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How Frustrated are Georgia Tech Football Fans??

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    How Frustrated are Georgia Tech Football Fans??

    Georgia Tech football has long had many empty seats at Bobby Dodd stadium and trouble drawing new fans. Yet, here in the hotbed of college football, this upstart soccer team is blowing the drawers off the turnstiles at BOBBY DODD STADIUM!! Yes, while Georgia Tech football at times can't draw flies, the new commie sport in town is crushing it.

    Should Georgia Tech send Paul Johnson and the GT marketing team up to Cobb County for a few weeks to train under the Atlanta United's coach and marketing team and find out how it is done??

    As a Georgia Tech fan, how frustrated are you to see soccer of all things blow into town and blow away GT football at the turnstiles? In your own stadium!!


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    "the new commie sport"?

    Not frustrated at all. Completely different demographics although it's long overdue for soccer to take off in this country. But to compare the two? Naw.

    There's also the newness factor. It'll be interesting to see if they can hold their attendance numbers as time goes by. I suspect they will do better with their long term attendance than hockey did but there'll be a drop-off eventually..
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    Not excited about going to Atlanta to see us play .....put good teams on field and my interest wii km I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    "the new commie sport"?

    Not frustrated at all. Completely different demographics although it's long overdue for soccer to take off in this country. But to compare the two? Naw.

    There's also the newness factor. It'll be interesting to see if they can hold their attendance numbers as time goes by. I suspect they will do better with their long term attendance than hockey did but there'll be a drop-off eventually..
    I think GT has similar demographics. Lot of yuppie, mid-town, nerdy types like soccer. Isn't that the GT demographic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack View Post
    Not excited about going to Atlanta to see us play .....put good teams on field and my interest wii km I
    mack, I thought we agreed you were going to buy season tickets this season and attend every game.

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    Let me put it this way, danged if I'm going to drive over 200 miles, watch a team where the D is an after thought, watch a team that runs, runs, runs. A team where this is no imagination on the O. I'm sure a lot of folks like this kind of a team so be it. Not I. I flew to Dublin spent big buck to get there payed big bucks for a hotel (the ASHLING is not cheap, terrific food etc but not cheap all in all a great hotel). I expect a few here to chastise me that's ok as I expect it. But to those who do you are probably either young and inexperienced with the great game or Tech history, or just plain well you can guess. So Tech can play games with a half full stadium and every few years a good team and still lose to the likes of Duke. OK have it your way but this old Tech man will support the young men who leave all on the field but as far a the coaches remember they are only hired help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foggy View Post
    Let me put it this way, danged if I'm going to drive over 200 miles, watch a team where the D is an after thought, watch a team that runs, runs, runs. A team where this is no imagination on the O. I'm sure a lot of folks like this kind of a team so be it. Not I. I flew to Dublin spent big buck to get there payed big bucks for a hotel (the ASHLING is not cheap, terrific food etc but not cheap all in all a great hotel). I expect a few here to chastise me that's ok as I expect it. But to those who do you are probably either young and inexperienced with the great game or Tech history, or just plain well you can guess. So Tech can play games with a half full stadium and every few years a good team and still lose to the likes of Duke. OK have it your way but this old Tech man will support the young men who leave all on the field but as far a the coaches remember they are only hired help.
    Agree my friend problem is the folks only think football stated with PJ......I think if we have any advantage over many here on the board its age..........we know what good football looks like and we like teams that are decent to play.I am not happy with seven and five etc but love the butt whipping we give Georgie but hey three out of nine aint a good number..Dont worry if folks dont like what we post give them a hint.........they dont have to read it..

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    I'm not frustrated much at all..I've been around a long time so I know the score on things.I know that TOP college football these days (record) is played CONSISTENTLY by schools that can recruit AND keep "lower academic types"--really guys who could not get in nor graduate from GT.I know personally how tough it is and what many of the hi school players in this era expend on academics--little.
    So can we do better--yes.Can we do worse-yes.But over the yrs, the hope of the "BIG" day has kept me interested and I relished in the big day when it came.

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    I will always maintain that it is part of johnson's job to get out front of the program and bang the drums to support the team! Take a lesson from Pastner on how to do that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bozene View Post
    I will always maintain that it is part of johnson's job to get out front of the program and bang the drums to support the team! Take a lesson from Pastner on how to do that!!
    I would agree. There was more enthusiasm at the 2 home NIT games than I saw for any of the football games.

 

 
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