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June 19, 2008

Tech Throws Mississippi State Into the Briar Patch


Croom at work (Image: BulldogBlitz.com)

Georgia Tech is apparently planning a White Out for their home game against Mississippi State. Given the variety of uniform combinations at Tech's disposal, it's not shocking that they would eventually land on an all-white ensemble. I'm guessing they go white pants, white jerseys and gold helmets.

With the myriad of gold, old gold, yellow, vegas gold, cheddar, urine, navy, blue, black and white rainbow of suck their fans generally bring to the game, settling on a white out will give them the opportunity to match for once. However, they picked one helluva weekend for a White Out.

Tech could be limping into the Mississippi State game at 1-2 following road games against Boston College and Virginia Tech. It's going to take a lot more than free cokes, free hot dogs and white t-shirts to get Tech fans to come watch a losing product play a non-rival SEC West team.

Conversely, MSU should be 2-1 with some nice post-bowl momentum. State fans are desperate for prosperity of any kind, and their record showing at the Liberty Bowl is evidence of that.

Imagine the shock of the Tech fans as they enter Bobby Dodd Stadium only to find:
    30,000 Tech Fans
    15,000 Mississippi State fans
    10,000 Empty Seats
    5,000 Cow Bells
They think Bulldog fans who bark are obnoxious? Wait til they get a load of the ones that have cow bells. Tech will be facing Bulldogs, wearing their favorite shade of Red, making more noise than they are in their own stadium. I expect their team to just roll over and play dead in the fourth quarter out of Bulldog induced habit.

If Tech had worn their gold unis, the MSU team would've worn their all whites. A color the MSU fans are much less passionate about. Throwing MSU into a White Out environment where they get to wear Maroon is like throwing Briar Rabbit into the briar patch.

Originally, I said that beating this brand of Bulldogs was not the methadone they crave. Looking at the divergent paths of the two programs, I think this is a game that will only make Tech matters worse.

More Cow Bell indeed.

PWD

18 comments:

Doug said...

Not to mention that MSU has worn all-white uniforms themselves several times over the last few seasons, if memory serves. I don't see how that's supposed to intimidate them.

chefboyardee said...

I wonder how many [insert team color here]-outs we'll see this season. I know UGA wasn't the first to ever pull such a stunt, but it was pretty high profile, and I'm sure got some wheels turning in the heads of some marketing guys in the athletic departments.

Senator Blutarsky said...

Will Tech paint the empty seats white, too?

DirkDawggler said...

Yes, nothing intimidates like the color of freshly laudered and crisp, clean linens. JC Penney, Macy's, Bed, Bath, and Beyond - take note: From this day forward, A White Sale=Bad Intentions.

Crane said...

Johnson stated that the Tech Team is will be wearing white tops at home this year.... It's a shame we're playing them in Athens this year. I'd Love to see a blackout in Bobby Dodd.

Dante said...

I don't think a white out is such a good idea for Tech. It's going to be kind of hard to hide when they wet themselves on the field. I thought that's why they wore gold/yellow in the first place?

[color]-outs aren't anything new. Georgia just figured out a way to make them work. And I personally think a big reason it did work is because Georgia just doesn't deviate much on their uniform. The teams that jump on this [color]-out idea are going to be the ones who never wear the same uniform twice and they'll scratch their heads trying to figure out why it just isn't working for them.

theperfectoption said...

The good news is that if they do wet themselves, the stain will match their color scheme anyway...

EmotionalFescue said...

I am praying one of these completely implausable scenarios play out:

-Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton ask for Georgia Tech to apologize for the ''white-out'' and call the event ''insensitive and morally objectionable'' given that Sly Croom is the only African-American head coach in the SEC.

-Several Liquid Paper companies sue Georgia Tech to prevent them from using the term white-out because they fear it will have a negative effect on sales.

-To increase attendance for the game, Georgia Tech will print BYORTBD (Bring Your Own Robot to Bobby Dodd) and pass out white ponchos at the gate.

-Conversation between two Tech fans in their dorm room talking about the white-out:
Nerd #1: Oh man, I have nothing to wear that's white
Nerd #2: Me neither.
(Both nerds sit down frustrated until one runs over to their closet with a big smile. He reaches in awkwardly grabs to items.)
Nerd #1: Stormtrooper uniforms!
Nerd #2: The force is strong with this one.

Nerds!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I fall on the floor and gasp for air in laughter at EmotionalFescue's comment. :D

Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

My vote is for Urine cunis. And then Miss State should steal a page from their book by wearing "piss on Yech" stickers on their helmets.

Anonymous said...

Ah, beginning and ending your season getting your asses whipped by bulldogs is gonna leave a mark nerds.

That my friends, is what we call poetic justice.

Anonymous said...

Paul Johnson, you're about to get Croom'd.

(I'd make a bad joke about people from Mississippi being intimidated by a group wearing all-white, but I'll refrain...)

Anonymous said...

By December, Tech fans will wish the NCAA would just white out the entire 2008 season.

...just like they did for all those "ineligible" years.

Anonymous said...

Oxford Dawg here,

That's Bre'r (as in Brother) Rabbit, you dumb, ill-educated ass-hole.

MSU

'68

Anonymous said...

Georgia Blows. Go lick yourselves.

kicksave said...

Now I'm the first to admit I hate our (GT's) new unis, but please--comments on school colors from a UGA fan? You need to tell your student section that red pants don't wash very well.

Can anyone say "pink"?

Anonymous said...

You guys are pathetic. Go back to swigging some natty light out of the back of your pickup trucks and we Tech alums will toss a few bucks at you as we pass by. We've got plenty to spare. Up with the White and Gold (and our successful careers)

Anonymous said...

"Tech could be limping into the Mississippi State game at 1-2 following road games against Boston College and Virginia Tech. It's going to take a lot more than free cokes, free hot dogs and white t-shirts to get Tech fans to come watch a losing product play a non-rival SEC West team.

Conversely, MSU should be 2-1 with some nice post-bowl momentum. State fans are desperate for prosperity of any kind, and their record showing at the Liberty Bowl is evidence of that."

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