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Technical Tidbits 8/24: FOOTBALL IS HERE

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IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG

TaxSlayer Bowl - Georgia Tech v Kentucky
“Nothing excites me except the idea of whipping your tail again, Mike.”
Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

Did you know football starts tomorrow? Because football starts tomorrow. ESPN had a pretty cool thing going the past few years in the FCS kickoff. It was just a game featuring two top 25 FCS teams, but it was awesome. Two years ago it featured Montana edging visiting North Dakota State in the final year of the Bison’s 5-year championship dynasty.

AKA the “I LOVE THE MONTANA GRIZZLIES AND I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH MY DECISION” game

It still kind of exists - this year’s edition features Jacksonville State vs. Chattanooga at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, for some reason - but it’s now been joined by eight other games, which together are being informally referred to as “week 0”. Four of those are FBS vs. FBS matchups, and one of those is Stanford vs. Rice at 10pm Eastern, which means we’re getting treated to #Pac12afterdark action early this year! It’s also being played in Sydney, so it’s both after dark and during the day. That crazy Pac-12! What will they think of next?

All Day I Dream About Stylin’. The switch from Russell Athletic to adidas means a style upgrade for errbody, not just the football team. Josh Pastner, MaChelle Joseph, and Danny Hall all seem pretty happy about it, and yeah, now you’re thinking of all the uniform possibilities for the other sports, too, aren’t ya? Good. Georgia Tech has to look good all the time, not just part of the time.

Just remember there are other sports too, okay y’all? We’re still ten days from Georgia Tech football kicking off against Tennessee in the Mercedes-Benz dome, but the Yellow Jacket athletic calendar begins tonight, as the volleyball team plays the first of four matches in three days at the Hyatt Regency Invitational here in Atlanta. The Spiking Jackets (...that doesn’t sound right, I’m gonna work on that one) open the season tonight at 6pm vs Auburn, then continue with a 10am tip vs. Furman and an 8pm match vs. Michigan State, before finishing up on Sunday at 4pm vs the Fighting Nonicknames of North Dakota. Go cheer them on at O’Keefe Gymnasium, and try to keep any comments about the shorts to yourself, alright?

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