Monday, September 18, 2006

"A source of harm or ruin"

That's the American Heritage Dictionary definition for "nemsis" though they might as well have put it under "University of Virginia Cavaliers". For whatever reason, those blue and orange uniforms have been kryptonite to the white and gold over the past several years. Reggie Ball and Calvin Johnson haven't beaten them - as a matter of fact, GT has lost 3 straight and in mostly dominating fashion.

This year would appear to be different, as Virginia is in very poor shape right now and GT is playing well. Throw in what appears to be a young QB making his very first start on the road under the lights and you can hear Tenuta's maniacal laugh all the way here in New York. That being said, stranger things have happened in this series and there's nothing about Virginia week that makes me comfortable.

On the positive note, Tech's two best recent seasons have been propelled by wins over UVa (1990, 1998) - so maybe that's an omen for a season where Tech is suddenly looking like a solid threat to make a trip to Jacksonville. Ian Cohen of Sexy Results! fame and I will be engaging in some question and answer banter over on AOL this week leading up to the game - check it out and drop your comments in. This is a huge chance for GT to make a statement on national TV as a serious contender and get the league season off to a solid start.

2 Comments:

Blogger paulwesterdawg said...

My dad and I always try to attend a GT Thursday night game each year. It's an easy commute with Marta and a cheap ticket. For true college football fans like us, it's fun to watch just about any game. Plus, we sit in the visitors section and cheer against Tech. A proverbial win-win.

I'm so convinced that Tech will destroy UVA that we're not going.

You guys roll in this one.

pwd

5:50 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Westerdawg is already breaking out the reverse jinx. Well, we're not falling for it.

7:10 AM  

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