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Discussion in 'Football' started by miles44, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. gth874t

    gth874t Helluva Engineer

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  2. samsgt02

    samsgt02 Helluva Engineer

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    I saw a survey that sampled the Atlanta metro area, and about 50% were Uga fans vs. 10% Tech. Tech essentially was equal with Florida, FSU, Auburn, Clemons, and Alabama.

    It's not embarrassing, it's just the way it is. We have had an uphill battle for a long time. Little home town press support, state bias in the legislature and board of regents, smaller student body who go to work outside of Atlanta, and no teaching, law, medical, journalism, etc. degrees. We do pretty damn good considering. Tell me what schools face these challenges? The closest thing to us are the academies, and that's not really like us, they're just different from the rest.
     
  3. Akinji07

    Akinji07 Inventor of Thursdays Ban Hammer'd

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    I saw fans who looked like they stopped at walmart after the COFH game to get a Tech shirt for the first time and came down to greet the team. If we're consistently good we'll sway more and more sidewalk fans to join us.
     
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  4. samsgt02

    samsgt02 Helluva Engineer

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    Absolutely. Winning is the fastest way to get more fans. It's just hard to build a solid base with our challenges.
     
  5. DressCheeseSideSeaboard

    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    I've never seen a Tech shirt at Walmart. Where did you find one?
     
  6. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Probably the one on 5th Street, if that little mini one is still there. I didn't go east of 75/85 all season.
     
  7. Diseqc

    Diseqc Dodd-Like

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    It's not there. It's an amazon store now.
     
  8. DressCheeseSideSeaboard

    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    I've also never seen Tech shirts at Academy Sports or Dave and Barry's when they were still in business. However, you could get a sweet pair of Starbury shoes at Dave and Barry's.
     
  9. Dark_Samri

    Dark_Samri Varsity Lurker

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    I've gotten one from the one on Howell Mill before.
     
  10. Akinji07

    Akinji07 Inventor of Thursdays Ban Hammer'd

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    Yeah they got a good amount of Tech stuff at that Walmart.
     
  11. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    My daughter works at Academy. They have a few, but generally cheddar or gray or some other ööööty color.
     
  12. jts1207

    jts1207 Making Stingtalk Great Again

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    Reserved.
     
  13. Akinji07

    Akinji07 Inventor of Thursdays Ban Hammer'd

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    Which academy? I'd like to go see the merchandise.
     
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  14. DressCheeseSideSeaboard

    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    Thanks! I'll have to stop by there sometime.

    I don't know if Dick's Sporting Goods in the Atlanta area has Tech gear, but I ordered what I thought was a cool polo shirt from their online store because it was gold with white lettering. I still like it but another StingTalker (I forget who) ordered one based on my recommendation and then got angry because his arms didn't fill out the sleeves.
     
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  15. AugustaJacket

    AugustaJacket Flats Noob

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    +1; that's generally what the one here looks like.
     
  16. savbandjacket

    savbandjacket Critical Infrastructure

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    It was me and it wasn't an issue of arms not filling out the sleeves. It was an issue of the supposedly short sleeves being way too long. It's still a decent shirt. Just not as good as the UA stuff.
     
  17. OmnipoTech

    OmnipoTech Flats Noob

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    Was it Cutter and Buck? Their stuff runs way big, I got a polo from them in my normal XL and the sleeves come down past my elbows, more like a 3/4 sleeve shirt.
     
  18. smokey_wasp

    smokey_wasp Dodd-Like

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    The wife got me a nice gold Tech hoodie with white letters at good old JC Penney for Christmas. She had gotten me one at Costco last year, but it was one of those grey ones with navy sleeves, so not ideal. Plus, it was pullover, rather than zip up. :biggrin:
     
  19. BuzzCzar

    BuzzCzar Defender of the Universe

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    Target at Edgewood Center (off Moreland) has had Tech stuff in it for years
     
  20. savbandjacket

    savbandjacket Critical Infrastructure

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    I think Antigua. I'm tall with long arms and the sleeves go to my mid forearms almost. I think it's more of a traditional "golf shirt" where sleeves stay down and don't interfere with swing. For someone with T-Rex arms, this shirt would be the equivalent of JNCO jeans for them.