I was a member of GTSportstalk until I got tired of goings on there and left, shortly before it left as well.
Real name Patrick, aged 63, retired, married 40 years to same woman.
Been a GT fan since mid-1960's. My family lived in midtown, rented out extra rooms in our huge house to GT students. My mom worked in GT Research Center, my dad, after he retired from US Post Office, went to work at post office window in then new GT Student Center.
Everyone knew my dad, who, on Holiday weekends, would find students who could not go home for one reason or another, bring them home to a hot home-cooked Holiday meal in a friendly family atmosphere.
My brother grad GT School of Engineering in 1970's. I never actually went to GT, my IQ is plenty high enough, but I was never what you call a good student in terms of grades.
In 1969 I went to work for a company that had one of the first IBM 360/30 machines in Metro Atlanta. They allowed me to teach myself to program it, and I parlayed that into a 27 year career, leaving BellSouth in 1996 during corporate downsizing that was so popular in those days. They paid me very well to leave a job I was about to leave for free anyway...lol
Hobbies are photography, building and repairing computers, audio, video, GT football, used to love Bass fishing, but those days are gone for me.
GT legend Smylie Gebhart (RIP) was a close family friend. My dad also knew Al Ciraldo and Kim King well. Coach Bobby Dodd went to same church we did, saw him often on Sundays. In 1970's spend lots of time around GT, have known my share of GT athletes over the years.
We used to get a bunch of people together and walk over to Grant field to attend GT Football games. I would empty out the keypunch machines in office I worked at, put them in plastic bag, take them to GT football games. Female hairdo's from those days HATED those little suckers...lol
One thing I have learned from these many years as a GT football fan.
"GT football is just good enough to break your heart"