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Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by jayparr, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. jayparr

    jayparr Helluva Engineer

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    This board represents a tremendous representation of fans that really care about you guys! It shows on some of the threads such as D. Wilson is transferring, the attrition of a few weeks ago, and those that were dismissed. Even in losses that hurt every player or fan. These alumni, students, and side walk fans care very much about you. We want you to succeed at every level during your time here. I TRULY believe that at most schools you would not find this kind of appreciation on their boards, and that you athletes would be devastated and upset. In my opinion this board exemplifies the great majority of it's fans. To the best of Ga Tech; HERE HERE HOORAH GO JACKETS FOR EVER!!
     
  2. AE 87

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    Do you know how I know you're gay? Just kidding, good post.
     
  3. jwsavhGT

    jwsavhGT Moderator Staff Member

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    +1
     
  4. GTrob21

    GTrob21 Helluva Engineer

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    What was rule number 1 again?? :) I kid, good post
     
  5. dressedcheeseside

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  6. Ggee87

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    What is Ma Tech? Is it autocorrect or what? I see this mistake constantly.
     
  7. jwsavhGT

    jwsavhGT Moderator Staff Member

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    Ma Tech is just that. "She" is the thing that makes you or breaks you.
     
  8. Ggee87

    Ggee87 Helluva Engineer

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    Alright. Well I appreciate the clarification. Im sure recruits wouldnt understand this either. Maybe stick with Ga Tech in the header.
     
  9. awbuzz

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    For those not familiar with "Ma" Tech... Ma = Mom in the south... i.e. Ga Tech will discipline you - like your mother did - or as @jwsavGT states " "She" is the thing that makes you or breaks you."
     
  10. Bruce Wayne

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    All degree granting educational institutions are considered feminine. It is from "Alma Mater" which means "fostering mother." Traditionally a college is likewise legally considered in loco parentis which also contributes to being considered a foster parent/mother.
     
  11. jayparr

    jayparr Helluva Engineer

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    Bruce, your avatar at work again!
     
  12. UgaBlows

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    I've heard Ma Bell alot over the years, referring to the phone company
     
  13. Nook Su Kow

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    Haha I really didn't think U had a sense of humor.
     
  14. Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau

    Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau Banned

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    Ma Tech eats her young.
     
  15. AE 87

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    Yeah, I don't know, but I suspect that the culture might have changed from the time I was there in the 80's. As I understand it, student satisfaction and retention are now categories that US News and World Report includes in its college rankings. Ma couldn't care less about those two items when I was there. The witch boasted of attrition.
     
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    yep, 87
    begs the question-does a meat grinder have a gender?
     
  17. Animal02

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    That is the truth......we started with 500 frosh in architecture......I think 10% were gone before classes started, 50% by the end of the first year, eventually, about 50 of us graduated.
     
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    According to my dad (AE 56), GT's policy of making it easy to attend but difficult to stay was a product of the GI Bill after WW-II... It was thought that returning servicemen deserved an opportunity to give it a go at GT - and of course, the Institute did what was necessary to "correct" the numbers... It was still that way when I transferred from Presbyterian via DeKalb CC in 1984 - I was a decent, but not outstanding student... Managed to eke out a 2.7 GPA with a BEE in '87...
     
  19. Animal02

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    I graduated tenth in my class from H.S. was a national merit scholar (seems like half the student body was at Tech) managed to escape with a 2.1 from Tech. Those damn AE profs that taught structures hated us architects. But I do not regret one minute of going to Tech.
     
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