Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Georgia on My Mind

I just don't know what it is that keeps the vitriol flowing out of the great state of Georgia towards Atomic Football (see previous two posts). Honestly, my family loves to camp in the north Georgia mountains. My wife and I love to get away to Savannah. Hiking at Cloudland Canyon. Tubing the Cartecay. Unicoi State Park is one of my favorite places on earth.

Here's the latest I stumbled across (from, grammar errors are those of the author):

"These Atomic Football prediction are a bunch of crap anyway. This Tech team is different, they have heart, they play with fire and a chip on their shoulders. That is the way they should play. Cant wait for Saturday!!"

At the time (9/20/11), Georgia Tech was 3-0, having won their games by an average margin of 37 points. With a schedule that grew increasingly difficult through the year, Atomic Football was predicting the Jackets would finish 7-5. Apparently, this didn't sit well with some of the faithful.

Tech proceeded to rattle off three more wins (by an average margin of 7 points) before the wheels fell off, going 2-4 in their final six games and finishing the regular season 8-4.

Granted, I underestimated their wins on the season by one, but having been outscored 241-243 in the final nine games of the season, Tech was fortunate to escape with more wins than losses during that period.

Were my predictions "crap?" I dunno. I don't claim to be psychic, but most of the time, I'm pretty close.

Best of luck to the Yellowjackets next year. They are always an exciting team to watch.

Oh, and we just got a new camper. Can't wait to visit the Peach State again.