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It was an interesting weekend. With Virginia Tech facing a bye week in preparation to determining if their usual record and high ranking have been achieved through scheduling sleight-of-hand or, contrary to most visual evidence, the Hokies are actually that good, I found myself at loose ends. Once again I pondered the vexing question: What […]
The calendar has now, finally, flipped to August. T. S. Eliot had it wrong: August is the cruelest month. Aside from yet another month to endure of stifling heat and stupendous air conditioning bills, we are in that last, agonizing month before the start of another football season. One can easily imagine full stadiums [well, […]
Butch Davis is currently tied with algroh for most losses to Frank Beamer with eight, one behind the nine racked up by Tom O’Brien. It seems highly-unlikely that either Sgt. Schultz or the Great NFL Legend will have the opportunity to make a run at the record. While algroh continues to toil at Georgia Tech […]
The laughs continue to be generated in Chapel Hill. The news from Infractionpalooza [thanks to Gobbler Country for the term] virtually guarantees that perusing the morning news will leave one in a good mood. Carolina currently is accused of having racked up nine NCAA violations, one more than the number of wins Butch has managed […]
It has been an interesting couple of weeks. As Virginia Tech celebrates yet another ACC championship and Hokie fans scramble for reasonably-priced Orange Bowl tickets, i.e., those not for sale by Tech, things are once again jumping around the rest of the league. Alarms have been raised at Tech as the university prepares to eat […]
It was an interesting Saturday. For the second time this year, the distances along I-95 to where Virginia Tech was judged to be just a bit far. For the second time this year, a Saturday afternoon was spent in my recliner observing two games on my Bravia. All in all, it was not a bad […]
Last weekend was the occasion of Tech’s biannual visit to the University of North Carolina at the People’s Republic of Chapel Hill. Both teams, as well as the tailgate company, pitched in to ensure it was another good one. I relish all Hokie games in the Old North State, in large part because any of […]
Now comes the hard part. After spending from the middle of September through October pounding a succession of weak teams, with the only resistance coming in Raleigh, Virginia Tech now prepares for the November from the nether regions. Next up, a Thursday night visit from Georgia Tech. As we take a week off to ponder […]
We have reached roughly the mid-point of another ACC football season.  As often is the case when discussing conference football, results are something other than positive. Tech has arrived at this juncture sporting a 4-2 record, not exactly what was expected after the coaching staff and most everybody else with even a remote connection to […]
North Carolina football coach Butch Davis expressed ‘surprise’ at the latest investigation of his football program. At a hastily-called press conference also attended by North Carolina Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour, it was revealed that the NCAA had uncovered yet another impropriety in the Tar Heels’ scandal-plagued football program. Allegations of academic […]