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All’s well that ends well and the Tech- Wake game did. There were interesting goings-on around the rest of the ACC. And, in the competition between this year’s dual fall spectacles of conference realignment season and the actual football one, the former is proving quite funnier. At Wake, the Tech football team seemed to be […]
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 […]
Last Saturday night began my annual month or so of actually paying attention to college baseball. Not by coincidence, this period of time just happens to coincide with the NCAA playoffs and College World Series. Well, it beats the NBA playoffs, although there was amusement to be found from watching King James storm off the […]
So much for Destiny’s Darlings. The media-contrived efforts to turn a Michigan State team that won 26 games and the Big 11 title into some sort of Cinderella fighting for oppressed automobile workers everywhere lasted until Thompson’s first shot seconds into the game. The glass slipper was too small in the Heel. Carolina treated the […]
ACC Commissioner John ‘Little Johnny’ Swofford announced today that due to conference expansion having turned into an “expensive failure,” effective April 1, 2009, the ACC was returning Virginia Tech, Miami and Fredo to the Big East. Speaking to reporters assembled at the ACC’s Grandover headquarters in Greensboro, Swofford said that while expansion “seemed like a […]
Okay, let’s see a show of hands. When you filled out your NCAA brackets, how many picked Villanova and Michigan State in the Final Four? Anybody? I see a couple of hands, but not many. I was breezing along, having a pretty good tournament. Sure, I had made a couple of mistakes, such as vastly […]
When last week began,  there appeared to be three ACC teams chasing perhaps two spots in the NCAA Tournament. Five losses in six games later, the chances of the conference placing more than half its membership roster in the Big Dance have gotten considerably more remote. A Lawrence Welk show had fewer popping bubbles. Virginia […]
The games dwindle down to a precious few. The exhibition portion of the basketball season is about to end. Teams continue to jostle for positions and seedings in what the media folks continue to assure us is the only reason to even play basketball, the NCAA Tournament. Cries of ‘We’re Number 66’ are not considered […]
Multi-Tech and the Color of $$$ 09/15/08 A win is a win is a win. Saturday’s annual multi-Tech ACC showdown resulted in victory for the team wearing the garish uniforms. It wasn’t pretty, either in the way the ‘good’ Tech played or was attired, but it was a win. Frank and most all other Hokies […]
The Wreck in the Hills 12/20/07 It’s like riding past a particularly gruesome automobile accident. You know you shouldn’t look, but you just can’t help it. The fascination of what you might see overrides all sense of decency. Such it is with the multi-car pileup that the situation in the Hills has become. The wreckage […]