The first thing that caught my attention was that the spot was taken directly from the good old days of MTV, where the “M” meant music and not crap. They played tons of spots trying to get people to call their local cable provide and demand MTV. The problem was that they only played those spots on MTV, so if you could see them, then you have MTV and calling the cable provider would not be needed, but I digress. The spots are available on YouTube (isn't everything?) and they are even better now because you can see the groups that were popular in the early stages of MTV. Mick Jagger is on one of these spots, for Pete's sake!
So, naturally, Georgia Tech athletics thought that they would use this format to urge the Tech Nation (or Empire, if you prefer) to go to local vendors and demand they carry Georgia Tech merchandise. If you go to the website, you can see they even allow you to print out cards to take to the vendors, so that they fully get the hint. Personally, I am all for this idea. At almost any vendor that sells college football gear, you see a ton of Red and Black with a bit of White and Gold in the corner. I know that Atlanta is a transplant town with fans of all colleges living here but there is no excuse for the White and Gold not to be front and center. Let us build on the success of the Whiteout and take the next logical step.
So I ask you, dear readers, to go to the website, print out the cards and tell them:
Ridiculous AJC UGA Vent of the Week:
Stafford is ready to be a Lion because he told Maria Sharapova that a makeover's ok but don't mess with the mane.