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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 last Saturday in June always brings an event I rather look forward to each year. That would be the Alderson Family Reunion. This year was no different. The annual gathering of the descendants of Richard Cephus and Sallie Adams Alderson was held last Saturday. Although both had checked out by the time I made […]
I recently got around to watching the replay of the Virginia Tech- Florida State game. It was immensely satisfying to observe Frank again flinging the Bowden Monkey off his back and relieving to see that between the end of the game I saw and the time Comcast replayed it Tuesday night Bobby had not found […]
Sometimes a game is just a game. I did not attend last Thursday’s Tech loss to Boston College. It was the first home game I had missed in a very long time. And, not only was I not among the rain-soaked Hokies witnessing fifty-six minutes of good football, I wasn’t watching on television, either. The […]
This time the television cameras were gone. The networks that had sensationalized the Virginia Tech tragedy had moved on. NBC, which had seen fit to provide a forum for the deranged rants of a murderous madman, didn’t seem to find Saturday’s events newsworthy. Maybe it was just as well. The last thing many of us […]