This is a discussion on CPJ's UGA funny... within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Originally Posted by stonedwall the PC nazis What an insensitive comment! I am offended!...
UGA RETARD Checklist
1) Spray the double wide for roaches - Check
2) Drink all the Milwaukee's Best Light - Check
3) Put teeth in - Check
4) Put on Walmart UGA attire - Check
5) Ask MAMA to dial the Paul Johnson show
Ken Suguira makes the same point I'm trying to make:
"4. I’m not sure I want to extend the discussion about Johnson’s remarks, but I find one thing curious about the superiority that some Tech fans (or at least alumni) proclaim towards Georgia fans that hopefully can generate some thoughtful debate. By publicly proclaiming it, I think they’re helping extend one of their most enduring problems – filling Bobby Dodd Stadium.
It should be made clear that Johnson’s comment was referring specifically to the fan who called in to bark, not to all Georgia fans. He had said earlier in the day that most of his interactions with Bulldogs fans are cordial. He said something regrettable and apologized. I think we can all degree that that caller probably needs a new hobby.
This isn’t about him, but rather what feels like a pervasive attitude among Tech fans, if this blog’s comments are any barometer. And even if they’re not very reflective, they’re still comments from unofficial representatives of the school available to anyone with an Internet connection.
I am fairly confident that Dan Radakovich would only be too happy to accept season-ticket orders from whatever Walmart or McDonald’s employee who wanted to place them. However, what blue-collar worker, even if he likes Tech’s offense or Johnson’s brashness, would want to be in a stadium knowing that there are Tech fans who look down on him because he didn’t go to Tech and doesn’t make six figures?
You can say, No, we’re not talking about every Walmart employee. It’s just a putdown of the quality of a Georgia education and its fans in general. It’s just a joke. And not every Tech fan feels that way.
I get that. Regardless, the line of logic is Georgia fan = Walmart employee = inferior to Tech people. I understand it’s a joke, but it’s probably not very funny to people who work at Walmart and people who for whatever reason didn’t go to college.
Further, the “I bet you didn’t even go to Georgia” insult basically is a message, intended or not, to every fan who roots Tech but didn’t go to school there, “You can come visit our country club and we’ll take your money, but you’ll never be a member.”
I imagine none of this is new, and you can call me an oversensitive baby. I probably am. But if you’re wondering why Tech can’t fill up Bobby Dodd or grow its fan base, I think you have to consider it as one reason, however small.
It goes both ways. Some Georgia fans’ use of “nerd” as a pejorative is equally confounding and material for another blog."
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Damn wuzjrbuzz now that is funny as hell! I am glad to see that GT actually has some fans with a sense of humor, reading some of these other posts was making me think otherwise. "Ask your mama to dial the Paul Johnson show!" Damn that's funny as hell!!
TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!!!