Patrick Sugar just didn‚Äôt marry into a Georgia family. He married into one with deep Bulldogs ties.
The Georgia Tech graduate exchanged vows with Scarlett Butler in late August, a week before Georgia began this season agains Boise State.
Scarlett‚Äôs father is former Georgia All-American kicker Kevin Butler. Her brother is Drew Butler, the Bulldogs‚Äô senior punter who was also an All-American.
‚ÄúAt the rehearsal party, they had a half Tech and half Georgia cake,‚Äù Drew Butler said. ‚ÄúObviously I only stuck to the red and black side for sure.‚Äù
Kicker Blair Walsh laughed when he said that his reaction to Butler‚Äôs sister marrying a Tech man was ‚Äúthat‚Äôs unfortunate. They‚Äôre happy, so that‚Äôs all that matters.‚Äù
Patrick, an engineer for General Mills, told his brother-in-law after his final home game Saturday against Kentucky that he would see him Thursday for the family Thanksgiving meal.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know if we‚Äôll be talking too much during Thanksgiving dinner,‚Äù Butler said.
Butler, from Duluth, has no doubt which rival is numero uno on his list.
‚ÄúPersonally for me Georgia Tech is No. 1 and it always has been and always will be,‚Äù Butler said. ‚ÄúI just can‚Äôt stand Georgia Tech. Obviously I‚Äôve got family ties to them now. If you grow up in Atlanta, you understand that and I think some of the players at Georgia Tech would say the same thing about us. That‚Äôs exactly what it is. It‚Äôs called Clean Old Fashioned Hate. I think it‚Äôs one of the best rivalries in college football.‚Äù
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