“Clean Old Fashioned Hate” Open Thread

Today at noon we’ll renew the football portion of the rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. Tech and UGA first faced each other in football on November 4, 1893. Tech won 28-6.

During and after the game, disgruntled Georgia fans threw rocks and other debris at the Georgia Tech players and chased the victorious Blacksmiths back to their awaiting train.

“At one time early in the last half of the game, a stone was hurled at one of the Tech players, striking him a cruel blow in the head… At another time, one of the Athenians drew a knife and threatened one of the Techs’ better players… The Techs were also poked and gouged with canes on plays toward the boundary lines… Some of the crowd had the privilege of the gridiron equally with the players.”

Some things never change.

Enjoy the game and may the righteous men of Tech prevail.


  1. Kilkenny Kid says:

    Oh please, the only side of the “rivalry” that sits up nights thinking up insults for the other is Tech. Fact is…It’s just not much of a rivalry – UGA has bet Tech 9 of last 10 years. Until Tech shows they “rival” UGA, most Dawg fans simply won’t care that much about playing an inferior ACC team.

  2. How does my friend and fellow Georgia Tech alum Ruth Malhotra cheer on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a culturally unique way across the miles from all the way in New Dehli, India?
    Here’s one attempt — Take that, you obnoxious lowlife UGa fans, in Hindi!
    पीला जैकेट जाना = Go Yellow Jackets!
    अच्छा शब्द क्या है = What’s the Good Word?


    Ruth wishes she had a voice recorder to capture all the comments and questions she’s been getting regarding her henna-painted hands… And NO, they’re NOT tattoos! 🙂

  3. L. Max Lehmann says:

    Go Jackets!

    GT School of Public Policy is a total winner, regardless of the game score because they are tackling a difficult challenge to Georgians who have prescription medicines that are so expensive insurers are shifting that cost unto their policyholders. Instead of the usual prescription co-pay, policyholders must ante up a percentage of cost, often hundreds of dollars per month.

    Go Jackets!

  4. slyram says:

    Seeing that old Tech football picture made me thinking about a story I heard when my sister was in school there. In 1951, the undefeated San Francisco Dons football team wasn’t invited to a bowl game because they had two Black players (and a weak schedule). Number 9 Baylor played SEC champions Tech in the Orange Bowl and without bowl game revenue the Dons never fielded a team again. Tech made it clear that they wouldn’t play against Black opponents.

    I hope I live long enough to see Howard, FAMU, Hampton or Southern win the D-I championship with players who attend schools that would have wanted them if they did play sports.


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