Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

This Friday marks the 100th football game played between the University of Georgia Bulldogs (my alma mater’s team) and the hometown Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets.

It’s a game they call Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate for a reason.

UGA fans calls GT “gnats”, “nerds” or “techies” and refer to their school as “GTU” or an “Institution”

GT fans calls UGA puppies, refer to UGA as “”The University (sic) of Georgia” and teaches their sons, per their fight song:

But if I had a son sir, I’ll tell you what he’d do:
He would yell, “To Hell With Georgia!” like his daddy used to do.

Needless to say there isn’t a lot of love lost between these two schools, fan-bases or teams.

So fire up your TV set for some post-Thanksgiving blood-letting. The game is on Friday Saturday (I won’t be lucky enough to attend this year, but the game is at Bobby Dodd) at 3:30 on ABC.

Go Dawgs!

12 Comments so far

  1. George Burdell (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    What’s the good word?
    To Hell with Georgia!

    How ’bout them dawgs?
    Piss on ’em!

  2. Seth (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    Wreck Tech!

    After Friday Richt will be 7-0 against Tech, Gailey will be 0-6 against UGA and looking for a new job.

  3. abby (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 5:38 pm

    Oh, you guys are just stirring it up today — MARTA and UGA/GT football are two things people feel pretty strongly about around here.

    I’m a Tech grad school alum in an office that is a damn near complete sea of red. My coworkers are otherwise very pleasant people. I didn’t really grow up with these rivalries and went to a smaller private school for undergrad. Didn’t realize just how important football is… but I’ve seen grown men (on both sides of the GT/UGA aisle, mind you) claim that they would pull for Osama/Saddam/Satan himself over the in-state rivalry. I pretend to myself that they were kidding, a little bit.

    And since I’m biting my tongue at work, I might as well stir up anonymous trouble on the internets —
    You know what they all say: How do you get a UGA diploma? Drive through Athens in your pickup truck with the window down and they will toss one in.

    Oh, I kid – Georgia’s a perfectly fine school if you can’t get into college.

  4. Greg (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    Uuuum… You do know the game is actually Saturday, right?

  5. Royi (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    The game is on Saturday, not Friday. Also:

  6. Seth (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    I changed the gameday info in the post. I had gotten my info from a Tech grad, so draw your own conclusions.

    At least I can agree with Tech fans about Erin Andrews.

  7. Annie (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

    Go Dawgs!

  8. mrpbody33 (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    Go Jackets!

  9. Seth (unregistered) on November 25th, 2007 @ 5:31 pm


  10. dreish (unregistered) on November 26th, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    That explains why there were so many terrible drivers in pickup trucks clogging Midtown while I was trying to bring home my groceries Saturday evening.

    I think on game days, anyone in Midtown without a Fulton license plate should be charged a $40 congestion fee and told, “Next time take MARTA.”

    Or I could just plan ahead and not go to Publix at the end of football games, but then what would I complain about?

  11. Cindy (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    It was really exciting the first half. We would score, then they would score, then we’d score again, and they would score again. It was like we gave up the second half. But at least the coach got fired for making us lose to UGA the 7th straight time.

  12. Stacy (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

    How ’bout them Dawgs! 7 years straight!!

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