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EDSBS Blogpoll Roundtable

Stranko at Every Day Should Be Saturday posted a blogpoll roundtable, and although I've never participated in the blogpoll, who cares? (Plus, I'ma try to get on there this season.)


1. Education. List the region of the country you were born in, what universities you attended and at least one other you would have attended if your alma mater didn’t exist.

Born in Atlanta, raised a Georgia Tech fan, went to Georgia Tech (BSIE 06).

If GT didn’t exist, there’s a good chance I would’ve gone to Florida State. I didn’t do a very comprehensive college search, and they courted me strongly because I was a National Merit scholar. (i.e., they offered to waive my out-of-state status, pay my in state tuition, pay for my housing, pay for my food… basically throw money and babes at me for four years.) There’s also a good chance I’d have gone to UGA. I don’t like to admit that, but if there was no Tech, I wouldn’t hate Georgia, and my parents basically told me “You’re going somewhere in-state unless it’s free elsewhere.”

2. Sports Affiliations. List your top 10 favorite teams in all of sports in decending order. For instance, your alma mater’s football team may be number 1, but perhaps there is a professional team that squeezes in before you get to your alma mater’s lacrosse team.

1 - GT Football
2 - GT Basketball
3 - GT Baseball
4 - Atlanta Braves
5 - Pittsburgh Steelers
6 - University of Texas Football (Been a 'Horns fan for years, want to go to law school there.)
7 - Atlanta Falcons
8 - Atlanta Thrashers
9 - Whoever's playing Georgia
10 - UGA (Contradictory, right? Well, I love hating Georgia but my big UGA fan buddies are wearing me down. (I actually rooted for the Dawgs vs WVU in the Sugar Bowl!) Also, I need to steel myself in case I end up there for law school.)

Clearly, I'm mainly a home town squad kinda guy. Also, even though I'm glad both the Steelers and Horns won last year in football, it sucks because no one believes I was actually already a fan of both teams, since I have no real connection to either. Everybody's all like, "You just say you root for em cause they won." Whack.

3. Movies. List the movie you’ve watched the most, your favorite sports related movie, the movie you secretly love but don’t like to admit it (possibly a chick flick or b film), and the movie you were (or still are) most looking forward to from this summer’s season.

Most watched - Back to the Future. In high school (before BttF was on DVD), I swear I saw at least part of this movie EVERY TIME it was on TV. My buddies saw it as a challenge to find a time I missed it. They'd be like, "So, uh, guess what I saw on TV yesterday," and I'd be all, "Oh, you mean the 7, or the 10 PM airing?" and they'd be like "Dammit!"
Favorite sports movie - Tie: Caddyshack & Bad News Bears.
Secret love - Mean Girls.

Most anticipated summer release - Superman Returns. Saw it last night; it was BAD ASS. And I got a sweet free Superman hat; they were giving out swag because it was a special day-early showing.

4. Music. List your favorite band from middle school, high school, college and today. Also, as with the movies, include the song you secretly love but don’t like to admit. If Nickleback is involved in any of these responses, please give a detailed explanation as to why, god, why.

Middle School - Bush (still like em.)
High School - Pennywise (no idea how I listened to it. I own like 6 of their CDs, and they ALL SOUND EXACTLY THE SAME.)
College/Now - Lucky Boys Confusion (um... college was like a month ago.)
Secret love - Ashlee Simpson - L.O.V.E.

5. Books. Favorite book you’ve finished, worst book you’ve finished and the book you really should read but haven’t gotten around to it.

Favorite - Clean Old Fashioned Hate by Bill Cromartie
Worst (hard question because I have NO problem quitting a bad book) - Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf
Should read - Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John

6. Travel. Favorite city you’ve every been to and the one place you still must visit before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Favorite city - Munich, Germany
Gotta visit - Besides every college town possible on gameday? London.

7. What do you love most about college football in 20 words or less?

The pageantry and uniqueness of every school and fanbase. Regional food at tailgates. And, of course, the co-eds.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer is awesome.

I know I'm somewhat biased as a Bama fan, but the book is more about being a fanatical fan than it is about Bama.

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