Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boo Clemson Tigers, Hurray Beer!

Cheers to a possible GT victory over Clemson! A toast to all Tech fans making the trip and a toast to all the Clemson fans who found out they were dating their cousins this week! WOOHOO!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Opening Weekend

Baseball is back!

10 Reasons to visit the Rusty-C

Gametimes, Projected Starters, and lineups

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Chanimal still coaches

Despite the economic downturn and nationwide layoffs, Chan Gailey still has a job as a football coach. I don't know what to say about this. Chan was in over his head as a college head coach. He wasn't dynamic enough to deal with college kids developing over 4 years. His adjustments were after a year or two rather than after the first half. I remember him having great game plans for certain opponents ('03/'05 Auburn, '05 Miami) but having a complete inability to react on the fly in game (ala '03 Duke, '04 UNC, '06 wake).

I guess the Chiefs see the grandfatherly gentleman that charmed Dave Braine. The Chiefs are looking for someone to raise Brodie Croyle as a "great kid" that can "compartmentalize."

No one's talked about Chan for two years. Thoughts are welcome.

5 + 5 reasons you should care about VT recruiting

I'm seriously strapped for time this week. So, I put on my Rachel Ray hat and tried to think of something fun and quick and marginally palatable. Furrer4heisman over at Gobbler Country was kind enough to make my rather crappy idea worth a few laughs.

He agreed to do a little word association over Google Talk. I would try to explain what I was thinking when I made the list of words, but screw it, it's funnier just to read the conversation.

me: what's up man drankin. what are you up to
me: watching king of the hill
want to help me write a post
in 15 lines
word association king of the hill is a lot funnier once youve lived in texas.
sure. what do you need.
me: alright
i say a word
you say the first thing that comes to your mind
warm up round lets do this
me: apples oranges
me: zz top beard
me: coke zero mixer
me: couch potatoe
me: longhorns faggots
me: well that was pretty good
alright, the rest is about VT's recruiting/current affairs/etc
ready? haha. lets do it.
me: recruiting boring
me: guy you don't want to meet in a dark alley boone
me: competition cornerback
me: tyrod taylor b.a.m.f.
me: tight end booooooooooooooooooone
me: dark horse dillard
me: passing game bourbon
me: beamerball dying?
me: nfl what the fuck is the nfl?
me: championship tis possible
me: alright
you won i won?
me: give yourself another drink kickass.
i believe i will

There you have it, folks. All the Yellow Jacket fan needs to know about what the Hokie's are up to. Be sure to check out Gobbler Country and leave a nice happy comment. We are used to disappointing losses in basketball, but Furrer4heisman may need a little cheering up after last night.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ATL Braves and Ken Griffey: FAIL

'Reck Nostalgia

I had a little nostalgia this past weekend. Drove the Wreck from Alexander Memorial to North Avenue Apartments. I can't say that I was gettin' watery-eyed but the same excitement and pure joy before leaving the tunnel was definitely pumping through me again. And I'll tell you right now that it's like a bicycle. It's hard to forget how to drive a Model A. A modern stick is much more difficult.

You feel every churn and strain in the Model A motor and it really only takes about a month to get good and maybe two solid months to master double clutching. I think the really hard part is endurance 'cause all of the pedals are mechanical and take some leg strength to really manipulate. I (unfortunately) missed a lot of the parades in Atlanta but I hear multi-mile parades take an incredible toll on the calves.

I miss driving the car but I wouldn't want to be the Driver for more than year - not to put a damper on Winfield. It takes a ton of work, time, and patience. How many 23 year olds can say they've been to 40+ weddings? Anyone out there that's been to more than me, I pity...Ha.

Anyone out there ever driven a Model A, own a classic car, or have any interesting Ramblin' Wreck stories?

Yellow Jackets in the NFL Combine

The NFL Combine is very similar to recruiting. You either really care about it or you just pay enough attention to the results to barely hold a conversation with someone who breathes the stuff. The names are hyped up by the media and it's all about an individual's potential. The 2009 Combine starts today and Georgia Tech is represented by 5 of our finest:

Georgia Tech's Invited NFL Combine Participants


Click here for a complete list of the participants

If you are lucky enough to have the NFL Network (I don't) you can watch the entire Combine in it's entirety. Here is a link to see the combine television schedule.

Thinking about the combine makes me remember Calvin Johnson in all his glory in borrowed shoes:

Who do you think will have the most successful NFL career out of the 5?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ken Griffey Jr. to Atlanta

The man who owned the prettiest swing in the game and was the idol of many a child is coming to play for the Braves.

I may actually go to some games now.

Any favorite Ken Griffey Stories?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Newsflashes

It was a slow weekend but there were a few things....

Rugby is a lot more fun than basketball. They win. Check out GT Rugby here.

FSUncensored at Tomahawk Nation does it again and takes a look at the top recruits of the ACC. This entry is well worth the read.

Less than 10 days away. Here are the Top-10 Reasons we'll get to Omaha this year courtesy of Kevin Jacob. Friday can't get here soon enough!

Matt Wieters Update. Fans of the Baltimore Orioles love, or will soon love, Matt Wieters. All signs indicate that he will make his MLB debut before the All-Star break but he will probably start in the minor leagues. Here are some links that have popped up over the past few days.

A quick and short Spring Training Interview

Two blogs specifically talk about Matt and the value of his baseball cards for the upcoming year. Bad Wax and Porter's Prospect Report both give you their opinions. At one point I had a J.D. Drew card that was supposedly worth $120. The next month it dropped to 25 cents. JD Drew sucks.

If you play fantasy baseball, you my want to head over to Waiver Sharks, where they discuss Wieters vs. Pablo Sandoval and who you should draft as your catcher.

Finally, Matt discusses his flexible hips. Yeah you know you like it.