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Technical Tidbits 2/9: Football’s baffler, tennis in prime time


NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Yeah, we still think it’s pretty weird too. College football remains the greatest sport on this planet, thanks in large part for its refusal to stay on script and instead offer as many crazy endings and wild upsets (referred to in the scientific community as “Duffing It”) as you could ever want. Sports Illustrated gathered up a baker’s dozen of what they consider to be last year’s biggest head-scratching results, and if you scroll all the way down to #11, you’ll find Georgia Tech’s victory over Virginia Tech.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Fun fact: Justin Fuente is the only head coach in all of college football to lose to Georgia Tech in each of the last two years. It’s true!
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Honestly, I don’t have much of an argument against it: TaQuon Marshall completed all of two passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and Fuente made some....... interesting play calls that ultimately cost the Hokies the game. (And if you ask Hokie fans about it.... yeah, they don’t get it either.) So yeah, that’s a weird one. But it was a win, so you won’t hear me complaining.

Hate on the hard court. The men’s tennis team is taking a trip for the annual matchup against Georgia..... but they’re not going to Athens. The Racket Jackets are headed to Orlando to face the Bulldogs as part of the 2018 USTA College MatchDay series. The teams will face each other at 7pm under the lights at USTA National Campus and you can watch it live, on your television on the Tennis Channel. Live college tennis, man. It’s a good thing.

Don’t mind me. Just counting down the days until the Russell contract is up.