Thursday, October 13, 2011

ACC Weekly Feature - Georgia Tech


School: Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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 Town: Atlanta, GA 

Head Coach: Paul Johnson

Football Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium “The Flats” is the oldest on-campus stadium in Division I FBS football

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  Mascot: Yellow Jackets (Buzz)

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 Colors: Old Gold, White

Traditions: The “Ramblin Wreck” leading the team onto the field before kick-off. The fight song:  “I’m a Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva engineer…” Singing of “The Budweiser Song” between 3rd and 4th quarters. The steam whistle blowing after every first down and victory. Players walking down Yellow Jacket alley before the game.

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  Famous Alumni: Jimmy Carter, Jeff Foxworthy, Calvin Johnson, Mark Teixeira, Chris Bosh, David Duval

Biggest Rival: University of Georgia Bulldogs “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rivalry”

Where to Stop for Food: Since Bobby Dodd Stadium is located in the middle of Atlanta, parking is a premium, which in turn cuts back on some of the tailgating. If you are one of the unlucky few to not find a spot to tailgate, many fans swing through “The Varsity” for their pregame meal. The Varsity is located a few blocks from the stadium and is an Atlanta landmark that was founded in 1928. Today it is one of the world’s largest drive-ins and serves nearly 30,000 Tech fans on game days.

Where to Watch the Game if You Don't Have a Ticket: STATS, Taco Mac, Hudson Grille

Where to Party After A Win: Rocky Mountain Pizza, Atlantic Station, Buckhead

Big thanks to my friend Elizabeth's brother, Will, for giving us all the inside information for this post! We really appreciate it!

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