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(ESPN)   The last time the state of Mississippi lost this badly in one day, William T. Sherman was involved   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, SEC West, SEC East, game ball, Yellow Jackets TDs, acc coastal, Paul Johnson  
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2015-01-01 12:33:17 PM  
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kevinatilusa: And after yesterday, Sagarin still has Georgia Tech ranked behind both Georgia and Mississippi State, as well as both Mississippi and 7-6 Arkansas.

Which is why wee need a REAL college football playoff.  16 teams.  No opinions are required.
2015-01-01 2:03:16 PM  
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bighairyguy: steamingpile: bighairyguy: skinink: What a stat. GT passed for 125 yards, but rushed for 453 yards. I don't remember ever seeing a football stat where they rushed for almost three times the number of yards they passed for.

Tech does that, a lot, although their passing yards are a little higher these days.  If you want fun Tech stats, check out the 2011 Kansas game box score.

Oh and don't forget this:
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/Class of 1977

Not sure I would brag about that game once you know the history behind it and how big of a douche heisman was being. Its like FSU fans talking about stomping 1st year Savannah St or whatever that team was a couple years ago except those were actual football players.

I know the full story. Cumberland knew what Heisman was like and pissed him off anyway. I'll see your 22-0 baseball rout and raise you 200 football points.

Yes the baseball game was against real players, he beat a bunch of scrubs which only proves how much a douchebag he was and is why he wore his welcome out in a lot of places.
2015-01-01 1:36:15 PM  
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FriarReb98: Involved, but Grant was the CO for the Vicksburg campaign, and Sherman really only got to where he was by the Georgia campaign by riding Grant's coattails.  I don't think we should give it to  subby; judges?

But, Sherman did burn down Atlanta during his March to the Sea. He must have known how much Atlanta would suck as an airport hub.

/ not for or against
2015-01-01 12:58:27 PM  
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kevinatilusa: And after yesterday, Sagarin still has Georgia Tech ranked behind both Georgia and Mississippi State, as well as both Mississippi and 7-6 Arkansas.

That's most likely due to losing two games mid-season that they should have won.  People are saying "oh, what could have been" if Tech had won them, but the losses forced Tech to regroup and refocus, becoming the dangerous team that closed out the season.  Sagarin's algorithms can't compute stuff like that.  Tech will get more respect next season, but little of it will come at the expense of SEC teams.  The SEC mythology is still place, regardless of wins and losses.

If you want to generate instant irrationality, start talking about college football rankings.  See the 1990 season for a case study.  Georgia Tech shared a national title with Colorado.  Many argued that Colorado should have won the title outright because Tech tied lowly North Carolina, completely ignoring Colorado's tie with Tennessee, and LOSS to Illinois, AND a ref-botched fifth down game-winning play to beat Missouri.
2015-01-01 9:46:30 AM  
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Or it was the day the scores came out for reading, writing, math, science, public health, per-capita income or number of homes not currently on wheels
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