Georgia Tech’s football team became the butt of several jokes over the weekend with regards to their spring game this past Friday. Various online sources report the attendance numbers to be as low as 117 and as high as 2000.
Many believe it is an indication of the lack of support head coach Paul Johnson has from Yellow Jacket fans. Though times are a bit testy on the Flats, I wouldn’t use Friday’s attendance numbers to reflect the general feeling of the fan base.
Before the 2012 season, the spring game (commonly known as the T-Day Game) was played on Saturday. The past three years, the Athletic Association moved the game to Friday nights to generate more interest from fans.
Regardless of which day the game is played, the Athletic Association does a lot to make the event family friendly, including the use of inflatable play sets, face painting, and other youth centered activities. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of having the game on Friday nights but I think it is a nice twist to the traditional spring game.
This year’s reincarnation didn’t receive any help due to the terribly poor weather and a holiday weekend. Hopefully the Athletic Association will keep these factors in mind for planning future T-Days.
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