Thursday, April 16, 2009

If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em!

Mississippi State's "Dawgmobile"

Mississippi State was so depressed by our thrashing of them that they have decided to copy us. They have acquired a restored a 1929 Ford Model A and have dubbed it the "Dawgmobile".

Seriously? The "Dawgmobile"? WTF. Surely you can think of something better than that. Or wait, does Miss. State have no other traditions other than those annoying as hell cowbells? This is probably a valiant attempt by some old rich alumni of the school that is trying to force a tradition and leave a legacy so that everyone remember's his name. It's very difficult to "force" a tradition, so good luck with that. In the words of Furrer4Heisman @ Gobbler Country: "yeah hes thinking "everyone will remember me as the guy who gave miss state its first old fucking car no one gives a shit about"

Here are some quick facts that make the 1930 Ford Model A Sports Coupe, "The Ramblin' Reck" and why it will forever be better:
  1. It is maintained, preserved, and repaired by the Ramblin' Reck Club. It has absolutely no ties to the Athletic Association or any other administration. Students take care of the car on behalf of the student body.
  2. A student drives the car. The Driver is an elected officer amongst the Ramblin' Reck Club. Where the car is, the driver is. The Driver is the only one with a key to the Ramblin' Reck.
  3. The term "Ramblin' Reck" goes back to the construction of the Panama Canal where engineers created their own vehicles to move around the jungle. See? "Ramblin' Reck" has been tied to Georgia Tech for over 100 years.
  4. The Reck has traveled to countless away games. As north as Michigan, as south as Miami, and as West as El Paso, Texas. In 1990, the Reck went to the Final Four in Denver AND the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. I don't think you'll see the "Dawgmobile" anywhere near venues like that.
  5. And finally, the Reck has been vandalized. These stories simply add to the lore. At the University of Tennessee it was painted a bright Vols Orange and in Auburn it was shot at from a dorm room window. You're never going to hear anything like that these days...