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Can Georgia Tech extend its streak to three straight conference wins tonight against Clemson?

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech senior Marcus Georges-Hunt, the architect behind the team's huge upset victory over Notre Dame a few days back, has been awarded the ACC player of the week award for his fantastic showings against both Notre Dame and Florida State. While one could certainly argue that Georges-Hunt's whole Tech career has been one continuous "fantastic showing", there is no denying that these past few games have been nothing short of exceptional for Brian Gregory's talented Swiss Army knife. The Jackets will be back in action tonight when they take on Clemson in what very well could be Tech's third straight ACC win.

With the victory over Notre Dame, Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory has now netted $9,000 this season as a result of winning games which were designated as "exemplary performance" matchups by AD Mike Bobinski. The game versus the Irish was the final such game for Gregory this season and the previous two that the team won were against VCU and Wake Forest. Providing an incentive for winning big out-of-conference games such as the VCU and Georgia matchups makes a whole lot of sense, but selecting the likes of Clemson and Wake Forest for the remaining incentive-laden games is a bit foggier. That's no so much a criticism as it is just some light wondering; there are a number of seemingly more "exemplary" victories to be had on the schedule each year.

I don't speak wrestling, but apparently former Georgia Tech defensive tackle Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa'l) did something impressive a few days back. This is how CBS Sports described the cryptic accomplishment:

Roman Reigns is the talk of the WWE universe right now after beating Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose in a No. 1 contender's match at Fastlane to set up a World Heavyweight Championship showdown with Triple H (wait a minute, he's still active?) at WrestleMania 32.

I have no idea who Brock Lesnar is, who Dean Ambrose is, what a contender's match is, what Fastlane is, where the World Heavyweight Championship showdown is, who Triple H is, or why his level of activity is worth commenting on, but congratulations to Roman Reigns anyway on doing something!

The sheer number of people who in some way, shape, or form understand Pokemon is actually a little bit amazing. If you are one of those people, then you might enjoy this SB Nation article -- a collaborative effort from each scholar on the staff -- which lists each and every college football team in terms of what Pokemon they would be. I straight up forgot about Pokemon at the age of 11 or so, but I must admit that reading that article is inexplicably entertaining. Where else can you go to find a Clemsoning joke these post-Dabo meltdown days? Nowhere. This could be your last opportunity before the word is permanently banned from the Internet.

Have a great Tuesday!