOR WORDS!” says Uncle Lou before ranting for two more minutes.
By the way, Georgia Tech beat Georgia by a final score of 28-27 over the weekend. It was unquestionably a defining moment for each team, as described in this article from Yahoo! Sports. That’s absolutely true, especially given the bowl implications that the win will have for both teams, but the bigger takeaway is that the victory has all but redefined the rivalry itself. You can tell me that Georgia has no talent (you’d be wrong), you can tell me that this season is an aberration for Georgia (you’d be wrong), or you could tell me that the game didn’t matter for either of those reasons (you’d be wrong). Over the past four years we’ve seen an overtime win by Georgia, an overtime win by Tech, a six-point win by Georgia, and a one-point win by Tech. Find me a more competitive series than that, anywhere in the country.
I’d be crazy not to mention that Georgia Tech beat Georgia by a final score of 28-27 over the weekend at some point in this post. The victory prompted the Jackets to undertake the usual tradition of taking some bits of hedge as a souvenir, something that a lot of Georgia fans are having a ton of fun crying about.
Someone should file murder charges against Tech’s football team. I mean, they mercilessly ripped apart a living organism for absolutely no reason. This is not a plant. It doesn’t just grow back, you ignorant fools. Learn the consequences of your actions.
It was pretty ugly and classless for the Georgia Tech players to tear up the hedges at Sanford stadium yesterday.— ⛵BigD⛵ (@bigdburnett) November 27, 2016
See, Big D gets it. You’d think that common decency would be a bit more, well, common.
GEEZ Ga Tech... tearing up the loved Hedges at Georgia puts you on same level as Harvey Updyke. You should be fined. @slines— Cynthia C. (@ALGANCTNwx) November 27, 2016
THANK YOU! I don’t know how else to tell you that the damage the team did to those shrubs is PERMANENT, just like POISON.
Tech sure does have class by tearing up the hedges and flicking off Georgia fans pic.twitter.com/LD0NEDRU6m— Max Wadsworth™ (@MWadsworth22) November 26, 2016
Okay, something has to be done about that. There is NO WAY anyone in that crowd did anything to deserve something as evil and mentally scarring as a hand gesture.
Stomping on our G and ripping up our hedges is not only disrespectful, but classless. Georgia will always be the better team class wise. https://t.co/1ESNhYWtVK— catherine (@Cat_Creighton) November 26, 2016
Yeah, I can’t even be sarcastic with this one. Some people just don’t get it.
Have a great year!