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Old 11-28-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Tomorrow is the annual match up between UGA and GT. With Missouri's win the SEC Championship game is out of reach again for UGA. Tech who has the same record as UGA is going to its conference championship game. As a resident of Georgia staving for a championship. Do you pull for the Dawgs or suck it up and hope Tech can win tomorrow and against FSU and hopefully sneak into the playoffs?
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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I am a UGA graduate ('84) so I always pull for the Dawgs! But I also always pull for GT whenever they are playing someone other than UGA. Guess that is because I grew up in Atlanta and considered going to GT before I chose UGA. Not to mention, if GT didn't tie Notre Dame in 1980, I would have never found my way to New Orleans for New Year's Day 1981!
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I am a UGA graduate ('84) so I always pull for the Dawgs! But I also always pull for GT whenever they are playing someone other than UGA. Guess that is because I grew up in Atlanta and considered going to GT before I chose UGA. Not to mention, if GT didn't tie Notre Dame in 1980, I would have never found my way to New Orleans for New Year's Day 1981!
I have a degree from Georgia hanging on my wall, but have always been a Tech fan. My father and uncle, along with a cousin, all graduated from Tech, and the cousin ended up marrying a Tech football player. We are a Tech family. That doesn't mean I'm not a Georgia fan -- I'm am! But on Saturday, I was screaming my head off for Tech. They played one helluva game and deserved to win.

For me, it goes like this: Pull for whichever team has the most to gain from the win. In this year's case, it was Tech. Had UGA been at the top of the rankings and a win over Tech had national title implications, I would have been all about the Dawgs. In the end, success for either team is good for the state of Georgia, period. So why not pull for both? I've never understood the mindset of some fans that want the other team to lose at all cost and can't say one good thing. The UGA post-game show on WSB Saturday was appalling in its anger and bitterness. It was truly off the chain and caused me to lose some respect for the Georgia radio guys. As a proud UGA grad, it was embarrassing, quite frankly.

Make no mistake: There is the "Bulldog Nation" and then there are the rest of us who value academics and the highly regarded educational institution that UGA has become. The Dawgs failing to beat Tech, or make it to the SEC title game, takes NOTHING away from the value of my degree. But clearly, some people just can't see it that way.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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^ In a way both universities have gotten similar.

In recent years UGA has been closing the historic academics gap with Tech, and Tech has (this year especially) been closing the athletics gap with UGA.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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My sister has one son that graduated from Georgia, the other from Tech. She has one of those doormats that says, 'A House Divided'.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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^ In a way both universities have gotten similar.

In recent years UGA has been closing the historic academics gap with Tech, and Tech has (this year especially) been closing the athletics gap with UGA.
That approach will be asymptotic, at best.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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That approach will be asymptotic, at best.
How so?
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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How so?
UGA won't reach Tech's level. GT pulls in so much money and research and is almost purely STEM. Sort of like GT trying to catch MIT.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I have a degree from Georgia hanging on my wall, but have always been a Tech fan. My father and uncle, along with a cousin, all graduated from Tech, and the cousin ended up marrying a Tech football player. We are a Tech family. That doesn't mean I'm not a Georgia fan -- I'm am! But on Saturday, I was screaming my head off for Tech. They played one helluva game and deserved to win.

For me, it goes like this: Pull for whichever team has the most to gain from the win. In this year's case, it was Tech. Had UGA been at the top of the rankings and a win over Tech had national title implications, I would have been all about the Dawgs. In the end, success for either team is good for the state of Georgia, period. So why not pull for both? I've never understood the mindset of some fans that want the other team to lose at all cost and can't say one good thing. The UGA post-game show on WSB Saturday was appalling in its anger and bitterness. It was truly off the chain and caused me to lose some respect for the Georgia radio guys. As a proud UGA grad, it was embarrassing, quite frankly.

Make no mistake: There is the "Bulldog Nation" and then there are the rest of us who value academics and the highly regarded educational institution that UGA has become. The Dawgs failing to beat Tech, or make it to the SEC title game, takes NOTHING away from the value of my degree. But clearly, some people just can't see it that way.
I too pull for both teams and when they play at the end of the regular season, I pull for the one that can advance futher nationally. My dad and brother are Tech grads, my sister UGA.

Going to school in Alabama (Samford) solidified my rooting for both (my brother can't understand tho...). Being around so many rabid Alabama and Auburn fans made me pull for both equally. My dream season? Both teams go into the game undefeated ranked 1 and 2. It would be hard to choose who to cheer for tho.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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UGA won't reach Tech's level. GT pulls in so much money and research and is almost purely STEM. Sort of like GT trying to catch MIT.
I see your point. I'm very glad, though, to see our colleges expanding their curriculum offerings.
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