Over the weekend, the MOTG Crew (well, there are only two of us but the word "crew" sounds cooler) went to the Georgia Tech vs. Clemson basketball game. This was especially important to me in that I had never been to a GT basketball game. I wanted to see the court, the players, the building and get a feel for the program. I can't say that I was impressed. Did I have fun? Sure! Did I enjoy the product on the court? Not particularly, but I do have some observations:
1. We paid $40 each for good tickets, not GREAT tickets but GOOD tickets. With all the discussion about renovations and the future of the program, the one thing that really struck me was the cost of seats. No wonder the place was nowhere near capacity. It is hard to justify paying that amount when the product on the court is not good.
2. Where are the students??? Here it was on a lovely Saturday afternoon and there where barely enough students to fill the stands behind the hoops. I compare it to the Cameron Crazies where there is a monster section just pumped with energy regardless of opponent. The Tech students that were there seemed more interested in hanging out than anything else.
3. Could they switch the mascot game for the real game? This halftime spectacle was far more enjoyable and, hard to believe, better quality basketball. Ok, I am kidding a bit. The audience was really into watching the mascots go at it. What started out a just something fun got competitive and even slightly hostile. Buzz's tackle of the Aaron Rent to Own Dog was classic! The crowd cheered each time Buzz made a basket as well.
4. Now to the Team: They should be called "Iman and the Imanettes". There was no flow to the offense and they made so few shots. Their big lead in the first half was simply due to Clemson constantly turning the ball over. Once Clemson got cleaned up and played better, Tech couldn't do squat. Our Center never goes near the basket and the rest of the team just waits around and looks to Iman to do something. I can see why this team is 10-13 and falling fast.