Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Title Town Roundup

The finest wine is not revenge, but that vintage known as gloat. If you are from Valdosta, here is a list of links to stories around the country about our Victory as Title Town. Some excerpts from the article are underneath the link Drink up!

Detroit Free Press

What? This is like Appalachian State all over again.

Except imagine App. State had not only upset Michigan, but also Ohio State, the Red Wings, the N.Y. Giants, the Boston Celtics and just about everybody else. ESPN's Titletown USA contest winner, announced Monday night on "SportsCenter," is Valdosta, Ga.

Once again ... what?

KUSports, Lawrence, KS

A national basketball championship and an Orange Bowl victory weren’t enough to secure ESPN’s TitleTown honors for Lawrence.

MLive.Com (Michigan)

Valdosta, Georgia wins 'Titletown' sweepstakes, swiping Green Bay's nickname...

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Sorry, Green Bay, but you're not ESPN's 'TitleTown USA'

Richmond Times Dispatch

So what do we have to do to get some poll power and respect around here, huh? Beg? Bribe?

The Gainesville Sun

When Florida won back-to-back national championships in men's basketball and another in football from 2006-07, many dubbed Gainesville as Titletown. A year later, ESPN says that moniker belongs 110 miles up Interstate-75.

The Florida Times Union

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is talking of tourist packages. Come watch one of the high school teams on Friday night and stay over and ride the coasters at Wild Adventures theme park and watch the VSU Blazers play Saturday.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The link goes to Todd Holcomb's Blog where the crowd is disscussing the topic:
Do you agree with ESPN that Valdosta is sports TitleTown USA? Tell us why or why not.

The discussion is over 250 comments, and growing. Go there and lay waste to all those envy green Atlanta people.