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An unease has settled into Athens, GA
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Somebody is getting worried. And doing their best NC State marketing impression.


https://www.ajc.com/sports/college/tech-...NDD1kEhvL/

Quote:An attempt by Georgia to connect itself with the city of Atlanta had Georgia Tech fans and even coaches poking fun at their rivals from Athens on Twitter Saturday.

The source of the amusement was a photo of two Bulldogs recruits on their official visits, a copy of which was retweeted by one of them, safety Eric Reed of Shreveport, La. In the photo, the two players posed in front of a backdrop that read “Welcome to Atlanta” with a number of Atlanta images. In the collage were signs for the Varsity and Waffle House, an I-85 road sign, a pink home once leased by Atlanta-based rapper 2 Chainz and State Farm Arena. Beneath the “Welcome to Atlanta” – written in a graffiti font – was “UGATL,” with the “UG” in the font of the school’s word mark and “ATL” in a dripping-paint font. Improbably, it was printed in a shade of gold.

On Twitter, Tech fans were finding the “Welcome to Atlanta” message laughable as Athens is about 70 miles by car from Atlanta. Moreover, the backdrop’s Atlanta theme was perceived as a duplication of Tech coach Geoff Collins’ efforts to leverage the school’s location in Atlanta to appeal to prospects. Further, the Varsity neighbors Tech’s campus, Tech has a long history with Waffle House (Collins has likewise aligned himself with the chain) and State Farm Arena and the 2 Chainz house are less than two miles from Tech’s campus. Also, via Ga. 316, Athens is about 45 miles from I-85.
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12-15-2019 12:30 PM
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Yes come please take an unofficial visit to GT before going to Athens.
12-15-2019 12:47 PM
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Let the Bulldogs have Valdosta... once GT reclaims Atlanta, it's OVER.
12-15-2019 03:06 PM
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(12-15-2019 03:06 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Let the Bulldogs have Valdosta... once GT reclaims Atlanta, it's OVER.

I don’t think FSU is ready to concede Valdosta.
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(12-15-2019 03:06 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Let the Bulldogs have Valdosta... once GT reclaims Atlanta, it's OVER.

Georgia still controls the market in Atlanta. GT is second with Auburn and Clemson on their heels. Georgia Tech hasn't controlled the Atlanta market since Bobby Dodd was still coach. Georgia effectively controls 85% of the State market. It is by far the most lopsided market in favor of the SEC of those shared by the ACC and SEC. Florida has a lead in the Sunshine State but by a plurality. Clemson / South Carolina numbers I haven't seen in years but I would think Clemson holds the current advantage and the Cats have a lead on Louisville but probably around 10% or a little more for the State.
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(12-15-2019 04:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(12-15-2019 03:06 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Let the Bulldogs have Valdosta... once GT reclaims Atlanta, it's OVER.

Georgia still controls the market in Atlanta. GT is second with Auburn and Clemson on their heels. Georgia Tech hasn't controlled the Atlanta market since Bobby Dodd was still coach. Georgia effectively controls 85% of the State market.

I disagree would go with 90-91 Ross/Cremins and 70/30. GT exports many of its engineering graduates due to the specialized nature of the offerings. There's only so many nuclear engineers that need hiring in Atlanta, for example. However I think GT doesn't get the respect it deserves as an undercard draw in several major areas near Atlanta like Columbia, GSP, Charleston, Huntsville, Chattanooga, and Orlando. You tend to find a lot more NC State fans than you'd think in a lot of the more eastern of those places for the same reasons.

Anyway, back to the point at hand .... so you're saying for Georgia there's nowhere to go but down. 05-stirthepot
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