32 seconds left, down by 3, first and goal from the 2 yard line
And you take your last time out to come back and throw the ball? For an interception? Run the ball. Its first down. If PJ scores, you win. Hooray. If he doesn’t, spike the ball to stop the clock (or take the timeout you shouldn’t have wasted in the first place) and get your terrible kicker in there to tie the game. Way to go, Chan Gailey.
Ok enough moaning.
I attended by first college football game last night, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Despite the steady mist, I was a really good time. Boddy Dodd Stadium offers a very nice view of both the Downtown and Midtown skylines. Even with the low-lying clouds, its was a beautiful sight.
If you haven’t been to a GA Tech game, I reccommend it, even for those with only a moderate interest in football. If you’re a more of an NFL fan than a college devotee, a college game is a much cheaper way to get your football fix than an arm and a leg, plus your soul to get into the Georgia Dome to see the Falcons. Sure, GT quarterback Reggie Ball is no Ron Mexico, but he did manage to throw for 279 yards and run for 88. Let’s just not mention all the errant throws, ok?
Jock’s and Jills in Midtown on 10th and Peachtree has tickets to GT home games on sale for $15, which includes a free bus ride to the game, which can be handy if you are outside walking distance from the stadium. If you’re not interested in the bus ride, you aren’t required to take it. Stop in to Jocks and Jills and buy your tickets beforehand and make your way onto campus by your own devices.
One word of caution: there is no alcohol sold in Bobby Dodd Stadium (but security wasn’t patting anyone down, either).