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The local rag ceased its daily delivery to my house last week. This would hardly seem grounds for commentary; after all, I am certainly not the first person to discontinue a subscription to his local paper. What makes it perhaps a bit unusual is that I had canceled my subscription last September. They had delivered […]
In June of 1870 French Prime Minister Emile Ollivier gazed across the European landscape and declared, “at no period has the maintenance of peace seemed better assured.” Seconds later the Prussian army came crashing across the Rhine. Not long after that, what was by then the German Army was marching triumphantly down the Avenue des […]
This Dead Zone has not even gotten out of May, but I have already slid into my annual response to the age-old question, ‘What do people do on Saturday mornings when they are not traveling to football games?’ In my case, my weekend starting routine involves a breakfast of a bagel slathered with cream cheese […]
05/24/09 I have often stated that my absolute favorite message boards are those devoted to the East Carolina Strawgraspers. They are flat loaded with the looniest of loons. For the sheer volume of nut cases that regularly post and the breathtaking stupidity contained in them, they can’t be beat. The Strawgraspers now enter their 20th […]
05/19/09 There is precious little to comment on these days, one of the reasons this site’s updates have become less frequent. There is a bit of news, what promises to be an excellent example of media overkill and an Atlanta announcement that will be of interest to some. The ACC last week held its Spring […]
With another Dead Zone upon us, my thoughts, as usual, go to what television viewing will replace all of the hours I have devoted to college sports. It is getting to be tougher and tougher to find something, although there is a glimmer of hope. An old favorite used to be the History Channel, whose […]
The Virginia Tech Spring Game is now all that stands between us and another dreary Dead Zone. It will be a long four months. The social event that is the Tech Spring Game will mark the end of the 2008-09 sports year. It began with a bonus game trip to South Carolina to watch NC […]
Have a good holiday? There was good and bad around my neck of the woods that included family, football and an interesting phone call. More on all. The bad revolved around the funeral for my cousin and fellow Tech alum Fred Elliott. He discovered that the Christmas clatter at his house was not St. Nick […]
There certainly seem to be a lot of unhappy fans around. My Sunday morning habit of scanning the message boards of losing teams for amusement not only sets a bright tone for the day, it reveals the absolute depths of misery and despair that seems to accompany being a fan of college football. Go figure. […]
The Weauxf Gods Do China 08/11/08 With the days of the 2008 Dead Zone dwindling down, NBC, the International Olympic Committee and McDonald’s have joined to provide a late-summer respite from the sports doldrums. The eyes of the world are fixated on the games of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing. That would include the Weauxf […]