Well I made it back from the Coastal Empire yesterday a bit on the tired side both mentally and physically. It's nice to see that two and a half of the great folks that essentially became my family down there are doing well (thanks again Wes, Jennifer, and Ms. C), but some of the others are going through rough patches. I hope it all shakes out well for them.
I woke up this afternoon (which, as always, was great) to do some Xmas shopping since the next day off I'll have will be Dec. 25 and I found I had a comment on the site. Thinking it was maybe it was from someone from Savannah, I opened it up to find this:
You are a dumbass. You are the reason that we (GT students) hate UGA. Your article, or rant, had no point. And your "reasons" for hating GT were lame.
-We are as obsessed with the T, as you UGA peoples are with the damn arch.
-We are in the forefront of education. And will always be.
-You're right, we're not as good at football. who fucking cares. Wait, no, this year we are.
-Without football, UGA has nothing.
-All of your fans are redneck idiots who most of the time didn't even go to college, and most definitely cannot actually spell the word university.
-No one goes to the varsity. .. Good reason to hate Tech?
That is all. Good luck with your "education". Im sure by the time you graduate you will indeed also know how to mix every drink known to man. That is the epitome of success.
q: what does a graduated Uga student call a graduated Tech student?
-Natalie Hall (feel free to facebook me)
And Facebook her I did
Now, I believe I have your attention Ms. Hall, so let me respond to your comments in a manner that will garner some fact-based debate.U.S. News and World Reports
lists the Georgia Institute of Technology as the 38th best school in the nation whereas UGA is 60th. That is a cold-hard fact.
However, what is also a cold-hard fact is the Georgia Institute of Technology is mainly a college for math wizards and lab rats
. Now that is fantastic that you have figured out what you want to do with your life at such a young age, but you are very much in the minority in that regards when compared to your peers. In fact, the most versatile major you have at Georgia Tech is Business Administration and Management. Which, oddly enough, is the same major as your "field general" in Reggie Ball.
Should I remind you that Reggie has a hard time remembering "4?"
Now, should you be a run-of-the-mill person who has decided they're not sure what exactly they want to do with their life, you could go to UGA and major in Pre-Med, Business, Pre-Law (with an option to stay and receive your Law degree), Journalism (one of the finest in the nation if "Peabody" means anything to you), Music, Art, History, and the list goes on and on.
Nevermind all that however, let's take a look at why you love Tech so much. In a little bit of further analysis, it seems that Georgia Tech's Male to Female ratio is a respectable 71:29. At UGA, the ratio is a bit different in 43:57.
It's not surprising that you love Georgia Tech with you getting all of that attention and everything. Plus, you're easy on the eyes, so it's even higher in your favor. Things are starting to clear up just a touch, aren't they?
Now, let's take a look at the rest of your argument..."We are as obsessed with the T, as you UGA peoples are with the damn arch."
-- To an extent, but please note that the Arch is a symbol whereas yours is a letter. It's only SLIGHTLY different in the eyes of the english language."We are in the forefront of education."
-- Wrong answer. You're somewhere towards the front of Mathematics and Engineering. We're kicking your ass in every other area."You're right, we're not as good at football. who fucking cares. Wait, no, this year we are."
-- Wrong. We beat you. Again. It's kind of a thing we do. AND, it's been that way for a while now with us winning 2 SEC Championships and in the past 5 years. We're waiting on you to get that elusive ACC Championship that your beloved coach is having some trouble finding. Speaking of which, I saw your pictures from the ACC Championship game. If you want to know what it's like when the stadium's more than 1/3 full, you're more than welcome to come to the Cocktail Party next year."Without football, UGA has nothing. "
-- Well, to an extent, you are correct if by "nothing" you mean "no $24 million athletic profit." It seems that we tend to make money off of our athletics so we can build better facilities for our student-athletes as well as our regular students. A little corporate glad-handing has helped in that regard as well."All of your fans are redneck idiots who most of the time didn't even go to college, and most definitely cannot actually spell the word university. "
-- And if that is true, then I guess it should also be true that while our biggest fans couldn't make it in our university, your biggest fans are too busy trying to blow themselves up in the name of Allah
. I'm just saying..."No one goes to the varsity. .. Good reason to hate Tech?"
-- Oh hush. Plenty of people go to the Varsity. Ever heard of the Freshman 15?"That is all. Good luck with your "education". Im sure by the time you graduate you will indeed also know how to mix every drink known to man. That is the epitome of success. "
-- How did you know? The only problem with this statement is that I graduated in December 2003. However, you and I should sit down and figure out how you found out about Project Moderation."q: what does a graduated Uga student call a graduated Tech student?
-- Now we all know that's wrong. The correct answer is "Nerd."
Now, Ms. Hall, you are more than welcome to respond in the same lovely manner that you did earlier. You can either do it in the comments section or I'll even give you free reign on a post if you want to put forth a viable argument. It's your call, but thanks for stopping by.
I still hate Tech.
Until next time kids.