Good luck to Georgia Tech in its bowl game tonight (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) when the Jackets face LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
If the Jackets do win, hopefully the reaction to the victory will be better than the team's win over Georgia last month. You'd think Georgia Tech had never won a game before.
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I could almost understand the jubilation after the win, when Tech players tore off branches from the hedges at Sanford Stadium. After all, they hadn't beaten their rival in something like seven years, and it didn't seem like they'd beat UGA this year, until Georgia decided not to tackle the Tech players in the second half.
Still, for the guy at the Macon Mall the other day who was wearing the "State of Georgia Champions" t-shirt with the score of the game, and the dozens of others like him who find Vespula maculifrons to be cool, here's my message: Act like you've beaten us before.
You'd have thought this was the greatest victory since David beat Goliath all those years ago. I've seen more celebrating for this game than I did for Georgia Tech's mythical, no-longer-existent UPI co-national championship in 1990.
You don't see Georgia fans going nuts when we beat Tech. Maybe it's because we've done it so often that it isn't that big a deal (59-37-5 all-time record over Tech). Or, maybe it's because we save all our celebrating for the rare year we beat Florida. I don't know.
So, good luck to Tech tonight and remember -- this is the Peach Bowl, not the BCS title game. Don't tear down the goalposts or anything.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY's BEST BETS: No column tomorrow because of the holiday. Hope everyone has a happy and safe new year.
Nothing much happening tonight in terms of new stuff. You can check out the Ryan Seacrest New Year's Eve bash beginning at 10 p.m. on ABC, or check out the Fox one with a Robbie Knieval stunt at 11 p.m., or the Carson Daly one at 11:30 p.m. on NBC. For those with different tastes, "Live From Lincoln Center" (PBS, 8 p.m.) has the New York Philharmonic in concert.
On Thursday, Georgia faces Michigan State in Capital One Bowl (ABC, 1 p.m.). I don't expect Georgia fans to be celebrating too much for the next year or so if the Bulldogs do win.