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Technical Tidbits 10/4: On Bobby Petrino, American Hero

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

Western Kentucky v Louisville Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Georgia Tech may be playing a Friday night game tomorrow in Louisville, but don’t get too excited for the prospect of playing one here in Atlanta: Paul Johnson and the Jackets recognize that high school football is still king of the night in Georgia. I can’t decide if I like the idea of a Friday night game, honestly. The main benefit is national exposure (everyone will be watching, after all), but watching Georgia Tech and the Falcons lose on back-to-back days is a long-standing tradition. Let me know what you think down in the comments.

With just over a month to go til tipoff of the 2018 (2019? I don’t know how these things work) basketball season, there are still some excellent season ticket options for you to take advantage of. Last season wasn’t as strong as anyone hoped after the impressive first year of the Pastner era in 2016, but there’s still plenty to look forward to in year three. A small appetizer:

  • The return of Jose Alvarado
  • New face Shembari Phillips
  • A top-50 recruiting class that includes 4-star prospect Michael Devoe
  • Ted Roof still doesn’t work here in any capacity

That’s a lot to be excited about! Come out and support the team as we try to keep the Thrillerdome moniker alive for another season.

Bobby Petrino proved how slow the news day was on Wednesday by making headlines with the comment that Georgia Tech’s uniform numbers are hard to read, drawing a cripplingly sarcastic response from Paul Johnson along the way. Guys, it comes down to this: Bobby Petrino was severely wronged by the city of Atlanta and deserves to be accommodated in every way possible. He left the Atlanta Falcons with class and dignity, making the great personal sacrifice of actually sitting through the rest of the blowout Monday night loss to the Saints before quitting on Tuesday. A 60-minute game. Then 24 hours. Agony. Despair. His family suffered, he suffered, but he stuck through it because that’s what a coach does for his team. Thank you, Bobby Petrino. You being the way you are saved us from having to watch you coach more games. We can never thank you enough for your sacrifice. You’re a good man, no matter how many people totally weren’t riding with you on your motorcycle that night. Nothing gold can stay, Atlanta. Nothing gold can stay.