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Spring Game: My Thoughts

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Gtbowhunter90, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Gtbowhunter90

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    Collins and his guys pump this game up for 2 months solid, making it sound like the 2nd coming of Christ.

    Host it on a Saturday, but start the festivities around 3 or 4. I'm talking TI, Andre 3000, Big Boy, Migos get em all down here (unlikely) but lets turn it into an all out party. Put the city on notice way ahead of time and hopefully get some new eyes on the program.

    Some of the older fans wont like it, but we gotta focus on the younger generation on this one. Turn the spring game into a fun atmosphere. Idc if it's a glorified practice. No more soggy, friday night scrimmages. Them days are long gone.
     
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    Hell yes, lets get it it back on Saturday evening, get some kick *** gourmet food trucks and some craft beer vendors and get a street party going before the game. It would be great too if fans could go on the field after the game to meet and greet with the players and coaches like in the Gailey years.
     
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    Unfortunately, most of the guys who write the checks will be turned off and won’t be there. From a recruiting perspective, it sounds good. Recruiting SA’s that is, not high rollers.
     
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    Based on all the marketing and branding work Collins is doing, I would be VERY surprised if there isn't at least a halftime show.
     
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    As long as we don’t fill the lockeroom with bowls full of condoms for the performers like uGA we’ll be good. Kids 8 to probably 30 years old dig that music. Hell im way older than that and I like a lot of it.
     
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    The spring game will be the beginning of CGC’s work in progress on the football team. This work in progress will continue well into next football season.
     
  7. UgaBlows

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    Were any of yall there when Big Boi played at halftime of a Thu night VT game (i think?) iv’e never heard SO much moaning and complaining from all the old white dudes around me in my life, it was awesome.

    Also the game where VT had some jerseys stolen and wore loaner white GT uni’s, they kicked our tails bigly, that was the night GT fans truly turned on Gailey imo.
     
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    If they will pay for chopper.
    If they are on Twitter and see the 404 ATL SWAG.
    If they are tired of the lowered expectation 's motto of iiwis.

    I think they will chip in and make the spring game way less embarrassing .
    I assume u are embarrassed by how poorly our s game is attended.

    He's still undefeated!
     
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    We were also getting blasted in that game. A few hours later our fans booed a GT produced “don’t drink and drive commercial”. My assumption is everyone that was tanked whipped it home out of spite.

    We’re building excitement now, need to ride the wave. The old farts and guys with deep pockets will be happy when we start reeling in higher caliber talent.
     
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    I'm old fart and it's fine with me, why do y'all think old farts don't like things ? But I would like CCR better :)
     
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    As a certified old fart, I agree with this.
     
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  12. Gtbowhunter90

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    I'm 28 but have an old soul. I dont even listen to rap myself or country music radio.. but my choices wouldn't be very Popular either lol but I can hear the old heads complaining already about "thugs" and trash music
     
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  13. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    If it's soggy on a Friday night, you can be pretty much assured it will still be soggy on Saturday, at least the field and the seats, even if it's not raining. I like the Friday night games, but I am also ok with them being on Saturday. As far as "some of the older fans" not liking it, why wouldn't they? I'm one of the oldest posters on this site, and I'm all about new ideas and attracting new fans. I may cringe at some of the music, but even that's not really a big deal. The only new ideas I totally reject are any that move away from our brand, and part of our brand is the White and Gold.
     
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    I was at a game last year standing at the top of a section, looking for a friend who had told me they were in the section. No one is around me and the other friend standing with me, but then all of a sudden an elderly man starts yelling at us from about 20 feet away. "MOVE! YOU ARE BLOCKING THE WIND!" I'm not morbidly obese or a wall capable of blocking wind from that far away, so that got a major eye roll from me. There are definitely a lot of moody old farts at GT games. Been asked to stop standing many times as well.
     
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    Well I count at least 3 self proclaimed old farts in this thread that say bring on the excitement lol.
     
  16. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    LOL
    I stand when things are really getting exciting or the team needs as much visual and vocal support as possible. The only times I ask anyone to sit down is when they are just standing, doing nothing, and blocking the view. If they were yelling or cheering or pounding their feet, it would be fine. But just standing there? Sit the hell down.
     
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    The Spring Game is going to be great with all the enthusiasm injected into the Georgia Tech football program by Geoff Collins and his football staff.
     
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    Do we have any idea what weekend it will be?
     
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    Is anyone carrying the Spring Game this season?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019

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