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The Return of the A-Line Board of Football Experts Finally! After another long, barren Dead Zone, albeit livened up in August by scandal, another football season is upon us. Soon, [very soon, actually, for some of us], it will be time to make tracks for one’s favorite football town and stadium. For a goodly chunk […]
The Spring Game has come and gone. That means, of course, that once again we have entered the Dead Zone, that void of endless NBA and NHL playoffs, a stupefying number of professional baseball games and countless and seemingly pointless NASCAR races and golf tournaments. It will be the usual four months. Even the prospects […]
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 […]
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 […]
This weekend, we will finally have football. Having survived another grueling Dead Zone, we can now look forward, until next January, of weekends spent either traveling up and down the byways of the mid-Atlantic to watch our favorite team[s] or camped in front of the television. Let the good times roll! Football returns after two […]
05/12/08 The news during this Dead Zone month of May might be scarce, but there is a bit to be found. It ranges from what has become my annual viewing of a softball game to Little Johnny and his ACC minions trying, again, to figure out how to maintain the league’s television gravy train. It’s […]
04/10/08 We seem to be running out of sports. A new college basketball champion was crowned, much to the delight of Ol’ Roy. Spring football practices are wrapping up, meaning that great gala is on tap for Hooville. There ain’t much left until the Dead Zone kicks in. But, I have found a new musical […]