GA Tech Blames Near Win on Long Weekend at Dragon*Con

Making the switch from Chewbacca to Linebacker isn't always seamless. PHOTO: Hector Alejandro

GA TECH–With key Yellow Jacket players stripping off Storm Trooper armor right up until mere seconds before kickoff, the Georgia Tech football team suffered a devastating near win last night after a long weekend of Dragon*Con.

Dragon*Con, a festival which features a wide array of panels, lectures, and aimless wandering around downtown hotels, began on Friday and ran through the Labor Day weekend.

“Don’t get me wrong, I love this sport,” said Cal Rissian, star cornerback. “But Dragon*Con only comes around once a year and there is no way I was going to miss a single second of walking drunk around those hotels.”

Rissian went on to point out that his team made it all the way through the game and into overtime, so that should count for something.

Yellow Jackets head coach, refusing to answer to any name other than Zardoz, confirmed that Dragon*Con is “awesome,” and was unapologetic about the loss.

“If you don’t mind, I prefer to think we just came in second place tonight,” he said. “And you can print that.”

When asked if he thought his team was likely to struggle again next year if the opening game fell on the same weekend as Dragon*Con, Coach Zardoz said “Ooh, next year. yeah, good point. I think I’m gonna be the Demoman next year. Or maybe the Heavy. Something from TF2 though for sure.”