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Meet the Writers: Drew Gordon

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Come learn about basketball and nerf aficionado Drew!

How are you?

I’m hanging in there. I really wish I could hang out with my friends, but so far I’m surviving on movies, books, and beer.

What’s your quick bio?

I’m originally from Connecticut, but I went to Georgia Tech to try something different. I studied aerospace engineering (graduated 2016) and have been working in the aerospace industry since then. I moved to Chicago at the beginning of the year and am looking forward to exploring the city once I’m allowed to.

How did you get to FTRS?

I was a third year at Tech procrastinating on finals when I wrote an extensive Fan Post previewing Tech basketball for the next year. I was asked to apply because there aren’t that many people willing to expose themselves to Georgia Tech basketball for long periods of time.

What do you normally write about?

I mostly write about basketball, although I do help out with football articles. I’m not as football smart as other writers, so I’ve done the ACC Power Rankings the last few years which don’t require as much film knowledge. Other than that, I write about anything with the basketball team.

Favorite Tech sports moment?

My favorite was the Kick and the Pick at Georgia in 2014. I had never been to a Georgia game before and the whole experience was a blast (as long as we won). The Miracle on Techwood and the 2016 game at Georgia (I’m 2-0 watching Tech in Athens) were runner ups.

What’s your second favorite non-cliche one?

Ignoring the obvious ones my favorite was probably one of Marcus Georges-Hunt’s buzzer beaters. Especially the layup against Notre Dame in 2016. That was one of the hypest crowds I’ve seen at Tech and MGH made it worth it.

Favorite non-Tech sports moment?

I’m a big Cleveland sports fan. My favorite non-Tech sports moment was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Bottom of the 8th inning and two outs the Indians are down 6-4 to the Cubs with Aroldis Chapman pitching. I’m sure the Tribe are done, but with a runner on second Rajai Davis rips a home run to left field to tie it. I like to believe the game ended right there.

Favorite off-the-beaten-path Atlanta restaurant (i.e. not one of the typical ones everyone talks about)?

Do people talk about Desta? The Ethiopian restaurant? Because they should. It’s awesome.

What kind of media are you into?

I like all sorts of things. Podcasts, books, TV shows. I don’t have nearly enough time to enjoy all of things I want to.

What do you do when you aren’t watching sports?

My favorite is playing sports. Basketball, soccer, squash, tennis, volleyball, anything really. I also like to hang out with my friends and cook.

What’s your go-to icebreaker “fun fact”?

Banana flavored candy is flavored after an extinct version of bananas. That’s why it tastes different than modern bananas.