Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate: Bulldogs Need to Keep Yellow Jackets in Check


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets received their Orange Bowl Champion rings, complete with “State Champs” on the side. It is this Georgia fan’s duty to keep the Yellow Jackets in check.

I don’t like to talk about Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jacket is a stupid mascot, the Ramblin’ Wreck is an ugly car, and their campus is less than picturesque.

There’s really not much to talk about.

I have to give credit where credit is due, though: the Yellow Jackets did field a pretty good football team this past season. One that, tragically, defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in 2014’s edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.

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The victory was such an anomaly to Tech that they had to commemorate it on the ring of a completely different football game.

I get it though, I really do. When good things happen so rarely, you have to celebrate them when they do occur. So for the Jackets, getting only their 2nd win against the Dawgs in 14 years was quite the momentous occasion. While the nerds do own bragging rights over DawgNation, I have to knock them back down to Earth. Everybody could use a little bit of that every now and then.

So, here are some statistics of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate that fans on both sides of the rivalry need to remember:

Like I mentioned earlier, Georgia has won 12 of the last 14 meetings between the state’s two biggest schools. The Bulldogs have won 7 straight games in Atlanta, and the Jackets haven’t won consecutive games since the 1999 and 2000 meetings. (Those two stats both bode very well for the Dawgs heading into this year’s game, which is in Atlanta).

The Dawgs haven’t just been dominant recently, but they’ve also been in control for most of the series’ history, as Georgia holds the all-time advantage in the series with a record of 64 wins, 40 losses, and 5 ties against their rivals from Atlanta.

And looking forward to this season’s matchup and beyond, Georgia is recruiting as well, if not better, than usual, stacking up top prospects, including the class of 2016’s top player, quarterback Jacob Eason of Lake Stevens, Washington.

So, the Techies can have their moment. It keeps the rivalry spiced up a little bit. The Dawgs still run this state, though, and it will take a lot more than a cute, little ring to make it otherwise.

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