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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 […]
A week did make a bit of difference. One Saturday after enduring one of the more miserable Lane Stadium experiences, pretty much everything changed, from the weather to the offensive performance. The game began under a picture-perfect October sky with Metallica extending their personal greetings and ended under a full Blacksburg moon with the stadium […]
Gee, what a fun season this is turning into. Aside from that altogether miserable performance by Tech last Saturday night in an altogether miserable Lane Stadium, this is becoming, for me, any way, not the best of times. The best thing that can be said about the woeful results against Clemson is the less said […]
These are certainly interesting times for the boys in Indianapolis who are referred to, often laughably, as the NCAA Enforcement Division. After only five years, they finally seemed to notice the nose on the end of their face and smacked Southern Cal pretty hard, sending Pete Carroll scurrying back to the NFL. Things have moved […]
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 certainly was a very interesting Thanksgiving holiday. Four days worth of riding back and forth, up and down Christiansburg Hill between Roanoke and Blacksburg, interspersed with excellent ways of spending my time does make for one. My Thanksgiving got off to a rousing start. I was invited to take the holiday meal with four- […]
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 […]
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 […]
A funny thing happened after the Lane scoreboard had ticked down to 0:00 for the fourth and final time last Saturday. Tech had won! That was quite the unusual outcome, for this season so far, anyway. So much for the 0-12! The Tech team and coaching staff, seemingly remembering that they are supposed to be […]