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IRISH ROAD TRIP

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Brock_Cocksure, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Brock_Cocksure

    Brock_Cocksure Jolly Good Fellow

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  2. 00Burdell

    00Burdell Helluva Engineer

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    I'll bring the Guiness. Wait... I'll just get it there.
     
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  3. potatohead

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    I'd book that today if it was confirmed.
     
  4. Jacket Bracket

    Jacket Bracket Ramblin' Wreck

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    Sounds great! Just hope we don't lose a home game in this.
     
  5. 3GManageer

    3GManageer Georgia Tech Fan

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    The article states BC will host Georgia Tech, so it'll be one of their home games.

    Also, Tech is scheduled @ BC in 2016 for the ACC rotation.
     
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  6. Matt E

    Matt E GT Athlete

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    Headline is "Boston College set to HOST Georgia Tech". I'm assuming this would mean we are the visitor and wouldn't give up a home game.
     
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    it better be a home game for BC, they're a catholic school. Can it be more "home" for Catholics than Ireland?
     
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  8. jwsavhGT

    jwsavhGT Moderator Staff Member

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    Bucket list - GT football in Ireland!
     
  9. Jacket Bracket

    Jacket Bracket Ramblin' Wreck

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    Should be a great recruiting tool.
     
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    Interesting, however I think that SA should not have to deal with something like this in the middle of a season semester.

    Pro football - no problem, but this gimmick has no place in CFB.

    /sourpuss :yuck:
     
  11. potatohead

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    "deal with it"? A part of a college education is exposure. Some of these kids have never left their state or the southeast, or haven't even been on a plane before they joined Tech. Now they can travel to another country? Get some exposure to other cultures or ways of living (even though its not a huge difference)?

    This is HUGE for these young guys. I love it.
     
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    So you think, in addition to the extra travel expense, we are going to treat them to a bowl like experience? Who pays?

    Not totally against it, but NO WAY this will be some boon to recruiting.
     
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  14. potatohead

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    I didn't say anything about recruiting. I do think they'll get over there earlier than usual travel dates, yes. They have to adjust to the time difference. I'd also venture to guess that the cost is subsidized by somebody, whether its the ACC, Dublin City Council, Ireland Sports something or other, I don't know.

    Also, why do you say in NO WAY this will be a boon to recruiting? This game gets national exposure every year.
     
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    I agree. I have hard time making an argument that this would not help recruiting. If I'm a 17 yr old kid and the recruiter says "and BTW, you get an all expenses paid trip to Europe for a few days", that would definetly be a positive.
     
  16. Jacket Bracket

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    Not sure what you are trying to say. How can playing a nationally televised game in Dublin not help recruiting? National exposure (TV), opportunity to travel and see another part of the world. Man I think even I could sell that to recruits. Would love to hear reactions from some of our current recruits or parents of recruits on this. What do you think flea?
     
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    Well I'm against this, not because I think it's a bad experience but because I wanted to watch the Jackets play in Boston again! We were scheduled to be up here I think last year before the new additions screwed up the schedule. Come on guys, don't take this away from me!
     
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    The Guiness is definitely better when it is fresh in Dublin. It is a wonderful country. If you haven't been and do go......spend at least a week there. Rent a car and drive. Stay at B&Bs
     
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    It definitely should be the first week of the season. If it was Labor day or before....I would seriously consider taking a week or two and go.......it would not be worth the travel costs mid season and taking the little guy out of school
     
  20. potatohead

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    To add to that, I"d recommend flying into Shannon, then going from Limerick through the Southwest, along the Southern coast, and back up to Dublin. You can do that all before the game in less than a week. Renting a car is an absolute must.
     

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