Thursday, August 20, 2009

GEORGIA TECH STILL CAN'T SELL FOOTBALL TICKETS

Today I got a call from the Georgia Tech Athletic Association asking me if I wanted to purchase Georgia Tech football tickets for the upcoming season.

I unpolitely told the ticket agent over the phone that I'd rather castrate myself than purchase season tickets to Georgia Tech. After an awkward silence, I told him to not have a great day, and hung up the phone.

In 2007, I purchased the flex pack of three Georgia Tech games in order to get tickets to the Georgia game.

I've since gotten calls from the Techies the past two years begging me to buy tickets. Two weeks out from the start of the season, and the program that is "back" and "taking over" still can't sell out their stadium. Two friggin' weeks away from the first game, and you're still trying to sell tickets!

Sheesh. I can't even think of anything funny and demeaning to say. In fact, this is so sad, I don't even have to, and that really is the biggest insult possible.

HATE TECH. GO DAWGS.

13 comments:

Bubba said...

Beat the rush, hate Tech early.

Bulldog in Exile said...

You know, while losing to Tech really eats at me, I cannot, under any stretch of the imagination, think a program is truly 'back' until they consistently sell out their football stadium.

Earl said...

Exile,

Then Tech will never be 'back'.

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IrishMike said...

Well, when your students graduate and go to work for Google, Microsoft, and other companies all over the world, you can't get back to Atlanta for 6 games a year. When you live in your parents' basement, getting to Athens every Saturday is a lot easier.

Bulldog in Exile said...

IrishMike,

But with all of you that are allegedly our bosses, couldn't you afford to come? Or are you spending all that money at Dragoncon?

IrishMike said...

Excellent Point, Bulldog in Exile; when you look at Tech's endowment, you can see how successful the grads are. Maybe they are thinking that four years of acting like a college student is enough?? Maybe watching someone else do something isn't all that rewarding 12 saturdays a year?? Don't know about Dragoncon, those are some very scary people...

Bulldog in Exile said...

And my point is that you can't profess to care a great deal about something (as Tech fans do) unless it is important enough to support, regardless of how you act at those games. Georgia Tech is a great academic university, no doubt, and it's alumnae support it in ways that other colleges are justifiably envious. Perhaps the alumnae of Georgia Tech ARE acting like they did in college by not going to games?

IrishMike said...

It is a mystery to me. Keep in mind you have 12k Tech students vs. 40k for UGA. Why anyone wouldn't buy student tickets is an absolute mystery for me if they live within two hours drive. Every game is on TV, and they know they can walk up and get tickets. They will probably sell 30k season tickets this year and if they have another 9-10 win season, get to 35k.

IrishMike said...

Bulldog in Exile, if you are like me, you didn't get on this board because you want to agree with somebody, so let me ask you: Has anyone learned how to tackle up there?? Figured out the triple option yet? Do you know that Jonathan Dwyer isn't going down if you lean into him and nudge, like Rashad Jones or whoever #9 is called thought last year??

Bulldog in Exile said...

Mike,
Like I said in my post on this matter (http://dawginexile.blogspot.com/2009/08/ah-weekend-special-hate-edition.html), it is too early to say what will happen this season with Georgia/Georgia Tech. I will say that it is pretty short sighted to think tackling will remain the same (and lets face it, it wasn't good in many games). Tech has a tough running game, one that worries me. However, defensing it isn't rocket science. Let me ask you: Has Tech found a QB that can count?

IrishMike said...

Exile, our quarterbacks can count up to 45, which was high enough last year...

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